The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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. #1
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    From my head to paper

    Kinda getting lost in keeping all of this in my head... trying to change up my routine for the past few weeks... here is where it is now, so far so good.

    Recovering from muscle tears in the rotary cuff... still feel it sometimes... but doc(s) say its good o_O

    Current weight; 205-210
    Height: 5'11

    ======================

    MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009
    Sled Hack Squat
    45 x 6 x 2
    70 x 6 x 2

    Sled 45 Leg Press
    45 x 6 x 1
    70 x 6 x 2
    90 x 6 x 2

    45 Reverse Calf Press
    45 x 6 x 1
    70 x 6 x 2
    90 x 6 x 2

    DB Shrugs
    30 x 6 x 2
    35 x 6 x 2

    ** Note - need to add Gastrocnemius

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1

    ==========================

    TUESDAY, MARCH. 24, 2009
    DB Fly
    10 x 6 x 2
    15 x 6 x 2 (PR)

    Bench Press on Smith
    25 x 6 x 2
    35 x 5 x 1 (PR)
    35 x 4 x 1 (PR)

    Arnold Press
    25 x 6 x 3
    30 x 6 x 2 (PR)

    ** Note -- need to add Incline Bench Press & DB Shoulder Press (Maybe for friday)

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1
    ===========================

    Wednesday, MARCH. 24, 2009
    DB bent-over Rows
    30 x 6 x 2
    35 x 6 x 2

    Cable Straight Back Seated Row
    130 x 6 x 1
    130 x 4 x 1
    130 x 3 x 1
    130 x 2 x 1
    130 x 1 x 1


    Cable Wide Grip Pulldown
    130 x 5 x 1
    130 x 4 x 3
    130 x 3 x 2

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1
    1 x 1 (lol)
    ==========================
    Thursday, MARCH 26, 2009

    DB Incline Curl

    DB Concentration Curl

    DB Hammer Curl

    ** Note -- need to add Triceps Brachii --> will try Close Grip Bench Press on Smith

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1

    I'll try my best to keep up, but I suck at this whole journal thing that why I kept it in my head... but now I'm finding it hard since I've been playing around with routine.

    edit: I have 30 min cardio daily... no point in logging that (Minus Sat & Sun - Days off)
    Last edited by the_rus; 03-25-2009 at 08:47 PM.
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

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  3. #2
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    Thursday, MARCH 26, 2009

    DB Incline Curl
    L: 25 x 2 x 1
    R: 25 x 4 x 1

    DB Curl
    L: 25 x 6 x 2
    R: 25 x 6 x 2

    L: 30 x 0
    R: 30 x 4 x 1

    DB Concentration Curl
    20 x 6 x 2
    25 x 6 x 2
    R: 30 x 2 x 2
    L: 30 x 3 x 2

    DB Hammer Curl
    25 x 6 x 4

    BB Close Grip Bench Press
    BAR x 30 x 3

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1

    Comments:
    - Way too much time spent on concentration curls and not enough breaks = very bad curls all around.
    - Was very disappointed with DB Incline curl... I usually rock that **** and felt weak.
    - Left hand felt extremely weak... Right hand could have kept going but there was no point
    - Next week --> start with DB Curls and then move to concentration curls
    - Hammer Curls were solid
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  4. #3
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    Friday, March 27, 2009

    DB Incline Bench Press
    25 x 6 x 2
    30 x 5 x 2 (PR)

    DB Shoulder Press
    25 x 6 x 2
    30 x 5 x 2 (PR)

    Comments:
    -had to run, so I was rushed...
    -lifts felt solid
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  5. #4
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    MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2009
    Sled Hack Squat
    45 x 6 x 2
    80 x 5 x 3

    Sled 45 Leg Press
    45 x 6 x 1
    70 x 6 x 1
    90 x 6 x 2
    115 x 6 x 1 (PR)

    45 Reverse Calf Press
    45 x 6 x 1
    70 x 6 x 1
    90 x 6 x 2
    115 x 6 x 1 (PR)

    DB Shrugs
    30 x 6 x 2
    35 x 6 x 2
    40 x 6 x 2 (PR)

    Seated Calf Raise
    25 x 6 x 2
    45 x 8 x 2

    ** Note - need to add Gastrocnemius

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  6. #5
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    TUESDAY, MARCH. 31, 2009
    DB Fly
    15 x 6 x 4

    Bench Press on Smith
    25 x 6 x 1
    35 x 6 x 3

    DB BP
    25 x 6 x 4

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1
    ===========================

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009
    DB bent-over Rows
    35 x 6 x 5

