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?

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  1. #1
    ʞǝudopnpǝ LoneJeeper's Avatar
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    ME/DE Routine samples

    I'm pretty sure i'm overthinking things (happens frequently), but i'm having a hard time juggling the parameters of the maximum effort / dynamic effort with how it applies to a routine...

    Does anyone have a (detailed) sample routine or could someone illustrate converting WBB1 or 2 to fit in the ME/DE style?

    Here's what i do in a typical week (MWF). Usually 3 sets, in a 12-10-8 scheme. how would I apply ME/DE ?

    1 Chest/Tri
    -flat bench
    -close-grip
    -incline or decline dumbell press
    -skull crushers
    -flyes
    -press-downs

    2 Legs
    -back squats
    -good mornings
    -extensions
    -sldl
    -front squats
    -hamstring curls

    3 Back
    - deadlift
    - barbell rows
    - pull downs
    - shrugs

    help?
    Last edited by LoneJeeper; 11-16-2009 at 07:17 PM.
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    Squat 435x1 7/13/2010
    Bench Press 325x1 8/12/2010

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    You must understand programming to understand the ideas behind ME/DE, read the Texas Method sticky.
    Sarvamangalam!

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    Max effort and dynamic effort are best applied towards conjugate perodization, which is more geared towards powerlifting, not bodybuilding.


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    You've missed the point. Hopefully, you'll read the Texas Method sticky and figure some things out.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    You've missed the point. Hopefully, you'll read the Texas Method sticky and figure some things out.
    I didn't notice that sticky. This forum changes stickys more often than others I'm on. I should pay more attention.

    I do aim more toward strongman style goals, but i appreciate the whole-body strength of bodybuilding.

    This Texas method shtick looks pretty good... let's see if I understood it.

    if I apply the Volume/Recovery/Intensity to what i've already got going in a pattern like so:

    1 Chest/Shoulder
    2 Legs
    3 Back


    1v
    2r
    3i
    weekend
    2v
    3r
    1i
    weekend
    3v
    1r
    2i

    is that too much of a bastardization? are there other benefits to the whole-body/workout style described in the article? am i still missing the point?

    thanks for your time, it is appreciated.

    kd
    Last edited by LoneJeeper; 11-17-2009 at 06:22 PM.
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    Squat 435x1 7/13/2010
    Bench Press 325x1 8/12/2010

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    That will put you progressing very very slowly.
    Sarvamangalam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    That will put you progressing very very slowly.
    I would have to eliminate some lifts to be able to complete a more condensed routine in my allotted gym time. It would be along the lines of Bench, DL, Squat.

    The idea of 5RM for all three every friday makes me queasy just thinking about it... but it should get me unstuck. (you guys should have a puke smiley)


    Seriously, thanks for helping me think this through. I don't have a mentor or partner with similar interests who is at my level, and this is a tremendous resource for me.
    6'3" 270#
    Deadlift 505x2 8/1/2010
    Squat 435x1 7/13/2010
    Bench Press 325x1 8/12/2010

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