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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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    shoulder has been good to me the past few weeks.

    I'm currently cutting for an online competition. Starting weight was 204 lbs. I'm currently down to 197 lbs.

    9/11/11 session.

    15 mins dynamic warm up

    Dumbbell walking lunges

    30 lbs x 8 (both hands)

    40 lbs x 8 (both hands)

    50 lbs x 80 (both hands)

    Barbell Good mornings

    95 lbs x 12

    115 lbs x 12

    135 lbs x 12

    Barbell back squats

    135 lbs x 10

    225 lbs x 8

    275 lbs x 5

    295 lbs x 5

    315 lbs x 1

    Standing DB bicep curls

    20 lbs x 15

    30 lbs x 8

    40 lbs x 5

    50 lbs x 5

    60 lbs x 5

    standing preacher Ez barbell curls (full extensions)

    10 lbs per side x 8

    20 lbs per side x 8

    25 lbs per side x 8

    Cable hammer curls (rope)

    100 lbs x 12

    110 lbs x 8

    115 lbs x 6

    close grip bench press (smith machine)

    25 lbs per side x 12

    35 lbs per side x 12

    45 lbs per side x 12

    Cable press downs (single over hand)

    50 lbs x 15

    60 lbs x 12

    70 lbs x 12

    seated box jumps

    5 sets till failure
    Last edited by xtian; 09-14-2011 at 11:34 PM.
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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    Today's session

    Bent over Dumbbell row


    70 lbs x 10


    90 lbs x 5


    100 lbs x 5


    110 lbs x 5


    120 lbs x 5



    Seated hammer strength high row


    115 lbs per side x 12


    135 lbs per side x 12


    145 lbs per side x 12



    Seated cable low row


    100 lbs x 15


    130 lbs x 12


    160 lbs x 12



    Seated shoulder press (smith machine)


    25 lbs per side x 15


    35 lbs per side x 10


    45 lbs per side x 8


    70 lbs per side x 5


    80 lbs per side x 5



    Dumbbell lateral raises


    20 lbs x 12


    35 lbs x 12


    45 lbs x 10


    55 lbs x 8



    Reverse fly machine


    100 lbs x 15


    130 lbs x 10


    160 lbs x 8


    Finishers;


    Seated dumbbell shoulder press


    50 lbs x 12


    70 lbs x 12


    bent over dumbbell lateral raises


    20 lbs x 12


    30 lbs x 12


    Barbell shrugs super set towel pull ups


    shrugs = 135 lbs x 15 - super set - towel pull ups = body weight x 10


    shrugs = 225 lbs x 10 - super set - towel pull ups = BW x 8


    shrugs = 315 lbs x 10 - super set - towel pull ups = BW x 5


    shrugs = 405 lbs x 5 - super set - towel pull ups = BW x 5
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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    Weighed in at 196 lbs this morning




    I injured my foot playing basketball yesterday and woke up with some major stiffness and tenderness. I was able to get through work after loading up on some motrin and stretching.

    Here's how today's leg session went.

    10 min dynamic warm up

    Deadlifts

    135 lbs x 15

    225 lbs x 10

    315 lbs x 5

    Seated leg extensions

    100 lbs x 15

    130 lbs x 12

    160 lbs x 12

    200 lbs x 8

    Dumbbell Stiff legged deadlifts

    60 lbs x 8

    70 lbs x 8

    80 lbs x 8

    Machine leg press

    90 lbs per side x 12

    135 lbs per side x 12

    225 lbs per side x 8

    Body weight dips

    BW x 15

    BW + 45 lbs x 10

    BW + 70 lbs x 5

    BW + 100 lbs x 5

    Cable press downs (rope)

    50 lbs x 12

    70 lbs x 12

    90 lbs x 8

    100 lbs x 6

    Barbell bicep curls

    60 lbs x 10

    80 lbs x 8

    90 lbs x 8

    Hammer DB curls

    30 lbs x 15

    40 lbs x 12

    55 lbs x 8

    Finishers;

    Barbell back squats

    135 lbs x 12

    135 lbs x 12

    AB machine crunch

    70 lbs till failure

    100 lbs x 12

    130 lbs x 10

    160 lbs x 5

    Leg raises

    4 sets of 8
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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    Bent over Barbell rows + towel pull ups

    135 lbs x 12
    185 lbs x 8 + Towel pull ups BW x 15
    205 lbs x 5 + Towel pull ups BW x 8
    225 lbs x 5 + Towel pull ups BW x 5
    225 lbs x 5 + Towel pull ups BW x 5


    Pull ups (BW = 196lbs)

    BW x 8
    BW x 8
    BW x 8


    Incline dumbbell bench press

    50 lbs x 15
    70 lbs x 12
    90 lbs x 10
    100 lbs x 8
    120 lbs x 5

    - grip was failing on me cause of the towel pull ups lol

    Barbell flat bench press

    135 lbs x 15
    185 lbs x 12
    225 lbs x 8

    Machine chest press
    100 lbs x 12
    130 lbs x 12
    150 lbs x 12
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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    Barbell box squats

