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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Great to hear your gettin back on track. Solid deads, bro... Glad to hear the straps help, they do wonders for me too. I like to focus on the lift and not my grip, you know? Do the hoodies run true to size? Smallest is a large and large is the biggest I can go without most stuff being too big.
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    Sweet pulling man!!! Yet another PR!!!

    Keep doing what you are doing if you're hitting PRs this consistently.
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    Nice Smith Machine Squat (lol).
    I like straps for deadlifting too. My form goes to cr@p when my grip starts slipping, so the straps allow me to get more work done. Nice PR.
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    I wondered where your ass went. Usin' the ol' straps, eh? Good to hear that's what was missing. Are you going to do any grip work to get your grip up or just stick with straps? That's a great deadlift, dude. Congrats on the PR. I want some more EliteFTS clothing. It's soo damn expensive to ship to Canada, though. So wait, why the **** were you squatting in the smith machine? Needed to experience all the hype yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    So wait, why the **** were you squatting in the smith machine? Needed to experience all the hype yourself?
    He wanted to experience what it felt like to be you. Weiner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    Great to hear your gettin back on track. Solid deads, bro... Glad to hear the straps help, they do wonders for me too. I like to focus on the lift and not my grip, you know? Do the hoodies run true to size? Smallest is a large and large is the biggest I can go without most stuff being too big.
    Thanks bro. Yeah the straps are awesome, it'll be interesting to see what I can with em. The elite hoodies actually seem a little on the small side to me. I fit pretty comfortably into a large, and I'm only 175 @ 5' 10". I think if I was back at 180 or 185, they might be a little snug.

    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    Sweet pulling man!!! Yet another PR!!!

    Keep doing what you are doing if you're hitting PRs this consistently.
    Thanks broski! PRs will probably start to die down as I get into the heavier weights, but it's all good for now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Nice Smith Machine Squat (lol).
    I like straps for deadlifting too. My form goes to cr@p when my grip starts slipping, so the straps allow me to get more work done. Nice PR.
    Thanks man, that squat was tough! Yeah I definitely feel like I can stay tighter/more stable when I'm not worried about my grip.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    I wondered where your ass went. Usin' the ol' straps, eh? Good to hear that's what was missing. Are you going to do any grip work to get your grip up or just stick with straps? That's a great deadlift, dude. Congrats on the PR. I want some more EliteFTS clothing. It's soo damn expensive to ship to Canada, though. So wait, why the **** were you squatting in the smith machine? Needed to experience all the hype yourself?
    Yeah I'll continue to work on my grip...I don't want to end up DLing 400 lbs but only be able to hold 300 in my hands. That sucks about the shipping, but living in Cannabis...er Canada, has other benefits I'm sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    He wanted to experience what it felt like to be you. Weiner.
    ^^^ And that's why, Keith. :P

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    125x2 Bummer, major weaksauce. Not sure what happened, would think I'd be good for 4 or 5. Oh wells.
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    Don't worry about the OH Press man, things will come around for you. BUT, WHAT IS WITH THIS????? Chins-
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    Recruiter for what? And don't sweat the mili's. I've come to find out mili's are a lot in the head, for me at least. It's so easy to get halfway up and quit, but almost always when I decide to try to push through I manage to grind out one more.
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    Great chins, man! Way to get tons of volume in there. Good stuff. PR?

    I'm also looking to change jobs. What position are you looking for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    He wanted to experience what it felt like to be you. Weiner.
    ghey.

    I would expect a joke like that from you, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    I'm also looking to change jobs.
    I thought there was an opening at 'The Gay Bar' down the road?? Lawlz. Ok i'm done with the gay stuff... it's all I can think of. (JOKE-WISE)
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    Clearly gheyness is the only thing on your mind.
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    Aside from Keith and Jed's little ghey fight here, that session up there looked pretty good. Eh so you didn't hit 5 reps @ 125 lbs....so what? That's still a good lift, IMO. 10 lbs. away from a 45 lber on each side.....keep it up!!
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    I agree with Bri, nice lift. Anyhow, the nice thing about 5/3/1 is you get another chance at it later.
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    No joke, that's a fine effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELmx479 View Post
    Don't worry about the OH Press man, things will come around for you. BUT, WHAT IS WITH THIS????? Chins-
    BWx2

    Dang I was hoping nobody would notice...I hate chins. Seriously hate them. That probably means I should do more. Meh... Thanks for the support though, lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    Recruiter for what? And don't sweat the mili's. I've come to find out mili's are a lot in the head, for me at least. It's so easy to get halfway up and quit, but almost always when I decide to try to push through I manage to grind out one more.
    Recruiter for work. I'm an actuary. Thanks for the good words!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Great chins, man! Way to get tons of volume in there. Good stuff. PR?

