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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. #2776
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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Cheers Nick! Strength on the back burner the next couple of months while I chisel away at the insulation, but after feeling 450lbs in the hands, I don't think it'll be too long before I'm moving 500lbs, either from the rack or the floor. Maybe by the end of the year?

    A nice goal, at any rate.
    Good stuff bro!!
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    Sooner than the end of the year, mate. I have a feeling that after the first few weeks of caloric restriction you'll settle back into a groove REAL fast.
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    Good job with those efforts, steadily on track...beastly the way you handled your asthma ordeal too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kong View Post
    Glad your feeling less of a cripple bud! Good lifting going on as usual.
    Cheers Jamie!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Good stuff bro!!
    Ta Nick!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex.V View Post
    Sooner than the end of the year, mate. I have a feeling that after the first few weeks of caloric restriction you'll settle back into a groove REAL fast.
    Hope so, bud! Can't wait!

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Good job with those efforts, steadily on track...beastly the way you handled your asthma ordeal too!
    Cheers Coke! Turns out it was my Mrs' pet dwarf hamsters that caused the flare up, haha! Got rid of the little blighters and all's well now!
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    Long Run (Sunday) and ME Lower (Today)

    Sunday:

    Long(ish) Run:

    4 miles in ~45mins

    No energy in legs following running on Saturday morning.


    Today:

    SLDL from 6" Blocks:

    6x60(132)
    8x80(176)
    4x100(220)
    2x120(264)
    2x120(264)
    1x140(308)
    1x160(352)PR
    1x180(396)PR
    6x100(220)


    Rack Pulls:

    4x100(220)
    8x1x125(275)


    GMs:

    6x90(198)
    6x90(198)
    6x90(198)


    Cable Pullthroughs:

    15x80(176)
    15x80(176)
    30x80(176)


    Upright DB Rows:

    10x20s(44s)
    10x20s(44s)
    15x15s(33s)


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    Summary:

    Good day again. Full of energy despite a crappy diet and doing nothing but being sat on the PC all day.

    Most I've eevr moved with SLDLs. Happy with that.

    Everything else felt tight, smooth and full of energy.

    Good day all round.
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    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
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    Strong SLDLs, man.

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    Kick ass man
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    Solid lifts there Gaz!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom183 View Post
    Strong SLDLs, man.
    Quote Originally Posted by big ragu View Post
    Kick ass man
    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Solid lifts there Gaz!!
    Cheers guys!

    Tell you something that has really helped my lower back, and it might sound silly, but I've swapped my computer chair in my study for a dining chair with a tall back. Lower back feels tons better now, lol.
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    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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    Big new pulling PR!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Big new pulling PR!!
    Cheers Coke!
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    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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    Senior Member GazzyG's Avatar
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    ME Upper and Short Run

    Bench:

    20xbar
    4x60(132)
    2x70(154)
    1x85(187)
    1x107.5(236.5)
    12x60(132)
    15x60(132)


    DB Bench:

    6x20s(44s)
    6x30s(66s)


    Standing Press:

    3x40(88)
    3x40(88)
    10x40(88)


    Barbell Rows:

    12x60(132)
    10x80(176)
    6x100(220)


    THEN Home, followed immediately by:

    2 mile run, 18mins 36secs


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    Summary:

    Weird day, lol. Gym was abnormally busy, meaning I had to do what I could, when I could with what weights I could get my hands on. Was so busy I couldn't even park in the car park and had to find a space in the next street.

    Must be the weather.

    Bench of 107.5kg was ludicrously easy - could probably have got it for a double. Was very surprised as, like with yesterday, I've not had much to eat today.

    DB Bench was somewhat less impressive. Whatever muscles I've strained during my recent bought of asthma didn't take kindly to it and after the second set I had a sharp pain in my sternum. Still have it now. Doesn't seem to be affecting anything, but didn't want to strain it further by continuing with DB Bench.

    Barbell Rows were meant to be different weights/reps, but there were people deadlifting. Luckily, they were pretty skinny, so I used the weights they were deadlifting to row with, haha!

    Two mile run went well.

