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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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    Jersey Iron's-" bench only Guy"

    My name is Tim Gale. I have been competing for almost 6 years now. I train with JI (jersey Iron Crew). I have competed full equipped and bench only in the past. But last year and a half now I have been dealing with some injuries that won't go away. (tore my pec-shoulder tie in on left side) and haven't been able to pull or squat in 6 months due to back/hip issues.
    I have done one meet in all this time(single ply bench)@275 with 570 bench back in Nov 2013. Since I have started training more bodybuilder style and tried leaning out. down from 272 to 252 now.
    I am now training for Rps meet March 8th in Bristol @242. Hoping for big things and maybe get back up to numbers I'm missing.
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    1/27/14
    Bench night
    bar x 10 x2sets 135 x 8 x 2S 225 x 3
    315 x 1 365 x 1
    shirt on(tried Roosters single ply Katana size 50)
    495 x 1 (3 brd) 565 x 1 (2brd) 605 x 1 (2brd) highest weight in hands in like 2 years
    645 x 1 (1 brd) 675 x 1 (2 brd)

    tri pushdowns- 30/60 reps for blood flow
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    1/29/14 back /bi day
    asst. pullups - 55 lbs x10/10/10
    seated rows - 100x 25 x2
    hammer curls -25x25x2
    quick day- only slept 40 minutes day before. I work snow overtime so it kills me.

    1/30/14 shoulder/chest/tri
    incline bp w/fatgripz
    barx10x2 135 x 10 x2 135 x 20
    165 x 15 185 x 12 225 x10
    245 x 5 Out of gas
    cable laterial raises-12 x 3
    facepulls -25 x 2 supersettted with rev pec dec 12 x 2
    one arm ext mach -12 x 4
    tri pushdown -25
    tri ext mach(2 arms) - 1 minute straight

    It was a crappy week for training. due to lack of sleep and energy. I usually try to move quick on these days and us a lot more volume.
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    video of the 675 bench
    Hopefully it works
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...63864524786602
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    Quote Originally Posted by t gale View Post
    video of the 675 bench
    Hopefully it works
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...63864524786602
    That was pretty impressive!!

    Do you find your that your injuries feel better after your weight loss?

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    welcome back, tim! how do you find that your bodybuilding (hypertrophy) translates to the shirt versus fat and bloat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alinshop View Post
    That was pretty impressive!!

    Do you find your that your injuries feel better after your weight loss?
    Absolutely! The back isn't in a constant pain. Now I really only feel it when I attempt to squat or if I have been sitting in loader for 4-8 hrs straight
    And thanks for checking my log out
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAR72 View Post
    welcome back, tim! how do you find that your bodybuilding (hypertrophy) translates to the shirt versus fat and bloat?
    Thank u! I can not Honestly say it's working. I don't know for sure if it is helping! It is giving me confidence. It is getting my triceps stronger(which I need to make up for the missing piece in my tie in). I figured since I'm not squatting and pulling why should I be walking around weighing 275lbs. I was 251 this morning and everyday living is 100% better and easier. The biggest thing is I have lost over 4 inches off the waist line so yes the bar travels longer now but I just like my appearance much more. To me a larger muscle is a stronger muscle
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    Good to see you back around Tim. Looking forward to watching the progress, and picking your brain some too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t gale View Post
    The biggest thing is I have lost over 4 inches off the waist line so yes the bar travels longer now but I just like my appearance much more. To me a larger muscle is a stronger muscle
    you absolutely were looking fierce when i saw you in bellmawr a few weeks ago

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    So great to see the T Gale comeback!

    Training isn't always exciting but when you get to see someone coming back from a long haul of just sticking with it when it wasn't fun and more than often very frustrating, it is awesome! So glad to see you making progress again. Tim is back!

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    Thanks Mary.
    well for last two weeks weather has no been allowing me my training time.
    today was a bunch of upper body stuff
    asst. pullups 55lbx 12/10/8/10
    seated rows 10/10/10
    front raises 45x20 x 2
    face pulls 25/25
    skull crushers 95x 12x3
    inc curls 25x25 x2
    I didn't hammer chest or tris cause I plan on shirting Saturday
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    2/8/14 a month out.
    I moved my bench to today.
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    bar x 8 x 3 135 x3 x 3 225 x 1
    315 x1 365 x 1 2brd (saving sore tired shoulders)
    shrt on
    495 x 1 (3 brd) 585 x 1 (2 brd) 635 x 1 (2 brd)
    675 x 1 (2 brd) 705 x 1 (2 brd) 3lb pr
    725 x0 (2 brd) out of gas.



    rope tri push downs 25 x 2

    Happy with today. got over 700 don't lie failing but u don't fail sometimes u just aren't trying . All things considering I'm still a month out and haven't even been on point with my diet/sleep or training. Not excuses just reasons for excitement I guess.
    My morning wt.was 250.3 .
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    Yesterday bench access
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    Bar x 10 x 2. 135 x 8. 185 x 8
    225 x 8. 275 x 8 x 2
    245 x 12. 195 x 15
    Rope push downs 70 x 25 x 3

    That was it. Elbow and shoulders were a little off from Shirt Saturday
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    Bench night
    Bar x 10 x 2. 135 x 5. 225 x 2
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    Shirt on
    495 x 2 3brd. 585x 2 2 brd. 635 x 1 1brd
    675 1 brd post injury pr of 1 brd
    Tri push downs 50 reps
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    Weight today 252.8 . Some ugly reps tonight . Something was off
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    Today some back and bi (haha)
    Asst pull-ups-70x10. 55x10. 40 x 8. 25x 6
    Seated rows hammer- 3plates x 12 3p+25 x 10 x 2
    Seated row cables w/ lat pull downs - 15/10 x 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Browsing down the logs and oh snap! The Gale storm is posting again!
    Yeah I'm back brother! Tone talked me into it awhile ago.

    Bench night (opener for march 8 meet)
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    Shirt on- anxious to get rolling at this point
    495x2 3rbd. 585 x1 2brd
    650x 1 Planned opener
    685x1 1brd. Something I always like to do. A possible second to a 1. This has never let me down YET!
    Considering I was up since 255am and we train at 615 I was extremely happy and excited about the way these two reps went. I'll post vids. In awhile
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    Awesome job Tim, you smoked that opener!!! You guys train at 6:15am?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Awesome job Tim, you smoked that opener!!! You guys train at 6:15am?
    No pm- just stating it was a long ass day! Thanks Hopp
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    here's video of my opener:
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