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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. #126
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    BW: 232 (carbed up Friday)

    Sheiko CMS Comp Week 1 Day 1 (following this for evaluation day only)
    Narrow Low Bar Squat
    1 x 3 - 290
    2 x 3 - 345
    2 x 3 - 405
    3 x 2 - 430

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 210
    1 x 3 - 250
    2 x 3 - 290
    3 x 2 - 310

    Ab Wheel from knee - 1 x 10
    Cable Abs - 1 x 10 - 120
    Hanging Leg Raise full ROM - 1 x 10

    Hammer Curl - 2 x 10 - 55s
    Tricep pushdown - 2 x 12 - 180
    Face Pull - 2 x 12 - 120
    T Bar rows - 2 x 8 - 135
    10 lb plate wrist curl - 2 x 15 each arm
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  2. #127
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    BW 232.0
    AM Fasted Cardio: 25 mins

    Walking 2 x 20 mins
    Doing a Raw Evaluation Day tomorrow then will start my transition toward single-ply training for a winter meet.
    Last edited by BloodandThunder; 06-28-2010 at 02:41 PM.
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  3. #128
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    PM BW: 230.5 (4 days carb depleted)

    Raw Evaluation Day
    Squat - Ironworks, Inzer wrist wraps, rehband sleeves, old belt
    1 x 3 - 290
    1 x 3 - 345
    2 x 3 - 405
    2 x 2 - 460
    x 1 - 520 (90%)
    x 1 - 545 (95%)
    x 1 - 575 (100%) - ME camera failing to save video x 1 - absolute grinder

    Bench - 24" Inzer wraps
    1 x 3 - 210
    1 x 3 - 250
    2 x 3 - 290
    2 x 2 - 330
    x 1 - 375 (90%) - TNG
    x 1 - 395 (95%) - TNG
    x 0 - 415 - failed 2" off chest - fried after squats

    Sumo DL - old belt
    1 x 3 - 295
    1 x 3 - 350
    2 x 3 - 410
    2 x 2 - 470
    x 1 - 525 (90%)
    x 1 - 555 (95%)
    x 0 - 585 (100%) - flew up top of knee but hips rose to fast



    Decided to do a raw evaluation after a sheiko prep cycle to get a feel for where my raw numbers were. MY BW was taken right before lifting, so it's not far off from where I'd be at the same time at a meet. However, I was carb depleted for around 4 days heading into this workout and was burnt after squatting. With squats, my knees traveled a bit further than I want, but that's due to the Oly shoes. Need to bring my quad strength for both squats and deads. Bench, I need to get my chest stronger as I'm all lockout (ie I rack pressed mid 5's for reps, yet failed 415 off chest). I'll be transitioning to single-ply training now.
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  4. #129
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    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    PM BW: 231.0
    25 mins SS Cardio

    7-1-2010
    Walking 2 x 20 mins
    PM 25 mins SS Cardio

    Deload for rest of week
    Last edited by BloodandThunder; 07-02-2010 at 08:50 AM.
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  5. #130
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    Deload Upper

    PM BW: 230.25
    Wide Grip Dips - 3 x 10 BW
    Blast Strap Pushups - 3 x 10
    Average Band Pushdown - 3 x 20
    Chinups - 1 x 5
    Pullup - 2 x 5, neutral grip 2 x 5
    Light Band pull apart - 2 x 12
    Average Band Rows - 2 x 10
    1 Arm Shrugs - 2 x 10 - 165
    Barbell Curls - 3 x 8 - 95
    Ab Wheel - 2 x 10
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  6. #131
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    Fasted Morning Cardio x 25 mins

    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    PM BW: 232.75
    DE Lower
    Wide Stance, High Bar, Below Parallel Box Squat - 8 x 2 - 405 - Lightened by a mini at top
    Isometric Sumos to pins set at knee level - 4 x 3 - 315 (3 second pull at top)
    Snatch Grip Partials w/ straps - 3 x 10 - 275
    Rev DB Lunge off 2" platform - 2 x 10 - 85 dbs
    Straight Leg Wide Pull Throughs - 2 x 12 -165
    Decline Situps - 1 x 8,7 - 25 behind head
    Thick Bar Pullups - 1 x 6,6,5,4 - BW

    KB Rack Carrys - 2 x 100 yd - 2 45's
    1 Arm KB Rack Carry - 1 x 100 yd each arm - 60

    Lots of Volume on my DE days.
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  7. #132
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    Great raw strength for sure!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

    Captains of Crush #3

    Building Mighty Mitts...

