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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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    NickW's HCT-12 Log

    I am going to do this program for 6wks, and will be using the 4x/wk protocol. I had been more focused on losing weight, but got down lower than I had planned on due to the heat and humidity killing my appetite. I will be using this program and some AtLarge supplements (Opticen, Results, ETS) to get my weight back up. I will post up tonights workout after I get home from work.

    Right now my weight is 290lbs. During this training cycle, the only supplements I will be using are Opticen, ETS, and Results.

    Here are my before pictures (not the greatest pics, had to take them myself with a self-timer on my camera, lol) I will post a pic of my legs later once I get one.
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    You are a BEAST!

    I'm going to move this to the journal's section. Good luck with the program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    You are a BEAST!

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    Bump that
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    *Just listing my working sets (6, 2,2,2)*

    Assisted pullups (first time I have been able to do them since tearing my bicep)
    28lbs assistance

    Hammer strength close grip low row
    225lbs per side (could do more weight, but did slow controlled reps)

    Bench
    465lbs

    Shoulder press
    350lbs

    close grip bench
    425lbs

    great workout, really loving this setup! Its a real change from my previous workout routine, feels great to be using heavier poundages again.
    Last edited by NickW; 08-16-2010 at 07:36 PM.

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    Heavy stuff.
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    Nice one, take it the bicep held up to the rows?
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    Yeah, bicep is fine for the most part. My shoulder hurts, where the tendons (bicep and pec minor) are all balled up, more than my bicep.
    Last edited by NickW; 08-17-2010 at 06:57 PM.

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    Just listing working sets

    squats
    600

    deads
    600

    calf raises
    400

    drag curls
    135

    weighted rope crunches
    120

    First heavy bicep and ab workout I have done in a LONG time, lol. I know I am going to be sore as hell tomorrow!

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    Hey Nick, looking forward to seeing how you get on with HCT-12!
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    So far I am really liking it, its a good change from just about anything I have done before. It leaves me pretty damn sore, lol.

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    Last nights workout::
    just working sets (6,2,2,2)

    pullups
    no assistance, lol, just barely got 6

    hammer strength low row
    225lbs/side

    incline bench
    425

    shoulder press
    365

    close grip bench
    425


    this mornings workout:

    squat
    605

    deadlift
    615

    calf raises
    420

    preacher curls (db)
    50

    weighted crunches
    120

    very sore from these workouts, but feel I am recovering well thanks to opticen, results, and ets! I have put on 5lbs this week, and strength is going up, so I am very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickW View Post
    Last nights workout::
    just working sets (6,2,2,2)

    pullups
    no assistance, lol, just barely got 6
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    Downside of weighing as much as a small car then?

    Good work mate massive numbers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    Downside of weighing as much as a small car then?

    Good work mate massive numbers
    actually when I was 365 (before I tore my bicep) I could do 14. This is only the 2nd week I have been able to do any without pain since I tore my bicep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickW View Post
    actually when I was 365 (before I tore my bicep) I could do 14. This is only the 2nd week I have been able to do any without pain since I tore my bicep.

    It is good your not getting anymore pain mate, how long have you been injured for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    It is good your not getting anymore pain mate, how long have you been injured for?
    tore my bicep, pec minor, and part of my pec in 08. Went back to lifting a lot earlier than I should have, and because of this have had issues with the injuries on and off ever since.

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    For those of you who don't know who Nick is, he is one of the strongest men in the world. Nick has raw benched well over 600 lbs and deadlifted 850 lbs +.

    If HCT-12 works for Nick, it is truly an amazing program due to his pre-existing levels of strength and development.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    Nick is, he is one of the strongest men in the world..
    High praise indeed coming from Chris. I could tell he was strong just by looking at him.
    Can't wait to see how HCT-12 goes for you big guy.
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    last nights workout::
    just working sets (6,2,2,2)

    pullups
    no assistance, lol, just barely got 6

    hammer strength low row
    225lbs/side

    incline bench
    445

    shoulder press
    365

    close grip bench
    485


    this mornings workout:

    squat
    605

    deadlift
    645

    calf raises
    440

    preacher curls (db)
    55

    weighted crunches
    120
    Last edited by NickW; 08-24-2010 at 07:41 PM.

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    You don't see those numbers performed very often; very impressive stuff. Glad you liked the program enough to give it a shot. Any questions give me a shout (that goes for anyone else too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Roberts View Post
    You don't see those numbers performed very often; very impressive stuff. Glad you liked the program enough to give it a shot. Any questions give me a shout (that goes for anyone else too).
    Will do! My back and legs are sore as hell, and I gotta train back again tomorrow, lol.

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    8/26/10
    just working sets (6,2,2,2)

    pullups
    bodyweight.....still getting used to these

    hammer strength low row
    245lbs/side

    incline bench
    455

    shoulder press
    370

    close grip bench
    490

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    All looking good mate, just a quick question, what are you using for you Shoulder Pressing?
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    seated barbell shoulder press off of pins in the squat rack.

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    this mornings workout:

    squat (close stance, high bar)
    555

    deadlift
    645

    calf raises
    440

    preacher curls (db)
    55

    weighted crunches
    120

    weight is up to 302 now, not bad!

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    Good stuff Nick!


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