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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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    Your ghetto-card has been revoked.

    Current weight: 255.6lbs.
    Benchpress: 280lbs.
    Militarypress: 155lbs.
    Squat: 350lbs.
    Deadlift: 390lbs.
    My goals are to continue the 5/3/1 and barbell/dumbell complexes 3 times a week, until I get my target weight of 200 and hopefully by the end of the year. I just want to be able to kill a brick, be cut and able to run fast with endurance.
    Monday February 27th workout:
    15 minutes dumbell complex
    squats 3 sets of 10
    decline pushups 3 sets of 10
    dumbell bent rows 3 sets of 10
    dumbell shrugs 3 stets of 10
    norest between first two sets with 1 minute rest between the first and second set. i had to rest on my 3rd set due to my lungs being on fire. Future reference, i shall due 4 sets of 12 rep on all exercisesand ease my way into complexes starting with 30 seconds rest between each exercise and 90 seconds rest between sets and just until i get use to it, and move up from ther
    Last edited by Trane33; 02-27-2012 at 06:28 PM.
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    Wed. Feb. 29th 2012 workout:
    dumbell complex:
    db overhead press 3 sets 10 rep db sumo-squats 3 sers 10 reps triplestop pushup 3sets 7 reps db romanian deadlift 3sets 10reps
    bent scalpula raises 3sets 10
    rested maybe 15 sec. between each execise and about 60-75sec. between complex circuits.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    wednesday 7 2012

    flat bench warm-up:
    5-115
    5-145
    3-175
    main lift:
    5-190
    5-215
    4-245
    squats warm-up:
    5-130
    5-160
    3-195
    main lifts:
    5-210
    5-240
    5-275
    supplementation(s):
    dumbell flat bench:
    30lb 10 reps, 55lb 10 reps, 70lb 2 sets of 9
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    Saturday March 10 2012

    5/3/1:
    military press warm-up
    65lbs-5reps
    80lbs-5reps
    100lbs-3reps
    main lifts
    105lbs-5reps
    120lbs-5reps
    140lbs-6reps
    deadlifts warm-up
    150lbs-5reps
    185kbs-5reps
    220lbs-3reps
    main lifts
    240lbs-5reps
    275lbs-5reps
    315lbs-6reps
    supplementary workout:
    seated row warm-up
    120lbs-10reps
    main lifts
    145lbs 3sets-9reps
    db overhead press warm-up
    35lbs-10reps
    main lifts
    55lbs 3sets-6reps
    pulldowns warm-up
    40lbs-10reps
    60lbs-10reps
    120lbs 3sets-10 reps
    Just trying to back into the feel of things, this s$#t hurts. Later I will add structure to my plan(less or more frequency and type of supplemental exercises as the need changes).
    "define yourself for yourself"

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    I did some workout last week but nothing worth mentioning.
    However i started a new routine and left doing 5/3/1 due to no time.
    Wednesday March 21, 2012
    flat bench warm-up:
    45lb 10 reps, 95lb 10 reps, 130lb 8 reps
    main lifts:
    195lb 12 reps, 205lb 7 reps
    hammer chest press warmup:
    90lb 7 reps
    mainlifts:
    160lb 12reps, 170lb 10reps, 180lb 5reps
    dumbell flyes:
    30lb 12 reps, 40lb 10reps, 50lb 5reps
    HIIT: 6min on treadmill
    burned 90 cal. and went .44 of a mile 1min on at 5.5 and 1 min off at 3.2

    Not bad, i've got what needs to be tweeked for my next bout in order to finish all my reps and to have at least 20min on the treadmill, to burn at least 320 cal.
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    very paradoxically ostensible workout
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    Revoke the ghetto card!!!!

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    ostensibilism is the innate ability to sense the obvious, not just what you see with your minds eye.(Mahat Whidby)
    Thursday March 22, 2012
    squat warm-up:
    115lb 9seps, 155lb 7reps
    mainlifts:
    205lb 12reps, 225lb 8reps
    45 degree leg press:
    225lb 12reps, 315lb 10reps, 405lb 10reps
    HIIT: same as the workout before.

