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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Quote Originally Posted by john o View Post
    Excellent news with the benching Matt!
    Quote Originally Posted by jbrin0tk View Post
    Way to go, Matt. I love the band work at your desk. Efficient!
    Since I sit and stare at a computer screen all day, got to make it worthwhile
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Since I sit and stare at a computer screen all day, got to make it worthwhile
    Lol me too man. I am a computer programmer. I think bigtallox is a computer guy too. I guess sitting at a computer all day makes us want to train hard once we finally get to go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchicia1 View Post
    Lol me too man. I am a computer programmer. I think bigtallox is a computer guy too. I guess sitting at a computer all day makes us want to train hard once we finally get to go home.
    I do consulting/clinical work for insurance companies with their oncology benefits so I sit and read and email and read and sit and talk on the phone and read and sit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    I do consulting/clinical work for insurance companies with their oncology benefits so I sit and read and email and read and sit and talk on the phone and read and sit...
    Painful! But at least were both still working in this economy!

    Get a chance to upload that deadlift video yet? I am curious to see what I/others can fix in your form. With your size, I bet we can get you to 315 with just some form changes.
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    Fine effort Matt, always keeping on track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchicia1 View Post
    Painful! But at least were both still working in this economy!
    Get a chance to upload that deadlift video yet? I am curious to see what I/others can fix in your form. With your size, I bet we can get you to 315 with just some form changes.
    I'm going to upload some on Friday night. It'll have more reps, better lighting and a better angle.

    I actually really like my job. The best hours I've ever had, benefits are really good and I get to work out of the house regularly. Beats slinging pills at Walgreens

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    Fine effort Matt, always keeping on track.
    Thanks Terry
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    It sounds like the benching is coming along quite nicely man!!! Congrats on the progress!
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    Thanks Bri, the key is to not get impatient...
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    Nice job on the bench man, I think you got me now.

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    Who knows. I seem to be better at repping than doing singles, even though I'd prefer to do singles
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    Started with Deadlifts to practice form and for my warmups

    Deadlifts
    135 x 3
    155 x 3
    175 x 3
    195 x 3
    195 x 3
    All sets were done conventional and were easy-peezy. Very happy with my make-shift shin protectors. Felt like I got a lot more leg/hip drive and less lower back on these. Zero back pain and zero hip pain for all sets.

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    160 x 3
    180 x 3
    205 x 12 (RPE-hard 8) est. max ~290 (20lb PR on wt for reps)
    First time squatting without knee wraps in a LONG time. Used my new pair of Inzer XT sleeves. Really like them, easy to get on and off, and was able to wear them the whole time. Also the first time I've done more than 5 reps in about 5 months. Noticed some hip pain on the 4 or 5 rep of the last set.

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    115 x 8 (RPE-8)
    115 x 8 (RPE-8)
    115 x 8 (RPE-hard 8)
    started these with my squat stance and had to move it in b/c of hip discomfort.

    Band Pull Throughs
    doubled red bands x 20
    doubled red bands x 20

    Felt really good today and enjoyed the session. Now just need to get that baby here!
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    Awesome session, way to kill it on the squat. I found the same thing you did with GM's in that I needed a narrower stance than my low bar squat stance.

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    Nice workout, Matt! I like the volume.
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    Great work Matt! Glad you are getting the deadlift form figured out. 12 reps on squats suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sousa View Post
    Awesome session, way to kill it on the squat. I found the same thing you did with GM's in that I needed a narrower stance than my low bar squat stance.
    Thanks Paul. Hopefully all the pull throughs will help and I can start to move it back out a little
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    Nice workout, Matt! I like the volume.
    Thanks Phil!
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    Great work Matt! Glad you are getting the deadlift form figured out. 12 reps on squats suck.
    Thanks Rob. I'm pretty sure I could have pushed and gotten several more but like you said reps suck
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    Great session, hammered the low back. Good for you getting that deadlift form down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Great session, hammered the low back. Good for you getting that deadlift form down.
    I hope so. It's been frustrating as hell since my dealift has only improved about 15lb in the last 9 months.
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    Great workout! Way to manage 12 reps after not being in that range for some time.

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    Thanks John!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Hey... you're 15 lbs better than you used to be.
    Why you gotta ruin the pity party JK, I'm grateful for the time and ability to lift.
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    Very effective looking session, Matt. Great job on gutting out the squats!

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    Good stuff there man, I'm starting to appreciate what higher reps can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrin0tk View Post
    Very effective looking session, Matt. Great job on gutting out the squats!
    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Good stuff there man, I'm starting to appreciate what higher reps can do.
    Thanks guys, definitely a love-hate relationship with repping out these lifts
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    Good to see that the deads felt good. Solid work on the squats, too.

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