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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Complexes or Mens Health for fat loss

    so yea, im doin my research and there are 2 workouts that i like but dont know which one to choose for workin out to lose fat...i bought the fat loss stack and lookin for a workout. I like the complex workout i saw:
    Complex A
    Bent-Over Row
    Hang Clean
    Front Squat, Push Press hybrid
    Back Squat
    GM

    Complex B
    RDL
    Hang Clean, Squat and Press hybrid
    Lunge

    Complex C
    Dead Lift
    RDL
    Bent-Over Row
    Clean
    Front Squat
    Push Press
    Back Squat
    GM

    Complex D
    Dead Lift
    High Pull (onto toes)
    Squat Clean
    Military Press
    Lunge

    Complex E
    Jump Squat
    Squat
    Squat and Hold for 10 seconds
    Military Press
    Push Press
    Squat and Press

    Week One
    4 sets of 5, 90 sec rest for Complexes

    Monday – Chest, Back, Calves
    Incline BB Press 3x5
    Rack Pull or Dead 3x5
    Standing Calf Raise 3x8
    Complex A
    5 min of 20:40 HIIT + 15 min SS

    Tuesday – Quads, Bis, Abs
    Squat 3x5
    Standing Alt Bicep Curl 3x5 (optional)
    Weighted Crunch 3x8
    Complex B
    10 min of 20:10 HIIT + 10 min SS

    Wednesday – No Resistance Training
    Complex C
    30 Hills

    Thursday – Shoulders, Back, Calves
    Pull Ups 3x5
    Military Press 3x5
    Seated Calf Raises 3x8
    Complex D
    5 min of 15:30 HIIT + 15 min SS

    Friday – Hamstrings, Tris, Abs
    SLDL or RDL 3x5
    Close Grip Bench 3x5 (optional)
    Weighted Crunch 3x8
    Complex E
    10 min of 8:12 HIIT + 10 min SS

    Saturday – Rest
    Sunday – Rest


    Week Two
    5 sets of 5, 70 sec rest for Complexes

    Monday – Chest, Back, Calves
    Incline BB Press 3x5
    Rack Pull or Dead 3x5
    Standing Calf Raise 3x8
    Complex A
    10 min of 20:40 HIIT + 10 min SS

    Tuesday – Quads, Bis, Abs
    Squat 3x5
    Standing Alt Bicep Curl 3x5 (optional)
    Weighted Crunch 3x8
    Complex B
    10 min of 20:10 HIIT + 10 min SS

    Wednesday – No Resistance Training
    Complex C
    45 Hills

    Thursday – Shoulders, Back, Calves
    Pull Ups 3x5
    Military Press 3x5
    Seated Calf Raises 3x8
    Complex D, 10 min of 15:30 HIIT + 10 min SS

    Friday – Hamstrings, Tris, Abs
    SLDL or RDL 3x5
    Close Grip Bench 3x5 (optional)
    Weighted Crunch 3x8
    Complex E
    10 min of 8:12 HIIT + 10 min SS

    Saturday – Rest
    Sunday – Rest

    Week Three
    5 sets of 6, 60 sec rest for Complexes

    Monday – Chest, Back, Calves
    Incline BB Press 3x5
    Rack Pull or Dead 3x5
    Standing Calf Raise 3x8
    Complex A
    10 min of 20:40 HIIT + 10 min SS

    Tuesday – Quads, Bis, Abs
    Squat 3x5
    Standing Alt Bicep Curl 3x5 (optional)
    Weighted Crunch 3x8
    Complex B
    10 min of 20:10 HIIT + 10 min SS

    Wednesday – No Resistance Training
    Complex C
    45 Hills

    Thursday – Shoulders, Back, Calves
    Pull Ups 3x5
    Military Press 3x5
    Seated Calf Raises 3x8
    Complex D
    10 min of 15:30 HIIT + 10 min SS

    Friday – Hamstrings, Tris, Abs
    SLDL or RDL 3x5
    Close Grip Bench 3x5 (optional)
    Weighted Crunch 3x8
    Complex E
    10 min of 8:12 HIIT + 10 min SS

    Saturday – Rest
    Sunday – Rest

    Week Four
    6 sets of 6, 45 sec rest

    Monday – Chest, Back, Calves
    Incline BB Press 3x5
    Rack Pull or Dead 3x5
    Standing Calf Raise 3x8
    Complex A
    5 min of 20:40 HIIT + 15 min SS

    Tuesday – Quads, Bis, Abs
    Squat 3x5
    Standing Alt Bicep Curl 3x5 (optional)
    Weighted Crunch 3x8
    Complex B
    5 min of 20:10 HIIT + 15 min SS

    Wednesday – No Resistance Training
    Complex C
    30 SS

    Thursday – Shoulders, Back, Calves
    Pull Ups 3x5
    Military Press 3x5
    Seated Calf Raises 3x8
    Complex D
    5 min of 15:30 HIIT + 15 min SS

    Friday – Hamstrings, Tris, Abs
    SLDL or RDL 3x5
    Close Grip Bench 3x5 (optional)
    Weighted Crunch 3x8
    Complex E
    5 min of 8:12 HIIT + 5 min SS

    Saturday – Rest
    Sunday – Rest
    but ive been readin the mens health abs diet and tells me to do almost the same workout routine 3days outta the week with some HiTT as well:
    squat, bench press,pulldown, military press,upright row, tri pushdown, leg extension, bicep curl and leg curl. accourdin to mens health that plan will work for 4 weeks and see changes in fat loss. im stuck on both workout philosophies...need serious help
    Last edited by betog22; 10-18-2008 at 01:38 PM.

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    Your diet is more important than your lifting routine for losing fat
    Last edited by dasfonzie; 10-18-2008 at 01:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasfonzie View Post
    Your diet is more important than your lifting routine for losing fat
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    abs diet is what im goin to stick to/follow....good enough...

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    Mens Health much?

    That split/cycle is really deep in volume and seems rather gimmicky. It looks like it could kill you.
    Last edited by ZenMonkey; 10-18-2008 at 03:44 PM.
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    which one is really deep? the mens health or the complexes?

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    So you will be doing the work out listed AND the complex that day? or is it the workout listed OR the complex? I'm very confused by what you have written here.

    Also, You never say what the work out from Men's Health is
    Last edited by KarstenDD; 10-18-2008 at 04:18 PM.
    Roll Tide.

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    as of right now, im still debating which one to do. im asking which one will get better results. either the complexes or just the mens health one, which is the whole body exercises 3 times a week. the only reason im doubtin the mens health routine is simply because its just too boring and its the same thing over and over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by betog22 View Post
    Monday – Chest, Back, Calves
    Incline BB Press 3x5
    Rack Pull or Dead 3x5
    Standing Calf Raise 3x8
    Bent-Over Row 4x5
    Hang Clean 4x5
    Front Squat, Push Press hybrid 4x5
    Back Squat 4x5
    GM 4x5
    5 min of 20:40 HIIT + 15 min SS
    so that would be your first workout if you were to do the complex plan?
    Roll Tide.

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    yup...im assumin thats only for monday lol

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