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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Thread: Over Training?

  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member
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    Sep 2001

    Over Training?

    I mostly work out my uper body, and i do it 3 times a week (mon, wed, fri) is that to much for the uper body, should i work out a muscle every week? will i get better results this way?

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  3. #2
    Soca King
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Yes definately workout each muscle once a week. The reason is the body has a limit as to how much it can take, and to provide the stimulus for muscle growth you need to lift serious weight. And since you are working the muscle so hard it will need at least a week before that muscle will be ready for another pounding.

    P.S. Since you might be new to the whole bodybuilding lifestyle you should (if you haven't already) post some questions in the diet and nutrition forum as well

  4. #3
    As I Am Paul Stagg's Avatar
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    Dec 2000
    Baltimore, MD, USA
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
    I has a blog.
    I has a facebook.

  5. #4
    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
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    Mar 2001
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Originally posted by Paul Stagg
    Ya; you need to workout your wheels too if you aren't already. You'll really regret neglected them later on. You don't want to look out of proportion like half the muscle heads walking around on the beaches. tuttut

  6. #5
    PR blaster!
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    Sep 2001
    Lots of factors here. The larger the muscle, the longer it takes to recover. Diet and sleep play a significant role. The relative weight you're moving around and volume, especially the negative phase (what you're doing in your routine). Don't forget age and genetics. The bottom line is, people's recovery ability vary significantly. As a general guide line, don't do major upper body muscles upper more than twice a week, probably better off with once. I would give legs and larger muscles a week, possibly more. And yes work those damn legs.


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