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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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    One Winged Angel MagnaSephiroth's Avatar
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    Workouts going quickly, need fill ins

    My works outs usually are 30-40 minuts long, 3 times a week (lifting). I am doing WBB1, but I'm wondering, since this is a little short (on leg days it can be as low as 25 minuts) if there are any other good exercises or things I can do to get more out of my gym visit.
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    DeaTH BeFoRe WeaKNeSs sCaRz*Of*PaiN's Avatar
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    You don't need to get more out of your gym visit. If you finish early, then great. Squats are very taxing. If you aren't beat after those, maybe you're not pushing yourself as much as you could be.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    I would just maybe add an extra set to a couple of the exercises. How long ar eyou resting between sets?

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    I can do an absurd amount of volume in a short amount of time, dig my old journal if your really interested. On my squats day I can take between 10 minutes to 50 minutes depending on what I feel like, what kind of work I'm doing etc.

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    Wow, Day 1 on WBB takes me well over an hour. But then again I work out at home and it takes a time to move all the weight around to prepare for each lift.

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    There's nothing wrong with a half hour workout as long as the intensity is there.
    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
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    Screw long workouts.

    Get in there, trash the weights, get the hell out.
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    Usually takes me about 45 minutes on each of the WBB1 workouts.

    I was actually a bit shocked, because looking at it there wasn't much there. 7 lifts? hmmph should take about 15 minutes. Guess I was wrong.

    If you feel the need to add more, visit http://www.exrx.net and find some exercises that are compatible with that days workout.

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    Grammar Nazi BG5150's Avatar
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    make sure you are warming up properly, too. Don't just do 10 quick reps with the bar and then throw two plates on each side and start lifting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    make sure you are warming up properly, too. Don't just do 10 quick reps with the bar and then throw two plates on each side and start lifting...
    Is 2 sets of 8-10 reps a good warm up? ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by teaturtle
    Is 2 sets of 8-10 reps a good warm up? ....
    Depends on how much weight you are slinging and for how many reps.

    When I'm doing low reps w/ heavy weight (4-6 reps) I warm up like this:

    1: 50% x 10
    2: 50% x 10
    3: 67% x 6
    4: 80% x 3
    5: 90% x 1 (nice and slow)

    When I'm doing higher reps with lighter weights (8+ reps) I'll usually do:

    1: 50% x 10
    2: 50% x 8 (a littler faster)
    3: 80% x 6

    The rest period is usually the amount of time it takes to take off/put on weight, but generally not more than 1 minute.

    (And rememebr, you don't need to do warmups for different exercises, just different body parts. For example, no need to warm up for dips or incline bench if you've just done flat bench.)
    Last edited by BG5150; 08-10-2006 at 02:46 PM.
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    I too am following this workout as my workout where about 45 minutes which is now cut down to about 30 or so and I too had to get past the 15 minutes thinking I was somehow cheating as I used to do 5 sets of 10 while now I do 3 sets of 6 with a 2 set or 10 warm up first. I am in my 2 week of this and am so suprised how much more weight I push. Example:

    5 sets of 10 bench at about 155 lbs

    now I warm up with 135 for 2 sets of 10 then go to 205 lbs for 3 sets of 6

    barbell bench was 55 lbs now I do 75 lbs for 3 sets of 6

    I am sure after about 6-8 weeks and with me now hitting whey protein which I did not before or even focus on any diet that I will definatly transform my body. Will keep you all posted as this workout rocks pushing tons of weight is good.

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