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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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  1. #51
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    Doing very well, like the way you're stepping to it.

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    rest day today... 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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    Just kidding... another rest day... 9 hours on the field today. I'll do 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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    Today's workout:

    Deads - 10 x 135, 5 x 205, 5 x 255, 5 x 285, 5 x 320 PR (fairly easy, grip strength is starting to become a factor)
    OH Press - 5 x 95, 5 x 105, 5 x 115, 5 x 135, 5 x 135 (Dropped the weight trying to work on better form)
    Iso-lateral Rows - 10 x 172, 10 x 192, 10 x 212
    Dumbbell shoulder press - 10 x 40, 10 x 50, 10 x 60, 10 x 70
    Pull ups - 15, 10, 5
    Side bends with 45 lb plate - 30 each side
    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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    Today's workout:

    Bench - 15 x 45, 5 x 135, 5 x 185, 5 x 205, 5 x 225, 5 x 255 PR
    Squat - 5 x 135, 5 x 185, 5 x 235, 20 x 185 (actually wasn't too bad)
    Decline situps - 75

    CUt it short today. The tricep started to hurt after I tried some decline bench.
    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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  6. #56
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    How was my workout you ask??? Fantastic! Thanks for asking!

    Squats - 5 x 135, 5 x 185, 5 x 225, 5 x 255, 5 x 300 PR
    Bench - 5 x 135, 5 x 185, 5 x 205, 5 x 230, 5 x 260 PR
    BO Row - 5 x 105, 5 x 125, 5 x 155, 5 x 175, 5 x 195
    Leg extensions - 3 sets of 10
    Leg Curls - 3 sets of 10

    I'm pretty excited about both of my PRs today!
    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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  7. #57
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    Oh, and I weighed in at 184?!?! WTF... Maybe I ate a lot before the gym... But that's 5 pounds more than I've ever weighed in at. Sweet!
    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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  8. #58
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    You're a beast man. And I couldn't believe reading the 20x185 wasn't so bad. x20 squats make me want to cry. However, they are very beneficial. I think I'm gonna make myself do them this week
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    I think I'm gonna do them again on Weds. I'll go for 20 x 200. I won't be lifting after Wednesday until at least next Sunday. I've got a banquet Thursday night, then I leave Florida on Friday and have to drive back to Colorado. Long ass drive, so no lifting on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Maybe Sunday after I sleep all day. Haha!
    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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    Wow, 6 months ago before I stopped working out I had the same exact stats as you. How old are you?

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    I'm 23. I didn't really start lifting until I was 22.
    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 ThomasG View Post
    You're a beast man.
    No joke, awesome new PRs on the squats and bench.

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    Thanks a lot guys! If you saw pictures of me you wouldn't think I was a beast. I must have compact muscles or something... Cus I look tiny.
    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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    Today's workout:

    Short and sweet

    Deads - 8 x 135, 5 x 205, 5 x 255, 5 x 285, 5 x 325 PR
    OH Press - 5 x 95, 5 x 105, 5 x 115 Stopped here after feeling a little tweak in my shoulder... I'm starting to hate OH press
    Seated DB Shoulder Press - 10 x 40, 10 x 50, 10 x 60, 10 x 70
    Pull ups - 1 set of 10
    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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    Today's workout:

    Shorter and sweeter...

    Squats - 5 x 135, 5 x 185, 5 x 225, 5 x 265, 5 x 315 PR
    Bench - 5 x 135, 5 x 185, 5 x 205, 5 x 230, 5 x 265 PR

    Just a couple of compounds, and called it a day after a couple of PRs... I've got a banquet tonight, so I wanted to come back to the hotel and rest a bit. The 315 was actually not too bad... I got so pumped up before I did it, it made it easy. The bench on the other hand was tough...
    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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    Damn dude! Your lifts are looking beastly
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    Thanks man, I really appreciate it!
    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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    What up, bro. It's amazing to find another person in here that lives in good ol' CO. Dude, you're coming along nicely. Lookin solid in the pics and your Squats and Bench are crazy. 265x5? Damn. Your total has to be higher than 1030. When are you maxing out again? If you do ever drop in to lift, it's a good thing you're only 5'8". Makes squatting much easier cause don't have to adjust the bar height, lol. A buddy of mine is 6'2". **** is almost impossible to workout together. Don't know how Franko and Arnold did it. Keep at it, bro.
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    Gym PRs: 370 SQ, 270 BP, 510 DL

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    Thanks for checking out my journal man... I'll probably max within a few weeks or so... I've got to be at at least 290 now... My bench form changed and my lifts have just sky rocketed... My squat max should be higher too, but my legs have been killing me lately... I've had shin splints and been on my feet for the last month. It'll be nice to rest a bit.
    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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    Should be heading back to the gym tomorrow. Drove for 26 straight hours on Friday and Saturday coming home from Florida, and slept 12 hours last night. Now I just gotta hope for some work over the next couple of weeks...
    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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    I was disappointed in my workout today...

    Cardio - Treadmill 10 minutes at 5.5
    Squats - 5 x 135, 5 x 185, 5 x 225, 5 x 275, 5 x 315
    Bench - 5 x 135, 5 x 185, 5 x 205, 5 x 235, 0 x 270 WTF? The first one felt horrible, spotter had to help me and I racked it... 8 x 225
    Leg extensions - 3 sets of 10
    BO Row - 5 x 105, 5 x 135, 5 x 155, 5 x 185, 5 x 185
    Last edited by Painzer; 02-09-2009 at 08:27 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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    26 hours of driving? **** that. Sounds as bad as driving from D.C. to here. I wouldn't worry about that bench. From the looks of it, you just hit a brick wall and ran out of gas. Seriously, give it another go next time, bro. Also, yeah we can definitely try and hit up the USAPL meet in June if you're around. Would probably be a good time and good motivation.
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    Gym PRs: 370 SQ, 270 BP, 510 DL

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    Yeah man, it was just weird that I didn't even do a single rep... Maybe I'll start with bench instead of squat on Friday... Plus my lower back is giving me issues today... I had a herniated disc about a year ago, and i's been feeling 100%, but today it's a little twingy...
    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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    My damn tricep hurts like hell... maybe it's time to take some time off to heal... 6 months of this crap is too long.
    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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    Might be worth deloading for a week and taking it easy?

    Looking good in here though mate, lifting some really solid weights.

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