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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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    2 years of working out

    ill try to make this as short as possible,i can get carried away...

    2 years ago ( my Jr year in highschool ) i thought it would be a good idea to take a bodybuilding class, from day one i was hooked. day one, i couldnt pick up a 45lb plate to save my life, i weighed 98 pounds and was skinny as a tooth pic.


    now, 2 years later ( last few weeks of Senior year ) i have 2 bodybuilding classes a day and i work out an hour before i go to bed every week day, im 5'8" 145lbs.

    Flat Bench: 215lbs 5 reps
    Incline Bench: 185lbs 2 reps
    Decline Bench: 235lbs 3 reps
    Shrug: 405lbs 5 reps
    Bicep Curl: 110lbs 5 reps
    Military: 230lbs 3 reps
    Tricep dips with 70lbs strapped to me: 10 reps

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    Gain 50lbs... have any before pics to compare the above photo to?
    Last edited by fpr; 03-23-2009 at 11:04 PM.

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    no legs?
    Height:6ft 2in

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    working on it

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    Those are pretty good stats on your lifts, especially given your size. But what about your legs? Do you squat or deadlift?
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    You work out 15 times a week..?

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    Great to see that you're dedicated mate, though that does sound like an incredible amount of volume. You're gunna hear this from probably everyone else that posts on this topic too...
    Eat more.
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    Those are nice gains over 2 years. Hit the kitchen and remember that recovery is really important, you don't want to over train.
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    You military press 230x3 with those shoulders?!
    Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185

    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

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    Yes I do work out 15 times a week, 2 periods of body building a day at school ( 50 minute periods ) and an hour of body weight excersies every day before I go to bed.

    I don't really work out my loer body like I do my upper boddy, I do calf raises and squats and lunges, just basic leg work outs.

    As far as millitary lift, at school, the coaches call the machine " Jammers ". I put 2 45lb plates and a 25lb plate on each side. 90+90+50= 230.

    I take a protein shake. I forget what its called, I think the guy at GNC said it was their brand... it has 60grams of protein per serving.

    And finnaly as far as before pics, if you click on my name and go to " posts I've started " you can click on those threads and see older pics. I was re reading them yesterday and in one of the threads I posted my stats, and as I was reading them I was laughing at my self, I exaggerated a lot back when I was younger, I was trying to impress all you guys. But please belive me, all the stats in this thread are 100% true... I don't know what else to tell you.

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    If it's on a machine it's probably nowhere near what 230lbs of real freeweights feel like.
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    I saw you didnt bother to post your squat and DL numbers. Why?
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    Do you look back at pictures of people in the 80s and wonder why they dressed so horribly?

    Yeah, pull your damn pants up and stop using boxers as a fashion accessory.

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    The pictures arent showing up anymore I dont think? I only see a before picture?

    Anyways, nice lifts for your size. 215x5 is pretty sick at 145lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    The pictures arent showing up anymore I dont think? I only see a before picture?
    Haha!

    Anyway aye well done on the progress so far. Here's to another 50lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post
    Yes I do work out 15 times a week
    Wow.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post
    As far as millitary lift, at school, the coaches call the machine " Jammers ". I put 2 45lb plates and a 25lb plate on each side. 90+90+50= 230.
    Then that would be a jammer machine press, not a military press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    The pictures arent showing up anymore I dont think? I only see a before picture?

    Anyways, nice lifts for your size. 215x5 is pretty sick at 145lbs.
    LOLORZ.


    215x5 was on a machine, though...
    Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185

    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

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    Glad to see you have dedication and put in the hard work. I would revamp the routine but keep at it man.
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    You shrug 405lbs? wow
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    The pictures arent showing up anymore I dont think? I only see a before picture?
    Haha...

    Spend more time eating and less time posting exaggerated lifts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    You military press 230x3 with those shoulders?!
    My thoughts exactly...
    Currently: 5' 10" 181lbs
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    Man, this thread turned out kind of harsh. Just by doing any type of exercise, you're ahead of most of the people your age. Keep at it, and learn to enjoy the barbell and you'll still be ahead of most people by the time you're 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    The pictures arent showing up anymore I dont think? I only see a before picture?
    LMAO.

    For those wondering what a Jammer is(like I was): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DKsxlTZq6w

    OP: Solid progress over two years. Just know you could've put on a lot more weight (muscle), at least I'd assume. You did stay very lean though, and you look way better than I did when I was your age. If I were you, I'd eat more, and switch to freeweights. Just FYI, you have almost zero chance of getting respect around here if machines are the core of your workout.
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    I can only see the before picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    I can only see the before picture?


    ouch.

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    Now I feel stupid. OP if you put on 50lbs you are definitely heading in the right direction. I would continue eating like a horse and training hard.
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