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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. #326
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    A1. Leg curl:
    110 for 5 sets of 10

    B1. Squat:
    275 x 10
    275 x 10
    275 x 10 w/ belt
    245 x 10 w/ belt
    245 x 12 w/belt .. this set was hellatious

    C1. Good mornings (w/belt):
    135 for 3 sets of 10

    D1. Leg extensions:
    100 for 5 sets of 10

    E1. Donkey calf raises:
    5 sets of 10

    Cardio:
    nope

    Comments:
    * Today was tough. Supposed to 5 sets of those good mornings, but my back wasn't going to have any of that. Good bit of volume though...
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    Friday - Arms day

    A1. Incline bench:
    45 x 10
    135 x 10

    185 x 10
    175 x 10
    175 x 10
    155 x 10
    145 x 10

    B1. Lat pull-down:
    5 sets of 10 at... 180?

    C1. Seated Barbell overhead press:
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    115 x 10
    115 x 10

    D1. Bicep curls:
    5 sets

    E1. Abs
    5 sets
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  3. #328
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    Really hitting some volume, man.

    When are ordering the posing trunks and pro-tan?
    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw

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    Monday - Upper:

    A1. Bench press:
    45 x 10
    135 x 10
    185 x 10

    225 x 10
    225 x 10
    225 x 10
    225 x 10
    205 x 10

    B1. Machine rows:
    275 for 5 sets of 10

    C1. Seated DB overhead press:
    60 for 1 set of 10
    50 for 3 sets of 10
    50 x 8... missed last 2

    D1.Dumbbell curls:
    35s for 5 sets of 10

    E1. Tricep pressdowns:
    80 x 10
    90 x 10
    80 for 3 sets of 10

    D1. Ab pulldowns:
    5 sets of 10

    post-wo bw: 272.6 (down 1.8 from last monday)

    Cardio:
    2 miles treadmill

    Comments:
    * Was able to bench a lot more today than I thought I would be able to. Maybe my body is finally getting used to the increased volume?

    * Body weight still not where I want it to be. I dipped down to 268 on sunday, but a big lunch yesterday nullified that. That's fine though - it's a long journey
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  5. #330
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    Quote Originally Posted by -JM- View Post
    Really hitting some volume, man.

    When are ordering the posing trunks and pro-tan?
    Sadly, I used to make fun of Gable for the same thing. Without a monolift though, what's a guy to do?!

    In all seriousness, I am going to run this high-volume thing for about 4 weeks. Then do some complexes for 6 weeks in an effort to strip as much fat as possible. Then I'll get back into lifting heavy stuff
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    Wednesday - Lower:

    A1. leg curls:
    110 for 5 sets of 10

    B1. Back Squat:
    Warm-ups
    275 for 5 sets of 10

    C1. Good mornings:
    225 for 3 sets of 7
    135 x 10

    D1. Leg extensions:
    100 for 5 sets of 10

    D2. Calf raises:
    5 sets of 10

    Cardio:
    10 min treadmill

    Comments:
    * Suprisingly, still able to go up in weight on squat while losing bodyweight. So that's good. Afterwards, we went to Golden Corral. That was also good.
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    A1. Incline bench:
    45 x 10
    135 x 10

    185 x 10
    185 x 10
    185 x 10
    185 x 10
    185 x 10

    B1. Lat pull-down:
    180 x 10
    180 x 10
    180 x 10
    160 x 10
    160 x 10

    C1. Seated Barbell overhead press:
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    115 x 10
    115 x 10

    D1. Bicep curls:
    5 sets

    E1. Tricep pressdowns
    5 sets

    E2. Bench dips:
    5 sets

    Cardio:
    30 min treadmill

    Comments:
    None
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    Monday:

    A1. Deadlift:
    135 x 10
    224 x 6

    365 for 5 sets of 10

    B1. Leg press:
    4.5 pps for 5 sets of 10

    C1. Leg curls:
    110 for 5 sets of 10

    D1. Back raises:
    5 sets of 10

    D2. Bosu ball crunches:
    5 sets of 10

    E1. Calf raises:
    5 sets of 20

    Cardio:
    20 min treadmill

    Post-wo bw: 267.2 (down 5.4 from last monday)

    Comments:
    * Able to get 365 for all 5 sets this week, so that's fun. Time to move up to 385 next week maybe.

