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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?

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    When doing upper body / lower body splits...

    Assuming it's like this.

    Day 1 - Upper Body
    Day 2 - Lower Body
    Day 3 - Off
    Day 4 - Upper Body
    Day 5 - Lower Body


    Do you or would it be wise to split this across the two days respectively or do full upper body both times? What I mean is:

    Day 1 - Chest, Bi's
    Day 4 - Back, Tri's, Delts (Or Delts across 1 and 4)



    Lower Body would get trained equally amongst both days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistergalarza View Post
    Do you or would it be wise to split this across the two days respectively or do full upper body both times? What I mean is:
    The latter.
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    There are several ways to set it up so that it makes sense.

    day 1 - upper body heavy
    day 2 - lower body light
    day 3 - upper body light
    day 4 - lower body heavy

    or

    day 1 - upper horizontal push/pull (chest pressing & back rows)
    day 2 - lower quad dominant (squats)
    day 3 - upper vertical push/pull (shoulder pressing & lat pull variations)
    day 4 - lower hip dominant (deadlifts)

    or

    day 1 - heavy upper horizontal / light vertical
    day 2 - heavy quad / light ham
    day 3 - heavy upper vertical / light horizontal
    day 4 - heavy ham / light quad
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    Fair game across the board then. Reasoning behind light days? Just for body composition or what?

    Thanks by the way.
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