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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    Ha thanks Paul! Workout: VCR DE Squat ...

    Ha thanks Paul!


    Workout: VCR DE Squat

    Weight: 197.4lbs


    Comp Stance Squat (80/65%, all work done in 15min, including warmups, no belt) -
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    Haha I appreciate it guys. I like to track all...

    Haha I appreciate it guys. I like to track all sorts of PRs (even form). It's a way for me to show progress even if I'm not adding weight to the bar.


    Workout: VCR RE Bench

    Weight: 197.4lbs
    ...
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    I appreciate it Paul. Two main things were fucked...

    I appreciate it Paul. Two main things were fucked up with my pulling. I have to drive my hips down a bit more so that my shoulders move back slightly. I normally do a much better job at that. I also...
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    Alright first things first brother. You're depth...

    Alright first things first brother. You're depth is shallow. You already know that. The biggest issue is you're so concerned about staying completely upright. SOME lean isn't bad. It allows you to...
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    Workout: VCR ME DL Weight: 197.4lbs (-1.4lbs)...

    Workout: VCR ME DL

    Weight: 197.4lbs (-1.4lbs)


    ME Comp Stance DL (70/75/85-100%, no belt) -

    135lbs x 3 x 2
    225lbs x 3 x 2
    275lbs x 1
  6. That WOD looks horrible man. Geez.

    That WOD looks horrible man. Geez.
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    Take this observation for what it is. I think...

    Take this observation for what it is.

    I think your body will eventually adapt to what weight you choose to hang around at. At some point you'll start to lean out and over time body recomp will...
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    Paul/Pat - Haha yea. It's a pitifully slow time...

    Paul/Pat - Haha yea. It's a pitifully slow time considering I've run 2.5 in high 16s low 17s in the past. Of course doing zero running and picking up 30lbs will really fuck with your run time. I've...
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    Workout: Misc Deload Week Weight: 198.6lbs ...

    Workout: Misc Deload Week

    Weight: 198.6lbs


    DB Press -

    45s x 10/10
    50s x 10/10
    55s x 10/10
  10. I hate ab work haha. I have to force myself to do...

    I hate ab work haha. I have to force myself to do any. If it wasn't a necessity at times, I'd never do them.
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    I feel like pulling with the stiff bar forces me...

    I feel like pulling with the stiff bar forces me to develop more leg drive and speed from the floor. When I transfer to the DL bar it tends to fly pretty quickly.

    I'm going to take an active...
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    Put up a video of those squats.

    Put up a video of those squats.
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    Hahaha...you said you were a pussy...I didn't say...

    Hahaha...you said you were a pussy...I didn't say that. Ha. A belt does help. Give it a go.



    Workout: Misc

    Weight: 198.6lbs


    Strict OH Press (paused reps, on chest)-
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    Haha man, my mobility regimen amounts to a large...

    Haha man, my mobility regimen amounts to a large application of Arctic Cold from EliteFTS, and some leg swings. It has gotten pretty poor over the year ha. When my grappling is on par, it takes care...
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    Nice pulling. Keep it up bud.

    Nice pulling. Keep it up bud.
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    Hahaha look forward to having ya around man. ...

    Hahaha look forward to having ya around man.


    Workout: VCR RE Squat

    Weight: 199.4lbs


    Comp Stance Squat (80%, 70%, 65%) -
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    Workout: VCR ME Bench Weight: 199.4lbs (moving...

    Workout: VCR ME Bench

    Weight: 199.4lbs (moving in right direction)


    ME Comp Grip Bench (completely raw, 90%,95%,98%,90%,80%) -

    45lbs x 5
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 2
  18. Good work in here man. Pat is always posting over...

    Good work in here man. Pat is always posting over here, so I figured I'd stick my head in.
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    Nice squatting Pat. I know you weren't happy with...

    Nice squatting Pat. I know you weren't happy with the pressing but it's coming along as well bud.
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    Pat, I think the conv deficit DLs has been one of...

    Pat, I think the conv deficit DLs has been one of the best things I've added in. Because I'm predominately pulling sumo, but lower back doesn't get the extra work it probably needs. Pulling off the...
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