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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. #26
    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    Hey man how's it goin? I actually have not gone yet. Probably some time later this year. I will do my best to keep up some form of lifting/conditioning though. I can't believe you remember that thread haha. You still lift?
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    ~~~~~3/8/10~~~~~
    <><>Workout A<><>

    Squats (ass to motherfreaking calves, it would be impossible to go lower)
    warmup
    -45 x 10, 65 x 5, 95 x 3, 115 x 2, 135 x 1
    work sets
    -(145 x 5) x 3

    Standing BB Military Press
    -(55 x 5) x 3

    Pendlay Rows (still working on the form with these)
    -95 x 5
    -95 x 5
    -95 x 10

    Dips
    -(BW x 3) x 5

    Captain's Chair leg lifts
    -(BW x 10) x 3

    DB Curls
    -25's x 10
    -20's x 8 + (superset) 15's x 5

    Do you think it's weird how much stronger my lower body lifts are than my upper body ones?
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Efforts have been going smoothly man, props.

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    Fix, what's up man? Completely missed your new journal here. Last I spoke to you was about 4-5 years ago I think. Crazy that you're 20 now. Time flies. Last I heard from you, you were addicted to WoW and had some great goals for lifting. Glad to see you're at it again. I'll be stopping by more often. I don't think it's weird at all that your lower body lifts are stronger than your upper. Bigger muscles, bigger levers and more CNS involved in a lot of lower body lifts.
    32 yo - 5'6" - 170 lbs
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    Hah thanks Coke. This whole forum is filled with tons of effort, glad to share a part in it

    ^ Dude hey man your name is definitely one that still stands out in my mind haha. Freaking WoW. Damn. I think literally the last lifts I actually performed in the gym were 185 x 1 Bench Press and 325 x 2 Deadlift, and then from then on I was too addicted to WoW to even lift. I weighed low 160's I believe, I'm still mad at myself for not continuing. I can only imagine what I could be doing right now. But hey I did get an inguinal hernia down the road haha, who knows what might've happened had I been lifting with that thing. Oh well. The past is the past. I'm here now and I will get back up there. Glad my lifting ratio doesn't seem too weird. I think my mindset is skewed by the fact that most guys I see in the gym are benching and curling a decent amount but do weak quarter squats lol. Anyway, thanks for stopping by.

    On to today's mini-HIIT session.

    ~~~~3/9/10~~~~
    <>HIIT Sprints<>

    -12 cycles of 6/9 (6 seconds full-out sprint and 9 seconds walk)

    I think I'll do 12 cycles again on Thursday and then Saturday perhaps bump it up to 13 cycles. My conditioning is so crap haha, but this is definitely a big goal of mine to increase it. I also enjoy the fact though that it will help keep fat gains to a minimum when I decide to start bulking. And I suppose even if I'm not bulking, why not do them anyway!
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 03-09-2010 at 10:03 PM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    ~~~~~3/10/10~~~~~
    <><>Workout B<><>


    Parallel Squats (was having form issues so I decided to not try going so low anymore)
    warmup
    -45 x 5, 45 x 5, 65 x 5, 95 x 3, 115 x 2, 135 x 1
    work sets
    -(150 x 5) x 3

    Deadlifts
    warmup
    -95 x 5, 135 x 3, 185 x 2, 225 x 1
    work sets
    -255 x 3
    -255 x 3
    -235 x 3

    BB Flat Bench
    -45 x 8
    -65 x 5
    -75 x 8
    -95 x 8
    -105 x 6

    I'm mostly just working on form here. My wrists would bend backward when I benched, and I know I need to fix that now.

    Chinups
    -(BW x 2) x 5
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    It is going to be very difficult for you to keep going ass-to-calves with the squats the heavier you go. Props on the training Fix.

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    Keep checking the form bro. I know since working with a trainer that's been my biggest issue. But the great thing is, once you got your form down, you'll be able to move more weight with good technique and form, I was able to hit 405 on DL (something I struggled with) just by correcting form issues. Plus after that, you can start really working on weights. keep at it bro, just keep plugging away.
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    Thanks for the motivation guys. Mark, just out of curiosity in looking out for myself, what did you correct about your DL?

    ~~~~~3/12/10~~~~~
    <><>Workout A<><>


    Squats
    warmup
    -45 x 5, 65 x 4, 95 x 3, 115 x 2, 135 x 2
    work sets
    -(155 x 5) x 3 [+5 lbs]

    Standing BB Military Press
    -60 x 5 [+5 lbs]
    -(65 x 5) x 2 [+10 lbs]

    Cable Rows
    -125 x 5
    -140 x 5
    -140 x 8

    Dips
    -(BW x 3) x 5

    Captain's Chair Knee Lifts
    -(BW x 10) x 3

    DB Curls
    -25's x 12 [+2 reps]
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 03-12-2010 at 05:23 PM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Looks good, staying on the rise in here bro.

