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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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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Keep up the good work, Luna, mate!!
    Thanks a lot Gazzy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Nice work!!!
    Thanks Brian!

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    Nice session. I like the negative chins thrown in at the end. That should give you a spark.
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    I am an idiot...I just snapped that those DBs you got are 115s...for what ever reason I thought they were 100s....

    Regarding the diet...looks like its already dialed in pretty well inn'it?? The only thing I could think of is maybe carb cycling on the off days during the week and still having a refeed/cheat day on the weekends...? Dont know how that'd suit you but I did well by it a few years ago. Either way you've been making great progress overall anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Nice session. I like the negative chins thrown in at the end. That should give you a spark.
    Negatives are a great tool for me to increase the volume a bit on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borracho View Post
    I am an idiot...I just snapped that those DBs you got are 115s...for what ever reason I thought they were 100s....

    Regarding the diet...looks like its already dialed in pretty well inn'it?? The only thing I could think of is maybe carb cycling on the off days during the week and still having a refeed/cheat day on the weekends...? Dont know how that'd suit you but I did well by it a few years ago. Either way you've been making great progress overall anyway.
    I guess so. Motivation is getting a bit lower due to the fact that i have another 8-10 weeks of dieting ahead of me. I could probably increase fat loss but will most likely suffer for it muscle/strength wise. I will just have to keep going and take as long as i need to.

    Thanks John, i appreciate the kind words.

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    Keep at it man, doing just fine.

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    The recent Rack Pulls and DB Rows are very impressive! I just did some DB rows recently and was able to feel them in a way that I never have before, but in a good way. DB rows can be very tricky!

    Quote Originally Posted by borracho View Post
    The only thing I could think of is maybe carb cycling on the off days during the week and still having a refeed/cheat day on the weekends...?
    This is a good method and I implement it from time to time, but not on a regular basis. I just go for lower calories as a whole, and some days I'll play with lower carbs. Not sure if I actually "notice" anything drastic from lowering carbs, or if the end result is that my overall calories were lower?

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    Squat
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    GHR
    3xBW <- Calves cramping
    4xBW <- Weak calves
    8xBW <- much better form
    9xBW
    8xBW

    Pull throughs
    4x12x40kg (90lbs)

    Cable curl
    11,4,2x60kg (135lbs)

    Standing cable crunch
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    Leg raises
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    Squats were heavy, but without any pain in my lower back, an improvement as i trained lower twice this week.

    My calves kept cramping up on the GHR's. I pushed through my toes on the third set which really helped preventing cramp. I really, really like GHR's.

    The back pump on the pull throughs was crazy. Its quickly becoming one of my favourite exercises.

    I did the cable curl rest pause style to switch it up a little.

    I need more ab work. I feel like a lose a lot of stability in my squat by not getting enough air in my belly and by not having a strong enough core. Going to focus a bit on this while im cutting.

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    AM Weight: 98.9kg (218lbs) -0.5kg (1lbs)

    Steady 1lbs loss a week at the moment. I think in about 8-10lbs there should be a big difference.

    Im actually pretty happy with how things are going. I have not needed to change anything and after 14 weeks im still loosing a pound per week. I feel that im selling myself short by focussing so much on the end goal, which means i cant really be happy about the progress i made.

    I am really enjoying my sessions (especially with the BW exercise additions that i can finally do), keeping to my diet is pretty easy and i have all the time i need to get to where i want to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Keep at it man, doing just fine.
    Thanks Coke, i needed to realize i am doing fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Time+Patience View Post
    The recent Rack Pulls and DB Rows are very impressive! I just did some DB rows recently and was able to feel them in a way that I never have before, but in a good way. DB rows can be very tricky!

    This is a good method and I implement it from time to time, but not on a regular basis. I just go for lower calories as a whole, and some days I'll play with lower carbs. Not sure if I actually "notice" anything drastic from lowering carbs, or if the end result is that my overall calories were lower?

    It's all an experiment man, all an experiment.
    I have tried lower carb days before but it was hard to stick to and it had a big impact on my energy levels. I do like to go lower after a higher day to sort of compensate, but this isnt structured.

    I do like experimenting with my diet, but i also tend to start overanalyzing things. It seems that having a fixed plan makes it easier for me to stay consistent. I am playing around with my sessions a bit, adding some volume and trying out some new exercises. This keeps my motivation up and im really enjoying it at the moment.

    Thanks Scott.

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    Good write-up of the change in mentality i need:

    http://www.t-nation.com/strength-training-topics/636

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    Doing great, mate - that's some really heavy squatting. Nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Doing great, mate - that's some really heavy squatting. Nice work.
    Thanks Gazzy! So close to my goal, only 10 lbs to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RvNijnatten View Post
    Thanks Gazzy! So close to my goal, only 10 lbs to go.
    Three plates beckons you mate.

    Can you hear that? That's the haunting call of 140kgs whispering to you on the breeze...
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    3 plates is yours my freind. I am proud of you. You set a goal and you are seeing it through. Nothing is standing in your way.
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    I feel you on the GHR, i've had my calfs cramp up before and it sucks. But the more I did them it seemed to go away.
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    I was going to comment on the improved bodyweight exercises, but you beat me to it. GHR's do seem put your body in an unnatural position. A couple more weeks and you'll be ready to hold some weight behind your head. Good idea on extra core work.

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    Really in the drivers seat with the weight loss, major props for dropping a pound a week that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Three plates beckons you mate.

    Can you hear that? That's the haunting call of 140kgs whispering to you on the breeze...
    LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    3 plates is yours my freind. I am proud of you. You set a goal and you are seeing it through. Nothing is standing in your way.
    Thanks a lot OR. Im very happy that i have the consistency to reach some of my goals. It really has become a complete new lifestyle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I feel you on the GHR, i've had my calfs cramp up before and it sucks. But the more I did them it seemed to go away.
    I feel the same. The GHR's are great though, havent been able to walk properly for days.

    Quote Originally Posted by john o View Post
    I was going to comment on the improved bodyweight exercises, but you beat me to it. GHR's do seem put your body in an unnatural position. A couple more weeks and you'll be ready to hold some weight behind your head. Good idea on extra core work.
    Thanks John. Really loving the BW exercises now that i dont have a lot of useless excess weight anymore. I really need to bring my relative strength up.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Really in the drivers seat with the weight loss, major props for dropping a pound a week that way.
    Thanks Coke. A pound a week doesnt sound much, but it adds up pretty quick.

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    The past two days have been around maintenance or even above maintenance. I went away for the weekend with my girlfriend because it was our five year anniversary and wanted to not worry about dieting. I also skipped cardio on Friday because of it. Went for a big bike ride (20 mils) on Sunday so i did get some activity in.

    Back to normal eating today. Will be going low carb today to try and make up a bit for the past few days. Also need to get my cardio in more. I only did a single session the past two weeks and this might have lead to the slightly lower fat loss. Im really motivated again after this weekend and ready to drop some fat.

    Im starting to get pretty happy with my appearance. My legs are finally starting to show definition, which is something im very excited about. Chest, back, shoulders and arms are starting to look pretty decent. Top two abs are getting more and more visible. Im ready to take it to the next level and work hard.

    [Edit] Hamstrings have been incredibly sore the past few days. I trained them on Thurday but they are still pretty sore. Very happy squatting wont be until Thursday .
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    Good stuff RvN.

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