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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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    Basement Dweller

    Beginning a new log, kind of a bad time because I am feeling beat up at the moment and will look to deload in a couple of weeks but oh well. Current supplements are Results,Protein,Fish oil and Flax seed oil. I was involved in powerlifting about 12-15 years ago and stepped away due to life and kids (no excuse I know) but i have been back at it for the last 2-3 years, Currently 36 years old. So here we go.

    8/9/10 monday
    sus. gm's / camber bar / navel high
    135x10x2
    225x2
    275x2
    315x1
    365x1
    405x1
    425x1 (20 lb pr)

    pull throughs 3x10

    seated camber gm's
    155x10
    185X10
    205X10

    bb rows
    185x12
    185x12
    205x10
    felt strong today on the sus. gm's. I usually see good carryover to my deadlift from these.

    Tuesday 8/10/10
    abs 6x10-15
    ghr bwt. only 3x10 (bwt. 234)

    Wed. 8/11/10
    rev. band floor press / green hole 11
    135x10
    185x5
    add bands 225x3
    275x1
    295x1
    315x1
    335xmiss WTF! (my pr is 340)
    305x2x2

    tate press
    60x10
    70x10
    60x10

    seated bb press (bar in front)
    135x10
    155x10
    175x8

    black band shrugs 3x15

    face pulls 3x15
    Feeling overtrained and have been dealing with back spasms especially while laying down. Maybe this explains the big egg I laid during the floor press. Deload and see the massage therapist in a week and a half.

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    Strong work and congrats on the PR
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    thanks.
    8/12/10 thursday
    raw squat
    barx10/135x10x2
    225x6
    315x6
    365x6
    405x6 (had 415 maybe for 6?)
    405x3
    405x3

    ghr 3x15 bwt only

    camber bar step ups (I hate these damn things)
    95x8x2

    db rows
    110x12
    120x10
    130x7

    Playn around with the HCT training for the past couple of weeks before I start meet preparation.
    Took it a little easy with the volume on the back due to the muscle spasms of late. Not a bad day.

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    friday 8/13
    extra work
    abs 6x10-12
    panora press 3x20-25
    band pull aparts 3x15-20
    foam rolling for the hips/back

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    saturday 8/14 off
    contrast bath and shower
    foam roller

    sunday 8/15 bwt: 234
    raw bench barx10 135x10/135x5
    185x6
    205x6
    225x6
    250x6 (last rep slow)
    250x3
    250x3

    db incline 80x10x3

    band pushups 1x12 1x10

    straight bar pressdowns 3x12

    panora press 3x15

    raw bench continues to be awful, oh well keep working at it.

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    monday 8/16/10
    deficit deads (bar about 1 inch off foot/around lower ankle)
    135x8
    225x2
    275x2
    315x1
    365x1
    405x1
    425x1 smoked (matched previous PR)
    445x1 miss just below knee
    405X1 just because
    probably had 435 but got carried away

    seated camber bar gm
    185x10
    205x10
    225x10

    pull throughs 2x12

    bb rows 225x10x3

    wide grip pulldowns 3x12

    lower back was fried/can't wait for deload and massage next week.

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    tuesday 8/17/10
    abs 6x10-15
    strght bar curls 95x8x3
    leg curls 3x20

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    8/18/10 bwt. 235
    pin press hole 10(4-5 brd range) 1.5 min. rest
    barx15
    135x10
    225x4
    275x2
    315x1
    work sets
    340x5
    350x5x2sets
    305x10 failure
    310x10 failure

    3brd close grip index on smooth
    225x8x3sets

    seated bb press hole 14
    135x12x2
    185x5x2sets

    bb shrugs
    365x10x3

    bent over rev. flyes
    30x15x3sets

    good session. bench lockout feels like it is getting stronger. we'll see when the shirt goes on in a few weeks.

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    8/19/10 raw squat
    left hip absolutely killing me/ foam roll x alot/ icy hot
    barx15
    135x10
    225x5
    275x3
    315x2 hip started to warm up finally
    365x1
    405x1
    455x1 plus knee wraps
    475x1 PR
    500x1 PR

    rev. hypers 3x12

    db rows 100x12x2

    wide grip pulldowns 3x12

    really good day today. i usually get about 80-85 lbs. out of my single ply suit so that puts me in the 580-585 ballpark. really close to my end of the year goal of 600 in single ply. but this is only a gym PR the platform is where it counts.

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    friday 8/20/10
    extra work
    abs 4z10-12
    face pulls 3x20
    blue band stiff leg gms 3x20

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    Def got some nice strength going on in here man...keep up the efforts!

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    thanks. continue to work and learn.

