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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. #26
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    Date: Tuesday, December 31th, 2002.

    Diet: Clean.

    Sleep: 11 hours

    Cardio: None.

    Workout: Chest/Shoulders/Tri's


    Flat bb bench: 135x12 / 235x1+4 negatives / 205x8 / 185x5

    Going to see how the negatives help out after. If they don't I'm going to go with SF's rep scheme.

    Flat db bench: 70x3

    Military Presses: 95x12 / 140x5

    Skullcrushers: 65x12 / 105x5

    Back to using skullcrushers. Strict form, elbows don't move and the bar goes all the way behind my head... maybe too much ROM but I found it has worked best for me that way..

    Cable pushdowns: 200x12 / 200x12


    Comments: I had a pretty good workout. Hoping that my bench improves after todays work. Looks like I'll probably be drinking tonight :alcoholic :alcoholic :alcoholic
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    This is today:

    :alcoholic :alcoholic :alcoholic :alcoholic :alcoholic :alcoholic :alcoholic :alcoholic :alcoholic :alcoholic :alcoholic :alcoholic :alcoholic
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    greg: Good job on the bench greg. I think that negatives will help out your bench some. See what happens.

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    Yea I hope they help out monstar. All the drinking from yesterday sure won't improve anything..
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    Date: Thursday, January 2nd, 2002.

    Sleep: 11 hours.

    Diet: Clean.

    Cardio: Empty stomach cardio this morning - 30 min.

    Workout: None.

    Comments: Finally feeling alot better after all the drinking I did on new years. I can't wait for back day tommarow. I've been thinking about taking an ECA again but I really don't have the money to be buying it anyway. Diet and cardio come first anyway so it doesn't really matter in the end..
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    Sweet job so far man, thats is fuken awesome.

    You are an inspiration! awesome.
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
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    Originally posted by ericg
    Sweet job so far man, thats is fuken awesome.

    You are an inspiration! awesome.
    Thanks for droppin in and giving the kind words man. I don't think I'm an inspiration everyone got their own battles they gotta fight you know? Do whatca gotta do..
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    Date: Friday, January 3rd, 2002.

    Diet: Clean.

    Sleep: 11 hours.

    Workout: Back/Bi's


    Deadlifts: 135x6 / 225x12 / 365x8

    Welp, this is the first time I've seen this old school bber at the YMCA in 6 months now. I was talking about how grip is a problem and he offered me some chalk. It was amazing my grip was so much better. Getting 8 reps was no problem at all

    Dumbell Rows: 60x12 / 70x10 / 80x4

    Pulldowns: 150x8 / 170x8

    Shrugs: 135x15 / 225x10 / 365x8

    Preacher Curls: 25x10 / 30x3

    Alternating Hammer Curls: 40x10 / 40x10

    Comments: Feeling really good after todays workout. Deadlifts were really solid and I can't wait for next friday.

    Signed up for a new pass today which costed me $95, but it lasts 6 months.

    Stats from 6 months ago compared to today:

    Deadlifts: 315x10 -> 365x8
    Bench: 185x3 -> 225x4(235x1)
    Squat: 275xforgot, w/ no pause -> 315x4 with a 3 second pause at bottom

    It'll be one year working out come February 14th.
    Last edited by gregnb; 01-03-2003 at 03:21 PM.
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    my kinda sleeping
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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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    Originally posted by kAiXuan
    my kinda sleeping
    I'd say man... the more the better! :evillaugh
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    Date: Saturday, January 4th, 2002.

    Sleep: 10 and half hours.

    Diet: Clean, it'll probably lack calories because I'll be at work

    Cardio: Rest.

    Workout: Rest.

    Comments: Wow, I got DOMS like a mofo! My traps hurt so bad and my lats are just killing me. I wanna call out of work, but I'm leaving in two weeks anyway
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    Nice progress with the lifting man! Great job.

    Gotta love sleeeeep.
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    Ericg: Oh yes, sleep is great..


    Did Legs/abs yesterday..
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    Date: Tuesday, January 7th, 2003.

    Sleep: 10 hours.

    Diet: Stove broke down so who knows

    Cardio: Rest.

    Workout: Rest.

    Comments: God damn stove went out. What a sucky day.. took a pic today of my arm check it out.
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    looking big man! nice...

    get a GF grill - they are the shiat
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    Ericg- Thanks, hopefully bigger in the future


    Did legs/abs on monday and chest/shoulders/tri's today.
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    Arm looking big greg! Keep up the hard work.

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    Date: Thursday, January 7th, 2003.

    Sleep: 8 hours.

    Diet: Had to english muffins for breakfast but otherwise should be good.

    Cardio: Rest.

    Workout: Rest.

    Comments: Hm, couple days ago I was in a channel on an irc network called efnet (irc.secsup.org, #bodybuilding) and someone who competes tells me it's pretty good for your metabolic rate to have 3 fiberous meals throughout the day. Not sure how much truth there is to that but atleast I'm going to the bathroom a lot more



    Monstar- Thanks for the comment man. Not sure what my arms are sized at, but having fat on them makes them look so undefined oh well.
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    Originally posted by gregnb
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    Stats from 6 months ago compared to today:

    Deadlifts: 315x10 -> 365x8
    Bench: 185x3 -> 225x4(235x1)
    Squat: 275xforgot, w/ no pause -> 315x4 with a 3 second pause at bottom

    It'll be one year working out come February 14th.
    Nice progress man! Keep it up.

