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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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    Mixing Workouts?

    I've been lifting for three years, 2 of which were with my football team in the school weight room, for the last year I've been lifting on my own and experimenting with workouts...

    Now, my question may be stupid, but...

    Let's say you want to do the Westside Bench Workout, but don't want to mess with your leg, arm, shoulder, or abs or any other part of your body workouts...

    So, without getting into specific details, could you do:

    Day 1:

    Westside Bench Workout

    Day 2:

    Cardio, Abs.

    Day 3:

    WBB #1 Leg's.

    Day 4:

    Cardio


    Day 5:

    Custom Shoulder/Back/Bi's/Tri's

    Day 6:

    Off

    Day 7:

    Off...

    Now, before someone jumps on me for the Custom Shoulder/Back/Bi's/Tri's thing on Day 5, I would find some way to split that up so that some of it is on another day...

    But could I get results from doing that routine???

    Thanks for all the help.

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    Too much work IMO.

    If you want to incorporate Westside, do both bench workouts as described, and do what you want for your lower body and even lats if you don't want to do them on bench days.
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    Sounds fine to me. Once again there is no right or wrong workout. It's all about doing what works for you right.
    "Why is there always time to do things twice, but never time to do things right?"

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    I've been thinking of doing westside to add some #s to my bench. Let me know what you do and how it works out. Also like Powerman said doesn't Westside call for bench twice a week?

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    My chest work out is 1. all straight bar(flat, incline, decline) 2. all dumbell (flat, incline,decline) 3. all hammer strenght (flat, incline decline).
    "Why is there always time to do things twice, but never time to do things right?"

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    I am confused. You do this all in one day? Or your part of your rotation?
    Either way I've been thinking about Westside. Just haven't had the ambition.

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    yes all in one day. My weekly routine is Mon-Fri. 1Chest, 2Arms, 3Back and Shoulders, 4Legs, 5Body resistance training.
    "Why is there always time to do things twice, but never time to do things right?"

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    You do flatbar, dumbells, and machine. So at the very least your doing 9 sets for chest. I betting more.
    In previous post asked what gear was, so thats not the case. Don't you think thats a way too much.

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    I asked what the term was. That's all. I do use it. Use straigt bar for strenght and mass, dumbells for shaping and machines for perfect form with low weight for helping to work the details.
    "Why is there always time to do things twice, but never time to do things right?"

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    oh and I do each 4 sets of 8
    "Why is there always time to do things twice, but never time to do things right?"

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    Originally posted by p_t
    Use straigt bar for strenght and mass, dumbells for shaping and machines for perfect form with low weight for helping to work the details.
    Oh dear.
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    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    Originally posted by p_t
    I asked what the term was. That's all. I do use it. Use straigt bar for strenght and mass, dumbells for shaping and machines for perfect form with low weight for helping to work the details.
    You can not shape a muscle. A muscle's shape is genetically determined. You can make it larger or smaller, but (unless you have surgery or suffer a massive muscle tear) you can not change the basic shape. Low weight does not work details (whatever that means). Detail (I believe you mean definition?) comes from DIET not working out with low weight. Low weight doesn't really do much of anything (as a relative statement). I could wave ten pound DB's in the air all day, but all that would do is wear out my shoulders. tuttut
    (sounds like duque21 is back with us)

    As for the original poster, I agree with PM. BTW if you split up your shoulder/back/tri/bis workouts, you'd end up working at least six days a week, if not seven.
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    Originally posted by ExtremeAnabolic


    You can not shape a muscle. A muscle's shape is genetically determined. You can make it larger or smaller, but (unless you have surgery or suffer a massive muscle tear) you can not change the basic shape. Low weight does not work details (whatever that means). Detail (I believe you mean definition?) comes from DIET not working out with low weight. Low weight doesn't really do much of anything (as a relative statement). I could wave ten pound DB's in the air all day, but all that would do is wear out my shoulders. tuttut
    (sounds like duque21 is back with us)

    As for the original poster, I agree with PM. BTW if you split up your shoulder/back/tri/bis workouts, you'd end up working at least six days a week, if not seven.

    By shaping I mean to work on the appearance of the muscle. And I'm not doing low weight as teh design it's just all I can lift by that time.

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    How do you work on the appearance? All you can really do is add size to the muscle. The only other way the appearance can change is by altering your bodyfat.
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    Personally, I'd give my legs at least one day of rest after a leg workout before doing cardio.

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    powerhalf;

    that's all a matter of preference though, isn't it?
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    It might be... But cardio taxes the legs. Wouldn't it make sense to give them a day to recover before doing cardio again?

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