The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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. #1
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    New to this forum.This will be the beginning of my log.Stats:27 years old,6'0",185 ibs,10-12% bf.
    Just came off a three week lay-off and my strength levels really took a nose dive.I will alternate between 4-6 weeks of strength training cycles and 4-6 weeks of hypertrophy training cycles.Since my strength is so low at present, I will start with a strength cycle.My initial split will be an upper body day alternated with a lower body day, training 3-4 times per week.
    Yesterday's workout looked like this:
    1a)Standing Shoulder Presses 5x6 w/115 ibs
    1b)Wide-Grip Chins 5x6 w/25 ibs+bw
    2a)Swiss Ball Dumbell Benches 2x10 w/55 ib db's
    2b)Sternum Chins(supinated medium-grip) 2x5 w/bw
    3a)Swiss Ball Crunches 2x15
    3b)Russian Twists 2x15
    3c)Hanging Knee-ups 2x15,12

    *bodyweight today was 185 ibs

    As far as diet is concerned, I eat six or seven meals a day and since I have the metabolism of a racehorse, I really don't monitor my fat intake that much.

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    6-19-01

    Lower body workout tonite.My strength is probably 70% of what it was before the lay-off.I can tell it is going to be awhile before I am anywhere near my previous bests.
    1)Hang Snatches 5x5-95 ibs
    2a)Front Squats 5x6-165 ibs(pathetic)
    2b)One-Legged Calf Raises 4x10-25 ibs(2 sec. pause at top and bottom of every rep)
    3a)Standing Good Morning 3x8-115 ibs
    3b)Swiss Ball Back Extensions 3x12(2 sec. pause at top of every rep)

    Post-Work-out:Protein shake

    Poor workout but it's a start.Time for some pizza and a few Coronas.Good night.

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    6-21-01

    Bodyweight: 186 ibs

    1A)Standing Presses 5x6 w/125 ibs
    1B)Shoulder-Width Supinated Chins 6x6,6,6,5,5,2 w/bw+31 ibs
    2)Swiss Ball Dumbell Benches 2x6 w/71 ibs(2 sec. pause in bottom position)
    3)Russian Twists 3x10 w/10 ibs

    Strength is starting to come back.

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    6-23-01

    1)Hang Cleans 3x5 @ 135
    2A)Front Squats 5x4 @ 185 1x12 @ 135
    2B)Single-Leg Calf Raises 4x6 @ 41(2 sec. pause at top and bottom of each rep) 1x12 @ 25

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    6-25-01
    Bodyweight: 188

    1A)Standing Military Presses 5x5 @ 135
    1B)Chins WG-bwx10,bw+35x1* MG-bw+41x1* MG/SG-bw+41x1*

    WG=wide-grip
    MG=medium-grip
    MG/SG=medium-grip/supinated-grip
    *3 10-sec. static holds during negative portion of rep

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    6-27-01

    1)Hang Snatches 3x6@95
    2A)Front Squats 4x3@195 1x10@155
    2B)Single-Leg Calf Raises 4x6@45 (2 sec. pause at top & bottom of reps)
    3A)Standing Good Mornings 3x8@115
    3B)Swiss Ball Crunches 3x8@25 (2 sec. pause at top position)

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    6-30-01

    Bodyweight: 186 ibs

    1A)Swiss Ball Dumbell Benches 5x5@75
    1B)Wide-Grip Chins 5x3@41+bw 1x1@45+bw(16 sec. negative)
    2A)Russian Twists 2x10@10
    2B)Reverse Trunk Twists 2x10

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    7-2-01

    1)Hang Cleans 155x3
    2A)Front Squats 5x3@200
    2B)Single-Leg Calf Raises 3x10@45 1x15@25
    3A)Standing Good Mornings 2x8@125
    3B)Swiss Ball Crunches 2x8@35

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    7-4-01

    1A)Standing Military Presses 5x4@145
    1B)Standing Alternate Dumbell Curls 5x6@45
    2)Russian Twists 2x8@15

    Two weeks left in my strength cycle before starting up a hypertrophy cycle.Strength is still not back where it used to be yet.Maybe some new pr's next time around.

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    7-7-01

    1A) Medium-Grip Chins 3x4@bw+41 1x10@bw
    1B) Swiss Ball Dumbell Benches 3x4@81 1x15@55
    2)Russian Twists 2x12@15

    *today bodyweight is 187 ibs
    **Chins are getting tough.Will maintain poundage and go for reps.

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    7-8-01

    1A)Front Squats 3x4@205/1x10@165
    1B)Single-Leg Calf Raises 3x8@51/1x12@45,1x8@25,1x6@bw
    2A)Swiss Ball Crunches 2x15@25
    2B)Swiss Ball Back Extensions 2x12@20

    Started to do good mornings but, on my first set I could tell my lower back was not up to it so I switched to back extensions.One more week till hypertrophy phase.

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    7-10-01

    Shoulders & Arms:

    1-A)Standing Military Presses 3x3,2,1@155
    1-B)Standing Alternate Dumbell Curls 3x2@51
    2)Russian Twists 2x12@15

    ***Added too much weight on both exercises.Should have used 150 for the presses.Will maintain weight next week.Didn't have much choice for curls.Smallest plates I have for dumbells are 3ib plates.Will maintain same weight next week for curls as well***

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    Start of hypertrophy routine.
    7-18-01:
    1.Front Squats 205x6,195x6,185x6
    -alternated sets of squats with sets of lunges-
    2.Barbell Lunges 135x8,x8,x8 ea. leg
    3.Romanian Deadlifts 205x8,x8,x8

    Bodyweight=190 ibs

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