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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?

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    Assist4
    Db shoulder press seated
    60sx10
    80sx12. * *Pr . At this bw
    90x3. First time repping decently heavy dumbells in a while. I'd like to get back to hitting 100s for a few

    Machine press shoulder*
    150x20
    170x15
    190x10

    Cable laterals 40x12 drop30x8drop20x10. *2 sets*

    Dips bwx30. Superset with side lateralsunilaterally sanding 30sx10

    Dips + 2 chains x15. Db laterals 32sx10
    Dips + 3 chainx10. Db laterals 37x10
    Dips + 4 chainsx8drop3 chainsx5. 2 chainsx3 1 chainx3 no chainx3

    Help put monolift back togetherx1
    No or got hurt. *Pr
    Bw was 178 this am. *Going to carb up tonight and do some conventional pulls for high reps tomorrow.*

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    lots of strong stuff, len. you at 165 scares the crap out of me!
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    Thanks sandy. It scares the crap out of me too. When I first dropped the weight it was Defanatly a struggle. But the last few weeks I stopped writeing my diet down and have just been eating appropriate for my activity level. If I feel real sore I Add in a extra meal and that's been working. My bw has been steady at about 177. Going to do some pulling this AM. I'm gonna start. Bringing my camera to the gym again. It's the only way to monitor progress and assess form issues

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    Deads /bAck
    135x3
    225x3
    315x3
    Add belt
    405x3
    505x4
    525x2

    Pull ups +1 chainx14. Drop chain *x4
    Pullups+1 chain. *X10 2 sets

    Deads off a 100lb plate. No belt
    365x5
    405x10. This set damn near killed me. Lol. My legs were sore already from squatting on wed. Maybe from the different foot angle of the new shoes or whatever.*

    Dead stop db rows 125 x10 2 sets

    Db rows hanging off hyper extension
    60sx10 x2

    Hyper extensions +60x10
    Bwx20. * Back was smoked

    Not a bad workout. My hip seems to be hurting less so maybe I can build some pulling strength back up. I got a bunch of video from this session I'm just trying to figure out how to splice it all together on my I phone. I'll prob mess with it Monday at work.*

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    that's a really intelligent way of looking at it. you know yourself and how your body reacts very well.
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    there is music in the video but it doesnt start until about 1/2 way through im still trying to figure out how to work the video editing program on my phone,,,not a bad week...gotta start the comback train somewhere...lower back is def sore today and my hips not hurting so thats good..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyspero View Post


    there is music in the video but it doesnt start until about 1/2 way through im still trying to figure out how to work the video editing program on my phone,,,not a bad week...gotta start the comback train somewhere...lower back is def sore today and my hips not hurting so thats good..
    I usually just email the video to myself from my phone and bring it into Windows Movie Maker. Pretty quick and easy. And, that was a nasty set of deficit pulls; ouch!!

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    Thanks Eric. That set sucked. Next week I'm going to pull off blocks as a 1 st movement for reps then pull chain off the floor for low reps as the 2 nd pull movement.

    Warmup chins x10 *wirh 1 chain superset with pushupsx25 *3 sets
    For warmup.*
    135x10
    185x5
    225x3
    245X6missed 7 at lock
    265x2
    5x10 with 185 paused


    Incline Bb.
    135x10
    185x5
    205x6
    185x9. Drop to 135x5 paused.*


    Dips +2 chainsx20. Superset with. Cable crossover 40x25
    Dips3 chain x 15. Superset with cable. Crossover 50x20
    Dips4 chainx9. Superset with cable crossover 60x15

    Scapular shrug on t bar row. *2 platesx 20. *Side laterals * 22sx15
    Dn shrugs. 100sx10. * 3 sets. Used 30 lb dumbellsx10 for laterals on the last 2 sets
    Last edited by lennyspero; 04-02-2012 at 06:00 PM.

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    great pulling len!!
    All armies ever to have marched,
    All ships ever to have sailed the seas,
    All parliaments that ever sat,
    All kings that ever reigned,
    ...have not had such a profound influence on the people of this planet
    as did this carpenters life! JESUS YOU REIGN!

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    Squat3 wed
    145x10
    Add belt......235x10
    285x5
    315x13
    335x8
    355x5
    No belt paused
    235x10
    Not paused still no belt
    235x10

    Hack squat. Narrow. 1 pl per sidex10
    2 plates per side.x12. Pr

    Leg extensions plate loaded. *Superset with. Leg curl * Super set seated calf raise
    1 plate. 80lbs. 1 plate. All x 20
    * Switched to standing leg curl. Some bunghole was using the laying leg curl.*
    1 plate x20 #4 x12. 1 platex20.*2 sets

    Thurs
    Assist5
    Pullupsx10. Pushupx30
    3 sets for warmup.*

    Seated db*
    50x10
    70x10
    85x5 drop70x5. 60x4. *50x5
    70x10

    Close grip
    135x10
    185x8. Tris smoked already. Drop weight and work volume
    135x15
    135x15

    Cable side laterals. 30x15 20x10. 10x10. * Little left shoulder pain. *Not good. *Switched to dumbells laterals

    Standing db laterals much less pain. Still a little weird
    22.sx20
    27sx15
    22sx20

