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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Senior Member PIERCEY's Avatar
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    Pursuing Greatness

    Hey guys. Decided to start a new journal. Needed a fresh start.

    Weekly Training Schedule:
    MON- MMA
    TUE- Squat
    WED- MMA
    THU- OHP
    FRI- Deadlift
    SAT- Off
    SUN- Bench

    Goals are to be big, fast, and strong. I am adding some Olympic lifts into my routine to help be explosive for MMA. Plan is to bulk to 250ish over the next few years, then cutting to around 225.

    I appreciate all the support.

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    12/13/09
    Bench

    Bench Press
    135x3
    135x3
    165x5
    160x5
    155x3

    DB Incline Press
    45x8
    45x6
    45x6

    Bent Row
    145x8
    145x8
    145x8
    145x8
    145x8

    Pullups
    BW+10 x8
    BW+10 x8
    BW+10 x8

    Dips
    BW+20 x8
    BW+20 x8
    BW+20 x8

    Bicep
    DB Curls 5x10

    165x5 Bench felt so much easier than the last time I did it. Hope this deload is doing me good.

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    Intro to MMA
    -1 2 Combos
    -Spear Takedown
    -Takedown Defense

    -20 Min Heavybag Work
    -Situps 2x50

    Notes:
    I had a blast!! For my first class I don't think I did too bad. Was definatly sloppy and awkward compared to the other guys but could have been worse. Can't wait till my next class.

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    See you are off and running with the MMA...wish you well in here, no doubt you will get bigger-faster-stronger with time and efforts.

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    Thanks Coke, means alot.

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    12/15/09
    Squat

    Squat
    135x3
    135x3
    215x5
    210x5
    205x3

    Hang Clean
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3

    Front Squat
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3

    T-Bar Row
    120x8
    120x8
    120x8
    120x8

    Bicep
    EZ Curls 3x10

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    wow, thats some great progress in them pics dude! How you likin the MMA? Congrats on all the PRs in here too!

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    Thanks man. I'm straight up loving mma. Going to start training 4 days a week soon.

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    12/30/09

    Intro to MMA- Boxing
    Focused on Jabs, Uppercuts, and Body Shots
    Combos
    Speed Drills

    20 Min Heavy Bag
    Situps 2x50
    Neck Raise 25lbs 3x12

    Really good class today, lots of information. Wrestling on Monday.

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    Huge PRs with the regular squats...good luck with the MMA.

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    congrats on the huge PR!

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    For not feelin your best pulling out a PR aint to bad. Nice work dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashkills View Post
    For not feelin your best pulling out a PR aint to bad. Nice work dude

    Thanks man. I thought I was good for atleast 195. I'm always suprised by how much my mood and focus affects bench compared to other lifts.

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    Here is my new training schedule-

    MON: Squat/BJJ
    TUE: MMA/Muay Thai
    WED: OHP/BJJ
    THU: MMA/Muay Thai
    FRI: Deadlift
    SAT: Conditioning
    SUN: Bench

    My schedule will look like that (complete) within afew weeks. I'm starting BJJ after I graduate from Intro to MMA, but I am starting Muay Thai this week, and will start the regular MMA class shortly.

    I'm cleaning up my diet tonight. Looking like 4,500+ calories and adding about 100g more carbs to make up for the intense cardio during the week.

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    Squat
    DELOAD

    Squat
    135x3
    135x3
    215x5
    210x5
    205x3

    Hang Clean
    140x3
    140x3
    140x3
    140x3
    140x3

    Front Squat
    140x3
    140x3
    140x3

    T-Bar Row
    125x8
    125x8
    125x8
    125x8

    Bicep
    Curls 3x10

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    1/4/09

    Into to MMA- Wrestling
    Worked on the under/over hook
    Single Leg Takedown
    Defense
    Practicing against the cage

    Great practice. Im so tired right now from squatting in the morning and wrestling in the evening. Muay Thai tommarow.

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    Congrats on the PRs the past few workouts! Great MMA training as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashkills View Post
    Congrats on the PRs the past few workouts! Great MMA training as well.
    Thanks dude means alot.

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    Muay Thai
    Round Kicks/Front Kicks/Stomp Kicks
    Put them all together in combos
    Light Sparring

    MMA Conditioning Class
    30 Mins Circuit Training (brutal)
    10 Min Heavy Bag

    Good classes today. I have decided I'm going to slowly cut down to 175ish over the next several months to help me pursue my MMA goals and be lean/ripped which will help improve my speed. Dieting starts Monday.
    Last edited by PIERCEY; 01-07-2010 at 08:40 PM.

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    Deadlift
    DELOAD

    Deadlift
    135x3
    225x3
    290x5 Easy

    High Pull
    130x3
    130x3
    130x3
    130x3
    130x3

    Sumo Deadlift
    195x5
    195x5
    195x5

    Shrugs
    275x10
    275x10
    275x20

    Bicep
    Curls 3x10

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    When i started mma i wanted to cut to but i decided not to. You may be able to but since you just started is cutting weight really going to help you? Are you really going to be more athletic at a lighter weight? Im not the skinniest but i decided that if i lost weight i would lose strength and as a result speed too. Just some stuff to think about. nice work on the deload too. Your pulling more than my 5rm on a deload. I gotta catch up.

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    Losing 7 or 8 pounds real slowly over the next few months would be the way to go, you can always maintain and reevaluate afterwards.

    Good luck just the same with plan.
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    Well I slept on it, and I agree with you SlashKills. I realized it will be atleast a year or more until I'm even close to making our fight team, and my first amatuer fight.

    I'm going to continue bulking, just not so dirty. Gonna really clean up/watch my diet to maximize my strength/size gains and performance in MMA.

    I've added alot of strength and size these last 6 months but I've also added a good deal of fat. It's time to put as much effort into nutrition as training.

    Thanks for the imput guys I always appreciate it.

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    Conditioning
    50 Min Heavybag- Kicks and Combos
    10 Min Focus Mit Sparring

    Didn't feel like running today.
    Last edited by PIERCEY; 01-10-2010 at 01:58 PM.

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