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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    How long do you guys work out?

    I have found that working out 3-4 days a week is common. When you work out one day, how long is the workout?
    I have read and heard plenty of opinions saying that this is the way to train and other opinions saying that the opposite way is correct. Finding the perfect routine and way to train makes rocket science seem easy.

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    i work out for about 2-2.5 hours but that is from the time i set foot on the weight floor and includes my warm up cardio time. Plus I usually get distracted with a lot of questions so if I was more focused I could finish it in about 1.5 hours and that woud be rushing it.

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    Originally posted by duque21
    i work out for about 2-2.5 hours but that is from the time i set foot on the weight floor and includes my warm up cardio time. Plus I usually get distracted with a lot of questions so if I was more focused I could finish it in about 1.5 hours and that woud be rushing it.
    just curious duque

    what is your pre & post workout nutrition like?

    it seems one would lose a lot of muscle working out that long

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    I'm in and out of the gym in around 60 minutes, I train Mon-Wed-Fri

    10 minute warm-up on the treadmill
    45 mintutes of actual weight lifting

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    If I drag ass, an hour. If I try to get **** done, under 45 minutes.

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    So doing 20 min of weight lifting wouldn't be enough? Working out 1 hour doesn't fit well with my schedule. I'd like to do 20 min of intense hard workout, is that not adviceable? P.S. My goal is to have a good definition, to be cut, as they say.
    I have read and heard plenty of opinions saying that this is the way to train and other opinions saying that the opposite way is correct. Finding the perfect routine and way to train makes rocket science seem easy.

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    In 20 minutes? You'd have to use a pretty granular split. Maybe something like this:

    Day 1
    DB Bench 4x8-10
    DB Incline 2x6-8

    Day 2
    Squats 4x8-10
    Leg Press 2x6-8

    Day 3
    Chins 4x8-10
    Horizontal Row 2x6-8 (one narrow, one wide)

    Day 4
    Side Lateral Raise 2x6-8
    Skullcrushers 2x6-8
    Curls 2x8-12

    Day 5,6,7
    OFF

    ***edit: or drop Day 4 as well and do days 1-3 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.You could do this in 20 minutes and get a solid amount of stimulation.
    Last edited by Saturday Fever; 09-01-2002 at 11:35 AM.

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    Those workouts you posted really shouldn't take more than 12 minutes.
    Last edited by BigChaseyChase; 09-01-2002 at 11:52 AM.
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    im usually at the gym 2-4+ hours...

    first ill head to the basketball court and shoot around for 20 minutes or so then head over to a bicycle for 10 minutes stretch for 15 minutes then go and workout for 50-60 minutes then I go shoot around some more for 15 more minutes and leave... 2hrs

    on non workout days I start out the same shooting/bicycle/stretch but then ill usually play basketball for 2+ hours, then do plyometrics and then I warmdown with what I did to warmup... 3hrs

    and somedays like friday ill be playing basketball from 12 to 4/5...
    Last edited by maktub; 09-01-2002 at 11:55 AM.

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    12 minutes to lift, 8 to dress/undress, and you're gone in 20. lol

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    hour and a half to two hours.

    afterwards i pretty much can't even walk straight due to my dizziness.

    don't even bother mentioning "overtraining" because i will bash your head in

    i'm just giving it all i got.. real motivated.

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    30-35 minutes.

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    five times a week, less than one hour each.
    All weights in kilograms in my posts. 1 kg = 2,2 lbs

    My training log.
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    Originally posted by LAM
    I'm in and out of the gym in around 60 minutes, I train Mon-Wed-Fri

    10 minute warm-up on the treadmill
    45 mintutes of actual weight lifting
    Same here

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    45min to an hour, depending on how fast I go.
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    Originally posted by Spawn_X
    hour and a half to two hours.

    afterwards i pretty much can't even walk straight due to my dizziness.

    don't even bother mentioning "overtraining" because i will bash your head in

    i'm just giving it all i got.. real motivated.
    I won't mention overtraining, but I will say you can get just as good results working out half that time. You won't find a much more motivated individual in the gym than myself, yet all my workouts are about 45 minutes, and that's with plenty of rest between sets.
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    including some warm up sets, heavy workout sets, rest, and cardio......1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hours(30 cardio, 40-50 weights).
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    45-1 hour right in there. I don't warmup or anything

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    1 hr. to an 1 hr. 15 min. max. pure weightlifting.
    Squat - 505
    Bench - 325
    Deadlift - 550
    Total - 1380@175

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    Ahhh Homie.....pre work out consist of most carbs, complex like two bowls of cream of wheat, and some fruit to get some sugar. Then my Work out is long but I go at a snails pace.
    ---Post work out looks like 3/4 of my daily calories, about 30 mintues after I cool down is when I start to CONSUME , i mean eat. I start off with a high protein MRP or or about try to get about 35g of whey protein, 5-7g of creatine, 5g glutamine, 2 salmon oil caps, multi-vitamins, 1g ALA, 400mg methoxy.
    --about an hour later I have a tunna sandwhich
    --hour later about 6 egg whites
    --hour later chow on some yogurt, and maybe something solid
    --optimum nutrition mrp
    --something really heavy like a jumbo jack, or a small serving of steak
    --hour later 400mg tribulus, 200mg chrysin, if its late by this point I will take my ZMA and go to
    and i tend to snack between all these planned out meals or times i eat

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    I workout from 45 minutes to an hour. An hour if my rest time is increased because I feel I need it. 45 minutes if I'm really pumped.
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    Well I don't count playing basketball as working out. In that case I work out a lot. I mean, actual weightlifing, without brakes.
    I have read and heard plenty of opinions saying that this is the way to train and other opinions saying that the opposite way is correct. Finding the perfect routine and way to train makes rocket science seem easy.

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    45-50 mins max weight lifting. After that and cortisol levels shoot up so it is pretty pointless continuing. I have a 5 minute pulse raising warm up foolowed byb a stretch before weights, then a 10 minute cool down.

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    45 minutes to an hour depending on distractions
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    I work out because I have two daughters.....and one day they'll be teenagers.

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    I could get it down to an hour if I didn't have kids...
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