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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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    Thanks Coke. Pretty sure 3 plates is going to fall at the end of the month.
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    real nice work Stl, if I'm curious as to how you got from the original 165 to the 220 you are when this thread started - is there a specific workout you could point toward? I've recently rededicated myself to hitting the gym and looks like you're accomplishing everything I hope to. i'm 6'3, 175.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    I'm going to Powerhouse in Crestwood right now. I'm collecting equipment for my new house so that I can work out in the garage. Probably move over to the garage all the time by spring.

    How about you?
    I joined there about 2mos ago. I'm usually wearing one of my 30 At Large Nutrition
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    Quote Originally Posted by john o View Post
    I joined there about 2mos ago. I'm usually wearing one of my 30 At Large Nutrition
    T-shirts. Feel free to say hello.
    Will do. I usually walk back to the deadlift platform and squat racks do my thing and get out. What days/times do you usually go?

    BTW, the name's Matt
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcleo View Post
    real nice work Stl, if I'm curious as to how you got from the original 165 to the 220 you are when this thread started - is there a specific workout you could point toward? I've recently rededicated myself to hitting the gym and looks like you're accomplishing everything I hope to. i'm 6'3, 175.
    I screwed around a lot for the first year of lifting and got a little stronger and a little bigger. When I actually started to focus things went really well.

    For me, what worked was doing Starting Strength transitioned to the Advanced Novice version. This made me the strongest I've ever been. I did a program designed for me by a pro-powerlifter. It was 9 weeks long. Not sure how much it helped my lifts but I did gain some weight. My maxes were pretty much what I thought they were after the Advanced Novice program.

    I'm 2 weeks into the 30lb program and I feel like I'm going to make PRs on all three lifts. also still gaining weight. I've gotten a lot of good advice here and will probably do Wendler's 5/3/1 for my next program.

    As for gaining weight here's what I learned:
    1. Eat until you're uncomfortable
    2. Eat before you go to bed (500+ calories)
    3. Minimal conditioning work
    4. Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press, OH Press and other big basic movements.
    5. More volume in accessory work (I hate volume BTW).
    6. Eat consistently. If you get 5,000 calories 5 out of 7 days and only 2,000 on the other days you're ate all that food for nothing.
    7. Don't freak out when your waist gets bigger

    Good luck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Will do. I usually walk back to the deadlift platform and squat racks do my thing and get out. What days/times do you usually go?

    BTW, the name's Matt

    Hey Matt,
    I do shift work, so I'm all over the place as far as days/times. I'm usually in that back room as
    well. Late afternoon would be as close to a consistent time as any. I'll be starting a 531 strength
    Based program Tom wrote out for me in a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john o View Post
    Hey Matt,
    I do shift work, so I'm all over the place as far as days/times. I'm usually in that back room as
    well. Late afternoon would be as close to a consistent time as any. I'll be starting a 531 strength
    Based program Tom wrote out for me in a few weeks.
    Good luck with the program. Will definitely say hello if I see you.

    Usually I'm one of the tallest guys in there, wear an old dirty green addidas basecap and don't really talk to anyone

    I'm usually in there after 8p.
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    1/15/10

    Went to the gym straight after work.

    Bench Press (sleeves)
    185 x 2 reps x 2 sets (RPE-7 for both)
    far and away the easier 185 has ever felt I had at least 3 reps left on the first, rested about 2 minutes and repeated the effort. Also, did a pause a the bottom for the first set.

    DB Bench (sleeves)
    32.5 x 30 (RPE-9)
    the lactic acid burn in these absolutely sucks

    French Press (sleeves)
    65 x 8 x 2 (RPE-9 for both)

    Triceps Pushdown (sleeves)
    80 x 10 (RPE-9)

    Leg Press
    410 x 6 x 2 (RPE-7,8)
    for some reason these actually cause my knees to ache, may switch machines next time

    Lat Pulldowns
    165 x 10 (RPE 9)
    165 x 9.5 (RPE 10)

    Calf Raise
    180 x 10 x 2

    Machine Ab Crunch
    130 x 10 x 2 (RPE-6,7)

    Good workout, fast pace, finished it all in less than 40 minutes.

    Off to BW3's
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    Effort is ace bro.

