The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Super Calf Jockey SWOLE's Avatar
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    More Built Than A Tank

    I am starting this journal because I have always wanted to know what people thought of my workouts. Especially outside the realm of the same 10 people I see everyday at the gym. So basically I want people to tear me apart and all comments are welcome.

    I have been out of it since right before winter break because of finals, family issues and work. Its gonna be a rough start again...

    Split:
    Weekends off, gotta get out
    Monday - Chest
    Tuesday - Back
    Wednesday - Legs
    Thursday - Shoulders
    Friday - Arms

    Current Stats:
    5'11"
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    245 lbs.
    17% BF

    Goals: Lose some BF and get some mass. Shouldnt be too hard if I stick with my diet. I would like to be 230 by mid May so I am not too fat for the beaches.

    All of my lifts will be done with reps of 10, but for calves, forearms and traps I will use reps of 15.
    Last edited by SWOLE; 02-13-2003 at 02:18 PM.
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    CHEST:
    Flat BB Bench
    245X8 - 255X8 - 275X5
    Incline DB's
    105X10 - 105X9 - 105X8
    Wide Chest
    270X10 - 270X10 - 270X8

    THats it for the day. I didnt want to get too sore.
    Last edited by SWOLE; 02-13-2003 at 02:18 PM.
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    Good luck with the journal!

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    Super Calf Jockey SWOLE's Avatar
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    Delts
    DB Press
    95X10 - 95X8 - 95X6
    Rear Delt
    165X10 - 165X10 - 180X8
    Side Raises
    30X10 - 30X10 - 30X10
    Somce calf work
    ...Roasted!
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    ARMS
    Standing EZ Curl Bar
    +95X10 - +95X10 - +115X8
    Spider Curls
    100X10 - 110X10 - 110X8
    Rope Curls
    80X10 - 90X10 - 90X10

    Weighted Dips
    +60X10 - +70X8 - +70X8
    Straight Bar PRessdowns
    (stack) (+25X10 - +45X10 - +55X10)
    Rope Pressdowns
    75X10 - 85X10 - 100X11
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    Weighed in at 238 this morning
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    Good luck with the Journal and getting to 230. Looks like you are almost half way there.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    Originally posted by rookiebldr
    Good luck with the Journal and getting to 230. Looks like you are almost half way there.
    thanks man, i need it. working late night shifts gets to ya!
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    Super Calf Jockey SWOLE's Avatar
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    Chest and Calves
    flat BB bench
    275X6 - 275X6 - 275X5+1
    incline DB's
    105X10 - 105X9
    wide chest
    270X10 - 270X9 - 270X8
    machine flye
    180X12

    seated calf raise
    225X20 - 225X20
    standing calf raise
    285X30 - 285X28

    Chest felt good, but I think I over-stretched it and it felt like it didnt really wanna work anymore. Its ok, I just need to get used to lifting weights again.
    weight: 238
    Last edited by SWOLE; 02-17-2003 at 04:37 PM.
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    Nice strength Swole, really impressive man. 275 for 3 sets of 6 is friggin' awesome on bench. What your bench max like? 350 or so?

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    Originally posted by MonStar
    Nice strength Swole, really impressive man. 275 for 3 sets of 6 is friggin' awesome on bench. What your bench max like? 350 or so?
    haha.. thanks man. I wish i could get 350, i dont know what it is because i have a really sensitive rotator cuff and i dont want to mess it up again, so i am not going to try and max out on bench unless i am feeling really frisky.
    thanks for reading
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    FOOD
    3 cups of pasta with parmesan sauce
    2 packets of tuna
    1 grilled chicken breast
    1.5 gallons of water
    1 big a$$ protein shake
    2 servings of glutamine
    multi vitamin
    2 pop tarts
    hershey's kiss
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    Dear god, I love your diet. Your strength is pretty ace as well, mang. How long have you been lifting?

