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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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. #1676
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    Upper accessory

    Incline press
    Barx30
    135/2x15
    185/2x12
    235x8
    135x20

    Pullups
    BW/4x5-Trying to get a feel for my shoulder

    Klokov press
    45x10
    75x10
    65/3x10

    DB rows
    80/3x15

    Superset #1
    Dips
    BW/3x12
    Bicep curls w/EZ curl bar
    65/3x10

    Superset #2
    Skullcrushers
    85/2x15
    DB flyes
    40/2x10

    Done...Not a bad day, I kept my rest period at one minute between all sets and at least 2-3 minutes between exercises.

    It looks like i'll be ditching the incline presses because they were bothering my shoulder. Well, i'll at least stay at 135 and do high reps. So i'll be sticking with close grips on this day and throw in the incline presses every few weeks.

    The pullups didn't feel that bad. I kept the reps low because I haven't done them in awhile and didn't want to push it. So i'll keep trying them and see how it goes. I'm also going to leave a rep or two in the tank.

    I was also concerned with the dips, but they didn't bother my shoulder at all. So i'll be throwing these back in and see how it goes.
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    Good workout, glad shoulder's bearing up.
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    I had to look up Klokov presses. Never heard of them before. Now I have something new to try!

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    Super in the vid Brian, making it all look easy!!

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    Gotta make the smart decisions and keep pushing along.


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  6. #1681
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    Thanks alot guys, I appreciate it!!!
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    Brian you are ever impressive in your training. Very nice Dead PR! Good to see the pull ups went ok too
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  8. #1683
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    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Brian you are ever impressive in your training. Very nice Dead PR! Good to see the pull ups went ok too
    Thanks alot Hayden!!!
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    Update:

    Ok, so right now I'm 8 weeks out from RUM6 and I'm planning on trying something totally different for this meet cycle. This is something I've been wanting to do for awhile, and decided to just do it, lol. It's the same routine I was using for my squat these last 7 weeks, but this time I'm going to use it for my bench and deadlift as well. It starts off with alot of reps and volume, so I'll be worn out that's for sure.

    I know I just made the switch, but I'm going back to squatting and pulling on different days. I'm doing this because of the extra work I'm going to be putting in. So we'll see what happens.

    This meet will be interesting and a huge learning experience. It can go either way, lol.
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    Hope the training switcharoo works out for you!
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  11. #1686
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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Hope the training switcharoo works out for you!
    Thanks!
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    Best geared meet @ 242
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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  12. #1687
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    Monday
    12.31.12
    DL-WK1

    8 weeks out from RUM6

    Deadlifts
    135/2x10
    245x5
    Working sets
    355x10
    390x10
    425x10-Added belt
    495x10
    530x10

    Rack pulls w/snatch grip
    135x10
    225x10
    315x8-Damn strap broke
    315x10

    DB shrugs
    80/4x10-2 second hold at the top of each rep

    Decline sit-ups
    BW/3x15

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    My last session of 2012 and it was also my first week to prepare for my meet. It was a killer for sure and it left my lower body feeling like J-E-L-L-O!!!! I haven't ran this program for my deadlift in about 10-11 years, so it'll be interesting to see how it works out. I'm doing something a little different with it, which i'm hoping won't screw me up.

    The program runs for 7 weeks straight with no deload. So what i'm doing is, i'm going to go 6 weeks straight, then week 7 i'll do my openers and on week 8 will be my meet. It works out ok, because I was planning on taking my openers on my last week of training anyways.

    Like I said before, this will either make me or break me. But i'm willing to give it a try and see what happens.
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    Huge volume in that session, Bri!
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    Tons of work. Curious to see how it all plays out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Huge volume in that session, Bri!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Tons of work. Curious to see how it all plays out.
    Thanks guys, I'm curious also. Not going to lie, I'm also nervous, lol. But I'll never know if it will work until I try, and I figured it was time.
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    Interested to see how this goes man! Lots of deadlifting in that session, some crazy volume. Goodluck B, kill it
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    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Interested to see how this goes man! Lots of deadlifting in that session, some crazy volume. Goodluck B, kill it
    Thanks Hayden!!!
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
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    HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!

    Tuesday
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    8 weeks out from RUM6

    Bench press
    Barx20
    95x10
    135x10
    Working sets
    210x10
    235x10
    255x10
    295x10
    315x10

    Dead press
    135x1
    225x1
    65% w/30 seconds rest between sets
    275/8x1

    Flat DB presses
    80x15
    80/2x12

    Dips
    BW/3x15

    Bradford presses
    95/3x6

    Pushdowns w/Spud Inc. towel strap
    50/4x15

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    A good session to start the year off right . I wasn't expecting 315x10 to be as hard as it was. The last two sets are always the hardest for me, but hopefully i'll get my muscle endurance back and the reps won't be as hard.

    After the dead presses, I tried to keep my rest periods at a minute, maybe a little over. So each set got harder and harder, lol.

    This is also the first time I have tired Bradford presses and so far I like them. I kept the weight light and i'm glad I did because my shoulders are weak and they were shot from all the other presses I did.
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    Lifting like an old school bodybuilder. I like it!

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    Happy new year, Brian! 315x10 is impressive stuff.
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    Ace sessions back-to-back man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Lifting like an old school bodybuilder. I like it!
    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Happy new year, Brian! 315x10 is impressive stuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Ace sessions back-to-back man.
    Thanks guys!!!
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    Best geared meet @ 242
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Good place to be at 8 weeks out.


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    Wednesday
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    SQ-WK1

    8 weeks out from RUM6

    Squat
    Barx10
    145/2x10
    235x10
    Working sets
    325x10
    380x10
    415x10-Added belt
    445x10-Added sleeves
    480x10-

    Dead squats w/SSB
    150x3
    240x1
    50% of 1RM w/30 second rests between sets
    330/8x1

    Leg extensions
    50/3x10
    25x20-Single leg

    Leg curls
    30x15
    40/2x15
    25x20

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    I am so glad that week 1 is over with. Week 2 is just as hard, but i'll worry about it next week. It was pretty tough to squat today since I pulled Monday. But I don't have any other day to train this week, so I had to do it today.

    It looks like every other week, i'll be training M-T-W. So on my bench days, i'll be doing extra work. Next week, i'll be able to train my normal split and possibly go to my old gym and train with the boys.
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    That is a metric shit-ton of work Brian! Nicely done!

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