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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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Thread: Westside..??!?

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    Westside..??!?

    So i guess i'm going to start this westside workout tomorrow.. it goes

    Mon - ME Bench
    Bench
    press movement - floor press
    skull crushers
    Front lat pull down
    Side lateral/front lat

    What can i replace the floor press with.. and what if i dont know my MAX bench.. can i estimate it.. i think i have a pretty good guess. I just really wanted to start this monday (3rd time ever in the gym by the way) but if i have to find all my maxes that means my entire weeks scchedule is messed, please help!

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    Incline press.

    Just go with a guessed max, untill you find your max.

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    You guess you're going to start Westside?

    Just a few questions,
    How old are you?
    How many years lifting experience do you have?
    Why do you want to do a westside style routine?

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    get bigger/stronger.. i'm skinny as hell. You got aim?

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    Take a look at the 5x5 Routine. Build up your base level strength and get some years under your belt (no pun intended) before following something made popular by Westside Barbell.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    I'm lovin all the belt jokes now, rofl

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    maybe i'll do WBB routine 1 but split it up so i lift monday tuesday.... thursday friday....hows that sound?

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    If you're really set on doing a WS style routine you could always give Joe DeFranco's Westside For Skinny Bastards a try. It's a little more beginner friendly than your standard WS Barbell Club routine.

    http://www.defrancostraining.com/art...s_westside.htm
    5'10" 160lbs

    Bench: Haven't maxed in months, it's definately under 200.
    Squat: 270lbs
    Deadlift: 270lbs x2
    Max chinups in one set: 24

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    Here's an article by Louie Simmions, founder of Westside Barbell and their meothd, about using it for beginners. http://www.elitefts.com/documents/ad..._beginners.htm
    Westside is good for beginners interested in gaining a lot of strength, but you have to do a lot of reading to do it properly. I tried it last year, didn't do it right and burnt out very quickly.

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