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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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    Taking it to the next level

    Intermediate Bodybuilding
    I am going off the routine made by Ron Harris, I tried his beginner in January and made some nice little gains, now time to man up
    http://www.wannabebig.com/training/b...-bodybuilding/

    Wednesday: BACK
    04/22/09 = Keep weight until 04/29/09

    - T-Bar Rows = use 25lb plates
    60lbs x 12
    65lbs x 10
    70lbs x 8

    - Deadlift's
    75lbs x 12
    95lbs x 10
    115lbs x 8
    135lbs x 4

    - Lat Pulldowns - palms facing me
    75lbs x 12
    80lbs x 12
    85lbs x 12

    - Barbell bent-rows - EZ Bar
    60lbs x 12reps
    65lbs x 10
    65lbs x 8
    70lbs x 6

    - Seated cable row
    50lbs x 12
    55lbs x 12
    60lbs x 12
    Last edited by Zorachus; 06-09-2009 at 06:03 AM.

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    Friday: LEGS + CALVES
    04/24/09

    - Squats;
    150lbs x 12reps
    170lbs x 10
    190lbs x 8
    210lbs x 6

    - Weighted decline sit-ups
    5 x 10reps

    - Leg Extension
    45lbs x 16
    50lbs x 14
    55lbs x 12
    60lbs x 10

    - Stiff Leg Deadlift
    25lbs x 12
    25lbs x 12
    25lbs x 12
    30lbs x 8
    Last edited by Zorachus; 04-24-2009 at 04:21 PM.

  4. #3
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    Saturday: CHEST + TRICEPS
    04/25/09 = keep this weight until 05/08

    - Incline dumbbell press
    25lbs ea x 12
    30lbs ea x 10
    35lbs ea x 8

    - Bench Press barbell
    100lbs x 10
    120lbs x 8
    140lbs x 6
    100lbs x F

    - Flat dumbbell flyes
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 12

    - Dumbbell Seated Overhead Extension
    25lbs x 12
    30lbs x 12
    35lbs x 12

    - Weighted Dip
    3sets x 8-12

    - Tricep pushdown
    40lbs x 12
    50lbs x 12
    60lbs x 12
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-04-2009 at 06:59 AM.

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    Monday: Shoulders + Biceps
    04/27/09 = keep weight until 05/11/09

    - Barbell military press
    60lbs x 12
    65lbs x 10
    70lbs x 8
    75lbs x 6

    - Side lateral raise
    10lbs ea x 12
    12lbs ea x 10
    15lbs ea x 8

    - Up Right-Row
    30lbs x 12reps
    35lbs x 10
    35lbs x 10
    40lbs x 8

    - Barbell curl
    30lbs x 12
    35lbs x 10
    40lbs x 8

    - Dumbbell preacher curl
    15lbs x 12
    20lbs x 10
    25lbs x 8

    - Dumbbell hammer curl
    15lbs ea x 12
    20lbs ea x 10
    25lbs ea x 8
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-01-2009 at 04:49 PM.

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    Wednesday: BACK
    04/29/09 = Keep weight until 05/13/09

    - T-Bar Rows = use 25lb plates
    65lbs x 12
    70lbs x 10
    75lbs x 8
    80lbs x 6

    - Deadlift's
    80lbs x 12
    100lbs x 10
    120lbs x 8
    140lbs x 4

    - Lat Pulldowns - palms facing me
    80lbs x 12
    85lbs x 12
    90lbs x 12

    - Barbell bent-rows - EZ Bar
    50lbs x 12reps
    55lbs x 10
    60lbs x 8
    65lbs x 6

    - Seated cable row
    55lbs x 12
    60lbs x 12
    65lbs x 12
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-01-2009 at 04:47 PM.

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    Friday: LEGS + CALVES
    05/01/09 keep weight until 05/15/09

    - Squats;
    155lbs x 12reps
    175lbs x 10
    195lbs x 8
    215lbs x 6

    - Weighted decline sit-ups
    5 x 10reps

    - Leg Extension
    45lbs x 16
    50lbs x 14
    55lbs x 12
    60lbs x 10

    - Stiff Leg Deadlift
    25lbs x 12
    25lbs x 12
    25lbs x 12
    30lbs x 8
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-01-2009 at 04:40 PM.

