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 day 2 No lifting today I'm extremely...

    Week 8 day 2

    No lifting today I'm extremely sore today. I'm knees hurt my wrist hurts, I have no energy. I'm pretty sure I'm getting sick. I've decided that I'm going to deload. My bench has...
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    Week 8 day 1 Squat 3x5 255 Press 2x5 100 1x5...

    Week 8 day 1

    Squat 3x5 255
    Press 2x5 100 1x5 95
    Chin ups 3x11

    Well my press was horrible today I couldn't finish my sets. I did only 3 reps on my third set and I was done. I lowered the...
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    Week 7 day 3 Well it was my wife's bday so I...

    Week 7 day 3

    Well it was my wife's bday so I had to take a night off. Ill be back in the gym on Monday.
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    Week 7 day 2 Squat 3x5 250 Press 3x5 100 DL....

    Week 7 day 2

    Squat 3x5 250
    Press 3x5 100
    DL. 1x5 170

    I'm very happy to say I'm squatting 250 for reps. It's been a very long time since that has happened. I noticed my legs were still a...
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    Week 7 day 1 Squat 3x5 245 Bench 2x5 185 1x3...

    Week 7 day 1

    Squat 3x5 245
    Bench 2x5 185 1x3 185
    Chin-ups 2x11 1x9

    I didn't feel good in the gym today. My squat was ok I felt some struggle on my final set and form may have been sacrificed....
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    Week 6 day 3 Squat 3x5 240 Press 3x5 95...

    Week 6 day 3

    Squat 3x5 240
    Press 3x5 95
    Pull ups 1x11 1x10 1x9

    Im starting to feel like squats are my favorite lift. It's crazy cuz I used to avoid squatting at all cost. My press was ok I...
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    Week 6 day 2 Squat 3x5 235 Bench 2x5 185 1x3...

    Week 6 day 2

    Squat 3x5 235
    Bench 2x5 185 1x3 185
    DL. 1x5 165

    Today was not a good bench day for the second session I was unable to finish all three sets. To make matters worse i was...
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    Week 6 day 1 Squat 3x5 230 Press 3x5 95 Chin...

    Week 6 day 1

    Squat 3x5 230
    Press 3x5 95
    Chin ups 2x11 1x9


    Well after today I can say I've increased my squat reps by 115 pounds! I'm sure these gains are gonna start slowing down pretty...
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    Week 5 day 3 Squat 3x5 225 Bench 2x5 185 1x3...

    Week 5 day 3

    Squat 3x5 225
    Bench 2x5 185 1x3 185
    Pull ups 2x10 1x8

    Well I'm glad to say I'm been working out for 5 weeks straight. I was so happy to put two 45 plates on the squat bar today....
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    Week 5 day 2 Squat 3x5 220 Press 3x5 90 DL. ...

    Week 5 day 2

    Squat 3x5 220
    Press 3x5 90
    DL. 1x5 155

    Today was one of my best squat days so far. I felt good. My press was better I was able to finish my sets with pretty good form but it...
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    Week 5 day 1 Squat 3x5 215 Bench 3x5 175...

    Week 5 day 1

    Squat 3x5 215
    Bench 3x5 175
    Chin ups 2x10 1x8

    Today wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. I noticed a slight pain in my left knee today while squatting. It was a lil annoying...
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    Week 4 day 3 Squat 3x5 210 Press 2x5 90 1x4...

    Week 4 day 3

    Squat 3x5 210
    Press 2x5 90 1x4 85
    Pull ups 2x10 1x7

    My squat was pretty good today. I notice that my flexibility is not so good. I feel this prevents me from going as low as...
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    Week 4 day 2 Squat 3x5 205 Bench 3x5 165 DL ...

    Week 4 day 2

    Squat 3x5 205
    Bench 3x5 165
    DL 1x5 145

    Squat felt good today. I'm feeling a lil under the weather today but I pushed thru. My bench was ok, I was able to finish all three...
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    Week 4 day 1 Squat 3x5 200 Press 3x5 90 Chin...

    Week 4 day 1

    Squat 3x5 200
    Press 3x5 90
    Chin ups 2x10 1x8

    Well today was the first time I have squatted 200 in over a year. It felt good! I only increased 5 pounds today cuz I'd rather finish...
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    Week 3 day 3 Squat 3x5 195 Bench 3x5 155...

    Week 3 day 3

    Squat 3x5 195
    Bench 3x5 155
    Pull ups 1x10 1x8 1x7

    Well my squat started to feel heavy today. I guess my newbie gains are slowing down a bit. My bench wasn't bad. i had a lil pain...
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    Week 3 day 2 Squat 3x5 185 Press 3x5 85 DL. ...

    Week 3 day 2

    Squat 3x5 185
    Press 3x5 85
    DL. 1x5 135


    Squat felt great today. I've noticed I squat a lot better after 4-5 warm up sets. I finally finished 3 full sets on the press. Still...
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    Week 3 day 1 Squat 3x5 175 Bench 3x5 145...

    Week 3 day 1

    Squat 3x5 175
    Bench 3x5 145
    Chin-ups 1x10 2x7

    My wrist is still a lil sore but not as bad as the weekend. I think it was how I was positioning the bar on my shoulders and a lot...
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    Week 2 day 3 Squat 3x5 165 Press 2x5 85 1x3...

    Week 2 day 3

    Squat 3x5 165
    Press 2x5 85 1x3 85
    Pull ups 2x8 1x6

    I woke up today and my right wrist was sore. This made my lifts a lil difficult today. When I was squatting I noticed the bar...
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    Week 2 day 2 Squat 3x5 155 Bench 3x5 135 dL....

    Week 2 day 2

    Squat 3x5 155
    Bench 3x5 135
    dL. 1x5 125

    I noticed the bar was kinda hurting my shoulder area where it was resting during my squats. This was the first time that my squat...
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    Week 2 day 1 Squat 3x5 145 Press 2x5 95 1x3...

    Week 2 day 1

    Squat 3x5 145
    Press 2x5 95 1x3 95
    Chin ups 1x8 1x8 1x6

    My squat felt pretty good today. My press still sucks tho. My form started getting bad so I might try a lower weight. I did...
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