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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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    how often to train

    i'm gonna be short on time for a while so i'm just gonna do squats, pushups, dips and chins. how often should i train? i was thinkin takin 2 DAYS off after each workout. any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    I can only say from my personal experience, I would recover fine from that schedule. I would go as deep as possible in the squat.
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    I think you could come up with a better routine that is better balanced. What are your goals? What are your time limits?
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    It really depends on volume/ structure of your program. Set a goal, line out some objectives, and finally your projected outcomes from your workout.
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    I would probably drop the pushups from that routine. I once did a similar routine for a brief period years ago. This was my split --

    1 - Weighted chins, benchpress
    2 - 20 rep squats
    3 - rest
    4 - weighted chins, benchpress
    5 - 20 rep squats
    6 - rest
    7 - rest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    I would probably drop the pushups from that routine. I once did a similar routine for a brief period years ago. This was my split --

    1 - Weighted chins, benchpress
    2 - 20 rep squats
    3 - rest
    4 - weighted chins, benchpress
    5 - 20 rep squats
    6 - rest
    7 - rest
    That sounds interesting, do you feel like you made any good progress on it?
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    Some people may be able to recover from a workout like that in a day or two (depending on how long, reps, sets, etc.). Some may take 3-4 days or longer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacobH View Post
    That sounds interesting, do you feel like you made any good progress on it?
    It was only 6 weeks, but for where I was at in my training at the time, yes.
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    I think it is also worth mentioning that your recovery time can be faster or slower depending on how your nutrition supports it. At least, this is what I have noticed for myself.

    Given the right amount of good calories, protein, and especially glutamine, and some BCAA's thrown in, I seem to recover faster and get effectively continue to train.

    This of course will vary based on your nutrition and genetics.
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