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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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  1. #1
    Senior Member patrick3217's Avatar
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    Friend suggested this routine, what do you guys think?

    Monday
    Flat Bench 8 8 6
    Dips 10 10
    Incline Bench 8 8
    Decline DB Bench 8 6
    Cable Fly 8 6
    Abs 4x10 (4sets 10 reps)

    Tuesday
    Deadlift 6 6
    Lat Pulldown 3x8
    Wide grip row 8 8
    Bent over row 8 8
    Close grip Lat pulldown (curl grip) 10 8
    Straight arm pulldown 6 6
    Calves 10 8 8

    Wednesday
    Rotator cuff work
    High Row 8 6 6
    Military Press 8 8
    Side raise 6 6
    DB overhead Press 8 6
    Barbell shrug 8 8
    Db shrug 6 6
    abs 4x10

    Thursday
    Squats 6 6
    Leg Press 8 8 6
    Leg curl 10
    Leg Extension 8 8 6
    Wide grip Row 10 8
    Calves 4x8

    Friday
    Skull crushers 10 10
    DB curl 8 8 6
    Machine Curl 8 8
    Rope tri extension 8 6
    EZ bar Curl 8 6
    Bar tri extension 6 6
    abs 25 10

    This is just a routine that he came up with and I have some mixed thoughts on it and looking for some opinions. The numbers represent reps. Let us know!!

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    No reason to workout 5 days in a row. You'll burn out fast. Take a look at the stickies for some premade routines.
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    K, thx. We've been working out 3 days a week for some time now and just feel its not enough. I'll check out those threads though. Thanks for the input.

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    Looks ok to me. Five days straight is a lot of work, but if you can handle it more power to you. Just make sure you get sufficient rest every night and take it easy on your off days.

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    Yeah, that was the plan. I sleep about 8 hours a night (lucky me). I'm trying to lower my body fat slowly and am in no hurry! Just trying to stay steady. We only plan on running this routine for a month possibly two, depending on how we feel. Again thanks for the input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick3217 View Post
    K, thx. We've been working out 3 days a week for some time now and just feel its not enough. I'll check out those threads though. Thanks for the input.
    3 days a week is plenty. You need to stimulate muscles not kill them in the gym. Your workouts might not be intense enough so just pick it up, don't add more workouts. Focus on doing as much compounds as possible, squat and deadlift, press and row heavy and eat a ton.

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    Bench Press 60kg 5x5
    Squats 77,5 kg 5x5
    Deads 112,5kg 5x5
    BB Rows 80kg 5x5
    Overhead Pr. 40kg 5x5

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    There are two camps here on this forum.

    Camp #1
    Get strong to get big
    mostly compound movements
    very little isolation exercises
    More rest days than workout days

    Camp #2
    Bodypart splits
    Switching routines often
    Lotsa isolation movements
    Try to hit every muscle from every angle

    You have to decide which camp you want to follow and which one you think will bring the best gains in the least ammount of time. Do some reading around this site, look at the articles, read some of the journals (not the pro journals, those guys are very advanced). I already know which camp I believe because their numbers and pictures and videos back it up.
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    Yeah I understand the different camps thing, my buddy is my roommate and he wants to maintain his abs and low body fat percentage and is thinking about looks. I am currently overweight and want to slowly lose body fat and be strong! I love the compound lifts, he likes curls. So its a difference on what we want I think and trying to find a middle ground because we are the only workout partners we have. Dont get me wrong, I want to look good and get rid of my man tits but I wanna be strong too.

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    Then I would suggest looking at the Wannabebig routines. They are a good middle ground between the two camps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    There are two camps here on this forum.

    Camp #1
    Get strong to get big
    mostly compound movements
    very little isolation exercises
    More rest days than workout days

    Camp #2
    Bodypart splits
    Switching routines often
    Lotsa isolation movements
    Try to hit every muscle from every angle

    You have to decide which camp you want to follow and which one you think will bring the best gains in the least ammount of time. Do some reading around this site, look at the articles, read some of the journals (not the pro journals, those guys are very advanced). I already know which camp I believe because their numbers and pictures and videos back it up.
    There aren't too many in that second camp on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    There aren't too many in that second camp on this forum.
    Yeah. It's more popular on a forum like bb.com...
    Lifts:

    Bench Press 60kg 5x5
    Squats 77,5 kg 5x5
    Deads 112,5kg 5x5
    BB Rows 80kg 5x5
    Overhead Pr. 40kg 5x5

    My training journal:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=125238

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    After doing some more reading I'm going to talk to him and see if he is interested in doing the WBB 1.1. Thanks guys!

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