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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  1. #1
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    Ok.. i started a new weight training program today..train one bodypart a week...today was chest...i got everything done in about 30 minutes..taking 2 minute breaks inbetween sets..
    Bench Press
    5 x 8 and then as i got heavier reps went down..
    decline press
    2 x 8
    Incline Dumbell press
    2x8
    and cable crossover flies
    2x8

    I see some guyys on here take almost 2 hours for one badypart... i cannot see how that is possible...thanks

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    depends on goals. when power training anything upto 2 hours... now more bodybuilding 45 mins or so...

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    I average about 1.5 hours per day, M-F

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    50 minutes tops. Usually less.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    I usually go about 45 minutes, unless im training abs or calves as well. Than it takes about an hour.

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    If I don't waste too much time socializing, 45 minutes to an hour.

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    I think you do too much currently. If someone is spending 2.5 hrs on 1 bodypart, then they are wasting a shi*load of time, and they are probably not very big (unless they take a lot of juice). I can site you an example of a Mr. Olympia who spent no more than 20 minutes on a bodypart and performed less sets than you. That would be Dorian Yates. So, let's think for a moment. Hmmmm...... You can take steroids and spend 2 hours on one bodypart and look pretty good, or you can take steroids and less than 5 hours per week in the gym and look like Dorian Yates (assuming you have the genetics). Which would you choose? Hopefully you choose to avoid the steroids, but I hope you get the point (the steroids were mentioned because anyone who didn't take them and trained one bodypart for 2 hours would be so horribly overtrained that it is ridiculous). My example is extreme, but gets across the point that training with weights should not be a test of endurance and how much time one is capable of wasting, it should be short, quick, intense, and then you go on with the rest of your life. This is true for both natural and steroid using trainees, steroids will alter the equation and allow for greater volume, but not to the extent that some pro bodybuilders suggest in the routines you read about. So, train natural, train with intelligent volume, and allow your body to recover between sessions.

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    I train 3 times a week with each one rarely lasting over 50-60 mins...

    Chest normally takes me about 20 mins...

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    I train 5 days a week 1 - 1.5 hours per session.
    ...it's more friendly for trainers to say, "yeah, we can help you tone up!" rather than saying, "yeah, we can help you get rid of that fat ass!"

    Anthony

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    For me it depends on the body part. Leg day is about 20-25 minutes of very intense squating. Back day is about 35-40 minutes. I rarely hit 50 minutes for anything.

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    sessions for me last between 10 minutes (shoulders) to about 50 minutes max (legs).

    It ****es me off spending ages in the gym cause it feels like i lose too much of the day.
    "Geordie/'d3c:di/n. & adj. Brit colloq. n. 1 a native of Tyneside. 2 the dialect spoken on Tyneside. adj. of or relating to Tyneside, its people, or its dialect. [the name George + -IE]

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    45-60 min 5x a week
    it's a long way to the top from here...

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    Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
    sessions for me last between 10 minutes (shoulders)
    10 minutes?????
    half the time I have no idea what you're talking about. the other half, I'm not listening.

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    Yes you read rightly.

    Depending on how busy the gym is, it has been known for me to complete a shoulder/traps workout in about 10 minutes.

    2 sets press, 2 sets side lats, 1 set rear lat and 2 sets shrugs.

    Ta da!
    "Geordie/'d3c:di/n. & adj. Brit colloq. n. 1 a native of Tyneside. 2 the dialect spoken on Tyneside. adj. of or relating to Tyneside, its people, or its dialect. [the name George + -IE]

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    Senior Member flake's Avatar
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    fair enough, mine tend to last a little longer...

    do you train anything else with shoulders?
    half the time I have no idea what you're talking about. the other half, I'm not listening.

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    How long do you leave between sets Robboe?
    "A + B + C = Success if, A = Hard Work, B = Hard Play, C = Keeping your mouth shut" -Albert
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    If i train alone - as long as it takes.

    If i train w/ partner - as long as he takes.
    "Geordie/'d3c:di/n. & adj. Brit colloq. n. 1 a native of Tyneside. 2 the dialect spoken on Tyneside. adj. of or relating to Tyneside, its people, or its dialect. [the name George + -IE]

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    It takes me between 20 and 75 minutes
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
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    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

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    I train at least one hour and that is by my self.

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    no longer than 35 mins m-f
    Veni, Vidi, Vici

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