The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Thunderstruck RinkerxX's Avatar
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    Help me with this routine

    I started the HCT-12 routine these are the workouts I picked are they alright?

    Routine 1
    Pulldown
    Dumbbell Row
    Pec Deck
    shoulder press
    tricep pulldown

    Routine 2
    Leg Press machine
    deadlift
    calf raises
    curl machine
    weight crunches on machine

    Alternate these each week so doing 1,2,1 then 2,1,2. Are these good excercises? I picked mostly machines because I have had surgery on my shoulder.

    I also wanted to know when ramping is it essential to do all the feel and work sets? I have been doing the bar or light weight to get a feel then moving up to about 50%,60%,70%, then max that I can do 6 times, break 2,2,2?

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    What is your goal? Why only two routines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Bryduck View Post
    What is your goal? Why only two routines?
    My goal is to lose fat, I haven't lifted in years I started out with just a routine I through together then I was told to try the HCT-12 routine

    it's only 2 routines 121 then 212 3 days a week

    If there is a better routine for my goal please I'm open to any help

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    If you're trying to loose fat, you'll need to watch your diet, train, and do some sort of high intensity interval training.
    Last edited by Matthew Bryduck; 04-19-2013 at 12:42 PM.

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    The program is a good one. Why do you think machines will benefit your shoulder? The truth is that often machines force you into an uncomfortable (for you) ROM and can actually be worse for your joints.

    I would like to see you squat instead of leg press. As you are obviously quite inexperienced the deadlift may not be a good idea because unless your technique is excellent you may injure yourself. With that said, the squat may be an issue as well. Perhaps you can take a video of you deadlifting so we can check form?

    I would also like to see some kind of chest pressing movement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    The program is a good one. Why do you think machines will benefit your shoulder? The truth is that often machines force you into an uncomfortable (for you) ROM and can actually be worse for your joints.

    I would like to see you squat instead of leg press. As you are obviously quite inexperienced the deadlift may not be a good idea because unless your technique is excellent you may injure yourself. With that said, the squat may be an issue as well. Perhaps you can take a video of you deadlifting so we can check form?

    I would also like to see some kind of chest pressing movement.
    Yeah my deadlift form isnt that great hah, I feel its easier to ramp up if im using machines, pull the pin and done. when you're ramping do you take time inbetween ramping sets? I am pretty inexperienced and I apologize for all the dumb questions.

    what do you think is the best pressing excercise for chest?

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    I recommend incline or flat bench and the same with dumbells.

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