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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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    05/06: Back day

    Warmup: Pullups x5; Chinups x5
    Pullups: 5x5 BW+5kilos
    Behind the neck pullups x5
    Chinups x7
    Close grip pullups x7
    DB rows: 42 kilos x5; 62 kilos x 10 2sets
    Shovel lift: 25 kilos x 5 2 sets
    Halbert swings 2x10 superset with green bands facepulls 2x10
    One arm BB curls 2x5
    BB curls 2x8 40k


    Good session, pullups are getting easier and I was able to add a bit of weight. Shovel lift is harder than regular deadlift even with just 25 kilos on one side.
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

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    Good deal on adding some weight to the pullups man.

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    Nice lifting in here pal, take it you're from the UK judging by the kilo's and footie references?

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    Sunday 7th

    Sled + 20kilos: 2 trips (30 meters = 1 trip)
    Sled + 40kilos: 6 trips
    A bunch of short sprints (25 meters)



    Monday 8th: Squat day

    Squats: warmups then 182.5 x 1; 187.5x1 (412.5 lbs for you non-europeans)
    Deadlift: 150x5 2 sets (deload)
    Green bands leg curls 3x10
    Calves: 100x5 150x5 160x5


    Added 7.5kilos on my squat in about 5 weeks so I can't complain about that. It gives me a 2xbodyweight squat. The rest of the session was pretty uneventful.

    CoCoa: After reading your log I have no other option but to try get better at pullups.

    Matt: Im French
    Last edited by EatMyWay2TheTop; 06-09-2009 at 03:21 AM.
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

    John 15:13 KJB

    "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks"

    Philips Brooks

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    Nice lifting in here man, especially the squatting.

    Its weird though because I am reading everything in a French accent....
    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw

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    sweeeeeeet squat man, big time pr

    im in for some powerliftin

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    10/06: Bench day

    Bench press: 95x5; 105x5; 110x5
    DB shoulder press: 25kilos 3x8
    Flies: 20kilos 3x8
    EZ BB extensions: 52kilos 3x5
    Upright rows: 52kilos: 3x5
    Front raises: 12kilos 2x8
    Pushdowns: 40kilos x 12

    Nothing special today, okay session, sticked to the plan. I'll now follow the 5/3/1 waves and % system for the big three lifts. I need a better structure for my reps and sets and this one seems to be fitting with my training regimen.

    Flynn: Haha thanks for stopping by

    Kenny Powers: Thanks.
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

    John 15:13 KJB

    "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks"

    Philips Brooks

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    Nice session pal, 5/3/1 should work well for you.

    French eh! Tu est tres forte! That's about the limit of my french haha, your English is excellent pal.

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    Stepping to it very well in here!!

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    12/06: Back day

    Pull-ups: 6 sets of 5 (5 sets with +5kilos)
    Chin-ups x 10
    Close grip pull-ups x 7
    DB rows: 62 kilos x 12 2 sets (second one was with straps)
    Halbert swings 3x10
    Green band face pulls 2x12
    Green band stomach pulls 2x12
    Bis & Forearms

    DB rows are a PR, I had to use straps for the second set as my grip was failing me. What you guys think about DB rows and BB rows in the same session ? is it overkill or not ?

    Matt & Coke: Thanks lads
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

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    "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks"

    Philips Brooks

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    15/06: Squat & Dead

    Deadlift: warmups then 165x5; 175x5; 187.5x5
    Squats: a bunch of light reps (deload)
    Green bands leg curls: 2x20


    Short session today, I was deloading on the squat and played around with my feet position, I will try to widen my stance a bit to keep my knees more perpendicular to the floor.

