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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    Training solely for strength

    I'm happy with my current size, but I would still like to get stronger. My question is, then: how does one train specifically for strength, and what is the best kind of diet to accompany this kind of training, so that I will neither lose nor gain significant amounts of weight.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Lift like you're trying to put on size. Don't eat enough to.
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    Heavy compound exericses, high weight low reps. Keep eating healthy and what you normally eat to maintain but just follow a powerlifting/strength training routine.

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    Reps in the 3-5 range,longer rest periods between sets,basic power movements,and periodize your workouts from time to time, going lighter occasionally.

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    Do you guys also do low reps on the assistance and isolation movements ?
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

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    Sometimes, it depends on the exercise though. For hammer curls I'll do heavier weight lower reps (around 5). Things like tricep pressdowns and skull crushers i'll usually do 8-10 though.

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    I agree,even higher at times depending on where you are in your training cycle.

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    For strength, check out the Max-OT program at ast-ss.com. You sign up for free and get to see the program. (also, I think someone posted the .pdf on this site somewhere.) Basically, it is a 3x4-6 scheme. Also, look into 5x5's--there's a ton of variations out there.
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