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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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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Need Help With Body Building Training.

    Hello everyone!
    I'm 15 years old and I'm a pretty average building towards the skinny side.
    I got myself some very nice whey protein and want to start working out.
    I'm afraid I might overwork my muscles though, is 48 hours enough rest between specific muscle training?

    btw: im going to train the **** out of them until I cry.

    I'm aiming for:

    Monday - Biceps / Triceps
    Tuesday - Abs / Pecs
    Wednesday - Shoulders

    and just train each muscle every 48 hours.
    is that reasonable?

    also: should I start as heavy dumb-bells I can? Thanks for your help guys.

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    legs? 0.o

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    You should start by reading the stickies. You need to train your entire body, many great routines are in the stickies. You should also hit the nutrition section and make sure your diet is in order. Adding a bit of whey won't do jack **** unless you are eating enough calories to grow.
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    Legs? Back? You are missing the biggest muscles
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    You should start by reading the stickies.
    +1

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    One of the top stickies, Starting Strength. Do that.

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    +1 to all the above. If you want to get big, you have to eat big and lift big - that also means that you need to include to of the largest muscle groups - legs and back.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    Back and legs make up more than two thirds of the body and definitely should be trained. There are few things more funny looking than someone with a developed upper body supported on toothpick legs. Also by training chest and neglecting back not only does the risk of shoulder injury increase but an underdeveloped upper back will result in much lower overall shoulder width. I would also not recommend training triceps the day before chest because bench press movements require tricep strength. Check out the Starting Strength for a good beginner program or at the very least include squats and deadlifts in your routine (both exercises are great for building overall strength and muscle mass).
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    The day-to-day process of building muscle mass can become routine, so itís important to have a strategy to raise your strength level before entering the gym. Visualization is a great tool to use to raise your focus and intensity. Throughout your day or before you workout, visualize yourself having success in the gym.

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    you should do atleast a little bit for legs and back. they are very important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by britwolf View Post
    you should do atleast a little bit for legs and back. they are very important.
    I agree with this statement and would even add a little too it.

    You should do at least a lot for legs and back and a little bit for those little muscles you listed.

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    joey, chest too buddy, just a really bad routine, listen to everyone else. you will hurt yourself if you do your proposed workout.

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    Well, um your routine is basically missing some of the biggest muscles. Back, Legs, I mean come on man lol. Just check out Starting Strength, and as they said, make sure your diet is in place.

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    You first need to study the fundamentals of body building/strength training.

    Your body grows as a WHOLE. You can make very limited gains from direct/isolation work, at least compared to large muscle, compound lifts.

    You should focus on the squat, bench press, dead lift and overhead press. Not only will you get stronger, you will look better and you will probably also be harder to kill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattJMM2 View Post
    You first need to study the fundamentals of body building/strength training.

    Your body grows as a WHOLE. You can make very limited gains from direct/isolation work, at least compared to large muscle, compound lifts.

    You should focus on the squat, bench press, dead lift and overhead press. Not only will you get stronger, you will look better and you will probably also be harder to kill.
    haha, if I could only rep. The last part got me.

    What Matt said is correct man. Compounds is where it's at, I mean, yea once you reach the stage where your doing beast on compounds, put some isolations in, but till then, I'd advise SS. I mean, I am so excited for SS!

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