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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    warmups for full body workout (waterbury high frequency system)

    all my life ive been using a split routine... but today, i started The Waterbury High Frequency System which has full body workouts...

    i really wasn't used to having to warmup so many different parts of the body... im used to only having to warmup two major muscles a session...

    any comments? and have u guys tried this system?
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    Age: 25
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 175lbs
    Body Fat around 12%
    Biceps: 14.5"
    Chest: 38"

    Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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    I tried to do full body workouts every 2 days all I know is it did not work for me I got burnt out so quick. I even tried every 3 days and it didn't work either, but thats before I started taking all these supplements ( vitamins, fish oil, creatine, whey). Anyways I'm pretty sure I could do every 3 days now but I don't wanna chance it and just go for 4 days of rest. With all thoughs compounds it's gonna be hard but good luck.

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    Make sure you eat a lot, you're going to need it for that workout.

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    You just warm up the body parts just the way you would doing a two body part split.

    My w/u:

    1: 50% working weight x 10
    2: 50% x 10
    3: 67% x 6
    4: 80% x 3
    5: 90% x 1

    Sometimes I skip # 2. This should take you no longer than 8 minutes or so, resting only about a minute between sets. The rest of the time is racking/reracking the plates or db's.
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    I'm sure that system will work for some people, but to do it as perscribed will require amazing discipline. I'm curious how many have actually been able to do it.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Very Intense..
    I've been trying various Full body routines for 2-3 weeks at a time since the beginning of the year.. to break up monotony and program stagnation. It does have some various advantages.. but the biggest downfall for me is recovery.. if I do Full Body 5-6 a week, my old body doesn't recover like it should. But when I come back to my "regular" program, my body responses quite well. I've broken a few plateaus..

    Charles - if you undertake this program, I hope you keep the details updated in a WBB journal.

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    i was wonderin whether its ok to switch two days if for some reason one day im too busy to do a workout but have the time to do less than 20 min of medium intensity cardio... (e.g. phase 1 switch day 2 and 3 around)
    Age: 25
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 175lbs
    Body Fat around 12%
    Biceps: 14.5"
    Chest: 38"

    Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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    i must say full body workouts are amazing! they really kick the crap out of me lol.... for anyone who hasn't tried it, do it asap!!
    Age: 25
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 175lbs
    Body Fat around 12%
    Biceps: 14.5"
    Chest: 38"

    Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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    I'm seriously considering giving this a shot...I just need to buy some more weights for my home gym and I'll be set.

    As for warmups, try doing something like rowing or using the elliptical. They use more of the body than, say, running or biking.

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    thats exactly what i was gonna start doing...

    substitute treadmill for the elliptical for my 5 min pre-workout warmup
    Age: 25
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 175lbs
    Body Fat around 12%
    Biceps: 14.5"
    Chest: 38"

    Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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    Quote Originally Posted by charles_316
    substitute treadmill for the elliptical for my 5 min pre-workout warmup
    Have you ever tried rowing? That's a hell of workout on its own. It would work beautifully for a full body warmup.

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    more so than an elliptical i guess cuz ur using ur arms right?

    and no i haven't tried rowing as a warmup b4
    Age: 25
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 175lbs
    Body Fat around 12%
    Biceps: 14.5"
    Chest: 38"

    Bench Press: 225 x 10 reps and 275 pounds x 1 rep
    Deadlift: 405 pounds x 1 rep
    Squat: 335 pounds x 3 reps

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    Quote Originally Posted by charles_316
    more so than an elliptical i guess cuz ur using ur arms right?
    Yeah. It works the hell out of everything, assuming you use proper technique.

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