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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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  1. #101
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    woke up with left shoulder pain. Hopefully it's nothing serious and will pass soon. I'm going to avoid any DB/BB shoulder work for a week or so and just stick to the hammer strength stuff.
    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
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    Really held back today due to shoulder and elbow pain.

    Bench press
    Bar x 10
    135x1
    155x1
    185x1
    205x6
    225x6
    235x6
    265x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Standing DB over head press
    35x6
    45x6
    55x6
    60x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Pull ups
    BW x 6
    BW + 25x6
    BW + 45x6
    BW + 70x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Seated cable rows
    150x6
    190x6
    230x6
    250x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    One handed cable press downs
    50x6
    70x6
    80x6
    90x6
    100x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    threw in some DB rear delt work
    25x15
    25x15
    25x10

    I have noticed this routine is really hard on my upper body, samething happend the first time I was on this routine. I really need to key in on the autoregulation and listen to my body. I should have not done the extra shoulder work. Oh well.
    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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    Still taking it easy. Hammy felt fine after todays session.

    Dead lift
    135x10
    185x1
    225x1
    315x6
    365x6
    385x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Back squats narrow stance
    205x6
    225x6
    245x6
    260x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    BB curls
    70x6
    95x6
    105x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Calf press
    135 per side x 6
    180 per side x 6
    225 per side x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    weighted ab crunch
    70x6
    90x6
    100x6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    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

  4. #104
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    Bench press
    Bar x 10
    135x1
    155x1
    185x6
    205x6
    225x6
    275x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Bent over BB row
    135x6
    155x6
    185x6
    195x6
    205x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Standing OHP
    95x6
    115x6
    135x6
    155x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Weighted Chin ups
    BW + 25 x 6
    BW + 35 x 6
    BW + 45 x 6
    BW + 70 x 6

    Weighted dips
    BW + 45 x 6
    BW + 70 x 6
    BW + 90 x 6
    BW + 100 x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    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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    Hammy is about 90%.

    Back squats
    205x6
    225x6
    275x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Deadlifts
    225x6
    295x6
    365x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    One hand cable curls
    50x6
    70x6
    80x6
    90x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Machine calf raises
    210x6
    240x6
    270x6
    300x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Machine leg raises (abs)
    100x6
    110x6
    130x6
    150x6 (only goes up to 150lbs)
    150x6
    150x6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    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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    Didn't want to go in to the gym today because I was running on like 3 hours of sleep. Pays to have a training partner for motivation..

    BB bench press
    Bar x 20
    145x1
    185x1
    225x6
    265x6
    280x6
    290x5
    280x6 + 2 275x2 + 2

    Standing OHP
    115x6
    135x6
    145x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Pull ups
    BW x 6
    BW + 25 x 6
    BW + 45 x 6
    BW + 55 x 6
    BW + 70 x 6

    DB row
    75x6
    95x6
    105x6
    110x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    CGBP
    135x6
    185x6
    205x6
    225x6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    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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    Hammy is almost @ 100%

    SLDL's
    275x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Back squats
    275x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    DB Bicep curls
    45x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Machine Calf raise
    270x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Did leg raises for abs.
    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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    BB bench press
    205x6
    225x6
    275x6
    285x6 + 2 275x2 + 2

    Standing OHP
    95x6
    115x6
    135x6
    155x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Lat pull down

    150x6
    180x2
    210x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    T bar row machine
    90x6
    115x6
    135x6
    160x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    CGBP
    135x6
    185x6
    225x6
    245x6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    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 203lbs this morning.
    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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    Hammy is feeling real good. Decided to test it out a bit.

    Back squats - Narrow stance
    225x6
    265x6
    295x6 + 2 + 2 + 2 A lot more left in the tank, going to aim for 305-315 for the next session.

    Rack pulls
    225x6
    275x6
    325x6
    365x6
    405x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    BB bicep curl
    75x6
    95x6
    105x6
    115x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Cable kneeling ab crunch
    60x6
    90x6
    100x6
    110x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Calf press on leg press machine
    90 per side x 6
    135 per side x 6
    180 per side x 6
    205 per side x 6
    225 per side x 6
    270 per side x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    BB shrugs
    225x6
    275x6
    315x6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    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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    Yesterdays session
    Cable rows
    280x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    BB bench press
    275x6 skipped clusters

    T Bar pull ups
    BW + 55 skipped clusters as my shoulder started bothering me

    skipped triceps

    Todays session
    Back squats
    285x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    SLDLs
    315x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    one hand cable curls
    75x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    machine calf raises
    270x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Machine ab crunch
    150x6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    Last edited by xtian; 10-06-2010 at 09:13 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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    Progress is awesome in here pal.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kong View Post
    Progress is awesome in here pal.
    Thanks bro!
    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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    I have to lay off doing shoulder and chest movements for a couple of weeks per the doctors order. I deveopled some tendonitis from over use. I'm a stubborn one, so I'll probably get back on it sooner than later.


