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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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  1. #26
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    Sunday ME Upper

    Incline Bench

    95 x 5
    135 x 3
    145 x 3
    Here's a video of my boyfriend and training partner, Mike, getting a huge PR on incline bench!


    Close Grip DB Bench

    60 x 10
    70 x 10
    80 x 10
    90 x 6

    DB Flyes

    20 x 10
    25 x 10
    30 x 10
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    Tuesday DE Lower

    Deadlifts

    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 2
    Probably should have just stopped at this point since I was going for 5.
    345 x 0
    315 x 1
    315 x 1

    Front Squats

    135 x 10
    185 x 10
    225 x 5

    GHR with back elevated by 10"

    BW x 15
    25lb med ball x 15 x 3
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    Wednesday Back

    Shrugs

    315 x 20 x 4

    Chest Supported Row

    3 plates x 10
    4 plates x 10
    5 plates x 10

    Close Grip Pulldowns

    100 x 10
    120 x 10
    140 x 10
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    Thursday Overhead

    Seated BB Press

    95 x 5
    115 x 5
    135 x 1

    Bradford Press

    75 x 8 x 3
    85 x 8
    95 x 8

    DB Lateral Raise

    15 x 10 x 6
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    Saturday ME Lower

    Squats

    275 x 5
    315 x 3
    365 x 1
    385 x 1
    knee wraps
    405 x 1
    425 x 1
    455 x 1
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    Sunday ME Upper

    Bench

    135 x 5
    185 x 3
    205 x 3
    Metal Jack
    225 x 3
    275 x 1

    This was it today as my elbows started aching. Since I knew this meant I wasn't going to have a good day, I decided to stop so I wouldn't continue making the problem worse.
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    Tuesday Deadlifts

    Safety SSB Deadlift

    SSB: 115 / Deadlift Bar: 135 x 5 x 5

    This was a really awkward exercise. The total weight was only 250lbs but it felt a lot more like 300. I had to really scrape the bar up shins so I could keep my head up enough so the Safety Squat Bar wouldn't feel like it was going to fall off.

    The point of this today was to reduce the weight my hands had to hold, and hopefully limit any inflammation in my elbows from the workout.
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    Wednesday Back

    BB Rows

    185 x 10 x 5

    Instead of holding bar I attached the bar to myself with straps around my arms just above elbows, again, to help limit inflammation in my elbows.

    Close Grip Pulldowns

    100 x 10
    120 x 10
    140 x 10

    Wide Grip Pulldowns

    100 x 10
    110 x 10
    120 x 10
    130 x 10

    Did the same thing using straps around upper arms for both types of pulldowns.
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    Thursday Overhead

    Lateral Raises

    10 x 20 x 5
    15 x 20 x 3

    This was the only exercise I did today, trying to save my elbows for Sunday benching.
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    Saturday ME Lower

    SSB Squats

    Predators
    235 x 1
    Metal Ace
    275 x 1
    325 x 1
    365 x 1
    415 x 0
    385 x 1
    385 x 1
    415 x 1

    415 x 1

    Side Bends

    90 x 12
    120 x 12
    Last edited by Tara Green; 10-16-2012 at 08:42 AM.
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    Sunday ME Upper

    Bench

    135 x 5
    165 x 3
    185 x 1
    Metal Jack (my long orange friend)
    225 x 3
    275 x 1
    305 x 1
    315 x 1
    325 x 1

    335 x 0

    2 Board Press

    335 x 3
    355 x 3
    375 x 3
    400 x 3
    405 x 3
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    Tuesday Deadlifts

    Shoulder Strap Deadlift...I'm not very creative so this was the best name I could come up with...

    135 x 5
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    275 x 5
    315 x 5
    365 x 5
    385 x 5
    405 x 3
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    Saturday ME Lower

    I am having my briefs repaired so I didn't do much at all.

    Banded Single Leg Press

    MM+90 x 10
    MM+180 x 10
    MM+270 x 10 x 3
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    Sunday ME Upper

    Bench Press

    135 x 5
    185 x 1
    Metal Jack
    225 x 1
    255 x 1
    275 x 1
    305 x 0
    315 x 0

    Today went horribly since my arms seem to be quite inflamed still from last week despite icing and using them as little as possible.

