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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    Senior Member Meat_Head's Avatar
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    Jul 2002

    Best routine for cutting...

    I'm about to embark on my cut to 180-185lbs and I'm trying to figure out the best routine for maintaining mass and adding strength. I figured a variation of Bill Starr's 5x5 would be optimal, tell me what you guys think:

    Day 1 - (heavy) squat 5x5, decline bench press 5x5, bent over rows 5x5

    Day 2 - (light) deadlift 5x5, pullups 5x5, military press 5x5

    Day 3 - (medium) squat 5x5, bent over rows 5x5, decline press 5x5

    Day 4 - (medium) deadlift 5x5, pullups 5x5, incline db press 5x5

    1-2 days of rest between workouts

    For the heavy squats I'll be working up to a heavy set close to my 5 rep max. For medium squats I'll pick a lighter weight and do 5x5 with it, nothing too close to failure. Deadlifts will definately be submaximal, but I still plan to increase 5lbs a week on them if possible. If needed, I'll do supplemental work after the main workouts or on off days. I'll also be playing basketball/football/raquetball/soccer some days, probably nothing too intense.

    Should I alternate between picking a weight and doing 5x5 with it and working up to around a 5 rep max every other workout with the other exercises?
    Last edited by Meat_Head; 03-30-2006 at 02:44 PM.

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