    Going out for some food and drink at the pub now. I may be some time...
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    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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    Awesome job on the deadlift PR!
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    Nice upper work there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Awesome job on the deadlift PR!
    Thanks Bri! My lower back used to be my achilles heel, but these days it's getting stronger and stronger. SLDLs from blocks really work for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tom183 View Post
    Nice upper work there.
    Cheers Tom! Still not got the groove with the DB Bench, though.

    Went to see my GP today - she diagnosed me with a sprained ligament around my sternum. Started with asthma, exacerbated by the DB Bench. I'm sure it'll heal up quickly though.
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    Fartlek Training

    2.5 Miles Fartlek Run, 23mins 24secs

    Right shin kills, limping about the house now, lol.

    Apocalyptic thunderstorm opened up above me during this run. Between that and Disturbed blaring in my ears, I had more than enough adrenaline for the sprints.
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    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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    Nice PRs and strong benching mate. Getting into running, are we?
    My road to powerlifting:
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    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    Nice PRs and strong benching mate. Getting into running, are we?
    Cheers bud! Yeah, going hybrid, Alex is coaching me these days. Competed in a 10k cross country race a few weeks back.

    Hoping to do another one later in the year!
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    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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    DE Lower

    Speed Squats:

    20xBW
    10x60(132)
    3x70(154)
    3x70(154)
    3x70(154)
    3x70(154)
    Add Light Bands
    3x70(154)
    3x70(154)
    3x70(154)
    3x70(154)


    GMs:

    10x60(132)
    10x60(132)
    10x60(132)


    Hanging Leg Raises:

    10, 10, 10


    Then HOME followed immediately by:

    1.5 mile run, 16mins 08secs



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    Summary:

    Training first thing, didn't even have any breakfast beforehand.

    Warmed the knee up with some Deep Heat, wrapped it tight, then kept the weight light and focused on getting low and stretching the knee out.

    Worked well - knee twinging a lot less than last time.

    Knew I was going out for a run, so kept GMs light as otherwise I'd end up with serious back pump.

    Came home, refilled waterbottle and went straight out for a run.

    At some point during the morning, my calves had been replaced with sacks of molten lead. Now that's a depletion run!

    Off to carb load and watch the new Star Trek film at the cinema.

    Long run tomorrow.
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    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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    Way to keep stepping to it man.

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    Good job buddy!
    My Training Log
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    *************************
    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

    *************************
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    Nice work, mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Way to keep stepping to it man.
    Thanks Coke! Gotta keep grafting, strength and speed won't grow by themselves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Good job buddy!
    Cheers Bri!

    Quote Originally Posted by tom183 View Post
    Nice work, mate.
    Ta Tom!!
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    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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    DE Upper and Run

    Wide Grip Speed Bench:

    20xbar
    3x60(132)
    3x60(132)
    3x60(132)
    3x60(132)
    3x60(132)
    3x60(132)
    3x60(132)
    3x60(132)
    3x60(132)
    Add Light Band Under Bench
    6x50(110)
    4x55(121)
    2x60(132)
    2x65(143)
    Two Sec Pause on Chest
    2x65(143)
    2x65(143)
    4x65(143)
    3x65(143)


    DB Bench:

    12x20s(44s)
    12x30s(66s)
    4x40s(88s)
    15x20s(44s)


    Then HOME for a run:

    3miles (5k) in 37mins dead.


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    Summary:

    Mixed bag today. Very happy with gym session. Shoulder and chest both held up well. DB Benching is so much harder for me than barbell bench; 80kg on a bar and I could bust out ten reps with it. Give me two 40kg DBs and I'm all over the place, lol!

    Run, however, was tough. a) Didn't have a great deal of energy anyway. b) was sweltering hot. And c) I wrapped my knee brace on too tight, so after a short distance my right leg was completely numb, lol!

    Was meant to be doing 10k, but called it halfway as I was kind of dragging my leg along like an Igor.
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    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

    www.garethkpengelly.co.uk

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Do you wear a velcro knee brace made from neoprene? And sheesh 5k is like my max. Good for you.
    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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