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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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  1. #1
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    Anything wrong with only doing the Big 3??

    I am wicked strapped for time currently. I work 2 jobs and go to school. With my schedule...I am lucky if I can make it to the gym for 30 mins a day (usually busy with something else while gym is open).

    Is there anything wrong with going 3 times a week:

    Day 1 - Squats
    Day 2 - Bench press
    Day 3 - Deadlifts

    I basically want to throw on some mass right now and worry about strength/getting cut later on down the road once I reach my goal weight (170 now - goal is 185-190)

    Thanks for any input
    Last edited by Nos92LX; 06-01-2005 at 11:22 AM.

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    Change it up though. Do different variations of each, different rep ranges and weights, etc.

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    You're ignoring significant portions of your body. Throw in pullups as the 4th thing though, and you're mostly covered.

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    similar to what i've been doing for a couple months. throw in dips on bench day and pullups on deadlift day. if you've got extra time maybe some cleans
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    I would opt for overhead press instead of the bench on one of those days. I would opt for front squats on one of the squat days and I would opt for some type of clean movement on one of the deadlift days and do rows on the other deadlift day, so essentially you would be deadlifting once a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nos92LX
    I am wicked strapped for time currently. I work 2 jobs and go to school. With my schedule...I am lucky if I can make it to the gym for 30 mins a day (usually busy with something else while gym is open).

    Is there anything wrong with going 3 times a week:

    Day 1 - Squats
    Day 2 - Bench press
    Day 3 - Deadlifts


    Thanks for any input
    That's what I do.
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    i do a bodypart such as chest in 30 minutes so if you can get their for 30 minutes each day do something like
    day 1 - chest
    day 2 - back
    day 3 - shoulders
    day 4 - legs
    day 5 - biceps/triceps as these dnt take as long
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    I would opt for overhead press instead of the bench on one of those days. I would opt for front squats on one of the squat days and I would opt for some type of clean movement on one of the deadlift days and do rows on the other deadlift day, so essentially you would be deadlifting once a week.-- Keith Wassung
    Thats what I was thinking more or less. Power Clean and Press as the clean movement on one of the dead lift days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nos92LX
    Is there anything wrong with going 3 times a week:

    Day 1 - Squats
    Day 2 - Bench press
    Day 3 - Deadlifts

    I basically want to throw on some mass right now and worry about strength/getting cut later on down the road once I reach my goal weight (170 now - goal is 185-190)

    Thanks for any input
    Looks alright, but I'd add maybe one more exercise to each day. Maybe like this:

    Day 1 - Squats, SLDL
    Day 2 - Bench press, military press
    Day 3 - Deadlifts, pullups
    Day 4 - off
    Day 5 - off
    Day 6 - Start cycle again
    Last edited by gino; 06-01-2005 at 12:51 PM.
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    In all reality, thats not a whole lot of time to be building mass. If your just looking to bulk then post/evaluate your diet, its far more important in a bulk then you lifting regimine.

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    since you are time constrained, have you thought about setting up a homegym? or you don't have enough space?

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    I think it could work, with the inclusion of:
    - Pullups
    - Overhead Press
    - Calf Raise
    - Abdominal Crunch

    Use different grips and stances each time to hit different muscle groups harder, i.e. wider stance on squats to hit glute/hammies harder or narrow grip on bench to hit tri's harder.
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    I've been using a really simple workout like that for the last 2 months and its working for me.

    Day One
    -Benchpress (8 sets)
    -db decline (3 sets)
    -shrugs (3 sets)

    Day Two
    -Deadlift (8 sets)
    -pull up (3 sets)
    -db shoulder press (3 sets)

    Day Three
    -SQUATS (10 sets)

    Every now and then I will get to the gym and just not feel like lifting much. On these days I do calves and abs, but this only happens once or twice a month.
    Last edited by TOBART; 06-01-2005 at 05:39 PM.

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    If you can get to the gym in off peak hours you can do something like:


    Monday -
    Treadmill - 5 Minutes
    Squats x 2 x 8 x 2 minute rests - 5 Minutes
    Leg Press x 2 x 8 x 2 minute rests - 5 Minutes
    Leg Curls x 2 x 8 x 2 minute rests - 5 Minutes
    Standing Calf Raises x 2 x 8 x 2 minute rests - 5 Minutes
    Weight Changing - 5 Minutes
    ========
    30 Minutes

    Wed -
    Treadmill - 5 Minutes
    Bench Press x 2 x 8 x 2 minute rests - 5 Minutes
    Pull Ups x 2 x 8 x 2 minute rests - 5 Minutes
    Chest Dips x 2 x 8 x 2 minute rests - 5 Minutes
    Deadlift x 2 x 8 x 2 minute rests - 5 Minutes
    Weight Changing - 5 Minutes
    ========
    30 Minutes

    Friday -
    Military Press x 2 x 8 x 2 minute rests - 5 Minutes
    Arnold Press x 2 x 8 x 2 minute rests - 5 Minutes
    Incline Seated Dumbell Curl x 2 x 8 x 2 minute rests - 5 Minutes
    Close Grip Bench Press x 2 x 8 x 2 minute rests - 5 Minutes
    Weight Changing - 5 Minutes
    ========
    30 Minutes

    I do similiar routines but around 14 sets total rather then 8 but I have 45 second rests and I get out in 30 minutes feeling sick but am getting very good results .

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    Thanks for all the replies guys. This was helpful.

    I think I am going to start out small and maybe move up to WBB1 once my schedule changes

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    i too am pressed for time and do them three, bentover rows and calf raises. i thought my arms were gonna suffer, but they havent. they are still bigger than the curljockeys at school.

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