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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    Biceps on leg/abs day?

    Anybody else think this is a little awkward? You'd essentially be working your biceps a little through the vertical/horizontal pulling excercises and then hit them again in your next session. Can someone enlighten me why its set up like this?

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    Not awkward at all in my opinion... I've always like training biceps after squats or deadlifts... Bicep work is accessory and can be thrown in whenever you want really. In fact, most people like the fact that you're hitting them indirectly, then directly a day or two later. I find that if I try to do biceps after a heavy bench day my triceps are pumped/tight and I can't get as much done for my biceps...
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    DC training is set up the same way and is geared towards very advanced lifters ( moving some serious iron ) and they have no issues with doing biceps after legs so why do you think you would?
    Success is achieved by doing a little more than you thought you could, and a lot more than anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Not awkward at all in my opinion... I've always like training biceps after squats or deadlifts... Bicep work is accessory and can be thrown in whenever you want really. In fact, most people like the fact that you're hitting them indirectly, then directly a day or two later. I find that if I try to do biceps after a heavy bench day my triceps are pumped/tight and I can't get as much done for my biceps...
    There's your answer.

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    I actually tend to agree with the OP. But, its because I was doing the 4 day split with my lift days being mon/tues/thurs/fri. So basically my biceps got trained 4 times a week with no rest. Consequently I moved a couple of lifts around to get them some rest. Now that ive changed my schedule to go mon/wed/thurs/sat im trying it again with the biceps on leg day. This is my first week going to this schedule so ill be seeing how it feels.

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    If you do chin-ups as a vertical pulling motion in the three-day routine, you'd be working your biceps fairly directly every session. Chins, curls, chins, curls. Is that too much biceps work or is that fine?

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    Ok now that I think about it, its not as bad as I thought. I just wasn't used to lifting like this but change is good right? Can't wait to start this in two weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaron View Post
    Ok now that I think about it, its not as bad as I thought. I just wasn't used to lifting like this but change is good right? Can't wait to start this in two weeks!
    Good to hear you're coming along for the ride. I wish you good luck in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    If you do chin-ups as a vertical pulling motion in the three-day routine, you'd be working your biceps fairly directly every session. Chins, curls, chins, curls. Is that too much biceps work or is that fine?
    Titalis makes a good point and ultimately this is going to be a suck it and see scenario.
    Recovery is about the only factor that I have found is truly variable, subject as it is not just to the training frequency, but also the trainee's work life/home life stresses etc, so I can't give a blanket recommendation and say 'yes this will be fine for you'. All I can do is give the outline of a program, the principles behind it and let you do the rest.
    Whichever direction you or the OP or anyone else goes just let me know, I'd appreciate the feedback.
    Last edited by Daniel Roberts; 05-17-2010 at 05:39 AM.

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    And remember everyone, like Dan has mentioned numerous times, these are recomendations. Everyone can tweek as they need to fit there life/body/recovery abilities. If you follow the general guidelines you can tweek the specifics.

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