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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. #576
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    5-23-13: Light Squat/Back

    Squat
    5x275
    10x225

    Goodgirlbadgirlmachine
    worked up to 90 lbs

    Pulldowns
    3x10 underhand grip
    3x10 overhand grip
    3x10 facepull attachment for rear delts

    Abs
    2x10

    Decided to take it easy today. Feel really beat up, I'm really sick, and I'm sleep deprived (but oddly enough don't feel lethargic despite sleeping 5 hrs the last 2 nights). Felt decent, I really like the good girl/bad girl machine, gonna start doing that to prehab my abductors/adductors. Pulldowns the contraction felt great. Then I got some good rear delt work, trying to get them sore to balance out my super sore front delts from last workout. Then I hit abs real quick. I'll squat heavy on Tuesday (gym closed monday =/).
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

  2. #577
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    I think I have the flu, I"m super sick, coughing, clogged nose every 15 mins, feel weak, and even have a fever. Hopefully I"ll be able to lift on Sunday. Sadly the dorm is loud as fuck so I can't really sleep it off.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    5-26-13: Shoulders

    OHP
    2x185 belt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlDFr-svUnc
    1x185 no belt
    5x155 no belt

    Rear Delts
    5 sets

    T Bar Rows Machine
    6x3plates
    2x6x3 plates+10
    drop set 8x3 plates 10x2 plates 6x1 plate

    Lying DB triceps
    ~4x10

    Hammer curls (rich piana style)
    ~5x10

    Probably something else

    Pretty good day, hit a massive PR on OHP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlDFr-svUnc

    Otherwise didn't do very much. Got to the gym late, didn't do a lot of work but the work I did do was dense. Overall a solid workout.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    Beastly with them overheads, especially coming off the flu.

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    Strong overhead work! Looks like the flu didn't take too much out of you.
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    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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  6. #581
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    Thanks guys! I was surprised myself. Flu's getting better but I did lose about 2-5 lbs.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    5-28-13: Squats

    Squat
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x3
    315x3
    365x5 (2 rep PR!)
    405x0 (walkout, 10 sec hold)
    435x0 (walkout, 20 sec hold)

    Front Squat
    135x5
    225x3
    275x3
    315x2

    Goodgirl/badgirl machine
    warmups
    105x25 adductors
    120x20 abductors followed by 75x50 abductors

    Pendlay Rows
    4x15x135

    Standing Calf Raise
    5x10x135 last set drop setted with 105x8, 45x10

    Really good workout today. Still feeling sick, and was feeling pretty tired, so I took half an ephedrine I had lying around. Got really pumped up and busted through my warmups for squat, technique felt great, I think doing good girl bad girl machine has helped my flexibility and stability a lot, even though I've only done it once before today. With 365 I was only planning on doing 3 reps but I aimed for 5 that way I'd get at least 3 if I fell short. Well I didn't fall short, got a huge PR which has me convinced I'm ready for 405 on June 8th. My head almost exploded since my sinuses are still clogged. Did some heavy walkouts just to feel some heavier weight on my traps afterwards. Fronts were pretty good, even after busting my ass on squats I was still able to do 315x2. Didn't have 3, didn't try 3. Then, as all the people I know showed up I stopped lifting heavy and did some embarrassing, light movements (which seems to always happen, people probably don't think I lift heavy ever). Good girl bad girl machine was good, some dude jumped in on my machine and was doing 100 rep sets while I was spotting my friend so instead of doing a few sets I just did one mega set so I could be done and not have to wait on his ass (and give that muthafukka a taste of his own medicine :P, nah not really, ok maybe a little). Then I hit some pendlays since my front delts are making huge gains which is fucking up my shoulders even more since my rear delts refuse to grow. Might have to lay off the pressing movements for a month and really focus on rear delts after I max, 1 step back 2 steps forwards. Hopefully I don't get injured between now and then. Hit some calves then got out of there. Overall a good day, benching tomorrow, gonna hit rear delts between every set. Also started creatine today, took a bit over 5g this morning before any meals, then took 5g post workout just now. Gonna do it until thurs just for the recovery, then do a legit small scale load starting on sunday. Probably gonna hit pulldown abs in the little dorm gym before I shower, just one big mega set. Overall a good day.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

