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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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    Cvizzy's Journal

    Hey whats up WBB
    I am finally starting up an online journal for my progress. I'm 21 years old and currently on my third year as a student at Rowan University in NJ, I'm actually roomates with DGabe24 for those of you who know him on here. My first year of college I attended Iona in NY, where I played soccer and around 2 years ago, (October 30, 2007) I fractured my back in two spots and herniated a disc. The summer that followed was major back surgery with bars and screws, the whole nine yards. Up until a little less than a year ago I have been weight-lifting free.

    I've been lifting with DGabe24 since then and have been loving my gains and progress.

    I'm looking around for some beginner routines I should stick to and really start logging my numbers etc.

    Goals:
    I would like to lower my BF% and get my numbers up
    Stats:
    Height: 5'10''
    Weight: 205
    BF: (rough guess) 15%

    Thursday I'll be posting my numbers for my workout.

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    Overhead Press
    Bar X 10
    95 X 10
    125 X 8
    125 X 5
    95 X 7

    Pull Ups
    5 X 4

    Face pulls
    20 X 34.5
    15 X 34.5

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    Wish you the best, keep on it and raise up along the way.

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    November 02, 2009

    BB Flat Bench
    135 X 10
    185 X 8
    205 X 5
    225 X 4
    250 X 3

    3 Board (first time)
    185 X 8
    205 X 6
    225 X 5

    Rolling Thunders
    30 X 12
    30 X 12
    30 X 12

    Standing Row
    85 X 10
    60 X 10
    105 X 10

    Seated HS Row
    140 X 10
    140 X 10
    140 X 9

    This lift I was with Tone Barbaccio and a handful of his crew, best ****ing workout I've had in a long time and I feel great. This whole week I'm going to dedicate to getting my max's of my 3 lifts and planning out my 5-3-1 off of those, for my bench we did the calculations 250 X 3 turned out to be just shy of 275, looking forward to see what lifts I get today.

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    November 03, 2009

    Deadlift
    8 X 135
    5 X 225
    3 X 265
    3 X 295
    6 X 315

    Speed pulls(quad mini)
    10 singles @ 135

    Hyperextensions(mini band)
    8
    8
    6 - held the last two

    abs to finish off.

    Turned out to be a 370 max calculated from the 6 X 315 deads.
    Overall I feel great, my back feels very good.
    Last edited by cvizzy; 11-03-2009 at 04:58 PM.

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    Been hittin it hard, keep it up man.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

    JOURNAL


    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    November 05, 2009

    Standing OHP
    10 @ 65
    10 @ 95
    4 @ 125
    1 @ 145 (crappy lift, but its going down as max)
    155 Failed

    Dips
    5 X 10 @ body weight

    Assisted pull-ups
    8 @ 50
    10 @ 50
    10 @ 70
    10 @ 70
    10 @ 70

    Tomorrow is squats and then all my maxes will be set for week 1 of my 5-3-1. Can't friggen wait.

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    November 06, 2009

    Squat
    10 X 135
    8 X 185
    4 X 225
    3 X 270
    1 X 295
    1 X 320
    1 X 340

    Leg Curls
    4 x 10 @ 65lbs

    Hanging Leg Raises

    3 x 15
    Last edited by cvizzy; 11-09-2009 at 08:30 AM.

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    Killed it with the squats man, was a fun day for sure. 5/3/1 is gonna be perfect, and we'll have you doin a meet in a few months
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGabe24 View Post
    5/3/1 is gonna be perfect, and we'll have you doin a meet in a few months
    Yeah I'm pumped about the 5/3/1, and a meet is defiantly in the future, probably early 2010

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    November 09, 2009

    This is week one day one of my 5-3-1.

    Bench
    135 X 8
    160 X 5
    185 X 5
    210 X 10

    2 Board
    225 X 5
    245 X 5
    245 X 5

    Reverse Band(light)
    225 X 5
    245 X 5
    275 X 3
    315 X 5

    I felt great today, so my 5-3-1 begins, joy.

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    Great stuff tonight, form was top notch man. Things are comin together for you.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGabe24 View Post
    Great stuff tonight, form was top notch man. Things are comin together for you.
    Thanks man, you know its a good lift when I had massive amounts of work to do last night, and the next thing i know its 6:33 and I just woke up on the couch.

