The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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  1. #1
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    New routine - any input?

    I'm trying out an interesting and fresh routine that I can do in my garage with minimal equipment... power rack, Olympic weight set, a few OLD (minimally adjustable) dumbbells, a Swiss ball, and me.

    Monday:
    Pull-ups (4-5 sets just short of failure)
    Floor Press (4x6-8)
    Squat (4x6-8)
    Hanging Reverse Crunches (3 sets)

    Tuesday:
    Overhead Press (4x6-8)
    Bent Over Row (4x6-8)
    Isometric front squat (3 sets)
    Suitcase deadlift (3x6)

    Thursday:
    Deadlift/SLDL (4x6-8) (switch each week)
    Push-ups (3-4 sets)
    Chins (4-5 sets)
    Swiss ball crunches (3 sets)

    Friday:
    Cleans (5x3-5)
    DB Hang Curls (3 sets)
    DB Floor Press w/ Legs Elevated (3x10-12)
    Modified Renegade Row (3x10-12)

    The weirdo core moves on Tuesdays and Fridays came from this page:
    http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_a...s_bigger_lifts

    I really need to pick up a second Olympic bar so I can do dips in my rack.

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  3. #2
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    It seems pretty random, almost like you're trying to get a whole body workout 4 different ways.

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    I can see where you'd think that.

    One of my favorite routines ever was Built's "Baby Got Back". I did that program for a couple years while I had access to a gym, and I made great progress on it. The fundamentals I took away from it were to think of planar movement in addition to specific lifts. Vertical pushing, vertical pulling, quad-dominant movements, and hip dominant movements are the main categories. Look at my routine again with that in mind...

    On Monday, I am doing a "heavy" vertical pull, horizontal push, and quad dominant movement. On Tuesday, it's a "heavy" vertical push and horizontal pull. The suitcase deads are a unilateral movement that I really feel in my quads, so I can call that a light quad dominant movement as well as core. Thursday has the "heavy" hip dominant deadlifts, which leaves me pretty spent, so I go for lighter horizontal push and vertical pull movements. Friday is kind of an oddball, though. Cleans are another hip dominant posterior chain exercise, but I go deep into the bottom and front squat out of them, so there's another quad move. The core movements here also serve as light horizontal pulling and pressing.

    I guess I don't really feel as if I need any input lol, but if anyone has any suggestions to make my program more thorough I'm open to them. I just want to do the best I can with the limited equipment.

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    I don't think I could work my low back four times a week and on back to back days. I'd burn out quick when things got heavy. But that's me, and you may be more rugged.
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    I cut my teeth on BGB.

    I'm also coming back from a long "rest period" and starting very light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superhombre2k View Post
    I guess I don't really feel as if I need any input lol, but if anyone has any suggestions to make my program more thorough I'm open to them. I just want to do the best I can with the limited equipment.
    Then why did you start a thread?

    And you routine is well below subpar. You order things oddly and have not taken into account day to day recovery. Just do a premade form this site.
    Last edited by ZenMonkey; 07-02-2009 at 07:32 AM.
    Sarvamangalam!

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    buy a bench and do SS
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