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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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    Footballer13's Journal

    Hello all, a bit of background:
    I am 16 as of Oct 8th. I am around 6 foot 4, and weighing in at 190 pounds. In september I was 175. I am keeping a journal now to be able to keep up with my progress and so I can notice any problems, and get advice/encouragement from other members.
    Maxes:
    Bench - 185
    Squat - 285
    Powerclean - 175
    Deadlift - ??
    I know I am quite weak for my age/height/weight. Im very dissappointed in myself.
    Now, as to why im working out: Started left guard as a sophomore this year on my schools varsity football team that went 7-3. Obviously I want to get bigger to be even more effective at my position. At 190, I may be the tallest on the line, but am almost always the scrawniest, especially in the state of Georgia where it seems the size is endless. Maybe not always the speediest of teams, but you can be guaranteed the average team is huge.

    Workout today:
    Incline bench 4 sets of 3
    Push press 4 sets of 3
    Hang Clean 4 sets of 3
    Lunges 4 sets of 10(with kettlebells)
    Pull ups 4 sets of 10
    Power push ups 4 sets of 10
    Boxes

    Eaten so far:
    Bowl of Fruity Pebbles with 2% milk, as well as 2 bananas.
    Chicken Fingers with fries
    2 Gatorades, 2 Mello Yellows
    Bowl of Mac n Cheese with alot of butter, and alot of milk
    2 Christmas tree cakes
    Plan to eat ALOT for dinner.

    Supplements:
    None, will start Muscle Milk soon. Creatine wasnt a big success for me, hardly any improvements while taking it so i stopped.

    Progress:
    Start of heavy weight lifting was 9/23. 15 pounds added since then, I am starting to fill out great, almost cant see my ribs! :P
    Added close to 20 pounds rep bench, havent maxed since 9/23 in anything.
    Adding close to 80 pounds squat.
    Added close to 20 pounds power clean.

    That's all homies!
    Last edited by footballer13; 12-02-2008 at 02:53 PM.

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    Wrapped up the day with 2 pieces of chicken, a hotdog, and a very intense basketball game

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    12/3/08

    Weighed 191

    4 sets of 3 close-grip bench
    4 sets of 3 pull cleans
    Ladders, Dots
    ALOT of running, some speed/agility stuff
    4 sets of 10 tricep extensions
    4 sets of 10 kettlebell exercise
    4 sets of 10 bicep curls
    4 sets of 10 modified pull ups

    Diet:
    Blueberry Muffin
    Cereal
    Chicken Fingers, Fries, Hotdog
    Christmas tree cake, 2 hamburgers
    Dinner to come.

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    Finished with 6 pieces of sausage/pepperoni pizza!

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    i wouldn't say your weak, keep doing what your doing man, everybody has their year when your strength explodes, just remember to try to keep safe when your lifting and dont make excuses for not lifting or not following your workout
    385 Deadlift
    385 Squat
    270 Power Clean
    240 Bench

    "First 3 Lifts all in 1 day (1000lb club)"

    Weight: 140lbs Height: 5'4 Age: 17

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    I'd say you're almost a carbon copy (numerically speaking) of myself at that age. My problem is I didn't improve much from that point on.

    Just work hard, eat lots, and kick ass.

    My only comment would be to go easy on the hot dogs. I heard its not recommended to eat more than a couple a week.
    Ht: 5' 8" Wt: 195 lbs

    Personal Bests
    Squat - 350x1
    Bench Press - 225x1
    Deadlift - 410x1
    Press - 135x6
    Floor Press - 225x2
    Rack Pulls - 500x1
    Incline Press - 175x3

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    Thanks for the encouragement guys. And alright, I will take it easy on the hotdogs. :P

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    Today:
    Bench press 4 sets of 3
    Power clean 4 sets of 3
    Squats 4 sets of 3
    Upright rows 4 sets of 10
    Plate work
    Kettlebell work
    Lunges 4 sets of 10
    Abs, pushups

    Diet:
    Sausage McGriddle w/ hashbrowns
    Turkey and Pepperoni Sub
    Several granola bars

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    Primarily did bands today, pulled my back, need to rest it.

