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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. #351
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I see you got in some reverse hypers, nice work!!!!
    Yea I am liking the Reverse Hypers. I really feel them in my glutes and lower back and a little bit in my hamstrings.
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    Doing great dude, toughing it out.

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    Wed- Bench Press day

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Doing great dude, toughing it out.
    Thanks Coke



    Wednesday 5/26/10 Bench(WK 5)

    Elliptical- 5mins

    Bench Press
    45x10
    95x8
    135x5
    185x3
    225x2
    255x6
    260x6
    235x8
    Rack Lockouts(POR grip)
    275x3
    295x3
    315x1
    330x missed
    225x5(close-grip, thumb length away from smooth part)

    Flat DB Press
    45x15
    50x12

    Seated DB Front Raises
    12x12
    15x12
    20x12
    Side Raises
    10x12
    12x12
    15x12
    DB Shoulder Rotations(on flat bench)
    8x2x15(both Int. & Ext.)

    Tricep Pushdowns
    130x12
    150x12
    170x12
    Seated Overhead One-Arm DB Extensions
    25x12
    30x12
    35x12
    each arm

    (Bench sets today felt strong depite me not feeling my best today. I believe it's either allergies or either I'm getting a cold or something.)
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    Lots of work on the bench, tons of volume in general, especially for feeling subpar.

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    Nice benching bro!!!
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    Looks like a killer bench day. Keep up the good work!
    ~G~
    Best Raw Lifts Former/Current: 445/505 SQ, 425/345 BP, 530/425 DL
    My training log.... on the way back up with new focus
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    Fri- Accessory day

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Lots of work on the bench, tons of volume in general, especially for feeling subpar.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Nice benching bro!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Geometheus View Post
    Looks like a killer bench day. Keep up the good work!
    Thanks everyone



    Friday 5/28/10 Accessory(WK 5)

    Elliptical- 5mins

    Wide-Grip Pulldowns
    PL5x12
    PL7x12
    PL9x12(plates didn't have weight on them so I'm just putting the number of plates)
    Magnum Machine Rows
    100x12
    125x12
    150x12
    175x12
    One-Arm DB Rows
    65x12
    75x12
    85x12
    each arm

    Bent-Over Rear Delt DB Raises
    20x12
    25x12
    30x12
    Machine Shrugs(these really pumped my traps!!)
    120x12
    140x12
    160x12

    BB Curls
    30x10
    40x10
    50x10
    One-Arm Overhead Cable Curls
    10x12
    20x12
    30x12
    each arm

    HG100x2x10
    HG150x2x5
    HG200x2x3
    each hand, done both regular and inverted

    (Good workout everything was nice and pumped. I'm really liking the new gym.)
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    Fine pulling sets throughout guy.

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    solid benching george, especially for not feeling great, food work

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    That was a good bench "G"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Fine pulling sets throughout guy.
    Thanks Coke

    Quote Originally Posted by Keaffer14 View Post
    solid benching george, especially for not feeling great, food work
    Thanks Keaffer, I wasn't expecting to get all of my reps I had planned but I went in the and they just went up lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    That was a good bench "G"
    Thanks OffRoad, I'm hoping to get 390-400 at my next meet.
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    Mon- SQ/DL day

    Monday 5/31/10 SQ/DL(WK 6)

    Recumbent Bike- 5mins

    Reverse-Band Squats
    45x10
    135x5
    225x5
    275x3
    315x1
    365x3 added bands here, and belt
    405x3
    455x1
    475x1
    495x1 added knee wraps here, also this is a raw PR!!!

    Suspended SSB Good Mornings(off power rack pins)
    135x5
    155x5
    175x3, dang this felt heavy!!
    135x5
    just counted the bar as a 45lbs bar

    Power Squat Machine(plates on each side)
    1PLx5
    2PLx5
    3PLx5
    4PLx5
    Multi Hip Machine
    90x2x15(all 4 sides)

    Calf Presses(on leg press)
    245x3x20(2 legged)
    155x2x20(1 legged)

    Side Cable Crunches
    100x15
    120x15
    140x15
    Incline Board Sit-Ups
    BWx3xfailure

    (That was it, squats felt pretty good today. I got a raw PR on reverse-band squats. This was my off week from deadlifts.)
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    Good job on the PR!!!!!
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    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
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    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
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    Props on the killer squats alone.

