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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    Training 2x's a day

    Hey guys:

    Quick question: If you are training 2 x's/day, is it OK to do the same body part in the morning and afternoon or is it better to focus on another body part.

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    I don't know the answer to that since I've only been training for about five months. But, if I've learned nothing else it's that you should rest 48 hours before doing the same muscles.
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    don't do the same body part. I mean, if you're training hard enough, you shouldn't be able to train it twice in one day anyway

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    Either one can work--if you know what you're doing. If you don't, though, and you use too much intensity or too much volume, both are a great way to become overtrained very quickly.

    Personally, I'm doing two full-body workouts a day on M-W-F at the moment. I've also just finished a routine where I was doing chest/back in the morning and legs in the evening--and arms/shoulders on the alternating days--with good results. I should note, however, that I use HST which is periodized so I'm only going to failure every 2-3 weeks. DOing something like this and going to failure at every session would be a bit much, IMO(ANd I've tried things like this using more traditional split routines, so I speak from experience)

    We tend to think of Sisyphus as a tragic hero, condemned by the gods to shoulder his rock sweatily up the mountain, and again up the mountain, forever. The truth is that Sisyphus is in love with the rock. He cherishes every roughness and every ounce of it. He talks to it, sings to it. It has become the mysterious Other. He even dreams of it as he sleepwalks upward. Life is unimaginable without it, looming always above him like a huge gray moon. He doesnít realize that at any moment he is permitted to step aside, let the rock hurtle to the bottom, and go home.

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    I train twice a day, but DEFINITELY different muscle groups.

    For example, I do chest and back in the morning, legs in the evening.

    I like it because I was doing all that at the same time, but I think I was so beat by the time I got to legs that I wasn't giving it the full attention... ya know? I was just trying to get to the end of the workout at that point.

    But now, when I do legs in the evening I have totally recovered from the morning part and can give legs my complete and full concentration.
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    W8_4_Me...how can you effectively train the 2 biggest bodyparts in the same day ? even if your diet and supplementation is good

    ATP stores would be no greater than 60% if you are training chest and back heavy.

    Are you actually gaining LBM by training is that fashion ?

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    LAM--->

    Because the workout I selected to use suggested it! It seems to work for me.


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