    135 lbs x 15
    185 lbs x 12
    225 lbs x 8
    275 lbs x 5
    315 lbs x 5
    365 lbs x 5

    Stiff legged deadlifts

    95 lbs x 12
    135 lbs x 12
    185 lbs x 12

    bulgarian lunges

    BW x 8
    BW + 30 lbs x 8
    BW + 60 lbs x 8

    lying machine leg curls
    80 lbs x 12
    80 lbs x 12

    Dips

    body weight x 20
    body weight x 15
    body weight x 12

    cable bar press downs (underhand)
    70 lbs x 8
    100 lbs x 8
    130 lbs x 8

    CGBP (smith machine)
    25 lbs per side x 12
    45 lbs per side x 12
    45 lbs per side x 12

    seated dumbbell bicep curls
    20 lbs x 15
    30 lbs x 5
    50 lbs x 5
    65 lbs x 5

    hammer bicep curls
    30 lbs x 8
    40 lbs x 8
    50 lbs x 5

    Seated box jumps to platform
    BW x 6
    BW x 6
    BW x 6
    BW x 6
    Jump squats
    BW x 6
    BW x 6
    BW x 6
    BW + 20 lbs x 6
    BW + 20 lbs x 6

    Hanging leg raises
    BW x 8
    BW x 8
    BW x 8

    cardio = 2 games of 21
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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    Props on the huge efforts, on a nice roll man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Props on the huge efforts, on a nice roll man.
    thanks coke
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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    last couple of training sessions


    Seated hammer str shoulder press
    45 lbs per side x 15 (warm up)
    45 lbs per side x 15 (warm up)
    Seated Military press in the smith machine
    45 lbs per side x 15 (w/u)
    55 lbs per side x 12
    70 lbs per side x 5
    Seated DB shoulder press
    60 lbs x 5
    70 lbs x 5
    80 lbs x 5

    Standing DB lateral raises
    25 lbs x 15
    30 lbs x 12
    40 lbs x 10
    50 lbs x 8

    Standing upright cable rows
    100 lbs x 12
    130 lbs x 12
    160 lbs x 12

    Cable face pulls
    40 lbs x 15
    50 lbs x 12
    60 lbs x 12

    bent over lat raises

    10 lbs x 12
    20 lbs x 12
    30 lbs x 8

    Pull ups
    Body weight x 8
    Body weight x 8
    Body weight x 8

    Towel pull ups
    body weight x 5
    body weight x 5
    body weight x 5

    Barbell Rack pulls
    135 lbs x 12
    225 lbs x 10
    315 lbs x 5
    405 lbs x 5
    495 lbs x 5

    one arm seated cable row
    50 lbs x 8
    60 lbs x 8
    80 lbs x 8

    DB shrugs
    100 lbs x 12
    110 lbs x 10
    120 lbs x 8
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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    Barbell back squats
    135 lbs x 10
    205 lbs x 5
    245 lbs x 5
    295 lbs x 5
    345 lbs x 1

    Barbell good mornings
    95 lbs x 8
    115 lbs x 8
    135 lbs x 8

    Machine leg press
    135 lbs per side x 15
    225 lbs per side x 12
    270 lbs per side x 8

    One legged romanian deadlifts
    BW x 8
    BW + 10 lbs x 8
    BW + 20 lbs x 8


    Super set

    chin ups + pushups Timberwolf style

    Video


    15 chin ups + 20 push ups
    12 chin ups + 15 push ups
    8 chin ups + 15 push ups
    8 chin ups + 15 push ups

    seated incline Dumbbell bicep curls
    20 lbs x 12
    30 lbs x 12
    40 lbs x 8
    50 lbs x 5

    seated dip machine
    90 lbs per side x 8
    135 lbs per side x 5
    180 lbs per side x 5

    hanging leg raises
    body weight x 8
    body weight x 8
    body weight x 8

    standing oblique crunch
    25 lbs x 10
    35 lbs x 10
    45 lbs x 10

    ab machine crunch
    70 lbs x 8
    70 lbs x 8
    70 lbs x 8
    80 lbs x 8
    80 lbs x 8
    80 lbs x 8

    calf raises
    45 lbs x 10
    90 lbs x 8
    140 lbs x 8

    seated box jumps
    3 sets till failure

    step ups
    2 sets x 8
    Last edited by xtian; 09-23-2011 at 06:12 PM.
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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    Checked out your vids, great job throughout!!

