The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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  1. #76
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    Wednesday 10/30/2013
    Legs

    Leg curls
    100x8x6
    120x8
    150x8

    Quad extensions
    155x8
    170x8
    185x8
    200x8
    215x8
    230x8
    260x8
    305x8

    Seated calf press
    105x8x8

    SOX RULE!
    BOSTON STRONG
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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  2. #77
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    Friday 11/1/2013
    Max Effort Bench

    Close Grip Decline Press

    205x1
    225x1
    225x1
    225x10x3

    Bench extensions
    95x10x10

    DB rows
    80x10x4

    Pec deck
    3x10

    Reverse pec deck
    3x10.

    Decline benches at my interim gym also suck big time. Uprights are just way too low similar to the flat benches. The bar is about 12" above my face when unracking. So I just decided to hit some reps since I do not have someone there to handout every set.


    Tuesday 11/5/2013
    Max Effort Upper

    Close Grip Standing Overhead Press
    (All sets index on smooth)
    BARx5x10
    65x10
    95x5
    135x1
    155x1
    175x1
    195x1
    205x1(PR)
    215x0

    JM press
    95x10x2
    95x20x4

    CSR
    90x10x2
    90x20x4

    Lateral raise
    15x10x2
    15x20x4

    Pushdowns
    60x10
    80x10
    100x10

    I need to get stronger on this ME exercise.
    Last edited by PeteB; 11-07-2013 at 12:07 PM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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  3. #78
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    Thursday 11/7/13
    Legs

    Leg curls
    100x8x2
    110x8x2
    120x8x2
    130x8x2

    Quad extensions
    160x8
    175x8
    190x8
    205x8
    220x8
    235x8
    265x8
    310x8

    Seated calf press
    110x8x8

    Hammer strength shrug machine
    2PLx5
    3PLx5
    4PLx5
    5PLx5
    6PLx4
    6PLx6
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  4. #79
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    Monday 11/11/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed Bench Straight weight
    (all sets index on smooth)
    135x3
    145x3
    155x3
    165x3
    175x3
    185x3
    195x3
    205x3
    215x3
    225x3
    225x10 (slower)

    Single arm DB extensions
    20x10
    25x10
    30x10
    35x10

    Single arm lateral raise
    25x8x3

    Lat pulldowns
    180x8
    195x8
    210x8

    Pullover machine
    100x10
    130x10
    160x10

    Pec deck
    100x20x3

    Reverse pec deck
    60x20x4.
    Last edited by PeteB; 11-14-2013 at 09:59 AM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  5. #80
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    Wednesday 11/13/2013
    Max Effort Bench

    Monster Mini-Band Bench Press
    BARx50
    95x15
    135x5
    185x1
    (+MM)
    BARx10
    95x1
    135x1
    185x1
    205x1
    215x1
    235x1(PR)
    255x1(PR)


    Skull crusher with football-like bar
    65x20x4

    Will finish other planned assistance work next time.
    Last edited by PeteB; 11-14-2013 at 10:02 AM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  6. #81
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    Thursday 11/14/2013
    Bench Assistance

    MM band bench press (2 MM bands under bench)
    135x10x3

    CSR
    90x5x2
    135x5x2
    180x5

    Hammer strength shrug machine
    270x20x3

    Reverse pec deck
    60x20x5
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  7. #82
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    Monday 11/18/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench flat w/M bands doubled
    (all sets index on smooth)
    95x3
    115x3x3
    135x3x3
    155x3x3

    DB bench
    70x20x2

    Straight bar extensions
    95x10x5-6?
    Last edited by PeteB; 11-22-2013 at 09:17 AM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  8. #83
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    Thursday 11/22/13
    Max Effort Bench

    Close Grip Bench
    (All sets thumbs from smooth)
    BARx50
    95x15
    135x5
    185x1
    245x1
    275x1
    295x3(PR)
    185x25(PR)


    Hammer strength wide grip
    90x5
    180x5
    360x5

    Hammer strength incline
    90x5
    180x5
    270x5

    Hammer strength decline
    90x5
    180x5
    270x5

    Hammer strength lateral
    90x5
    180x5
    270x5

    One arm rope pushdowns
    30x10x2
    40x10

    Band pushdowns
    GreenX50x2

    External rotations
    4x50x1

    Concentration curls
    35x7x3

    No spotter today so I hit a 3RM
    Last edited by PeteB; 11-22-2013 at 09:23 AM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  9. #84
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    Friday 11/22/2013
    Legs

    Deadlift
    135x2
    225x1
    315x1
    385x1 (testing the waters - passed - no pain at SI joint)
    315x1

    Reverse BB curls (Rehab left biceps tendon hurts occasionally as of late)
    45x15x2