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    You technique is looking balls on. In a few weeks you'll start seeing yourself making quick strength gains. Now that you've adjusted to the arched back, elbows in style, your bench is gonna fly up. It's nice to have you man. Thanks for pushing me a little last night. Wouldn't suggest you do it too often....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    It's nice to have you man. Thanks for pushing me a little last night. Wouldn't suggest you do it too often....LOL
    Thanks tone, its great to be here.

    I put my balls on the line last night, glad to help anyway I can, even if it nearly gets my ass kicked .

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    November 10, 2009

    Deadlift
    135 X 8
    185 X 6
    220 X 5
    255 X 5
    285 X 14 (*PR)

    Pull throughs
    15 X 3 @ 42.5

    Leg Raises
    15 X 2

    Weighed out at 208, been trying to keep up eating with Dave lately, I could see my weight going up quickly in the near future lol.

    My back was super tight from benching yesterday, Tone had my arching my @ss off, still put up some numbers and got a good lift in. Doing the 1 rep max equation, my max came out to be 416, when last week it was 315 X 6 (370max). Huge PR today.

    255 X 5
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    Killed it tonight man. Great way to start this 5/3/1 off with some big pulling PR's.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    Heard your partner call for another one which you definitely had in you. Why'd you stop? Don't ****ing quit so easy. I know you're tired, I know you did 14, I know it sucks, but he's watching you pull these easy as ****, calls you out for another and you just quit? WTF? Come on Viz, you know if that was me yelling another you'd have done it. Don't quit on your own partner. Other than that, nice job. They looked easy as hell. Your weight is gonna jump up leaps and bounds these first few cycles. You're looking stronger everyday. Don't ****ing quit on your partner. Nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    Heard your partner call for another one which you definitely had in you. Why'd you stop? .
    I have been making excuses with my back for a long time why not to push balls to the wall and really bust my ass as much as I physically can. Now that I'm feeling stronger, I sometimes lapse back into the mentality, "I could do another but I might hurt my back". It's not an excuse, its just something I need to stop doing. It pisses me off a whole lot that I could have gotten 1 more. I just have to stop being a pussy is what it comes down to. I'm gonna just have to do two extra ones next week. Thanks for pointing it out Tone.

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    November 12, 2009

    Standing OH
    Warm up
    90 X 5
    105 X 5
    115 X 11

    65 X 10
    65 X 10
    55 X 10
    55 X 10
    55 X 10

    Dips(body-weight)
    5 X 10

    Pull ups(body-weight - definitely a weak point)
    5 X 5

    Seated HS Rows
    3 X 15 @ 140

    I had a lot of pain in my left shoulder, I decided to see if the pain would increase to where it stopped me from working out, after the 4th set of dips it loosened up or something, lets see if it was just tight from all the Overhead Presses.

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    Damn lol, so when we are forced to lift seperately I see you become a volume whore...interesting. Nonetheless, great effort man. Get ready for some heavy squats tomorrow.
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
    Squat - 475
    Bench - 355
    Dead - 500
    Total: 1330

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    You can call me Drew, lol

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    Good! Pullups will definitely help you! Keep kicking the **** out of them. 5x5 isn't enough though. Pick a number...say like....60. And do as many sets as it takes to get there. Tim and I do this occasionally and it blows our lats up.

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    November 14, 2009

    Squat
    135 X 8
    175 X 6
    205 X 5
    235 X 5
    260 X 14

    135 X 10
    135 X 10
    135 X 10
    135 X 10
    135 X 10

    Abs
    Standing cable crunches

    Dave showed me how to squat today how he was shown in Maryland, I hate him.

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    November 16, 2009

    Bench
    135 X 6
    175 X 5
    200 X 5
    225 X 10(pr)

    3Board
    245 X 5
    225 X 5
    235 X 8

    I messed up, this is my second week of 5-3-1, which is sets of 3 working up to my third set. I just went with five which might be why I felt a little tired doing my board work. Sad part is I even printed out the lifts so it wouldn't happen, that worked. Overall I feel good, tired but 225 for ten is the best I've done yet, I love these newbie gains they kick ass.

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