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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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    HolyChase's Physical Enlightenment

    Ok, I figure I will start doing my journal online as it will motivate me to get some improvements in my lifts. I am 5'9" and weigh 168.

    My goal is to gain about 7 pounds of muscle before Christmas, cut some bodyfat before spring break (keep that 7 pounds of muscle but lose the gained fat), and gain strength in all areas. My long term goal is to be around 190 at 10% bodyfat by the time I graduate from West Point and become an officer on June 2004. That gives me a little over a thousand days.

    Here is my current program which I will probably keep until at least Christmas:

    Day 1: Legs

    -Squats: two warmup sets, two work sets of 10 reps
    -Stiff-legged deadlifts: same as above
    -Calf raises: same as squats

    Day 2: Rest

    Day 3: Chest, Tri's, and Shoulders

    -Incline Bench: two warmup sets, two work sets of 8 and 6 reps.
    -Bench Press: same as above
    -Dips: same as above
    -Military press: same as above

    Day 4: Rest

    Day 5: Back and Bi's

    -Pullups: 3 sets, each set I do as many overhand pullups as I can and then do underhand. I might change this around when I can add weight.
    -Modified T-bar Row: two warmup, two work sets of 8 and 6. My current gym doesn't have a T-bar setup so I do what Chris suggested in my earlier thread.
    -Preacher Curls: same as T-bar Row.

    My diet is not all that great. Believe it or not, the government does not serve us the most nutritional food here at the mess hall. I am working on it though, even though I find it near impossible to force myself to eat any vegetable.

    Getting enough rest will be a problem here at the academy (feels like we have 25 hour days over here) but I will work to improve that as well.

    I will be taking GNC's MegaMan multi-vi, Phosphogen HP (creatine), and Isopure whey protien.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Chest, Tri's, and Shoulders:

    Bench Press: 5 @ 135, 5 @ 145, 7 @ 160, 6 @ 160

    Dips: 5 @ no weight, 6 @ 25, 4 @25

    Military Presses: 5 @ 60, 5 @ 75, 7 @85, 4 @ 85

    Rough workout. Probably should have used less weight (stop laughing) as it was my first time back lifting in a few weeks.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Back and Biceps:

    Pullups: 1st set: 4 Overhand, 3 Underhand
    2nd set: 3 Overhand. 2 Underhand
    3rd set: 2 Overhand, 4 Underhand

    T-Bar Rows: 5 @ 35, 5 @ 45, 6 @ 55, 5 @ 50

    Dumbell Curls: 5 @ 25, 8 @ 30, 7 @ 25

    Ab work: Leg lifts and Jack knifes.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Legs:

    Squats: 5 @ 135, 5 @ 155, 10 @ 175, 10 @ 175

    S.L. Deadlifts: 5 @ 135, 10 @ 155, 8 @ 155
    -grip is still holding me back on this one.

    Calf Machine: 5 @ 70, 12 @ 70, 10 @ 70

    Crunches
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Chest, Tri's, and Shoulders:

    Bench Press: 5 @ 115, 5 @ 135, 8 @ 165, 6 @ 160

    Incline Bench: 5 @ 95, 6 @ 115, 6 @ 115
    -maintain weight, but review form.

    Dips: 5 @ 0, 8 @ 15, 6 @ 15
    -add weight

    Military Press: 5 @ 60, 5 @ 75, 6 @ 85, 6 @ 80
    -maintain weight.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Back and Biceps:

    Pullups: 1st set: 5 Overhand, 3 Underhand
    2nd set: 3 Overhand. 3 Underhand
    3rd set: 3 Overhand, 3 Underhand
    -also did a negative on both of the last set exercises.

    T-Bar Rows: 5 @ 35, 8 @ 50, 6 @ 50
    -add weight.

    EZ Bar Curls: 5 @ 50, 8 @ 65, 6 @ 65
    -add weight.

    Ab work: Situps.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Legs: Done on Sept. 1st.

    Squats: 5 @ 135, 5 @ 155, 10 @ 180, 10 @ 180

    S.L. Deadlifts: 5 @ 135, 10 @ 160, 8 @ 155

    Calf Raises: 10 @ 35, 10 @ 45, 10 @ 45
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Chest, Tri's, and Shoulders:

    Bench Press: 5 @ 115, 5 @ 135, 8 @ 165, 6 @ 165

    Incline Bench: 5 @ 115, 8 @ 115, 6 @ 115
    -add weight.

    Dips: 5 @ 0, 8 @ 20, 6 @ 20
    -add weight

    Military Press: 5 @ 60, 5 @ 75, 8 @ 85, 6 @ 85
    -maintain weight.
    Last edited by HolyChase; 09-11-2001 at 05:18 PM.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Back and Biceps:

    Pullups: 1st set: 6 Overhand, 3 Underhand
    2nd set: 4 Overhand. 3 Underhand
    3rd set: 3 Overhand, 3 Underhand
    -also did a negative on both of the last set exercises.

    T-Bar Rows: 5 @ 35, 8 @ 55, 6 @ 50
    -add weight.

    EZ Bar Curls: 5 @ 50, 8 @ 70, 6 @ 65
    -add weight.

    Ab work: Situps.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Legs:
    Squats: 5 @ 135, 5 @ 155, 10 @ 185, 10 @ 185

    S.L. Deadlifts: 5 @ 135, 10 @ 160, 8 @ 160

    Calf Machine: 10 @ 35, 12 @ 75, 10 @ 75

    -Awesome workout. Add weight on all exercises next week.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Chest, Tri's, and Shoulders:

    Bench Press: 5 @ 115, 5 @ 135, 8 @ 165, 6 @ 160

    Incline Bench: 5 @ 115, 8 @ 120, 6 @ 115
    -add weight.

