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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. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom183 View Post
    Nice progress with your squatting.
    Thanks, buddy.

    5.28.11

    DB Bench Press (feet up)
    25s x 10
    45s x 10
    55s x 8 x 2

    DB Shoulder Press
    35s x 6
    40s x 6
    40s x 6 (penultimate set was hard, so I went to seated for these)

    Chin Ups
    BW x 8
    BW x 6 +2 +2

    DB Rows
    35s x 6
    40s x 6 +2
    right arm breaks down before left arm, which I find slightly unusual as I am right handed

    Dips
    BW x 8
    +20 x 8
    +20 x 7
    Last edited by bloodybob; 05-29-2011 at 02:53 PM.

  2. #52
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    Shoulder press has not been so hot. Would it make sense that the higher rep DB bench wears them out?

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    Yes.

  4. #54
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    5.31.11

    Squats
    45 x 6
    135 x 6
    165 x 6
    180 x 4 +2

    Rack Pulls (pins above kneecaps)
    135 x 6
    225 x 6
    230 x 6

    Calf Raises
    130 x 6 x 3

    EZ Bar Curls
    50 x 8
    60 x 8 x 2

  5. #55
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    Rack pulls are fun as hell.

    Nice journal Luke.

  6. #56
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    Yeah the ROM feels like 1/2 an inch when I'm lifting the bar from right above my kneecaps lol

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    6.2.11

    Incline DB Press
    25s x 10
    40s x 8
    55s x 6 x 2

    Chin Ups
    BW x 6
    +20 x 5 (got 90% of the way on rep 6)
    BW x 6

    DB Rows (form is still a bit awkward)
    35s x 6
    40s x 6 +2 + 2

    Dips
    BW x 6
    +20 x 6
    +20 x 10

  8. #58
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    So unless anyone tells me it's a dumb idea, I've decided that for chest + shoulders + tris I'd like to do flat bench, OH press, and skullcrushers for one upper body day and incline DB press and dips on the other. Just for variety's sake.

    Chins and rows still in every upper body sesh.
    Last edited by bloodybob; 06-02-2011 at 05:07 PM.

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    6.4.11
    All the barbells were being used when I got there, so I had to start with...
    Leg Press
    180 x 6
    230 x 6
    240 x 6 +2 +2

    Deadlift
    135 x 6
    165 x 6
    180 x 6

    Calf Raise
    130 x 6 x 2

    EZ Bar Curls
    50 x 6
    60 x 8
    60 x 7
    Weak... I think I will drop to 2 sets with these and see if that improves things
    Last edited by bloodybob; 06-04-2011 at 01:33 PM.

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    6.6.11

    Flat DB Bench (feet up)
    25s x 10
    45s x 8
    60s x 6
    60s x 8
    allriggght!

    DB Shoulder Press
    35s x 6
    40s x 6
    45s x 4 (seated, fail on 5)

    Chin Ups
    BW x 6
    +20 x 5 (fail on 6)
    BW x 6

    DB Rows
    35s x 6
    40s x 6

    Dips
    BW x 8
    +25 x 6 x 2

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    Totally forgot I was going to do skullcrushers instead of dips today... oh well.

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    My gym only has one squat rack, so I was waiting for some kids to finish up on it. This cut my workout a little bit short since I get picked up from the gym. Still felt it was a decent session.

    6.8.11

    Squats
    45 x 6
    95 x 6
    145 x 6
    185 x 4 (kinda good morning'd the last rep. still happy as it was my first time attempting 185)
    155 x 6

    Rack Pulls (pins at mid-shin)
    135 x 6
    185 x 6

    EZ Bar Curls
    60 x 12

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    That squat keeps going up. Great stuff!

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    Thanks for the support as always, Tom!


    6.9.11

    Incline DB Bench
    25s x 6
    40s x 6
    55s x 6 x 2
    Did the same warm-up I always do, but these were irritating my shoulders a tad... grumble grumble

    DB Rows
    35s x 6
    40s x 6 x 2
    Felt very easy with these before the chins

    Chin Ups
    BW x 3
    +20 x 6 +2 +2

    Dips
    +20 x 6
    +25 x 6
    +25 x 8
    Last edited by bloodybob; 06-09-2011 at 07:38 PM.

