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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. #1
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    ConjugateWod Testing Grounds

    I try to keep track of stuff on my phone and it works awfully, so here I am.

    Current Goals:
    Be very fit for Tough Mudder on Sept 29, 2012.
    Bench double bodyweight
    Learn the oly lifts
    Be a functional and mobile person instead of being hurt and stiff.

    Currently weight 145-150 depending on how brutal the weekend was. SOOOOO

    Sept 4, 2012
    Squat
    bar for a long time, felt like I got hit by a truck
    135x10
    185x5
    235x3
    255x3
    275x3
    285x3


    3 rounds of:
    squat 135x10
    kb swings x 10
    pullup x 10
    burpee x 10


    Sept 5, 2012
    Bench
    bar
    135x10
    185x8
    225x3
    235x3
    240x3
    245x3
    250x3
    255x3

    headstand pushups
    4 sets of 10

    10 rounds of:
    sumo pull, 135 x 10
    pushup x 15
    in 12:20
    Last edited by chris mason; 02-08-2013 at 03:12 PM.

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    September 6, 2012

    Last night:
    30 min mobility work
    try to learn muscle ups but sorta having elbow issues
    sprintervals for 10 minutes
    bike sprintervals for 10 minutes
    30 min static stretching


    Today:
    Try to learn olympic stuff day!

    The good news is my hips are slightly more flexible and I'm 75% toward an overhead squat. The bad news is, I'm still afraid to do it all so I drop very slowly and suck overall.

    Snatch
    Long warm up then,
    45 x 3
    45 x 3
    65 x 3
    75 x 3
    85 x 3
    95 x 2
    105 x 1
    115 x 1
    125 x fail

    I can muscle snatch more than that so I think I just got tired and confused from complicated movement

    Clean
    45 x 3
    65 x 3
    85 x 3
    105 x 3
    115 x 1
    125 x 1
    135 x 1
    145 x 1

    This was all fine but I'd basically catch it upright before slowly front squatting. Much better than before but still the concept of dropping below the bar isn't happening at all.

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    i wonder if im the only person on this site that knows what the title of this journal means. anyway, good work, keep at it etc.. i mostly just posted because of the title... but ill keep checking in here!
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    September 6 night

    20 minutes mobility

    metcon, 3 rounds of:
    400m sprint
    32 32# kb swings
    9 pullups


    A modified Helen due to lighter kb and I've been doing pullups everyday.

    Took 12:30. Could be a lot faster if treadmills didn't take forever to get going and I was better at pullups

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    September 7

    Floor Press
    bar x 10
    135 x 8
    185 x 3
    205 x 3
    215 x 3
    225 x 3
    235 x 3
    245 x 3

    AMRAP - 2 minutes
    65 lb push press - 22 reps
    24" box jump - 39 reps
    close grip med ball pushup - 40 reps
    gh situps - 23 reps
    push downs - not tracked.. was supposed to be dips but too haggard
    burpees - 26 reps

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    September 8
    Tried to run for awhile but was super beat up and only got a couple miles in. Did a ton of mobility

    September 9
    Tried to deadlift and felt terrible until I hurt my back. Over trainedddddd.

    NEW RULE:::: every 4th day I must do absolutely nothing

    Went to LA for work and took the time to recover

    September 12th
    2, hour long easy cardio sessions

    September 13th
    lunchtime an hour of easy cardio

    after work:
    20 minutes mobility
    Bench:
    bar x 10
    135 x 10
    185 x 5
    205 x 5
    215 x 5
    225 x 8

    Dips:
    3 sets of 15

    side raise, pushdowns and pec deck.
    Trying to take it easy this week.

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    lol @ WoW reference

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    At least you've got chicken!!
    Add me on Facebook: Gaz Pengelly

    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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    September 14
    Sprints on the ice, getting ready for hockey.

    Didn't do anything this weekend except stretch and play around on monkey bars. This took a lot of focus on my part, I suck at rest. Trying to build it in. I have 12 days till tough mudder so it'll be a lot of conditioning and mobility till then. Need to decide what I want to do starting October.

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    September 17 midday
    45 minute uphill woods run / log workout.

