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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    Senior Member nismodreams's Avatar
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    Large muscle groups/small muscle groups

    I tend to like large muscle groups training like legs and back....love the pump and see size and gains very quickly. But I CANNOT grow small muscle groups like arms/calves....they're not fun to train at least in my case and i dont see improvements...

    How do I train them differently?

    Right now I'm treatin them like larger muscles i.e. 3-4 excercises/muscle group. My strength went up but SIZE>???
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    Post your complete routine.
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    warm up knee extensions
    Squats
    Leg presses
    Ham curls
    Abs

    WED

    warm up cable lat pulldowns
    T-Bar
    Deadlifts
    Seated cable pulls
    Abs

    THU

    warm up dumbell presses
    Bench
    Incline
    Machine presses
    Dumbell pullovers
    flyes
    Shoulder press
    bent over dumbell pulls for rear delts
    abs

    SAT

    warm up cable extensions
    skullz
    seated dumbell pullover
    dips on a bench
    cable extensions

    barbell curls
    dumbell curls
    1-2 set of preachers or cable curls
    concentration curls very light

    seated calf raise
    donkey calf raise

    *all are 3 sets of 12-6 reps dependin on weight. only squats and deadlifts are 5-7 sets
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    Lets see, for the heavy big muscles you only have a few excercises. For the little muscles you have 2 or 3 times as much.

    If you do 3 sets for something big like legs. You should just do 1 set for something small like biceps. Not 12.

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    it looks like you may be overtraining your smaller muscle groups. Overtraining can be counterproductive which could explain the lack of results you are experiencing.

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    Yeah i've had a similar problem, just choose one or two favourite excercises per small muscle group and focus on doing them with maximum intensity. This can be a hard thing to get around, it took me months to learn. You may not be feeling it much because if you do 4 kinds of curls for example you probably only have the energy to go lightto get through that many, also the lack of fun is probably caused by doing so many sets per muscle group, must seem like a marathon. Just remember the important thing when training is instensity, not thoroughness in terms of time spent in the gym.
    Last edited by hockeyplayer; 01-28-2003 at 06:40 PM.

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