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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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    Baby got back

    would it be too much to add in another exercise for both back days (making it 3 back exercises in total for each day)???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herandi View Post
    would it be too much to add in another exercise for both back days (making it 3 back exercises in total for each day)???
    I don't think so. That should be about right. I'm doing three back exercises, plus their respective opposite exercises (three times a week) and I'm seeing decent results and feel good.
    Last edited by Bleek13; 05-19-2007 at 06:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    BGB already hits back twice a week, in vertical and horizontal pulling movements. Why would you want to do more?
    Why wouldn't you want to do more ?

    Three exercises is not too much if you want to focus on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    Overtraining?
    LOL sure, you call three back exercises only twice a week overtraining.

    You don't seriously think that one extra exercise is going to ruin his entire workout.

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    I just don't see the point.

    If you're working hard and heavy on two pulling and two pushing movements, plus abs and calves, plus eating well, you're gonna grow. Call me lazy (it's okay, everybody does, and I am), but why do a third if you don't have to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleek13 View Post
    Why wouldn't you want to do more ?

    Three exercises is not too much if you want to focus on the back.
    Depends. If you were doing ten sets per exercise you would likely feel that was too much. Don't get fixated on the amount of sets, reps, or exercises. The total amount of volume and the choice of exercises are much more important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    I just don't see the point.

    If you're working hard and heavy on two pulling and two pushing movements, plus abs and calves, plus eating well, you're gonna grow. Call me lazy (it's okay, everybody does, and I am), but why do a third if you don't have to?
    Yeah, but I want you to consider that this guy mentioned the "Baby Got Back" routine, hence probably wants to focus his workout more on his back. Rather add one back exercise than limiting every other body part to only one exercise.


    Quote Originally Posted by Songsangnim View Post
    Depends. If you were doing ten sets per exercise you would likely feel that was too much. Don't get fixated on the amount of sets, reps, or exercises. The total amount of volume and the choice of exercises are much more important.
    Yup, would be pretty idiotic to do three exercises, 10 sets each.

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    BGB doesn't really train bodyparts as much as planes of movement. In fact, there's very little bodypart training in it at all. And most people find their backs grow very, very well when they use this split. Mine did.

    There are two upper and two lower days. Both upper days have back. Furthermore, one of the leg days has RDLs, which also hits back.

    So that's three, count 'em, three days where back gets hit with a heavy compound.

    Why would you WANT to add more back to an already back-dominant workout?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    Why would you WANT to add more back to an already back-dominant workout?
    If you have different goals, you will have your reasons. Quit generalizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleek13 View Post
    If you have different goals, you will have your reasons. Quit generalizing.
    Excuse me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    Excuse me?
    Are there any problems ?

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    Well, I'd like to understand your thoughts here.

    Why do you think his goals of back development will be enhanced by adding more back work to a programme that's already got heavy back work three training days out of four?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    Well, I'd like to understand your thoughts here.

    Why do you think his goals of back development will be enhanced by adding more back work to a programme that's already got heavy back work three training days out of four?
    Nonsense. He never revealed what programme he's doing. Read the post.

    "would it be too much to add in another exercise for both back days (making it 3 back exercises in total for each day)???"

    He said he's doing two back exercises, and you've just agreed yourself that three are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    I have?

    Where?

    PS read the title of this thread.
    Indeed, so he'd actually increase it to four, that might be pushing it.

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    Have you given the routine a try? If you're not seeing results than change it up, but don't go tweaking it until you've tried it. This girl knows her stuff.
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    wow you two are really going at it haha, sorry if i caused this argument. The only reason i asked is because i really want to develop my back more and wondered if some people added in another exercise for back, but yeah it does seem to be a lot of back really, especially compared to other routines. I will definately give it a go, i really like this exercise and it really fits in well with my goals. thanks built!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    Why would you want to?
    Built who made YOU an authority figure on Baby Got Back...


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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenEff View Post
    Built who made YOU an authority figure on Baby Got Back...

    ROFLMFAO ahaahahhahaha!

    My first belly laugh of the day. Hehehehehe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    Why do you think his goals of back development will be enhanced by adding more back work to a programme that's already got heavy back work three training days out of four?
    Because more > less.

    Duh.



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