The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 79
  1. #51
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Week 11 Workout C:

    No workout b/c I was driving on the road for 10 hours. Did some pushups at home, will probably do a few more tonight with some ab stuff just to move the muscles a lil.

  2. #52
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Week 12 Workout A (yesterday):

    Body Weight: 204 lbs.

    Deadlift: 235 lbs. 5x5
    Pullups: 5 lbs. weighted 5x5
    Dips: 55 lbs. weighted 5x5
    Front Squat: 145 lbs. 5x5

    Planks: 3 sets 1 min. each
    Bicycle kicks: 1x100
    Last edited by ZenFitness; 10-02-2009 at 07:11 PM.

  3. #53
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Week 12 Workout B:

    Body weight: 201 lbs.

    Bench: 190 lbs. 5x5 (tough but got it... almost to my body weight on work sets)
    Hyperextensions: 75 lbs. 5x5
    DB Rows: 60 lbs. 5x5
    Bulgarian Split Squats: 75 lbs. 5x5

    Accentuated Crunches: 60 lbs. 3x10
    Pallof Press: 60 lbs. 3x10
    Leg Raises: 1x30 lbs.

  4. #54
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Week 12 Workout C:

    Body weight: 203 lbs.

    RDL: 215 lbs. 5x5
    OH Press: 110 lbs. 5x5
    Chinups: 17.5 lbs. 4x5, unweighted 1x10 (just wanted to bang out a 10 repper at the end for once)
    Back squat: 165 lbs. 5x5

    Felt really good after my workout today... this was my sticking weight on back squat when I was doing SS, and I nailed it pretty easy today. The several weeks of front squats really helped my back squat - I think it was flexibility mostly.

    My shoulder is hurting... I could get the OH press done b/c I rolled the weight back, but last week's dips and bench seemed to really irritate the left shoulder. I will be doing workout A for next week a day early... I may either skip dips or just do three sets of unweighted (depending on how it feels).

  5. #55
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Week 13 Workout A:

    body weight: 202 lbs.

    Deadlift: 240 5x5
    pullups: 5x6 unweighted
    dips: 2x10 1x12
    front squats: 150 5x5

    planks: 3x1 min
    bicycle kicks: 1x100

    giving my shoulders a break on the weight. Front squats rocked today... something happened midway am they just "clicked" and became much easier

  6. #56
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Week 13 Workout B:

    Bench: 4x5 195 lbs (needed help last two reps) 1x5 185
    Hyperextensions : 5x6 80 lbs
    Chest Supported Rows: 5x6 65 lbs.
    Bulgarian Split Squats: 85 lbs. 5x5

    Accentuated Crunches: 60 3x10
    Pallof Press: 3x10 60
    Leg Raises: 1x30


    Gonna lay off the shoulders for a week, still hurting

  7. #57
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Week 13 Workout C:

    Body Weight: 202 lbs

    RDL: 220 5x5
    Back Squat: 170 5x5

    Planks: 3x1 min
    Bicycle Kicks: 1x100

    tried a few chinups but the shoulder is still an issue... No mas for now

    squats still rockin... my buddy was blown away by how low I was going
    Last edited by ZenFitness; 10-12-2009 at 05:02 PM.

  8. #58
    WBB Team Captain Coke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Jacob's ladder
    Posts
    35,261
    Very consistent with the efforts in here man, looking nice.

  9. #59
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Thanks - frustrating some because I'd like to be able to move faster but such is genetics. About to start next workout

  10. #60
    Moderator Off Road's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    13,887
    You're doing well. Rest that shoulder and hit it hard again when you can. Your strength will still be there.
    _________
    ______
    ___

    Off Road Journal

    http://www.wannabebig.com/logo/alnlogo_white.gif

    AtLarge Nutrition Supplements – Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!

  11. #61
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Thanks Off Road... I appreciate the encouragement. I'm not the guy with the ultra genetics (my workout partner who is moving, on the other hand, is... tough when he throws my weight around just starting out!!)

    Week 14 Workout A:

    Deadlift: 245 lbs. 5x5 (now that I've worked back up this is a MUCH different lift... form is much better now and I can tell)
    Front Squat: 155 lbs. 5x5 (same here, better form than when I was last at this weight... I seem much more relaxed in the squats and it makes a difference)

    Planks: 1 set with my feet on a swiss ball, 2 sets normal. I'm wondering if that put too much pressure on the shoulder... little sore afterwards.
    Bicycle kicks: 1x100

    Ran for 20 minutes fairly hard afterwards

  12. #62
    Moderator Off Road's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    13,887
    Nice work.
    _________
    ______
    ___

    Off Road Journal

    http://www.wannabebig.com/logo/alnlogo_white.gif

    AtLarge Nutrition Supplements – Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!

  13. #63
    WBB Team Captain Coke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Jacob's ladder
    Posts
    35,261
    Good job throughout bro.

  14. #64
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Thanks man.

