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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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    High Volume

    I've been lifting for a few years now, about 6, so I'm not new to this. I've been around the block a few times, and I've seen and read a lot of different things. I've read all the WBB routines and the Max-OT routine and HIT training and all that other stuff. And I've read a lot of what's on this forum (great forum, by the way). The one thing I discovered is that not a lot of people (very few, actually) use as high a volume as I do. Actually, I don't think I've seen or heard of anyone et using the kind of volume I do. I'm just wondering why that is. Am I ahead of my time? Or, more likely, am I a loon?

    Someone please explain this to me.
    If you're not lifting hard, you're taking up space.
    Get the f$*# out.

    24 years old
    5'9"
    205lbs. ->212lbs. as of 10.22.04 -> 219lbs. as of 12.10.04
    10% bf ->11% -> 12%
    46 1/2" chest ->47" -> 48"
    17 1/2" arms ->17 3/4" -> 18"
    32" waist ->same -> 33"
    26" quads -> 27 1/2" -> 28 1/2"
    17" calves -> 17 3/4" -> 18"

    (I'm still working on these as of 12.13.04)

    425lbs. bench
    515+lbs. deadlift
    450+lbs.squats

    updated 10.14.04, and again on 12.13.04

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    what do you consider high volume

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    16 sets per muscle, 6-10 reps per set.
    If you're not lifting hard, you're taking up space.
    Get the f$*# out.

    24 years old
    5'9"
    205lbs. ->212lbs. as of 10.22.04 -> 219lbs. as of 12.10.04
    10% bf ->11% -> 12%
    46 1/2" chest ->47" -> 48"
    17 1/2" arms ->17 3/4" -> 18"
    32" waist ->same -> 33"
    26" quads -> 27 1/2" -> 28 1/2"
    17" calves -> 17 3/4" -> 18"

    (I'm still working on these as of 12.13.04)

    425lbs. bench
    515+lbs. deadlift
    450+lbs.squats

    updated 10.14.04, and again on 12.13.04

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    I wouldnt consider that to high of a volume unless you do that muscle 2x a week with 16 sets each

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    Usually just once per week. I'm on a four day split, and hit the gym 5 times a week, so the day that gets repeated I usually drop a few sets and drop the weight, going for more reps.

    Thanks for the help!
    If you're not lifting hard, you're taking up space.
    Get the f$*# out.

    24 years old
    5'9"
    205lbs. ->212lbs. as of 10.22.04 -> 219lbs. as of 12.10.04
    10% bf ->11% -> 12%
    46 1/2" chest ->47" -> 48"
    17 1/2" arms ->17 3/4" -> 18"
    32" waist ->same -> 33"
    26" quads -> 27 1/2" -> 28 1/2"
    17" calves -> 17 3/4" -> 18"

    (I'm still working on these as of 12.13.04)

    425lbs. bench
    515+lbs. deadlift
    450+lbs.squats

    updated 10.14.04, and again on 12.13.04

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    damn 16 sets................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by basil
    16 sets per muscle, 6-10 reps per set.
    That's actually not too bad for legs and back, but for arms & shoulders, it might be a little high... however, what matters is this question:

    Is it working for you? If you've been progressing, then keep doing it, if you
    ve hit a plateau, then you could try the old "heavy weights & lower reps).

    Just a though...

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    Thanks 8. Actually, it worked for me for a ling time, but I'm pretty sure that if I haven't hit a plateau yet, I'm soon due for one, so I'll give that a try.

    Thanks all.
    If you're not lifting hard, you're taking up space.
    Get the f$*# out.

    24 years old
    5'9"
    205lbs. ->212lbs. as of 10.22.04 -> 219lbs. as of 12.10.04
    10% bf ->11% -> 12%
    46 1/2" chest ->47" -> 48"
    17 1/2" arms ->17 3/4" -> 18"
    32" waist ->same -> 33"
    26" quads -> 27 1/2" -> 28 1/2"
    17" calves -> 17 3/4" -> 18"

    (I'm still working on these as of 12.13.04)

    425lbs. bench
    515+lbs. deadlift
    450+lbs.squats

    updated 10.14.04, and again on 12.13.04

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