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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    10/31/10 Sunday Week # 13 Day # 1

    Special Developmental Bench
    Raw Bench Press 70%
    330 X 4 5 Sets of this
    Elbows out extensions
    4 x 10
    Halbert Rows
    4 x 10
    Lat Pulldown
    4 x 10
    Abs
    4 x 10

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    11/01/10 Monday Week # 13 Day # 2
    Special Developmental Squat
    SSB Free Squat (No Box)
    Worked up to 315 x 3 (4 Sets)
    Reverse Hyper
    3 x 10
    Hamstring Curls
    3 x 10
    D-Bell Power Cleans
    3 x 10
    Standing Abs
    3 x 10

    Free squatting was tough. Since I am a bench fag, I always squat to a box. Frey pulled my beloved box for the next 3 weeks. Craig Smith tweaked my set up and form during the lift, which helped out a bunch--I had to bring my stance in a bit, and not sit back quite as far. My legs were toast.

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    11/03/10 Wednesday Week # 13 Day # 3
    Competition Bench
    Using shirt still (Double Ply Katana)
    Warm ups went like this"
    Empty Bar for 20--2 sets
    95 x 15
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 2
    405 x 2--2 board
    Put Shirt on
    520 x 4 to a 1 board
    520 x 4 to a 1 board
    550 x 4 to a 1 board
    550 x 4 to a 1 board
    Chest Supported T-Bar Row
    3 x 10
    Face Pulls
    3 x 10
    Weight didn't feel bad--alot of reps still which I am not used to with a shirt.

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    11/04/10 Thursday Week # 13 Day # 4

    Cardio
    30 minutes Precor Elliptical
    Standing Abs
    3 x 15

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    11/5/10 Friday Week # 13 Day # 5

    Deadlifts with 200 Lbs chain
    Worked up to 185 4 sets of 3 reps

    Back Extensions 3 x 10
    Hamstring Curls 3 x 10
    Halbert Rows 3 x 10
    Abs 3 x 10

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    11/7/10 Sunday Week # 14 Day # 1

    Raw Bench Worked up to
    355 x 4 4 Sets
    Elbows Out Extensions 2 x 10
    Lat Pulldown 2 x 10
    D-Bell Power Cleans 2 x 10
    Face Pulls 2 x 10

  7. #82
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    11/8/10 Monday Week # 14 Day # 2
    Squat Day--SSB Squats No Box
    Worked up to:
    335 x 3 3 Sets
    Squat Swing 2 x 10
    Reverse Hypers 2 x 10
    Leg Extensions 2 x 10
    Face Pulls 2 x 10
    Abs 2 x 10

  8. #83
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    11/10/10 Wednesday Week # 14 Day # 3
    Bench Day Shirt Work
    Warmed up then:
    545 x 4 2 Sets
    575 x 3 3 Sets
    Chest Supp T-Bar 2 x 10
    Face Pulls 2 x 10

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    11/12/10 Friday Week # 14 Day # 4
    Deadlifts with 200 lbs chain weight
    225 x 3 4 Sets
    Back Extensions 2 x 10
    Hamstring Curls 2 x 10
    Halbert Rows 2 x 10
    Abs 2 x 10

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    11/14/10 Sunday Week # 15 Day # 1
    Raw Bench
    Warmed up then:
    380 x 3 4 sets
    Elbows Out Ext 2 x 10
    Lat Pulldowns 2 x 10
    D-Bell Power Cleans 2 x 10
    Face Pulls 2 x 10

    This was last day as I start a deload this week. It was good getting back into the shirt--wasn't very heavy, but felt good getting some weight in the hands. After this deload, I begin my prep for the meet in March. Just received a new size 52 Double Ply Super Katana from Ken Anderson on Monday. It is bad ass. Double Ply with F-6 Material as the collar, sleeves shortened, and open back with 2 velcro straps. Cant wait to take it for a ride.

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    11/21/10 Sunday Week # 16 Day # 1

    Deload week is over--nothing significant to post did a few light training days, and cardio. Today will be the actual beginning of my meet training cycle. While Frey was on his way to the UGSS at Elite, he was able to swing by my gym and check it out and we discussed some training. Good Stuff.

    Raw Bench
    Warmed up then work sets were in the 70-78% range
    330 x 4 2 sets
    345 x 4 2 sets
    365 x 4 2 sets

    Elbows out extension
    4 x 12
    T-Bar Rows
    4 x 12
    Face Pulls
    4 x 12
    D-Bell Power Cleans
    4 x 10

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    11/22/10 Monday Week # 16 Day # 2
    SSB Squats No Box
    315 x 5 5 Sets
    Leg Swing
    4 x 10
    Leg Ext
    4 x 10
    Reverse Hypers
    4 x 10
    Abs
    4 x 15

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    11/24/10 Wednesday 15 weeks out

    Competition Bench Day
    Warmed up then: All Raw
    340 x 4 72%
    370 x 3 78%
    390 x 2 82%
    390 x 3 82%
    370 x 4 78%
    340 x 5 72%
    Chest Supp T-Bar
    4 x 10
    Halbert Rows
    4 x 10
    Face Pulls
    4 x 10

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    11/26/10 Friday 15 weeks out

