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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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    CHEST in order of operation:

    Flatbench with dumbbells 3x

    Incline with dumbbells 3x

    Decline with straightbar on the press 3x

    butterflys 3x

    Dips 3x

    BICEPS in order:

    standing alternate dumbbell curls 3x

    standing dumbbell curls 3x

    preacher curls 3x

    concentration curls 3x



    question: will Hammar curls make a good impact on my bicep gains?



    Thanks,

    Tony

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    In my opinion, that's too many exercises and sets. I'd suggest picking 2-3 of your favorite chest exercises and 1-2 of your favorite bi exercises and blast your chest & bis with those.
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    I agree with gino

    Also drop the decline bench

    I do a max of 6 sets for chest and 3 set for bi's
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    Declines and dips are very similar exercises. No point doing both in the same workout.

    Also, follow the above advice.
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    I use this routine for Chest/Tricep:

    Flat Bench (BB) - 3x [sometimes drop set last set]
    Dips or Weighted Dips - 2x
    Incline Bench (DB) - 3x
    Incline or Flat Flyes - 2x
    Pec Deck or Cable Crossovers - 2x
    Skull Crushers or Close-Grip Bench - 2x
    *Pull-Downs - 2x

    * I only add this if I have a lot of energy for some reason

    Some guys will tell you that even this is too much, but I find it has been working well since I do chest/triceps once a week.

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    I agree with the above statements. I think that routine would be fine if you took steroids, or just wanted to be toned. If you WANNABEBIG, I would suggest you follow everyone's advice.

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    CHEST in order of operation:

    Flatbench with dumbbells 3x

    Incline with dumbbells 3x

    butterflys 3x or Dips or decline (not all 3)


    BICEPS in order:

    standing barbelll curls 3x

    preacher curls 3x or Concentration curl (not both)

    seated alternate dumbbell curls 3x


    question: will Hammar curls make a good impact on my bicep gains?

    Sure


    Thanks,

    Tony

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    Originally posted by Tony
    question: will Hammar curls make a good impact on my bicep gains?
    My answer is yes, I love hammer curls. It probably depends on the way in which you do them, but when I do them it blasts my forearms at the same time. My forearms have grown as well as my biceps just from doing hammer curls.

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    your revised routine looks good. hammers won't hurt. they tend to hit the forarms and the brachialis slightly more than the biceps, but it's a nice addition once in a while.

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    Originally posted by Tony

    question: will Hammar curls make a good impact on my bicep gains?
    That depends upon the rest of your bicep routine.
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    Mason, why do you link high volumed to get toned? That's like saying: do high reps to get cut.
    What is the difference in muscles involvement between normal press and declined press?
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