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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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  1. #501
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    Thursday 4/5/12
    shoulder/rotator cuff

    Arnold press
    20/15/15

    Incline bench
    45/10/10
    95/10/10
    135/5
    very tough on the shoulder. DB pressing lets me move so my shoulder doesn't hurt as much

    WG Face pulls
    200/15/15
    250/12/12

    Tbar rows - chest supported
    2p/12/12
    3p/8/8
    4p/6

    Triceps press downs
    200/10/10/10
    150/18/18/18

    Hammer curls
    65/10
    75/10
    85/8
    95/6
    110/3

    Seated Preacher curls
    85/22/20

    I tried 1 set of pullups and 1 set of dips - both hurt the shoulder pretty good, so I didn't do more.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

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    700 deadlift
    325 bench

  2. #502
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    The first workout of this week. I spent juggling family things and work all weekend and each night working. I think I've finally got a small breather tonight, but I'm not sure.

    Wednesday 4/11/12
    Zercher squats
    45/15/15
    95/12/12
    135/10/10
    185/10/10
    225/6/4

    DB Knee raises
    100/10/10/10/10
    125/5

    Hypers
    bw+25/12/12
    bw+45/10
    bw+70/8

    Seated calf raises
    2p/15
    3p/15
    4p/12

    I wanted to do more squats, but there was a guy waiting and he hovered around for 30 minutes. When I left, he asked if he'd rushed me - duh. Dumbass. I should have spent the entire morning doing squats just to piss him off. Oh well, in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter.
    In the "gym etiquette" book there should be an "I can beat the dumbass clause".
    Give chalk a chance.


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  3. #503
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    Thursday 4/12/12
    shoulder/rotator cuff
    DB bench
    40/15/12
    50/10
    60/10
    70/10
    80/10
    90/5
    Felt good today on these. I gotta keep at the rehab for the rotator cuff.

    Machine Lat pulls
    2pps/10
    2.5pps/10
    3pps/10
    3.5pps/10
    4pps/10
    5pps/6

    WG BB bent rows
    95/10/10/10/10

    Skull crushers
    85/15
    105/10
    125/10
    135/8
    145/3

    Seated Preacher curls
    70/40/30
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

  4. #504
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    Friday 4/13/12
    cardio
    25 minutes

    deadlifts
    95/5
    135/5
    225/5
    275/5

    Giant set - 2 sets
    Ab crunch machine
    Hyper machine
    Situp machine

    Zero energy today. The stress from work is getting to me and I need the weekend to recouperate.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

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    700 deadlift
    325 bench

  5. #505
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    Monday 4/16/12
    Shoulder stretches/rotator cuff stretches

    Seated DB press
    40/10/10/10
    50/8/8
    60/3

    WG Face pulls
    150/15
    200/15
    250/12/12/12/12

    Iso low rows
    1.5 pps/12
    2.5pps/12
    3.5ppps/10
    4pps/10
    5pps/8
    Plates/reps
    4-3-2/5-10-20

    Triceps Pressdowns
    150/15
    200/12
    230/10
    250/7

    RG Triceps Pressdowns
    150/12
    200/10

    Hammer curls
    70/10
    90/8
    100/4

    Preacher curl machine strip sets
    135-100-55/8-10-15
    135-100-55/10-12-17

    Preacher curl machine burn set
    70/23

    There's 5 of us that are buddies that all go to the new gym. Two of them didn't show up today, so Jamie thought he'd workout with Andy and I. His workout partner doesn't push him quite like I do......as he discovered.
    More weight than he's used to and several expletives later, he was done. He didn't give up and he knew his limitations and he really enjoyed the harder workout. He asked if he could join us again.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

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    700 deadlift
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  6. #506
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    No workout yesterday, I ended up working until midnight on Monday.

    Today was a different story.....
    Wednesday 4/18/12
    Leg press
    3pps/20/15
    5pps/15
    7pps/10
    9pps/10
    11pps/10

    Leg press - feet hi and wide
    3pps/12
    4pps/12
    5pps/12

    SLDLs
    95/10/10
    135/10
    185/10

    Standing calf raises
    405/20
    500/15
    545/12
    590/10
    625/10

    Calf press machine
    2pps/20
    3pps/20
    4pps/20
    5pps/20

    Jamie joined us again today, he probably will all week. He's never done lower body like we do, so it was a rude surprise. He hung in there, though. He'll really be cursing me for the next 3-4 days.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

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    700 deadlift
    325 bench

  7. #507
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    Thursday 4/19/12
    shoulder/rotator cuff
    DB bench
    35/15
    45/15
    55/12
    65/10
    75/10
    85/5/5

    Lat pulls Isolateral
    2pps/12/12
    2.5pps/10/10
    3pps/6 - hurt shoulder so I didn't push it.

