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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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    I rerack the weight for 15-30 seconds. So I guess call em very closely spaced sets on squats.
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    Inexcusable!!!
    I should turn my balls in. I was actually listening to my ipod and reading during the figure part. They were up there forever.
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    Hey Paul, Just came across your old thread and I have to say (along with the rest of the people on here) great job on transforming yourself and getting on stage! I really enjoyed your blogs. I'm actually on the same journey myself right now. I started preparing for my first Natural Show in late 2006 and in early 2007 I had a pretty bad car accident which tore up my knee and shoulder. So after a couple years of rehab, laziness and excuses, I'm setting my sights on the INBF Northeast Classic in Marlboro, Mass. in 2010.

    Believe it or not, I'm almost in the same boat as you were. I'm 6'3 297 lbs at 27% bf. So I have a bit more lean body mass then what you started out with, but the goal now is to make sure I hold onto it and add to it in the next 7-8 months. I have the slight advantage of having a degree in Exercise Physiology as well as my Certifications through NASM and ISSA so that definitely helps.

    Your plan for the next 60 weeks is definitely a solid plan, and there's no doubt in my mind you can put on the amount of muscle you set forth to in that time span. If you can pack on an additional 15-20 lbs between now and then and come in with the same conditioning you had this time out you'll be a force to reckon with.

    I'm definitely going to keep following you on here now that I found this Site and I wish you the best of luck! Who knows, if it all works out, maybe I'll get to see you onstage sometime in 2011!

    Keep up the hard work!!!!

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    Hey Jay! Nice to meet you buddy. Glad you posted.

    Maybe start a journal here so I can follow your prep along?

    It would be awesome to have more bodybuilders on these boards. Esp nattys!

    I am actually working on the NASM CPT course as well right now. I wouldn't call it an advantage by any means lol. What I have learned through years of research and trial and error far outweigh any certification I can get right now. That's just my opinion though. Hope your prep goes well. From the sound of it you have an amazing base to work with already!
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    do work son..
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    Outstanding work Paul. I'm looking forward to following your career

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    I'm going to get started on that myself. I'm at work right now, but this weekend when I'm home I'm going to try to update my profile as much as I can and start working on keeping up to date on here. I've already put myself on so many other support sites it's sometimes tough to keep up. HAHA.

    Actually, you're right, the Cert. really is just a piece of paper. What I learned in school and the years before that through 'trial and error' made me a far better trainer than I could have been with just the NASM or ISSA cert. The Degree and the Cert definitely do help though with making money. For some reason people feel more comfortable with that little piece of paper than someone with the actual hands on experience. Don't know why, but it seems to happen that way. When you have both though, you'll sore to the top in this field!

    Good luck with the NASM exam. Believe me, with what you've learned over the past year it'll be a piece of cake!

    I look forward to following you on here! Hopefully we'll be able to share some tips down the road. I literally just printed and filled out my membership application for the INBF so the wheels are in motion!

    Keep lifting man!

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    Good stuff. Looking forward to following along!

    Thanks Givin!

    So after 3 heavy binges since show day I decided I need less restrictive macros if I'm gonna stick with it for the long haul.

    Going to try 55/350/210 and see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    Going to try 55/350/210 and see what happens.
    Fatty. Good job. I like the "Day 3 of 420". Way to do some long term planning .

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    Lots of planning went into this shhh.

    Morning Weight 176.4lbs

    so 55/350/210 it is!

    Hit the gym for a beastly session today.

    Pull Up
    BW x 6
    BW+10 x 6
    BW+25 x 6
    BW+45 x 5
    Rest/Pause + 2
    Rest/Pause + 1
    Rest/Pause + 1

    BB Bench
    Bar x 10
    135 x 6
    185 x 6
    205 x 6
    225 x 3
    Rest/Pause + 2
    Rest/Pause + 1
    Rest/Pause + Fail
    185 x 6

    Cable Rows
    135 x 6
    155 x 6
    185 x 6
    210 x 6
    225 x 6
    Rest/Pause + 2
    Rest/Pause + 2
    Rest/Pause + 2

    Side Lateral Raises
    25's x 6
    35's x 6
    40's x 6
    45's x 6
    Rest/Pause + 2
    Rest/Pause + 2
    Rest/Pause + 2

    Dips
    BW x 10
    BW x 8

    DB Curls
    40's x 8
    40's x 6

    And that is that.

