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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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 change ups feels great

    i have been sticking to dumbell and barbell bench presses inclin flat and decline. Well i decide to change up my routine and do hammer strenth machine on chest. Wide declin inlcine and closed I was able to do alot more weight. Really stressed the targeted muscles actually had one of my best chest days ever with the bigest pump i ever had. Gonna do it for about maybe 2 more weeks then jump back to regular. just wanted to say it felt good to change and hammer strength machine really help with targeting areas.
    Age 23 Height 5'10 weight 210 2 years complete of serious lifting.
    At 5'10" last Jan/02 I was 280 Lbs with a 44 waist.
    Now as of Dec/02 I am 210 with a 34-36 waist. A year complete 70 pounds lost now lets get big .
    Goal Deadlift 500 by summer now..
    02/10/03 405X3 425X1
    02/17/03 435X1
    02/24/03 445X1
    03/03/03 455X1
    03/10/03 455X3 "rack pull" 500X1 "rack pull MISS"
    03/17/03 405X6, "Rack Pulls 505X3, 525X1.... 555X1 Miss"
    04/14/03 465X1 verry difficult
    05/12/03 475X1 Easy!!! 500X1 Miss"real close"
    05/19/03 435X5
    06/16/03 Rack pulls 555X2, 600Xmiss
    07/14/03 500X1 GOAL ACHIEVED!!!!
    10/06/03 500X4 555X1 Miss
    10/13/03 535X1
    11/10/03 Rack pull 500X7
    GOAL for 2004 get back to a low fat% and keep it 8 -10% would be great.
    06/29 rack pull 700X3
    07/6/04 600x1 at 216
    09/6/04 600X1 at 208 Rack pull 720X3
    NEW GOAL BENCH 400 BY FEB 2005 "not sure about this one"

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    YEAH!!!! HAMMER STRENGTH rocks
    "Plan for difficulty when it is still easy, do the great when it is still small."
    -Tao Te Ching

    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."
    -Confucius

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    Starting all over again :(
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    anyone have a picture of this? i have no idea what he's talking about

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    H.S. Wide Chest
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    PB's&Goals

    Deadlift: PR 1@440, Goal 1@450
    Squat: PR 1@375, Goal 1@400
    Bench: PR 2@275, Goal 1@300

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    En botella whey! Max-Mex's Avatar
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    H.S. Decline
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    Deadlift: PR 1@440, Goal 1@450
    Squat: PR 1@375, Goal 1@400
    Bench: PR 2@275, Goal 1@300

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    En botella whey! Max-Mex's Avatar
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    H.S. Incline
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    PB's&Goals

    Deadlift: PR 1@440, Goal 1@450
    Squat: PR 1@375, Goal 1@400
    Bench: PR 2@275, Goal 1@300

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    Re: Chest change ups feels great

    Originally posted by bigkevin20
    Wide declin inlcine and closed I was able to do alot more weight. Really stressed the targeted muscles actually had one of my best chest days ever with the bigest pump i ever had.
    I use these on occassion myself. The reason you can lift more is that you don't have to balance. Just pure pushing. Same results if you were to use a Smith machine. Almost any machine for that matter.
    Burritos are the bomb for bulking!
    My Food Journal


    PB's&Goals

    Deadlift: PR 1@440, Goal 1@450
    Squat: PR 1@375, Goal 1@400
    Bench: PR 2@275, Goal 1@300

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    Starting all over again :(
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    thanx for the pix.

    machines suck, your better off with what you were doing b4

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    you are rite, but there is nothing wrong with a small change for a short period of time. I think it would help keep my muscles in a shocked state. Plus the fact they really stress the targeted muscle group. any way a day later I am sore as hell but i still tend to live on the barbell and dumbell routines. thanks for your comments
    Age 23 Height 5'10 weight 210 2 years complete of serious lifting.
    At 5'10" last Jan/02 I was 280 Lbs with a 44 waist.
    Now as of Dec/02 I am 210 with a 34-36 waist. A year complete 70 pounds lost now lets get big .
    Goal Deadlift 500 by summer now..
    02/10/03 405X3 425X1
    02/17/03 435X1
    02/24/03 445X1
    03/03/03 455X1
    03/10/03 455X3 "rack pull" 500X1 "rack pull MISS"
    03/17/03 405X6, "Rack Pulls 505X3, 525X1.... 555X1 Miss"
    04/14/03 465X1 verry difficult
    05/12/03 475X1 Easy!!! 500X1 Miss"real close"
    05/19/03 435X5
    06/16/03 Rack pulls 555X2, 600Xmiss
    07/14/03 500X1 GOAL ACHIEVED!!!!
    10/06/03 500X4 555X1 Miss
    10/13/03 535X1
    11/10/03 Rack pull 500X7
    GOAL for 2004 get back to a low fat% and keep it 8 -10% would be great.
    06/29 rack pull 700X3
    07/6/04 600x1 at 216
    09/6/04 600X1 at 208 Rack pull 720X3
    NEW GOAL BENCH 400 BY FEB 2005 "not sure about this one"

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    Having a pump is actually a bad thing,
    train properly, dont go for the biggest pump

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    Originally posted by Lucian
    Having a pump is actually a bad thing,
    train properly, dont go for the biggest pump
    Why is that? Just curious.
    Burritos are the bomb for bulking!
    My Food Journal


    PB's&Goals

    Deadlift: PR 1@440, Goal 1@450
    Squat: PR 1@375, Goal 1@400
    Bench: PR 2@275, Goal 1@300

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    Isnt a pump just trapped blood plasma in the worked out muscle
    "If you cannot read this, please ask the flight attendant for assistance."
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    "I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet."
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    The HS widechest machine is the biggest freakin' ego machine I've ever seen in my life.

    You've got piss poor 175 pound middleaged men piling on 4 plates a side and bouncing the **** out of them, and highschool kids with 3 plates a side doing the same.
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    Originally posted by Lucian
    Having a pump is actually a bad thing,
    train properly, dont go for the biggest pump
    Yeah, I heard a pump can kill you and cause impotence.
    "As far as drugs were concerned, all my bodybuilding heroes were on everything but roller skates."


    In Memphis, it is illegal for a woman to drive by herself, unless a man is walking or running infront of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists.

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    the pump killed my mother and burned my village to the ground

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    lmao
    "As far as drugs were concerned, all my bodybuilding heroes were on everything but roller skates."


    In Memphis, it is illegal for a woman to drive by herself, unless a man is walking or running infront of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists.

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    Originally posted by Accipiter
    the pump killed my mother and burned my village to the ground
    hahahahaha
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