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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. #76
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    Same thing happened to me recently...it may work to split the squats and deads up more, maybe do one of the movements during the weekend and the other during the week. You may even want to try doing them both the same session, I did that for a while and it was ok, at least for a while.
    Last edited by Coke; 01-25-2010 at 06:48 AM.

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    I wish I could split them up more but right now its just not in my cards. I have to bench on tue/thurs day because I have to lift at PF and I can only make it to Golds on Sat/Sun. I was doing them both on Sat when I first started my Coan workout. Then I switched to sat-Dl and sun-Sq. Im gonna see how sat-Sq and sun-Dl works I hope I can lift tomorrow but right now it does not feel like it. This has been a bad month all together for me. Makes me feel like I have know idea what I am doing like Im a newbie all over again. lol. But I know Im not and Im not a quitter. I'll get back in to the groove again just have to stay positive and focused. Thanks as always Coco!
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    Tuesday
    Feb 02/10
    Heavy Bench

    Bench
    Bar x 30
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    175 x 5
    195 x 5
    225 x 5
    245 x 3
    265 x 3
    280 x 3
    280 x 4

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

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

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

    Straight Bar Press-downs
    85 x 10
    85 x 10
    85 x 10
    85 x 10
    85 x 6

    Roman Chair Leg Lifts
    20
    20
    16
    15
    15

    Today was my 1st back to the gym in a week since I hurt my back. I felt good back is still a little soar. I just the volume down just to get my weights in and not mess with my back too much. I have deiced to only finish out the Ed Coan bench routine and do 5/3/1 for my sq/dl for now. Being hard headed and biting off my than I could chew really caught up with, even with many warning from people I still thought I could push through but I guess you live and you learn. Mentally right now I feel like a pansy for not being able to complete what I set out to do, but I hated not being able to go to the gym for a week so I guess you just have to listen to your body and know when to back off a bit. Thanks to everyone who tried to warn me months ago that this would happen. Its my own fault for not listening.
    Last edited by Andre518; 02-02-2010 at 11:29 PM.
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    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
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    Looks like the issue with your back was a little more serious than mine, good deal on taking the needed rest time. Living and learning this way leads toward perfecting your craft, whatever it is. See that you are moving big numbers as usual with the benching and all, good job Andre.
    Last edited by Coke; 02-02-2010 at 11:35 AM.

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    Thursday
    Feb 04/10
    Light Bench

    Bench
    Bar x 30
    135 x 10
    155 x 10
    175 x 10
    190 x 10
    190 x 10

    Incline Dumbbell BP
    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 10

    Assisted Chin-ups
    100 x 5
    100 x 5
    100 x 5
    100 x 5
    100 x 5

    Abdominal Crunch Machine
    110 x 20
    110 x 20
    110 x 15
    110 x 15
    110 x 12

    Nice light day, Incline DB/BP felt real good had a nice deep stretch to them.
    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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    Sat/Sun
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    Feb 06/10-07/10

    Saturday

    Squat
    160 x 5
    135 x 5
    185 x 5
    200 x 5
    225 x 5
    200 x 5
    185 x 5
    160 x 5
    155 x 5
    135 x 5

    Laying Leg Curl
    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10

    Back Extension
    90 x 10
    90 x 10
    90 x 10
    90 x 10
    110 x 10

    Today was my 1st day back squatting since I hurt my back. My back has been feeling really good during the day just the 1st hour or so when I 1st wake up it feels soar and really tight. I had planed on doing a 5/3/1 program today my warm ups were (160x5, 200x5, 240x3) I started out with 160 and coming down my back felt really soar, I went to 135 just to see how it felt it was not as bad but I was still feeling it a bit in the hole. Deiced that I would take it easy and do light weights and see how things go from there. I went to 225 but need a belt for for 200 and 225 for some extra support. I guess the rehabbing will take longer than just taking a week off so I will be working light and with strict form until my back it up to par.


    Sunday

    Sumo Deadlift
    135 x 10
    185 x 10
    200 x 10
    225 x 10
    250 x 10

    Straight Leg Deadlift
    135 x 10
    155 x 10
    155 x 10
    155 x 10
    155 x 10

    Reverse Lat Pull-Downs
    120 x 10
    120 x 10
    120 x 10
    120 x 10
    120 x 10

    Back Raises
    10
    10
    10
    10
    10

    I switched to a sumo deadlift today it felt like it took some stress off my lower back plus its been a very long time since I did them. I plan to do sumo's until my back feels better. I also hope that maybe when I go back to a conventional pull that I will see some improvement. Still taking it slow and steady as hard an annoying as it is I hope for the best result I can get back taking my time and messing anything else up.
    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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    Glad to see you doing some active recovery work. Keep being patient man, the whole healing process takes a bit of time.
    Last edited by Coke; 02-08-2010 at 09:28 AM.

