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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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    Flat Bench - Military - Close Grip Bench - DB Shoulder Press - Best possible formula?

    If I was looking to shoot my bench press up as quickly as possible, would going to the gym every other day and doing a 5x5 of:

    Flat Bench Press
    Standing Military Press
    Standing DB Shoulder Press
    Close Grip Bench Press

    Would that be the best possible way? I would eat like a rhinoceros and just do that every other day. Or would that be overtraining?

    I'd only do this for 5-6 weeks at most, so don't worry about me neglecting other parts of the body, because I'll get back to doing squats and deads after I hit my bench goal.
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    Yes that would be too much every other day. Sometimes more isnt better especially with strength.

    Atmost I would do,
    BB BP 5x5
    Standing Millies 5x5
    DB shoulder Press 4x6 or 3x8
    CGBP same as DB shoulder press

    I would only do this twice a week. I usually do shoulders a different day than chest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twan View Post
    If I was looking to shoot my bench press up as quickly as possible, would going to the gym every other day and doing a 5x5 of:

    Flat Bench Press
    Standing Military Press
    Standing DB Shoulder Press
    Close Grip Bench Press

    Would that be the best possible way? I would eat like a rhinoceros and just do that every other day. Or would that be overtraining?

    I'd only do this for 5-6 weeks at most, so don't worry about me neglecting other parts of the body, because I'll get back to doing squats and deads after I hit my bench goal.

    Every week its a new "get rich quick" post from you regarding increasing your bench. If strength is goal, look at doing Madcows version of Bill Starr. Bryan Haycocks HST is good for size and strenght gains.

    These things take time. You are likely 18 years old, you have your so much time ahead of you to increase your lifts.

    Eat well, rest well and train hard. Consistently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twan View Post
    I'd only do this for 5-6 weeks at most, so don't worry about me neglecting other parts of the body, because I'll get back to doing squats and deads after I hit my bench goal.
    Doing squats and deads will only help your bench!
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