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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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    New and improved routine of mine (Opinions please)

    Ok, so I've been on this routine that I made up for about 2-3 weeks and I've definitly been feeling the affects and seeing improvement already, but I feel as if I'm skipping some muscles. So today I made a new routine up.. let me know what you guys think of it and if I should make any changes.



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    IMHO,to much upper work, curls and so on, split it up, upper/lower hit everything twice.
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    I'm just trying to hit every major muscle.. so you think it's too much for one week?

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    Chest:

    I would dump the flyes and keep the dips

    Neck:

    Are you playing football? That's the only reason I think someone should do neck exercises.

    Legs:

    I've been doing leg presses up until this week. I wasn't fond of them before, and my feelings haven't changed much. So, I've dumped them all together. Also, why two exercises for the calves? Why not just do standing calve raises 3x12-15?

    Arms:

    You're working your arms too much! You don't need that many exercises because you're hitting them with some of the compounds. If anything, just do alternating DB curls and hammer curls (btw I don't think hammers are for the forearms). Don't waste your time working your forearms.

    I'm guessing you're fairly new to lifting. You should probably keep it simple for awhile and go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kana
    Chest:

    I would dump the flyes and keep the dips

    Neck:

    Are you playing football? That's the only reason I think someone should do neck exercises. No, but if my body gets bigger, I'd rather not have a pencil-sized neck compared to my body.

    Legs:

    I've been doing leg presses up until this week. I wasn't fond of them before, and my feelings haven't changed much. So, I've dumped them all together. Also, why two exercises for the calves? Why not just do standing calve raises 3x12-15? Because each one works different parts of the Calve.

    Arms:

    You're working your arms too much! You don't need that many exercises because you're hitting them with some of the compounds. If anything, just do alternating DB curls and hammer curls (btw I don't think hammers are for the forearms). Don't waste your time working your forearms. So you're saying cut out the other two work outs for the bicep? Also, hammer curls target the Brachioradialis which is in your forearm.

    I'm guessing you're fairly new to lifting. You should probably keep it simple for awhile and go from there. I'm somewhat new to it, but I've lived an active life style so it's not like I've been lazy my whole life and all of a sudden I'm practically killing myself in the gym.
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    Yes, I'm saying to eliminate the other two exercises for bi's. And just because an exercise hits your forearm doesn't mean it's for the forearms. Hammer curls are primarily for the bi's.

    I think standing calve raises pretty much hit the whole calve.

    Just because you've had an active life doesn't mean that you've lifted heavy weights. You're young so you are going to grow from a simple program that consisits of compound exercises. And you would be getting your body accustom to heavy weights.

    The program you have has a lot of volume and you really don't need all of those exercises. Especially when you're hitting spots with compounds.
    Last edited by Kana; 08-02-2006 at 04:30 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kana
    Are you playing football? That's the only reason I think someone should do neck exercises.
    How about...because he wants to?

    Why do people always think it's wrong to directly do a little bit of neck work? If he wants to work his neck, there's no harm in it...as long as he doesn't do something wrong and snap his neck in half or something.
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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Personally I think standing military presses are a great exercise for shoulders, so you might want to chuck that in, in place of seated presses for example. Just an idea? Keep up the good work!

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    Oh yeah, and basically......

    I don't think your arms need that much work. Just because everyone always talks about "gun shows" and what not does not mean they actually need to be focused on more than other muscles. Balance is best, and not balanced overtraining either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kana
    Yes, I'm saying to eliminate the other two exercises for bi's. And just because an exercise hits your forearm doesn't mean it's for the forearms. Hammer curls are primarily for the bi's.

    I think standing calve raises pretty much hit the whole calve.

    Just because you've had an active life doesn't mean that you've lifted heavy weights. You're young so you are going to grow from a simple program that consisits of compound exercises. And you would be getting your body accustom to heavy weights.

    The program you have has a lot of volume and you really don't need all of those exercises. Especially when you're hitting spots with compounds.
    Alright, I guess I'll eliminate barbell curls(Never liked those anyways) for now and see how that works out for me.

    One of my goals is to enter the World's Strongest Man competition, and I've got a lot of work to do.. so I'm trying to get a jump start by working more than just the compound muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
    How about...because he wants to?

    Why do people always think it's wrong to directly do a little bit of neck work? If he wants to work his neck, there's no harm in it...as long as he doesn't do something wrong and snap his neck in half or something.
    Did you see a response from me after he explained why he was working his neck? He posted this routine and asked for opinions and I gave mine. Simple as that!
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    Oh, and I forgot to throw a hand grip workout in there.. I guess I'd do that on friday.

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    Thats the first time Ive ever seen a neck and waist day.

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    Well, neck doesn't really go with anything else.. unless I do them on monday with back and chest.

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