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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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    Nice job getting in there.
    Congrats on the dip belt, I couldn't get along without mine.
    Also, good for your woman getting into it.
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    Day Thirty Seven

    Deadlifts:

    6x110
    6x132
    6x176
    6x220
    6x309 x2x2x2


    Bench:

    6x110
    6x132
    6x176 x2x2x2 PR


    Leg Press:

    6x234
    6x314
    6x388
    6x388


    Overhead Press:

    6x33
    6x55
    6x66
    6x99 x2x2x2


    Dips:

    6xBW
    6xBW
    6xBW+55 x2x2x2 PR


    Chins:

    5xBW
    5xBW
    3xBW
    Last edited by GazzyG; 02-08-2011 at 01:16 AM.

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    That looks like on exhausting session! Solid work on those deadlifts, that must be tiring! And then to hit a bench PR after that... very nice session!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    That looks like on exhausting session! Solid work on those deadlifts, that must be tiring! And then to hit a bench PR after that... very nice session!
    Thanks mate. Yeah I like to use a lot of warm up sets for DL, always wary of back.

    Problem is, by the time I got to the 300, there was a sudden attack of gravity, hehe.

    Also, just edited in that the Dips were a PR too!

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    Joints are aching today. Gonna start upping the fish oil.

    Also, think I'm going to deload next week. Have the entire week off uni, so deload, eat, sleep.

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    Nice work mate, awesome deads and bench PR
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    well done man some good lifts and good dips man good stuff

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    Enjoy your deload!
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    Day Thirty Eight

    Thanks for all the encouragement guys!

    Last night's session:


    Squats:

    6x110
    6x132
    6x198
    6x220 x2x2x2


    Hammer Curls:

    6x22
    6x33
    6x39 x2x2x1


    Calf Raises:

    6x115
    6x234
    6x254 x2x2x2 PR


    Summary:

    Very short workout due to a combination of a) no energy tonight and b) the gym was RAMMED.

    Couldn't even get back on the rack after my squats to do rack pulls as people were busy benching in it.

    Also - found out that I may well be intolerant to large amounts of milk. Since starting my half GOMAD I've been constantly bloated, nauseous and always on the loo Think I'm gonna cut back to having milk only on workout days, post workout.

    I'm also adding in fasted walks every morning now, to see if I can cut back a little on fat gain. Not stopping the bulk yet, got another 5 weeks of it still before I cut proper, but just wanna nip the fat gain in the bud to stay trim looking.

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    Hi man. I see you are using a different split from the article, no? How do you find DL'ing and squatting alternating every day? Recovery OK? I want to do both movements too, and currently I'm doing them on the same day. It's OK, but quite taxing!

    You seem to make good progress!

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    Hiya mate. Thanks!

    Yeah, I deliberately put DL and Squat on different days after talking to a few people, as it lets me hit them both hard.

    I know that if I tried squatting my 6RM after DLing my 6RM I'd probably break myself in half lol.

    On DL day, I use Leg Press instead of Squat to hit Legs.

    On Squat day, I use Rack Pull instead of DL to hit back.

    Hope that helps!
    Last edited by GazzyG; 02-10-2011 at 04:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Hiya mate. Thanks!

    Yeah, I deliberately put DL and Squat on different days after talking to a few people, as it lets me hit them both hard.

    I know that if I tried squatting my 6RM after DLing my 6RM I'd probably break myself in half lol.

    On DL day, I use Leg Press instead of Squat to hit Legs.

    On Squat day, I use Rack Pull instead of DL to hit back.

    Hope that helps!
    Yup, thanks. Right now I plan to do heavy squat combined with RDL, and heavy DL combined with lighter squats alternated every "B-day". I will probably give your system a shot though. If recovery isn't a problem, your way sounds better to me. But maybe it messes with the "upper/lower split"-idea, which is probably set up like that for a reason. Or maybe it doesn't since DLs are just as much a back exercise anyway. Hehe, guess I really don't have a clue. I should probably just try it

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    I think alternating the squat and deadlift is a worthwhile experiment.
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    Nice quick session! Hate when the gyms packed an can't get equipment! My new gym is quieter which is a bonus lol.

    Keep working hard
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    Cheers mate!

    Mine's a very commercial gym, so depending on what time you get there, all the suits are coming in from work to stand there and curl for an hour

    Only just noticed that you're into Rugby - I'm hoping to start a bit of Rugby soon too! I'm moving to Toulouse, France, in a few months and gonna hunt for a club that'll be willing to teach me (I'm a complete Rugby beginner). Might as well do something worthwhile with this extra strength I'm gaining eh, lol?

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    Day Thirty Nine - Last session before Deload

    Deadlift:

    6x110
    6x198
    6x232
    6x309 x2x2x2


    Overhead Press:

    6x44
    6x66
    6x77
    6x99 x2x2x2
    5x110


    Leg Press:

    6x234
    6x314
    6x388
    6x388
    6x388


    Bench Press:

    6x88
    6x132
    6x154
    3x176
    3x176 x2x2x2


    Dips:

    6xBW
    6xBW
    6xBW+44
    6xBW+55


    Chins:

    15x1 @ BW+22


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    Sat here absolutely tired out and aching all over now. In a nice way.

    Tried for 6x110 on the Standing Press, but honestly didn't have the energy to get the last one up. If I'd rested just one more minute then I would've done, but c'est la vie.

    Bench was tied up for most of the evening, so had to do OHP and LP before Bench, which resulted in me being tired. Hence the need to do my 176ers as two sets of 3.

    REALLY looking forward to this deload.

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    Nice session, enjoy the deload.
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    Nice work! An fair enough with the rugby its a fun game an yeah the strength will definitely help! Any idea what position?
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    Well I'm not the tallest chap in the world, only 5'6'' but I'm pretty quick.

    My mate (who used to play Rugby himself) suggested scrum half, but I honestly don't know as up till now I've watched the game (as in 6 Nations this afternoon, woot!) rather than played.

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    Enjoy the deload and the games.
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    Fair enough, for scrum half your passing would have to be pretty onto it, but give it a go, get some practice in an get to a club that'll take you under their wing!
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    Just noted he is into rugby? He is from new Zealand they breathe the sport.
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    Lol too true Kiff!
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    Day Forty - First Day of Deload Two

    Deadlifts:

    15x110
    15x110
    15x132
    15x176


    Bench:

    15x44
    15x88
    15x88
    15x110


    Leg Press:

    15x234
    15x314
    15x314


    Overhead Press:

    15x33
    15x44
    15x55


    DB Rows:

    15x22
    15x33
    15x33


    Dips:

    15xBW
    15xBW
    15xBW


    Massive volume, low weights = HUGE pump. Love it.

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    Nice deload, high reps in there mate!!
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