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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. #2126
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Nice PR!!
    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Strong bench PR!! Awesome bro
    Thanks both! Bench is definitely a favourite lift of mine atm. Squats and deads both seem to have stalled, but bench never disappoints atm.
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    Today's Cardio:

    4.5mile run. 53mins 6secs.

    Shocked myself about halfway round when I realised that I was not struggling for breath AT ALL.

    Big difference from only a few weeks ago.
    Last edited by GazzyG; 09-15-2012 at 05:12 AM.
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    Could be all the running.

    Still, overall your killing it!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
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    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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  4. #2129
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Could be all the running.

    Still, overall your killing it!!
    lol - thought for a second that you were just being a sarcy bastard.

    'Wasn't struggling for breath.'

    'Could be all the running!'

    lol!

    But you're right, I think all the cardio is starting to impact my weight training. Think I need to up calories a bit!
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    Good deal on the improved conditioning and endurance.

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    Goals (kg) 272.5/165/305 HJP's Avatar
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    Upping the calories sounds like a good plan to me bro. Got to fuel the machine when your pushing it like you are
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    First day back after a week!

    Squats:

    5x60(132)
    5x80(176)
    3x110(242)
    3x125(275)
    3x140(308)


    BB Hip Thrusts:

    10x40(88)
    10x60(132)
    10x80(176)
    10x100(220) PR


    Crunches:

    3x20+5(11)


    Ab Twists w/ Barbell:

    10x10(22)
    10x20(44)
    10x35(77)


    Reverse Hyper:

    10xbar
    10x10(22)
    10x20(44)


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    Summary:

    First day back after a whole week off. Was my birthday party last weekend and my wife's sister's wedding weekend just gone. Along with starting a new college course, was a busy week, haha!

    Weight felt heavy today, as it would after a week of not lifting!

    Session done now, though, and looking forward to the next!

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  8. #2133
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    nice work gaz, getting some good triples in
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    Session is solid, liking the fact that you are taking classes.

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    Goals (kg) 272.5/165/305 HJP's Avatar
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    Hip thrusts, is that a new move for you?? How do you like'em?

    edit: Just looked back through the log an see they are regular feature, how do you find them?
    Last edited by HJP; 09-25-2012 at 09:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J L S View Post
    nice work gaz, getting some good triples in
    Thanks Jay!

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Session is solid, liking the fact that you are taking classes.
    Cheers Coke! New course is a big change in direction for me. The last course was French and Linguistics; the new one is Countryside Management. It's all tree-felling, hedge-laying, wildlife conservation and tractor maintenance, that kind of thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Hip thrusts, is that a new move for you?? How do you like'em?

    edit: Just looked back through the log an see they are regular feature, how do you find them?
    Well, I've got a painful wrist atm, so laying off the deadlifts for a coupla weeks to let it heal. In the mean time, Alex is getting me to do a few accessories that will boost my deadlift when I get back to it.

    Hip thrusts are one of them, as they help with breaking the weight from the floor (which is where I get stuck!). Finding them quite good so far. I originally tried to do them using my back supported on a bench, but that was difficult as I'm quite short and the bench had a tendency to tip over as I was pushing against it rather than lying on top.

    So now I'm using an aerobic step and it's working much better.

    Now I need something to replace deads with on a Friday for the short term. Thinking maybe GMs, coupled with the usual rows and pulldowns. Don't know anything else that hits the back but is easy on the wrists.
    Last edited by GazzyG; 09-26-2012 at 01:01 AM.
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    Hope the wrist heals up quickly, man.

    Yeh, GMs and/or 45 degree back extensions would be my choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom183 View Post
    Hope the wrist heals up quickly, man.

    Yeh, GMs and/or 45 degree back extensions would be my choices.
    Cheers bud. Been hurting for a coupla months now, hoping a coupla weeks off of deadlifting will help speed healing along.
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    Bench

    Bench:

    10xbar
    10xbar
    5x40(88)
    5x60(132)
    3x72.5(160)
    3x82.5(182)
    3x92.5(204)


    OH DB Tri Ext (Held in Two Hands, weights in lbs):

    10x10
    10x20
    10x35
    10x40
    10x50


    Tri PDs:

    15x20(44)
    15x30(66)
    15x40(88)
    15x50(110)


    Cable Curls:

    15x20(44)
    15x30(66)
    15x40(88)
    15x50(110)


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    Summary:

    Decent session. As with the squats, didn't want to try to bust out a heavy single after a week off.

    Tired out after a hard day at college; spent the morning ripping down 200 yards of fencing, then the afternoon traipsing about the 650 acre campus studying the trees.

    Picked up a fresh tub of protein powder today. Gonna blitz it, really get protein intake up.
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    Nice work bro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Nice work bro!
    Thanks Brian!
    Last edited by GazzyG; 09-28-2012 at 07:41 AM.
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    Not Deadlifts Day

    Good Mornings:

    10xbar
    5x40(88)
    5x60(132)
    3x80(176)
    3x100(220)PR


    BB Rows:

    10x40(88)
    10x60(132)
    5x80(176)


    Ab Twists /w Barbell:

    10x25(55)
    10x35(77)


    Situps:

    10xbw
    10x+5(11)
    10x+10(22)


    Reverse Hypers:

    10x10(22)
    10x20(44)
    10x30(66)


    Then home, protein shake, followed immediately by:

    Road bike, 4 miles, 20mins 38secs.


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    Summary:

    Swapped out the deadlifts for GMs, to see if I can heal the wrist whilst still working the posterior chain. Hammies really felt it afterwards.

    Still very nervous about this movement as it completely goes against everything you've been taught re not lifting weights with your back, haha!

    Rows felt strong today, could feel lats working.

    Forgot about hip thrusts today. Mind all over the place, this week, with college work etc.
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    Good job on the PR!
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
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    nice work on the GM's gaz, they are great fun haha!
    Last edited by J L S; 09-28-2012 at 10:30 AM.
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    Nice work with the GMs, man.

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    Need a strong back to lift big. Nice PR!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Good job on the PR!
    Quote Originally Posted by J L S View Post
    nice work on the GM's gaz, they are great fun haha!
    Quote Originally Posted by tom183 View Post
    Nice work with the GMs, man.
    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Need a strong back to lift big. Nice PR!
    Thanks guys!

    Today's Cardio:

    4x800m (2miles) run, 19mins 42secs.
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    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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    Good deal on the GMs, nice seeing you keep it on track with so much going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Good deal on the GMs, nice seeing you keep it on track with so much going on.
    Thanks Coke! I've lost my gym partner - he can only do mornings; I'm only free in the evening, now.

    Going solo for now, but my wife is thinking of coming back to the gym soon, too.
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    Squats

    Squats:

    10xbw
    10xbw
    5x60(132)
    5x80(176)
    5x100(220)
    5x115(253)
    5x130(286)


    BB Hip Thrusts:

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


    Situps:

    10xbw
    10x+10(22)
    10x+20(44)


    Ab Twists /w BB:

    10x15(33)
    10x25(55)
    10x35(77)


    Reverse Hyper:

    10xbar
    10x20(44)
    10x30(66)


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    Summary:

    Good session, really enjoyable. Certainly feeling the glutes activating more in the squat, no doubt a result of the Hip Thrusts!

    Final set was pretty tough, tougher than it should be; doing a big food shop tonight with the intention of getting high-calorie foods I can take to college with me.

    Big run tomorrow - 5km for time. No doubt legs will be aching from today's efforts, but can't let it stop me!
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    Best Lifts: | Goals:
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    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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