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    Originally posted by Frozenmoses
    Dear god, I love your diet. Your strength is pretty ace as well, mang. How long have you been lifting?
    Thanks mang... Is that avatar from GTA Vice City?? sorry, I am a dork...
    I have been lifting for about 3 and a half years or so, but with many injuries. My spleen swelled up really bad from an infection and I couldt lift for about 4 months and I cut the palm of my hand open, so I couldn't lift for about 6 months. Plus, I have a really sensitive rotator cuff because I did traveling baseball (pitcher) and Tennis when I was real young and my main sport was volleyball.
    Thanks for checking out my journal.
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    Nah, the avatar is Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Best show ever.

    Damn duder, sounds like you've had it rough with injuries. I don't know if it works, but have you tried glucosamine for your rotator cuff?

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    Originally posted by Frozenmoses


    Damn duder, sounds like you've had it rough with injuries. I don't know if it works, but have you tried glucosamine for your rotator cuff?
    I know.... my life is plagued with injuries.... I am going to get some glucosamin soon. thanks for reminding me.
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    It seems amazing how many people have hurt their rotator cuffs. It's got to be one the most frequent and it seems to be a tough one to heal. It's still one of the reason I avoid BB bench presses. Just thought I'd pipe in.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    Rookiebldr: Its true, so many people do injure their rotator cuff. I think mine was injured because of ignorant coaches. They never told me to stretch, just sort of go out there and play hard. Plus, in HS, my gym teacher said it was ok to bench rpess everyday, he said there was no such thing as overtraining. I really started lifting junior year in HS, but i got hurt right away because the one person who i thought knew what they were doing, was obviously wrong.
    I actually hurt my rotator cuff last week doing shoulder DB presses.
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    For Chest,
    I have decided to start off with 275 everytime I do flat bench until i get 3 sets for 10 reps, then I am going to start with 315 and should be able to get hopefully right away 6 reps of 315 when i start that routinely until i get to 3 sets of 10 reps with 315. I should be at 3 sets of 275 for 10 reps by the end of march, the latest. i hope....
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    Back
    Wide grip underhand pull ups
    BWX12 - BWX10 - +25X5 (I need to start doing these first because I really want my pull ups to go way up, hopefully 25 reps by may)
    T-Bar
    215X10 - 215X8 - 215X7 (really tough today because I didnt do these first as usual)
    HS Pulldowns
    250X10 - 250X9 - 250X9
    Cable Rows
    250X10 - 250X10 - 250X8 (i really hate these at the end, but I did double my roommates weight)

    chest hurt
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    Awesome back strength, man. What would you say is your strongest part? I'd kill to have that kind of back strength, heh.

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    Originally posted by Frozenmoses
    Awesome back strength, man. What would you say is your strongest part? I'd kill to have that kind of back strength, heh.
    thanks, I wouldn't say you should kill some one, but its not a bad idea...
    anyways... I would say my back is my strong point of my upper body because I get a lot of comments from people when I am doing back that I should stop so the rest of my body can catch up to it. I think they are lying thoughtuttut
    As far as lifts for my back... I would have to say the T-Bar row because I dont see anyone in my gym do as much weight as I do on it. I do the T-Bar row supported with a 35LB. Barbell. I have tried the standing T-Bar row, the one with the bar going between your legs... I have done 5 plates and a 25 on it for 6 reps before. by I have a sensitive knee and I dont want to aggravate it.
    thanks for reading, PIZZLE!!
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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    You should really get some pics up SWOLE, curious to see what your physique is like. Strength is looking good man.

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    You are already strong and big too, so the cutting will be icing on the cake. Good luck!

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    Originally posted by CoCoa
    You are already strong and big too, so the cutting will be icing on the cake. Good luck!
    I hope so!! It is hard when your roommates eat frozen pizzas all day and you are sitting there with grilled chicken and pasta and some water. ah well, i guess its a good test of will power.

    Monstar: My physique, well, umm... not so good. Once I get my skin stretched out again, I will take some pics. I took some time off, so about after 4 weeks or so, i will be back to where you might be able to see a muscle. But, I plan on posting pics sometime or another.
    JEEP is a 4 letter word, therefore it must be dirty.

    This body. This body holding me. Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
    This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal all this pain is an illusion...

    I am addicted to fast food...

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