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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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    New Routine: Any Good?

    I think I was overtraining with my previous routine and am looking for a new one. I'm in the process of bulking.

    Here is what I'm thinking of trying.

    Monday
    Bench Press: 5 sets x 5 reps
    Skull Crushers: 3 sets x 8 reps
    Full Squats: 5 sets x 5 reps
    Leg Extensions: 3 sets x 8 reps
    Calf Raises: 2 sets x 20 reps

    Tuesday
    Bent Over Rows: 5 sets x 5 reps
    Dumbbell Shoulder Presses: 3 sets x 8 reps
    Barbell Curls: 3 sets x 8 reps

    Thursday
    Bench Press: 5 sets x 5 reps
    Incline Press: 3 sets x 5 reps
    Skull Crushers: 3 sets x 8 reps
    Deadlifts: 5 sets x 5 reps
    Leg Curls: 3 sets x 8 reps
    Calf Raises: 2 sets x 20 reps

    Friday
    Wide Grip Chins: 2 sets x as many as possible (Wide Lat Pulls 3x8)
    Curl Grip Chins: 2 sets x as many as possible (Curl Lat Pulls 3x8)
    Dumbbell Shoulder Presses: 3 sets x 8 reps
    Dumbbell Hammer Curls: 3 sets x 8 reps


    I'm trying to concentrate on the compound movements, Squat/Dead/Bench/Overhead Press.

    Does this routine look alright? Is there anything I should add or remove?

    Thanks

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    quick glance... I would say do squat/dead first before anything else. I'm just starting a similar routine today, So i dont have much experience with how much volume is to much. i'm keeping my around 19sets total. I also split mine up chest/back on monday, legs/bi/milit press on tuesday, chest/back (this is where my deads are) thursday, friday legs again with tris/rear delts.

    just some first thoughts, may come up with some more later on
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRY1
    I think I was overtraining with my previous routine and am looking for a new one. I'm in the process of bulking.

    Here is what I'm thinking of trying.

    Monday
    Bench Press: 5 sets x 5 reps
    Skull Crushers: 3 sets x 8 reps
    Full Squats: 5 sets x 5 reps
    Leg Extensions: 3 sets x 8 reps
    Calf Raises: 2 sets x 20 reps

    Tuesday
    Bent Over Rows: 5 sets x 5 reps
    Dumbbell Shoulder Presses: 3 sets x 8 reps
    Barbell Curls: 3 sets x 8 reps

    Thursday
    Bench Press: 5 sets x 5 reps
    Incline Press: 3 sets x 5 reps
    Skull Crushers: 3 sets x 8 reps
    Deadlifts: 5 sets x 5 reps
    Leg Curls: 3 sets x 8 reps
    Calf Raises: 2 sets x 20 reps

    Friday
    Wide Grip Chins: 2 sets x as many as possible (Wide Lat Pulls 3x8)
    Curl Grip Chins: 2 sets x as many as possible (Curl Lat Pulls 3x8)
    Dumbbell Shoulder Presses: 3 sets x 8 reps
    Dumbbell Hammer Curls: 3 sets x 8 reps


    I'm trying to concentrate on the compound movements, Squat/Dead/Bench/Overhead Press.

    Does this routine look alright? Is there anything I should add or remove?

    Thanks
    Here's are a few glaring problems I see.

    1) Your legs should get a little more work.
    2) Performing a 5x5 on bench press, and then turning around the next day and trying to do bent over rows and shoulder press isn't the best idea. You generally should each group around 48 hours to recover. Same with the rest of your body. Try to spread that workouts out a little more, or even think about performing a few full body routines per week. The workouts you posted generally shouldn't take all that long as it is. You could combine some of them. You only have 11 sets on Tuesday.

    My 2 cents.

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    it all looks out of wack from a quick glance, maybe keep your sets x reps even, change around the days you do certain exercises.
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