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
    Wannabebig Member
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    Dec 2005

    push-ups part of the routine

    I usually work out every other day to every third day.. doing curls, tricep extensions incline/decline bench press, leg press, etc. It's a heavy routine, but I never really got any results until I started working the same muscles every other day, instead of once a week.
    Im wondering if I end it with some push-ups I usually have been doing about 50-70. is that useful? or a good or a bad idea?

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    Just watch me ... Built's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by blackdogstrut
    I never really got any results until I started working the same muscles every other day, instead of once a week.
    That's why I like this split

    As a natural athlete, I get better development from multiple small, heavy hits than one big "rape your bodyparts" split.

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    Senior Member Doobs's Avatar
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    Oct 2003
    Pushups are good for being able to do more pushups, nothing else.

  5. #4
    Wannabebig Member
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    Dec 2005
    well i dont really know wat kind of routine im gonna do, ill probably change it up sometime soon. Im just wondering if anyone knows if push-ups are a good exercise or not to help build muscle?

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    Go Heels! MixmasterNash's Avatar
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    Feb 2003
    Chapel Hill, NC
    No, they are not a good exercise to build muscle, period.

    The journal / I live here.

    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

  7. #6
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    Oct 2005
    Sitting on cold Granite
    ahh... hang on WBBers...
    That's not exactly true... You can build a lot of muscle and strength with the right body-weight exercises... Pushups, dips, pull-ups, one-legged squats...

    There are many ways to do a pushup... try them incline, decline, wide and narrow... try them fast, slow, try them REAL slow... nothing like a 30 second pushup - 20 down, 10 seconds up... try them clapping, try them with your kids on your back...

    If you like them.. do them..
    I do them for warmups on chest day... about 15 minutes before I actually start my routine.. before I leave the house
    3 sets.. 10, 20 and 30...
    2 sets of one armed.. each arm, as many as possible (about 4 right now)...

    Then once a month, when I do a high-rep day, I try to max out on them on the 3rd set.. to see what I can do..

  8. #7
    Combat Infantryman
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    Nov 2005
    I've seen tricep development from weighted "diamond" push-ups in heavy, low sets.


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