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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Good stuff mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Awesome Curls!!! well done with the pressing also.
    You like those curls? I felt like a true bodybuilder

    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighwood View Post
    How do you load the rack pull ups? Any advantage to those over say standard pull ups?
    I use my dip/chin weight belt. They work well for this routine because I can adjust the load to less than body weight or more than body weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighwood View Post
    Did you take any measurements or pictures prior to beginning the program?
    Nope. I haven't taken measurements in years. I only weigh myself every couple of months. I'll just go by the mirror.

    Quote Originally Posted by KGM View Post
    Sounds like a great day Old Dude.
    You caught that "Old Dude" did ya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    Good stuff mate
    Thanks Kiff.
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    Squats
    160 lbs x 6
    200 lbs x 6
    240 lbs x 6
    280 lbs x 5
    320 lbs x 3
    360 lbs x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Stiff Leg Deadlift
    185 lbs x 6
    215 lbs x 5
    245 lbs x 3
    280 lbs x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    1 Leg Standing Heelraise
    Didn't Do 'Em

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    I was pretty tired from a party we had last night, no drinking just a lot of work. Still, after my warm up sets I felt pretty good. The squats were surprisingly easier today than the last time, even with the increased weight. The S.l.d.l. were pretty easy too. I must be adapting to the routine rather quickly. I didn't bother doing the Heelraises today, I'll start them on the next week, had some honey-do's to take care of...
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    Those squats are going to just keep climbing I see. Looking good!

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    Serious strength

    As my title says mate that was some serious strength great work mate keep it up!

    I will follow as much as i can but the four day split is proving hard enough to keep track of my own workouts

    My gym squat bars only go to 140K (308LBS)
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    Wow those are some solid freaking workouts...Did you do the seated press twice this week? Dips are insane!

    Do you ever drink alcohol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELmx479 View Post
    Those squats are going to just keep climbing I see. Looking good!
    Hopefully they will keep climbing, and climbing, and climbing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    As my title says mate that was some serious strength great work mate keep it up!
    My gym squat bars only go to 140K (308LBS)
    Thanks Kiff, Doesn't your gym have any standard Olympic bars with weights?

    Quote Originally Posted by AKMass View Post
    Wow those are some solid freaking workouts...Did you do the seated press twice this week? Dips are insane!
    Thanks AK, I did the Press workout on Sun and Fri this week. I'm using the 5 day split.

    Quote Originally Posted by AKMass View Post
    Do you ever drink alcohol?
    Not too often. I will have a beer every now and then, but I'm not a big drinker any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Sat May 15, 2010

    Squats
    160 lbs x 6
    200 lbs x 6
    240 lbs x 6
    280 lbs x 5
    320 lbs x 3
    360 lbs x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Stiff Leg Deadlift
    185 lbs x 6
    215 lbs x 5
    245 lbs x 3
    280 lbs x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2
    Just curious why you did 5, then 3 reps before the 6 + 2 + 2 + 2. Were you just saving energy for the last set?

    You doing calves sounds as strange as bicep curls
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky View Post
    Just curious why you did 5, then 3 reps before the 6 + 2 + 2 + 2. Were you just saving energy for the last set?
    Yup, just saving a little for the work set. No sense in turning the warm ups into an endurance event. If I have a struggle with the last warm up, I'll just make it my work set and crank out the 6 reps. If the last warm up set is easy, I'll go for the heavy work set. Autoregulation baby

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky View Post
    You doing calves sounds as strange as bicep curls
    They are going to make me "buffed" and "cock diesel."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky View Post
    Just curious why you did 5, then 3 reps before the 6 + 2 + 2 + 2. Were you just saving energy for the last set?

    You doing calves sounds as strange as bicep curls
    He's doing Wendler's HCT- 5/3/12 lol


    Workouts look good Off Road. How are you liking the autoregulation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clover View Post
    He's doing Wendler's HCT- 5/3/12 lol
    You are not that far from the truth. I'm roughly using his percentages for all the warmup and work sets.


