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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    Nov 2002
    Lawrence, Kansas

    Help me out guys, think I need a change.

    Okay, this will be a long post.

    I've been doing the same basic workout now forever, and haven't seen much gains for quite a while. I'm sure most of the blame can be pointed to my diet. I don't think I eat enough calories for my size/workout habits. First off, I'm not new to weightlifting. I'm 25 and have been doing it forever. My lifts aren't substantial, and I think I wasted a lot of potential. I cleanly benched 365 while in high school, but haven't gone much over that. Started hitting squats harder in the last couple of years. Tried to incorporate deads, but I'm a pansy. I will add them back in to the routine. I'm 6'3", 225lbs, and pretty lean (slightly visible 6-pack) Anyways, here is what I'm doing:

    Monday: chest/tris
    Bench 8-6-4 (305-315-325lbs)
    incline 8-6-4
    flies 10-8-6
    dips 10-8-6
    pushdowns 10-8-6

    Wed: legs/bis
    Squats 8-6-4 (315-345-365lbs)
    leg press 10-8-6
    sometimes leg ext/curls 10-8-6
    calves 10-8-6
    Db curls 10-8-6
    preacher curls 10-8-6

    Friday back/shoulders
    Rows 8-6-4
    db bent rows 10-8-6
    pull-ups or pull downs 10-8-6
    DB military press 10-8-6
    side lats 10-8-6
    shrugs 10-8-6

    On Tuesday/Thursday I have Krav Maga class (close combat fighting).
    Sat/Sun are for relaxing


    My diet varies a little.
    8:00am 4 eggs and two pieces of WW toast. Glass of milk
    10:00 protein shake, maybe some mixed nuts
    12:00 lunch, whatever I can scrape up, leftovers, etc.
    3:00 another snack, possible nuts, eggs, or protein bar, whatever I find.
    4:30 Pre workout shake
    5:30 workout
    7:00 post workout shake
    8:30 dinner - usually something with chicken

    I'm thinking about moving my post shake until closer to sleep time, and just eating after working out. Not sure if that's a good idea.


    I'm thinking about trying the WBB1 workout, or something similar where you group the different muscle groups together (chest/back). I'm not sure if just doing 2 sets per exercise is going to be enough. Would adding a third set be a bad idea for me?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. #2
    Go Heels! MixmasterNash's Avatar
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    Feb 2003
    Chapel Hill, NC
    A few sets here or there will not cause any significant changes. If you want drastically different results, you'll have to do drastically different things.

    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

  4. #3
    C.S.C.S. ddegroff's Avatar
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    Jun 2005
    I use to do the a similar routine as far as reps go. I found the biggest improvement when I moved away from 10-8-6. If your trying to gain muscle then I would say stay in the 8-12 range. If your trying to get stronger then I would stay in the 4-6 rep range. This along with a good diet will help you get to where you want to be.

  5. #4
    Senior Member bschatz88's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    The Fridge
    IMO an upper/lower split would be a consideration, but I don't know if that is a possibility with your combat classes.

    You should also consider working on your diet. Right now it seems to consist of a lot of "whatever I find" or "whatever is left over". Use Fitday.
    20 years old
    6' 1"
    Current Weight:175 (10/28/08)
    Clean Bulk


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