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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  1. Is it possible to lose hypertrophy and maintain strength?

    Hi guys,

    As an athlete who fights in Mixed Martial Arts I've been toying with the idea of moving down to the 70kg weight class. I've currently been fighting at 72kg, but it isn't officially a...
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    Current 1 Rep Maxes at a bodyweight of 78KG: ...

    Current 1 Rep Maxes at a bodyweight of 78KG:

    Bench : 132.5KG (1.75 x BW)
    Deadlift : 170KG (2.25 x BW)
    Press : 82KG (1.1 x BW)
    Squat : 105KG (1.4 x BW)
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    Back Boxing - hurrah! I've had to bring my...

    Back Boxing - hurrah! I've had to bring my training down to 3 days a week and so have built a program around continuing to develop my strength, but also acceleration. Still experimenting with it.
    ...
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    Been ill, so had 5 days off inadvertently....

    Been ill, so had 5 days off inadvertently. Thought it would be a good time to check my 5RM and Maxs.

    Bench: 4 reps @ 110KG
    Row: 5 reps @ 70KG
    Press: 5 reps @ 70kg
    Squat: 5 reps @ 90KG...
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    Killer Chest Routine yesterday, hit 120kg bench...

    Killer Chest Routine yesterday, hit 120kg bench which is 1.5x my bodyweight... this has always been a goal of mine so I'm thrilled at that. Add that to my 2x bodyweight deadlift the other day and I'm...
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    Week 2 Six days didn't suit me... thought Legs...

    Week 2

    Six days didn't suit me... thought Legs were a bit overkill (my legs seem to do OK on once a week - maybe because I cycle so much).

    Monday: Chest/Back
    Flat Bench 4 sets x 10 reps...
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    Monday: Chest/Calves Flat Bench 4 sets x 10 reps...

    Monday: Chest/Calves
    Flat Bench 4 sets x 10 reps
    Incline Bench 4 sets x 10 reps
    Incline Flyís 4 sets x 10 reps
    Cable Flyís 4 sets x 10 reps
    Seated Calf Raises 4 sets x 10 reps (Superset)...
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    maxOT Week 5 Stats Bench: 3 x 5,4,4 reps (at...

    maxOT Week 5 Stats

    Bench: 3 x 5,4,4 reps (at 107.5kg)
    Deadlift: 1 x 150KG (note: lower back was hurting, so decided to attempt 1 rep PR rather than volume)
    Squats: 3 x 5 reps (85kg)
    Press: 3 x...
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    maxOT Week 4 Stats Bench: 3 x 6,5,5 reps (at...

    maxOT Week 4 Stats

    Bench: 3 x 6,5,5 reps (at 105.0kg)
    Deadlift: 3 x 6,6,5 reps (at 135kg)
    Squats: 3 x 5 reps (85kg) - always been my weakest lift...
    Press: 3 x 6 reps (67.5kg)

    Warning: DO...
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    Week 3 Stats

    Week 3 Stats

    Bench: 3 x 6 reps (all three sets at 102.5kg)
    Deadlift: 3 x 6 reps (all three sets at 132.5kg)
    Squats: 3 x 5 reps (all three sets at 82.5kg) - always been my weakest lift...
    Press:...
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    Monday (Week 3) Added a little more volume...

    Monday (Week 3)

    Added a little more volume than maxOT recommends... sue me.

    CHEST

    Bench: 6x102.5KG, 6x102.5kg, 5x102.5kg
    Inc Bench: 5x77.5kg, 5x77.5kg, 7x77.5kg
    Inc DB Bench: 6x32kg,...
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    Good Progress... Hi guys, just wanted to...

    Good Progress...

    Hi guys, just wanted to update this and let you know I've been making some good progress lately.

    Started MAX OT and found it works really well.

    The key for me has been the...
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    Wow... that was easier than expected!

    Wow... that was easier than expected!
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    Coffee

    So, this is a weird one, but I thought I'd stop by my favourite forums and blog here rather than on a piece of paper in my office.

    Having drank 10-15 cups of coffee a day for the past 2/3 years I...
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    http://imageshack.us/a/img109/7240/sep2012.jpg

    http://imageshack.us/a/img109/7240/sep2012.jpg
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    July 22nd

    Been doing Jim's Shortcut to size program, on phase 3 now - will post a review at the end... seems impossible for me to put weight on now, been stuck between 76kg and 78kg for months and months -...
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    Still working hard. Currently doing the 'Shortcut...

    Still working hard. Currently doing the 'Shortcut to Size' thing that is running on Bodybuilding.com.

    http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/1747/aplinjuly.jpg
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    Progress over the last 3 years: May 2009: ...

    Progress over the last 3 years:

    May 2009:
    Body weight: 64kg
    Bench Press: 5 x 45KG
    Deadlift: 5 x 70KG
    Push Press: 5 x 40kg
    Full Squat: Machine Only

    January 2010
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    http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/9410/may2012.jp...

    http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/9410/may2012.jpg
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    I guess because of the volume mate :) My diet is...

    I guess because of the volume mate :) My diet is also very, very clean.

    I am from Bristol - I once fought in Nottingham though and Sheffield :D
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