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    Saturday: CHEST + TRICEPS
    05/02/09 = keep this weight until 05/08

    - Bench Press barbell
    100lbs x 10
    120lbs x 8
    140lbs x 6
    150lbs x 4

    - Incline dumbbell press = slow 3 seconds up 1 down
    25lbs ea x 12
    30lbs ea x 10
    35lbs ea x 8

    - Flat dumbbell flyes
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 12

    - Dumbbell Seated Overhead Extension
    25lbs x 12
    30lbs x 10
    35lbs x 8

    - Weighted Dip
    3sets x 8-12

    - Tricep pushdown
    40lbs x 12
    50lbs x 12
    60lbs x 12
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-08-2009 at 06:47 PM.

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    Monday: Shoulders + Biceps
    05/04/09 = keep weight until 05/11/09

    - Barbell military press
    60lbs x 12
    65lbs x 10
    70lbs x 8
    75lbs x 6

    - Side lateral raise
    10lbs ea x 12
    12lbs ea x 10
    12lbs ea x 10
    15lbs ea x 8

    - Up Right-Row
    30lbs x 12reps
    35lbs x 10
    35lbs x 10
    40lbs x 8

    - Barbell curl
    30lbs x 12
    35lbs x 10
    40lbs x 8

    - Dumbbell preacher curl
    15lbs x 12
    20lbs x 10
    25lbs x 8

    - Dumbbell hammer curl
    15lbs ea x 12
    20lbs ea x 10
    25lbs ea x 8

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    Friday: LEGS + CALVES
    05/08/09 keep weight until 05/15/09

    - Squats;
    155lbs x 12reps
    175lbs x 10
    195lbs x 8
    215lbs x 6

    - Weighted decline sit-ups
    5 x 10reps

    - Leg Extension
    45lbs x 16
    50lbs x 14
    55lbs x 12
    60lbs x 10

    - Stiff Leg Deadlift
    25lbs x 12
    25lbs x 12
    25lbs x 12
    30lbs x 8

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    Saturday: CHEST + TRICEPS
    05/09/09 = keep this weight until 05/16

    - Bench Press barbell
    100lbs x 10
    120lbs x 8
    140lbs x 6
    150lbs x 4

    - Incline dumbbell press = slow 3 seconds up 1 down
    25lbs ea x 12
    30lbs ea x 10
    35lbs ea x 8

    - Flat dumbbell flyes
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 12

    - Dumbbell Seated Overhead Extension
    25lbs x 12
    30lbs x 10
    35lbs x 8

    - Weighted Dip
    3sets x 8-12

    - Tricep pushdown
    40lbs x 12
    50lbs x 12
    60lbs x 12

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    Wednesday: BACK
    05/13/09 = Keep weight until 05/27/09

    - T-Bar Rows = use 25lb plates
    65lbs x 12
    70lbs x 10
    75lbs x 8
    80lbs x 6

    - Deadlift's
    80lbs x 12
    100lbs x 10
    120lbs x 8
    140lbs x 4

    - Lat Pulldowns - palms facing me
    80lbs x 12
    85lbs x 12
    90lbs x 12

    - Barbell bent-rows - EZ Bar
    50lbs x 12reps
    55lbs x 10
    60lbs x 8
    65lbs x 6

    - Seated cable row
    55lbs x 12
    60lbs x 12
    65lbs x 12

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    Saturday: CHEST + TRICEPS
    05/17/09 = keep this weight until 05/31

    - Bench Press barbell
    100lbs x 10
    125lbs x 8
    145lbs x 6
    155lbs x 4

    - Incline dumbbell press = slow 3 seconds up 1 down
    25lbs ea x 12
    30lbs ea x 10
    35lbs ea x 8

    - Flat dumbbell flyes
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 12

    - Dumbbell Seated Overhead Extension
    25lbs x 12
    30lbs x 10
    35lbs x 8

    - Weighted Dip
    3sets x 8-12

    - Tricep pushdown
    40lbs x 12
    50lbs x 12
    60lbs x 12

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    Tuesday: Shoulders + Biceps
    05/19/09 = keep weight until 05/26/09

    - Barbell military press
    60lbs x 12
    65lbs x 10
    70lbs x 8
    75lbs x 6

    - Side lateral raise
    10lbs ea x 12
    12lbs ea x 10
    15lbs ea x 8

    - Up Right-Row
    30lbs x 12reps
    35lbs x 10
    35lbs x 10
    40lbs x 8

    - Barbell curl
    30lbs x 12
    35lbs x 10
    40lbs x 8

    - Dumbbell preacher curl
    15lbs x 12
    20lbs x 10
    25lbs x 8

    - Dumbbell hammer curl
    15lbs ea x 12
    20lbs ea x 10
    25lbs ea x 8

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    Thursday: BACK
    05/21/09 up weight 5/28

