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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. #1
    Wannabebig New Member
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    Snaithinator's Journal

    Hi all,

    After getting a spouse and a desk job in the last year, it's back to the gym for me. As I've realized I have less time in my week than before, it's a 3-day plan. Also, since I realized I hate running, I've included some high-rep exercizes to work up a sweat. Here's the plan:

    GREGíS 3-DAY WORKOUT 1.0

    Day 1
    Bench----------------Heavy----------3 ◊ 5-8
    Dumbell Bench--------Medium---------3 ◊ 10-12
    Bentover Rows--------Heavy/Medium--4 ◊ 8-10
    Chinups--------------Light------------1-2 ◊ 15-20
    Swiss Ball Crunches---Medium/Light----1-2 ◊ 12-15

    Day 2
    Squats---------------Heavy----------3 ◊ 5-8
    Straight-leg Deadlifts-Medium---------3 ◊ 10-12
    Cable Rows-----------Medium/Light---3 ◊ 12-15
    Pushups--------------Light-----------2 ◊ 15-20

    Day 3
    Military Press--------Heavy-----------3 ◊ 5-8
    Dumbell Press--------Medium----------3 ◊ 10-12
    Pullups--------------Heavy-----------3 ◊ 5-8
    Front Squats--------Light-------------2 ◊ 15-20


    And this is what I'm starting out with after one week:

    Bench: 135 ◊ 3 reps
    Squats: 185 ◊ 5 reps
    Military Press: 95 ◊ 5 reps
    Pushups: 6 reps

    Age: 24
    Starting Body Weight: 221 lbs
    Starting Body Condition: Sack of Potatoes

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    Worst journal ever.

    Get posting some workouts in here!
    Bench 408 (Single Ply)
    Deadlift 507 (Belt only)
    Squat 515 (Single Ply)
    JOURNAL
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  4. #3
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    This weeks results so far:

    Day 1: Jan 25th, '10
    Bench:-----------135lbs ◊ 5reps
    Bentover Rows:---115lbs ◊ 12reps
    Dumbell Bench:----35lbs's ◊ 12reps
    Chinups:----------15 reps (machine-assisted with 135 lbs)
    Abs:--------------10lbs ◊ 20reps

    Day 2: Jan 27th, '10
    Machine Rows:----150lbs ◊ 15reps
    Pushups:----------13 reps
    Abs:--------------20lbs ◊ 20reps
    Squats:-----------205lbs ◊ 5reps
    Last edited by Snaithinator; 01-30-2010 at 11:04 AM.

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    Post your workouts, not your results. Sets and everything.

    Good work anyway.
    Bench 408 (Single Ply)
    Deadlift 507 (Belt only)
    Squat 515 (Single Ply)
    JOURNAL
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    Ok, one full week of the new workout complete. I've made a few changes, but that'll probably keep happening as I go. Anyways, here's how this past week went:

    Monday Jan 25th:

    Bench:
    135x4
    135x5
    135x4

    Bentover Rows:
    115x10
    115x12
    115x10

    Dumbbell Bench:
    35's x12
    35's x12
    35's x12

    Chin Up's: (weight assisted machine)
    -135x15
    -135x15

    Abs: (Ab coaster machine)
    0x20
    10x20

    Wednesday Jan 27th:

    Squats:
    185x5
    205x5
    205x5

    Row Machine:
    135x15
    150x15
    150x12

    Pushups:
    12 reps
    13reps

    Ab Coaster:
    20x20

    Saturday Jan 30th:

    Military Press:
    75x5
    105x3
    100x5
    100x3
    95x4

    Pull ups: (weight-assisted machine)
    -105x5
    -90x5
    -90x5

    Straight-leg Dead's:
    135x12
    135x12
    135x12

    Dumbbell Press:
    30's x12
    30's x12
    30's x12

    Front Squats:
    95x15
    95x15

    Fly's:
    75x15
    105x15
    105x13

    After my first full week back, it was nice to see that my strength hadn't dipped too much after about a year off. I started working out at the gym about two years ago and went pretty steady for about 8 or 9 months. Then due mainly to laziness I let it all slide for most of the past year. When I first began, however, I could only bench around 80 pounds, squat 135, press 65, and deadlift 185. At the end of 9 months, I was around benching 160, squatting 265, pressing 115, and deadlifting 345.

    My goal is to obtain new PR's for all of those lifts by July. Feel free to post comments.

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    hey buddy,

    The bench looks like its going well, so do the overheads.

    Try posting after every workout, right away, so i dont have to read massive posts that are a mile long and you can get feedback right away.

    Anyway, good work, im expecting another long post soon.

    Also i hit a 315x6 this week, whats up.
    Bench 408 (Single Ply)
    Deadlift 507 (Belt only)
    Squat 515 (Single Ply)
    JOURNAL
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    Alright, after two busy weeks away from the gym I finally got back:

    Bench:
    115X5
    135X5
    150X2 (probably could've gotten more with a lift and a spot)
    135X5
    135X4

    Bent-over Rows:
    decided to skip due to lack of time. My back is stronger in proportion to my chest anyways.

    Dumbbell Bench:
    40'sX10
    40'sX8
    40'sX8

    Chinups: (weight-assisted machine)
    120X15
    120X12

    Abs:
    30lbsX20
    30X20
    30X20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snaithinator View Post
    Alright, after two busy weeks away from the gym I finally got back:

    Bench:
    115X5
    135X5
    150X2 (probably could've gotten more with a lift and a spot)
    135X5
    135X4

    Bent-over Rows:
    decided to skip due to lack of time. My back is stronger in proportion to my chest anyways.

    Dumbbell Bench:
    40'sX10
    40'sX8
    40'sX8

    Chinups: (weight-assisted machine)
    120X15
    120X12

    Abs:
    30lbsX20
    30X20
    30X20
    Don't skip the back work, you might end up like me. No excuses.
    Bench 408 (Single Ply)
    Deadlift 507 (Belt only)
    Squat 515 (Single Ply)
    JOURNAL
    VIDEOS

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    haha greg whats up, its persic. Didnt know you had a journal here. good work. What gym are you at? Im going to start posting in my journal once my lifts start improving
    Current Raw Lifts:
    B:275 S:445 D:545
    1265 raw total
    My Journal:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=123789

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