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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. #1
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    Mickles - Journal Until 200 lbs.

    Hi, I'm new here and I've been lifting pretty inconsistently since sept 2009. I started at 6'1 130 lbs with Bench: 85 lbs Squat: 95 lbs Deadlift: 115 lbs. Started freshman year in college (engineering major) so I had a solid meal plan and gained some decent weight. Now i'm about 180 at the same bf%. And my lifts haven't improved as much as they should have in this period of time so i'll be logging here.

    I've done several programs: Starting Strength, 5x5, IA's spbr, 5/3/1. But my lack of consistency with eating enough has held me back and I know it.

    Thanks for reading.

    Lifts Now:
    Squat: 315 x 5
    Deadlift: 455 x 1
    Bench: Not sure

    Today's workout (I'm not really on a program just squat deadlift and press on certain days I feel comfortable)

    Deadlift
    135 x 5
    225 x 3
    275 x 3
    315 x 3
    345 x 2
    375 x 1 (Everything was speedy until here)
    395 x 1
    415 x 1
    435 x 1
    455 x 1 (PR)

    Incline Bench
    135 x 2 x 7
    155 x 5
    165 x 7 (PR)

    Have some back and maybe more pressing on saturday

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    2/21/12

    Today was pretty good. I finally got a blender so i tested the whole blending: 2 cup oats, 2 cups whole milk, 2 scoops whey, 1 banana, 2 tbsp PB. Dunno how many cals/protein but it should be enough

    Incline Bench (Feels better than flat bench, my arch and tightness that is)
    185 x 6 (PR)
    165 x 3 x 3
    165 x 5

    Db Rows
    90 x 8
    105 x 10

    Pendlay Rows
    155 x 5
    175 x 5

    Chinups (Did these throughout my whole workout)
    BW x 5 x 10

    Some tricep work

    Will be squatting/pulling on thursday
    Let the gains come!
    Last edited by mickles; 02-21-2012 at 08:19 PM.

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    3/12/12

    Squats

    315x7 PR

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    3/13/12

    Upper body today, i'm clearly not eating enough since I probably have not gained any weight and I didn't set any pressing PRs

    Incline BB
    185x4
    185x5

    Incline DB
    50 x 8
    60 x 8
    60 x 8
    70 x 6

    DB Row
    65x10
    80x8
    95x8
    105x12 (PR)

    Lat Pulldown
    100x10
    120x10
    140x10
    160x8

    Good diet today, i like this workout a lot, pressing twice a week but still pulling and squatting twice a week as well. Pulling thursday!
    Last edited by mickles; 03-13-2012 at 09:12 PM.

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    3/15/12

    Good day

    Deadlift
    410x4

    SL DB
    90 x10
    100 x 12

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    Hey, strong lifting man. Are you mainly focusing on strength gains?
    Consistency
    My Journal

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacobH View Post
    Hey, strong lifting man. Are you mainly focusing on strength gains?
    Thanks a lot! And I'm more interested in gaining size than strength, but I learned that with strength comes size at my height and weight.

    I dislocated my shoulder unfortunately around mid march so i stopped lifting. Literally just started back again today.

    Squats
    225x5
    235x5
    245x5

    Incline BB
    135x5
    145x8

    Pullups
    BWx10x3

    With muscle memory and linear progression I should be at my old numbers in a few weeks. Thanks for stopping by my log i'll check out yours

  9. #8
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    Still lifting, a little more serious on the diet now, here's squatting from last saturday, pulling and squatting tomorrow morning so looking forward to that

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQAWDDRP-fc&feature=plcp

    I am gaining weight steadily and my strength is going up so
    Last edited by mickles; 07-13-2012 at 06:10 PM.

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    9/12/12

    Just coming back from a lower back injury from late july. Finally got the go to start lifting again. Weight hovering around 177-180 in morning.
    Doing a upper power/ lower body/ upper hypertrophy routine now.

    Incline Bench
    165 x 5 x 2

    Flat DB Bench
    60 x 6 x 3
    60 x 12

    DB Row
    65 x 6
    80 x 6
    95 x 6
    100 x 10

    Chinups
    BW x 8 x 3

    Face Pulls
    50 x 10
    70 x 15 x 3


    Squatting and deadlifting friday or saturday

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    9/13/12

    Good stuff today, diet on check, hope to make solid progress. Got upper body hypertrophy on saturday

    Deadlift
    315x3
    355x3x3

    Squats
    255x3
    265x3
    275x3

    Pullups
    BW x 10

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    9/17/12

    Upper Hypertrophy

    Flat DB Press
    70 x 8 x 3

    WG Pullups
    BW x 10 x 3

    DB Press
    40 x 10 x 3

    VBar Pulldowns
    140 x 10 x 3

    Skullcrushers
    +15 x 10 x 3

    Incline DB Curl
    22.5 x 10
    25 x 10
    27.5 x 6

    Strong pump

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    9/18/12

    5 minute bike.

    Deadlifts
    365 x 3 x 2
    365 x 5

    Hyperextensions
    x 10 x 3

    SL Dumbell
    80 x 10
    90 x 8
    95 x 8

    Leg Curls

    Thursday doing upper power.

