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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    Week 1 Stats: Weight: 192.6lbs Journal:...

    Week 1

    Stats:

    Weight: 192.6lbs

    Journal:

    Monday
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    Work Set Question

    Let's say i was doing Barbell Rows and my previous 6RM from the last workout was 205lbs.

    This workout, should I do something like this.

    A light warm-up set of perhaps 135lbs for 6 reps to get a...
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    Week 1 Stats: Weight: 193.6lbs ...

    Week 1

    Stats:

    Weight: 193.6lbs

    Measurements
    Neck: 17"
    Shoulders: 52"
    Chest: 42"
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    Trepkos01 HCT-12 Weekly Journal

    Journal Overview:

    This will be a weekly journal for the progress made with the HCT-12 program and will be updated per week with the details of each week's workouts combined with pictures and...
  5. Sorry, here is some information I probably should...

    Sorry, here is some information I probably should have included and thanks for the detailed response.

    Stats-Wise: I am 20 yrs old, ~6'1"(6'3" in most shoes) with a wingspan of 75" .

    I have been...
  6. Diet goals, Cardio, other activities plus HCT-12.

    I am on my second week of HCT-12 which seems to be working very well. I am currently following this version of the regimen.

    Monday - Workout A
    - Weighted Chin-Ups
    - Bent Over Barbell Rows
    -...
  7. I wasnt sure if you were to continue with the...

    I wasnt sure if you were to continue with the 2+2+2 or step down in weight and do another 6 reps then the 2+2+2, or if you did the 2+2+2 with the previous full 6 rep ramp set.
  8. So what if you fail on your ramping sets?

    I am still the phase of disciplining myself to not lift with my ego and lift focusing on form and listening to my body to understand how much I should increment, for this reason alot of time I will...
  9. Would it be bad if the 4-day split was...

    Would it be bad if the 4-day split was Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri?
  10. My own experience thus far with this routine and a few questions.

    Personally I love this routine mainly because it teaches me auto-regulation, as of lately I have always planned my weight increments beforehand and not meeting these certain goals would demotivate...
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    Taking a slightly different approach then what I...

    Taking a slightly different approach then what I immediate planned to do.

    I have quite the ephedrine/caffeine/yohimbine stack and will now be straight clean-dieting. Instead of doing a traditional...
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    Tom, Here is an update. I've been on a cut...

    Tom, Here is an update.

    I've been on a cut diet while stacking Ephedrine and Caffeine for a around two to three weeks now.

    I began to eat much cleaner and cut my caloric intake by 10%, this...
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    No bruising or swelling, I took two weeks off...

    No bruising or swelling, I took two weeks off from Chest day, and took a easier approach to dips beginning with bench dips, then to bodyweight dips, and now to 45lb weighted dips to see how they felt...
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    Four Week Summary - A Little Late This one is...

    Four Week Summary - A Little Late

    This one is going to be a bit different, I'll just cover the basic information. My lifts have been steadily increasing since the last four week summary. Some...
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    [Week 9] Wednesday Morning Weight: 207lbs ...

    [Week 9]

    Wednesday Morning Weight: 207lbs

    -Back Day-

    - 4x8,6,6 Wide-Grip Pullups(Bodyweight + 25lbs)
    Note: This didn't feel quite as well as last week but I managed the best that I could....
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    [Week 8] Wednesday Morning Weight: 207lbs ...

    [Week 8]

    Wednesday Morning Weight: 207lbs

    -Back Day-

    - 4x8,8,6 Wide-Grip Pullups(Bodyweight + 25lbs)
    Note: I felt really good this back day and 25lbs felt just right for repping out at. The...
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    Tom, Finally reached my goal of 115lb for BB...

    Tom,

    Finally reached my goal of 115lb for BB curls but i find that the weight places a lot of pressure on my wrists. Could this be because of lack of fore-arm development?
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    Tom, I was thinking of possibly splitting my...

    Tom,

    I was thinking of possibly splitting my two set exercises into two different concepts.

    1 set could be power, 5-8 reps, maximum weight(fast)
    2nd set could be tension, 10-12 reps(slow,...
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    [Week 7] Wednesday Morning Weight: 207lbs ...

    [Week 7]

    Wednesday Morning Weight: 207lbs

    -Back Day-

    - 4x8,8,5,5 Wide-Grip Pullups(Bodyweight + 20lbs)
    Note: These felt pretty tough, I did the last set at five and due to having to wait...
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    [Week 6] Wednesday Morning Weight: 206lbs ...

    [Week 6]

    Wednesday Morning Weight: 206lbs

    -Back Day-

    - 3x10 Wide-Grip Pullups(Bodyweight + 15lbs)
    Note: These felt very nice with 15lbs added to my bodyweight, I can see a steady increase...
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