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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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    Thanks Chris, I am constantly progressing with the low volume.

    I can usually handle about 8 weeks straight of training to failure, then I get a little burned out. I added an extra rest day this week and it helped a lot.

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    Thurs- legs

    Squats-
    1x20 225

    My gym is in the process of being remodeled and the power rack is temporarily not there, so I had to use the squat rack today. The difference in distance from the mirror was causing me to squat a bit deeper than usual. I also cancelled my OH presses today due to time constraints. I think the extra rest will help next session though.
    Last edited by Neil; 06-12-2003 at 02:12 PM.

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    tues- chest, back

    bb bench-
    1x6 210 1 forced rep. Barley missed getting it on my own.

    curl grip chins-
    1x5 +35
    1x5 +25 First time I have ever done these.


    2 sets of calves.

    After finishing my set of bench I realized I could have pushed a bit harder and gotten that last rep on my own. I only had six days of rest since my last chest workout and I think that's why I felt a little drained. I am used to seven.

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    Thurs- shoulders, legs

    OH press-
    1x6 160 pr. It's been 14 days since I have done these, and I still pr'ed. So much for frequency.

    Squats-
    1x20 230

    I had a lightheaded moment after squats and I thought I was going to throw up. My brother had to help me to the bathroom, which didn't happen because I passed out halfway there. Luckily I didn't hurl. I felt better after a few minutes of rest.

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    tues- chest, back

    bb bench-
    1x7 210 +1 forced rep. I got a HORRIBLE spot from some guy on this one. I may have gotten it on my own had he not done the whole rep for me.

    curl grip chins-
    1x5.75 +35 10 second negative.

    incline shrugs-
    1x16 35 This is the first time I have ever done these. I may incorporate them on a regular basis.

    1 set of abs, 1 set of calves. I hate pushing in my clutch after calf work.
    Last edited by Neil; 06-24-2003 at 03:09 PM.

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    nice squatting
    -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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    A couple new pics of my back. I'm a tad over 200 here.
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    Relaxed:
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    Fri- shoulders, legs

    OH press-
    1x6 160 No progression here, but I was moving all day and I fit the workout in, it wasn't my top priority. I'll get it next session.

    Squats (light)-
    1x10 255 I really need to challenge myself more on the 20 reppers, I think I could have gotten almost 20 with this.
    Last edited by Neil; 06-27-2003 at 11:02 PM.

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    Mon- chest, back

    bb bench-
    1x8 205 +1 forced rep. I slowed my tempo a bit on these so I had to drop a few lbs.

    Hammer strength incline press-
    1x7 100 per side

    curl grip chins-
    +30x7

    Hammer strength iso row-
    1x8 125 per side, I think.

    abs, calves

    I've decided to slow my tempo down a lot, especially on the negative.

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    Sat- shoulders, legs

    OH press-
    1x5 155

    Squats-
    1x8 275 Narrow and deep, I've never squatted near this much.
    1x6 255

    Good session. I like the slower lifting tempo a lot.
    Last edited by Neil; 07-13-2003 at 04:18 PM.

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    Looks like you are getting good mass on that frame. Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks Chris, I appreciate the encouragement.

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    thats a nice bathroom, looking bigger
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    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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    Are you actually doing 20 rep death sets, as in using your 10 rep max? Or are you just using weights that are close to your 20 rep max?

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    If he passed out, I am going to say it must be the breathing (or death) squats.

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    Yeah, they are the breathing variety, and they are very hard. I am probably closer to using my 15 rep max than my 10 rep max. They are incredibly challenging, and I always get very nervous before I start a set.

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    Originally posted by Neil
    Yeah, they are the breathing variety, and they are very hard. I am probably closer to using my 15 rep max than my 10 rep max. They are incredibly challenging, and I always get very nervous before I start a set.


    I know the feeling! Try to turn the fear into a BURNING PASSIONATE HATE for the weight that tries to push you into the ground, and show it how you can play with it

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    That's an interesting way of looking at it.

    wed- chest, back

    bb bench-
    1x8 205

    Hammer strength incline press-
    1x6 105 per side

    curl grip chins-
    +35x5

    Hammer strength iso row-
    1x8 130

    Today's session was not good, but I didn't expect it to be. I put in around 70 hours at work last week, and I'm on pace to do the same this week. I am undereating pretty badly. Hopefully I can get things back in order for my next workout.
    Last edited by Neil; 07-17-2003 at 12:03 AM.

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    Mon- shoulders, legs

    Standing OH press- The gym I went to had no place to do them seated. This was my first time doing them standing and I had to use much less weight than I do seated.
    1x5 135
    1x4 135

    Squats-
    1x10 280


    Big squat pr. I added 5 lbs and 2 reps.

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    Wow. Nice 20 reppers. How deep you going on these?

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    I go slightly below parallel with a shoulder width stance.

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    Tues- shoulders, legs

    Oh press-
    1x8 145
    1x5 145

    squats-
    1x5 285

    I'm just doing maintenance workouts right now due to the large amount of hours I have been working lately.

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    Mon-

    Squats-
    1x8 275
    1x8 255 I can't squat as much when I am not using a thick pad on my back.

    BB bench-
    1x8 195
    1x8 187.5

    Chins-
    1x5 +27.5
    1x7 BW

    Oh press-
    1x8 127.5
    1x7 127.5

    I am going to go with full body low volume workouts for a while. I plan on doing 3 workouts every 2 weeks. Probably Mon-Fri-Wed. I'm also going to take a break from training to failure in an attempt to tolerate more frequency.
    Last edited by Neil; 08-04-2003 at 11:29 PM.

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    Wed-

    Chins-
    1x8 +15
    1x8 BW

    BB bench-
    1x8 185
    1x7 185

    Standing Oh press-
    1x8 120
    1x6 115

    I messed up my back pretty bad pulling vines off of my house. Squatting is out for a while. I saw a shiatsu therapist and that helped. I'll probably go back a couple more times although it's a bit pricey. I am also seeing a chiropractor once a week for the next six weeks. Hopefully I can get this figured out and I can get back to training hard.

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