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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
    Polska Sila(Pudzian.PL)
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    Any Advice Or Help

    I am 6'1 205pounds, I have been working out but don't seem to see any results , bench max is 265,
    here is my routine:

    Monday-Chest,Back
    Tuesday-Shoulders,Traps
    Wed-Biceps
    Thur-Legs,Triceps
    Friday-Chest
    Saturday-Anything Goes

    I don't take any supplements, besides nitro tech and glutamine.

    Do you guys recommend anything in specific(supplement wise ex muscle milk), or any particular diet, or is it that my muscles got use to the same stress and just wont grow on the same routine anymore?

    PS- i also have a gut that i want to loose, but im affraid of doing cardio because then all weightlifting bulking part will go down the drain.








    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djfris View Post
    here is my routine:

    Monday-Chest,Back
    Tuesday-Shoulders,Traps
    Wed-Biceps
    Thur-Legs,Triceps
    Friday-Chest
    Saturday-Anything Goes
    Quick comments:

    1- Where are your rest days?
    2- A day for just biceps? Kill that immediately.
    3- Tricep work (Thurs) followed by a chest day (Fri)? Who are you kidding? You need those triceps to put up the weight on chest day.

    I'd restructure. For example...

    Mon-Chest/Back
    Tues-Shoulders/Arms
    Wed-Legs
    Thurs-Rest
    Fri-Chest/Back
    Sat-Shoulders/Arms
    Sun-Legs
    Mon-Rest

    or

    Mon-Chest/Back
    Tues-Legs/Delts
    Wed-Rest
    Thurs-Chest/Back
    Fri-Legs/Arms
    Sat-Rest
    Sun-Rest

    or

    Mon-Push
    Tues-Rest
    Wed-Pull
    Thurs-Rest
    Fri-Legs
    Sat-Rest
    Sun-Rest

    What excercises are you doing for your various bodyparts? Rep/set ranges? When was the last time you changed stuff around? Do you sleep enough? Do you eat enough?
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    Polska Sila(Pudzian.PL)
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    I eat allot actually, maybe the wrong type of food, the major problem is eating at night, mostly empty carbs too. and beer on the weekends prolly doesn't help either.

    The problem is that i have been doing the same routine every week for almost an year, i just don't know what else to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djfris View Post
    I eat allot actually, maybe the wrong type of food, the major problem is eating at night, mostly empty carbs too. and beer on the weekends prolly doesn't help either.
    What kind of food do you eat? Any idea what your caloric total is? How much protein you take in daily? Carbs? Fats? Eating at night is not a problem, especially if you workout in the evening. A bedtime casein protein shake is just the thing to do, also.

    Skip the beer.

    The problem is that i have been doing the same routine every week for almost an year, i just don't know what else to do.
    Yeah... you're probably more than half a year overdue for a routine change.

    What excercises do you do currently? We'd need to know what you've been doing to suggest something "other" that would wake up your body. What rep/set range do you use to train?
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    Polska Sila(Pudzian.PL)
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    Well i am not to familiar with all the names for the excersizes because English is my second language bu I will do my best
    but for example here is my chest day:

    This is the exact order I do things

    1. Bench-3-4 sets from 10 reps 8 reps 6 reps 2-3 reps
    Start with low and work up to my max

    2.Incline Same thing style

    3.Downcline

    4.Dumbbell excersize(regular side push up and down) 70pound each 3 sets 10 reps then it lowers

    5. Then I do this machine, for chest which seems the same as benching

    6.Then I will do an inner chest excersize, on another machine

    7 always lastly i will do 3 excersizes on the cables

    Staring from the higher to pulling them down. cables
    then ill set them in the middle and do that
    then all the way down and bring them up
    3 sets for each at about 10-15 reps at 60weight
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    Quote Originally Posted by djfris View Post
    Well i am not to familiar with all the names for the excersizes because English is my second language bu I will do my best
    but for example here is my chest day:

    This is the exact order I do things

    1. Bench-3-4 sets from 10 reps 8 reps 6 reps 2-3 reps
    Start with low and work up to my max

    2.Incline Same thing style

    3.Downcline
    Do you always go to your rep max? I wouldn't do that every time. Try a 5x5 arrangement. 5 working sets of 5 reps (warm up beforehand, of course)

    So you do flat bench press, incline, and decline. Do you do them always with a barbell? If yes, try them with bumbbells instead. I don't think that you need a decline bench movement. Some guys like them, some find them very taxing on their shoulders. I stay away from it. Flat and incline are enough, really.

    4.Dumbbell excersize(regular side push up and down) 70pound each 3 sets 10 reps then it lowers
    Bench press with dumbbells. Sounds fine to me.

    5. Then I do this machine, for chest which seems the same as benching
    So it's a seated bench press? Or a laying bench press? Doesn't really matter. It's fine to do.

    6.Then I will do an inner chest excersize, on another machine

    7 always lastly i will do 3 excersizes on the cables
    I would get rid of both of those. First, I think you're doing too much work for chest, and secondly, skip the machines, and you really can't taget your inner chest...

    Staring from the higher to pulling them down. cables
    then ill set them in the middle and do that
    then all the way down and bring them up
    3 sets for each at about 10-15 reps at 60weight
    Too much, in my opinion. Way way way too much work. Sounds like you're overtraining, especially if you do this much work twice a week.

    Try the following when you work on chest:

    Flat Bench Press with Dumbbells- 5x5
    Dips- 3x8-10
    Incline bench press with dumbbells- 3x8-10

    What else do you do for the rest of your body?
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    I think your probably overworking your chest
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    Quote Originally Posted by djfris View Post
    I?

    PS- i also have a gut that i want to loose, but im affraid of doing cardio because then all weightlifting bulking part will go down the drain.

    [.
    No. It is quite possible to do cardio without losing the gains you have already. Anyway the body does not spot reduce. If you want to lose the gut you will have to lose overall weight. Diet is key here.

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