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. Thur 4-19: Arms

    Weighted Dips:
    10 x 25
    9 x 30
    5 + 2 x 35 (had to cheat a little here)

    Barbell Curl with Hammer Curl Super set
    10 x 60 10x 35's
    10x 60 5 + 5 x 35's
    ...
  2. Wed. Chest lift 4-18-2007

    Been a little lazy about getting my numbers up here, guess it happens.

    Bench:
    10 x 115
    5x 155
    2 x 175
    1 x 185
    failed at 195 and 190
    1x 185
    8 x 135
  3. Back day, week 2

    Rack pulls
    5 x 290
    5 x 305
    5 x 320

    Romanian Dead Lifts
    5 x 205
    5 x 225
    5 x 240
  4. Sadly enough that was a 60 pound barbell, not...

    Sadly enough that was a 60 pound barbell, not dumb bells, though I can curl 50 for 10, so I will have to see if I can do 60 now!


    Anyway, on to today's number:
    Deadlifts:

    5 x 225
    1 x 275
    1...
  5. Shoulders

    DB Press
    9 x 55's
    6 + 4 x55's
    5 x 55's

    Bentover DB Rows
    10 x 45
    10 x 50
    10 x 55 (start here next time)
  6. 4-12-07 : Bi's and Tri's

    Weighted dips: Bodyweight plus whatever listed
    10 x 25
    8 x 30 (little bit of help from feet)
    5 x 35 (lot a bit of help from feet at bottom)

    Curl (5 count down)
    10 x 55
    8 + 2 x 60
    7 + 3 x...
  7. Thanks for the heads up, I didn't know those...

    Thanks for the heads up, I didn't know those actually had a name!

    Definitly feeling it in the lower back, glutes, and hammies this morning though. No pain no gain!

    Day 2: Chest

    Bench
    7 x...
  8. First lift: lower back and lats

    Cheat Deadlift: Start with the bar mounted at your calves on a squat rack
    (I did legs yesterday, no sense straining them again)
    5X 275
    5x 305
    5x315 failure

    Romanian Deadlift:
    5x 185
    7x215...
  9. My Nutrition.

    This will definitely be my achilies tendon. It's not that I am not mindful of what I eat, but that I have been eating for a calorie deficit for nearly 4 years now. The idea of eating to gain weight...
  10. A little about my motivations.

    I've always enjoyed lifting and have been doing it on and off since I was 14. There's something very cathartic about putting yourself through hell to know you've earned your gains.

    I've always...
  11. While I neglected bench, I focused on fly's . On...

    While I neglected bench, I focused on fly's . On a machine, I can fly 200 for 10 reps, I just never developed the upper back strength to effectively increase my bench. It doesn't help that my...
  12. Shut up and lift! : Maverick's Journal

    So I've been a member on here for I don't know how long but I have never taken full advantage of what this place has to offer.

    I've just now come to the conclusion that no matter what I do to my...
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    One thing you might want to try is different...

    One thing you might want to try is different forms of curls in the same set. I know people say curls are curls, but I beg to differ. I put on a 2.5 inches (circumfrence) in a month and a half using a...
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    I think of it like this: your lower and middle...

    I think of it like this: your lower and middle back muscles and your abs work as a natural girdle. When they are tighter, your back is in better alignment, just like pulling the strings on said...
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    Something about girls insulting me always got me...

    Something about girls insulting me always got me going, so Kittie's first and second album play pretty heavily into my playlist. That and Metallica's "and justice for all" get me going pretty good.
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    I admit to not being the most educated individual...

    I admit to not being the most educated individual on the subject so I'll take no pains if some disagree with me.

    To say that Vietnam is a mistake would be to say that using the A-Bomb was a...
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    Why anyone would jump out a perfectly good plane...

    Why anyone would jump out a perfectly good plane is beyond me.
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    I take time off whenever I get burned out or get...

    I take time off whenever I get burned out or get too stressed from work. WHen I start getting ansy again, like I have way too much energy or I want to start moving furniture around, I start lifting...
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    Guido- Thank you for reminding what a great term...

    Guido- Thank you for reminding what a great term "no-talent-ass-clown" is, I had forgot all about that!
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    I frigging HATE Eminem and all the other 98 lbs,...

    I frigging HATE Eminem and all the other 98 lbs, died hair wannabes whoi can't get more than two syllables out in a single world unless it's to insult someone.

    Also, I'm so sick of Paris Hilton I...
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