    - T-Bar Rows = use 25lb plates
    65lbs x 12
    70lbs x 10
    75lbs x 8
    80lbs x 6

    - Deadlift's
    90lbs x 12
    110lbs x 10
    130lbs x 8
    140lbs x 4

    - Lat Pulldowns - palms facing me
    80lbs x 12
    85lbs x 12
    90lbs x 12

    - Barbell bent-rows - EZ Bar
    50lbs x 12reps
    55lbs x 10
    60lbs x 8
    65lbs x 6

    - Seated cable row
    55lbs x 12
    60lbs x 12
    65lbs x 12
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-22-2009 at 07:36 PM.

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    Sunday: CHEST + TRICEPS
    05/24/09 = keep this weight until 05/31

    - Bench Press barbell
    100lbs x 12
    125lbs x 10
    145lbs x 8

    - Incline dumbbell press = slow 3 seconds up 1 down
    25lbs ea x 12
    30lbs ea x 10
    35lbs ea x 8

    - Flat dumbbell flyes
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 12

    - Dumbbell Seated Overhead Extension
    25lbs x 12
    30lbs x 10
    35lbs x 8

    - Weighted Dip
    3sets x 8-12

    - Tricep pushdown
    40lbs x 12
    50lbs x 12
    60lbs x 12
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-24-2009 at 10:52 AM.

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    Tuesday: Shoulders + Biceps
    05/26/09 = keep weight until 06/09/09

    - Barbell military press
    65lbs x 12
    70lbs x 10
    75lbs x 8
    80lbs x 6

    - Side lateral raise
    10lbs ea x 12
    12lbs ea x 10
    15lbs ea x 8

    - Up Right-Row
    35lbs x 12reps
    40lbs x 10
    40lbs x 8
    45lbs x 6

    - Barbell curl = Keep until 06/30
    35lbs x 12
    40lbs x 10
    45lbs x 8

    - Dumbbell hammer curl
    15lbs ea x 12
    20lbs ea x 10
    20lbs ea x 8
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-26-2009 at 06:47 AM.

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    Thursday: BACK
    05/28/09 up weight 06/11

    - T-Bar Rows = use 25lb plates
    70lbs x 12
    75lbs x 10
    80lbs x 8
    85lbs x 6

    - Deadlift's
    100lbs x 10
    120lbs x 8
    140bs x 6
    150lbs x 4

    - Lat Pulldowns - palms facing me
    85lbs x 12
    90lbs x 12
    95lbs x 12

    - Barbell bent-rows - EZ Bar
    55lbs x 12reps
    60lbs x 10
    65lbs x 8

    - Seated cable row
    60lbs x 12
    65lbs x 12
    70lbs x 12
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-28-2009 at 08:02 PM.

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    Sunday: CHEST + TRICEPS
    05/31/09 = keep this weight until 06/14

    - Bench Press barbell
    100lbs x 12
    130lbs x 8
    150lbs x 6
    100lbs x F

    - Incline dumbbell press
    30lbs ea x 12
    30lbs ea x 10
    35lbs ea x 8

    - Flat dumbbell flyes = keep until 6/28
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 10
    25lbs x 8

    - Dumbbell Seated Overhead Extension = keep until 6/28
    30lbs x 12
    30lbs x 10
    35lbs x 8

    - Weighted Dip
    3sets x 8-12

    - Tricep pushdown = keep until 6/28
    45lbs x 12
    55lbs x 12
    65lbs x 12
    Last edited by Zorachus; 05-31-2009 at 11:13 AM.

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    Tuesday: Shoulders + Biceps
    06/02/09 = keep weight until 06/09/09

    - Barbell military press
    65lbs x 12
    70lbs x 10
    75lbs x 8
    80lbs x 6

    - Side lateral raise
    10lbs ea x 12
    12lbs ea x 10
    15lbs ea x 8

    - Up Right-Row
    35lbs x 12reps
    40lbs x 10
    40lbs x 8
    45lbs x 6

    - Barbell curl = Keep until 06/30
    35lbs x 12
    40lbs x 10
    45lbs x 8
    35lbs x F

    - Dumbbell hammer curl
    15lbs ea x 12
    20lbs ea x 10
    20lbs ea x 8
    Last edited by Zorachus; 06-07-2009 at 11:27 AM.