    Cable Straight Back Seated Row
    130 x 6 x 1
    130 x 4 x 3
    130 x 3 x 1

    Cable Wide Grip Pulldown
    130 x 6 x 2
    130 x 4 x 3
    130 x 4 x 4

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1

    Comment:
    Both days were excellent.
    Need to move Arnold Press to friday.
    Last edited by the_rus; 04-02-2009 at 09:16 AM.
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  7. #6
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    Thursday, April 2, 2009

    DB Curl
    20 x 6 x 1
    25 x 4 x 2
    25 x 3 x 1
    25 x 2 x 1

    DB Concentration Curl
    20 x 6 x 1
    25 x 6 x 4

    DB Hammer Curl
    20 x 6 x 1
    25 x 6 x 4

    BB Close Grip Bench Press
    BAR x 30 x 1
    +10 x 10 x 4

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1

    Comment:
    Felt awesome.
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  8. #7
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    Friday, April 3, 2009
    DB Incline Bench Press
    25 x 6 x 1
    30 x 5 x 4

    DB Shoulder Press
    25 x 6 x 1
    30 x 5 x 2
    30 x 4 x 1

    Arnold Press
    25 x 6 x 3
    30 x 6 x 2

    Gastrocnemius - Standing Calf Raise
    120 x 12 x 2
    140 x 10 x 2
    160 x 10 x 2

    Comments:
    - forgot the lifts I had, I have it written down somewhere
    - started allmax iso flex as post work out for a week or two to see what happens (vs. regular chicken breast that I usually have --> which is moved on to 1 hour after work out)
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  9. #8
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    MONDAY, APR. 6, 2009
    Sled Hack Squat
    45 x 6 x 1
    80 x 5 x 3
    80 x 4 x 1

    Sled 45 Leg Press
    45 x 12 x 1
    70 x 12 x 1
    90 x 12 x 1
    115 x 6 x 2

    45 Reverse Calf Press
    45 x 12 x 1
    70 x 12 x 1
    90 x 12 x 1
    115 x 6 x 2

    DB Shrugs
    30 x 12 x 1
    35 x 12 x 1
    40 x 6 x 1
    40 x 10 x 1

    Seated Calf Raise
    25 x 6 x 2
    45 x 6 x 2

    ** Note - need to add Gastrocnemius

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1

    Comment: need to change sled hack squat to squat in near future... not digging it
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  10. #9
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    TUESDAY, APR. 7, 2009
    DB Fly
    15 x 12 x 1
    20 x 6 x 3 (PR)

    BB Bench Press on Smith
    25 x 12 x 1
    35 x 12 x 1
    45 x 6 x 1 (hitting old-PR)
    45 x 5 x 1
    45 x 4 x 1

    BB Incline BP
    bar x 16 x 1
    bar x 10 x 2

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1

    Comments:
    -got rid of DB BP... will see how this will work
    -need to work on BB Incline BP on the smith, because I usually lack a spotter
    -felt something in left shoulder with 20 DB flys
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  11. #10
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    Wednesday, April 8, 2009
    DB bent-over Rows
    35 x 6 x 4
    40 x 6 x 1 (PR)

    Cable Straight Back Seated Row
    130 x 5 x 1
    130 x 4 x 3

    Cable Wide Grip Pulldown
    130 x 6 x 2
    130 x 5 x 3

    Cable Wide Grip Pulldown (different hold)
    130 x 4 x 3
    130 x 3 x 1

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1

    Comment:
    -seated rows felt weaker... felt something not right in the right shoulder... could be (most probably is) overexercise due to pull downs.
    - want to introduce CG T-Bar bet-over rows next week or week after that, depending on how my timing will be with finals and assignments being due... MOST likely in two weeks. (Last PR iirc was 90 x 8 x 3... will be starting from 35, and moving on to see how I feel)
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  12. #11
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    Thursday, April 9, 2009

    DB Curl
    20 x 6 x 1
    25 x 6 x 3
    25 x 5 x 1

    DB Concentration Curl
    20 x 6 x 1
    25 x 7 x 4

    DB Hammer Curl
    20 x 6 x 1
    25 x 6 x 5

    BB Close Grip Bench Press
    BAR x 30 x 1
    +10 x 15 x 4

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1

    Comment:
    -solid performance
    -need to get rid of BB Close Grip Bench Press... feeling my wrists... will go for DB for now, will move to BB when I get stronger
    Last edited by the_rus; 04-11-2009 at 06:18 AM.
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  13. #12
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    Nice workouts. I would recommend some deadlifts if you're looking to put on some size and strength.

  14. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by collin44 View Post
    Nice workouts. I would recommend some deadlifts if you're looking to put on some size and strength.
    Thanks a lot bro, and yeah I am looking at deadlifts but I am not going to start them if I don't have someone commenting on my form. Unfortunately, all of my friends have different schedules so I cannot meet them up at the gym. Come may, I am hoping to jump into deadlifts for sure. I remember last time I tried deadlifts with one plate I couldn't pull it. Definitely weak in that area.

