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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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    Sumo Pull-
    135x5
    225x5
    275x5
    +belt
    335x3
    385x3 x4

    Close Stance Squat, beltless-
    135x5
    225x5
    285x5 x3

    Dumbell Row-
    100x12
    105x12
    110x12
    115x12

    Pull Up- bw x8 x4

    Seated Calf Raise- 140x12 x3

    Trained on an empty stomach today. Went well.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Bench, thumbs on smooth-
    bar x10 x2
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    255x3
    285x3 x3

    Incline-
    185x12
    195x12
    205x12
    215x8

    Incline Swing- 55x12 x3

    Barbell Curl-
    95x12
    105x12
    115x8

    French Press-
    115x12
    125x12
    135x12
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Bench, thumbs on smooth-
    bar x10 x2
    135x10
    195x5
    225x5
    255x10
    205x12
    205x10

    Incline-
    165x10 x3
    165x8

    Incline Swing- 55x10 x3

    Upright Row- 95x12 x3

    Barbell Curl-
    65x12
    85x12
    105x12

    Machine Dip- 180x12 x3

    I'm so bad at reps.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Sumo Pull-
    135x10
    185x10
    225x5
    280x5
    +belt, mixed grip
    325x5
    365x10

    Leg Press-
    4pps x10
    5pps x10
    6pps x10
    7pps x10
    8pps x10

    Dumbell Row- 100x10 x5

    Chin ups- bw x8 x4

    Seated Calf Raise- 140x12 x3
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Press-
    bar x10
    95x10
    120x5
    140x5
    155x10

    Dumbell Bench-
    90x10
    95x10
    100x10
    105x10
    110x8

    Y Raise- 35x12 x3

    Front Raise- 30x12 x3

    Incline Dumbell Curl- 25x12 x3

    French Press-
    125x8
    135x8
    145x8
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Squat-
    bar x10 x2
    135x5
    205x5
    +belt
    255x5
    295x5
    330x10

    Hack Press- 230x10 x5

    Barbell Row-
    185x12
    205x12
    225x12
    245x12
    265x8

    Pull Up- bw x8 x4

    Squats felt far less awful this week, so that's progress.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Bench, thumbs on smooth-
    bar x10 x2
    135x5
    175x5
    210x3
    240x3
    270x4

    Incline-
    135x5
    185x5
    205x5
    225x5
    135x20 TUT

    Swing- 55x10 x3

    Upright Row- 95x12 x3

    Barbell Curl-
    85x12
    95x12
    105x10

    Machine Dip-
    180x12
    200x12
    220x12

    Bench felt like garbage today. Got a fake PR on incline to make myself feel better.
    Last edited by Stronghold; 04-17-2011 at 10:10 PM.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Sumo Pull-
    135x10
    185x5
    225x5
    305x3
    +belt, mixed grip
    345x3
    385x8

    Leg Press- 6pps x10 x5 *sets of 10 calf raises between sets

    Dumbell Row-
    85x10
    95x10
    105x10
    115x10
    125x10

    Chin Ups-
    bw x8 x3
    bw x9

    Pretty decent workout.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Press-
    bar x10 x2
    95x5
    135x3
    150x3
    165x7

    Low Incline DB Press- 85x10 x5

    Y Raise- 35x12 x3

    Front Raise- 35x12 x3

    Seated DB Curl- 40x8 x3

    JM Press- 115x12 x3
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Squat-
    55 lb bar x10 x2
    145x10
    195x5
    235x3
    +belt
    275x3
    325x3
    350x8

    RDL- 185x10 x4 *deep stretch, 2-3s negatives

    Pendlay Row- 185x10 x4

    Pull Ups-
    bw x8 x3
    bw x10

    Think the last set of squats was a PR. Felt like garbage and I'm lighter right now than I've been in like 3 years so I'm ok with the rest of the workout being slow.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Bench, thumbs on smooth-
    bar x10 x2
    135x10
    185x5
    225x5
    255x3
    285x3

    Incline-
    175x8
    195x8
    215x8

    Swing- 55x12 x3

    Upright Row- 105x12 x3

    Barbell Curl-
    95x12
    105x12
    115x10

    Machine Dip-
    180x12
    230x12
    250x12

    Bench seems to be the only thing really affected by the weight loss. I'll keep my weights on bench where they're at for another cycle before moving them.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Sumo Pull-
    135x10
    170x10
    225x5
    275x5
    +Belt, Mixed grip
    325x5
    365x3
    410x3

    Leg Press, 3" negatives-
    6pps x10
    6.5pps x10
    7pps x10
    7.5pps x8

    Hammer Row, Neutral Grip-
    250x10
    270x10
    290x10
    320x8

    Chin ups-
    bw x8 x3
    bw x10

    Standing Pullover- 140x15 x2

    Forgot my chalk, so I had 3 reps easily in the tank when I just absolutely couldn't hold onto it anymore. My commercial gym's bars don't have knurling where my grip goes so holding onto the smooth part of the bar in SC humidity with no chalk is like trying to grab a fish. Thinking about getting a deadlift bar to just leave there, as long as I'm sure that retards won't fuck it up. Maybe I can find a bent one for cheap.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Press-
    bar x10 x2
    95x5
    140x5
    155x3
    175x5

