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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. #51
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    >squat for reps, same as last time but more challenging after too long of a break
    >bi & tri's sets of 10 instead of 13, gas tank empty

    week 9 day 3
    01/08/14
    bw 332

    back squat
    45 13
    135 8
    225 8
    315 8 x3
    db row
    75 13 x3
    db curl
    35 10 x3
    rope pushdown
    62.5 10 x3
    Last edited by MAR72; 01-16-2014 at 11:15 PM.

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    >explosive bench
    >met up with jersey iron guys and got some sweet tips on benching
    >already feeling new things in my hips and back from learning how to setup and press from Tone
    >made me do shoulder torture with 5# plates after

    week 9 day 4
    01/09/14
    bw 333

    bench press
    45 13
    135 8
    205 5
    255 3
    205 2 x8
    shoulder raises
    5 35 front
    5 35 side
    5 35 back
    Last edited by MAR72; 01-16-2014 at 11:15 PM.

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    Listen to Tone. He know his stuff.
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    >max effort front squats
    >third training day in a row, gym closed on weekends temporarily
    >running this programming for three more weeks, then switching to a more formal cube style for RPS South Jersey Rumble May 18

    week 10 day 1
    01/10/14
    bw 335

    front squat
    45 13
    135 8
    185 5
    235 3
    285 2 x5
    235 5 pause
    rdl
    135 13
    225 8
    315 5 x5
    chin -85
    250 5 x3
    dip -25
    310 5 x3
    Last edited by MAR72; 01-16-2014 at 11:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULK_BOY View Post
    Listen to Tone. He know his stuff.
    indeed, jersey iron is a great crew and i'm lucky to know them

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    >deads for reps
    >back up to sets of 8 on ohp & rows instead of 5
    >added pull downs skipped on bench day
    >beer=body weight

    week 10 day 2
    01/13/14
    bw 338

    deadlift
    135 13
    225 8
    315 8
    365 8 x3
    overhead press
    50 13
    100 8
    160 8 x3
    bent row
    160 8 x3
    skull crushers
    70 13 x3
    wg pull down
    120 13 x3
    Last edited by MAR72; 01-16-2014 at 11:15 PM.

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    mmmmmm Beer. Nice Pulls. Skullcrushers are def. coming along.........
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    >explosive squat, sets of 3 instead of 2
    >pushdown +5#

    week 10 day 3
    01/16/14
    bw 335

    back squat
    45 13
    135 8
    225 5
    315 3
    275 3 x8
    db row
    75 13 x3
    db curl
    35 13 x3
    rope pushdown
    67.5 13 x3
    Last edited by MAR72; 01-16-2014 at 11:16 PM.

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    >max effort bench, working on setting up tight and shoving
    >incline is growing on me

    week 10 day 4
    01/17/14
    bw 338

    bench press
    45 13
    135 8
    185 5
    225 3
    255 2 x5
    225 7 cg
    face pull
    62.5 13 x3
    cuban press
    45 13 x3
    incline bench
    45 13
    115 8
    185 5
    205 3 x3
    wg pull down
    120 13 x3

    >four hours later...i just decided to lookup shoulder dislocatons (dynamic stretch) on the internet and did a few reps with a light band and i cannot believe how amazing my shoulders and chest feel right now on a max effort bench day
    Last edited by MAR72; 01-17-2014 at 09:02 PM.

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    >rep front squats
    >gym was closed for the weekend, holiday, then snow emergency...six days later i had to drag my crappy self in to do something
    >almost a full 2 weeks behind on this second 6-week cycle, pretty much a bust
    >practiced bench setup and ended up doing a rep PR of 11 with 225

    week 11 day 1
    01/23/14
    bw 338

    front squat
    45 13
    115 8
    185 8
    235 8 x3
    bench press
    45 13
    135 8
    185 5
    225 3 x2
    225 11
    rdl
    135 13
    225 8
    315 5
    Last edited by MAR72; 02-02-2014 at 04:24 AM.

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    >explosive deads really flew
    >ohp & rows +5#, sets of 8 for both next time
    >skullcrushers +5#
    >pulldowns +20#
    >added light incline bench, i think it is good reinforcement of flat bench form

    week 11 day 2
    01/24/14
    bw 336

    deadlift
    135 13 rdl
    225 8 rdl
    315 5
    405 3
    315 3 x8
    overhead press
    45 13
    115 8
    165 5 x3
    bent row
    165 8 x3
    skull crushers
    75 13 x3
    wg pull down
    140 13 x3
    incline bench
    45 13
    115 8
    185 5 x5
    115 13

