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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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    Stomach bug seems to be better this afternoon so I made it in for a quick workout at the apartment complex gym.

    Workout: -4pm

    Warmup- skip

    1/2 mile walk

    DB Curls 30*10, 35*10, 40*10

    Military Press Machine 105*10, 135*10, 165*8,185*8

    Tricep Pulldowns 80*10, 100*10, 120*10, 140*15

    Chin-ups 10, 8, 5

    Chainsaws 50*15 for 3 sets

    French Press 50*12 for 3 sets

    Cool Down

    1/2 mile walk

    no crunches, no squats, no pushups

    Song of the Workout: "Crawling", Linkin Park
    ~G~
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    My training log.... on the way back up with new focus
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    Almost back to 100%. Slept in this morning and ended up getting to the apartment gym late this evening

    Workout: -8pm

    Warmup- light stretching

    1/2 mile fast walk

    Bench Press Machine 135*10, 175*10, 225*10, 265*10 for 4 sets -I dont miss this machine at all

    Military Press Machine 115*10, 135*10 for 5 sets - below ear level

    DB Curls 35*10, 35*10, 40*10, 45*8, 50*8

    Front to Side Lat Raises 20*10 for 3 sets

    Dips 10 for 4 sets

    Rear Delt Machine 110*10, 125*10, 135*10, 145*10

    Hex Grip Catches L/R 20*20 for 2 sets, 30*10 for 2 sets - second set was real hard

    Cool Down

    1/2 mile walk

    no crunches, no squats, no pushups

    Song of the Workout: Mix CD of Frederic Chopin's 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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    Damn dude, nothing wrong with taking a day or two off when you're sick, lol.

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    Coke: I am not sure how I got into the habit but when I am in a good gym routine and I get sick I tend to still try to get a workout in even if it is much lighter.
    ~G~
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    Well after an intense talk with someone else at the apt gym it was concluded that infact I have NOT been using a leg press machine but a hack squat machine..... I hate being wrong.

    I do not want to go back and edit the previous posts that had this error in them but going forward you will all know that I now understand the difference

    Workout: -10am

    Warmup- light stretching

    1/2 mile fast walk

    10 min bike ride

    Hack Squat to Curls to Pull-ups than a break 5 times:
    Hack Squat 220*10, 300*10, 360*12, 400*15, 400*20

    Rev Grip Curls 20*10, 25*10, 30*10 for 3 sets

    Pull-ups 6, 7, 8, 9, 6 -not sure how I kept adding bc I was going for max effort


    Lunges to Leg Ext to Flys than a break 3 times:
    Lunges F/B and L/R 100*10 for 3 sets

    Leg Extensions 110*10 for 3 sets -came up more in the seat and made movement harder

    Machine Flys 130*10 for 3 sets


    Cool Down

    1/2 mile walk

    300 crunches, no squats, 100 pushups

    Song of the Workout: "The Sound of Truth", As I Lay Dying
    ~G~
    Best Raw Lifts Former/Current: 445/505 SQ, 425/345 BP, 530/425 DL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geometheus View Post
    3/12/2010

    Well after an intense talk with someone else at the apt gym it was concluded that infact I have NOT been using a leg press machine but a hack squat machine..... I hate being wrong.

    I do not want to go back and edit the previous posts that had this error in them but going forward you will all know that I now understand the difference

    Workout: -10am

    Warmup- light stretching

    1/2 mile fast walk

    10 min bike ride

    Hack Squat to Curls to Pull-ups than a break 5 times:
    Hack Squat 220*10, 300*10, 360*12, 400*15, 400*20

    Rev Grip Curls 20*10, 25*10, 30*10 for 3 sets

    Pull-ups 6, 7, 8, 9, 6 -not sure how I kept adding bc I was going for max effort


    Lunges to Leg Ext to Flys than a break 3 times:
    Lunges F/B and L/R 100*10 for 3 sets

    Leg Extensions 110*10 for 3 sets -came up more in the seat and made movement harder

    Machine Flys 130*10 for 3 sets


    Cool Down

    1/2 mile walk

    300 crunches, no squats, 100 pushups

    Song of the Workout: "The Sound of Truth", As I Lay Dying

    Husky: I said not "just" being a dick. I certainly am one, but the fact that I can be a dick AND help Geo at the same time is an opportunity not to be missed.

    Geo: Get some sandbags, a tire, and start working with that. We're going to change how you do things.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I have a redhead that needs chatting up.
    Last edited by Isaac Wilkins; 03-12-2010 at 09:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borris View Post
    Husky: I said not "just" being a dick. I certainly am one, but the fact that I can be a dick AND help Geo at the same time is an opportunity not to be missed.