    Kroc Rows
    80/10
    90/10
    100/10
    110/8
    120/7

    Seated Preacher curls
    60/25
    85/15
    95/10
    105/10
    115/7

    DB Tricep press
    80/10
    90/10
    100/10
    110/2

    Andy showed up late, so I did all the heavy work by myself. Jamie didn't show at all, so I'm thinking I spanked him too hard yesterday and he can't walk. Both Andy and I thought it wasn't that bad.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

  8. #508
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    I missed Friday's workout. I worked very late Thursday night and continued early Friday morning. The life of an IT guy.....

    Monday 4/23/12
    Shoulder stretches/rotator cuff stretches
    Seated DB press
    25/15
    35/12
    45/10/10
    55/10/10
    60/4

    Inc. DB press
    35/15/15/15

    DB bent laterals
    35/10/10/10/10

    BB bent rows
    45/15/15
    95/10/10
    135/9/9

    Tbar rows - chest supported
    1.5p/12
    2p/10
    3p/10
    4p/6

    Skull crushers
    85/15
    105/12
    125/10
    135/8

    Hammer curls
    60/12
    75/10
    90/7
    100/4

    No Andy today, so I had a bit more time to do a bit more.

    I wasn't going to do hammer curls, but this guy started bagging on one of his friends about using the 2 pounders or "you can use the big weights, like me". He was using the preacher curl machine with about 50 pounds. He was trying to get me involved in his rag-fest by asking what I thought. I didn't say a word, just walked over, grabbed the 60s and did 12 reps. He disappeared. The big guy that I spot once in a while came over and said the I just shut the other guy up and chased him away. Some times people just need to be silenced.......
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    Tuesday 4/17/12
    Stationary bike
    30 minutes

    Wrist curls
    60/25/25/25/25/23

    Abs/hypers supersets
    3 sets of each
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

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    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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    Wednesday 4/18/12
    Zercher squats
    45/15/15
    95/15/15
    135/15/15
    185/12/12
    225/6/5

    Hypers
    bw+25/10/10
    bw+45/10/10
    bw+70/10/8

    Seated calf raises
    2p/25
    3p/25
    4p/25/20
    1p/85

    Leg press - feet together
    3pps/25/25/25

    Seated hammie curls
    90/12
    110/12
    130/10
    70/51
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

  11. #511
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    Thursday 4/26/12
    shoulder/rotator cuff
    DB bench
    40/20/15
    50/12
    60/10
    70/10
    80/8
    90/3

    Low pulley rows
    224/10
    240/10
    256/10
    304/10

    WG face pulls
    200/12
    250/10
    295/10
    307/10
    262/17

    Floor press
    135/10/10
    155/10/10
    175/10

    RG Triceps pressdowns
    170/10/10

    Standing cable curls
    120/10/10
    150/8/8

    Concentration curls
    40/10/10

    Arnold press
    20/10/10
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

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    700 deadlift
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    Missed Friday's workout, a problem at work and I ended up being there from 4-5 am, then back home only to turn around and go back in.
    Nice, easy bike ride with my wife yesterday.

    Monday 4/30/12
    Shoulder stretches/rotator cuff stretches

    Seated DB press
    40/10/10
    45/10/10
    50/10/10
    65/4 - no spot, not bad

    Reverse Peck Deck
    80/10/10/10

    BB bent rows
    95/10
    135/10
    155/10/10

    Iso Pull downs
    2pps/12
    2.5pps/12
    3pps/10
    3.5pps/10
    4pps/10
    4.5pps/7
    5pps/5

    Skull crushers
    85/15
    105/12
    125/10
    135/10
    140/8
    155/6

    Good workout today, the shoulders are responding well to the rotator cuff rehab.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

  13. #513
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    Monday night, I worked until 11 pm, no workout on Tuesday.
    Tuesday night, I worked until midnight, no workout on Wednesday.

    I won't workout tomorrow, I'll probably be working until, at least, midnight tomorrow night.

    Today, though, I felt good.

    Thursday 5/3/12
    shoulder/rotator cuff

    DB bench
    35/20
    45/15
    55/12
    65/10
    75/10
    85/8
    90/8
    95/4
    No spot on last 2 sets. Last week, I needed a spot on the 90s.

