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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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. #101
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    Great sessions man.

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    appreciate it, coke

    5/14/12
    Beltless Squat Against Average Bands
    60x3
    150x3
    240x1
    330x1
    380x1
    410x1
    420x1
    430x1
    Close Stance Pause Squats
    150x3
    225x1
    255x8
    Lying Hamstring Curl
    8x2x20
    Hack Squats
    1 plate x2x20
    Leg Extension
    11x2x15
    Ab Crunch Machine
    45x15
    45+25x2x10
    Side Bends
    70x3x15

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    a little annoyed at the jumps i took, but 410 felt heavy so i only thought i'd have one more in me. then the 420 felt great, but i didn't want to increase my jump by too much from my previous set so just took the same jump. at least i know for next time. first week of this cycle i hit 415x3 with a belt. strength has come a long way in 12-13 weeks. pumped for a meet in august.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman24 View Post
    appreciate it, coke

    5/14/12
    Beltless Squat Against Average Bands
    60x3
    150x3
    240x1
    330x1
    380x1
    410x1
    420x1
    430x1


    a little annoyed at the jumps i took, but 410 felt heavy so i only thought i'd have one more in me.
    Really kicking ass on the squats lately! Even with reverse bands, you still move faster in the middle and top!

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    thanks man. i feel great. the real test is in two weeks with full gear and straight weight.
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    5/17/12
    Conventional Deadlifts with chain
    135x5
    ~50lbs chain
    135x3
    ~100lbs chain
    135x3
    ~200lbs chain
    135x1
    225x12x1 with 30 seconds rest
    SSB Seated Good Mornings (holding outside)
    95x15
    135x3x15
    Reverse Hyper
    200x3x15

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    easy day, didn't want to be sore for benching the next night.
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    looking great all around dude and good googly moogly on the deadifting!!!
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    thanks, chase!

    5/18/12
    Bench
    45x5
    95x5
    135x5
    185x1
    215x1
    3 board
    275x1
    Shirt (no boards)
    315x2
    355x2
    395x2
    425x2
    440x2 PR
    2 board
    480x1
    505x1 PR
    Seated Low Cable Rows
    10x5x12
    Lat Pulldown with minis
    7x5x10
    Light Band Pushdowns
    25
    20
    20
    20
    15

    5 lb pr to a 2 board, but i'll take it. inching my way to a 500 bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman24 View Post
    thanks, chase!

    5/18/12

    Bench
    Shirt (no boards)
    440x2 PR

    2 board

    505x1 PR
    By far the best I've ever seen you bench; perfect groove, good speed out of the hole, and stronger/more stable lockout.

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    Stellar with the new benching PRs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Stellar with the new benching PRs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Adolph View Post
    By far the best I've ever seen you bench; perfect groove, good speed out of the hole, and stronger/more stable lockout.
    thanks guys. eric, it definitely was the best in a while. really pumped to see where this all ends up in october

    5/21/12
    Box Squat (13")
    200lbs chain
    55x1
    105x1
    145x1
    195x5x1
    Beltless Competition Stance Pause Squats (No chain)
    145x2
    235x1
    265x1
    305x5
    Seated Leg Curl
    80x5
    110x3x20
    Leg Press
    200x5
    400x2x20
    Leg Extensions
    12x2x15
    Planks
    50lbs chain
    60 seconds
    75lbs chain
    60 seconds
    100lbs chain
    60 seconds
    Standing Ab Pulldown
    9x3x15

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    Great form with the squats, way to grind 'em out!

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    great squatting brotha...youre definitely getting more explosive off the box for sure!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHASE TRUSNOVEC View Post
    great squatting brotha...youre definitely getting more explosive off the box for sure!!!
    thanks, brother. owe it all to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Great form with the squats, way to grind 'em out!
    thanks coke

    5/24/12
    Sumo Deads off 3.5" blocks
    135x1
    50lbs chain
    135x1
    120lbs chain
    135x1
    225x1
    275x1 (belt)
    315x1
    345x1
    370x1
    385x1
    400x1
    Sumo Deads (minis pulling forward)
    135x9
    225x5
    315x2x5
    365x5 (belt)
    Cybex Lat Pulldown (Inside Handle)
    50/side x10
    95/side x3x10
    Iso Rows
    45/side x10
    90/side x3x10
    GHR w/ light band
    3x10


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    good day. never pulled from this height before. usually it's slightly above 4". definitely felt the bands pulling me forward on the pulls from the floor. did these instead of dimels. going to work them in a little bit. benched 5/25, and i'll have that up tomorrow. then a big squat day monday.
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    Extremely nice with the pulling!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Extremely nice with the pulling!!
    thanks terry.


