The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Finally Getting Back into it again....

    Its been a slow semester, it has been since december since I have seriously lifted.
    Current stats: 5'11" 215, roughly 12-15% bodyfat. Can see my abs, but not extremely well, so not sure...
    Goals are for before fall semester (mid-August)
    Goals: 220 and single digit bodyfat %.
    Chest- Flat Bench: 295 x 6-8
    Incline DB's: 130's x 6-8
    Back- Hammer Pulldowns: 320 x 6-8
    Pullups: 25 x bodyweight
    Shoulders- DB press: 115's x 6-8
    BB Shrugs: 495 x 6-8
    Triceps- Weighted Dips: Bodyweight + 125 DB x 6-8
    Biceps- Barbell Curls: 155 x 6-8
    Calves- Seated calf raise: 405 x 10-12
    Quads- To be able to lift on them again because I blew out my knee.

    Measurement Goals: Arms- 19.5"
    Waist- 31"
    Calves- 19.5"
    Forearms- 16"
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    Training Split:
    Sun- Off
    Mon- chest, calves... light cardio
    Tues- Back, abs
    Wed- Shoulders, Traps
    Thurs- Legs
    Fri- Triceps, abs
    Sat- Biceps, Forearms... light cardio
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    cool
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

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    Biceps, Forearms, abs, jump rope
    Standing BB curls: 2X105, 8reps 1X115, 5reps (go up 5)
    One arm Hammer Strength Preacher: 2X35, 8reps 1X45, 6reps (up 5)
    DB hammer curls: 2X55's, 8reps 1X60's, 6reps (stay)
    Concentration curls: 2X20, 8 reps, 1X30, 8reps (start with 30's)
    Wrist curls: 3X135, 10reps (up 10)
    Reverse wrist curls: 2X25, 10reps (stay)
    Jump rope: 3X100
    Leg raises: 2X15
    Oblique crunches: 2X30
    Crunches: 1X50
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    Chest day
    BB flat bench: 2X225, 8reps 1X245, 5reps (go up 10)
    Incline hammer strength: 1X180, 8reps, 1X230, 8reps, 1X250, 5reps
    Wide chest: 2X270, 8reps 1X320, 7reps
    machine flyes: 2X195, 8reps 1X220, 6reps
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    hey Jaded, i think you need to do some cardio for those abs, and yes, i am very tuff and so is this program
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    Back and Calves
    wide lat pulldown: 2X210, 8reps 1X220, 6reps
    t-bar row: 1X90, 8reps 1X135, 8reps, 1X180, 8reps
    Hammer Strength pulldowns: 2X230, 8reps 1X250, 5reps
    cable rows: 2X200, 8reps 1X210, 7reps
    seated calf raise: 1X135, 12reps 1X180, 12reps, 1X225, 12reps
    standing calf raise: 1X275, 10reps 1X295, 10reps 1X315, 10reps

    cancel out t-bar because the station stinks, find something else
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    Shoulders and traps
    DB press: 2X70's, 8reps 1X80's, 8reps (start with 80's)
    rear delt: 2X135, 8reps 1X150, 7reps
    side raises: 2X25's, 8reps 1X30's, 8reps
    front raises: 2X30's, 8reps 1X35's, 8reps
    DB shrugs: 2X90's, 15reps (sore shoulder)
    abs
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    triceps
    close grip bench: 2X205, 8reps 1X225, 7reps
    weighted dips: 2X+75, 8reps 1X+85, 7reps
    v-bar pressdown: 2Xstack, 8reps 1Xstack+25, 10reps
    one-arm reverse pressdown: 2X30, 8reps 1X35, 6reps
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    biceps and fore arms
    standing BB curl: 2X105, 8reps 1X115, 8reps
    Hammer strength preacher: 2X80, 8reps 1X90, 8reps
    hammer curls DB's: 2X55, 8reps 1X60, 8reps
    hurcules curls: 1X30, 8reps 1X35, 8reps 1X45, 8reps
    reverse wrist curls: 3X25, 10reps
    behind the back wrist curls: 3X135, 10reps
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    went bikeing yesterday along the wabash. Good cardio workout. It was nice and flooded. They have a good running trail back there, you might want to check it out.

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    Good luck acheiving your goals man, its gonna be tough those are some big a*s goals!! Good luck though.

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    Thanks monstar, but i know i can do it, i am going to be working a lot this summer, but i have no reason not to get huge, excpet for the fact that no place around me has DB's heavy enough for me, so the search is on!!!!
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    did measurements today
    both arms, roughly 16.25"
    fore arms: 14"
    calves: 17.25"
    WOW!! i am way down from last semesters best, gotta get my ass in gear!!!!! glad its chest day to start off my perturbedness
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    last semesters best according my the ol' journal...
    this was aroung thanksgiving
    chest, relaxed: 47"
    arms flexed: 17.5"
    for arms, flexed: 15.25"
    stomach: 35"
    calves flexed: 17.5"

    definetly need to get the waist down, plus i need to get a longer measuring tape than 25"
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    Chest, felt good
    flat BB bench: 2X235, 8reps 1X245, 6reps
    incline hammer strength: 1X270, 4reps(whoops) 1X235, 8reps 1X255, 5reps
    wide chest machine: 2X270, 8reps 1X320, 7reps
    machine flyes: 2X225, 8reps 1X240, 7reps
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    weighed myslef today, up to 221, need to try and mainitain this weight, going to buy a mountain bike today because my ass needs to get into gear and my sister lost mine, b*tch!!
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    just bought a bike today for some cardio, a Trek 820 w/ front shock, excited to try it out!!!!
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    back and calves
    lat pulldown: 2X210, 8reps 1X220, 5reps
    t-bar row: 2X175, 8reps 1X185, 6reps
    hammer pulldowns: 2X320, 8,7reps 1X340, 4reps
    cable rows: 2X210, 8reps 1X220, 5reps
    seated calf raise
    standing claf raise
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    rode the bike for the first time this morning, very nice!! even though i was a little unsure about it, but i rode for about 30 minutes and my heart rate was definetly up there and my legs were pumped.
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    shoulders, traps, abs
    DB press: 2X75's, 8reps 1X85's, 8reps
    rear delt machine: 3X135, 8reps
    side raises: 3X20's, 12reps
    DB shrugs: 1X: 75, 85, 90, 95, 15reps
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    ARMS
    standing BB curls: 2X115, 8reps 1X125, 6reps
    preacher bench: 3X90, 8,8,6reps
    standing hammer curls: 2X55's, 8reps 1X60's, 6reps
    concentration curls: 2X30, 8reps 1X35, 7reps

    close grip bench: 3X225, 6reps
    one arm hammer press: 2X35, 8reps 1X40, 7reps
    one arm palm up: 2X30, 8reps 1X35, 6reps
    v-bar:3Xstack, 15reps
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    cardio and abs
    25 minutes on elliptical machine
    15 minutes in bike
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    chest
    Flat BB bench: 2X245, 8reps 1X255, 5reps
    incline hammer strangth: 2X160, 8reps 1X200, 8reps
    wide chest: 2X320, 8reps 1X340, 6reps
    machine flyes: 2X240, 8reps 1X255, 6reps
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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