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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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    CHEST AND BI'S, CARDIO AND ABS

    CARDIO- 20 MINUTES 30/30 INTERVALS
    CRUNCHES- 3 SETSX25 OBLIQUE TWISTS- 2 SETSX25

    BENCH-15X135 15X230 7X300 1X350 (VERY SLOPPY, POOR FORM)
    INCLINE- 10X210 7X240 2X260
    PREACHER CURLS- 10X110 8X130 2X150
    DUMBELL CURLS- 10X50 10X55 10X55


    Feels like I'm making progress with everything. I felt really good on the bench today. Back at it tommorow!

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    SHOULDERS
    SHOULDER PRESS- 12X120 8X210 4X230
    LATERAL RAISES- 12X25 12X25 12X25
    SHRUGS- 10X245 8X315 4X345
    UPRIGHT ROWS- 10X110 6X135

    I hurt myself on the second set of upright rows, don't know what happened. I pulled something. I can feel it, it runs up my back (just inside the shoulder blade, over my trap, into my neck) Hurts like hell, I can't turn my head to the right. I have tried massage and heat, still hurts. I will take off tommorow from lifting and just do cardio, hopefully this will help a little.

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    CARDIO- 20 MINUTES 30/30 INTERVALS

    BACK AND TRI'S

    DEADLIFT- 10X245 8X275 6X305
    PULLDOWNS- 10X190 8X230 5X230
    CABLE ROW- 10X140 10X160 7X200
    PRESSDOWNS- 15X70 15X75 15X80
    SKULL CRUSHERS- 10X70 8X90 5X110
    DIPS- BWX10 BWX8

    Neck feels better. I used cold instead of heat, took care of the problem.

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    LEGS

    CLEANS- 10X135 10X135 8X155
    SQUATS- 12X280 10X350 8X400
    CALVES- 25X280 25X350 25X350
    LEG EXTENSIONS- 15X180 10X215 10X260


    Everything felt good today except the cleans. I don't know what my problem is with these. I find them EXTREMELY difficult, and my weight is not going up at all?!?
    When I was doing my calf raises, the burn was going all the way into my ass cheecks! Is this normal?

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    Wow, bad ass squat.

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    CARDIO- 10 MINUTE WARMUP, 15 MINUTES HIIT TRAINING, 5 MINUTE COOLDOWN

    ABS


    Thanks heath, but not really since I am about 250 pounds.

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    It's still hella good. 150 pounds over your own bodyweight is damn good.

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    CHEST AND BI'S

    BENCH- 20X210 10X280 4X330 (FAILED 5)
    INCLINE BENCH- 10X190 9X240 5X260 (FAILED 6)
    DB FLIES- 12X25'S 12X25'S 6X45'S
    PREACHER CURLS- 12X110 6X130 11X110
    DB CURLS- 9X45'S 10X45'S 10X45'S
    HAMMER CURLS- 10X70 10X70

    Heath, thanks again, but I feel like I should be doing more. It's only been a month, I guess I should give it some more time.

    I am also dissapointed at the rate my biceps are gaining strength, not nearly on the pace of my pecs and legs. I assume this is because they are a smaller muscle, again maybe I'm rushing things.

    Well it's time for those monthly pics I said I was going to do, I don't know why I'm bothering because there has been no change physically, just strength wise. Maybe from here on out I'll do every two months, but I already took these pics so what the hell.....

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    SHOULDERS

    SHOULDER PRESS- 12X180 8X210 4X230
    SHRUGS- 15X260 15X330 7X400 (LOST GRIP)
    UPRIGHT ROWS- 15X85 10X105 7X125
    LATERAL RAISES- 10X25X3
    FRONT RAISES- 12X25X3

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    CARDIO
    20 MINUTES HIIT
    Last edited by JustinF; 12-27-2001 at 03:14 PM.

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    BACK& TRI'S

    DEADLIFT- 10X245 9X275 6X305 3X325
    PULLDOWNS- 12X190 9X210 7X230
    DB ROWS- 15X60 15X60 5X100
    PRESSDOWNS- 15X80 10X100 10X120
    SKULL CRUSHERS- 10X80 10X80 6X100
    DB TRI PRESS- 12X60 7X100 6.5X100

    20 MINUTES MODERATE CARDIO

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    Whatsup bro? Good luck with your training goals. I too am trying to lose that last bit of fat... good luck! I would check my diet if I were you.. not trying to offend but your physique looks very similar for a months progress. I was expecting a little bit of abs to come out.. just my observation no offense bro. Good luck keep up the dedication and consistency.


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    LEGS
    SQUATS- 12X280 10X350 6X420
    LUNGES- 8X45'S 10X25'S 10X25'S
    SIDE LUNGES- 10X45 10X65 8X85
    LEG EXTENSION- 12X180 11X215 10X250


    MonStar1023, I appreciate constructive critisism bro thanks. That is my one downfall, is my diet. I have a very hectic schedule and I don't have time to have 5-6 meals throughout the day. I don't eat bad food, there's just no real schedule to my eating. I try to supplement myself with protein shakes for meals, plus I have just started an ECA stack. We'll see how it goes next month. Thanks for the encouragement!!
    Last edited by JustinF; 12-28-2001 at 02:49 PM.

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    CHEST & TRI'S

    BENCH- 15X230 8X300 5X350
    INCLINE BENCH- 12X210 8X260 6X280
    DB FLIES- 10X45'S 9X45'S 7X45'S 12X25'S
    PREACHER CURLS- 15X90 10X110 7X130
    DB CURLS- 10X45'S 10X45'S 6X60'S

    CARDIO- 10 MINUTES MODERATE, 10 MINUTES HIIT

    I think I am going to try to do 20 minutes every day of cardio (except leg day) even if it's only a light cardio (jog). I have quite a bit of fat left to lose as is evident in my pictures. Need to lose this before June, plus I need to up my conditioning anyways. Started the ECA stack today. Taking 2 pills 3 times/day. I feel a little jittery, but we'll see how it goes.

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    DAY OFF.

    Took today off but took some measurements, pathetic!!
    Biceps- 16.5" (was at 17.75 two years ago)
    Forearm- 13.25"
    Chest- 48"
    Thigh- 28"
    Calf- 17"
    Waist- 39"
    Neck- 16.5"

    I will keep track of this as well month to month.

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    RAN 2.5 MILES
    5 40 YARD SPRINTS
    2 100 YARD SPRINTS

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    SHOULDERS

    PRESS- 10X190 8X210 4X240
    SHRUGS- 12X295 15X365 8X415 (TROUBLE GETTING WEIGHT OFF GROUND--DEADLIFT ISSUE)
    UPRIGHT ROWS- 15X100
    LATERAL RAISES- 12X25'S 12X25'S 9X25'S

    Workout was cut short, hurt myself again!! (See general health) Not sure how long I'll be out for, feels pretty bad!! Happened during last set of lateral raises. F*$K, this sucks!!

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    You benched 350x5?? And those pics up there are current? And less than a month ago you couldn't lift 350 but once?? What are you on???
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    Pictures are current, and I am on nothing. I take protein powder and just started an ECA stack.

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    hey bro still look good. When ur huge, you'll only look better

    Hit me up sometime at jock227@yahoo.com

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    Originally posted by Gyno Rhino
    You benched 350x5?? And those pics up there are current? And less than a month ago you couldn't lift 350 but once?? What are you on???

    May be due to the reduced volume and different rest times??
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
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    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
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    I'd love to be able to go from 300x7 to 350x5 in less than a month. Either amazing genetics, amazing spotters, amazing something.
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    And no COLON jokes, bastards!

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