  8. #583
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    I should also mention my BW is getting embarassingly low from this flu, 197. Hopefully I can eat/creatine my way back up.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    5-29-13: Bench

    Bench
    225x3
    245x3
    265x2
    265x3 10 lb PR
    315x0 hold at the top
    225x5
    225x5

    Rear Delt
    lotta sets of 10-20

    BTN Press
    few sets

    Cable Rear Delts
    3x20x15

    Cable Chest
    2 or 3 sets

    Triceps
    3 or 4 sets

    DB Inclines
    a few sets

    Rear Delt Destroyers
    20x40s
    20 or 30x40s drop setted to 20x10s

    Swimming
    10 laps

    Decent day today. Bench was a little disappointing, Idk how I feel about 300 anymore, 265 was difficult. Held 315 just to feel it, felt very heavy, took a lot out of me just holding it. Then did some technique sets with 225. Did a lot of rear delt work because I"m sick of them being small bitchasses. Then just bsed the rest of the day. Then swam quite a bit. Now I"m sitting in my room and it's really really hot and I'm pissed off.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    Strong work, bud. Glad I'm not the only one that gets a PR then still finds an excuse to feel pissed off, haha.
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    Best Lifts: | Goals:
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    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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  11. #586
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    Haha thanks man
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    5-30-13: Deads

    Deads
    365x3 standing on a plate
    405x3 from floor
    455x4 from floor
    475x4 off "blocks" (plates)
    515x1 off plates
    495x15 sec hold off plates

    DB Rows ("Kroc" Rows)
    18x100 lbs on both sides

    Wide Grip Pull ups BB style
    BWx10/8/6/6/10/10

    Ham Curl
    10x70
    2x12x80

    Quad Ext
    10x90
    12x105
    15x105

    Seated Calf Raise
    3x10x90 drop set on last set to 10x70

    Forearm Roller
    3x complex (1 set Flexor roll all the way up then 1 set extensor roll all the way up right after) with 15 lbs

    Rich Piana Style Hammer Curl
    13x35s drop setted to normal hammer curls with 10 lbs for 10 or 15 reps

    Pretty damn good workout today. Took a whole ephedrine because last night it was insanely hot, I couldn't sleep at all, I lay in bed for 12 hrs and got 4-6 hrs sleep max. Fuck insomnia. But anyways I took ephedrine as a pre workout, had a huge meal beforehand so it hit me very gradually, had to say it was a very enjoyable experience. Got a little bit of energy within 10 mins and by the time 40 mins had passed I had a ton of energy physically, even though I was mentally still groggy. But not very jittery, felt really good. Anyways, I warmed up my deads standing on a plate, when I got to 455 I was only trying to do 3 reps since I was planning on doin block pulls after but I had so much leftover energy so I said fuck it I'll just keep going and do 4. Tried to get 5 reps with 475 but that shit was harder than I expected, barely got 4. Then I went up to 515 and got a kind of shitty lockout (looked more andy bolton style as opposed to benni magnusson style, technically locked out but not as much as possible), because my grip was slipping a lot. Dropped to 495 to do a grip hold and held it for 15 seconds relatively easily. I was surprised.

