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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
    Good deal on tweaking your squat form and lowering the weight a little bit...session is looking solid guy.
    Thanks Coke, it's getting there.

    Quote Originally Posted by borracho View Post
    I know it is hard to lower weight and focus on form...this is some thing I have been (trying) to deal with on my squats as well...but I am slowly getting there. Good job dude..keep it up
    Hard is right. But it's better to stop and tweak now than at 405, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    good job fixing that form, man! works for the best in the long run.
    Yeah I know. And I'm in this for the long haul, so there's no point in screwing up early.


    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    You might not like lowering the weight now but Ive done it 2 or 3 times and trust me nothing but good comes from it. Good job!
    Word. I hope my lifts go back to shooting up 5-10 lbs each session again after these changes.

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    good work mang, deads are looking very strong

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    Sweet big 3 day!

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    Thanks Spikey and Whitey.

    Day 18:

    I was doing house stuff all day, picked up the new flooring for our living room and put a bunch of junk in storage, so I couldn't go to the gym. I had to skip squats.

    Overhead press:

    45 x 10 x 2
    65 x 5 x 1
    85 x 5 x 1
    95 x 5 x 1 (+5 lbs. from last week, felt really good too)
    100 x 5 x 2 (+10 lbs)

    Power Clean practice:

    reps @ 45
    reps @ 65
    reps @ 95

    These are getting better, my hip movement is way better.

    Bent-over Row:

    65 x 5 x 1
    85 x 5 x 1
    105 x 5 x 1
    155 x 5 x 3

    Felt heavy but good.

    I hate working out at home, but at least I got some work in, better than nothing.

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    glad to see your cleans are gettin alot better man. gj on the OH presses.
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    Props for even getting the session in.

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    nice dedication! Most of us would have grabbed the remote.

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    Thanks guys.

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    No clue how you hit Squats and Deads in the same day, man. Pretty outstanding. Sorry to hear about the knee. Take it easy with it if you can. Some good dedication there, working out at the house even if you couldn't make it to the gym. Nice rowing, btw.
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    Your overhead presses are really good man! Im jealous.

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    K, it's the newbie gains. I won't be able to do the big 3 in one day forever. I'm just letting it play out as long as possible. Thanks for the nice words bro.

    pulse, really? I always felt like my overhead presses were average for my experience. Thanks, that's a nice and unexpected compliment. I guess I really have no frame of reference for what's "good". There's the noobishness again

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    Day 19:

    Squat:

    bar x 10 x 2
    95 x 10 x 1
    135 x 5 x 1
    185 x 5 x 1
    225 x 5 x 1
    255 x 5 x 1
    260 x 5 x 1 (+5 from last time I did squats decently)
    265 x 5 x 1 (+10 lbs)

    I'm back and ready to squat heavy. Heavy for me, anyway.

    Bench Press:

    bar x 10 x 2
    65 x 10 x 1
    85 x 5 x 1
    105 x 5 x 1
    155 x 5 x 2
    155 x 4

    Damn. Missed the last rep. Got about half way and then just lost it. I hate being weak on bench press.

    Deadlift:

    135 x 5 x 1
    225 x 5 x 1
    275 x 5 x 1
    315 x 1 x 2

    My back was still sore from rows yesterday I guess. I just had no gas in the tank for 315 x 5. I'm not supposed to lift two days in a row on this program, but my scheduling got all out of whack last week and I had to push this workout in tonight to get back on track.

    I"m happy with getting back to squats, but the other two lifts were disappointing, especially bench press. A bittersweet session tonight.

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    Thats a lot of squatting man good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    Thats a lot of squatting man good job
    No kidding, way to raise up on them squats.

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    pulse, thanks dude. I need to get a foam roller to work the knots out, my quads are feeling tight!

    Coke, thanks, that means a lot coming from you big man.

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    Nice improvement on the squats. Deadlifting at the end has to suck.

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    Squats and DLs in the same day kill me, but both look good!

