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

Its 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
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006

    After technique Then what

    Alright so if im doing my technique, when will i be able to add some weights(after a week, 2 weeks??)
    after i got my technique right and how much should i add

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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    add weight asap in five pound increments.
    "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.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Sitting on cold Granite
    Depends on the exercise and the weight your are currently pushing...
    although 5 is a good weight in the middle..
    if you are only curling 25 lbs, that might be too much...
    and if you are squatting 200 that might be too light..

    I actually perfer mixing it up....
    when i get to a plateau... i try adding big increments.. and some smaller increments.. and some more reps.. and some different exercises.. or move from bars to DBs...

  5. #4
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    are u a brand new beginner? Increments of weight all depend on what exercise u do, ur body type, how much stress you can handle, your weight-set scheme, rep scheme, etc. Also, ur goals. If ur focus is on hypertrophy then ur focus should be going for the pump and repping out all the sets, but if ur goal is strength gain, then u want to work on the lower reps with heavier weights.

  6. #5
    T.J.W. nhlfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    start out aiming for hypertrophy imo, at least 8 reps, preferably 10.
    gym lifts: squat: 341lbs, deadlift: 374lbs, bench: 275lbs
    My journal:
    "Fk you and the Prowler you rode in on"


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