The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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. #1
    Wannabebig Member
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    Seekers of truth: Mike's journal

    I decided to take the plunge and keep a log on this here board. I read a lot of great suggestions for training and would love to get some for myself.

    i live in a suburb out of LA and listen to really agressive music.

    my workout is pretty simple. i train my bench with max effort movements once a week and speed/ accessory movements another day. i squat and pull on the same day. for the pull i cycle through top pulls, speed deadlifts, and rack pulls. my squat is 531.

    i had my first meet last month with a 330 squat, 235 bench, 501.5 deadlift.

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  3. #2
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    squat/ pull day

    quick stretch

    good mornings

    barx5
    95x5

    squat

    5x150
    3x180
    5x195
    5x225
    10x255

    top pulls

    135x5
    225x5
    315x3
    385x1
    425x3

    situps on an incline

    15x3


    it's thanksgiving and i had to get out of there quick. lots of dudes at the commercial gym curling today. such is life.

  4. #3
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    well, it's been a while. im currently training for my second meet in feburary. ive opted to split my squat and deadlift for these 2 cycles. i've also replaced my speed bench day for more of an accessory day. hopefully means for some big number for my second meet.


    squat day

    135x5x2
    160x5
    190x3
    205x5
    235x5
    265x7
    285x1
    305x2
    325x3
    335x1

    i opted to do a bit more this week, seeing how it's my first week of my new 531 cycle. squats felt strong, though my chest did start come forward at 325. i'll take it a little easier next week, but keep the intensity up.

    backdown set (close stance)
    160x10x2

    back raises with a 45lb plate
    3x10

    kept my back arched the whole time, while coming up fast and going slow down. i wish i had a ghr machine. worked my quads pretty wild.

    spread eagle situps
    20x3

    i was listening to nails before i did this workout. really loud music is a great supplement for me.

  5. #4
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    deadlift

    185x5
    230x5
    280x3
    300x5
    345x5
    395x5
    415x1
    435x1
    455x1

    felt fine today. my lower back was kind of sore from yesterday's lifts, but that's life. need to start moving the bar faster because my lockout feels fine, but the initial pull is lacking it. 455 needs to be moving faster.
    in addition to this, i had to work in with some dude supersetting "deadlifts" with 45lb plate shrugs. what?

    speed deadlifts against monster mini short bands

    225x2
    250x2x5

    these were moving and grooving. i hope this has a big carry over to my explosiveness off the floor.

    leg extensions

    110x10x5

    abs done on some machine
    10x5

    before i got to the gym, i was listening to a band called new lows from the east coast. i saw them once when i lived in san francisco. they played in a real random garage where a midget moshed into me and subsequently into wall of the garage.

    here they are live and 95!

    http://hate5six.com/player.php?album=184562

  6. #5
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    bench day

    bar x 10
    115 x 5 x 2
    135x 3
    150 x 5
    170 x 5
    195 x 5
    210 x 1
    225x1
    235 x 1
    250 x bad hand off from dude
    250 x bad hand off again, but grinded it out

    CGBP
    135x5
    185x5
    205x5

    flat dbell bench
    50 x 20
    75 x 10
    35x 10 x 2

    straight bar push downs
    120 x10x5

    roll em downs
    35x10x5

    dips
    10x2
    7x1

    felt strong today. i was supposed to only go for 235 on bench, but that moved up quick. i decided to go for my opener for my feb meet.

    what sucks about lifting by yourself is having someone spot or lift off for you, who kind of doesn't know what they're doing.

    the first 250 single, the guy lifted it out of the rack too high, causing me to lose the tightness in my upper back. this in turn got me out of the grooved the bar was descending at. i knew i had it, but homie put his hand under the bar in the middle of my lock out. i got a "it's was all you man" at the end, but come on man.

    i decided to do another single because im stubborn like that. this time i told new dude to not put his hands under the bar unless im going to die. he agrees but hands it off to me too high. i got the lift, but was out of groove again and really had to grind it out.

    i guess it was my fault for not clearly stating what i needed.


    i was listening to outburst before i got to the gym. new york hardcore needs to come back.
    my journal:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...rnal&p=2403000

    best lifts in comp
    335
    235
    500

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