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    Thursday: BACK
    06/04/09 up weight 06/11

    - T-Bar Rows = use 25lb plates
    70lbs x 12
    75lbs x 10
    80lbs x 8
    85lbs x 6

    - Deadlift's
    100lbs x 10
    120lbs x 8
    140bs x 6
    150lbs x 4

    - Lat Pulldowns - palms facing me
    85lbs x 12
    90lbs x 12
    95lbs x 12

    - Dumbbell Rows
    25lbs ea x 12reps
    30lbs ea x 10
    30lbs ea x 10
    35lbs ea x 8

    - Seated cable row
    60lbs x 12
    65lbs x 12
    70lbs x 12
    Last edited by Zorachus; 06-05-2009 at 07:51 AM.

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    Sunday: CHEST + TRICEPS
    06/07/09 = keep this weight until 06/14

    - Bench Press barbell
    100lbs x 12
    130lbs x 8
    150lbs x 6
    100lbs x F

    - Incline dumbbell press
    30lbs ea x 12
    30lbs ea x 10
    35lbs ea x 8

    - Flat dumbbell flyes = keep until 6/28
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 10
    25lbs x 8

    - Dumbbell Seated Overhead Extension = keep until 6/28
    30lbs x 12
    30lbs x 10
    35lbs x 8

    - Weighted Dip
    3sets x 8-12

    - Tricep pushdown = keep until 6/28
    45lbs x 12
    55lbs x 10
    65lbs x 8
    45lbs x F
    Last edited by Zorachus; 06-07-2009 at 11:24 AM.

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    Tuesday: Shoulders + Biceps
    06/09/09 = keep weight until 06/23/09

    - Barbell military press
    70lbs x 12
    75lbs x 10
    80lbs x 8
    85lbs x 6
    70lbs x F

    - Side lateral raise
    10lbs ea x 12
    12lbs ea x 10
    12lbs ea x 10
    15lbs ea x 8

    - Up Right-Row
    35lbs x 12reps
    45lbs x 10
    45lbs x 8
    50lbs x 6

    - Barbell curl = Keep until 06/30
    35lbs x 12
    40lbs x 10
    45lbs x 8
    35lbs x F

    - Dumbbell hammer curl
    15lbs ea x 12
    20lbs ea x 10
    20lbs ea x 8
    Last edited by Zorachus; 06-14-2009 at 09:51 AM.

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    Thursday: BACK
    06/11/09 up weight 06/25

    - T-Bar Rows = use 25lb plates
    75lbs x 12
    80lbs x 10
    80lbs x 10
    90lbs x 8
    75lbs x F

    - Deadlift's
    100lbs x 10
    125lbs x 8
    145lbs x 6
    155lbs x 4

    - Lat Pulldowns - palms facing me
    90lbs x 12
    95lbs x 12
    100lbs x 12

    - Dumbbell Rows
    30lbs ea x 12reps
    35lbs ea x 10
    35lbs ea x 10
    40lbs ea x 8

    - Seated cable row
    60lbs x 12
    60lbs x 10
    65lbs x 8
    70lbs x 6
    Last edited by Zorachus; 06-14-2009 at 09:51 AM.

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    Saturday: LEGS + CALVES
    06/13/09 keep weight until 06/20/09

    - Squats;
    140lbs x 12reps
    160lbs x 10
    180lbs x 8
    200lbs x 6

    - Weighted decline sit-ups
    5 x 10reps

    - Leg Extension
    45lbs x 16
    50lbs x 14
    55lbs x 12
    60lbs x 10

    - Stiff Leg Deadlift
    25lbs x 12
    25lbs x 12
    25lbs x 12
    30lbs x 8

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    Sunday: CHEST + TRICEPS
    06/07/09 = keep this weight until 06/28

    - Bench Press barbell
    100lbs x 10
    135lbs x 8
    145lbs x 6
    155lbs x 4
    100lbs x F

    - Incline dumbbell press
    25lbs ea x 12
    30lbs ea x 10
    35lbs ea x 8
    40lbs ea x 6

    - Flat dumbbell flyes = keep until 6/28
    20lbs x 12
    20lbs x 10
    25lbs x 8
    15lbs x F

    - Dumbbell Seated Overhead Extension = keep until 6/28
    30lbs x 12
    30lbs x 10
    35lbs x 8

    - Weighted Dip
    3sets x 15

    - Tricep pushdown = keep until 6/28
    45lbs x 14
    55lbs x 12
    65lbs x 10
    45lbs x F
    Last edited by Zorachus; 06-14-2009 at 10:08 AM.

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