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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: Good routine?

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    Wannabebig Member MSkater's Avatar
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    Good routine?

    hi , im 16 and looking to bulk, ive been doing the WBB1 routine for about a month, and im looking for a new routine to start in about 2 weeks to change it up. I found this routine ... what do you think?

    Bench Press: 2 sets x 5 reps
    Weighted Dips: 2 sets x 10 reps
    Skull Crushers: 2 sets x 8 reps
    Calf Raises: 2 sets x 20 reps
    Full Squats: 3 sets x 10 reps

    T-bar Rows: 3 sets x 6 reps
    Dumbbell Shoulder Presses: 2 sets x 6 reps
    Barbell Curls: 3 sets x 8 reps

    Bench Press: 2 sets x 8 reps
    Incline Press: 2 sets x 8 reps
    Skull Crushers: 2 sets x 8 reps
    Deadlifts: 3 sets x 3 reps
    Calf Raises: 2 sets x 20 reps

    Wide Grip Chins: 2 sets x as many as possible
    Curl Grip Chins: 2 sets x as many as possible
    Dumbbell Shoulder Presses: 2 sets x 8 reps
    Dumbbell Hammer Curls: 2 sets x 8 reps

    Thank you...
    Last edited by MSkater; 02-27-2004 at 10:54 AM. Reason: change title

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    As I Am Paul Stagg's Avatar
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    Why change?

    The routine you've outlined looks ok.
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    Baby Seal Clubber ElPietro's Avatar
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    Yeah the routine looks fine, but I don't know if you can gauge a program after only a single month. You could always tweak it if there is something you don't like in it, but there isn't any miracle program that will make a significant impact in only 4 weeks.
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    HomeYield WillKuenzel's Avatar
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    I don't think that routine contains enough leg work. You're doing way more upperbody work where you only have 2 lower body exercises. Unless you have disproportionately large legs you'll be missing out eventually. If you are looking to train bodyparts twice a week, I'd look at a upper/lower or push/pull split. With that routine you will indirectly be hitting the triceps 4 times a week and your push exercises will quickly suffer.
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    WBB1 targets each muscle group once a week, so by going to twice a week and upping the volume you are periodizing, which is a good thing. However, since you have not (i'm guessing you have not?) made the gains you want you may want to stay on WBB1, or what I usually suggest for beginners is a total body workout 2-3 times a week with a rep range of around 8-12 per exersize. The workout you provided looks okay, not sensational. I never have liked the idea of working the lowerbody in combination with the chest on a split program. I usually like to set aside a day to work the lowerbody by itself. Also, Homeyield hit the nail on the head, your tris are getting 16 sets total throughout the entire week. I usually do not even give my back that much volume.
    Last edited by NaturalBuilder; 02-27-2004 at 08:21 PM.

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    Banned KingJustin's Avatar
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    I agree with NB. I imagine you're pretty new and I think that the best thing new lifters can do is start with reasonably high reps. Also, recovery is usually pretty fast once you've done each exercise a couple of times and so working out 2-3x a week is usually ideal as you can still progress there. Just focus on a few compounds.


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