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    >max effort squats, triples instead of doubles
    >db row +5#
    >rope pushdown +5#

    week 11 day 3
    01/26/14
    bw 337

    back squat
    45 13
    135 8
    225 5
    315 3
    365 3 x5
    315 5 pause
    db row
    80 13 x3
    db curl
    35 13 x3
    rope pushdown
    72.5 13 x3

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    >rep bench
    >face pull +5#

    week 11 day 4
    01/27/14
    bw 336

    bench press
    45 13
    135 8
    185 8
    225 8 x3
    face pull
    67.5 13 x3
    cuban press
    45 13 x3
    incline bench
    45 13
    115 8
    185 5
    205 3 x5
    185 8
    wg pull down
    140 13 x3

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    Nice pressin' bro. Keep up the good work.
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULK_BOY View Post
    Nice pressin' bro. Keep up the good work.
    Thanks. I'm doing some kind of pressing every training day trying to force it up.

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    >explosive front squats, very strict and fast, triples instead of doubles
    >got under the bar and ran it up to a 2 rep PR that i should have had months ago
    >rdl with a wider than usual grip

    week 12 day 1
    01/30/14
    bw 335

    front squat
    45 13
    135 8
    205 5
    275 3
    205 3 x8
    bench press
    45 13
    135 8
    185 5
    225 3
    275 2
    225 8
    rdl
    135 13
    225 8
    315 5 x3
    Last edited by MAR72; 01-30-2014 at 10:07 PM.

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    >max effort deads, triples this time
    >skullcrushers +5#

    week 12 day 2
    01/31/14
    bw 335

    deadlift
    135 13 rdl
    225 8 rdl
    315 5
    365 3
    415 3 x5
    overhead press
    45 13
    115 8
    165 5 x3
    bent row
    165 8 x3
    skull crushers
    80 13 x3

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    Nice Pulls. Sweet Skullcrushers too. You are progressing well.
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULK_BOY View Post
    Nice Pulls. Sweet Skullcrushers too. You are progressing well.
    thank you, we'll see what's what next sunday

    >rep squats
    >db rows & curls +5#
    >one more training day before mock meet

    week 12 day 3
    02/02/14
    bw 336

    back squat
    45 13
    135 8
    225 8
    315 8 x3
    db row
    85 13 x3
    db curl
    40 13 x3
    rope pushdown
    72.5 13 x3
    Last edited by MAR72; 02-04-2014 at 08:36 PM.

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    >explosive bench felt great, wide grip drop set was fun
    >two six-week cycles complete, time to test maxes and tweak the program

    week 12 day 4
    02/04/14
    bw 335

    bench press
    45 13
    135 8
    205 5
    255 3
    205 3 x5
    135 21 wg
    face pull
    67.5 13 x3
    cuban press
    45 13 x3
    incline bench
    45 13
    115 8
    185 5 x5
    wg pull down
    140 13 x3

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    >max testing
    >gym pr, squat and deadlift
    >feeling encouraged about both of my misses because they were so very close, lockout-lockout-lockout
    >each lift done in 30 minutes, always forget the gym closes an hour early on tues and weds
    >13 week cycle then south jersey rumble may18

    02/12/14
    bw 338

    back squat
    45 8
    135 5
    225 3
    315 2
    405 1
    455 1 pr
    bench press
    45 8
    115 5
    185 3
    225 2
    275 1
    300 0
    deadlift
    135 8 rdl
    225 5 rdl
    315 3
    405 2
    495 1 pr
    545 0

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    Sweet, double PRs. Nice!
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULK_BOY View Post
    Sweet, double PRs. Nice!
    Thank you, Bulk.

    >new cube cycle starts today for may 18 rps sjrumble
    >working off of 455/300/545=1300
    >rep day, bench
    >pumped

    week 1 day 1
    02/17/14
    bw 339

    bench press
    45 13
    115 13
    165 13
    215 13 ~70%
    115 19
    db carry
    100 x3
    incline bench
    45 13
    135 8
    185 8 x3
    wg pull down
    140 13 x3

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    >explosive day, squat
    >all i could do in one hour
    >hammies letting me know they are there

    week 1 day 2
    02/18/14
    bw 339

    squat
    45 13
    135 8
    225 5
    275 3 x8
    wg rdl
    135 13
    225 8
    315 8 x3
    front squat
    225 8 x2

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAR72 View Post
    >explosive day, squat
    >all i could do in one hour
    >hammies letting me know they are there

    week 1 day 2
    02/18/14
    bw 339

    squat
    45 13
    135 8
    225 5
    275 3 x8
    wg rdl
    135 13
    225 8
    315 8 x3
    front squat
    225 8 x2
    Short, sweet and to the point. Nice job mate. Those rdls must be a Killer.....
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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