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. #726
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    hit 235x10 on bench, then a disappointing 255x5 technique was wayyy off for some reason, benches are different from waht im used to, gotta get reused to it. then 225x8 i was tir3ed. then did some good back work, some more chest, then some good arm work, overall a good workout.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

  2. #727
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    been cutting for the last week so training isnt so exciting... hit 135x6 btn press, 185x5 push press, 365x6 squat, 275x6 front squat, 265x5vbench, 485x3 deadlift, 405x5 deficit dead, and 365x5 beltless deficit dead last week. today i benched 265x6, inclined 225x4 and 205x6, db inclined 1x8x90s, db flatted 1x7x100s, did 2x12 flyes/rdelts and did 4 sets of tris n hammer curls. good workout, ill try to be better abt logging...
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    Felt a bit weak last night, just hit 370x5 squat 280x5 front squat. Was probably a technique thing though, i'll try 375x5-6 next week. calves felt strong though, did 7 good sets of calves, then 2 sets of close grip pulldowns and 2 sets of closegrip rows, then i was outta there. Looking leaner but not smaller and that's the goal.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    Shitty day yesterday, injured or strained my right trap btn pressing 6x135 and couldnt do much afterwards, just did some side raises and triceps but basically a bulshit workout. just been rolling the trap out with a lacrosse ball
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    7-12-14: deads

    deads
    3x455
    3x495
    3x425 1 plate deficit
    5x385 1 plate deficit no belt

    Seated Calves
    2 plates x 12
    3 plates x 12
    2 plates x 12

    standing calves
    255x2x12

    Donkey calf machine (the one where your ass is in the air and your hamstrings r stretched)
    130x2x12

    Attempted to hit back
    but my trap is too fucked up so i just did 1 set of supinated pulldowns 10x170 and the rest was insignificant attempts, did some 1 arm db rows with 40 lbs though just to get something in though

    Hammer Curls
    2x12x35s
    12x25s

    Rev Curl Machine
    2x12

    Forearm Roller
    2 rolls x 10 lbs

    Rich Piana Hammer Curls
    24x35s (24 reps=12 on each hand alternating)

    Much better day than expected today, glad my fucked up trap wasnt aggravated by deads. Looks like my increased hamstring mobility work + deficit deads improved my technique a lot, 495x3 still felt way harder than it should but whatever at least my technique is good and my lower back doesnt hurt. Its amazing how not paying attention to technique for just a few weeks fucks up years of work. Gotta keep my technique good so I think deficit deads are here to stay. I really like em, they're light so its not as stressful and I can be less egotistical and psyched up and focus on my technique, esp beltless ones, real grinders but technqiue is my focus. My lifts are kind of in the shitter right now but that's ok becuase after I cut im gonna get back on 5/3/1, in a year I'll be pulling 600. I'm cool wiht that, no more bullshitting around with self made "bodybuilding" programs that involve only deadlifting every other week, and all that kinda stuff. My time with bodybuilding type trainign though has taught me the value of contracting muscles on isolation movements and how weight is often irrelevant for these exercises.

    Killed calves, not as hard as i did on tues but on tues I really crushed em, they were sore until today, still hit em good today though, same routine just wasnt as much in the zone and had diff shoes on. Back wasn't happening iwth my fucked up trap, but its all good, still got a little bit of work in. Decided to kill forearms instead, which I did, and did quite well. Overall satisfied with today's workout, on paper my training looks meek right now but I'm optimistic about the future. I'm looking good and getting cut, the strength will come back, then increase by a ton when i train it consistently. I'm optimistic even if the present is painful and weak.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    7-15-14: Bench

    Bench
    6x270 (PR!)

