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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    Deadlift Question

    I had a deadlift question. Now today I did 5x5 at 205, now my 1RPM max on DL is 275 I read somewhere your only supposed to do like 50% of your max... Thats like 140 LBs for me which frankly I wouldn't consider much of a work out. Now 205 is about 75% of my 1 RPM. Do you think I need to lower the %... I was able to get the 5x5 done.
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    Don't worry as much about the percentages and more about what you can get done. If you can do 205 5x5 then great. If you can do more then up the weight. Do as much as you can at that rep scheme.

    That is my take on it.

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    Yea, I'll stick to 5x5 for a week more or so before upping it.
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    "It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
    "It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
    "It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nik00117
    Yea, I'll stick to 5x5 for a week more or so before upping it.
    The general idea is that if you can up the weight at that rep scheme or up the rep scheme at that weight then you're doing the right thing.

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    The way I see it, if you're capable of doing 5x5 at a certain weight, then you've earned the right to add more weight in your next session. I use the 5x5 rep scheme for my bench, squat and deadlift, and whenever I successfully complete 5 sets of 5 reps without assistance, I increase the weight by 5-10 lbs the next week. If I fail to do 5 full reps for 5 sets then I stay at that weight until I finally get it (chances are you'll progress closer to getting the full 5x5 with each successive session, if you're eating properly). Don't worry about how it relates to your one rep max, percentage-wise.
    Last edited by Tofer; 05-31-2006 at 11:52 AM.

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    Ok i'll take it to 215 next time.
    "It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press.
    "It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
    "It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
    "It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

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    You may be thinking of speed deadlifts, not something you need to concern yourself with. But they're often done with around 50% of the Max.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
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    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    My deadlift workout usually goes at follows 1x5 2x3(different weight) then 2x1 increasing weight

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    If I fail to do 5 full reps for 5 sets then I stay at that weight until I finally get it
    Thats what I do.
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