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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    Avoiding overtraining

    How many times a week is too much to benchpress, including barbells and dumbbells?
    I'm trying to get my schedule into check as i am starting to lift tomorrow.
    Currently my I have barbell/dumbbell bench pressing in my weekly routine 5 times, is this too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natty_Lftr
    How many times a week is too much to benchpress, including barbells and dumbbells?
    I'm trying to get my schedule into check as i am starting to lift tomorrow.
    Currently my I have barbell/dumbbell bench pressing in my weekly routine 5 times, is this too much?
    Why on earth would you do that? All you need to do is work your chest once a week and you'll see good gains. You're doing more damage than anything else.

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    You should not bench press more than once a week. You should squat and deadlift and row with all of that free time you now have from not bench pressing 5x a week.
    Last edited by MixmasterNash; 04-09-2006 at 07:27 PM.

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    YES 5 times a week for bench press is to much, 5 times a week on your chest is TOO much. Two times a week would be fine.
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