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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    Need Help on Chest

    I'm having trouble putting size on my chest and it is way out of proportion to the rest of my body. Please give me your favorite routine for puttin on some size.
    Thanks
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    JustBecameAdaDDy entrrt's Avatar
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    i'll be the 1st to say it.......

    flat bench press.
    STATS:
    • 34
    • 5'9"
    • ~185



    The Big 3 (2 sets):
    Flat BB Bench 270
    Deadlift 355 (no belt/straps)
    Squat
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    Weighted dips...food...rest.
    "damn...can't beat logic like that.
    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    try flys

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    Of course I do that stuff and my diet is great but can someone just give me a routine reps, sets, etc. that you've had success with.
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    You been training only 8 months right? Patience my friend.....chest seems to take longer to develop for alot of folks. For me it took 2 years before I started seeing really great gains in my chest. Do the usual compound movements and continue to eat properly and it will come around. Unfortunately, chest is a stubborn area for some folks.
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    i have the same problem as you. My chest seems to be way smaller than the rest of my physique. I've been doing a new routine which i feel has been helping alot. It goes as follows

    Flat bench 1 warmup 3 working sets 8 - 10 reps
    Incline bench
    Dips
    db flyes
    cable crossovers 2 working sets 15 -20 reps "burn out"

    i like to train chest by itself, i feel i can concentrate on the muscle better. Hope this helps and keep me posted
    "Plan for difficulty when it is still easy, do the great when it is still small."
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    5x5

    pick a weight and do 5 sets

    set 1 - 5 times
    set 2 - 4 times
    set 3 - 3 times
    set 4 - 2 times
    set 5 - 1 time

    Once you're able to do the 5x5 - add more weight.

    I'm trying that now - i FEEL as if i'm going to make great progress.. i just hope the feeling is right

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    I'd have to say FLAT BENCH AND WEIGHTED DIPS AS WELL
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    Definately weighted dips, low reps 6-8

    Try dumbbell bench as well for a longer ROM

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    Yeah and If you decide to try dumbell bench press, you might also consider doing them with palms facing - IMO these are great!

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    For what it's worth, my chest routine is:

    DB Press - 3 sets
    Incline or Decline DB Press (alternate workouts) - 3 sets
    Weighted Dips - 3 sets.

    Works for me.
    "When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite."

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    Originally posted by Spawn_X
    5x5

    pick a weight and do 5 sets

    set 1 - 5 times
    set 2 - 4 times
    set 3 - 3 times
    set 4 - 2 times
    set 5 - 1 time

    Once you're able to do the 5x5 - add more weight.

    I'm trying that now - i FEEL as if i'm going to make great progress.. i just hope the feeling is right
    That is not 5X5, 5X5 is five sets of five reps. How much rest are you getting between sets? With at most a minute, you should have no problem at all with one rep at a weight that you also used for 5 reps?
    "damn...can't beat logic like that.
    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    BB Incline Press - 2 warmups, 3 work sets of 4-8 reps
    DB Flat Press - 1 warmup, 3 work sets of 4-8 reps
    Weighted Dips - 2 sets of 4-8

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    I have the same problem. I switched to db benching, and alternate decline and incline every couple months. make sure you go wide with the db's through the range of motion. I made SOME progress...not a ton......might just be genetics

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