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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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    Chubbilicious. VikingWarlord's Avatar
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    Lopsided arms

    When I'm doing back/biceps, my left arm gives out way sooner than my right. I'm sure it's something that happens from time to time, but I'm really not sure how to deal with it.

    That day:

    Deadlift 3x6-8
    Bent BB rows 3x6-8
    BB Shrugs 2x10
    Lat pulls or rows on cable machine 3x8
    DB Concentration Curls 2x8 plus one set to failure, usually 6 or so
    Barbell curls, 2x8 plus one set to failure, usually 6 or so

    Yes, I do the biceps as an auxilliary lift at the end. I'm not a moron. What kind of adjustments should be made to my workout to get both my arms on the same friggin' page?
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    if you really want to catch up then stop the exercise when your left arm gives out. So if you're doing DB curls and you get to 7 with your left arm and you can't do more than stop at 7 with your right arm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingWilder
    if you really want to catch up then stop the exercise when your left arm gives out. So if you're doing DB curls and you get to 7 with your left arm and you can't do more than stop at 7 with your right arm.

    I've done it, it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingWilder
    if you really want to catch up then stop the exercise when your left arm gives out. So if you're doing DB curls and you get to 7 with your left arm and you can't do more than stop at 7 with your right arm.
    So let my left arm failure determine my right arm set? Makes sense. Thanks!
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    I got it like that Sontizzle's Avatar
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    yea my left arm is fairly weaker than my right, ive just been doing the same amount of reps for each arm. i.e: if my left arm gives out at 8 reps then ill stop at 8 reps with my right arm.
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    Current Weight: got up to 177 but got it back down to 170lbs
    Current Goal: cutting

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