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
    Hulk Smash! LouPac's Avatar
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    Resetting your CNS?

    I was alking to a powerlifter on another forum and he said about 2-3 weeks every year he'll do lighter weights and unusual exercises to reset his CNS. One thing he was doing was DB bench press w/ 50lbs on one hand and 70lbs in the other and then switching. Does anyone do anything like this here? He's a pretty strong guy and always has video to back up his claims, at 265-270 he benches 705.

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    Hulk Smash! LouPac's Avatar
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    Crap, just noticed I posted this in the wrong place.
    Last edited by LouPac; 06-27-2006 at 10:58 PM.

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    Senior Member Anthony's Avatar
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    It's good to deload on a regular basis. Whether or not you use uneven/odd lifts is up to you, but there's nothing wrong with it.
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    how to deload? Maybe..Rest 1-2 weeks and then start off with light weights for sets of 12 reps and gradually work down to 4-6 reps again? ... or maybe 1-5 reps.

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    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 06-28-2006 at 09:16 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
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    I've always liked Jim Wendler's stuff. Always clear and insightful.

    As far as the original post, (not to be nitpicky but) I don't understand the "resetting the CNS" business exactly, as far as using unilateral exercises, etc. I think it's a good idea, but I wouldn't necessarily call it "CNS resetting". There was a pretty old PLUSA video with Jay Schroeder (1997?) advocating using one-arm DB bench press as a bench press variant.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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