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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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    training program

    alright here goes
    i want to get a real routine started..
    jane was gonna help me out and things got a little messed up. i wish i had the paper she gave me but i really dont remember where i put it.. so maybe you guys can help me out?
    a few of you gave me some ideas and i have a few sites that i have looked at, but i really dont know where to start for building a routine that is right for me.
    do you think you could help me out?
    i get to the gym at least once a week but if i get a good routine down, i can make it 2 or even 3 times a week
    cack says full body is good since my schedule isnt clear but i dunno
    ok what i do at the gym... leg press, leg extensions, leg curls, rowing things.. i dunno what they are called, pullover, back extensions, ab thing
    and i really dont know what
    i basically go to the gym and do whatever is easiest and whatever is open
    i run sometimes and use the bike sometimes..
    but i am pretty much lost
    so.. any suggestions?
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    Good to see you are keen to do some serious training Kim -
    I think that 2 days per week should do it if you can manage
    You will require some upper body exercises, for starters.

    Do you have any goals in mind - i.e gain weight, lose weight, maintain, etc ?

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    Kimp- You should focus on squat, deadlift and bench, you will get quicker and better results than just doing those isolations.

    Just start out easy and light, focus on form, and you can increase as you get better at it.

    But I am telling, that nothing is better than these three exercises.

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    kimpy's in this forum? I thought we locked her out....lol, yeah listen to allan and shocker.

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    Originally posted by nate allan
    Kimp- You should focus on squat, deadlift and bench, you will get quicker and better results than just doing those isolations.

    Just start out easy and light, focus on form, and you can increase as you get better at it.

    But I am telling, that nothing is better than these three exercises.
    Even for a beginner ?
    Do you think perhaps this is something that she should work up to ?
    These are the best exercises though.

    I dont think that this is enough to summarise a routine.
    You will need some rowing movements too.

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    But I am telling, that nothing is better than these three exercises
    He has got a point here

    Even for a beginner ?
    Isn' t that the beauty of a progressive resistance program?

    I dont think that this is enough to summarise a routine.
    Perhaps add some chins and dips and then it might.
    Failure is a privelage reserved for those who do not try hard enough

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    yea thanks guys but i gotta start off easy. form is pretty much what i need to know to start off also
    i have to learn the squats and other lifting exercizes because i dont know how to do them. jane (hopefully) is going to come with me and show me how to do them. and she said she can help me.. so YEA! woohoo!
    haha im not banned from this forum i just am scared of it
    if i do two days, do i have a certain day for upper and a certain day for lower?
    does anyone know other lifts too? maybe the ones i mentioned already? or something like that...
    haha i dunno
    kimmy still lost but thanks for the imput so far
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    ok lets see.. goals..
    weight loss would be good.. but i want to become stronger..
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    Find a big rock like I have and lift it over your head....just don't drop it.


    Do you have someone who can teach you the exercises? Like Jane?
    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)
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    I think squats, deads, and bench are fine for a beginner. Just practice form, and start light. Make sure you have someone that knows what they are doing show you and you will be fine. Make it simple at first, dont get too complicated with the workouts (or you may get sick of it). Just start off with the basics squat, bench dead, overhead press; and then add in a couple isolation exercises.

    Somehting liker this???

    1 - Sqaut, leg curls, leg extensions, calves
    2 - OFF
    3 - Bench press, overhead press, "pec dek", tricep pushdowns, lateral raises
    4 - OFF
    5 - Deadlift, chins (assisted if necessary), some sort of rowing motion, bicep curl, rear delts raise
    6 - OFF
    7 - OFF

    This would be fairly quick and you could do some cardio afterwards if you like!!! Just keep it simple, baby steps!! GOOD LUCK, and let us know how it goes.
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    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    thanks eric! i just need to learn how to do most of those
    and yea- jane is going to show me how to do most of those because i am pretty much clueless. i just need a time where she is free to show me.
    lol a big rock.. good idea.. but knowing me, i will drop it on my head and i will never be able to workout again!
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