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
    Misguided Youth blustring's Avatar
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    Feb 2002

    Please Critique My Routine

    Hello all,
    I've been lifting for about 6 weeks, and I'm noticing some changes. I was wondering if I could get a few of you to take a look at my routine and give me some pointers on what I'm doing wrong/right.

    My Split
    Mon: Chest/Back
    Tues: Cardio/Abs
    Wed: Shoulders/Triceps
    Thur: Legs/Biceps
    Fri: Cardio
    Sat: Cardio

    Below is an example of my weekly workouts. Please feel free to cut them up as needed.

    Monday's Routine:
    DB Press 50X10, 60X10, 65X10
    Incline DB Press 40X10, 45X10, 50X10
    DB Flyes 30X12, 35X12, 40X12
    Cable Crossovers 40X12, 50X12
    T-Bar Rows 45X12, 55X12, 60X12
    Cross Bench DB Pullovers 30X12, 35X12
    Machine Pullovers 90X12, 100X12

    Tuesday's Routine:
    Cardio will consist of 30 mins to an hour of any kind of cardio.
    Hanging Leg Lift: 10
    Hanging Knee Tucks: 20
    Flutter Kicks: 20
    Incline Sit-Ups: 20
    Bicycle Crunches: 20X2
    Weighted Side Crunches: 25X25X2

    Wednesday's Routine:
    Seated DB Press 45X12X2
    Front DB Raises 25X12X2
    Lateral DB Raises 25X12X2
    DB Upright Rows 35X12X2
    BB Shrugs 140X12, 160X12
    Skull Crushers 60X12X2
    Machine Tricep Extensions 90X12X2
    Weighted Dips 25X12X2

    Thursday's Routine:
    Squats 195X12X2 (New Exercise)
    Leg Curls 70X12X2
    Leg Extensions 90X12X2
    Calf Raises 245X12X2
    21 Curls 60X21X2
    Preacher Curls 55X12X2
    Reverse Forearm Curls 95X12X2

    Friday's/Saturday's Routine:
    Cardio will consist of 30-60 minutes of any cardio exercise.


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    Senior Member Accipiter's Avatar
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    Jun 2001
    layin up against a dumpster in a 100 dollar jumper, smothered in southern comfort.
    keep reps below 10. If you can do 10 with 65 on benching for instance, after doing 2 other sets, start out with 65 for the first set. Read my article on the front page of wannabebig......I think that'll help. Keep ab sets down, they're just like every other muscle. keep it to a few sets, low reps, heavy.

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    Misguided Youth blustring's Avatar
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    Feb 2002
    Okay, so drop my reps to 10 or below, what about the number of sets? Too many, too few?

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    Senior Member Anthony's Avatar
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    Dec 2000
    Volume looks high to me, but if you are just starting out it's probably not too much of an issue. If you stop making progress each week or feel fatigued, I would lower the volume.
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  6. #5
    Extremely Disturbed
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    Mar 2002
    I agree with Accipiter. Put your heaviest set first. You don't always have to do 3 sets, for some exercises you could just do well with 2, specifically the isolation exercises.


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