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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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    Nickp8's Road to Recovery

    I am starting this log to track the progress of my recovery. I broke my leg in september (spiral fracture in the fibula right above my ankle) and have had 2 surgeries since then.I just got off crutches a few days ago. Before my injury I was using the 5/3/1 program with great results, so I will continue with that. No squats yet because I have no range of motion in my ankle. Also I will be starting with rack pulls and working my way down to the floor with the progress of my ankle mobility.

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    Deadlift/ Military Press Day 11/13:

    Rack Pulls
    135x20
    225x12
    315x5
    370x5
    395x5
    420x12 (left some in the tank since it was my first day pulling in 2 months)

    Mil. Press
    125x5
    135x5
    145x8

    Pull Ups
    4x10

    DB Rows
    100x10
    125x10
    150x8
    150x6
    180x6

    Lateral Raises ss w/ Band Pull Aparts
    3x12

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    Bench Day 11/16

    Bench
    245x3
    265x3
    285x9 (getting closer to where I was...305x10 before I broke my leg)

    Floor Press w/ Fat Grips
    185x10
    185x10
    185x10
    225x10
    225x10

    Pull Ups
    3x10

    Lat Pull Downs
    3x10

    DB Shrugs
    100x20
    125x15
    150x12

    I am going to try and box squat on wednesday with a real wide stance. I typically squat with a pretty close stance and high bar, but my ankle doesn't have the flexibilty to do that.

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    Physical Therapy 11/17

    A bunch of useless stuff including stepping up and down on fake stairs, it really seems like the therapist doesn't know what she is doing. Since I didn't feel like I got anything out of it I went home and did some stretches and other movements with light bands. Curious to see how squating will work out tommorow.

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    Sorry to hear about your plight, wish you the best with the efforts in here as you make a more complete recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Sorry to hear about your plight, wish you the best with the efforts in here as you make a more complete recovery.
    Thanks for your kind words, the doctors said I will get all my strength and range of motion back so I'm not to worried about it. They said it will take about 6 weeks, I just need to keep working hard.

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    Thanks Cocoa, it's not where I want to be but I am getting closer.

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    Squats 12/2

    Box Squats
    135x20
    185x15
    225x6
    275x6
    315x3
    365x3
    405x3

    Shut it down there, I had a little left in me but as you can see in my logs I am jumping up weights very fast and don't want to hurt my progress. I also tried to squat without a box witgh just the bar. I am very close to being able to do that, I just need my ankle to loosen up just a little more.

    Power Squats
    2ppsx20
    3ppsx15
    4ppsx12
    5ppsx10
    6ppsx8

    Stiff Leg DL's w/ DB's
    100x12
    100x12
    100x12
    100x12

    Back Raises
    3x20

    Bike
    20 min. (more of a prolonged cool down than cardio)

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    Pulled off a great leg day Nick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Pulled off a great leg day Nick.
    Thanks for the support Coke. I appreciate you checking out my log.

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    Mil. Press/ Deadlift 12/4

    Military Press
    135x12
    155x3
    185x3
    225x3

    Rack Pulls (3 or 4 inches below the knee, belt only)
    225x8
    315x6
    405x5
    495x3
    545x1
    600x1

    This was supposed to be my 3 rep week with 5/3/1, but I was feeling good and wanted to lift some heavier weight.

    Pull Ups
    6x10

    DB Rows
    150x8
    150x8
    150x8

    Lateral Raises ss w/ Front Raises
    20x15
    20x15

    DB Curls
    2x12

    BB Curls (4 different grips no rest in between)
    105x8,8,8,8

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    Squats 12/15

    Barbell Squats

    135x12
    185x10
    225x5
    225x8
    275x5
    315x3
    315x3
    315x3 This is the first time I have done normal squats since I broke my leg. My strength wasn't to bad and I was able to go below parallel. When I got to 315 it was light but my right leg was shaking so I kept the reps low and focused on staying as light as possible. I am going to try and focus on some single leg excerises like lunges to help my right leg catch up, and I am going to cut the the acc. lifts out for my left leg. I'll try this for 3 weeks and see how it goes.

    Leg Press
    6pps x8
    8pps x8
    8pps x8

    Hamstring Curls
    3x12

    BW is 246

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    Keep working on that right leg man, one day it may overcompensate...solid squats and leg presses.

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    Awesome lifting in here Nick. Do you plan to compete at all, once you have fully recovered?
    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flynn View Post
    Awesome lifting in here Nick. Do you plan to compete at all, once you have fully recovered?
    Yea I want to compete. I was actually planning on doing my first meet this past October but since I broke my leg I couldn't. Thanks for the support.

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    here's to a speedy recovery... Took me nearly 5 months to start doing any kind of heavy lifting since I injured something in my upper and lower body at the same time, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage View Post
    here's to a speedy recovery... Took me nearly 5 months to start doing any kind of heavy lifting since I injured something in my upper and lower body at the same time, haha.
    Thanks man.

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    Video


    This is the 315x7 on bench from last week.

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    Last edited by nickp8; 12-21-2009 at 04:52 PM.

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    I don't know what I did so the link above is the 315x7.

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    Benching vid is ace dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Benching vid is ace dude.
    Thanks Coke. I am going to start putting up a lot more videos as long as I have someone there to film it. The quality sucks though because it is from my phone.

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    Thurs. 12/17

    Floor Press
    135x20
    185x15
    225x10
    255x5
    275x1
    305x1
    325x1
    345x1
    365x1 stopped there because I didn't have a spotter, but it went up fast.

    Close Grip Floor Press w/ Bands
    135x20
    185x10
    225x10
    245x9

    DB Extensions
    3x10

    Pushdowns
    2x50

    My workouts have no direction right now, I am just doing some random stuff. I am going to deadlift and do back tommorow, and then I am on vacation for the next week. I'll put something down on paper and start it up after Jan. 1

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    Well I was supposed to deadlift last night and I was going to try and do 500x10, but during the day I started getting some shooting pains in my leg. I hope I didn't mess it up but I will see on Monday when I go to the doctor. So tonight I will do some back and arms but this sucks.

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