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 New Member
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    split or once a week

    in your guys opinion what do you think is better a split workout such as


    mon and thurs
    upper body

    tues and fri
    lower body
    doing the basics

    or doing say
    mon chest 15 sets
    tues back and bi
    wed off
    thurs should and tri
    fri legs

    using more volume
    my main goal is size but would also like some strength

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    Clean Bulking Sisay's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtone
    mon chest 15 sets
    tues back and bi
    wed off
    thurs should and tri
    fri legs
    Too many sets. Way too many. Try doing 2x6-8 per exercise and doing 1-3 exercises for chest. Make the weight heavier.

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    i like my current split

    Mon: UPPER
    Tues: LOWER
    Wed: OFF
    Thurs: UPPER
    Friday: LOWER
    Sat/Sun: OFF
    5'10", 170lbs, 10% bf

    Bench:255 Squat:295 Dead:400
    Snatch:145 C&J: 205
    Chin-Up: +135 Dip: +100
    Max Pull-Ups: 44

    CrossFit Lv. 1, ACE-CPT

    You want our weapons!? Come and get them!

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    Ive noticed some definate strength results in my most recent routine...

    mon-chest and bis (bb's)
    tues-legs(quads,calfs)
    wed.-back and hams
    thurs-chest and bis (db's)
    fri.-shoulders and tris
    weekend-off
    Age-21
    Bench-315(1) 275(5)
    Squat-345(5) (1)?
    Deadlift-315(10) (1)?
    6'0 175-180
    10%bf
    Natural

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    Based on the info in your post, I would go with the first option. Keep it simple.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
    I has a blog.
    I has a facebook.

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