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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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    shot a man in reno Mik's Avatar
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    Out of the blue and into the black

    This marks the beginning of my second journal. I was going to dust off the old one but decided to start anew since I'm starting over. After a long layoff, becoming fat, small and weak I need to get back to lifting and be consistent.

    Next week I'll be venturing into a PL routine as outlined by KevinStarke in the PL forum. I need to get back any strength I might have had in the past. This will be new to me but I'm looking forward to it.

    The routine will be as follows;

    Day 1 - Heavy bench day - bench, incline db, dips
    Day 2 - Deadlift day - deads, speed pulls, pullups, rows, hyperextensions
    Day 3 - Off
    Day 4 - Speed bench day - speed bench, close grip, skulls, pressdowns
    Day 5 - Assistance day - RC work, hammers, bent over laterals, OH press
    Day 6 - Off
    Day 7 - Off

    I'm still working on leg day as to what it'll look like and where I'll fit it in. It'll likely be on day 5. Any suggestions would be great.

    Currently I'm @ 165 with too much fat. I'm weak but this'll change.
    Roughly my current maxes are;
    bench 205
    dead 315
    squat 245

    I say roughly because I haven't tested my max squat but I did get 4 reps ATF with 225 last week.

    I'm thinking of incorporating some box squats. I'll likely have to make one. Any ideas on how to make sure of the height I need (I'm a whopping 5'7")?
    I did a search and am thinking about 10". I'll have to try and see where that puts me. Make sense?

    I'll be doing some leg work today then likely nothing until next week when I start the new routine.
    Last edited by Mik; 12-23-2005 at 04:51 AM.

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    Howdy Mik. Glad to see ya back. Hope to get back myself eventually.

    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    shot a man in reno Mik's Avatar
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    midee hey man, hope things are going well.

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got lots of presents!

    Day 1 of new routine;

    Bench
    45x10
    95x6
    135x6
    155x6
    155x6
    165x5
    165x5
    175x4
    175x4

    Incline dbs
    50x10
    50x8
    55x8
    60x6

    Dips
    bwx10
    +25x6
    bwx8

    That was it. Gawd, I hope my numbers improve. Ugh!

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    Lifts are lookin good MiK, keep at it man!

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    YES! Good job on getting a journal for me to degrade and mark up with my ramblings

    Keep at it man, and get back to your former pwn4g3!

    Here's a house warming gift!

    She says: Hi Mik....Im waiting for you at the gym. Ive never been with a Canadian...

    Keep it in mind.....muahahahaha :evillaugh
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    Slap Shot, one of the all-time best sports movies. Good luck with the new journal.
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    shot a man in reno Mik's Avatar
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    Kevin thanks man. The workout kicked my a$$. I'm really hoping this routine will help my numbers.

    Mike LOL! If that's how you plan on marking your territory in my journal then keep it up my good man.

    cp thanks man, just puttin' on the foil coach!

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    thanks for the props in my journal Mik hope you had a great holiday
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    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

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    shot a man in reno Mik's Avatar
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    getfit thanks for stoppin' by. Santa was good except he forgot my bench increase.


    Deadlift day

    Deads
    barx8
    135x8
    225x6
    275x1
    315x2

    Speed pulls
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    185x3
    185x3
    185x3
    185x3
    185x3

    Pullups
    bwx8
    bwx8
    bwx6
    bwx4

    BO rows
    135x10
    155x10
    185x8
    205x7

    Speed pulls were new for me. I'll prolly stay at this weight and keep working on speed and form here. My back was fried after this. The pullups were killer. And to think I used to be able to do weighted p-ups. Meh!
    I think I can up the weight on rows next time.

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    The postings will continue!
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

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    Good luck with the workouts Mik.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Great WOs Mik...
    Your maxs should go up quickly...

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    We're still cool though I'm taken aback you've haven't come by to say hello, shut up or anything...for whatever its worth I wish U the best with the new routine, you're sure to rise up and be breaking up homes soon because of it -
    Last edited by Coke; 12-28-2005 at 11:13 AM.

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    Good workout mang! Keep pullin/pushin and that weighted jive will take care of itself..
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

    "An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy..."

    "When a man is in love, is jealous, and has been whipped by the Inquisition, he is no longer himself..."- Voltaire

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    shot a man in reno Mik's Avatar
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    Mike thanks man. I'll be watching for the posts until I go blind!

    Tim thanks man. Hopefully the numbers will improve in short order.

    bear I hope you're right! Thanks for stopping by.

    CoCoa hello, shutup, anything. I've posted in your journal. I hadn't up to this point because I was scared!


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    Good lookin deads man keep at it

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    Yeah, deads look pretty damn strong. Good luck with this.
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    shot a man in reno Mik's Avatar
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    Kevin thanks man. All the deads and speed pulls really fried by back!

    MM thanks! I'm hoping the numbers jump up pretty quick.


    My current big three (or little three) are:
    Bench 205
    Squat 245
    Dead 315

    Total 765

    I've been planning where I'd like my numbers to be next year and I think this is acheivable

    Bench 260
    Squat 375
    Dead 450

    Total 1085

    I'd love to be over the 1,000 mark by year end.

    Speed bench today. Woot!

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    You'll break 1k in no time man

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke
    You'll break 1k in no time man
    I hope you're right. If not it's your fault for giving me this routine!

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    You can get those numbers in a year no prob....right now I think my max bench would be about 45lbs, and thats hoping my collarbone doesnt re-snap!
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

    "An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy..."

    "When a man is in love, is jealous, and has been whipped by the Inquisition, he is no longer himself..."- Voltaire

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    I need to post this just to balance that which you've defiled my sacred journal with.....

    THE POWER OF LISA COMPELS YOU!
    THE POWER OF LISA COMPELS YOU!
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    "When a man is in love, is jealous, and has been whipped by the Inquisition, he is no longer himself..."- Voltaire

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    That Lisa is one fine chica. She was just in Playboy, very nice
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Yeah I saw that layout........WOW! I wish I could find the pics online....damn Im a freakin perv...
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

    "An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy..."

    "When a man is in love, is jealous, and has been whipped by the Inquisition, he is no longer himself..."- Voltaire

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    Lisa just compelled me to lift. Or, rather she gave me a lift.

    Speed bench day

    Bench
    barx10
    95x8
    125x3 - 8 sets
    I think I need to bump this up next week.

    Cls. grip
    barx10
    95x6
    135x3
    140x3
    140x3
    145x3
    145x3
    145 for all sets next week methinks.

    Skulls
    60x12
    65x12
    65x8
    65x7
    55x8

    Pressdowns
    70x7
    70x6
    I should have done 2 more sets but my tris were done.

    First session evah doing speed bench. It was fun, I liked it alot. Hopefully this will help powering up some bigger weights (or at least respectable ones).

    Leg day tomorrow with some assistance work. Time for a hot tub.

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