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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  1. #1
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    Push/pull confusion

    So I infered that the reference to push/pull days meant back/chest days. Am I wrong? I kind of realized that most (or all) push motions are chest, triceps, and quads, while pulls motions are back, biceps and hams (forearms, pull; calves, push). Is there anything else to this? Because I thought shoulder would be a push, but upright rows are considered pull right? Can someone calrify a little onto this?

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  3. #2
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    the simple answer is to just do exercises that resemble pushes....on pull days to pull like things...legs are separate.
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    Push- chest, tri, shoulders, legs (squats, bench press, military press, shoulder press)
    Pull- back, bi, hams, legs (deadlifts, pullups, chinups, curls)

  5. #4
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    Yes, upright rows work both your traps and delts (back and shoulders) while at the same time being a pull motion. Your are right shoulders are typically worked in a push motion (militarys, OH press, bench etc.) I like upright rows while it seems a lot of people here don't like them because of potential rotator cuff problems. Although I'm not sure how they would fit in a strict push/pull split, if it were me I'd probably widen my grip to emphasize the traps and do them on pull day.


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