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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. #1676
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rileigh View Post
    Yeah don't push it if you're sore. Get back at it when you're 100%
    Cheers Rileigh - back feeling a lot better now, hopefully will be good to pull heavy by friday.

    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Cutting down to get the abs for the wife after hitting 220 dead ay haha

    Goodluck with the meet, stoked to hear you are entering one! Push pull will be good fun.
    Thanks Hayden! I'm thinking that if I get my pull up to 5pps, I should have respectable enough muscle mass to look good when I cut down.

    And yeah, meet should be good. Would like a 100kg bench and 200kg pull for it, but we'll see how it goes!
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    Overhead Pressing

    Standing Press:

    10xbar
    5x40(88)
    5x47.5(104.5)
    3x52.5(115.5)
    5x60(132)


    BBB Standing Press:

    10x30(66)
    10x30(66)
    10x30(66)
    10x30(66)
    10x30(66)


    Tri Pulldown:

    10x50(110)
    10x60(132)
    10x70(154)PR


    Cable Curls:

    10x40(88)
    10x50(110)
    10x55(121)PR


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    Summary:

    Tough day with the shoulder presses - left shoulder was giving me all sorts of problems, hurting on the way up and clicking on the way down.

    Made up for lacklustre pressing by adding more weight on the assistance. Arms were pumped after.

    Was going to get a video of pressing; took camera but forgot to take SD card, haha!
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    Sucks about the shoulder.
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  4. #1679
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    What sort of warm up are you doing before your upper body work? Are you doing any prehab work for your shoulders?

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    Yeah, mate, I too am curious what you do to warm up your shoulders. Before I had my shoulder glitch, I never warmed them up properly. Now, I make it a habit to warm them up as best I can. Tornadoes, dislocates, pull aparts...etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Sucks about the shoulder.
    Cheers Brian - feels a bit better today, was able to sleep on it, in fact, which is better than most nights.

    Quote Originally Posted by LuNa View Post
    What sort of warm up are you doing before your upper body work? Are you doing any prehab work for your shoulders?
    Just stretching and rotations. I should really read up on shoulder warm ups, but to be fair it has good days and bad days. On weds when I was benching, for example, it was absolutely fine. It was just hurting me from when I woke up in the morning yesterday, before I went to the gym.

    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    Yeah, mate, I too am curious what you do to warm up your shoulders. Before I had my shoulder glitch, I never warmed them up properly. Now, I make it a habit to warm them up as best I can. Tornadoes, dislocates, pull aparts...etc.
    Getting some Bands is sounding more and more like a good idea.
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    Tim Henriques Upper body warm up

    I feel this is a great way to warm up the complete upper body.

    HOW TO CURE SHOULDER PROBLEMS (Trust me this will do it 90% of the time)

    My shoulders never felt better (no more popping) when i did these consistently. Really reminds me i should start doing these again.

    Just a couple ideas.

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    That second link, DCs method, looks interesting. I have a broke garden hoe in the garage. Might chop the end off, use that, would be ideal.

    Cheers Luna!
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    Abbreviated Squat Session

    Squats:

    5x60(132)
    5x60(132)
    5x80(176)
    5x107.5(236.5)
    3x122.5(269.5)
    3x135(297)


    BBB Squats:

    10x80(176)
    10x80(176)
    10x80(176)


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    Summary:

    That was it! I don't know what happened today, just ran out of time. Only managed to get back to the car with a couple of minutes left on the meter.

    Disappointed with the 3x135 Squats - I've done 6x140 before, so I could have pushed it a lot harder. However, it's only the first Cycle of 5/3/1, I can push it harder after the deload.

    Tried to get a recording of the top set of Squats (gym partner wasn't there, again), but the guy filming me was a noob and it was completely unwatchable despite me telling him where and how to film...
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    That's how it is, sometimes we have to cut it short - nice squats though, previous day was tight too.

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    Nice work on such a short time. Sometimes that happens.
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    It happens. bud. Props on getting the main movement done.

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    If your camera has a tripod attachment, consider purchasing a gorillapod. It is a tripod that can grab on to oddly shaped surfaces...such as gym equipment.
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    Pain about not getting it all in but these things happen. Got the main movement an thats what counts. As you say, deload an nail it next cycle
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    "Tried to get a recording of the top set of Squats (gym partner wasn't there, again), but the guy filming me was a noob and it was completely unwatchable despite me telling him where and how to film..."

