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?

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  1. #1
    The Highlight Of 2004 Matt-itude's Avatar
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    Improving Routine

    Hey all, here is where i currently am body wise atm.

    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=52074

    I feel that my forearms and bicep and chest and lats are a bit laggin atm, if anyone feels differently let me know.

    so i would like to know what i should do to help improve these areas. i will post my routine and you can tell me what i should add or take off.

    All sets are done in the 6-10 rep range and pretty much usually to failure:

    day 1

    deadlifts - 5 sets
    calf raises - 3 sets
    barbell bicep curls - 5 sets
    situps

    day 2

    barbell benchpress - 5 to 6 sets
    dips - 3 sets
    cable crossovers - 3 sets
    tricep extensions - 5 sets
    situps

    day 3

    seated millitary press - 5 sets
    chinups - 3 sets
    side raises - 3 sets
    upright rows - 3 sets
    situps

    now i feel like im not doin enough sometimes, especially for chest biceps and lats. but im not sure. what do you all suggest i should add or take away from my routine.

    I will be moving deadlifts to day 3 and adding squats and maybe some leg extensions to day 1.

    will my forearm strenght increase just along with my other lifts? or will i need to train them seperately? i get lasting pain in my forearm after doin the bicep curls and what can i do to stop that from happening?

    sorry for the long post, i hope you peoples can help me improve!

    Age: 19
    Height: 178cm (5'10")
    Weight: 76kg @ 15% bf
    Arms: 37cm
    Chest: 105cm
    Waist: 76cm

    Max Benchpress: 105kg (230lb)
    Max Deadlift: 150kg (330lb)
    Max Squat: 4x100kg (220lb)


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    The Highlight Of 2004 Matt-itude's Avatar
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    comeone peoples, somebody must have something to say??!?!?!

    Age: 19
    Height: 178cm (5'10")
    Weight: 76kg @ 15% bf
    Arms: 37cm
    Chest: 105cm
    Waist: 76cm

    Max Benchpress: 105kg (230lb)
    Max Deadlift: 150kg (330lb)
    Max Squat: 4x100kg (220lb)


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    The Highlight Of 2004 Matt-itude's Avatar
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    plllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeease someone help me

    Age: 19
    Height: 178cm (5'10")
    Weight: 76kg @ 15% bf
    Arms: 37cm
    Chest: 105cm
    Waist: 76cm

    Max Benchpress: 105kg (230lb)
    Max Deadlift: 150kg (330lb)
    Max Squat: 4x100kg (220lb)


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    is way too skinny!
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    Dude no squats or leg exercises? I would consider squats need to be in there somewhere.
    Squat = Not enough
    DL = Not enough
    Bench = Not enough

    Big 3 = Not enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1997T-Bird
    Dude no squats or leg exercises? I would consider squats need to be in there somewhere.
    i umpire football and i can't afford to be sore when doin that, so i don't squat....

    tho i did post that i will be doin squats as of day one next week, because football has finally finished

    Age: 19
    Height: 178cm (5'10")
    Weight: 76kg @ 15% bf
    Arms: 37cm
    Chest: 105cm
    Waist: 76cm

    Max Benchpress: 105kg (230lb)
    Max Deadlift: 150kg (330lb)
    Max Squat: 4x100kg (220lb)


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  7. #6
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    Routine does not look balanced. You've got way too much emphasis on biceps, chest and shoulders. Looks like too may sets for curls on day 1 and no squats. Too many sets for shoulders on day 3 and shoulders will also get hit secondary on all the chest work on day2. You're probably overtraining biceps, chest and shoulders. I wouldn't do more than 2 exercises with 2-3 working sets for chest,shoulders and biceps.

    To be blunt, I'd scrap the routine and try one of the WBB routines on this site. At a minimun, I'd create a routine with at least as much back volume (exercises and reps) as chest. The back is a much bigger muscle than chest. For back, chins-up and rows. The more work you do on back, the bigger your biceps will grow.

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    Bench: 275
    Squat: 310
    Dead: 285
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    is way too skinny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt-itude
    i umpire football and i can't afford to be sore when doin that, so i don't squat....

    tho i did post that i will be doin squats as of day one next week, because football has finally finished
    I see, sorry mate, just joined so I didn't know

    I like the advice on the back exercise, would a rowing machine (yes I know machines suck) do well for that area?
    Squat = Not enough
    DL = Not enough
    Bench = Not enough

    Big 3 = Not enough

  9. #8
    Down with the Sickness
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    Yep no offense not trying to be mean just scrap your routine and go with one of the wbb routines. If you Still feel like you can do more you are not exerting yourself as hard as you should go heavier and only go for say 6-8 reps decrease rest time inbetween to 30sec to 1minute. No excuse for not doing legs, believe it or not they add to total mass gain. I looked at your pictures and you haven't really gained anything just maintained or even lost weight looks like maybe it is just the lighting. What does your diet look like?

    Again no offense intended just honest truth of my Opinion.

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