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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Senior Member Twan's Avatar
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    Daily Lifting vs. Days Off

    If starting out, but trying to bulk fast, should I take days off? I'm completely fine with lifting daily as it's more motivation. Saturday and Sunday off because my fitness center is at school. Do any GOOD KNOWN routines for beginners allow me to do that?

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    You grow outside of the gym, not in it. Rest is key. If you don't take days off it will limit your gains.

    Look at WBB1 on this site. Great routine.
    Nick V

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    Yea that's what I've been doing.

    But I can regrow my muscles while working others. Right?

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    But you don't want to overload your CNS, and your body can't be repairing everything at once effectively. Overtraining is not good.
    Nick V

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    Try upper, lower, off, upper, lower, off, off.

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    Off days are just as important as lifting days
    my journal
    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=68545

    weight 202 - (bf around 14%)
    PR's
    Bench - 286
    deadlift - new pr on the 23/12/06 190 kilo (430 pound)
    squat - 264 ATF

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    200 pound at 10% bf by next summer

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    If you want to stay active try running on your days off.

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    Channel that enthusiasm elsewhere on your days off. For example, clean eating takes a lot of planning and self-control. Work on your diet on your off days (as well as the training days, of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HILL
    Off days are just as important as lifting days
    Add another vote for that.

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    twan, if you want to lift more often, you need to dial down the volume in a big way. Pavel Tsatsouline has the 3-5 system - 3-5 exercises, 3-5 sets each, 3-5 reps each set, 3-5 days per week. Now, I think that is still too much volume if doing five days - IMO, however, if you did 1-2x5 of 5-6 exercises, five days per week, I think you could see a benefit. I have been experimenting w/ it for the last month, and have had success.

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