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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  1. #1
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    Is it possible...

    ...a routine for one person, could be overtraining for another. Again, could genetics play a role in this? The reason I ask is because I changed up my routine 3 weeks ago, because I was told that I was overtraining. I changed it up, and since then have lost strength and muscle mass...

    Previous routine

    Monday / Thursday:
    Chest (Flat Barbell Press, Flat Dumbbell Press, Incline Dumbbell Press) 3x6
    Tris (Barbell Close Grip Bench Press,skullcrushers, Pulldowns) 3x6

    Tuesday / Friday:
    Back (Deadlifts, Cable Rows, Lat Pull Downs, Dumbell Shrugs) 3x6
    Bis (Hammer curls, Barbell curls) 3x6

    Wednesday:
    Shoulders (Seated Dumbbell Press, Front Dumbbell Raise) 3x6
    Legs (Squats 1x20, Leg Press 1x20, Leg Extensions, 1x15, Hamstring Curl 2x9 Seated/Standing Calf Raises 2x25)taken from WBB#2
    Current Routine

    Monday / Thursday:
    Chest (Flat Barbell Press, Incline Dumbbell Press) 3x6
    Shoulders (Seated Dumbbell Press) 3x6
    Tris (Barbell Close Grip Bench, Press Pulldowns) 3x6

    Wednesday
    Legs (Squats 1x20, Leg Press 1x20, Leg Extensions, 1x15, Hamstring Curl 2x9, Seated/Standing Calf Raises 2x25)taken from WBB#2

    Tuesday / Friday
    Back (Deadlift, T-Bar Rows, Latpull downs, Shrugs) 3x6
    Bis (Hammer curls) 5x6
    Finish off with shrugs

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    Yes. It also depends on your goals. Some people get more growth out of high volume, low intensity work; and some get the best results from low volume with high intensity.
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    You shouldn't 'lose muscle mass and strength' just by slightly modifying your routine for 3 weeks, I would check your diet or other variables, if anything you should be recovering quicker on the second routine and be a little bit stronger. In the end, if you don't like your results with new routine then switch back to what was working for you.

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    I'm of the opinion that some people (more specifically young people who are still growing) recover much faster and therefore it is harder to overtrain. I agree with Akraut though that you shouldnt be "losing" mass or strength just because you change your routine a bit, make sure you are eating enough and getting plenty of rest/sleep.

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    My diet hasn't changed, I even cut out my weekly cheat day, so that's why I was confused. However, I'll see what happens after a couple more weeks maybe and if I'm still not happy, then switch it up. Thanks for the input

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    man I click on your threads just to look at your avatar...I'm such a perv...
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    Maybe it's because you've moved Shoulders.

    Monday / Thursday:
    Chest (Flat Barbell Press, Incline Dumbbell Press) 3x6
    Shoulders (Seated Dumbbell Press) 3x6
    Tris (Barbell Close Grip Bench, Press Pulldowns) 3x6

    What have you lost strength in? Shoulders, Tris? Maybe it's just faitigue, or exercise order.
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    Definetly. Some people can't go threw 4 sets for one body part. It wipes them out. But a lot I feel depends on diet, your bodies limits and your age.If your not eating enough your body could get drained. When you workout you must eat more to compensate for the extra calories you need to function, heal, ext. Everyones body reacts differently.. so you can't set a schedule for everyone whether it's diet or exercise. Age has a lot to do with it too. AT puberty.. you heal faster. YOu have hormones, testosterone on your side. WHen your older all those processes slow down and you don't have that intensity you used to have.
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