    *Also lost a fair amount of weight this week. Maybe I can hit my goal of 265 for end of February!
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    Monday - Upper:

    A1. Bench press:
    245 for 3 sets of 10
    225 for 2 sets of 10

    B1. Machine rows:
    315 for 3 sets of 10
    225 for 2 sets of 10

    C1. Seated DB overhead press:
    65s for 3 sets of 10
    50s x 10
    50s x 8

    D1. Dumbbell curls:
    35s for 3 sets of 10
    30s for 2 sets of 10

    E1. Tricep pressdowns:
    110 for 5 sets of 10

    cardio:
    30 min treadmill

    Comments:
    * Bench is getting stronger. So is overhead press. Things are good.
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    Thursday - Lower:

    A1. Leg curls:
    110 for 3 sets of 10

    B1. Hack squat:
    3 pps for 3 sets of 5 or 6

    C1. Leg extension:
    110 for 3 sets of 10

    D1. Donkey calf raise:
    3 sets of 10

    Cardio:
    70 minutes treadmill

    Comments:
    * Neither of us really felt like lifting heavy today so we cut down on the volume and just did a lot of cardio.
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    Monday - Upper:

    A1. Bench Press:
    245 x 10
    245 x 10
    245 x 10
    245 x 10
    245 x 9

    B1. Machine rows:
    315 for 2 sets of 10
    225 for 2 sets of 10

    B2. Monster mini rows:
    4 sets of 10

    C1. Seated overhead barbell press:
    135 x 8
    155 x 6
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    135 x 8

    D1. Preacher curl machine:
    80 for 4 sets of 6-10

    D1. Monster mini curls:
    4 sets of 10

    E1. Tricep rope pressdowns:
    60 for 5 sets fo 10

    E2. Monster mini tricep kickbacks (sigh....)
    5 sets of 10

    Cardio:
    2 miles treadmill

    post-wo bw: 265.4 (Down 1.8 from last monday)

    Comments:
    * Didn't feel much of a pump today as I think I'm rather carb-depleted. On the two big exercises, the weight moved pretty well though, so that's cool.

    * Lost almost two pounds from last week. I'd prefer to be losing closer to 3 pounds a week, but at least it's moving in the right direction.
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    Tuesday - Lower:

    A1. Deadlift:
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 5

    385 for 4 sets of 10
    365 x 10

    B1. Leg press:
    3 pps for 4 sets of 10
    3 pps + doubled green band x 20
    3 pps + doubled green band x 17
    3 pps + doubled green band for a death set of 14,5,4 reps

    C1. Leg curls:
    110 for 5 sets of 10

    D1. Stair calf raises:
    5 sets of 15-20

    D2. Ab pulldowns:
    60 for 5 sets of 15

    Cardio:
    30 min treadmill

    Comments:
    * Pretty tough workout all things considered. My back is sore from top to bottom today.

    * Going to see Radiohead tonight... been looking forward to this since I got the tickets way back in November!!!
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    Sunday:

    Overhead complex:

    A1. Partial range smith machine overhead press:
    185 x {5,5,5,5,5}

    A2. Barbell overhead press:
    135 x {5,5,5,5,5}

    A3. Push press:
    135 x {3,3,3,3,3}

    A4. Dumbbell overhead press:
    30s x {10,10,10}
    40s x {10,10}

    A5. Plyo pushups:
    5 sets of 8

    Squat complex:

    B1. Rack squat:
    405 x 5
    495 x {5,5,5}

    B2. Front squats:
    185 x 5
    185 x {4,4,4}

    B3. Power Snatch:
    95 x {3,3,3,3}

    B4. Squat jumps:
    95 x {8,8,8,8}

    B5. Vertical umps:
    bw for 4 sets of 8


    MONDAY

    Deadlift complex:

    A1. Rack pull:
    405 x {5,5,5,5}

    A2. Deadlift from floor:
    365 x {5,5}
    315 x {5,5}

    A3. Power hang clean:
    185 x {3,3,3,3}

    A4. Jump good morning:
    95 x {8,8,8,8}

    A5. Broad jump:
    4 sets of 10


    Bench press complex:

    B1. Pin press:
    365 x 4
    335 x 5
    335 x 5
    315 x 5
    315 x 5

    B2. Bench press:
    275 x 3
    235 x {5,5,4,4}

    B3. Speed press:
    185 x {5,5,5,5,5}

    B4. Medicine ball chest throw:
    30 x {10,10,10,10,10}

    B5. Plyo pushups:
    {10,10,8,8,8}

    Cardio:
    15min bike

    post-wo bw: 262.0. (down 3.4lbs from last monday. Boom!)

