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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    Critique this routine

    and be a smartass

    Day 1: Chest, Shoulders and Triceps

    Weigh-in

    Flat DB Bench Press 8 reps
    Warm up set, 8 reps with half the work weight
    set 1
    set 2

    Wide Grip Dec Deck 8 reps
    set 1
    set 2

    Dumbbell Seated Overhead Press 8 reps
    set 1
    set 2

    Dumbbell Standing Side Raises 8 reps
    set 1
    set 2

    Close Grip Bench Press in Powercage 8 reps
    set 1
    set 2

    Cable Tricep Pushdown with Cambered Grip 8 reps
    set 1
    set 2

    Stretching

    Day 2: Back and Biceps

    Weigh-in

    Barbell Rows 8 reps
    Warm Up Set with half the work weight
    set 1
    set 2

    Close Neutral Grip Seated Lat Pulldown 10 reps
    set 1
    set 2

    Wide chin grip seated lat pulldown 8 reps
    set 1
    set 2

    Dumbbell Shrugs 12 reps
    Warm-up set
    set 1
    set 2

    Barbell curls with cambered bar 8 reps
    set 1
    set 2

    Dumbbell Hammer Curls 8 reps
    set 1
    set 2

    Stretching

    Day 3: Legs

    Weigh-in

    Deadlifts or squats, alternating, 8 reps
    Warm-up
    set 1
    set 2
    set 3

    Machine Hack Squats for 10 reps
    set 1
    set 2

    Seated Leg Extentions 8 reps
    set 1
    set 2

    Lying Leg Curls 8 reps
    Warm-up
    set 1
    set 2

    Calf Raises 12 reps
    Warm-up
    Set 1
    Set 2

    Stretching
    Last edited by Reinier; 10-18-2003 at 07:46 AM.

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    Did you mean Tri's instead of Bi's on day 1?
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    I'm not a big fan of doing chest and shoulders on the same day. Are there rest days in between there, or are you doing all 3 days in a row?
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    This is a weekly schedule. I think at this time it would be foolish for me to train 4 times a week.
    So I dont think I will start a Shoulders day.

    Yes Tim, Its meant to be Triceps.
    I dont usually train my bis with close grip benching.

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    Looks cool. Try it for a while, doesn't look theres anything wrong with it.
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    Looks good, but if i was doing it i would superset those isolation lifts with close matching compounds. Less weight would be used but it would lower the time you spend training and get the same work done.

    these make a good Superset

    Dumbbell Seated Overhead Press 8 reps
    +
    Dumbbell Standing Side Raises 8 reps




    So do these

    Barbell Rows 8 reps
    +
    Close Neutral Grip Seated Lat Pulldown 10 reps



    Leg day looks fun tho!
    One the road to 180lbs...

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    Looking tight Reiner

    One change i would make would be to take out the wide-grip pull-downs as the close-grip should be plenty work for the lats, especially considering the bb rows used.

    Also why weigh-in @ each workout, i prefer once a week/fortnight weigh-ins, you get a clearer picture and it isnt as obsessive. Alright its no Monstar weighing twice a day, but 3 times a week is quite alot.
    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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    Originally posted by Reinier
    Yes Tim, Its meant to be Triceps.
    I dont usually train my bis with close grip benching.
    Good, I'd have been worried otherwise

    I think the routine looks good. It's seems like you've got a nice mix and haven't given too much or too little attention to any muscle group.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    BR, I realise its not necessary. but i do it anyway.
    Im mental.
    Im crazy
    deranged
    AARGH

    Funny how nobody noticed I don`t do direct ab work. I may or may not start. Ill try around in the gym

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    Well i suppose its up to you ultimately, as for the abs i find that deadlifting/squating is easily enough to stimulate the abs fully.

    What i did find funny was this months muscle and fitness featured a 7 day a week ab routine!!
    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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    If you do any lower back work (deadlifting etc), then train your abs directly as well to keep your muscles balanced. A strong lower back and weak abs can really **** you up, believe me I know.

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