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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 Nick. My deloads are usually only about 2 sessions. Anything more and I start to lose momentum.
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    You should have left that thing where it was

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    I'm I'll be feeling that way soon
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    You can keep the ghetto rigged sled sessions, sir.

    hahaha...

    Well done in here man.
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    Nice deload sessions, and I'm in agreement with the ghetto sled sessions, you can keep em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoSh View Post
    You can keep the ghetto rigged sled sessions, sir.

    hahaha...

    Well done in here man.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark! View Post
    Nice deload sessions, and I'm in agreement with the ghetto sled sessions, you can keep em.
    thanks guys, I hate 'em, I really, really do. But I need to do something and this takes the least space and time
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    My first thought is, "Won't that damage your treadmill?" But then I thought, "At least that's a better use of a treadmill." Carry on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    My first thought is, "Won't that damage your treadmill?" But then I thought, "At least that's a better use of a treadmill." Carry on
    I took the idea from an article at EliteFTS and several people made the same comment. The responses from several trainers was that it wasn't an issue and that they've done it frequently with no issues.

    And like you said, probably more effective than what it's normally used for
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    Good idea on combining days for deload...I will do this as well. Good tip.

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    The ghetto sled/treadmill session just sounds tough, so I can't imagine doing it. I know they do it at Lexen all the time, so if 1000+lbs squatters are doing it, more power to you, since the rest of us are to big of sissies to use it.

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    Deloads are always so boring. That setup you did with the treadmil and bands and cardio sounds like something you should definitely get on video in case you have an epic failure of an accident...you can submit to funniest home videos. How's everything goin with the new baby and all, bro? Looks like you're getting adjusted and doing well. What are the goals for the upcoming months/year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorman2k6 View Post
    The ghetto sled/treadmill session just sounds tough, so I can't imagine doing it. I know they do it at Lexen all the time, so if 1000+lbs squatters are doing it, more power to you, since the rest of us are to big of sissies to use it.
    I think it will likely be a staple, I can hop on it and plug away for 10min just about anytime, since its only about 3 feet from my desk at the home office.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiaran View Post
    Deloads are always so boring. That setup you did with the treadmil and bands and cardio sounds like something you should definitely get on video in case you have an epic failure of an accident...you can submit to funniest home videos. How's everything goin with the new baby and all, bro? Looks like you're getting adjusted and doing well. What are the goals for the upcoming months/year?
    LOL at the vidoe. I've been working solo for a while now and so far the worst I've ever done for an injury is bonking my forehead on push press so hopefully the luck holds

    Baby is doing great, she's already closing in on 10lbs and we've all adjusted pretty well.

    Not sure exactly what the goal is. I've wanted a 1000lb total since I saw someone in HS (almost 20 years ago) with a "1,000 weights club" shirt. Right now I'm good for almost 900lb if you go my calculated rep maxes. So that's always in my head.

    In the mean time just plugging away with 5/3/1 and variations.
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    Liking the progress and I like your idea on the deload, I think I may try that when it comes around!
    Keep up the solid work mate! Ill be checking in!
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    Couple things Matt, 1) if you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a livng? If I remember correctly, you're a pharmacist? Just wasn't sure, because it's awesome that you not only get to work at home, but you get to take little breaks and get accessory work and cardio/gpp in. 2) I've got a ways to go due to those previous injuries, but want to race to 1000lbs total? I think you'll take me, but we can push each other. It worked for slashkills and I with our benches, with us both hitting 15lbs PRs. Just let me know.

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    I like your cardio idea, Matt. You have no idea how much better you will feel with lifting if you stay consistent with something like that. Pretty cool setup, bud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Liking the progress and I like your idea on the deload, I think I may try that when it comes around!
    Keep up the solid work mate! Ill be checking in!
    Thanks bud, hope you enjoy your journy with 5/3/1 as well
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    I like your cardio idea, Matt. You have no idea how much better you will feel with lifting if you stay consistent with something like that. Pretty cool setup, bud!
    Thanks Jesse. Just took me about a year of talking about it to actually do it Not too bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorman2k6 View Post
    Couple things Matt, 1) if you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a livng? If I remember correctly, you're a pharmacist? Just wasn't sure, because it's awesome that you not only get to work at home, but you get to take little breaks and get accessory work and cardio/gpp in. 2) I've got a ways to go due to those previous injuries, but want to race to 1000lbs total? I think you'll take me, but we can push each other. It worked for slashkills and I with our benches, with us both hitting 15lbs PRs. Just let me know.
    I'm a pharmacist but I have a very unique job. I review clinical requests from physicians for in office infusions of oncology, rheumatology and a few other drugs. I also do a lot of policy review and writing for insurance companies for various super expensive drugs.

    So basically I'm at a computer (and on the phone) all day long. Since I do 99% of my work over the phone I can work almost anywhere.

    I'll be moving the power rack and everything to the basement (my office) so that I can train and still hear my phone if it rings

    I'm up for a race to 1,000. The only caveat is I need to wear the powerpants or my hips will explode

    Right now I'm at:
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    That's awesome, I wish I could work from my basement, but I don't think that'd work out too well. solid work in here bro, good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    I'm a pharmacist but I have a very unique job. I review clinical requests from physicians for in office infusions of oncology, rheumatology and a few other drugs. I also do a lot of policy review and writing for insurance companies for various super expensive drugs.

    So basically I'm at a computer (and on the phone) all day long. Since I do 99% of my work over the phone I can work almost anywhere.

    I'll be moving the power rack and everything to the basement (my office) so that I can train and still hear my phone if it rings

    I'm up for a race to 1,000. The only caveat is I need to wear the powerpants or my hips will explode

    Right now I'm at:
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    Bench - best 215, best calculated 236
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    Ok, I thought you were a pharmacist, but I usually just think of Walgreens, Rite Aids, etc. That's awesome that you can work anywhere basically and I like the idea of moving the gym equipment to the basement haha. No problem with letting you wear power pants. You had mentioned that you didn't get much out of them anyways, so I'm not concerned, especially since the race is just for fun and motivation. Right now, I have no clue where I'm at haha. Bench- 260, Squat- 170x5 and climbing, Deadlift- 225x5 and climbing. If I took my best ever lifts, I'd have a 260 bench, 365 dead, and no clue on squat. You're squat is killing mine right now, so we should be pretty even entering this race. Let's do it!

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    Rob, sounds like a good plan! I've been hoping to reach 1,000 around New Year's that's 12 weeks from tomorrow, the perfect amount of time to get ready.

    Now I have to do some thinking about how to structure the next 12 weeks
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    OH Press
    90 x 5
    105 x 3
    115 x 7 (PR, +1 rep)

    BB Curls
    some

    Body Rows
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    Tricep Extension
    band x a couple

    Very happy with the PR, also very unexpected. Haven't slept for **** the last few days and I'm definitely running on fumes. Only had a few minutes to get this done so it was pretty much the main lift and come back inside.
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    good job on little sleep.

    you have plans to test your 1000lb goal at a compitition?

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    New PRs are nice anyway you can get 'em, lol.

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    Any workout with a PR is a good one. A competition to 1,000 should help too. Good luck.

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    Nice job with the PR...now go get some sleep.
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