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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  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member Scrawnymoke's Avatar
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    Sep 2008

    Questions on Wannabebig Routine 1

    Hi, I just recently started to lift weights and was wondering if this routine will help me to gain mass? I weigh around 120 lbs and I am 17 years old.

    Since I didn't try to perform a bench press before, should I just ask anyone around me as a spotter? I'm not sure how much weight to use as well, is there a basic rule of thumb to figure out how much I'll be able to handle?

    Thanks for the help.

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  3. #2
    Set the mood right
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    May 2008
    I quite liked WBB1, but a lot of people will tell you to start with Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe, and they make a valid point. What you should do is buy the book off of amazon and give it a read, or find it somewhere on the internet (its worth the $$), make sure to eat well, and a lot (gotta eat to get big), and rest well. Resting is very key. At this point you don't really need anything else except for many a protein supplement if you're not getting enough protein in your diet (1g per 1lb of bodyweight per day is the standard rule).

    About the spotter thing, yeah, you can just ask someone to spot you, most people are cool about it and don't mind helping out at all. Try something like 25 plates on each side (the bar weights 45 pounds..) so you can make sure your form is proper, proper form> high weight.
    Summer 2009

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    Weight: 195

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    S: 340
    D: 495

  4. #3
    Wannabebig Member Scrawnymoke's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    Thanks for the advice. Can you give me a link to Mark Rippetoe's beginner routine since I don't have the book at the moment.

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    Size is a function of diet.



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