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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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    December Progress Pics

    Around ~215 lbs.

    Definitely adding some fat to my physique.

    Gonna watch my calories a protein intake a but more closely. Definition looks like hell.

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    Here, LOL. Sorry.
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    lookin' great Mon!! Keep it up!!!!
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    Thanks WH, appreciate it man. Gotta lose the fat and grow my lats though!

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    your not fat, its the winter, your supposed to be fat anyways!!!
    Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down.

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    Yeah LOL I have to take that into consideration C, when are you getting some pics up man?

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    Actually I was going to say you had a pretty sweet back. And your not fat.
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    I hate my back, damn I wish it was SO MUCH bigger / wider / thicker.

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    Mon, I think your back is lookin' awesome man! Wish my back "sucked that bad".

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    Great bicep peak you got going there Mike.
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    Yeah, nice bis Monstar, well done.

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    Looking great man, back is definitely looking sweet.
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    Shoulders look very good too. nice peak on those bis.. ha, you think you are fat? Then I must be super fat in your eyes..lol..keep it up!

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    Great progress, Mike. It's pics like these that make me wanna quit cutting right freakin' now. Must... hold... out... for one more week!

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    Thanks for all of the support guys!! Jeez makes me feel better about my back and not so fat. I am always subconscious about my friggin' back. Maybe because it always seems to be lagging behind my delts, etc. Never got comments about my biceps before! Thanks!

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    Hang in there man, youre going to be bulking up in no time.

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    I agree with the others.... looks like your training is going very well and again, you're not even close to fat !

    I also like the way you post up a whole grouping of pics together instead of one at a time.

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    lookn superb!
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    Dude! wicked V going on the back shot!

    Good Job

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    Hey man, definitely not fat. Your back is looking good also, I know how it is, I am always the last to see any progress.... Way to critical of myself. Hey, its the nature of the beast...

    The more I learn, the more acutely aware I become of my ignorance!!!!!!

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    Thanks for all the kind words!! I appreciate it, seriously. It makes me feel a lot better about my training and everything like that. I never notice any kind of improvement at all. I dont think I am terribly fat I just think that losing a few lbs.---especially in my midsection, would help me out some.

    I do want to grow my friggin' back though!! I want extremely wide lats like chris mason, or one of them. Huge wide delts, and huge wide lats...

    Again, thanks for all the kind words guys.

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    looking great man, deff adding some size...and you are not fat.

    keep it up.
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    WOaaah there! Who freed willy??? Put that thing back in the pool!!



    Uhhh...Nice back!


    And nice shirt! Is that real cotton? Man, very tasteful. I like it.

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    You look good Monstar. Now, listen carefullyyou are not fat, your back is not bad, you have a very nice physique, stop being obsessive, enjoy life.

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    Yes, enjoy life because your physique is great!!!!
    What I would have killed for to have what you have at your age Mike.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    COMPLIMENTS: Great arm development. Same with delts. Back is looking thick so no worries there. Overall great progress and base for getting much bigger.

    DINGS: Hit those traps. In your rear double bi flex your neck dissapears and there isn't much thickness to your traps in the rear lat spread. Try implimenting some heavy DB shrugs if you don't already. I wrote a lot about that and it's not like you don't have traps, but I needed at least one ding.

    Keep up the hard work though... we have similar structures. How are your legs?

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