    Week 14 Workout B:

    Took the day off... youngest daughter's b-day this AM (2 yrs old) and the wife asked/pleaded that I spend the afternoon with her instead. What can you do?

    Gives the shoulder another day of rest, will hit the iron Monday.

  15. #65
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Week 14 Workout C:

    Tried some bench today... still hurts. 135, 185, 155 lbs

    RDL: 225 5x5
    Back Squat: 175 5x5 may roll this back a little next time

    Planks: 3x1 min
    Bicycle kicks: 1x100

  16. #66
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Week 15 Workout A:

    Body Weight: 200 lbs.

    Deadlift: 250 5x5
    Front Squat: 160 5x5

    Planks: 3x1 minute

    Ran hard for 10 minutes

    My shoulder hurts like hell for some reason today... did so before I was lifting. I switched my planks to using a swiss ball on my upper body... takes a lot of pressure off the shoulder.

  17. #67
    Moderator Off Road's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    13,887
    Nice job on the deads.
    _________
    ______
    ___

    Off Road Journal

    http://www.wannabebig.com/logo/alnlogo_white.gif

    AtLarge Nutrition Supplements – Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!

  18. #68
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Thanks off road... was debating halting altogether for the shoulder, but it feels better today. I don't think deadlifts affect it... which is good b/c I like them

    I need to keep working on my front squat form. I will probably roll the weight back... I'm finding on the way out of the hole that my hips are rising too fast which causes too much of my lower back to engage.
    Last edited by ZenFitness; 10-23-2009 at 04:53 AM.

  19. #69
    Senior Member brihead301's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    4,565
    Nice work in here man, you're definately getting stronger and stronger everytime I check in here...
    How to Find Your Dream Job
    My personal blog/website dedicated to giving answers on the age old question - how to escape the "rat race". I now play guitar for a living!

  20. #70
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Thanks brihead... I've really appreciated your input and feedback as well as Off Road's and BigCorey's... really appreciate it.

    Week 15 Workout B:

    Took this week off b/c the shoulder is still hurting... I've been trying too hard with it. All of my B exercises require some shoulder effort except the bulgarian squats. Instead, I am going to try to do some HIIT later and get back to deads and back squat on Monday.

  21. #71
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Week 15 Workout C:

    I know I won't be working out today b/c the two daughters were diagnosed with the flu today and my wife is at her wits' end (called me at work).

    Shoulder is feeling slightly better. Weird thing is that I was getting up from the couch last night and had an intense burning sensation near the top of the V of my waist (the V that goes down to the crotch) on the left side. I had hernia surgery when I was 14 on the same side (but much lower)... so I freaked out last night. Today it feels fine... there is no lump, nothing to indicate an issue. Still freaked me out, however! I literally almost fainted... the thought of guts coming through the muscle wall made me squeamish.

  22. #72
    Moderator Off Road's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    13,887
    I hope the kids feel better very soon.
    _________
    ______
    ___

    Off Road Journal

    http://www.wannabebig.com/logo/alnlogo_white.gif

    AtLarge Nutrition Supplements – Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!

  23. #73
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Thanks Off Road... Tamaflu is hard to come by these days!!!

  24. #74
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    My abdomen still hurts a bit. I was going to try to workout today instead of yesterday, but I may take the week off. It sucks b/c it seems like I'm stymied at every turn here, but I've finally relented and said ok, ok, I need to let the shoulder rest (which is doing MUCH better) and this new abdomen development. Groin pull or worse, not sure what it is.

  25. #75
    Senior Member ZenFitness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    345
    Week 16 Workout C:

    Weight: 199 lbs.

    Back Squat: 175 3x5
    Bench: 135 3x5
    Neutral grip pullups: 1x10, 1x8, 1x7
    RDL: 3x5

    Started with squats... I think I will do that on workout C's. MUCH easier to start with squats... I was rocking on 175 easy until I had that burning feeling on the left side of my abdomen again. It is up near my hip... no bulge so I think it is just a strain. That is why I cut it short at 3 sets. My shoulder felt fine until I put 135 lbs on the bar... then it hurt like hell. Still recovering I guess. ****.

    I'm incredibly frustrated with these injuries. Feels like I'll never get back to lifting. The one bright spot is that the neutral grip pullups didn't seem to hurt.

Similar Threads

  1. Yet Another Journal
    By Blood&Iron in forum Member Online Journals
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-20-2007, 12:55 PM
  2. The Every Other Day Journal
    By EVERY OTHER in forum Member Online Journals
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-03-2003, 06:48 AM
  3. MonStar's Journal
    By MonStar in forum Member Online Journals
    Replies: 346
    Last Post: 07-11-2002, 02:14 PM
  4. MonStar's HST Journal
    By MonStar in forum Member Online Journals
    Replies: 91
    Last Post: 07-10-2002, 12:35 PM
  5. My crappy journal
    By the_hall in forum Member Online Journals
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-05-2002, 04:20 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •