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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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Thread: Size Matters?!?

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    Size Matters?!?

    I was looking around my gym today and realized that there were people there
    who looked bigger than me (mass wise) but weren't lifting as much as me. Can my height be blamed for the misinterpretation? I'm 6'3, 185 Pounds. I don't look as strong as them but am stronger? This is due to the fact my muscles are longer so it takes more to look bigger, correct??

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    that can be part of it...also muscle density

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    Muscle density?
    What causes muscles to either be dense or not?

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    Well, there are some unknowns:

    Are all the other people you looking at lifting to their extreme? It could be the end part of a drop-set of light lifting?

    And, naturally, you can become strong without gaining much weight. You can find people lifting three times their weight. So, size does not correlate with weight all the time.

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    Well the person i was particularly paying attention to could only do about 5 reps one set one of 180, than 2 or 3 the next set...and I can push 180 about 8 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auddasea View Post
    Muscle density?
    What causes muscles to either be dense or not?
    the way you train---genetics ---different muscle fibers

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    Knew I was superior to the human race =-)

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