    I still did not have enough time to add another set to my squat nor another execise to my routine. On top of that, i still didn't get on the treadmill as long as i wanted to. Gotta fix that crap.
    Last edited by Trane33; 03-22-2012 at 11:30 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StickyMickey View Post
    Revoke the ghetto card!!!!
    love the ghetto card
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    Tuesday March 27 2012

    Routine:
    45 degree leg-press machine
    warm-up: 180lb 10reps, 180lb 9reps, 270lb 8reps
    mainlifts: 360lb 12reps, 380kb 10reps, 400lb 8reps
    front-squat machine
    warm-up: 110lb 10reps
    mainlifts: 160lb 12reps, 180lb 10reps, 200lb 8reps
    calf-raises: mainlifts: 30lb dumbell 13 reps, 25lb dumbell 11reps, 35lb dumbell 11reps
    HIIT: 22min. burned 224 cal., dist. 1.3 mls.
    Summary: I could have used more warm-up sets for the calves. I'm up to 1and 1/2 min. running at a pace of 5.5 on the treadmill and 1min. walking at a pace of 3.0. Will get bwtter in time especially when i find some way tj stop my hip from hurting.
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    what kind of sissy la-la workout is this? leg press MACHINE, front squat MACHINE, calf raises!?!?

    just kidding, well not really...
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kool View Post
    what kind of sissy la-la workout is this? leg press MACHINE, front squat MACHINE, calf raises!?!?

    just kidding, well not really...
    Well i can't say anything, nothing beats using a barbell and weights but for the sake of time i think i'm gonna switch from thos routine to a circuit training routine fod better fat loss and more muscle groups hit.I'll be sure to comment on yours Castanza.
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    I'm baaaaaaack

    dumbell circuit: no rest between exercises and 1 min. rest between sets
    50lb dumbells:
    lying db press- 1st set 20reps, 2nd set 16reps
    db bent-rows-1st set 15reps, 2nd set 15reps
    seated db overhead press 1st set 15reps, 2nd set 12reps
    db squat 1st set 11reps, 2nd set 5reps
    db bicep curls 1st set 8reps, 2nd set 8reps
    stiff-legged deadlift 1set 15reps, 2nd set 15reps
    ab circuit:
    planks 3sets 30 seconds
    side planks 3sets 30 seconds each side( 1 min. rest between sets)
    Goals: I plan to in exactly 2 weeks to work my way up to 3 sets. Before that can happen i must first figure out a better rep range to not only get my goals of cutting and staying strong; but also so that i can get more sets without tiring out. Also i'm going to stick to a routine consisting of 3 day circuit mon., wed., fri., and on tue. and thur. to incorporate plyometric exercises. This crap is gonna kill me.
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    good to see this updated. just try to stick with it, i'm trying to do that myself.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    Hey, bro. Just in my experience, I've had success cutting with using a normal 4-8 rep range. I personally don't think doing high reps is that beneficial. It's mostly about what you eat.

    D 435 / S 340 / B 305

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    Hey, bro. Just in my experience, I've had success cutting with using a normal 4-8 rep range. I personally don't think doing high reps is that beneficial. It's mostly about what you eat.
    I appreciate that Beast, and I have decided to cut back the reps and try to do more sets, it's just gonna take time to work my way up there, but I'll make it. I plai to even add some plyometrics maybe on off days to start, cause this crap takes the wind out of me. Whats your thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kool View Post
    good to see this updated. just try to stick with it, i'm trying to do that myself.
    ...........forever alone. :-{>
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    circuit: no rest between exercises 1min. between sets
    decline push-ups 1st set 15reps, 2nd set 15reps, 3rd set 13reps
    double db bent-rows 1st set 12reps, 2nd sets 12reps, 3rd set 10reps
    calf raises 1st set 15repsm 2bd set 15reps, 3rd set 14reps
    shrugs 1st set 15reps, 2nd set 11reps, 3rd set 13reps
    inner ab circuit:
    3sets 30 seconds hold and 1min. rest between sets
    planks
    side planks
    reg. ab curcuit:
    2sets 11reps no rest between sets 1min. rest between sets
    russian twists, hands overhead crunch, seated flatbench leg pull-ins
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane33 View Post
    I appreciate that Beast, and I have decided to cut back the reps and try to do more sets, it's just gonna take time to work my way up there, but I'll make it. I plai to even add some plyometrics maybe on off days to start, cause this crap takes the wind out of me. Whats your thoughts.
    I think some plyo is good for recovery, as long as you don't overdue it. Just make sure you're eating enough protein and other calories, too!

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    Seeing as how your struggling to fit a certain amount of work into a limited amount of time, might i suggest looking up Crossfit? It would directly apply to your goals and specific situation. Just a suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    Seeing as how your struggling to fit a certain amount of work into a limited amount of time, might i suggest looking up Crossfit? It would directly apply to your goals and specific situation. Just a suggestion.
    Crossfit, well ok im willing to see what that is all about. I trust your advice and i appreciate it also Bako Lifter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    I think some plyo is good for recovery, as long as you don't overdue it. Just make sure you're eating enough protein and other calories, too!
    You know, come think of it i'm really just now getting into this whole circuit thing and don't know how much i should or should not be eating of micro or macro-nutrients. For that matter nor hiw many calories i should be consuming. I know i've gotta find my maintenance calories, at least thats what i'm told and then subtract 300-500cal. from it, but still no clue on micro or macro. I'll find it though before this weekend is over hopefully. Thanks again Beast.
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