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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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    Routine

    Oh no not another whats the best routine question, well it's not.
    I've been looking at the logs here and over on Elite as well as Bad Attitiude and it seems like the advanced lifters best routine is, well, no routine. Is that a fair assesment? I know they keep logs so they know the weights they moved, but it seems like a LOT of them go by "feel". How do you know when you're ready to train like that. I HATE following a set routine. Seems like it doesn't leave room for the good days as well as the bad days.
    Just looking for some thoughts.

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    Id look into some block periodization stuff. There was a good thread on here a while ago that would be a good place to start. It really helped me figure things out. Im no where near advanced though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashkills View Post
    Id look into some block periodization stuff. There was a good thread on here a while ago that would be a good place to start. It really helped me figure things out. Im no where near advanced though.
    Hey Joliet, I grew up in Coal City, small world. I'll look into the block periodization, thanks

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    The people that go by feel are more advanced lifters that know in the back of their head what they need to do and how much to do. They known their bodies and training well enough they can listen and follow what it says. I'd say start with a plan and adapt accordingly.
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    It's not as free-for-all as you think. They have set days they train. They train the same movements on those days. Programming A.D.D is one of the worst things a beginner can have.
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    Programming A.D.D is one of the worst things a beginner can have.
    I agree. Most top competitors have a plan. They may tweak it a little from workout to workout, due to injury or work schedule etc., but thay try to stick to the basic plan as closely as they can.
    It keeps you from doing too much on the days you feel great (overtraining) and from slacking off on the days you're not in the mood to push it hard in the gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    It's not as free-for-all as you think. They have set days they train. They train the same movements on those days. Programming A.D.D is one of the worst things a beginner can have.
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    I'm pretty sure I'm not a beginner, but I may use a version of Wendlers 5/3/1 as it seems like a lot of variation which I enjoy. Maybe something along the lines of his Mulatto variation.
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