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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    So Wednesday was another rest and the diet is...

    So Wednesday was another rest and the diet is staying OK, although I've had a few break downs.

    Tonight I went after my bench press 1RM. I started at 175 and I was shocked at how easily I got it...
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    Well this thread wouldn't be complete without the...

    Well this thread wouldn't be complete without the results. I started at 175 and I was shocked at how easily I got it up. So much so that I skipped 180 and went straight to 185. The spotter said he...
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    I think I'm a lot more comfortable with this and...

    I think I'm a lot more comfortable with this and hopefully success at 175 will really sike me up for 180 & 185.



    I figured as much but an estimate is really what I needed.

    So I got the...
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    So Monday was a nice rest and the diet was good. ...

    So Monday was a nice rest and the diet was good. I went in this morning and did about 15 minutes of stretching then tested out my new found strength. Here are the results.

    Body Pull-ups -...
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    Thanks for laying out all the build up work. I...

    Thanks for laying out all the build up work. I was actually searching the web to find that very thing for 1 RM lifts.
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    Excellent calculator, just what I was looking for.

    Excellent calculator, just what I was looking for.
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    Thanks, I guess 175 is a reasonable start.

    Thanks, I guess 175 is a reasonable start.
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    Help Finding Bench 1 RM

    So I finished my 4 months on WBB 1.1 and I want to find my new bench 1 RM. Two weeks ago I did 3 sets at 150 (5,5,5) and last week I did 3 sets at 155 (4,4,3) with 3 minute rests both weeks. So...
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    So this is it I finished one full cycle of my...

    So this is it I finished one full cycle of my modified version of WBB 1.1. I have to say I'm thrilled with the gains. All my numbers have increased and I'm visbilby larger in every area. Although...
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    So apparently my desire to update this journal...

    So apparently my desire to update this journal has really waned and once a week updates may be the norm from here on out. So I had surgery on my toe this week so it affected some things. I figure...
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    My family has a history of poor blood circulation...

    My family has a history of poor blood circulation and several members have been diagnosed with circulatory diseases. As a result cardio has never been achievable for me despite trying for very long...
  12. I owned a Bowflex and it was a stupid purchase. ...

    I owned a Bowflex and it was a stupid purchase. Most of the exercises were really uncomfortable and after 6 months of very small progress I sold it. In the same 6 months I made 5 times the...
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    Wow, I am so far behind on this Journal. So let...

    Wow, I am so far behind on this Journal. So let me start with some life crap that is affecting my lifting. With all the heavy work and cycling my ingrown toenail crossed the unbearable pain...
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    Well this morning thing sure isn't helping with...

    Well this morning thing sure isn't helping with the Journal. Both days I've been totally spent by the time I got home. Other than that its going good.

    Monday

    Diet was very solid, I added...
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    Adding Olive Oil, Fish Oil, and Natty PB and...

    Adding Olive Oil, Fish Oil, and Natty PB and getting rid of fast food and junk food did wonders for my cholesterol, especially my triglycerides.
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    Good to get at least one more opinion, Thanks. I tried the shake over the weekend and I think it'll work although it doesn't mix nearly as well shaken vs. blended.
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    Not sure why but I keep forgetting to update this...

    Not sure why but I keep forgetting to update this thing on Friday nights.

    Friday

    Solid diet day and good workout although I talked a lot more than usual so my rest times were erratic. Chin-ups...
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    Good rest day yesterday although a little short...

    Good rest day yesterday although a little short on the diet.

    Today was solid for the diet but sucked in the gym. I had a bad headache and it was super hot in the gym so it started off bad. Then...
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    Good diet day and solid workout. Blows me away...

    Good diet day and solid workout. Blows me away that I did 14 reps at a weight I'd previously only benched once. Dips felt really good and I made a nice pickup on situps. Here are the numbers.
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  20. Something could be the snack, its just slower...

    Something could be the snack, its just slower carbs and not as much protien. Maybe I'll try the shake and if it's too much hassle I'll just use the snack.
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