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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Having trouble gaining?

    If you are having trouble gaining muscular bodyweight, here are some simple "rules" you can use to guide your training...


    1. Simple routines of 6-8 exercises maximum per workout, and better still for many hard gainers, only 3-5 exercises.
    2. Most of your exercises should be big compound movements-e.g., squat, deadlift, parallel bar dip and chin.
    3. Weight train no more than twice a week.
    4. Alternate two different workouts.
    5. Add an extra day or two of rest between workouts, if necessary, for full recovery.
    6. Master exercise form, and always use impeccable exercise technique.
    7. Use a controlled rep speed. Put the emphasis on keeping your reps smooth.
    8. Warm up very well-better too much than not enough.
    9. Perform no more than three work sets per exercise.
    10. Make poundage progression in perfect form your training creed.
    11. Follow a high-quality protein-rich diet every day that provides a caloric and nutrient surplus.
    12. Spread your dietary intake over five or preferably six feeds a day.
    13. Experiment with protein intake. You may need large quantities to maximize results.
    14. Sleep well every night.
    15. Conserve your energy on your off days.

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    I really need to focus on 11 to 14. Diet just takes so much more time and focus to perfect.

    Thanks for the tips.

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    Really? Only workout twice a week? I'm doing three times right now, and was about to start going four times next week for a while, doing two different workouts, twice a week.

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    He means don't train the same part no more than 2x a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starfox View Post
    He means don't train the same part no more than 2x a week.
    Oooh, k, got it. Thanks.

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    I'm pretty sure he meant 2x a week for weight training. I could be wrong, but I believe this is in reference to people having trouble gaining, "hard gainers"
    Sometimes less is more.
    1. Simple routines of 6-8 exercises maximum per workout, and better still for many hard gainers, only 3-5 exercises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteO View Post
    I'm pretty sure he meant 2x a week for weight training. I could be wrong, but I believe this is in reference to people having trouble gaining, "hard gainers"
    Sometimes less is more.
    1. Simple routines of 6-8 exercises maximum per workout, and better still for many hard gainers, only 3-5 exercises.
    He means two times a week! If there is such a thing as a hardgainer (prob just need to eat more and run less) then less is more when it comes to training. Lift really heavy twice a week,then eat and rest. The extra work just burns off too much calories.
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    I think #14 is probably the toughest... 6 hours per night ftl.
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    Two days a week means you go lift in the gym two days a week and that's it. The effort is put into lifting more weight, using the big compound exercises, and recovering (resting and eating). A sample routine would look like:

    Day 1
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