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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
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    1 Day vs 2 - 3 Days

    i'm not sure if this has been asked before, n i'm new POSTIN at this board, i hav been readin it for a while tho

    wat do yall think is better? workin each muscle group only one day a week....or 2-3 times a week?...i've done both, n i'm not sure which is better since i didnt start writin a log till lately n i havent been able to work out right lately...so i'm not sure which i hav progressed better on...but wat do yall think?

    also i was wonderin...since i'm gonna be doin 3 days a week workin out, i was wonderin if this sounds aight:

    day 1: quads, hams, calves
    day 2: chest, shoulders, triceps
    day 3: back, biceps, abs

    this is the routine i plan on, let me kno if what yall think should be changed etc etc

    day 1:

    squats: 8-10 reps x 4 sets (2-3 mins rest)
    leg press (or hack squats): 8-10 reps x 3 sets (super set wit leg extensions) (1 min rest)
    leg extensions: 10-12 reps x 3 sets

    stiff legged deadlifts: 8-10 reps x 4 sets (2-3 mins rest)
    leg curls: 10-12 reps x 3 sets (super set with standin leg curls) (1 min rest)
    standin leg curls (or one legged leg curls): 8-10 reps x 3 sets

    standin calve raises: 8-10 reps x 3 sets (2-3 min rest)
    toe press: 10-12 reps x 2 sets (super set with seated calve raises) (1 min rest)
    seated calve raises: 8-10 reps x 2 sets


    day 2:

    bench: 8-10 reps x 4 sets (2-3 mins rest)
    incline dumbbell bench: 10-12 reps x 3 sets (super set with dumbbell crossovers) (1 min rest)
    dumbbell crossovers: 6-8 reps x 3 sets

    military press: 8-10 reps x 4 sets (2-3 min rest)
    upright rows: 6-8 reps x 3 sets (super set wit rows to neck) (1 min rest)
    rows to neck: 10-12 reps x 3 sets

    close grip bench: 8-10 reps x 3 sets (2-3 min rest)
    alternatin one arm pushdowns: 10-12 reps x 2 sets (super set wit bench dips) (1 min rest)
    bench dips: max reps x 2 sets


    day 3:

    deadlifts: 6-8 reps x 4 sets (2-3 min rest)
    dumbbell rows: 10-12 reps x 3 sets (super set wit pullups) (1 min rest)
    pullups: max reps x 3 sets

    weighted sit ups: 10-12 reps x 4 sets (2-3 mins rest)
    side bends: 8-10 reps x 3 sets (super set wit reverse crunches) (1 min rest)
    reverse crunches: max reps x 3 sets

    barbell curls: 8-10 reps x 3 sets (2-3 min rest)
    dumbbell curls: 6-8 reps x 2 sets (super set with preacher curls) (1 min rest)
    preacher curls: 8-10 reps x 2 sets



    it seems liike a load...but from a calculated estimated it should be newhere from an hr to 1 1/2 hrs (too much?)...its to do 9 sets for quads, hams, chest, shoulders, back, n abs....n 7 sets for calves, triceps n biceps....any yall think this is too lil or too much for each muscle group?

    i'm not sure if i'm overloadin, hopefully sum of yall can tell me wsup

    lol also, i never take supplements or anythin, but after every work out i usualy get a glass of milk (usualy low fat, but it dont matter to me, watevas in the fridge), a spoonful of peanut butter and a cheese stick...how does that sound? all i kno it tastes good lol

    Skillz

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    This is THE #1 Question, that was plaguing my mind for months.

    I finaly decided, and realised. Just as you will, to not listen to what anyone else says. Listen to what you want.

    If 2 days is better for u, then do 2.

    if 3, then 3

    if 1, so be it.

    You choose what's best for you bro. And stick with it.
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    yeah i kno...but i used to not use a log so i'm not sure which i progressed most wit.....n also i was wonderin bout sum opinions on the work out...i just wanna gather in sum opinions n all that
    Skillz

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    listen to infinite, just go by how ur body feels
    Current Stats
    Age: 19 | Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 146 lbs | Bodyfat: 13%
    Bicep Unflexed: 11.8" | Waist: 31" | Neck: 15" | Thigh: 21" | Calf: 13.4" | Chest (Underarm) 37"

    Goals
    Weight: 178 lbs | Bodyfat: 8%
    Bicep Unflexed: 15.5" | Neck: 16.0" | Thigh: 25" | Calf: 16" | Chest (Underarm) 44"

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    What you've got written down looks good to me.
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    thanks...but yeah i kno my body is coo wit either, but i'm not sure which i progress better with....n i'm not sure if i hav time to do 2-3 days a week right now, but i wanted to kno if neone sees better progress in themselves in one or the other...n also the opinion on the work out above
    Skillz

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    It all depends on your intensity. If you work out full bore (balls-to-the-wall) intensity, then once a week would likely be be better. If however, you are working out at say 70-80% intensity, then you could probably workout twice a week. Personally I would go with once a week and 100% intensity.

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    ok thanks, i'm just tryna get all the feedback i can
    Skillz

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    I would try both. Your workout looks fine to me. Ofcoarse, everyone refines it sooner or later.

    Try 2 or 3 days, see where it gets you.

    Then try 1 day.

    It all depends on you and your body. How fast it can recouperate. And what you want.

    Good Luck.
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    aight thanks everyone for ur replies n all that...yeah i change up my work outs every 4-8 weeks, dependin on how its goin....i'm a try out both probably n see allthat
    Skillz

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