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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 y2klifter's Avatar
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    Would like some brutal criticism on routine...

    Hey,

    New to the board need some advice on my current routine. Been lifting for three years, 6' 180lbs, goal=to get cut and get bigger muslces...,Yeah right...anway here's my current routine...

    SATURDAY - Biceps, Back, Legs, Forearms
    Biceps
    Curl =3x8-12
    Machine Curl =3X8-12
    Incl Dumb =3X8-12

    Back
    Lat Pulls = 4X8-12
    Dumb Row=4X8-12
    Machine Seated Rows=4X8-12

    Legs, Machine Press, Squats, Calves
    Forearms - Extensors and Flexors couple sets of each.

    SUNDAY - Chest, Triceps, Shoulders
    Chest
    Bench = 4X8-12
    Incline Bench=4X8-12
    Machine Pr=4X8-12
    Machine Fly=3X8-12

    Tricep
    Machine Push Down=3X8-12
    Kickback=3X8-12
    Skull Crusher=3X8-12

    Shoulders
    Upright Rows = 4X8-12
    Mil Press=4X8-12
    Front lats=3X8-12
    Side lats=3X8-12


    Repeat Sat on Tuesday and Sun on Wednesday
    Cardio 3 times a week as well as abs.
    Was taking Whey, Creatine, L-Glutamine but gained some weight so off it right now.

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    Re: Would like some brutal criticism on routine...

    Originally posted by y2klifter
    Hey,

    New to the board need some advice on my current routine. Been lifting for three years, 6' 180lbs, goal=to get cut and get bigger muslces...,Yeah right...anway here's my current routine...

    SATURDAY - Biceps, Back, Legs, Forearms
    Biceps
    Curl =3x8-12
    Machine Curl =3X8-12
    Incl Dumb =3X8-12

    Back
    Lat Pulls = 4X8-12
    Dumb Row=4X8-12
    Machine Seated Rows=4X8-12

    Legs, Machine Press, Squats, Calves
    Forearms - Extensors and Flexors couple sets of each.

    SUNDAY - Chest, Triceps, Shoulders
    Chest
    Bench = 4X8-12
    Incline Bench=4X8-12
    Machine Pr=4X8-12
    Machine Fly=3X8-12

    Tricep
    Machine Push Down=3X8-12
    Kickback=3X8-12
    Skull Crusher=3X8-12

    Shoulders
    Upright Rows = 4X8-12
    Mil Press=4X8-12
    Front lats=3X8-12
    Side lats=3X8-12


    Repeat Sat on Tuesday and Sun on Wednesday
    Cardio 3 times a week as well as abs.
    Was taking Whey, Creatine, L-Glutamine but gained some weight so off it right now.
    Terrible routine. Take a look at the Wannabebig Routines.
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    Yates

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    'Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind'

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    Party of "No." Tryska's Avatar
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    why do you think it's terrible yates?
    A little learning is a dangerous thing...

    Live Dangerously! Learn a Little!


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    Wanna be Big routine seems like not enough..but I don't know too much. I thought 12 sets for large muscles, 9 for small, work each body part a couple times a week was sort of by the book. Guess not...
    Life ain't a track meet, it's a marathon.

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    wot Yates said, but also read the forum so that you'll know why the wbb routines are viable. Such extremely high volume on back-to-back days = no time for recovery.

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    Try to keep total sets per body part around 5-8. LESS IS MORE

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    how do you determine what's enough and what's too much ?
    Gain Muscles ? Overload !
    Lose Fat ? Input < Output
    Genetic determines your potential
    Chins : 10x106kg Dips 10x109kg

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    Thanks for advice...will get back to drawing board.
    Before this routine I was working everything 3 times a week. Had great initial gains, but slowed down for a while till I went to new routine. Maybe will change again....more is less!! Will try wanna be big...see if I can get of this muslce-not-growing slump...
    Life ain't a track meet, it's a marathon.

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    All that volume ...... twice a week straight after each other ... legs with back and biceps ..... need I go on ?!
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    'Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind'

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    Wow, when I ask for brutal, that's what I get...LOL!
    Life ain't a track meet, it's a marathon.

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    Party of "No." Tryska's Avatar
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    well not for me....but perhaps Y2klifter.
    A little learning is a dangerous thing...

    Live Dangerously! Learn a Little!


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    hahaha. Anytime.
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    hard core n. 1 irreducible nucleus. 2 colloq. a the most committed members of a society


    'Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind'

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    My first mistake, buying Arnold's Encyclopedia when I first started weightlifting and trying to follow his routine.....Arnold rules anyway....
    Life ain't a track meet, it's a marathon.

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    Yeah I made that mistake too. We all gotta start somewhere.

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