    Dips: 5 @ 0, 8 @ 25, 6 @ 25
    -add weight

    Military Press: 5 @ 60, 5 @ 75, 8 @ 85, 7 @ 85
    -add weight.

    *Bench Press completely faltered today. It has been a problem area lately. I am going to take it out for a few weeks, and see if the lower volume helps me in the other lifts.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Back and Biceps:

    Pullups: 1st set: 7 Overhand, 2.5 Underhand
    2nd set: 4 Overhand. 2.5 Underhand
    3rd set: 3 Overhand, 2.5 Underhand
    -also did a negative on both of the last set exercises.

    T-Bar Rows: 5 @ 35, 8 @ 60, 6 @ 55
    -add weight.

    EZ Bar Curls: 5 @ 50, 8 @ 70, 6 @ 70
    -add weight.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Legs:
    Squats: 5 @ 135, 5 @ 155, 11 @ 190, 10 @ 190

    S.L. Deadlifts: 5 @ 135, 10 @ 165, 8 @ 165

    Calf Machine: 10 @ 35, 12 @ 80, 10 @ 80

    -Another great leg workout. I wish my other workouts were keeping pace with the legs. Add weight on all exercises next week.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Chest, Tri's, and Shoulders:

    D.B. Press: 5 @ 35s, 5 @ 45s, 8 @ 50s, 6 @ 50s
    -Switched to these from Bench Press. Feel this will help get my Chest workouts back in shape.

    Incline Bench: 5 @ 95, 8 @ 120, 6 @ 120
    -add weight.

    Dips: 5 @ 0, 8 @ 30, 6 @ 30
    -add weight

    Military Press: 5 @ 60, 5 @ 75, 8 @ 90, 8 @ 90
    -add weight.

    *Great workout. I think the D.B. Press is what I needed. Should try and do most workouts in the afternoon as I seem to have more energy then.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Back and Biceps:

    Pullups: 1st set: 6 Overhand, 4 Underhand
    2nd set: 3 Overhand. 3 Underhand
    3rd set: 3 Overhand, 2 Underhand
    -also did a negative on both of the last set exercises.

    T-Bar Rows: 5 @ 35, 8 @ 65, 6 @ 60
    -add weight to second set.

    EZ Bar Curls: 5 @ 50, 8 @ 75, 6 @ 75
    -stay at weight.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Just curious how you are doing the t-bar rows. Free weight or machine? It's just strange that you would curl more than you row.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    I was thinking the same; it has to be machine.

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    hahaha, i was wondering if anyone was noticing that. Yeah, its a machine and I have no idea how much the apparatus that the weights go on weighs. So I just record the actual weights. Unfortunately, that means I am posting 60 on there, so I like to pretend the rest of the thing weighs a good 250 or so.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Haha, ok.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Legs:
    Squats: 5 @ 135, 5 @ 155, 10 @ 195, 10 @ 195

    S.L. Deadlifts: 5 @ 135, 10 @ 170, 8 @ 165

    Calf Machine: 10 @ 50, 12 @ 85, 10 @ 85
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Chest, Tri's, and Shoulders:

    D.B. Press: 5 @ 35s, 5 @ 45s, 8 @ 55s, 6 @ 55s

    Incline Bench: 5 @ 95, 8 @ 125, 6 @ 120
    -add weight to second set.

    Dips: 5 @ 0, 8 @ 35, 6 @ 32.5
    -add 2.5Ibs.

    Military Press: 5 @ 60, 5 @ 75, 8 @ 95, 6 @ 95
    -add weight to 1st set.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Back and Biceps:

    Pullups: 1st set: 5 Overhand, 3 Underhand
    2nd set: 5 Overhand. 3 Underhand
    3rd set: 3 Overhand, 3 Underhand
    -also did a negative on both of the last set exercises.

    T-Bar Rows: 5 @ 35, 8 @ 62.5, 6 @ 62.5
    -add weight.

    EZ Bar Curls: 5 @ 50, 8 @ 75, 6 @ 75
    -add weight.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Legs:
    Squats: 5 @ 135, 5 @ 165, 10 @ 200, 10 @ 200

    S.L. Deadlifts: 5 @ 135, 8 @ 170, 6 @ 170
    -Needed to work on my form. Fixed the problems but couldn't handle as much weight.

    Calf Machine: 10 @ 50, 12 @ 90, 10 @ 90
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Chest, Tri's, and Shoulders:

    D.B. Press: 5 @ 35s, 5 @ 45s, 10 @ 55s, 8 @ 55s
    -add weight

    Incline Bench: 5 @ 95, 8 @ 125, 6 @ 120
    -add weight to second set. was not able to improve this week.

    Dips: 5 @ 0, 8 @ 37.5, 6 @ 35
    -add 2.5Ibs.

    Military Press: 5 @ 65, 5 @ 80, 8 @ 100, 6 @ 95
    -stay at weight.
    Last edited by HolyChase; 10-03-2001 at 03:09 PM.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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    Back and Biceps:

    Did the workout a little differently because my partner was sick so I wanted to try out something new. I did the same exercises but did them much slower than usual. I also took less rest inbetween sets. Had to drop the weight a lot. Not sure if I want to transition into a cycle of this slow training or not.
    That said, look at Chase. He is bigger than Arnold was at the same age. Now, he doesn't quite have the Arnold shape, but for pure muscle mass he has more.
    -Chris Mason talking about BCC, but its all mine now.

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