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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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    FRIDAY: Hamstring dominant, quad accessory. Triceps.

    Workout again felt really great. Loved the Deads and Presses Will def be going heavier next workout. Legs feeling pretty tired and i also got skin fold test today too, im at 15% BF so im pretty happy with that. Heres the workout:

    Romanian Deadlifts (Stiffs) 5◊5

    5 @ 120kg
    5 @ 130kg
    5 @ 130kg
    5 @ 130kg
    5 @ 130kg

    Weight felt good but not super difficult, heavier next week! 3 Plates

    High foot placement leg press 3◊8

    8 @ 250kg ( Too light )
    8 @ 270kg
    8 @ 280kg

    Will be going heavier on these next week, felt good on the hams,glutes and groin though!

    Seated leg extensions 3◊12-20

    15 @ 70kg ( Found it hurting my knees a bit, so went lighter. )
    15 @ 57kg
    15 @ 57kg

    Legs were smashed!

    Skullcrushers 5◊5

    5 @ 30kg
    5 @ 32.5kg
    5 @ 32.5kg
    5 @ 32.5kg
    4 @ 35kg ( Didnt get the 5th up , next week! )

    Cable pressdowns 3◊8-12

    12 @ 59kg
    12 @ 59kg
    10 @ 59kg

    First week of my BGB routine completed. Loved every workout and feel im seeing results already! Many thanks to WBB and peace lads

    Benno

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    how much do you weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by famous636 View Post
    how much do you weigh?
    About 185 poundss

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    Good work man, keep it up.


    crazy people from the rest of the world and your kilos....
    ...she looked so much cuter with something in her mouth...

    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2140245

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    Looking solid dude! Will be cool to see how you get on with this program.

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    Rob , luna

    Thanks lads Will post my workout up later tonight!

    Benno.

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    MONDAY: Horizontal push pull, calves, and abs

    Rack pulls 5◊5

    6 @ 200kg
    3 @ 210kg (Grip went )
    4 @ 210kg (Cudnt get the 5th)
    7 @ 180kg
    7 @ 180kg

    These smashed my back hard. After going over 200 over the 3 sets was feeling really fatigued. Droped the weight a bit and went for more reps. Felt stronger than last week!

    Bent-over rows 3◊8 (hypertrophy range)

    8 @ 70kg
    8 @ 75kg
    8 @ 75kg

    Aim to do 75kg over the 3 sets next week.

    Flat bench 5◊5

    5 @ 80kg
    5 @ 90kg
    5 @ 90kg
    3 @ 92.5kg
    4 @ 90kg

    Last two sets felt really heavy, next week gonna aim to do 90kg @ 5x5.

    Incline dumbbell press 3◊8

    8 @ 32.5kg D/B's
    8 @ 32.5kg D/B's
    8 @ 30kg D/B's

    Incline cable flyes 3◊10-12

    10 @ 23kg each hand
    12 @ 18kg each hand
    12 @ 18kg each hand

    These felt really good on outer pecks, nice stretch anyways

    Calves: (soleus) 3◊12-20 seated calf raises. Pause at the bottom

    15 @ 52.5kg
    12 @ 55kg
    12 @ 50kg

    Swear i had knifes ripping my calves apart, burn was incrediable

    Abs: 3 sets of 8-12, weighted

    12 @ +12.5kg
    12 @ +12.5kg
    12 @ +12.5kg

    Was good to have my gym partner back, could go to my maximum weight esp on the Bench and Inclines! Feeling pretty smashed now, gonna bail and eat lotsa CHICKEN BREASTS!

    Peace,
    Benno

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    Solid work, benno.

    Keep working!
    "Donít fall for the crap that people are peddling on message boards, in magazines or on TV. Get your **** in order, and get your training in order. Start kicking ass, and take out the crap that doesnít matter. Start doing and believing in the stuff that works, and do it today and forever. You want science and studies? **** you. Iíve got scars and blood and vomit."
    Jim Wendler, 531 Method

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    Awesome work Benno! Cool to see you've got a training partner down there, hurry up and move up here allready

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    Great workouts man.

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    GHOGH , KOSH

    Thanks boys, appreciated :P

    Ha risk, yeah i reckon... Heaps better having my decent training partner back...

    Didnt make the gym today lads... Had to goto perth for the whole day Will do todays workout tomorrow on my off day and then workouts on thurs and fri.

    I'll keep you's posted!

    Cheerss
    Benno

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    BAH! We could of trained bench!! What were you doing up here anyway?

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    WEDNESDAY: Quad dominant, hamstring accessory. Biceps.

    Squats 5x5

    5 @ 100kg
    5 @ 110kg
    5 @ 110kg
    5 @ 110kg
    5 @ 115kg

    Happy with these numbers for the second time ever doing them!

    45 Degree Leg Presses 3x8

    8 @ 300kg
    8 @ 310kg
    8 @ 315kg

    Big Increases here aswell.

    Seated Leg curls 3x12-20

    15 @ 90kg
    10 @ 95kg
    9 @ 90kg

    Laying down leg curl machine in getting repaired so i did seated. Did these will little rest between sets, could only get 9 reps at 90kg on the last set because of cramp

    Standing EZ Barbell Curls 5◊5

    5 @ 50kg
    5 @ 50kg
    5 @ 50kg
    5 @ 45kg
    5 @ 45kg

    Again these were difficult doing 50kg over the 5 sets. They didnt feel much stronger than last week Had to drop 5 kgs off, 45 over the last two sets felt good. Needed my partner, hopefully 50kg 5x5 next week

    Seated alternating bicep curls 3◊8-12

    8 each hand @ 17.5kg DB'S ( Felt heavy, but still managed 8! )
    11 each hand @ 15kg DB'S ( Extra 2 reps )
    11 each hand @ 15kg DB'S ( Extra 2 reps )

    These were much better than last weeks and felt stronger. Overrall was really happy with the workout. Legs are feeling stronger than ever for me! I must admit, i love squats

    Tomorrow is: Vertical push-pull, calves, abs

    Really looking forward to tomorrow doing weighted chins and the Seated D/B Shoulder presses Hopefully i can get some PR's!

