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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Painzer's quest for 575/315/525

    Ok guys, I just recently finished up my 30 lbs in 30 days routine and saw decent results. Now it's time for a new routine. I'm going with Starr's Intermediate 5 x 5 for the next few months, or until I stall...

    My goal for 2009 is to be 190 lbs with a 500lb dead lift, 315lb Bench, and 435lb squat, for a total of 1250.

    edit: Final 2009 numbers and 2010 goals on page 33


    Previous Journal


    I currently weigh 170lbs with a 270 Bench, 315 squat, and a 400 dead lift for a total of 985.

    I hope a few of you will follow my journal and encourage me along the way!

    Here's some current pics, so I can compare 6 months down the road.









    EDIT: updated pics on page 8, and page 28
    Last edited by Painzer; 01-09-2010 at 12:35 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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    My first 5 x 5 workout was today. Felt pretty good, although the squats were rough after maxing my dead lift on Monday.

    Squats – 5 x 135, 5 x 175, 5 x 205, 5 x 225, 5 x 255
    Bench – 5 x 135, 5 x 155, 5 x 175, 5 x 195, 5 x 210
    BO Row – 5 x 95, 5 x 125, 5 x 145, 5 x 160, 5 x 175 (this was the first time I've done these in a long time...)
    Weighted Hyperextensions – 25 lb plate x 8 x 3
    Weighted Decline situps - 3 sets of 20 with 45 lb plate

    Lower back is pretty sore, gonna need some good recovery during the next few days...

    Also thinking about starting to take fish oil... any thoughts?
    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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    Been sick for the last few days, so today was the first time back at the gym...

    Squats - 5 x 135 5 x 175 5 x 205 5 x 225 3 x 260 8 x 205
    Bench - 5 x 135 5 x 155 5 x 175 5 x 195 3 x 215 8 x 175
    BO Row - 5 x 95 5 x 125 5 x 145 5 x 160 3 x 180 8 x 145
    Dips - 8 8 8
    BB Curls - 8 x 60 8 x 70 8 x 70
    Tricep Ext - 8 x 80 8 x 80 8 x 80
    Last edited by Painzer; 12-28-2008 at 09:44 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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    I drove to Daytona Beach Florida on the 1st and 2nd and had my first day of Umpire School today. Planet Fitness is the only gym down here that is offering us a reasonable price for the 5 weeks we are down her at $30, so I'm gonna have to deal with a ****ty gym for the next 5 weeks. They don't even have a squat rack, 3 smith machines. It's ridiculous.

    Anyway, here is my workout for Today:

    Leg Press - 5 x 395, 5 x 575, 5 x 665, 10 x 395
    Bench Press - 5 x 140, 5 x 160, 5 x 180, 5 x 200, 5 x 215
    BO Rows - 5 x 95, 5 x 125, 5 x 145, 5 x 160, 5 x 175
    Decline situps - 45 lb plate 2 x 20
    Weighted Hypers - 25 lb plate 2 x 10
    Pull ups - 2 sets 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

    The Quest

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    Today's workout:

    Leg Press - 10 x 3 pps, 5 x 5pps, 5 x 6 pps, 5 x 7pps
    Dead Lift - 8 x 135, 5 x 185, 5 x 235, 5 x 275, 5 x 300 PR
    Military Press - 5 x 95, 5 x 115, 5 x 125, 5 x 135, 5 x 140 PR

    Cut it a little short today so I could come back to the hotel and watch the Eagles play. Still a good workout.
    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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    Nice new journal man, good luck with reaching those new goals...solid pics, especially the quads.

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    Do you try to lift everyday? or how often do you usually lift?

    Almost at the 1000lb club ey? good luck on your journey man! Sorry you had to deal with Planet Fitness i heard its a **** hole and theres one opening up by me soon = /

    God Bless.
    385 Deadlift
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    270 Power Clean
    240 Bench

    "First 3 Lifts all in 1 day (1000lb club)"

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    Hi guys, thanks for posting up.

    Yeah, unfortunately I might be stuck with Planet Fitness for the next 5 weeks or so. I have to call one more gym today and see if can go there.

    I don't usually lift every day, but down here in FL my schedule might get a little crazy, so I'll lift with I can, even if it means 3 days on then 3 days off.

