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?

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  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member
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    Apr 2006

    Are you sure about these methods?

    Hi. I just happened upon these forums about a week ago and picked up a new routine on one of the threads. This is it:

    Bench 5x5
    Rows 3x8
    Tricep push downs 3x8
    Squat 3x5
    Calf raises 3x8
    Curls 3x8
    Military Press 3x8
    Pull-ups 3x8
    Lat Raises 3x8
    DL 3x3
    Leg curls 3x8

    So I did that last week. Reason I switched originally was because my bench press plateaued at about a max of 155 6 or 7 times... I also wanted to start including other lifts in my routine, as my old routine was this:

    A-Day: Bench 3 sets to failure
    Lat Pull Down 3x12
    Tri Push Down 3x10
    B-Day: Military Press 3 sets to failure
    curls 3x15

    And as I said my bench press plateaued. So the first day of this routine(monday last week) I did my bench press and used 155 and got 7, 4, 3 and stopped there because all those reps were all I could get out... So I came back today and put 145 on and began to go for the 5x5 scheme. What ended up happening was on the very first set I struggled to get the 5th rep, and that was using pretty bad form to begin with... So I ended up like this 5x5,5,5,5,3 and on the last set a spotter helped me with 2 extra.

    So my overall question here is why was my bench press' weight soo much lower? From 155x7 first set to 145x5? Please help, this is really depressing me, and I want to know if this is just a bad routine before I continue with it. Thank you for anything your experience might be able to offer me!
    Last edited by Jason Rbns; 04-18-2006 at 10:11 AM.

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