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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    Oct 2005

    "Simplified" Strength/Hypertrophy training

    Would this idea work well as a compromise between strength and hypertrophy training? Start out using a weight on all your major compounds which you can lift about 4 times. Each week stay with the same weight, hopefully pushing out more reps until you start failing at rep 12. Then start back again on a weight you can only lift 4 times.

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  3. #2
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    Nov 2005
    Or what you could do is just do strength for your compound lifts 3 sets 1-5 reps, and then do 2 sets 10-12 reps on isolation exercises. That should work right? We used to do that for our football prograam. Maybe I might start doing that I think about it

  4. #3
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    Aug 2004
    Try it. Sounds ok to me.

    I personally think hypertrophy has more to do with diet than routine.
    "To make a big training like Dimas, you can not be a pussy." - Christos Iakovou

    prepare yourself, because it's a big training

    Turnin nothin into somethin, is God work
    And you get nothin without struggle and hard work

    Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. - Henri Bergson.

  5. #4
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    Jan 2001
    Alberta, Canada
    It may sound like a good idea in theory, but in practise it won't work.

    Gator's plan is an excellant one though.
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

    "However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results" John Berardi

    Powerlifting Westside Style

  6. #5
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    Jan 2001
    Miami, FL
    what if you only do compound exercises? would doing 2 sets of 5 then 1-2 sets of 10-12 be the same thing? after warmup i mean so the total sets might be 6 maybe 7

  7. #6
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    Feb 2003
    Toronto, ON
    It would take forever to get from a 4 rep max to a 12 rep max with the same weight, if you're already fairly advanced

  8. #7
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    Jan 2003
    Put some weight on the bar and GROW!



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