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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
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  1. #1
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    Arrogantly Opposing Reality

    Hi! In the light of viewing my old journal, I have decided to remove it and create a new one. There were some recordings in there of a pretty dark time of my life, and some of the things I did during that time were quite dumb. But I digress.

    My name is Cliff, I'm a Butcher of the best part of 10 years. I'm slowly moving into the field of highly specialised personal training, with a view to move into strength and conditioning. I will be obtaining the IASS certification within the next 6 months or so depending on time I can dedicate to it. Another side project of mine has been "DARK Intentions", an Iron-Wear and Sports Clothing line for the larger, stronger and aggressive - I'm hoping to launch globally by late 2011.

    My training goals are to total 2204lbs in any weight class, I am a very long way away. As I stand my total @ 220lbs is 1012. I train at the Muscle Pit in Perth with current national masters champions/record holders Stephan Ramsay and Henry Day. I train with the Westside Barbell template based upon the conjugated periodization approach.

    Thanks for coming along, and I hope you enjoy some of the things that I attempt to accomplish!

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    Some hefty goals there buddy, I am looking forward to seeing your progress!
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    Extra Workout/Recovery

    Band Mobility Work - Average Band - Lowback - 10 minutes

    Seated Leg Extensions - Ankle Weights x 40

    Leg Curls - Ankle Weights x 150

    Good Mornings - Average Band x 50

    Shoulder Giant Set - Ankle Weight
    Front Raise x 50
    Side Raise x 40
    Rear Raise x 40

    Tricep Extension - Ankle weight x 50

    Pushups - Body Weight x 20


    This felt great today, getting bloodflow moving around felt great. I didn't foam roll after the meet and instead helped reset up the gym, which was just silly. I've been asked to join the committee for CAPO (WPC Australian Federation), so I'll be the only non record holder on the board LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Clough View Post
    Some hefty goals there buddy, I am looking forward to seeing your progress!
    Thanks for dropping in Dan! They are indeed some huge goals, but I'm going to give it very best I can

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    lets see some weight bro, send me some tenderloin and bacon while your at it!
    2000 or bust

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    Good to see a new thing cracking risky-poo, keep smashing weights and all that jazz!
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    Ready to see a lot of hard work in this journal bud!
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    I like the new goals. Good luck with the new goals and the new journal.

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    Risk10k Clifford Gillmore's Avatar
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    DE Bench

    Full Dynamic Warmup

    Flat Bench
    Bar x 10
    Bar x 10
    90 x 10
    90 x 3
    135 x 3 45%
    Add 2 chains per side
    135 x 3 Close Grip
    135 x 3
    135 x 3
    135 x 3 Med Grip
    135 x 3
    135 x 3
    135 x 3 Wide Grip
    135 x 3
    135 x 3

    DB Bench

    ??? x 10
    70's x 10
    70's x 12 PR
    70's x 12

    Tate Presses

    33's x 12
    33's x 12
    33's x 12
    33's x 12

    Barbell Rows

    Bar x 10
    135 x 10
    180 x 12
    180 x 12

    Kroc Rows

    80's x 10
    105's x 12 PR
    115's x 12 PR

    Face Pulls

    ??? x 12
    ??? x 10
    ??? x 10

    Seated KB Press

    8kg x 30
    8kg x 30
    8kg x 30

    DB Tricep Extensions

    8kg x 40
    8kg x 30
    8kg x 30


    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    lets see some weight bro, send me some tenderloin and bacon while your at it!
    Nein, the fillet and prociutto is MINE!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tomv View Post
    Good to see a new thing cracking risky-poo, keep smashing weights and all that jazz!
    Will do!

    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    Ready to see a lot of hard work in this journal bud!
    So am I. Don't be scared to send me a digital bitch slap if I puss out.

    Quote Originally Posted by LuNalicious View Post
    I like the new goals. Good luck with the new goals and the new journal.
    That you sir

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    PM Session

    Leg Curls - Ankle Weights - 150 reps

    Good Mornings - Average Bands - 30 reps.

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    Hey broski, where is the breakdown of your meet? What happened??
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    I like the new journal title. Keep up the solid training!
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    Good luck as you get to the next level Cliff...in full effect right off bat, killer volume.

