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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    Volume-Intensity by Pavel Tsatsouline

    Tsatsouline, Pavel. 2005. Beyond Bodybuilding, pp. 104-105. Dragon Door Publications.
    The inverse relationship between the loading volume and intensity ('you can't sprint a marathon') is a myth. All volume/intensity combos serve their purposes.

    Medium/medium workouts are the bread and butter of training.

    High/high sessions push one into mild overtraining and lead to greater gains once followed by a taper.

    Low/low sessions are used for active recovery or when the team is likely to go into combat.

    Low/highs set PRs.

    High/lows build foundation of stable gains.

    Then there are medium/highs, low/mediums... Every combo has its purpose. This is a good time to dispel a myth popular in the West, that the volume and intensity are inversely related - the higher the intensity, the lower the volume and vice-versa. Smart men like US Armed Forces Powerlifting Champion Jack Reape and Belorussian kettlebell expert N.V. Galenchik, stress that volume and intensity must be uncoupled. 'Overall load [sets, reps, proximity to failure, rest between sets, the number and order of exercises, the degree of recovery from the last workout, the length of the session, etc.] must vary so that some days you barely leave... and others you would love to do more but can't - the plan forbids.' (Galenchik, 1999)
    Last edited by Sensei; 09-23-2006 at 05:17 AM.
    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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