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    At a boy. I like to see that weight moving forward. I think that's a good call on changing to parallel squats. If you peek back a few months through my journal you'll see that I switched to high-box squats to make my gains in Squat (~4" above parallel). It may not be for everybody but I'm having a great time with squats now. I have similar issues with my left wrist bending back too much on my milies and bench. Winds up causing me some tendinitis. Gonna try some reverse curls in the mix to help things out.
    32 yo - 5'6" - 170 lbs
    USAPL Meet PRs (Raw @154 lbs): 347 SQ, 242 BP, 507 DL, 1096 TOTAL
    Gym PRs: 370 SQ, 270 BP, 510 DL

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    Thanks guys. And Kiaran I was really thinking about doing some forearm work to help promote proper wrist position with pressing. I just have no idea where I'd fit in the forearm work because pretty on the days where I Deadlift and Chinup my forearms end up being fried, and on my other workout day (since I only alternate between two different workouts) I end up finishing off with some grippers. Hopefully I'll be able to close the 150-lb. one somewhat soon haha. But anyway, do you think the forearm curls would actually make a difference?

    ~~~~~~3/13/10~~~~~
    <><>HIIT Sprints<><>


    13 cycles of 6/9 sprint/walk. I'll do one more day of 13 next Tuesday then increase to 14. I'd say I can already tell a slight difference in my overall level of conditioning.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    ~~~~~3/15/10~~~~~
    <><>Workout B<><>


    Squats (I believe I went a bit deeper than parallel this time, have been working on my stance/flexibility)
    warmup
    -45 x 5, 65 x 3, 95 x 3, 115 x 2, 135 x 1
    work sets
    -(165 x 5) x 3 [+5 lbs]

    Deadlifts
    warmup
    -95 x 5, 135 x 3, 185 x 2, 225 x 1
    work sets
    -(275 x 3) x 2

    BB Flat Bench
    warmup
    -45 x 5, 65 x 5, 80 x 3, 95 x 1
    work sets
    -(105 x 5) x 3

    Chinups
    -(BW x 3) x 5 [+1 rep, for a total of 5 extra reps]

    Holy crap, the Deadlifts felt insanely great. Used some chalk today for the first time. Never again will I pull without this stuff. The bar felt freakin' glued to my hands. Grip was not an issue at all, I was finally able to concentrate on my back and overall pulling form/strength. Not to mention my forearms didn't feel undermined upon starting the Chinups. I also seemed to have corrected some back-bending wrist issues with my benching form. It feels a lot better now. Overall just a good day.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 03-15-2010 at 06:20 PM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Welcome back bro, sorry I missed this journal earlier. Looks like the strength is coming right back, hard work'll does that!
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    Glad you are really digging the chalk, lol...session is ace dude.

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    Behemoth - Haha np man. There are so many damn journals floating around here! Thanks for coming by.

    Coke - Much appreciated! Chalk makes me feel manly lol.

    ~~~~~~3/16/10~~~~~
    <><>HIIT Sprints<><>

    -14 cycles of 6/9


    ~~~~~3/17/10~~~~~
    <><>Workout A<><>


    Squats (a slight bit deep)
    warmup
    -45 x 5, 65 x 3, 95 x 3, 135 x 2, 155 x 1
    work sets
    -(170 x 5) x 3 [+5 lbs]

    Military Press
    -45 x 5
    -55 x 1
    -65 x 5 [+5 lbs]
    -65 x 5
    -65 x 5

    Dips
    -BW+5lbs x 1
    -(BW+5lbs x 3) x 4 [+5 lbs]
    -BW+5lbs x 2

    Captain's Chair Leg Lifts
    -(BW x 10) x 3

    BB Rows (back @ 45 degree angle, barbell drops to knees)
    -(95 x 8) x 3

    Full RoM Paused One-legged Calf Raises
    -BW x 15 each leg

    DB Curls
    -25's x 10
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 03-17-2010 at 05:36 PM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Fine training Fix.

