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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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    Today's workout:

    Squats - 8 x 155, 5 x 185, 5 x 225, 10 x 135 ATF, 8 x 135 close stance
    Bench - 8 x 135, 5 x 185, 2 x 225, 1 x 250, 1 x 275 PR, 1 x 280 PR, 0 x 285 (failed) 10 x 135 close grip
    BO Rows - 10 x 105, 5 x 125, 5 x 145, 5 x 165, 5 x 185
    DB curls - 5 sets of 10 different weights
    Decline situps w/ 45 lb plate - 2 sets of 20


    NEW BENCH PR by 10 lbs! Sweet!! Next stop - 300
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

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    Major lifting man, benching over 275 is a milestone.
    Last edited by Coke; 01-20-2009 at 05:33 AM.

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    Thanks man! I was really pumped about it! I remember benching 250 and thinking "wouldn't it be awesome to bench 2 plates and a quarter??" I was right, it is awesome!
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

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    No gym today, long day at the fields...

    Deads tomorrow.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

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    105 lbs over body weight bench!! Thats some impressive **** right there.

    P.S Wanna race to a 405 squat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
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    Bench:365(raw)
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    Thomas, thanks for the good words man! Sounds good on the squat race.... What are you at right now?

    Here's my workout for today:

    Deads - 5 x 135, 5 x 205, 3 x 275, 1 x 345, 1 x 415 PR, 5 x 275, 10 x 135
    OH Press - 5 x 105, 5 x 115, 5 x 125, 5 x 135, 5 x 145 FINALLY!!
    Pullups - 30 wide grips
    Decline Situps - 2 sets of 25

    Shorter workout today, Shin splints have been kicking my ass lately... but I did have a 15 pound PR on Deads today
    Last edited by Painzer; 01-21-2009 at 05:59 PM.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

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    Looking really strong bro! Awesome OH pressing
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    not to sound like an idiot, but really? I feel like my OH press is pretty weak...
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

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    Allow me to put it in persepective for you, I can just, JUST do 50lbs, you can do 3x the amt. Plus you got a 1000lb total, youre strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkalban View Post
    Allow me to put it in persepective for you, I can just, JUST do 50lbs, you can do 3x the amt. Plus you got a 1000lb total, youre strong.
    Thanks man... I wish I had a picture to show you how scrawny I once was, In high school I was 112 pounds my freshman and sophomore years, and no more than 130 when I graduated...

    Just work hard man, and you will get there.

    Also put this into perspective. 4 months ago I had an 860 total. Now it's 1030.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painzer View Post
    Thomas, thanks for the good words man! Sounds good on the squat race.... What are you at right now?
    Just posted squat up in the journal. I want 405 so bad I can taste it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    You've got a good 20 lbs on my squat... I'll have to step it up.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

    The Quest

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    Liking the new deads PR and overhead presses bro.

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    I've been meaning to ask, what sport do you play?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
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    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    I've been meaning to ask, what sport do you play?
    I don't play any sports... unless you consider slow pitch softball a sport... haha.

    I used to play baseball and Wrestle, but now I'm too old .

    Today's workout:

    Bench - 5 x 135, 5 x 165, 5 x 195, 5 x 225, 5 x 245 easy
    Squats - 5 x 135, 5 x 205, 5 x 255, 5 x 275, 5 x 295 PR
    Barbell curls - 10 x 80, 10 x 85, 10 x 85
    Side bends with 45 lb plate - 2 sets of 30.

    Squats for some reason felt horrible today. Just wasn't feeling it. Maybe it's all the time I've been spending on my feet lately... That being said I still hit a PR. after 275 on my 4th set I felt like a bitch, so I threw on 295 for 3. I managed to get 5, with a lot of grunting. I don't think my depth was that good today either... just a crap squat day. Bench felt good tho
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

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    O, I thought you played a sport haha.


    Quote Originally Posted by Painzer View Post
    No gym today, long day at the fields...

    Deads tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
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    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    Ahh, I see where you got that. I'm at a school to try to become a professional baseball umpire. We have class and field training 6 times per week from 8:30 - 5:30.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

    The Quest

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    OIC, cool. And good job on the 295x5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
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    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
    AtLarge Nutrition Optimize your body and Support WBB

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    Today's workout:

    Squats: 8 x 135, 5 x 185, 5 x 215, 5 x 275, 5 x 295, 3 x 315 (actually did 4 but missed depth on my first one)
    Bench: bar x 15, 5 x 140, 5 x 170, 5 x 200, 5 x 225, 5 x 250 PR
    Leg Press: 3 pps (395) x 8, 5 pps (575) x 5, 7 pps (755) x 5, 7 pps + 50 (805) x 5
    Calf raises: 3 pps x 20, 5 pps x 15, 7 pps x 10
    Leg curls: 10 x 100, 10 x 100
    Tricep pushdowns: 10 x 120, 10 x 120
    Last edited by Painzer; 02-05-2009 at 12:43 PM.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

    The Quest

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    Looking really strong man!
    Sarvamangalam!

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    Thanks man!
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

    The Quest

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    BTW, forgot to mention that I added microlactin to my training table. So far it seems to be working. Definitely less joint pain and soreness.
    Last edited by Painzer; 01-26-2009 at 08:31 PM.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

    The Quest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painzer View Post
    BTW, forgot to mention that I added microlactin to my training table. So far it seems to be working. Definitely less joint pain and soreness.
    Id really recommend getting some ZMA too. It works much better together. I used the powder only for a while then added ZMA and it made a big difference.
    Sarvamangalam!

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    Can you give me a little more info about it? Like what it is and what it's used for?
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

    The Quest

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    Zinc and Magnesium are designed to maximize absorption and promote recovery from exercise. Zinc plays a central role in the regulation of cellular growth and tissue repair, as well as the maintenance of a healthy immune system. Magnesium is essential for the maintenance of electrolyte balance, energy production and normal neuromuscular function.

    -Quoted from a nutritional source my coach gave me. No name, just in a binder.


    Its the other ingredient in ETS as well.
    Sarvamangalam!

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