    Incline Bench
    6x210

    DB Incline
    3 or 4 setsof 12 with 65s short rest periods

    Chest Fly Machine with Rear Delts
    4 or 5 sets of 12 with 120 lbs chest
    3-4 sets of 12 with 120 lbs rdelts

    Shrugs
    3x20x135 smith machine

    PH Tricep Ext alt with hammer curls back to back
    15x15s PHT
    15x30s HC
    12x15s PHT
    12x30s HC
    12x12s PHT
    12x25s HC
    10x12s PHT
    12x20s HC
    12x10s PHT
    12x15s HC
    12x10s PHT
    12x15s HC

    Bench was nice today, hopefully I can hit 275x6 for my last bench day of my cut, then 300 afterwards before I start 5/3/1! I'll be using low training maxes though so I can progress well. Weight today will be less important than weight in 1 year, before I start adding some "supplements". 5 years under my belt at that point plus hopefully good numbers will make me feel that I'm ready to take things to the next level, if I still want to. Grindin out the rest of this cut, hopefully I emerge looking good!
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    7-16-14: Carne Asada Power Squats

    Squat
    6x375 (PR!!)

    Seated Calves
    10x2 plates
    12x3 plates
    12x2 plates

    Standing Calves
    2x12x255

    Donkey Calf
    2x12x120

    Quads
    3x12

    Hams
    4x12

    Lat Pull Machine
    2x12

    Row Machine
    3x15

    Good workout today, brought to you by carne asada with guacamole, the ultimate cutting food.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    7-17-14: shoulders

    just did an easy workout today, no heavy lifts besides 12x150 face pulls, but just did a lot of sets of rear and side delts, plus some chest, triceps, forearms. dont want to risk fuckin up my trap recovery by pressing more, it still hurts a lot, some days more than others. it'll go away eventually, just been rolling it out.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    7-18-14: Deads

    Deadlift
    3x495
    3x425 deficit
    5x395 deficit beltless

    Back
    6 sets

    Calves

    1 set

    really dogshit workout today. been feeling really overtrained and shitty. i think i know why, its because ive been doing kempo this time around, every time ive done kempo plus cutting its been shitty and ive lost muscle. cardio fucks up your cortisol/test too much, just gotta stick with diet and low intensity cardio (walking just to keep the metabolism up). oh well, next time i wont do kempo and ill only train 3 days a week using that strength program i designed that worked pretty well, but with lower volume.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    7-21-14: BENCH!!!

    Bench
    7x275!!!!

    Incline Bench
    215x8

    Chest and Rear Delt Machine
    4x12

    2 arm Tricep Kickbacks (what i usually refer to as PH triceps)
    3x12x15s

    Hammer Curl
    12x35s
    12x45s
    8x45s followed by alternating 12x45s (6 on each side)

    GREAT workout today, strongest workout I've had this cut. Weighing in at 207.6 on my gym scale, 209 on my home scale (before my cut my top weights were 213.8 gym and 220 home), I hit a massive PR on bench, previous PR was last week's 270x6. Incline also felt relatively strong, 2 reps more than I was planning to get. I was actually only aiming for 275x5 on bench, so I was calm and didnt get over psyched up, so my technique didnt get fucked up, my technique felt 90% perfect as opposed to 70% perfect which is how it usually feels on my top set because i get so psyched up. I think that's the key with the lifts (other than deads where it moves way too slow if you dont get aggressive and psyched, but ill play around with being more calm), I'm gonna try this out on squat tomorrow. Really happy with this PR! Rest of the workout was good.
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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    7-22-14: Squat

    Squat
    5x380

    Calves
    3x12x2 plates seated

    Pull Ups (short rest periods)
    3x6 wide grip bb style
    10 chins

    Not the best day today, but I was happy with my technique on the squat, best technique I've had in a very long time, since I remained calm. The weight was mediocre but oh well, I've lost 5-10 lbs of bodyweight so that will definitely not benefit a person's squat. It'll climb back up with 5/3/1 over the next year. Felt pretty worn out/"overtrained" today so I decided not to push it, keep some in the tank so I can get through my last 2 workouts of my cut, before I get back on my bulking diet. I'm gonna do 1-2 weeks of deload once I finish my cut so I can get my drive to lift heavy back, then start 5/3/1. Just 2 more grueling cutting workouts before training gets consistently fun again!
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

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

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