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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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    phil 4:13 Bako Lifter's Avatar
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    Make it 415.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cards View Post
    nice work out, 405 should be cake next time around. Sorry if i missed it, what car?
    I hope so, man. See car info below.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Big man with the deads up in there, lol - we knew that.
    rofl I wanna be as strong as you!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    Make it 415.
    Will try if I don't faint.

    ATFs
    warmup x3
    275 x6
    275 x5
    275 x5
    275 x4
    275 x3
    225 x6
    followed by DB lunges and leg presses.

    Had an interesting convo with one of the larger guys at the gym while working in squats with him. He basically does one day on, one day off. Five sets of BP one day, and five sets of squats the other. Does very little ancillary work. He increases weight every 2 weeks. Doesn't do any direct back work. Reps are basically 10 down to 6 or so. He is huge. I wonder what would happen to me if I did a workout like that... So strange how different our bodies are, and how we basically all do different work outs. Too bad there isn't one perfect workout.

    Picked up the car the other day (BMW 650i coupe). I cannot even begin to express what a joy it is to drive it. Only problem is that I don't want to park it any where... too paranoid. Going to get a clear bra put on it asap, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    So strange how different our bodies are, and how we basically all do different work outs. Too bad there isn't one perfect workout.
    No joke, this is about as individualistic as it gets...have to learn by trial and error what works best for you.

    Love the beautiful new ride!

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    damn, son...hook a brotha up. you and FMA have some ballin ass cars in here. Me, i'm just chillen with my 2012 jetta, but aleast it's manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    No joke, this is about as individualistic as it gets...have to learn by trial and error what works best for you.

    Love the beautiful new ride!
    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cards View Post
    damn, son...hook a brotha up. you and FMA have some ballin ass cars in here. Me, i'm just chillen with my 2012 jetta, but aleast it's manual.
    Word. I'm too lazy for a manual.

    Medium Bench
    warmup x4
    255 x3
    255 x3
    255 x3
    255 x3
    255 x2
    225 x5
    and then some incline DB flyes, HS OH presses, and BB skullcrushers

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    Sweet car dude.

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    Is that literally all the dude does, squats and bench?
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    Sweet car dude.
    Thanks. I love it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    Is that literally all the dude does, squats and bench?
    The only other exercise he does is bicep curls after bench, lol. That's literally it. And he's fucking huge.

    Medium DLs
    Conventional DL:
    warmup x4
    315 x5 x4 sets
    then cable rows, machine lateral raises, chris mason pulldowns, bicepz, and rear delts.

    I need to eat more. Strength is still there, but my body fat is getting a little low too fast. I honestly can say that I've never had this strength at this low of bodyfat before, so I guess I'm doing something right!

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    I feel you on the eating. I feel I need to be eating A LOT more than I actually am. How many cals/day are you consuming?
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
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    Very nice with the training, good split going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    I feel you on the eating. I feel I need to be eating A LOT more than I actually am. How many cals/day are you consuming?
    Man, I don't know. Don't really keep track. The only thing I try to do is get in 1g/lb body weight in, and after that, it's up in the air. Cheat meals several times per week. My strength is still going up, so I'm not too serious about it, yet. Plus, with summer here, it makes me wanna keep teh abz around.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Very nice with the training, good split going on.
    Thanks, Terry.

    ME squat
    warmup x4
    295 x2
    305 x1
    315 x1
    320 x1
    225 x6
    followed by DB lunges with the 80s.

    Ah, still going up and feeling good. It's fun to do these with ATF form, too, since no one else in my gym comes close. Pussies.

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    Strong squats! Threw the little 2.5s on for decoration? Haha.

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    Nice benching and squatting! I'm assuming benching is your strong point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    Strong squats! Threw the little 2.5s on for decoration? Haha.
    I noticed that too haha.

    Good job on the workouts, love the atf squats.

