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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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  1. #176
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    Solid effort overall bro.

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    Wow....just took the time to read thru your entire journal. Super nice job! It was fun watching you attain PR after PR. Very motivating indeed. I will subscribe and follow your thread. Nice job City!!!!
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    Coke: Thanks! I'm Really trying to work around this shoulder. In time, it will heal.

    Annette: Thanks for droppin on by I find it very motivating to see my numbers go up in such a time frame. From a 135 front squat to a 275 front squat. 225 deadlift to 425? Scary numbers for 12 weeks ago eh? Must be heart.

    But again, wrist wraps...anyone got any decent recommendations?
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    WEEK 13
    Day 3
    Weight 184.7

    Box Jump 5x3 @ 43"

    Front Squat (135 warmup)
    225x6
    255x6
    255x6
    245x6
    245x6

    Reverse DB Lunge
    140x8
    140x8
    140x8
    140x8

    Weighted Jump Squats
    95x10
    95x10
    95x10

    One-legged SHELC 3x8

    Seated Calf Raises
    140x10
    140x10
    150x10
    150x10

    I need to MacGuyver a way to add more inches to the 43" ledge I'm jumping on. This is getting WAY too easy. I looked at my weight today and thought to myself "WTF". Must have been food or water. Whatever.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    are you roiding bro? hehehe
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    Moving big weights, great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    But again, wrist wraps...anyone got any decent recommendations?
    APT or Inzer

    I have the black APT with blue stripes (I can't find them on APTs site). I also have the Inzer wrist wraps that are black and red. I like them both, but the APT wraps rock.
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    184? so fat, but seriously awesome lifting.

    J Sully had some good advice, as did The Brazzen , I would give it some thought.
    H: 5'7" W:185
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    “Persistence Persistence.” - Calvin Coolidge.
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    APT are great!

    Training is spot on!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Building Mighty Mitts...

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    WEEK 13
    Day 4
    Weight 184.6


    Bench Press <rehab>
    135x6
    185x6 Paused
    135x6 Paused

    T-Bar Row
    135x6
    135x6
    145x6
    145x6
    145x6

    Weighted Dips
    +55x8
    +55x8
    +55x8
    +55x8

    High Pull
    110x6
    130x6
    140x6
    140x6

    Overhead DB Press
    55x8
    40x8
    40x8
    45x8

    Ring Push-Ups (to failure)
    18/14/9

    Weighted Pull-Ups
    +20
    +15
    +10

    Barbell Rollouts
    3x10

    So with my benches/rehab I'm using this time to develop my bench form. So I read a good way to develop your bench isn't to just grip the bar, but to pretend like you are bending it to cause your elbows to tuck more. I gave it a go and my bench felt real strong. Went light on ODBP and increased my dip weight.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    Good deal on tweaking your benching form, it will serve you well in the long run.

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    Big day there Rob!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Building Mighty Mitts...

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    ha, just kidding. We both know you're not fat, but seriously, don't get caught in that i'm fat bullshit. Just keep eating and doing what you're doing.

    Oh and girl's don't give a shit and lets be honest, we all want to look good for women. If someone says otherwise, they're full of shit. I tell my girl I'm fat all the time, she doesn't care and I'm 190, 5'7.
    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

    “Persistence Persistence.” - Calvin Coolidge.
    "I'm so pissed at how dumb this thread is that I think I'll go kick my cat. Again"-Belial
    "I mean, it's kind of like neutering your cat, hoping that'll stop your dog from humping your leg." - Belial
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cards View Post
    184? so fat
    FUCK YOU IT'S MUSCLEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! *shakes fist*
    But seriously, I saw the 184 and thought to myself....Am I really growing? Guess so. This time of the year is my convenient "bulk" time anyway. When spring rolls around I'll be cutting down probably.

