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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. #1
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    Road to 250LBS from 300LBS

    Hi there. I am Tom and I have been lifting for about 11 years now. My weight has always gone up and down but recently it climbed up to 300LBS due to not working out and super poor diet. Well I hit the gym again and trying to get back down to 250LBS. During the first month of basically just cleaning my diet up I lost 15-20 pounds. After a few weeks of lifting I have dropped down to what I weighed in this morning, 273LBS. I figured I would start posting my routine on here again and see what people think.

    All opinions are appreciated.

    Diet - I eat just about the same thing every day. I used fitday to calculate my diet. Calories - about 2200, Protien - about 154. Like I said I eat the same thing everyday. I eat eggs, chicken, jerky, and protien shakes.

    Supplements - I am currly just taking an EC stack, protien shakes and creatine

    I will post last weeks workout later today.
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    before and after pics

    Some before and after pics.

    Before I gained about 50 pounds of fat, in this pic I am about 245LBS



    After I gained a lot of weight, this is after I cleaned up my diet. I am about 280-285LBS here.


    I want to get back to around 250LBS
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    4/28 to 5/2/2008 work out

    Monday
    Flat Bench - warm up to 225 then 250X6, 255X5, 255X5, 275X4, 275X3
    Incline DB press - 75 X 3 sets of 8
    Cable flys - 70X8, 80X8, 80X8
    Close Grip Bench - warm up then 185 for 3 sets of 5
    V grip pressdowns- 160 for 3 sets of 10
    abs

    Tuesday
    Squats- 135X5/5, 185X5/5/5
    Front Squats- 95X5/5/5/5
    Leg Ext- 11X8 17X8/8/8
    Smith calf raises- 90X8, 180X8/8/8

    Wednesday
    Cardio - 30 minutes

    Thursday
    Standing shoulder press- 135X5/5/5/4
    Front DB raises- 30X6, 35X6
    Read Delt machine- 100X8, 130X8
    Front Shrugs- 135X8, 205X8, 265X8/8
    Rear BB shrugs- 265X8
    some warm up curls
    EZ Bar curls- 90X8, 110X6
    DB Hammer Curls- 70X 5/5

    Friday
    Deadlifts- 135x8, 225X5/5, 275X5/5, 285X5/5
    Chins- 6/6/5/5 (trying to get to being able too use weights)
    Seated Rows- 150X8, 190X8/8
    Flat Bench- 165 for 9 sets of 3, 6 inches above chest
    Rope pull downs- 160X8/8/8
    abs
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    I did another 30 minutes of cardio today and I weighed in at 272.2LBS
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    Monday 5/5/2008

    Flat Bench
    barX8
    135X8
    225X8
    4 inch board
    265X5
    265X5
    295X3
    295X3
    320 to chest for a negative

    Incline Bench
    BarX8
    135X8
    185X8
    185X6
    185X6

    Cable Flys
    80 for 3 sets of 8

    JM press
    135 for 3 sets of 6 (learning the form)

    V Press Down
    160 for 3 sets of 12

    Abs

    I had some shoulder pain today during my flat bench press. About five years ago I was mountain biking and fell down the mountain side and tore my shoulder up. Here is a pic after I cleaned up some. I could not raise my arm higher then that. I was 190LBS there.
    Last edited by BigTA1982; 05-05-2008 at 12:19 PM. Reason: side note
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    Weighed in at 271lbs. I cant weight to break that 270 mark
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    5/6/2008

    I had really bad low back today so I took it easy. I went and got a massage and did real light leg workout.

    Squats
    135 for 4 sets of 5

    Leg Extentions
    18 for 3 sets of 10

    leg curls
    120 for 3 sets of 6

    20 minutes of cardio

    stretching and supermans

    weighed in at 269LBS this morning when I woke up.
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    Hey man, nice to see you've got a journal going. You really sure you only want to be 250? I say 260 would be pretty good considering 245, you look a bit skinny. Your tall ass mofo though. Good luck with your goals, seems like your doing a great job already!
    Last edited by fooz; 05-06-2008 at 06:37 PM.
    19 5'7 235
    No Belt/Wraps
    Squat ATG: 335x5
    Bench: 315x2
    Dead: 420x4


    Journal:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...-He-wants-MOAR!\

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    Quote Originally Posted by fooz View Post
    Hey man, nice to see you've got a journal going. You really sure you only want to be 250? I say 260 would be pretty good considering 245, you look a bit skinny. Your tall ass mofo though. Good luck with your goals, seems like your doing a great job already!
    Thanks man. I think 250LBS will be a great weight to start over at, if I think I look to skinny my next bulk will take care of that.
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    mmmmm tastless creatine in water!!

    Anyhow I scheduled me an appointment for next friday to get my back looked at. There goes another $20 bucks down the drain. I also gave the owner of my gym a bunch of money to build a platform for the squat/deadlift area.
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    5/8/2008 shoulder/bis

    Seated BB Shoulder Press
    96X6
    115X6
    135X5
    135X5
    145X5

    Cable Lateral Raises
    30X8
    40X8

    Rear Delt Machine
    130X8
    140X8
    148X8

    Front BB Shrug
    225X8
    275X8
    275X6 a little back pain on last set

    Standing BB Curls
    60X8
    115X5
    115X5
    115X4 cheated on last one

    Hammer Curls
    70s where to low on the rack and my back was hurting so I went with the 75s
    75X5
    75X5

    Tomorrow is back day. My back is still hurting a bit so I will have to see what I can do for tomorrow. I might go light on deadlifts and do more rows and chins
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    Take it easy big guy haha. Lookin' good man, keep workin hard!
    19 5'7 235
    No Belt/Wraps
    Squat ATG: 335x5
    Bench: 315x2
    Dead: 420x4


    Journal:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...-He-wants-MOAR!\

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    Quote Originally Posted by fooz View Post
    Take it easy big guy haha. Lookin' good man, keep workin hard!
    Thanks man. I will take it easy but right now I am so motivated to get back to where I was before I put on so much weight.
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    I know what you mean man. It'll all come in good time, brotha.
    19 5'7 235
    No Belt/Wraps
    Squat ATG: 335x5
    Bench: 315x2
    Dead: 420x4


    Journal:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...-He-wants-MOAR!\

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    Looking solid and strong man.

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    thanks guys
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    5/9/2008

    chens
    5x5

    V grip lat pulldown
    200 for 3 sets of 6

    V grip seated rows
    210X5
    190X5
    190X5

    Bent rows
    70X1 back hurt so stopped

    bench
    165 for 4 sets of 3
    185 for 4 sets of 3

    Close grip bench
    185 for 4 sets of 6

    OH cable extentions
    190 for 3 sets of 10
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    Back is still killing me so did no dead lifts
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    Nice rows man, that **** is hard. How was your back doing bench?
    19 5'7 235
    No Belt/Wraps
    Squat ATG: 335x5
    Bench: 315x2
    Dead: 420x4


    Journal:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...-He-wants-MOAR!\

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    i laid flat and went light so it didnt really effect it much.
    NOW
    Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high

    Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
    Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
    Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06

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    Hey, where you at man? Been lifting lately?
    19 5'7 235
    No Belt/Wraps
    Squat ATG: 335x5
    Bench: 315x2
    Dead: 420x4


    Journal:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...-He-wants-MOAR!\

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