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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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    The Stump returns...AGAIN!

    I guess im back again guys. I need to keep a log of my training because things have been a little rocky. Good to be back. This time im going to stay longer then 2 months lol.

    Quick background of whats been going on. My last meet went ok, i pulled an easy 650 but a narrow miss at 670. Been having serious lockout issues. Bench completely blows as i cant find a shirt that works. Squat is my worst lift as my hips are out of whack and i keep twisting. All the bitching aside...

    BW is at 250 right now and has been here. Im sick of being over 242. I feel like crap, sweat, always out of breath, and cant find clothes. I think im going to clean my diet up and go back to 235-240. Im going to need some help from you guys with that. Anytime i cut i lose tons of strength.

    Heres the last few workouts!

    Sunday 1/15/12 Bench

    Bench
    315 x 3
    add slingshot
    365 x 3
    405 x 2
    add foam block
    455 x 2

    Decline
    225 x 10 x 3

    KB OH Press
    16kg x 10
    20kg x 10
    24kg x 10

    Assorted back/shoulder work

    Monday 1/16/12 DL

    Sled drag 5 plates x 4 trips

    Back attack w/ green band x 10
    1 plate x 10
    2 plate x 10 x 2

    6 sets of abs
    few sets of back/hams

    Wednesday 1/18/12 Bench Assist/Arms

    Speed dips 8 x 3

    Fat bar pushdowns
    115 x 12
    135 x 12
    155 x 12

    Flat DB extensions
    20s x 10
    30s x 10
    40s x 10
    50s x 10
    55s x 10

    Rope pushdowns
    105 x 10
    115 x 10
    125 x 10

    Seated hammer curls
    20s x 10
    30s x 10
    40s x 10
    50s x 10

    EZ bar curls
    25 x 10 x 4

    Pullups
    BW x 3 x 3

    Once again good to be back guys!!

    Diet starts monday... any tips?
    2000 or bust

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    Seen a few of your logs in the past. Looking forward to seeing some big numbers again. Welcome back
    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw

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    thanks man
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    Looking strong Rob, great to see you resume the posting.

    Good luck with your goals!

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    Good to see you posting again mate! I'll keep checking in.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
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    Hey Rob, welcome back.

    Got anything coming up?

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    RPS meet in the end of march, going to be competing raw. I will also probably do it at 242 instead of 275. I hate being over 250 pounds. My bests @ 242 are 365 bench 520 squat (BLAH!) and 615 dead. I know ill crush the dead and probably the squat, id like to bench 385.

    But like my sig says ive been nothing but a head case. I may throw gear on who knows! lol
    2000 or bust

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    Holy shit. Welcome back man
    accuflex - LOLZZZZ!!!11one1!! SOEM PPL WORK THRE ARMZ!!!!11!! LETS KILL THEM111

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    Thanks behemoth!

    1/20/12 Dynamic Squat

    bar (65) x a bunch
    bar + blues x a bunch
    155 + blues x a bunch
    245 + blues x 2
    335 + blues x 2 x 6

    Pretty good speed, took my my stance out a bit today, got one on video.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150522412302149

    Speed pulls off rack w/ quad minis

    315 + qm x 1 x 6

    Reverse Hyper

    500 x 10 x 3

    Straight Leg Situps

    BW x 15 x 4

    BB Row

    100 x 15 x 4

    Good session tonight, and my diet still blows if anyone cares, lol
    2000 or bust

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    Impressive numbers mate. Just remembered some of the crazy heavy Rack Pulls in your old journal!
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
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    Damn bro I dunno how long it's been since I've seen you post on here.

    You should cut down to 220
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Thanks guys

    Kong alot of those rack pulls were done at or above the knee, we only do them a few inches below the knee now so the numbers are much lower haha

    Invain yeah its been a while, 220 haha i wish, i would be weak as fuck, any tips to get to 240 though?
    2000 or bust

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    Obviously its a matter of what you what but i'm with nick, you'd be extremely impressiveat 220. sure you'd lose some strength but pound for pound be even more impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Obviously its a matter of what you what but i'm with nick, you'd be extremely impressiveat 220. sure you'd lose some strength but pound for pound be even more impressive.
    I disagree, but not about the impressive part. If he lost the weight slow enough and cycled his calories over 6-10 months I think he could drop down to 220 without losing any strength. Obv that depends on where that would put his bodyfat level. Sub 10% is a strength killer regardless of how great your diet is. It comes down to genetics at that point.

    Good to see you back Stump. I dropped from 315lbs in march '11 down to 273lbs in september '11. Squat increased by about 15lbs, deadlift increased about 40lbs and bench dropped about 5lbs. I didn't do it with backloading or low carbs either, just some "food for tought" lol..
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    Thanks Jake, ive never had success losing BW and gaining strength, never. Even with a specific plan from chris mason and numerous other attempts that why im doing backloading. I thought i seen a few posts where you said you were doing it?
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    i think i would get too weak at 220. thats the problem, i want to be as strong as possible but i dont want to be over 250 nor take test or anything.
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    i wish i could get comfortable (as much as you can) squatting in gear. heres a clip of the last time i wore briefs. i just feel very forward and out of control with them on. my back wants to snap.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb0g8...4&feature=plcp
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    Welcome back!!

    I remember your training a while back.
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Those squats looked alright from that shot. A wider stance might have let you stay a little more upright. They were super fast. Nice job.
    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw

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    thanks man, i just have a problem with my hip alignment and i always feel/am twisted. being wide feels worse.
    2000 or bust

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    1/22/12 ME Bench

    Reverse Band Bench w/ Lights (100 off bottom)
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 3
    365 x 3
    405 x 1
    425 x 1
    455 x 1 nice PR
    add 2 board
    500 x 1

    drop set 3 board/2 board/1 board/touch

    315 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3

    3 sets of flies, rear delts, and lats
    2000 or bust

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    Starting carb backloading today. So far, only a shake when i woke up, im STARVING! but i cant wait to pig the-f out tonight. I swear ill eat 2 pounds of pasta.
    2000 or bust

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    Big benching mate. Impressive.

    Interested to hear how the CBL goes.
    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw

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    Awesome with the training, wouldn't expect anything less.

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    Thanks man, i jumped the gun on CBL, i have to do a 10 day prep phase, no carbs, ouch.

    1/23/12 DL

    Rack SSB GMs (slightly above naval)
    bar x a million
    160 x a million
    210 x 3
    250 x 3
    300 x 3
    340 x 1
    390 x 1
    430 x 1
    480 x miss twice

    yeah pulled something out on my right side lol

    Cable P-Throughs
    100 x 12 x 3

    Reverse Hyper Leg Curls
    200 x 8 x 3

    KB Side Bends
    60 x 10 x 3

    CSR
    135 x 15/12/8/6

    Felt weak by the end of the workout, these 10 days will be tough, gotta eat more fat. Starting weight yesterday was 250 with 41" waist.
    2000 or bust

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