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'm on hiatus until 9-10-12. The tennis elbow...

    I'm on hiatus until 9-10-12. The tennis elbow was too much to bare with the hammer curls. Dr. suggested two weeks off. I will probably do legs a few times, but I'm going to try to recoup a bit.
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    Overall, this was super busy. I should have got...

    Overall, this was super busy. I should have got to the gym more, but at least I got everything in once. I did play some softball for the first time in 20 years on Thurs.. :) My body felt worse...
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    Leg Day!! Hack squats were ass to the grass. I...

    Leg Day!! Hack squats were ass to the grass. I did stiff legged dead lifts and they shredded my hamstrings.

    Hack Squats 275x6,295x6,315x6,335x6+2+2+2

    Stiff Legged DL's ...
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    Thanks for the words of encouragement, Carl. I...

    Thanks for the words of encouragement, Carl. I lost a bit of strength on my bench, due to 4 days of debauchery. :)

    Bench Press 275x6,285x6,295x6,305x6+2+2+2

    Hammer Curls ...
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    Last deloading day. Assisted Pull Ups. 70lbs....

    Last deloading day.

    Assisted Pull Ups. 70lbs. 2x15

    Supported Tbar Rows. 100lbs. 2x15

    SM Seated Military Press. 145lbs. 2x15

    Back at it Monday. I think the next set of exercises will be...
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    This is a real nice break. You feel fatigued...

    This is a real nice break. You feel fatigued after each set, but it's not nearly the level of the 6+2+2+2.

    Squat 225 2x15

    Rack Pulls 225 2x15

    Calf Raises 100 2x15
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    Deloading Week: I'm only working out 3 days this...

    Deloading Week: I'm only working out 3 days this week because I'm headed to the cottage on Thurs.

    Bench Press 2x15 195lbs.

    Hammer Curls 2x15 35lbs.

    Dips 2x15 Body Weight
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    Not too shabby. I'm pretty happy with today's...

    Not too shabby. I'm pretty happy with today's lifts.

    Bench Press 285x6,295x6,305x6,315x6+2+2+2

    Drag Curls 115x6,125x6,135x6,145x6+2+2+2

    Dips BWx6,10x6,25x6,45x6+2+2+2

    Treadmill 20...
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    Felt way better today. I was off today, and did...

    Felt way better today. I was off today, and did a ton of work around the house but I was raring to go when I got to the gym.

    Assisted Pull Ups 85x6,70x6,55x6,40x6+2+2+2

    Supported T-Bar Rows...
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    Thanks Bako. I only have til the end of this...

    Thanks Bako. I only have til the end of this week, and I'll start reloading. I will look up the ghetto reverse hypers. On the next session I will switch squats with hack squats and rack pulls with...
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    I gave 315 a shot on the Bench and got owned. :)...

    I gave 315 a shot on the Bench and got owned. :)

    Bench Press 285,x6,295x6,305x6,315x5+1.5+1+1+1+1+1

    Drag Curls 115x6,125x6,135x6,140x6+2+2+2

    Assisted/Weighted Dips ...
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    I understand your dilemma. I'm a 200,000...

    I understand your dilemma. I'm a 200,000 cheeseburgers ahead of you (265lbs.), and carrying a much higher BF % I'm sure. I'm no expert, like many on this forum, but I think you would be a great...
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    Well, I'm officially a heavyweight, at least in...

    Well, I'm officially a heavyweight, at least in UFC standards. I finally got down to 265. My strength seems to be holding out, but my low back isn't quite as happy. So I made a decision to save...
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    Good day at the gym today. I am, however,...

    Good day at the gym today. I am, however, starting to get a twinge in by back where it was injured before. I'm considering changing my bent rows with supported T-Bar rows, and standing military...
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    Busy at the gym today. I had to change the order...

    Busy at the gym today. I had to change the order of my exercises. I think that I'm going to workout 5 days a week from now on, except for deloading week, because I feel a lot rougher after too much...
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    Assisted Pull Ups. 100x6,85x6,70x6,55x6+2+2+2 ...

    Assisted Pull Ups. 100x6,85x6,70x6,55x6+2+2+2

    Bent Rows. 245x6,255x6,275x6,295x6+2+2+2

    Military Presses. 135x6,145x6,155x6,175x6+2+2+2
    (stayed the same on these :( )

    Forgot to write my...
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    Still getting stronger. I'm not sure how. I'm...

    Still getting stronger. I'm not sure how. I'm wondering if my muscles are becoming more efficient, or I'm just pushing myself harder. I'd like to think I'm gaining muscle, but sadly I don't see...
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    Oh crap! If Alex is taking you under his wing,...

    Oh crap! If Alex is taking you under his wing, prepare to be a beast. That type of cross training, power and super cardio, really impresses me. Good stuff mate.
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    Good day at the gym. I'm down to 269lbs., and...

    Good day at the gym. I'm down to 269lbs., and still getting stronger. I may need to buy a belt to add weight for my dips, as I'm at body weight for 6 reps. Without further ado.

    Bench Press ...
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    Back at it today. It was almost a relief to get...

    Back at it today. It was almost a relief to get to the gym. I guess because I have a lot of confidence in this method, I want to make the most of it. I feel that if it doesn't work for me, it's my...
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