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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    Are GM's a must in a good routine (opinion...

    Are GM's a must in a good routine (opinion obviously)? I started on these 3 weeks ago, kept the same weight for the past 3 weeks to get used the exercise, and recently, tweaked my lower back on my...
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    hehe, that's what I tried as well but it didn't...

    hehe, that's what I tried as well but it didn't quite work out that way. I did my research too. I can say that what I have done though was not a waste of time. I'm very happy about my gains...
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    I agree with ftotti10. I only do 4 sets of 12...

    I agree with ftotti10. I only do 4 sets of 12 for my calves once to twice a week and they're coming out nicely. I also make sure to pause at the top about a second. Works for me. I can barely...
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    Instead of using formulas to find my maintenance...

    Instead of using formulas to find my maintenance calories, i experimented to find that value. From there, i can adjust it for weight gain or loss. I did use a formula to find my ballpark but it was...
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    Chest and Back - I did this last Saturday and...

    Chest and Back - I did this last Saturday and haven't posted it yet. It's almost identical to the last workout (since i'm low cal right now - didn't make any new PR's - I do try though :) ).

    On...
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    Legs! BB Squat - I go slightly below parallel...

    Legs!

    BB Squat - I go slightly below parallel (4"-6" to ATF).
    11x95
    11x135
    8x185 (PR on sets)

    Leg Extensions
    10x170 (PR on sets)
    10x155
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    Thanks all. Pasha, lol, please do. I went...

    Thanks all. Pasha, lol, please do. I went camping last weekend with some friends so that pretty much messed up my diet. I don't think smores are allowed on a cut. I tried to eat frequently and...
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    lol, i hurt my wrist using straps. Now i'm...

    lol, i hurt my wrist using straps. Now i'm thinking about wraps so i can start to do push/pull sets again. It's been about 2 months now and it still bothers me when i put weight on it like bench or...
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    hehe, no. It's 2.5 hours total. It's not that...

    hehe, no. It's 2.5 hours total. It's not that bad normally but some nights when i can't really sleep, then it's a long drive. (I'm fixing this commute soon, one way or another).
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    Seated Calf Raises\ 12x50 12x60 12x70 12x70 ...

    Seated Calf Raises\
    12x50
    12x60
    12x70
    12x70 (Finally made 12 reps on all sets)
    Strict timing 1s up, 1s hold, 2s down

    Cardio - Elliptical
    2min warmup
    11 min (20s @ 160st/min | 40s @...
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    Upper Body Pec Fly - Nautilus 12x65 12x80...

    Upper Body

    Pec Fly - Nautilus
    12x65
    12x80
    10x95+2N
    6x110+2N
    4.5x110+2N

    Rear Delts - Nautilus
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    Weekend was great (depends on how you look at...

    Weekend was great (depends on how you look at it). Cheated a lot on diet.

    Stomach
    2 sets of weighted crunches

    Standing Side Bends
    15x25lb plate
    15x45lb plate

    Max Decline Crunch
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    I ride my bike most days to and from the gym. ...

    I ride my bike most days to and from the gym. It's like a 3-4 minute warmup and cool down. I noticed that i haven't mentioned it yet in my journal.

    Legs
    BB Squat - slightly below parallel...
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    Abs Nautilus ab machine 15x115 12x140 ...

    Abs
    Nautilus ab machine
    15x115
    12x140

    Nautilus Rotary Torso
    13x65 each side
    13x65 each side

    Interval Training
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    Today, I had to be creative at the gym. The...

    Today, I had to be creative at the gym. The routine below was done without wrist action (this really sucks but oh well, better than nothing).

    Back and Chest
    Nautilus Pec Fly
    12x65
    12x80
    6x95...
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    My first workout(recorded here): Cardio: 18...

    My first workout(recorded here):

    Cardio:
    18 minutes on eliptical machine (first 5m on lvl 6, the rest on lvl 4).
    3min - warm up
    13min - 20s fast as possible, 40s slow jog
    2min - cool down
    ...
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    sphillip40's journal

    Alright, i've been reading other people's journals for some time now and have decided to start my own. I wish i could have picked a more opportune time to start this but I guess the earlier the...
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    Thanks for the quick replies. I've been a wanna...

    Thanks for the quick replies. I've been a wanna be lifter for a few years and only recently, in the past few months, started to learn how to use free weights. I've always thought that my legs were...
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    Squats! Tough, oh my

    After reading this forum for a while, I finally added squats into my routine (as well as DL's on chest/back day). HOLY Grimey! I felt like i was going to keel over. Not only did i feel like I just...
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    Yeah, BB shrugs work nice. Really started to...

    Yeah, BB shrugs work nice. Really started to notice an increase. I did an oopsie though. I was using straps one day about 3 weeks ago and must have gripped the bar wrong. The strap pulled on my...
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