    Low Incline Dumbell Press-
    65x10
    75x10
    85x10
    95x10
    105x10

    Y Raise- 35x12 x3

    Seated Dumbell Curl- 40x10 x3*

    JM Press- 125x10 x3*

    *Did a set of rear delt raises between each of these sets.
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    Squat-
    bar x10 x2
    135x5
    225x5
    +belt
    295x5
    335x3
    370x5

    Hack Squat*-
    180x10
    230x10
    270x10
    320x10
    360x10

    Barbell Row- 225x10 x4

    Pull up-
    bw x8 x3
    bw x11

    Front Pullover- 180x15 x2

    *staggered with calf raises

    Pretty pleased with this session. Can't remember what my 5 rep PR is, I know I did 365x5 with loose wraps about two years ago weighing 215 or so and I think I might have done 385x5 at one point last year weighing ~200. Given that I did it today at 180 lbs bw and with no knee support, I'll take it.
    Last edited by Stronghold; 05-01-2011 at 03:51 PM.
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    Deload Boredom:

    Bench, thumbs on smooth-
    bar x10 x2
    135x5
    155x5
    185x5
    215x5

    Incline- 165x10 x3

    Swing- 55x12 x2

    Upright Row- 105x12 x2

    Barbell Curl- 105x10 x2

    Machine Dip- 230x10 x2
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Deload and bullshit:

    Squat-
    bar x10 x2
    135x5
    195x5
    +belt
    235x5
    275x5

    Hammer Row- 230x10 x3

    Chins- bw x8 x2

    Done. Felt fairly awful.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Last deload workout.

    Press-
    bar x10 x2
    95x5
    115x5
    135x5

    Low Incline DB Press- 80x10 x3

    Y Raise- 35x12 x2

    Rear Delt Cable Row- 27.5x12 x2

    Seated DB Curl- 40x10 x2

    JM Press- 115x12 x2
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Bench, pinkys on rings-
    bar x10 x2
    135x5
    195x5
    225x5
    255x5

    Incline-
    135x8
    185x8
    205x8

    Swing- 35x12 x3

    Upright Row-
    95x12
    105x12
    115x12

    Barbell Curl- 105x10 x3

    Machine Dip- 230x10 x3

    Stopped with a few in the tank on bench. Wasn't feeling it.

    Bench is eating a ton of dickhole lately. I'm going to attribute it to having to press the bar a lot farther now that I'm weighing ~178-180 rather than the 195-200 I was at a few months ago. Strength on everything else is steady, even military. Bench is AWFUL lately.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Zercher from pins-
    bar x10 x2
    135x5
    185x5
    +belt
    225x5
    255x5
    285x4

    Leg Press- 6.5pps x10 x4*

    Hammer Row, neutral grip- 270x10 x4

    Chin ups-
    bw x8 x3
    bw x13

    Front Pullover- 150x15 x2

    *staggered with calf raises x10 with the same weight

    Spent a good amount of time in the car this weekend as well as squatting down framing up a new building all day Saturday, so my hips weren't liking the idea of pulling sumo today. I've been wanting to mix in Zerchers for a while now, so I took the opportunity. I haven't done them in about 2.5 years and the last time I did I think I hit 275 for a max double with a harness. Cheap PR, but PR nonetheless. Starting position put me about 2-3" above a parallel squat. Doing them the old fashioned way is MUCH harder just because of the way it works on your biceps/forearms. I really want a harness of my own now, might have to acquire one of those...

    Chin ups are making massive progress, time to bump up the reps on my working sets.
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    Press-
    bar x10 x2
    95x5
    135x5
    155x3
    185x3

    Dumbell Bench- 100x12 x4

    Swing- 60x10 x3

    Rear Delt Row- 35x12 x3

    Seated Dumbell Curl- 45x8 x3

    Pushdown- 65x15 x3

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    Box Squat-
    bar x10 x2
    135x10
    185x5
    225x5
    +belt
    275x5
    315x5
    365x5
    405x5

    Hack Squat*-
    90x12
    180x12
    270x12
    360x20

    Leg XT- 160x10 x3

    Toes-to-Bar- x8 x2

    Box squats were a cheap PR but a PR nonetheless. Felt good.
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    Devil Rows-
    bar x12
    135x12
    185x12
    225x12
    275x12
    305x10

    Cable Row- 180x12 x4

    Pull Up-
    bw x8 x3
    bw x11

    Dumbell Shrug- 125x12 x2
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    Solid work man. A PR is a PR, regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark! View Post
    Solid work man. A PR is a PR, regardless.
    Thanks! "Cheap PR" is just what I call a PR on something I haven't done in forever. I'm actually really proud of the 405x5!
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    Incline-
    bar x10 x2
    135x12
    185x12
    205x10

    BTN Push Press-
    bar x8
    95x8
    115x8
    235x8

    Y Raise- 35x12 x3

    Swing- 60 x12 x3

    Barbell Curl-
    75x12
    95x12
    120x8

    Rope Pushdown- 50x12 x3
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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