The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    Quick Deadlift question

    In general, is it a bad idea to do deadlifts the day before squats? I follow a pull/leg/push routine so if I do deadlifts on pullday the very next day I would be squatting. Is this a bad idea? Thanks.

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    Yes.
    "I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr

    "im assuming the holy (big) 3 are: curls, bench, legs?" - Saggas

    "had a huge ass burn on my triceps while I was doing those kickbacks, so they'll likely be staying with my exercise program." - Zearoth

    "most of my burned calories coming from something called Basal. Wtf does a leaf have to do with any of it?" - Votorx

    "We have a lot of people like that on our campus, all hippies and things, that go around preaching against corporations, jocks, preps, accountants, and anyone else that feels the need to shower more than occasionally." - Shankerr

    "Damn man why are some women just so demonic and evil.. its like you wanna get a stake and mallet and an erection at the same time." - WBBIRL

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    keep squat days and deadlifts apart. i heard of some doing them same day but i personally dont.

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    Bad idea. The stress that DLs out on your back will make it hard to squat on the following day. If nothing else, do squats the day before deadz. WHen I do both on the same day, Squats are always first.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    I separate them as far away as possible...
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    What if you Deadlift on wednesday, thursday is rest (well I do abs), and friday squats ?

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    Why not do Deads on Monday and Squats on Friday?
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    I do Squats on Wednesdays and Deadlifts on Saturdays, with the purpose of putting as much time as possible between the two.

    --Steve

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    rest your lower back. you've only got one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedicated
    In general, is it a bad idea to do deadlifts the day before squats? I follow a pull/leg/push routine so if I do deadlifts on pullday the very next day I would be squatting. Is this a bad idea? Thanks.
    Probably not the best idea. Although you might get away with it for a while, your lower back and hamstrings will start to take a beating. To continue with it, you would probably have to water down one of the sessions quite a bit.

    If you can, give yourself at least a couple days inbetween each to recover. I would suggest that you squat before deadlifting (within the training cycle or within a single session).

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