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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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  1. #1
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    Westside and Bodybuilding??

    Hello,

    I need some advice. Here is my routine

    Speed Bench Sunday
    Max Effort Squat Monday
    Max Effort Bench Wednesday
    Speed Squat Friday

    Okay I was wondering where I can put chest in here because I haven't seen a routine yet of westside to include chest. I workout 5:30 in the morning and was considering at night on Sunday and Wednesday to do 8-10 sets of chest (bodybuilding bench style). Would this be okay to do? Also I do biceps on Leg day. I pretty much do westside to a tee except I put some bodybuilding into it.

    For my diet I am considering of trying CKD or TKD, any opinions? Are they safe to do? I am 22 years old in college......

    I also am going to do some cardio throught the week because I want some vascularity!

    Thanks
    steve

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    As I Am Paul Stagg's Avatar
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    You don't use your chest to bench?

    If you want more chest work, make your assistance stuff more chest than triceps on your bench days

    I'm considering a TKD with Westside - dunno how that will work out.
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    I've done westside for nearly a year and if anything my chest has gotten bigger. I do no direct work for it but the speed benches and ME excercises will build it up.
    FOr cardio you might want to try GPP work, that way it will help you with your lifts and get teh heart rate going.
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    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

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    Adam-Got a question for you in regards to GPP.I use to do alot of sandbag work as a finisher a la dino training at the end of my workouts.My favorite is lift and load drills using a sandbag.In case you are not familiar with this; I set up a platform inside my rack at different heights like shoulder-height,waist-height,etc.Then using both hands to lift a heavy sandbag or one hand at a time to lift a lighter bag, I place it on the platform then lower it and repeat.Works the back, shoulder and grip muscles very well.My question is, could this be called a form of GPP and if so, where is a good place to implement it in the westside program.
    Sorry to get off-topic.
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    You'd probly have to use a light bag to use this as GPP. You could use it after bench days and throw the bags into the air kind of thing or you could use a medium weight one after your squat days and place it on objects. It shouldn't be anything to strenous though because the purpose of GPP is to get blood flow to the muscle without damaging it. Try it out and see how it feels
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

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    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

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    Originally posted by ballast
    Works the back, shoulder and grip muscles very well.My question is, could this be called a form of GPP and if so, where is a good place to implement it in the westside program.
    Yes.

    I'd put that particular variation after upper body days.
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    Are you interested in Powerlifting or bodybuilding? Doing what you suggested will most likely hinder your strength gains. Like Paul said, if you want to hit the chest more, just use chest exercises as you assitance work. Dips, inclines or DB presses.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
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    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
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    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
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