    5/25/12
    Floor Press (pinky)
    40lbs chain
    45x4
    100x3
    140x3
    190x1
    210x1
    220x1
    230x1 PR
    235x0
    185x6 (middle grip)
    Chaos Bench (middle grip)
    25lb kettlebells/side x3
    50lb kettlebells/side x3
    50lb and 25lb kettlebells/side x3x3
    Dip Machine
    45/side x15
    90/side x3x15
    Rope Pushdowns
    90x3x15
    Barbell Curls
    45x10
    65x10 wide grip
    85x10 close grip
    45x15 close grip

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    the kettlebells for the chaos bench is much harder than the plates. the swing is insane. they weren't true kettlebells, but steve got them from work. we also used the deadlift bar for extra whipping. hopefully can do it again next week.
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    5/28/12
    55x2x5
    Briefs on
    145x3
    235x3
    325x1
    suit/straps up
    415x1
    505x1
    595x1
    660x1 PR
    Close Stance Beltless Pause Squats
    235x8
    Lying Leg Curl/Leg Extensions
    6x20/10x20
    6x20/10x20

    had a little trouble coming forward out of the hole. think it was my belt not being tight enough around the suit. have a lever belt on the way so that should help. also could be lower back soreness from pulling last week. regardless hit a 25lb pr, even though it was probably a little high, but i'll take it. still have 2 months to get things rounded out.

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    Really killer stuff dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman24 View Post
    5/28/12

    had a little trouble coming forward out of the hole.
    it got contagious!!

    still have 2 months to get things rounded out.
    no more rounding!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Adolph View Post
    no more rounding!!
    haha good point.

    5/31/12
    Conventional Deadlifts on Jump Stretch Platform with quaded minis (220lbs tension)
    135x3
    185x3
    225x4x1
    235x4x1
    245x4x1
    275x1
    315x1
    330x1
    Conventional Deadlifts with mini bands pulling forward
    225x5
    315x5
    ripped my hand open on this set so had to do things that didn't force me to squeeze the bar.
    Beltless SSB Good Mornings (wide stance)
    145x5
    195x3x5
    Reverse Hyper
    100/side x15
    145/side x3x15
    Ab Crunch Machine
    180x15
    200x2x15
    Leg Raises
    3x15

    solid day with the speed work and working up a little afterwards. my best with short bands (140lbs tension) is 335. so this was harder and only 5lbs less. full gear double next week

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    6/1/12
    2 board and 130lbs chain (ring finger grip)
    45x3
    95x2
    145x2
    175x1
    190x1 PR
    205x0
    Sling Shot
    205x1
    225x1
    240x1
    250x1 PR

    Chaos Bench
    45/5 hanging x5
    45/5 + 25 hanging x3
    45/5 + 45 hanging x2x3
    45/5 + 45 hanging x2 miss 3

    Wide Grip Lat Pulldown
    8x12 benchlike
    11x12 straight
    11x12 benchlike
    11x12 straight
    11x12 benchlike

    Rope Face Pulls/Triceps Extensions behind head on cable
    10x10/9x10
    10x10/9x10
    10x10/9x10

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    good day benching. going to try for a raw pr next week.
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    Impressive vids, having fun with it!

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    thanks, terry.

    little behind

    6/4/12
    Shoulders and Tris
    Axle Strict Military Press
    80x10
    110x10
    130x3x8

    Seated Dumbbell Press
    45x10
    55x8
    65x5 help on 6

    Dumbbell Side Raises
    10x15
    15x3x15

    Axle JM with 50lbs chain
    80x10
    add chain
    80x5x10

    Halbert Raises
    15x3x15

    Light Band Pushdowns
    25
    25
    25
    25

    6/5/12
    Sumo Deadlifts
    135x3
    225x3 briefs
    315x2 suit/straps down
    405x2
    505x1 straps up
    535x1
    565x1 almost 2
    Seated GM
    105x15
    145x3x15
    Seated Cable Row
    10x15
    GHR with average band
    3x10

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    almost hit the 565, but my left hand was torn up from last week and on that set, my right hand ripped open. i think doubles are too hard on my form. too hard to duplicate every rep. next time i'm going to work with less chain, 60lbs, and go into the 540-550 range. have to keep hammering the transition.
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    Stellar pulling, good idea to lighten it up some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman24 View Post
    have to keep hammering the transition.
    you and me both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Adolph View Post
    you and me both!
    hell yeah!

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Stellar pulling, good idea to lighten it up some.
    not lightening up, so much as using different accommodating resistance and not doing doubles.

    6/8/12
    Bench
    45x3
    95x3
    145x3
    195x1
    215x1
    240x1
    260x1
    275x1 tied alltime pr
    280x0
    Slingshot
    280x1
    300x1
    315x1
    335x0
    Incline Close Grip
    145x5
    195x3 elbow flared up a little so cut the incline
    Cybex Lat Pulldown (inside grip)
    45/side x12
    100/side x3x10
    Tate Press
    40x3x12

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    pretty good day considering i got smoked by 280 a couple of months ago. chaos seems to be helping, so i'm going to stick with it. shirt work next week.
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    Nice with those lifts bro.

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