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    Thank CoCoa I'm trying to make all the right decisions but mentally it hard for me I feel like Im getting weaker and all my hard work is just going down the drain, but I am determined to come back bigger, stronger, faster!
    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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    Tuesday
    Feb 09/10
    Heavy Bench

    Bench
    Bar x 30
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    245 x 3
    265 x 3
    280 x 3
    290 x 3
    290 x 3+1 Assist

    Narrow Grip Bench
    225 x 3
    245 x 3
    255 x 3
    255 x 3

    Incline Bench
    225 x 3
    235 x 3
    240 x 3
    240 x 3

    Reverse Curl
    60+Bar x 10
    60+Bar x 8
    60+Bar x 7
    60+Bar x 6
    60+Bar x 5

    Straight Bar Press-Down
    95 x 10
    95 x10
    95 x 8
    95 x 6
    95 x 5

    Abdominal Crunch Machine
    110 x 20
    110 x 20
    110 x 20
    110 x 18
    110 x 18

    Good day nice to see my bench heading in the right direction for the 1st time in a while.
    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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    Session is tight bro, especially the benching.

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    Thursday/Friday Morning Late Night Session
    Feb 11-12/10
    Light Bench

    Bench (w/Fat Gripz)
    Bar x 30
    135 x 10
    155 x 10
    165 x 10
    185 x 10
    195 x 10
    195 x 10

    Light Band Bench
    Bar x 10 + EFS Pro Mini Band
    135 x 5 + EFS Pro Mini Band
    155 x 5 + EFS Pro Mini Band
    165 x 5 + EFS Pro Mini Band
    150 x 8 + EFS Pro Mini Band+ Fat Gripz

    Machine Fly's
    110 x 25
    110 x 23
    110 x 23
    110 x 20
    110 x 20

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

    Rope Press-Down
    60 x 10
    60 x 10
    60 x 10
    60 x 10
    60 x 8

    Not too bad of a workout but I really don't enjoy starting my training after I get out of work (1:00am), but you gotta do what you gotta do.
    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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    Effort is smooth man, especially after work so late at night.

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    All your lifts will be headed in the right direction soon enough Andre.

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    All your lifts will be headed in the right direction soon enough Andre. Damn phone. I didn't think my post was so brilliant it needed to be sent twice.
    Last edited by john o; 02-13-2010 at 11:18 PM.

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    CoCoa, john o, thanks guys for stopping by and for the encouragement.

    Sunday
    Feb 14/10
    Light Sqaut

    Squat
    Bar x 20
    135 x 10
    165 x 10
    185 x 10
    200 x 6
    225 x 5
    225 x 5
    200 x 5
    185 x 5
    165 x 5
    135 x 10

    Laying Leg Curl
    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10

    Back Extension
    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10

    Today I took it light still back is feeling better but figure that I have 3 weeks left on my bench routine that I am going to take it slow with my other 2 lifts and just really focus on getting back to 100%. One thing that I did do today was place the bar about half an inch to an inch lower than I usually do. Last month I got to lift a real PL gym and I was told by the owner/head training coach there that I was placing the bar a little high up so when I started to come out of the hole with heavy weight I was leaning forward. I kept telling myself I was gonna work on this problem but never did. Well today I did and I noticed that it took a lot of strain off my lower back and I could pop up a lot faster. the down side to this is with my new position my shoulders and arms do not feel as strong holding the bar there so I figure taking the next few weeks and slowly going up in weight will help my back and get use to holding the weight in this new lower spot. This week I read Dave Tate's Under The Bar and it drove home a lot of great messages and one was about what may start out as a bad situation and finding a way that can lead to an even better out come and I think I have in this situation!
    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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    Monday
    Feb 15/10
    Heavy Bench

    Bench
    Bar x 30
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    245 x 3
    265 x 3
    280 x 3
    290 x 3
    300 x 2
    300 x 2+1 Assist

    Narrow Grip Bench
    245 x 3
    255 x 2
    265 x 2
    265 x 2

    Incline Bench

    225 x 3
    235 x 2
    245 x 2
    245 x 2

    Reverse Curl

    60+Bar x 6
    60+Bar x 6
    60+Bar x 6
    60+Bar x 3
    60+Bar x 3

    V Handle Press-Downs
    85 x 10
    100 x 9
    100 x 7
    100 x 7
    100 x 5

    Ab Crunch Machine
    110 x 20
    110 x 20
    110 x 20
    110 x 20
    110 x 20

    Great bench day I was very surprised that 300 went up so easily for me and today was the 1st time I hit 290 for 3 with out a spot or even feeling like I would need a spot. It was a great day help build a lit more confidence that I needed right now with how things have been kinda messed up with my training lately.
    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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    Awesome stuff with the benching dude.

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    Wednesday
    Feb 17/10
    Light Deadlift

    Sumo Deadlift
    135 x 10
    185 x 10
    200 x 10
    225 x 10
    250 x 10
    275 x 5

    Dumbbell Shrugs
    60 x 20
    70 x 10
    70 x 10
    70 x 10
    70 x 25

    Reverse Grip Lat Pull-Down
    120 x 10
    130 x 10
    130 x 10
    130 x 10
    130 x 10
    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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    Nice workout overall guy.

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    Hope things are going ok Andre. Haven't seen any entries for a while.

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