    I'm also looking to change jobs. What position are you looking for?
    Yeah that was def a chin PR! As noted above, looking for an actuarial position.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    ghey.

    I would expect a joke like that from you, though.
    You guys are so cute together....LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    I thought there was an opening at 'The Gay Bar' down the road?? Lawlz. Ok i'm done with the gay stuff... it's all I can think of. (JOKE-WISE)
    Ahahahahahaha!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Clearly gheyness is the only thing on your mind.
    And ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    Aside from Keith and Jed's little ghey fight here, that session up there looked pretty good. Eh so you didn't hit 5 reps @ 125 lbs....so what? That's still a good lift, IMO. 10 lbs. away from a 45 lber on each side.....keep it up!!
    Thanks broseph. Don't mind them, they're just flirting (and trying to get their post counts up :P)

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    I agree with Bri, nice lift. Anyhow, the nice thing about 5/3/1 is you get another chance at it later.
    Thanks OR. Yeah that's probably the best part about 5/3/1. PRs rock!

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    No joke, that's a fine effort.
    Thanks coke! Means a lot coming from The Man.

    Soooo squat day today. Not a lot of news on the job front just yet, though I got my resume in with a couple places.

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    235x2 MEH.
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    And that's all she wrote. My legs are STILL weak from deadlifting on Monday. I'm not used to this, I could tell by the third warmup set that my big lift was going to be bad. Also, weight is down to 174. Enough of that noise. Body looks good for beach season, but the drop in lifting progress is unacceptable. Mmmmm...Bulk time!
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    Meh, squats are squats. Good days or bad days, it seems. j00 cAn geT t3h b34ch b0dz g01n eVen m0ar w1t t3h k1kcbaKz d00dz..
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    Great deadlift PR, AK. Keep plugging away.
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    Definitely, hitting a PR in deads is going to effect the next squat workout a little. But putting in the effort still pays off, even if it's not exactly what you wanted to achieve at the time. Nice job getting in there and busting some butt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    Meh, squats are squats. Good days or bad days, it seems. j00 cAn geT t3h b34ch b0dz g01n eVen m0ar w1t t3h k1kcbaKz d00dz..
    Yeah I know what you mean...It's always hit or miss with me. Ya 1 wo0d d00 t3h k1cKbaCz, btU 1 he4rD tH3re bAd 4 uR eLb0wz.

    Quote Originally Posted by KoSh View Post
    Great deadlift PR, AK. Keep plugging away.
    Thanks bro. Still a loooong way from your numbers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Definitely, hitting a PR in deads is going to effect the next squat workout a little. But putting in the effort still pays off, even if it's not exactly what you wanted to achieve at the time. Nice job getting in there and busting some butt.
    Yeah I hope so, thanks for the support brother.
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    B-b-b-bench day!!!

    Bench-
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    I lost a rep on 190, did 190x3 last month. Whatever, I've also lost around ten lbs so I'm not surprised. I'll be starting a slow bulk now anyways. Feed me!!
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    Don't sweat the loss of a rep manly. Doesn't look like you are. Get to eatin'!!!
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    Dude, my bench ALWAYS decreases when I lose weight. I can never do anything about that. Just one of those things you have to accept with weight lose. Being down 1 rep while losing 10 lbs is awesome though, man. Definitely don't sweat that ****! Bulking now? What BF% are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    B-b-b-ig ... B-b-b-ench
    Lol thanks. I can almost bench what you OH Press, ha ha.

    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    Don't sweat the loss of a rep manly. Doesn't look like you are. Get to eatin'!!!
    Thanks bud. And I will!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Dude, my bench ALWAYS decreases when I lose weight. I can never do anything about that. Just one of those things you have to accept with weight lose. Being down 1 rep while losing 10 lbs is awesome though, man. Definitely don't sweat that ****! Bulking now? What BF% are you?
    Glad to know I'm not the only one. And thanks! Yup starting a real slow bulk. I have no idea what bf% I am, but I'd guess between 10-15. Def not ripped, but my chest is sticking out a lot farther than my tummy, which is pretty much flat. Not much ab definition though.

    Aaaaanyway, not going to be much lifting going on for me this week. Did a ton of yardwork over the weekend.

    Ordered 5 yards of gravel (about 14,000 lbs), and had to transport it from my driveway to the end of my yard (probably 50 yards), with a shovel and regular wheelbarrow. This equated to roughly 300 deadlifts at about 50 lbs each, (lol), and like 400 sled pulls. Don't check my math, cuz I'm pulling these numbers out of my ***, but it was hard freaking work. Started at 9 am and finished up about 7 pm. Sucks to think about how many precious calories I burned... Did some other work on the yard, but not nearly as intense. I'll take pics when it's all ready, and yall can come down for a WBBBBQ. Rest of the week is a deload, then I'll start my fifth (?) wave or cycle (or whatever), of 5-3-1. Woot woot!
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