    Coke: Thanks! I already felt a big difference in speed and comfort. Just feels right.
    Nick: Felt like a big day to me. I cooled down with my battling ropes routine as well. The more I think of it, the more I want to revise my training program. Gah. Thanks again to everyone who made wrist strap recommendations.

    Cards(2): I've never been worried about self image. I know I'm not a lard and that's all that counts. I had a friend in the gym ask what kind of roids I'm on, I smiled and said "thanks for the compliment" and continued on with my training. I'm not one to get easily offended by jokes.
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-16-2011 at 05:49 AM.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    WEEK 14
    Day 1
    Weight 183.3

    Warm-up: Broad Jumps, dynamic stretching, and foam rolling

    Deadlift
    135x3
    225x3
    315x1
    365x1
    385x1
    405x1
    425x1

    Bulgarian Lunge
    160x8
    160x8
    160x8
    160x8

    Romanian Deadlift
    225x8
    225x8
    225x8

    BB Hack Squat
    295x15 (reset reps)
    295x15 (reset reps)
    295x15 (reset reps)

    Seated Calves 4x10 @ 140, 140, 140, 140

    Changing up the deadlift scheme a bit. Going to pull singles now instead of doing this insane volume work. I think I forgot my pre-work out bathroom break or something (felt bloated LOL).

    Anyway, the deadlift revision was great. I could focus more on speed off the ground and revisit posture/etc. Thumbs up day. Next week will be some other erector training.
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-17-2011 at 04:10 PM.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    Great day, glad to see you're taking the advice of others. You'll be at 5 plates in no time.

    Edit: how tall are you?
    Last edited by Cards; 10-17-2011 at 03:19 PM.
    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

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    "I'm so pissed at how dumb this thread is that I think I'll go kick my cat. Again"-Belial
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    Interesting training Method I like it. What program/Philosophy do you use?
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    you should get a pair of short bands from EFS to throw on for a couple triples. After you've reached your top end sent, drop 50-100lbs, throw the bands on their and do them. It's pretty fun pulling against bands.
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    WEEK 14
    Day 2
    Weight: 182.0


    Incline BB Press
    185x6
    195x6
    205x3
    195x5
    185x3

    Pullups!
    BWx6
    BWx6
    BWx6
    BWx6

    Neutral DB Press
    60x8
    65x8
    70x8
    75x8

    Push Press
    115x8
    125x8
    125x8
    125x8

    Bent-Over lateral raises
    30x8
    30x8
    30x8
    30x8

    EZ Bar curls
    90x6
    90x6
    100x6
    100x6

    Hammer Curls (each arm - DB on preacher bench)
    30x25
    30x25

    Russian BB twist
    3x16@ 45BB+20
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    Clearly moving in the right direction, making great strides guy.

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    Nice job on the inclines! Must feel good to be over 200

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    Cards: I stand at 5'9". The volume was absurd and was just taking forever. The singles are a great way to put emphasis elsewhere as opposed to "fuck now I have 5 more in this set" kind of thing.

    Thomas: The deadlifts are modeled after some pointers I got from NickNZL and Chris Rodgers. The rest can be found in the link of page 1.

    Sully: How would I keep them grounded? Borrow the heavy ass dumbbells for a session?

    Coke: I definitely feel as if I am. The feedback from some gym training friends is great.

    greemah: It does feel good, considering my shoulder still feels weird for horiz pressing. I want to round off these sets though.
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-18-2011 at 07:36 PM.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    depends on the band. if you use short minis, monster minis or lights, you can just stand on them. If you use average or larger, the dumbbell method is the best.
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    Very impressive gains in such a short time Rob. Congrats on your progress so far. As for wraps, everyone and their mother uses Elite FTS heavy wraps. Heres the link http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=139&pid=3018 Dont need anything else.
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    I wish I was moving forward just as well as you are buddy. Glad to see you kicking ass.
    19 5'7 235
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    Squat ATG: 335x5
    Bench: 315x2
    Dead: 420x4


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