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    Thanks Coke. It feels like its really starting to come together.
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    Conditioning
    25 minutes walking with the wifey and the kiddo. The kiddo rides in a backpack carrier on my back so basically a weighted vest (35lbs).
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    It's a good day in the STL to be outside. Stuck inside watching the twins until wife gets back from shopping, then I go to the gym. I need to start some cardio myself, I like your idea of lugging children around on walks. I'll try that this spring. Excellent progress! I go to Gold's because it is across the street basically. Is Powerhouse set up to be able to drop weights and do Oly lifts? Gold's does not allow that, so I can't do powercleans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinwheat View Post
    It's a good day in the STL to be outside. Stuck inside watching the twins until wife gets back from shopping, then I go to the gym. I need to start some cardio myself, I like your idea of lugging children around on walks. I'll try that this spring. Excellent progress! I go to Gold's because it is across the street basically. Is Powerhouse set up to be able to drop weights and do Oly lifts? Gold's does not allow that, so I can't do powercleans.
    They have weightlifting platform, a pair of 25lb bumpers and a pair of 10lb bumpers. I've never had anyone complain when a get a little loud on powercleans and/or deadlifts. They also allow chalk, which is pretty nice. Where abouts are you?
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    I'm down in Fenton. I kinda figured Powerhouse was set up better to do powercleans. I signed up for a year, plus a gym is so close. But before I renew again I'll have to check out Powerhouse.

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    Bench Press (sleeves)
    155 x 3 reps x 3 sets (RPE-6 for all)

    French Press (sleeves)
    65 x 10 x 2 (RPE-7,8)

    Triceps Pushdown (sleeves)
    80 x 10 (RPE-8)

    Squats (sleeves)
    210 x 5 (RPE-8)
    215 x 5 (RPE-8)
    Was supposed to do 215 for 2 sets but misloaded the bar . Thought about doing a third set to get 215 x 5 x 2 but decided to err on the conservative side this time.

    Lat Pulldowns
    165 x 8 x 2 (RPE-9 both)
    A little disappointed in this. Did them on a different machine than I usually use and it felt heavier. Was planning on doing 2 sets of 10 but instead did 2 sets of 1 rep short of failure (which ended up being 8 reps)

    Calf Raises
    180 x 10 x 2 (RPE-6 for both)

    Machine Ab Crunch
    140 x 10 x 2 (RPE-8 for both)
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    Nice workout overall man, got a lot done.

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    Thanks Coke, feeling really good about hitting PRs in a few weeks.
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    Felt like complete crap all day and had a helluva time getting motivated for this.
    Stayed on course b/c:
    I'm only a few workouts from the end
    This is a short workout
    Someone else put the effort into making this program and I should put the effort into doing it

    Bench Press (sleeves)
    165 x 3 reps (RPE-7) this was a misload second this week
    175 x 3 reps x 2 sets (RPE - 8 each) (Rep PR)

    Triceps Pushdown (sleeves)
    90 x 10 (RPE-9)

    Deadlift
    270 x 3 x 2 (RPE- 8 on both) rep PR , somewhat touch and go on the first set but for the second set all were from a dead stop

    Abs

    Very glad I went tonight. Got some PRs and got the work done. Only 4 workouts to go!
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    Awesome job, dude. It feels really good when you get in there when you aren't feeling up to it, get it done, and get out. Leaves you feeling like you accomplished something, even if it's something small.

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    Way to push through it. When I don't feel like going, and go anyways, it's always well worth it. And when I skip a workout I feel even worse.

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    It can be that way for us lifters. Sometimes it is a slow start, but once we get moving and warmed up, we are good to go...happened to me most recently too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrin0tk View Post
    Awesome job, dude. It feels really good when you get in there when you aren't feeling up to it, get it done, and get out. Leaves you feeling like you accomplished something, even if it's something small.
    Quote Originally Posted by thinwheat View Post
    Way to push through it. When I don't feel like going, and go anyways, it's always well worth it. And when I skip a workout I feel even worse.
    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    It can be that way for us lifters. Sometimes it is a slow start, but once we get moving and warmed up, we are good to go...happened to me most recently too.
    Thanks everyone. When I get to the gym and under the weights I'm feeling pretty strong but outside I'm completely exhausted. Is it bad to look forward to the deload so much
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    Nice workouts, StLRPh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Wylie View Post
    Nice workouts, StLRPh!
    Thanks Phil!
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    1/22/10 Workout 9 of 12

    This one was tough. Still feel fatigued and a little out of sorts but adjusted as I needed to and got through it.

    Bench Press (sleeves)
    195 x 2 reps x 2 sets (RPE-10) for both Rep PR

    DB Bench (sleeves)
    32.5 x 23 (RPE-10) got 30 last time so this was disappointing

    French Press (sleeves)
    55 x 8 x 2 (RPE-7,7)

    Triceps Pushdown (sleeves)
    90 x 10 (RPE-10)

    Leg Press
    360 x 6 x 2 (RPE-6,6)

    Lat Pulldowns
    150 x 10 x 2 (RPE-7,8)

    Machine Calfs
    195 x 10 x 2 (RPE-7,7)

    Machine Ab Crunch
    150 x 10 x 2 (RPE-7)

    Excited for the weekend and for the culmination of the program next week
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