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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    6 month progress

    Well, I just finished taking final pictures this morning for a 6month recomp contest over at bb.com. First four months I bulked up, hit 200, and last 2 months I've cut down to around 179-181 @ 8-9% BF.

    Here's the before/after pics:










    Any, and all criticism/feedback is welcome
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    looking good man

    a good growth in size and defenition! oh, and good tan :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bale View Post
    looking good man

    a good growth in size and defenition! oh, and good tan :P
    yep. the first pics were in january, so obviously there was no summer tan there
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Looking good man
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
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    you've made great progress! I'm sure the shaving, lighting and tan helped, though I'm taking away from your accomlpishment at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kong View Post
    Looking good man
    Thanks man, overall, it's not the size I really want, so I'm happy the cutting is over.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    you've made great progress! I'm sure the shaving, lighting and tan helped, though I'm taking away from your accomlpishment at all
    Obviously the tanning/shaving helped lol I just wanted the biggest difference between january/now for the judge panel (Layne Norton is one of them). I'd be happy to place top 5.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Oblivously, you have made some considerable gains. I hope you do well and place higher. Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarisdude45 View Post
    Oblivously, you have made some considerable gains. I hope you do well and place higher. Good Luck!
    Thanks man, hope your right!
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    I see you read the Times..

    Good job, calves and abs in particular look great

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    good job.

    is that a real tan or spray?

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    Its good to see someone post the wheels too and not just t3h gunz!
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    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
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    nice progress, dgabe. looking good, bro.


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    looks good, very defined!
    Quote Originally Posted by RhodeHouse View Post
    Genetics is the weak man's excuse for why he sucks at life. Don't be that guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0500947 View Post
    I see you read the Times..

    Good job, calves and abs in particular look great
    Thanks man...had a hard time building the calves up and dropping the last little bit of water for the abs.

    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage View Post
    good job.

    is that a real tan or spray?
    It was a spray tan that I bought in a bottle, I thought it came out pretty good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kong View Post
    Its good to see someone post the wheels too and not just t3h gunz!
    Yeah man, deadlift is actually my favorite exercise..gonna work on taking some vids in the next few days. Bench eh...it's overhyped

    Quote Originally Posted by RBB View Post
    nice progress, dgabe. looking good, bro.
    Thanks bro, it was fun to cut down and look ripped for a little, but it's time to put on the slabs of mass.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike42506 View Post
    looks good, very defined!
    Thanks, was a pretty tedious diet, and I really only cut down for 7 weeks. So one day, when I cut down for a solid 16 weeks...we'll see what I can do


    Here's a few more photos that I didn't post yet.



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    You're left handed aren't you?
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    Current Weight: 122 (+8)
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    did you get like a full body wax?
    Quote Originally Posted by RhodeHouse View Post
    Genetics is the weak man's excuse for why he sucks at life. Don't be that guy.

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    ^ Hahahha.

    Lookin good man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProLogic View Post
    You're left handed aren't you?
    Yep, how'd you know?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike42506 View Post
    did you get like a full body wax?
    Nope, just quick shave with an electric razor for the pics.

    Quote Originally Posted by mojave View Post
    ^ Hahahha.

    Lookin good man.
    Thank you, and yea that sob's got jokes doesnt he
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGabe24 View Post
    Yep, how'd you know?



    Nope, just quick shave with an electric razor for the pics.



    Thank you, and yea that sob's got jokes doesnt he
    hahaha I was just wondering
    Quote Originally Posted by RhodeHouse View Post
    Genetics is the weak man's excuse for why he sucks at life. Don't be that guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGabe24 View Post
    Yep, how'd you know?



    Nope, just quick shave with an electric razor for the pics.



    Thank you, and yea that sob's got jokes doesnt he
    I'm a damn psychic son.

    No lol jk. I can tell because your left trap is more developed than your right one. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProLogic View Post
    I'm a damn psychic son.

    No lol jk. I can tell because your left trap is more developed than your right one. LOL
    LOL no it's not It's because my right arm was back further, pushing the trap down and to the back. It does appear that way though if you ignore the arms, and just look @ the traps
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Total: 1330

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    Hey Dgabe. I was wondering if you could tell me exactly where and what you bought as far as the spray tan goes. I was thinking about getting one myself but I've always been worried about then since I've heard nasty stories about people turning orange. But yours seemed to turn out great. You're looking much more defined and harder.
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    I wouldn't mind having the before pics... xD

    You look incredibly jacked, good luck for the competition!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanbcool View Post
    Hey Dgabe. I was wondering if you could tell me exactly where and what you bought as far as the spray tan goes. I was thinking about getting one myself but I've always been worried about then since I've heard nasty stories about people turning orange. But yours seemed to turn out great. You're looking much more defined and harder.
    Actually I went to a local tanning salon and bought one of their spray tans. When I go home this weekend I can get the brand and product name for you. Turned out better than I hoped for! And thanks for the kind words man..was my first real contest prep, and I learned a lot. The bulk is going quite succesful and I'm back up to 195ish already...got about 30 more lbs to go and then we'll see what I do from there

    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar90 View Post
    I wouldn't mind having the before pics... xD

    You look incredibly jacked, good luck for the competition!
    Ha, thanks ! I'm looking to really throw on some mass so that when I cut down I don't end up so light!!
    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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