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
    lifterman87
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    once a week per body part or 2x a week full body

    it seems like the more articles i read on this site the more i hear that a once a week per body part routine just won't cut it. but then so many people on the forums advocate the once a week routine. in the long run, is it better to go with a full-body twice a week, or an upper body/lower body split twice a week, or just stick with once a week per body part?
    Last edited by lifterman87; 07-31-2005 at 04:00 PM.

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    Just watch me ... Built's Avatar
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    I'm doing a split right now that hits most parts three times every two weeks. The others get hit twice.

    Do whatever works.

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    I try to do every muscle group once a week... and what do you mean by full body twice a week... like you workout two days a week and do a full body workout in one day?
    Last edited by getfit; 08-01-2005 at 09:04 AM.

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    Personally, I have done 2x a week muscle group w/outs and the once a week muscle w/outs. For me, once a week has given me greater gains. But then, everyone is different.
    Give me DOMS or give me death

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    I do eveybody part once a week and any body part that I feel like needs more I hit twice. Abs, calves, and one body part that feels like it didn't get punished enough.
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    thanks for the input guys. hoser, by that i basically mean doing like a workout 2-3 times a week that hits the whole body each of those days, or doing like an upper/lower split something like upper-Mon., lower-Tues., upper-Thurs., lower-Fri., or something similar. anyways, i'll just have to mess around and find what works best. any other opinions?
    Last edited by lifterman87; 08-01-2005 at 07:23 AM.

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    Yeah. Try them all, and see what works for you.

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    You could also do a search.
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