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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
    is way too skinny!
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    Hitting a body part twice a week in the gym?

    I'm considering doing my Chest routine Monday / Friday in the gym.

    It will go something like this

    Mon: Chest
    Tue: Legs
    Weds: Arms
    Thurs: Off
    Friday: Chest
    Sat: Shoulders
    Sunday: Off

    Does this sound like a good order? I want to get my chest up to speed with the rest of me, and I think 2 trips a week will do it.
    Squat = Not enough
    DL = Not enough
    Bench = Not enough

    Big 3 = Not enough

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    Senior Member getfit's Avatar
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    why not just do an upper/lower split and hit everything twice
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    You'd be much better off with an upper/lower split.

    edit: damn you getfit, beat me to it.
    Last edited by khari; 10-24-2005 at 02:34 PM.

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    A week is not a physiologically significant time period.

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    I've recently gone to 2x per week also and have had good success so far.
    No back in your routine?
    I'd recommend an Upper/lower split like GF suggested or: Push, Pull, Lower, Push, Pull Lower, off (that's what I'm doing)
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    If you want to specialize and focus on a bodypart I'd lower the rest of your training volume. If you simply want to focus on increasing frequency then do an upper/lower, off, repeat split.
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    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    is way too skinny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    why not just do an upper/lower split and hit everything twice
    Stuipd question, but could you give me an example? I am not sure exactly where you are coming from.

    Back gets worked in on Tuesday (Deadlifts) and would be worked in on Saturday (Barbell Shrugs, T-Bar Rows)
    Last edited by John04Civic; 10-24-2005 at 05:04 PM.
    Squat = Not enough
    DL = Not enough
    Bench = Not enough

    Big 3 = Not enough

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    Upper - Chest, Back, Shoulders, Biceps, Triceps
    Lower - Quads, Hams, Glutes, Abs, Lower Back, Calves
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    what about back?

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    read up on t-nation..chad waterbury has some interesting articles on workout frequency, everyone is different there is no universal workout plan

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