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    Last week was a blur. At some point I squatted and deadlifted some and I ran a lot.
    September 21
    I played 90 minutes of hockey which I hadn't done in a long time. Was incredibly hard due to conditioning, and hurt my right elbow a bit.

    September 22
    30 min mobility
    Bench:
    bar x 30, elbow reallly not great
    135 x 8
    185 x 5
    205 x 5
    230 x 5
    185 x 10
    175 x 10, 10, 10, 10

    Dips:
    5 sets of 10

    Flies, side raises, pushdowns, 3 sets of 10



    September 23
    I played 90 minutes of soccer.

    September 24
    Squat:
    bar x 10
    135 x 5
    195 x 5
    225 x 5
    255 x 5

    Sumo Deadlift:
    95 x 10
    185 x 5
    205 x 5
    225 x 5
    235 x 5

    gh situps 3 sets of 10.
    Last edited by ljosaitis; 11-01-2012 at 01:15 PM.

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    September 25 night
    20 minutes mobility, 40 minutes of easy cardio.. trying to recover from sports. Watched the already infamous Seattle over GB catch.

    September 26
    lunchtime
    20 minutes mobility

    10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 reps of
    50 lb kb swing, mountainclimbers
    6:48

    12,10,8,6,4,2
    weighted decline stiups
    30" box jumps

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    September 26 nighttime
    20 minutes mobility

    Weighted neutral grip pullups
    +0lbs x 2
    +10lbs x 2
    +20lbs x 2
    +30lbs x 2
    +40lbs x 2
    +45lbs x 2
    +50lbs x 2

    3 sets wide pull downs
    3 sets close pull downs
    3 sets 1 arm db row
    3 sets shrugs
    3 supersets of straight arm lat pushdowns / curls
    3 supersets of scapups / hammer curls

    kinda more like a bodybuilding thing.. big race is this weekend so just wanted to move a lot

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    September 26
    lunchtime

    strict military press
    bar x 10
    75 x 5
    95 x 5
    105 x 5
    115 x 5
    elbow hurt and I'm not good at this so I stopped

    bench:
    bar x 20
    135 x 10
    185 x 10 for 5 sets

    dips, 3 sets of 10 with +20 lbs
    giant set:
    flies
    side raises
    rope pushdowns



    TONIGHT:
    stick n puck
    Last edited by ljosaitis; 09-26-2012 at 04:25 PM.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...NNKKKIINNNSSSS
    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    September 29
    Tough Mudder in Seattle. ... http://toughmudder.com/
    12 or so miles, tons of obstacles, tons of mud.. super fun.

    October 2
    Lunchtime
    20 minutes mobility
    10 minutes tabata stairclimber and rowing
    calves and abs.

    Will do some real work tonight.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...NNKKKIINNNSSSS
    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    Oct 2 evening
    20 min mobility
    Bench:
    bar
    135 x 10
    190 x 3
    220 x 3
    245 x 3

    Incline
    135 x 10
    145 x 10
    155 x 10
    145 x 10
    135 x 10

    L sit dips - 10, 8, 7

    incline flies / side raises / pushdowns / bar front raises - 3 sets of 10
    Last edited by ljosaitis; 10-03-2012 at 03:11 PM.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...NNKKKIINNNSSSS
    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    October 3 - lunchtime
    Squat
    bar
    135 x 5
    175 x 3
    210 x 3
    240 x 3
    270 x 3

    deadlift
    135 x 10
    185 x 10
    235 x 10
    255 x 10
    275 x 10

    gh situps + gh curls, 3 sets
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...NNKKKIINNNSSSS
    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    October 3 - nighttime
    20 min mobility

    METCON
    3 rounds of:
    500 m row
    20 pullups
    40 32# kb swings

    TIME: 22:56

    shrugs, face pulls and curls to finish
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...NNKKKIINNNSSSS
    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    October 4
    lunch and nighttime did a bunch of mobility and recovery

    October 5
    lunchtime - hockey

    nighttime
    OHP:
    bar x 10
    75 x 3
    95 x 3
    110 x 3
    125 x 3

    BENCH:
    135 x 10
    175 x 10
    185 x 10
    195 x 10
    185 x 10

    3 sets of handstand pushups

    pushups on a medicine ball, flies, pushdowns I think.



