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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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    Like what's going on these days, props on the steady and intense efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Like what's going on these days, props on the steady and intense efforts.
    Thanks for the support Coke. Good to see you on the forums again

    I just put in my order for a tub of Results, and also picked up some incremental weights so I can start microloading if 5 lb. increases per session become too much

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    Been keeping it up in here dude, glad to see that! Seems like you new comebacks are taking place of the old timers like Keith and Kiaran - a sad prospect, but glad to see you guys back again.
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    It makes me sad too but I guess that is the nature of internet forums. There are a number of posters I liked that aren't around anymore. Thanks for the kind words.

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    Squat
    bar x something
    135 x 5
    185 x 3
    220 x 3 x 5

    DL
    135 x 5
    180 x 5

    OHP
    bar x 10
    100 x 5 x 5

    I had lots of energy for this one, I slept pretty close to 8 hrs last night. This is the start of week 6 of this 12 week 5x5 program and so far I have not stalled on any lifts. Things are going well so far.

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    sounds like the sleep gave you the boost you needed
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    lookin good bro. not stalling for twelve weeks means your definitely doing something right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    Things are going well so far.
    No joke, been doing very well bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    No joke, been doing very well bro.
    Thanks Coke, can't complain so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by fooz View Post
    lookin good bro. not stalling for twelve weeks means your definitely doing something right!
    I'm only halfway there but if I avoid stalling that entire time I will be very happy.

    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    sounds like the sleep gave you the boost you needed
    Yeah I think it made a big difference. Thanks Matt.

    I was supposed to lift yesterday but just ran out of time. Got plenty of sleep again though so I should be good to go tonight. Going for 160 x 5 x 5 on bench which is approaching my 5RM PR.

    I picked up some big washers to make my own 1.25 lb. microloading plates but they just barely don't fit on the bar. Time to find the dremmel and go to work on them.

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    Bench

    bar x 10
    135 x 3
    160 x 5 x 5

    Tough but I wasn't that close to missing any.

    Squat
    bar x 10
    135 x 3
    205 x 2
    225 x 3 x 5

    I felt kinda tired on these so I increased my rest between sets.

    Barbell rows (I deload between each rep on these)
    145 x 5 x 5

    Pretty tired on these too, the last set was hard.

    I was a little worried the bench presses wouldn't happen but really the barbell rows were the hardest. I don't usually lift this early in the day (before 5PM) so I felt a little off. All in all though not a bad. On to the next one.

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    Pendlay rows (each rep from the ground) are pretty tough. great job with the session
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    looking great man... keep it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    All in all though not a bad.
    Not bad at all dude, good job throughout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    I picked up some big washers to make my own 1.25 lb. microloading plates but they just barely don't fit on the bar. Time to find the dremmel and go to work on them.
    Nice! I love home made workarounds for lifting. Definitely a cool idea.

    Nice to see you're half way through and havent stalled...looks like you've picked a practical way of getting back into things. What route are you going to take after the 12th week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by borracho View Post
    Nice! I love home made workarounds for lifting. Definitely a cool idea.

    Nice to see you're half way through and havent stalled...looks like you've picked a practical way of getting back into things. What route are you going to take after the 12th week?
    The tentative plan right now is to max on the big 3 to see where I am, then do either 5/3/1 or the Greyskull Linear Progression program. I am leaning towards that one because I don't think I'll be ready for 5/3/1 by then and the GS LP seems to be a good mix of periodization and linear progression. Thanks for asking.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Not bad at all dude, good job throughout.
    Quote Originally Posted by fooz View Post
    looking great man... keep it up!
    Thank you guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Pendlay rows (each rep from the ground) are pretty tough. great job with the session
    I agree! By the 5th set I am just ready to be done. Having flat bench and heavy squats before rows doesn't help. Thanks for the kind words.

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    Squat
    bar x 10+
    135 x 5
    205 x 3
    230 x 3 x 5

    My form over the last few weeks has improved. A few years ago and even a few months ago any squats would immediately bring some pain in my right IT band. I've been sitting back more, narrowed my stance a bit, and for 2 weeks or more I've had no IT band pain at all.

    DL
    135 x 5
    195 x 5

    Tried touch-and-go instead of fully deloading, I think I like this a lot more.

    OH Press
    bar x 10
    105 x 5 x 5

    Since 85 lbs. I keep thinking I'm not going to make it through my sets but I keep doing it.

    Did some static holds as well and my grip is terrible. Overall though a solid session.

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    nice squat session bud. nice to see the dedication with the OHP - keep it up!
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    nice work, you're progressing very well
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    Wow after squats today I couldn't imagine doing DL and OHP. Nice lifting, and good endurance

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    Static holds are plain killer P, that's all there is to it, lol. Like what you did in that effort man.

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    Looking really good in here. I love seeing the linear gains. It is a great way to make progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrin0tk View Post
    Looking really good in here. I love seeing the linear gains. It is a great way to make progress.
    Thanks for stopping by. I like linear progression a lot. No waiting and instant gratification! For a little while anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Static holds are plain killer P, that's all there is to it, lol. Like what you did in that effort man.
    Thanks Coke. I think I'll keep trying them, I definitely need to improve in that area.

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitQuick View Post
    Wow after squats today I couldn't imagine doing DL and OHP. Nice lifting, and good endurance
    Ha ha well yeah after your squat day I can't imagine doing those either. The only time I do 10+ reps is warming up with the bar. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    nice work, you're progressing very well
    Quote Originally Posted by fooz View Post
    nice squat session bud. nice to see the dedication with the OHP - keep it up!
    Thanks guys.

    Thanks all the support. I know sometimes it's hard to look at lower numbers like mine and come up with anything worthwhile to say so I really appreciate that you all do it.

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    Bench

    bar x 10
    135 x 3
    165 x 5 x 5 (5 rep PR) (actually this was 150, stupid 30 lb. bar)

    I've never completed 3x5 of 165, much less 5x5, so this felt good. Last set was very hard though.

    Squat

    bar x 10
    135 x 5
    205 x 3
    235 x 3 x 5 (220 ,not 235)

    My limiting factor here was endurance, the bench pressing took a lot out of me. I did my 3 x 5 though.

    Barbell Rows (deload each rep)
    150 x 5 x 5 (135 not 150)

    By this time I was very tired so I barely made it through these.

    I think I need to make another squat change, on bench day I am going to make squats a DE sort of day. Anyone have suggestions on weight and reps for a DE squat day within a mainly linear-progression-based program? I am just too tired after heavy 5x5 bench and heavy 3x5 squat and my rows are suffering for it. Not that rows are more important than squats but I don't row 3x a week either.
    Last edited by killxswitch; 03-05-2011 at 12:44 PM.

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    It is sort of difficult for me to answer your question, this is the fun part for you though...you are planning on tweaking things and making certain adjustments - experimentation is key in these regards.

    What you are doing is quite similar to Joey54, take a look in his journal. Good luck moving on and on.
    Last edited by Coke; 02-26-2011 at 09:05 PM.

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    Nice work with the bench!! And be careful that your form stays on point when doing the stop n go for DLs.

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