The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Split Training or Full body training?

    My question to all you is whether or not I should do a split training program or full body. I haven't lifted in a year and have been working out again for about 2 months and regained most of my muscle mass and strength where i left off. my goa by the end of summer would to be as "ripped as possible". I am on my college swim team so I don't want to be "huge" like a bodybuilder is but I would like to have a very good amount of size and mass, along with defintion. I understand you probably run across a lot of threads like this but i wanted to know which would be more benificial for the next 12 to 14 weeks. should i do a Split program (i recently started one 2 weeks ago to try it out again) or Full body three days a week. I also though maybe if i went with upper body mon, wed, and lower body on tue and thur that might be fine. what do you guys think? Im currently doing TUT training with split being: mon- chest/tris, tue-shoulders/traps, wed-legs, thur- back and bi's. im eating very good as well and am sticking to a good diet. thanks for any help you can give me.

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    Soon to be lean... Joe Black's Avatar
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    Generally I think a split is better than an upper body/lower body routine.

    Just in terms of being able to spend more focused time on the specific bodyparts, I also feel its better for allowing more recovery time.
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    only way to know is do both and judge which works best for you

    edit: if you stick to popular routines like WBB#1, 5x5, HST, HIT etc. and it doesnt work you. It's probably your diet, rest or intensity not the routine.
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    Thanks, I'll take that into consideration. so I should probably stay with my split trianing vs upper/lower full body? I do like how i can focus alot of time on on muscle group and have that rest for the week instead of feeling rushed in the gym. I think I'll stay with my split then and I'll check out one of those popular routines.

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