The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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. #1
    Wannabebig Member tcooper's Avatar
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    May 2009

    progress from SS

    hi, im just making this thread cause ive seen alot of new comers on here question starting strength. well i was a new comer a couple of months ago and i took some advice from some of the members and started doing SS and stuffin my face. here's my results to prove SS does work.

    when i first started im 5'6 i weighed a 140 soaking wet. i was skinny!
    on all of my working sets this is what i started with
    i benched 95
    squated 185
    deadlift 185

    now my working sets are
    bench 165
    squat 275
    deadlift 315
    i have yet to have ME day i probly should .
    and here is a pic i took today 5 months after starting SS. im completely relaxed, not flexing at all i dont have a before pic, i wish i did though. im weighing in at 165

    im still not where i want to be but im just trying to prove that SS + food = good beginner results.
    Last edited by tcooper; 09-03-2009 at 12:43 PM.

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    The Flyfisher rbtrout's Avatar
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    Good job, tcooper! Keep up the good work. Posts like these are an inspiration.
    Give chalk a chance.

    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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    Nice work. Lookin thick!

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    BIG improvement on those lifts

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    Senior Member Coqui's Avatar
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    Nice job!

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    Wannabebig Member tcooper's Avatar
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    thanks guys! ive busted my butt and have taking all of the advise that i could get. you guys know your ****, so im here to learn. i also have a question. i think ive starting to hit a plateau :/ i recently started skull crushers on my b days and bb curls on my A days to maybe try to mix things up but i have stalled the past 2 weeks. should i deload and try that? or what? im open to anything to get back on track.
    Last edited by tcooper; 09-03-2009 at 12:56 PM.

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    good work

    did you do GOMAD?
    Im looking to get figures similar to yours in 6 months time and this is a real inspiration. Good to know I can achieve this and still maintain linear progression.just looking at your numbers should the bench not be a bit higher

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    Awesome work man!
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    Wannabebig Member tcooper's Avatar
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    yeah ive been on gomad for the past 2 months. its tough to get used to but its worth it! I really noticed a large gain in strength and weight when i went on gomad.

    i know my bench is a little low. thats why ive added skull crushers to try to work my tris more. it kills me that my bench is so low, but i keep getting told it will come in time, so im just giving it time.

    at first i was skeptical about SS but the strength came fast and i added pounds on fast. my main deal was being consistent on my diet, once i got that down everything came fast. I'm going to ride out SS for as long as im getting gains hopefully another 6 months or so.

    Like i said i have yet to have a maximum effort day, i strongly think that i could max 205 on bench. cause i throw 165 around. but man when i first started my max on bench was 120. so i have came a long way in 6 months. but im not near what i want to be. i wanna rep 225 in the future! lol, that will be a while
    Last edited by tcooper; 09-05-2009 at 02:57 PM.

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