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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  1. #1
    Senior Member PelleK's Avatar
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    Question about benchpress and some more~

    Hi again guys. I've been benching since i started training, which is about 7 months ago now, and the last 3 months i started doing something i think is pretty nice, but ppl have all sorts of different opinions on it so I wanted ur pro decision. I basically start on 60 kilos (which is my maximum on a free bench atm, sadly) and do as many reps as i can before i collapse, i then take away 5 kilos and again I do as many reps as i can before i collapse, all the way down to just the bar. Is there any better way?

    Also, as I don't rly speak english I just learned from reading stickies etc what squats and deadlifts are, and i realized Im not doing them. Some ppl claim u can work out only doing benchpress, squats and deadlifts, is this true? And also: What musclegroups do theese 3 exercises train? Could I combine theese 3 with an xtra biceps and triceps exercise? Cause nowadays my workout takes like 2-3 hours cause of lots of exercises, which is pretty long.

    (If any of this is in the sticky I apologize, I looked but didnt find it, guess some of this is very given to u.) Thanks!

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    Last edited by ZenMonkey; 10-05-2007 at 06:11 PM.

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    Senior Member The Champion's Avatar
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    What your describing is a drop-set, thats if you keep going without rest between drops. If you are, drop sets can be very beneficial. I like to do them anytime I feel as though I'm getting into a plateau.

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    Senior Member PelleK's Avatar
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    allright, could deadlifts, squats, bench and freeweights on triceps and biceps cover all the muscles i need? im thinking maybe i wont get any muscles in the neck area for instance

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    Senior Member PelleK's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    Bench, Row, Pullup, Oh Press, Squat, DL

    Can u please define pullup for me, I suck at english
    And: do u see this as a good routine?

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    Try looking at the WBB1 weightlifting routine on this site... it will show you where to start.
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    As Red said, stick to a basic compound focused routine for now.
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