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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    2/12/07: me: squats, slow and deep to...

    2/12/07:

    me:

    squats, slow and deep to emphasise form, plenty reps, light weight

    break until i got home (see below)

    i did the following to see where i'm at for a max on each:
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    pre-2/10, post 11/29 forgot to mention my...

    pre-2/10, post 11/29

    forgot to mention my exciting adventures in car pushing. first night car died at intersection after taking it out for a spin. pushed 'er out of the way no problem. second...
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    update: since my last entry, i've done at...

    update:

    since my last entry, i've done at least a run each week (not this past week, well below zero and not fun...), and at least one workout based on SS each week or two, usually squat, bench,...
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    lol, i have to watch so my head doesn't bust...

    lol, i have to watch so my head doesn't bust through the ceiling...

    i'll probably begin to update my journal here (which i think i'll do now...)
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    thanks eric! admittedly i have never done...

    thanks eric! admittedly i have never done burpees so i didn't know what to sub and searching the CF boards hasn't been fruitful for me. the reading to be done seems to be never-ending...
    ...
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    ok, we can work with that. any recommendation...

    ok, we can work with that. any recommendation for scaling them to say, 45 lb. thrusters, 95 lb. thrusters, and/or wall-ball?
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    finished ceiling so i can't work with that free...

    finished ceiling so i can't work with that free space.

    when i put my hands up in fists, they're about 1-2" from ceiling, so i won't even be able to load the bar, which is a total bummer...
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    Cross-Fit substitutions

    after taking a close look into cross-fit, i've decided to start doing WODs.

    (note: i'd post this on CF.com, but registration is being reviewed...)


    My problem is a short ceiling and limited...
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    6 was great, tied up everything. best ever was...

    6 was great, tied up everything.

    best ever was 1, but i say 6 comes in close 2nd with 4 being 3rd
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    Roark - thanks for the kind words MJ - thanks,...

    Roark - thanks for the kind words

    MJ - thanks, i've been wanting to stick with higher reps for a bit, i haven't been all there lately and my strength has fallen dramatically. the ups and downs of...
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    11/23 squats - worked up to 135 and worked on...

    11/23

    squats - worked up to 135 and worked on form for at least 30 reps
    sl squats - bar for one set of 10 each leg, 65 for two sets each
    bench - 30 reps at 135 between 3 sets after warmup
    row -...
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    167.4 haven't smoked all weekend

    167.4

    haven't smoked all weekend
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    coming down off a manic phase, thinking it was...

    coming down off a manic phase, thinking it was triggered by my oversleeping this weekend...

    haven't been asleep before 3 am all week, physically and mentally drained...

    made huge progress with...
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    monday, 168.4 lbs. i had a feeling last week...

    monday, 168.4 lbs.

    i had a feeling last week was a little inflated, probably due to increased sodium intake and therefore more retained water weight than usual. still gaining though, which is...
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    every time i read that i want to do squats... ...

    every time i read that i want to do squats...

    thanks whoever revived this!
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    thanks for the heads up. i found the Brickyard...

    thanks for the heads up. i found the Brickyard Gym in the yellow pages, have to give them a call.

    how much do you pay for the Y? i remember if i was to get a single membership it was more...
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    good move on changing the program if it isn't...

    good move on changing the program if it isn't agreeing with you.

    i feel like i've been on a marketing campaign, but i'd recommend "Starting Strength" by Mark Rippetoe. under $30 from...
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    Gyms in Milwaukee area?

    anyone from the area have any recommendations? currently at the WAC, and considering cardinal fitness, but i'm not sure if it'll be a good fit with only 1 squat rack...
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    Bally's are in horrible locations for me, not sure on price either. there's one other one with cheaper rates, but also in horrible spots and not open when i need to train (lame...). i could use...
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    from Starting Strength, for building strength, he...

    from Starting Strength, for building strength, he recommends something along the lines of

    two sets of 5 with the bar,
    three warmup sets of 5, 3, 2
    three working sets of 5 reps with the same...
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