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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?

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    Wanna Be ANIMAL FlipYa4Fake's Avatar
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    Chest/back vs chest/tri back/bi

    Just curious to see how many people do a 3 day split with

    chest/back, legs, shoulders/arms

    or

    chest/tris, back/bis, legs/shoulders.

    Or how many people don't work arms directly at all. Would like to hear preferences on either and why. Thanks!
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    I do legs, chest/tri/shoulders, back/bi. Not really much tri or bi specific work, though, as they get worked pretty hard on the compound movements I do as the main movements on those days.
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    Now

    i currently do

    monday

    flatbench
    dips
    pec dec flies

    pull ups
    sitting rows
    dead lifts

    wednesday
    squats
    lunges
    hamstring curls
    calf raises

    friday
    press n clean
    DB presses
    lateral raises

    close grip bench
    overhead rope ext.
    standing BB 21s
    preacher hammer curls

    critique if needed. Should I cut out the direct arm work, or do a chest/tri, back bi instead of what i have?
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    If i am doing a split then i like to separate chest/back/legs.

    Then ill add biceps to chest day, triceps to back day, and maybe do a set or 2 of shoulders on legs day.

    If you want to only workout 3 days a week, maybe look into a full body routine 3x a week.

    Push/Pull/Lower or Upper/Lower or Squat/RDL or SLDL/Bench/Row/Pullup/OH press and then adding different accessory work each workout.

    There are many options.

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    I do chest/shoulders/triceps and legs/back/biceps

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    This is another brilliant routine:

    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...0&postcount=10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I do legs, chest/tri/shoulders, back/bi. Not really much tri or bi specific work, though, as they get worked pretty hard on the compound movements I do as the main movements on those days.
    ^I do the same.....

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    Ya I do 4 sessions a week:

    back/chest
    legs/abs
    arms/shoulders

    plus I also have 1 session where I just do compound lifts - deads, squats, bench, chins, push presses. It's been working well so far.

    EDIT: Oh and one day in the week I do a 20 min neck session at home. I've been suffering from the "lightbulb" effect for too long
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefrog View Post
    Ya I do 4 sessions a week:

    back/chest
    legs/abs
    arms/shoulders

    plus I also have 1 session where I just do compound lifts - deads, squats, bench, chins, push presses.

    In that order?

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    I do back/chest and posterior chain/quads. I do a fair bit for triceps on back/chest session, because they are weak point for me.

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    Im with the fine lady.

    When I was training on my own, on heavy push day I would have 4x5 bench SS with 3x8 BB rows in between, and vice versa on heavy pull days.

    SLDL and frotn squats is good pairing for the lower body.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    . Hitting arms on a chest or back day seems like overkill.

    Chest+biceps OR

    Back+triceps

    =Overkill?

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    My 3 day split is usually

    1. Chest/Rotator Cuff/Biceps
    2. Back/Shoulders/Hands/Wrists
    3. Legs/Triceps

    Triceps do a lot of work with the chest and biceps do a lot of work wit the back, hence why I have them on different days.

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    cardio/plyometrics
    chest/upper back/calves/abs
    legs/lower back
    shoulders/arms/abs

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    Naw, chest and bis or back and tris are okay. I was trying to save time - not always such a good plan lol. I was thinking I wouldn't want to do tris or bis on a day when I did chest and back, which I pretty much always train together.

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    i do chest/bis, quads/hams/calves, back/abs, and shoulders/tris
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