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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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    Wannabebig Member Podium Kreatin's Avatar
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    "strength" proportioning

    rite now, ihave 2 conflicts:
    currently, i'm facing time conflicts now i'm in college, and commuting (wake up @ 7:15, home by 7p when i lift after class, which ends at 4:30p. u guys prob noticed that i wasn't flamed for like 2 weeks ). my other conflict is that my squat strength is a lot higher than my other lifts, and way out of proportion

    i'm considering working on upper body 2-3x a week, and legs 1x every two weeks (to prevent atrophy). is this ok? has anyone tried workouts that are mostly upper body?
    "No one can completely believe that I am natural.
    The most important drug is to train like a madman
    -really like a madman
    The people who accuse me are those who have never trained once in their life as I train every day of my life."

    Alexandr Karelin
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    current stats (10/19/03): 20yrs, M, 5'4 @160lbs, ~11% body fat
    lifted since march 2000
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    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
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    I workout my legs once a week. And the rest is all upper body muscle groups. I don't understand what you're getting at .

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    Haha...you got the smacked down.

    It might be fine, as long as you are still getting stronger.

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    Wannabebig Member Podium Kreatin's Avatar
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    i have a tons of time conflicts when i plan to lift ( i can't always go when i plan to, b/c of school). i was wondering if this routine was "safe" b/c i dun wanna lose any strength or size of my legs (they are ahead of my upper body, so thsi is y i could "sacrifice" leg day), anybody else?
    "No one can completely believe that I am natural.
    The most important drug is to train like a madman
    -really like a madman
    The people who accuse me are those who have never trained once in their life as I train every day of my life."

    Alexandr Karelin
    Ten-time World Greco-Roman Champion
    1988, 1992, 1996 Olympic gold medalist

    current stats (10/19/03): 20yrs, M, 5'4 @160lbs, ~11% body fat
    lifted since march 2000
    occupation:MCB major @ uc berkeley

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    How about this, give it a go, and if you see your leg workouts suffering, you know that is does not work well for you. Personally, I think it will be just fine.

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    How about just changing your upperbody workouts, but keeping the legs at once per week? If you are gaining on them, don't change it. Just adjust your upperbody movements or play with the volume until they start gaining.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Definitely worth a try, but don't be shocked if you actually start gaining more strength in your legs working them every 2 weeks. That's what happened to me.

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    i do something similar and it's been working real well for me....

    legs once a week, upper body once every 2 weeks. so i don't see why it should be a problem....definitely give it a go.
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