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. #1
    aka Big Baby
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    635/405/635 Raw/Tested @275

    What's up?

    I'm a 26 year old powerlifter out of San Diego seeking a 635/405/635 raw/tested total @275.

    Stats:
    6'2"
    263 (waking)
    ~25% bodyfat
    11+ years training (bodybuilding/powerlifting)
    competed in 3 meets as a teenager

    Feel free to ask any questions you want.

    Nick

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  3. #2
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    Mon., 5-3

    Squat Day

    1. front box squats w/harness
    45x10
    95x3
    135x3
    185x3
    220x6x3
    --Slow as ****, as I'm a back-dominant squatter. These should push my squat up.

    2. sumo deadlifts (pin-1, 3" off ground)
    135x10
    225x5
    315x3
    belt
    365x1
    405x1
    455x1
    495x1
    545x1
    585x1 PR
    --585 was the slowest deadlift of my life. The pressure I felt was like when I used to squat with a suit. Sumo is my weak stance so I'm going to push it.

    3. reverse hypers
    90x6
    200x6
    290x6
    400x6

    4. sled
    100x5 round trips

    --Good workout. Felt like a weak bitch, but improving my weak points will get me stronger. I repeat that myself often.

  4. #3
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    Wed., 5-5

    Bench Press Day

    1. 45x20
    95x15
    135x10
    185x3
    220x3
    255x1
    275x1
    290x1
    310x1
    330x1
    345x1
    365x1 PR, goal for the day
    385x1 PR
    395x0
    --I was gunning for 365 and it went up like an opener! Then I jumped to 385 and hit it. Then I over-reached for 395 and just got it off my chest. 405 is going down soon!

    2. dumbbell press
    40x10
    60x6
    80x6
    100x6
    115x6
    130x5
    --I locked out my left arm on my 6th rep, but my right arm missed by about an 1/8th.

    3. side raises ssw/front raises
    20x3x10
    --These were the hardest part of the workout. My partner and I exchanged sets. I hate the pump!!!

    4. StairMill (aka The Torturer): 20 min. @L5

    --I was happy to hit 365 and elated to hit 385. My squat will obviously be my big focus to hit my goal total.
    Last edited by Kroncke; 05-06-2010 at 03:22 PM.

  5. #4
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    Back Day

    1. shoulder-width/neutral-grip pulldowns
    120x10
    150x6
    180x6
    210x6
    240x6
    270x6
    300(stack)x6 PR

    2. 1-arm Hammer Strength rows
    45x10
    90x6
    135x6
    180x6
    225x6
    280x6 PR

    3. reverse pec-deck
    45x10
    60x10
    75x10
    90x10
    105x10
    120x10
    135x10
    150x10

    4. StepMill: 20 min. @L5

    --Good workout. I went to an interview before I trained and I got a new job @the Hard Rock Hotel! Today was a great day. My new job will help my training immensely (coming from a ****ty retail schedule) and there's so many ****ing hot chicks there! Also, the hate was strong in my fellow powerlifters @the gym and this means I'm finally getting really strong!

  6. #5
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    Arms Day

    1. v-bar pushdowns
    30x50
    50x15
    60x15
    70x15
    80x15
    90x15
    100x15
    110x15 PR

    2. rolling decline ext.
    20x20
    30x10
    40x6
    50x6
    60x6
    70x6 PR

    3. dips (torso upright)
    bwx3x10

    4. alternate hammer curls
    20x15
    30x10
    40x6
    50x6
    60x6
    70x6 PR
    w/fat grip attachment
    30x20
    40x10 PR

    5. leg press toe presses
    90x15
    180x15
    270x15
    360x15

    6. StepMill: 20 min. @L5; stretching

    --Good workout. Rolling ext. are pushing my bench for sure. Cardio sucked like normal.

  7. #6
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    Squat Day

    1. front box squats w/harness
    45x10
    95x5
    135x5
    185x3
    220x3
    255x1
    275x1
    290x1
    310x1
    330x3
    365x3 PR
    --365 was the training max I used to warm-up, but 330x3 was so easy, I went for 365x3. Next week, I'll use 405 for my training max. These ****ers are hard! The front squat harness I used was bent when Kevin Nee repped out 500 on it (he used to train @a gym my buddy owned) and it fell forward after my 2nd rep with 365. I regrouped, re-racked the weight and hit a 3rd rep. I saw stars, so I closed it down. Doing heavy squats again felt good!

    2. leg press
    360x6
    540x6
    720x6
    900x6
    1080x6 PR
    --Heavy!

    3. Romanian deadlifts
    135x8
    225x8
    315x8
    405x8
    --Good form throughout.

    4. reverse hypers
    200x10
    400x3x10

    --Good workout. Doing front box squats makes me feel like a bitch! It's bench weight! Lol.

  8. #7
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    Yesterday.

    Bench Press Day

    1. floor press (training max: 385)
    45x20
    95x15
    135x10
    195x3
    230x3
    270x1
    290x1
    310x1
    330x1
    345x3 PR
    --345x3 was my goal, but I think if I had worked out @my normal time (I had to workout out early because of training for my new job), I would have gotten 5 reps. 345x5 is my goal next week.

    2. incline dumbbell press
    40x10
    60x6
    80x6
    100x6
    110x5 PR
    --These ****ers were awkward and it took 3 attempts to get the 110s up. I hadn't done these in forever and I don't think I'll keep doing them because they aggravate my right shoulder.

    3. Cuban press
    30x10
    50x10
    70x10

    4. side raises/front raises
    15x3x10

    --I only had time to eat breakfast before training, so considering that, it was a good workout.

