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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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    I've been working out now for about 8 months, only really serious for the past month. I just started my new diet a week ago though. I'm hoping to gain about 25 pounds. Or at least thats my goal. I'm sure it will take awhile though. I lift usually three times a week. Monday tri's-chest
    thursday Legs-Abs
    Saturday Bi's-back

    My stats are:
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    117 lbs.
    about 8% Bf
    Bicep-12.5
    Forearm-11.5
    Thigh-20.5
    Calves-13.5
    Chest-35

    I'm kind of cut, not too strong yet, but I'm sure strength will increase as I gain more weight.

    today was a leg day for me, I work out at my house, so I don't have too much equipment yet, but I just got a job so I'll soon have money for equipment, for now I have adjustable dbs, a small and very light barbell, bench, and like 92lbs in weights, which isn't enough, I need another hundred pounds or so. So I could be doing alot heavier on some lifts if I had more weights.

    The last time I maxed out which was about a month or two ago my stats were:
    Bench:125
    Deadlift:345
    Squat:295

    Todays workout:
    Deadlift 3 sets of 12-102
    SLDL 3 sets of 10-60
    Leg curls 3 sets of 10-47
    Leg Ex. 3 sets of 10-73
    calf raises 3 sets of 10-70
    50 crunches
    25 reverse crunches

    My hams were really sore today after SLDL, first time I've done them in about 3 weeks. it was painful to walk up the stairs right after to go to the bathroom, I almost fell down the stairs, lol.

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    Do you realize you can max deadlift 3 times your bodyweight.You should try competitive powerlifting....um ok.

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    Are you sure you can deadlift and squat that much? hehe....You could do real well in powerlifting, except for that bench. I knew a guy who weighed 110 and benched 215 in powerlifting..not too shabby Keep up the good work Ironman.

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    thanks for the comments, yea I have really strong legs for my size, but my upper body is lacking in strength. but I figure if I just start eating more and gaining some weight my upper body will catch up with my lower.

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    I'm pushing my back and bicep lifts to tomorrow, for some reason my upper back has been sore since my leg-ab day. I'm not sure why, I did deadlifts which should make my lower back sore, but my traps and the middle of my back is sore. My hamstrings are still a little sore too.

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    Did bi's and back today. However my back was still sore so I dropped off bent over rows, and one arm rows for today.

    Frontal raises- 3 sets-8/20 10/20 8/25
    Lateral Raises- 3 ses-10/11 8/11 8/11 these are really weak, I need to improve them but my damn annoying right shoulder always pops when I do them
    Upright rows-3 sets 8/38 8/44 6/50
    EZ bar curl-3 sets 10/41.5 8/47.5 6/51.5
    incline curl-3 sets 8/30 6/36 6/40
    Reverse forearm curl-3 sets 10/44 10/50 8/60
    chinups- 3 sets 8xBW 4xBW+10lbs. 4xBW+10lbs.

    Forearms got a great pump out of the workout, biceps feel good too. Bot sure why my back has been so sore though. Well its time for a protein shake.

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    chemicals?

    thats a hell of alot of sets for a natural ! are you on the juice?

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    How many 117lbers do you know on juice?


    I would pay money to see someone with your stats, deadlift that much. Good money.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    I agree.You can deadlift 345 but you can only hoist your bodyweight 4x with 10 extra pounds!

    "Remember my friend, I can smell a lie like a fart in a car!"

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    latty, leave the kid alone man. he's telling the truth. i mean, he curls only 50 pounds, but deadlifts 345...

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    Your dead and squat are very good, if you want to see the records for your age and weight class click here.
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

    "However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results" John Berardi

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    Yea my legs are strong like I said and my upperbody is weak but I'm working on that. But I could have done more than 4 pullups with that 10 extra pounds if I hadn't done them last while my body was extremely sore. Maybe only like two or three more though. I made huge progess back in december through april on my legs. I only worked them once a week, and I did deadlifts and squats on alternating weeks. My deadlift went up from 180 to 345, and squat from 155 to 295. However in that time my bench only went from 95 to 125. I think I was overtraining my upperbody in that time period though.

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    I've decided now instead of having set days for lifting days, I'm just going to rest two days after every workout, I don't like lifting when i'm sore, it just doesn't feel good. So that means wednesday is my chest-tri day. I'd have to say its probably my favorite workout. Legs use to be my fav but since I started working out at home and my equipment sucks, because I need a new barbell and like 150 more pounds in plates my legs just aren't gettin the workout they deserve.

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    Body is still some what sore from yesterdays workout, I might end up doing chest and tris tomorrow though. My lats are the sorest part, my bi's are a little sore. It just depends how I feel tomorrow I guess. Diet is going good so far. I've already drank like a half a gallon of milk today. I think I drank over a gallon yesterday.

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    After swimming for about 2 hours today, and swimming some laps I decided to just leave my chest-tri workout for tomorrow. I just hope my new sunburn doesn't effect how I lift.

    Sleep has been good, getting about 10 hours in every night.

    Diet is also good. Ate about 2800 calories today, good for me. I usually stick around 2200.

