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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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  1. #4701
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    Must have a thick as back bro!!! Nice work, sucks when you miss what you wanted to hit but it won't be far away. Solid training, big numbers raw for sure
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    Strong work, Nick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Strong pulling, Nick!

    When you say heavy abs, what exercise are you doing exactly?
    Whats up Gaz, hey I do all kinds bro but mostly crunch type work. Sometimes crunch work on the half ball or on a swiss ball holding a kettlebell.

    Leg raises are good but not as good as weighted crunches and side bends, again its up to you to make the movement hard.

    The trick is to make the movements hard by REALLY flexing and straining the muscles, static holds are great and I always do them.

    When you hit abs you should treat it serious and strain hard.

    Let me know if that helps.
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    Thank you very much guys really appreciate it!!!!!

    Shoulders and traps.

    Seated press behind neck-
    45 x 15
    95 x 8
    115 x 6
    135 x 6
    95 x 12

    Shrugs-
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    405 x 5
    495 x 5
    545 x 5
    585 x 5
    605 x 5

    Plate shrugs-
    45s x 30/15/12 rest pause set

    DB shrugs-
    80s x 20 x 3

    Side bends-
    110s x 15 each side

    Did not want to fuck around on shrugs today.

    Side note: looking back very heavy upper back work has helped my pulls more than GMs........big weight in the hands seems to help me more than the assistance type work many actually prefer........all different I guess.
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    Effort is tremendous mate, awesome shrugs!

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    That is some heavy shrug work Nick. Good work as always.

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    Too true, we all are different. Beastly work Nick! So many shrugs, noticing a bigger yoke from it yet?
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    Nice shrugs. About time you do those heavier.
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    Thanks everyone!!!!! Hayden yeah a slight change not much, when I flex my back the traps are looking better. 12 months they should be ok.

    Mixed day.

    Squat reverse greens (not sure how much they take off at the bottom)-
    225 x 1
    315 x 1
    405 x 1
    455 x 1
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    495 x 1
    545 x 1
    585 x 1
    605 x 1
    625 x 1 happy with that, way off a PR but it felt pretty good to get some weight on the back

    Shrugs-
    225 x 4
    315 x 4
    405 x 6
    455 x 6
    495 x 4
    545 x 4
    585 x 4
    605 x 4
    625 x 4 PR
    405 x 12 315 x 10 225 x 12 drop set
    Snatch grip 135 x 10 x 3 sets slow reps

    Plate shrugs-
    45s x 20 x 3 sets with static holds

    Lat pulldowns wide-
    80 x 12
    100 x 12
    120 x 12 stopped here, sore left side which has been playing up......smart to finish up

    Feeling good and really enjoying my training peeps!

    Thanks for checking in!!
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    Heavy shrugs there, man.

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    Killer with those movements!

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    Thanks Tom and Coke!!!!!

    Ab work (extra)-
    7 sets of 10 with 3 sec hold on every rep

    7 types of crunches, abs are stronger than ever however my obliques are weaker......this needs fixing and I will start next session.

    Off work from Friday so I can train the house down and start a creatine cycle + luecine with the shakes YEAH.

    Thanks for checking in boys!!
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    And girls!!
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    Nice work Nick! Warrior in the gym bro
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    Thank you HJP and Tank!!!!!
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    Great squats, bbud. Heavy shrugs, too, blimey.
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    Thanks Gaz!!

    Haulin Steel......................them Deads.


    Rack pull from top of knee against two sets of quad minis (ass load of tension)-
    45 + bands x 1
    135 + bands x 1
    225 + bands x 1
    315 + bands x 1 miss, no chalk
    365 + bands x 1 best warm-up set
    420 + bands x 1 solid 10lb PR.......most weight ever in my hands

    Shrugs-
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    405 x 5
    495 x 5
    405 x 21
    225 x 10 x 3 sets slow reps

    Sumo SLDL-
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    275 x 5
    315 x 5

    DB shrugs-
    70s x 12 x 3 sets

    Pulldowns wide-
    80 x 15
    100 x 12
    120 x 10
    140 x 8
    160 x 8
    180 x 8

    Straight arm pulldowns-
    90 x 10 x 2 sets

    Really good day pulling.......the heavy low rep shrugs have paid off quickly.

    Thanks for checking in, Im off work now so should be able to get some good sleep in and train the house down.
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    Monstrous pulling, bud. How much would you say it was at the top?
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    Thanks bro, 820+
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Thanks bro, 820+
    Fuck me, can't even imagine that kind of weight in the hands.

    I struggle with half that ><

    Would you advise rack pulls as a good way of getting used to heavy weights for the dead? Much carry over?
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    Yeah rack pulls will help anyone get used to big weight in the hands, also the torso is where I actually feel it.

    Carryover from the different movements is unique to each person so I can not really say rack pulls will have a big carryover however IMO there will be good carryover so long as you actually pull from the ground in some form fairly often.
    If all you do is rack pulls I do not think they will help, but when mixed in yes.

    I like the idea of being able to hold massive weight........to be honest I would rather rack pull 1000 (no straps) than deadlift 800 but thats just me ha ha.

    I would have a record from the lowest pin and a record from the next one to beat but mostly work from the lowest pin in the rack.

    Once you pull 450ish raw maybe look at some bands, they are cheap and they work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Yeah rack pulls will help anyone get used to big weight in the hands, also the torso is where I actually feel it.

    Carryover from the different movements is unique to each person so I can not really say rack pulls will have a big carryover however IMO there will be good carryover so long as you actually pull from the ground in some form fairly often.
    If all you do is rack pulls I do not think they will help, but when mixed in yes.

    I like the idea of being able to hold massive weight........to be honest I would rather rack pull 1000 (no straps) than deadlift 800 but thats just me ha ha.

    I would have a record from the lowest pin and a record from the next one to beat but mostly work from the lowest pin in the rack.

    Once you pull 450ish raw maybe look at some bands, they are cheap and they work.
    Great help, Nick, cheers. May have to mix some in from time to time, maybe on Squat day, alternating them with de sumos from the floor.

    And I'm investing in bands very soon. Once the 200kg wall falls I shall start using them.
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    I would not do them on squat day if you are pulling heavy the same week.

    Heavy pulls once a week max, you can do floor pulls then rep rack pulls one week alternated with rack pulls then floor pulls for reps the next week.......repeat. Plenty of ways to do it.

    Cheers bro.
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