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    DE Squat

    Full Dynamic Warmup x 10 min

    Box Squats

    Bw x 10
    Bw x 10
    135 x 5
    Add Pro Briefs
    BW x 20
    225 x 3
    225 x 3
    225 x 3
    225 x 3
    225 x 3
    225 x 3
    225 x 3
    225 x 3
    225 x 3

    Deadlifts

    135 x 1 x 3
    200 x 1
    260 x 1
    260 x 1
    260 x 1
    260 x 1
    260 x 1
    260 x 1
    260 x 1

    Rack Pulls, Knee Height

    Bar x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 10
    225 x 10
    225 x 10

    GHR

    Bw x 10
    Bw x 10
    Bw x 10

    EFS Leg Press

    2pps (480lbs, but who cares) x 5
    2pps x 5
    2pps x 5
    2pps x 5

    Reverse Hyper

    2 plates x 10
    2 plates x 10
    2 plates x 10

    Ab Roller

    BW x 10
    BW x 10

    Foam Rolling x 5 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Hey broski, where is the breakdown of your meet? What happened??
    308/286/418 .... Dropped 440 Squat, TWICE. Missed on a 300 bench and struggled to lockout a 418 pull. I cut, I was dumb!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior View Post
    I like the new journal title. Keep up the solid training!
    Thanks Dave, will do!

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Good luck as you get to the next level Cliff...in full effect right off bat, killer volume.
    Thank you Coke, always appreciating your support

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k View Post
    Hi! In the light of viewing my old journal, I have decided to remove it and create a new one. There were some recordings in there of a pretty dark time of my life, and some of the things I did during that time were quite dumb. But I digress.

    My name is Cliff, I'm a Butcher of the best part of 10 years. I'm slowly moving into the field of highly specialised personal training, with a view to move into strength and conditioning. I will be obtaining the IASS certification within the next 6 months or so depending on time I can dedicate to it. Another side project of mine has been "DARK Intentions", an Iron-Wear and Sports Clothing line for the larger, stronger and aggressive - I'm hoping to launch globally by late 2011.

    My training goals are to total 2204lbs in any weight class, I am a very long way away. As I stand my total @ 220lbs is 1012. I train at the Muscle Pit in Perth with current national masters champions/record holders Stephan Ramsay and Henry Day. I train with the Westside Barbell template based upon the conjugated periodization approach.

    Thanks for coming along, and I hope you enjoy some of the things that I attempt to accomplish!
    Sounds like you've got some lofty goals, but it also sounds like you have a good, experienced group of guys to train with there. That will take you far. Stick with it and hitting your goal someday might not be outside the realm of possibility.
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    really strong workout
    2000 or bust

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    Extra Workout

    Hip Mobility - Average Band x 5 min

    Tricep extensions - Ankle Weights x 50

    Shoudler Giant Set - Ankle weights
    Front Raise x 50
    Side Laterals x 40
    Rear Delt Raise x 30

    Low Back Stretching - Average Band x 5 min



    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Sounds like you've got some lofty goals, but it also sounds like you have a good, experienced group of guys to train with there. That will take you far. Stick with it and hitting your goal someday might not be outside the realm of possibility.
    I'm just going to keep smashing the crap out of my body and see what happens, LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    really strong workout
    It was pretty sub-par actually, I'm still beat up from the weekend so It was just a feeder into next week. I MAY do a Max effort tomorrow for bench, but I don't know just yet. If my triceps are still beat up I'll repeat the DE workout.

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    ME Bench

    Bec and James decided to tag along, so I spent alot of my planned WO time playing Dad.

    Light Dynamic Warmup x 5 min

    Floor Press

    Heavy Chain = 20lbish, Lights = 10lbs est

    Bar x 10
    Bar x 10
    Bar x 5
    90 x 10
    135 x 5
    180 x 3
    180 + 2 Heavy chains x 1
    180 + 2 Heavy, 2 Light chains x 1
    180 + 2 Heavy, 4 Light chains x 1
    180 + 4 Heavy, 4 Light chains x 1 (300 at top)
    135 x 5

    I wanted to chuck up 200 + with the chains but I wasn't allowed to flip the switch :/

    Tate Press

    45's x 12
    45's x 12
    45's x 12 Some sort of Rep PR I'm sure...

    Lat Pull downs

    160 x 10
    160 x 10
    160 x 10

    Kroc Rows

    ??? x 5

    I tweaked my right spinal erector/Right oblique/Lower Right lat the other day, just bending over - its still rather stiff and angry, any torso flextion OR rotation ****s it right off.