    Decided to hammer the grip a little more after deads and did some kroc rows. 3 rep PR on these DBs, though back in the good old days of weighing 215 and having a strong grip, and using real chalk, I did 20 with 100s pretty easily, with my back being the limiting factor instead of my grip. Although my back was pretty close to dead on the left side today, shows how weak my rear delt is on that side. Anyways. Continued with some BB style pullups, strength was pretty pathetic, my pull ups are declining a lot unfortunately. Gotta start throwing em in more, I should do a diff variation every day, no need to hit it super hard all the time just consistently, since that's my main issue. Ham curls I was tired as fuck at this point so I only did 2 "heavy" sets, same for quads. Calves I hit em hard but again I was already pretty tired, got a good pump nonetheless. Got a decent pump in the forearms but didn't go too hard on the roller, I was really tired at this point since the ephedrine wore off and I'd already done a lot. Hit some hammer curls right after just to kill my forearms for real, that time I really felt it. Overall a great workout today, I limped back to the dining hall right next to my dorm, the chef who always makes fun of me for eating 6 times a day came up and asked me if I was all right cause I looked so tired haha. Weighed in at 198 or 199 at the gym, climbing back up, I'm probably 203 right now cause I ate/drank so much just now. Eating again in 1 hr =o. Overall a good day though, looking forward to smashing some big numbers come June 8th hopefully. Only got about 3 training sessions between now and then, and only 1 of them involving heavy lifting. Good stuff.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    Damn, stepping to it man!

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    Thanks Coke!
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    Everything is sorer than it's been in a long time. Even my lats and triceps! Sadly not my rear or side delts.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    Great session!
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    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
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  17. #592
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    Thanks man!
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    6-2-13: Warming up to heavy singles

    Squat
    worked up to the fastest 365 I've ever done. Felt like 225.
    405 walkout
    455 walkout

    Bench
    worked up to an ok 275
    305 liftoff

    Rack Pulls (for grip, small ROM)
    worked up to 495x10 sec
    then 545 for 5 sec
    then 495x10 sec
    a couple shrug variants with 225 and 135 and btn pressed the bar for 35-50 reps

    Then just hit some rear delts, triceps, adductors and abductors just to get blood flowing through. Felt really high test yesterday, overall pretty good session. 365 went up insanely fast, I was using the thin bar for the first time in a long time and it's a lot easier than the thick one. Bends and bounces a lot and I can grip that thing insanely tight. Felt great, then did some heavy walkouts. Feeling pretty good about 405 come Saturday. Bench was a little disappointing, the thin bar, while easier to propel, was hurting my wrists a lot. Had to put on wraps as low as 255. But 255 went up fast. 275 didn't go up super fast but hopefully by the time I max out I'll be creatine loaded enough that it'll be fine with 300. But we'll see. I don't think I"ll get 315 but I'm not ruling out the possibility. We all have good days and the right pre workout can work wonders!. Not sure how I want to load the creatine though, only got 2 training sessions this week so I don't know when I'm going to drink my creatine. Might just try right before bed, or mornings and nights, or something. As long as I get it in. Rack pulls were a little disappointing but hopefully I"ll be able to grip 525 on Saturday. Body strength wise I think I"ll be fine, but my grip has been my limiting factor lately. Then hit some shrugs/BTN press to make sure my traps were good, did some other small muscle work, and got out of there. Training shoulders tomorrow, then speed work on thurs, no partying on friday, and hopefully I'll be good on Saturday!!!
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    Workout is ace man, make no mistake.

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    Thanks Coke for following my log all (2) these years! Always means something to me to read your comments man, I appreciate the support
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    6-4-13: Stuff

    OHP
    3x10x95

    Rear Delts
    5 decent sets

    Squat
    3x5x225

    Side Raise
    3x15x20s

    Run
    .5 miles 0 incline .6 miles 2.5% incline took about 10 mins total

    Decent workout today. Got some decent rage going. But I wasn't really doing anything legit so whatever. Speed work coming up on thurs then going to max on Sat.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    6-6-13: Speed Day

    Rdelts warmup
    ~5 sets

    Squat
    5x2x225

    Bench
    5x3x155

    Deads
    3x2x255

    Rear Delts
    ~5 sets

    Run
    .5 mi in 3:17

    Pretty good little BS day today. Started with a rear delt warmup to make sure I wouldn't pop anything. Got a decent pump. Squat technique felt great, good girl bad girl machine seems to have fixed a lot of my squat technique problems. Bench was ok but my back was popping off the bench because I was trying to do it speed style. Deads were ok, didn't have my socks but still banged em out. Hit some rear delts, got out really early, then went for another run. Gotta make sure I don't get a heart attack from all the calorie dense foods I've been eating. Had a really late night last night, my friend wanted to party cause it's probably his last chance this year so I ended up staying up till 5 AM. So I got pretty much no sleep, gonna knock myself out tonight. "Meet" on Saturday!
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    6-8-13: Birthday/Max day

