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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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    Routine for HardGainer

    I read in IronMan.com a routine for hardgainer which basically doing drop sets -- 5 sets, each 5 rep down to 1 rep.

    I'm a f*ckin' skinny hardgainer 5'7 121 lbs and I usually do the usual 3 x 10-12 for each exercise.

    Do u guys think this routine will do a lot better for hardgainer like me??

    The Routine (taken from http://ironmanmagazine.com/ironman/t...avggainers.htm)


    Workout 1: Chest and back
    Bench presses 5 x 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
    Incline dumbbell
    presses 1 x 5 x triple drop
    Bent-over barbell rows
    or T-bar rows 5 x 5
    Shrugs 5-6 x 1

    Workout 2: Quads, hams and lower back
    Squats 5 x 5
    Partial squats 5-6 x 1
    Deadlifts 1 x 20

    Workout 3: Arms and shoulders
    Barbell curls 5 x 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
    alternated with
    Close-grip bench presses 5 x 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
    Push presses 4 x failure


    Thank you for ur comments guys..
    Ann was sixteen when I married her. I was nineteen. I'm not embarrassed to tell the story. You see, both Ann and I were taught you must be married before sex. We had been dating since she was thirteen or fourteen. You know how intimate you get. Well, we were so in love with each other, we couldn't control it. We needed to go get married.

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    Soon to be lean... Joe Black's Avatar
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    GH : Please check your pm...

    I think the routine looks pretty good.,.

    On your arm day I prefer to train triceps before biceps..

    Also I would prob lower the dead reps and perhaps cut back the 5 x sets to maybe 3 or so..

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    "gimme head"

    LOL, I like the name.

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    LOL Bob

    one time i was the gimme head 'stud' now i'm 'revenge of the nerd' hahahhaa.. rofl
    Ann was sixteen when I married her. I was nineteen. I'm not embarrassed to tell the story. You see, both Ann and I were taught you must be married before sex. We had been dating since she was thirteen or fourteen. You know how intimate you get. Well, we were so in love with each other, we couldn't control it. We needed to go get married.

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    Thats one crazy ass signature you got there bud.
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    'Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind'

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    I agree with Yates... I had one eyebrow raised throughout the whole thing...

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    arent' there laws against that tuttut
    "No one can completely believe that I am natural.
    The most important drug is to train like a madman
    -really like a madman
    The people who accuse me are those who have never trained once in their life as I train every day of my life."

    Alexandr Karelin
    Ten-time World Greco-Roman Champion
    1988, 1992, 1996 Olympic gold medalist

    current stats (10/19/03): 20yrs, M, 5'4 @160lbs, ~11% body fat
    lifted since march 2000
    occupation:MCB major @ uc berkeley

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    I am very skeptical of magazines in general. They tend to want to re-invent the wheel every month so they can sell you a new issue along with all the supplements that sponsor them.

    For starters, I think people are too quick to label themselves hardgainers. Give some serious effort to the wannabebig routine for 6 months and see what happens.

    That being said, I would also recommend www.cyberpump.com or www.hardgainer.com as good sources of info.

    One of the definitive books on hardgainer bodybuilding is Beyond Brawn by Stuart McRoberts. I have read it and I highly recommend it.

    My current routine is probably a hybrid of the wannabebig routine and the type that would be considered an abbreviated hardgainer routine.

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