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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. #176
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    And the pics from today, 7/3, down to 202lbs, still a ways to go:
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    Today:

    HS iso-lat incline press
    90(45 per side) x 8
    110x6
    140x6
    180x4

    200x6, 2, 2, 2

    HS iso-lat pulldown
    90x8
    110x6
    140x6
    180x3

    200x6, 2, 2, 2

    HS iso-lat shoulder press
    90x8
    110x6
    140x6
    180x4

    200x6, 2, 180x2, 2

    Supported t-bar row
    45x8
    70x6
    90x6

    135x5, 125x2, 2, 2

    Dips
    BWx5

    BWx16, 4, 4, 4


    Bodyweight: 203lbs
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  3. #178
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    Back from vacation. Today:


    Front squats
    95x8
    115x6
    135x6
    155x3

    175x6, 2, 2, 2

    Glute/ham raises
    BWx12
    BW+10x6

    BW+35x6, 2, 2, 2

    EZ bar curls
    55x8

    90x6, 2, 2, 2

    Ab machine
    90x6
    110x6, 2, 2, 2


    Bodyweight: 200lbs (21lbs lost total now)
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  4. #179
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    Ugh too busy lately. Oh well, as long as my strength keeps increasing things should be alright. Today:

    HS iso-lat incline press
    90(45lbs per side) x 6
    115x6

    190x6, 2, 2, 2

    HS iso-lat pulldown
    90x6
    115x6

    190x6, 2, 2, 2

    HS iso-lat shoulder press
    Didn't have time to finish the clusters so I did a light, longer set at the end

    90x6
    115x6

    180x6, 2
    90x9

    Supported t-bar rows
    45x6
    90x6

    125x6, 2, 2, 2


    Bodyweight: 201lbs
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    The saga continues...

    I've kept lifting since my last post, but now feel the need to track my workouts to keep track of progress and identify things that should be changed. I've done a version of 5/3/1 for the past two months, and switched to a bodybuilding split (as planned) two weeks ago.

    This was from Monday, June 4, 2012, legs:

    Front squats
    45x15
    95x12
    135x8
    175x5

    225x2
    155x9

    Hammer Strength iso-lat leg curls
    20x15
    50x8

    80x6 - form was falling off, too much weight
    50x10

    SLDL's
    First time doing these in a long time, so I took it easy. Lower back definitely needs to get stronger

    95x12
    135x10

    Leg press
    90x15
    180x10
    270x10

    360x8

    Leg press calf raises
    360x10
    450x10

    Seated calf raises
    45x12
    70x10

    90x10
    45x25

    Hammer Strength iso-lat leg extensions
    For teh pump.
    50x25

    Bodyweight: 204lbs
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    Shoulders

    This was Tuesday, June 5, 2012:

    Seated overhead press
    45x15
    65x10
    95x10
    115x8

    145x5
    115x8

    Hammer Strength iso-lat overhead press
    90x10
    140x8

    180x7

    DB laterals
    12.5x15
    20x10

    30x10

    Face pulls
    Don't really remember the weight on this. 3 moderate warm up sets working up to one working set of 18

    DB shrugs
    80x15
    80x12, isometric hold on last rep

    Bodyweight: 201lbs
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    Back, then chest

    Thursday, June 7, 2012:

    Back

    T-bar rows
    45x15
    70x12
    90x10
    115x10

    Hammer Strength iso-lat pulldown
    90x15
    140x10
    180x8

    Chest supported t-bar rows
    45x12
    80x10

    HS iso-lat pulldown
    90x16


    Bodyweight: 202lbs


    Today, June 8, 2012:

    Chest

    DB bench press
    40x15
    55x12
    65x10
    70x10

    85x9

    Incline press
    45x15
    95x12
    135x10

    165x6 drop to 135x5

    HS iso-lat bench press
    90x12
    140x10
    90x12

    DB flies
    20x15
    30x10
    40x8 + 5 presses

    Cable crossovers
    2 sets for teh pump


    Bodyweight: 203lbs
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  8. #183
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    Arms