    Geo: Get some sandbags, a tire, and start working with that. We're going to change how you do things.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I have a redhead that needs chatting up.
    G... this is golden stuff... I think it just got a little more entertaining again....

    Borris - most excellent comments and advice.... and god bless redheads!!!!!!!

    And G, great work through being sick... keep up the great work bro!
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    Borris and Huskybear: I am happy that I may be losing contol of my journal with the over flow of comments from others, j/k its nice to have the company. But seroiusly yes God Bless Redheads.... although I dont think I am meaning it in the same way you 2 are. You see everyone in my family is a redhead, besides me that is who can only pass when I shave my head and grow my big red goatee for all to enjoy.

    And on that same note.... HAPPY early St. Patrick's Day I am off to enjoy a Parade and have some fun
    ~G~
    Best Raw Lifts Former/Current: 445/505 SQ, 425/345 BP, 530/425 DL
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    Glad to see you making good use of that gym, bro. And glad you are moving forward with everything. That last session looks like a bruiser. How long did that take to finish up?
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    Kiaran: Thanks for checking out my workouts. You do some great work in your journal and I enjoy following it. Yeah it has been nice getting in to that other gym once and a while lately- thanks to my friends wife.

    As far as time is concerned that last workout with the Hack Squats and Lunges took me about 90min not including the 1/2 mile warmup and cool down laps. When I underline the exercises it means I am trying to move directly from one to the other real fast with my only rest being to change weights and after I am all the way through one time I take about a 30 to 90 sec break and than do it again. Doing it this way keeps my gym time under 2 hrs and (combined with many layers of clothes) helps me really work up a good sweat.
    ~G~
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    3/14/2010

    My back really tightened up today when I was at the gym..... didnt like it.

    I only had 30min to do a quick run and fool around a bit at the gym so it didnt mess with my plans but its a few hours later and I am still feeling real tight in my low back. Sucks getting Old.

    Cardio:
    2 mile run

    Workout: -just messing around had a few minutes

    Hack Squat 400*12

    Rev Grip Curls 30*10

    Farners Walk (50*2) 100*150ft

    Pull-ups 6

    50 crunches, no squats, 50 pushups
    ~G~
    Best Raw Lifts Former/Current: 445/505 SQ, 425/345 BP, 530/425 DL
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    Low back still a bit tight this morning but nothing some strong blood flow wouldnt fix.

    Workout: -5:30am

    Warmup- light stretching

    1/2 mile fast walk

    BB Bench Press 135*10, 185*10, 225*8, 275*4, 305*2, 325*1, 335*1 - the 325 and 335 felt smooth !!!
    225*10 for 2 sets to really burn it out and force some extra work out of my chest
    I think I need some ideas on how to pyramid this better and peak with higher weight on the bar??????

    Skulls to Incline to XTricep Pulls than a break 4 times:
    Skull Crushers 45*10, 65*10, 85*10, 95*10 - I prefer using the curl bar for these

    Incline DB Bench Press 50*10 for 3 sets, 70*10 - I should have gone up in weight earlier

    Crossbody Tricep Pulls L/R 40*10, 60*10 for 3 sets

    Curls to One Arm Press to Lat Raises than a break 3 times:
    DB Curls 40*10, 45*10, 50*8

    One Arm Std Press L/R 50*10 for 2 sets, 50*6 - saw a video of these and they are harder than they look

    Lat Raises Front to Side 20*10 for 3 sets


    Cool Down

    1/2 mile walk

    100 crunches, no squats, no pushups

    Song of the Workout: "Sabotage",Beastie Boys
    Last edited by Geometheus; 03-15-2010 at 09:35 AM.
    ~G~
    Best Raw Lifts Former/Current: 445/505 SQ, 425/345 BP, 530/425 DL
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    Awesome workout G!!!

    Great bench numbers highlighted by an excellent soundtrack!!!!!!
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    Pressing and all is damn good man.

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    Huskybear and Coke: Thank you for your continued support.