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    6.11.11

    Deadlift
    135 x 6
    165 x 6
    185 x 6

    Leg Press
    180 x 6
    230 x 6
    250 x 6 +2

    Calf Raises
    110 x 8 x 2

    EZ Bar Curls
    60 x 12

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    6.13.11

    DB Bench (feet up)
    25s x 8
    45s x 8
    60s x 8
    60s x 7 (fail on 8)

    Seated DB Shoulder Press
    40s x 6
    45s x 6
    40s x 7

    DB Rows
    40s x 6
    45s x 6 ("body english." sheesh)

    Chin Ups
    BW x 4
    +20 x 6
    +20 x 5 (ten second pause) +1

    Skull Crushers
    25s x 6 +2 +2

  17. #67
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    Solid benching and rowing.

    Big dumbbell fan, eh?

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    Decided I gotta step it up and keep track of my diet a bit more, as I have not been gaining any weight.
    Signed up at fatsecret.com, gonna aim for 3800 kcals a day, hopefully get to 170 lbs by the end of July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Solid benching and rowing.

    Big dumbbell fan, eh?
    Wellll DB bench is much more effective for muscle activation, no? (hence the feet up, as well)
    And DB rows are only because I am slightly less awkward with them than BB rows hah.
    Last edited by bloodybob; 06-13-2011 at 02:40 PM.

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    I am getting this idea from this article
    http://www.wannabebig.com/training/a...-strong-chest/

    "The most efficient way to develop the chest is to use mainly dumbbells for presses because they require you to perform both functions of the chest (drawing the arms together and pushing away from the body) for greater stimulation and overload."

    "Start by placing your feet up on the bench. By doing this, you lose stability in your hips and knees. The joint stress transfer goes to the shoulder joint, the pectoralis major becomes the prime mover, and your chest receives the greater amount of overload, which is what we want."
    Last edited by bloodybob; 06-13-2011 at 02:47 PM.

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    6.15.11

    Squats
    45 x 6
    95 x 6
    145 x 6
    185 x 6 (last two reps were ugly)

    Calf Raise
    110 x 8

    Leg Curl
    110 x 5
    105 x 6

    DB Curls (per arm)
    30s x 3
    35s x 6 +2

    I think I will stick with 185 on the squat for next time to really nail those 6 reps, instead of 4 reps of squats and 2 reps of squatmornings with weak knees

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    Diet update

    Past three days:
    Mon - 3797 KCals, 130g fat, 235g protein, 413g carbs
    Tues - 3677 KCals, 130 fat, 204 protein, 417 carbs
    Wed - 4010 KCals, 154 fat, 200 protein, 458 carbs
    I don't actually weigh/measure my portions, but this is roughly accurate within 200-300 calories.

    Current weight - 165 lbs
    Last edited by bloodybob; 06-15-2011 at 06:57 PM.

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    Except for the chins, pretty meh session. MIght take 3 or 4 days off after I nail a 190 deadlift this Sunday.

    6.17.11

    Incline DB Press
    25s x 10
    40s x 8
    55s x 6
    55s x 3
    stopped. This lift makes my shoulder feel irritated. I'm not sure how I can really be screwing up incline dbs... ugh.

    Flat DB Press
    55s x 8

    Lateral Raises
    15s x 6
    20s x 6

    Chin Ups
    BW x 3
    +20 x 6
    +20 x 6
    (30 second pause)
    BW x 2 +2

    DB Rows
    40s x 6 x 2

    Dips
    +25 x 8
    +35 x 8
    Last edited by bloodybob; 06-17-2011 at 04:33 PM.

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    Nice chins and dips.

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    ^Thanks Tom!

    6.19.11

    Deadlift
    135 x 6
    155 x 3
    175 x 3
    190 x 6 Bitch!

    Squats
    95 x 5
    135 x 10 x 2 (This should be considered a cardio workout. Damn.)

    DB Curls (per arm)
    30s x 10
    30s x 8

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