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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Hello stranger.I'm glad I'm seeing you here again.I'll be watching
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit View Post
    Hello stranger.I'm glad I'm seeing you here again.I'll be watching
    Whassup???

    I must say, it felt really good to lift. I wish I could bottle that feeling up, and splash a little of it on me when I'm feeling unmotivated. I've just NEVER gotten used to this new gym since February when I joined. I feel very uncomfortable there. I had the same problem at my last gym. It's me. It's my anxiety. I literally have to say over and over in my head..."no one's looking at me. This is MY gym." I'm really not that nutty. That's pretty much as nutty as I get. I always feel 'on display.' If I can stick with it and start to recognize some faces on a regular basis, I'll be ok. I just need to stick with it.

    I am REALLY weak.

    3/4 ROM Bench
    - This was surprisingly hard to keep strict, but it does work.

    45-wmp
    95 x 8
    115 x 8
    135 x 8

    Decline Bench

    45-wmp
    95 x 8
    115 x 8
    115 x 5
    --I lost it. Had to sit up with the bar on my stomach, then get out of the leg hooks and stand up while still holding the weight. I must have looked pretty strong...except for that whole dropping 115 thing.

    DB Flyes

    25's x 8 x 8 x 8
    --It was incredible how tough these were. I used to double that.

    DB Shrugs

    40's x 6
    50's x 6
    55's x 6
    55's x 8
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    You're eating BUFFALO?

    Coooooooooool.

    Nice to see you around again! Have you thought about trying crossfit instead of traditional training? I resisted the 'fad' for a long time but now that I'm doing it I think I have been thoroughly infected.

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    Way to get back into it. Keep dedicated and you'll be right back where you were quick. Muscle memory FTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd View Post
    ..."This is MY gym."
    As well it will be in a reasonable amount of time!! - make it a regular thing and you'll be owning the place.
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    good to see you posting again, elwood. hope you stick with it for awhile. don't worry about everyone else in the gym, just do your own thing, bro.


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    Stay with it and before long you'll have a hard time getting a workout in without talking to everyone. You get to know so many people it can be counter productive.
    Remember, to get big, you have to get strong. The two are interconnected. Lift heavy, work hard, and size will come. Like night follows day. It works. Arnold
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    Wow, yeah man way to come back. I remember you competing with Unholy WAY LONG ago.

    Hope we can help support you and keep you motivated - what's a community for? Work out hard.
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    Relentless - Yep. Buffalo. They sell it ground, in 1lb packages in most major grocery stores these days. It tastes so much better than beef. It's the same, but the flavor is just much, much more robust. It's very lean, antibiotic free, and a package of meat all comes from the same animal. I haven't bought ground beef since January, I think. I can also suggest either free-range or cage free eggs. You get that same, incredibly vibrant taste.

    I've tried crossfit stuff some, and I do enjoy it. It's difficult to do at my gym. I do have a sledgehammer and tire in the backyard, which I plan to use. Procuring a tire was unbelievably difficult.

    Detard - Thanks. I hope it remembers as well as it has in the past..lol

    Cocoa - It was a little better today. It was tough for me at my old gym, too, but I was a little more motivated there.

    RBB - Yo man. I actually moved to the city you mentioned your company acquired a bank, and joined the same YMCA I mentioned back then. It's huge. The weights area is a little cramped, and a bit more busy than I like, but I'll get used to it I guess.

    Bill - It's funny. I rarely talked to anyone at the old place. I think I don't look friendly enough, because I'm not making eye contact and I'm bald..lol

    Izitch - Thanks a lot. I'll try to keep myself on-task. I have no excuses.
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    OK...

    I'm back. I didn't already quit!

    I spent Thursday running around all day to a retirement party for my old supervisor (47 years!), and getting my girlfriend a birthday present. Hers is Monday. Mine is Tuesday. I'll be 28 on the 28th. She'll be 27 on the 27th..lol I like it. Anyway, I left early, and thought I'd make it back, but I had some problems with the gift and had to do some running around so I missed my gym window before it was time to leave for Pittsburgh. Friday was Ozzfest. Yes, it was cool. Yes, it was hot. Yes, I saw a lot of boobs and weird people. No, I do not dress in all black or have pierced nipples.

    I went to the gym today. It was back and abs. I wanted to do more abs, but I couldn't figure out how to hook myself into the hamstring extension machine they have there (for some oblique stuff), and it was MUCH too crowded to experiment. People would have been looking at me, and that's not good..lol

    Mental note. Don't go to the gym during people's lunch hour when I have a weekday off.

    BACK

    Seated Cable Row (V-Bar)

    50x20,70x8,100x8,120x8

    Deadlift

    45x10,95x8,135x8,185x8

    V-Bar Lat Pulls

    44x10,66x8,88x8,99x8

    ABS

    Decline Situps (highest setting)

    bwx8,bwx8


    I guess I got a little abs on the deadlifts. Any suggestions for another ab movement?
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    I'm so happy I can read you now.Missed you I'm glad things are working out for you and the gal
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

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    Ha! I didn't know I was so entertaining!

