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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. #26
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    I have the highest volume Squat day of the program thus far today, followed by a playoff hockey game...... then STRAIGHT to work!!! anyone envy me?... didn't think so..

    Squat 135 x 5/x5/ 255 x 5/x5/x5/x5/x5/x5

    I skipped abs today because of the hockey game i have in about half an hour, by the last set of 5 i was pretty much fried, off to hockey now.
    Last edited by RonnyB; 02-23-2009 at 09:43 AM.
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    Really good DL day today...... When i started this program i had my 1RM at 315, i kinda knew i was low balling it but i was afraid to try to do my actual 1RM, didn't want to hurt myself again, its been a long road back and it would be unbearable to go through it again.... after i did my first working set of 275 x 2 ( 85%) it felt so light that i tried loading up the weight... just to see, so i put on 355 and it went up with very little effort, now it leaves me wondering........... do i start calculating now for 355? or start over again?

    DL: 135 x 5/x5
    275 x 2
    355 x 1 (PR +40 since injury)

    Speeds: 225 x 5/x5/x5/x5/x5/x5

    SLDL: 225 x 8

    GM's: 135 x 8 ( was supposed to be 185 but i messed the weight up)

    Bent over rows: 135 x 8

    Bi Preacher curls: 65 x 20/x15/x10
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    Nice workout mang. Get it done
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    Nice workout mang. Get it done
    Thanks man, what do you think should i restart the DL program or just start with the new numbers from now on? BTW i was the one who messaged you on youtube about the stall mats for the DL platform.
    Last edited by RonnyB; 02-24-2009 at 07:51 PM.
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=121117

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    Squat day today

    Squat : Warmups Bar x 10/ 135 x 5/ Work sets 255 x 2/x2/x2/x2/x2/x2

    skipped abs, as i was in a rush to get to the flyers game :P
    Last edited by RonnyB; 02-26-2009 at 05:36 AM.
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    Any advice on the DL situation?
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    Honestly man, no need to rush anything. I've been doing a little thing that helped me last yera when i got hurt, for 2 months now and it's been working great. Basically set a number for yourself to hit every workout, and hit it, and leave it. For example, my last squat workout. I wanted to hit 335 for a single. I hit it easy, but stopped there. I'm not trying to rush anything right now. Injuries suck, but remember, its a marathon not a sprint. Or benching, i wanted to hit 2053x5. I could have probably got 215 3x5, but left it. It keeps me motivated and keeps my injuries in check until i'm 100% again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    Honestly man, no need to rush anything. I've been doing a little thing that helped me last yera when i got hurt, for 2 months now and it's been working great. Basically set a number for yourself to hit every workout, and hit it, and leave it. For example, my last squat workout. I wanted to hit 335 for a single. I hit it easy, but stopped there. I'm not trying to rush anything right now. Injuries suck, but remember, its a marathon not a sprint. Or benching, i wanted to hit 2053x5. I could have probably got 215 3x5, but left it. It keeps me motivated and keeps my injuries in check until i'm 100% again.
    Thanks for the advice man, i just want the program i'm using to WORK the way it's supposed to, and for that to happen i think i should use the right numbers, either way i'm getting stronger and i feel my 1rm for the squats is set pretty good cuz im working hard for the sets, but the DL just feels like paper weights heh.
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    Custom ab routine i've been using, with the help of my son.

    Video
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=121117

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    Press day today ( any day thats not a squat day is a good day anymore in my book)

    Bench Press:

    Bar x 12
    155 x 3/x3/x3/x3/x3/x3/x3/x3
    255 x 1 ( 1RM test/gague, went up rather easily and very quick)

    JM Press:

    75 x 14/x14/x14

    I had skipped core work the past 2 squat days so i decided to get it in today while the kid was taking a nap


    Hanging crunch:

    BW x 17/x15/x15

    Ground Crunch:

    x50/x50
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    That's a super video with your son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    That's a super video with your son.
    hah, thanks, it really works when hes fussy.
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    Toughest day of recent training i've ever had, the volume killed me

    Squat:

    Bar x 8

    135 x 6

    255 x6/x6/x6/x6/x6/x6

    By the last set that 255 felt like 405
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    6 x 6 squats at 255 is nice, props.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    6 x 6 squats at 255 is nice, props.
    Thanks, have you ever did the russian squat routine? or any routine that has you squat 3 times a week? its pretty hectic and i'm not sure i'll do it again.
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    Finally the forums are back!!! i'll be updating my journals when i get enough motivation to get off of the couch and go downstairs for my log.
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    2/28/09

    Bench Day:

    Bar x 20
    135 x 8
    195 x 3/x3/x3/x3/x3/x3
    JM Press: 75 x 12/x12/x12
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    3/2/09

    Squat day:

    Bar x 8

    135 x 8

    255 x 2/x2/x2/x2/x2/x2

    Abs: Hanging crunch x15/x15/x15
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    3-3-09

    Deads Day: * recalculated my 1RM from 315 to 375 after easily pulling 355 2 weeks ago

    335 x 2

    Speeds: 275 x 3/x3/x3/x3/x3

    SLDL: 225 x 8

    Bent over rows: 135 x 12

    GM's: 135 x 8
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

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    3-4-09

    Squat Day:

    Bar x 8

    135 x 6

    265 x 5/x5/x5/x5/x5 ( 265 is heaviest weight i've handled since injury, even for a 1RM

    Abs:

    Hanging Crunch x 17/x15/x15

    Ground Crunch x 65/x70
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

    My Journal
    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=121117

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    3-5-09

    Bench Day:

    Bar x 50

    Speeds: 135 x 3/x3/x3/x3/x3/x3/x3/x3

    265 x 1 (PR since injury)

    GCBP: 135 x 15/x15/x12
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

    My Journal
    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=121117

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    3-6-09

    Squat day:

    Bar x 12

    135 x 8

    255 x 2/x2/x2/x2/x2/x2

    Abs:

    Hanging Crunch x20/x15/x15

    Ball Crunch x40/40
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

    My Journal
    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=121117

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    What you're doing is over the top, I've never done the russian squats - once a week is enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    What you're doing is over the top, I've never done the russian squats - once a week is enough for me.
    over the top in a good or bad way? I don't think im going to use them again unless i feel a really large gain, im gonna stick the program out for now though.
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs - PR: 220
    Raw Squat: 315 - PR: 405
    Raw Press: 325 - PR: 365
    Raw Dead: 365 - PR: 445

    Total: 1005 (1205) * All gym records.

    My Journal
    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=121117

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    "over the top for me" is better stated...I think what you are doing is super, besides you need to experiment.
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