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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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    Training 6 days a week.

    I've recently adopted the "push - pull - legs" routine.

    Monday - Push (mostly chest and triceps)
    Tuesday - Pull (mostly biceps, shoulders, and back)
    Wednesday - Legs
    Thursday - Push
    Friday - Pull
    Saturday - Legs
    Sunday - Rest

    Alternate abs on different days twice a week.

    Any opinions on this routine?

    I'm concerned I may not be leaving myslef with enough rest time, but I always feel rested when I get to the gym and my strength has definately been increasing with this routine.

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    Seems like overtraing may be a factor soon.

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    Try cutting down to 3 or 4 days a week. Thats the idea of push pull legs. Take a days rest in between each workout...
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    i agree why not:

    M-Pull
    T-Rest
    W-Push
    Th- Rest
    F-Legs
    S-Rest
    S-rest
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    And if you're speaking of shoulders as in OHP that's a push..
    Credulous at best
    Your desire to believe in
    Angels in the hearts of men.
    But pull your head on out of your hippie haze
    And give a listen
    Shouldn't have to say it all again

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    Yes I do OHP and LR on pull day.

    What are the disadvantages of this routine if I'm gaining size and strength? What exactly will happen from overtraining?

    I'm looking for pros and cons for both this routine vs. a 3/4 day workout.

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    Overtraining is definately gonna be a problem. Not enough rest time in between days. You need at least one rest day in between 3 days.

    Like.

    M-Pull
    T-Push
    W-Legs
    T-Rest
    F-Pull (This group has been rested 3 days)
    S-Push (This group has been rested as well for 3 days)
    S-Legs (This grop has also been rested for 3 days)

    6 day routines are good but you gotta be wise about how you do it.

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    I wouldn't do that routine for to long maybe month or so. then change to a 3 or 4-day split

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    One could train 6 days a week and not be "over trained." It all depends on intensity, volume, the person's activity etc.

    If you're constantly training at heavy loads with higher volume, then yes, generally speaking, 6 days of that is not a good idea for a long term thing.

    But if you train submaximally and set up your program like those shown with the principles that HST borrowed, then 6 days would generally not be a problem.

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    what is your split??

    Originally posted by LAM
    I wouldn't do that routine for to long maybe month or so. then change to a 3 or 4-day split
    what would you recommend for a 4 day split?

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