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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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    skinny kid...help please

    my friends tell me..."lift until you cant lift anymore" (which is about 8 or 10 reps with the heavy weights)...say if i were doing biceps....then i would go until i couldnt curl anymore....then rinse repeat....

    i was told that u gain muscle size when u lift heavier weights for less reps and u gain strength when u do more reps with less weights

    i am only interested in gaining muscle size for now

    here is my workout:

    bench press (until failure, 8-10 reps)
    biceps (15 reps each arm until failure)
    shoulders (30's if anyone knows what that is, and shrugs)
    triceps (10 reps of skullcrushers until failure)
    abs (50 reps)
    then i repeat 4 more times

    am i doing anything wrong?
    am i missing a muscle?

    thanks a lot much help needed

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    you're missing a leg muscle and a back muscle

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    what should i do for those?

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    um well, i would suggest getting a full blown routine here...
    first off, you def. didnt get all ur muscles, legs are important and should be worked as hard or harder than ur other muscles.
    and are you doing this workout everyday? if so, that will prolly lead to overtraining. and you need to work your lats.

    try this to get a good idea of a balanced routine...http://www.wannabebig.com/article.ph...id=25&pageid=3

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    Quote Originally Posted by emd023 View Post
    my friends tell me..."lift until you cant lift anymore" (which is about 8 or 10 reps with the heavy weights)...say if i were doing biceps....then i would go until i couldnt curl anymore....then rinse repeat....

    i was told that u gain muscle size when u lift heavier weights for less reps and u gain strength when u do more reps with less weights

    i am only interested in gaining muscle size for now

    here is my workout:

    bench press (until failure, 8-10 reps)
    biceps (15 reps each arm until failure)
    shoulders (30's if anyone knows what that is, and shrugs)
    triceps (10 reps of skullcrushers until failure)
    abs (50 reps)
    then i repeat 4 more times

    am i doing anything wrong?
    am i missing a muscle?

    thanks a lot much help needed

    You're neglecting nearly 2/3rds of your body, using mostly isolation exercises and training to failure as well. How on earth do you expect to grow like that?

    Stop. Throw out your routine.

    Do a search for Rippetoe on here. Use that routine.

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    I would suggest this routine. It sounds like its a little different than what your used to, but really does work great.

    http://www.geocities.com/elitemadcow...Linear_5x5.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    I would suggest this routine. It sounds like its a little different than what your used to, but really does work great.

    http://www.geocities.com/elitemadcow...Linear_5x5.htm
    Good post. Rippetoe's is probably better for a complete newb however, as the progress is faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emd023 View Post
    what should i do for those?
    Squats + lots of!

    Deadlifts + lots of
    Train,train hard.Eat,eat lots and sleep even more.

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    It looks like you are new at this... just do a lot of reading for a week, compile all your thoughts then post some questions again. That would be much better.
    Last edited by leetuck; 11-06-2007 at 03:21 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leetuck View Post
    It looks like you are new at this... just do a lot of reading for a week, compile all your thoughts then post some questions again. That would be much better.
    Good advice
    Train,train hard.Eat,eat lots and sleep even more.

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    WBB1, Bubba - It brought me from 119 to 135 in about 2 months. Lift, eat, repeat.

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    And stop training to failure with every set.
    22 - 5'10@236lbs!
    Bench - 325 (old)
    Squat - 455x2 (old)
    Deadlift - 500(old)

    Total: 1280lbs 100% raw




    The key to my exercise program is this one simple truth: I hate my body.

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    thank you all

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    Good luck. Just be patient it does not happen overnight. Your hard work will pay off.
    Train,train hard.Eat,eat lots and sleep even more.

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