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    9/20/12

    One of my best lifting days so far, diet is at a caloric surplus, rest , schoolwork and work

    Upperbody Warmups
    weight x sets x reps

    Incline Barbell PR
    175 x 2 x 5

    db row PR
    105 x 3 x 6

    standing bb press PR
    135 x 2 x 5

    Weighted chins/pullups
    +25 x 5
    +45 x 3
    +60 x 2 x 4

    CGBP PR
    165 x 5
    185 x 5
    185 x 3

    curls curls curls

    I'm loving this upper body/lower body routine...squat power and lower body hypertrophy tomorrow
    Last edited by mickles; 09-20-2012 at 10:24 PM.

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    Lower hypertrophy today

    Diet was terrible this weekend, not good for legs today

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    9/25/12

    Quote Originally Posted by mickles View Post
    Lower hypertrophy today

    Diet was terrible this weekend, not good for legs today
    I proved myself wrong, today was a pretty great day considering sleep/diet. Squats felt great after a summer of lower back injuries, no pain and form was on par.

    Squats
    bar x 8
    95 x 8
    135 x 5
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    255 x 3
    285 x 3
    315 x 6
    Tie PR

    Leg Press
    1 plate x 10
    2 plate x 10
    3 plate x 10
    4 plate x 10

    leg ext
    80 x 15 x 3

    Strong quad pump, will slowly add volume to my quad/squat day to see how much i can handle

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    9/25/12

    Upper Hypertrophy

    Not going to weigh myself for a while, just gonna do what i'm doing in hopes the scale moves in a few weeks!

    Flat DB Press
    75 x 8 x 2
    60 x 12

    WG Pullups
    BW x 10 x 3

    DB Press
    45 x 10 x 3

    VBar Pulldowns
    120 x 10
    140 x 8
    160 x 8
    180 x 8
    160 x 8

    Dips
    BW x 15 x 2

    Horizontal Cable Row (Str8 bar)

    Skullcrushers
    +25 x 10 x 3

    DB Curl


    Strong pump
    Last edited by mickles; 09-25-2012 at 08:02 PM.

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    9/27/12

    Deadlift day, had to cut it short cause of TNF

    6 minute bike, dynamic stretches

    Deadlift
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    275 x 3
    315 x 3
    345 x 3
    375 x 2
    405 x 3 x 2

    Face Pulls
    SL DB

    etc etc

    gaining weight slowly

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    10/2/12

    Upper power

    Incline BB
    185 x 8 PR

    DB Row
    110 x 6
    110 x 8

    Standing BB
    145 x 4
    135 x 4

    Weighted Pullups
    +25 x 8
    +45 x 5
    +60 x 5 x 2

    CGBP
    185 x 6

    end didnt get to curls

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    10/5/12

    Got 10 hours of sleep in the past 48 hours so that's not good school and work etc is catching up.

    Squats
    295 x 3 x 2
    295 x 8

    Hack Squat
    1 pl x 10 x 2

    Leg Ext
    60 x 15 x 4

    a little more leg work

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    10/8/12

    Upper Hypertrophy

    DB Bench
    65 x 8
    70 x 8
    75 x 8

    Pullups
    BW x 10 x 3

    DB Press
    50 x 8 x 3

    Vbar Pulldown
    100 x 10
    130 x 8
    150 x 8
    170 x 8
    200 x 6

    skullcrushers
    curls

    can't wait to check the scale!

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    10/9/12

    Deadlift day

    bike warmup, dynamics

    Deadlifts
    385 x 3 x 2
    385 x 5

    Hyperextensions
    x10 x 3

    Face Pulls
    55 x 10 x 4

    SL DB
    80 x 8
    90 x 8
    100 x 8

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    10/12/12

    Upper Power

    Dynamic stretches

    BB Bench Probably best form on bench ever, tightness and rowing the bar to my chest.
    bar x 12
    95 x 6
    135 x 5
    165 x 5
    185 x 3
    200 x 7 All time PR

    BB Row
    185 x 5
    215 x 5

    DB Press
    45 x 5
    55 x 6
    60 x 6 PR
    65 x 6 x 2 PR


    DB Row
    60 x 8
    80 x 6
    100 x 6
    110 x 6
    110 x 8 (Straps)

    Squats/arms tomorrow, weighing myself hoping to break 190!
    Last edited by mickles; 10-12-2012 at 08:28 PM.

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    10/15/12

    Dynamic warmups

    Squats
    bar x 10
    135 x 6
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    260 x 3
    280 x 3
    305 x 3
    325 x 6 PR

    Hack squats

    box jumps
    36" x 5 x 2

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    10/16/12

    Standing Press
    135 x 5
    145 x 3

    Pullups
    BW x 10 x 3


    Got kicked out of the gym for wearing slip on vans. Been lifting in these at the same exact gym for 2 years and i get told to leave.

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    10/18/12

    Played football about an hour before working out so solid for lack of energy

    Deadlifts
    385 x 1
    410 x 5 PR
    425 x 1 speedy single

    DB Press
    60 x 6 x 3

    Lateral Raises
    Face Pulls

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