    Diet was perfect today.
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    So I did much better with the eating today guys. Stuck to the new macros perfectly and saved my last meal for 10PM which i haven't done in a while!

    The new routine has me feeling sore as shhh. I'm loving the heavier work for a change. Looking forward to seeing my numbers go up hopefully =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    Lots of planning went into this shhh.
    Laid that **** out and made good with it, props.

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    Thanks Coke =)

    Morning Weight = 174.6

    Did the math....

    Day # - Cals - Weight

    Show Day 5000 175
    Day 0 - 4300 172
    Day 1 - 2300 172
    Day 2 - 4400 174
    Day 3 - 2400 175
    Day 4 - 4800 176.4
    Day 5 - 2760 176.4
    Day 6 - 2750 174.6

    Average cals for week 1 = 3400
    Cardio 1 session lol!

    I am going to deem week 1 a success. I could be walking around looking like a blimp but on the contrary, I stepped out of the shower today to see my snow white outter quads still got feathering in the lower portions. And ab veins are rampant.

    I'll be keeping cals at 2700 for another week before considering a 25g CHO bump.

    I was expecting more bloat from doubling my calories this week.....


    Off day from training today. Sore as heck from yesterday. Going to absolutely murder a lower session tomorrow.
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    glad to see you are being smart about the rebound.
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    Morning Weight - 173.8

    Woah haha. Pleasant surprise I suppose? Although I cannot wait to start gaining weight/strength back. Well more so weight, and hoping strength comes with it haha. Since I've always been a weakling.

    Reeses Puffs + Whey + Milk

    Banana/Coffee Muffin

    Lower

    Leg Kicks to warm up

    Squats
    BW x 15
    Bar x 12
    135 x 6
    225 x 6
    275 x 6
    295 x 4 (No spotter didn't bother with 315)
    275 x 6

    DL's
    135 x 6
    225 x 6
    275 x 6
    315 x 6
    Rest/Pause + 2
    Rest/Pause + 1

    SLDL
    225 x 8

    Calf Raises
    215 x 8
    275 x 8
    315 x 8
    375 x 8
    395 x 8
    Rest/Pause + 2
    Rest/Pause + 2
    Rest/Pause + 2

    Decline Sit up
    BW x 8
    BW+10 x 8
    BW+25 x 6
    Rest/Pause + 2
    Rest/Pause + 2

    Leg Lifts
    BW x 9

    done and done.
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    Day 8 of 420!

    Morning Weight = 172.8lbs

    Off day from training.

    Small macro bump for this week since I lost 2.2 lbs haha.

    Brett has been guiding me a little bit with this. Thnx Bretto Freemandez

    65/375/200 2900 cals.

    Some snaps as promised. Took em this morning. Cold/flat.

    Will get some at the gym when my GF goes to train with me again.

    I am a snowflake haha.





    Off day from weights today. Straight chillin.
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    Quads are still ****ting ridiculous, Paul.
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    Nice quads!! I look forward to seeing your numbers rise!
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    Quads are looking sick, nicely defined and separated.

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    Man, those quads are insane.

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    Sounding like a broken record but awesome transformation man. I truly respect your dedication and drive. Not many can do what you have done with your body. I will be tracking your journal closely. Probably creating my own in a few days

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    Thanks Guys and Gal!

    6750 260/900/250 today

    CHEA CHEA DO WORK SON.

    182.4lbs +10lbs almost today.

    Gonna murder upper body tomorrow.
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    I'm going to be the only guy that comes in and tells you to make sure have another 20lbm on your frame by this time next year?

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    Your meticulous planning and outright determination is astounding. Great work; will definitely be checking in on this thread.
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