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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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    Please Take A Look

    Hello fellow gym rats. been a long time since ive had the time to post a thread.
    i wanted you all to take a look at my routine and give me any

    info that you all might have. negative or positive ill take it all. thanks alot

    day 1 decline bench 3 sets
    regular bench 3 sets
    flys 3 sets

    bent over rows 3 sets
    deadlifts 3 sets
    stiff leg deadlifts

    day 2 20 minutes cardio (usually hitt training)

    day 3 barbell curl 3 sets
    concentration curl 3 sets
    hammer curl 3 sets

    wrist curls 3 sets
    reverse wrist curls 3 sets
    heavy uprite rows 3 sets

    day 4 off

    day 5 close grip bench 3 sets
    wieghted dips 3 sets
    french press 3 sets

    barbell clean and press 3 sets
    dumbell lat raises 3 sets
    push press 3 sets

    day 6 20 min cardio

    day 7 squats 3 sets
    lunges 3 sets
    leg curls 3 sets
    leg extensions 2 sets


    thanks

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    No pullups?

    Pullups are a great way to hit the biceps, forearms, and upper back all at once.

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    Don't do the same things every single week, your body needs variety.

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    I would add Pullups(maybe some shrugs too) to back day and move the Stiff Leg Deads to leg day. Do Shouders before Tri's(I'm assuming you listed things in the order you do them). Either drop the upright rows or do them on shoulder day in place of Push Press. Add some calf work on Leg day.

    This is just what I would do. Hope it helps.

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    ^^
    Deffinetly add shrugs, without a doubt it's my favorite exercise. Big traps are IMO the most impressive muscle to have.
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    THANKS KEEP IT COMING PLEASE

    ARE UPRITE ROWS NO GOOD? OR WHY MOVE THEM CAUSE THERE ON THE WRONG DAY?

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    They are just on the wrong day. They're a delt movement, sort of a heavy Lateral Raise type move. That's why I suggested moving them to shoulder day. Seeing how you like to stick with 3 lifts for each part I figure you could do those and drop the push press(since you already do the clean and press). Does that make sense, or am I just a tired babbling fool at the moment .
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    thanks keep it coming please

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    I wouldn't neglect incline presses. I'd suggest DB over BB. Flat and declines are nice, but inclines stimulate more of the muscle due to the movement taking a path that runs against the natural movement that the chest wants to press in.
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    Originally posted by Tru
    Don't do the same things every single week, your body needs variety.
    All the variety you need is to add weight to the bar. The idea that you need to 'change things up' is a bodybuilding myth.

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    Originally posted by Paul Stagg


    All the variety you need is to add weight to the bar. The idea that you need to 'change things up' is a bodybuilding myth.

    Tim - Interesting.

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    new things to spice up the routine are good, but i certainly wouldn't suggest doing a different routine every week. i would exchange a few lifts for different ones every 8 weeks or so (or whenever you're comfortable) but your core of lifts should remain more or less the same IMO

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    Doing a different routine every week will allow for minimal progress. It's all about progressive overload. You want ot be able to see improvement on the lifts you do regularly.

    I agree on the inclines, much more effective than declines. I think most things we re just about covered.
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    lol @ Justin and unshift

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    Boy, this thread could get ugly!
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    it sure could...

    so let me be the first to begin!

    tru, why do you say that doing something different every week will somehow magically help you lift better. i'm pretty sure olympic lifters do snatch and clean and jerk every week, but somehow they keep progressing.

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    tru?

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    wow where to start..

    so it looks like day one is chest and back and hams
    day three bi's and for arms and delts??
    day five is tri's and delts
    day seven is legs

    This is either totally jacked up r for a very experienced builder who is well versed on the parts that need concentration and those that don't. which are you?
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    Originally posted by unshift
    it sure could...

    so let me be the first to begin!

    tru, why do you say that doing something different every week will somehow magically help you lift better. i'm pretty sure olympic lifters do snatch and clean and jerk every week, but somehow they keep progressing.
    POWERLIFTING IS NOT BODYBUILDING.

    Strength does NOT equal size.
    Size does NOT equal strength.

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    Originally posted by Tru


    POWERLIFTING IS NOT BODYBUILDING.

    Strength does NOT equal size.
    Size does NOT equal strength.
    but how does that explain what you said -- that is, you should do different routines every week for maximum progress?

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    Originally posted by Tru


    POWERLIFTING IS NOT BODYBUILDING.

    Strength does NOT equal size.
    Size does NOT equal strength.
    Excellent observation.

    What does that have to do with needing to "change things up" every week?
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    Originally posted by unshift


    but how does that explain what you said -- that is, you should do different routines every week for maximum progress?
    I didn't say do a different routine every week. What I think, and everyone that actually bodybuilds who i've trained with, works is: switching up exercises; don't always do flat bench (well actually never do normal bench it's worthless for bb imo, to neck works tho), don't always do straight sets, supersets some days, dropsets, longer TUT somedays, changing up peak contraction..There's a lot you can change while still keeping the basic "routine".... It's always different but generally the same.

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