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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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    Congrats on the doe. I love venison steaks...yummy.
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    Back, and feeling out direct bicep work

    Sumo DL
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    225x4
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    275x4
    315x2
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    First deadlifts in I think 6 months. I've done some rack pulls, and once or twice some really, really light sldls but never pushed it with the meniscus. Legs felt very good throughout. I'm gaining confidence quick that my injuries will make full recoveries. Back felt a little twingy somewhere around 315 or 335. Put on the belt and the pulling with it made it go away (typical). In all dead variations in my past I've always gripped outside my legs (even previous times doing sumos). Went inside today and the tiny ROM was almost comical to pull. I probably could have pulled close to my (laughable) lifetime PR of 425 today in this style.

    Pulldowns With two separate handles. (basically a close neutral grip but not using that attachment). Strong arch in the lower back changing the plane to less vertical. This has smoked my lats since I switched to this style about 2 months ago. Prior to this I was doing about 2' neutral grip pulldowns. Dropping BB rows as my money maker and primarily starting with a pulldown has added a lot of lat this last year.
    105x12
    105x12
    150x4
    150x4
    205x8! (+2 rep)
    205x7.5
    195x8
    195x6 DS: 135x6
    180x8 +2 +1.5
    180x7 DS: 135x4

    Seated Row
    220x10! (+5lbs, +1rep)
    220x7 +2 +1.5
    220x8
    210x7.5

    Low Cable Row Pulling very high and almost exclusively with upper traps.
    130x12
    140x8
    140x8

    DB Shrugs Done facing into/chest supported upright bench set to 150-160 degrees (or one groove back from perpendicular).
    40x12
    40x12
    40x12

    Alternating DB curls First direct bicep work in probably 3 months since the right one felt seriously strained/ready to pull
    45x10

    extracurricular
    Like I noted lats have grown, so have traps. My trap delt and chest tie ins will all look nasty at a low bf. Forearm vascularity took me by suprise today seriously looking 6-7% where my gut looks 15-16. The rest of me probably looks 14.
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    Holy shit A training entry?!! No fuking way!!!!


    Good stuff Rory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Holy shit A training entry?!! No fuking way!!!!


    Good stuff Rory.
    Yeah. Strong workouts : journal entries in yours as well. I have to navigate through 6 pages of dante lust to find a set of rows in yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Yeah. Strong workouts : journal entries in yours as well. I have to navigate through 6 pages of dante lust to find a set of rows in yours.
    Just be happy that I keep the musclehunks.com porn to myself and don't post it in my journal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Yeah. Strong workouts : journal entries in yours as well. I have to navigate through 6 pages of dante lust to find a set of rows in yours.
    Haha

    Really nice workout. I cant believe your deadlift is higher than mine, with recovering injuries added. I thought bodybuilders werent supposed to be strong

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    Good start to the deadlifts.
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    Push + abs

    cable internal and external rotations
    30x12
    40x12
    50x12

    DB Press
    55x12
    80x12
    100x4
    115x2
    130x8
    130x5
    120x8
    120x4.5
    115x4/4 alternating
    115x7.5 together

    IC crossover
    85x8 (+1rep)
    85x5
    75x9
    75x7
    65x9

    CGBP feet up
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    135x6
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    225x5.5

    Standing lateral raises
    20x10
    30x5
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    45x10

    Cable crunches stack is 95
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    140x12
    140x8
    140x8
    140x8

    V-bar pushdowns
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    95x8

    Notes Was running on fumes by the end. Went for a run this morning, I didn't time or measure the probably a mile an a quarter to a mile and half somewhere around 20 minutes. Cold as hell, by the end I had that annoying almost tickling feeling in my lungs from the cold which resurfaced what I got mildly winded during this workout. Have a couple videos to upload. Nothing special. The 130x8 I was fighting staying in the groove half the time. Had I locked it in I'd be good for a much cleaner, smoother set and probably a few more reps. These things happen. If you haven't ever tried pressing alternating I suggest trying it sometime. Almost like how the DBs require a lot more stability than a BB, a single armed DB requires that much more again than doing them together. Was actually pretty happy with the 115x4/4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Just be happy that I keep the musclehunks.com porn to myself and don't post it in my journal.
    To the public - This is a blatent lie and he has done so many times. I just always catch it first and delete it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RvNijnatten View Post
    Haha

