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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    Chad Aichs Routine

    Ive been emailing and looking at powerlifter Chad Aichs training split on elitefts and i have to say im very interested in trying it.

    For those who dont know Chad he is one of the elites in powerlifting, 2600+ total including an 800 bench and 1100+ squat.

    Its based off of westside of course but it has some interesting adjustments.

    One week is max effort, one week is dynamic effort

    So instead of having all of your ME and DE in one week, he splits it so one week is ME squat and bench and one week is DE squat and bench.

    Days after ME or DE efforts are "recovery" workouts, that are either light timed upper body movement or sled dragging for lower body recovery

    Its all set up like the following...

    Week 1 Max Effort

    Monday - ME Squat
    ME Move up to singles or triples
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    Extra Lat work

    Tuesday - Recovery
    Sled Dragging

    Thursday - ME Bench
    ME Move up to singles or triples
    Accessory

    Fri/Sat - Recovery
    3-4 upper body moves 3-4 minutes each

    Week 2 Dynamic Effort

    Everything is the same except obviously speed work...

    So there is the basics of the routine, i know for lower stuff my body LOVE infrequent training, as im stronger then i was before my hamstring tore and only doing lower once a week lol.

    What do you guys think?
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    We just had a discussion at the Elite Fitness Seminar in Boston how unless you are at an elite level there is no need to follow an elite lifter's program. Stick with the basics and just concentrate on getting bigger and stronger.

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    i understand vinny but im just looking for a change
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    We just had a discussion at the Elite Fitness Seminar in Boston how unless you are at an elite level there is no need to follow an elite lifter's program. Stick with the basics and just concentrate on getting bigger and stronger.
    :withstupi

    You can actually hamper progress by using something "too elite." It's like people who have been lifting for 2 weeks and jump into a conjugated periodization routine ... they'd actually make MORE progress by sticking with linear. I know you're strong as hell, but you're still relatively new, still a growing teenager ... milk the simple stuff as long as you can. Look into the more complex stuff when you actually need it.
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    i understand, ill just vary my own shat to make it interesting and more fun.
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    Aich's also is a massive human being and has severe sleep issues. He has to alter his training to accommodate for that otherwise he'll overtrain. Besides being an elite lifter, unless you are that big or that sleep deprived, I don't see it being beneficial for most people.
    What is elite?
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    You seem to be making good progress. I'm not sure why you need the change?

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    Exactly. If it ain't broke don't fix it. And if you can't fix it, it ain't broke.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
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    i know guys and yes i forgot aichs has sleep problems, but he told me his whole team trained like this, unless they are all insomniacs lol.

    i just need to change things up a little bit, plus i made the decision tonight to compete in the USPF nationals, i have confidence i can win it RAW for my age and weight.
    2000 or bust

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