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    Just cardio today, starting to get a bit discouraged..

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    Haven't updated in a long while. Same old workout plan.
    PROGRESS:
    Bench press 205 pounds
    Squat 305 pounds
    Power clean 195 pounds.
    Now at roughly 195-198 pounds. Starting to look bigger, and its really got me motivated.
    6 foot 4, 220
    17 years old as of Oct 8th
    Bench: 265
    Powerclean: 290
    Squat: 415

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    4 sets of 10 incline bench
    4 sets of 10 hang clean
    4 sets of 10 push press
    4 sets of 10 dumbbell curl
    4 sets of 10 weighted step ups
    4 sets of 10 weighted lunges

    Beginning to feel some real progress. It feels good, because this time last month I was about ready to give up in frustration of my large plateau.
    6 foot 4, 220
    17 years old as of Oct 8th
    Bench: 265
    Powerclean: 290
    Squat: 415

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    4 sets of 10 close-grip bench
    4 sets of 10 pull clean
    4 sets of 10 tricep extensions
    4 sets of 10 arm row
    6 foot 4, 220
    17 years old as of Oct 8th
    Bench: 265
    Powerclean: 290
    Squat: 415

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    4 sets of 10 bench
    4 sets of 5 powerclean
    4 sets of 10 squat
    4 sets of 10 tricep extensions
    4 sets of 10 glute hams
    6 foot 4, 220
    17 years old as of Oct 8th
    Bench: 265
    Powerclean: 290
    Squat: 415

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    4 sets of 8 bench
    4 sets of 5 powerclean
    4 sets of 8 squat
    4 sets of 8 glute hams
    4 sets of 8 upright rows
    4 sets of 8 tricep extensions

    gonna play some pickup bball later at the Y for the cardio of the day.
    6 foot 4, 220
    17 years old as of Oct 8th
    Bench: 265
    Powerclean: 290
    Squat: 415

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    4 sets of 8 incline bench
    4 sets of 5 hang clean
    4 sets of 8 push press
    4 sets of 10 weighted step ups
    4 sets of 10 bicep curls
    3 sets of 8 forearm curls
    3 sets of 8 dumbbell incline
    4 sets of weighted lunges
    6 foot 4, 220
    17 years old as of Oct 8th
    Bench: 265
    Powerclean: 290
    Squat: 415

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    After 10 posts with no responses, i would appreciate some
    6 foot 4, 220
    17 years old as of Oct 8th
    Bench: 265
    Powerclean: 290
    Squat: 415

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    4x8 close grip bench
    4x8 pull clean
    4x8 triceps
    4x8 bicep curls
    ladders and dots
    6 foot 4, 220
    17 years old as of Oct 8th
    Bench: 265
    Powerclean: 290
    Squat: 415

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    sigh...
    4x8 bench
    4x8 squat
    4x5 powerclean
    4x8 upright rows
    4x8 triceps
    4x8 weighted lunges
    6 foot 4, 220
    17 years old as of Oct 8th
    Bench: 265
    Powerclean: 290
    Squat: 415

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    Long time no update.
    Started a speed and agility class which has proven good results in terms of speed, explosion, and power.
    Normal workouts except lowered to reps of 6.
    Roughly 196 pounds, starting to take muscle milk and starting another cycle of creatine.
    6 foot 4, 220
    17 years old as of Oct 8th
    Bench: 265
    Powerclean: 290
    Squat: 415

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    210 powerclean!
    6 foot 4, 220
    17 years old as of Oct 8th
    Bench: 265
    Powerclean: 290
    Squat: 415

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    Ah, great to see how far i've come. About a year and a half later, I am weighing in at about 235 pounds.
    Bench : 295
    Squat: 455
    Powerclean: 315
    6 foot 4, 220
    17 years old as of Oct 8th
    Bench: 265
    Powerclean: 290
    Squat: 415

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