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    Date: Friday, January 3rd, 2002.

    Diet: Clean.

    Sleep: 10 hours.

    Cardio: Empty stomach, 30min w/ 5g glutamine

    Workout: Legs/Abs

    Squats (Ass to floor): 135 x 12, 225 x 3, 225 x 3

    Well, on 225 I finally tried squatting without a neck pad and it really was painful. I decided to call it quits after that.


    Machine Leg Curls: 90 x 15, 120x10, 180x8, 230x5


    Stiff-legged Deadlifts: 135 x 12, 225 x 10

    Eh, I could've done more but I don't know why I didn't.. feel stupid for that now


    Calf raises on leg press: 360 x 20, 540 x 20, 610 x 20, 680 x 20

    First time ever doing them on the leg press. I guess I stopped there because the place was so packed we were running out of 45's to put on.


    Machine crunches: 140 x 20, 160 x 15, 200 x 10

    Some other odd ab exercise..


    Comments: Welp, I don't think my neck is gonna feel all that great tommarow since it was pretty stupid of me todo that today. Oh well, live and learn I guess..

    Mik- ya it has been pretty decent so far.. hopefully it keeps up while I finish cutting..
    Last edited by gregnb; 01-13-2003 at 03:24 PM.
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    Date: Thursday, January 7th, 2003.

    Sleep: 12 hours.

    Diet: Great, and cheap!

    Cardio: 30 min empty stomach w/ 5g glutamine

    Workout: Rest.

    Comments: Wow, felt like I slept forever . Anyway, I woke up and found out burger king had whoppers for 99 cent! I was happy as all hell. Got myself 3 whoppers w/ out buns and a side salad. Looked up the nutritional facts and it came out to this

    Total calories: 1320
    Total fat: 120g's
    Total carbs: 12g's
    Total protein: 75g's

    Damn, days like this make keto dieting pretty decent
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    Date: Wednesday, January 15th, 2003.

    Diet: Clean.

    Sleep: 10 hours

    Cardio: None.

    Workout: Chest/Shoulders/Tri's


    Flat bb bench: 135 x 12, 185 x 8, 205 x 8

    Nothing special, going to follow the 6, 6, 5, 225 attempt scheme this upcoming week. I've been doing heavy sets first for a while and It did help alot with my strength as far as I see.

    Incline bench: 135 x 5

    First time I ever tried incline. It felt so weird I did another set but that was all. I'm gonna start doing them now I guess..

    Military Presses: 135 x 9

    Went right to 135 was warmed up from the incline presses.

    Shoulder db presses: 60x6

    Was totally beat at this point..


    Skullcrushers: 65x12 / 105x6


    Cable pushdowns: 200x12 / 200x5

    Comments: Weight now at 233lbs while on creatine. Pretty decent workout I guess. Gonna go with SF's rep scheme next week..
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    Date: Saturday, January 18th 2003.

    Diet: Clean.

    Sleep: 9 hours.

    Workout: Back/Bi's


    Deadlifts: 225 x 12, 315 x 8, 365 x 7

    Moved up the warm up weight. Made the last set alot harder

    Dumbell Rows: 60 x 12, 70 x 10, 80 x 6

    Chin-ups: 90-bw x 12, 40-bw x 3

    Pulldowns: 150 x 8, 180 x 5

    Shrugs: 135 x 15, 225 x 10, 365 x 5

    Standing Barbell curls: 95 x 5, 95x5

    Alternating Hammer Curls: 40 x 12, 40 x 12

    Comments: This is my back workout from yesterday. Feeling tired as f00k today. Got my last day of work on sunday. Diet was ****ty two days ago but eh whatever. Started doing cardio 4x a week morning and night.
    Last edited by gregnb; 01-18-2003 at 07:53 AM.
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    just saw your arm pic bro and your progressing great.
    keep up the hard work
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    Diet: Clean.

    Sleep: 9 hours

    Cardio: 30 Minutes empty stomach morning and 30 minutes at night

    Workout: Chest/Shoulders/Tri's


    Flat bb bench: 135 x 12, 185 x 6, 205 x 9

    Strength kinda staying the same.. in ketosis now.

    Incline bench: 135 x 8, 140 x 5 + 3 negatives

    Quickly going up in this..


    Db presses: Couldn't even bring it up.. was totally beat after the incline.


    Skullcrushers: 65x15 / 105x12

    Was a breeze... perfect form.

    Cable pushdowns: 220x12 / 220x12

    3 second pause at the end of each rep.. my tri's were killing after..

    Comments: Haven't posted in a while... so damn busy with school. Still being dedicated! working out and doing cardio is still a part of my routine. Keeping my eating clean although some days it's tough.


    kAiXuan - Thanks for the support bro.
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