    Lifting partner and I decided to start doing complexes for the next 6 weeks or so based on the Superman Complexes program over at t-nation. They are dang tough! Pretty much feels like doing HIIT for 1.5 hours straight. Hopefully, this will strip some fat off of me.
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    Haven't posted in here in a while... I've been lifting. Just haven't been keeping up with the log posting. Probably because posting about complexes is just boring. Anyway, here's what I did yesterday.

    Deadlift complex (4 rounds):

    A1. Rack pull:
    495 from right about knee x 5

    A2. Deadlift from floor:
    335 x 5

    A3. Hang clean:
    175 x 5

    A4. Good morning jumps:
    100 x 10

    A5. Long jumps:
    sets of 10

    Bench complex (5 rounds):

    B1. Pin press:
    335 x 5

    B2. Bench press:
    245 x 5

    B3. Speed bench:
    185 x 3

    B4. Medicine ball throw:
    30lbs x 10

    B5. Plyo pushups:
    sets of 10

    Post-wo bw: 256.8 (down 5.2 from two weeks ago)

    Comments:
    * Not much to talk about here. These complexes are tough, make me sweat a lot, and apparently I am losing weight. Also, I think the flu I got from Vegas helped me lose some weight, haha.
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    Tuesday -

    Deadlift complex (4 rounds):

    A1. Rack pull:
    495 from right about knee x 6

    A2. Deadlift from floor:
    315 x 6

    A3. Hang clean:
    185 x 5

    A4. Good morning jumps:
    95 x 10

    A5. Long jumps:
    sets of 10

    Bench complex (5 rounds):

    B1. Pin press:
    335 x 6

    B2. Bench press:
    245 x 5

    B3. Speed bench:
    185 x 3

    B4. Medicine ball throw:
    30lbs x 10

    B5. Plyo pushups:
    sets of 10

    Comments:
    * Not much to talk about here.
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    Tuesday - Back day:

    A1. Deadlift:
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    405 x 5

    495 x 3
    495 x 2... without a belt, these were actually pretty hard!

    B1. Front pulldowns:
    70 for 4 sets of 15

    C1. Lat pulldowns:
    180 x 10
    180 x 10
    130 x 10
    130 x 10

    C2. Crunches:
    4 sets of 20

    D1. Vogel-pulls:
    70 x 20
    40 x 20

    E1. Bentover dumbbell rows:
    55s for 4 sets of 10

    F1. Bicep curls:
    25s for r 4 sets of 10

    F2. Ez-bar curl:
    70 for 3 sets of 10

    Cardio:
    15 minutes bike

    post-wo bw: 254.2. (Down 2.6lbs from 2 weeks ago. Not that great... but still moving, so that's good)

    Comments:
    * Complexes were getting boring, so we did a back volume day. Back to complexes tomorrow.
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    Current: 6'1, 265; Goal: 6'6, 270

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    Monday - Overhead:

    A1. Incline smith rest-pause bench:
    "225" for {10,4,3}

    B1. Bench Press - feet up:
    225 x 10
    275 x 6
    245 x 6
    245 x 6

    C1. Seated dumbbell military press:
    65s x 10
    85s x 5
    65s x 10
    65s x 20

    D1. Tricep press down:
    70 x 10
    60 x 10
    60 x 10
    rest-pause set

    E1. Dips:
    1 set of 8

    Cardio:
    20 min treadmill

    post-wo bw: 253.0 (down 1.2lbs from last tuesday. Better than nothing)

    Comments:
    * Chris has gotten really bored with the complex stuff we were doing, so we are transition to DC training for a bit. I'm weighing in the Gold's challenge next week though, so I still want to make sure I'm losing weight.
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    Current: 6'1, 265; Goal: 6'6, 270

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    Tuesday - Deadlift/back

    A. Deadlift complex for 5 rounds:
    1. Rack pull: 545 x 4
    2. Deadlift: 315 x 6
    3. Power clean: 185 x 3
    4. Good morning jump: 100 x 9
    5. Bounding broad jumps: sets of 9

    B1. Lat pull down:
    170 RP for 17

    C1. Machine rows:
    315 RP for 12

    D1. Barbell curls:
    80 RP for 16

    E1. Rope curls:
    80 RP for 10

    Cardio:
    25 min treadmill

    Comments:
    * This Dogg Crapp thing is going to be fun, I can tell.
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    Current: 6'1, 265; Goal: 6'6, 270

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