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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?

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    Wannabebig Member Jedi Knight's Avatar
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    Injury/Bulk

    This is a perplexing subject. I had knee surgery (scope) and I cannot do any cardio for about another month. It's been 1 month and I decided to screw it. I've always been fairly lean but I do an occasional bulk, my point is this, I decided to bulk, I've put on 10 lbs (not all muscle but a good portion of it is) and and am shooting for 10 more! I can't do legs at all. Thoughts on this... is it a good idea? All my lifts have gone through the roof because I eat all the time! Feedback would be nice.
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    DeaTH BeFoRe WeaKNeSs sCaRz*Of*PaiN's Avatar
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    You shouldn't ever say "screw it". Let yourself heal. I'm serious. And if you're just working out your upper body, you're going to end up looking quite disproportionate, depending on how much you gain. It's up to you decide what you want to look like.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Lift. It'll take awhile to become disproportionate. Do what you can, if it's upper body go nuts.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

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    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    I have exactly the same problem. I had a arthroscopy/menisectomyandm cant work my legs for a while. I still train my upper body. Cant wait to get back to my legs.I think i will enjoy it more than ever.
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    What's with everyone being so damn unhealthy!?!?

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    Wannabebig Member Jedi Knight's Avatar
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    Well... I was so excited when I had the surgery because I didn't want to lift legs anymore... I don't see them as being an intricle part of a workout routine... I mean, shoot, everyone only sees your upper body anyway when you take your shirt off... so Who Cares about legs??????!!!!!!
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    ^^

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    You're joking, right?
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    I hope your joking.

    If you followed my workouts over hte last little while you'll see that I too have had surgery very recently and for months before that I have been unable to lift with my legs. Do an upper body routine, with only stretching on your knee until most of your flexion is back, I then started doing BW squats with an ab ball behind my back, today Im going to be doing these with a single leg. Next week, or even later this week, Im hoping to be able to do a BW full-squat. After I can do those without pain Ill do the bar, and slowly add weight until all the strength is built back up.

    Dont rush it, but dont say screw it either. If you dont rehab it properly you will be in worse shape then you were going into the surgery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi Knight View Post
    Well... I was so excited when I had the surgery because I didn't want to lift legs anymore... I don't see them as being an intricle part of a workout routine... I mean, shoot, everyone only sees your upper body anyway when you take your shirt off... so Who Cares about legs??????!!!!!!

    That's cute.

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    Yeah Yeah, sarcasm is a killer, seriously though, I'm running into a problem because I've compesated so much w/ the other leg that I'm getting pain. I feel like it's gonna be a long recovery but well worth it. I'm gonna continue w/ the bulk, like I said my lifts are going through the roof, plus as soon as the full rehab starts I feel like I'll lose weight anyway, why not take advantage of a good bulk?
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    Wannabebig Member Jedi Knight's Avatar
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    btw, I don't post much but I know my stuff and of course I'm joking... just for those who don't catch my sarcasm.
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