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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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Thread: Progression

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    I am going to list my progression week by week on all exercises and I WILL PROGRESS.

    I have just started a ruotine Chris designed for me so here it is..

    Each training session I will post my poundages and reps.

    Sunday: LEGS

    Squats : 2 light warm ups followed by 1 x 20 rep (very hard breathing set)

    Leg press: 1 x 10 to failure

    Leg Extensions: 1 x 10 to failure

    Leg Curls: 1 x 10 to failure

    Standing Calve Raises: 2 x 20 to failure

    Tuesday: PUSH

    Bench Press: 2 x light warm ups

    1 x 4/6 to failure plus 2 forced reps.
    1 x 10 to failure

    Dips 2 x 10 to failure

    French press 2 x 8 to failure

    Thursday : PULL

    Chins : 2 sets to failure.

    T Bar Rows: 2 warm up sets

    1 x 6 plus one forced rep

    1 x 8/10 to failure

    pulldowns to the chest with v shaped grip: 1 x 10 to failure

    Standing straight bar curls: 2 warmups

    1 x 6 plus two forced reps

    1 x 10 to failure

    Standing hammer curls: 1 x 8 to failure

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    OK Tuesday..

    bench press : 181 x 5 (1 rep up)
    bench press : 154 x 10 (1 rep up)

    Dips 13 reps (3 up), and 11 reps (2 up)

    (might add a small weight on dips next time as I am shooting for 8-10)

    French press : 82.5 lb's x 10 (up 7lb's and 2 reps)

    French press : 82.5 lb's x 8 (up 7 lb's and 2 reps)

    Thas me done..

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    Thursday 19th July

    Chins: 10 reps (+ 1 rep), 8 reps (+ 2 reps)

    T Bar Rows

    102 lb's x 4 reps (+3 lb's for same reps)

    80 lb's x 10 (+3 lb's for same reps)

    V Grip Pull Down 132 lb's x 10 (+ 2 reps)

    Straight Bar curls: 77 lb's x 7 (+ 12 lb, 4 reps down) If I shoot for 11 reps next week it will be a 12lb increase in 2 weeks

    66 lb's x 9 (+ 2 reps)

    Hammer Curls 27.5 k dumbells x 8 reps (+ 2 reps)

    Not too good only very small increases today but next week they will be better

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    Sunday 22nd July

    Before you read squats results I trained at a diff time of the day and was generally feeling like a pu$$y, tired etc... Bad squat results

    Squats 220 x 8 (-5 reps )

    I was noly supposed to do 1 set but I got so pissed off I did 220 gain x 10 reps...

    Next week 220 will be pushed at LEAST 15 reps...

    Leg Press (Cause Iw as pissed about squats I went a bit mad on here lol)

    550 x 10 (+ 22 lb's for same reps)

    Leg Extensions 125 lb's x 11 (+ 17 lb's for same reps)

    Leg Curls: 126 lb's x 8 (same as last week)

    Standing Calve raises : 115 x 18 (+ 17 lb's, -1 rep)

    115 x 14 (+ 17 lb's, -1 rep)

    All in all a good gay bar squats.. Squats will show a considerable improvement next week..

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    Tuesday 24th July

    bench press : 187 x 4 (+ 6lb's -1 rep)
    bench press : 160 x 9 (+ 6lb's -1 rep)


    Dips 9 reps (+ 12lb's -4 reps), and 6 reps (+ 12lb's -5 reps),


    French press : 88 lb's x 8 (+ 6 lb's -2 reps)

    French press : 88 lb's x 5 (+ 6 lb's -3 reps)


    Thoughts

    Well no rep increase this week, but I upped the weight on everything and reps were only slight down.. Hopefully next week I will do more than what I did 2 weeks ago with these weight increases...

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    ok havenlt updated this properly..

    Recently hada wisdom tooth uot and they had to cut the gum and stuff to get it out so I took a week of training and dieting

    Anyway started back today...

    From Monday I will start a 12 week cutting cycle so I will be documenting my diet and lifts..

    Tuesday 7th Aug

    bench press : 187 x 3 (-1 rep)
    bench press : 160 x 9 (same)


    Weighted Dips (+12 lb's) 11 reps (+ 2 reps)
    9 reps (+ 3 reps)


    French press : 88 lb's x 8 (same)

    I dropped the weight on the 2nd set this time to 76 lb's as I wanted to work in the 10 rep range..

    So 76 lb's x 12 (Next week I will prob just carry on working on 88 for the 2nd set and shoot for 8 reps with it..


    Thoughts

    Session felt really good... Only progressed on dipts and stayed mostly the same on the others.. Hopefully this is due to me eating like a panzy .. From Monday its the start of becoming lean and I hope I can still progress We'll see.. I will post my cutting diet soon...

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    PULL

    Chins: 10 reps (same), 8 reps (same)

    T Bar Rows

    102 lb's x 10 reps (+6 reps)

    88 lb's x 8 (+8 lb's, -3 reps)

    V Grip Pull Down 149 lb's x 7 (+ 17 lb's -3 reps)

    Straight Bar curls: 88 lb's x 3.5 reps (+1.5 forced) (+ 12 lb, -5 reps down)

    77 lb's x 9 (+ 12 lb's -2 reps)

    Hammer Curls 33 lb dumbells x 7 reps (each dumbell + 6 lb's and - 1 rep)

    Thoughts

    Some low reps there, but mainly cause I dded some good weight this week.. Next week gonna aim for all the same wieghts but MORE reps..

    T-Bar will up the weight so I fail at 6 reps not 10...

    Overall not too bad..

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    have you tried benching twice a week? Maybe twice one week, 3 times the next. I bench once a week (twice occasionally) but I dont think I would have ever got over 200 doing it once a week. At your strength level you need more practise of the skill, plus your muscles will recover quite fast. Simply my opinion.

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