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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    Upper body

    Today:

    Bench:
    95 - 6x
    135 - 6x
    185 - 6x
    205 - 6x
    215 - 5x, 2x, 2x, 2x

    The 215 sets were really tough and realistically I should have probably stayed at 205. But a new PR (with an asterisk...
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    I managed to screw up my left shoulder a while...

    I managed to screw up my left shoulder a while back and it took FOREVER to recover from that. I'm not sure what the issue was with it, but it must have taken a year to completely heal up. For a while...
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    Well done with the weight. Trying to get your...

    Well done with the weight. Trying to get your body weight to do what you want it to do is always a pain. My body has a mind of it's own (so to speak) on what it wants to weigh.
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    I'm actually taking measurements

    I know, I know... I've got this obsessive streak. But I have started measuring arms, chest, waist, etc. Because I always find myself asking the same question... am I really getting bigger or just...
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    awesome day in the gym today

    leg press
    200 - 6x
    260 - 6x
    320 - 6x
    380 - 6x
    400 - 6x, 2x, 2x, 2x

    New PR here. I still might have been able to go up, but decided not to push it. I think I can get another 20 lbs next...
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    today...

    Bench:

    95 - 6x
    135 - 6x
    185 - 6x
    205 - 6x, 2x, 2x, 2x

    Struggled last time with 205, this time it was easier.

    Pull up (neutral grip)
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    Ok, I ordered one... we'll give it a try.

    Ok, I ordered one... we'll give it a try.
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    leg day

    Leg press:
    180 - 6x
    240 - 6x
    300 - 6x
    320 - 6x
    340 - 6x
    380 - 6x, 2x, 2x, 2x

    Felt like I could have done some more.
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    Thanks for the advice - I've been working on...

    Thanks for the advice - I've been working on hamstring stretching... I want to be sure I've actually got some improved mobility before I go fooling around with deadlifts again. Now for the dumbass...
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    Damn, dude, serious squats. Good job.

    Damn, dude, serious squats. Good job.
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    Man, very impressive. Good work here!

    Man, very impressive. Good work here!
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    On weighted pull ups:

    They make a special belt for that - it looks like a leather weight belt but in front there's a D ring on one side, and a length of chain and a clip on the other. Wrap the belt around your back/hips,...
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    Best of luck

    Sounds like you're making progress already - good for you. One question though:



    120 calories worth of broccoli? Man, unless you put cheese sauce on it or something, that's seriously a lot of...
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    I've got back problems too...

    ... in fact, my back went out a week or so ago while doing deadlifts, so I'm off them too. Haven't tried these yet, but I was advised to give these exercises a try:

    Pull-throughs:...
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    Yeah, I got that old guy thing going on too -...

    Yeah, I got that old guy thing going on too - more often than three times a week and I'm ready to drop dead. Glad the new plan is working better for you.
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    Ok, I'm back...

    Took the long weekend off and didn't think too much about lifting or my diet, although I ate pretty clean anyway... actually dropped a pound. Hit the gym again today, and the back seems to be about...
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    Good luck, man. Glad the arm repair went well.

    Good luck, man. Glad the arm repair went well.
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    Back to the gym, part II

    Y2A - thanks, man. I'm getting better faster than expected, but I'm still kinda sore.

    Today:

    Bench:

    45 - 6x
    95 - 6x
    135 - 6x
    155 - 6x, 2x, 2x, 2x
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    back to the gym...

    Today:

    30 minutes on the stationary bike. They have a couple of those recumbent ones, which is easier for me to do in my delicate condition - lol. Back still pretty bothersome, but getting better...
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    lol fixation... I have a sort of love-hate...

    lol fixation... I have a sort of love-hate relationship with it myself.
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