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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    Jan 2002

    Ok Big guy tell us then, what is your ab workout? Really!

    Despite everyone (especially begginers) obsession with abs and the hundreds of posts rarely do we go into detail describing what exercises and when we do them for our abs

    (I guuess its more appealing to talk about how much we can bench and dead)

    Anyways what do you guys do? How well does it work? Why?


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  3. #2
    Moderator Adam's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
    Alberta, Canada
    I do abs twice a week, i mainly do standing abs with a high pulley. Reason for this excercise is because it hits the hip flexors and abs at the same time really hard.Side bends too twice a week
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  4. #3
    Cardio bunny Alex.V's Avatar
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    Feb 2001
    I split it up. On back day, I do two sets of hanging leg raises from the top position of a pull-up. (Nothing to stabilize). These are killer.

    On shoulders day, i do two sets of side bends (with a 110)

    Chest day, two sets of weighted decline crunches (with a 110)

    That's it.
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  5. #4
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    Jan 2001
    I do abs after my leg workout, so my hip stabilizers are weaker.

    I do about 4-5 sets on a machine. I aim between 7-15 reps.
    sometimes I do weighted side bends as well.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

  6. #5
    "COUNT CRACKULA" Bam Bam's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
    i dont do abs at all they are the only part of my body besides shoulders that i dont do direct work for. I believe in abs by diet and i cant work on shoulders because of bad rotator cuffs/impingments
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  7. #6
    Banned Reinier's Avatar
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    Sep 2001
    south west Holland Europe
    i havent been working abs or obliques lately

  8. #7
    Ex-Mod Jane's Avatar
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    Jun 2001
    I do 3 sets of weighted crunches on a swiss ball, 2-3 times a week. Other than that, I think it's all diet and compound exercises.
    "Then on leg day do squats, lunges, stiff legged deadlifts, fluffernutters, and calf raises."--Belial, training a newbie

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    "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine


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