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    wooo check them squats man! those are tight! great numbers fella. same with deads! 315 singles after a whole squat workout is psycho!
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    Wow, you've got a lot going on there in that last workout, bro. Squats are getting pretty sick. Is that all raw too? I know completely how you feel on bench. Mine seems to drag ass as well. Don't let it mess you up though. How often are you benching? Deads the day after rows is a big no-no in my book. I've got to have a relatively fresh back for them, otherwise the bar feels like a ton of bricks. Sounds like you already figured that out though. Don't sell yourself short; the squats pretty much owned. Nice work.
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    Damn nice squats dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POWERLIFTER87 View Post
    Nice improvement on the squats. Deadlifting at the end has to suck.
    Thanks for the comments and for stopping by. This was the first time I really felt gassed when I got to deads at the end.

    Quote Originally Posted by whiteman90909 View Post
    Squats and DLs in the same day kill me, but both look good!
    They kill me too! It's amazing I somehow manage to type while dead. Thanks bro.

    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    wooo check them squats man! those are tight! great numbers fella. same with deads! 315 singles after a whole squat workout is psycho!
    Thanks man. I'm getting there. Bench needs to catch the **** up with my other lifts though, for serious.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiaran View Post
    Wow, you've got a lot going on there in that last workout, bro. Squats are getting pretty sick. Is that all raw too? I know completely how you feel on bench. Mine seems to drag ass as well. Don't let it mess you up though. How often are you benching? Deads the day after rows is a big no-no in my book. I've got to have a relatively fresh back for them, otherwise the bar feels like a ton of bricks. Sounds like you already figured that out though. Don't sell yourself short; the squats pretty much owned. Nice work.
    Thanks K. Yeah it's all raw. I wouldn't know the first thing about briefs or knee wraps, and suits are WAY out of my league for now. I bench once a week one week, then twice the next week, then back to once, then twice, and the cycle continues. Yes, rowing then DL was perhaps a bad idea, but I had to get back on schedule.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    Damn nice squats dude.
    Thanks for dropping in Bako, and for the comment. I'm getting there. 315 for 3x5 in 2008, that's the goal.




    Thanks for all the comments fellas, I feel the love (no homo). More squats tonight! I may take it a bit easy though as my lower back and right thigh are feeling a little funny. We'll see.

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    Thanks for the comment...looks like you're keeping on top of things in here...squats look like they are doing quite well. Give your self a good game from wbb.com dude

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    heh i'd trade ya. seems like im not made to squat very much hah! unless im just ungodly strong in my bench, but i dont seem too special!
    Last edited by jed; 02-20-2008 at 07:13 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    Day 19:

    Squat:

    bar x 10 x 2
    95 x 10 x 1
    135 x 5 x 1
    185 x 5 x 1
    225 x 5 x 1
    255 x 5 x 1
    260 x 5 x 1 (+5 from last time I did squats decently)
    265 x 5 x 1 (+10 lbs)

    I'm back and ready to squat heavy. Heavy for me, anyway.

    Bench Press:

    bar x 10 x 2
    65 x 10 x 1
    85 x 5 x 1
    105 x 5 x 1
    155 x 5 x 2
    155 x 4

    Damn. Missed the last rep. Got about half way and then just lost it. I hate being weak on bench press.

    Deadlift:

    135 x 5 x 1
    225 x 5 x 1
    275 x 5 x 1
    315 x 1 x 2
    Wow what a session. nice work KS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by borracho View Post
    Thanks for the comment...looks like you're keeping on top of things in here...squats look like they are doing quite well. Give your self a good game from wbb.com dude
    Lol, thanks borracho. High five!

    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    heh i'd trade ya. seems like im not made to squat very much hah! unless im just ungodly strong in my bench, but i dont seem too special!
    Hey, be careful what you offer. I dunno what my 1RM is on squat, you might be making a bad trade. You might just have higher than average strength in your chest, whereas I definitely have lower than average. Your squat and DL weights don't seem all that out-of-whack with each other, so my inexperienced guess is that you're just a strong bencher.

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelKeck View Post
    Wow what a session. nice work KS!
    Thanks for stopping in Keck! It's getting there, still got a lifetime of work ahead of me though.



    No gym last night. My wife just didn't feel like going as we've been super busy, and my hip really tightened up yesterday. Stupid office job, it's terrible for my flexibility. We're going in tonight and then again on Saturday. I may take it easy on squats and go heavier again on Saturday. And man do I need to stretch.
    Last edited by killxswitch; 02-21-2008 at 06:25 AM.

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