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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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  1. #576
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Great arm workout, good deal on the pre-exhausting beforehand.
    Thanks Coke. I am thinking about adding the pre-exhaust to other exercises as well. I think this will help shorten rest periods so I won't have to be in the gym as long. Some of my workouts take 2+ hours not including cardio. I also think it will help save my joints and prevent me from really ever getting injured. I won't be making a change like this till next off season though. I don't want to change anything while I am cutting as that could be a recipe for disaster.

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    Shoulders/Traps

    Smith Military Press

    265x10
    265x7
    255x7
    255x7 drop w/ 205 to fail

    Side Laterals

    70x20
    70x20
    70x20
    75x15 drop w/ 50 to fail

    Bent Over Laterals

    85x20
    85x20
    90x20
    90x20 drop w/ 65 to fail

    50's 15 side/15 front/15 BO Lateral

    FM

    205 to fail
    205 to fail

    Shrugs

    225x50
    315x50
    405x50
    495x50
    625x30
    635x30
    645x30
    405x50
    315x50
    225x50

    Abs and 45 minutes on the elliptical with about 680 calories burned. Pretty good workout. I've lost some strength on the military press since I started dieting but none on the traps. They felt great and actually I felt like I could have done more weight. Maybe I am possibly over training my shoulders which is what is causing the loss of strength. Not sure.....

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    Wow man, absolutely killer with the legs and shoulder workouts - ridiculous shrugs!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Wow man, absolutely killer with the legs and shoulder workouts - ridiculous shrugs!!
    I appreciate the support Coke! My traps really developed a lot this off season. I am excited to see how my improvements should when I'm a bit leaner.
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    The link is my journal. I am a 21 year old bodybuilder. Currently dieting down for my first show.

  5. #580
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    8/5/11

    Back

    Lat PD

    270x20
    270x15
    270x15
    280x15 drop set w/170 to fail + 130 to fail

    Bent Over Rows

    385x20
    395x15
    405x15
    405x15 drop with 315 to fail x2 & drop with 225

    One Arm Dumbell Rows

    110x20
    110x20
    110x20
    110x20 drop w/ 90x2

    Deadlifts

    455x10
    465x8
    475x7
    485x5

    Lat Machine

    X - to fail
    X - to fail
    X - to fail
    X - to fail
    X - to fail

    45 minutes of cardio

    Last heavy weight day of the week. Tomorrow I still have to do cardio, abs, and a quick high rep bicep workout.
    Last edited by Fighter_15; 08-05-2011 at 10:07 PM.
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    At a whole new level these days Drew, major props!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    At a whole new level these days Drew, major props!!
    I might be at a new level. However, the level still isn't high enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  8. #583
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    8/6/11

    I don't usually weight train much on Saturdays. Just did a quick bicep workout. 8-10 sets with very high reps. Then finished off with 45 minutes of cardio. I didn't have to work today so I am just going to relax for the rest of the day. Off days from work are the best
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    Went back to the gym tonight to tan and practice some posing. I took a few pics but I don't want to give any previews yet as I will only be 11 weeks out on Monday. I have been slowly dieting since 18 weeks out. My metabolism is really started to fly now though and I am sub 10% so every pound of fat I lose from here on out should be pretty noticeable.
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    Chest/Hams

    Bench Press

    365x6
    345x8
    335x7
    325x7

    Incline Press

    1 warmup 185x10
    305x10
    305x6
    295x7 drop w/ 205

    Dumbell Flat Bench Press

    100x15
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10

    Bodyweight Dips

    x to fail
    x to fail
    x to fail
    x to fail

    Cable Fly's

    108x20
    108x20
    108x20
    108x20 drop w/ 84x2 and 72x1

    Seated Leg Curls

    237x50
    237x30
    237x30
    237x30 drop w/ 170 + 130

    Lying Leg Curls 1 leg at a time

    55x20
    60x15
    60x15
    60x15

    Stiff Legged Deadlifts

    425x10
    435x8
    445x8

    50 Minutes of cardio

    Good workout today. It was pretty long and grueling but I got two body parts trained so that's a plus. My hamstrings felt very strong today. I haven't lost really any strength in them whatsoever. My chest has been slowly but surely losing strength. Not sure what is causing this. Probably just from losing some size but I know that is expected when cutting. We will see how the rest goes. I am now 11 weeks out. I will continue upping the cardio 5 minutes a week until I get to 60 minutes. I probably won't need to up it much more from there if any.
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    Triceps/Biceps

