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
    Wannabebig Member
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    Mar 2006

    not the best routine, but will i grow?


    I'm really busy so it's hard to fit in working out during the week. I recently started back up again with the mindset that I won't be making my maximum potential gains, but I will hopefully still gain some muscle. Here is my routine. What I want to know is if this is enough to stimulate decent muscle growth. If not, I will change it up.

    Day 1 Chest/Tri

    3x (6-8) Flat bench
    3x (6-8) incline dumbbell press
    2x (6-8) weighted dips
    3x (6-8) sets skullcrushers
    3x (8-10) weighted abs

    Day 2 off

    Day 3 Back/Bi

    3x 6-8 weighted pull ups
    3x 6-8 seated rows
    2x 6-8 dumbbell rows
    4x 6 deadlifts
    3x 6-8 curls
    3x (6-10) shrugs

    Day 4 off

    Day 5 Legs/ Shoulders

    4x (6-8) squats
    3x " leg press
    3x (6-10) calf raises

    4x (6-8) arnold press
    3x (6-8) lateral raises

    Day 6 off

    Day 7 Cycle repeats with day 1(chest/tri) or asap

    *sometimes i take two days off in between days because of work that I have to do, but I try to work out regularly*

    The workouts last from 45-60 minutes. I try to stay intense and get the most out of every lift, but sometimes I slip and I'm not so focused. I try.

    I'm wondering if this workout is good enough for me to get stronger and bigger if I'm eating right and sleeping right.

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  3. #2
    SchModerator ZenMonkey's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Dallas, TX
    if you know it's not good, why are you doing it?

  4. #3
    Wannabebig Member
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    Mar 2006
    I know it's not the best, but this is what I'm doing now due to time constraints. I'm hoping that it will be enough to get me stronger and bigger.

  5. #4
    Wanna Be ANIMAL FlipYa4Fake's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Springfield, MA
    My routine looks similar and I made huge gains. I do deadlifts first in my back routine and I do standing over head presses for my shoulders.
    6' 1" 225lbs 24 years old

    Starting a serious cut.

  6. #5
    Senior Member Jorge Sanchez's Avatar
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    May 2005
    A three day routine is enough to make good gains. That routine is a lot better than many that are posted on this site, although it could use a little work.

    I'd limit my workouts to 3-4 major movements and then a couple sets of accessory work.

  7. #6
    Wannabebig Member
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    Mar 2006
    Jorge, are you saying I saying I should shorten my workouts? Does anyone else have any input?

  8. #7
    phil 4:13 Bako Lifter's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Bakersfield, CA
    That doesn't look too bad, just put deadlifts first on back day. You'll make gains off of pretty much any routine if you are eating [and sleeping] enough.

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