    Squat
    365x1
    405x2
    425x1-40 lb PR

    Bench
    265x1
    285x1-10 lb PR
    300x0

    Deadlift
    495x1
    525x1
    545x1-40 lb PR

    Pretty good day today. My bench was a little disappointing, I wanted 300, but I exceeded my goals for both squat and deadlift by 20 lbs. 405 squat felt so easy that I had to double it. 425 went up decently but I didn't want to hit failure and compromise my deadlift. Oddly enough my bench compromised my deadlift, on 300 my hamstrings and glutes cramped like a mofo and I missed the lift. 285 was all right though, video it may look like my ass came off the bench but it didn't. Also looks like 275. Just a bad camera angle all around. No biggie you all know I'm honest, if I was gonna lie I'd say that was 300 :P. Deads, 495 felt heavy, 525 felt light, 545 felt lighter than 495 but still heavy. Overall they went well though, future looks bright for my lower body. Upper body, not so much haha. But I'll still bench 300 one day. Maybe when I do the pendelton meet this winter (hopefully). Here are all the videos:

    405 squat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlxol94zocg
    425 squat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DA58MU2qcU
    285 bench: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmc8Z4Ty658
    300 bench: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mzf4CYdukQ
    525 deadlift: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3q7rJkMtDo
    545 deadlift: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlNOjVW-dvo
    1003 deadlift (wait that's not me!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWUcH...ture=endscreen

    That last video of my good friend Jon Pall is the last video I watched to psych myself up before popping half an ephedrine, half a scoop of ergopump, and half a scoop of scivation bcaas. Plus a spoon of creatine. Overall happy with today, totalled 1255 (probably could have paused that 285 on bench but let's just call this a touch n go meet). Looking forward to blasting some PRs in the future, and hitting 495/315/585 in competition in January. That's my new goal!
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    Going to hit some back today, just in the little dorm gym so nothing worth logging. Then hitting chest at the real gym tomorrow. Gonna mess around a bit this week.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    6-11-13: Chest/Shoulders/Tris

    Bench
    worked up to 185x5 reverse grip
    205x5 normal grip
    205x5 normal close grip
    165x15 reverse grip

    Decline bench
    3x12x185 60 sec rest between sets, last set drop setted to 6x135

    DB inclines
    45sx12/9/3 60 sec rest (shoulder started bothering me on the 3rd set)

    Cable Chest Fly
    2x12

    Fly machine
    3x12

    Side Raises
    30sx15/10/12

    1 arm Side raises hanging from wall (gets side delt from better angle)
    15x10
    10x10

    Dip Machine (focus on tris)
    2x15x150
    1x20x150
    last set followed by 10 lb tricep kickbacks

    Pretty good day today, just decided to do some bodybuilding stuff with my bodybuilder friend. Reverse grip bench felt surprisingly a lot in chest, a lot in tris too, gonna start trying to incorporate this. Only shitty part is it hurts my wrists a bit. So I'll start with 165 for 3x15 or something and work up from there, try to get as heavy as I can without messing up my wrists. Declines were good, did some assisted reps on the last 2 sets (1 assisted on 2nd set, 4 assisted on last). Inclines were all right until my shoulder acted up, was doing it tension style so I could barely use any weight. Chest got really pumped though. Was hitting rear delts between sets of pretty much everything, so my shoulders wouldn't get fucked up more than they had to. Chest is super sore right now, tris too a little, tried to take front delt out of everything. Traps are fairly sore too from yesterday and today. Hopefully my side and rear delts will be sore tomorrow.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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