The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Senior Member Manveet's Avatar
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    How much is enough for legs?

    I've been havin some trouble with my leg day, I don't know how much I should do? Right now I'm doin 2 sets of squats, leg presses, calf raises, leg curls and leg extensions. Do you guys think that's enough? Should I dump some of these excercises for others?, I need some opinions - thanks

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    eating out millertime's Avatar
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    Dump the leg press and add a set of squats, add 2 more sets to the calf raises.

    so it would look like this

    squats 3
    leg curl 2
    leg ext 2
    calf raise 4

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    Do you do deadlifts at all? I do them on my back day, but they work legs also.

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    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    manveet, since your gym has a horrible squat set up, i think you should focus on the leg press still. i think add 1 more set of squats keep the leg press and just throw in 1 more calf day during one of your other days, because calves need to be worked out more then 1nce a week.
    squats 3
    Leg press 2
    Leg extensions 2
    Leg Curls 2
    Calves 4 X one other day of the week
    "a nice (addition)

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    Squats are superior to the leg press, you'd be better off hammering on the squats, maybe 4 sets, dump the leg press. 3 or 4 sets for calf raises. and two sets for leg extensions and curls. Keep reps in the 6-10 range on all exercises. If you're going heavy enough you should only be able to do 8 to 10 sets for legs before total exhaustion

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    Maybe it's just me, but I don't think I'll ever do leg extensions again.


    Squats, dead, goodmornings. There are 100's of variations of each. They should take care of everything.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    well i have basicly run out the stack on the leg ext. It really doesn't feel like it works my quads very much anyway (strange).

    Now leg press (going beyond failure) after squats (failure) left my legs screaming for mercy

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    also, i dont like goodmornings.

    squat, leg press, followed by sldl

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    I don't do leg extensions, they hurt my knees and are pretty pointless......same with leg curls.

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    that routine seems okay to me.

    give it a month or two and see how progress is.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    I think I will for sure add another set to my squats, and two more sets to my calf raises. I do deadlifts on my back day, so doing a variation of them on leg day probably wouldn't be good for me. I want to ditch either leg extensions or curls, would doing weighted lunges be a good replacement?
    "It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"

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    "Out of all of the sects in the world, we notice an uncanny coincidence: the overwhelming majority just happen to choose the one that their parents belong to. Not the sect that has the best evidence in its favour, the best miracles, the best moral code, the best cathedral, the best stained glass, the best music: when it comes to choosing from the smorgasbord of available religions, their potential virtues seem to count for nothing, compared to the matter of heredity. This is an unmistakable fact; nobody could seriously deny it. Yet people with full knowledge of the arbitrary nature of this heredity, somehow manage to go on believing in their religion, often with such fanaticism that they are prepared to murder people who follow a different one."


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