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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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    Journey to 230 pounds and 300 pound bench!

    Hi, I am currently 6'5" 220...my current maxes are:
    Bench: 275
    Squat: 335
    Deadlift:405

    I am not concered with deadlifts at all...I came up with a workout that I believe will give me mass in my legs and hopefully allow me to bench 300 pounds.

    I just started this today so I will post my starting weights. I will also post the weights of what I will do the following days.
    Here is my workout:

    Monday:
    HEAVY bench: 260 x 2, 265 x 2, 270 x 1 (will try to go up 5 pounds/week)
    BB bent over rows: 3 sets of 200 x 5
    close grip bench: 185 x 6, 225 x 3 (I couldnt believe it myself), 205 x 5
    Wide grip pullups (for lats): 2 sets of BW x 10
    Rope pulldown: 1 medium set of 6, 1 heavy set of 4
    Weighted DB abs: 2 sets of 70 DB x 10

    Tuesday:
    Squats: 1 set of 185 x 20
    Hammer DB curls: 3 sets
    Heavy Walking Lunges: 3 sets of 6 each leg, 80 pound DB's
    Regular DB curls: 3 sets

    Thursday:
    Light bench: 2 sets of 225, to failure (starting point, 9 reps)
    Rowing machine: 3 sets of heavy, 6 reps.
    Close Grip Bench: 3 sets of heavy, like tuesday
    Curl Grip Lat Pulldowns: 2 sets of heavy
    Rope pulldown: 1 medium set of 6, 1 heavy set of 4
    Weighted DB abs: 2 sets of 70 DB x 10

    Friday:
    Same as tuesday


    As you can see, no deadlifts. I feel like my deadlifts are pretty good, plus, with squats twice a week I dont see where I can fit them in. I am going to attempt this 20 rep squat routine because to my understanding, it is great for building leg mass, which is what I am lacking.

    If anyone objects to this routine, please post. Thanks.

    I am not sure if I will be able to go up 5 pounds a week on bench. If not, I will just put some extra clips on the bar for added weight . Anyone know how much one of those clips weighs?

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    Did my first 20 squat workout at 185 pounds. HOLY **** it was hard. Honestly, it made my back tired more than my legs...supporting the weight for that long of a period is definitely a full body workout. I followed this up with some bicep curls, rested about 10 minutes....then I did 3 sets of walking lunges holding 85 pound dumbbells. I walked around 50 feet for each set. This about made me puke...

    Weight today: 222
    Last edited by mchicia1; 12-02-2008 at 06:52 PM.

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    20 rep squat exercise is pretty damn hard.. do not underestimate it.
    Learn the principle, abide by the principle, and dissolve the principle. In short, enter a mold without being caged in it. Obey the principle without being bound by it. LEARN, MASTER AND ACHIEVE!!! - Bruce Lee

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    Bench- 225x2
    Squat- 235x5

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    Weight Today: 221

    Got off to a slow start in the morning and was late for work so didnt have much time to stuff myself.

    Keys to today's workout:

    Benched 250 x 2, 225 x 9, 225 x 8
    Close Gripped 185 x 6, 230 x 3, 205 x 5

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    Came || this close to throwing up today...

    Squats:
    Warmed up 3 sets up to 225
    Did one medium rep of 275. Felt great
    Rested 5 minutes
    1 set of 195 x 20.

    They were ****ING hard. Although, definitely easier than the 185 x 20 I did on tuesday. ****ing hard nonetheless.

    Then I did 85 pound DB lunges for 3 sets of 50 feet. ****ING HARD!

    This is definitely going to be a challenging workout to keep going for 3 more weeks.

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