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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?

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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    The odds will be against you, but you are true heroes.

    Back in the gym (LA Fitness). I'm much weaker now at age 20 than I was at age 15-16 (for those of you who even know me from years ago)... but with sword and shield amidst the din, I will courageously win back my strength.

    Deep Leg Press
    -----warmup
    -25ps x 10
    -1pps x 7
    -1pps+25 x 5
    -2pps x 3
    ~~~work sets
    ~2p+25ps x 10 (+5R)
    ~2p+25ps x 7
    ~2p+25ps x 5
    ~2p+25ps x 4

    Ouch.

    Standing DB Overhead Press
    ~~~work sets
    ~15's x 20
    ~15's x 12
    ~15's x 10 + (dropset) 10's x 10

    Apparently some douche lost or more likely stole the 20 lb. Dumbbells, and I knew 25's would be a bit much for me to start with, so I just rep'd the crap out of the 15's. I'll beef it out with 25's next week.

    Chinups
    ~~~work sets
    ~BW x 5
    ~BW (assisted) x 10
    ~BW (assisted) x 4 + very slow negative (assisted)


    Question/Concern: This workout beat the crap out of me overall. It's not much volume really (I do full-body workouts M-W-F), but I go at it full intensity, always to failure (maybe that's a bad thing?). Anyway... let me know if you guys think I should go for more volume, perhaps spend a bit less time resting between sets (I spend about 45 minutes to an hour at the gym), and not lift as hard? With how hard I try I just don't think I could even do much more; or maybe I could, but they would have to be really weak sets! What's more important: intensity or volume?
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 02-19-2010 at 04:03 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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