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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 would generally agree. Gaining weight quickly means more fat gain which is then harder to remove. Depends on how much fat is acceptable. This presumes you are training natural anyway. 0.5-1lb a week maximum if you are training hard, resting lots and eating big.

    Mmmmmmm looking at your fitday is making me hungry.

    I like the standing smith calves as it also tougens up the old 'Shelf' for squatting. That's some good weight you're doing there it's so much harder than doing them on the leg press machine.

    Keep up the good work!
    Last edited by The Gasman UK; 12-15-2009 at 02:42 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -RL- View Post
    Your weight gain goals are attainable for sure. YOU WILL DO IT!

    Nice workout today. I was wondering where the squats were, but then I saw you said your going to be doing them Thursday. Looking forward to seeing what your new workout plan entails.
    Thanks man!

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Remember, newbie gains come quick and then taper off...if you gain 1/2 pound per week, that is still considered optimal for most lifters.

    Also, it would serve you better to take Wednesday off imo, you can still rotate or adjust the split. Good luck with all that you plan to do.
    Yeh i know, I just want to bulk up to a high enough weight before the end of April so that I can cut for the summer. I'd be happy to be 225lbs by the end of April honestly. The only reason I do a 5 day split is because I don't travel to where my gym is on the weekends. Usually doing other stuff. IDK, i'll think about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Gasman UK View Post
    I would generally agree. Gaining weight quickly means more fat gain which is then harder to remove. Depends on how much fat is acceptable. This presumes you are training natural anyway. 0.5-1lb a week maximum if you are training hard, resting lots and eating big.

    Mmmmmmm looking at your fitday is making me hungry.

    I like the standing smith calves as it also tougens up the old 'Shelf' for squatting. That's some good weight you're doing there it's so much harder than doing them on the leg press machine.

    Keep up the good work!
    Thanks man, yeh I like the smith calf presses too, hits the calves the hardest IMO.
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

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    12/15/09

    Chest, Triceps, Abs

    BB Bench Press
    Bar x 12
    135lbs x 12
    185lbs x 6
    205lbs x 6
    225lbs x 6
    245lbs x 3 (+1 w/spot)
    225lbs x 5 (+2 w/spot)
    245lbs x 3 (+2 w/spot)

    DB Incline Press
    55's x 10
    75's x 8
    75's x 7 (PR +3 reps)
    75's x 7 " "

    Superset Skullcrushers w/ Rope Pushdowns
    70lbs x 10/ 65lbs x 8
    85lbs x 6/ 65lbs x 8
    85lbs x 6/ 65lbs x 8

    CG Bench Press
    155lbs x 8
    175lbs x 6
    175lbs x 6

    Weighted Crunches
    +25lbs x 12
    +45lbs x 10
    +45lbs x 10

    Good workout overall, I'll sleep good tonight lol.

    Fitday for the day:
    Last edited by james_w8lifter; 12-15-2009 at 08:30 PM.
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Damn good stuff there on the bench, and with the crunches as well.

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    245lb bench grrr I want that! Nice one.

    Loving the Superset Skullcrushers w/ Rope Pushdowns, way to fry the tri's !
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    Nice work. Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Damn good stuff there on the bench, and with the crunches as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gasman UK View Post
    245lb bench grrr I want that! Nice one.

    Loving the Superset Skullcrushers w/ Rope Pushdowns, way to fry the tri's !
    Quote Originally Posted by famous636 View Post
    Nice work. Keep it up!
    Thanks guys, kind words are appreciated

    12/16/09

    Back/Abs

    BB Rows (using underhand grip)
    Bar x 15
    115lbs x 12
    145lbs x 10
    185lbs x 6
    185lbs x 6

    Pull-Ups (wide grip)
    BW x 8
    BW x 6
    BW x 6
    BW x 6

    Deadlifts
    135lbs x 10
    225lbs x 8
    325lbs x 4
    375lbs x 1 (PR +10lbs)
    275lbs x 5

    Hanging Knee Raises
    x15
    x15

    Pretty good workout, had to rush the abs at the end but oh well. Felt like I had 395lbs in the tank on the deads but my lower back was already screaming for mercy from the rows/deads.... Next week I'll try it. Calories around 4,000 today
    Last edited by james_w8lifter; 12-16-2009 at 09:43 PM.
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

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    Nice back day bro.

