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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    Do I have to do biceps on back day and triceps on chest day?

    I've always done biceps on my back day and triceps on my chest day. The reason I figured was that the bis/tris get hit a little when doing back or chest so I might as well work them. I also wondered about recovery. If I did my chest one day and then tri's the next, that might not allow enough time for recovery. So my questions are,

    1. Should I keep doing it the way I've always done it?
    2. Can I do chest and back one day and then bi/tri on a seperate day?
    3. Does it really matter?

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    I do chest/tries and back/bis and have had good resulst. Another good way is to do chest/bis and back/tris. That way your hitting the bis/tris twice a week and more directly one workout and nondirect the next. See what you like.
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    These are the type of questions that nobody really has the true answer for. I always wondered about this myself.

    IT seems that nobody really knows because it must be negligable and results come so slow when bodybuilding.

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    Honestly, it doesn't really matter. Worrying about details like this is pointless, don't make it more complicated than it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnB View Post
    Honestly, it doesn't really matter. Worrying about details like this is pointless, don't make it more complicated than it is.
    Kind of what I thought but wanted to be sure.

    So far it seems like the correct answer is

    3. Does it really matter?
    Thanks,
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    When I used to do splits like that, I personally saw better gains from doing chest/tri and back/bi as opposed to chest/bi and back/tri. I guess it was just because the additional recovery time. But you're all right about the fact that it probably doesn't really matter.

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    I personaly do Chest/bi then back/tris.
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    i usually go with this
    monday-triceps n chest
    wednesday- back and biceps
    friday- legs n shoulders

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    I always liked doing chest/tri and back/bis simply because standard chest lifts like bench press work the tris a little as a secondary muscle and standard back lifts like rows work the bis as a secondary muscle. It just makes sense to me to group those muscles together to avoid overworking and to make sure you're getting the best out of your workout. IMO at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHILSTER View Post
    I always liked doing chest/tri and back/bis simply because standard chest lifts like bench press work the tris a little as a secondary muscle and standard back lifts like rows work the bis as a secondary muscle. It just makes sense to me to group those muscles together to avoid overworking and to make sure you're getting the best out of your workout. IMO at least.
    I've always followed the same logic. I was just wondering what others thought.

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