    Saturday, April 11, 2009

    Arnold Press
    25 x 6 x 1
    30 x 6 x 4
    35 x 6 x 1 (PR)

    DB Shoulder Press
    25 x 6 x 1
    30 x 6 x 4
    35 x 6 x 1 (PR)

    DB Incline Bench Press
    25 x 6 x 1
    30 x 6 x 4
    35 x 6 x 1 (PR)

    Gastrocnemius - Standing Calf Raise
    120 x 12 x 1
    140 x 12 x 1
    160 x 12 x 2

    Comments:
    -Most definitely a fantastic day
    -not only did I increase the shoulder press by 2 sets, I had the energy for 35s
    -the order that is listed is the order I should approach every (friday/ saturday)
    -might consider giving friday a rest and doing this on saturdays.
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  15. #14
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    MONDAY, APR. 13, 2009
    Sled Hack Squat
    45 x 8 x 1
    80 x 6 x 2
    80 x 4 x 2

    Sled 45 Leg Press
    45 x 12 x 1
    70 x 12 x 1
    90 x 12 x 1
    115 x 12 x 2

    45 Reverse Calf Press
    45 x 12 x 1
    70 x 12 x 1
    90 x 12 x 1
    115 x 12 x 2

    DB Shrugs
    30 x 12 x 1
    35 x 12 x 1
    40 x 12 x 2

    Seated Calf Raise
    25 x 12 x 1
    45 x 12 x 2

    ** Note - need to add Gastrocnemius

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    5 x 1

    Comment: hmmmm need to go easier on hack squat... had some sort of feeling in my left knee (when the leg was fully extended)... not good...
    Last edited by the_rus; 04-14-2009 at 08:24 AM.
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  16. #15
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    TUESDAY, APR. 14, 2009
    DB Fly
    15 x 12 x 1
    20 x 7 x 4

    BB Bench Press on Smith No Lock Out
    25 x 12 x 1
    35 x 12 x 1
    45 x 8 x 1
    45 x 6 x 2

    BB Incline BP on Smith No Lock Out
    bar x 15 x 1
    25 x 12 x 1
    35 x 11 x 1
    45 x 4 x 1
    35 x 11 x 1

    Comments:
    -fantastic workout overall... added BB Incline weights
    -tried benching with no lock out... neato... will see how this will progress
    -thinking of getting rid of FLYS and replace with crossovers... because of this... http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/matt20.htm ... but... not sure
    Last edited by the_rus; 04-14-2009 at 05:50 PM.
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  17. #16
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    Wednesday, April 15, 2009
    DB bent-over Rows
    35 x 8 x 4
    40 x 8 x 2

    Cable Wide Grip Pulldown
    130 x 8 x 1
    130 x 6 x 2
    130 x 5 x 1

    Cable Wide Grip Pulldown (different hold)
    130 x 6 x 2
    130 x 4 x 1

    CG T-Bar bet-over rows
    45 x 15 x 4

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    6 x 1

    Comment:
    -taking tomorrow and friday off... might go to the gym after a final though
    -felt that my left shoulder took too much from back day + benching yesterday
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  18. #17
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    Friday, April 17, 2009

    DB Curl
    15 x 18 x 1
    25 x 6 x 3
    25 x 7 x 1

    DB Concentration Curl
    20 x 15 x 1
    25 x 7 x 3

    DB Hammer Curl
    15 x 15 x 1
    25 x 7 x 3

    BB Close Grip Bench Press
    BAR x 30 x 1
    +10 x 15 x 4

    Roman crunch
    20 x 1

    Leg Lift
    8 x 1
    6 x 1

    Comment:
    -found that my form on CG BB was wrong... will work on it this week.

    =====================================================

    Saturday, April 18, 2009

    Arnold Press
    25 x 6 x 1
    30 x 6 x 4
    35 x 6 x 1

    DB Shoulder Press
    25 x 6 x 1
    30 x 9 x 3
    35 x 6 x 1

    Comment:
    -bad work out, my body was feeling like crap and I was feeling the stress wearing on me on that day
    -want to switch up DB Shoulder press for BB military press
    Last edited by the_rus; 04-21-2009 at 11:30 PM.
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

  19. #18
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    Just wanted to throw a little update that... my lifts have improved since march... its pretty sweet.
    I remember having troubles with 35s haha... oh boy.
    Gotta say that I am not a fan of journals, but it is nice to look back and see your gains.
    Age: 21
    I have no desire to be average any longer.
    J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
    Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice

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