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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    Full Body workout routine V. split upper/lower routine

    What are the pros and cons?
    Which have worked better for you?
    What would you guys recommend?
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    Neither..

    Split working each body part once per week spread out between 3-4 days works best for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannabelean
    Neither..

    Split working each body part once per week spread out between 3-4 days works best for me.
    what's wrong with doing upper/lower?
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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    what's wrong with doing upper/lower?
    Nothing for some/most people. I just don't like it because by the time I finish with my back and chest I am not worth a damn the rest of the workout

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    I have to admit I am really curious. Have never tried upper / lower split and working everything 2x a week - might have to give it a try.

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    The best routine I have found is the one I am using, and well that is why I am using it. Of course everyone loves their routine otherwise they would not do it

    I do:
    Pull, Emphasis on Back
    Legs, Emphasis on Quads
    Push, Emphasis on Bench Press
    HIIT
    Pull, Emphasis on Lats
    Legs, Emphasis on Glutes
    Push, Emphasis on Incline
    Cardio

    Start over.

    I do cardio on lifting days also sometimes. Volume is low, 10-12 sets usually.


    I would post the routine(s) you had in mind and ask for feedback. It helps alot, I know every routine I have made on my own without help has sucked horribly lol. I had tons of help making my routine from a more experienced lifter, and that is why it works I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannabelean
    Nothing for some/most people. I just don't like it because by the time I finish with my back and chest I am not worth a damn the rest of the workout
    i've done upper/lower but i was putting to much volume but will switch up again to upper/lower
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

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    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    i've done upper/lower but i was putting to much volume but will switch up again to upper/lower
    I tried it yesterday(upper only) and by the time I finished my chest and back and got to my shoulders I was using half the weight I usually use and it just felt awkward. So basically everything was fried and it was pointless for me to be in the gym any longer. Different strokes for different folks

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    right now i am doing a 3 day split and usually my muscles get hit 2x a week. I had tried upper/lower split, but didn't like having squat and deadlift back to back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNL
    right now i am doing a 3 day split and usually my muscles get hit 2x a week. I had tried upper/lower split, but didn't like having squat and deadlift back to back.
    You didn't use deadlift as a lower body exercise?
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    i do squats and dls in the same WORKOUT since i do a full body routine, but since its just 2 sets and i can even alternate the order within the workout if i want its not a problem, also i noticed no difference in performance except in the very first workout--i still pulled the same weight but i thought i was gonna die for sure! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack_of_all
    i do squats and dls in the same WORKOUT since i do a full body routine
    me too

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    could you guys write down your routines

    if it isn't any trouble
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    well i use deadlift as a lowerback exercise but was done with upper body day. On lowerbody day i have STDL. Hope i answered your question.

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