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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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  1. #1
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    Building with Maxi-Drol, and Maxi-Test............

    Ok, so this is my log on these 2 supps. that are designed to be used together in a certain way. Starting on Maxi-Drol, and mid-way through the cycle starting Maxi-Test for pct, and natural test production. Will post results, and overall general condition everyday, including after workout, so stay tuned, and give feedback.

    Last training session......
    Chest, Shoulders, Tris............

    Bench 4x4-6(210lbs.)
    Incline Dumbell 4x4-10(75 lb. bells)
    Incline Flyes 4x10-12(30 lb. bells)
    Barbell Shoulder Press 4x6-10(105 lbs.)
    Dumbell Press 4x6-10(50 lb. bells)
    Dumbell Upright Rows 3x6-12(35 lb. bells)
    Bent-Over One-Arm Lateralls 3x15(15 lb. dumbell)
    Weighted Dips 4x10(body+35 lbs.)
    Machine Dips 4x6-10(135 lbs.)
    Lying Dumbell Extentions 3xfail(20 lb. bells)

    Notes: Not many workouts under my belt, but noticed better pumps, and endurance with the 1st supp. It's a cycly, and I'm started the Maxi-Test halfway though. Only a few days or so into supplementation.

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    Back, Bi's.........6/9/10

    Wide-Grip Pullups 3xfail(bodyweight)
    Neutral-Grip Pullups 2xfail(body)
    Chins 2xfail(body)
    Wide-Grip Negatives 1x8(10 sec. descent)
    Neutral-Grip Negs 1x8(10 sec. descent)
    Reverse-Grip Negs 1x8(10 sec. descent)
    Bent-Over Barbell Rows 4x8-10(135 lbs.)
    Neutral-Grip Cable Rows 4x6-10(140 lbs.)
    Dumbell-Rows 4x6-10(55 lbs.)
    Barbell Curls 2x6-10(65 lbs.)
    Reverse-Grip Barbell Curls 2x6-8(bars=45 lbs.)
    Dumbell Curls 3x6-12(25 lbs.)

    Done!

    Notes: was gonna do abs also, but not enough time left, so I had to go. Overall feeling good. Good pumps, and weight went up on bent-over rows.

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    Leg, Calves, Abs.......6/11/10

    Smith-Machine Squats 4x6-12(305 lbs.)
    Deadlifts 4x6-10(245 lbs.)
    Dumbell Lunges 3x6-10(100 lbs.)
    Leg-Extentions 3x10-20(110 lbs.)
    Leg-Curls 3x10-15(90 lbs.)
    Machine Calf Presses 4xfail(90 lbs.)
    One-Legged Calf Raises 3xfail(25 lb. bell)
    Crunch 3xfail(body)
    Standing-Cable rotation 3x15(25 lbs.)
    Hanging-Leg raises 2xfail

    Done!

    Notes: Good energy throughout workout, 3 plates a side for 6 on squats, which is a pr. Other than that, nothing new to report.

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    Back, Bi's, Abs............6/15/10

    Weighted Pullups 3x6-12(25 lb. bell)
    Neutral Grip Pullups 2x6-10
    Chins 2x6-10
    Close-Grip Seated Cable Rows 3x6-10(140 lbs.)
    Bent-over Barbell Rows 4x6-10(135 lbs.)
    Bent-Over Dumbell Rows 3x10(60 lbs.)
    Barbell Curls 3x6-10(70 lbs.)
    Reverse-Barbell Curls 2x8(bar)
    Dumbell-Curls 2x8(25 lbs.)
    Cable-Rotations 3x15(25 lbs.)
    Decline-Weighted Crunches 2xfail(5 lb. med ball)

    Done!

    Notes: Some weights are starting to go up, and I'm getting a noticeably better pump.

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    Sorry for the highatous(did i spell that right?). I haven't been able to get in front of a cpu for probably a week until now, due to obligations.

    I'll post my last 3 workout, and they were all on consecutive days, cuz I had a 3 day guest pass at L.A.Fitness, but you have to use them on 3 consecutive days. Wack!

    6/21/10
    Chest, Shoulders,Calves, Abs..................

    Dumbell Shoulder Press 5x10
    One-Arm Rear Delt Raises 3x15
    Incline Bench Press 4x6-fail
    Dumbell-Incline Press 3x6-10
    Standing Calf Raises 4x10
    Seated Calf Raises 3x15

    Abdominal-Circuit............