    Yesterday, 6/10/2012:

    Alternating dumbell curls
    15x20
    25x12
    35x10

    45x6

    Preacher curls
    20x12
    40x10
    60x10

    70x8
    70x7

    Cable curls
    2 warmup sets, 1 dropset

    Cable pushdowns
    3 warmup sets, then 160x8

    Overhead tricep extensions
    40x10
    50x10

    70x9

    Machine dips
    2 warmup sets, 1 drop set


    Bodyweight: 199lbs - first time I've been below 200lbs in years, fat is finally flying off
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  9. #184
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    Legs

    Front squats
    45x15
    95x12
    135x5
    185x3

    225x3
    175x5

    HS iso-lat leg curls
    20x15
    50x8

    90x4 drop to 50x5

    Goodmornings
    45x12
    95x10
    115x10

    135x10

    Leg presses
    180x12
    270x10
    360x10

    540x10

    Leg press calf raises
    180x18
    450x12

    HS iso-lat leg extensions
    90x8 drop to 50x10

    Seated calf raises
    45x15

    115x10 drop to 90x8 drop to 45x12


    Bodyweight: 201lbs
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    Shoulders

    I woke up sick as a dog after the last workout for whatever reason. Took some time off, got weaker apparently. This was yesterday:

    Seated overhead press
    45x15
    65x12
    95x10
    115x8

    145x4
    135x5

    HS iso-lat shoulder press
    90x10
    140x10

    180x6
    140x8

    DB laterals
    15x10
    20x10

    35x6
    15x12

    Face pulls
    2 sets

    Bodyweight: 199lbs
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  11. #186
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    Back

    This was last night:

    T-bar rows
    45x10
    90x10
    115x10

    135x10
    90x12

    Starting to find the groove on these

    HS iso-lat pulldowns
    90x12
    140x10

    180x8

    Cable rows
    110x10

    135x6

    HS iso-lat pulldowns
    90x15
    90x14

    Bodyweight: 196.5lbs fat is frying

    Chest later tonight
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    Chest

    From last night:

    DB bench press
    50x15
    60x12
    70x10

    85x8
    70x8

    Incline bench press
    45x15
    95x12
    115x10

    165x4
    135x8

    HS iso-lat bench press
    70x12
    90x10

    140x7
    90x12

    DB flies
    35x9
    25x12

    Cable crossovers
    2 sets

    Bodyweight: 196lbs
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    Good shit. So are you training for size, strength or both now? I think I remember that back in the day, you'd always go back and forth between bodybuilding and powerlifting
    "I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr

    "im assuming the holy (big) 3 are: curls, bench, legs?" - Saggas

    "had a huge ass burn on my triceps while I was doing those kickbacks, so they'll likely be staying with my exercise program." - Zearoth

    "most of my burned calories coming from something called Basal. Wtf does a leaf have to do with any of it?" - Votorx

    "We have a lot of people like that on our campus, all hippies and things, that go around preaching against corporations, jocks, preps, accountants, and anyone else that feels the need to shower more than occasionally." - Shankerr

    "Damn man why are some women just so demonic and evil.. its like you wanna get a stake and mallet and an erection at the same time." - WBBIRL

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    Arms

    Hey whatsup crippler, I thought you were long gone from these parts good to know you're still here. I'm going for size and less bodyfat, and nothing else. I intend to do that by getting stronger in certain exercises, of course, but I don't really care about strength. The fat is melting off right now, and I'm finally getting laid again lol. How bout yourself?

