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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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    Last nights workout:

    Squats 4x5

    5 @ 75kg
    5 @ 95kg
    5 @ 115kg
    5 @ 115kg

    Standing Military Press 4x5

    5 @ 35kg
    5 @ 45kg
    5 @ 55kg
    5 @ 65kg

    Deadlift 4x5

    5 @ 115kg
    5 @ 135kg
    5 @ 155kg
    5 @ 175kg

    Assitance Work:

    Weighted Chins

    6 @ 5kg
    6 @ 5kg
    6 @ 5kg

    Weighted Crunches

    10 @ 12.5kg
    10 @ 12.5kg
    10 @ 12.5kg

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    FRIDAY & MONDAY: Bill Starr

    Friday

    Squats 5x5

    5 @ 75kg
    5 @ 95kg
    5 @ 115kg
    5 @ 135kg
    3 @ 157.5kg
    8 @ 115kg

    Bench 5x5

    5 @ 55kg
    5 @ 65kg
    5 @ 75kg
    5 @ 85kg
    3 @ 97.5kg
    8 @ 75kg

    Rows 5x5

    5 @ 35kg
    5 @ 45kg
    5 @ 55kg
    5 @ 65kg
    3 @ 77.5kg
    8 @ 55kg

    Assitance Work:

    SkullCrushers

    5 @ 45kg
    5 @ 47.5kg
    5 @ 47.5kg

    Tricep Pushdowns

    8 @ 91kg
    8 @ 91kg
    8 @ 82kg

    Ez BB Curls

    8 @ 40kg
    8 @ 40kg
    8 @ 40kg

    Monday:

    Squats 5x5 - SKIPPED

    Bench 5x5

    5 @ 57.5kg
    5 @ 67.5kg
    5 @ 77.5kg
    5 @ 87.5kg
    5 @ 97.5kg

    Rows 5x5

    5 @ 37.5kg
    5 @ 47.5kg
    5 @ 57.5kg
    5 @ 67.5kg
    5 @ 77.5kg

    Assitance Work:

    Weighted Hypers

    10 @ 30kg
    10 @ 30kg

    Leg Raises

    10 @ BW
    10 @ BW
    10 @ BW
    10 @ BW

    Having probelms with my hips and hip flexors which are causing me a lot of pain when i squat. Pretty devastating really... Progressing each week then comes injurys... HATE IT! I even warmed up for 30 mins with foam rollers,tennis ball exercises and numorous amount of stretches, but still having probelms.. Going to the physio and possibly the chiro tomorrow to find out what the go is...

    Peace,
    Benno

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    Good luck at the physio, hope they are able to sort it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNalicious View Post
    Good luck at the physio, hope they are able to sort it out.
    Thanks mate... Going there today!

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    Went to the physio, he said that my hips were really tight and not flexible. He did some work on it tonight, feels tender atm but feels bit better already. Doesnt want me to squat for another 1-2weeks, but i can manage... He gave me some exercises to do each night before going to bed to increase my hip flexibly.. Hope it all works out and quick too! Want to be squating again asap!

    Im looking to do a Push/Pull/Leg Routine starting next week. I seem to get pretty beat up squating 3 days a week, that way i will just squat once a week.

    Tonight i did bits and pieces - skipped squats obviously.

    Did 4x5 Sets on Military - Worked up to 67.5kg and got 4 - WAS HEAVYYYY
    4x5 Sets on Deadlifts - Worked up to 4 plates (180kg) for 5
    and 25x Chinups.

    Will do some bench/row day without squats on friday with some assitance work.

    Peace-
    Benno
    Last edited by benno; 09-30-2009 at 06:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benno View Post
    Went to the physio, he said that my hips were really tight and not flexible. He did some work on it tonight, feels tender atm but feels bit better already. Doesnt want me to squat for another 1-2weeks, but i can manage... He gave me some exercises to do each night before going to bed to increase my hip flexibly.. Hope it all works out and quick too! Want to be squating again asap!

    Im looking to do a Push/Pull/Leg Routine starting next week. I seem to get pretty beat up squating 3 days a week, that way i will just squat once a week.

    Tonight i did bits and pieces - skipped squats obviously.

    Did 4x5 Sets on Military - Worked up to 67.5kg and got 4 - WAS HEAVYYYY
    4x5 Sets on Deadlifts - Worked up to 4 plates (180kg) for 5
    and 25x Chinups.

    Will do some bench/row day without squats on friday with some assitance work.

    Peace-
    Benno
    Squatting three days a week can wear on you. I am moving away from that in two weeks. The routine I am on now has be squatting 3 times a week for the first 4 and then only on Mondays and Fridays through the rest of the 5 weeks. I am weighing a return to BGB or some sort of volume training after this routine.

    I will pray for a quick recovery for you Benno.
    Working on getting stronger in body, mind and soul.



    1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamazav View Post
    Squatting three days a week can wear on you. I am moving away from that in two weeks. The routine I am on now has be squatting 3 times a week for the first 4 and then only on Mondays and Fridays through the rest of the 5 weeks. I am weighing a return to BGB or some sort of volume training after this routine.

    I will pray for a quick recovery for you Benno.
    Thanks alot for the supportive words bama, i hope quick recovery too! All the best returning to BGB ( had awesome results, good program ) or some sort volume training. Though make your u master your big 4 lifts ( Bench,Squat,Militarys and Deads), and maybe throw in some volume with those lifts. Pack on that size BUDDY.

