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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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    JK's Road to Elite

    New Goal = New Journal

    Hey all. Since my new goal is to total elite I decided to start a new journal to document the journey. To all of you who regularly followed my old journal, please keep the good advice coming! To any new followers, welcome aboard and please don't hesitate to chime in!

    Just had a meet last weekend and totaled 1306 @ 181 raw
    Best Numbers so far:

    Squat: 451
    Bench: 347
    Dead: 512

    Still resting up and making some last minute adjustments to my new cycle which will start on Monday.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Do you have specific numbers in mind for goals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rileigh View Post
    Do you have specific numbers in mind for goals?
    Welcome Rileigh! The goal is a 1396 total. If your talking specific lift numbers, not really. Whatever gets me to the goal total will work, although I have an idea of how it will play out. Lol.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Quote Originally Posted by jkstrength View Post
    Welcome Rileigh! The goal is a 1396 total. If your talking specific lift numbers, not really. Whatever gets me to the goal total will work, although I have an idea of how it will play out. Lol.
    Awesome. Good luck with your goals!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rileigh View Post
    Awesome. Good luck with your goals!!
    Thanks bud.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
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    Thursday 3/8/12 - Conditioning

    Sprints:
    50 yards x 4
    2 minute rest
    50 yards x 4
    2 minute rest
    50 yards x 4

    100 yards x 4
    2 minute rest
    100 yards x 4

    150 yards x 2

    30 seconds rest between each sprint

    Had a client out doing conditioning work today and thought I'd join her in the sprints. Little conditioning never hurt anyone. Felt really good.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Quote Originally Posted by jkstrength View Post
    Little conditioning never hurt anyone.
    No kidding, lol - glad to see you with the sprints.

    Wish you the best Jeremy, taking it to the next level!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    No kidding, lol - glad to see you with the sprints.

    Wish you the best Jeremy, taking it to the next level!
    Thanks Coke! The sprints felt really good but they were tough. Lol.
    My first shot at the goal total will be in August.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Quote Originally Posted by jkstrength View Post
    Thanks Coke! The sprints felt really good but they were tough. Lol.
    My first shot at the goal total will be in August.
    Tell me about it. Got on the treadmill at the gym for the first time in probably 2-3 years last week when I got off about an hour early so had some time to kill. Tried doing sprints, about 9mph was pretty much as fast as I could go haha. Oh well. I've made a commitment to myself to get down there whenever I have a spare hour to kill and keep working on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rileigh View Post
    Tell me about it. Got on the treadmill at the gym for the first time in probably 2-3 years last week when I got off about an hour early so had some time to kill. Tried doing sprints, about 9mph was pretty much as fast as I could go haha. Oh well. I've made a commitment to myself to get down there whenever I have a spare hour to kill and keep working on it.
    Haha yeah I'm definitely not going to make a habit of it. Well maybe every now and then....
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Friday 3/9/12 - Light upper work

    Dbell Bench:
    3x10

    Chins:
    3x10

    Side Raises:
    3x15

    Curls:
    3x10

    Nothing to really speak of. Just went in and did some light stuff to get the blood flowing. Went to the chiropractor yesterday for an adjustment. Felt good afterwards but sore as hell today.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Monday 3/12/12 - Upper Work

    Floor Press:
    135x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5

    Incline Dbell Press:
    50x10
    60x10
    60x10
    60x10
    70x10

    Neutral Grip Chins:
    bw x 8
    bw x 8
    bw x 8
    bw x 8
    bw x 8
    bw x 5
    bw x 5

    EZ bar Skulls:
    70x12
    90x12
    90x12

    Band Face Pulls:
    green band x 20
    green bans x 20
    green band x 20

    First workout back after the meet. I wrote up a new training cycle that my training partner and myself are following. I'm straying away from conjugate periodization and giving block periodization a try. It's gonna be high volume for the next 4 weeks. It's rough but its gonna pay off. Felt good to be back in the gym hitting it hard.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Wednesday 3/14/12 - Deadlift

    Conventional Deficit Deads (4 inch deficit):
    135x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    265x5
    265x5
    265x5
    265x5
    265x5
    265x5

    Good Mornings:
    95x10
    95x10
    95x10
    115x10
    115x10

    Weighted Situps:
    25x10
    25x10
    25x10
    25x10

    Farmer Walks:
    2 plates per handle x 40 yards x 8 sets

    Today was fun. We worked hard and moved fast. Second bench day tomorrow. Looking forward to it.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    On the move dude, stepping up the pace.

