The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    15 Months of Pure Progress

    Posted a couple progress pics last year. Here is another round with a current picture.

    Here are four shots of progress:

    This first picture is from about 4 years ago (Feb, 2006). I weighed about 150 pounds and was weak as crap. Over the next few years, I put on weight, but no muscle.

    I began lifting in February of 2009, and the second shot is from May 2009. I had about 4 months of solid lifting.

    The third picure if from July 2009 - about 6 months of lifting.

    The fourth picture is from September of 2009 - about 9 months of lifting.

    The fifth picture was taken earlier today - about 15 months of lifting. It's pretty amazing to look at the first 3 pictures and compare it to the last two because it really shows the progress. It's nice to have the shots (for guys new to weight lifting - take the time to photograph your journey!) Went from a max bench of around 105 pounds (Jan 2009) to a current bench max of 320 pounds (March 2010)--haven't updated the sig yet. Similar increases with squats/deadlifts.
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    6'1"/203 (down 12 pounds since 5/2012)
    B: 410
    S: 480
    D: 575
    2-mile run: 13:23

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    Amazing progress, keep it up. It is unbelievable how you can change in only 15 moths.

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    Awesome work... keep it up!
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    Current Weight 242 4/16/10
    Bench - 275 current / 315 Goal
    Squat - 225 / 285* Goal
    Deadlift - 325 current / 365* Goal
    *Note: Herniated L5/S1 disk since 2001, almost bone on bone.
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    "Went from a max bench of around 105 pounds (Jan 2009) to a current bench max of 320 pounds (March 2010)"

    Are you sure you dont mean Jan 2007 or something? That is very difficult to believe that you upped your bench 200 pounds in 14 months, unless you were on the juice.

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    looking good, whats the current weight and height?
    A: 23
    H: 5'7''
    W: 197 lbs
    ------Instagram: danielsetser
    Bench: 345
    Deadlift: 550
    Squat: 425

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchicia1 View Post
    "Went from a max bench of around 105 pounds (Jan 2009) to a current bench max of 320 pounds (March 2010)"

    Are you sure you dont mean Jan 2007 or something? That is very difficult to believe that you upped your bench 200 pounds in 14 months, unless you were on the juice.
    Yes, positive--I WISH I could say I've been lifting for 3 years--I kick myself in the butt just thinking about where I would be if I'd started earlier.

    I have a very extensive journal that I keep - I've also posted updates on this forum since the summer which will show some of the progress. And, I never lifted a weight in my entire live until Jan 2009 when I made a resolution to "not be fat".

    Part of it has to be the fact that when I started lifting, I already weighed 200 pounds and have played sports my whole live--I've just never had much upper body strength. The first time I sent to the gym was at the the beginning of Jan 2009 for a new years resolution. Within 2-3 months, I had upped my bench to around 215 pounds, and I significantly increased protein intake. There's no much else to say really - the pics show the story. Part of it, I'm sure, is genetic. This is progress my friend.

    And I certainly realize that my journey has been atypical--but I've spent a ton of time in the gym in the last year. I didn't work this past summer/fall (economy) and went to the gym every day; whatever anybody says about not going to the gym every day and all, I didn't listen to and it's really worked. I hit a similar routine 6 days a week and I have for the past year and I won't stop.

    So yes, I understand your question and suspision but 15 months is plenty of time to increase 200 pounds on the bench with the proper attitude/diet and total dedication (and genetics--my Pop's is a beast).
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    6'1"/203 (down 12 pounds since 5/2012)
    B: 410
    S: 480
    D: 575
    2-mile run: 13:23

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    Quote Originally Posted by danisleet View Post
    looking good, whats the current weight and height?
    Current weight: 205-210
    Current height: 6'1"
    6'1"/203 (down 12 pounds since 5/2012)
    B: 410
    S: 480
    D: 575
    2-mile run: 13:23

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmor6 View Post
    Yes, positive--I WISH I could say I've been lifting for 3 years--I kick myself in the butt just thinking about where I would be if I'd started earlier.

    I have a very extensive journal that I keep - I've also posted updates on this forum since the summer which will show some of the progress. And, I never lifted a weight in my entire live until Jan 2009 when I made a resolution to "not be fat".

    Part of it has to be the fact that when I started lifting, I already weighed 200 pounds and have played sports my whole live--I've just never had much upper body strength. The first time I sent to the gym was at the the beginning of Jan 2009 for a new years resolution. Within 2-3 months, I had upped my bench to around 215 pounds, and I significantly increased protein intake. There's no much else to say really - the pics show the story. Part of it, I'm sure, is genetic. This is progress my friend.

    And I certainly realize that my journey has been atypical--but I've spent a ton of time in the gym in the last year. I didn't work this past summer/fall (economy) and went to the gym every day; whatever anybody says about not going to the gym every day and all, I didn't listen to and it's really worked. I hit a similar routine 6 days a week and I have for the past year and I won't stop.

    So yes, I understand your question and suspision but 15 months is plenty of time to increase 200 pounds on the bench with the proper attitude/diet and total dedication (and genetics--my Pop's is a beast).
    Thats insane then...

    Bench is typically the toughest lift to increase...Everyone is different though. Maybe I just have ****ty genetics lol...If I increase 20 pounds in a year I am happy.

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    Very solid progress in 15 months! Keep it up!
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

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