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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. #51
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    Push day is looking great bro.

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    Thanks CoCoa!
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    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
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    I could learn a lot about volume from you...looks like you're doing awesome in here bud. Keep it up..looknig forward to seeing the results from the 1/16 meet.

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    Thanks Borracho! I really like the high volume at the end of this program I am thinking doing a 2 week deload and trying another cycle of it or I may try the Extended Tension Training by Dave Tate I bought the e-book last week. I haven't read it yet hopefully this weekend. The only problem is finding a partner to workout with to time each other.
    BW SQ BP DL Total
    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    Friday
    Jan 08/10 (1:30a.m. late night training)
    Light Bench

    Light Bench
    Bar x 30 (Fat Gripz)
    355 x 10 (Fat Gripz)
    155 x 10 (Fat Gripz)
    175 x 10 (Fat Gripz)
    190 x 10 (Fat Gripz)
    190 x 10 (Fat Gripz)

    Light Band Bench
    Bar x 10 +(EFS Pro Mini Bands)
    95 x 5 +(EFS Pro Mini Bands)
    135 x 5 +(EFS Pro Mini Bands)
    155 x 5 +(EFS Pro Mini Bands)
    145 x 5 +(EFS Pro Mini Bands + Fat Gripz)

    Dips
    10
    10
    6
    6
    6

    Machine Reverse Curls
    50 x 10
    50 x 10
    50 x 10
    50 x 7
    50 x 7

    Abdominal Machine
    125 x 25
    125 x 25
    125 x 20
    125 x 20
    125 x 25

    Assist Chin Up
    55 x 5
    55 x 3
    70 x 5
    70 x 4
    85 x 4

    Had to train late tonight (1:30am) after work. I really like working with bands I would like to use them with some heavier weights but I just haven't yet because I have been training by myself. I really like doing light speed pressing with them. I changed a few things up tonight did dips for the 1st time in a while but did not have a lot in me on them. I also did my reverse curls on a machine I liked the constant resistance through the whole movement. I hope all this work pays off next weekend. As long as I press better than a 275lbs I will be happy. My 1st meet that all I could get so I'm just looking to beat my last meet numbers and have a fun time.
    BW SQ BP DL Total
    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    Saturday
    Jan 09/10
    Deadlift

    Deadlift
    200 x 5
    250 x 5
    300 x 5
    350 x 5
    400 x 3
    450 x 2
    500 x 1
    520 x 3x0
    510 x 2x0

    Speed Deadlift
    450 x 2
    450 x 3
    450 x 2

    Power Shrugs
    385 x 5
    385 x 5

    Straight Leg Deadlift
    295 x 5
    295 x 5

    Dumbbell Rows
    100 x 5
    100 x 5

    Underhand Lat Pull-downs
    180 x 5
    170 x 5


    Really bad lift day! I was suppose to hit 520x2 for my work DL and 450 3x3 for my speed DL and I just could not get them. I even dropped my my 520 to 510 and still nothing. I think the Coan routine for DL is just not for me. I plan to go back to 5/3/1 for my DL next week. The Coan is working well for my bench and squat but for weeks I have not hit my work loads on my DL. I was hitting 550 DL for a long time and now I can not even pull 510! This is killing me. I have a push/pull meet next Saturday and it looks like I may pull under what I pulled in my last meet. This is just messing with me too much mentally so I think going back to 5/3/1 for my DL will be a good idea only time will tell.
    BW SQ BP DL Total
    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    Props just for the 500 deads alone Andre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Props just for the 500 deads alone Andre.
    Thanks I truly appreciate it but in my mind I'm like "I'm 27 247lbs I should be able to pull at least 550 at any give time" but I guess it just doesn't work that way. Chris M. and some others on here said I am overtraining so I plan to go light this week do my meet next sat. then start up something new with less volume on my DL. Like always thanks for stopping by and checking out my log!
    BW SQ BP DL Total
    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    Sunday
    Jan 10/10
    Squat

    Squat
    Bar x 30
    135 x 10
    185 x 10
    225 x 10
    255 x 5

    Leg Extension

    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    100 x 10

    Seated Leg Curl

    90 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10

    Leg Press
    405 x 5
    405 x 5
    405 x 5
    405 x 5
    405 x 5

    Today I just went in and did a quick 45 min light leg day. Since I am over training and have a meet next weekend I decided this would be best. Thanks to all the guys who helped me out the last couple of days to realize that I was over training and gave me some good advice.
    BW SQ BP DL Total
    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    Good luck heading into your meet next weekend.

