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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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  1. #151
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Water retention is something of concern, leading to the other factors you mentioned...but from what I've heard and read, you'd be much better off stepping up the potassium with the increased sodium intake.

    That is some killer volume training with the squats.
    Yeah, the squats are too much, im still sore and i've missed 2 workouts due to it. With the sodium, i drink, or atleast i try to drink at least 2 gallons of water a day, that should take care of the water retention right?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RonnyB View Post
    ...i drink, or atleast i try to drink at least 2 gallons of water a day, that should take care of the water retention right?
    Everybody is different, so best to experiment there...2 gallons of water is more than enough imo.

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    Back day today, was supposed to be on tuesday but i was forced to skip 2 days because i was ******edly sore from the GVT squatting...


    Warm up sets:

    135 x 8

    225 x 5

    Work Sets:

    355 x 1

    355 x 1

    Speed sets:

    275 x 3

    275 x 3

    275 x 3

    SLDL:

    275 x 4

    275 x 5

    BB ROWS:

    225 x 5

    225 x 5

    Strict form shoulder shrugs:

    225 x 12

    225 x 12
    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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    Immediately after working out i had to rush to the police academy advanced training unit, to qualify for my ASP, probably killed off about 500 calories during the 8 hour course, and my diet suffered a tad bit from it....


    1,827 cals

    50.2 fats

    12.8 sat fats

    144.8 carbs

    201.0 protein
    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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    well, it looks like im gonna do an all ed coan routine, bench squat and dead... only problem i have with it is that it's going to be just 1 lift per week... we'll see how it works, today i started the bench routine

    Warm up Sets:

    Bar x 50

    135 x 6

    Work Sets:

    195 x 10

    195 x 10

    CGBP:

    185 x 10

    185 x 10



    I kept it short today with the warm ups due to the high rep routine, also running short on time.
    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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    Diet breakdown for the day

    2,659 Cals

    87.0 Fats

    22.5 Sat fats

    215.8 Carbs

    257.3 Protein

    Overall i'm happy with these numbers, i like to keep it 40% protein 40% carb 20% fats, today it was 39/32/29 but i like the fact that i was able to get in 2,659 cals, my goal is around 2800 per day, i want to slowly gain LBM, most days i end up eating around 2k calories just because of my occupation.
    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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    figured id stop by and see what's happening in here. nice works out man and a strong work ethic. nice sets of cgbp, 185's no joke for sure and nice squating before. keep up the good work.
    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cards View Post
    figured id stop by and see what's happening in here. nice works out man and a strong work ethic. nice sets of cgbp, 185's no joke for sure and nice squating before. keep up the good work.
    Thanks dude, good to see you here!
    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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    Doing good man, keeping on track no matter what.

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    Haven't been lifting all that much as i'm figuring out a new routine and scheduel, i've completed both bench and squat routines, just 2-3 more weeks on the deads, i'll be deadlifting later on today, i did some Core and bicep training yesterday just to do something.

    Hanging Crunch straps: x20/x20/x20

    Preacher Curl: 30+bar x 20/x20/x20 ( i keep it light weight high controlled rep on the curls, does anyone know how much an average curl bar weighs anyhow?)

    Diet breakdown for 4/5/09

    2,510 Cals

    69.3 Fats

    24.3 Sat Fat

    181.0 Carbs

    300.1 Protein
    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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    Deads Day

    Warm Ups:

    135 x 8

    185 x 1

    225 x 1

    295 x 1

    Work Set:


    365 x 1 ( +10 PR since injury)


    Speeds:

    275 x 2

    275 x 2

    275 x 2

    SLDL:

    225 x 5

    225 x 5

    BB Rows:

    225 x 5

    Wide Grip Pulls ( 1 minute rest between sets)

    BW x 8

    x6

    x6

    Shrugs (strict form)

    225 x 12

    225 x 12


    Overall, a very good day for me, im feeling good about the PR, my 1rm for this routine is set as 375, so i'll be hitting that next week, and since its the last day of the routine i'll attempt as high as i can go, i'm hoping, but not expecting to get 400 up. I'm gonna take a 15 minute break as i'm typing here then i'm gonna go do some HIIT before i have to get showered and head to work
    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 pulling effort man, 365 is awesome. I'm sure you'll be hitting 400 in no time. I personally love speed deadlifts, hate max deadlifts on the other hand lol.
    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

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    Good job with all sets, especially the deads.

