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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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  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member Spawn's Avatar
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    Just wanted to know if there were any weaknesses in my routine...

    Hi guys,

    So far i've enjoyed doing it and i enjoy all the lifts on it and can easily finish the routine in 1hr (except maybe Saturdays) ...but I just wanted to know if there were any weaknesses in it. I was given a basic routine in this thread: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=96966 and I've modified it since i got my stamina up to speed and my schedule's opened up a bit.

    it was initally like this:


    Mon: (40 mins)
    Bench Press 4*5
    OH press 3*5

    Thu: (45 mins)
    Pullups : 4*5
    Dips: 3*5
    DB lunges 3*5

    Sat: (gym day)
    Squats: 4*5
    Deadlifts: 3*5

    -----

    then i (gradually & eventually) modified it to become like this...

    MON:

    flat db bench 2x6-8
    incline db bench 2x6-8
    db flys 1x6-8
    OH press 2x6-8
    db rows 1x12-15
    shrugs 1x8-10

    *at least 1 warmup set on each exercise


    THU:

    lat pulldowns 2x6-8 (2 warmup sets)
    seated cable rows 2x6-8 (2 warmup sets)
    dips 2x6-8
    pec deck 2x12-15
    db walking lunges 1x8-12

    *1 BW warmup set for lunges


    SAT:

    squats 5x5
    deadlift 5x5
    hamstring curls 2x6-8
    calf raises 2x6-8


    i like having the sqats & the deads on the same day because that's the surest days i can be at the gym and i dont want to miss out on those lifts.

    anyway, i just wanted to know if i was still on track considering the modifications i made.

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawn View Post
    Hi guys,

    So far i've enjoyed doing it and i enjoy all the lifts on it and can easily finish the routine in 1hr (except maybe Saturdays) ...but I just wanted to know if there were any weaknesses in it. I was given a basic routine in this thread: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=96966 and I've modified it since i got my stamina up to speed and my schedule's opened up a bit.

    it was initally like this:


    Mon: (40 mins)
    Bench Press 4*5
    OH press 3*5

    Thu: (45 mins)
    Pullups : 4*5
    Dips: 3*5
    DB lunges 3*5

    Sat: (gym day)
    Squats: 4*5
    Deadlifts: 3*5

    -----

    then i (gradually & eventually) modified it to become like this...

    MON:

    flat db bench 2x6-8
    incline db bench 2x6-8
    db flys 1x6-8
    OH press 2x6-8
    db rows 1x12-15
    shrugs 1x8-10

    *at least 1 warmup set on each exercise


    THU:

    lat pulldowns 2x6-8 (2 warmup sets)
    seated cable rows 2x6-8 (2 warmup sets)
    dips 2x6-8
    pec deck 2x12-15
    db walking lunges 1x8-12

    *1 BW warmup set for lunges


    SAT:

    squats 5x5
    deadlift 5x5
    hamstring curls 2x6-8
    calf raises 2x6-8


    i like having the sqats & the deads on the same day because that's the surest days i can be at the gym and i dont want to miss out on those lifts.

    anyway, i just wanted to know if i was still on track considering the modifications i made.

    thanks!
    Looks fairly good. You're hitting everything about twice a week...I'd double the 1 set exercises on Monday to 2 sets (but everything else looks solid.) How are your energy levels afterwards?

    Also I'm curious. Why no BB bench press?
    Last edited by Songsangnim; 06-20-2007 at 05:13 AM.

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    Wannabebig Member Spawn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Songsangnim View Post
    Looks fairly good. You're hitting everything about twice a week...I'd double the 1 set exercises on Monday to 2 sets (but everything else looks solid.) How are your energy levels afterwards?
    Ok, i think i can double the sets. I get to the gym pretty late sometimes so there have been times i had to finish the Monday workouts in 40mins.and i've surprisingly been able to do so. maybe there's that extra adrenaline pump knowing that the gym's gonna close soon.

    Energy levels afterwards? on just monday or all the days? pretty exhausted & lightheaded on all the days, i would say. feel like throwing up once i gulp down my shake. don't think i could do any more....i reckon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Songsangnim View Post
    Also I'm curious. Why no BB bench press?
    errm...left shoulder pain i'm afraid. my shoulder has the tendency to give out all of a sudden and i dont like getting stuck under the bar when this happens. so this bothers me mentally and i can't push myself with bb bench. and it just hurts pretty bad sometimes.


    anyway, thanks again for the tips!

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