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    Thanks CoCoa good or bad I'll post some videos.
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    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    I popped in here when I saw your goal was 1607 raw at 242. That's exactly
    what I'm shooting for by the time I turn forty in 18 mos. You'll make great gains
    With the determination you showed in your log.

    FWIW I addressed these goals with Tom Mutaffis who was kind enough to give me
    a training routine he thought would suit my needs and likely yours as well.

    Check it out for something to consider in the future. I am waiting for the 531 book to
    Be shipped and then read before I start. It's in Tom's. Q and A thread.
    Last edited by john o; 01-12-2010 at 01:29 AM.

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    Good luck with you goal I hope you make it. Do you compete in the 100% RAW fed? I will check out Tom's routine as well.
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    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    Ran into a horrible run of bad luck this week. I took Tuesday off from the gym because I wanted to rest up before Saturdays meet. Then Tuesday night my babysitter(a family member none the less) that was gonna watch my daughter on Saturday and take her to dance class canceled and for some odd reason with only 4 days noticed I could not find someone who wanted to be at my house by 8am and watch her all day and take her to dance class. So I with drew from the meet. OK I was a upset s**t happens. Figured I just pick up and do a light bench on Thursday and then I was gonna continue on my with my training, Well Wednesday I wake up with a soar throat and feeling tired didn't think much of it ate some cough drops and went on with my day, Thursday I had a fever, soar throat, no energy, a cough and just felt horrible now I still feel sick and looks like I wont be getting to the gym this weekend either. Sometimes I feel like if I did not have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all. I just hope with a week off from training I can come back and put in some serious work. Missing one training day eats at me missing four is killing me.
    Last edited by Andre518; 01-15-2010 at 06:30 AM.
    BW SQ BP DL Total
    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre518 View Post
    Good luck with you goal I hope you make it. Do you compete in the 100% RAW fed? I will check out Tom's routine as well.
    I've never competed, but do have some interest. I did check out that federation, but I think
    It's mainly east coast. I'm retired from other competitive athletic endeavors but wouldn't mind
    Channelling that competitive drive into powerlifting. You seem to be pretty driven as well. Sometimes
    That's a double edged sword. 0vertraining, injury, etc. Slow and steady wins the race. Don't get
    me wrong work your butt off, but you can't go 100 mph each day. Rest up, get back on the horse.

    Let me know what you think of the program Tom wrote out for me. It might be interesting
    to chart each others progress and push each other since we are shooting for the same goal.

    Maybe a friendly wager, like you have to wear a Cardinal hat to the Yankees game or vice versa.

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    Looks like that meet just wasn't meant to be, there will be other ones along the way. In some way you may have been forced to take some extra days off, wish you well man.

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    This gives you a good chance to reset, sort out the deadlift concerns, and get closer to that long term goal.

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    Tuesday
    Jan 19/10
    Heavy Bench

    Bench
    Bar x 30
    135 x 10
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    245 x 5
    265 x 3
    280 x 3
    280 x 3

    Narrow Grip Bench
    225 x 5
    235 x 3
    245 x 3
    245 x 3

    Incline Bench
    200 x 3
    225 x 3
    230 x 3
    230 x 3

    Straight Bar Press Downs
    85 x 10
    85 x 10
    85 x 10
    85 x 10
    85 x 10

    Machine Fly's
    90 x 25
    90 x 25
    90 x 25
    90 x 25
    90 x 25

    Ab Crunch
    95 x 25
    95 x 25
    95 x 25
    95 x 25
    95 x 25

    Body Weight Chin-ups
    1(c)
    1(c)
    1(c)
    1(c)
    1(c)
    (c)=to chin

    Assist Pull Ups
    85 x 5
    85 x 4
    100 x 5
    100 x 4
    100 x 3

    It felt really good to get back to the gym after being sick and missing my meet and a week from the gym. Today I decided to tone my volume down some seeing that my work set we for 2 x 3 I want to make sure that I did not burn out on lighter weight and miss them. My chins and pull ups still suck but I'm gonna keep at them to help to better develop my back. All in all it was a great way to start my Birthday!
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    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    Way to keep things rolling, killer b'day effort.

