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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    Critique my routine please and compare to

    can you guys critique my current routine I've been on it for months now, and compare it to starr's 5 x 5 intermediate and/or eric's routine in the powerlifting forum:

    My routine

    Mon (chest, back)

    db bench 3 x 8
    db incline 3 x 8
    db flies 3 x 8

    deadlifts 3 x 6 (just started these < 1 month)
    db bent over row 3 x 8
    seated cable row 3 x 8
    shrugs 3 x 10

    Wed (Legs)

    squats 3 x 6 (just started these < 1 month)
    leg presses 3 x 8
    sitting down, raising legs up in a kicking motion (no idea what its called couldn't find on exrx) 3 x 8

    Fri (shoulders/tris)

    db seated overhead press 3 x 8
    db lateral raises 3 x 8
    db front raises 3 x 8

    skull crunchders 3 x 8
    tricep pulldown 3 x 8
    db bicep curls 3 x 8 (sometimes)

    too much volume? simplify? i really only looked at starr's routine today and it's simplicity is intriguing. only really doing 3 -4 different exercises a week...

    I'm thinking of switching TODAY to either starr or bgb. I've been lifting that routine for about 6-9 months and gained about 45-40 lbs. (i'm at around 200 now).

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    if you've put on 40-45lbs in 6-9 mos. just keep doing what's working for you.
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    I would replace the leg presses and extensions with SLDLs and another squat variation.

    Put DLs with Shoulders and arms.

    Separate the leg days with the horizontal push and pull day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scumbag View Post

    Mon

    Squats 3 x 6
    SLDL 5 x 5
    Lunges
    DB Bicep Curls 3 x 8

    Wed

    DB bench 5 x 5
    Cleans 5 x 3
    DB Incline Press 3 x 8
    DB bent over row 3 x 8


    Fri

    Deadlift 5 x 5
    DB Standing Overhead Press 3 x 6
    Pullups 5 x 5
    Dips 5 x 5

    This is basically what I would do. Notice the rep ranges and the movement variations. If you eat enough you will grow like crazy with something like this.
    Last edited by ZenMonkey; 06-10-2008 at 07:38 PM.
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    hmm much more simplified, k thx zen, cp

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    If I do:

    Mon
    chest/back

    Wed
    legs/shoulders

    Fri
    for the 3rd day just do chest/back again? and then the next week alternate so its:

    Mon
    legs/shoulders

    Wed
    chest/back

    Fri
    legs/shoulders?

    hows this look? Is there an optimum partitioning of body parts I can do for a 3 day split? eg. should I separate chest/back or?
    Last edited by scumbag; 06-12-2008 at 10:27 PM.

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