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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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    Exceptionally Average!

    Right, so a little info to start off.. I'm 22 years old, 230lbs, currently lifting raw (I've competed both raw and equipped in the past).

    Over the past couple years I gradually dropped my bodyweight from 300lbs to 204lbs, and settled back into 230-240 range the last 6 months or so.

    Getting ready for CPF Raw Nationals (June 2nd). Plan on competing at 220. I'm on track to set personal bests on all lifts (best so far in competition 530/319/639 @ 220)






    Apr 14/12

    Rack Pull (hole 1, standing on 2 45lb plates) - worked up to 655
    **this setup puts the bar 2-3" higher than a deadlift off the floor

    45 Degree Hypers - 3x80x12

    Circuit:
    Sled Push - 6x180x2 lengths
    Decline Situps - 6x8
    Kettlebell Swings - 6x32kgx8
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    April 14/12

    Pullups - 2x8

    Barbell Row:
    3x275x5 overhand
    2x245x12 underhand

    Pulldown (wide):
    255x8
    2x270x5
    2x195x10
    165x12

    BB Curl - 50 x12, 10, 8
    DB Preacher Curl - 25x12, 2x30x8
    Seated Calves - 3x7 plates x 8, 3 x6 plates x 12

    Treadmill 100 mins


    Bunch of pvc rolling and static stretching later on
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    Good luck moving forward big K - missed you up in here.

    Gonna kill it at the CPF Raw Nationals in June!

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    Welcome Back bro! Been wondering where you went. Lifting RAW eh? Welcome to the Dark Side.
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    Thanks Terry

    Derek, I'm not strong enough to lift RAW, I'm only raw
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    April 16/12

    Speed Bench:
    +doubled minis - 9x155x3

    Military Press:
    155x5
    2x175x5 (dead stop at bottom)
    2x145x6

    Incline Bench:
    255x5
    225x10
    205x6

    DB Flies (slight incline) - 4x45x10
    H Roll - 4x25x12

    Treadmill 100 mins


    PVC rolling and static stretching later
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricket_Fire View Post
    Derek, I'm not strong enough to lift RAW, I'm only raw
    haha
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    April 17/12

    70 mins cardio this morning, another 30 tonight. PVC rolling and static stretching this afternoon
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    April 18/12

    Speed Squat (to an 11" box):
    +average bands:
    6x315x2

    Squat - 535x1 miss 2nd

    SSB Goodmorning - 3x275x5
    Hanging Leg Raise - 3x8
    Pallof Press - 3x42.5x8
    Laying Hamstring Curl - 3x14x12

    Treadmill 100 mins



    -terrible squatting.. I've got a cold so I'm gonna blame it on that, but I'm really not happy with that. Plan was to go for 3, but on the 2nd rep I just had no drive up whatsoever
    -speed squats weren't fast enough to be called speed work either lol.. all around a really poor session
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    Good to see another Canadian here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricket_Fire View Post
    best so far in competition 530/319/639 @ 220
    I'm weak now, but not for long
    Dont know how that is considered weak, its time to change your sig.

    Good to see you start a journal again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricket_Fire View Post
    -terrible squatting.. I've got a cold so I'm gonna blame it on that, but I'm really not happy with that. Plan was to go for 3, but on the 2nd rep I just had no drive up whatsoever
    -speed squats weren't fast enough to be called speed work either lol.. all around a really poor session
    Rest up mate. Get some Buckley's into ya!
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    lol thanks guys. I've got a ways to go yet though Luna!



    April 19

    100 mins treadmill this morning. Going in for some deep tissue work this afternoon, and I'll get some stretching in before work.

    As mind-numbingly boring as all this recovery work is, it seems to really help
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    Apparently my right bicep at the shoulder is about 70% tighter than my left... explains the pain lol
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricket_Fire View Post
    Apparently my right bicep at the shoulder is about 70% tighter than my left... explains the pain lol
    Too many Beer Curls. Tsk Tsk.
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    April 20/12

    Paused Closegrips - up to a real smooth 315, then a mysterious miss @ 325

    Dips - +90 x 8, 8, 8
    Paused Bench - 3x225x5

    Bent Rear Laterals 3x45x8 // Hammer Curl 3x45x8
    2 Arm DB Laterals 3x35x12 // Overhead DB Extension 3x35x8
    Standing Calves (bobbi jo's routine)


    -315 moved really well, no idea why I missed the 325


    Calf Routine

    reps / rest (seconds)
    10 / 5
    15 / 10
    25 / 10
    15 / 10
    10 / rest a few mins, then repeat
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    Apr 21/12

    Speed Deadlift - 6x365x1
    Sumo Deadlift - up to a pretty easy 615, and a miss at 635 (surprising with how 615 moved.. just like yesterday's benching lol)
    Squat - 405x12, 2x405x5

    Treadmill 60 mins

    Another 40 mins treadmill later, along with some stretching / pvc rolling
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    strong pullin man.. trainin is looking on point.
    Get Strong(er)
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    Cheers Tommy




    April 22/12

    Treadmill 70 mins this morning. Bit of pvc/stretching after. Upper back work was a few hours later..

    BB Row:
    overhand - 2x275x6, 255x8
    underhand - 2x255x8
    **not very strict, but I'm not too concerned lol

    Pulldown - 270x6, 2x225x8, 2x195x8
    Seated Row - 3x120x12 (super duper strict)

    Superset:
    BB Curl - 60 x 10, 10, 8
    Decline Situp - 3x10x8
    Straight Arm Pulldown - 3 x no idea how heavy x a lot of reps

    Superset:
    DB Preacher Curl - 3x 30 x 8-10, ending with negatives
    Side Bend - 3x135x10

    Treadmill 30
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    Big day with the pulling and all bro.

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    Lots of treadmill work. Is that more active recovery or are you trying to get rid of some fat?

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    Thanks guys

    Luna - I was trying to drop bodyweight, but I've been feeling real weak lately. I'm 6 weeks out now; think I'm going to scrap that idea and just stay as a 220 for this one. All that treadmill work has made me feel real weak



    April 24

    Military Press - up to 195x1, felt rediculously harder than it should've
    Bench (paused) - 5x225x8
    Dumbell Flies (slight incline) - 4x50x10
    H Roll - 4x30x10
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    April 25/12

    Squat:
    5x365x2
    405x1
    495x1
    555x1 **smooth but not happy with depth
    555x1 **happy all around with this lift.. 10lbs more than I've squatted since I was super duper fat

    Superset:
    Kettlebell Swing - 3x40kgx10
    Seated Calves - 3x5 platesx12
    Pallof Press - 3x52.5x6

    Superset:
    Kettlebell Swing - 3x40kgx10
    Seated Calves - 3x5 platesx12
    Spud Pulldown Abs - 3x130x12
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    Damn dude, super squats going on!

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    Thanks Terry; it's nice to FINALLY be squatting decent again after it took such a nosedive for so long lol
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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