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
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    Finally Joined A Gym

    I finally joined the gym a couple days ago. Got off my lazy ass to do it, but anyways I went to the 'Wellness Consultant' and all that bull already...

    I'm 5'10" 166lbs with 15.3% bodyfat.. atleast thats what the scale with the little metal feet places told me. Anyways they suggested I do a complete body workout a couple times a week for 4-6 weeks to get used to everything. 2 sets of 12-15 reps for everything(other than abs).. Can't really remember all the exercises..

    Leg Extensions, Leg Curls, Leg Press, Arm Curls, Seated Row, Lat Pulldown, ball crunches(not mine some big blown up ball deal).

    Then theres one thats supposed to imitate dips for weak lil me and some lower back extension thing, and flys or whatever on the pec dec...

    Think there is a few more but not sure.. but the point to all my blabbing on is does this seem like a good place to start?? I want to gain size and strength.. kinda closer to 180lbs to start. But should I worry about that after I get some of this down?

    (oh and here's a smilie face cause I've never used one and I feel like it )
    Last edited by Lox; 03-16-2002 at 04:58 PM.
    Maybe I was big in a past life...

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    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
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    Definately sounds like a good idea. But I think 4 weeks would be enough to get used to the exercises, work on form, and learn a bit about the equipment.

    I wouldn't worry about the weight you are doing. Not now at least.

    One thing you should know is that change does take a long time and don't expect things to happen right away.

    Good luck!

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    you definetly have a good start. commiting yourself is the first step and you seem to have a sound routine

    i also agree with syntekz, it takes time to truly develop so just be patient and train hard
    "Plan for difficulty when it is still easy, do the great when it is still small."
    -Tao Te Ching

    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."
    -Confucius

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    Thanks

    Just thought I'd run that all by you all to check it out. I don't know jack all about any of this and don't want some person that took a week long course or something telling me stuff that will just waste my time and destroy motivation. I'll post all the exercises once I get my grubby little mitts on the sheet at my gym.

    On another note... I NEED to work more on my arms and was wondering one or two more exercises for both the bicep and the tricep. To add to give them a little extra. My arms are puny.
    Maybe I was big in a past life...

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    Lox.Personally I think it would be pointless to specialise in any way on your arms just yet.Just concentrate on getting your whole body in shape first using the whole body routine.You've already got arm curls in your routine,and more than a few sets of arm curls as a beginner will just be wasting your time IMHO.
    Last edited by howsertrading; 03-16-2002 at 04:46 PM.

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    So you would say stick with what they give me for the first few months then after that decide what I like and what I don't, what I want and what I don't, etc. and go from there???
    Maybe I was big in a past life...

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    I think your best bet would be to learn a handful of the best exercises and start off very light on them. If you know anyone who lifts seriously, ask them about form. Once you have the form down pat, add more weight. Once you progress on these, you can start to learn more exercises.

    Some examples:
    Squats
    Deadlifts
    Bench press
    Barbell or dumbell rows
    pullups or pulldowns
    Shoulder presses

    The basics. Stuff like that.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    YES-YES-YES. Before you do the isolatoin thing you have to have a FOUNDATION. Latman speaks volumes. Or in another words- in order to get into shape you have to have a shape. Forget cable-curls-flyes and the rest of that stuff for now.
    WWW.IRONMIND.COM. two books for you DINOSAUR TRAINING by Brooks Kubik ( he only set three world records at the age of 40) and SUPER SQUATS by Randall J STROSSEN. These will FULLY explain what latman is taking about, and remember this when the bar tries to crush you-You only get out of it what you put into it

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    Sounds good. I'll stick with the basic stuff they say for the first month. thats not too long anyways. Then I'll start from there.

    Should I be doing this complete body thing like 3 times a week for the 4 weeks? or should I split it in 2 and do each half 2 times a week? Like Chest\back and legs\arms with some ab workout on both days.

    Oh and Sorry for all the stupid questions.
    Maybe I was big in a past life...

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    As for books... blah!!!!! Only ones I read go.. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Classics. I highly recommend it.
    Maybe I was big in a past life...

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    Yeah do what Latman said. After you know how to do them correct without thinking about it you can add some isolation exercises. Dont start off by using machines.
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