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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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    Training log

    I thought I'd go ahead and start one here..

    Some quick background info:

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    been training since Februaury 2008, before that nothing..minus a bit in high school...15'ish years ago.

    Goals -
    to get strong and large.

    I started late jan, early feb at 247lbs, cut to 218'ish, and have been slowly bulking back up.. I am around 242 right now, at 5'8"

    I'd like to hit 260 before I cut again.

    I'll post last nights workout in a moment to start it all off..

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    09/08/2008 - 1815 -

    Warmups -
    band pull down abs -
    x20 x20
    Band GMs -
    x10 x10

    Squats -
    135 x5
    185 x3
    225 x3
    275 x3
    315 x3
    365 x1
    385 x1
    405 x1 PR!!

    GM's -
    225 x8
    225 x8
    225 x8

    BB Shrugs -
    225 x20
    225 x20
    225 x20

    Pull down abs -
    x20 x20 x20

    AWESOME Squat PR!!! I am super stoked about that one, it was hard, but I had a bit left in me. Very pleased about that.

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    Dude, thats a badass PR man. I'll be damned if you leave me in the dust on your squats. I got some work to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmoney View Post
    Dude, thats a badass PR man. I'll be damned if you leave me in the dust on your squats. I got some work to do!
    Thanks man... don't worry, my bench SUCKS.

    Besides.. I think I got a few lbs bodyweight on ya ...

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    09/09/2008 - 1715 -

    Prowler work -
    90lbs on for all sets

    Forward drags -
    35yards
    x2 x2 x2 x2

    Barbell Shrugs -
    225 x20 x5 sets

    Band pushdowns -
    x40 x40 x20

    Band face pulls -
    x40 x40 x20

    Band pulldown abs -
    x20 x20 x20 x20 x20

    Recovery/conditioning/ "stuff I suck at" workout.. Time to run to my daughters school for open house.

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    09/10/2008 - 1745 -

    Warmups -
    side raises -
    10s x12 / 10s x12

    Front raises -
    10s x12 / 10s x12

    2 board presses -
    45 x10
    135 x3
    185 x3
    205 x3
    225 x3
    245 x3

    3 board presses -
    265 x2
    275 x miss, board moved on me and I shifted my weight and missed it.

    Face pulls -
    55 x15 x4 sets

    Triceps pushdowns -
    75 x8 x3 sets

    Hammer curls -
    25s x15 x3 sets

    The miss pissed me off, but I had the board held on with bands and it moved when I touched it.. blah blah blah, excuses excuses..

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    Thats some pretty badass board pressing man. ****, first the squat, now the bench. Maybe I can still out deadlift you?

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    Thanks man! I haven't pulled from the floor in a while.. I need to before too long..1

    I was pissed, I smoked 265 x2, but I loosened up a bit in the hole on 275 and that was that..

    We'll see what happens next week!!

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    Off and running away with it in here, good luck with your goals man.

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    Thanks Coke, things are moving along nicely.

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    09/11/2008 - 1800 -

    Extra work -

    All band work done with 2 double minis -

    Face pulls -
    x40 x40 x20 x20

    Pull down abs -
    x20 x20 x20 x20 x20

    Neck work with my new Spud neck harness!!
    10lbs x10 x6 sets

    3o min walk

    Thats it, just a bit of extra work.

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    It would be interesting to see your Spud neck harness, can you put up the link to the site that has it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    It would be interesting to see your Spud neck harness, can you put up the link to the site that has it?
    Absolutely.

    http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...&m=PD&pid=1941

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    09/12/2008 - 1800 -

    Warmups -
    band gms x a lot
    dislocates x more
    butterfly groin stretch x a few

    Squats -
    135 x5
    135 x5
    185 x3
    225 x2 x10 sets

    GM's-
    225 x8 x3 sets

    Barbell shrugs -
    225 x20 x3 sets

    Standing pulldown abs -
    2 mini bands
    x20 x20 x25

    Neck harness work -
    10lbs
    x20 x20 x20

    Nice friday night workout, Ike is incoming and I will most likely be working a ton this weekend because of it.

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    Hang tough down there man, hurricane Ike has definitely done some serious damage.

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    He is banging it up for sure. Luckily, well east of me. Still causing lots of havoc at the office though.

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    09/14/2008 - 1715 - DE Bench

    Warmup - w/ mini bands
    front raise -
    x10 x10
    side raise -
    x10 x10 per side
    flyes -
    x20 x20

    Flat bench -
    45 x20
    45 x20
    135 x5
    added doubled mini bands
    135 x3 x8 sets

    4 board presses -
    185 x8 x4 sets

    Militarys -
    45 x20
    95 x10 x3 sets

    I have been fighting off a cold, no sleep this weekend thanks to work, and no appetite. I really felt it today.. I was WEAK.. I could have added more weight to the 4boards, but I have to hold em on with bands by myself, and getting in and out is a PITA.

    1hour walk earlier today , will probably take another later. Its nice outside.
    Last edited by Gable; 09-14-2008 at 05:05 PM.

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    The band setup:



    I need to make something a little better.. they want to move around some.

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    Throw a couple 10's or 25's to either side of each dumbell. Keeps them from rolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    Throw a couple 10's or 25's to either side of each dumbell. Keeps them from rolling.
    Great idea, Ben thanks!

    I might just weld some pegs on or something to attach em to. I plan on getting a new rack in the spring anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gable View Post
    Great idea, Ben thanks!

    I might just weld some pegs on or something to attach em to. I plan on getting a new rack in the spring anyway.
    If you have the ability to do that great. Keep in mind that if your rack is not heavy or bolted down, the bands may tip it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    If you have the ability to do that great. Keep in mind that if your rack is not heavy or bolted down, the bands may tip it.
    Its neither, actually..

    I am building a platform right now though, and will be able to bolt it down. I have to keep a loaded bar on the back when I use bands for pull downs, etc from the chin bar as it is.

    Its kind of a flimsy rack, but it works for now.

    Thanks for the tips, Ben.

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    nice benching man. I gotta get me a neck harness and start working on my yoke. Whered you get yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmoney View Post
    nice benching man. I gotta get me a neck harness and start working on my yoke. Whered you get yours?
    EliteFTS - http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...&m=PD&pid=1941

    It rocks dude.. it doesn't slip around and it fits my fat head easily, and is easy to adjust.

    using it and shruggin my ass off 3-4 times a week now.. haha.. chasing the yoke!

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    09/15/2008 - 1745 -

    Warmups -
    band gms-
    x10

    dislocates -
    x10

    Squats -
    135 x5
    185 x3
    225 x3
    275 x3
    315 x3
    365 x2
    365 x1

    GMs -
    225 x8
    225 x8
    225 x12

    Standing pulldown abs -
    x20 x20

    Its official I am sick as hell... barely ate today... I'm going for a walk in the nice weather, clear my head, then come home and crash.. maybe I can force down a decent meal..

    I hate sick.

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