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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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    My suggestion would be mini bands, monster mini bands and light bands. After that I would go average and then strong band
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    Nice row PR bro!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
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    On your training partner: sometimes you just have to lone wolf it. For years I've been with out a training partner and have done well. Don't let the energy of others dictate how you want to preform. Nice row PR. Get up to 20!
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    Add wrist wraps to your list. A good pair is only $15. I use mine all the time. My right wrist bothers me benching heavy, but wrapping it tight fixes it. I'm also pretty sure they add at least 10lbs to my bench. At least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom183 View Post
    Solid session.

    If you're going to get three pairs I'd suggest minis, lights and mediums.
    Thanks Tom!

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Good job with the pulling man.
    Cheers Terry!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    My suggestion would be mini bands, monster mini bands and light bands. After that I would go average and then strong band
    Thanks Brian!

    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Nice row PR bro!!
    Ta Nick. Enjoying the rows, lately.

    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    On your training partner: sometimes you just have to lone wolf it. For years I've been with out a training partner and have done well. Don't let the energy of others dictate how you want to preform. Nice row PR. Get up to 20!
    Cheers Rob! Yeah, training isn't a priority for him, tbh. Only started training with a partner for the last three months or so and he's not been there for half the sessions, haha.

    And I could probably manage 20 reps with 60kg, but 80 would be a hell of a mission; challenge accepted, gimme a few weeks lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    Add wrist wraps to your list. A good pair is only $15. I use mine all the time. My right wrist bothers me benching heavy, but wrapping it tight fixes it. I'm also pretty sure they add at least 10lbs to my bench. At least.
    Already on my list, bro!! My left wrist still aches a bit from where I tweaked it, so definitely getting me some wrist wraps
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    Overhead Day

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    5x47.5(105)
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    3x60(132)


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    Pullups:

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    Pretty good day today. Shoulder held up okay, so did wrist.

    Last set of BBB was a nightmare - needed several breaths between each of the last three reps.

    Hammered the pullups today: couldn't handle more than a triple at any one time, but kept going back at it and doing singles afterwards. Really want to get better at them.
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    Solid training, man. That OHP is getting up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    On your training partner: sometimes you just have to lone wolf it.
    Agreed but with one exception, the bench press (or all pressing movements, including close grips, shoulder presses) - these require spots during heavy sets.

    If you can find a good partner on bench days, you've got it made...these require partnerships of sorts imo, no great headway can be made otherwise on those type movements. You basically can man up and make it through solo on other movements.

    Liking the training Gaz, and Thanks for the support.

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    Making good progress. Got to have that motivation to nail it when the TP doesn't come. I have a TP for the first time in a while (have always had guys for spots but no one training with me) it should be helpful but definitely can soldier on without it if you have someone there for a spot.

    Keep it ticking, you enjoying the 531 program? Feel like you are making progress?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom183 View Post
    Solid training, man. That OHP is getting up there.
    Thanks Tom! I've always enjoyed the movement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Agreed but with one exception, the bench press (or all pressing movements, including close grips, shoulder presses) - these require spots during heavy sets.

    If you can find a good partner on bench days, you've got it made...these require partnerships of sorts imo, no great headway can be made otherwise on those type movements. You basically can man up and make it through solo on other movements.

    Liking the training Gaz, and Thanks for the support.
    Agreed, Coke! And no - thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Making good progress. Got to have that motivation to nail it when the TP doesn't come. I have a TP for the first time in a while (have always had guys for spots but no one training with me) it should be helpful but definitely can soldier on without it if you have someone there for a spot.

    Keep it ticking, you enjoying the 531 program? Feel like you are making progress?
    Thanks Hayden.

    I'm enjoying the program, but progress is difficult to measure.

    I feel as though I've lost some max strength, because I've not been working the heavy singles.

    But at the same time, I feel like I've increased my work capacity a lot, which I'm sure will help me in the long run.
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    Youll be good in the long run Gaz!!

    Keep up the solid work and plenty of chicken and broccoli.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Youll be good in the long run Gaz!!

    Keep up the solid work and plenty of chicken and broccoli.
    lol chicken and brocoli - yesterday morning I had a MacD's and in the evening I had a KFC Supercharger.

    Well, at least one meal had chicken in it...
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    The long run is what it is all about. I did 531 for a long time! Great program I reckon. Calories in is also good.. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    The long run is what it is all about. I did 531 for a long time! Great program I reckon. Calories in is also good.. lol
    lol, cheers Hayden

    Also, fuck all training happening this week. Family problems, so put it on hold this week. Just gonna be stretching, foam rolling etc,, keep myself limber ready to hit it next week.
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    Good luck with the family issues and enjoy the deload.

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    Take care of your business!!!
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    Thats no good bro, chin up. Hope it all comes right man. Family first
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNa View Post
    Good luck with the family issues and enjoy the deload.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Take care of your business!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Thats no good bro, chin up. Hope it all comes right man. Family first
    Cheers guys, business being taken care of.

    Did a huge food shop today, getting back on the training as of Monday.

    Should be able to hit it hard after a week's rest. Will be eating hard all weekend to try to carb up ready for the training.
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    First Day Back after a Week Off

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    Last week was deload week, but did no training at all, so feeling it today.

    Made the mistake of going in too soon after a big breakfast, so felt pretty sick at the end of each of the BBB sets. Called it at three and did some leg curls rather than SLDLs.

    Strength was there, though.

    Looking forward to bench on weds.

    Still not been down to Pullum Sports yet - car is in for its annual check up tomorrow; depending on how it fares I might scrap it and get another. Has 200k miles on it.

    Soon as car situation is concrete, hello slingshot and bands.
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    Damn. That car's done enough, lol. What year model out of curiosity?

    Liking the leg session there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom183 View Post
    Damn. That car's done enough, lol. What year model out of curiosity?

    Liking the leg session there.
    Cheers Tom!

    And yeah, it's on its last legs lol. 1998 Peugeot. Built out of crisp packets and chewing gum, so very surprised it's still going.
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    A week off sounds good to me right now, lol. Nice job coming back off that deload!!!
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    200k miles, man thats well used haha.

    Nice to see you back at it. Love the BBB, keep hammering it
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    Video of the slingshot and bands when you get em in!
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    And yeah, it's on its last legs lol. 1998 Peugeot.
    It's certainly been put through its paces, lol. I own a '96 vehicle which hasnt even done 200,000 kms.

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