    DB bent laterals s/s/w Arnold press
    25/10/10

    DB rows
    90/10
    100/10
    110/10
    125/7/5

    Dip machine
    90/12/12
    180/10/10
    205/8/7

    Seated preacher curls
    85/10
    105/10
    115/9
    125/6
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

  14. #514
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    What a llooonnnngggg day Friday turned out to be. I basically worked 24 hours straight and then slept off and on all day Saturday, while logging onto the system and doing a bit more. I ended up putting in about 3 hours yesterday, as well. Good thing I make enough to live medium on the hog .

    Even being a bit tired and my right shoulder a bit sore (?!?), I got a good workout in. Andy didn't show up, so I was on my own.

    Monday 5/7/12
    Shoulder stretches/rotator cuff stretches

    Seated DB press
    25/15
    35/12
    45/10
    50/10
    60/6

    Reverse Peck Deck
    90/10/10

    WG Face pulls
    200/15
    250/12/12/12

    Iso low rows
    2pps/12
    2.5pps/12
    3pps/12
    3.5pps/10
    4pps/10
    4.5pps/7

    Triceps pushdowns
    200/12/12
    220/10/10
    240/10
    250/6

    Tate press
    40/10/10/10

    Hammer curls
    70/10
    80/10
    90/7
    100/5

    Seated EZ bar preacher curls
    75/32/29
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

  15. #515
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    Tuesday 5/8/12
    Cardio
    30 minutes

    wrist curls
    60/30/27/25/25 40/45



    Wednesday 5/9/12
    Zercher squats
    45/15/15
    95/15/15
    135/12/12
    185/10/10
    225/6/6

    Leg press machine
    6pps/10
    8pps/10
    10pps/10
    5pps/20

    Hypers
    bw+25/12
    bw+45/10
    bw+70/10
    drop set bw+90/5 bw+45/5 bw/5

    Standing calf raises
    500/15
    590/12
    680/10
    725/10

    Seated hammie curls
    90/12
    110/12
    150/10
    70/36

    Still feeling Friday/Saturday's long work day. At nearly 50, I don't recover as quickly as I used to.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
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    Thursday 5/10/12
    shoulder/rotator cuff
    DB bench
    35/15
    45/15
    55/15
    65/12
    75/10
    85/8
    95/6

    Dips
    bw/10/10
    bw+45/10/8
    Since the shoulder is doing better, I thought I'd give these a try. It was tough to not go heavier than bw+45, though.

    Low cable rows
    208/12
    240/12
    272/10
    304/10/10

    Preacher curls
    85/12
    105/12
    125/10
    135/6
    85/33

    Not as much work today, one of the guys wanted to go heavy on a couple of lifts, so I spotted him.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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    I thought I'd post the results of a little experiment I've done over the last several weeks.

    At 9:15 am (ish) I have a meal.
    1 pack unflavored oatmeal (or cream of wheat) flavored with truvia and cinnamon
    1 medium sized apple
    1 Nature Valley protein bar - 10g protein with only 6 g sugar

    Since I trimmed up, I've held steady at about 214 pounds.

    4 weeks ago, I decided to try swapping sugar for the truvia in my morning cereal. I'd use the same amount, 1.5 teaspoons. That's the only thing I changed in my diet routine. After 3 weeks of that, I switched back to using truvia. During the first week, I gained 3-4 pounds and kept it on. Last week, when I switched back, I gradually lost those 3-4 pounds and now I'm steady at 214 again.

    Just adding a bit of sugar made me gain and keep some weight. Not much, mind you, but it did. I find that quite interesting. It does show that what you put into your body really does matter.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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    Monday 5/14/12
    Shoulder stretches/rotator cuff stretches

    Seated DB press
    25/15
    30/15
    40/10
    50/10
    60/7/3

    Bent DB laterals
    35/10/10

    WG Face pulls
    250/12/12/12/12

    Isolateral pull downs
    2pps/10/10
    3pps/10/10

    Isolateral low rows
    3pps/10
    3.5pps/10
    4pps/10

    Skull crushers
    85/12
    105/10
    125/10
    135/8
    145/5

    Standing preacher curls
    70/12/12/12

    I've decided to do Insanity and keep the weight lifting and just do alternating days. I did the Fit Test on Saturday. 8 'simple' tests for a minute each. I was huffing and puffing after the first one. I did better than I thought I'd do.
    Tomorrow is day one of the exercising, we'll see how it kills me.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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    Yesterday was day 1 of Insanity. I couldn't keep up with everything, as expected, but I did pretty well. Today, my calves are sore.