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    thanks guys, yeah cards cant wait to get back in the 4's, even before the injury and when i was at my best strength at 220 i couldnt get 5, my dl was always behind my other two lifts, i think my deads are now stronger than my squats for some reason.... still behind the bench though heh, how close are you to that 495 goal anyhow? good luck
    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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    Day 1 of Ed Coans squat routine


    Warm ups:

    Bar x 10

    135 x 5

    185 x 5

    Work Sets:

    225 x 10

    225 x 10
    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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    awesome squats, i bet 225x10x2 was killer. how are those legs feeling today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cards View Post
    awesome squats, i bet 225x10x2 was killer. how are those legs feeling today?
    Yeah they were pretty sore, not nearly as sore as 195x10x10 was when i was doing the german volume training (which lasted 1 workout)
    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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    Bench day today, week 2 of Ed Coan's bench routine

    Warm Ups:

    Bar x 50

    95 x 20

    135 x 8

    135 x 8

    Work Sets:

    205 x 10

    205 x 10 ( these sets were supposed to be 195, i added the 10's on the ends instead of the 5's by accident)

    CGBP:

    185 x 8

    185 x 8

    Tricep Dips:

    Bw x 20
    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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    Just wondering if these numbers make sense, i used the Ed Coan bench routine, and according to its calculator i should be attempting 305 x 1 by the end of the routine, 13 or 14 weeks. My starting 1RM is 275, the routine has me benching 1x a week, Could it be possible that with only 14 bench sessions i could raise my 1RM by 30 lbs?
    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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    With an off day today and time on my hands i've decided to get back into the cardio, not sure if i'm doing it correctly, but i'm trying some HIIT training, i really didn't read too much about it so im not sure if i'm using the right intervals and time span. I kinda trained cardio like that anyhow i used to walk 2 minutes run heavy 3 minutes. It was rainy today so i used the tredmill, my tredmil tops out at 10 MPH and is stuck to 1.5 degree incline or above ( can go from +1.5 to +10, no lower than +1.5), heres what i did today.

    Start to 3:00 - 3 mph 1.5 incline
    3:00 to 4:00 -10 mph 1.5 incline
    4:00 to 5:00 - 3 mph 1.5 incline
    5:00 to 6:00 - 10 mph 1.5 incline
    6:00 to 7:00 - 3 mph 1.5 incline
    7:00 to 8:00- 10 mph 1.5 incline

    Kept the 1 minute intervals until

    22:00 to 23:00 3 mph 1.5 incline
    23:00 to 25:00 10 mph 1.5 incline

    I felt really good, that last 2 minute sprint felt nice. Is 25 mins too much for HIIT? too little? How about the 1 minute intervals?
    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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    Today was the last day of my Ed Coan DL routine, i had my ultimate goal set at 375 for the end of this routine, going into it 7 weeks ago my 1rm was 350.


    Warm Ups:

    135 x 8

    185 x 1

    225 x 1

    295 x 1

    375 x 1 ( +10 PR, felt like i had more so i took a fairly big jump)

    395 x 1 ( +30 PR!!!!!!)

    405 x 0 ( really upset i don't have 2.5lb plates, i think i could have gotten 400)


    I skipped my Speeds and called it the night, very happy with the PR. 45 LB gain to my 1rm in 7 weeks, i can't complain.
    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
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    2,086 cals

    31.9 fats

    13.4 sat fat

    194.9 carbs

    262.5 protein
    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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    Just realized i'm just 5 LBS away from re-entering the 1000 LB club.
    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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    2nd week of Ed Coan's Squat routine

    Warm ups:

    Bar x 10

    135 x 5

    185 x 5

    Work Sets:

    225 x 10

    225 x 10
    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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    Big new PRs, 30lbs is quite a jump.

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