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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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    Dayum, props on the shoulder pressing alone...solid back-to back efforts bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Zercher Squats
    135x10
    225x5
    *add belt*
    315x5
    405x1
    405x1
    425x1
    435x1
    455x0


    45' Hypers
    BW+75x12x3

    Decline BB Situps
    65x12x3

    So today I gave Zerchers a shot for Lones' Zercher challenge. Its a good time for it too because I just had my last sitting for my shoulder tattoo yesterday and cant really put a bar across it yet. Everything up to 405 flew up no prob. 425 and 435 felt pretty good too, just a little awkward off the pins. On the 455 as I took the weight, I felt a "click" in my right shoulder, so I dumped it. Not to screw anything up, I quit there. I did get the 435 on vid, but Im not satisfied so Im going to give it another go at the end of the week. The decline BB situps I saw on a email vid yesterday and thought they looked pretty cool, so I tried them out. Bar+10s and held it at the chest on the decline bench. Pretty good exercise.
    I was really pressed for time today and only had about an hour before I had to leave for work, hence the short day.

    EDIT: Shoulder is pretty sore now that it had time to stiffen up on me at work Hopefully a hand full of Motrin will do the trick before tommorrows Bench session...
    My forearms hurt just looking at these Zerchers....You zercher guys are insane!!!! Surely they make you strong as a bastard though! Good job in here man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Dayum, props on the shoulder pressing alone...solid back-to back efforts bro.
    Thanks Coke! I want to add more shoulders into my routine. I definately feel some strength issues there since laying off the presses lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    My forearms hurt just looking at these Zerchers....You zercher guys are insane!!!! Surely they make you strong as a bastard though! Good job in here man!
    Thanks a lot Bri! Yeah zerchers are crazy. The looks you get from doing them too are pretty funny... your training looks really good also. Hope everyting is going well at Roccos for ya
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    9/9 ME Bench

    Got to the gym not sure what I was going to do today because of the shoulder. So I first messed around with different benching forms to see if I could find something with more leg drive, but kept coming back to the form I use now, feet close to the bench and pinned back up on the balls of my feet. I tried a few wider stances, but couldnt get even close to being comfortable or tight enough.

    Some shoulder stretching and light flat benching to loosen up
    225x12

    Incline Bench
    225x12
    245x8
    275x5
    295x3
    315x3
    Left it at that. Didnt want to agitate the shoulder too much.

    Pin Presses (4" from lockout)
    405x5
    425x3
    455x3
    475x2
    500x1
    Felt good. No shoulder pain

    C.G.Pressdowns s/s Skullcrushers s/s C.G. Press
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    Dam the supersets totally fried the tris up. Felt really good. No back/shoulder work though. Dont want to hurt the shoulder any more.
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    If it was a week ago, I would have been like, "how did he jack his shoulder doing zerchers?" But mine are definetely sore today from them, LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    If it was a week ago, I would have been like, "how did he jack his shoulder doing zerchers?" But mine are definetely sore today from them, LOL.
    HAHA yeah its pissing me off. Just a freak thing I guess. Feels pretty good this mornng so Im still giving it another go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Thanks a lot Bri! Yeah zerchers are crazy. The looks you get from doing them too are pretty funny... your training looks really good also. Hope everyting is going well at Roccos for ya
    Nah, I haven't started at Rocco's yet. I'm still at my current place. I like Rocco's because it's a gym+training place all in one, but I have become pretty comfortable with where I'm at now, so I'm hesitant to change. I did check it out the other day though, and it was a cool place.

    Nice ME Bench day. 500 lb. pin presses are no joke!
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    Thanks again Bri. If your comfortable where your at, then thats all you need.
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    9/10 dl

    Sumo(loose briefs)
    225x5
    315x5
    *add belt*
    365x5
    405x5
    435x3
    455x1
    475x1(20lbPR)

    GM's(off pins) s/s GHR's
    315x5 s/s BWx10
    365x5 s/s BWx8x2

    Really quick but effective day. Fried everything. Been awhile since I did sumos and hit a 20lb PR. Gangsta
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    Just felt like bangin out a 20 lb. PR on your deadlift huh? Damn!!!!

    I really want to go for 450 one day, when I'm feeling 100%. The most I ever did was 420 x 1.
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    Better change that sig!

    Great work.
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    Them are some killer sumos and GMs guy.

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    QUOTE=brihead301;2208150]Just felt like bangin out a 20 lb. PR on your deadlift huh? Damn!!!!

    I really want to go for 450 one day, when I'm feeling 100%. The most I ever did was 420 x 1.[/QUOTE]

    Felt really good so I gave it a go. Went slow but went lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    Better change that sig!

    Great work.
    Thanks Lones! I'm a trying
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    Them are some killer sumos and GMs guy.
    Thanks Coke!
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    9/13

    Fell a little short on training this week because of my schedule. Saturday we had our annual Block Party at home which is a big party with all the neighbors where we shut the street down and party till about 5am..LOL. So now on Sunday im paying for it and can barely move im so hung over. So I got one eye open watching my Birds woop on the Panthers..All is looking good baby! Birds in NFC for 2010! Back to training tommorrow..im feeling PR. Word
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    9/14 Squat

    Free Squat(14"box only for depth,loose briefs)
    135x5
    225x5
    315x5
    *add belt*
    405x5
    455x3
    495x1
    515x1
    530x1(5lbPR)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DcucDc8Rrk

    Zercher Squats(belt only)
    315x1
    405x1
    455x1
    500x1
    520x0 got greedy haha

    45' hypers
    80+BWx12x3

    Standing Cable Crunches
    3 sets of 12

    Ill take a 5lb PR. Zerchers had no chance today...I was jacked for a big number. Just call me 1 upper Chris Rodgers LOL.
    *edit- as you can see in the vid the squats are a little alot high lol. Oh well, no more using steppers for depth gauge
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    Great job on the zerchers. I'd try again to beat you, but to be honest, I don't ever want to do those again LOL
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    Nice job on the squats and zerchers! I still don't know how the hell you guys can do those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete22 View Post
    Nice job on the squats and zerchers! I still don't know how the hell you guys can do those.
    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    Great job on the zerchers. I'd try again to beat you, but to be honest, I don't ever want to do those again LOL
    Thanks guys. I had to make a generic vid because im having some computer probs. Should be up soon, youtube is doing maintanence right now.
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    Nice squats, and insane zerchers like always you f***ing maniac!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    Nice squats, and insane zerchers like always you f***ing maniac!
    HAHA thanks Bri
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    My generic vid. A little disappointed with the depth on these. I thought I was a little deeper than this. Hard to judge under the bar.

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    9/15 Bench

    Quad Mini Floor Presses
    135x10
    *add bands
    135x5
    185x3
    185x4
    205x1
    205x1
    215x1

    JM Presses
    135x12
    155x10
    155x10

    Tri Pushdowns
    110x12x3

    Hammer Curls
    35s x15
    40s x12
    45s x10
    50s x8

    Pec Deck
    220x15
    240x12
    260x10

    Christ those quad minis kick your azz. I was beat already after those. Kinda lost momentum from lack of energy and the rest of the session was more DE looking. Heres some pics of the quads set up:


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    Quaded minis are intense man, nice job. Zerchers look good too, pretty much similar depth to where everyone else was at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete22 View Post
    Quaded minis are intense man, nice job. Zerchers look good too, pretty much similar depth to where everyone else was at.
    Thanks Pete. Never used quads for benching. Pretty intense resistance.
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