    KB OH Press

    8kg x 40
    12kg x 31


    Thats it, Bec was bored and James was having fun running around.

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    Training - Negative


    The low back/oblique thingy has eased up a ton over today and yesterday, I struggled to wipe my ass for a brief stint their - made me very grateful for a few things in life LOL! Going to enjoy my little break from work for the next few days, I get pretty beat up on Sunday night (which turns into working Monday morning, then back again monday night into Tuesday morning) so the 3 nights I have off are very welcomed. Looking forward to squatting tonight, tomorrow, I'm not sure what day it is. Its squat day any way. Maybe I'm not actually looking forward too it, you see, I've been such a girl when it comes to training - I've never pushed myself to get it done. My bench volume has gone up in the last month or so, which hasn't changed my bench sitting at shameful sub 308. I just need to lift more, eat more, and rest better. I need to bust my ass.


    On another note, Lones is a fatty. But he has nice sideburns.

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    Keep at it mate.. Love the focus on mobility too!
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    ME Lower

    Full Dynamic Warm Up - 10 minutes

    Chain Suspended Good Mornings

    Bar x 10
    90 x 10
    135 x 5
    180 x 3
    225 x 3
    270 x 1
    315 x 1
    330 x 1 PR
    350 x Miss (Could of retaken it, but it seemed like a bad idea!)
    315 x 1

    Felt good to set a PR first week back in, I did end up squatting the weight up instead of GMing it - but as long as it gets up its a PR.

    Rack Pulls, Knee Height

    Bar x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 10
    270 x 10
    270 x 20 PR

    EFS Leg Press

    Sled (308lbs) x 10
    1 Plate per side x 10
    2 Plates per side x 10
    2 Plates per side + Choked Average Bands (Over 600 @ top) x 10
    2 Plates per side + Choked Average Bands x 10
    2 Plates per side + Choked Average Bands x 10

    Just a note on the EFS Leg press. Its huge. Its heavy, and its a TRUE 45 Degree sled - Its still a ****ing leg press though!!!

    Glute Ham Raise

    BW x 10
    BW + 33 x 10
    BW + 33 x 10
    BW + 33 x 10

    Abs - Ab Roller, TUT - 30 seconds

    Seated Calf Raises - TUT - 1 min.

    Foam Rolling - 5 mins


    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Clough View Post
    Keep at it mate.. Love the focus on mobility too!
    Thanks Boss, mobility is stupid important - I've said it again and again, everyone NEEDS a copy of magnificent mobility. Everyone wants to be strong, huge, ripped, everything they are not - no-one thinks about being pain and injury free until it happens.

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    Ouch, 20 rep rack pulls?!

    Mobility is a huge plus in powerlifting and every day life. I'm working on a paper on that right now. Or at least I should be working on it.

    I appreciate the comment up there as well, haha
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    DE Bench

    Light Dynamic Warmup - 5 mins

    Shoulder Flextion and internal Rotation - 2 mins

    Bench

    Bar x 10
    + 2 chains per side
    Bar x 10
    90 x 3
    135 x 3 Close
    135 x 3
    135 x 3
    135 x 3 Med
    135 x 3
    135 x 3
    135 x 3 Comp
    135 x 3
    135 x 3

    DB Bench

    80's x 10
    80's x 10
    80's x 10

    Tate Press

    50's x 12
    50's x 12
    50's x 12
    50's x 12

    DB Rows/KB Rows - Lots

    Rack Chins

    20 reps total, trying to keep the upper back tight


    Didn't do what I wanted to do, everyone wanted to talk **** - my fault for getting in to late.

    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    Ouch, 20 rep rack pulls?!

    Mobility is a huge plus in powerlifting and every day life. I'm working on a paper on that right now. Or at least I should be working on it.

    I appreciate the comment up there as well, haha
    Seemed like a good idea at the time, my quads have friggen scrape/burns on them still....

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    nice DE stuff
    2000 or bust

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    Extra Workout

    Push Ups - BW x 18, BW x 10

    Shoulder Giant Set - Ankle Weights
    Front Raise - 30
    Side Raise - 20
    Rear Raise - 20

    Tricep Extensions - Ankle Weights - 50



    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    nice DE stuff
    It was bleh, my pecs are still beat up from the DB's though - I'm not used to that, I have no pecs LOL!

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