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Old 05-18-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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On other forums I see fullbody workouts and more simple styles of training ripped to shreds. The claim is that this training doesn't work. Where do these parrots get this from? Who perpetuates this idea?
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On other forums I see fullbody workouts and more simple styles of training ripped to shreds. The claim is that this training doesn't work. Where do these parrots get this from? Who perpetuates this idea?
From other weak mamma's boys who are afraid to get under the bar long enough for their balls to drop.

Seriously though, most other forums seem to be filled with idiots who have never made much progress, hating on anyone who dares to be great. They read Roid-Bro magazine and don't understand why their 5 pound triceps kickbacks aren't making them huge. Full body is the way the body works. Isolations have their place, splits are fine, but nothing can spur overall growth and gains like a full body workout, especially in the case of a beginner.
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The obvious perpetrator is the "muscle media". There influence of bs is strong with the ignorant.
From there the second level perpetrator is the guys with a lack of real experience. You know the guys who have all the answers but none of the results. The guys who hide behind a keyboard and make absolute statements. These are the guys who have never done a fullbody style routine, yet are quick to tell you all about why they won't work.
I'd like to add that not only have these characters not done a fullbody routine, but generally speaking, they have never trained there ass off and don't know what it is to really dig in and do serious work with the iron.
Just my take.
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I think if you want to swim across the Pacific Ocean you should start big and go for it all at once on day one! Who needs a learning curve, conditioning, or any of that nonsense.

Seriously though...who perpetuates this? I don't know. People who really want to believe that splits are the only option. People who dig deep trenches and want to go to battle.
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The only workouts that are useless are ill-designed ones which are top heavy and have no rhyme, reason or progression scheme. Sadly, these are a dime a dozen.

A well-designed fullbody where you add reps or weight each week can be kickass. The same goes for any intelligently designed workout actually.
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I don't care, personally, where it comes from.

Its about common sense, trial and error, and what works, is the bottom line.

Each day you get up, and perform the functions of the day (work, activities, etc, etc), you are working the entire body, including mental capacities. The body works in unison, one having to do with the other, either directly or indirectly.

So, in this sense does it make sense to perform full body routines. Yes.

However, if time constraints and other issues prevent this in one session, Splits are another alternative.

In either, case, trial an error moves to either one. The one that works best.

Just common sense. Sometimes during heated debates, they lose focus, and common sense. And, sometimes some forget, that though we are the same flesh and blood, we are not put together the same.
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Don't even get me started.
one of these days when I have time and I've had a nap, I'll respond properly.

Fullbody work has done more for me than any other style of work.
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Look,

I don't want to piss in anybody's corn flakes but people did lift weights before Weider said splits were the the way to go.

The current fasination with splits by the masses reminds me of the tv show the walking dead. The masses are of course the mindless dead people.

That thing that occupy's space between your ears is called a brain, don't be afraid to use it.
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