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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    Brachiatior hockeyplayer's Avatar
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    Ab Placement in a Push/Pull/Legs Split

    Hey, considering that abs have supposedly superior recovery rates and that they don't really overlap from other exercises... what would you guys think of putting them in twice in the week (assuming they were placed as far apart as possible within said parameters)?

    I ask this because it would be most convenient to simply pair them with legs, however I find that exhausted legs make ab work almost impossible (weighted decline & reverse crunches etc). And doing them before legs would be... well it just seems to me one should usually start with somewhat of a compound movement. ie. You wouldn't have shrugs as your first exercise right?
    Last edited by hockeyplayer; 10-27-2002 at 02:55 PM.

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    As I Am Paul Stagg's Avatar
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    I do em with legs.

    Nothing wrong with putting them wherever they fit, although I wouldn't want to have my abs recovering for my leg workout.

    No need to do them twice a week... although if you must, there is no rule that says you need to do them on one of your lifting days, is there?

    Don't do them before training legs.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
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    I has a facebook.

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    deadlifts wreck my abs and beside deadlifts i dont ever touch my abs

    maybe your deadlifts could count as one of your ab workouts for thte week
    my goals: gain weight and muscle mass

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    deadlifts wreck my abs and beside deadlifts i dont ever touch my abs

    maybe your deadlifts could count as one of your ab workouts for thte week
    my goals: gain weight and muscle mass

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