    Really nice workout. I cant believe your deadlift is higher than mine, with recovering injuries added. I thought bodybuilders werent supposed to be strong
    Not from what I read in your sig! And really I'm not strong. I mean obviously I've amassed some strength for how long I've been dong this but my ratio of strength to both size and time is laughable. But it doesn't bother or concern me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Good start to the deadlifts.
    A start is all. I'm pretty pumped to do them again, they felt so much better than previous times pulling. I'm doing a push/pull/legs/rest repeat split right now so back is trained every 4 days. I'm unsure right now if I'll deadlift every session, every other session or play it by feel. Additionally I had been doing weighted hypers and I'm not sure if I will work those in opposing the deads if I choose to pull only every other week. Gonna have to feel it all out.
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    Nothing special, just getting some updates in.



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    Good stuff man, I thought you was from eastern PA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELmx479 View Post
    Good stuff man, I thought you was from eastern PA?
    Showing some beaver county love here.
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    Ohhh noez he eets teh carbs at n11gt & and mixes teh carbs and fats and eets teh wite potatos

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    ohh noz...you are going to turn into a fat pig - lol
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    Good stuff Rory. That dinner looked awesome.


    What is the difference between DB pressing simultaneously vs alternating? Any reason you switch between the two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Good stuff Rory. That dinner looked awesome.


    What is the difference between DB pressing simultaneously vs alternating? Any reason you switch between the two?
    Try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Ohhh noez he eets teh carbs at n11gt & and mixes teh carbs and fats and eets teh wite potatos



    Nice session, will give those alternating db presses a go sometime.

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    Oh noes que the carb haters on route!

    Nice to see you pullin again mate solid work as ever.
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    Thanks guys.

    AM cardio today was 1/2 walk, then 1.5 mile (mostly) jog in 13:59.4 (lol, but good enough) and 1/4 mile cooldown. Legs tonight will likely be garbage.

    Going snowboarding tomorrow! Hope I don't get hurt!
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    Enjoy the snowboarding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RvNijnatten View Post
    Enjoy the snowboarding!
    Thanks, I just hope I don't get hurt or re injure any injuries that are coming along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Thanks, I just hope I don't get hurt or re injure any injuries that are coming along.
    Make sure you have time to enjoy it as well as worry mate

    Have fun mate!
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    So everyone is proud of what they do, and rightfully so. When a hobby has exceeded a pastime and engulfed ones whole life to what it nearly be what it revolves around why would one not be proud of it? As a natural, non-competing bodybuilder there are little options to proudly represent. I mean I can sport any given number of unknown logos associated with supplementation or whathaveyou, but nothing states my years doing it naturally. While doing some christmas shopping I was in hat world (or one of those chains) and saw they had some nice embroidering options for hats and I instantly wanted one to state that I was natural. Not that I have any disrespect for assisted athletes (they're working just as hard) I am just proud that what I've accomplished has been naturally, and I want to pridefully but quietly state this.

    Just a plain black hat with probably almost unnoticeable lettering on it. I'm thinking charcoal lettering on black, fancy cursive (almost unlegible) and half way in between the side and the back of the hat. That much I'm pretty much decided on, what I'm not is what exactly it should say... Just "natural"? naturally built? attained? proud?

    This may sound douchebag-esque to some of you but I don't care. I'm proud as hell for my years and wearing an atlarge t-shirt or an under armour sweatshirt only associates me as being active. Big deal... so does my physique. Anybody have any suggestions?
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    Naturally Proud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Nothing special, just getting some updates in.
    I beg to differ. That's special.

    I'm happy to see some exercises that you're bringing back into your workout because you're feeling better overall. It would be nice to see you hit some of the power movements from time to time. They always have their place within any person's workout.

    Meat and potatoes is always a great meal. Carbs, fats, protein, whatever! Get it in. I've been eatting more steak lately also. Not too much, that extra $2 per pound compared to other meats does cost.
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