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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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    I hear ya on that M3, goddamn I want that car haha. That and a Ducati 848 (or maybe the S1000RR) and I'd be set.

    Btw, your dieting techniques scare me. . I'm interested to see your results, but I'm wondering if it would really hurt your leanness all that much to be on a surplus every day. Obviously, you know way more about this stuff than I do and you know your body, but I'm curious to see if you could gain muscle faster than you think while still staying lean?

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    me too, i love the 2011 m3's. sadly its out of my regular jobs price range... i could buy one.. but i would be highly leveraged and i would have to give up a lot of comfort...and considering i already own my 2007 avalanche outright..... its would be dumb. but an extra $1k/mo.... i could piss that away guilt-free haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    me too, i love the 2011 m3's. sadly its out of my regular jobs price range... i could buy one.. but i would be highly leveraged and i would have to give up a lot of comfort...and considering i already own my 2007 avalanche outright..... its would be dumb. but an extra $1k/mo.... i could piss that away guilt-free haha
    That's why they're called impulse buys

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    what are you doing up

    only the people who are still drunk and those that are insane (me) are up right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    what are you doing up

    only the people who are still drunk and those that are insane (me) are up right now
    It's called a f'ed up sleep cycle and not having a full-time job (unfortunately) so I can sleep in until whenever.

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    Log me in for being insane please?
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    hahah check and check

    chest and back inc. i'm not even going to attempt bb bench... just rotator warmup and low db incline.. it will help with shoulder girdle comfort until i can evaluate where im at

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    hahah check and check

    chest and back inc. i'm not even going to attempt bb bench... just rotator warmup and low db incline.. it will help with shoulder girdle comfort until i can evaluate where im at
    You aren't feeling it today? I honestly don't know why barbell bench is considered such a great exercise. I've always found DB incline to be a lot better in terms of chest pump and it seems everyone at some point Fs up their shoulder(s) doing it. It's such an ego lift.

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    I'm going to transfer some of my bench work over to dumbbells starting next week and see how it feels. Gotta try something different, not expecting much of a gain while on this massive cut though. I just wanna see 200, but I never try to max out, so who knows.
    Not a bad idea playing it safe, especially with the shoulder, that could be freakin painful and screw other parts of training up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    You aren't feeling it today? I honestly don't know why barbell bench is considered such a great exercise. I've always found DB incline to be a lot better in terms of chest pump and it seems everyone at some point Fs up their shoulder(s) doing it. It's such an ego lift.
    True, a big ego lift for the majority of lifters. But I do think it's a great exercise. Probably for the same reason that military press is considered a great exercise. It's a basic primary movement done in a fashion that allows for the most weight used possible. Works for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    what are you doing up

    only the people who are still drunk and those that are insane (me) are up right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    well after some band rotator warmups and some more light rotator warm ups i did bench anyway. im a hypocrite

    AM weight 172.3

    bb bench.. PL style.. shoulders tucked full arch.. the comfort zone for me... i didnt plan on bb benching so i didnt write down my projected warmup before i left.. so this is slow and steady
    barx10
    95x8
    115x5
    145x5
    170x5
    195x5
    220x5
    220x6
    no probs, feeling good

    db row per arm
    35x10
    50x10
    75x10
    90x10
    105x10
    105x10
    105x10
    105x10
    this ex is the goddamn culprit right here. need to find a sub.... this is the last week im doing db rows.. maybe ill do the HS plate loaded row.. or go back to bb row (most likely)

    bb inc bench
    95x10
    155x10
    155x10
    155x6,2,1, pinned on 10th, i just did a situp with the weight in the clean position and reracked hah

    db curls per arm
    35x10
    45x10
    45x10
    45x12

    db incline press per arm
    40x10
    70x10
    70x8

    100 cal stairmaster 85s/m

    done. off we go to the land of massive amounts of oatmeal, ww pasta and chicken...

    edit: and now looking at my projected lifts, i was supposed to do 215 on bench today, not 220.. ill roll with it and do 225 next week. 220 isnt that bad. 5th rep on 2nd set is a little tough but im pausing for about a 1/4 sec at the bottom.. either way, im gonna have to reset a few weeks down the road to accommodate unforseen diet adjustments
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    Interesting how you feel about the db rows, phasing them out for another movement sounds like a deal.

    Fine workout dude.
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    So the DB Rows are causing the cuff pain eh? That is a shame. Do you think it has anything to do with how much of a RoM you use with the rows? I sort of have been wondering this myself, but when doing the row negative, do you lower your hand/arm/whatever all the way down to the point where it feels like your shoulder is fully extended or do you keep it somewhat tight and pulled back? I have been going full RoM because that's just what I do with pretty much every exercise, but it feels like it is probably hard on the cuffs. I do Ghetto T-bar Rows with a barbell btw.