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    ^Thanks Coke

    12/17/09

    Legs/Bi's/Calves

    Stretching and exercise bike for 10 minutes

    Squats (Narrow stance, feet 8 inches apart)
    Bar x 10
    95lbs x 10
    135lbs x 8
    185lbs x 5
    185lbs x 5
    185lbs x 5

    Leg Press (Feet 12 inches apart)
    300lbs x 12
    390lbs x 10
    460lbs x 6

    Standing EZ Bar Curls
    75lbs x 12
    95lbs x 8
    115lbs x 5
    95lbs x 10
    75lbs x 20 (Oh baby it burns!!!)

    Alternating DB Curls
    55's x 5
    35's x 10
    55's x 4

    Calf Presses on Leg Press
    250lbs x 12
    250lbs x 12
    250lbs x 12
    250lbs x 12

    Squats felt like crap today. Bar felt heavy as hell on my back. Hamstrings were fried from deadlifts yesterday, lower back was also bothering me. Ehh, just did what I could, f*** it. Gonna do squats again Monday when legs are fresh. Good news is that I took in about 4,300 calories today!

    Fitday for the day:
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    Last edited by james_w8lifter; 12-17-2009 at 08:17 PM.
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    12/18/09

    Shoulders/Abs

    Standing Behind-the-Neck Press
    Bar x 15
    95lbs x 10
    115lbs x 8
    135lbs x 5
    135lbs x 4
    95lbs x 12

    Superset Seated DB Presses w/ DB Side Laterals
    45's x 10/ 15's x 10
    55's x 8/ 15's x 10
    55's x 8/ 15's x 10

    Bent Over Laterals
    15's x 10
    20's x 8
    25's x7

    Hanging Knee Twists
    x 8 (each side)
    x 8 (each side)
    x 8 (each side)

    Side Bends
    +45lbs x 10
    +45lbs x 10

    Ab Roller
    x 20
    x 20

    Fitday:
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    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Damn you eat a lot of subway. Wish I could too but that ****s expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -RL- View Post
    Damn you eat a lot of subway. Wish I could too but that ****s expensive.
    No bs, a guy at my gym was living off subway for a while, they do cost more than other fast food joints.

    Good job back-to-back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -RL- View Post
    Damn you eat a lot of subway. Wish I could too but that ****s expensive.
    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    No bs, a guy at my gym was living off subway for a while, they do cost more than other fast food joints.

    Good job back-to-back.
    Yeh, I live in a small town and about the only fast food joint around is Subway. I have to eat quick because of work so it's either there or Hardee's, so not much to choose from.

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    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    hey man, reading this log is an absolute inspiration for me to hit the gym harder, and maybe even start my own.

    keep it up man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamo View Post
    hey man, reading this log is an absolute inspiration for me to hit the gym harder, and maybe even start my own.

    keep it up man!
    Thanks man! You should definitely start a log!
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Midday weight: 209lbs... Up 1lb from last week. Right on track, though some may be water weight from creatine.

    12/21/09

    Legs/Calves

    Squats (slow, @ss to grass, and a 2 second pause at the bottom)
    Bar x 12
    95lbs x 12
    135lbs x 10
    135lbs x 10
    185lbs x 6
    185lbs x 6
    135lbs x 12
    135lbs x 10

    Hack Squats (narrow stance 6 inches apart)
    100lbs x 15
    120lbs x 10
    120lbs x 10

    Seated Leg Curls
    70lbs x 12
    80lbs x 12
    95lbs x 10
    95lbs x 8

    Smith Machine Calf Presses
    225lbs x 15
    225lbs x 12
    225lbs x 12

    Seated Calf Presses
    100lbs x 15
    100lbs x 15

    Fitday:
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    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Quote Originally Posted by james_w8lifter View Post
    Up 1lb from last week.
    Not a bad deal, would be nice if you could keep that going the next few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Not a bad deal, would be nice if you could keep that going the next few weeks.
    Yeh man, I'm definitely gonna try.