    I think I'm at the 1000lb mark. I'm pretty sure I've got another 15 pounds in my squat, and probably another 15 or so in my deadlift, but I haven't maxed those in 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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    Today's workout:

    Squat - 5 x 135, 5 x 185, 5 x 225, 5 x 245, 5 x 255
    Bench Press - 5 x 140, 5 x 160, 5 x 180, 5 x 200, 3 x 220, 8 x 185
    BO Row - 5 x 95, 5 x 115, 5 x 135, 5 x 155, 5 x 175
    Straight Bar Curls - 10 x 65, 10 x 75
    Decline Situps with 45 lb plate - 50
    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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    Umpire school is taxing... I'm dropping the majority of my accessory lifts to conserve some energy...

    Today's workout:

    Squats - 5 x 140, 5 x 190, 5 x 230, 5 x 250, 5 x 260
    Bench Press - 5 x 145, 5 x 165, 5 x 185, 5 x 205, 5 x 220
    BO Row - 5 x 100, 5 x 120, 5 x 140, 5 x 160, 5 x 180
    Tricep pushdowns - 2 sets 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

    The Quest

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    Today's workout:

    Squats ATF - 5 x 135, 5 x 185, 5 x 225, 5 x 225
    Deadlift - 5 x 135, 5 x 205, 5 x 255, 5 x 305 PR
    OH Press - 5 x 95, 5 x 115, 5 x 130, 4 x 145 (failed on 5th rep... damn it)
    Incline DB press - 10 x 50, 10 x 65, 8 x 80
    Ab tucks - 20 x 180, 11 x 190
    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 had one of the best days I've had in a long time at the gym today... It felt amazing. I hit some incredible PRs.

    Squat - 5 x 145, 5 x 195, 5 x 225, 5 x 250, 5 x 275 PR
    Bench - 5 x 145, 5 x 165, 5 x 185, 5 x 205, 10 x 225!!!, 6 x 240!! These are both huge PRs, by like 4 reps each
    BO Row - 5 x 100, 5 x 120, 5 x 135, 5 x 155, 5 x 175, 5 x 195 PR
    BB curls- 10 x 75, 10 x 80, 10 x 85
    Tricep Extensions - 10 x 160, 10 x 180
    Last edited by Painzer; 01-12-2009 at 06:50 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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    Big props on all the new PRs bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Big props on all the new PRs bro.
    Thanks man! I appreciate it.

    Today's workout:

    Deadlift - 5 x 135, 5 x 205, 5 x 255, 5 x 285, 5 x 315 PR
    OH Press - 5 x 105, 5 x 115, 5 x 125, 5 x 135, 4 x 145 (failed on last rep again... grr)
    Incline press - 8 x 135, 8 x 155, 8 x 175, 4 x 205
    Upright rows - 2 x 10 @ 85
    Front Raises - 2 x 10 @ 15
    Leg Press - 5 x 395, 5 x 575, 5 x 665, 5 x 755, 5 x 805
    Last edited by Painzer; 01-13-2009 at 04:45 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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    Good job throughout bro, covered a lot of ground.

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    A lot of DOMS today... taking the day off (from lifting that is...)

    Nice dinner of spaghetti and Chicken breast, and a nice tall glass of milk!
    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... A few more PR's. Awesome!

    Squats - 8 x 135, 5 x 225, 3 x 295, 1 x 335 PR, Failure on 345
    Bench - 20 x 45, 8 x 135, 5 x 195, 5 x 215, 5 x 235, 5 x 250 PR, Failure 1 x 275
    Leg Press - 3 x 20 @ 395
    Calf raise - 3 x 20 @ 395 (leg press machine)
    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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    Nice journal you got here man. We seem to be pretty similiar in strength in a few areas. I'm going to try and and catch up! 5x5 is an awesome program, subd.
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    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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    How's it going man? I'll have to check out your journal. I'm actually changing a few things up on the 5 x 5. I'm trying to lift 4 times a week, at least for right now. So I'm trying to change a few things up... We'll see how that goes.

    I'll check out your journal.
    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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    Props, managing to raise up again on your squats and benching.

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    Thanks man. TOok the night off from lifting. Lots of DOMS today, and a long day on the field. I won't be lifting this weekend either, so I'll be hitting it hard again on Monday.
    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 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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    I'm 23. You?
    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 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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    About to head to the gym to try for a 275 or 280 bench... Or more if I can!
    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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