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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    Week 8 A

    Week 8 A

    Body did not respond well today, not enough water and not enough rest - totally showed in my workout

    Wide Grip Pull Ups -
    5/5/5/5

    Standing Barbell press
    60 x 8,
    60 x 8,
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    Week 8 B-1

    Week 8.B

    Leg Press
    450 x 8
    540 x 8
    650 x 8
    700 x 8 (best to date! but the last rep almost came down on me, I need to have some spotters if I want to continue at this weight)

    One Legged...
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    I simply over did it. There's an autoregulation...

    I simply over did it. There's an autoregulation factor to that routine that I just wasn't paying attention to. I switched routines as I can't commit a lot of timne to the gym and I have to learn my...
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    I was doing the HCT-12 and lifted to failure too...

    I was doing the HCT-12 and lifted to failure too many times in a week. There's an autoregulation factor with that routine and I wasn't doing that properly. I didn't listen to my own body and that's...
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    Week 6 A.2

    Week 6 A
    Week 6-A.2

    Felt like a beast today - procrastinated and procrastinated then finally went to the gym and was able to get a work out in before it closed and I KILLED it!!!

    Also note I...
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    Week 6 B

    Week 6.B

    Leg Press
    450 x 8
    540 x 8
    650 x 8
    650 x 8

    One Legged Yoga Ball Hamstring Curls (tough)
    3 sets of 15 reps
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    Week 6 A

    Week 6-A.1

    Wide Grip Pull Ups -
    5/5/4/5

    Flat Bench (5 sets)
    135 x 8 ,
    135 x 8,
    135 x 8,
    135 x 8,
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    Week 5

    Week 5 was a wash, sick with the flu. Green phlem and all, so took it off and went back in the 6th week, still a little sick but I could breathe deeply again which was nice

    In reply to chaddukes...
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    Week 4.B

    week 4 B

    I only get to do this workout once this week so I really pushed myself!!!

    Leg Press (up another 90lbs - start at 540 next time)
    450 x 8
    540 x 8
    630 x 8
    650 x 8
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    Week 4-A.1

    Week 4 A

    Wide Grip Pull Ups -
    4/5/4/5

    Incline Bench - Good work
    135 x 8 ,
    135 x 8,
    135 x 8,
    135 x 8
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    week 3 B Week 3-B2 Again I felt strong...

    week 3 B
    Week 3-B2

    Again I felt strong today - I know now my strength lies in my lower body. My shoulders specifically are troublesome

    Leg Press (up another 90lbs - start at 540 next time)...
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    Week 3 A

    Week 3 Workout A

    Wide Grip Pull Downs - (getting better)
    5/4/5/4

    Flat Bench - (add just a little more weight, not 50lbs)
    135 x 8 ,
    185 x 4,
    135 x 8,
    135 x 8
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    When I first started it was cardio mixed with...

    When I first started it was cardio mixed with circuit training, then started the HCT-12 program on here and really hurt myself, now I'm doing a similar type program and you can take a look at it from...
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    You can say that again, I mean there is nothing...

    You can say that again, I mean there is nothing physical about my job. On the good side though we can REALLY push ourselves knowing we can sit and recoup!
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    Thanks Irish!! - Much appreciated

    Thanks Irish!! - Much appreciated
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    week 3 B

    Week 3-B1

    HOLY COW did I feel good today, awesome sleeps the last 2 nights and lots of good food and water, really shows in my workout!!!

    Leg Press (up 90lbs)
    450 x 8
    450 x 8
    540 x 8
    540 x...
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    back - starting to get the double lats !!

    back - starting to get the double lats !!
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    side profile

    side profile
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    6 Months Progress Pics

    36 year old guy, just trying to manage a life with young children, marriage and a career in social services (desk work)

    April 2010 - 218 lbs - body fat unknown

    October 2010 -195 lbs - body fat...
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    Week 2-A1

    Weak day - I could only squeeze in 2 workouts this week and they are back to back, hence my poor lifts this day - you do what you can do, juts have to keep going

    Wide Grip Pull Downs -
    4 sets of...
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