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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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    Think I'll overtrain with this routine?

    Day 1

    Bench Press - 3 or 4 sets
    Military Press - 3 or 4 sets
    Dips - 3 sets
    CGBP, skulls, or pushdowns - 2 sets

    Day 2

    Pullups - 4 sets
    Rack pulls - 2 sets
    BB rows or T-bars - 3 sets
    maybe a set of shrugs?
    some kind of curls - 2 sets

    Day 3

    Leg press - 2 sets
    Squats - 4 sets
    SLDL or GHR - 3 sets
    calf work - 2 or 3 sets

    Day 4

    off

    Day 5

    off

    repeat
    They say that when your ships comes in
    The first man takes the sails
    Second takes the afterdeck
    The third: the planks and rails.

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    Looks fine, but I would do squats before leg press.
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    What about some regular deads?
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    Doing the leg presses first loosens up my hips and hamstrings and allows me to actually squat more (and with better form) than if I do squats first...... even with 4 or 5 warmup sets.
    They say that when your ships comes in
    The first man takes the sails
    Second takes the afterdeck
    The third: the planks and rails.

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    what are rack pulls?

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    Looks like a push/pull/legs type routine.

    I would do either push/legs/pull or pull/legs/push.


    Working the upper body 2 days in a row is harder on you I think. If you put legs on day 2, it will be easier. Mine is pull/legs/push and works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YungLifter
    what are rack pulls?
    get in a power rack with the barbell, put the bb on some low pins (on most racks that ive seen, the LOWEST pins, but ive heard some go all the way down) deadlift it off the pins. its essentially a deadlift with no bottom part.

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    So you wouldn't be bending down as far down as a regular dead lift right?? Im a noob so please forgive me if I sound stupid.

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    I prefer deadlifts, its slightly easier than a dead.
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    I think it looks fine. You're not doing any ab work though and you may need to mix things up after a while.
    If you pound your upper body for two days, it'll will be tough to give much intensity to your squats, so you may add a rest day inbetween workouts somewhere, or just mix up the order of the workouts as needed (legs-push-pull instead of push-pull-legs, for example).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei
    I think it looks fine. You're not doing any ab work though and you may need to mix things up after a while.
    If you pound your upper body for two days, it'll will be tough to give much intensity to your squats, so you may add a rest day inbetween workouts somewhere, or just mix up the order of the workouts as needed (legs-push-pull instead of push-pull-legs, for example).
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    Rack pulls are fine as a subsitute for deads. You can use more weight, which some people find works their upper back alot better.

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    there's no way to tell if you will overtrain. You have to listen to your body. If your not tired and seeing results then your doing good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedicated
    Looks like a push/pull/legs type routine.

    I would do either push/legs/pull or pull/legs/push.


    Working the upper body 2 days in a row is harder on you I think. If you put legs on day 2, it will be easier. Mine is pull/legs/push and works fine.
    Not at all necessary. I used to a do a Leg/Push/Pull routine and I found it to be spread out very nicely. You don't need a lot of rest inbetween push and pull...

    Btw, the routine looks fine but like waynis said, try it out and see if it works.
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