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
    Wannabebig Member
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    Nov 2006

    Question about deadlift.

    A few of you suggested that I add deadlifts to my workout routine. I did and WOW. What a great compound lift. Put up 275lbs. My question is should I lift heavy for few reps. Like lift my max,,, wait a few minutes and lift my max again? Or do lighter weight more time say 3sets of 7reps? My goal is to add muscle to my body and gain power. Thanks.

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  3. #2
    Senior Member hardgainer169's Avatar
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    I reccomend a 5x5; deadlift is a real strength exercise. Switch it up; Try pyramid, or 6x3 or anyhting else; But keep th reps fairly low.
    Last edited by hardgainer169; 11-10-2006 at 05:20 PM.
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  4. #3
    Senior Member deeder's Avatar
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    If you just added deadlifts to your routine you probably shouldn't be playing with such a high weight! Are you sure your form is perfect? Have you had somebody watch you to make sure your back is straight?

    Deadlifts are usually kept 8 and under for reps.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

  5. #4
    Senior Member pinky8713's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    I prefer low reps for deadlifts. Just make sure your form is good man.

  6. #5
    Wannabebig Member
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    Nov 2006
    Next time I will try a lower weight and 5x5 reps. I put 250 on the bar first and felt pretty good,, so I went higher. I read a couple articles about form and did my best to keep my back straight. I would definantley have to lower the weight to do higher reps. Thanks again.

  7. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder
    If you just added deadlifts to your routine you probably shouldn't be playing with such a high weight!
    For real! You are going to be sore for like a week, lol.


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