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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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    Deadlifts - 275 lbs 2x6 (PR for reps per weight)
    pull ups - BW + 10 lbs 2x6
    BB bent rows - 165 lbs 2x8
    close grip lat pulldowns - 140 lbs 1x8, 120 lbs 1x8
    hammer curls - 50 lb DBs 1x10

    back to back PR setting workouts. im pushing myself harder than ive ever pushed before. im sleeping better. im eating better/more.

    some of it even has to do with you famous. i wanna get that 250 bench before you so bad, and i was seeing the fast progress you were making and it made me realize i just wasnt pushing HARD enough. i didnt even wanna go to the gym tonight at all, but i MADE myself and PUSHED so hard, especially for the deads, and it turned out to be a great session. and i thought you knew this already but im 22 years old, 5 foot 7 (or 6) inches tall, and weigh 180 lbs.
    Last edited by 2kool; 04-28-2010 at 07:31 PM.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    Yeah I remember reading them, I just forgot. My name is Drew btw.

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    Hey Stephen, were are you man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by famous636 View Post
    Hey Stephen, were are you man?
    hey Drew, i checked out your journal and youre still goin strong, nice work. as far it goes for me.............

    two days after my last session i sliced my right index finger nearly off at work. so i couldnt lift that day because i needed to get stitches. then i decided to just take a week off because i didnt wanna screw up my hand, i couldnt have gripped any weights anyway. plus, its good to have a week off every now and then and i hadnt had one in a while of heavy lifting. the day before i would be going back to the gym my car broke down. i live alone and have no friends so i had no way to get to the gym. it was hard enough just to get rides from workmates to get to my job. it has taken me 2 weeks to finally acquire another car (thanks to my brother). and shortly before getting that car i SOMEHOW screwed up my back/neck to where i literally couldnt even move my head for days. ive still got some pain in my neck but its manageable.

    so, tomorrow, Tuesday May 18 will (should) mark my return to the gym. these past 3 weeks or so i havent eaten like i should, i know my strength will be down. and i dont wanna re injure this damn neck thing. but i tell you this.............

    I. Am. Pissed. Off.

    If you are at the Beechmont Community Center in Louisville, KY tomorrow around 7:30 PM, consider yourself warned. I will be on a ******* WARPATH.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    Flat BB Bench Press - 205lbs 2x6
    Low incline DB press - 70 lb DBs 1x8, 1x4 (my energy just gave out for some reason)
    Decline DB press - 45 lb DBs 1x8, 1x12
    Pull Ups - 1x6, 1x8
    Deadlift - 225 lbs 1x6

    first day back. i guess its not as bad as i was expecting. i took 20 lbs off last bench session and was satisfied that i got 2x6. i was expecting myself to have regressed alot worse than that, i felt so weak and pathetic these past 3 weeks. so its good to see i havent lost everything. ill get the weight back up soon enough. now time to eat and sleep.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    squats - 225 lbs 2x6
    SLDL - 150 lbs 2x8
    abdominal pulldowns - 40 lbs 1x12, 50 lbs 1x8
    punching bag - beat the hell out of it

    the punching bag part was brought on by the fact that in the time ive been away from the gym someone has broken the thing where i did my hamstring curls. now i have no idea what to do for them and it pissed me off.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    BB push press - 115 2x6
    seated DB overhead press - 55 lb DBs 1x8, 1x6
    lateral raise - 20 lb DBs 2x10
    close grip bench (11 or 12 inches) - 150 lbs 2x8
    tricep pushdowns - 50 lbs 2x8
    hammer curls - 45 lb DBs 1x10
    seated curls - 40 lb DBs 1x10
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    Flat BB bench press - 225 lbs 1x3, 1x2
    Deadlifts - 250 lbs 2x6
    low incline DB press - 70 lb DBs 2x8
    pull ups - 1x6

    would have gotten the rest of the session in if not for a massive nose bleed i developed before doing my DB presses. i need to stop getting to the gym so close to when they close anyway. felt good to put 225 back on the bar for the first time in a few weeks. i lost a couple reps, but oh well at least i havent declined too badly.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    Nice workouts bro. Where do you feel your max is at right know?

