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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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    Was a good week for you man, had a great bday session with the huge PRs!

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    Thanks Coke!
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    Had an awesome birthday training session there, bud! PRs all over the shop, lol.
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    Thanks!
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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    6-15-13: Everything

    Squat
    315x10
    365x3

    Bench
    2x12x185
    1x11x205 last 2 reps paused

    3x20 BB style pull ups between sets

    BB Rows
    8x135
    2x8x155

    Leg Ext/Hamstring curl/good girl machine/bad girl machine alternating
    3x12 on hamstrings
    2x20 on everything else.

    Dips
    BWx12/15

    Lat pulldowns followed by BB style pull ups
    10 pulldowns 6 pull ups

    Decent day today. First time in the gym in a while, new gym too, in some ways it's good and in others it's bad. Squats were good but I set the bar unevenly on my traps on the 10 set so it was a little lopsided. 365 was good though. I wasn't buttwinking but for some reason my back was killing me after squats. Maybe because of fairly short rest periods. Plus this is my first time training after not eating carbs for 12 hours in a while. So I was really tired and sluggish. Managed to push bench but by the time I got to rows I was tired as hell. Pushed through some legs then ran out of time/energy once I got to upper body. Was a little disappointed because I was training with 2 good friends of mine who don't go to the gym much. I used to work out with them at school but I've since become much more intense, especially training alone this past 6 months, so I was at a completely different level from them not just physically but mentally as well. Brought down my intensity quite a bit and pissed me off. But whatever. They only wanna train 4 days a week and I'm gonna be training 6 so I'm going to put my hardest 2 days (heavy squats and deads) on days they aren't lifting. Besides, I do need a spot on bench. Should work out pretty well. Also in the past they've flaked on me training a few times just because it's not a very high priority in their lives, so I'll see it as a positive if they do that I can be more intense. Nothing against them but in the gym I do need somebody a little more intense if I'm going to be training with somebody.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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    I'm hearing you bro, the difficulty in finding someone to lift with who is an equal gets few and far between.

    Glad to see you transitioning well.

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

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    6-17-13: OHP

    OHP
    10x115
    12x115
    8x135

    Rear delt raises and BB style pull ups between sets

    DB Side Raise
    12x25s
    2x12x20s drop setted with 5s for 6 reps
    10x20s drop setted with 7.5s for 6 reps

    Weighed dips
    2x8x45

    Supinated Tricep pushdowns
    4x10

    Hammer curls (rich piana style)
    3x12x37.5s
    10x37.5s drop setted by 27.5s for 6

    Side Raise machine with shrugs in between
    3 or 4 sets of 10-20 reps on both

    Decent day in the gym today, great day overall. Was really busy all day, had my first class at my community college this summer. Being around a lot of hot girls (but not nearly as many as UCSB) helped make me feel high test again. Haven't seen more than 1-2 hot girls a day since Thursday. Well I guess at the gym on Saturday, but I was too focused on lifting. After class we went to the gym, ran into a lot of people I know from high school (and saw more hot girls!) there which was kind of distracting but I still managed to get a good workout. Would have been better in a garage dungeon gym but the world isn't perfect.

    OHP was all right, wasn't trying to go heavy so this was just about right, worked on technique a bit. Side raises were good, dips, bad idea to do them before another shoulder movement because my front delts got super pumped which fucked everything else up. I'm thinking of putting OHP and all other front delt heavy movements at the end of my shoulder day until my rear and side delts catch up, then putting it at the beginning again and shooting my lift waaaayyyy up. I'll start with 5x5x115 at the end of my next shoulder day and work up from there. Triceps went fairly well, they're nice and stiff and sore right now especially in the long head which almost never happens. Hammer curls were good my biceps are really sore (in fact my right bicep just almost cramped when I flexed it just now). Forearms not so much but they definitely got worked hard-had a good pump/stiffness going in the gym. It'll just take some time before they get up to where everything else is (same with rear and side delts, which definitely got worked but aren't stiff/sore right now either). Side raise machine/shrugs were all right but I definitely can't train front delts before hand. My bodybuilder friend was noticing the same thing, you can hit side delts way better if you do it after rear delts and before front delts. Prioritizing.

    Right after the gym we got burritos then as soon as I got home I had to go to kempo. I lost my cup so I was pretty nervous, and I did end up getting hit in the balls twice. Not super bad but definitely hurt. It's all right though, I had a great session. Over this last year I've grown a lot in the sense that I have learned to get out of my own head more and live in the moment, and how to be less stiff/formal and less concerned with walking on eggshells trying not to offend people. Going to kempo today was great because I could just completely be immersed in what I was doing, and I was able to do a great job even though I'm rusty. I impressed myself, and I felt on top of the world afterwards. Super high test!!!

