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. #76
    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    So I don't think I know your gym situation, but you are working out in Iraq right? Why is it closing?

    Perhaps take a dumbbell/weights and put it in a backpack and put the arm slings around your legs?
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    Iraq war is closing brotha! I'll be home in three weeks anyway.
    Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...Bastardo-Flaco
    14" Box===240x5 (09/02/11)
    Bench====180x6 (08/25/11)
    Deadlift===375x5 (09/06/11)
    Press==== 115x6 (08/21/11)

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    Week 10 H.I.T. / Medium Volume

    Weight - 190

    BB Bench Press - 95x5, 135x5, 155x3, 175x6
    DB Incline Press - 50x12, 50x12, 50x12
    BB Row/Rear Delt Fly - 185/20x12, 185/20x12, 185/25x12 ====>PR
    Dips - BWx15, BWx10, BWx8
    Last edited by BallsWideDeep; 10-13-2011 at 11:02 PM.
    Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...Bastardo-Flaco
    14" Box===240x5 (09/02/11)
    Bench====180x6 (08/25/11)
    Deadlift===375x5 (09/06/11)
    Press==== 115x6 (08/21/11)

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    Weight - 192

    Safety Squat - 115x5, 155x5, 175x2, 220x6, 195x10 ==>PR
    Iso Lat. Leg Press - 450x12, 460x12, 460x12 =======>PR
    BB Curl - 90x14 ============================>PR
    Hammer Curl - 45x10 ========================>PR
    Incline Curl - 25x19
    Calve Raise - 160x11, 160x7, 160x7 (RP+4)
    Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...Bastardo-Flaco
    14" Box===240x5 (09/02/11)
    Bench====180x6 (08/25/11)
    Deadlift===375x5 (09/06/11)
    Press==== 115x6 (08/21/11)

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    Weight - 189.5 (Might be time to bump calories a little)

    BB OH Press - 65x5, 85x5, 105x2, 117.5x6 ===========>PR
    DB OH Press - 40x12, 45x10, 45x8
    CGBP - 135x6, 145x6, 135x6
    Lateral Raise - 25x12, 20x12, 20x12 drop 15x6 drop 10x9 ==>PR
    Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...Bastardo-Flaco
    14" Box===240x5 (09/02/11)
    Bench====180x6 (08/25/11)
    Deadlift===375x5 (09/06/11)
    Press==== 115x6 (08/21/11)

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    I dipped down in weight one day, too. First time I've been in the 170s in a while. I instantly climbed back up, but it was an odd feeling seeing my weight at 179.6 rather than 180something.

    As always, good stuff, sir.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    hahaha. You summed it up it exactly. I am proud of myself for evolving a bit though. My first bulk if the lifts stopped progressing or I didn't gain a pound that week I would bump calories up. Now I watch for the trend, and realize it would be better to maintain for a week (and maybe still get stronger) than get fat too fast. It will take me several years to reach my goals, so it's not worth being a fat ass all that time.

    The norovirus is going around. They sent out emails to let us know several people had complained of food poisoning. I got a touch of it the past couple days, but I'm faring pretty well. The weight loss could be minor accumulated dehydration. I only had food poisoning once in my life before coming to Iraq, but I've got it pretty, badly twice here. I'd sit there lying in bed cramping up, and then eat a giant bowl of ice cream with peanut butter. I'll be damned if I let some virus still my gains.
    Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...Bastardo-Flaco
    14" Box===240x5 (09/02/11)
    Bench====180x6 (08/25/11)
    Deadlift===375x5 (09/06/11)
    Press==== 115x6 (08/21/11)

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    Weight - 189 (raising calories to 4400 on WO and 4000 off)

    Deadlift - 135x5, 225x5, 315x2, 355x5, 315x10 =========>PR
    Lat Pull/Face Pull - 197/8x6/12, 197/8x6/12, 197/8x6/12 ==>PR
    Weighted Hyper - 55x12, 55x12, 60x12 ==============>PR
    Ab Crunch Mach. - 205x10 each front and sides
    One-Legged SHELC - 1x6
    Ab Circuit - 20 sprinter, 10 v-ups, 10 toe touch, 10 hip thrust
    Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...Bastardo-Flaco
    14" Box===240x5 (09/02/11)
    Bench====180x6 (08/25/11)
    Deadlift===375x5 (09/06/11)
    Press==== 115x6 (08/21/11)

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Holy geez. You are doing nearly just as much deadlift volume as I am. I will work some singles in mine if you do
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    Nice deadlifting. You eat a decent amount of calories, any idea of your bf%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    Holy geez. You are doing nearly just as much deadlift volume as I am. I will work some singles in mine if you do
    Can't join you brother. I am really focused on 10 reps right now. Go crazy with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    Nice deadlifting. You eat a decent amount of calories, any idea of your bf%?
    Thank you sir. I don't like to guess too much at bf%. Somewhere between 13-15% maybe. I still have a six pack though it's softened a bit, and a bit a bit of hips. I'm a little tall, and distribute fat very evenly, so it's hard to tell.
    Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...Bastardo-Flaco
    14" Box===240x5 (09/02/11)
    Bench====180x6 (08/25/11)
    Deadlift===375x5 (09/06/11)
    Press==== 115x6 (08/21/11)

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    Week 11 H.I.T. / Medium Volume

    Weight - 191.5

    BB Bench Press - 95x5,135x5, 165x2, 180x6, 210x1
    DB Incline Press - 55x12, 55x12, 55x10
    DB Row/Rear Delt Fly - 60/25x12, 70/25x12, 75/25x12/10
    Dips - BWx15, BWx11, BWx9
    Last edited by BallsWideDeep; 10-13-2011 at 11:03 PM.
    Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...Bastardo-Flaco
    14" Box===240x5 (09/02/11)
    Bench====180x6 (08/25/11)
    Deadlift===375x5 (09/06/11)
    Press==== 115x6 (08/21/11)

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    Internet has been down for a couple days:

    Weight - 190.5

    Safety Squat - 115x5, 155x5, 185x2, 225x6, 205x10 =========>PR
    Iso-Lat. Leg Press - 460x12, 460x12, 470x12 ==============>PR
    BB Curl - 90x15 ===================================>PR
    Hammer Curl - 45x10
    Incline Curl - 25x23 =================================>PR
    Calve Raise - 160x11, 160x10, 160x8 (RP+4) ==============>PR
    Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...Bastardo-Flaco
    14" Box===240x5 (09/02/11)
    Bench====180x6 (08/25/11)
    Deadlift===375x5 (09/06/11)
    Press==== 115x6 (08/21/11)

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    Weight - 189

    BB OH Press - 65x5, 85x5, 105x2, 120x6 =============>PR
    DB OH Press - 45x12, 45x10, 45x9 =================>PR
    CGBP - 140x6, 140x6, 140x6
    Lateral Raise - 25x12, 25x12, 25x9 drop 15x12 drop 10x12

    I'm getting my calories in, but I'm being ravaged by food poisoning. They are issuing alert emails, but all you can do is stay hydrated. Had a cold sweat, and had to get to a bathroom a couple times, but the OH press is up!
    Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...Bastardo-Flaco
    14" Box===240x5 (09/02/11)
    Bench====180x6 (08/25/11)
    Deadlift===375x5 (09/06/11)
    Press==== 115x6 (08/21/11)

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Looks like the food poisoning is affecting your weight...or do you think that is just coincidence?

    Good job on the PRs esp the OHPs!
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    knock knock? Hope all is well.
    Last edited by thecityalive; 11-03-2011 at 08:19 PM.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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