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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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    Ripptoe's Starting Strength - Holy cow (And a question)

    So I finished a 6-week cycle of Starr's 5x5 (I was still making gains, but I got sick and really couldn't do the entire workout for two weeks, then wound up tweaking an ankle, which kept me out another week).

    By the time I got back to the gym, I realized I really didn't have the motivation to go in and do the 5x5 starting all over again yet. I needed something a little different, but something that uses those lifts (Deadlift, Bench, Squat).

    I looked up Ripptoe's Starting Strength and I liked what I saw. Tried it today.

    Day A.

    Holy crap.

    Obviously I'm starting well below my maxxes, but it beat the crap out of me.

    I loved every second of it.

    Great, great routine, even for someone who has been lifting awhile. Nice change of pace, too.

    For my question:

    I haven't had much time to read in depth into the routine (I will, just need a few extra spare minutes, and to be honest, I'll probably answer my question when I do that) but it seems like the workout is set up to be worked with a 4-day split.

    My body reacts better to 3-Day splits. I could always do a 3-day, correct?

    Instead of structuring it as: A/B/Off/A/B/Off/Off

    I could structure it as: A/Off/B/Off/A/Off/Off/B/Off/A/Off/B/Off/Off

    Anyone see any issue in doing that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoSh View Post
    So I finished a 6-week cycle of Starr's 5x5 (I was still making gains, but I got sick and really couldn't do the entire workout for two weeks, then wound up tweaking an ankle, which kept me out another week).

    By the time I got back to the gym, I realized I really didn't have the motivation to go in and do the 5x5 starting all over again yet. I needed something a little different, but something that uses those lifts (Deadlift, Bench, Squat).

    I looked up Ripptoe's Starting Strength and I liked what I saw. Tried it today.

    Day A.

    Holy crap.

    Obviously I'm starting well below my maxxes, but it beat the crap out of me.

    I loved every second of it.

    Great, great routine, even for someone who has been lifting awhile. Nice change of pace, too.

    For my question:

    I haven't had much time to read in depth into the routine (I will, just need a few extra spare minutes, and to be honest, I'll probably answer my question when I do that) but it seems like the workout is set up to be worked with a 4-day split.

    My body reacts better to 3-Day splits. I could always do a 3-day, correct?

    Instead of structuring it as: A/B/Off/A/B/Off/Off

    I could structure it as: A/Off/B/Off/A/Off/Off/B/Off/A/Off/B/Off/Off

    Anyone see any issue in doing that?
    That's the way it is structured. It's a three day split.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoSh View Post
    I could structure it as: A/Off/B/Off/A/Off/Off/B/Off/A/Off/B/Off/Off
    Do you have the book, or did you find it from a website?
    It is a 3-day split structured as I quoted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skalami View Post
    I just give the worked on muscle group tough riddles before my workouts... or sometimes I'll tell them we're going to the park and then go to the gym, or visa versa. They start to catch on so you have to tell the truth every so often.
    *While on the topic of muscle confusion, and how often a routine needs to be changed.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by nockits View Post
    Do you have the book, or did you find it from a website?
    It is a 3-day split structured as I quoted.
    I don't have the book. I read bits and pieces on line for awhile now and then stumbled upon it when looking for a new routine.

    I'm going to go buy the book as soon as my funds allow, which should be this week

    Glad to hear it's structured as a 3-day, I'd never make it doing that 4 days a week

    Thanks for the help.
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