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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    I have to greatly apologize for not updating this...

    I have to greatly apologize for not updating this log recently. My doctor put me on some fairly intensive anti-inflammatory meds, painkillers, and even lidocaine patches because I was over-doing the...
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    Can you take a vid of the lift?

    Can you take a vid of the lift?
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    I'm right with you Johnny... My son can warp some...

    I'm right with you Johnny... My son can warp some gravity as well.

    8mHwM38yrDw
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    Squats and Headaches 3/31 Did 20 minutes of...

    Squats and Headaches 3/31

    Did 20 minutes of shoulder work, mostly pulleys and some very light front raises. Messed around with cleans and some ohs with 40kg... but considering what happened last...
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    Cleans and Squats 3/27/07 Hypertrophy Block...

    Cleans and Squats 3/27/07

    Hypertrophy Block Week 4 (last week)

    First time cleaning anything more than 50kg since the surgery. I now know what a real, "honest-to-God-and-Sonny-Jesus" experience...
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    You are talking about the kettlebell for the DARC...

    You are talking about the kettlebell for the DARC swings (don't even ask me what DARC stands for, I don't know). I bet you could improvise something with a lifting strap or thin belt through the hole...
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    true story... I used to train with a teen...

    true story...

    I used to train with a teen strongman that has since went to powerlifting, but his capacity for food was completely insane.

    The kid was around 6' 3" and at the heaviest I ever...
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    Marianne, I suggest you try them with a...

    Marianne, I suggest you try them with a kettlebell or t-handle if you have one. Dumbbells will make your elbows rotate in a way that could put really nasty over-rotation onto them at the furthest...
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    Thanks for all the comments! I'd have better...

    Thanks for all the comments!

    I'd have better vids and progress if I hadn't had the surgery, but considering how I feel, I am giving myself about another week and I'll be able to start cleans and...
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    The t-bar basically lines right up with my hip...

    The t-bar basically lines right up with my hip bones, and because of the male anatomy, I have no choice but to bow deep (or I'll sing soprano)... it works well as a low-back decompresser - the...
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    Listen carefully, at 3:35 you get to hear me...

    Listen carefully, at 3:35 you get to hear me crack ass...


    so awesome...
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    20 rep day 3/24 week 3 hypertrophy block:...

    20 rep day 3/24

    week 3 hypertrophy block:
    Back was stiff, so I did some kb alternating swings, t-handle pullthroughs, and the squat/gm complex I usually do.
    After warmups, I kept getting shin...
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    Did your football coach also teach you *how* to...

    Did your football coach also teach you *how* to lift?
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    squatting 3/22 4 sets of 5 squats: 100, 120,...

    squatting 3/22

    4 sets of 5 squats: 100, 120, 140, 160kg
    3 single clean pulls @ 160
    2 cleans @ 50kg (still hurts)

    squats felt good... heaviest I've went since the surgery
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    315lbs as of this morning. Had a little fever and...

    315lbs as of this morning. Had a little fever and didn't eat very much today. Coming into the home stretch now... even with all the setbacks I'm still on target...

    I made some weightlifting HOWTO...
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    Children shouldn't lift weights? In lieu of...

    Children shouldn't lift weights? In lieu of running full force into each other on a playing field?

    Dumbest thing I have ever read in my life. Hands down.

    In fact, the ASCM has recently...
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    Let me also mention that I have trained with the...

    Let me also mention that I have trained with the holder of quite a few junior national record in the clean and jerk in 2 separate weight classes, 56kg and 62kg set back in the 90's. This guy has put...
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    here's the points that everyone needs to...

    here's the points that everyone needs to notice...


    1. Weightlifting in Eastern European, Asian, Pacific, and Persian/Middle Eastern countries has been a strong tradition for quite some time......
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    19 REP SQUATS 3/17/07 -gHTvoqgSBE ...

    19 REP SQUATS 3/17/07

    -gHTvoqgSBE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gHTvoqgSBE

    I can't count to 20.

    squat/gm complex: 10@50kg, 10@70kg
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    More squats and pulls 3/15/07 BW: 317lbs/144kg...

    More squats and pulls 3/15/07

    BW: 317lbs/144kg

    I have decided since I can't clean or snatch, I am going to move my training into phases, or blocks, as per the model outlined in Practical...
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