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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. #101
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    Squats are huge dude, looking great.

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    Hey dude, nice to see you're still progressing! I assume you're enjoying 5/3/1? How long have you been using it for and what gains have you made? Keep up the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Squats are huge dude, looking great.
    There coming along!
    thanks man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Hey dude, nice to see you're still progressing! I assume you're enjoying 5/3/1? How long have you been using it for and what gains have you made? Keep up the good work.
    Thanks Kieth..

    Yes i am loving 5/3/1,i have mad pretty big gains on the 4 lifts in the 6 months i have been running it..

    Starting Maxes Were..
    Squat 275
    Bench 245
    Deads 375
    Military 155

    I maxed on the lift about hmm id say about 8 weeks ago..
    Squat 345
    Bench 275
    Dead 425
    Military 185
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    5/3/1 Week 3

    1/12/09

    Standing Military Press
    130x5
    145x3
    165x1(easy)
    185x1(not bad)
    205x0
    205x0
    135x8

    I said if 165 and 185 felt easy i would go for 205 today,and yeah they did feel easy but 205 is heavy as hell lol..I got it up to about eye level..I will get it soon.........

    Weighted Dips
    55x8
    55x8
    55x8
    55x7
    55x6

    Wide Grip Pull Up(Dead Hang)
    8,7,7,6,4,4

    Damn,dips and pul ups are getting harder with the added bodyweight lol..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallnWeaK View Post
    Damn,dips and pul ups are getting harder with the added bodyweight lol..
    Haha welcome to my world
    Very nice pressing!

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    Session is nice and on point man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Haha welcome to my world
    Very nice pressing!
    Haha thanks bro.
    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Session is nice and on point man.
    Thanks coke!
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    Recovery

    Band Pulldowns
    100 Reps

    Band Pushdowns
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    Band Pull Apart
    100 Reps

    Get some blood flowing to the upper body..

    Foam Roll Upper Body
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    5/3/1 Week 3

    1/14/09

    Deadlift
    305x5
    345x3
    385x8(PR!)
    405x3(PR!)

    Very very happy with my deadlift progress..
    I could of went for Probably 1-2 more with 405 but i didnt wanna go to absolute failure..
    ****,i cant wait to see what i pull with 405 2 cycles from now when im fresh..
    Btw,i pull overhand up until 405 if anybody cares,lol.
    I tired overhand with 405 but my grip was shot by then..

    Back Raise With Plate Behind Head
    45 x 10 x 5 Sets

    Thats all i had time for,i was in a bit of a rush today..
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    Haha...Had to beat me past 400, didn't you
    Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Haha...Had to beat me past 400, didn't you
    Nice work.
    Thanks Bro!
    haha,yeah bro i was feeling really strong today..
    I was goign to go for 450 which im pretty sure i can get but decided to just stick to the plan of getting 8 with 385..
    I cant wait to see what i can pull with 405 fresh..
    Last edited by T o m m Y; 01-14-2010 at 02:41 PM.
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    Super deads and recovery work.

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    Ha,thanks coke..
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    5/3/1 Week 3

    1/16/09

    Bench Press
    185x5
    210x3
    235x4(PR)
    235x2
    235x2
    245x2
    250x1
    255x1
    265x1
    265x1(Spotter Tap)

    Well i tried out a new set up with my feet out wide and push thru the heels,rather then tucked and on my toes..Yeah i dont like it lol,235x4 is pathetic lol...It just didnt feel right..I coudlnt get a good arch,and tightness wasnt there..Oh well you live and you learn..So after that i decided to do doubles and singles..I wanted bench something heavier..I kinda feel 5/3/1 is not so good for the bench,alot of the times the weight feel heavy when they shouldnt..i dont know..I might try something new for bench next cycle...Myabe i need to get under heavier weights for awhile..

    Db Rows
    160x10(PR)
    160x10(PR)
    160x10(PR)

    Well,im up to the heaviest db's in the gym so i guess im going to have to just work my way up to repping the **** out of the 160's..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallnWeaK View Post
    Well,im up to the heaviest db's in the gym so i guess im going to have to just work my way up to repping the **** out of the 160's..
    You can always transition from the db rows to bb rowing...repping 160 db's that way is killer.
    Last edited by Coke; 01-16-2010 at 01:45 PM.

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    Nice rows for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    You can always transition from the db rows to bb rowing...repping 160 db's that way is killer.
    Yeah i know i could but i wanna get up to repping them for 20,thats my goal right now..

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Nice rows for sure.
    Thanks dude!
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    1/18/10

    Squat
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    135x5
    175x5
    205x3
    245x1
    315x5(PR for reps)
    365x1(20lb PR!)
    315x3(PR for reps)
    305x2(PR)
    295x3(PR for reps)

    315x5,365x1,and 295x3 were below Par.

    VERY VERY happy with my squat tonight..I just felt like going in and repping 315 and then i said **** it lets go for a max..Hmmm wonder what i could of got if i didnt rep 315...hmmm 385 maybe..Next time! 405 VERY SOOON!!

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    Whole bunch of squatting going on. Congrats on the PRs.
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    Exceptional day with the squats!!

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    Thanks guys i was freaking pumped!
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    1/27/10

    Deadlift
    135x10
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    255x3
    295x1
    345x1
    385x1
    405x1
    465x1(40LB PR!)
    475x0
    405x3

    Back Raise With Plate On Back
    50x10
    50x10
    45x10
    45x10
    45x10

    Romain Chair Sit Up Plate Behind Head
    5x10
    10x10
    15x10
    15x10
    15x10

    Neck Machine
    4x15

    Very very happy with my deadlift...
    500 is next to get OWNED!!
    Last edited by T o m m Y; 01-27-2010 at 07:14 PM.
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    Super heavy PR...congrats.
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    Thanks man i am freaking PUMPED..

    I cant wait to pull 500,i think i can in a few weeks..
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