    October 6
    front squats
    95 x 10
    135 for some sets of something

    CLEANS:
    95 x 3
    95 x 3
    105 x 3
    115 x 3
    125 x 2
    135 x 1

    decline situps with 25#, kneeling ab thing, some curls etc.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...NNKKKIINNNSSSS
    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    October 9
    This weekend was bit of a mess due to going to Seattle to watch them beat Portland Timbers and win the Cascadia Cup.. This meant much beer and terrible food and no sleep. And now, I go to L.A. for a week so I had to try to get a bunch in.

    Squat
    bar
    135 x 10
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    255 x 3
    285 x 1
    Very easy and not having any imbalance issues which is new and exciting.

    Bench
    bar
    135 x 8
    205 x 5
    230 x 3
    255 x 1
    Again, very easy as it should be

    Deadlift
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    275 x 5
    315 x 5
    345 x 5
    Easy and a lot faster than before.

    GH bench press
    Just the bar, 3 sets of around 15 but there was some resting. This is a rad core exercise.

    hang power clean and press
    95 x 8, 8, 5.
    This is a major weak point and my forearms just got super tired.

    couple pushdowns and curls for recovery.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...NNKKKIINNNSSSS
    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    October 17 lunch
    Deadlift
    135 x 8
    225 x 5
    285 x 3
    325 x 3
    365 x 3

    hang power clean
    95 x 8
    115 x 8
    135 x 5 .. just kinda lost grip

    1 Clean, then do front squats
    135 x 8 x 3
    Getting better at front squatting, these were super easy and I almost stayed on my heals.

    3 sets of weighted ghr curls

    More tonight.
    Last edited by ljosaitis; 10-18-2012 at 11:29 AM.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...NNKKKIINNNSSSS
    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    Oct 17 night
    20 min mobility

    Double unders
    just warmed up for a couple minutes, then had a goal to get through 30 dubs. I only ONCE did 2 without wrecking.. and not in a row. Took about 4 minutes to do 30 of them, I suck at jump rope.

    Weighted pullups
    +0 x 3
    +10 x 3
    +20 x 3
    +30 x 3
    +35 x 3
    +40 x 3

    Want to start getting some crossfit standards in despite my lack of preparation so...
    “Jackie” - 15:15
    1000m row
    50 thrusters (45#)
    30 pullups.

    This needs to be more in the 6-8 range.. but there is hope haha. Took about 4 minutes to row which isn't the worst, but then another 8 to do thrusters because it's a new movement. The main difficulty is wrists being unused to all that bending so I'd guess this will very quickly improve. The pullups went 10,5,5,5,3,2 with very little time in between. Getting better at kipping and the pullups are easy, it's just grip is hard with all that swinging. Grip has always been a weak point so maybe this will help other things as well.
    Last edited by ljosaitis; 10-18-2012 at 11:44 AM.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...NNKKKIINNNSSSS
    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    October 18th lunch
    1000 m row, 15 min mobility.
    3 sets toe to bar
    3 sets knee to elbow
    3 sets ghr situp (20,15,12)

    some db curls
    some you go I go bb curls
    some rope hammer curls.

    I honestly hate isolation nonsense, but kinda needed a break from heavy stuff.
    Last edited by ljosaitis; 10-19-2012 at 10:35 AM.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...NNKKKIINNNSSSS
    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    OOPS! October 15

    Somehow I missed posting this workout. Went to Crossfit PB to train with AJ.

    Olympic stuff
    Did snatch stuff for a bit, sucked at it.
    OHS, worked up to like 135 x 3 just trying to get the technique.

    WOD
    6 Rounds:

    12 KBS – 52lbs?
    8 Burpees (over KB)

    Took 7:15 I think.

    I swear I posted this workout when I did it but I'm looking back a week later and can't find it. Anyway, super fun lifting with AJ and had an awesome grass fed lunch afterward.

    Video from Monday at Crossfit PB with AJ:
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ga0GgK5iY2c
    Last edited by ljosaitis; 10-22-2012 at 12:35 PM.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...NNKKKIINNNSSSS
    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    LLLEEEONN!!!!

    You're still alive!!!

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