    This was yesterday:

    Alternating DB curls
    15x15
    25x12
    35x8

    45x9

    Preacher curls
    20x15
    40x12
    60x10

    70x12
    40x15
    40x13

    Cable curls
    2 sets

    Skullcrushers
    Bar lowered to the bench behind the head

    40x15
    50x10

    70x9
    50x11

    [B]Pushdowns[/]
    Worked up to a top set of some weight or other

    Overhead dumbell extensions
    Forgot what a great exercise these are

    15x15

    25x9

    DB curls
    15x25

    Overhead DB extensions
    15x20

    Bodyweight: 197lbs
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    ^^ Curl jockey

    Quote Originally Posted by Meat_Head View Post
    Hey whatsup crippler, I thought you were long gone from these parts good to know you're still here. I'm going for size and less bodyfat, and nothing else. I intend to do that by getting stronger in certain exercises, of course, but I don't really care about strength. The fat is melting off right now, and I'm finally getting laid again lol. How bout yourself?
    Are we talking about getting laid or training? . I'll be focusing somewhat on strength at first as to maximize newbie gains and correct some obvious strength imbalances. Once I return to normal man's progress I'll probably change to a more balanced routine, if not somewhat focused on BB.
    "I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr

    "im assuming the holy (big) 3 are: curls, bench, legs?" - Saggas

    "had a huge ass burn on my triceps while I was doing those kickbacks, so they'll likely be staying with my exercise program." - Zearoth

    "most of my burned calories coming from something called Basal. Wtf does a leaf have to do with any of it?" - Votorx

    "We have a lot of people like that on our campus, all hippies and things, that go around preaching against corporations, jocks, preps, accountants, and anyone else that feels the need to shower more than occasionally." - Shankerr

    "Damn man why are some women just so demonic and evil.. its like you wanna get a stake and mallet and an erection at the same time." - WBBIRL

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    Stepping in dogg crapp

    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Crippler View Post
    ^^ Curl jockey

    Are we talking about getting laid or training? . I'll be focusing somewhat on strength at first as to maximize newbie gains and correct some obvious strength imbalances. Once I return to normal man's progress I'll probably change to a more balanced routine, if not somewhat focused on BB.
    Sounds reasonable!

    This was Friday, June 29:

    Preacher curls
    20x15
    40x12
    60x10

    80x9/4/4 (rest pause set)

    Reverse preacher curls
    20x12
    40x8

    60x10

    Leg press calf raises
    180x8

    270x10 (DC style, slow negatives and 5-10 second stretch at the bottom)

    HS iso-lat leg curl
    20x12
    40x10

    70x7/3/3

    Leg presses
    270x10
    360x8

    540x8
    270x20

    Bodyweight: 196.5lbs


    Yesterday, July 1:

    HS iso-lat bench press
    20x15
    90x12
    110x8

    140x8/3/2

    Seated military press
    45x15
    95x10

    115x7/3/3

    DB skullcrushers
    Lowered behind the head to the bench
    20x10

    30x8 drop to 25x3/2

    Lat pulldown
    70x12
    90x10

    145x10/4/3

    Rack pulls
    These are basically the same ROM as rack pulls, except that I hold the bar the whole set and don't set it on the safety catches between rest-pause sets. I also squeeze back my shoulder blades and shrug at the top.

    95x12
    135x10

    185x10/4/4

    Bodyweight: 199lbs
    Last edited by Meat_Head; 07-02-2012 at 05:30 PM.
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    New job

    I got a new job about a week ago as a stocker. It's hard physical work, and kind of makes lifting on work days unreasonable. Probably a bad time to try out DC methods, but I'll continue on with lesser frequency.

    June 7:

    DB alternating curls
    15x15
    25x10

    45x9/4/2

    Hammer curls
    15x12

    30x11

    Leg press machine calf raises
    180x10

    360x10

    Glute/Ham raises
    Never had access to an actual GHM before, started with bodyweight

    BWx5

    BWx8/5/5

    Back Squats
    45x10
    95x8
    135x5
    185x3

    205x10
    135x20


    Bodyweight: 198lbs


    June 9:

    DB incline press
    Different form... wide elbows, hence the weenie weight

    50x12
    60x10

    70x10/3/2

    HS iso-lat shoulder press
    90x10

    140x7/3/2

    Pushdowns
    2 sets, then 145x10/3/3

    HS iso-lat pulldown
    90x12
    140x8

    180x8/3/1

    Chest supported t-bar row
    45x10

    70x10

    Bodyweight: 197lbs
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    Today:

