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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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  1. #1
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    thinking of doing 5 day split for the summer...

    well i have more time to work out since school is over, and i was wondering if a 5 day split would be good, instead of the 3 day i'm working on right now.

    i'm thinking i'll be able to hit the muscles more effectively and w/ more focus than having two muscles in one day, and being more tired/rushed.

    current split:

    sun: arms+shoulders
    wed: legs
    fri: chest+back

    proposed split:

    mon: bi's + tri's
    tue: shoulders
    wed: legs
    thurs: back
    fri: chest
    sat: rest
    sun: rest


    comments and suggestions???

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    Give it a try and see how it works. Generally, I think you are better off with a 4 day split (with a rest day on, say, wednesday), but that's just me.
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    That 5-Day split looks good to me.
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    thanks for the advice

    how about this:

    sun: arms+shoulders
    mon: rest
    tues: legs
    wed: rest
    thurs: back
    fri: chest
    sat: rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Patrick
    That 5-Day split looks good to me.
    yeah i wanted to split up chest/back and arms/shoulders cuz i wanted to focus on shoulders and back more. w/the 3 day i end up being somewhat tired/sloppy when getting along to shoulders and back.

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    if I were to do a 5 day I'd gun for something like this

    1 lats, traps/rhomboids
    2 hamstrings, spinal erectors, biceps
    3 REST
    4 pecs, abs
    5 quads, triceps
    6 calves, shoulders
    7 REST

    <<big fan of splitting up leg day muscles
    Last edited by geoffgarcia; 05-04-2004 at 10:56 AM.

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    this is the split I'm doing now:

    Sun: quads/side delts
    Mon: back/rear delts/bis
    Tue: rest
    Wed: hams/traps
    Thu: chest/front delts/tris
    Fri: calves/abs
    Sat: rest
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    Here's what I am doing
    Chest
    Back
    Arms
    Quads/Calfs
    Shoulders/Hamstrings
    off
    off
    Repeat

    I like splitting the legs up like that because I'm too wiped after hitting my quads to put a whole lot in to my hamstrings.
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    heres my 5 day split-
    monday-legs
    tues-chest
    wed-back/bis/traps/rhomboids
    thurs-tris/shoulders
    fri-deads

    i have seen great gains on this routine, especially in my bench and dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jotosuds
    thanks for the advice

    how about this:

    sun: arms+shoulders
    mon: rest
    tues: legs
    wed: rest
    thurs: back
    fri: chest
    sat: rest

    Why not pair chest with shoulders and arms with back?

    maybe like this:

    sun: legs

    thurs: back and arms

    sat: chest and shoulders

    This way your two biggest bodyparts (legs and back) get plenty of rest time in between workouts. And shoulders and arms also get plenty of rest.


    4 and 5 day splits can be somewhat tiring, but maybe that's just me.
    I'd go with your split above and see how it feels.

    If it is too much, you could always use my suggestion as a fallback plan, until you find something that works better

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    im doing a 5 day split once im done with freakin H.S 2 more weeks !!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeAnabolic
    Why not pair chest with shoulders and arms with back?
    yeah i was thinking of doing that, like push/pull/legs kinda right? yeah if this routine doesn't work/sucks i'll probably do something like that

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    i'm thinking of switching to a push/pull/legs routine also. i've been doing opposing muscle groups for the past year and a half, and when i go home for the summer my buddy that i'll be lifting with mainly does complimentary muscles on the same day. personally, i've never done it so i'm gonna try the switch.

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    4 day push/pull split

    that 5 day split i designed doesn't seem like it's going to work. i'm all sore and stuff and i don't think i can take it week after week.

    so i really want to try the push/pull philosophy, and thinking about doing a 4 day split.

    want to split it up like:

    chest
    legs
    back/bi's
    shoulders/tri's

    how should i arrange it for the week?

    thinking about doing this:

    sun: shou/tri's
    mon: legs
    tues: rest
    wed: chest
    thur: rest
    fri: back/bi's
    sat: rest

    comments and suggestions?
    Last edited by ReturnedFire; 05-08-2004 at 02:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jotosuds
    that 5 day split i designed doesn't seem like it's going to work. i'm all sore and stuff and i don't think i can take it week after week.
    huh?

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