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    Sumo Deadlift

    3 X 200KG , 4 X 190KG , 5 X 180KG

    WOOHOOOOO , Hit 200 !! PR

    Bent Over Rows ( Full ROM )

    12 x 60KG , 12 x 60KG , 10 x 60KG

    Chin Ups

    7 BW , 6 BW , 6 BW , 5 BW

    UH Lat Pulldowns

    12 x 80KG , 8 x 80KG

    DB Pullovers

    10 x 30KG , 10 x 30KG

    Straight BB Curl

    8 x 30KG , 8 x 30KG , 8 x 30KG

    All Done! Was a very tough workout , and very different Gonna be sore tomorrow, was sooo stoked with my deadlifts tonight considering i could get 200kg off the ground about a 3-4 weeks ago and got 3!! Over 2x My BW.

    Peace!
    Benno.
    Last edited by benno; 10-05-2009 at 06:05 AM.

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    Great JOB Benno! Way to hit that PR!

    If my back cooperates, I will be doing deads tomorrow. I have been doing rack deadlifts due to space limits, but figured out how I can lift from the floor. I will probably have to back off a bit and work to get used to the extra 6-8 inches difference, but it will be worth it.
    Working on getting stronger in body, mind and soul.



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    Congrats on the PR, muscles.
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    Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

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    Noooooo, you are supposed to be getting weaker than i am!

    Congrats on the PR, that is a big one!

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    Bench

    4 x 110KG , 4 x 110KG , 3 X 110KG , 5 X 100KG , 3 X 100KG



    Military Press

    4 x 60KG , 3 x 60KG , 5 x 55KG , 4 x 50KG , 3 x 50KG

    Dips

    8 x BW , 8 x BW , 8 x BW

    Incline D/B Flyes Supersetted with Rear Laterals

    12 x 10KG // 12 x 9KG
    12 x 10KG // 12 x 9KG


    Pushdowns

    20 x 50KG

    Workout was good.. Was very impressed with my benching, it has came a long way! Military's need work, but that will come. Didnt get to do skullcrushers in my assistance as i ran outta time! Thats alright, im pretty sure my triceps got a good hammering without the assistance work

    Peace,
    Benno
    Last edited by benno; 10-07-2009 at 06:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamazav View Post
    Great JOB Benno! Way to hit that PR!

    If my back cooperates, I will be doing deads tomorrow. I have been doing rack deadlifts due to space limits, but figured out how I can lift from the floor. I will probably have to back off a bit and work to get used to the extra 6-8 inches difference, but it will be worth it.
    Thanks Bama! Yeah mate, certainly will be worth it! All the best!

    Quote Originally Posted by tomv View Post
    Congrats on the PR, muscles.
    Tom, Thanks mate!

    Quote Originally Posted by LuNalicious View Post
    Noooooo, you are supposed to be getting weaker than i am!

    Congrats on the PR, that is a big one!
    Haha luna, well get stronger Hows the leanness way treating ya? Thanks for the congratz, 200kg means heaps!

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    Sick work on the bench benno, gunna have some massive titties soon huh lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benno View Post
    Haha luna, well get stronger Hows the leanness way treating ya? Thanks for the congratz, 200kg means heaps!
    Im trying! Going for leanness sucks ass, im happy you decided to go for strength, life is easier on a bulk. 200kg is really awesome!

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    Last nights workout

    Legs And Lower

    Squat

    8 x 60KG, 8 x 60KG, 8 x 60KG

    Leg Press

    10 x 410KG

    SLDL

    8 x 100KG, 8 x 100KG, 8 x 100KG

    Leg Extensions

    15 x 84KG , 15 x 77KG

    Weighted Hypers

    10 x 25KG, 10 x 25KG, 10 x 25KG

    Seated Calf Raises Supersetted with 45 Degree Leg Press Calf Raises

    10 x 60KG//15 x 150KG
    10 x 60KG//15 x 150KG

    All done! Legs are pretty fired today, esp my Hams and Quads... Hips felt alright on the squats... Gonna really ease back into them slowly then hopefully my hips will repair themselves. I will probably take a video of my squats so i can get a critque too!

    Looking forward to smashing mondays pull session!

    Peace,
    Benno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomv View Post
    Sick work on the bench benno, gunna have some massive titties soon huh lol.
    Haha, yeah tom! Im hoping for that anywayz! I really love my benching now, before it really sucked ass... Thanks mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by LuNalicious View Post
    Im trying! Going for leanness sucks ass, im happy you decided to go for strength, life is easier on a bulk. 200kg is really awesome!
    Thanks Luna! Im prob looking to lean up this time next year.. Not looking forward to it hahaha, but on the other hand i would like to see what i look like lean.

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    Last nights workout

    Sumo Deadlift

    2 X 200KG , 3 X 190KG , 5 X 180KG

    Bent Over Rows ( Full ROM )

    12 x 60KG , 12 x 60KG , 10 x 60KG

    UH Chin Ups

    7 BW , 6 BW , 6 BW

    DB Pullovers

    10 x 30KG , 10 x 30KG

    Straight BB Curl

    8 x 40KG , 8 x 40KG , 8 x 40KG

    Workout went alright, gonna give UH Chins a go for a while. Something different!

    Deadlifts felt a bit off today - got 1 less rep on both the 200 and 190 set, nothing major though...

    I look forward to wednesdays workout!

    Peace,
    Benno

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNalicious View Post
    Im trying! Going for leanness sucks ass, im happy you decided to go for strength, life is easier on a bulk. 200kg is really awesome!

    HAHA thats gold luna. Yes bulking is much easier... eat lots and lift heavy. Does life get any better?

    New programs looking good Benno. It's good your bench and deads are picking up get fat like me and you'll lift like a king.... like me ;-)
    She lied.... SIZE MATTERS!

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