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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  1. #26
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    4.19.10
    Supplemental Meathead Arm Day (20-25 minute workout)
    A1) Dumbbell Alternating Curls: 45 x 12 LR, 55 x 6 LR, 55 x 9 LR
    A2) Triceps Straight Bar Pushdown: 9 x 12, 14 x 6, 12 x 9
    A3) Barbell Reverse Curls: 55 x 12, 75 x 6, 9

    B1) Hammer Preacher Curls 1-Arm: 32 x 9, 10
    B2) Supinated 1-Arm Triceps Pushdown: 3 x 9, 3 x 20

    Just some light, quick arm training, for the pump and to strengthen those tendons. Will be back to normal workouts tomorrow hopefully.

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    4.20.10

    Axle Clean and Press (clean once, and press)
    95 x 5, 145 x 5, 165 x 5, 185 x 5
    215 x 9

    Weighted Chins (Double Overhand Grip)
    45 x 10, 10

    Weighted Dips
    45 x 10
    70 x 10, 10, 10

    The 215 x 9 on the Axle presses felt really strong, especially considering my shoulder feels like absolute crap after having a fingal finger fall on it during the competition haha. My personal best at 210 on the regular barbell was only 7, so 9 with the axle was awesome. Rest was minimal with the bodyweight exercises, good overall workout.

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    4.21.10

    Leg Press
    7 plates each side x 20, 20, 20 (30-45 seconds rest between each)

    RDL (no belt, straps)
    225 x 10, 315 x 10, 405 x 10

    Leg Extensions (30 seconds between sets)
    210 x 20, 20

    Had planned on doing a much different workout, with front squats being the main exercise and going for 10-12 at 295, but when I was warming up, it was just killing my shoulder which still hurts from the fingal finger falling on it. I hit it with some higher rep training which sucks.

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    4.23.10

    Insert Ė 40 burpee pull-ups as fast as possible

    Narrow Grip Bench 5/3/1 (wave 2, week 1) (Percentage max Ė 315)
    65 % 205 x 5
    75 % 235 x 5
    85 % 270 x 5 (best is 10, went very easy because of shoulder, just wanted to get work in)

    A1) Weighted Dips Ė 45 x 8, 70 x 8, 90 x 8, 115 x 8
    A2) Bentover Barbell Rows - 185 x 10, 225 x 10, 245 x 10, 245 x 10
    A3) Hanging Knees-Elbows Ė 8, 8, 8, 8

    Extract Ė 40 burpee-pull-ups as fast as possible

    After examining Alphaís log, I am going to start performing inserts/extracts as he does because I love the idea and they fit perfectly with what I want to achieve. I went very easy with the narrow grip bench press because my shoulder was giving me trouble, and I didnít want to go even close to failure. The 5 reps were easy, probably could have tied or beaten my best.

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    4.24.10

    A1) E-Z Bar Curls 115 x 10, 135 x 6
    A2) Barbell Nosebrakers (slow tempo) 95 x 10, 115 x 10
    A3) Zottoman Curls 30 x 10, 35 x 6

    Superset
    Concentration Curl Machine/Bench Dips (BW)
    90 x 10, Bw x 20, 90 x 10, Bw x 20
    90 x 10, Bw x 20, 90 x 10, Bw x 20

    Just a supplemental arm workout. Some may say Iím overtraining them, Iím okay with that.

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    4.25.10

    18 Inch Rack Deads
    Worked up to 680 x 1 (not a max)

    5/3/1 Deadlifts
    (85 %) 500 x 10 (HUGE PR)

    Keg Loads (to 54 inches)
    175 x 5, 5
    290 x 1

    Glute/Ham Raise
    Bw x 15, 12, 12

    Awesome deadlift day. I hit the rack deads, which I havenít donít in a while, and the 680 x 1 felt pretty strong, but I didnít want to go any higher after that. My 5/3/1 max for deads is 580, and 85 % comes out to 495, but I did 500 for good measure, and they felt strong even after the rack deads. 10 reps at 500 is a PR, and I probably could have gotten more had I not done the first 5 touch and go and the last 5 dead stop reps.
    The keg loads were new, I have never done them before, but they are a great exercise. They work everything. I was unable to load the 290 to 54 inches, but it was good for 48-50 inches.

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    4.26.10

    Insert
    20 burpee pull-ups
    20 50 lb dumbbell swings
    15 burpee pull-ups
    15 50 lb dumbbell swings
    9 burpee pull-ups
    9 50 lb dumbbell swings

    A1) Seated Dumbbell Alternating Curls 55 x 6 LR, 60 x 6 LR
    A2) PJR Dumbbell Pull Overs 60 x 10, 80 x 10

    B1) Decline Nosebreakers 95 x 6, 135 x 6
    B2) Standing Hammer Curls 40 x 20, 40 x 20

    Just some arms and some conditioning today. The insert at the beginning was awesome, I definitely should have gone heavier on the swings, but its allright, still was a great conditioning set.

    4.27.10

    5/3/1 Axle Push Press
    175 x 3, 205 x 3
    225 x 9 (PR)

    A1) Incline Barbell Press 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 225 x 5, 255 x 5, 275 x 5
    A2) Neutral Chins Bw x 5, 45 x 5, 70 x 5, 90 x 5, 90 x 3
    A3) 10 Second Dragon Flags 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

    60 Yard Hill Sprints (sprint up, walk down, repeat, no rest)
    x 10-12 (lost count, but definitely did at least 10 and no more than 12 haha)

    I had an absolutely awesome training session today. The 225 x 9 on the axle push presses was an all time PR at 225, whether it be axle or barbell, and I probably could have gotten 10 if I reset, but the 9 were consecutive with no pauses. The giant set was awesome as well, both chins and incline presses felt strong. Since I didnt do any conditioning to start, I really hit the sprints hard and probably did 12 in a pretty short period of time.

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