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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    today dip Belt SQUAT : 4-5 negative singles at...

    today dip Belt SQUAT :

    4-5 negative singles at 89kg + some reps for calves. I added 2kg on my DB-SQT but I need more plates of 20kg it became nearly impossible to squat with that much 10kg plates....
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    I did : 3xBW, 2x1x20kg, 2x1x30kg, 1x40kg, 1x46kg,...

    I did : 3xBW, 2x1x20kg, 2x1x30kg, 1x40kg, 1x46kg, 0x56kg, 0x54k, 1x51kg.

    So the low frequency really allow me to recover. I made progress on Curl, Deadlift, Chins (with 10-12 rest days) and I'm...
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    wow Guys I overtrained !!!! I lost strength on...

    wow Guys I overtrained !!!! I lost strength on all my lifts. I gained at first then lose because I got overtrained. It's only now 2 weeks later than I'm back to my previous performance on some lifts....
  4. Why so much assistance work ? After 2-3 heavy...

    Why so much assistance work ? After 2-3 heavy singles close to 1RM on bench you already deeply fatigued your triceps.

    I found that a classical assistance work for a westside routine could be :
    ...
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    Today Chins : 1x20kg, 1x30kg, 1x40kg, 1x51kg,...

    Today Chins :

    1x20kg, 1x30kg, 1x40kg, 1x51kg, 3x0x61kg and 0x59kg (I did some partial at 61kg).

    It was too heavy. Last time I just missed 58kg I couldn't gain 3kg in one week. I'll decrease...
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    Today Deadlift (light) : 1x90kg, 1x125, 1x129,...

    Today Deadlift (light) :

    1x90kg, 1x125, 1x129, 1x135, 139, 149, 153kg

    Well I regain my strength slowly !!!
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    Dip Belt Full Squat Negative singles :...

    Dip Belt Full Squat

    Negative singles : 7x1x87kg and later 2x1x87kg

    In fact what I do on Squat is negative singles and forced reps on the positive.
    Last time I did 10 singles at 86kg but this...
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    10 february : Dips 3xBW 1x20 1x30 1x40...

    10 february : Dips

    3xBW
    1x20
    1x30
    1x40 pas easy
    0x51
    1x46
    1x47kg
    0x48
  9. Thread: Pre cut pics

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    Huge arms ! good luck for the cut !

    Huge arms ! good luck for the cut !
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    Chins : BW = ~70kg 3xBW 1x20 1x30 1x40...

    Chins : BW = ~70kg

    3xBW
    1x20
    1x30
    1x40
    -------------
    1x57kg nearly full range (2-3cm)
    1x58kg nearly full range (2-3cm)
    0x59
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    Dip Belt Full Squat : 10x1x86kg It can...

    Dip Belt Full Squat :

    10x1x86kg

    It can seems heavy for my small legs it's because I have to stabilize my body with my arms which might help in the positive phase of the lift.

    then some...
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    Gavan's Journal 2

    Hello I'm back with a new Training :hump:

    Here's my routine :

    Chins : 2-3x1RM 1/7 days
    Dips : 2-3x1RM 1/10 days
    Dip Belt Squat : 10 singles with a moderate weight 1/7 days
    Deadlift : 3x1...
  13. Thread: Some Arm's Shots

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    I took pics different days of january. I did my...

    I took pics different days of january. I did my lat spread too bent, it gives the illusion of a wider back than normal.

    Yep my Chest is THE lagging bodypart, I did bench, dips, flyes well nothing...
  14. Thread: Some Arm's Shots

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    ok ! Here's ~20 pics from early January 2005 ...

    ok ! Here's ~20 pics from early January 2005 :ninja:

    http://fr.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/sharivan22/album?.dir=/243a&.view=t

    Only 1-2 pic of my legs... I don't really train them :angel:
    ...
  15. Thread: Some Arm's Shots

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    I don't realy have a biceps workout, I only do 4...

    I don't realy have a biceps workout, I only do 4 exercises Chins/Dips and Dead/Squat, 1-2 sets of 9-10 per exercise. Sometimes I add a set of Barbell Curl 1x9-10 to failure.

    For the Upper Body,...
  16. Thread: Some Arm's Shots

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    Thanks for the comments :) 5.9 155lbs 15''...

    Thanks for the comments :)



    5.9 155lbs 15'' arms (measured strictly)



    Back against a wall I can do 9x44kg but the Curl is not my main exercise for biceps, I mostly do supinated Chins...
  17. Thread: Some Arm's Shots

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    Some Arm's Shots

    Hello Guys, I didn't posted since a long time but I'm still on board :hello: I'll probably restart a journal in a few weeks.
    ...
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    I don't agree for me 7 hours is not enough, to be...

    I don't agree for me 7 hours is not enough, to be realy full of energy I need at least 9-10 hours... we aren't all the same. Some might need only 5-6 hours...
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    I wrongly tought I was overtrained and reduced...

    I wrongly tought I was overtrained and reduced the volume/frequency of my training but in fact I wasn't sleeping enough ! Now that I sleep more, I can train with high intensity (maximum performance)...
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    Pic of Darden : ...

    Pic of Darden :

    http://www.t-nation.com/img/photos/04-074-feature/1.jpg

    Yes I have to agree he was really GOOD !!! I didn't remeber his arms were so big ! but I already saw pics of natural...
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