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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View Poll Results: How long did you lift before you found a routine that you felt was well worth doing?

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  • First one, I'm good :P

    4 16.00%
  • 1-2 months

    4 16.00%
  • 3-4 months

    2 8.00%
  • 5-6 months

    1 4.00%
  • 7-8 months

    1 4.00%
  • 9-10 months

    0 0%
  • 1 year

    4 16.00%
  • 2-3 years

    6 24.00%
  • 4-5 years

    2 8.00%
  • I wasted some time......

    1 4.00%
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  1. #1
    Formerly Nick Hatfield SW's Avatar
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    How long did you lift before you found a routine that you felt was well worth doing?

    How long was it? Where'd you find it?/How'd you develop it? How long did it take?

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    The first routine i tried i felt was 'good'. The key to most routines is intensity. Don't pussy out.
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    mon chest, shoulders, triceps
    tues back, biceps,legs
    thurs repeat mon
    fri repeat tues
    This was more of the old style routines and actually worked pretty well for most
    all sets wher pyramid style 12,10, 8, 6 and increase wt.
    This is all I remember people doing for the most part yrs ago and people gained. I think older bb will remember similar stuff. So I suppose that is a 2nd on Adam's theory.

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    Before I ever started working out.. I looked at the WBB Routine #1

    So I was ready from the start.. because I doubt this is a bad Routine.

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    ive always felt good, ofcourse i keep finding new things that i feel better doing...and that is key....dont do something you dont want to because you wont preform as well as ud like

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    I started lifting in early 2002 but I didn't get really serious about it until April of this year... So, I guess I didn't have a perfect routine for about 2 years of lifting! I was actually totally ignorant at the beginning (who wasn't?), thinking such nonsense as, for example, "spreading my arms more on the bench press will work my outer pecs", "the smith machine will make me progress better on my bench than freeweights", or, my favourite, "the pecdeck is the king of all chest exercises". I made the standard newbie gains for a few months and then... nothing until 5 months ago when I started getting serious and reading articles on sites like this one.

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    i've liked all the ones i've tried. i just like the one i'm doing now best.

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    It took me a while. I wont say my first routines were bad, they just weren't well thought out overall. I think I was in college when I finally got the jist of how to put together a good routine. So I basically wasted about 4 years doing a little more(I did train legs a little) than the typical bench/curl jockey type routines.
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    ^^ Wasted gain time is suckage. I love the first day of new routines, it's exhilerating.
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    rofl curl jockey, there is this dude who comes into the weight room every few days...hed do a set of curls, then walk around for 10 minutes, then do another, and helll repeat this like 3 times, then leave, and that is all he does, and it is no fair cuz he is a pretty big dude...blarrgggg

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