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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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    Wannabebig Member cvizzy's Avatar
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    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.

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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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    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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    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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    What's up izzy? good job tonite. Way to challenge and push yourself on that last set of bench. Your form is looking good, and strength is coming around for you. Make sure you do some speed work this week and focus on exploding the weight up.(moving the weight as fast as possible without letting your form suffer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by t gale View Post
    What's up izzy? good job tonite. Way to challenge and push yourself on that last set of bench. Your form is looking good, and strength is coming around for you. Make sure you do some speed work this week and focus on exploding the weight up.(moving the weight as fast as possible without letting your form suffer)
    Thanks man, yeah I'll be sure to get speed work in.

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    November 24, 2009

    Deads
    135 X 7
    185 X 5
    255 X 5
    285 X 3
    320 X 11(pr) Video**

    Video


    Goodmornings
    65 X 15
    95 X 15
    95 X 15
    95 X 15
    95 X 15

    Overall felt real good tonight, I wasn't dropping the weights evenly, something I need to work on, that last grinder was fun tho
    The one thing I don't understand is how I am so slow on every rep, I am exploding with everything I have, the strength is there, its like that with all my other exercises too, could that be due to being new to these types of weights?
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    Monster set man. Once we get you some more power and speed, the weights will sky rocket.


    I cant believe those guys had the nerve to walk in the way, when im OBVIOUSLY taking a video. Can someone be THAT ******ed?? I wish they said somethin back.
    Last edited by DGabe24; 11-24-2009 at 08:00 PM.
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    Dont call it a comeback

    I haven't been on the boards, I just have been training and thought once I got back to school I'd start up with my journal again.

    This semester I thought I didn't have Monday night classes (that's when the crew goes into Philly to bench.. Turns out the night before classes something happened with the computer system and dropped me from all 5 of my classes. I spent the rest of the week sorting all this bullchit out. It left me with a Monday night class 630-9 sucks so much. The Monday before classes started I went into Philly with the crew and had a terrible lift. It showed me how I've been training over the holidays just wasn't enough. My weight is up to 215 which I've been working very hard on lol that's the one good thing. Anyway, We benched Monday, I don't remember all the accessories but I ended up my last set of bench as

    245 X 6 (295 1rep max -- about on par with my max)

    Tuesday my partner and I have class all day till nine, by the time we got our meal in, it was too late to go in so we squatted today(Wednesday)

    We had to run some errands and got in a little late so our workout was cut short.

    Squat
    I ended up 305 X 9 (395 1rep max -- PR)
    I felt like i had 1 more in the tank, it would've been slow though.

    I started doing the boring but big with 185

    185X10
    185X10
    (music turned off = time to go)

    I feel pretty good, overall my dead is way up, I'm curious to what my max is there, but its time I start prepping myself for a meet, I need a total to put down in my damn signature. I want to be a power lifter.

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    215lbs of heart, determination, and slow twitch muscle fibers
    Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    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.
    That is such ****ing awesome advice its not funny, just don't got and do 2 sets of 30. Tone wont like that.


    Welcome to WBB, I wish I had the chance to get in with a crew like you guys earlier in my training!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k View Post
    That is such ****ing awesome advice its not funny, just don't got and do 2 sets of 30. Tone wont like that.


    Welcome to WBB, I wish I had the chance to get in with a crew like you guys earlier in my training!
    Thanks, yeah I am extremely grateful to be around these guys and for their help, it's given me something to look forward to during the week.

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    November 18, 2009

    Deadlift
    135 X 8
    185 X 5
    235 X 3
    270 X 3
    305 X 13 (pr)

    155 X 10
    155 X 10
    155 X 10
    155 X 10
    155 X 10

    Hyper-Extensions
    15
    15
    15

    I'm tired as ****.

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