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    sunday 8/22/10
    raw bench
    barx10
    135x10/135x5
    185x6
    205x6
    225x6
    235x6
    255x6
    255x3
    255x3

    flat db
    100x8
    100x6
    80x10

    band pushups 2x12

    tricep ext/overhead rope 3x12

    strght bar pressdowns 2x10

    triceps smoked. deload until 8/29. deep tissue massage tomorrow, oh yeah.

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    8/27 friday
    Couldn't stay away for a full week, so I decided to do a little extra work today.
    Abs 4x12-15
    green band tricep pressdowns 3x12-15
    blue band pull aparts 3x15

    Back in the shirt this Sunday. Looking foward to it, my bench sucks but I love working with the shirt. Kind of odd.
    Last edited by blong; 08-27-2010 at 09:55 AM.

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    Congrats on the squatting PRs, 2 PRs in one session is impressive;
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Congrats on the squatting PRs, 2 PRs in one session is impressive;
    thanks. My squat is coming along.

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    8/29 sunday (bwt. 234)
    barx10
    135x10
    185x5
    225x5
    275x3 added 1 brd. and shirt
    295x3
    315x3
    325x3 PR

    db flat press
    85x15
    85x11
    85x10

    band pushups 2x10-12

    tate press 60x10x3

    vbar tricep pressdowns 3x10-15

    felt good to be back in the shirt. another PR today so things are still coming along. triples in a shirt to a one board really feels like an endurance test. smoked when done.

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    monday 8/30/10

    2 hole rack pull+green bands / about mid shin raw
    135x10
    225x5 added bands about 25lb. each side
    315x3
    405x1
    455x1
    475x1
    495xmiss (previous pr w/ suit)

    pull throughs 4x10-15

    ghr 2x10-12 + blue band

    db rows 110x10 120x10 130x8

    cg pulldowns 3x10-15

    good workout but no pr's / guess i can't expect them every time.
    Last edited by blong; 08-30-2010 at 04:41 PM.

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    tuesday 8/31/10 bwt. 238
    abs 3x15
    biceps 3x20
    ghr bwt only 3x10
    treadmill 20 min.
    gotta make friends with the treadmill again as body weight is creeping up. sucks to be fat.

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    wed. 9/1/10 bwt. 237
    rev, band /green floor press
    barx15
    135x10
    185x5
    225x3 added bands
    275x2
    295x1
    315x1
    335x1
    345xmiss at lockout
    315x2

    jm press with ez curl bar
    105x10
    115x10
    125x10x2sets

    tate press
    60x10x2 sets

    standing db shoulder press
    35x18x3sets

    db shrugs
    80x20
    100x15x2 sets

    face pulls 3x12-15

    floor presses stronger than last time but no pr's

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    Man you should try those rack pulls with quad mini bands. Its more like 220 pounds of tension, they've ton a lot for my pull
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lones Green View Post
    Man you should try those rack pulls with quad mini bands. Its more like 220 pounds of tension, they've ton a lot for my pull
    yeah I was thinking myself of using more band tension next time this excercise comes around, thanks for the input..

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    9/2/10 thursday
    camber box squat + chains (40 lb.)
    single ply viking no straps
    135x10x2
    225x5
    225x2 added chains
    315x1 added suit no straps
    365x1
    405x1
    455x1 matched previous pr

    rev. hypers 3x10-12

    back ext. + camber bar 3x15

    bb rows
    185x10
    225x10
    245x8

    wide grip pulldowns 3x10-15

    no pr's on camber box squats however was using a box about an inch below parallel this time as opposed to when I set the pr before. trying to correct the problem i have been having in meets about cutting depth high.

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    friday 9/3/10 bwt. 235
    abs 6x10-12
    ghr 3z12
    bent over reverse flyes 3x15
    green band tricep pressdowns 2x15
    treadmill later about 20 minutes
    Last edited by blong; 09-03-2010 at 11:09 AM.

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    9/5/10 bwt. 235
    shirted bench doubles /3 brd. + 40 lb. chain
    barx 10
    135x10
    185x5
    225x5
    ring finger on rings
    275+x2 added 40 lb. chains/3 brd./ single ply shirt
    315+x2
    335+x2
    355+x2 PR (previous pr was 350)
    365+x2 Huge PR

    db incline
    85x10
    85x9
    85x10

    band pushups
    2x15

    tricep rope ext. overhead
    4x12-15

    strght. bar pressdowns
    3x10-15

    Great day on the bench lockout today. I have been getting some pain in collar bone down into pec area when using the shirt occasionally, anybody got an idea out there I would love to have some input on possible causes.
    Bench and squat seem to be improving but still searching for the key to unlock the deadlift. Can't seem to make any big increases in the deadlift only 5lb. here or there very inconsistant.

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