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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    Overcame my plateau!

    Well up until a 2.5 months ago I hadn't worked out for nearly 2 years. I was amazed to see how WEAK I'd become, but even more amazed at how fast I was regaining my strength. Now I'm nowhere near where I was 2 years ago, but that's my current goal. I've been concentrating on the big compound movements and have been doing full body workouts alternating 3 and 4 times a week (every other day). I started all my workouts with 8 reps and each workout I try to add one rep until I can do 10 reps and then add 5 pounds and go back to 8 reps; so far I've progressed nearly every workout. Finally I hit a plateau w/ my bench press which has always been stubborn for me; I was at 185lbs for 8 reps for 6 straight workouts. I was talking/complaining to a friend in the gym and he recommended trying "micro weights", which are basically just 1lb and 1.5lb plates. I borrowed his that day and went out and spent >$10 on my own the next. I dropped my 185x8 back down to the previous 180x10, but added 2lbs of "micro weights", so I was at 182lbs and got it up 10 times. Then I got up 183lbs 10 times and then back to 185lbs, but got it up 9 times and then 10.

    Things didn't go 100% in this order, but you get the idea. The micro plates helped me take baby steps to get through my plateau, but I did move past the 185x8 that I was stuck at for 6 workouts and that's what's important to me.

    This may be common knowledge and I apolgoize if it is, but I've never read about it anywhere and just thought it may be helpful to others.
    Last edited by baja_stx; 03-09-2006 at 02:00 AM.

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    good work.

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    congrats, you just got into a rut doing 185x8, this is one way of many to break through those aweful plateau's
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    nj man

    uh anyone know why skaterdude got banned?...it was about time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior
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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior
    uh anyone know why skaterdude got banned?...it was about time
    I don't think he did. I think he just put the word "banned" where I have "GSXR750". Sneaky!

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