    Curls

    Pre-Exhaust 125x20
    125x15
    125x10
    125x10

    Preacher Curls

    Pre-Exhaust 100x14
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10

    Machine Preacher Curl

    130 to fail w/ forced reps
    120 to fail w/ forced reps
    110 to fail w/ forced reps
    100 to fail w/ forced reps drop w/ 70 & 50

    Cable Curls

    132 to 36 all to failure

    Close Grip

    1 warmup @225
    305x10
    315x7
    315x6

    Skullcrushers

    180x12
    180x8
    180x8
    180x8 drop w/110

    Pushdowns

    132x50
    132x50
    144x20
    144x20 drop w/ 84 to 36 all to failure

    Abs

    Cardio 50 minutes
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    Just over a couple of months to go before your debut, really like how you are handling the preparation phase.

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    8/10/11

    Quads/Calves

    Squat 4 sets of 10

    455x10
    455x10
    455x10
    465x8

    Leg Ext.

    130x30
    135x20
    135x15
    135x15

    Leg Press

    9 Plates x 20
    9 Plates x 15
    9 Plates x 15
    9 Plates x 15

    Sled Calf Raises

    1x30@6 plates
    1x30@6 plates
    1x30@6 plates
    1x30@6 plates
    1x30@6 plates
    1x30@6 plates

    Seated Calf Raises

    1x30@4 plates
    1x30@4 plates
    1x30@4 plates
    1x30@4 plates
    1x30@4 plates
    1x30@4 plates super set with 4,3,2 plates to fail.

    50 Minutes of elliptical about 750 calories burned.

    Pretty solid leg workout again. I was getting some knee pain while squatting. Kind of scary as I don't want to get injured. I might have to back off on the squats for a few days. My knees are probably just getting a little worn out from working, training hard, and all the extra cardio I have been doing.

    Leg workout went very well today. I felt very good except for on my last set of squats I had some slight knee pain. Not sure what that was all about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Just over a couple of months to go before your debut, really like how you are handling the preparation phase.
    On Monday I will be 10 weeks out. It seems like a lot but I know it's really not that far off. I also know it's only going to get harder from here on out. I just have to stay focused and keep pushing on.
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    Throwing some sick weight round mate! Best of luck with your contest prep.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
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    Seriously amazing leg training bro.

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    8/11/11

    Shoulders/Traps

    Smith Military Press

    265x10
    265x7
    255x7
    255x7 drop w/ 205 to fail

    Side Laterals

    70x20
    70x20
    70x20
    75x15 drop w/ 50 to fail

    Bent Over Laterals

    85x20
    85x20
    90x20
    90x20 drop w/ 65 to fail

    50's 15 side/15 front/15 BO Lateral

    FM

    205 to fail
    205 to fail

    Shrugs

    225x50
    315x50
    405x50
    495x50
    625x30
    635x30
    645x30
    405x50
    315x50
    225x50

    Cardio 50 minutes and 750 calories burned.

    I did my cardio in the morning before work today and I liked it much better. It seemed to go by a lot faster for some reason and it helps get me going in the morning. It was also amazing not having to go so long without eating. It sucks usually because I will eat after work wait an hour, go train for 1.5-2 hours then do close to an hour of cardio. It ends up being 4-5 hours without eating and I end up losing a ton of energy and feeling shitty. This way I can eat right after I'm done lifting. I am probably going to stick to fasted cardio in the AM for a while. We will see how it affects my leg days. I might have to lower the weights a bit.
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    Back

    Lat PD

    270x20
    270x15
    270x15
    280x15 drop set w/170 to fail + 130 to fail

    Bent Over Rows

    385x20
    395x15
    405x15
    405x15 drop with 315 to fail x2 & drop with 225

    One Arm Dumbell Rows

    110x20
    110x20
    110x20
    110x20 drop w/ 90x2

    Deadlifts

    455x10
    465x8
    475x7
    485x5

    Lat Machine

    X - to fail
    X - to fail
    X - to fail
    X - to fail
    X - to fail

    50 minutes of cardio

    I did cardio in the morning again. I liked it much better today as well. It didn't affect my deadlift strength at all either even though it's primarily a back exercise there is some legs involved.
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    The link is my journal. I am a 21 year old bodybuilder. Currently dieting down for my first show.

