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. #26
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    Off Day, 20AUG

    I didn't do much today. I worked on some fundamental drills in basketball. I need to take a break for a couple of days due to my right knee. I have two individual problems with my knee; 1. Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome 2. IT band tightness. So couple days of rest, ice, and icy hot will do the trick.
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    nice squats there buddy keep at it
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    One more day of rest, and I'll be back at it.

    Herandi: Trying, that's all I can do! My legs are improving each session, so hopefully soon i'll start off with 2 plates.
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    Chest, 22AUG (4)

    Bench Press
    205x8
    210x4
    215x3
    220x2
    225x1

    CGBP
    135x5
    140x4
    145x3
    155x2
    165x1

    Incline Press
    60x5
    65x4
    70x3
    75x2
    80x1

    Curls
    40x5
    45x4
    50x3
    55x2
    60x1

    Situps
    50x5kb medicine ball

    Workout felt :sigh: I got through the workout though! Decided to go with a 5x5 routine. I like it so far...
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  5. #30
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    BW: 207

    Lost one pound this week. My diet is tasty: pizza, grilled chicken sandwiches, fries, coke, and cookies! I eat one "meal" a day (dfac open during my work hours) But so far it's working. Once my protein arrives I'll limit the fast food addiction. I definitely need to increase my protein that's a given, just have to wait...
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    Thats noy 5x5 mate. To do it properly your first 4 sets sould be basically heavy warmups of 5 reps leading up to a heavy 5rm. If you dont get 5 on the last set then try again next week. eg for you -

    190x5
    195x5
    200x5
    205x5
    210x4

    You only got 4 on the heavy set so try for 5 next week.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
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    Kong, let me get this straight...

    So four of the five sets are "somewhat" heavy warm ups that lead to a heavy fifth set?

    example - 175x5, 180x5, 185x5, 190x5, 225x5 ?

    I take it this should be applied only to the compound exercises then.
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    Legs, 23AUG (4)

    Squats (ATF)
    135x5
    145x5
    155x5
    165x5
    225x3/2

    This felt great. I really felt the 'pump' a little disapointed in the performance of the 2 plates. I guess i'm not used to seeing the 2 plates so it threw me off. Next session should be better. I hope at least.

    Leg Curls
    25x5
    30x5
    35x5
    40x5
    55x5

    Good feeling. Last set tough, but I managed.

    Leg Press Raises
    600x10
    600x10
    600x10
    600x10
    600x10

    May have developed a hernia? Felt like an Alpha male after this. Next session definitely lowering to 450ish. Form was alright, but it wasn't well.
    Last edited by Al3X; 08-24-2007 at 10:21 AM.
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    You got it but increase the weight in the same increment each time. Dont jump from 165 to 225. go from 220 to 225. The first 4 sets should still be heavy but they leave more left in the tank than doing 5 all out heavy sets. Another option is to pick a weight you can do 5 reps with and use it for all 5 sets. When you can hit 5 reps on all 5 sets with that weight you increase it next session.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
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    I see now. I'll definitely need to lower the weight just a little bit. Hopefully not to much... Tonight is chest, so i'm going to stick with the 5x5. A lot of people have had success, might as well fall in line!
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    Back, 25AUG (3)

    DL
    195x5
    200x5
    205x5
    210x5
    225x5

    BB Rows
    115x5
    120x5
    125x5
    130x5
    135x5

    Chinups
    x5
    x5
    x3
    x3
    x2

    Shoulder Press
    35x5
    40x5
    45x5
    50x5
    55x5

    Shrugs
    70x5
    70x5
    70x5
    70x5
    70x5

    Workout was good. I was going to not lift today, but I pushed myself to reconsider. Deadlifts, and BB Rows were tight. On deadlifts, I widened my grip and it really helped. I could move more weight easily. One of my largest lagging musles are my traps. So I purposely went as heavy as I can in the shrugs. My grip is preventing me from moving more weight. I'm going to do some plate holds, heavy bb holds, and purchase a forearm/grip exerciser?
    Last edited by Al3X; 08-26-2007 at 02:00 AM.
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    Chest, 26AUG (5)

    BP
    5x195
    5x200
    5x205
    5x210
    5x215

    * Felt good. Good weight, will keep this for 2-3 more sessions.

