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. #51
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    Seeing some big gains here, good job bro!

  2. #52
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    Thanks Rileigh. Don't think I've gained anything yet. I'm on the 3rd cycle of 5/3/1 so things are starting to get tough.

  3. #53
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    3/6 "press"

    1)Press (145) 10 total reps [5x2]

    2)Seated press
    125x8
    145x5
    135x6

    3a)Hang snatch pull (225-325) [225-245 is a good working weight for me] 4x3-5
    3b)Resisted pushup (bands) 4x8
    3c)Farmer's (80s) 4x3 trips [~50' per trip]

    4)Tricep pressdowns 2x15-20

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    3/7 "RFESS"

    1)RFESS (145) 3x10 [this is hell]

    2a)1-leg press (~95/side) 3x6-8
    2b)Band squat (145-195+black bands) 3x10-12

    3)Lying leg curl 2 sets.

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    3/8 "Pullup"

    1)Pullup
    BWx3
    25x3
    +50x3

    2a)1-arm floor press
    3x6-8 (75lbs)

    2b)Pullups, pulldowns, slow pullups, 5 sets

    3a)DB row (65) 3x8
    3b)facepull 3x10-12
    3c)overhead rope extension 3x8-10

    4)biceps 1 long set.

  6. #56
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    3/11 "press"

    1a)bat wings 3 sets (up to 32s)
    1b)waiter's carry 3 sets (up to 25)

    2)Press (155) 5x1
    3)1-arm pullup progressions (w/band in offhand) 3 sets

    4a)1-arm pushup progression on balance disc 3x5/side
    4b)DB row 3x8-10 (80)
    4c)allligator walks/pushups 3 sets.

    5)Bat wing for time 20sx30 seconds.

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    3/13 "DB snatch day"

    1a)Glute activation x 2 sets
    1b)Swing 55lbs 2x7

    2)DB hang snatch (75) 3X5

    3a)Deadlift (315) 4x4
    3b)PUPP (pushup position plank) 4x30-45 sec
    3c)Dynamic split squats 4x10 [switch to different dynamic lift next week]

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    3/15 "farmer's day"

    1a)Pullups 3x2
    1b)Pushups 3x5

    2)Farmer's (each trip is about 40-50 ft.)
    50sx5 trips
    60sx5 trips
    70sx6 trips

    3a)1-arm db press (65) Ladders 3x1-3
    3b)Slow pullups, and paused reps (BW) Ladders 3x1-3

    4a)Pushup 15,15,12
    4b)Facepull 3x12
    4c)Shoulder raises (front and side) 3x10

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    3/18 "press" New cycle

    1a)Batwing 3 sets
    1b)Waiter's walks 3 sets

    2)Press (145) 15 total reps [3,3,2,2,2,1,1,1]

    3)Pullup progressions ~4 sets

    4a)DB row (50) 3 sets
    4b)1-arm pushup progressions 3 sets
    4c)Cable incline press 3x10

    5)Batwing for time (25s)x 40 sec.

  10. #60
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    3/20 "snatch day"

    1)Db snatch (85) 15 total reps 5x3

    2a)Deadlift (275) 5,5,8
    2b)RFESS close stance (+50) 15,15,15
    2c)Leg press (2plates/side) 15,15,15

    3a)Pulldown (90) 4x10
    3b)PUPP 4x (~30sec)

    Not a very heavy workout, but damn it was hard.

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    3/22 "farmer's day"

    1)Farmer's walks
    70x3 trips
    80x3
    90x5 trips

    2a)DB push jersk [slow negatives = ~6 secs]
    70x3
    75x3
    75x2-2

    2b)Weighted pullups regular reps + slow negatives
    30 x 3 regular/3 slow
    30 x 3/3
    50 x 2/4

    3a)Pushup 3x12-15
    3b)Facepull 3x15
    3c)shoulder raise 3x6

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    3/23 "RFESS"

    1)RFESS (paused half way up each rep)
    135x5
    135x5
    155x5

    2)Alternating eccentric 1-leg curls 2x5

    3)Contra-lateral loaded DB RFESS
    30x10
    45x10
    60x10

    4)Lying leg curl
    2x8-10

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    3/25 "Press"

    1)155 (10 total reps) 2,2,1,1,1,1,1,1

    2a)DB bench (80s x 25 total reps) 6,6,5,5,3
    2b)Weighted pullup (+15) 6,6,5,5,3