    So overall, today was a great day!
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    6-18-13: Squats

    Squat
    355x2
    385x3 20 lb PR
    405x1 deep paused

    Beltless Front Squat
    225x5
    255x3

    Ham Curl
    4x12x75

    Goodgirlbadgirlmachine
    3x25 good girl 3x30 bad girl (I guess that means I'm a bad girl)

    Seated Calves
    2x15x100
    drop set 10x110 10x100 10x50

    Abs
    BWx10
    10x12
    12x15

    Pretty good day today. Went nice and heavy on squats even though my hammies were still sore. Got a sweet little 20 lb PR on squats. Clavicles aren't used to front squatting right now so I just kept it light and did my fronts beltless. Hammies were good, same with good girl bad girl machine. Seated calf machine sucks at this gym but I still managed to get them pumped and sore. Abs were all right nothing too intense, I'm doing sit ups at kempo again but I just want to get into the habit of training abs at the gym. Can't powerlift with a weak core!

    Ran into some homies from way back at the gym today. I'm starting to feel at home again, Thursday I was so depressed to leave my "family" at UCSB, I was so close with everyone and everything there, but San Diego is starting to feel like home again. Lifting has been going well, I already look bigger so I"m looking forward to a good summer of training!
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    Props on the new squats PR!

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

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    6-19-13: Back

    Weighted Chins
    8x3x25, 25x5, 25x4

    Narrow Grip Lat pulldowns
    3x12

    cable rows
    3x12

    Pullovers
    3x12

    I feel like we did more than this but this is all I can remember. Either way it was a good workout, got a solid lat pump and I'm really sore. My friend texted me this morning and told me he's literally never been more sore . Bench tomorrow, deads on sat.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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    6-21-13: Bench

    Bench
    225x5/8/8/6 (last rep paused of every set, last set last 5 reps paused)
    3x20x135 reverse grip
    db rear delts between sets

    Pendlays
    6x185
    2x6x205
    12x185 followed by 10x135

    Side Raise
    2x12x20
    10x35s followed by 6x15s followed by 6x10s

    Cable Flys
    1x10
    2 or 3x15
    cable rear delts between sets

    Cable Curls and Tricep exts
    4x12

    Decent day today. Worked out with my chatty video film teacher from HS, so the intensity wasn't so high in this workout, but I got some good work done. Overall solid day.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    6-22-13: Deads/Strongman

    Deads
    2x495

    Sandbag
    200 run for 50 ft then load over 4 or 5 ft platform, followed by same with 150 right after
    250 same thing

    Pretty good little session on Saturday. Did some solid deads, then got some good runs with the sandbag. Kept it short for various reasons. Havne't logged since I've been incredibly busy all weekend, went for a roadtrip with some friends yesterday. Didn't train today cause I had jury duty then was super tired, just had 1.5 hrs to nap before kempo, finally home and relaxing now, gonna try to catch up on sleep. I have had no time to do anything today, so I skipped volume legs this week. Bench tomorrow.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    6-25-13: Bench

    Pretty BS day today, not even gonna bother formally logging it. Basically worked up to 245x5 on bench then 135x40. Was decent I guess. Then did some BS rows, bis, shoulders, tris, chest, rdelts. Just wasn't feelin it at all. Been really sleep deprived, insomnia has hit an all time bad. Also had jury duty these last 2 days which I had to wake up super early for which sucked. Kempo is making my front delt problem worse, those motherfuckers just grow. Just holding guard and doing high rep push ups makes them grow. It sucks, it's making my muscle imbalance even worse. Stomach has been hurting too making it hard to eat, estrogen has been high, I think I might be sick, everything lifting related is just shitty as fuck right now. So yeah, just feeling like shit about training. Oh well, hopefully I can get some good sleep tonight and manage a decent squat day tomorrow.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    6-26-13: Squat

    Just squat 2 sets of 3 with 365 today, then had no drive to continue. Feeling a little better after 8 hrs of sleep last night but I'm still sleep deprived and my estrogen is still high and my test is still low. Oddly enough my sex drive has been good, but in every other way I feel like shit. Been having the runs and been coughing. Hopefully I can just sleep this off and wait it out, while doing maintenance workouts.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    No doubt it's all hills and valleys dude, but glad to be hearing about the Kempo.

