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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  1. Thanks mac. I doubt I'll ever switch over to...

    Thanks mac. I doubt I'll ever switch over to hook grip exclusively but it is helpful to train it for when I'm doing oly lifts.

    Kind of a shorter workout this morning. Did 5 rounds for completion...
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    PRs everywhere. Gotta be happy about that, nice...

    PRs everywhere. Gotta be happy about that, nice job.
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    Lots of strong push work here mac. Crunches...

    Lots of strong push work here mac. Crunches sound tough.
  4. Thanks chub. 7/24/14 400m run DL 135 x...

    Thanks chub.

    7/24/14

    400m run

    DL
    135 x 5 hook grip, touch-and-go
    225 x 5 hook grip, touch-and-go
    (belt on)
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    Ugh hill sprints and thrusters. Your thighs and...

    Ugh hill sprints and thrusters. Your thighs and calves must hate you right now.

    I know what you mean about interests ebbing and flowing. That is why I am hanging onto all my guitar and bass...
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    Very nice bench day chub. Killer dips too, wish...

    Very nice bench day chub. Killer dips too, wish I could do them like that.
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    Solid work, don't stress too much on the failed...

    Solid work, don't stress too much on the failed rep on bench.

    Question on the cable shrugs, just because I've never thought about using cables for shrugs. Do you have to set up pulleys...
  8. Strict Press: 95 x 5 95 x 5 105 x 5 105 x 5...

    Strict Press:

    95 x 5
    95 x 5
    105 x 5
    105 x 5
    115 x 5

    WOD: 10 min AMRAP @135 lbs.
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    Funny how these things cycle around. I've never...

    Funny how these things cycle around. I've never actually seen anyone do 5/3/1 and be happy with it. Just seems like people get bored. I hope you stick with it in some capacity and don't lose all...
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    Sounds like you are getting your stance issues...

    Sounds like you are getting your stance issues under control. Though with all the weight you're losing that's got to be difficult. How low are you going to go? It seems like you suddenly shot into...
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    Where did you fail on the squats? Do you...

    Where did you fail on the squats? Do you normally fail there or was it just how it went that day? Bleh 20 reps even with just 20kg is a hell of a way to warm up.
  12. Thanks mac. 7/21/2014 Squat Warm-up,...

    Thanks mac.

    7/21/2014

    Squat

    Warm-up, then 225 x 5 x 5

    Haven't done this much volume in a while, but it wasn't bad.
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    Tris had to be destroyed after that one.

    Tris had to be destroyed after that one.
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    Do you have an ultimate goal for your 2.8 mile...

    Do you have an ultimate goal for your 2.8 mile run or is the goal to just keep chipping away?
  15. If only there'd been curlz it would've been a...

    If only there'd been curlz it would've been a beach body workout. Pecs tris and abs.

    7/18/2014

    Lots of warm-up, then

    20 min complex, EMOM of

    Full Clean
    Front squat x2
  16. 4 x 500m rows Total time 10:05, splits of...

    4 x 500m rows

    Total time 10:05, splits of 1:44/1:44/1:47/1:46. I'm happy with my consistency there.

    WOD - 12 minutes, EMOM, alternating between
    5 reps bench press (185, but I did 155 because...
  17. Quick 400m run, then Front squat Warm-up...

    Quick 400m run, then

    Front squat

    Warm-up sets of 95, 135, and 185, then

    205 x 5
    225 x 3
    245 x 1
    265 x 1 (+10 lb. PR)
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    Great pressing day with multiple PRs.

    Great pressing day with multiple PRs.
  19. 8 x 400m w/2 min rest between. Splits: 1:39...

    8 x 400m w/2 min rest between.

    Splits:

    1:39
    1:38
    1:38
    1:40
    1:55 (left 15 seconds too early and it got in my head)
    1:50
  20. Thanks. 7/10/14 400m run Lots of barbell...

    Thanks.

    7/10/14

    400m run

    Lots of barbell warm-up, then

    10 minute technique complex @95 lbs.
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