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    Coke:

    ~~~3/18/10~~~
    -HIIT Sprints: 15 cycles of 6/9

    ~~~~~3/19/10~~~~~
    <><>Workout B<><>


    Squats (kinda deep)
    warmup
    -45 x 5, 95 x 3, 135 x 2, 155 x 1
    work sets
    -(175 x 5) x 3 [+5 lbs]

    Deadlifts
    warmup
    -95 x 5, 135 x 3, 185 x 2, 225 x 1
    work sets
    -(280 x 3) x 2 [+5 lbs]

    Flat BB Bench
    warmup
    -45 x 5, 45 x 5, 65 x 4, 80 x 3, 95 x 2
    work sets
    -(110 x 5) x 3 [+5 lbs]

    Chinups
    -(BW+5lbs x 3) x 4 [+5 lbs]
    -BW x 3

    Was a good day, but damn, I think I may have to re-think this. Squatting Deadlifting and Benching all on the same day feels so harsh
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 03-20-2010 at 02:32 AM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Hey bro, sorry I didn't check back in with you, feel bad it's been forever since you asked. Before I started with my coach, I was pretty much sumo deadlifting all the reps. I brought my feet closer together, probably just in shoulder width, my grip is outside that to clear my huge thighs, and I walked all the way up to the bar to where my shins touched. Mentally, I quit thinking so much about the lift, and just lifted the dang thing. I'm working more right now on being explosive off the floor, which has been a bit of a problem so I've been doing some deficit dead lifts from a 4 inch incline. Your training look solid man, keep it up. I'm subbed now so I won't miss anything else.
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    You are hanging real tough with big lifts all in one workout...you can always experiment and change things up if you feel need for a new split later on.

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    looking good in here buddy. will be checking in!

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    Mark - Hah thanks man, I don't think anyone has even subscribed to one of my threads before. And don't worry about it, I appreciate you giving your feedback regardless of when it is. Threads can get so easily lost around here.

    Coke - Thanks. Yeah I do think I might switch the overhead pressing with the bench pressing at some point. Maybe not though, it seems to work out well, just that I get really tired on squat/dead/bench days lol.

    f=ma - Thanks bro, appreciate it.

    -->3/20/10
    -Yosemite hiking for about 4 hours

    -->3/21/10
    -rigorous Yosemite hiking for about 6 hours

    -->3/22/10: Workout A

    Military Press
    -45 x 5
    -(70 x 5) x 3 [+5 lbs]

    Dips
    -BW x 4
    -BW x 4
    -BW x 5

    I guess this is kind of a rep PR, but whatever.

    Captain's Chair Leg Lifts
    -(BW x 10) x 3

    Squats
    warmup
    -45 x 5, 65 x 4, 95 x 3, 135 x 2, 155 x 1
    work
    -(180 x 5) x 3 [+5 lbs]

    BB Rows
    -65 x 8
    -95 x 8
    -115 x 8
    -(135 x 8) x 3

    DB Curls
    -25's x 12

    Felt proud that I still set a squat PR after being pretty sore/tired from all that hiking and only getting 4 hours of sleep this morning. I also plan to switch my overhead pressing back to dumbbells. There's something about BB Overhead Pressing that just doesn't seem to give me as good of a stimulation as the DB's.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 03-22-2010 at 09:44 PM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Awesome squat PR after some crazy hiking. Keep at it man
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    Dayum dude, weekend hiking was excellent.

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    Mark and Coke - Thanks both of you. Hiking (steep) trails is something I very much enjoyed and I hope to do it on a regular basis at least every 2-3 months or so.

    Height: 5'7.5"-ish
    Age: 20 years 4 months
    Morning weigh-in: 154.5 lbs (about 3 lbs less than 2 weeks ago. I should start eating more. My goal has been to maintain and perhaps drop a slight bit of weight, but not quite this quickly).

    --->3/23/10: HIIT Sprints
    -8 cycles of 10/30

    ---> 3/24/10: Workout B
    Deep BB Squats
    warmup: 45 x 5, 95 x 3, 135 x 2, 155 x 1
    -(185 x 5) x 3 [+5 lbs]

    Deadlifts
    warmup: 95 x 5, 135 x 3, 185 x 2, 225 x 1
    -(285 x 3) x 2 [+5 lbs]

    Flat BB Bench
    warmup: 45 x 5, 45 x 5, 65 x 4, 80 x 3, 95 x 2, 105 x 1
    -(115 x 6) x 3 [+5 lbs, +1 rep]

    Chinups
    -BW x 4
    -BW x 4
    -BW x 5 + slow negative and hang-out

    ^ Some kind of rep PR/improvement.

    I was quite pleased with today's workout. Gotta start eating more though.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 03-24-2010 at 05:54 PM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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