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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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    Low volume workouts 4 days a week

    Is it ok to workout 4 days a week but only do 7-8 sets total on each of those days, and work each muscle group twice a week on non consecutive days? Or do you think that is too little volume

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    I do a 4 day split, usually 9 working sets of compound exercises per day. For the most part each muscle gets worked twice per week; once max effort, the second time more of a dynamic effort. It works pretty well for me.

    I say as long as your 7-8 sets are heavy compound movements, you'll be fine. For example, if you have a back/bicep day consisting of 3 sets DL's, 2 sets pullups, 2 sets bent over rows, compared to a back/bicep day consisting of 3 sets pull ups, 2 sets standing curls, 2 sets hammer curls. The first day is obviously the better of the two. The second day is not very efficient or as effective.
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