    Push downs super set with machine preacher curl. 3x10

    Overhead rope extension super set with db hammer curls 40s. 3x10

    Preacher curls. 55 superset with rope cable curls. *3 x10

    We will see what is going on with my shoulder. Feels like just a tweak. I was going to do a deload on upper next week. So that's works out Good anyway. Lol. *

    Did some sprints around my neighborhood about a hour after I got home. Walked one telephone span. Sprinted or one span
    10 total sprints. Really felt these in my inner adductors. Thy were pretty fun. Heart was beating out of my chest

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    I have no idea how you do that much volume on your squat day. I would have to take a few days off work if I somehow got through that workout lol. Hope the shoulder is nothing major buddy!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
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    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    I have no idea how you do that much volume on your squat day. I would have to take a few days off work if I somehow got through that workout lol. Hope the shoulder is nothing major buddy!
    I'd have to take a few days off life, Lol

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    awesome leg day len great volume!
    All armies ever to have marched,
    All ships ever to have sailed the seas,
    All parliaments that ever sat,
    All kings that ever reigned,
    ...have not had such a profound influence on the people of this planet
    as did this carpenters life! JESUS YOU REIGN!

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    thanks guys,,,shoulder is definatly tender today...so i did what i always do when something hurts.....eat whatever i want all day...some highlights from today,,,whoe box of fruity pebbles..carrot cake roll from stop and shop..(this alone was like 300 g carbs..lol) and im gonna have pancakes for dinner......thjat should make my shoulder feel better..add in as much water as i can get down and i should look like a bloated bunghole tomorrow,..perfect

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6mLUHcSQsUY
    Today's pull workout
    Had a rib out of place for a day or 2 so it felt good to get in a good session regardless of that
    Pulls off blocks. 3.5 in blocks
    135x5
    225x5
    315x5
    Add belt
    405x3
    495x3
    545x3 dead stops
    505x10. Touch and go. Reset at 8 reps

    Pullups + 1 chain x10
    Close grip pullups +1 chainx10
    Bw pullupsx10. Rest 15 sec then neutral bw pullupsx4

    Db row
    100 3x12

    Deads
    315x3. Add belt
    405+1 chainx3
    405+3chainsx3
    445+4 chainsx1 grinder. (581@lockout)
    That's it. Good session bw was 178 this am. So I'm gonna eat dinner like a pig today and feast all day tomorrow for Easter.
    Happy Easter /Happy Passover my friends I hope you spend it with friends and family and enjoy it. Eat,drink and celebrate. Christ has risen!!!

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    Wow man, killer amount of pulling work!

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    Thanks bro. Just trying to string some workouts together and get stronger


    Bench5
    Bench rowsx10 pullupx10 pushupx25. 3 rounds for warmup

    Bench paused all sets followed by a set of facepullsx20.*
    135x10
    185x10
    225x5x5all paused

    Incline db
    80x15
    90x10
    80x12

    Dips bwx20. Superset with neutral handle low row
    160 x15
    3 sets.....

    Took it easy I strained something in my intraspinatus or rear delt last *week doing assistance so I'm letting it rest up a little. Pauses were fast and easy. Felt good to do the extra upper inner backs I stuff also.*I think the extra upper inner back work will be more
    Benifitial to my bench progress then extra shoulder work. We will see. They always say row your way to a bigger bench? Hmm

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    great benching len...looking great...sorry to hear about the strain!! GOD BLESS BROTHA!!
    All armies ever to have marched,
    All ships ever to have sailed the seas,
    All parliaments that ever sat,
    All kings that ever reigned,
    ...have not had such a profound influence on the people of this planet
    as did this carpenters life! JESUS YOU REIGN!

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    awesome cheat day! and that's a ton of deadlift volume. when i saw the space between the db rows and the deads i almost thought it was a different day. that's sick, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman24 View Post
    awesome cheat day! and that's a ton of deadlift volume. when i saw the space between the db rows and the deads i almost thought it was a different day. that's sick, man.
    Thanks bro. It was defiantly a good pull session. I like the 2 different dl movements. On top end and one low end.
    I finished up some left over pizza from last week in my fridge last night so my diet is back in full swing today. I'm up about 8 lbs or so from the epic binge over the past few days.
    I'm going to do some squatting later tonight. 5x5 on squats with something moderate. Front squats. Leg press extensions,curls and lunges. That's the plan. Let's see if my body can take the abuse my mind can think of. I'll get some vids

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFxqc...e_gdata_player
    Squat 4
    Ssb squats*
    150x10
    240x10
    Add belt*
    290x5
    330x6. Did one extra by accident.*
    350x5. 3 sets
    Front squat. No belt
    235x10x10x 10

    Leg extensions superset with Ssb good mornings off pins. Pin set at waist height. 1 plate on ext x20 150 on gmx10
    1 plate + 10x15 gm150x10
    1 plate + 2 dimes. X 15. Rest pause. 5 more. Rest pause 5 more. * Gm 150x10. *
    This workout was pretty nasty.

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    Good job in the vid with the squats, working for it!

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    Any meets planned, Lenny?

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    Not really Eric . I have alot going on with my job right now. I should be getting settled into a new position in may. So once that happens ill plan something. I'm just trying to get strong at the lower body weight Slowly but surely

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    that was low volume? lol nice work, man.
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