    Good workout bro. I love the feeling of getting in a solid session then having that eating window where you can (depending on your goals) permit yourself to eat lots lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    need your help. Was going to get a quick suggestion as to what Diet to follow to cut. I am looking to compete july 17th in USAPL Raw Nationals and i want to compete in the 181lb class. Im at 193 in the mornings now.

    Was thinking about a 2100-2300 kcal/day diet, carb cycling somewhat, and doing an insane amount of cardio. Its a 2 hr weigh in... Got any recomendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Interesting how you feel about the db rows, phasing them out for another movement sounds like a deal.

    Fine workout dude.
    thanks terry.. yeah its def the db rows
    Quote Originally Posted by fixationdarknes View Post
    So the DB Rows are causing the cuff pain eh? That is a shame. Do you think it has anything to do with how much of a RoM you use with the rows? I sort of have been wondering this myself, but when doing the row negative, do you lower your hand/arm/whatever all the way down to the point where it feels like your shoulder is fully extended or do you keep it somewhat tight and pulled back? I have been going full RoM because that's just what I do with pretty much every exercise, but it feels like it is probably hard on the cuffs. I do Ghetto T-bar Rows with a barbell btw.

    Good workout bro. I love the feeling of getting in a solid session then having that eating window where you can (depending on your goals) permit yourself to eat lots lol.
    its the full ROM as you described when my shoulder is fully extended.. i dont keep it pulled back..its almost kroc row style. im swapping to bb row.. which i like.. but prefer not to do because it interferes with me doing deads
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    am crew checking in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    am crew checking in.
    I'm up.

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    as usual
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    am bw 173.0.. this is high.. i took a second bigger dump shortly afterwards in case anyone wanted to know

    deads
    135x5
    170x5
    220x5
    270x5
    315x5
    315x5
    now this wouldnt have been hard.. but my back was not recovered from last week. more on this below

    def deads on 25#ers
    235x10
    235x10
    235x10
    235x10

    gms
    145x8
    135x10
    135x10
    135x8
    burnt out, no need to push it on GMs

    decline situps, plates held behind head
    bwx10
    +10x10
    +20x12
    +20x10

    no cardio... i need rest

    now.. i did hear back from alberto and i made diet revisions. the way i structured my off days was not ideal per him & was hurting my ability to recover.. which based on today, makes pretty good sense.. so i'm going back to what i was doing the prior 2 weeks with a small bump in cals.
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    There's always going to be a tweaking of sorts with the diet & training, glad to see you stay on top of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    now.. i did hear back from alberto and i made diet revisions. the way i structured my off days was not ideal per him & was hurting my ability to recover.. which based on today, makes pretty good sense.. so i'm going back to what i was doing the prior 2 weeks with a small bump in cals.
    I believe what you had in line before you talked to Berto wasn't a bad idea. I subscribed to that way about 4 weeks ago. I was cutting the carbs down on off days and upping them on workout days, and it helped me lean out a bit, but I was closer to 15% BF I'd guess, and it helped me lean out.

    What were the main adjustments that Berto has in line for you, or what you were doing 2 weeks ago? I'd say it wouldn't be a bad idea to try the carb rotation at some point in the future, just to see how it works for you, you'll never know until you do it. Just like how I changed up my routine DRASTICALLY lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    am bw 173.0.. this is high.. i took a second bigger dump shortly afterwards in case anyone wanted to know

    deads
    135x5
    170x5
    220x5
    270x5
    315x5
    315x5
    now this wouldnt have been hard.. but my back was not recovered from last week. more on this below

    def deads on 25#ers
    235x10
    235x10
    235x10
    235x10

    gms
    145x8
    135x10
    135x10
    135x8
    burnt out, no need to push it on GMs

    decline situps, plates held behind head
    bwx10
    +10x10
    +20x12
    +20x10

    no cardio... i need rest

    now.. i did hear back from alberto and i made diet revisions. the way i structured my off days was not ideal per him & was hurting my ability to recover.. which based on today, makes pretty good sense.. so i'm going back to what i was doing the prior 2 weeks with a small bump in cals.
    Last edited by chevelle2291; 06-15-2010 at 01:49 PM.

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    when i take dumps is important! this is my journal after all, i reread this stuff :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    when i take dumps is important! this is my journal after all, i reread this stuff :P
    Lol..

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