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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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    Wannabebig Member litlfetcher's Avatar
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    Need help with my routine

    Hello, im 15 years old. I am trying to bulk up for football this year. I am 6'2" at about 170 pounds. I have been doing my own little routine since I bought my bench back in september. I am really trying to develop my upper body. here is what I have for equipment. I do this routine 3-4 times a week

    . My bench is a Weider Pro 408.
    . I have 2 dumbells.
    . olympic barbell.
    . preacher curl bar.
    . abroller machine.
    . specialized allez epic racing bike.

    Weights
    . 2 44 pound weights.
    . 2 33 pound weights.
    . 2 22 pound weights.
    . 2 11 pound weights.
    . 4 5.5 pound weights.
    . 2 3 pound weights.
    . 2 2 pound weights.

    This is what im doing now

    benchpress, flat setting: 4 sets of 10 reps with 44 pounds, not including bar.
    preacher curl bar, power clean: 2 sets of 10 reps with 33 pounds, not including bar.
    right hand dumbell: 1 set of 20 reps with 17 pounds.
    left hand dumbell: 1 set of 25 reps with 17 pounds.
    hand squeeze left: 1 set for 35 seconds.
    hand squeeze right: 1 set for 35 seconds.
    10 mile bike ride 3 times a week. Takes me about 30-40 minutes depending on wind etc. average speed is about 15-20 MPH.

    kind of a lame routine right now, but im new and im not really sure how my routine should be. Im riding my speed bike to try to work my legs, any suggestions there? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Last edited by litlfetcher; 06-08-2009 at 11:54 AM.

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    OH Pressing? Rowing? Pullups? Squatting? Deadlifts?

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    I dont see anything for shoulders, back, or legs. You need to scrap your routine and do a premade one like starting strength.
    age: 21

    height: 6'3

    weight: 175

    short term goal: 200

    Long term goal: Lean 225

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    Quote Originally Posted by samadhi_smiles View Post
    OH Pressing? Rowing? Pullups? Squatting? Deadlifts?
    This, definitely great exercises that will help you bulk up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by litlfetcher View Post

    right hand dumbell: 1 set of 20 reps with 17 pounds.
    left hand dumbell: 1 set of 25 reps with 17 pounds.
    Thanks
    Why do you do more reps on your left hand?

    I would personally practice 1 leg squats and just body weight squats. These can all be taught at school. By the sounds you guys in teh states (im from the UK) are lucky enough to have great coaches at school so ask them to show you proper technique.

    At your age you could look at a dumbbell and gain weight. Try some pull ups, bench, squat variations and some pressing. Ideally have a dominance towards pulling movements than pushing it will help you in the long run.

    Also use planks and side planks as a trunk stability exercise.

    Overall ask your coach at school to check your technique before going anywhere near heavy weights.

    Welcome to the start of a new life my man

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    Thanks guys, I do more dumbbell reps on my left because I am right handed, so playing qb in football has gotten my right arm larger than my left. I will start on the Starting Strength routine. any idea how much weight to start out with? Thanks

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    Since you are a beginner, it is probably best to start out with light weight, perfect your form, and then work your way up with the weights.

    Remember, it is more important to have correct form and lift lighter weight than to have bad form and lift heavy weight.
    Age:17
    Weight:185
    Height:5'11
    Goal:To get huge.

    "Others would just say, 'Death Valley' and leave it at that. But not LSU. Here, it's 'Welcome to Death Valley.' That's beautiful. It's like descending into Hell and finding a sign that reads, 'Satan Invites You to Enjoy Eternal Damnation.'" -Jim Capel, ESPN

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    ok sounds good. by the way, how do I properly perform squats? I have seen squat techniques where the person uses dumbbells, and I have seen some where they use barbells. could somebody give me a little info on how to do squats, and some of the other things you guys mentioned? Thanks

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    go to youtube and search Squat RX and there will be tons of information from these videos.

    This one would be a good one to start with.

    Video


    Hope that helps.
    Age:17
    Weight:185
    Height:5'11
    Goal:To get huge.

    "Others would just say, 'Death Valley' and leave it at that. But not LSU. Here, it's 'Welcome to Death Valley.' That's beautiful. It's like descending into Hell and finding a sign that reads, 'Satan Invites You to Enjoy Eternal Damnation.'" -Jim Capel, ESPN

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    ok I have scrapped the old routine, and am using the SS routine.
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    squats 3x5x_
    bench press 3x5x_
    deadlift 1x5x_
    preacher curl 3x5x_
    reverse preacher curl 3x5x_
    dumbbell R 4x5x_
    dumbbell L 5x5x_
    handgrips 35 seconds
    abroller 10x10
    push up 4x5
    pull up 2x5

    B
    squats 3x5x_
    standing overhead barbell 3x5x_
    powerclean 5x3x_
    preacher curl 3x5x_
    reverse preacher curl 3x5x_
    dumbbell R 4x5x_
    dumbbell L 5x5x_
    handgrips 35 seconds
    abroller 10x10
    push up 4x5
    pull up 2x5

    again any suggestions for my new plan would be greatly appreciated
    Last edited by litlfetcher; 06-09-2009 at 01:57 AM.

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    You dont need to add anything else to the routine, just do it as it is set out. Maybe you can use that abroller thing but the routine is perfect how it is.
    Height:6ft 2in

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    working on it

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    Do you know how to powerclean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tennisrox4 View Post
    You dont need to add anything else to the routine, just do it as it is set out.
    exactly.

    also... tennisrox4... ur sig says ur 6 inches tall? lol

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    I believe I know how to powerclean. I had my personal trainer (google.com) show me, so I think I got it. Start off like your going to deadlift, quickly pull the bar up, push hips out, bend elbows under bar, catch bar on shoulders, repetition. Is that how it works? Thanks

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