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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?

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Thread: Torn torso

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    Wannabebig Member Van Stretch's Avatar
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    Torn torso

    I've been altering my routine, Tuesday night did:
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    4 sets pulldowns, (the stack)
    3 sets seated rows, (the stack)
    3 sets dumbell rows, (115 lbs)
    all sets to absolute concentric failure then a 10 second 'hold rep'
    5 sets super heavy shrugs

    all movements done with extra 15 - 20% weight above normal.
    Most of you will find this a statement of the obvious but:
    48 hours later my entire torso felt 'torn' and painful, not that "pleasent" soreness you normally associate with a good workout but real pain shooting everywhere, lasted around 3 days.
    The moral: Dont increase weight on an altered routine, dont believe everything you read, eg. 'hold reps', and dont be seduced by the seductress of excessive training.
    Last edited by Van Stretch; 08-24-2001 at 10:49 PM.
    Keep it simple

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    MulletII - AKA Ninja Boner Gyno Rhino's Avatar
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    Yep.

    Lots of volume + lots of intensity - lots of steroids = lots of pain + no gains.
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    That is too much volume you are overtraining. Instead of 4 sets of pulldowns, 3 sets of seated rows, 3 sets of dumbbell rows and 5 sets of shrugs try doing 3 sets of pulldowns, 2 sets of seated rows, 2 sets of dumbbell rows and 3 sets of shrugs. You will grow and progress better by lessening your total sets on back from 15 to 7-9 sets and traps are are small muscle and 2-3 heavy sets for traps is plenty. I lessened the amount of volume for my workouts and I progress each week. Try it out

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    yep i totally agree with bigshow, there is a limit to how much work you can do before it becomes counterproductive(i.e. overtraining). I don't think it is that serious if you do it once the important thing is to learn from you mistake and lessen the volume of work.

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