    Thanks, peace.
    Benno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k View Post
    BAH! We could of trained bench!! What were you doing up here anyway?
    Yeah, smash tha bench presses..

    The missus had a operation bro.
    Last edited by benno; 06-10-2009 at 01:43 AM.

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    Squats are looking awesome benno! It took me a damn long time to get 2plates per side, your going to be kicking ass!


    Hope the missus is OK and it was nothing major.

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    Ahh lookin good benno! hanging for tomorrows workout!

    Risk10k, stop trying to steal my training partner

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    Quote Originally Posted by musclemick View Post
    Ahh lookin good benno! hanging for tomorrows workout!

    Risk10k, stop trying to steal my training partner
    Pfft, I'll get you up here too - I need a crew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k View Post
    Squats are looking awesome benno! It took me a damn long time to get 2plates per side, your going to be kicking ass!


    Hope the missus is OK and it was nothing major.
    Haha, cheers mang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musclemick View Post
    Ahh lookin good benno! hanging for tomorrows workout!

    Risk10k, stop trying to steal my training partner
    Ahhh wdup! Good to see you made it. You'll be addicted to this site in no time!

    Yeah bring on tomozz , smash those weighted chins and shoulder presses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benno View Post
    Calves: (soleus) 3◊12-20 seated calf raises. Pause at the bottom

    15 @ 52.5kg
    12 @ 55kg
    12 @ 50kg

    Swear i had knifes ripping my calves apart, burn was incrediable
    I get this same feeling often when training calves. I never get this type of "pain" while doing any other bodypart, except for calves, don't get me wrong, it hurts, but nothing hurts more than a lactic acid pump on Calves.

    Overall, our numbers aren't to far off, weight wise and exercising, and bodyfat. In the past I was always around 185 or so. How long have you been lifting?
    Journal http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...us-Consistency

    Consistency is the key to success within this sport...

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    THURSDAY: Vertical push-pull, calves, abs

    Chins 5x5

    5 @ BW + 15kgs
    4 @ BW + 15kgs
    5 @ BW + 10kgs
    4 @ BW + 10kgs
    5 @ BW + 5kgs

    Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns 8-12

    10 @ 70kg
    9 @ 70kg
    8 @ 70kg

    Pullover Machine

    9 @ 64kg
    9 @ 64kg
    8 @ 64kg

    Bent Over Side Laterals 3x10

    11 @ 7kg DB'S
    11 @ 7kg DB'S
    11 @ 7kg DB'S

    Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press 5◊5

    5 @ 32.5kg DB'S
    4 @ 35kg DB'S
    5 @ 32.5kg DB'S
    5 @ 32.5kg DB'S
    10 @ 27.5kg DB'S

    Standing side laterals 3◊8

    10 @ 10kg DB'S
    8 @ 10kg DB'S
    9 @ 10kg DB'S

    Calves: (gastrocs) standing calf raises, 3◊8-10

    10 @ 135kg
    9 @ 135kg
    8 @ 135kg

    Abs: 3 sets of 8-12, weighted

    12 @ 12.5kgs
    12 @ 12.5kgs
    12 @ 12.5kgs

    Time to eat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Time+Patience View Post
    I get this same feeling often when training calves. I never get this type of "pain" while doing any other bodypart, except for calves, don't get me wrong, it hurts, but nothing hurts more than a lactic acid pump on Calves.

    Overall, our numbers aren't to far off, weight wise and exercising, and bodyfat. In the past I was always around 185 or so. How long have you been lifting?
    Probably 1 and a bit years of serious training bro.

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    I HATE calf work. HATE it.

    I can't walk for three days after I do it.

    For your weighted chins are you using a dip belt or a ghetto rigged belt + towel + weight? I can't afford a dip belt at the moment, or I can but I'd need to choose between buying the Practical Programming book or that... I'm pretty sure gehtto rigging a belt would work just fine...
    "Donít fall for the crap that people are peddling on message boards, in magazines or on TV. Get your **** in order, and get your training in order. Start kicking ass, and take out the crap that doesnít matter. Start doing and believing in the stuff that works, and do it today and forever. You want science and studies? **** you. Iíve got scars and blood and vomit."
    Jim Wendler, 531 Method

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    Very cool session! How did you like the pull over machine?

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    FRIDAY: Hamstring dominant, quad accessory. Triceps

    Been busy lads! Heres fridays workout, it was a goodie! Hamstrings and lower back are smashed

    Romanian Deadlifts (Stiffs) 5◊5

    5 @ 120kg
    6 @ 140kg
    6 @ 140kg
    5 @ 145kg
    5 @ 145kg

    These went supa!

    High foot placement leg press 3◊8

    10 @ 300kg
    8 @ 320kg
    8 @ 340kg



    Seated leg extensions 3◊12-20

    20 @ 79.3kg
    15 @ 79.3kg
    15 @ 68.5kg

    The burn was incrediable!

    Skullcrushers 5◊5

    5 @ 35kg
    6 @ 35kg
    5 @ 35kg
    5 @ 35kg
    4 @ 35kg

    Felt much better than last week.

    Cable pressdowns 3◊8-12

    11 @ 64kg
    8 @ 64kg
    10 @ 64kg

    Best workout ive had throughout the program over the past 2 weeks. Legs esp are feeling stronger than ever.

    Peace,
    Benno.

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