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    Wed- Bench Press day

    Wednesday 6/2/10 Bench(WK 6)

    Elliptical- 5mins

    Bench Press
    45x10
    95x8
    135x5
    185x3
    225x2
    245x1
    260x3
    270x3
    280x3
    300x1, just wanted to hit a heavy single
    Added 3 Board(POR grip)
    275x5
    295x missed, got off groove
    Added 2 Board
    225x5, paused last rep

    Incline DB Press
    45x15
    50x15

    Front Raises
    15x12
    20x12
    25x12
    Side Raises
    12x12
    15x12
    20x12
    Shoulder Rotations(on cables)
    10x2x15(both Int. & Ext.)

    Lying DB Tricep Extensions
    25x12
    30x12
    35x8
    One-Arm Cable Tricep Kickbacks
    20x3x10
    each arm

    (Had a good workout today. On the set with 300 I was coming up with the bar, about halfway up my spotter just slightly touched it but he said he didn't put any pressure or anything on the bar. I know he didn't because it didn't feel like it got any lighter lol. Also I measure my arms and both measured exactly 17in)
    Last edited by muscle_g; 06-02-2010 at 07:27 PM.
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    Nice bench work George!!!!
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    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    17 inch arms are no joke, good deal man...also like the big 300 bench.

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    Fri- Accessory day

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Nice bench work George!!!!
    Thanks Brian

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    17 inch arms are no joke, good deal man...also like the big 300 bench.
    I would like to get them over 18in before it's over with lol.



    Friday 6/4/10 Accessory(WK 6)

    Treadmill- 5mins

    Neutral-Grip Pulldowns
    100x12
    120x12
    140x12
    160x12
    Hammer Strength High Rows(weight on each side)
    1plx12
    1pl+25x12
    1pl+35x12
    2plx12
    One-Arm Seated Cable Rows
    25x12
    50x12
    75x12

    Rear Delt DB Raises(on incline)
    15x12
    20x12
    25x12
    Neutral-Grip Shrugdowns
    90x12
    110x12
    130x12

    Ez-Bar Preacher Curls
    35x12
    55x12
    55x10
    One-Arm DB Concentration Curls
    15x3x12(biceps burnt!!)
    each arm

    BB Wrist Curls
    Reverse
    20x2x20
    Regular
    25x2x20

    (Had a good workout today, I really felt my upper back working today. I was planning on doing some T-Bar Rows today but my lower back is still tight feeling from Monday's workout, so I did movements where I was not bent over.)
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    Lots of volume today! Good stuff!

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    I agree, but there isn't anything wrong with a little extra volume!!!!
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Solid session overall, looks nice bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Lots of volume today! Good stuff!
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I agree, but there isn't anything wrong with a little extra volume!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Solid session overall, looks nice bro.
    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Good stuff "G"
    Thanks everyone. I've got one more heavy raw week, then a down week, and then I start my training for the APA meet on August 28th
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    Mon- SQ/DL day

    Monday 6/7/10 SQ/DL(WK 7)

    Exercise Bike- 5mins

    Box Squats(18in box)
    45x10
    135x5
    225x5
    315x5
    365x5 added belt here
    405x3
    this box puts me a little above depth. About a 1.5in or so

    Reverse-Band Deadlifts(green bands)
    135x3
    225x1
    315x1
    365x1 added bands here
    405x1
    455x1 added belt here
    495x1
    515x1

    BB Step-Ups
    135x3x8
    each leg
    Adducter/Abducter Machine
    100x2x20(both in & out)

    Hammer Horizontal Calf Raises
    4plts 3x20(2 legged)
    2plts 2x20(1 legged)

    DB Side Bends
    70x15
    80x15
    90x15
    Seated Crunch Machine
    40x20
    50x15
    60x15

    Treadmill- 10mins

    (That was it, felt off today due to lack of sleep. I could really feel it on squats.)
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    Strong work!

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