    Todays leg session went well. I think its safe to say that my hammy is finally healed up.

    Back squats
    225x6
    265x6
    295x6
    315x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Deadlifts
    225x6
    315x6
    365x6
    405x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    seated EZ Bar preacher curls
    - Assuming the bar weighs 25lbs.
    75x6
    85x6
    95x6
    115x6
    120x5
    115x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    machinbe Leg raises (ABS)
    110x6
    130x6
    150x6
    150x12 (machine only goes up to 150)
    150x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Seated calf raises
    100x6
    155x6
    165x6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    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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    Just bought an inzer forever 10mm belt!!!!
    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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    skipped upper body. Shoulder is KILLING me!

    Todays leg session

    Back squat
    245x6
    275x6
    305x6
    335x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Dead lifts
    275x6
    315x6
    385x6
    425x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Standing DB bicep curls
    30x6
    40x6
    50x6
    55x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Kneeling cable crunch
    90x6
    100x6
    120x6
    130x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Machine calf raises
    180x6
    200x6
    240x6
    280x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    I'm damn happy with todays turn out!
    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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    Finally hit 405x1 on squats. This is coming from hitting 365x1 about 2 months ago
    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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    Skipped yesterdays upper body session since I'm still nursing my shoulder injury.

    Todays leg session
    My workout partner and I wanted to test out our max deadlift.
    Here's how it went for me;
    225x6
    315x3
    405x1
    475x1
    495x1
    545x1 PR!! I had way more in the tank!

    My goal at the end of the 12 week HCT cycle was to hit 550 but I think I may up it to 600lbs!

    Hit abs, calves, and biceps using the deload template.
    Last edited by xtian; 10-24-2010 at 05:22 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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    Awesome! Not much for me to say/do, just stand back and watch. Strong, very strong. If you can think of anything I can do to help, just let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Roberts View Post
    Awesome! Not much for me to say/do, just stand back and watch. Strong, very strong. If you can think of anything I can do to help, just let me know.
    Thanks Dan!

    Got some bad news. I have a tear of the rotator cuff and impingement syndrome of the shoulder. I won't be able to hit chest and shoulder hard for another month or so. I just got a corticosteroid shot to hopefully reduce the swelling.

    Next step is to rehab my shoulder. Anyone got any advice on what exercises I should be looking in to?
    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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    Sorry to hear that man. Workouts looking epic!
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

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    Have you had more than the diagnosis i.e. a cause? Tight pec minor, poor range of external rotation, etc? I'm no rehab expert, but just suggesting exercises withut knowing the underlying cause could make things worse.

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    The cortisone shot did the trick. I was able to train upper body moderately.


    BB bench press
    135x6
    185x3
    205x1
    225x6
    265x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Bent over BB row
    135x6
    185x6
    205x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Chin ups
    BW x 6
    BW x 6
    BW x 6
    BW x 6 + 2+ 2+ 2

    Seated hammer str shoulder press
    45lbs per side x 6
    70lbs per side x 6
    90lbs per side x 6
    125 per side x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    one hand cable press downs
    50x6
    65x6
    75x6
    85x6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    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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    Feeling under the weather today.

    Weighed in at 207lbs.

    BB back squats
    135x6
    185x3
    225x6
    285x6
    325x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Standing single leg curl
    50x6
    70x6
    80x6
    90x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    One hand cable bicep curl
    40x6
    55x6
    65x6
    75x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Seated calf raise
    55x6
    110x6
    155x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Kneeling cable crunch
    70x6
    90x6
    110x6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    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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    Session A.

    I'm still feeling things out with the shoudler and all.
    Dynamic stretching for 10 mins
    Rotator Cuff warm up "YWTL" for 2 sets 3 reps per movement.

    BB bench press
    bar x 10
    135x6
    185x3
    225x6
    255x6
    275x6 x 2 x 2 x 2

    standing OHP
    95x6
    115x6
    135x6
    145x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Pull ups
    BW + 6
    BW + 25lbs x 6
    BW + 35lbs x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Seated hammer str row
    90lbs per side x 6
    135lbs per side x 6
    160lbs per side x 6
    180lbs per side x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    CGBP
    135x6
    185x6
    225x6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Overall didn't feel any discomfort.
    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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