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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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    185 too big for law enforcement? i've been a police officer for 2 1/2 years now, started at 220 lbs, i currently weigh 185, trust me the average cop ( at least in philly) is 200 lbs of out of shape mess, you're in better shape ( based on physique atleast) than 90-95% of cops out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonnyB View Post
    185 too big for law enforcement? i've been a police officer for 2 1/2 years now, started at 220 lbs, i currently weigh 185, trust me the average cop ( at least in philly) is 200 lbs of out of shape mess, you're in better shape ( based on physique atleast) than 90-95% of cops out there.

    I'm more concerned with what I weigh coming into the academy. With my past injury history(ankle ligament repair and microfracture a year ago), it might be in my best interest to lose a few per my ortho specialist


    Do you remember how fast the DI's had you run a mile?
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
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    Im getting ready to take Bensalem's test in June (Just outside Philly) and we have to do the 1 1/2 in 13 mins.

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    i dont understand the title of the thread because you are built, dude. good work.
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    what does your cutting diet currently look like out of curiousity? How long have you been lifting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    i dont understand the title of the thread because you are built, dude. good work.
    Sorry, little inside joke I have with the wife(sorry for bringing it to our boards). My wife calls my pec's man boobs because of how large they are lol
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMorgan View Post
    what does your cutting diet currently look like out of curiousity? How long have you been lifting?

    Im winging my cutting diet lol. Aiming for 2500-2700 cals a day. Im really relying on my cardio.


    I have lost 5 lbs since starting this thread on March 16. I'll get some update pics up when im down to 195 lbs.
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaRican View Post
    Im getting ready to take Bensalem's test in June (Just outside Philly) and we have to do the 1 1/2 in 13 mins.
    Well, bensalem police are actually trained at our academy in philadelphia, and the requirements are 1 1/2 mile in 12:24 if you're a male from age 19-29, i ran mine in 9:04
    Last edited by RonnyB; 04-02-2009 at 10:32 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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    Quote Originally Posted by xtian View Post
    I'm more concerned with what I weigh coming into the academy. With my past injury history(ankle ligament repair and microfracture a year ago), it might be in my best interest to lose a few per my ortho specialist


    Do you remember how fast the DI's had you run a mile?
    well across the board for the most part i've read, philly's requirements (physically) are much tougher than most academys... as far as academically, its much easier, there are some ******ed cops in philly. fitness is much more important in these areas because we have the highest police killings in the country, i think we're up to 7 cops murdered in the past year in a half or so.
    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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    Can anyone take a stab at my bf%?
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
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    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
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    Impressive pics, particularly the arms mate.

    Have you looked at 'The Abs Diet' by David Zinczenko?

    I started it 3 weeks ago and my BF% has gone down from 25% to 21.3% in 3 weeks. Obviously your BF is a lot lower but the whole book is about burning fat and has worked for me so far.

    You'll find it on amazon really cheap.
    Last edited by fatman24; 04-07-2009 at 04:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtian View Post
    Can anyone take a stab at my bf%?
    Id say around 14% but im no expert.

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    I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon here too man, looking very good. Screw cutting, put on 10 more pounds of muscle and lay the smack down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatman24 View Post
    Impressive pics, particularly the arms mate.

    Have you looked at 'The Abs Diet' by David Zinczenko?

    I started it 3 weeks ago and my BF% has gone down from 25% to 21.3% in 3 weeks. Obviously your BF is a lot lower but the whole book is about burning fat and has worked for me so far.

    You'll find it on amazon really cheap.

    Thank you, I will definitely look into it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mcdonough9395 View Post
    Id say around 14% but im no expert.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by MNRob View Post
    I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon here too man, looking very good. Screw cutting, put on 10 more pounds of muscle and lay the smack down!
    I'm seriously thinking about
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMorgan View Post
    How long have you been lifting?
    About 2 years. I started taking my routines seriously about a year ago...
    Last edited by xtian; 04-08-2009 at 12:55 AM.
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
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    xtian - I want big arms like yours mate. Anything in particular you did to get them looking like that? do you use supplements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatman24 View Post
    xtian - I want big arms like yours mate. Anything in particular you did to get them looking like that?
    I've been following builts "baby got back" for awhile(back and legs twice a week). I guess doing back twice a week has really done a number on my arms. For my direct arm work, its pretty much go heavy or go home when I do BB/DB shoulder presses, BB curls, and close grip bench press.


    Quote Originally Posted by fatman24 View Post
    do you use supplements?
    Whey and creatine.
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
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    Its been about a month now, This morning I weighed in exactly at 200 lbs. My weight has been fluctuating between 195-200 lbs.


    Here's the 3/16 back pic for reference.


    Pic from last night. Sorry about the bad lighting.
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    You are going to look even bigger when you lean out IMO. Guys your size post-cut always seem to look bigger even though they've cut weight. Keep us posted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Pilot View Post
    You are going to look even bigger when you lean out IMO. Guys your size post-cut always seem to look bigger even though they've cut weight. Keep us posted!
    Thanks sir, I really hope I keep some size after my cut. People seem to be noticing my arms lately.
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
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    looking awesome dude. I definitely want to get to your size some day... thats really what i'm aiming for. Its nice to see guys who get there.

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    You look really good man, i was expecting to see someone really overweight and trying to diet when i come to this thread going by the title well i was pretty suprised to say the least. You look a lot heavier than what you are, i'm over 250lbs and have the same shape, a lot more on my sides though you look pretty lean.

    What are you measurements? arms, chest, legs, etc.

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    definitely losing alot of muscle with that cut... But excellent work bro im wishing i hadd something like that going on...
    id go back to the bulk if i were you!!

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    3/16/09

    update pic was from a week or so ago.
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    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
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    Thanks for the comments guys!
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
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