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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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    Journey to being less weak

    Thought I'd start a log so I can monitor my progress. I want to get up to a 405 deadlift, 365 squat and ~255 bench.

    Current:
    Deadlift - 340
    Squat - 315
    Bench - 225

    Today's workout:

    Deadlift
    warmups
    235/4x4
    275/2x2
    225/10

    Was going to do front squats after but my right knee and right hip were feeling weird so I didn't want to mess them up

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    Today was supposed to be back/bi but my upper back was destroyed from deads, so changed it to shoulder/arms - frat boy workout lol.

    bb curls
    75/8x3

    preacher bb curl
    55/failurex3

    seated bb press
    95/10
    115/8
    115/5
    the rack is ******ed, you have to rerack it super low. new gym has idiot designed equipment.

    db skull crusher
    25/10x2

    tricep pushdown with W bar


    new routine will be:

    sunday - deadlift + back/bi
    monday - shoulders or rest day
    tuesday - rest
    wednesday - squat day or running day (alternating weeks)
    thursday - rest
    friday - bench & chest
    saturday - rest
    Last edited by cheeseburgler; 08-30-2010 at 09:35 PM.

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    legs were too sore to squat so i swapped in my friday workout (bench) since i felt fine in my chest/shoulder/arms.

    bench
    warmup
    135/6
    165/5
    185/3
    205/7 PR
    205/2x3

    Incline DB
    80/7
    70/9

    Dips
    bw+25/10
    bw+25/8

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    hey john nice work.....

    btw

    weight x sets x reps

    or just

    weight x reps
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    I prefer my way.

    Weight/RepsxSets
    Last edited by cheeseburgler; 09-02-2010 at 05:58 PM.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

    Log to 1,000 pound total: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?138552

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    front squat
    95/8
    135/4
    185/2
    205/1
    225/1 PR
    235/0
    235/0

    leg press
    3pps/15
    4pps/10 just worked on speed from a dead stop

    back squat
    225/5 wanted to try new shoes and they suck for squats.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

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    bench
    135/6
    165/5
    185/2
    210/5 PR
    210/2x3 PR


    incline
    85/5
    80/8 PR

    dips / dip machine - some heavy, some light
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

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    Calculates to an estimated 241.5lb bench so next time i 1rm i'm going to try ~235.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

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    Deadlift (no straps - used chalk on heavier ones. double OH on all except mixed on 305)
    warmup with 135 & 185
    235/4x4
    275/2x1
    305/2x1
    235/10

    DB Row (per side)
    85/10x1
    100/10x2

    Pullups 30 sec rest sets
    BW/8x1
    BW/5x2
    BW/4

    Pulldowns
    3 sets of 10 getting progressively heavier

    ez curl bar
    85/8
    85/6 dropset 65/6
    Last edited by cheeseburgler; 09-06-2010 at 05:16 PM.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

    Log to 1,000 pound total: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?138552

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    Bench
    warm up
    135/6
    165/6
    185/4
    210/6 PR - got a story for this one
    210/2x2
    215/4 PR

    So I was waiting ~3 minutes to do my 210 set since I wanted to make sure I got it. This dude comes up to me while I'm sitting on bench and it's loaded w/ the 210.

    Random dude: "Are you using this bench?"
    Me: "Yes..."
    Random ddue: "How many sets do you have left?"
    Me: "Three or so"
    Random dude: " Well are you going to work out, or what??? Like...lets do this."
    Me: Evil glare, no response and put headphone back in.

    Stupid **** walks away after doing a little gesture with his hands like "come on". This got me royally pissed off and I thank him for this, made me rage for my set. I fired 6 for a PR with no spot and could have done more. Then did 210/2x2, but those were easy so I did 215 and was going for 2 and got 4 easily. I'm going to go for 215/6 and then 215/2x3 next week and I think I'll get it easy. Thanks to the little **** for the rage. I ended up seeing him later and he was benching 135 for a few reps and super setting with 25lb DB curls CHEST AND BI's BRO

    Anyway, back to log.

    Incline DB
    80/8
    80/6

    Standing OH Press
    95/10
    115/3x2
    felt really weak, I need to work on these.

    Tri rope pushdown for pump
    Last edited by cheeseburgler; 09-08-2010 at 05:18 PM.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

    Log to 1,000 pound total: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?138552

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    nice benching newb
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Haven't back squatted in a long time, had been dedicating my legs to deadlift and front squats, so #'s weren't that great. I'm starting a new pre-exhaust routine for legs so I think the volume will help over time even if the #'s don't look that great

    Squat
    135/6
    185/6
    235/4x4
    255/2x1
    275/2x1

    Also going to start working on him mobility with this info:
    http://stronglifts.com/7-dynamic-str...-hip-mobility/

    I saw today my school gym has records, the bench is only 315 but the squat was something like 465, I wish I was a fat bastard so I could break both of those...maybe by the time I graduate in 2 years...
    Last edited by cheeseburgler; 09-10-2010 at 05:02 PM.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

    Log to 1,000 pound total: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?138552

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    Shoulder felt a little odd when warming up, but not painful so I did it any way.

    bench
    warm up
    135/6
    165/5
    185/3
    205/1
    215/6 -- not going to count this though. I had someone working in with me so I asked them for a spot and told them NOT TO TOUCH IT UNLESS I FAILED. On the 3rd rep I fired it up, on the 4th rep they started touching it with their fingers as it went up, I didn't need help. I told them not to touch it, they touched it on 5th rep and 6th rep too...FML. I will try again next week and ask someone that's not dumb for a spot.
    215/2x3

    Incline
    80/10 PR
    80/8 PR for 2nd set

    Dip machine
    just did random weight for 25+ reps

    single arm rope pulldow, felt like it isolated tri more, going to do it again next time.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

