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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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    Should I lift?

    Ok, Im not sure wheter I should lift 3 days in a row and Im turning to you guys for help. Now before you say anything, let me explain my small (but nevertheless important) dilemma.

    I have 3 training days and here is my schedule:
    Day1: Chest/Tris
    Day2: Rest
    Day3: Cardio/Abs
    Day4: Back/Bis
    Day5: Legs
    Day6: Rest
    REPEAT...

    Now, I want to know whether or not I shoudl get rid of Day 6 and do chest/tris on that day. That would mean I would workout 3 days in a row, however my arms are completely fine after one day of rest after doing then on day4 because I only do bis that day. Should I go ahead and bench on Day 6 or not?

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    If you change Cardio/Abs with Back/Bi's, you could get a day of nonlifting between every lifting day. Which might prove a little better.. maybe?
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    I was thinking about that as well, however for some reason Im still sore 2 days after doing chest/tris (both my chest and my arms) because its a pretty intensive day. Not that my back/bi day isnt, however that is nowehre near as bad on my arms as the chest one.

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    i think your main problem is that there are 7 days in a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by darius19
    I was thinking about that as well, however for some reason Im still sore 2 days after doing chest/tris (both my chest and my arms) because its a pretty intensive day. Not that my back/bi day isnt, however that is nowehre near as bad on my arms as the chest one.
    What about switching Legs with Back/Bi, since your legs aren't exactly going to be sore from a Chest/Tri workout.
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    Well my routine is fine, the only problem Im having here is whether or not I should take an extra day off today or lift. I feel fine so Im compelled to lift, but I want to know if it will hurt my gains or anything.

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    Sigh..cmon, somone suggest something :\

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    Quote Originally Posted by darius19
    Ok, Im not sure wheter I should lift 3 days in a row and Im turning to you guys for help. Now before you say anything, let me explain my small (but nevertheless important) dilemma.

    I have 3 training days and here is my schedule:
    Day1: Chest/Tris
    Day2: Rest
    Day3: Cardio/Abs
    Day4: Back/Bis
    Day5: Legs
    Day6: Rest
    REPEAT...

    Now, I want to know whether or not I shoudl get rid of Day 6 and do chest/tris on that day. That would mean I would workout 3 days in a row, however my arms are completely fine after one day of rest after doing then on day4 because I only do bis that day. Should I go ahead and bench on Day 6 or not?
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    Yeah I know rest is good and that is why im not sure whether or not I should lift.
    However on the other hand I feel great and neither my chest or arms feel sore, and I feel 100% (my upper body at least, my legs are sore as hell).

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    Ahh u guys are killing me. A simple yes or no will do If im gonna go I have to within the next hour, and Im leaning towards going...

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    just do it. no need to ask

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    better to go...

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    I know I know this prolly seems like a ******ed question, but I just dont want to overwork myself. But since I feel great Im probably fine, although lifting 3 days in a row is a lot. Oh well IM gonna go

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    yeah lol just go lift, I lift 4 days in a row take one off anf repeat. And I have no problems
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    Sure do it, chest/tri every 6 days, or every 7 days, wont make much difference.

    I'm planning on working out 5 days in a row this week. Upper / Lower / Upper / Lower / Upper / Rest / Rest. That'll put on some beef, surely.
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