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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  1. #1
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    WBB Workout opinion.

    Why couldn't the workout be shuffled like this?

    Day 1: Legs
    Day 2: Chest and Back
    Day 3: Rest
    Day 4: Shoulders, Arms

    If day one is legs why would you need a day of rest if you were doing upper body the next day?

    Also, anybody think that 2 sets is REALLY enough? I've seen opinions but nothing definitive.

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    IMHO, a day of rest is optimal after legs because, done properly, a leg day should leave you completely knackered

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    I agree, for the LOWER body. I have done some really HARD leg exercises in all the time that I've been working out. Still, I've never felt tired in the chest from doing legs.

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    *BUT, when you do squats, standing calf raises, straight-legged deadlifts, you use many of the muscles in the back to stabilize/support.

    and why isn't 2 sets enough? more is not always better.
    My profile picture is about 5 years old, I'll get around to taking some progress pics eventually.

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    I'm not totally disagreeing here I just want a reasoning behind it (you've provided some here).

    As far as sets go I find that pyramiding is good for me. I have not framed my workout intensity with 2 sets in mind. I would have to use a ridiculous amount of weight to get super-intensity in 2 sets but I'm sure it's possible. Also, I want to have a certain amount of endurance in lifting (the ability to use strength for an extended amount of time), if that makes any sense. That's the reason I prefer 4 sets rather than 2. If anyone can provide me a better reasoning for 2 then I'll be sure to take notes.

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    I find leg days put a lot of stress on my back and I need that rest day afterward. I would say leg day is my hardest of the week. I've considered resting 2 days and pushing arms out to day 6, but I need that extra rest day before jumping back to chest.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Great advice, Drew. That explaination was exactly what I was looking for.....

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