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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    My Push up, Crunches, Speed + Power Plan

    I want to improve on the # of push ups/crunches I can do in a certain amount of time and improve my over all speed and power. I'm doing wbb 1 and thought I'd add this to my routine.

    Push up + Power
    - On chest/back days
    21 weighted push ups (10 lbs) Fast reps
    10 weighted push ups (15 lbs) Slow reps
    15 weighted push ups (17 1/2 lbs) Slow reps
    21 or until failure weighted push ups (20 lbs) Slow reps
    15 unweighted push ups fast reps
    A 5 - 10 min rest then continue with regular workout.

    Speed
    - twice a week on off days
    3 min normal jog
    3 min weighted jog (10 lbs)
    3 min weighted run (10 lbs)
    1 min weighted jog (10lbs)
    1 min weighted sprint (10lbs)
    Repeat jog/sprint 6x
    2 min normal walk

    Crunches
    - three times a week
    25 weighted crunches (10 lbs)
    10 weighted crunches (15 lbs)
    15 weighted crunches (17 lbs)
    21 or until failure weighted crunches (20 lbs)
    30 Russian twist (I think they're called..) normal crunches

    Do you think this would work? Suggestions?
    Last edited by tj_muller; 11-14-2005 at 04:24 PM.

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    you'll do all that for your abs?
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

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    Depending on how I feel. I haven't tried it 3x a week yet. If I'm to sore I'll cut it down to 2x a week. But yea, I will.

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    in all honesty tj, if i did that much ab exercises, i'd be in hospital
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
    Hot in terms of both speed and... well new hotness- Stash

    gain 50lbs-Anthony

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    lol. Is it just to much at once of to many times a week? Grr. I should have tried it 1st, but I'm pretty sure I can do it.

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    Whole thing looks bad.

    Want to increase your pushups? Develop higher maximum strength.
    Want to increase speed? Don't use weight as resistance.
    Want to increase crunches? Why in gods name do you want to do that?

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    1. Well yea.. but wouldn't this increase power aswell and therefore increase # / time?
    2. What should I use?
    3. heh, why wouldn't I?

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    Wow, i think you need to reevauluate your goals. If overworking your abs and becoming a push up jockey are your top goals, thats kinda scary. I could see if you were a girl, but if you want muscle or WANNABEBIG like everyone else here youre in the wrong place.

    Now if your training for a sport which i presume you are, then you might wanna add a lil to your workout. Seeing as most of this is cardio, you could do it pretty much everyday, but i wouldnt suggest it. You really should add some time to your workouts, like at least 45 min a workout. Just my thoughts no offense.

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    Not to be an ******* but every new thread you post makes it seem like you havent assimilated any information at all since your last one.
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    push up joceky... traing for a sport...
    I'm not in it for any particular sport but just over all ability. Since I'm doing limited cardio I thought I might as weel get the most out of it and work on speed. Forgive my ignorance on that, but I've never tried it before so I don't know what works.
    I'm definatly not going for the push up jockey image, I was just looking to improve power and I thought push ups would be a good way to do it.



    Not to be an ******* but every new thread you post makes it seem like you havent assimilated any information at all since your last one.
    I think I posted once about adding plyometrics (i.e. push ups) to a wbb as a warm up and the general reply was "not a great warm up". So I didn't do that.
    I then decided to try and add it as a modification to the chest / back day
    As in:
    -Push ups
    -Bench
    -Dips
    See, it's not a warm up, it's an exercise. The question I asked is totally unrelated to the previous about plyometrics.
    Contribution to the conversation = nothing.

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    OK, if you want the best answer take pushups out of the equation all together. You can do like 15 to warm up your chest if you want and it doesnt cause discomfort. But they are not for gaining weight. Even if you load up your backpack or belt they arent very good for muscle gains. Theyre more for army discipline guys. I personally think theyre a waste of time, and i noticed that they werent helping my gains at all. Your chest/back day answer is : dips, shoulder presses, all types of bench, lat raises, shruggs, maybe some weighted situps, curls, chins, pullups, etc. Do some research. exrx.net find some exercises that work for you. That site exrx is the best ever btw. Heres the link to muscles:http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html
    Let it become your bible. And for your muscles sake add in some squats and deads for your legs.

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    Hmm you never posted why that is your goal to increase all those.........body or polymetrics? That might help.
    Bulking is living.

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    Parallel Squat: 220*8
    Deadlift(Sumo): 260*8
    Bench 165*4

    My Journal- "Bulking is Living [By:Rick]"

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    unless youre going to bootcamp ...
    I don't have time. I make time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj_muller
    Contribution to the conversation = nothing.
    Yeah, except the fact that you, for some reason, have a hard on for unweighted push ups and crunches, even though there are 5000 threads on these forums stating their sheer and utter worthlessness regarding strength and size gains, and warmups for that matter.
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