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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Thunderstruck RinkerxX's Avatar
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    Looking for some advice or opinions

    I just got back into lifting recently but with my work I can only use my own dumbbells and I don't have access to a gym.

    my workout is:

    chest,tri's,shoulders Monday and Thursday

    press 4 sets 12/10/8/6
    flies 3 sets of 12
    dips 4 sets
    seated overhead press 4 sets 12/10/8/6
    upright row 3 sets of 12
    skull crushers 4 sets of 12
    tricep kickbacks 3 sets of 12

    Biceps and back Tuesday and Friday

    bent over row 4 sets of 12/10/8/6
    lying row 4 sets of 12
    shrugs 3 sets of 12
    bicep curl 4 sets of 12
    concentration curl 3 sets of 12

    Abs and legs Wed

    squats 4 sets of 12/10/8/6
    split squats 3 sets of 8
    step ups 4 sets of 12
    calf raises 3 sets of 12
    crunches 3 sets to failure

    I been taking Procell-8 muscle tech whey and celltech creatine, GNC multi

    eating lots of fish mostly tuna, chicken, i'm not a fan of vegetables but I eat them in shakes.

    I was just looking for advice/opinion on my routine, eating habits, and choice of supplements

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    Some of the more experienced lifters here will be able to give you some concrete advice on the workout, but iv found in the past when equipment is limited it helps to employ creative methods to increase intensity.

    Supersets, circuits, depletion type stuff. Just some ideas.

    You'd probably have to give a bit more information regarding your diet to get some useful advice from people, but as long as you are getting enough carbs to fuel your workouts, enough fat to support hormone production, and enough protein to build muscle there really isnt much to it. Elite level athletes are the ones who benefit from complex dietary strategies, so the best thing to do is drill the basics when it comes to nutrition iv found.
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    I wouldnt recommend working your upper body 4x a week while only working lower body 1x. You are neglecting half of your body going 4 to 1, upper to lower. That's a pretty common beginner mistake though, I was the same way before I came here and learned.

    Not sure if guys around here still recommend the program but I have had great results using the BGB routine that used to float around this forum.

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    A lot of people come onto the site asking for advice on dumbbell-only routines.

    Most of the time, the advice is 'you're going to struggle.'

    It can be hard to get enough weight to really train your lower body using only DBs.

    Why are you limited by your job to only DBs? You in the military? On an oil rig?
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    I was going to ask the same question. Why can't you train at a regular gym? I have a few exercises you could add to your routine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RinkerxX View Post
    I just got back into lifting recently but with my work I can only use my own dumbbells and I don't have access to a gym.

    my workout is:

    chest,tri's,shoulders Monday and Thursday

    press 4 sets 12/10/8/6
    flies 3 sets of 12
    dips 4 sets
    seated overhead press 4 sets 12/10/8/6
    upright row 3 sets of 12
    skull crushers 4 sets of 12
    tricep kickbacks 3 sets of 12

    Biceps and back Tuesday and Friday

    bent over row 4 sets of 12/10/8/6
    lying row 4 sets of 12
    shrugs 3 sets of 12
    bicep curl 4 sets of 12
    concentration curl 3 sets of 12

    Abs and legs Wed

    squats 4 sets of 12/10/8/6
    split squats 3 sets of 8
    step ups 4 sets of 12
    calf raises 3 sets of 12
    crunches 3 sets to failure

    I been taking Procell-8 muscle tech whey and celltech creatine, GNC multi

    eating lots of fish mostly tuna, chicken, i'm not a fan of vegetables but I eat them in shakes.

    I was just looking for advice/opinion on my routine, eating habits, and choice of supplements
    You never stated your goal?

    As the others asked, why can't you go to a gym?


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