    Leg curls
    100x8
    120x8
    140x8

    Quad extensions
    155x8
    245x8
    305x8

    CSR
    1PLx5
    2PLx5
    3PLx5
    4PLx5x2
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  10. #85
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    Monday 11/25/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed Bench w/Straight weight
    (all sets index on smooth)
    135x3
    145x3
    155x3
    165x3
    175x3
    185x3x5
    135x45(PR)

    OH BB extensions
    95x10x5

    CSR shrugs
    2PLx10x3
    3PLx10

    Pec deck
    90x10x3

    Hammer triceps machine
    70x10x2
    70x20
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  11. #86
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    Monday 12/2/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench flat w/M bands doubled
    95x3
    115x3
    135x3
    155x3x8
    135x20

    Incline Tate press
    50x12x5

    CSR
    1PLx12
    2PLx12
    3PLx12x3

    One arm lateral raise
    20x15x2

    Hammer grip triceps machine
    90x12x3

    Reverse pec deck
    70x12x3

    External rotations
    4x50x1

    Stability ball reverse hypers
    BWx10x1
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  12. #87
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    Thursday 12/5/2013
    Max Effort Bench

    Ultra Wide 6RM
    205x1
    225x1
    245x1
    265x1
    285x6 (PR) Almost got 7

    JM press
    95x10
    115x8
    135x8
    155x8
    185x6 (PR)

    OH BB extensions
    65x40x1

    Pull ups
    BWx10x3

    Lateral raise machine
    80x12
    120x12
    150x12

    Reverse pec deck
    60x15x3

    External rotations
    4x50x1
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Monday 12/9/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed Bench w/Straight weight
    (all sets index on smooth)
    135x3
    145x3
    155x3
    165x3
    175x3
    185x3x5

    Floor press lockouts
    135x5
    225x5
    275x5
    295x5
    315x5

    Squats
    135x1
    185x1
    225x1
    275x1
    295x1
    315x1

    DB OH
    50x5
    60x5
    70x5

    DB row
    50x12
    60x12
    70x12

    One arm rope pushdowns
    3x12

    Slipped in some squats today since I skipped squatting on Friday - I didn't want to beat my shoulders up two days in a row.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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    Tuesday 12/10/2013
    Assistance Work

    Seated close grip row
    180x20x3

    Seated rope face pulls
    40x20
    50x20x3

    Seated calf press
    90x20x3

    Leg curls
    70x20
    80x20
    90x20

    Hammer grip triceps machine
    90x15x3
    150x4 (full stack)





    Thursday 12/12/2013
    Max Effort Bench

    2 Board Press
    225x1
    245x1
    275x1
    295x1
    315x1
    335x1
    365x1 (This was a previous PR and I barely got this - next weight was 375 since no 2.5# plates available)

    OH super curl bar extensions
    65x15x5

    Front raise
    25x15x3

    Super set:
    Lat pulldowns 180x15x3
    Pushdowns 60x20 70x20x2

    External rotations
    4x50x1
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  15. #90
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    Friday 12/13/2013
    ME Lower

    Deadlift
    135x1
    225x1
    315x1
    405x1
    455x1

    Panatta sport reverse crunch machine
    100x10x4
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  16. #91
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    Monday 12/16/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench flat w/M bands doubled
    95x3
    115x3
    135x3
    155x3x8

    Seated CG OH
    95x20x3

    Incline Tate press
    50x12x5

    CSR
    1PLx12
    2PLx12
    3PLx12x3

    One arm lateral raise
    20x15x2

    Hammer grip triceps machine
    90x12x3

    Reverse pec deck
    70x12x3

    External rotations
    4x50x1

    Stability ball RH
    BWx10x1
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  17. #92
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    Tuesday 12/31/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench flat w/M bands doubled
    95x3
    115x3
    135x3
    155x3x8
    205x1

    OHBB extensions
    65x20x3

    JM press
    95x20x3

    Pushdowns
    (Straight bar) 70x20
    (V-bar) 70x20
    (Rope) 70x10 60x10

    Bench dips
    BWx20x3

    First session at new gym (old gym new building). Everything is brand new including bars. They threw out the old power cage and replaced with a new "power cage". After inspection the power cage looks okay, I think I can do everything I used to do with the old equipment, we'll see though.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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  18. #93
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    Monday 1/6/2014
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed Bench w/Straight Weight
    (CG)
    135x3
    145x3
    155x3
    160x3
    175x3
    185x3x2
    (Thumbs)
    185x3x2
    (Pinkies)
    185x3x2