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    Thanks coke, it's getting better

    6-27-13: Back

    Pulldowns
    3-5x12

    Shrugs
    At least 10 sets of varying weights and grips, 10-15 reps each

    Rear Delts
    3-5 sets of 20

    Cable Rows
    3x10-15

    Machine Pulls
    2x15

    Pullovers
    3x12

    Pretty good back day today, did a lot of volume. I could swear I did more than this but maybe it's just the fact that I did a lot of sets of everything that made it a lot longer. Did pretty short rest periods and it still took an hour.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    6-28-13: Shoulders

    Rear Delt Flyes
    3x20

    Drop Set Side Delt Flyes
    12x25/6x15
    10x32.5/6x15
    12x25/6x15
    2x15x17.5/6x10

    Face Pulls
    5x15-20

    Side Delt Machine
    Did 3 high rep sets working up to a top set
    top set: 150x10 3/4 ROM followed by 40x10 full ROM

    Rear Delt Cross Cable Pull
    3x12

    1 Arm leaning DB side delt
    2x15x10
    1x15x15

    OHP
    5x5x115
    3x10x15 lb Rear delt flyes between first 3 sets, 2x20x35 rear delt destroyer between last 2 sets

    Cable Triceps
    2x12, 1x15, 1x20

    Rich Piana style Hammer Curls
    3x15x35s

    Really good shoulder day today, hit rear delts first followed by side delts and front delts. Works much better, since the frotn delt isn't pumped until it's worked, and doesn't take away as much from the others. Hopefully I'm gonna groooowww from this. Good stuff.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    6-29-13: Strongman

    Deads
    worked up to 1x475 20 sec grip hold

    BB Rows
    3x8x205

    Sandbag Loading
    150x3
    200x1
    250x1/1/1
    200x3

    Legit GHR!!!
    Green Band assisting x 5/10/8/10

    Yoke Walk
    worked up to 460 for a clean run and 510 for a shit partial run. Not sure about distance but somewhere around 40 ft.

    Good day today. Nobody I knew was there so it was a very productive, untalkative session. Deads felt like shit today probably because I hit forearms and rear delts (and indirectly traps) pretty hard yesterday. Plus I've been sitting a lot and my hips are very tight. After some stretching I managed 475 and held my grip at the end. Did some Rows to get some volume in but they were also kinda shitty. Sandbag loading was pretty good, got a video of my last set of 250. Then did legit GHR, first 3 sets felt a little uneven towards the left because of the slope of the garage, so I put a plate under and did my last set sloped the other way, but quite a bit steeper. I guess it balances it out. Then did some yoke walk, 460 was good but 510 I tried holding the sides instead of the top to keep it more stable and it slipped about 1/2-2/3 of the way thru the ~20 ft distance. So I just turned it and tried that grip again but it slipped. Then did my normal grip and it felt much better on my traps, just less stable on my legs. A worthy tradeoff. So I just ran it the rest of the way like that. I'd estimate the second run was only about 15-25 ft total. No big deal I'll just do it right next time. Next time might be in a while though, may not be able to make it to the strongman gym at the reg time for a while. We'll see.

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wtyBIiJaP8
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    7-1-13: Squats

    Squat
    5x315
    drop set 1x385 paused 3x315 last rep paused 5x225
    225x10 constant tension (no rest at the top)
    275x8 constant tension (no rest at the top)

    Quad Ext
    3x15

    Ham Curl
    3x12x90 (movin up most likely thanks to GHR)

    Calves
    4 sets

    Pretty good squat day today. Got out a lot of stress. Bar unfortunately doesn't want to sit even on my traps these days. Idk what's going on. But yeah, pretty good day besides a few minor shitty things like that.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    7-2-13: Bench

    Rear Delt Flyes
    3-5 sets of 12-20

    Side Raise Machine
    2 sets then 1 drop set: stack for 12 partial reps, then 75 for 12 most ROm reps, then 25 for 10 full reps

    Bench
    255x5
    275x3 (BIG PR!!!), 2 rep/10 lb PR

    Pendlays
    4x6x185

    Chest MAchine
    3x15

    Triceps
    4x12-15

    Hammer Curl rich piana style
    4x10x40s

    Really good day today, started by hitting rear and side delts just so they wouldn't be impossible to hit after bench. Then benched a ton of weight, 275x3, was only planning on doing like 255x5 then calling it a day but my friend convinced my other friend to do 2 sets, so I figured I'd do one more. Was just going for 2 but 2 was too easy, so I nailed 3. Guess all that tricep, forearm, and rear delt work has been paying off!!! Then hit pendlays but the weight was shit since I haven't been doin em consistently and I was really drained at this point. Got a really good chest pump/burn from a machine, then hit triceps and bis/forearms. Had to cut one of my hammer curl sets short for a certain reason at 8 reps, but made it up on the next one with 15. Great day overall, glad to be killin it in the gym again!!!
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    Very nice man, really going at it!!

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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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    Great work with the bench PR, bud.
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