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    flat bb bench - 250 lbs 1x0...
    regroup, try again - 250 lbs 1x0
    low incline db press - 70 lb DBs 1x5, 1x8
    decline DB press - 40 lb DBs 2x12

    i would be dissapointed only if i felt that i did not try my best. well, im not dissapointed. first attempt barely got halfway up and came down quickly. second attempt went better. got it to that half way sticking point and was able to push through it a bit, it seemed like i was pushing for 5 straight minutes. i simply could not push any more, and had to let it come down only inches from lockout. ive never pushed anything so hard in my life. so im satisfied with that.

    famous, if you get 250 before next tuesday, then congratulations, you have won the contest. but i tell you this... if you dont, i will win because on that day, i will get it. believe it.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kool View Post

    i would be dissapointed only if i felt that i did not try my best. well, im not dissapointed. first attempt barely got halfway up and came down quickly. second attempt went better. got it to that half way sticking point and was able to push through it a bit, it seemed like i was pushing for 5 straight minutes. i simply could not push any more, and had to let it come down only inches from lockout. ive never pushed anything so hard in my life. so im satisfied with that.

    famous, if you get 250 before next tuesday, then congratulations, you have won the contest. but i tell you this... if you dont, i will win because on that day, i will get it. believe it.
    lol I love the intensity. The way I see it though if I got it on my next bench day and then you got it on your next bench day it would be a tie (vice versa) and we would HAVE to race to 275x1. lol

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    deadlift - 260 lbs 2x6
    pull ups - 2x6
    wide grip lat pulldowns - 120 lbs 1x8
    chin ups - 1x8

    hey Drew, thats a good point. i would say if we got it within one week of each other then it would be a tie since our bench days may differ. sound good to you? and whether you win this round, i win it, or we tie.. im in for round 2 - 275.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    BB overhead press - 115 lbs 3x6
    seated overhead DB press - 60 lb DBs 2x6
    close grip bench - 160 lbs 1x8
    hammer curls - 45 lb DBs 1x10

    session kinda got cut short today.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    FLAT BARBELL BENCH PRESS - 250 LBS 1X1 (PR that lasted all of 3 minutes... oh, just for you famous)
    FLAT BARBELL BENCH PRESS - 255 LBS 1X1 (huge new +30 lb PR.... oh, and even more for you famous)

    flat DB bench - 60 lb DBs 2x10

    i said i would do it today. and i absolutely smashed it. both PR's FLEW up. i can hardly believe how much of a struggle it was only one week ago. there wasnt even a hint of hesitation.

    so, drew... we both got it on the same weeks bench day. of course..... i got it again in the same session with 5 extra pounds =D.... but what do you say? 275?
    Last edited by 2kool; 06-08-2010 at 08:05 PM.
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    lol technically I did it first

    round two ding ding
    Last edited by Drew92; 06-08-2010 at 08:15 PM.

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    flat bb bench press - 225 lbs 1x3, 1x4
    low incline DB press - 70 lb DBs 2x8
    decline DB press - 60 lb DBs 2x8
    pull ups - 1x7, 1x6
    close grip lat pulldowns - 120 lbs 2x8

    lower back has been killing me for over a week. i tried to take it a little easy on the benching, and no deads.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    went to the gym today but didnt accomplish much. my lower back is absolutely wrecked. i dont know why, i dont remember doing anything to injure it. it just feels like its all in a huge knot, and i can barely bend at all. its been like a week and a half and it hasnt felt the slightest bit better. we'll see what happens friday.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    ive been stretching and working on my back for days and it doesnt seem to be getting much better. went to the gym today and just did a lighter shoulder/arms workout. well, at least i was there and did something. so now im off until tuesday and ill be continuing to work on this back pain. the plan is to be ready for some deadlifts tuesday, and be back to my normal routine.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    With my back injuries I found that streching doesn't really help. It takes time to heal.

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    flat BB bench press - 225 lbs 2x3, 1x1
    low incline DB press - 70 lb DBs 2x8
    decline DB press - 60 lb DBs 2x8

    my back really doesnt seem to be getting any better.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kool View Post
    flat BB bench press - 225 lbs 2x3, 1x1
    low incline DB press - 70 lb DBs 2x8
    decline DB press - 60 lb DBs 2x8

    my back really doesnt seem to be getting any better.
    I know how you feel. My back is holding me back so much right now.

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    squats - 135 lbs 3x3
    core work
    pull ups/chin ups
    wide grip lat pulldowns

    we're approaching the end of week 3 and the pain is no better. absolutely pathetic that its limiting my squats by 100+ lbs.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    did some shoulder work today and some tabata at the end. it was a nice fast paced session. still gotta keep the weight low on some things. now i just wait until tuesday and hopefully my back will be ready.............
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    today i started the HCT-12 routine. ive been needing to change things up a bit so ive read all the articles and made the decision to go for it 100% with this new routine. it seems to be very well thought out/put together. the science behind it makes alot of sense. so today was my first day with it and im really going to be getting my diet and everything together. it feels like a new beginning and im going to make sure i put everything i have into this. the pain in my back ive been dealing with the past month seems to be fading away. it isnt gone but its noticeably better. so, onto the session tonight........

    pull ups - bodyweight plus 10 lbs x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    single arm DB rows - 70 lb DBs x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    flat BB bench press - 200 lbs x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    seated DB overhead press - 50 lb DBs x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    close grip BB bench - 150 lbs x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    Good luck with HCT-12. It looks really fun. Which one are you doing?

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