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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Full body workout/ very little time to work out Critique

    My little brother (5'8", 118lbs, 18 years old) wants to get into weight training. He has very little time to actually work out. Would a fully body like routine, twice a week for 45 minutes be enough to help him build a little muscle? Given proper nutrition, is that really going to be enough time in the gym to gain any mass?

    Example of routine:
    Day 1
    BB Bench Press or DB Chest Press
    Inclined BB or DB Chest Press
    Deadlifts
    Chin-ups

    Day 2
    Squats
    DB or BB Lunges
    Bent-over DB Rows
    Military Press or DB Shoulder Press

    I am open to any experience and advice for him. He's never done weight lifting. I told him to start doing 3x10 on most exercises to get used to the form and movements. Maybe a month of that and then to move to a heavier weight and lower rep scheme? As long as he pushes hard enough, will he be gaining mass/ increasing strength? Thank you WWB people.
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    ive never heard of lunges being done with bb's so id stick with the dumbells

    id do barbell flat bench, and dumbell incline

    everything else looks good though

    as for your question about him gaining mass, only time will tell, and it'll always be better than nothing
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    I agree with McVein

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    Quote Originally Posted by McVein View Post
    ive never heard of lunges being done with bb's so id stick with the dumbells

    id do barbell flat bench, and dumbell incline

    everything else looks good though

    as for your question about him gaining mass, only time will tell, and it'll always be better than nothing
    Awesome that's what I was thinking, better than nothing. If nothing else, it's a good stress relief from his busy schedule. I tried to come up with a decent full body workout routine he could do. He doesn't have the time to spend 3 or 4 days a week @ 45 minutes in the gym.
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    yeah, when i get back to school ill be struggling for the time too, and thats a fairly similar routine to mine, good luck to him
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    Lunges can easily be done with a barbell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McVein View Post
    ive never heard of lunges being done with bb's so id stick with the dumbells
    Is there an advantage to either? I prefer BB because it is easier for me to balance and hold, dumbells hanging at my side get akward and tend to swing a bit, throwing be off balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteman90909 View Post
    Is there an advantage to either? I prefer BB because it is easier for me to balance and hold, dumbells hanging at my side get akward and tend to swing a bit, throwing be off balance.
    i always do my walking lunges with a bb.I have a better balance with the bb
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    Replace incline bench with dips.

    Lunges with DB or BB is fine (mix it up, variety is good).

    Once in awhile, rotate the order of the exercises.

    Overall, looks pretty good. I'm actually happy to see something like this posted for a change.
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    Where are the concentration curls, kickbacks, pec deck, and ab-roller crunches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteman90909 View Post
    Is there an advantage to either? I prefer BB because it is easier for me to balance and hold, dumbells hanging at my side get akward and tend to swing a bit, throwing be off balance.
    Ronnie Coleman uses a barbell for lunges too. I think he racks 2-3 plates on each side. So it is like a 300 lbs lunge. His thighs are proof that barbell is the way to go. I tried using DB's but after I hit 50 lbs in both hands, my wrists start to hurt. I use barbell now and I feel like Ronnie Coleman!

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    oooooooooooooooooohhh....BB lunges woth the bar on your back......i dont now why, but i was imagining holding it like you would the db's....at the bottom....

    in that case, i have seen them done with bb's!
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    I agree with McVein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Replace incline bench with dips.

    Lunges with DB or BB is fine (mix it up, variety is good).

    Once in awhile, rotate the order of the exercises.

    Overall, looks pretty good. I'm actually happy to see something like this posted for a change.
    Excellent Advice. I will pass it along to my little bro. He'll be happy to hear I started him out correctly.

    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150 View Post
    Where are the concentration curls, kickbacks, pec deck, and ab-roller crunches?

    Lol. I learned from the first time I made a routine. I don't even have him doing any abs exercises. Maybe if he has some spare time.

    Thanks everyone for the feedback.

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