    12/22/09
    Chest/Tri's/Abs

    BB Bench
    Bar x 15
    135lbs x 12
    205lbs x 8
    225lbs x 5
    225lbs x 5 (+1 w/spot)
    225lbs x 4 (+1 w/spot)
    135lbs x 15

    Superset Incline DB and Flat DB Presses
    55's x 8/ 55's x 8
    65's x 6/ 65's x 6
    65's x 6/ 65's x 6

    Straight Bar Cable Pushdowns
    45lbs x 20
    55lbs x 15

    Standing Overhead Rope Extensions
    55lbs x 12
    55lbs x 10
    60lbs x 8

    Dips (Was spent when I got to these, I usually add 25-45lbs)
    BW x 10
    BW x 8

    Cable Crunches
    80lbs x 20
    80lbs x 20

    Low energy levels today. The benches really took it out of me. I was pretty tired once I got to the DB presses honestly. Pushed through it for a decent workout though
    Last edited by james_w8lifter; 12-22-2009 at 08:18 PM.
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Solid benching and all man.

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    ^Thanks Coke

    12/23/09

    Back/Abs

    T-bar Rows
    45lbs x 15
    90lbs x 12
    115lbs x 6
    115lbs x 6
    90lbs x 12

    Pull-ups (Felt a sharp pain near left shoulder blade on the last rep of the first set so didn't push it too hard)
    BW x 8
    BW x 6
    BW x 6
    BW x 6

    Deadlifts
    135lbs x 12
    225lbs x 8
    315lbs x 5
    335lbs x 3
    315lbs x 4

    8lb Medicine Ball Oblique Twists
    x 10 (each side)
    x 10 (each side)
    x 10 (each side)

    Hanging Knee Raises
    x 15
    x 12

    Fitday:
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    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Solid back session Jim.

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    ^Thanks Coke, my name is James but Jim is fine too lol

    12/24/09

    Legs/Biceps/Calves

    DB Lunges (reps are each side)
    BW x 10
    35's x 10
    45's x 7
    55's x 6
    55's x 6

    Seated Leg Extensions
    70lbs x 15
    90lbs x 12
    100lbs x 10

    BB Curls (strict form)
    65lbs x 20
    65lbs x 20
    85lbs x 12
    85lbs x 12

    Alternating DB Hammer Curls (reps are each side)
    45's x 8
    45's x 8

    Alternating DB Curls (reps are each side)
    55's x 6
    55's x 6
    35's x 12

    Smith Machine Calf Presses
    225lbs x 15
    225lbs x 12
    225lbs x 12

    Took in a lot of calories today, maybe too many. I ate a good bit but didn't think I had taken in close to 4,700 calories until I entered it into fitday! Oh well...

    Fitday:
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    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    I know your name, just thought I'd give it a try, lol...fine effort overall.

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    Saturday's workout....

    12/26/09

    Shoulders/Abs

    Seated BB OH Presses
    Bar x 15
    95lbs x 12
    115lbs x 8
    115lbs x 8
    135lbs x 5
    135lbs x 4

    One-Arm Side Cable Raises
    15lbs x 12
    20lbs x 10

    Standing DB OH Presses
    45's x 12
    55's x 8
    65's x 6

    Bent Over Laterals
    15's x 10
    25's x 6

    Weighted Crunches
    +25lbs x 15
    +45lbs x 12
    +45lbs x 12

    Lying Straight Leg Raises
    BW x 20
    +5lb ankle weights x 15
    +5lb ankle weights x 15
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Midday Weight - 208.5lbs... That is down .5lb from last Monday. I really don't understand this because I pigged out on Christmas Day and over the weekend! I didn't however get to track my calories for a few days last week. Eh, oh well I'll just make sure to log all my foods in this week and track my calories closely.

    12/28/09

    Legs/Calves (Went for higher reps to see how the legs reacted)

    Squats
    Bar x 20
    95lbs x 15
    135lbs x 15
    135lbs x 12
    155lbs x 10
    155lbs x 9
    135lbs x 12

    Superset One Legged Leg Press w/ Leg Extensions
    100lbs x 12 / 75lbs x 12
    150lbs x 10 / 100lbs x 10
    150lbs x 10 / 100lbs x 10

    DB Romanian Deadlifts
    65's x 15
    85's x 10
    85's x 10

    Smith Machine Calf Presses
    220lbs x 12
    240lbs x 10
    240lbs x 10
    240lbs x 10

    Fitday: Right over 4,000 calories...
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    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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