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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    quick question about chris` post

    Regarding chris` post about low volume training ( an excellent one at that ), 5 sets per bodypart max..okay but I was just wondering should u decrease the sets to say.. 2 if that particular bodypart has already had a lot of indirect work eg. chest,shoulders,triceps workout. I`m beginning to realise this is a bad question but I`ve wrote it now anyway lol

    Right different question, when I do wide dips I get a very sharp pain in my clavicle and when I finish the set my sternum feels as if it`s going to shatter, lol any ideas what this might be?
    Rememeber after every dark night, comes a bright day so no matter how hard it gets stick ya chest out, keep ya head up and handle it ! - Tupac shakur

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    Not a bad question.

    Yes, if you've already indirectly hit the bodypart, there is no need for many more direct sets.

    Biceps are a good example... they get worked when you do back (the degree to which they are worked can vary, of course), so a few sets at the end of a back workout will do you fine.

    Dunno about the pain, but if it hurts to do dips, I'd stop doing dips. Any other pressing hurt?
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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    Yeah Paul, when I do flat bench I get real bad pain in the front delt-pec attatchment area . Ok with db press though! The pain feels the same as I get in my forearms when releasing weight, curling etc..lol I`m a wreck
    Rememeber after every dark night, comes a bright day so no matter how hard it gets stick ya chest out, keep ya head up and handle it ! - Tupac shakur

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    Hm.

    I'd have a doc take a look.

    And stick to the DB press.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
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    DB Presses are great, so stick to them lilke Paul said, as for the pains, i used to have pains in my forearms when curling with straight or curling bar, once I switched over to DB Curls and Cable Curls, the pain disappeared.. Cant tell anything bout the shoulder pain though, sorry.

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