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    nice benching, sucks about the spotter
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    bar and 95lb squats for warmup
    135 dls for warmup
    185/3
    225/2
    275/1
    315/1
    315/1
    335/1
    355/1 PR - finally I PR my deadlift, it sucks. but i see this skyrocketing shortly...I think I just need to rip harder off the floor.

    everyone was staring at me after the lift, and someone said "damn ur hella strong". i was like "LOLWUT?" i is so weak...if only they knew tons of people have 500+ deadlifts.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

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    bench
    warmup
    135/6
    165/4
    185/2
    205/8 PR for 205. was trying a new gym so wasnt sure if i could do 215/6, will try next time.
    205/2x2
    215/4

    incline db
    80/9
    85/5

    db shoulder
    50/10
    60/6

    kb skullcrusher
    20/10
    26/8

    tri pulldown
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

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    horrible squatting today, i haven't back squatted in a long time though and i maxed dead on wednesday, so might explain it...

    squat
    warmup
    135/6
    185/3
    225/1
    275/1
    295/0 fml
    135/10
    185/10
    225/10

    box squat
    225/8x2
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

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    Bench
    warmup
    135/6
    165/4
    185/3
    205/1
    215/7 almost had 8 but needed spot - PR
    215/2x2 (no spotter so didnt want to fail)
    215/4

    going to get 220/6 next time and then hoepfully soon 225/6 which will be nuts, i feel like i got 225x1 not that long ago.

    incline
    85/6 i forget
    85/4

    just trying to force myself to try heavier weight

    db shoulder
    50/10

    kb skull crusher
    25/6
    35/6

    tricep rope pull down 1 arm at a time
    20/fail
    Last edited by cheeseburgler; 09-22-2010 at 10:10 PM.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

    Log to 1,000 pound total: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?138552

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    nice job juan!
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    <3 gracias

    tried a new routine today for back...it's kind of a BB hypertrophy kind of deal

    shoulder press
    50/10x3
    SS front raise 15/10x3

    DB row - no straps
    85/9x2
    85/10x1

    Arnold Press
    40/10x2

    Lat pulldown
    3 sets, dont know, just mediumx2 heavy x1

    BB shrugs
    135/15
    185/10
    225/10 straps

    Upright row with rope on machine
    3 sets of 10 medium weight, will try DB or BB next time

    pretty tiring but not sure if it will help growth...we'll see.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

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    was just working on DL form today, nothing is a max really.
    135/5
    185/4
    225/1x5 (5 sets of single)
    275/5x2 (2 sets of 5)

    then the gym closed...at 3 pm...wtf? didn't see that one coming, so just did calf raises and back hypers to practice activating glutes and then good mornings with just the bar to try to learn them.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

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    bench
    warmup
    135/10
    185/3
    205/1
    220/6 PR
    220/2x3

    could have had it easier/maybe 7 if my spotter didnt have down syndrome yet again. i'm going to start benching at 24 hour fitness I guess where I can pick out someone who's actually strong/smart for a spot. on rep 1 they had their hands ready to grab the bar down at my chest....ugh...so annoying. anyway, still got it, not sure if i can get 225/6 though, i'll have to be pretty recovered for that, maybe on friday or saturday, we'll see.

    incline db
    85/7x2 PR

    tried to do bb shoulder press in the rack but after rep #1 i realized i smashed the bar into a dangling light overhead...i don't know who designed this gym it's ret@rded, another reason to lift at 24.
    Last edited by cheeseburgler; 09-27-2010 at 04:43 PM.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

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    better squats than last time but still not what they used to be (275x7 is PR), getting there though, probably 2-3 more workouts.

    squat
    warmup 95 & 135
    185/5
    225/5
    245/5
    255/5
    265/4 (with belt)

    bb lunges
    95/10
    115/10

    then did bench w/ bar and 10lb DB flys to get some active recovery/stretching in
    Last edited by cheeseburgler; 09-29-2010 at 07:10 PM.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

    Log to 1,000 pound total: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?138552

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    failure bench day, left pec crampd on first set and then left hamstring cramped on second, by then i was too tired to do more

    bench
    warmup
    185/3
    205/1
    225/2
    225/2
    225/2
    205/7
    215/4 failed on 5

    I'm going to rest a week or so on bench because my shoulder feels bad now and then try 220/6

    Incline
    85/7
    85/5

    KB skullcrushers
    26/8
    26/7
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

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    Tried conventional deads again now that I believe I have the hip mobility to do so without rounding my lower back. Looks like I was right.

    Deadlift
    warmup with 135/3 & 185/3
    225/1 - conventional
    225/1 - sumo
    275/1 - conventional
    275/1 - sumo
    295/5 - conventional
    315/4 - conventional PR!

    a gym employee told me not to drop the weight after the set, BUZZ KILLINGTON lololol

    I'm going to be training conventional for a while now that I know I can do it without rounding because I have a lot more power especially off the floor which I like with sumo. with sumo i'll get like 2" off the ground and then lack power from 2" to knee and then knee to lockout is easy...maybe sumo deficits? that would put a lot of strain on hips though probably.

    bb rows
    135/10 Overhand
    155/10 overhand
    185/6 overhand
    185/9 underhand

    pullups
    BW/10

    DB rows
    85/10x2

    probably need to start doing back at other gym because theis gym's DB's dont go above 85 and i do them easily for multiple sets of 10
    Last edited by cheeseburgler; 10-04-2010 at 06:18 PM.
    6'2" @ 200 pounds
    Deadlift 405, Squat 315, Bench 260
    Total: 980
    Front Squat: 225x1, 215x3

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