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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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    Back To the Basics

    I am coming off of a about a month and a half lay off. My strength is down and I lost 8 pounds. My current weight is around 162lbs. All my perivious maxes are thrown out the window. I will be following somthing similar to Starting Strength to get my lifts back up.

    Basically

    A
    Squat: 3x5
    Bench: 3x5
    Deadlift: 3x5
    Back Lift: 2x
    Chest Lift: 2x

    B
    Squat: 3x5
    Military: 3x5
    Powercleans: ?
    Back Lift: 2x
    Shoulder Lift: 2x

    Each day may include any off the following groups: triceps-biceps-calves-abs-neck-forearms.

    Now this is how I plan on staying progressive on the big three at least past the point of the deloading stuff.

    Squat:
    1.Remove from A day.
    2. Add a Belt.
    3.

    Bench:
    1. Use legs and arch.
    2.

    Deadlift:
    1.Wider foot stance.
    2.Normal grip.
    3.Belt.
    Last edited by Drew92; 02-23-2010 at 03:36 PM.

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    Day 1

    Febuary 23rd 2010

    Squat: 3x5

    185x5
    185x5
    185x5

    I'm weak.

    Bench: 3x5
    165x5
    165x5
    165x9

    This was done with no legs or arch. Last set to failure.

    Deadlift: 3x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5

    This was done with middle fingers on rings and feet about four inches apart.

    More to come I have night school to go to to to catch up on credits.

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    today continued...

    Pull Ups: 2x
    bw x12
    bw x7+10lbs

    Dips: 2x
    bw x12
    bw x8+10lbs

    Skulls: 2x
    80x12
    80x12

    Ez Curls: 2x
    80x12
    80x12

    Calves: 2x
    135x25
    135x25

    I have a feeling I am going to be very sore tomorrow.

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    Day 4

    Workout 2

    Febuary 26th 2010

    Squat:
    3x5
    190x5
    190x5
    190x5

    My hamstrings were sore today. It actually hurt to sit down. Hopefully this will subside with consistency.

    Military Press:
    3x5
    100x5
    100x5
    100x9 Failure

    Powerclean: 3x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3

    Very poor form. These were done with basically straight legs. These make my bicep tendons hurt.

    Took a break to shovel the driveway.

    Seated Dumbbell Press:
    50x7
    50x5

    Dumbbell Rows: Straps
    50x12
    50x15

    Barbell Shrugs: Straps
    135x25
    135x20

    I would have no trouble holding the wights but I feel I can focus more on using my back muscles.

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    Good luck with it all man, no doubt you will be taking it to a whole new level this time out.

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    Day 8

    Workout 3

    March 1st 2010

    Squat:

    195x5
    195x5
    195x5

    Bench:
    175x5
    175x5
    175x9.9 I got stuck on the hook.

    Deadlift:
    265x2 Meh

    Dips:
    bw x12
    bw+40lbs x6

    Chin Ups:
    bw x12
    bw+20lbs x5

    Tomorrow I will get my accessory movements in.
    Last edited by Drew92; 03-01-2010 at 04:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by famous636 View Post
    Day 8

    Workout 3

    March 1st 2010

    Squat:

    195x5
    195x5
    195x5

    Bench:
    175x5
    175x5
    175x9.9 I got stuck on the hook.

    Deadlift:
    265x2 Meh

    Dips:
    bw x12
    bw+40lbs x6

    Chin Ups:
    bw x12
    bw+20lbs x5

    Tomorrow I will get my accessory movements in.
    nice man. I take it you're only including your working sets in here? The 40 pound increase might have been a bit much on deads.. keep up the good work though

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    Now that you mention it I went from 135 to 265. I was lazy, thanks for pointing that out. I will see how it goes next time.

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    Workout 4

    March 4th 2010

    Squat:

    200x5
    200x5
    200x5

    Ass to the grass.

    Military Press:
    110x5
    110x5
    110x5

    Very heavy.

    Powercleans:
    155x3
    155x3
    155x3

    Other notes:

    I have had shin splints for about a month now. It makes it a little tuff to get going. Today in gym we did jump ropes for about half an hour.(killer on the shins) I have night school, if I feel like doing any thing else I will tonight, if not I will do some extra shoulder and back work tomorrow in gym.

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    good luck getting your gains back!
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
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    Thanks bro! Beastly lifts for 6'1" 173lbs.

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    Nice job throughout bro.

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    March 5th 2010

    Workout at school.

    Some horizontal rowing machine:

    150x12
    185x8
    200x5

    Thick barbell curls:
    55x12
    65x12
    65x10

    Shoulder Press Machine:
    110x12
    110x10
    110x8

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    Workout 5

    March 7th 2010

    Squat:

    205x5
    205x5
    205x5

    Ass to the floor.

    Bench:
    185x5
    185x5
    185x6+2 Forced reps

    That was it for today. I'm thinking I need to add a shoulder/ chest lift on Military Press day. I had Incline Presses in mind. Tomorrow in gym I will do...

    Pulls Ups
    bw x ?
    bw x ?

    Decline Bench Machine
    2 sets

    Plate Loaded Pull Down
    2 sets

    Push Downs
    2 sets

    Curls
    2 sets

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    i had wondered what happened to you. i didnt see you update your other journal in a long time. anyway good to see you back at it.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    Session is looking solid dude.

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    Thanks guys.

    This is what I did today in gym...

    Chin Ups:
    bw x10
    bw x8
    bw x6

    Decline Chest Machine:
    6 plates x5
    6 plates x5
    6 plates x5

    Plate Loaded Lat Pull Down:
    180x10
    180x10
    180x10

    Who ever said machines aren't any good?

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