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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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    Your favorite split, or the split you made the greatest gains on.

    Another thread just to get this section breathing a bit.

    Mine would have to be the Madcow variation of 5x5. Increased my squat 3-5rm by about 90 pounds for reps and I gained about 10 pounds of primarily lean mass in the process.

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    The routine I have made the best gains on was:

    Day 1:

    Squat
    Dips
    Calf Raise

    Day 2:

    Bench Press
    BO Row
    Incline Dumbell Press

    Day 3:

    Chins
    OHP
    Deadlift


    Everything was 5x5 except calf raise and deadlift which were 3x5.

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    bastardized version of westside. I've put 80 lbs on my squat in 3-4 months.
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    Monday:
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    Calves

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    Did really well both times I did GVT, especially my sophmore year of collge. Both times did this over winter break where al I basically did was eat and lift. Put on decent size and got me ready to add strength in the spring.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Did really well both times I did GVT, especially my sophmore year of collge. Both times did this over winter break where al I basically did was eat and lift. Put on decent size and got me ready to add strength in the spring.
    Really? I find that interesting. I've honestly never heard someone say that they saw great gains on GVT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Really? I find that interesting. I've honestly never heard someone say that they saw great gains on GVT.
    Probably didn't eat enough and went too heavy with their weights.


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    Same one I've been doing since I got my rack in late 2007:

    Monday:
    Bench 5x5 or 5x3

    Tuesday:
    Deadlift 5x5 or 5x3 and weighted pull-ups 3x5

    Wednesday:
    Shoulder press 5x5

    Thursday:
    ATG Squat 5x5

    Friday:
    Whatever for arms


    I do accessory work or isolated stuff on certain days based on how I feel.
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    5/3/1 by far for me.. although madcow 5x5 gave me great gains in 2007 when i was new to the iron game

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    I would say either WSB or 5/3/1
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