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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
    Equal Opportunity Offender Budiak's Avatar
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    OOoooooohhh COC grips huh?



    *stifles laughter


    Seriously though, I'm considering getting one. Your thizoughts?

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    I like them. They are working quite well for my crush strength. I got the #1 and I was able to close it something like 20 times with my right hand and not even once with my left, so I had to get the trainer for my left. The only complaint I have about them is the grips being too rough. I cut two fingers on each hand just from closing them a few times. I would recommend getting some gloves or taping your fingers to prevent this.
    Last edited by Neil; 04-30-2003 at 01:36 PM.

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    Tues: legs

    deadlifts-
    2x6 345

    Leg press- 2 warms ups then one set to failure-
    1x17 470

    That's it for tonight, I felt about 75%. I had to rest for 20 minutes after the leg press.

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    no squats!?
    "Eat until it hurts dammit! Then eat more. Youll get used to it. I think its like sex for a chick. Sure it hurts the first time, but after a couple rides it just goes in like a glove." -clvmike19

    "... chicks are like smarties. They're different colors but each share the same deliciousness. Its just a matter of deciding if you'll save the red ones for last or eat a bunch of different ones in the same handful." -wibble

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    I think I'm gonna start doing them next week.

    Thurs: back

    BB rows-
    1x7 205
    1x7 185 These suck, I'm not doing them anymore.

    Chins-
    1x6 +45 pr
    1x6 +35

    3 sets of weighted crunches.

    Ok session, I didn't feel too well, I had to eat a snickers half way through. I still pr'ed though, so I'm happy.

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    just checkin by your journal, u got some real solid weights being lifted! good job, im' likin the deads, bench and rowin especially

    given up on bb rows? why? ur movin some good weight on those, u should keep it up

    Skillz

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    Equal Opportunity Offender Budiak's Avatar
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    Skills is right. BB rows kick so much ass, last time I did them they gave me a blowjob afterwards as a thank you for being so Gat-damned swole.


    Then I shot up a bus full of nuns and partied with Saddam.

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    Thanks for the compliments skillz.

    I just feel awkward when I do bb rows, and I get all kinds of stress in my lower back. I think I need an experienced lifter to watch my form, I'm probably doing something wrong.

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    I've become more and more fascinated with the concept if HIT lately and I am trying a routine I got out of a Mike Mentzer book.

    Today was supposed to be chest and back, but I trained my back on Thursday so I just did chest today.

    Pec dec supersetted with incline press, one set to failure on each lift-
    pec dec-
    130x12
    close grip incline bb press-
    155x4, rest for a few seconds then 1 more@155

    My chest was detroyed after this, it felt really good.

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    Fri: legs

    squats-
    1x20 200

    I'm very proud to say I did not pass out or throw up after these. 205 next squat day.
    Last edited by Neil; 05-09-2003 at 10:14 PM.

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    mon- chest, back

    db bench-
    1x4 90
    1x4+1 85
    cable x overs-
    1x6 70
    close grip pulldowns to the front-
    1x10 200
    1x6 200
    machine pullovers-
    1x10 150

    I cancelled pre exhaust because it's too hard to track progression with it. This workout would have been a lot better if the asses that manage my gym would invest some money into turning the damn AC on.
    Last edited by Neil; 05-12-2003 at 06:07 PM.

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    Thurs- shoulders, legs

    OH press-
    1x7 145
    1x6 140

    Squats-
    1x20 205

    My respiratory system is adapting nicely to the 20 reppers. I also put up some good weight on the OH press, I was only expecting 4 on the first set. This was a great workout. This low volume is working excellent.

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    looks like the real low volume is goin good, especially the squattin...shoulders lookin nice too

    Skillz

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    mon- chest, back

    db bench-
    1x5+1 90
    1x5 85
    pec dec-
    1x6 120
    close grip pulldowns to the front-
    1x8 210
    1x8 200
    machine pullovers-
    1x8 160


    Two sets each of abs and calves. Added weight or reps to each lift again. My training is going great. Life is good.

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    Thanks Skills.

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    i want to check out your COC gripper
    -deFenDeRs oF thE unDerRateD

    If it doesnt make dollars, then it doesnt make sense

    I never knew how skinny I was untill I started gaining a little weight

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    Thurs- shoulders, legs

    OH press-
    1x7 150
    1x5 150

    Squats-
    1x20 210

    5 lb increase on OH pres over last week. The 20 reppers were easy, I may bump it up 10 lbs next week.

    Nick, next time I'm over remind me, I keep them in my car.

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    he totally wants to grip your COC
    Pup, in reference to me: "he's like Budiak...but worse"

    Budiak: "Statistically I've gained almost an inch on my arms...but thats just theory, and we know what theory gets us. Thats right. Communism."

    BigChaseyChase: "Cutting, there will not be!"

    sir millard mulch: "I could probably punch some chick really hard at this point"

    Galileo - "Someday maybe I'll be able to use the big boy weights like RG570."

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    mon- chest, back

    db bench-
    1x7 90
    1x4 90
    pec dec flye-
    1x10 100
    close grip pulldowns to the front-
    1x8 220
    1x6 220


    2 sets of abs on some weird machine.

    I felt about 75% today, but I still added almost 2 reps to my DB press and 10 lbs to my pulldowns. My DB pressing strength is now at 90% of my BB strength, so I'm pretty sure I've made some progress beyond neural adaptation.

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    Thurs- shoulders, legs

    OH press-
    1x7 155
    1x2 150 damn, I was toast after that first set.

    Squats-
    1x20 215 Do YOU have what it takesThe Psychology of the 20-Rep Squat



    5 lb increase on OH press over last week. 5 lb increase on 20 reppers too. My OH press just keeps climbing. Another great week of low volume progressive work.

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    lol@rg..nice lifts neil, looks like you got the psychological mindset to do YOUR 20 rep squats! how those feelin?

    Skillz

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    mon- chest, back

    db bench-
    1x7 90 Crap, no progression, I had a hard time balancing the DB's, and I think that's where my problem was.

    close grip pulldowns to the front-
    1x8.5 230
    1x4 240

    1 set of abs, and 2 sets of standing calves.

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    Thurs- shoulders, legs

    OH press-
    1x5 160 I'm gonna stay at this poundage until I can get 8 reps. If it takes more than a few weeks I may take a break.
    1x3 155

    Squats-
    1x20 220

    Man, I was dead after the squats. Good workout, I can't wait for 4 plates on the 20 reppers next week.
    Last edited by Neil; 06-05-2003 at 01:42 PM.

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    tues- chest, back

    bb bench-
    1x8 205 pr
    1x5 205

    close grip pulldowns to the front-
    1x5 240
    1x5 220

    2 sets of abs.

    I did not train to failure today, I probably had 2 left in me when I pr'ed on bench. I also took it easy on the pulldowns. I had IHOP before I lifted and it really bogged me down.
    Last edited by Neil; 06-10-2003 at 05:39 PM.

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    Looks like the workouts are going well Neil. Keep it up!


    As for the training to failure, I think you will find that you should be able to progress for quite a while training like this. Eventually, when you start to need too much rest between sessions, then it will be good to lighten up on the intensity a bit.

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