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?

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    Senior Member 123 champ's Avatar
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    Powerlifting: should I be fatigued?

    Usually at the end of my workouts (strength training), I'm not very fatigued or tired, although I do lift heavy weights (ill pyramid my way up to 95% of my max and do 2-3 working sets of 2-3 reps depending whether i can get the 3rd rep or not) but I'm just never tired afterwords. I could continue to do at least 4 more working sets, but i don't i'm supposed to. Then I'll do 2 x 8 sets of moderate-heavy skull crushers (i use a weight that i can only get 8 good reps out of), and 3 sets of weight bench dips till failure. But about 2 min after my workout, im fine and could go throw another whole workout. Should powerlifters be very fatigued after a workout , or is this normal? Will my muscles and strenth still go up? Should i throw in a 3rd lighter set of skull crushers and work to compelete failure (like with the last few reps only being able to go a third of the way up)?
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    From Beyond Bodybuilding:
    '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)
    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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    I normally feel like I am battling polio after every workout I have. More than the weight you lift, it is the intensity at which you train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    I normally feel like I am battling polio after every workout I have. More than the weight you lift, it is the intensity at which you train.
    hahaha i hear you man. I trudged upstairs after my workout today and my mom asked me to bring up my laundry. "I'll do it tomrmow mom, I cant lift anything right now".
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