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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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. #13451
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    Nice work Coke. Sucks to hear about the lay off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    My present diet is moderate compared to what it would be if I was actually able to go all out...been laid off work since early December, so 'extra curricular activities' in any shape or form have been out of the question for quite some time now.

    Being in the ranks of the unemployed is no joke, but at least I appear to be making a positive situation out of it by turning it into a kinetic type energy while in the gym.

    Lifting weights and working out in general has high therapeutic values of which I'm sure most people who read this are well aware!
    True dat, bro. Good things come to those who wait.

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    all solid work coke...hope the unemployment turns around brotha!!! praying for ya homey!!!
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    All kings that ever reigned,
    ...have not had such a profound influence on the people of this planet
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    Goals (kg) 272.5/165/305 HJP's Avatar
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    Shame about the work situation! Hope it gets sorted man.

    Still pushing things well in the gym, too right about its therapeutic value man, definitely good value there
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    Hope the employment situation turns around, Coke. Strong work in the gym as always.

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    Strong stuff as usual Coke. Sucks to hear about the work situation. I have some close friends dealing with the same and it can definitely wear you out.

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    holy volume, looking good! Sorry to hear abou the job, but having the right mind set and staying positive does wonders for your health and mind set.
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    Damn Coke, I hope you get things figured out.
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    Good luck with the job situation being unemployed or underemployed sucks. Destroying it in the gym though.

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    I don't have a diary per se but I do make periodic notes, and the one I wrote a couple months back stated something to the effect of, "being out of work will not take me out of the game".

    So there you have it, still gonna do what I can to keep in progression and make further strides in this arena and other areas of life as well.

    Definitely playing the cards dealt to me the best way I can, but if this bullshit keeps on much longer,
    I may need to bluff my way through, lol. Seriously though, Thanks for caring.

    April 26, 2012 - THURSDAY

    LEGS

    LEG PRESS one-legged
    4 sets of 8 reps

    SEATED LEG PRESS
    3 sets of 12 reps

    ROTARY CALF RAISES
    3 sets of 15 reps

    HACK SQUATS
    3 sets of 8 reps

    SEATED LEG CURLS
    3 sets of 10 reps

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    April 27, 2012 - FRIDAY

    BACK & TRAPS

    BB ROWS
    225 x 6, 295 x 6, 365 x 6, 385 x 4

    BB SHRUGS
    385 x 8, 455 x 6, 455 x 6, 455 x 6

    PULLUPS
    bw+90 x 3, bw+90 x 3, bw+90 x 3

    PULLDOWNS
    3 sets of 12 reps

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    T-BAR ROWS
    3 sets of 8 reps
    GHETTO ROWS
    3 sets of 8 reps

    RACK DEADS
    3 sets of 8 reps
    Last edited by Coke; 04-27-2012 at 01:39 PM.

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    +90 on the pull ups. You are an animal.
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    ^-- Agreed.

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    backwork out looking beast as normal
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    Strong workouts, Coke! Mighty pullups!

    Glad you're keeping your chin up about the work situation.
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    Some serious back strength, nice job Coke!!!
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    looking good as ever coke, stay positive!
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    That back work is outta sight!


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    Never can give enough props man, always smashing some good work!
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    sorry to hear about the job Terry, 2nd time around for you in a short period I think. You'll keep on keeping on knowing you!
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    God works for the good of those who love Him - Romans 8:28...keep hopin brotha!!
    All armies ever to have marched,
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    All parliaments that ever sat,
    All kings that ever reigned,
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    as did this carpenters life! JESUS YOU REIGN!

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    Animal!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
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    Some big pulling.

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    Nice job getting the work in.

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    Keep the faith fellas, keep on the move no matter what life throws your way.

    Thankx a mil for the big time support!!

    April 30, 2012 - MONDAY

    CHEST/DELTS & ARMS

    SEATED INCLINE CHEST PRESS
    8 sets of 8 reps

    SEATED CHEST PRESS
    8 sets of 8 reps

    SHOULDER PRESS MACHINE
    8 sets of 8 reps

    CLOSE GRIP BENCH PRESS
    8 sets of 8 reps

    EZ BAR CURLS
    8 sets of 8 reps

    REVERSE PREACHER CURLS ez-bar
    8 sets of 8 reps

    AB CRUNCH MACHINE
    6 sets of 6 reps

    FOREARM CURLS behind back
    5 sets of 12 reps

    CALF RAISES hack squat
    3 sets of 20 reps

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    May 2, 2012 - WEDNESDAY

    LEGS

    SQUATS
    3 sets of 8 reps
    3 sets of 6 reps
    3 sets of 5 reps

    SINGLE LEG PRESS
    4 sets of 6 reps

    STIFF LEG DEADS
    4 sets of 6 reps

    DONKEY CALF RAISES
    3 sets of 20 reps

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    May 4, 2012 - FRIDAY

    BACK & BICEPS

    BB ROWS
    255 x 6, 335 x 6, 415 x 3, 415 x 3, 415 x 3

    BB SHRUGS
    415 x 3, 375 x 3, 335 x 8, 335 x 8, 335 x 8

    PULLUPS
    35 x 8, 35 x 8, 35 x 8, 35 x 8

    SEATED ROWS
    4 sets of 12 reps

    HS REVERSE PULLDOWNS one arm
    3 sets of 12 reps

    Had gripping issues during the back/trap workout, was likely due to lack of sufficient sleep the night before... otherwise an ok day though, was a solid week in general.
    Last edited by Coke; 05-04-2012 at 08:36 PM.

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    Those weighted pull ups are crazy, good stuff man!

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