    CGBP
    5x135
    5x145
    5x150
    5x155
    5x160

    * Started good. 4-5 set wrist started to hurt. I expanded my grip a tad. My grip on the bar for these is in the middle of smooth area. Not sure if all bars are made to certain standards or not...

    IBP
    5x135
    5x140
    5x145
    5x150
    5x155

    * First time i've done these in the weeks. I really enjoy these much more than IDBP.

    Curls
    5x30
    5x35
    5x40
    5x45(4)/40(1)
    5x50(1)/45(2)/40(2)

    * Next week I'll do some BB curls instead. I don't like, or prefer the db's anymore.
    Last edited by Al3X; 08-27-2007 at 06:49 AM.
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    Off Day, 27AUG

    Took a day off. Played some basketball.
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    Legs, 28AUG (5)

    Squats (warm up 135x5)
    185x5
    190x5
    195x5
    200x5
    205x5
    *Found the ideal weight to work with.

    Leg Curls
    30x5
    35x5
    40x5
    45x5
    50x5
    *Good weight, intense.

    Calf Raises
    400x5
    400x5
    400x5
    400x5
    400x5
    *Increase next week by 50.

    Grip Work - BB Holds
    235x3
    235x3
    235x3
    *Pathetic. Grip is horrible, definitely needs to improve so that I can increase the weight in DL, and Shrugs.

    Situps
    6kg x 50
    6kg x 25
    *Great. By the time I take my PT test in 3-4 weeks I should definitely max it.
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    Weighed myself yesterday. Confused on outcome the scale i've used twice before said I weighed 90 some odd KGs equaled to 209 lbs. I went to another location to use a scale, and it said 204. I'm going with the 204, because I've been working hard and nothing has changed in what i've been eating, training, and cardio. So my progress is advancing.
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    Back, 1Sept (4)

    DL
    135x5 (warmup)
    205x5
    210x5
    215x5
    220x5
    225x5

    BB Rows
    135x5
    140x5
    145x5
    150x5
    155x0

    Cable Rows
    1##x5
    1##x5
    1##x5
    1##x5
    1##x5

    Shrugs
    70x5
    70x5
    70x5
    75x5
    75x5
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    nice barbell rows there man, the cut seems to be going well
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    Well I didn't work out yesterday. I need to stop taking the days off. I'm going to start decreasing the junk food, and basketball. My diet is still successful I weighed in last night at 203. So everything is going well. Tonight is legs. Yay!
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    Legs, 4Sept (6)

    Leg Curl
    30x5
    35x5
    40x5
    45x5
    50x5

    * Increase starting set to 35.

    Calf Raise
    400x5
    400x5
    400x5
    400x5
    400x5

    * Increase to 450 next week.

    Squat
    205x5
    210x5
    215x5
    220x5
    225x5

    * Next session i'll start off at 210, and see how that goes.
    Last edited by Al3X; 09-05-2007 at 11:30 AM.
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    nice skwaaats dude
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    Thanks dood (Herandi)

    Leg strength definitely increasing!
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    Chest, 8Sep (6)

    BP
    205x5
    210x5
    215x3/2

    * On this cut my strength is taking it's toll. I'll need to decrease my weight on some exercises.

    Dips
    bwx5
    bwx5
    bwx5
    bwx5
    bwx5

    * Need to add some weights.

    DB Curls
    30x5
    35x5
    40x5
    45x5

    * Can't do the 50s. So I guess I'll continue with these sets.

    Shrugs
    80x5
    80x5
    80x5
    80x5
    80x5

    * Feels good. My grip is increasing.

    Tricep Ext
    65x5
    65x5
    65x5
    65x5
    65x5

    * Never do these, so this was new to me. Prior my elbows would pop or feel funny. Now they feel fine. Dunno.
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    nice varied workout man
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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