    Can't wait to workout tomorrow, my lats are still a little sore from chinups though, I use to have big lats until I stopped working out at my high school, Then I stopped working my lats for awhile and now it looks like I don't have any, but I'll fix that problem.
    5'6"
    160lbs
    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    Did my tri-chest-shoulder workout today. And I made alot of gains, either in reps or weight or both.

    Flat bench-3 sets-10-83.5 6-91.5 3-97.5
    standing overhead shoulder press-2 sets-8-62 9-62
    Incline dumbell flyes-3 sets-10-50 8-50 4-62
    Shrugs-3 sets-10-102 10-102 90-102
    Db incline bench-3 sets-6-70 5-70 4-70
    Overhead tri-press-2 sets-7-31 6-31
    pullups-3 sets-BWclosegrop-6 Bwmidgrip-4 Bwwide-4

    Really was a great workout, felt pumped up, did sets to failure on everything but flat barbell bench, didn't feel like killing myself, however I did make good gains on my bench for reps. Followed my routine with a nice protein shake. I was in pain a little from my sunburn but I worked through it nicely.
    5'6"
    160lbs
    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    Had cross country practice this morning at 8. Ran about 3.5 miles, but I got like 6 hours of sleep and I'm about to fall over. A nap sounds good later. Time to get some food.
    5'6"
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    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    Had cross country practice again today, ran about 4 miles. The only problem is that I have legs and abs tomorrow and my legs are killing my from running so I might have to make tomorrow bicep and back day, and push my leg workout back until my body gets use to running again. I hate not being able to work my legs though.

    I'm still sore in my tri's, shoulders, and chest which is good.

    Weight gaining process is doing ok. Started out about 12 days ago at 14.5, now up to 117.5. I'm ****ed though we're out of tuna. But I had alot of chicken yesterday, much better tasting then tuna.

    Sleep hasn't been good past two days. Having to get up at 7:30 is no fun. Especially when I can't fall asleep until 3. I did manage to get about a 2 hour nap in yesterday.
    5'6"
    160lbs
    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    Legs were still killing me today so I decided to switch my back and bicep day with my leg day.

    bentover rows-2 sets-10-44 8-50
    Frontal Raises-2 sets-10-23 10-25
    Upright Row-3 sets-8-48 8-54 7-60
    Hangcleans-2 sets-11-60 11-68
    EZ Curl-2 sets-10-51.5 close grip 6-51.5 wide grip
    Incline curl-2 sets-8-41 10-41
    chinups-2 sets-BW-7 Bw-4

    Workout felt pretty good, hangcleans felt great, hadn't done them in awhile. I was looking forward to do legs today but my left calf, and right butt cheek, are still sore, lol. I'm not quite sure how my butt hurts from running but it does. So I guess I'll be doing legs next tuesday.

    Sleep is good
    Diet needs to step up, Protein is good, but need more calories.
    5'6"
    160lbs
    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    Legs today, all I have to say is I need some new equipment, I'm never trying to squat without a rack. Plus its almost pointless squatting with 100 pounds. I need a couple hundred more pounds of weights and a power rack before I can do anything with my legs really like squatting and deadlifting.

    squat 3 sets-10-68 10-100 12-100
    SLDL 3 sets-10-68 10-78 10-84
    Leg Curls 2 sets-12-53 10-65
    Leg Ext 2 sets-15-75 15-75
    Calf Raises 2 sets-20-82 20-82
    Crunches 2 sets of 35

    Decent workout, I feel like my hamstrings are going to get huge and my quads are going to be tiny because of my equipment problem. I might end up getting a short term membership at a gym until christmas when I can buy some new stuff.

    Diet is going good, when to the grocery store today and bought alot of ****.
    5'6"
    160lbs
    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    I was just thinking about what I want to accomplish in bodybuilding and why I'm doing this, and I remember the first time I felt like a scrawny pussy and needed to workout, and I thought it would keep me motivated. I was at a track meet, and this really hot girl I'm talking to says to me, wow, you would have really nice legs if you were a girl. Ever since then, I've wanted to get rid of my chicken legs.
    5'6"
    160lbs
    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    I can do sldl with more weight in each hand than you do total, yet you have the same max dead as me. Hmmmm, lil strange.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Originally posted by Ironman15
    I was just thinking about what I want to accomplish in bodybuilding and why I'm doing this, and I remember the first time I felt like a scrawny pussy and needed to workout, and I thought it would keep me motivated. I was at a track meet, and this really hot girl I'm talking to says to me, wow, you would have really nice legs if you were a girl. Ever since then, I've wanted to get rid of my chicken legs.
    I am laughing extremely hard. I'm sorry, that is fookin funny! Start squatting, foo!

    Food + Squats = Dinosaur Legs, Goodbye Twigs. G'luck.
    Last edited by Yaz; 07-18-2001 at 07:25 AM.

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    Latman if you read any of the other stuff above, you would know I only have 90 lbs in plates, so I can't exactly go to my potential, and like I said when I maxed out was like 2 months ago, after that I had taken awhile off, like 3 weeks because of baseball, right now I would say I could only deadlift 300. And I would squat because I love to, but I just don't have the right equipment yet.
    5'6"
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    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    It says you squatted 100x12. If you had 100lbs for squats, you had 100 for sldl, right? It just doesn't make sense. I cna do sldl with over 250 lbs and my max deadlift is the same as the one you posted.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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