    Wednesday 5/16/12
    Zercher squats
    45/20/20
    95/15/15
    135/15/15
    185/12/12
    225/8/7

    Leg press machine
    350/12
    450/10
    500/10
    410/15/15

    SLDLs
    95/10/10
    135/10/10
    185/10/10
    225/10
    275/7

    Calf raises - machine
    180/20/20
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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    Work's been crazy. My 3 day weekend was 1 day. We did go up to Big Bear and kayak for a couple of hours, it was so nice.

    I ended up missing 1 weight workout and 1 Insanity workout, but I'm still moving forward.

    Wednesday 5/30/12
    Zercher squats
    45/20/20
    95/20/20
    135/20/20
    185/16/14

    SLDLs
    95/15/15
    135/10/10
    185/10/10
    225/10/10
    275/6

    Standing Calf raises
    495/12
    585/12
    675/10
    795/10

    The gym opened early, so I got in and got out. Now, "I owe, I owe, so off to work I go."
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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    Friday 6/1/12
    shoulder/rotator cuff

    DB bench
    35/20
    45/15
    55/12
    65/10
    75/10
    85/8
    95/7

    Dips
    bw/15/15
    bw+45/10
    bw+90/7

    Face pulls
    250/12/12/12/12

    DB rows
    100/10/10
    115/9/7

    Lt. Hammer curls
    50/27/19
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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    Monday 6/4/12

    I ended up working a bunch on Saturday and only a little yesterday. Hopefully soon, it will slow up a bit. It's getting tiring to work so much. Thankfully, my wonderful wife is very understanding.

    To add to the work related stress, my truck's been in and out of the shop for the last month. I think they finally found the problem and I should have it back tomorrow afternoon (about $1800 poorer, though).

    Shoulder stretches/rotator cuff stretches

    Seated DB press
    35/12
    40/10/10
    50/10/10
    60/9/6 65/5

    Bent DB laterals
    35/10/10/10/10

    Stiff arm pulldowns
    150/10
    180/10
    210/10
    230/5
    120/14 - 5 sec. Positive & negative

    Preacher curl machine
    100/10
    155/6/6
    135/10/10
    110/15/15
    80/30

    Behind the head DB triceps press
    75/10/10 - hurt the left elbow bad so I stopped.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

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    Wednesday 6/6/12
    Zercher squats
    45/15/15
    95/15/15
    135/15/15
    185/15/15

    Cybex Leg Press
    6pps/10/10
    8pps/10/10
    10pps/10/10

    Seated calf press
    4p/20/20/20/20

    Hypers
    bw/12

    Lower right back didn't feel right this morning when I got up. As I started zerchers, it still wasn't feeling quite right. On the last set of leg press, pop, and it went out without me. Calf raises were OK, but trying hypers or anything else - no go, so I cut it short. Fun stuff. Hopefully, the 800 mg Ibuprofen will kick in quickly and relieve it. We'll see what happens.

    The Insanity workout is going OK. I've actually completed a couple of workouts. Things are working OK, though. I haven't lost any weight, still holding at 215, but my bf% is down 2-2.5%.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    Way too much work lately. Didn't workout on Thursday or Friday. Saturday, after working quite late on Friday night, we went fishing. The good thing, my wife had a blast and loved it; the bad thing - an algy bloom the day before turned the water murky and green - no fish.
    When we got home Saturday late afternoon, work until late. At the office very early Sunday morning, home and worked until about noon. I'm tired.


    Monday 6/11/12

    Shoulder stretches/rotator cuff stretches

    Seated DB press
    35/12/12
    45/10
    55/10
    65/6

    Reverse peck deck
    80/15/15/15/15

    Iso pull downs
    2pps/12/12
    2.5pps/10
    3pps/7

    Iso low rows
    2pps/15
    3pps/12
    4pps/10
    5pps/7

    Skull crushers
    85/15
    105/12
    125/10
    145/9
    155/3
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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    I think I'm past all the killer hours at work. The first phase of projects are done and we'll start the easier second phase probably next week.

    Last night was one of the first nights in quite a while that I didn't have to work after I got home (?!?). I didn't know what to do, so I fell asleep.

    Friday 6/15/12
    shoulder/rotator cuff
    DB bench
    35/15
    45/15
    55/12
    65/12
    85/8
    95/6

    Dips
    bw/15/15
    bw+45/10/10
    bw+90/6

    DB Rows
    105/10/10
    115/10/10
    125/6

    Hammer curls
    60/10
    75/10
    90/7
    105/5
    45/27

    Pullups - neutral grip
    bw/9/9/9/7
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

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