    OHDB press
    50x20x3

    Incline Tate press
    40x15x2
    50x15

    Seated row machine (sucky)
    4x15

    Seated front raise machine
    3x15

    Dip machine
    100x25x2

    Pushdowns
    50x20x3

    External rotations
    4x50x1

    Band pull apart
    Light blue mini band x 30x3

    My neck/right trap felt a little tweaked after the DBOH - somewhat of a recurring injury - I need to start doing neck work.
    Last edited by PeteB; 01-10-2014 at 10:20 AM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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    Thursday 1/9/2014
    Max Effort Bench

    Reverse band bench
    BARx50
    95x15
    135x5
    185x1
    225x1
    245x1
    (Added reverse strong bands)
    315x2
    365x1
    405x1
    480x3 PR
    405x3
    365x12

    13" lockouts
    (Pinkies on smooth)
    135x3
    185x3
    225x3

    10" lockouts
    (Pinkies on smooth)
    225x3
    245x3

    7" lockouts
    (Pinkies on smooth)
    275x3
    (Index on smooth)
    295x3

    4" lockouts
    (Index on smooth)
    315x3
    (Thumbs from smooth)
    335x3
    355x3
    (Pinkies on rings)
    365x3
    385x3
    (Ring finger on ring)
    405x1
    425x0 (tweaked my upper right trap)
    425x0 (tried again trap pain)

    Pushdowns
    60x20x3

    Neck is very stiff from straining my trap. I probably should've waited until my trap felt better but I already missed 3 ME sessions in a row - I had to go heavy. I found my lagging muscle group.

    New gym - they do not have a cable pulldown, low cable row or cable cross-over deck. They do have a pulldown machine but it uses rubber belts instead of cables. Not happy about those issues.
    Last edited by PeteB; 01-10-2014 at 10:25 AM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Monday 1/13/2014
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Bench warmup (floor press)
    BARx50
    95x15
    135x5 [shut down - resting neck (at least trying too)]

    Barbell floor extensions
    65x8
    85x8
    95x8
    100x8
    105x8
    110x8x4

    Rear grip shrugs (smith)
    225x10x8

    One Arm OH DB extensions
    30x15x3

    Rope pushdowns
    30x20x5

    Rope face pulls
    30x20x4
    30x50x1

    I didnít want to bench to rest my neck / trap - no matter, aggravated it anyway with the extensions.
    Last edited by PeteB; 01-17-2014 at 12:28 PM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Thursday 1/16/2014
    Max Effort Bench (If i wasn't resting my neck/trap)

    Bench warmup (to warmup triceps)
    BARx50
    95x15
    135x5

    Pat Casey style BB extensions (head hanging off bench)
    95x8x8

    Barbell rows
    135x8x8

    DB flies
    30x8x8

    Face pulls
    40x20x3

    One arm rope pushdowns
    20x20x3

    External rotations
    4x50x1

    Neck /trap felt fine, but started getting a little stiff later at home. Lacross ball massaging worked well to loosen it up. I hope to be healed up by Monday to hit it hard and start smashing some weight.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Monday 1/20/2014
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench flat w/M bands doubled
    135x3x10 (index on smooth)

    DB bench
    65x20x3

    Tate press
    50x10x4

    CSDB rows
    65x10x4

    SS:
    Standing face pulls
    30x15x4;

    Rope pushdowns
    30x20x4

    External rotations
    4x50x1
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Thursday 1/23/2014
    Squats

    Squats
    BARxSOME
    95x5
    135x5
    185x1
    225x1
    275x1
    315x3

    45 degree back extensions
    BWx30x1

    External rotations
    4x50x1

    New gym = New shinny bar. Bar started slipping a little on first rep of 315. That tweaked my left shoulder a little - the external rotations helped a lot. Today shoulder is much better. I will start using chalk on my back with the new bars.

    My trap is still not 100% recovered. Max Effort bench will have to wait - maybe Saturday.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Monday 1/27/2014
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench w/Mini bands doubled
    135x3x4 (Index)
    135x3x3 (thumbs)
    135x3x3 (Pinkies)

    DB Incline
    55x20x3

    Incline Tate press
    40x20x3

    DB rows
    55x20x3

    One arm Tate press
    20x30x3

    OH shrugs
    45x20x2

    BB Curls
    45x20x2

    External rotations
    4x50x1
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Thursday 1/30/2014
    Max Effort Bench

    Reverse Average Band Bench
    BARx50
    95x15
    135x5
    185x1
    225x1
    245x1
    (Added reverse bands)
    315x1
    325x1
    365x1
    385x1
    420x1
    440x1 (95%)
    315x18

    JM press
    95x5
    115x5
    135x5
    155x5
    165x5

    Neutral grip pull ups
    BWx10x3

    Pushdowns 50x20x4
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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