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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    How many exercises per muscle group?

    Ive gotta question i wanna put out there, in your opinion how many exercises should be done for instance on a back/Chest/Leg day?

    Currently im trying to get about 4 for chest/back and 5 for legs. do you think this is enough? Im doing about 4 sets per exercise pyramiding up each set.


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    That's alot of volume IMHO. That's 16-20 sets. Are all of these working sets? I do half that volume (if that).

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    Yer I think 16-20 is too many. I rarely perform more than 10 heavy sets if it means my workout is going to run over 40 minutes.

    Try 4-6 sets per muscle group
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    well for chest usually 12 thru 6 reps pyramiding up in weight each time, Back much the same, legs try to go 15,12,10,8,6. My legs are my weakest part by a long way as you can see by my stats. So shud i sacrifice reps for more weight? To increase my strength in them?

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    Try 3-4 sets of the same weight with about 8 reps a set.
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