The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    I use them to teach high school kids how to squat...

    I use them to teach high school kids how to squat correctly. It forces you to sit back on your heels. Wall squats and Goblet squats make my life a lot easier.
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    Went and did military press the other night. For...

    Went and did military press the other night. For awhile now this has been the only lift that continues to progress. I have also noticed a little more size on the shoulders.

    Military Press...
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    Went to the gym yesterday to squat. We are...

    Went to the gym yesterday to squat. We are currently off 5/3/1 for the time being. We plan on resetting on Monday in order to help prepare for the next meet which is at the end of gym.

    Squats
    1...
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    Went and benched on Monday. We are about 3 and a...

    Went and benched on Monday. We are about 3 and a half weeks out from the next meet.

    Bench Press
    -Worked up sets of 5

    DB Press (neutral grip)
    4 x 10 55lbs

    Barbell Row
    4x10 145 lbs
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    I lift at a local high school weight room. They...

    I lift at a local high school weight room. They are currently remodeling the weight room so we've been relegated to the gymnasium. We have two racks set up, dumbbells and kettlebells. ...
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    I would also recommend picking up a couple...

    I would also recommend picking up a couple sandbags from a gas station. Here in Nebraska, you can by 30 pound sandbags and 70 pound sandbags next to the gas tanks. They cost like 5 bucks and they...
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    Unless you join a real gym, your best bet will be...

    Unless you join a real gym, your best bet will be doing DB circuits. You just really aren't going to see much growth muscle wise. However, you could do a variety of lunges, goblet squat, DB...
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    Saturday is always a big day because we deadlift...

    Saturday is always a big day because we deadlift in the morning and then I have a soccer game late afternoon. I'm currently trying out carb cycling just to see how it works. "Curiosity is the...
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    Thursday Military Press: 1 x 3 95 lbs 1 x 3...

    Thursday Military Press:

    1 x 3 95 lbs
    1 x 3 105 lbs
    1 x 6 115 lbs

    Incline DB press (hands neutral)
    4x12 50 lbs

    Chin-ups (BW)
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    I was able to still make it to the gym on...

    I was able to still make it to the gym on Wednesday. I've been pretty tired from sending out all these teaching applications. I got my first official rejection letter last night. I'm hoping I can...
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    We benched on monday. Our gym is still being...

    We benched on monday. Our gym is still being remodeled so we installed a squat rack in the corner of the basketball gym. We lowered the max bench numbers on this cycle in order to get more volume....
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    I graduate from college on Saturday so I had to...

    I graduate from college on Saturday so I had to move some things around.

    Sumo Deadlift
    1 x 5 275
    1 x 5 295
    1 x 7 315

    RDL's
    4 x 5 225
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    Parent teacher conferences this week so my...

    Parent teacher conferences this week so my schedule is all messed up. I did sneak into the gym the other day for military press.

    Standing Military Press
    1x5 95 lbs.
    1 x 5 105 lbs
    1x7 115 lbs
    ...
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    This is what I did Saturday: Sumo Deadlift: ...

    This is what I did Saturday:

    Sumo Deadlift:
    5-265
    5-295
    5-315

    RDLS: double overhand, narrow stance
    3x8 185
    1x8 205
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    I am very blessed to have such a great facility...

    I am very blessed to have such a great facility (free) and a great team (friends) to lift with. The Cornhusker State Games are the last weekend in June. Here are my goals for that meet:

    Bench:...
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    I second the GHR.

    I second the GHR.
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    Right off the bat, switch day 3 and day 2. You...

    Right off the bat, switch day 3 and day 2. You also don't need so many exercises. Prioritize your day's lifts and then choose 1 or 2 accessories. I'm not sure what you are looking to get out of leg...
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    Murph1001 journal

    Hey, I'm currently a high school English teacher. I train with a powerlifting team with one guy who currently squats over 700 pounds. We lift in a small school weight room fully supplied with gear...
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