    3a)facepull 3 sets.
    3b)Overhead triceps 3 sets
    3c)biceps 3 sets

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    3/27 "Snatch"

    1)DB snatch (95) 10 total reps , 1,2,2,2,2,1

    2a)Deadlift (325) 5,5,8
    2b)Leg press feet high 3x15

    3a)RFESS
    25s x 10
    35s x 2x10
    BWx15

    3b)Pulldowns 3x10

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    3/29 "farmer's"

    1)Farmer's walk
    up to (110s) x 2 trips

    2a)DB jerks 80 3x5
    2b)BW pullup + negative reps, 8/4,8/4,7/5

    3)Pushups (40 reps as fast as possible) 2:00

    4a)FAcepull
    4b)shoulder raise.

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    3/30 "RFESS"

    1)RFESS (165) 25 total reps, 8,7,6,4

    2)Seated leg curl 2x8

    3)Pullthrough 1x20

  17. #67
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    4/1 "Press"

    1)Press 165 x 5 total reps [too heavy, push pressed 5x1 w/slow eccentric]

    2a)Press 8x3 (speed) 95-115
    2b)Pullup 8x3 (BW+25)

    3a)Farmer's 4x3 (70s)
    3b)Tricep pressdowns 4x10

  18. #68
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    4/3 "DB snatch"

    1)DB snatch (90) x 18 total reps/side 3,3,4,4,4

    2)Goblet RFESS (70) 3x10
    3)Deadlift (225) 3x10
    4)Goblet walking lunge (45) 4x15

  19. #69
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    4/5 "farmers"

    1)Farmer's
    75x2 trips
    85x2
    95x4 trips

    2a)Dips Macine and BW 30 total reps
    up to +30x8
    2b)Pullups 30 total reps
    up to 15x7

    3a)Shoulder press 75 x 5 x 8
    3b)Facepull 100x 5 x10

    4)biceps

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    4/8 "press day" 3x3

    Press -
    125x3
    135x3
    145x3

    2)EDT circuit [10:00]
    Pullup (BW) 5,5,4,4,4,4,4, [30 reps]
    DB floor press (80s) 5,5,4,4,4,4,4, [30 reps

    3a)EDT circuit [10:00]
    Facepull (120) 8x8 [64 reps]
    Dip machine [105] 8x8 [64 reps]

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    4/10 "Snatch day"

    1)DB snatch (95)x 12 total reps [2,4,3,3]

    2)EDT circuit [10:00]
    Barbell RFESS L/R (145lbs) 35 total reps [5,5,5,5,5,5,5,]

    3)EDT circuit [10:00]
    Lying leg curl (95) 5,5,5,5,5,5
    1-leg press (70) 5,5,5,5,5,5, (30 total reps)

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    4/12 "Farmer's day"

    1)Farmer's walks
    (110s) 3x1 trip [ea trip ~50ft] no straps
    (110s) 1x4 trips w/straps

    2)EDT circuit (10 mins)
    Press (95) 5,5,5,5,5,5,4,4,4,2 [44 reps]
    DB row (75) [44 reps/side]

    3)EDT circuit (10 mins)
    Pushup 8,8,8,8,6,6,6,6,6,6 [62 total reps]
    Pulldown (105lbs) [62 reps]

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    4/13 "lower day"

    1a)Rack squats (high bar)
    225x3
    275x3
    315x3

    1b)1-leg SLDL
    60-80 x 3x5

    2a)1-leg modified deadlift lunge (8lb med ball) 4x10
    2b)Jump rope 4x60 sec.

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    4/15 "press day"

    1)Press 3x2
    135x2
    145x2
    155x2

    2)EDT circuit (10mins)
    Pullup (BW) 7,7,5,5,4,4 [32 total reps]
    DB floor press (80s) same reps

    3)EDT circuit (10mins)
    Machine dip (120) 10,10,8,8,8,8 [52 total reps]
    Facepulls (130) same reps.

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    4/17 "snatch"

    1)DB snatch (100lbs) 6x1

    2)EDT circuit (10:00)
    RFESS (145) 7,7,7,7,7,5 [40 reps / leg] INCREASE NEXT TIME

    3)EDT circuit (10:00)
    Machine leg press (110) 8,8,8,8,5,5,5,5 [57 reps]
    lying leg curl (110) same reps

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