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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
    The One
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    upper body vs. lower body

    ok, heres the problem. since i have been working out consistently, my legs have progressed very well, although my arms have been lagging. My legs had a strong base because i had to go through therapy for my knees since i was 12, and just finished about 1 year ago. I was doing leg press, jogging on treadmill, bodyweight lunges. my legs have had no problem progressing since then. But my upper body just doesnt seem to be moving along too well. My bench is low, my curls are low, dips are low, and pretty much everything else with my upper body. Is there some way i can move my arms along more, so that i can look like a monster on upperbody days as well as lower body days? thnx in advance for the help....

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  3. #2
    The One
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    anybody?

  4. #3
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    It's the same for me... I think my upper body strength is late maturing as compare to lower body.

    I can squat and deadlift respectable amounts... ****, I can bb row a decent amount, but my bench and military presses are WEAK.

    Just keep lifting and be consistent.
    They say that when your ships comes in
    The first man takes the sails
    Second takes the afterdeck
    The third: the planks and rails.

  5. #4
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    eat alot and hit em hard. at your weight id seriously gain alotta weight. eat ALOT and train right and youll gain some size.

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    Senior Member Canadian Crippler's Avatar
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    Mind posting your routine?
    "I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr

    "im assuming the holy (big) 3 are: curls, bench, legs?" - Saggas

    "had a huge ass burn on my triceps while I was doing those kickbacks, so they'll likely be staying with my exercise program." - Zearoth

    "most of my burned calories coming from something called Basal. Wtf does a leaf have to do with any of it?" - Votorx

    "We have a lot of people like that on our campus, all hippies and things, that go around preaching against corporations, jocks, preps, accountants, and anyone else that feels the need to shower more than occasionally." - Shankerr

    "Damn man why are some women just so demonic and evil.. its like you wanna get a stake and mallet and an erection at the same time." - WBBIRL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Crippler
    Mind posting your routine?

    im workingout on mon,wed,fri using this two day split:

    Day1

    Leg Press (3x10)
    Calf/Heel Raises (3x12)
    Leg Curls (3x5)
    Leg Extensions (3x5)
    Lat Pulldowns (3x10)
    Rows (3x10)
    Shrugs (3x10)

    Day 2

    Bench Press (3x8)
    Dips (8,6,4)
    Cable Flyes (3x10)
    Barbell Curls (3x8)
    Military Press (3x8)
    situps (1x50) on decline

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    Senior Member BFG123's Avatar
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    Here's some pointers from someone I trust ,Charles Paliquin
    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459731

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG123
    Here's some pointers from someone I trust ,Charles Paliquin
    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459731

    unfortunatly im only available three days per week to lift.

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    whatever you are doing, change things up!

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