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    last 3 sessions

    10 mins shoulder warm up + dynamic warm up


    seated military shoulder press (smith machine)

    25 lbs per side x 15
    45 lbs per side x 12
    60 lbs per side x 5
    70 lbs per side x 5
    90 lbs per side x 5

    cable face pulls (rope)
    50 lbs x 12
    60 lbs x 12
    70 lbs x 8
    100 lbs x 8

    standing lateral raise
    20 lbs x 12
    30 lbs x 12
    40 lbs x 8
    50 lbs x 6

    bent over lateral raise
    15 lbs x 15
    25 lbs x 15
    35 lbs x 12

    barbell rack pulls (starting point below the knee)
    135 lbs x 10
    185 lbs x 8
    225 lbs x 5
    275 lbs x 5
    315 lbs x 5
    405 lbs x 5

    bent over barbell row
    135 lbs x 8
    165 lbs x 8
    185 lbs x 8

    wide grip pull ups
    body weight x 10
    body weight x 10
    body weight x 8

    towel pull ups
    body weight x 5
    body weight + 10 lbs x 5
    body weight + 25 lbs x 5
    body weight + 35 lbs x 5
    body weight + 45 lbs x 4


    finishers
    seated dumbbell shoulder press
    50 lbs x 12
    70 lbs x 8
    80 lbs x 8

    standing barbell shrugs
    225 lbs x 8
    275 lbs x 5
    315 lbs x 5
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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    Barbell back squats
    135 lbs x 10
    195 lbs x 5
    255 lbs x 5
    295 lbs x 5

    Barbell good mornings
    135 lbs x 8
    155 lbs x 8
    185 lbs x 8

    seated leg extensions
    100 lbs x 15
    130 lbs x 12
    160 lbs x 10
    205 lbs x 8

    Glute ham raises
    Body weight x 12
    body weight x 10
    body weight x 8
    body weight x 8

    standing barbell bicep curls (strict, slow negs)
    40 lbs x 12
    70 lbs x 5
    80 lbs x 5
    90 lbs x 5
    100 lbs x 5

    seated hammer curls
    30 lbs x 12
    40 lbs x 10
    50 lbs x 8

    standing cable pressdowns
    50 lbs x 12
    70 lbs x 12
    90 lbs x 12

    seated dumbbell extensions
    50 lbs x 15
    70 lbs x 12
    90 lbs x 8

    standing calf raise machine
    90 lbs per side x 12
    135 lbs per side x 8
    180 lbs per side x 5
    225 lbs per side x 5

    I said to myself wtf lemme go for a heavy deadlift single
    135 lbs x 10
    225 lbs x 3
    315 lbs x 1
    405 lbs x 1
    500 lbs x 1

    misc ab work to failure
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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    Pull ups (wide grip)
    body weight x 10
    body weight + 25 lbs x 5
    body weight + 45 lbs x 5
    body weight + 70 lbs x 5
    body weight + 90 lbs x 5


    Dumbbell incline bench press
    50 lbs x 20
    70 lbs x 15
    80 lbs x 10
    90 lbs x 10
    100 lbs x 10

    decline press machine
    45 lbs per side x 15
    70 lbs per side x 15
    90 lbs per side x 12
    115 lbs per side x 12
    135 lbs per side x 10

    flat dumbbell bench press
    70 lbs x 8
    80 lbs x 8
    90 lbs x 8
    100 lbs x 8

    bent over dumbbell row
    100 lbs x 5
    110 lbs x 5
    120 lbs x 5

    seated lat pull down (over hand narrow grip)
    115 lbs x 8
    160 lbs x 8
    190 lbs x 8

    barbell rack pulls (starting point below the knee)
    225 lbs x 5
    315 lbs x 5
    405 lbs x 5

    barbell shrugs
    225 lbs x 8
    315 lbs x 5
    405 lbs x 2


    edit : I'm down to 192 lbs
    Last edited by xtian; 10-05-2011 at 06:41 PM.
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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    Are you still looking to get into law enforcement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    subbed.

    Are you still looking to get into law enforcement?
    Yea, still trying.



    Barbell back squat (ATG)
    135 lbs x 10
    205 lbs x 5
    255 lbs x 5
    300 lbs x 5
    315 lbs x 3

    Barbell SLDL
    135 lbs x 8
    225 lbs x 8
    275 lbs x 8
    315 lbs x 8

    Dumbbell step ups

    30 lbs per hand x 8
    40 lbs per hand x 8
    50 lbs per hand x 8

    Glute hammy raise
    Body weight x 8
    Body weight x 8
    Body weight x 8

    Standing DB bicep curls
    20 lbs x 20
    30 lbs x 5
    40 lbs x 5
    50 lbs x 5
    60 lbs x 5

    Seated DB bicep hammer curls
    30 lbs x 8
    40 lbs x 8
    50 lbs x 8

    Dips
    Body weight x 15
    body weight + 45 lbs x 5
    body weight + 70 lbs x 5
    body weight + 90 lbs x 5
    body weight + 115 lbs x 5
    body weight + 135 lbs x 5

    Seated DB tricep extension (two hand)
    60 lbs x 8
    70 lbs x 8
    80 lbs x 8
    90 lbs x 8

    seated calf raises
    90 lbs x 12
    115 lbs x 5
    140 lbs x 5
    180 lbs x 5

    calf press
    90 lbs per side x 12 x 3

    Hanging Leg raises
    BW x 8
    BW x 8
    BW x 8

    AB machine crunch
    115 lbs x 15
    130 lbs x 12
    150 lbs x 10

    lying leg raises
    3x8


    I'm still cutting. Started at 204 lbs on August 28, and I'm currently down to 191 lbs.
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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    Excellent workout dude.

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    Weight is melting off. What is the end goal? Is that you in the video? That guy has long hair, thought you have short hair.
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