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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Want to grow HUGE. Please Help.

    I am 5'10 and weigh about 158 pounds. I've started my first bulk of my life and have gained about 4 pounds in 9 days. I got sick this week so I'm taking the next few days off and hitting the gym again Monday. I'm curious, should I eat the same way if I'm taking time to rest? Ok, on to my routine.

    Monday--Back/Chest/Triceps

    Back-
    Regular Deadlifts~ 220lbs x2 (6,5)
    Lat Pulldowns~ 96lbs x2 (8,7)
    BackLifts~ 45 x2 (10,10)
    (the one with the platform for your feet and place to lean legs against while bending your back towards the ground and raising it up)

    Chest-
    Hammer Bench Press~ 170 x2 (8,6)
    Dips (just added these) B.W. x2

    Triceps-
    Cable Pushdown(using V shaped metal grip)~ 96 x2 (8,5)
    Lever Triceps Extension~ 60 x2 (5,5)

    Tuesday-Rest

    Wednesday--Legs/Abs

    Abs-
    Inclined Crunches~ No weight x4 (10,10,10,10)
    Lever 45 Side Bend~ 35 x2 (10,8)

    Legs-
    Seated Leg Press~ 245 x3 (5,5,4)
    Leg Extension~ 200 x3 (8,8,8)
    Seated Hip Abduction~ 210 x2 (8,8)
    Standing Calf Raise~ 90 x3(9,8,8)

    Thursday-Rest

    Friday--Shoulders/Biceps

    Shoulders-

    Military Press~ 170 x2 (8,8)
    Seated Dumbbell Press~ (just put this in)
    Dumbbell Lateral Raise~ 12.5 x2 (9,7)

    Biceps-
    Lever Preacher Curl~ 70 x2 (6,6)
    Barbell Curl~ 35 x2 (8,8)


    DIET:
    My diet looks like..
    I'm tracking on Fitday.com and am eating right near 3600 cals a day.
    100 g fat
    450 carbs
    240 protein

    Can you guys help me here and tell me if my plan looks good? Any advice is helpful. I've been trying to get bigger for 2 years now and have failed.

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    I'm glad to see you're doing deadlifts, but apart from that that is a ****ty routine. More compounds, less machines. Check out the WBB routines or BGB.

    Diet seems pretty good.
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    Diet is only good if you actually gaining on that many calories. You should be at your size, but track your weight to see. Some people need 4000+ to gain.

    Other then that, Jorge is correct. Routine sucks. Check out WBB or BGB or any other solid proven routine like westside, bill star, etc.
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    do you guys have links to all of those routines?
    I know were the WBB ones are but how about BGB?

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    so you guys think ill see major improvement if i start BGB? I'm switching over to it Monday... and sticking with the current diet. Damn, I'm excited.

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    If you want big legs, you gotta squat.

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    Sounds like you gained a lot of fat and water.

    Expect to only be able to gain 0.5 lb of muscle a week.
    Max Lifts:------------------ Goals
    Bench Press: 215lbs------- 250lbs
    Squat:300lbs------------ 300 lbs
    Deadlift: 335------------ 350 lbs
    ----------------------
    Total: 850lbs ---------- 900 lbs

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    Alright guys. I printed off the BGB routine and read it over and am trying to digest everything. Some of it is a bit confusing to me because I don't know some of the exercises but I'll try and figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray34iyf
    Alright guys. I printed off the BGB routine and read it over and am trying to digest everything. Some of it is a bit confusing to me because I don't know some of the exercises but I'll try and figure it out.
    Try http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html and/or google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray34iyf
    do you guys have links to all of those routines?
    I know were the WBB ones are but how about BGB?
    http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=255
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Hey, thanks alot for that!
    Mass here I come.

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