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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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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Ace benching sets, fine job throughout.
    Thanks Coke...I'm gettin there, still need some getting used to the big boy weights
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    December 1st, 2007

    Legs/Shoulder

    Deadlifts
    135 x 10
    275 x 4

    Squats
    225 x 10
    225 x 10
    225 x 10

    Push Press
    135 x 10
    165 x 5
    135 x 10

    Leg Ext.
    x 10
    x 10

    Ham Curls
    x 10

    Calf Work


    Bad workout...starting to get a cold, and you guys know what that's like. You're workouts just have no energy despite pre-workout, nutrition, etc. I am taking upwards of 4g vitamin C a day, and tomorrow I'm grabbing some nasal decongestant. The sore throats are gone, just a stuffed sinus now. Should be good by the end of the week.
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    Resting up a day or two will do much to help you with that cold bro...props for getting the effort in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Resting up a day or two will do much to help you with that cold bro...props for getting the effort in.
    Yeah, the problem is I had some goals I set in January, and about half way through the year the goals sounded unobtainable. Now that I'm close to December, I'm actually really close to them, and I am determined to the point it's unhealthy So I'm not going to miss a workout until 2008, but the first week of January I'm taking off.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    December 3rd, 2007

    Chest/Tri

    Incline BB
    135 x 10
    185 x 7
    185 x 5
    155 x 10

    Flat DB
    80 x 10
    90 x 5
    90 x 7

    Decline
    185 x 7
    185 x 7
    185 x 7

    Dips
    BW x 10

    CGBP
    185 x 5
    135 x 10
    135 x 7

    Tri Pushdown
    x 10
    x 10
    x 6

    OH Rope Ext.
    x 10
    x 10
    x 8


    Not a bad workout, weaker incline than I would have liked but perhaps it's because I'm still just getting over my cold. I think my form is a bit off on incline because I was having some real strong muscle burning in my anterior delts. Got some good meds in me, should get over my cold by the end of the week and then get back to hitting the weights hard.
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    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    incline looks strong
    2000 or bust

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    Quite the eager one, lol...ain't no holding back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    incline looks strong
    Was actually dissapointed, I think on a good day I'll get at least 2-3 sets of 10 reps with 185. My partner does 225-275 for reps

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Quite the eager one, lol...ain't no holding back.
    It's crunch-time
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    Just saw you restarted a journal. You've made great progress. I think my roommate's sister is at Rowan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner View Post
    Just saw you restarted a journal. You've made great progress. I think my roommate's sister is at Rowan.
    Cp!!! Oh yah? Name? maybe u can pm, i might know her.




    Been forgetting my log book, everything has been really solid and I will hit all of my goals.


    Some highlights of the last few days


    Benched 275 x 3
    Tonight I did AtG squats 275 x 5 with EASE
    Deadlift - Was pulling 315 with ease, I could probably do a lot more but you're not allowed to drop weights in my gym so I'm afraid to start pulling heavy 405+ and have to do a slow negative


    I've been looking at DC training lately, a lot of the vets over at IntenseMuscle just don't feel like I'm ready for it though. I personally feel like I understand all of the concepts and focus points of the training. I just feel like it's too hard for them to try and understand how focused and dedicated I am for a 19 year old. In the 5 months of my Freshmen year I've had 6 beers, and that's split from two parties combined. I'm not one to typically go against what vets recommend, but a few did mention to me that no one will be able to tell me truly if I'm ready or not but me. Guess I'll wait some time and put some more thought into it.
    Last edited by DGabe24; 12-10-2007 at 06:22 PM.
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    Give the DC training a try if you think you're ready, only you can greenlight the projects you want to do.

    Doing real nice with the major movements man.

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    big lifts bro, good luck on the goals !
    I don't have time. I make time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Give the DC training a try if you think you're ready, only you can greenlight the projects you want to do.

    Doing real nice with the major movements man.
    Thanks bro, definitely feeling my strongest ever. Even more important, I'm getting much more comfortable dealing with the heavy weights. I've been reading about DC for a few days, just spending hours educating myself before I dive into it. I'm probably going to give it a go soon though, I feel like I'm ready for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by tigo View Post
    big lifts bro, good luck on the goals !
    Thanks man, I think I'm going to meet and break all of them actually



    I'll repost them for anyone who doesn't feel like finding:
    Bench - 300+
    Squat - 315 x 3-5 reps
    DL - 405+
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Low heavy squats tonight, yesterday did some rack deads. Unfortunately the weight had to stay at 315 because I couldn't get a hold of a regular bb and only had a thick one and it was slipping.