    And thanks!!!
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    Hanging leg raises might get added attention, lol - seriously, it's not a bad ab movement...good back workout.
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    Welcome back. I was wondering what the hell you were doing.

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    Thanks, Coke. I might just try that.

    I appreciate the welcome back, Bjohnso. I wasn't out getting fatter or anything..lol..just stupidly shifting priorities, and being lazy.



    Workout...again!

    CHEST

    Barbell Bench

    45x20,65x8,95x8,115x8,135x5,135,3

    Dumbbell Bench ( I wanted to do decline DB, but someone took the bench)

    30's x 8, 40's x 8

    Decline Barbell Bench

    45 x 8, 65 x 8, 95 x 6, 95 x 6

    MY ENDURANCE IS CRAP...GEEZ

    DB Shrug

    45 x 10, 55 x 10, 55 x 10, 55 x 8


    That's it. I like these shorter workouts. They're still intense, and sweaty, but I don't get totally depleted, etc. Maybe I'll see some good progress if I stick to it for a while. The short ROM bench is a real pain in the butt. I did about half and half, there.

    There was a guy barbell curling at the bench beside me. He was not only using tons of body english on everything after set number two (of maybe 6?), but he was..kipping? Literally doing a little hop-skip-bended-knees thingy to give himself more body english to get that bar curled.

    He then proceeded to do about 8 reps of 85lb dumbbell bench beside me in the dumbbell section, without a warmup, drop the weights with a thud, and leave them in the floor. This was after VERY politely saying "excuse me..are you using this bench? (referring to the one beside me I'd been fiddling with to see if it declined)"

    People are strange...
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    Hey Elwood, you have no idea how happy I am that your back, You were the mother****er that got me really motivated when I started over here on WBB, I say we resume our little rivalry =P I hope you stick to this man, you have the same frame as I do and I know we have some freaky potential.
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    Thanks Paul, and Coke. I appreciate the support.


    I forgot to mention in the OP I want to pick up a bit more biceps as well. I've done very little curling, by comparison, my whole lifting career. I've been more of a compound-focused guy.

    With that said..I bring you my first ever ARMS day.

    Yep. I said it. I did it.

    EZ Bar Curls (presuming the bar weighs 22..might be 27. I forget)

    did some 60lbs rows to warmup
    42 x 8, 62 x 8, 82 x 8, 62 x 8

    Barbell Curl

    45 x 8, 65 x 5, 65 x 5 - SPENT


    DB CGBP

    30's x 8, 40's x 8, 50's x 8 - 50's felt real good. Finally a decent sized DB


    Triceps Pressdown

    80 x 8, 110 x 8, 130 x 8 -
    all really easy. this was always easy for me, and I do it straight as an arrow and STRICT. that's only 20lbs from my best sets...strange


    Then I did 23min on the Concept 2 Rower, level 3. That's my new best friend. A great cardio workout without getting bored. All I need is my ipod and I'm set.

    Prepare yourselves...I'm getting a marginally-effective diet together.


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    Fukc direct arm work son. Start heavy rows and pulldowns and you will have sick arms along with a sick back. I guess I'm an asshead and I like push/pull splits for that reason.
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    Obviously going for the big guns with that complete arm session, nice job.

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    Thanks for the looks, guys...

    I made the arms day for two reasons...

    -I want bigger arms in relation to my ridiculously overbearing delts.

    -I like the shorter workouts. It makes me want to do some cardio, which I NEED.

    I realized the other day that in a few years, my physical peak will be over and I'll begin a creepingly slow downhill process. I'd like to make a bit more of what I have, while I have it. I'm not one to regret, per se, but I can see myself doing my version of regret at some point down the road if I can't look back and say..."damn...I was in good shape."

    With that..I bring you the most hated of all workouts...

    Mother-F'ing-LEGS DAY

    I did this all in about 30 minutes. It's now 30 minutes later, and my chest feels like I've been running around out in the cold. And, again...my endurance is crap. I must have been in decent shape at some point, but it ain't now...lol

    ATF Squats

    45 x 10, 95 x 8, 135 x 8, 135 x 8

    Good Morning

    45 x 8, 75 x 8, 95 x 8

    SLDL

    95 x 8, 135 x 8, 185 x 8

    Leg Press

    1pps x 10, 2pps x 6, 3pps x 6

    Calf Raise Contraption (first calf raises in a couple years, probably)

    BW+2 plates x 12, 2 plates x 12, 3 plates x 12

    Barbell Wrist Curl

    Barbell x 15 x 15 -eh




    That's it. Light, but heavy..lol..I hate layoffs.


    OK..off to get some supplies to work on my electronic drums, and then to work.
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    Maybe you should change your sig pat, whats up with those squats, theres a 105lb girl in my gym that squats 135 ATF.
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    Props on the effort(s), been on track since you started this new thing up.

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    Way to Emo out QT pie.
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