    My dad threw a big party at his house all weekend long, 80-100 persons were present and we spent the weekend drinking and eating. It was the first time I got drunk since 2005 I think. Didnt sleep a lot as I was busy messing around with my cousin and trying to scare him in his tent. I thought I had him good until I layed in my tent and discovered the little prankster had put a bunch of wood logs and sticks under my tent. Was too drunk to do anything about it and slept on it. It bloody hurts. Good weekend for sure.
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

    John 15:13 KJB

    "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks"

    Philips Brooks

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    bb rows and db rows in the same workout is not overkill imo, do whatever suits you at any time.

    Good deal on the efforts, and the debauchery as well for that matter, lol.

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    17/06: Bench day

    Bench press: 105x3; 115x3; 120x3
    DB shoulder press: 27x8 2 sets
    EZ BB tris extensions: 52x6 2 sets
    Flies: 21x10 2 sets
    Upright rows: 50x8 2 sets
    DB Front raises: 12x10 2 sets
    Pushdowns: 41.5x8 2 sets

    Good workout. Improved every exercice by a couple reps or kilos so I can't complain. I was supposed to bench 117.5x3 but forgot the 1.25k plates at the garage so had to go for 120x3.

    Coke: Thanks for the advice.
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

    John 15:13 KJB

    "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks"

    Philips Brooks

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    LMAO at first i thought those were lbs, and i was thinking either he is weak as ****e or he is using db's

    then i figured out it was in kgs, and was embarassed haha

    good work on bench, 265 for a triple is very stout!

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    Working all the push muscles fairly well guy.

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    18/06: Light cardio & mobility work


    19/06: Back day

    Pullups x 5 2 sets
    Pullups BW+ 2.5: 5 reps
    Pullups BW + 7.5: 5 reps x 2 sets
    Pullup BW + 15: 1 rep
    BB Rows: 90kilos x8 95kilos x8
    DB rows: 62kilos x 15 (straps)
    Green band face pulls: 12x2
    Green band stomach pulls: 12x2
    Superset chinups+BB curls

    Good session, my back is getting stronger.


    Coke and Kenny Thanks for the feedback. Im trying to step my pullup game up so I can look at your logs without feeling like a wimp
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

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    Way to be training the back with the pullups and rows bro.

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    Well Im back after a short hiatus. Im still training but haven't been able to post the last week. I modified my training again (for the better I hope)
    The next couple months I will focus on adding weight and backing down on the *heavy* lifting.
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

    John 15:13 KJB

    "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks"

    Philips Brooks

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    02/07: Back day

    Rerverse flies: 2x12
    BB Rows: 100x12
    Pulldown machine: 80x15
    Underhand close grip pulldowns: 70x13
    Hammer curls 2x15
    Bis machine: who knows who cares ?

    okay session. BW was 94 kilos this morning. I was down to 91 sunday evening after trekking in the mountains all day long. My legs are still aching.
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

    John 15:13 KJB

    "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks"

    Philips Brooks

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    Hiking the mountains is taxing but great stuff just the same, lol...keeping it rolling in here.

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    04/07: Shoulders

    Halbert swings: 16kilos x 10
    DB shoulder presses: 30 x 8
    Wide grip upright rows: 55 x 13
    BB front raises: 25 x 15
    Seated side raises: 12 x 8

    Okay session. I really enjoy training with just one working set per exercice.

    Coke: Yeah that was plenty fun even if I was the first surprised to finish it. 10minutes into it and I was already struggling. The next hours were a religious experience to me.
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

    John 15:13 KJB

    "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks"

    Philips Brooks

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    Looks like a solid shoulder day dude.

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    06/07: Legs

    Leg extensions: 100kg x 17
    Smith machine squats: 120kg x 6
    Leg press: 280kg x 12
    Lying curls: 50kg x 8
    Abs pulldowns: 40kg x 10

    Nothing to write home about but it went well. Im trying to get my legs bigger than 30". Im 28" 3/4 right now.
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"

    John 15:13 KJB

    "Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks"

    Philips Brooks

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    Good luck getting jeans to fit with 30" legs big lad!

    Nice lifting lately mate, nothing wrong with switching it up now and again.

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