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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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    Commercial gym hell training

    I've been keeping a log on another site but apparently no one worth listening to posts or reads there anymore, so I decided to take a former training partner's advice and start posting my training here.

    I'm 22, 5'7"ish and 205 lbs-not that it really matters. For the time being I am training raw, which is probably good for me as I'm not very strong anyways.

    Last week's training:

    2-15-2010
    Press- worked up to 135x15, 95x10 x3
    DB Row- worked up to 145x10
    Tricep Bar Curl- 70x12 x3

    2-17-2010
    Sumo Pull- worked up to 385x5
    Good morning, Wide Stance- 135x10 x3 *beltless
    Leg Raise- 10 x3

    2-19-2010
    Bench- worked up to 260x10
    DB Floor Press- worked up to 95'sx12
    Pronated Chin- 6 x4
    Seated DB Clean- 25x15 x2

    2-21-2010
    Box Squat- worked up to 225+100 in chain for 8 doubles
    Glute/Ham Raise- 10 x3
    Pulldown Abs- 60x12 x3
    Rickshaw- suck x 10 50 yd trips

    First 4 work sets were slow as hell, corrected something, last 4 were rockets. I don't know how I did it, but I've managed to get into the habit of dropping my head when I squat and that needs to stop. I've been training alone for the past 8 months or so since I graduated and moved away from my old gym and training group. I drive a little over an hour to SC Barbell on Sundays to box squat but usually have to commandeer one of the bodybuilders training there in the afternoon to flip for me so no one yells at me for stupid stuff like looking down.
    Last edited by Stronghold; 02-22-2010 at 08:45 PM.
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    Welcome and good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Welcome and good luck
    Thanks.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Good to see you in here. Lot of great people to motivate you for sure around this forum, better than t-bag nation for sure.

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    Oh hai guys. Whats goin' on in this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    Good to see you in here. Lot of great people to motivate you for sure around this forum, better than t-bag nation for sure.
    I ain't no bicycle punk.

    Quote Originally Posted by stitch View Post
    Oh hai guys. Whats goin' on in this thread?
    Zero weight lifting.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Press- worked up to 155x10, 95x10 x3
    DB Row- worked up to 150x10
    Tricep Bar Curl- 70x12 x3

    My upper back and forearms are wrecked from the rickshaw.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Simple and effective, this is how I like my training

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    Simple and effective, this is how I like my training
    It's more because I'm lazy.
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    Squat- worked up to 375x3
    Jump Shrug- 185x5 x3
    Leg Raise- 10x3

    10 minutes intervals on the stepper
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stronghold View Post
    Squat- worked up to 375x3
    Jump Shrug- 185x5 x3
    Leg Raise- 10x3

    10 minutes intervals on the stepper
    Strong squats. Is this prescribed reps for the particular week you are on for 531? Or are you even using 531 for lower movements?

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    Let the e-jerk BEGIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    Strong squats. Is this prescribed reps for the particular week you are on for 531? Or are you even using 531 for lower movements?
    I've got a different plan I'm running for squat and deadlift, similar to 5/3/1 though.

    Quote Originally Posted by MotherPuncher View Post
    Let the e-jerk BEGIN
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjvRwVGQwLE
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    I have eaten my weight in pizza, pie, and wings this weekend. What have you done for YOUR bloat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotherPuncher View Post
    I have eaten my weight in pizza, pie, and wings this weekend. What have you done for YOUR bloat?
    Mainly just slept and tried to keep these allergies from turning into a sinus infection, haha. Taking off until I feel good enough to do something and then going to work up and see where my bench is at since I'm supposed to deload this coming week anyways.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Was supposed to bench on Friday but my allergies are acting up and I felt like ******* so I put it off until today.

    Bench- worked up to 315x1
    DB Floor Press- worked up to 100'sx9
    Pronated Chin- 6 x5
    supersetted with
    Cable Lateral Raise- 30x12 x5
    DB Scott Curl- 30x10 x3

    First time hitting 315 on bench. Slowly starting to suck less.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Deloading this week so tried out some new stuff I'm thinking of incorporating as assistance work. I'm very much a torso squatter so I think this stuff could help a lot since I generally suck at it.

    Snatch Pull- worked up to 185 for five triples
    Front Squat- 185x5 x3
    Pulldown Abs- 90x12 x3
    10 minutes intervals on the stepper
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    More deloading.

    DB Bench- 80'sx12 x4
    supersetted with:
    T-Bar Row, Wide Grip- 3 platesx12 x4

    Seated Lateral Raise- 25x15 x3
    supersetted with:
    Barbell Curl- 65x15 x3
    supersetted with:
    Bodyweight Triceps XT- 15 x3
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Last Wednesday:

    DB Bench- 80x12 x4
    superset with:
    T-Bar Row, Wide Grip- 3 platesx12 x4

    Seated Lateral Raise- 25x15 x3
    superset with:
    Barbell Curl- 65x15 x3
    superset with:
    Bodyweight Triceps XT- 15 x3


    Friday at Lexen Xtreme:

    Box Squat- worked up to 225+100 lbs chain for eight sets of 2
    Pulldown Abs- 70x15 x3
    KB Swings- 53x20 x2
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Did you buy a lot of stuff @ the arnold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    Did you buy a lot of stuff @ the arnold?
    Haha, nah. I went broke getting there.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stronghold View Post
    Haha, nah. I went broke getting there.
    I guess that means you're stuck up here with me since you don't have the money to get back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitch View Post
    I guess that means you're stuck up here with me since you don't have the money to get back home.


    Yesterday:

    Press- worked up to 140x15, 100x10 x3
    Pronated Chin- 7 x5
    Chest Supported Row- 3 platesx12 x3
    Seated Lateral Raise- 45x10 x3
    DB Preacher Curl- 25x12 x3
    Pushdown- 70 x30 x2

    Starting to ease back into training my triceps directly and hoping that my elbow pain won't come back. I hate doing this much stuff in one workout, I might split my two upper body days out into 3 so the sessions are shorter. We'll see.
    "I eat quitters for breakfast and I spit out their bones" - Mike Ditka

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    Jesus thats a ton of work. How long were you in the gym? Props on 140x15. You're gonna turn into vinny d. one day

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