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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    routine change needs defining

    here is my soon to be new routine with sample exercises. maybe y'all can tell me what to eliminate & what to keep. Built replied that I had too much direct arm work in my old routine so I am introducing some exercies here that I've never done before.

    day 1 - upper horizontal push/pull (chest pressing & back rows)
    flat bench
    incline bench
    flat db press
    incline db press
    cable crossovers etc.
    Barbell rows
    Pendley rows (???)
    db rows
    chest support rows
    seated cable rows
    incline db rows

    day 2 - lower quad dominant (squats)
    squats
    Bulgarians
    lunges
    front squats
    leg press

    day 3 -
    HIIT

    day 4 –
    upper
    vertical push/pull (shoulder press &latpull variats)
    push press
    military press
    db press
    laterals
    high pulls
    upright rows, etc chins
    pull ups
    lat pulldowns w/ various grips
    pullovers
    straight arm pulldowns

    day 5 -
    HIIT

    day 6 –
    lower hip dominant (deadlifts)
    conventional deads
    sumo deads
    romanian deads
    pull throughs (???)
    high step ups
    good mornings (not beginner)
    one legged back extensions
    reverse hypers
    harrop curls (what are these?)

    day 7 -
    Rest day

    & when do you eat..... ?

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    Just do BGB. You eat while your not sleeping.
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    BGB?

    hey, my leg day was not too far off yours. (sorry - i'm must a beginner)

    i just have to introduce squats. not too excited about that but what the h***.

    i'm afraid & would constantly nibble all day if i could.

    also, what is the difference between a romanian dead lift and a stiff legged dead lift?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic glitter
    here is my soon to be new routine with sample exercises. maybe y'all can tell me what to eliminate & what to keep. Built replied that I had too much direct arm work in my old routine so I am introducing some exercies here that I've never done before.

    day 1 - upper horizontal push/pull (chest pressing & back rows)
    flat bench
    incline bench eliminate
    flat db press eliminate
    incline db press
    cable crossovers etc. eliminate
    Barbell rows
    Pendley rows (???) eliminate
    db rows eliminate
    chest support rows eliminate
    seated cable rows eliminate
    incline db rows

    day 2 - lower quad dominant (squats)
    squats
    Bulgarians
    lunges eliminate
    front squats
    leg press eliminate

    day 3 -
    HIIT

    day 4 –
    upper
    vertical push/pull (shoulder press &latpull variats)
    push press
    military press eliminate
    db press
    laterals
    high pulls eliminate
    upright rows, etc chins
    pull ups
    lat pulldowns w/ various grips eliminate
    pullovers
    straight arm pulldowns eliminate

    day 5 -
    HIIT

    day 6 –
    lower hip dominant (deadlifts)
    conventional deads
    sumo deads eliminate
    romanian deads
    pull throughs (???)
    high step ups
    good mornings (not beginner)
    one legged back extensions
    reverse hypers
    harrop curls (what are these?) Never heard of them


    day 7 -
    Rest day

    & when do you eat..... ?
    Eat when you're hungry. I hope you weren't planning to do ALL of those exercises. If you want to use them, I would say use one for 4-6 weeks, then switch to something similar for another 4-6 weeks and keep changing them.

    Squats are the King of lifting. Learn to love them and you will grow.

    A stiff legged deadlift is done with the knees locked or slightly bent and the bar goes all the way down (or as low as you can get it). A RDL is done in a similar way, but you concentrate on pushing the hips back more to start the movement down and then stop right around your knees before pulling back up. You should also contract the glutes on the top of an RDL.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    but i'm always hungry!!!!! actually i dont think i'm getting enough protein after logging on fitday.....

    thanks drew for taking the time...

    no lunges??? i thought they were good - hit quads & glutes at the same time.

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    Of you're always hungry then you probably aren't eating enough!! Just don't eat a lot of junk food.

    Lunges are fine, but you're already doing Squats, Bulgarians and Front Squats. And then lots of hamstring and glute work later in the week. Why would you need any more? If you want to do lunges, I would say drop the front squats. Like I said, rotate some of those movements in and out. Find out what works best for you and if something isn't working, get rid of it.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be a good friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.

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