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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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    Schedule Varies Week to Week-Need Routine Where I Can Lift Consecutive Days

    I have been using Rippetoe's Starting Strength for just over 2 months and have being great results. The only problem is that the level of travel my job entails has increased significantly. I have been traveling for 2-4 days a week for the past three weeks and the next 5 weeks all have travel in them as well. Since I am not exactly travelling to places with gyms readily available (Red Banks, MS, Lenwood, CA, Turrell, AR) I need a routine that I can lift 2-3 days in a row while I am in town. I know some may suggest bodyweight work while out of town, but I am often working 10-12 hour days on the road and often times with time changes up at 4 or 5 am AZ time. This leads me to be WAY too exhausted to do anything but crash at the end of the day.

    For example, if I am going out of town thur-fri, I want to be able to lift Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday. With Starting Strength I do not believe I can do this as I would be going heavy on squats 3 days in a row as well as doing heavy back exercises three consecutive days.

    Any recommendations on a routine that is heavy on compound lifts but is structured in a way where I would not be working the same groups consecutive days would be much appreciated.

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    Personally, I'd just do Rippetoe three days in a row. It will be tough, but I don't think it will be detrimental to your progress as long as you are taking a few days off afterwards.

    Alternatively, there are a couple ways I would break it up:

    Day 1:
    squat-centred; or pull

    Day 2:
    upper; or push

    Day 3:
    deadlift centred; or push+pull

    I'd probably opt for the squat, upper, dead combo.
    Last edited by Jorge Sanchez; 05-26-2008 at 01:43 PM.

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