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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?

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    Wannabebig Member rico0101's Avatar
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    Time is my biggest enemy:

    Story so far:

    Began working out about 6 months back to get rid of excess weight.
    Played soccer for years and didn't need to work legs as when I stopped playing, weight mainly went on top half and face, damn fat-head!

    Didn't have a specific routine, so went into it doing 20 mins bike, then onto weight machines and free weights.
    Been lurking here for a few months, excellent site btw, and got into lifting heavy.
    Like lifting heavy as light weights and high reps bore the ***** outa me.

    At a stage now where I need structure,training wise and diet wise, so as the title of this thread says, time is my biggest enemy.
    I only have the time to get to the gym from 6.30am - 7.30am, so I need to make this as efficient and to the point as possible.

    This is where you guys come in!
    I have decided to try a modified version of WBB1 to start.
    I need your feedback on this please: good points/bad points.

    All exercises are 3 sets 12/10/8 Increasing weight each set

    Day 1:
    Flat bench
    Incline bench
    Deadlift
    Shrugs

    Day 2:
    Cardio
    Weighted crunch

    Day 3:
    Off

    Day 4:
    5 min bike warm up
    Squats
    Leg extensions
    SL Deadlifts

    Day 5:
    Military Press
    Seated DB Press
    Standing DB Raises
    DB Curls
    Seated 1 arm Overhead Ext for tris

    Day 6:
    Cardio
    Weighted crunch

    Day 7:
    Off

    Diet will be tracked on fitday.

    Apologies for the long thread, but I may as well get it right first time.

    Thanks in advance
    The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones

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    That's a solid routine. You'll definitely makes gains on it if you stay consistent and eat.

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    I say give it a go for as long as you gain, it looks like a winner. I have the same situation with time. I get to the gym, knock it out and leave in 60 min or less. Very doable. Get at it!
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    Good stuff. Thanks for the input guys.
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    I, like you, have time constraints; I can only work out on my lunch hour. I'm doing this routine, and I'm able to get to the gym (5 min walk), dress, lift, shower, re-dress and walk back to work in an hour, maybe an hour and five.

    Day 1: (upper)
    Bench *
    Pendlay Row*
    Military press
    Pull downs/decline situps (supersetted)

    Day 2: (lower)
    Deadlifts*
    Lunges
    Good Mornings
    BB Shrugs

    Day 3: (upper)
    DB Bench*
    T-bar rows
    Plate raise
    Pull ups

    Day 4: (lower)
    Squat*
    SLDL*
    Reverse hypers/DB Shrugs (supersetted)

    * = primary mover

    Sets/reps:

    Primary movers: 5x3
    Secondary movers: 3x8
    Last edited by BG5150; 12-06-2006 at 07:14 AM.
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    Bring a watch to time your rests between sets. That should help to keep you on schedule.

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    Do you have a WBB online journal? We'd love to see your progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rico0101 View Post
    Story so far:

    All exercises are 3 sets 12/10/8 Increasing weight each set

    Day 1:
    Flat bench
    Incline bench
    Deadlift
    Shrugs

    Day 2:
    Cardio
    Weighted crunch

    Day 3:
    Off

    Day 4:
    5 min bike warm up
    Squats
    Leg extensions
    SL Deadlifts

    Day 5:
    Military Press
    Seated DB Press
    Standing DB Raises
    DB Curls
    Seated 1 arm Overhead Ext for tris

    Day 6:
    Cardio
    Weighted crunch

    Day 7:
    Off

    Diet will be tracked on fitday.

    Apologies for the long thread, but I may as well get it right first time.

    Thanks in advance
    the routine looks awesome! try supersetting since you're in a crunch for time.............

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    I just noticed: THERE ARE NO BACK EXERCISES!!!
    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
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    How long are you resting between sets? You're only doing 12 sets for most workouts - you may want to increase this to 20 while decreasing the reps just a bit. Try to keep your rest between sets to a minute or less for hypertrophy... longer if you're just looking for strength. 12 deadlifts is more aerobic than anything else. Just a suggestion for the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150 View Post
    I just noticed: THERE ARE NO BACK EXERCISES!!!
    Deadlifts.

    But you are correct that a row of some sort would help out. BB, DB, cable, chins, or some other compound to hit back.
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    Bent over barbell rows would be a nice addition
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    Thanks for the input guys.
    I've thrown in DB Rows and modified the reps to to include an extra set.

    At the moment, I usually throw in the bike each workout, but i'm removing that to concentrate on lifting. and just doing it on cardio days.

    Rock Steady - I usually rest for a minute between sets, but no longer, so I think removing the daily bike and increasing number of sets will pack as much lifting and resting safely into about 45 mins.

    mickyjune26 - have not started a journal yet, was going to start this routine this coming Mon, first structuring the workout and diet and then just blast away at it. But yeah, will keep a journal and post some starting pics.

    So here goes, all modified thanks to your help:

    All exercises are 4 sets 10/8/6/4 Increasing weight each set

    Day 1: Chest + Back
    Flat bench
    Incline bench
    Deadlift
    Shrugs
    DB Rows

    Day 2:
    Cardio
    Weighted crunch

    Day 3:
    Off

    Day 4: Legs
    5 min bike warm up
    Squats
    Leg extensions
    SL Deadlifts

    Day 5: Shoulders, tri's + Bi's
    Military Press
    Seated DB Press
    Standing DB Raises
    DB Curls
    Seated 1 arm Overhead Ext for tris

    Day 6:
    Cardio
    Weighted crunch

    Day 7:
    Off
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