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
    Wannabebig Member Whitewater's Avatar
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    Training Splits - 3, 4, 5 or 6 day?

    I am interested in what folks are doing for training splits - I am currently putting together a new routine and am looking at a 3-day split (Push, Pull, Legs) similar to the one on EXRX.net; however, I think that a 3 day split might either not cover enough muscles sufficiently or may make my lifting sessions too long. Any suggestions on training splits (# of days, muscle groups, rest periods)? Thanks for any help.

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    I currently use a 4 day split
    legs
    chest
    back
    arms

    I like it, but a three day, "push-pull-legs" split is intriguing and I may switch to that soon. I am also needing to add more cardio to my workouts as a I have an endurance type race coming up soon.
    "damn...can't beat logic like that.
    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    I'm on a 4 day right now ...

    Sun- Chest/Tris
    Mon- Legs
    Tue- Off
    Wed- Back
    Thu- Off
    Fri- Deads/Shoulders
    Sat- Off

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    Senior Member Accipiter's Avatar
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    I use a legs/shoulders back/bi chest/tri split. 3 days a week i go. If I'm feeling adventurous, the 4th day in a week is when I star the split over

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    From a bodybuilding perspective, I would recommend something like this:

    Push
    Legs
    Pull

    ...and here's how I'd split it up. I'd take 2 days between each day in the gym. Every 3rd break between Pull and Push, I'd throw in a day for deadlifts alone. On the standard Pull day I would avoid deads altogether and focus more on your rows, pullups, and guns. (note: I'm not saying be a curl jockey.) On your Push day I would do 4 heavy sets of bench and then add 2 sets of assistance work, something in the neighborhood of skulls.
    Last edited by Saturday Fever; 08-19-2002 at 11:30 AM.

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    DAY 1 : CHEST/BIS/Forearms
    Day 2 : SHOULDERS/TRAPS/TRIS
    REST
    Day 3 : Back/lats/ABS
    Rest
    Day 4 LEGS
    Stats / PERSONAL BESTS

    Age: 17 Ĺ
    BF: 10 %
    Height : 176cm
    Weight : 170-172 lbs (78 kg)
    Biceps : 16" +

    Incline DB Bench Press : 90lbs x 7
    Hack Squat Machine : 450lbs x 4
    Bench : 225lbs x 8 / 235lbs x 5
    Parallel Dips : BW + 172lbs x 7
    DB Shoulder Press : 80lbs x 6
    Standing BB Curl : 138lbs x 4
    Incline Bench : 210 lbs x 4
    SkullCrushers : 132lbs x 4
    Military Press : 176lbs x 4
    Flat DB Flyes : 70lbs x 6
    Squat : 330lbs x 8 / 365lbs X 2

    GOAL : Lift Heavier, Get Bigger !

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    Second Place = First Loser
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    Depends on the season. I throw shot and disc for my highschool. So in preperation for that (usually starting about end of novemeber) I go into a 6 day workout plan as follows; everyother day is uperbody, and the days inbetween are lowerbody. So for me it's all in what I am doing and the time of the year. Majority of the year is a 3 day split, except for the little time leading up to track!
    Second place is just a generic term your mom created to make you not feel bad about losing, because second place is actually first loser!

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    Gym ratt/Part-time pimp LAM's Avatar
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    I use HST...

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    HERE COMES THE PAIN chromium6's Avatar
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    MON: BACK & BI'S& SHOULDERS
    TUE:LEGS
    WEDNSDAY: CHEST & TRICEPS
    THURSDAY: BCK&BI'S&SHOULDERS
    FRIDAY:LEGS
    SATURDAY: CHEST& TRICEPS
    SUNDAY: OFF
    F-FIVE!!!!! F-FIVE!!!!!! ITS OVER ITS OVER!!!!!

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    chromium, i like that routine, think im going to give it a shot, exept i dont do shoulders and will throw deads in on one of those back days
    my goals: gain weight and muscle mass

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    sunday - off
    mon - chest / shoulders
    tues - off
    wed - legs / abs
    thurs - off
    fri - arms / back
    sat - off

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    Just started a 4 day power mass routine working the big 3 and assist lifts on seperate days

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