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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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    help with shoulder routine

    my shoulders are the smallest/most lagging part of my body, and i just want to get the best workout for them as possible

    this is my current shoulder routine (or the one i did today)

    3 sets arnold presses 6-8
    2 sets upright rows 8
    2 sets L-laterals 6-8
    2 sets side raises 6-8

    i switch up upright rows and arnold presses with military presses and front raises every few weeks

    any suggestions or changes? thanks in advance
    Last edited by retsmit; 07-07-2005 at 05:57 PM.

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    Hmm, well I take it you do that once a week? What does the rest of your routine look like. When do you bench or do other pushing movements?

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    You could also add in

    2 sets of "eat more"
    2 sets of "eat again"
    1 set of "force eating"

    hahaha

    But in all seriousness, you can have the perfect shoulder routine, but if you're not eating enough, they won't grow. Oh by the way, i wasn't making fun of you, i was simlpy speaking from experience.

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    just because you work your shoulders more doesnt mean they'll grow, your shoulders are used in other exercises that are already in your routine. You could be overdoing them. Are you progressing in weight/reps? and are you also gainning weight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedicated
    Hmm, well I take it you do that once a week? What does the rest of your routine look like. When do you bench or do other pushing movements?
    seperate days

    shoulders have their own day

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsmit
    seperate days

    shoulders have their own day
    Yea but I meant what is the order? Like what comes before shoulders.

    Like say you do Chest one day and then shoulders the next, well that isn't really the best way to do things because your shoulders get worked from benching. I don't know how you do it though so I dunno.
    Last edited by Dedicated; 07-07-2005 at 08:40 PM.

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    my split:

    chest/bi
    back/tri
    shoulder/leg

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    I see no problem with the shoulder routine you have, though, personally I don't like upright rows. I use shugs and dl's for the traps instead.
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    i thought upright row emphasizes more of the medial heads and traps act as stabilizers.

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    I would do military press(BB or DB) instead of Arnies for the simple fact that you can use more weight. That goes without saying, eat more buddy! Goodluck to ya

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    i sympathize with you. genetically, my shoulders lag awfully bad... ive taken a lot of heat for it! you really have to accept that they probably wont be caught up for a while...

    It helps to determine where the problem is.. My anterior delts seemed pretty big, but my medial and anterior delts were hardly there.... so, i did workouts to incorpoate them more

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