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    Wholly volume batman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    On the move dude, stepping up the pace.
    Thanks Coke! Feeling good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rileigh View Post
    Wholly volume batman!
    Haha. Yeah its a challenge. Not used to this much volume and light weight but it'll pay off during the heavy phase.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
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    Thursday 3/15/12 - Bench Assistance

    Flat Dbell Bench:
    70x10
    70x10
    70x10
    70x10
    70x10

    Close Grip 1-board bench:
    185x12
    185x12
    185x12

    Barbell Rows:
    135x10
    155x10
    155x10
    155x10
    155x10

    Dbell Side Raises:
    20x10
    20x10
    20x10
    20x10
    20x10

    Keeping the weights light and moving fast. Soreness has taken over my whole body but in a good way. Hungry as hell all the time.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Saturday 3/17/12 - Squat

    Box Squat (12 inch Box):
    135x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    240x5
    240x5
    240x5
    240x5
    240x5
    240x5

    Dbell Lunges (Walking):
    30 (each hand) x 20 steps
    30 ("") x 20 steps
    40 ("") x 20 steps
    50 )"") x 20 steps

    Ghetto Hypers:
    bw x 10
    bw x 10
    bw x 10
    bw x 10

    Hanging Leg Raises (each set with 15 pounds chain wrapped around my ankles):
    10
    10
    10
    10

    Keg Carries:
    100 pound keg - 40 yards x 4 sets
    130 pound keg - 40 yards x 4 sets

    Pretty good day. Tough but manageable. Soreness in my hammys is brutal but not bad enough to keep me from performing. Besides, they need work. We took a wider stance on our box squats today to involve the hips more and I definitely felt it. Much needed rest tomorrow (and some beers tonight!!!)
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Very, very nice for both days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Very, very nice for both days!
    Thanks Coke!
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    cant believe i missed all this already, get after that total JK, im sure you will soon be oast it and onto bigger things!

    be interesting to see how the new style of training works out for you! why the change if you dont mind me asking!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J L S View Post
    cant believe i missed all this already, get after that total JK, im sure you will soon be oast it and onto bigger things!

    be interesting to see how the new style of training works out for you! why the change if you dont mind me asking!?
    Thanks J! I'm gonna take my first stab at the total in August. I know it seems a little odd to switch training methods while still geting gains. But honestly I was feeling really beat up all the time using the conjugate method. I felt like I barely pulled it together for the last meet. Hopefully my new system will give me some good results as well, without beating me up so much, but if not, I can always go back. Lol.
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    Dead: 525


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    Training is looking on point! good work.
    Get Strong(er)
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    Quote Originally Posted by T o m m Y View Post
    Training is looking on point! good work.
    Thanks bro!
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Monday 3/19/12 - Bench and Assistance

    Floor Press:
    135x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    245x5
    245x5
    245x5
    245x5
    245x5
    245x5

    Incline Dbell Press:
    60x10
    60x10
    70x10
    70x10
    70x10

    Chins (palms Facing:
    bw x 8
    bw x 8
    bw x 8
    bw x 8
    bw x 10
    bw x 8

    Band Face Pulls:
    green band x 20
    green band x 20
    green band x 20

    EZ skulls:
    70x12
    90x12
    90x12

    Although the percentages were heavier, the weights felt lighter on my main movement and everything else for that matter. Adaptation is occuring!!
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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