    Today i got 275 for 6 on squats really easy, and 315 x 3 nice and slow, one rep better than last time. Going to rest until Monday when DC training starts.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Dave, good to see you posting again. Looks like you've made great progress while recovering from your ACL injury.
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    DC STARTS TOMORROW. Time to turn intensity up 10 notches.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Blast 1 - A1

    December 17th - A1
    Time: 8:35 - 9:10
    Total: 35 minutes


    • Incline Smith Bench RP - 205 x 14 (8 + 4 + 2)
    • BTN Smith Press RP - 135 x 11 (8 + 2 + 1)
    • Dips RP - BW x 18 (10 + 5 + 3)
    • Front Pulldowns RP - 150 x 14 (8 + 4 + 2)
    • T-Bar SS - 135 x 12
    • **Fascia Stretching**


    This was my first day of DC training, and it kicked my ass! Intensity was through the roof, was dripping sweat, and burning everywhere. Every rep is with a slow enough negative that I could reverse the movement. RP stands for rest-paused which is basically one set to failure, rest 15 seconds, set to failure, rest 15 seconds, set to failure. Straight sets are done in deadlifts, t-bar, bb rows, and squats for safety. Legs I will be doing widowmaker sets of 20 reps after the straight set. Diet is on point, physique is great, supplementation is perfect. I really think 2008 is going to be a HUGE year for me.

    Just purchased a belt tonight for heavy deads, and straps for all back movements. Last final is Thursday night, then I'm home for a month!!
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    Dead - 500
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    Looking good dude, on with the new.

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    nice change of pace man.. It'll be interesting to see how you do with this new training style. Was the benching on the smith machine because you couldn't find a spotter for the failure sets?
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    sounds like a brutal workout! Tons of DC training advocates out there. I'll be interested to see how it treats you. I think it might be a bit too intense for natural guys. He normally works with high lever bbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Looking good dude, on with the new.
    Yeah should be interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by offhegoes03 View Post
    nice change of pace man.. It'll be interesting to see how you do with this new training style. Was the benching on the smith machine because you couldn't find a spotter for the failure sets?
    The only incline in my gym is at a 45 and I prefer 30-35 degree for incline bench, this way my delts don't get hit so hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner View Post
    sounds like a brutal workout! Tons of DC training advocates out there. I'll be interested to see how it treats you. I think it might be a bit too intense for natural guys. He normally works with high lever bbers.
    Well, my diet and everything is on point. There's a lot of natural DC trainees over at intensemuscle. To be honest, I have met more natural bb'ers than juicers there using DC. I should be ok, and every 4-6 weeks you take a cruise (2 weeks of light training). It's just going to take some serious effort and focus to stay on top of everything and prevent overtraining.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGabe24 View Post
    Well, my diet and everything is on point. There's a lot of natural DC trainees over at intensemuscle. To be honest, I have met more natural bb'ers than juicers there using DC. I should be ok, and every 4-6 weeks you take a cruise (2 weeks of light training). It's just going to take some serious effort and focus to stay on top of everything and prevent overtraining.
    Gotcha. I normally only read about it at professionalmuscle. Those guys are national level bbers, so not natural. Look forward to seeing your progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner View Post
    Gotcha. I normally only read about it at professionalmuscle. Those guys are national level bbers, so not natural. Look forward to seeing your progress.
    Dante posts a lot on Intensemuscle actually, so I know he approves of naturals using his training program.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Blast 1 - B1

    December 19th, 2007
    Time: 3:34 - 4:25
    Total: 42 minutes

    • BB Curls RP - 75 x 16 (9 + 4 + 3)
    • Reverse One Arm Cable Curls RP - 30 x 24 (10 + 7 + 7)
    • Calves on Leg Press SS - 200 x 12
    • SLDL SS - 185 x 8
    • Squats SS - 275 x 10
    • *Widowmaker* 205 x 20
    • Stretch


    Another crazy workout. Extremely happy with squatting strength, the 20 rep killed me. Calves are always 12 reps, the bottom negative is held for 15 seconds each time and yes it burns like you won't believe. Had some light cardio after the workout played three games of 21 with my two lifting partners.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Fine stuff overall bro.

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