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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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    Journey To My First Powerlifting Meet

    Here we go..

    Box Squats(90% of 1rm = 245)
    Deads(90% of 1rm = 345)
    Military Press(90% of 1rm = 130)
    CGBP(90% of 1rm = 225)
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    5/3/1 cycle 1 wave 1

    3/5/09

    Standing Strict Military Press
    Barx10
    65x5
    85x5(65%)
    100x5(75%)
    115x12(85%)

    I may have underestimated my max a bit lol,oh well i guess ill just leave it where it is..

    Dips
    45#x10x2

    Chins
    BWx10x2

    Rev Pek Deck
    70x15x2
    Last edited by T o m m Y; 03-08-2009 at 07:35 PM.

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    5/3/1 Cycle 1 Wave 1

    3/9/09

    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x3
    205x1
    225x5(65%)
    250x5(75%)
    290x5(85%)

    RDL
    225x8x3

    AB Wheel
    3x10

    I wasnt feeling it today,work kicked my ass,oh well i still went in and did work and got the reps i needed to on the main lift thats all that matters..
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    Good job man, put in the work and you will see some great results...

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    thanks for stopping in bro,yeah man thats the plan..I keep hearing good thngs about this program..
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    5/3/1

    Hey man. 5/3/1 is a great program. I personally saw about 70# added on to my deadlift since December utilizing that method. After awhile, I threw in chains, bands and deficits.

    Good luck on your path!

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    WOW
    that is AWSOME progress right there!
    how many cycles did it take you?
    did you start with 90% of your REAL max?
    Get Strong(er)
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    5/3/1 Cycle 1 Wave 1

    3/10/09

    CGBP(90% of 1RM=225)
    Barx10
    95x5
    115x3
    145x5(65%)
    170x5(75%)
    190x8(95%)

    Incline DB Press
    55x10x3

    Dips
    55x6x2
    55x5

    Hammer Chins
    BWx10,8
    Get Strong(er)
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    Looks like your progressing quite well in short period of time.Give it everything you got on the top set of day, you'll get strong fast. Keep up the good work broski

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlMohr View Post
    Looks like your progressing quite well in short period of time.Give it everything you got on the top set of day, you'll get strong fast. Keep up the good work broski
    thanks for stopping in man,yeah bro i hope so!
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    5/3/1 Cycle 1 Wave 1

    3/23/09

    Standing Strict Military Press
    Barx10
    65x5
    75x3
    90x5(65%)
    105x5(75%)
    120x9(85%)

    Dips
    60x6x3

    Wide Grip Pull Up
    BWx5x4

    I am back from almost a 2 week lay off,i just have been so busy moving into my new house,but it is pretty much done so i am back and it feels great!
    Awsome session,it feel great to be lifting again and BULKING!!!
    I am carb cycling this time around for my gain phase,today was a high carb day it felt awsome to eat carbs again lol..
    Last edited by T o m m Y; 03-23-2009 at 03:38 PM.
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    5/3/1

    Quote Originally Posted by SmallnWeaK View Post
    WOW
    that is AWSOME progress right there!
    how many cycles did it take you?
    did you start with 90% of your REAL max?
    Sorry it took so long to respond. I started out with about 80% of my real max. I was pulling 390 in December, and just pulled 500 at a meet last weekend..you tell me if 5/3/1 works

    and as far as cycles go, whatever 3 months would amount to..although towards the end we strayed away from the 5/3/1 again pre-competition. Hope it helps, any other ?'s, feel free to ask!

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    i screw up with the % on the last set of 190,it should be 85% not 95% lol
    Last edited by T o m m Y; 03-10-2009 at 07:29 PM.
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    I want to steal your sig! Have fun with the 5/3/1 program, dude! Lots of people are using it now.
    Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185

    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Good luck in your new home and with these efforts.
    Thanks Bro

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    I want to steal your sig! Have fun with the 5/3/1 program, dude! Lots of people are using it now.
    hahah,yeah man i will..
    Yess lots are using it with awsome progress,i hope im one of them....
    DO WORK!
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    Well i am a idiot lol,been reading q&a over at elite fts with Jim Wendler and someone asked if he could just use pretty good guesstimate maxes to start the program(thats what i did) and jim said **** no,find your true maxes before even thinking of trying the program,soooo i need to find my TRUE maxes before doing it..I will be finding my maxes this week and starting it next week..STAY TUNED!
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    5/3/1 Cycle 1 Wave 1

    3/30/09

    Standing Strict Military Press(Max=155)
    90x5(65%)
    105x5(75%)
    120x9(85%)

    Cgbp
    135x10,10,10,8

    Wide Grip Chins
    BWx5x4
    Get Strong(er)
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    Nice session bro, way to regroup and start over.

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    Thanks Bro,its time to get strong,nomore messing around...
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    wow,awsome progress dude!
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    excellent work with your 85%, if you did nine reps with that you'll blow your old PR out of the water very soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlMohr View Post
    excellent work with your 85%, if you did nine reps with that you'll blow your old PR out of the water very soon
    Thanks bro!!
    Yesss i hope so!
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    5/3/1 Cycle 1 Wave 1

    4/1/09

    Deadlift(Max=375)
    215x5(65%)
    250x5(75%)
    285x11(85%)

    I could have got more reps with 285 but my grip was slipping hardcore after rep 10,the gym didnt have any chalk today,DOH!

    Cambered Bar Gm's
    135x3
    155x3
    175x3
    185x3,3
    195x3

    First time doing these,they are def diff but i like them better then with a straight bar..I am going to keep these for the rest of this cycle..

    Standing Pulldown Abs
    120x10x4
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    Yeah boy!!! At least you were aiming to hit 5 reps, mine was for a single, LOL. That should probably tell me I should bump the weight quite a bit next cycle.
    Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185

    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

    People need to quit ****ing asking what they need to do, exercise wise, until they reinforce their technique - Dave Tate

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    5/3/1 Wave 2 Cycle 4

    10/9/09

    Squat
    190x3(70%)
    220x3(80%)
    250x10(90%)(PR)

    I only got 7 back in mid july..

    Boring But Big
    205x10(PR)
    185x10
    175x10
    175x10
    175x10

    Ab Wheel(27# Chain Around Neck)
    10,10,10,10,10

    Neck Machine
    4x20
    Last edited by T o m m Y; 10-09-2009 at 02:13 PM.
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    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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