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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. #51
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    Back/Triceps

    Chinup, dead hang

    +50x5
    +50x5
    +50x5
    +50x5
    +50x5

    RDL

    315x10
    365x8
    405x5
    405x5

    Widegrip Tbar Row Machine

    3 plates x 15
    3 plates +25 x 12
    4 plates x 10
    4 plates x 10

    Close Grip Floor Skullcrusher

    95x15
    105x12
    115x8

    DB OH Extension

    80x12
    80x12
    80x12

    Power Shrug

    315x10
    315x10

    Thoughts

    -due to some injury problems im trying to mix a few things up, but will still keep the emphasis on the big 3
    -this is something i will do likely for a good few weeks until i get back home to my regular gym with my regular equipment in a couple months
    -felt good today, was a nice combo and got it done in about an hour

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    solid work all around, nothing wrong with changin things up for a bit. Gotta love the heavy romanians.
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    Plenty of volume in that session duder. Nice job.

    Hope your injuries heal up soon man. I think I only now appreciate how much injuries can both physically and mentally take their toll.

    What age are you, if you dont mind me asking?
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    thanks bro's. mid 20's my man. and you?

    Legs/Shoulders

    Parallel Box Squat

    225x5
    255x5
    275x5
    305x5

    BTN Press

    135x10
    145x8
    165x6
    175x6

    Olympic Back Squat 60 sec rests

    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5

    Smith WG Upright Row

    135x10
    145x10
    155x8
    165x8

    Thoughts

    -good workout, getting more flexible by the day from my stretching
    -wasnt too challenging today, just kinda getting back into it
    -olympic squats felt great, used my oly shoes and depth was very good, i will increase next time

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    crazy pressing there, especially BTN. I always found those aggravated my shoulder compared to pressing in front.
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    Strong pressing Ken, why BTH though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roots View Post
    crazy pressing there, especially BTN. I always found those aggravated my shoulder compared to pressing in front.
    thanks man. opposite for me for whatever reason. i tore my labrum about a year and a half ago, but btn is always easier for me

    Quote Originally Posted by Chalky Palms View Post
    Strong pressing Ken, why BTH though?
    appreciate it cp. feel better for me and carry over very well for my benching and also grow my shoulders liike crazy. my shoulders are my best bodypart, but are shrinking a bit since i havent been good on my pressing lately. im getting back into it to get that strength back up

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    Nice session Kenny.

    What is the general outline of your program?

    Im 30 btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flynn View Post
    Nice session Kenny.

    What is the general outline of your program?

    Im 30 btw.
    thanks man.

    chest/bi's, off, back/tri, off, legs/shoulders, off

    though i throw in extra rest days when i need them. also, i do some hamstring work on my back day so in reality, the legs is more of a quads day

    this is just something i will be working with until i can get back to my home gym and can be better about my diet and such. with work, its getting harder and harder to do.

    EDIT:

    a better way to put it is this. bench/bi, off, deadlift/tri, off, squat/shoulders, off
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    odd, I tore my labrum with BTN presses.. good luck with that..

    I like your goal and at that bodyweight you'll be a monster in the field..
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    Absolute monster sessions bro. Keep going!
    "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."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJake View Post
    odd, I tore my labrum with BTN presses.. good luck with that..

    I like your goal and at that bodyweight you'll be a monster in the field..
    Quote Originally Posted by KoSh View Post
    Absolute monster sessions bro. Keep going!
    thanks brothas!

    and yea jake, i know what you mean. its crazy how some things bother certain people but are easy for others. who the hell knows my man?

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    Getting Organized

    New "routine" loosely based on an upper/lower program with heavy and light days.

    Upper 1

    Incline Bench Press 5 sets, 2x4-6, 2x8, 1x12+
    Military Press 3 sets 2x4-6, 1x10+
    Overhead Extensions 5 sets between 8-15 reps
    Chinups 5 sets, 2x4-6, 2x8, 1x10+
    Deadlift 4 sets, 3x4-6, 1x8+

    Lower 1

    Preacher Curl 4 sets
    Calves 4 sets
    Box Squats 6 sets 3x4-6, 2x6-8, 1x10
    Pull Through 3 sets/Ghetto GHR 2 sets

    Upper 2

    Paused Flat Bench Press 5 sets, 2 heavy worksets 3-5, 3 speed sets
    BTN Press 4 sets 2x6-8, 1x8-10, 1x12+
    Floor Skullcrusher 5 sets
    WG Pullup 5 sets
    BB Row 5 sets
    DB Fly 2 sets

    Lower 2

    BB Curl 4 sets
    Calves 4 sets
    RDL 4 sets
    Olympic Squat 5 sets, higher reps
    Power Shrugs 3 sets
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    Interesting routine
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    With your new routine, how are your Rest days set up?

