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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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    Session is ace Tom.

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    and Front squats after regular squats. You are just asking for DOMS. NIce workout.
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    Whats DOMS? Don't get that as a powerlifter
    Lol. Perhaps it's time to re-evaluate my goals.

    Session is ace Tom.
    Thanks CoCoa.

    and Front squats after regular squats. You are just asking for DOMS. NIce workout.
    Thanks hug dog. I asked for it and I certainly got it.
    Last edited by tom183; 06-01-2011 at 01:28 AM.

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    222.8 lbs

    Bench Press

    132x8
    198x5
    265x4
    265x4

    Bent Over Row

    149x8
    298x8
    298x8

    Incline Dumbell Press (~30 degrees)

    98x9

    Single Arm Row

    165x13

    Push-ups

    BWx57 (just felt like doing something extra for the chest after some disappointing bench pressing)



    Very disappointed with my bench press tonight. Thinking of switching to dumbells if I bench poorly again next session.

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    Tom, try doing some closed grip bench pressing. I would also throw in some forearm work, even some hammer curls can help with a bench problem. Where off the chest are you missing? Maybe try using some boards to work certain ranges as well.

    As others have said, rows are super strong!

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    Strong rowing.
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    Stay patient on the bench, good idea on the dumbbells though and you can always stay with what you are doing with the straight bar, just do more sets & reps with lighter weight.

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    Tom, try doing some closed grip bench pressing. I would also throw in some forearm work, even some hammer curls can help with a bench problem. Where off the chest are you missing? Maybe try using some boards to work certain ranges as well.

    As others have said, rows are super strong!
    Thanks for the advice. I'm fairly certain that my triceps are the weak link. If I fail I fail between a third and half way to lockout. Close grip bench is a movement that has never felt good for my shoulders and boards aren't an option as I train alone. Pin presses are an option I suppose. To be honest though I think I just need a change. I have been barbell bench pressing for over 2 years now.

    Strong rowing.
    Thanks Off Road.

    Stay patient on the bench, good idea on the dumbbells though and you can always stay with what you are doing with the straight bar, just do more sets & reps with lighter weight.
    Thanks CoCoa. Heavy dumbell work followed by higher rep barbell work is most certainly an option.
    Last edited by tom183; 06-02-2011 at 11:58 PM.

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    Looking nice with the pressing and pulling there!! Solid stuff
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    Doing really well bud!
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    With your rowing your deadlift is set to shoot right up!!

    550 this year mate!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Looking nice with the pressing and pulling there!! Solid stuff
    Cheers HJP

    Doing really well bud!
    Thanks GazzyG

    With your rowing your deadlift is set to shoot right up!!

    550 this year mate!!
    65 pounds in 30 weeks. Doable!!

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    Very hard but if this was easy everyone would be strong lol.

    Keeping my eye on your numbers!
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    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Very hard but if this was easy everyone would be strong lol.

    Keeping my eye on your numbers!
    Thanks Nick. I wish I had started this journal years ago. It's definitely motivating with so many experienced guys like yourself posting.

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    Chin-ups

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    BWx3
    BW+39x8
    BW+39x7

    Seated Dumbell OHP

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    87x7
    87x7

    Barbell Curl

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    L Lateral Raise

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    325x3
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    491x1 (ugly but got it up)

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    Like what I'm seeing, especially with those deads.

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    Wow, nice way to finish the deads.
    Check out my journal:
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    Goal To be the Strongest Huggins! - started again on 2/24/11 then again 2/27/12
    squat: 420 405 x 5
    bench: 355 320 x 3
    deadlift: 455 420 x 3
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    At the risk of sounding like that guy.... those are some strong curls!!

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    Nice session! Big deads to finish man!!
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    Thanks CoCoa, Off Road, hug dog, bloodybob and HJP. Much appreciated guys.

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    Squat

    154x8
    231x5
    309x5
    309x4

    Dips

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    BWx5
    BW+97x8 (video below)
    BW+97x8

    Front Squat

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    209x10

    The plan was one set of 12 but I had to stop after 7 because of a pain in my right knee. I didn't feel like I had done enough though and it didn't feel too serious so I threw on a knee sleeve and got 10 more out.

    Skull Crushers (straight bar, thumbless grip)

    83x10
    Last edited by tom183; 06-08-2011 at 07:45 AM.

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    Damn-it...you smoked those dips and beat me by 2 reps...great lift.
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    YIKES, those dips looks easy as well. Keep that up and your bench should shoot up like crazy.
    Check out my journal:
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    Goal To be the Strongest Huggins! - started again on 2/24/11 then again 2/27/12
    squat: 420 405 x 5
    bench: 355 320 x 3
    deadlift: 455 420 x 3
    Total 1215 on a single day

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