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    8/13/11

    Did 50 minutes of cardio fasted in the morning. I flew threw it and it felt very good. Skipped out on abs and went back later to do a quick 10 set bicep workout along with tanning and some posing practice. On Monday I will be 10 weeks out. I'm crawling closer
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...er%27s+journal

    The link is my journal. I am a 21 year old bodybuilder. Currently dieting down for my first show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kong View Post
    Throwing some sick weight round mate! Best of luck with your contest prep.
    Thanks bro. Nice to see a new person posting in my journal.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Seriously amazing leg training bro.
    Thanks a lot Coke. The only thing that was worrying me was my knee pain. I will have to start taking some ibuprofen before my leg workouts. I plan on trying AM fasted cardio before my leg day next Wednesday. We will see how it affects my performance/strength.
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    The link is my journal. I am a 21 year old bodybuilder. Currently dieting down for my first show.

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    Chest/Hams

    Bench Press

    365x6
    345x8
    335x7
    325x7

    Incline Press

    1 warmup 185x10
    305x10
    305x7
    295x7 drop w/ 205

    Dumbell Flat Bench Press

    100x15
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10

    Bodyweight Dips

    x to fail
    x to fail
    x to fail
    x to fail

    Cable Fly's

    108x20
    108x20
    108x20
    108x20 drop w/ 84x2 and 72x1

    Seated Leg Curls

    237x50
    237x30
    237x30
    237x30 drop w/ 170 + 130

    Lying Leg Curls 1 leg at a time

    55x20
    60x15
    60x15
    60x15

    Stiff Legged Deadlifts

    425x10
    435x8
    445x6

    55 Minutes of cardio - About 810 calories

    Felt pretty good today. I was getting light headed on my last few sets of SLDL probably because I had not eaten in about 4 hours. I felt really good after I ate my post workout meal though. I am not officially 10 weeks out. I upped my cardio another 5 minutes. Next week I will up it another 5 so I'm at 60 and that will probably be all I'll need. I don't think I'll have to up it much more and will probably be able to lose the rest of the fat with dieting and keeping the cardio at that.

    I'm starting to look a lot leaner. However my body should start changing the most now that my metabolism is really flying. We will see.
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    I also didn't notice any decrease in hamstring strength from doing morning cardio so I will probably continue doing it that way. I like it much better getting it out of the way first thing in the morning.
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    The link is my journal. I am a 21 year old bodybuilder. Currently dieting down for my first show.

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    Way to be holding it all down, glad to hear things are coming along as planned.

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    Triceps/Biceps

    Curls

    Pre-Exhaust 125x20
    125x15
    125x10
    125x10

    Preacher Curls

    Pre-Exhaust 100x14
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10

    Machine Preacher Curl

    130 to fail w/ forced reps
    120 to fail w/ forced reps
    110 to fail w/ forced reps
    100 to fail w/ forced reps drop w/ 70 & 50

    Cable Curls

    132 to 36 all to failure

    Close Grip

    1 warmup @225
    305x8
    305x8
    315x5

    Skullcrushers

    180x12
    180x8
    180x8
    180x8 drop w/110

    Pushdowns

    132x50
    132x50
    144x20
    144x20 drop w/ 84 to 36 all to failure

    Abs

    Cardio 55 minutes about 817 calories

    Pretty good workout today. I have been feeling very motivated as I am looking better every week.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...er%27s+journal

    The link is my journal. I am a 21 year old bodybuilder. Currently dieting down for my first show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Way to be holding it all down, glad to hear things are coming along as planned.
    Thanks Coke. Everything is going very well.
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    The link is my journal. I am a 21 year old bodybuilder. Currently dieting down for my first show.

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