    I was looking online and reading about possible treatments for Golfer's elbow. I have tried most but I think it's too late for some others. Went to my doctor to see if I could get cortisone injections but he refused to refer me to a sports doctor to see about injections. I am on a waiting list for an appointment but I guess you have to rest a couple weeks after getting the injections anyway.
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    Wednesday Back

    Chest Supported Row

    2 plates x 10
    3 plates x 10
    4 plates x 10

    Lat Pulldown

    100 x 10
    120 x 10
    140 x 10

    Was going to doctor after this for appointment to see about cortisone injections so I thought it would maybe be good if my elbows were a little inflamed. Probably a really dumb idea and he wouldn't even refer me to a specialist so also a wasted effort.
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    Thursday Overhead

    Lateral Raises

    10 x 20 x 3
    15 x 20 x 3

    Trying to avoid any pressing so I don't further aggravate my arms. But I'm pretty sure I can feel my triceps shrinking.
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    Whats wrong with the elbows all ov a sudden? Too much bench overload? You still gonna be in the game for worlds?

    I've been working around two forearm injuries for months now.... makes training arms, deads and olympics hell. Now i'm getting 'benchers elbow' because i cant do any bicep work to counter all the tricep work.

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    Not all of a sudden really, it was a problem before Tony's meet too. That's why I ended up just benching a little over 200 raw. The doctor said it is medial epicondylitis, or Golfer's Elbow.

    It started when I began a new job detailing cars. I only made it 9 nine days before I couldn't open and close my right hand to hold onto things and couldn't sleep more than a couple hours at a time before getting up and icing my elbows. I was also doing a lot of biceps at the time which we had started a couple months before. Prior to that I didn't ever work them separately from back.

    After Tony's meet we started doing biceps again plus I got my Metal Jack shirt which is the first shirt I have found that I liked. As a result, I have been able to actually handle some real weight. I think the combination made them get super inflamed again. And since them I have been doing ice baths a couple times a day and using the safety squat bar and straps, etc to limit the amount of weight and tension on my hands/wrists and forearms.

    I probably won't bench again until the meet, since the Jack is super easy to use(when inflammation in my elbows is minimal) and I'm confident in it.
    Last edited by Tara Green; 10-29-2012 at 09:49 AM.
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    Sunday ME Lower

    Squats

    145 x 5
    195 x 3
    235 x 3
    Predators
    285 x 3
    325 x 3
    Metal Pro
    375 x 2
    415 x 1
    Metal Pro is too tight in legs and I couldn't take the time I needed to set up under the bar, so I switched to old Metal Ace
    415 x 1
    465 x 1
    505 x 1
    525 x 1
    315 x 10 x 2

    Today was ok but I was hoping to get up to closer to 550. We compromised and I did 2 sets of 315 for 10 instead of throwing another 10 a side on.
    Last edited by Tara Green; 10-29-2012 at 09:54 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tara Green View Post
    Not all of a sudden really, it was a problem before Tony's meet too. That's why I ended up just benching a little over 200 raw. The doctor said it is medial epicondylitis, or Golfer's Elbow.

    It started when I began a new job detailing cars. I only made it 9 nine days before I couldn't open and close my right hand to hold onto things and couldn't sleep more than a couple hours at a time before getting up and icing my elbows. I was also doing a lot of biceps at the time which we had started a couple months before. Prior to that I didn't ever work them separately from back.

    After Tony's meet we started doing biceps again plus I got my Metal Jack shirt which is the first shirt I have found that I liked. As a result, I have been able to actually handle some real weight. I think the combination made them get super inflamed again. And since them I have been doing ice baths a couple times a day and using the safety squat bar and straps, etc to limit the amount of weight and tension on my hands/wrists and forearms.

    I probably won't bench again until the meet, since the Jack is super easy to use(when inflammation in my elbows is minimal) and I'm confident in it.
    Well when are you people gonna start listening to me and quit your damn jobs...??? This whole trying to powerlift and work for money at the same time bullshit just isn't going to work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas View Post
    Well when are you people gonna start listening to me and quit your damn jobs...??? This whole trying to powerlift and work for money at the same time bullshit just isn't going to work...
    We have the not working part figured out now.
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    Squats.

    Last squat day before Vegas. Arms are feeling a bit better and I think by next week all will be good.

    135 x 6
    185 x 6
    225 x 6
    Briefs
    275 x 3
    315 x 3
    365 x 3
    Suit
    405 x 1
    455 x 1
    495 x 1 Almost to depth.
    525 x 1 At depth

    Things felt good today and I can open at an easy 525 next Friday. I'll still be doing some light work until we leave on Wednesday but the heavy lifting is done.
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    You gonna outsquat me this time...???

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    Well... What happened...???

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