  9. #8
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    Yesterday.

    Back Day

    1. close-grip pulldowns
    100x15
    150x10
    180x6
    210x6
    240x6
    270x6
    310x6 PR
    --This was the 1st time I've ever had to add weight to the stack!

    2. underhand supported T-bar rows
    90x10
    135x6
    180x6
    225x6
    270x6
    315x6
    370x6 PR

    3. 1-arm DB rows
    80x10
    100x6
    120x6
    140x6
    160x6

    4. reverse machine flyes
    50x8
    80x8
    110x8
    140x8
    170x8 PR
    --Used a new machine and it hit my rear delts hard.

    5. standing cable crunches
    4x20

    6. treadmill
    20 min. 4mph/(12.5 min 5%, 2.5 min. 3%, 5 min. 1%)
    --These killed my ankles and pumped them so hard I had to lower the incline.

    --Good workout. Adding a little more volume.

  10. #9
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    Sat., 5-15

    Arms Day

    1. mini-band pushdowns
    5x20

    2. rolling ext.
    20x20
    30x10
    50x6
    60x6
    65x6 PR
    --I accidentally missed a set with the 40s.

    3. upright dips
    bwx10
    bw+45x10
    bw+90x6 PR

    4. alternate incline curls ssw/mini-band pushdowns
    20x10/10
    30x10/10
    40x10/10
    50x6/10

    5. StairMill: 20 min.

    --Good workout. I'm going to substitute band pushdowns for cable pushdowns for a while.

  11. #10
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    Squat Day

    1. SSB box squats (training max: 510)
    60x10
    110x5
    150x5
    255x3
    305x3
    355x1
    385x1
    410x1
    435x1
    460x3 PR
    --I basically good morninged 460x3, but I powered through! Hitting 460x3 makes me very confident I'll be able to get 635 this year.

    2. pin-1 deadlifts (3" off ground) (training max: 635)
    225x5
    320x3
    380x3
    445x1
    475x1
    510x1
    540x5 PR
    --540x5 was brutal after squatting!

    3. reverse hypers
    200x10
    400x10
    600x10 PR

    4. cardio: carrying 100# up and down a flight of stairs

    --Good, taxing workout!

  12. #11
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    Wed., 5-19

    Bench Press Day

    1. bench press (training max: 385)
    45x20
    95x15
    135x10
    195x3
    230x3
    270x1
    290x1
    310x1
    330x1
    345x3 PR
    --I wanted 345x5!!!

    2. incline bench press (training max: 295)
    150x3
    175x3
    205x1
    220x1
    235x1
    250x7 PR

    3. dumbbell press (neutral-grip)
    40x10
    60x10
    80x10
    100x10
    115x10 PR

    4. Cuban press
    40x10
    60x10
    80x10

    5. side raises/front raises
    15x10
    20x10
    25x10

    6. StairMill: 20 min.

    --Too much volume doing 2 barbell movements. I'm going to go back to 1 barbell movement, then a dumbbell movement.
    Last edited by Kroncke; 05-21-2010 at 05:02 PM.

  13. #12
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    Yesterday.

    Back Day

    1. close-grip pulldowns
    150x10
    200x6
    230x6
    260x6
    290x6
    325x6 PR
    --I love adding weight to the stack!

    2. supported T-bar rows
    90x10
    135x6
    180x6
    225x6
    270x6
    335x6 PR
    --Keeping my breath is the hardest part of these mother****ers.

    3. 1-arm dumbbell rows
    80x8
    100x8
    120x8
    140x8
    170x8 PR
    --Not only do these jack the back, I'm convinced they enhance my grip like no other (straps are for pussies!).

    4. bent-over raises on bench
    20x8
    30x8
    40x8

    5. Roman-chair sit-ups
    bwx15
    bw+45x15
    bw+100x15 PR
    --My ab didn't hurt doing these, which is a good sign.

    6. StairMill: 20 min.

    --Good workout.

  14. #13
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    I got back from the chiro a little while ago.

    Doing incline dumbbells and Cuban press ****ed up my right shoulder--thank God for adjustments.

    He did notice my wrists weren't locked (starting using wrist wraps) and my hips were a lot better (StairMill).

    He said it was the best he's seen me in a long time, so I think my preventative measures are working well.

  15. #14
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    Sun., 5-23

    Arms Day

    1. band pushdowns
    light bandX5x20

    2. close-grip odd EZ-curl bar ext.
    15x20
    35x20
    55x10
    75x10
    95x10
    115x10
    --I attached a pic of this bar. Never used it before. We used the inside neutral-grip.

    3. Hammer Strength dip press
    90x10
    180x10
    270x10
    360x10

    4. alternate curls
    20x15
    30x10
    40x10
    50x10
    60x10 PR

    5. StairMill: 30 min.

    --Easy arms workout. I didn't get sore @all, so I'm going to ditch the high reps and go back to 6s for my top sets.
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  16. #15
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    Mon., 5-24

    Squat Day

    1. SSB low-box squats w/light bands (training max: 510)
    60x10
    110x5
    150x2
    200x2
    added bands
    255x2
    305x6x2

    2. deadlifts (training max: 635)
    135x10
    225x5
    320x1
    380x1
    445x1
    510x6x1
    --We tried to use bands @1st, but the tension was way too high. I need to buy some mini-bands.

    3. band pullthroughs
    heavy bandx4x10

    4. reverse hypers
    light bandx2x10
    medium bandx2x10

    --Good workout. Going up to 80% on deadlifts was a bit heavy. Tried a few new accessory exercises.

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