    There's a guy at my gym that sort of works out like that. He deadlifts too. But I never see him do anything else. And when he does the one exercise, he's literally doing it for about an hour or just about. One time I came into the gym and he was benching. I did my entire workout and left (~50-60mins) and he had just finished up right before I left (very annoying when you want to get on a piece of equipment that he's using). Only problem is that he's not very big lol - but he is pretty lean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    Strong squats! Threw the little 2.5s on for decoration? Haha.
    lol hey, even the 2.5s mean I did a little bit more!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cards View Post
    Nice benching and squatting! I'm assuming benching is your strong point?
    Kind of. I have no strong points, lol. I am top heavy, though, that's for sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rileigh View Post
    I noticed that too haha.

    Good job on the workouts, love the atf squats.

    There's a guy at my gym that sort of works out like that. He deadlifts too. But I never see him do anything else. And when he does the one exercise, he's literally doing it for about an hour or just about. One time I came into the gym and he was benching. I did my entire workout and left (~50-60mins) and he had just finished up right before I left (very annoying when you want to get on a piece of equipment that he's using). Only problem is that he's not very big lol - but he is pretty lean.
    Just seems like it would be boring to me. The guy I mentioned was very big and has a lot of thickness. Genetically gifted, I guess?

    ME bench
    warmup x4
    275 x2
    285 x1
    295 x1
    300 x1
    225 x6
    followed by incline DB flyes, BB shoulder presses, and some tricepz stuff.

    Glad I got the 300, although barely. The weird thing is that my sticking point on bench is normally in the first third of my ascent, but on the 300, I almost gave out on the last third. Weird. Still, I think 300 was a big psychological barrier for me. Now let's see if I can improve on it. I want 3 plates so bad! My all-time PR was 325 x1, although I was 30 pounds heavier when I hit that weight...

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    Clearly making fine strides on the major movements Mike.

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    I believe in small gains. A PR is a PR, regardless of increase. Way to be. On the bench....ffffff I know what you mean when it comes to barriers. I have to get really pissed off to go maximal.
    My road to powerlifting:
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    I agree with Rob, a PR is a PR, doesn't matter if it's 2.5lbs or 20. When's the 315?
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    Nice bench! 300 lbs is beast. I guess that's why its your name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    I believe in small gains. A PR is a PR, regardless of increase. Way to be. On the bench....ffffff I know what you mean when it comes to barriers. I have to get really pissed off to go maximal.
    Word. Pressing is much harder mentally than pulling, IMHO, because there's less room for cheating.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Clearly making fine strides on the major movements Mike.
    Thanks, Terry!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cards View Post
    I agree with Rob, a PR is a PR, doesn't matter if it's 2.5lbs or 20. When's the 315?
    Ugh, hopefully by next month. I want it!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    Nice bench! 300 lbs is beast. I guess that's why its your name.
    Thanks!

    ME DL
    warmup x4
    365 x2
    395 x1
    405 x1
    410 x1
    followed by some HS rows, cable rows, machine side and rear laterals, and machine preacherz

    Woot, hit the 4 plates. Wasn't that bad. There's a short-term goal met, right there. Onward and upward, hopefully!

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    Grats on the 4 plates per side. Soon enough, you will be doing that weight for reps.
    My road to powerlifting:
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    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
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    Looks good man, keep taking it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    Grats on the 4 plates per side. Soon enough, you will be doing that weight for reps.
    Thanks, man. Would love to eventually get up to 5 plates like you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Looks good man, keep taking it up.
    Thanks, Terry.

    Light ATF squats
    warmup x2
    225 x8
    225 x8
    225 x7
    225 x5
    225 x4
    Been working early shifts this week and not getting a lot of sleep, so this was it for me today. Worked with a 3 second eccentric with 1 second pause at the bottom of each rep. My thighs really got pumped to this.

    Working in the ED during Memorial day weekend is never fun, but always entertaining... I'm anticipating being buried in traumas and alcoholic idiots tomorrow evening, especially since CLT has "Speed Street" going on this weekend, which is basically Mardi Gras for NASCAR fans. Yuck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    Working in the ED during Memorial day weekend is never fun, but always entertaining...
    You can handle it bro, lol - got it all on lock, the career and the lifting.

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    Thanks, Terry. Things are going well currently, and I'm very fortunate!

    Light (70%) bench
    210 x 5 sets of 4-8 reps, 310 tempo
    then flat DB flyes, light BB shoulder press, BB skull crushers, and some rope pressdowns

    Happy Memorial day to everyone!

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