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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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    i need to increase fast

    im 15 gonna be a soph
    there are a lot of things i need to increase at this point...in two weeks were testing our maxes for football, and i really need to increase my three major things
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    at the end of the school year my bench was 265 squat 405 and clean 235, the varsity head coach sed if my #s were good enough that id automatically suit up varsity (doesn't mean starting but he sed theres a chance at that) i need to increase those in a short amount of time. all of next week im on a bike ride across iowa which will help my legs but i was wonderin if there were good stuff to help the chest

    also i need to get my body weight up any suggestions of putting on good weight in a healthy way? im at 225 lbs right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by WyztaTrjnsFtbll
    i really need to increase my three major things
    bench
    squat
    clean

    all of next week im on a bike ride across iowa

    also i need to get my body weight up any suggestions of putting on good weight in a healthy way? im at 225 lbs right now
    If you want to accomplish 1) increased weightlifting strength, and 2) increased weight, don't bike across Iowa.

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    if you dont already do this, start eating your butt off. But theres not too much you can do in 2 weeks.
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    You should have been busting your ass all summer for this, it is a little late. Just eat a ton and train hard the next two weeks. Your numbers are good for a sohpmore.
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    two things
    A) the bike ride is not optional
    B) i have been workin my butt off just at a plateau

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    Quote Originally Posted by WyztaTrjnsFtbll
    two things
    A) the bike ride is not optional
    B) i have been workin my butt off just at a plateau

    Plateau is usually just another way of saying caloric mainteance. If you want to get bigger/stronger you need to eat more. 225 is a pretty damn good weight for a sophmore though, what division does your school play in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WyztaTrjnsFtbll
    two things
    A) the bike ride is not optional
    B) i have been workin my butt off just at a plateau
    Make sure you eat a ton when you are biking.... and in general.

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    Like the other guys said.. Not much you can do strength-wise in 2 weeks... and eat a lot..

    But perhaps you can do some other things??
    How is your GPP and agility?
    Remember the 1st couple weeks of football camp - coaches are usually trying to weed out the weaklings & quitters.. a lot of coaches do a ton of cals - squat thrusts, sprints, situps, pushups, agility sprints - backwards, sideway, etc... this might be an area you can improve quickly in 2 weeks... do some HIIT training with those cals that your coach likes..

    Also, make sure you are up on your water intake...
    Don't want any unnessecary cramps or dehydrations those first couple of days..

    And two of the best drills I did for football camp were:
    >> carrying a boxing bag around my back yard... helps with tackling and remembering to wrap the arms..
    >> lineman drill - staying low.. practice your crawls and staying in a low squat position.. be strong & balance.. have you dad try to push you over while you are in a low squat.. from all sides..

    And last thing.. before you go for your maxes.. make sure you have a couple days of rest...

    Good luck.. and let us WBB'ers know how you do..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinny Fat
    don't bike across Iowa.
    LMAO! That's the first thing I said. That's going to kill any maxes you have if you're not eating a crap load of food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margin Of Error
    Plateau is usually just another way of saying caloric mainteance. If you want to get bigger/stronger you need to eat more. 225 is a pretty damn good weight for a sophmore though, what division does your school play in?
    i dont know exactly wut division umm its the biggest one though we have a school of 4000 i think 6A or sumthin

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    RAGBRAI is mandatory now, eh?

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    High intensity workouts (strips, drop sets, rest pause, forced reps, negatives, up and down the rack) paired with a ton of eating should help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    RAGBRAI is mandatory now, eh?
    hell yeah its mandatory lol

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    Try switching up your routine AKA rep range
    Max Lifts:------------------ Goals
    Bench Press: 215lbs------- 250lbs
    Squat:300lbs------------ 300 lbs
    Deadlift: 335------------ 350 lbs
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    Total: 850lbs ---------- 900 lbs

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    15 years old? Good numbers? More like insane. BEAST !!

    by the time hes my age he'll be squatting 1,000 pounds.
    damn lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bics56
    High intensity workouts (strips, drop sets, rest pause, forced reps, negatives, up and down the rack) paired with a ton of eating should help.
    That's not gonna help. Forced reps and negatives are going to fry your CNS. When you're only a couple weeks away from a max, that's the last thing you want. If you've been training hard up until this point, it would be good to scale the workouts back a bit so you're fresh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doobs
    That's not gonna help. Forced reps and negatives are going to fry your CNS. When you're only a couple weeks away from a max, that's the last thing you want. If you've been training hard up until this point, it would be good to scale the workouts back a bit so you're fresh.
    Well it sure worked for me and a lot of other people.

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    Skip the bike, get realistic expectations, and learn to spell "said".
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