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?

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    strength routine

    Thanks to the wannabebig 3 day split I've bulked up fast.
    I plan to continue this for about another 2 months(get to around 75kg) and then start lifting for strength 2 days a week and start a martial art for 2 days a week.
    I need a full body strength routine(s)for twice a week.
    I believe the rep range for strength is about 6 or less and that I should stick to compound lifts(squat, bench press etc.) but how many sets and how many exercises each day.
    Should I do , say , 5 sets with reps something like 5 4 3 3 2 and continue until I do 5sets of 5 then increase the weight?
    How long should I strength train before changing to power and strength endurance(4,5,6 months?)
    Do I continue to maintain max strength while doing power/endurance training or do I keep alternating phase of max strength with power/endurance?
    One other thing, I broke my left collar bone about 6 months ago and have still not worked the shoulder directly with weights although benching and other lifts are ok now.
    When I tried direct shoulder lifts like military press, shoulder press and lateral raises I seemed to be engaging the back more than I should which left me with sore lats for a while. Which shoulder weight exercises would tend to engage the back less?

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    Squats 5x5
    Bench 3x5
    Chins 3x whatever

    Deadlifts 5x3
    Strict Overhead Press 3x6
    Front Squats or Overhead squats 3x8

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