    Sit-Up to Med Ball toss 2x20
    Med-Ball Toss to Side 2x20 each side
    Med-Ball Oblique Twists 2x20 each side

    Done!

    6/22/10(this workout is a little diff. from what I usually do, because it was given to us via instruction from a trainer, who later offered to try and get me a job in the place I might add. Not sure why exactly???)

    Back, Bi's, Some abs...............

    (He had me do the followling moves in a 5 move circuit, only resting as long as it took the other person to get through his set.)
    Front Pulldowns 4x10
    Reverse-Grip Pulldowns 4x10
    Behind the Neck Pulldowns 4x10
    Dumbell Curls 4x10
    Plank 30 secs.
    (straight sets)
    Close-Grip Seated Cable Rows 4x6-8
    One-Arm Machine Pulldowns 3x15(left arm, right arm, both arms=1 rep)

    Done!(it was my friends training session, and I think he is training for fighting, which would explain why the training session was not what I usually do.)

    6/23/10

    Legs......................

    Squats(i got a reg. rack again!) 4x6-12
    Deads 4x10
    Incline-Leg Press 4x10
    Leg-Extentions 3x15
    Lying-Leg Curls 3x15

    Done!

    So far this is what Iv'e noticed from the stack.

    Day 24..........

    Haven't done any 1 rep max test, but all my working sets have gone up considerably.

    For example:

    Dumbell Shoulder presses(60 bells x 10 reps easy!(very good for me!)
    Squat (295 x 4, and 254 x 15)
    Deads (265 x 10 easy)
    Leg Press (500 lbs x I lost count )

    Also noticing a considerable increase in muscle hardness, along with lean muscle gain. Almost like Iv'e began cutting, but I'm actually eating more. Stay tuned.

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    6/26/10

    Chest, Bi's............

    Incline Bench 4x6-10(180 lbs.)
    Flat Bench 3x6-10(190 lbs.)
    Flat-Dumbell Flyes 2x6-10(30 lbs.)
    Barbell Curls 3x6-8(70 lbs)
    Dumbell Curls 3x10(30 lbs.)

    Done!

    Notes: Just cancelled my gym membership, so it's back to the home workouts. I have everything that I need there anyhow.

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    6/28/10

    Back, Delts...............

    Wide-Grip Pullups 3xfail(bodyweight=180 lbs.)
    Neutral-Grip Pullups 2xfail(body)
    Bent-Over Rows 3x10(150 lbs.)
    One-Arm Shoulder Press 3x10(40 lbs.)
    Bent-Over One-Arm Lateralls 3x15(15 lbs.)
    Standing Lateralls 2x10(15 lbs.)
    Dumbell Shrugs 2x10(65 lbs.)

    Done!

    Best pumps so far on a lifting day, and all in the comfort of my own home!
    Last edited by prettyboy; 06-29-2010 at 04:27 PM. Reason: spelling........

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    I'll skip past the last chest, tri's workout I did, since I don't remember exactly how it went.

    I think I did delts also on that day.

    Back, Bi's............

    Wide-Grip Pullups 4x8-fail
    Bent-Over Barbell Rows 4x10
    One-Arm Dumbell Rows 3x12
    EZ-Bar Curls 5x8-12

    Legs, Calves..................

    Dumbell Lunges 3x10
    One-Legged Bulgarian Split Squat 3x10(each leg)
    Exercise Ball Leg Curl 3x10

    Done!

    Notes: Great workout. I get a little creative with leg workouts at home sometimes ,due to lack of equipment. The Bulgarian split squat is basically a one legged squat with one leg up on a chair. Very hard! The exercise ball leg curl is pretty self explanitory, and I must say, you fell it better than a leg-curl machine if you do it right.

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    Delts, Chest, Tris............7/10/10

    Bent-Over Rear Delt Lateralls 3x15
    One-Arm Dumbell Presses 3x8-12
    Standing Lateralls 3x8-12
    Incline Dumbell Presses 3x8-12
    Flat Dumbell Presses 3x8-12
    Flat Dumbell Flyes 3x8-12
    EZ-Bar French Presses 3x8-12
    Chair Dips 3x8-12
    One-Arm Seated Dumbell Overhead Extentions 3x8-12

    Done!