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    Thanks Coke its time to get back to business had a week of slacking.
    BW SQ BP DL Total
    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    Thursday
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    Light Bench

    Bench With Fat Gripz
    Bar x 30
    135 x 10
    155 x 10
    175 x 10
    190 x 10
    190 x 10

    Light Band Bench
    Band+Bar x 10
    Band+95 x 10
    Band+135 x 5
    Band+155 x 5
    Band+Fat Gripz+145 x 5

    Rope Press Downs
    50 x 10
    50 x 10
    50 x 10
    50 x 10
    50 x 10

    Machine Reverse Curls
    50 x 10
    50 x 10
    50 x 10
    50 x 10
    50 x 6

    Assist Pull Ups
    100 x 5
    100 x 5
    100 x 5
    100 x 4
    100 x 4

    Abdominal Machine

    125 x 25
    125 x 25
    125 x 25
    125 x 21
    125 x 21

    At home hit IT Bands/Hamstrings/Quads/Lower and Upper Back/Pirifomis on my new MR2 - Mobil-izer Roll.



    Good day worked on speed with my band benching but as I got to my last two sets my speed really started to slow down. I'm starting to notice a difference with using the fat gripz they don't seem to bother my wrist anymore and they are starting to have a more natural feel when I'm benching. Today was my fourth day of using my MR2 - Mobil-izer Roll and I can feel the knots coming out of my legs.
    Last edited by Andre518; 01-21-2010 at 12:47 PM.
    BW SQ BP DL Total
    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    Saturday
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    Deadlift

    Deadlift

    Warm Ups
    200 x 5
    250 x 5
    300 x 3

    Work Sets
    375 x 5
    400 x 5
    425 x 8

    Deficit Deadlift (2 Plates)
    225 x 10
    225 x 10
    225 x 10
    225 x 10
    225 x 10

    Dumbbell Rows
    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    100 x 10

    Shrugs
    275 x 10
    300 x 10
    300 x 10
    300 x 10
    300 x 10

    Today I switched my DL back to a 5/3/1 routine and it felt good mentally to hit all my weights. I have to admit that I did use lifting straps on both my Rows and Shrugs but right now I am more concerned with adding strengthening to my traps and back more than my grip. I'll give it a wave or two and see how things go.
    BW SQ BP DL Total
    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    Real nice job for both days dude.

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    Sunday
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    Squat

    Squat
    Bar x 25
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    250 x 5
    275 x 3
    300 x 0
    325 x 0
    350 x 0
    350 x 0

    Leg Extension
    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    100 x 10

    Seated Leg Curl
    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    100 x 10

    Seated Calf Raises
    90 x 10
    180 x 10
    180 x 10
    160 x 10
    160 x 10

    I tweaked my lower back squatting today. I started out really good everything was going smooth and at 275 the 1st one went up fine, 2nd felt a little soar in my back the 3rd one went up with more pain. I took a few minutes and stretched a bit I put a belt on hoping that would help stepped out with 275 again to get my last 2 reps in but stepping back the pain just got worst. I figured I should listen to my body and called it a day for squatting. I felt like a pansy but I didn't want to mess my back up any more. I think yesterdays Deadlifting had a play in today strain. If my back is back to normal next weekend I will switch my SQ and DL days and see how that works out. It seems like lately I'm running into a lot of problems its getting frustrating but I'm still trying to stay positive and keep pushing through.
    BW SQ BP DL Total
    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
    http://www.facebook.com/#/AndredeJesus?ref=profile

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Real nice job for both days dude.
    Thanks bro!
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    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
    http://www.facebook.com/#/AndredeJesus?ref=profile

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