  8. #133
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Great raw strength for sure!!
    Thanks Nick

    7-6-2010

    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    PM BW: 230.75

    Recovery Lower
    Forward Belt Sled Drags - 2 x 100 yd - 110 lbs
    Backward Belt Sled Drags - 2 x 100 yd - 110 lbs
    Rev Hyper - 2 x 20 - 90
    Ab Wheel from knee - 3 x 12

    ME Upper
    Floor Press - 1RM - 335.355,375, stopped
    CG Floor Press Rack Lockouts - 3RM - 425 vs minis
    Tbar Rows - 4 x 6 - 180
    Shrugs w/ straps - 4 x 5 - 405
    Leaning Side DB Raise - 3 x 10 each arm - 30 db
    BB Curls - 4 x 6 - 105
    Timed DB Press - 70s - 1 set x around 2 mins

    Good workout. Erectors and Upper Back are fried from yesterday.
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  9. #134
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    Fasted morning cardio - 25 mins
    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    Upper back, traps, erectors, and glutes are all shot. the snatch grip partials are clutch

    7-8-2010

    Walkin 2 x 20 mins

    PM SE Lower
    Low Bar Narrow Squat - 4 x 6 - 415
    High Bar Cambered Bar GMs - 3RM - stopped at 385 when form broke down
    Sumo RDLs - 5 x 5 - 365
    Thick Bar Neutral Grip Pullup - 3 x 7 - BW
    Backward Sled Drag - 3 x 50 yd - 235
    Side DB Oblique - 2 x 12 - 105 db
    Last edited by BloodandThunder; 07-08-2010 at 06:18 PM.
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  10. #135
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    AM BW: 229.8

    DE Upper
    Speed Bench w/ 3 grips - 9 x 3 - 205 vs minis
    Strict OH Press - 3 x 7 - 165
    DB Press - 3 x 10 - 115s
    Rolling DB Ext - 6 x 8 - 60s
    Face Pull - 3 x 15 - 135
    Hammer Curls - 3 x 8 - 60s
    Hanging Leg Raise - 3 x 8

    Hill Sprints x 8
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  11. #136
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    That last day must have taken it out of you!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Building Mighty Mitts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    That last day must have taken it out of you!
    Wasn't bad considering it was 6am...supersetted the latter half of the workout so the whole thing took 50 mins. Rested all weekend too.

    7-12-2010

    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    PM DE Lower
    High Bar Below Parallel Box Squat with Wide Stance - 8 x 2 - 420 with reverse minis
    Isometric Sumos to above knee - 4 x 3 - 315 w/ 3 sec. pull at top each rep
    Snatch Grip Partials - 3 x 8 - 300
    Thick Bar Pullups - 3 x 7 - BW
    Glute Hams - 2 x 8 - 25 behind head
    45 deg. Leg Press w/ pause at bottom - 2 x 20 - 400
    Roman Chair Situps - 2 x 8 - 25 behind head
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  13. #138
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    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    Lower Rehab & GPP
    Rev Hyper - 2 x 20 - 90 lbs
    Ab Wheel - 3 x 15

    Light Band Medley (no rest between sets)
    Seated Leg Curl - 3 x 15 each leg
    Hip Abduction - 3 x 10
    Hip Adduction - 3 x 10 each leg

    Sled Medley (no rest between sets)
    Forward Sled Drag - 2 x 100 yd - 120
    Backward Sled Drag - 2 x 100 yd - 120

    Everlast Heavy Bag Shouldering - 5 sets each shoulder from ground ~ 100 lbs


    ME Upper
    2brd - 1rm - 460, leg cramped on 475 x 0.5
    CG Floor Press Rack lockouts - 3RM - stopped at 465
    T bar rows - 4 x 5 - 195
    Shrugs - 4 x 5 - 425
    BB Curls - 4 x 5 - 125
    Plate Raise - 3 x 10 - 55
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  14. #139
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    Plenty of variance in here!!

    Looking good!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    PM SS Cardio - 25 mins

    Upper GPP Medley (1 min rest between circuits, 1 set of each exercise done back to back)
    Circuit 1:
    Wide Grip Dips - 3 x 8
    Light Band Pull Apart - 3 x 15

    Circuit 2:
    Light Band Pushdown - 3 x 30
    Light Band Resisted Abs - 3 x 20

    Circuit 3:
    Wide Grip Pushups - 3 x 20
    Light Band 1 Armed Row - 3 x 15 each arm
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  16. #141
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    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    ME Lower
    Narrow Low Bar Squat - 4 x 5 - 445
    Sumo Average Band Reverse Bands - 1RM - stopped at 600
    High Bar Cambered Bar GMs - 3 x 8 - 245
    Thick Bar Neutral Grip Pullup - 3 x 8 - BW
    Straight Leg Pull Through - 2 x 15 - 165
    Side DB Oblique Bends - 2 x 10 each side - 115

