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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?

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    Senior Member Zorachus's Avatar
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    36 yrs old HTC-12

    Will give this HTC-12 Program a shot, was on the 5/3/1 for 7 months, but not a lot of results to be honest, besides lifting much heavier now for me, but body just looks thicker, not like a body builder should in my opinion.
    Old 5/3/1 journal http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...=1#post2332339

    I will try the HTC-12; http://www.wannabebig.com/hypertroph...ining-program/
    Program Two: A-B-A-B

    A-B-A-B, alternated throughout the week, and repeated.
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-22-2010 at 01:42 PM.

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    Week 1 A-B-A-B
    Workout "A"
    Saturday 05/22/10

    - VERTICAL PULLING = Pulldown
    50lbs x 6
    60lbs x 6
    70lbs x 6
    90lbs x 6 +2+2+2

    - HORIZONTAL PULLING = Barbell Row
    20lbs x 6
    30lbs x 6
    40lbs x 6
    50lbs x 6
    60lbs x 6 +2+2+2

    - HORIZONTAL PRESSING = Bench Press ( 1rep max = 185lbs, final set will be 80% of 1RM )
    50lbs x 6
    90lbs x 6
    110lbs x 6
    130lbs x 6
    150lbs x 6 +2+2+2

    - VERTICAL PRESSING = Military OH Press ( 1rep max 120lbs, final set will be 80% )
    50lbs x 6
    70lbs x 6
    80lbs x 6
    90lbs x 6 +2+2+2

    - TRICEPS = Overhead Dumbbell
    15lbs x 6
    20lbs x 6
    25lbs x 6
    30lbs x 6
    35lbs x 6 +2+2+2
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-25-2010 at 06:47 PM.

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    Week 1 A-B-A-B
    Workout "B"
    Sunday 05/23/10

    - QUAD = Squats ( 1rep max = 265lbs, will max at approx 80% for final set here )
    90lbs x 6
    100lbs x 6
    140lbs x 6
    180lbs x 6
    200lbs x 6 +2 +2 +2

    - HIP = Deadlift ( 1rep max = 210lbs )
    70lbs x 6
    100lbs x 6
    120lbs x 6
    140lbs x 6 +2+2+2

    - CALF = Standing Calf Raise
    90lbs x 6
    110lbs x 6
    130lbs x 6
    150lbs x 6 +2+2+2

    - BICEPS = Barbell Curl
    20lbs x 6
    30lbs x 6
    40lbs x 6
    50lbs x 6 +2+2+2

    - ABS = Barbell Rollout
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-25-2010 at 06:53 PM.

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    Good job on getting started.

    HCT-12 is gonna be much better for you than 5/3/1 if you are after hypertrophy (muscle gain)

    Good luck with the program!
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    Have to admit I did feel these workouts the next day, like I used to when I first started the 5/3/1 many months ago. Now with the 5.3.1 sure my strength went up, as did the weights, but stopped feeling each workout.

    Will give this HTC-12 a few months and see if I do make these muscles pop like I want them to look like a body builder. The 5/3/1 just didn't give me that pumped out look.

    Just mentally hard to get over the 6rep thing. So used to seeing accessory lifts at 10-15 reps each, or at least starting off each exercise with high rep, and working down to 6reps with heavier weight. This is a change for me to stay at 6 reps.
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    Week 1 A-B-A-B
    Workout "A"
    Tuesday 05/25/10

    - VERTICAL PULLING = Pulldown
    50lbs x 6
    60lbs x 6
    80lbs x 6
    70lbs x 6
    90lbs x 6 +2+2+2

    - HORIZONTAL PULLING = Barbell Row
    20lbs x 6
    30lbs x 6
    40lbs x 6
    50lbs x 6
    60lbs x 6 +2+2+2

    - HORIZONTAL PRESSING = Bench Press ( 1rep max = 185lbs, final set will be 80% of 1RM )
    50lbs x 6
    100lbs x 6
    125lbs x 6
    140lbs x 6 +2+2+2

    - VERTICAL PRESSING = Military OH Press ( 1rep max 120lbs, final set will be 80% )
    50lbs x 6
    60lbs x 6
    70lbs x 6
    80lbs x 6
    90lbs x 6 +2+2+2

    - TRICEPS = Cable Pulldown Extensions
    50lbs x 6
    60lbs x 6
    70lbs x 6
    75lbs x 6 +2+2+2
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-25-2010 at 08:06 PM.

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    How in the hell are you doing 2 programs at once?? I see you posted a workout in your 5/3/1 journal also...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELmx479 View Post
    How in the hell are you doing 2 programs at once?? I see you posted a workout in your 5/3/1 journal also...
    LOL.

    I was just testing to see which one I would like more, but have not done the 5/3/1 since last week. Each time I get ready to lift the weights, I went back to the new HTC-12. So last 3 workouts have been HTC-12.

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    What is everyone doing for rests between sets ? Like 45 - 60 seconds ? And now much rest between the cluster reps of 2, like 10 - 30sec or so ?
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-25-2010 at 07:35 PM.

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