    Holy crap that is funny bro!!

    How can these guys get it wrong?
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    Good work Gaz. Got your main lift in. thats what counts.
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    Good job getting er done with limited time. It can be a challenge making enough time for the gym from day to day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    That's how it is, sometimes we have to cut it short - nice squats though, previous day was tight too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Nice work on such a short time. Sometimes that happens.
    Quote Originally Posted by tom183 View Post
    It happens. bud. Props on getting the main movement done.
    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    If your camera has a tripod attachment, consider purchasing a gorillapod. It is a tripod that can grab on to oddly shaped surfaces...such as gym equipment.
    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Pain about not getting it all in but these things happen. Got the main movement an thats what counts. As you say, deload an nail it next cycle
    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    "Tried to get a recording of the top set of Squats (gym partner wasn't there, again), but the guy filming me was a noob and it was completely unwatchable despite me telling him where and how to film..."

    Holy crap that is funny bro!!

    How can these guys get it wrong?
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Good work Gaz. Got your main lift in. thats what counts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rileigh View Post
    Good job getting er done with limited time. It can be a challenge making enough time for the gym from day to day.
    Thanks a lot, everyone, really appreciate the support.

    Just feeling achey, sore and pretty demotivated this week, so good job next week is deload, lol!
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    Last Bench Day before Deload

    Bench:

    10xbar
    10xbar
    5x40(88)
    5x60(132)
    5x67.5(148.5)
    3x75(165)
    5x85(187)


    BBB Bench:

    10x45(99)
    10x45(99)
    10x45(99)
    10x45(99)
    10x45(99)


    BB Row:

    10x40(88)
    10x60(132)
    10x60(132)


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    Summary:

    Left elbow and shoulder really achey today - started Dogcrapp's shoulder recovery routine last night, with broom handle, so that could be why. Also the fact I need a deload.

    Other than that, though, pretty happy with how it went.

    Hoping to get in and nail my target weights for Deadlift on Friday without any injury - been stretching and foam-rolling like a bitch, so will be annoyed if I tweak my back again as it feels fully recovered.

    Looking forward to deload, gonna come back and DESTROY the weights after, ready for my first ever meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Summary:

    Left elbow and shoulder really achey today - started Dogcrapp's shoulder recovery routine last night, with broom handle, so that could be why. Also the fact I need a deload.
    When i was doing the shoulder dislocates i would do them after training upper body, making sure my shoulders/elbows were nicely warmed up. I also wouldnt do them the night before benching, but rather right after your bench training. Making sure they are rested is just as important as stretching. Next to that, considering you upped your pressing volume with quite a bit, it isnt strange that your joints are catching up. Keep an eye on it and you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNa View Post
    When i was doing the shoulder dislocates i would do them after training upper body, making sure my shoulders/elbows were nicely warmed up. I also wouldnt do them the night before benching, but rather right after your bench training. Making sure they are rested is just as important as stretching. Next to that, considering you upped your pressing volume with quite a bit, it isnt strange that your joints are catching up. Keep an eye on it and you should be fine.
    Good points, all.

    Will not do the dislocates the night before bench or overhead sessions in future.
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    The fine benching and rows help keep you on the mark.

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    87kg 90 or 95% fine pressing! make sure to take a video at the meet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    The fine benching and rows help keep you on the mark.
    Thanks Coke!

    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    87kg 90 or 95% fine pressing! make sure to take a video at the meet!
    Cheers Rob, deffo will.
    Last edited by GazzyG; 05-18-2012 at 03:57 AM.
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    Deadlift Day

    Deadlifts:

    10x40(88)
    10x40(88)
    5x60(132)
    5x100(220)
    5x127.5(280.5)
    3x145(319)
    1x162.5(357.5)


    BBB Deads:

    10x85(187)
    10x85(187)
    10x85(187)
    10x85(187)
    20x60(132)


    Hanging Leg Raises:

    3x10


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    Summary:

    Enjoyable deadlift session! Took it very easy on the 1+ set, getting only the one rep, as I'm off with the mrs on the motorcycle today for a weekend away and didn't want to tweak my back. The weight didn't feel heavy, at all.

    Deloading now! Very glad about it, too, give my body a chance to relax before I hit it hard prior to the meet.

    Here's a vid of both the 162.5kg and one of the BBB sets.

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