    Quote Originally Posted by Clover View Post
    Workouts look good Off Road. How are you liking the autoregulation?
    Thanks, so far I've only used it (autoregulation) once, the other day when I decided to pull my head out of my butt and go heavier on my dips and curls. Besides that one time, I've done a pretty decent job guessing my work set weights.
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    Nice! 10 more pounds on both your squats and stiff legged deadlifts! If only I can add more weight to my squats .

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    Nice squattin and pullin. Smart man to tackle the honey-do list. Keep her smiling and you too can smile
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Hopefully they will keep climbing, and climbing, and climbing...


    Thanks Kiff, Doesn't your gym have any standard Olympic bars with weights?


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    The gym im using at the moment doesnt have Standard weights, however at the weight i need it isnt a problem, i am a member of 5 Gyms in one membership if that makes sense, one of them has the olympic bar and weights it is just 2miles away and the other one i can see from my home so untill i need the weight it can wait for me

    No need to waste calories or Petrol eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure Water View Post
    Nice! 10 more pounds on both your squats and stiff legged deadlifts! If only I can add more weight to my squats .
    Thanks, why do you think you are having trouble with the squat?

    Quote Originally Posted by KGM View Post
    Nice squattin and pullin. Smart man to tackle the honey-do list. Keep her smiling and you too can smile
    Ya, she kept coming in during my workout, which is a no-no. So, I figured I'd better get going on the chores. Too bad I had to skip such a valuable exercise like calf raises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Thanks, why do you think you are having trouble with the squat?


    Ya, she kept coming in during my workout, which is a no-no. So, I figured I'd better get going on the chores. Too bad I had to skip such a valuable exercise like calf raises.
    I don't know, I'm gonna try if I can to add some weight this week.

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    Bench Press
    110 lbs x 6
    135 lbs x 6
    160 lbs x 6
    190 lbs x 6
    215 lbs x 3
    245 lbs x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Rack Chin Ups
    +35 lbs x 6
    +50 lbs x 6
    +70 lbs x 6
    (used these for warm ups)

    Chin Ups
    BW (235) x 5
    BW (235) +25 lbs x 5 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Barbell Rows
    160 lbs x 6
    190 lbs x 6
    215 lbs x 3
    245 lbs x 6 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Notes:
    Yeehaw--5 chin ups with 25 lbs strapped to my waist, that is a huge improvement for me. Really happy with that, using the rack chins was a great way to warm them up. The bench felt very good, the last rep was pretty slow as were the +2's. The rows were pretty easy. So far, I'm liking the routine and I think my body is liking the frequency.
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    NICE bench improvement! Chins are awesome too.
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    Nice job... and maybe your chin up goal will be easier to hit with this program.
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    OR, looks great. Do you think that BB Row and BB Bench are usually pretty close in strength? For me they've always been almost the same, even when I'm not really doing one of the lifts. Just curious on your opinion.
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    I can't BB Row what I bench. I'm not sure if it's because I'm a weakling or if it's just my body, but major kudos Old Dude(tm)
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    Keep pushin'! One day I'll get my squats and deads that high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKMass View Post
    NICE bench improvement! Chins are awesome too.
    Thanks AK, this way of working out is fun isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by KGM View Post
    Nice job... and maybe your chin up goal will be easier to hit with this program.
    Thanks KGM, I'm hoping the chins will keep rising. That article really helped me out with them.

    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    OR, looks great. Do you think that BB Row and BB Bench are usually pretty close in strength? For me they've always been almost the same, even when I'm not really doing one of the lifts. Just curious on your opinion.
    I always try to keep them around the same weight, just for balance. I'm definitely a more natural rower than a bencher.

    Quote Originally Posted by KoSh View Post
    I can't BB Row what I bench. I'm not sure if it's because I'm a weakling or if it's just my body, but major kudos Old Dude(tm)
    Thanks Kosh, am I trademarked now?

    Quote Originally Posted by rdearmond573 View Post
    Keep pushin'! One day I'll get my squats and deads that high.
    Thanks, all it takes is time and effort. I can't wait to squat what some of the WBB monsters do.
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    You're killin' it OR. I'm tinkering with the 4 day split of this program this week. What kind of rest period are you taking between sets? I was thinking maybe a minute or less between the first 3 sets, then 2 minutes for the rest, then 30 seconds for the 2/2/2.

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    Solid session man, awesome chins!

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