    Deadlift Day
    355 5 sets x 5 reps
    Lower Back Machine
    4 x 10
    Hamstring Curls
    4 x 10
    Abs
    4 x 10

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    11/28/10 Sunday 14 Weeks Out
    Specialized Developmental Bench Day (Raw Bench)
    Work in between 77% and 82% of raw max of 475 total of 20 Reps
    365 x 5- 2 Sets 77%
    390 x 5--2 Sets 82%
    Hammer Strength High Pull
    4 x 10
    Elbows Out Ext
    4 x 10
    FacePull
    4 x 10
    Shrugs
    4 x 10

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    11/29/10 Monday 14 Weeks Out
    Specialized Developmental Squat
    SSB Free Squat with 120 lbs Chain
    275 x 4 5 Sets
    Reverse Hypers
    4 x 10
    Leg Swing
    4 x 10
    Leg Ext
    4 x 10
    Abs
    4 x 10

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    12/01/10 Wednesday 14 Weeks Out
    Competition Bench Day Raw--last week of Raw--I will be shirting up every week from here on out, except for deload weeks.
    Work in the ranges of 77 - 82% of raw max of 475.
    365 x 4 77% 2 Sets
    390 x 4 82% 3 Sets
    Lat Pulldown
    4 x 10
    Halbert Rows
    4 x 10
    Face Pulls
    4 x 10

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    12/03/10 Friday

    Deadlift day Rack Pull from lowest pin on power rack
    RPE of 8 (which means if do 4 reps, and then leave 3-4 reps in the tank)
    315 x 4
    315 x 4
    345 x 4
    345 x 4
    Low Back Machine
    4 x 10
    Hamstring Curls
    4 x 10
    Abs
    4 x 12

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    12/05/10 Sunday 13 Weeks Out
    Special Developmental Bench Reverse Light Band Bench Press
    315 x 4
    345 x 4
    365 x 4
    405 x 4
    Lat Pulldown
    3 x 12
    Elbows Out Extensions
    3 x 12
    Halbert Rows
    3 x 12
    Shrugs
    3 x 12

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    12/06/10 Squat Day
    SSB Bar Free Squat with 120 lbs chain
    275 x 4
    275 x 4
    295 x 4
    295 x 4
    Leg Swing
    3 x 12
    Reverse Hypers
    3 x 12
    Leg Extensions
    3 x 12
    Standing Abs
    3 x 15
    Still getting used to Free squatting--I have always squatted to a box in the past, so this has been challenging to me. Really trying to get good depth on each rep.

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    12/08/10 Wednesday 13 Weeks Out

    Competition Bench Day (Shirt)
    Warmed up raw up to 405 then added 2-ply Katana
    All sets are done to a 1 board
    510 x 4 70%
    510 x 4
    540 x 4 74%
    540 x 4
    540 x 4
    I put on my new 2-ply Super Katana on the 540 sets to start getting it broke in. Very tight--had to have my training partners literally move my hands out on the bar.
    Ended up getting 540 down to about 3/4 inch away from the 1 board on the last set. I plan on just putting this shirt on the last set each week, and use my opener shirt for the earlier sets from here on out.
    Chest Supported T-Bar
    4 x 10
    Band Face Pulls from different angles
    4 x 12

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    Gotta get my log updated--fell behind a bit. Start with last Friday, which would have been 12/17/10.
    Deadlifts--with a doubled up mini short band from bottom pin on power rack.
    Worked up to 225--4 sets x 3 reps
    Leg Press 400 x 10 3 sets
    Lower Back Machine 180, 190, 200 for 10 reps
    Hamstring Curls 3 x 10
    Standing Abs 3 x 10

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    Sunday 12/19/10 11 Weeks Out
    Special Developmental Bench
    Reverse Light Band Bench Press
    365 x 3
    405 x 3
    405 x 3
    425 x 3
    Elbows Out Ext
    3 x 7
    Lat Pull
    3 x 7
    Halbert Rows
    3 x 7
    Shrugs
    3 x 10

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    Monday 12/20/10 11 Weeks Out
    Squat Day
    SSB Free Squat w/120 lbs Chain
    275 x 3
    315 x 3
    315 x 3
    335 x 3
    All sets were good deep squats--RAW DOG
    Paramount Leg Swing
    3 x 7
    Reverse Hypers
    3 x 10
    Leg Ext
    3 x 7
    Standing Abs
    3 x 15

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    Wednesday 12/22/10 11 Weeks Out
    Competition Bench Day
    Warmed up raw to 405 on a 2 board
    Added Katana--All sets to a 1 board
    565 x 3 (78%)
    565 x 3
    595 x 3 (82%)
    595 x 3
    Put on new Super Katana
    595 x 3--Each rep came about 3/4 inch from touching 1 board. Shirt is starting to get broke in--just need some heavier weight to get close to touching in it.
    Chest Supported T-Bar Row
    3 x 7
    Face Pulls
    3 x 7
    Band Face Pulls from bottom
    3 x 12
    Gotta do some pulls on Friday, then I start my deload. Everything is feeling good. Looking forward to the next block and getting in to the heavier poundages. Lexen Meet is looking like a great turn out.

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