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    Back, Bi's..............7/12/10

    Wide-Grip Pullups 3xfail(bodyweight)
    Neutral-Grip Pullups 2xfail(body)
    Bent-Over Barbell Rows 3x10(140 lbs.)
    One-Arm Dumbell Rows 3x8-12(65 lbs.)
    EZ-Bar Curls 5x6-10(75 lbs.)

    Done!

    Notes: Iv'e been training my abs on days between workouts lately, and also working on isometrically contracting them(posing) for sets after ab training to bring out more deffenition. Hopefully it will pay off whenever I decide to go on a cutting diet. It's day 31 of my supp. stack also, and overall it's been working very well. Weights stayed the same relatively. Still good pumps, but strength seems to increase every workout when I have creatine in the mix, and I just ran out last workout. Maxi-Drol, & Maxi-Test really seem to boost the effectiveness of creatine, so maybe I should anty-up real quick!

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    Hey guys. I have a question. What do you think of a 1 body part per day split, to shorten workout, for added intensity for that part of the day?

    As long as I seperate parts on specific days appropriately of course.

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    Chest..................7/15/10

    Explosive Bench press 3x3-5(140 lbs.)
    Plyometric Pushups 3xfail(bodyweight)
    Bench Press 3x8-10(19o lbs.)
    Inline-Flyes 3x8-10(30 lb bells.)
    Pushups 2xfail(body)

    Done!

    Notes: Experimenting with adding plyo, and explosive moves to my training for a sports performance, and explosive power boost in my training. Quite the workout. I'm adding adding an explosive style move at the beggining of each workout, for each muscle group, for each training session now, to work the most inefficient fast twitch fibers, then in the middle it's more strength/ hypertrophy moves with heavier weight, and then I might throw in a shaper/isolation(hence the flyes, and finally finishing move for muscular endurance(pushups). This way I work all aspects of the muscle!( Power, strength/hypertrohy, shape, and endurance)

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    Back.................7/18/10

    Wide-Grip Pullups 3xfail
    Neutral-Grip Pullups 2xfail
    Bent-Over Rows 3x8-10
    One-Arm Dumbell Rows 3x8-10

    Done!

    Notes: Training session was pretty good, but could have been better, cuz for some reason Iv'e had a splitting headache since yesterday, and trained through it. Plus my buddy was trying to put me in a rear-naked choke today, just ****in around, and put me to sleep, but I learned how to defend that from watching fight vids, and I can defend that move on my back.....lol!

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    Just Tri's.............7/20/10

    Stability Ball Pullups 3x10
    Stability Ball Lying-Dumbell Extensions 3x10
    Reverse Tricep Extensions 3x10

    Done!

    Notes: Wow, not alot of work when your only training just tri's, or Bi's for that matter, at home! Great workout nonetheless. Not alot to report as far as weights are concerned, due to it being only tricep day, but Iv'e noticed that when I'm on Maxi-Drol, and Maxi-Test I get full body pumps in the morning without training, especially after drinking coffee, and taking my creatine soon after. Interesting. lol!

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    Chest, Shoulder's...............7/26/10

    Flat Bench 4x8-20(high rep sets were warm ups)
    Incline Bench 3x6-10
    Pushups w/ Perfect Pushups Apparatis 3xfailure(rotated from netral grip at bottom, to overhand at top)
    Rear-Delt Raises 3x10-20
    Standing-Dumbell Presses 3x8-10
    Seated One-Arm Dumbell Presses 2x6-10
    Standing Laterall-Raises 3x10-15

    Done!

    Notes: Thinking about training abs in the evening before bed, because work tends to interupt my workouts alot when least expected, so I like to get 'em done asap. I only trained 2 bodyparts today because I missed to days of training due to this reason. I'll be training the next two days to play catch up.

    Question??? Waht type of cardio routine do you guys think I should get on for when I'm done with my supp. cycle? I figured I'd diet by cutting out grain carbs, and do intervals, but I'm not sure how much too do while dieting so I don't go flat on muscle fullness, so should I start with maybe 15 min. intervals, and work up from there depending on results???

    Notes: My abck is deff. better while on this stack, and now Iv'e got new vasularity, and striations in my chest that Iv'e never seen before. PLUS!

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    Back....................7/28/10

    Pullups 3x10-15(bodyweight)
    Neutal-Grip Pullups 2x8-10(body)
    Chins 2x6-10(body)
    Bent-Over Barbell Rows 3x10(140 lbs.)
    One-Arm Dumbell Rows 3x10( 65 lbs.)
    Done!

