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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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeghead
    Surely this was NOT an insult to him. It was more a compliment in fact. I was kinda shocked that he knew all this and only beeing 15 years old.
    Well that's good to hear. I knew it could be taken either way, so I didn't want to jump down your throat, but rather enforce the thought that we have some great members of various ages here with a lot to offer.

    My point about your routine is that it needs to be rounded out a little better. Not that working arms is bad, its just that the great majority of us don't need to dedicate an entire workout to just bis and tris. It's really a waste of valuable time.

    Consider this, when you do bench press, or any pressing movement, you're working your tris and shoulders. And any pulling movement, such as those done on back workouts, works your bis. I think a better use of time would be to dedicate one day to chest (add tris), back (add bis), and legs. You can throw in a few sets at the end of your workouts for arms, on the appropriate day. But your main focus should be on the larger muscle groups.

    And please work your legs. Not just for the fact that people look stupid when they have a built upper body, and stick legs. But also for that fact that working your legs will actually help benefit your upper body gains. There are numerous articles that address this if you have any questions on that subject.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Thanks for the tips.

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    Routine Split and Exercise Selection (Part I)

    Day 1 : Chest and Back

    Chest

    Flat Barbell Bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Low Incline Dumbbell Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Dips : 2 x 6-8 reps

    Back

    Chin ups : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Deadlifts : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Barbell Rows : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Shrugs : 1 x 10 reps

    Day 2 : OFF

    Day 3 : Legs

    Squats : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Hack Squats : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Leg Curls : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Straight Legged Deadlifts : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Standing Calve Raises : 4 x 10 reps

    Day 4 : OFF

    Day 5 : Shoulders, Triceps and Biceps

    Shoulders

    Military Press in Rack : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Seated Dumbbell Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Standing Lateral Raises : 2 x 10 reps

    Routine Split and Exercise Selection (Part II)

    Triceps :

    Narrow Grip bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    French Press : 2 x 6-8 reps

    Biceps :

    Barbell Curls : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Hammer Curls : 1 x 6-8 reps

    Day 6 : OFF

    Day 7 : OFF
    So I should go with this "Wannabebig Routine" you reckon?
    This is great, that's only 3 days which I'm used too
    The Schedule looks really nice to me. Probably take less time too than what I'm doing now

    Sorry for the rookie question but the difference between deadlift and barbell rows is that you keep a bent position when you're doing the barbel rows, while when doing the deadlift you are standing up straight when you lift?

    Like this?
    Barbel rows: http://www.proten.com/images/Wt-Exer...ell%20rows.gif
    Deadlift: http://www.building-muscle101.com/im..._deadlifts.jpg

    Right?
    Last edited by Smeghead; 01-05-2006 at 02:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeghead
    Thanks for the tips.
    Anytime.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscleup
    Yeah, I founded all the pics to almost all the excersises so I know how to do everything now (I have printed out the pics).

    So I'm starting with this new program next week.
    I'm excited!

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    Awesome. Be sure to get your form down, for the new exercises, before you start making weight increases.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    If you have any questions on form this here is the thread that will answer every question you need to know about how to properly do all the exercises in the WBB 1 routine. http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=44636

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    Cheers.

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