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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    Extract from Arnie routine - Help with names!

    this is an extract from one of Arnold Schwarz's. Tricep routines

    Triceps:
    Close-grip bench presses (for the all three heads) - 6 sets, 6-10 reps
    Pushdowns (exterior head) - 6 sets, 6-10 reps
    Barbell French presses (interior head) - 6 sets, 6-10 reps
    One-arm dumbbell triceps extensions (exterior head) - 6 sets, 6-10 reps

    Whats a pushdown, and Barbell French Press (is it like a skull crush?)
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    Pushdowns are done on cables, connect a bar or rope to a high cable, grab bar, push down. Keep your elbows at your sides. Typical grip is o/hand but can be done u/hand too.

    Barbell French press I guess is like a skull-crusher - only sitting instead of lying down. Starting position is with the bar directly overhead, lower toward the back of your head until your wrists are below your elbows (keep your elbows in the whole time) and then press back up.

    Man, that sounds like ALOT of work on the triceps!! Ouch!
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    That's complete overkill. Unless you're doing the same supplementation as your hero, you'd be best off to pick one exercise and do two or three sets of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott S
    That's complete overkill. Unless you're doing the same supplementation as your hero, you'd be best off to pick one exercise and do two or three sets of it.
    Yeh was planning to do all of them, with 4 sets, one as warm up or negatives.

    Thanks for replies, i have done those described above before ,just didnt know the names.
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    "It's simple, if it jiggles, it's fat."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott S
    That's complete overkill. Unless you're doing the same supplementation as your hero, you'd be best off to pick one exercise and do two or three sets of it.
    I've been doing a routine similar to this and have been making awesome gains, with no supplements except for a solid diet and some protein powder when I need it.
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