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    Arms, Abs......................8/1/10

    EZ-Bar Curls 5x6-20(20 was warmup, 80 lbs.)
    Standing Dumbell Curls 3x10(25 lbs.)
    Concentration Curls 3x8-12(25 lbs.)
    Dumbell Close-Grip Bench Press 4x8-12(130 lbs.)
    EZ-Bar French presses 3x8-12(70 lbs.)
    Chair-Dips 3xfail(bodyweight)
    Ab-Roller 4xfail
    Old Fashioned Sit-Ups 3xfail
    Seated-Knee Ups 2xfail
    Lying Leg-Raises 2xfail

    Done!

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    Ok so my cycle with the Maxi-Drol is over. Weights are as follows.........

    Main Lifts:
    Bench 235x2
    Deadlift 325x1
    Squat 315x5
    Bent-Over Row 150x10
    Dumbell-Shoulder Press 75 lb. bells

    I'm thinking about starting a cutting cycle using circuit style training. More posts soon.

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    New circuit routine............

    Ok, so now I'm switching to this circuit routine to help with cutting, plus a gonna start a punching power oriented routine the day after each circuit, for the obvios.

    This is what the circuit for this month looks like:

    Jump Rope 60
    > secs.(included as warmup)
    > Feet Elevated Pushup 20-30
    > Bent-Over Dumbell Row 20
    > Squat to Shoulder Press 20
    > Romanian-Dumbell Deadlift 20
    > Double-Crunch 30
    > Jump Rope 60 secs.

    Next month something like this:

    Short hops, or jumping jacks 60 secs. continous
    Pushups 20-30(or failure)
    Bent-Over Rows or Pullups 20(or fail)
    Reg. Squats or Squat Push Presses 20(or fail)
    Reg. Deadlift or Romanian 20(or fail)
    Any Type of Ab exercise 30(or fail)
    Short Hops, or Jumping Jacks 60 secs. continous

    I guess it's not that diff., but it shows where I might sub. out the original exercises for ones I might like! I'm resting 72 hrs. between circuits, and of course the punching power routine will be after the circuits, so it's gonna be 2 days on, and 1 day off for this unique, non-bodybuilding, more sports perfomance oriented split I guess.

    Please comment as I go along. I'll keep you posted.

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    Jump Rope 60
    > secs.(included as warmup)
    > Feet Elevated Pushup 20-30(bodyweight)
    > Bent-Over Dumbell Row 20(30 lb. bells)
    > Squat to Shoulder Press 20(30 lb. bells)
    > Romanian-Dumbell Deadlift 20(45 lb. bells)
    > Double-Crunch 30
    > Jump Rope 60 secs.

    Same workout. Finished. Same result. Gassed!

    I'm not so sure I'm gonna do the punching training anymore. Still debating. I keep ya'll posted.

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    Same circuit..........8/23/10

    Short Hops 60 sec.
    Feet Elevated Pushups 20-30(body)
    Bent-Over Dumbell Rows 20(35 lb. bells)
    Thruster 20(25 lb. bells)
    Romanian Deadlift 20(45 lb. bells)
    Crossover Crunch 30(or fail)
    Short Hops 60 sec.

    3 times through, 30 sec. between exercises, 30 secs. between circuits.

    Done!

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    Circuit Training......8/26/10

    Short Hops 60 sec.
    Feet Elevated Pushups 20-30(or fail)
    Bent-Over Dumbell Rows 20(or fail)
    Dumbell Squat to Overhead Press 20(or fail)
    Romanian Deadlift 20(or fail)
    Crossover Crunch 30(or fail)
    Short Hops 60 sec.

    Repeated 3 times, 30 secs. rest between sets, and circuits,

    Done!

    Notes: Feeling a bit better throughout the routine this time around. Probably getting more used to it, and maybe my conditioning has gone up a bit. Good stuff!

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    Once again..............8/30/10

    Short Hops 60 sec.
    Feet Elevated Pushups 20-30(or fail)
    Bent-Over Dumbell Rows 20(or fail)
    Dumbell Squat to Overhead Press 20(or fail)
    Romanian Deadlift 20(or fail)
    Crossover Crunch 30(or fail)
    Short Hops 60 sec.

    Repeated 3 times, 30 secs. rest between sets, and circuits,

    Done!

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