The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member
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    Working a muscle group 1 time a week

    From looking around on this forum it seems that most people workout each muscle group only once a week. I have been lifting for about 4 years and from my experience I could never gain if I only trained the muscles once a week. I am an ectomorph bady type so maybe this has something to do with it.

    But what seems to work the best?

    Here is my routine right now. Tell me if you think its over training or do some people just need to work harder?

    Monday: Chest/Back
    Tuesday: Bi/Tri/
    Wednesday: Legs/ Shoulders
    Thursday: Chest/Back
    Friday: Shoulder/bi/tri
    sat and sun: off

    I usually do push/pull split but trying to focus on my arms right now.

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    Milk Fan Sebi's Avatar
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    if you progress, it's all well. no need to panic.
    All weights in kilograms in my posts. 1 kg = 2,2 lbs

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    Senior Member Accipiter's Avatar
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    yeah, I agree with the asian sensation

  5. #4
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    I realize that you are focusing on your arms, but if you are not progressing, it's likely overtraining's the cause. Tris are involved in all chest work (except flyes) and biceps are involved in almost all back work. So you are training your arms four times a week. Two directly and two indirectly. Were I you, I would train arms directly only once a week, because they are being trained twice more when you do chest and back.

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    Yeah your split is similar to one I used and I never got anywhere.

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    lol@asian sensation
    All weights in kilograms in my posts. 1 kg = 2,2 lbs

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    Hmmmm, triceps getting hit all 5 days per week, chest and back paired together, legs and back on consecutive days, biceps getting worked 4 days per week ..... I don't know where to begin with the problems in this routine.

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