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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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    No gym access for a month

    any suggestions? I know, eat, eat, eat. Unfortunately, the place I'm going to, the food runs through you quite quickly, it's hard to keep the pounds on. Any suggestions to keep strength during this month? Last time I went out of the country, I had (if you want to call it this) gym access, but I still lost a ton of size and strength. This time I have nothing.
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    u could do crunches,push ups, take one of those bars that go in between a doorway to do pull ups on just a few suggestions

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    Quote Originally Posted by goose21 View Post
    u could do crunches,push ups, take one of those bars that go in between a doorway to do pull ups on just a few suggestions

    any suggestion on the frequency of these exercises?

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    stop crying. Keep your diet in check and you wont lose anything.

    p.s. push ups wont to jack to keep anything of a bench press
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesBOMB View Post
    stop crying. Keep your diet in check and you wont lose anything.

    p.s. push ups wont to jack to keep anything of a bench press
    Yes diet will have some effect but without training you're obviously going to lose some strength or atleast conditioning.

    Why would pushups not help to maintain strength? To build strength and size they are pretty damn useless but they are better than doing nothing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snow View Post
    any suggestions? I know, eat, eat, eat. Unfortunately, the place I'm going to, the food runs through you quite quickly, it's hard to keep the pounds on. Any suggestions to keep strength during this month? Last time I went out of the country, I had (if you want to call it this) gym access, but I still lost a ton of size and strength. This time I have nothing.
    Get some high resistance bands and do stuff with them. Theres so many things you can do. a guy at my gym, who is jacked, does pretty much only band things. Got a clothesline in your closet? You can use the bands to do tricep pushdowns. Sit down in a chair and do lat pull down. Got a table? Tie the bands one around each leg and do some tipe of cable crossover, also face the table and do a rear delt excercise. If you got two things heavy enough to not move due to the resistance, put the bands low to the ground, crossing each other, but high enough you can crawl under them, then do pushups. You can be very creative with them. Better than nothing. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesBOMB View Post
    stop crying. Keep your diet in check and you wont lose anything.

    p.s. push ups wont to jack to keep anything of a bench press
    you will definatly loose some strength if you dont lift for a month, even if your diet is ace

    pushups, crunches, chins, sandbag presses, anything you can do man will be better than nothing
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    Try crossfit. It'll kick your ass.

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    In reality a month off you would loose some. Nothing you could get back in a few weeks. Unless your a skinny guy benching 50lbs rubber bands or pushups arent going to keep the strength you need.

    Only thing worthwhile would be pull ups, hand stand shoulder press's, chick sitting on ur back while doing pushups, chick sitting on ur neck while squatting, bench pressing your bed tv fridge etc.

    But seriously its a month, take it off enjoy it. If your not out drinking every night and eat well you shouldnt loose very much at all. Party every night and you will come back like a little girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesBOMB View Post
    stop crying. Keep your diet in check and you wont lose anything.

    p.s. push ups wont to jack to keep anything of a bench press
    asking a question is equivalent to crying?

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    What about sand bags? Or go and buy some weights from the store?
    Or do pull-ups from tree branches? Or crunces with books on your chest? Or pushups with a cat strapped to your back? Well ok maybe not a cat, but something that weighs as much as a small animal.... you get my point.
    If you buy dumbells, then you can basically do the same exercises as before, just standing up...or sitting down its your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerInTheRaw View Post
    Or pushups with a cat strapped to your back? Well ok maybe not a cat, but something that weighs as much as a small animal.... you get my point.
    haha , thanks for the advice.. you are right though, creativity is what i need and a little motivation.

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    One leg calf raises, weighted crunches, chair dips, chinups, lunges. That's all I can think of right now.

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    seriously, take a vacation and enjoy with with the gals
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    Do Bodyweight stuff pushups situps dips pullups etc. you'll be fine
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