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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Expert Opinions Needed

    please critique my routine. Im aiming for perfection, advice, tips, alterations appreciated. Reps, sets sufficient for each body part?

    Thanks.

    Monday: Chest/Tri
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    Flat Bench 3X8
    Incline bench 3X8
    Weighted Dips 3X8

    Skullcrushers 2x8
    Close grip bench 2x8



    Tuesday: Legs/Abs/calves
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    Squat 3x8
    Stiff leg deads 3x8
    Lunges 3x8

    Crunches 2X as many possible,non weighted
    Twist crunches (obliques) 2x as many as possible

    Calf raises 2X25



    Wednesday: Rest/1 hour cardio
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    Swim/jog/Stationary bike



    Thursday: Delts/Abs/forearms
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    Military press 2x8
    Side lateral raises 2x8
    Rear delt Rows to chest 2x8
    (All 3 deltoid heads hit)

    Sit ups Incline 2X as many as possible

    Wrist curl 2X8




    Friday: Rest
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    Saturday: Back/Bi's/traps
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    Deadlifts 3x8
    Pull ups-chin ups (alternate between the two every week) 3x10 Weighted
    Bent over rows to waist 3X8

    Ez bar curls 2X8
    Dumbel curls 2X8

    Shrugs 2X8



    Sunday: Rest
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    My best advice would be to use that routine. Everyone's body is different, and we all react differently. If it doesn't work, try something new. But it looks fine.
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    If I were you I'd move my forearm workout to Saturday. Deadlifts and pullups can be very taxing on the forearms so you want them to be fully recovered. They might be ok with a days rest inbetween, but personally I think forearm exercises belong at the very end of your split. Everything else looks good.

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    Looks fine to me. The "forearm" workout is kinda insignificant; you'll probably get a lot more from the deadlifts as wibble mentioned. Everything else is tight, though, you should do just fine on that. The reps... well... more info. How long you been training? What are your goals regarding size, strength, and max lifts? And what kind of poundage are you pushing here?
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    Personally I think you could add a few more sets for hams/quads....
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    A question i have is, do obliques get worked on when doing core movements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belial
    The reps... well... more info. How long you been training? What are your goals regarding size, strength, and max lifts? And what kind of poundage are you pushing here?
    I would agree with Belia. Your # of reps/sets will depend on how long you've been lifting.

    Intermediate to experienced lifters tend to do around 16 sets per body part. Since I've been lifting for the last 6 months, I've been doing more negatives and pyramids in my routine.
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    Rahman, yes they do.


    Quote Originally Posted by mickyjune26

    Intermediate to experienced lifters tend to do around 16 sets per body part. Since I've been lifting for the last 6 months, I've been doing more negatives and pyramids in my routine.
    That also depends on goals. I do about half that number.
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    so if you want to bulk you do 16 sets? or is 8 sets for strenght? Vice-versa? What do you mean that it depends on your goals?
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