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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Good idea!
    Cheers bud. Weighted chins and weighted dips are the key to big arms, or so I hear.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    Echo everyone else, nice work, get your strength on. Always welcome to come down here and train Gazzy you know that!
    Cheers Kiff, I will deffo take you up on that. Ninja should be back on the road soon...

    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Solid rowing Gaz.
    Cheers mate!


    Had the funeral today. My stepdad was a great man and so there was a huge turnout. Weather was great for the wake, so ended up drinking a lot. Still drinking now lol. But back on it tomorrow with a huge squat session.

    Had a great catch up with my cousin today, who's quite a big powerlifter. He benched 180kg (400lb) the other day and is aiming for 300kg deadlift in a few weeks. And he's not even the strongest person in his group of mates, who're all natural.

    Soon as I start working this summer (finishing my second year of uni in a few weeks, working for a year before final year), I'm gonna cancel my subscription at my crappy commercial gym and start training with my cousin.
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    Solid plan Gazzy! That'll definitely motivate you training with a group with that much strength!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Solid plan Gazzy! That'll definitely motivate you training with a group with that much strength!
    Damn straight, mate. I'm taking a leaf out of Kiff's book - if I want to become a big, strong man, then I need to train with big, strong men.
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    Too true Gazzy too true!! Love the way you think. How many weeks away is that event your doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Too true Gazzy too true!! Love the way you think. How many weeks away is that event your doing?
    18 weeks away, mate.

    Been looking at the results from previous comps and I'd like the following for myself:

    Bench 120kg/265lbs
    Squat 150kg/330lbs
    Deadlift 180kg/400lbs

    Squat and DL I could easily see myself reaching in the time I have. Currently at 130kg and 160kg, respectively.

    Bench is the one I'm worried about. I'm currently at 90kg (I did manage 100kg once, but it wasn't pretty and I won't count it). It's always been a slow mover for me.

    I'm gonna continue on HCT-12 as I didn't really give the new, lower-volume routine much time on a bulk, as I started cutting pretty soon after starting this new routine. I'm hoping I'll bounce back pretty quickly from my cut and get strong soon. Hoping to have a good squat session tonight. Leaving it till after dinner, so will have plenty of energy.
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    keep at it GG, youll get the 100kg bench soon enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by the pope View Post
    keep at it GG, youll get the 100kg bench soon enough
    Cheers Pope!
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    Day Seventy Two

    Squats:

    6x110 (50kg)
    6x154 (70kg)
    6x220 (100kg)
    2x265 (120kg)
    4x242 (110kg)
    10x132 (60kg)


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    Had no strength. Bit perplexed, as I made sure to eat a lot today, even had 100g of carbs an hour before my workout. But still, nothing. Then I remembered the fact that I've hardly been eating/sleeping all week and had about ten beers yesterday.

    I'm not too dismayed. I remember when I went on holiday a few months ago; I came back and had lost all my strength. Then the very next week I was setting PRs all over the place.

    Gonna eat, sleep, train and once my body's recovered I know the PRs'll start flying in once again.
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    Blame it on the alcohol, lol...way to be at it with solo focus on the squats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Blame it on the alcohol, lol...way to be at it with solo focus on the squats.
    I'd blame it on the alcohol
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    10 beers may had something to do with it. Better than nothing though...right?
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    Kudos on getting to the gym, some days your muscles just don't seem to work, I know the feeling lol....Still a very solid squat workout though! I like the goals you have set for the meet too, they seem very realistic for you but will still keep you pushing yourself hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Blame it on the alcohol, lol...way to be at it with solo focus on the squats.
    Haha, cheers Coke. I really need to work my squats if I'm to reach my goals.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I'd blame it on the alcohol
    Then that is what I shall do! :P

    Quote Originally Posted by dechrist View Post
    10 beers may had something to do with it. Better than nothing though...right?
    Damn right mate - better to show your face and have a crap session, than to not turn up and have no session at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by KIBBLES N BITS View Post
    Kudos on getting to the gym, some days your muscles just don't seem to work, I know the feeling lol....Still a very solid squat workout though! I like the goals you have set for the meet too, they seem very realistic for you but will still keep you pushing yourself hard.
    Thanks KnB! You're right, they're pretty realistic I think - but as you said, I'll really have to push to get them. I won't cruise to them, that's for sure.
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    You could always do the 30lbs on your bench in 30 days program to get your bench up for the meet. Squat and deadlift shouldnt be a problem as you said.

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    Eat sleep train... That'll fix it
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    Day Seventy Three

    Chins:

    BWx10
    BWx6
    BWx6


    One Arm DB Rows:

    6x45 (20kg)
    6x55 (25kg)
    6x66 (30kg)
    6x77 (35kg) x2x2x2


    Standing Press:

    6x33 (15kg)
    6x55 (25kg)
    6x77 (35kg)
    6x100 (45kg)
    6x110 (50kg) x2x2x2


    Hanging Leg Raises:

    6, 6, 6


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    Aches and pains from the cut are slowly starting to go. I know my strength will explode by the end of the week. I'm looking forward to it. Next in on Tuesday, it's Deadlift day.

    Went to watch Thor last night. Was quite pleased with it, as I went in all set to be disappointed. Was also impressed with the main actor, Chris Hemsworth. He'd put alot of work into his physique for the role and it showed.
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    My wife is dying to see Thor (read drooling to see the actor).
    Good session Gazzy, like those chin-ups a lot.
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    Just seen Thor was bloody good! No idea how that chap developed such a physique in '3 months' which he supposedly put on 20lbs.

    Great work Gaz!!!

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    Yeah he looks awesome in that film. Looking good Gazzy. Can you PM me your phone number?
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    Good session Gazzy. I'm going to go see Thor once I finish my finals, I was reading on another website that the main actor was following a 5x5 program for the "bulk phase' and than he did a cut phase with a ton of kettlebell work. Looks like it worked out pretty damn well for him.

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    Nice work Gazzy! I'm hoping to see Thor in the next wee while too, looks good!
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    Apparently he'd never been to a gym before, pretty impressive results in 3 months!

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    Your body will take a while to get used to having loads of calories again, probably make you lethargic and therefore feel weaker. Keep at it.
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    Nice work Gazzy. Cant wait to see your strenght skyrocket!

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    The guy from Thor is piss weak but yeah he looks good lol.

    The 10 beers would slow things up so dont sweat it, looking foward to the next 8 weeks bro!!
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