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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Huge DB press! Must look crazy with DB's that big.

    Crazy row strength too mate
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    Good work Tom!!
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    Just the opposite here, very hot summer weather going on in the states. Nice deal with those lifts.
    Thanks CoCoa. I'd kill for some warm weather, lol.

    Not sure what's worse, cold gym or hot gym.
    Nice job with the different lifts you did.
    Thanks Off Road. Cold gym is worse for me personally. I can handle the heat much better.

    Huge DB press! Must look crazy with DB's that big.

    Crazy row strength too mate
    Thanks HJP.

    Good work Tom!!
    Thanks Nick.
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    Chin-ups

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    Disappointed to fail at 502. Would have had another go and hopefully nailed it but I was out of time. On a positive note, chins felt good today.

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    Too big a jump?
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    Too big a jump?
    Maybe. I got it (albeit on the third attempt) with those warm-ups last week though. What do you think? Would another warm up at about 450 have been beneficial?

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    I think a 450 would have been beneficial! 100lbs is quite a bit!!

    Big chins too!
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    Good session none-the-less. I agree with the others, 100 lbs is a big jump. Also, deadlifting last probably doesn't help much either. But still, great session.
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    Nice try with the 502, one or two more sets in between could have meant a cinch for you.

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    I think a 450 would have been beneficial! 100lbs is quite a bit!!

    Big chins too!
    Good session none-the-less. I agree with the others, 100 lbs is a big jump. Also, deadlifting last probably doesn't help much either. But still, great session.
    Nice try with the 502, one or two more sets in between could have meant a cinch for you.
    Thanks Off Road, HJP and CoCoa. I think I'll definitely add another warm-up set or two next time.

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    Kept it to a minimum tonight. Got a fair bit going on at the moment and motivation and focus are pretty low.
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    I would go 135 x 5, 225, 315, 405, 455, maybe 485 then 505 personally.

    405, 455, 505 would be fine, I like to get used to the weight on the way up and work form.

    80% then 100% is a huge jump.
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    Nice squats and dips!!
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    Squats and dips are a winner!
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    Can't go wrong going in an doing a major lower an upper movement. Props for getting in there an getting it done!
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    Good deal with the dips and squats combo.

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    I would go 135 x 5, 225, 315, 405, 455, maybe 485 then 505 personally.

    405, 455, 505 would be fine, I like to get used to the weight on the way up and work form.

    80% then 100% is a huge jump.
    Thanks for the advice Nick.

    Nice squats and dips!!
    Squats and dips are a winner!
    Can't go wrong going in an doing a major lower an upper movement. Props for getting in there an getting it done!
    Good deal with the dips and squats combo.
    Thanks Nick, Off Road, HJP and CoCoa.

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    Dumbell Bench Press

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    Trying something a little different with my rows; Less weight with slower (about 2 seconds up, 2 seconds down), stricter reps focusing on a tight squeeze at the top.

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    Big Db Bench.
    I've been doing the same thing with my rows. I dropped the weight way down and I'm working back up focussing on full range and slow reps (no body english).
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    Less weight with Rows is still a lot of weight. I think it is a good idea to change it up a bit and focus on full range. Feels good doesn' t it.
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    Nice job Tom, taking care of business.

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    Solid as mate. I like what you have done with the rows. Will be a good change to make the muscle strain more. Awesome.
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    Big Db Bench.
    I've been doing the same thing with my rows. I dropped the weight way down and I'm working back up focussing on full range and slow reps (no body english).
    Thanks Off Road. Yeh, that's definitely what I'm trying to achieve. Training alone for the past couple of years with no spotter to keep me honest has allowed a bit too much 'english' into my rowing exercises.

    Less weight with Rows is still a lot of weight. I think it is a good idea to change it up a bit and focus on full range. Feels good doesn' t it.
    Thanks hug dog. Certainly does, the increased time under tension really hammered my core (obliques especially) and biceps as much, if not more, than my lats.

    Nice job Tom, taking care of business.
    Cheers CoCoa.

    Solid as mate. I like what you have done with the rows. Will be a good change to make the muscle strain more. Awesome.
    Thanks HJP.

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    Woke up with a really sore neck and left trap this morning. Must have slept crooked last night. Really hoping it clears up and doesn't affect my deadlifting tomorrow night.

    On a positive note, based on advice given in a thread in the Bodybuildng and Weight training forum, I ordered some power hooks which arrived today. Really looking forward to using them for my dumbell pressing exercises.
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    Power hooks?
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