    Incline DB curls
    15x12
    25x10

    35x8/4/3

    Reverse cable curls
    40x10

    50x11

    Seated calf raises
    45x10

    100x10

    Seated leg curl
    55x10

    85x9/3/3

    Front squats
    45x10
    95x6
    135x4

    185x7
    115x20


    Bodyweight: 194lbs w00t!
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    Today:

    Smith incline press
    45x10
    95x10
    135x6

    155x9/3/2

    Smith military press
    45x10
    95x6

    135x6/2/2

    EZ bar skullcrushers
    Behind the head, bar touches the bench every rep

    50x8

    70x6/2/1

    Wide grip pullups
    BWx3
    BWx6/3/1

    Suck... fail...

    T-bar rows
    45x10
    90x5

    115x6

    Also suck...

    Bodyweight: 193.5lbs
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    7/25/2012:

    Preacher curls
    40x15
    70x8

    90x7/2/2

    Preacher reverse curls
    40x8

    60x6

    Machine calf raises
    100x10

    200x10

    Leg press
    180x10
    360x6

    630x5
    360x20

    Seated leg curls
    Someone was hogging the HS iso-lat leg curl, so...

    Worked up to a heavy set of some weight, 8/3/2

    Bodyweight: 195lbs

    Going to the gym now...
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    Today:

    Hammer strength iso-lat bench press
    50x15
    90x10

    160x7/2/2

    Military press
    45x15
    95x8

    115x8/2/1

    DB skullcrushers
    Lowered to the bench behind the head

    20x10

    35x4/25x4/20x6

    Lat Pulldowns
    50x12
    100x8

    160x8/3/2

    Smith machine rack pulls
    Holy crap awesome back thickness exercise

    45x15
    135x12

    225x9


    Bodyweight: 193.4lbs
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    Finally back in the gym again...

    DB alternating curls
    15x15
    25x8

    50x5/2/1

    Hammer curls
    35x9

    Leg press calf raises
    180x10

    410x10

    HS iso-lat leg curls
    50x8

    70x7/3/2

    Squat machine
    A gang of assholes were hogging both power racks for the better part of an hour. Finally I just said fuck it and tried this squat machine, which ended up being pretty awesome for quads once I got the depth right

    100x5
    200x6

    300x8

    Bodyweight: 191.8lbs w00t! 12lbs in 2 months
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    Today:

    Dynamic BP

    Rotator cuff warmup

    Bench press
    45x30
    95x10

    125x3x3 narrow grip
    125x3x3 medium grip
    125x3x3 wide grip
    135x3 medium grip

    JM press
    Shoulders went snap crackle and pop, but no pain

    30x15
    50x15
    70x11
    70x11
    50x10

    Deltoid giant set
    Front raises/lateral raises/rear raises

    10x20/20/20

    HS iso-lat pulldown
    90x15
    140x10
    180x6 strict form
    90x16

    Back extensions
    On the glute ham machine, someone broke it so I couldn't to GH raises. Dip hyperextensions instead, 4 second negatives, static hold at the top

    BWx15
    BWx12

    Ab machine
    3 sets

    Decline situps
    BWx6, made my back feel twitchy so I just did a bunch of russian twists with 10lbs

    Hammer curls
    20x20
    50x1
    35x10

    Bodyweight: 190.8lbs
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    Looks good man, covered a lot of ground.

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    Thanks coke!

    Today:

    ME Squat day

    Trap bar deadlift
    135x10
    185x6
    225x3
    275x1

    295x1

    I really need to buy a good belt

    Trap bar shrugs
    225x6

    T-bar rows
    45x12
    70x10
    115x9
    115x6 drop to 70x6 drop to 45x8

    Pullthroughs
    Couldn't find the groove on these
    2 sets

    Ab machine
    70x10
    100x1 drop to 85x2 drop to 70x5 drop to 55x6

    Bodyweight: 189.6lbs
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