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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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    newbie needs helps from advanced bodybuilder here,plz

    Hi, i just started bodybuilding a month ago..
    Can you comment on my routine?please..

    Incline benchpress 3x12
    Benchpress 3x12
    Incline dumbells press 3x12
    Press behind the neck 3x12
    Biceps curl 3x12
    Triceps extension 3x12
    Shrugs 3x20

    I do this 3 times a week(Monday,Wednesday and Friday)
    I also do crunches every day.
    My goal is to get a bigger upper body,especially the chest..
    Is this routine good enough? if not,can you edit it for me? please

    Thanks a lot in advance
    P.S. I dont do any exercise with my legs because I do plyometric exercises 3 times a week.

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    *sigh* You're gonna need ALOT of help. Take a look at the Wannabebig routine, get some ideas from that. Your current routine sucks.
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    I have to agree. You hit very few muscle groups, and you overdo how many times you do that.
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    welcome aboard... please please PLEASE, just read through the forums, look on peoples journals, and read the wannabebig routine.
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    I've been doing that routine for like a month now.
    I didnt get much bigger,only became more defined.
    I know it sucks
    But the problem is I train at home. So I got only a few resources(Dumbells,50kg weigthsets,barbell,bench)
    Is there anyway I could get the optimum result from those things I have?

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    The best overall results happen when you do compound exercises and concentrate on the big muscle groups- thighs and back especially. Doing squats (or deadlifts) will not only work your legs (and back), but they have an overall anabolic efect that will help you gain strength and size in muscle groups that these exercises don't even directly hit. Look over the WBB routines- there's two of them you can find at www.wannabebig.com. After you've looked around a little try to design a new workout and post it. It'll be easier for everybody here to help you at that point.

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    Here's a head start on some things you can do with what you've got:

    quads- squats with a barbell
    quads, glutes, hams- deadlifts with either a barbell or dumbbells
    calves- stznding BB or DB calf raises
    lats- dumbbell rows with one knee on bench
    abs- Russian twists (will work more of your ab muscles than crunches)

    You can also make a pretty inexpensive chinup bar with materials from a Home Depot, or buy one that fits in a doorway

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    Ya man, you got to do legs. Your body wants to grow proportionatly. Besides, big ass legs rock and I think it makes you looker huge! I wish mine would grow. Invest in a pass to the health center, if you are really serious about this.

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    Dont buy the doorway chinup bar, i almost got a concussion with mine. Very unsafe!

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    word.

    if you have legs, training them is optimal.
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    How about you get online learn how muscles work. And develop your own routine based off what you learned and when you don't make gains you can join the BMF's.

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    All the advice in the world will not help you with only 50kg's of weight. If you are serious about weightlifting you need more weights or you need to join a gym. Only then will we be able to help you properly. Please let us know.
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    I strongly agree with everyone. Find a gym close to your home and make use of the nice pieces of iron in it. Besides, imo it's nice to separate home from work from gym etc. Some people here have great success training at home however, and you can too with a bit more weight to work with and whatnot. Good luck whatever you decide.
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    "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine

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    Thank you very much every one
    I'll sign up for a local gym and do the routine I found in www.wannabebig.com. to prove that I'm serious about this.
    I'm glad that you helped me on the right track..

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    :alcoholic party to celebrate the right track!

    "Then on leg day do squats, lunges, stiff legged deadlifts, fluffernutters, and calf raises."--Belial, training a newbie

    PowermanDL on Russian culture: "Big furry hats come into play somewhere."

    "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine

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