    Prowler Suicides - 110 lbs - Sprint the distance then pull it back to start, 2 sets each distance, 15 sec break between sets
    2 x 25 yd, 2 x 20 yd, 2 x 15 yd, 2 x 10 yd , 2 x 5 yd
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  17. #142
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    Worked all night and all of today but still made it through

    walking 2 x 20 mins

    PM DE Upper
    Speed Bench - 9 x 3 - 205 vs minis
    CG Paused Inclines - 1 x 8 - 205, 2 x 8 -225
    Football Bar Extensions - 6 x 6 - 155
    Blast Strap Pushup - 3 x 12
    Hammer DB Curl - 3 x 10 - 60s
    1 Arm Chest Supported Row - 3 x 8 each arm - 135
    Hanging Leg Raise- 2 x 8
    Light Band Resisted Torso Twists - 2 x 10

    Carry GPP
    1 Armed KB Rack Carry - 35 kb - 4 x 100 yd each arm no rest
    Plate Pinch Carrys - 4 x 25 yd - 55 lb plate in each hand
    Crazy Band KB Carry - 2 x 50 yd - 35 kbs wrapped in averages
    Plate Hug Carry - 1 x 200 yd - 55 lb plate
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Rested all weekend since I worked around 17 hours Saturday

    7-19-10
    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    Upper GPP
    Face Pull - Row Sled - 3 x 50 yd each no rest - 55 lbs
    Light Band Tri pushdown - 3 x 30

    PM RE Lower
    Olympic Squats - No No No style - 3 x 8 - 355
    Snatch grip DLs off 2" Deficit - 3 x 8 - 330
    Thick Bar Wide Pullup - 1 x 8,6,5,6
    Isometric Sumos til above knee - 3 sec pull - 4 x 3 - 315
    GHRs vs light bands - 3 x 8
    2 handed KB Swing - 3 x 10 - 45 each hand
    Cable Abs - 3 x 10 - 105 each side
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    Lower GPP
    0.5 mile sled pulling - 88 lbs (Forward 8 x 25 yds, Backward 8 x 25 yds, Forward Straight Leg 8 x 25 yds, Forward Reaching down 8 x 25 yds)
    Rev Hyper 2 x 20 - 90 lbs

    PM BW 230
    ME Upper
    Rev Band Bench - 485, failed 510 (Average Band)
    CG Rack Press 1" off chest - 5 x 3 - 365
    T bar rows - 3 x 5 - 205
    T ext - 3 x 10 each arm - 50
    BB curls - 3 x 4 - 135
    Palms facing front raise - 3 x 10 - 30s
    Ab Wheel on knee - 1 x 8
    Light Band Resisted torso twist upwards - 1 x 8 each side

    Didn't expect a PR. I purposely frontloaded the mesocycle with alot of volume to fatigue because I'm deloading next week. Lots of exercises very little volume with each though. Kicking up the GPP though
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Smart plan.

    Looking very good!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

    Captains of Crush #3

    Building Mighty Mitts...

  21. #146
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    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    7-22-2010
    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    PM ME Lower
    Narrow Low Bar Squats - 4 x 4 - 470
    Sumo RDLs w/ straps - 5 x 5 - 375
    Thick bar neutral grip chinups - 1 x 8,8,7,6
    Cambered Bar Concentric GMs - 1RM - 465, failed 505......did only 1 rep above 90%, dropped volume
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    DE Upper
    Speed Bench vs minis - 205 - 9 x 3
    DB Bench - 3 x 10 - 120s
    OH Press - 5 x 5 - 180
    Rolling Extensions - 6 x 8 - 65
    Hammer Curls - 3 x 8 - 65
    1 arm row - 2 x 10 - 150
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    7 - 23 - 2010 - 7-29-2010

    At a conference so no workouts just walking a whole bunch
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    SE Lower
    Rev Band Narrow Low Bar Squat
    3 x 3 - 560
    3 x 2 - 605 w/ metal all blacks 2.5 m

    Sumo Pulls
    2 x 2 - 500
    3 x 1 - 500 + 42 lbs. chains

    Side DB Oblique Bends
    3 x 6 - 125s

    Thick Bar Wide Pullup - 2 x 6
    Thick Bar Chinup - 1 x 6
    Thick Bar Neutral Pullups - 2 x 6

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C23Nk7_Iwm8
    Last edited by BloodandThunder; 07-31-2010 at 09:54 AM.
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    BW 226.5

    Bench - 4 x 5 - 320
    Face Pulls - 4 x 12 - 160
    Tate Presses - 1 x 8,8,8 - 95,115,135
    Throat Press - 1 x 6,6,6 - 135, 145, 155
    KB Preacher Curl - 3 x 8 - 35
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

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