    Any ideas on how to better pyramid for a higher max press next time?
    ~G~
    Best Raw Lifts Former/Current: 445/505 SQ, 425/345 BP, 530/425 DL
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    G... I'm not the right the guy to give solid advice as my bench suck huge... however, I'm wondering if maybe you drop the reps at 225 to 5, and then use singles and dbls as you move up to a max weight, knowing that you're going to do some burn outs at the end? go like 275 x 2; 315 x 2; 325 x1; 335 x1; 345 x 1?

    just an idea from a bench incompetent lol
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    Huskybear: Thank you for your thoughts and it sounds like a good place to start my efforts. The 135 -to- 225 work is mostly just a warmup when I am going for a big press and than after I hit failure or near failure I circle back and burn it out. Good call I will go for doubles and singles and see if that helps me peak at a higher weight next time.
    ~G~
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    3/16/2010

    I felt real good this morning after getting some solid sleep last night.

    Workout: -5:30am

    Warmup- light stretching

    1/2 mile fast walk

    10 min on treadmill at 3.7mph and a 3 degree angle

    Deadlifts 135*10, 225*10, 275*9, 315*6, 375*6 -these were moving real fast and felt great
    added back belt and straps 405*1, 435*1, 455*failure, 455*1 -took two attempts but it went up, I didnt want to use straps but I was sick of my grip giving out in previous weeks and wanted to move up in weight. I know that is not an excuse but it was my reasoning.

    Chin-ups to Curls to Flys to Dips than a break 4 times:
    Chin-ups 8, 8, 8, 4+let go and restarted 4

    Machine Flys 125*10, 140*10, 155*10, 170*10

    Std DB Curls 35*10 for 4 sets

    Dips 10 for 4 sets - last few were ugly and not solid depth or lock out to finish

    French Press to Tricep Pulldowns than a break 3 times:
    French Press 50*12 for 3 sets

    Tricep Pulldowns w/Rope 80*10 for 3 sets

    Cool Down

    1/2 mile walk

    no crunches, no squats, no pushups

    Song of the Workout: "Roadhouse Blues",The Doors[/QUOTE]
    ~G~
    Best Raw Lifts Former/Current: 445/505 SQ, 425/345 BP, 530/425 DL
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    Solid pulls bro. Keep up the good work.
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    BULK_BOY: Thanks buddy.

    ALL: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY !!!!!!!!!!!

    Time to get my recovery on............hahahahaha.
    ~G~
    Best Raw Lifts Former/Current: 445/505 SQ, 425/345 BP, 530/425 DL
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    Nice job with the deads and all guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Nice job with the deads and all guy.
    Coke: Thanks man I was feeling real BIG afterwards, and that is such a good feeling!!! Only another 100lbs or so to go.
    ~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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    3/18/2010

    I am a bit late posting this. The day got away from me. My workout partner was a no show, which means I didnt get into the gym his wife works at. The GOOD news is I got some nibbles on jobs so setting that stuff up took me most of the rest of my day.

    Workout: -1:30pm apt gym

    Warmup- light stretching

    1/2 mile fast walk

    Complex 8*3: -been a while since I did one of the complex workouts so gave it a go
    SLDL (50lb DBs * 2) 100*8 for 3 sets
    Bent Over Rows (50lb DBs * 2) 100*8 for 3 sets
    Front Squat (50lb DBs * 2) 100*8 for 3 sets
    Push Press (50lb DBs * 2) 100*8 for 3 sets -I try to keep these strict for as long as possible
    Pushups to Planks L/R 8 for 3 sets

    Hack Squat 220*20, 280*20, 320*20, 360*20, 400*12

    Seated Incline Curls 30*12 for 4 sets

    Farmers Walk (50lb DBs * 2) 100*375ft, 100*375ft -not sure it did much for me as I have been using the heavier weights at the other gym for these but got in a good distance and grip held no problem.

    Cool Down

    1/2 mile walk

    no crunches, no squats, no pushups

    Song of the Workout: "Smooth Criminal", Michael Jackson
    ~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
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=130681

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    HG Events Practice:

    I have not got together with my training partner for the past two weekends because of conflicts in our schedules. Tomorrow he is headed to a games up in Oklahoma and I was just not up for a drive like that. Plus it is my Birthday weekend so I got some other plans. Anyway, I put in for a games in San Antonio but have yet to hear back so I hope I got excepted. I also put in for another big games at a RenFest this summer. I know of a few more games in my area but they have not started sending out invitations yet.

    My plan is to break into the A Class this year so I need to have good showings. My strength in bench press, deadlifts, and squats is going up good but its not a one-for-one translation to my sport. I have been checking out some of the comments people here have given me on adding in some more explosive movements. But I still need more ideas..... please and thank you.
    ~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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    I really needed to get some cardio in and had not done a run for a few days so despite the heat here it was

    Cardio:
    2 mile run

    50 crunches, 50 squats, 50 pushups
    ~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
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=130681

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