    And I'm assuming the 2nd portion of your Upper and Lower workouts are your heavier days. I know most routines have the routine set up with the Speed Bench, or DE days on a day of their own, but you have them set up after the Heavy Flat Pause Presses, any reason? Or are you just experimenting?

    405 on the RDL is sick, very impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMyWay2TheTop View Post
    Interesting routine
    lol, thanks man. we will see how it works out, im pretty flexible with my training, so if something needs to be modified, it will be

    Quote Originally Posted by Time+Patience View Post
    With your new routine, how are your Rest days set up?

    And I'm assuming the 2nd portion of your Upper and Lower workouts are your heavier days. I know most routines have the routine set up with the Speed Bench, or DE days on a day of their own, but you have them set up after the Heavy Flat Pause Presses, any reason? Or are you just experimenting?

    405 on the RDL is sick, very impressive.
    probably going to try to stick to M, T, off, Th, F but this will change depending on how much rest i need.

    i may throw the heavy flat bench out entirely, and do all speed work there.

    the reason that my routine is so crazy and i had to drop the coan routine is because this gym i am forced to train at this summer has terrible equipment. the bench is literally about 10 inches from the ground. i am completely unable to arch at all, and my bench is almost flat backed. it sucks. not to mention there is no ghr, and no way to setup deficit deadlifts because of the "rules" of the club

    im just going to try to eat well and do the best i can to add some size and strength so when i get back home i can get back to my conventional training where i have the proper equipment to do so. so im sort of doing some bodybuilding type stuff in the meantime.

    i dont want to do it, but i cant do any sort of powerlifting training here and its frustrating.

    maybe i will do some high rep flat db presses on my second upper day to keep it a bit more of a "lighter day".

    good suggestions man, and i need to keep those thoughts in mind!

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    Bench Assistance Week 1

    Speed Bench

    165x3
    165x3
    165x3
    165x3
    165x3

    BTN Press

    135x10
    145x10
    145x10
    115x15

    High Incline DB Press

    70x10
    70x10

    Pulldown

    195x5
    195x5
    195x5
    195x5
    150x10
    150x10

    Incline DB Extension

    80x10
    80x10
    80x20

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    I saw your video on another post and I'm really trying to zone in on my bench form after some major 5x5 disappointment. Next Monday I'm gonna mimic your setup
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYND0...layer_embedded

    Is this your form on every set or only when throwing the big weight? thanks
    Last edited by Nate IRL; 07-06-2009 at 08:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate IRL View Post
    I saw your video on another post and I'm really trying to zone in on my bench form after some major 5x5 disappointment. Next Monday I'm gonna mimic your setup
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYND0...layer_embedded

    Is this your form on every set or only when throwing the big weight? thanks
    all the time man, every time.

    fixing my form and developing a good arch and solid base to press from was the best thing i ever did for benching. dont get discouraged, you just have to practice until you get locked in.

    if you can, take some vids of your setup so your form can be evaluated and perfected. if done properly, id bet you can easily get 25-40 lbs out of your current bench max, if not more

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    Squat Week 1

    Squat

    275x8
    275x8

    Pause Squat

    245x5
    245x5

    Olympic Squat

    225x5
    225x5

    Leg Curl

    80x12
    80x12
    80x12

    Preacher Curl

    60x10
    60x10

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    As usual, you're kicking some serious ass.

    I'm never going to catch you! hahaha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoSh View Post
    As usual, you're kicking some serious ass.

    I'm never going to catch you! hahaha!
    lol, i was terrible today i thought. i felt weak and slow, but the oly squats were great, i think i might be stronger on those than my regular squats. im going to experiment some more with olympic shoes and see what happens.

    and yea you can catch me man, at least you can kick my ass with that MMA training you are about to do haha


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    Bench Week 1

    Bench

    205x10
    205x10

    Close Grip Bench

    175x10
    175x10

    Incline Bench

    155x10
    155x9....wow

    Lever Tbar Row

    135x10
    160x8
    160x8
    160x8
    135x12

    Floor Skullcrushers

    105x10
    105x8
    105x8
    85x12

    Tate Press

    30x8
    40x6
    50x3
    55x3

    Wow my work capacity sucks. Pretty horrible, a far cry from my 315 competition bench.

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    Kenny,

    I noticed your speed bench back there. Do you compete in gear? If not, im just wondering about your opinions or experience of its effectiveness for raw lifting.

    Still solid WOs despite the unfortunate gym rules and lack of equipment. Those high rep and volume sessions are stinkers. I HATE them. They arent easy.
    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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    Good workouts Kenny
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