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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. #251
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    SUNDAY JUNE 25:

    Dips + 45 lbs x 5
    Dips + 70 lbs x 5
    Dips + 80 lbs x 3

    I liked these a lot. Nice to get away from the bench and my plateau.

    Pullups

    130 x 6
    100 x 6 x 6
    80 x 6
    60 x 6
    40 x fail

    BB Curls
    55 lbs x 10

    Some worthless shrugs.

    Some 20 minutes of cardio.

    Gonna do HIIT but only have the intense parts at 10 seconds.

    Looking kind of small with this first cut.

  2. #252
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    TUESDAY JULY 4:

    Dips

    BW x 5
    45 x 5
    85 x 5
    115 x 5

    BB Rows

    135 lbs x 10
    225 lbs x 6 (tough for some reason)

    Pullup Machine

    100 x 6
    80 x 6
    60 x 6

    Pullover Machine

    Pin 12 x 8
    Pin 16 x 6

    HITT 4 minutes on Elliptical

  3. #253
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    WEDNESDAY JULY 5:

    Squats

    145 lbs x 20

    Extensions

    195 lbs x 20
    210 x 4

    Calve Raises

    320 lbs x 10
    420 lbs x 10 Bad Reps

    HITT x 4 minutes

  4. #254
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    WEDNESDAY JULY 18 2006:

    Big day tomorrow as I have an important interview at a gym to be a consultant/personal trainer.

    Squats

    45 lbs x 5
    155 lbs x 20 (a couple rests but not that hard)

    Lifestyle Extensions

    255 lbs x 10 (entire machine)

    Donkey Press

    90 lbs x 15 x 10 x 5

    HITT on Eliptical 5 minutes

  5. #255
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    July 15 2006:


    York University Gym

    Jammer

    90 lbs x 5
    140 lbs x 3 x 3

    Shoulder Press

    135 lbs x 6
    140 lbs x 3 (PR!)

    Pull ups Bw x 7 x 3 (PR!)

    Smith Machine Behind Back Shrugs

    90 lbs x 20
    140 lbs x 15
    190 lbs x 4 bad reps


    I hit some personal bests today at my lightest weight in ages which I think is pretty good. I have some new goals lined up.

    I'm going to be eating 1900 calories with 200 grams of protein for the next 3 weeks with a carb up each week and continue my HIIT until I get up to 15 minutes.

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    July 17 2006:

    Deadlifts

    135 lbs x 7
    315 lbs x 2
    365 lbs x fail

    Ewwwwwwww


    6 minutes of HIIT

  7. #257
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    July 29th:

    Jammer

    140 lbs x 5 x 5

    Shoulder Press

    140 lbs x 5

    Pull Ups
    x 7 almost 8
    x 2

    Hammer Shrugs

    90 lbs x 20
    140 lbs x 20
    190 lbs x20
    280 lbs x 6 + (static hold of 20 seconds)

    HIIT 7:00 minutes

  8. #258
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    WEDNESDAY JULY 26:

    Squats

    45 lbs x 5
    165 lbs x 20

    Extensions

    255 lbs x 11

    Donkey Press

    95 lbs x 15 x 10 x 5 (+15 second static hold)

  9. #259
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    FRIDAY JULY 28:

    Bench Press

    135 lbs x 5
    225 lbs x 2 (shameful)

    Jammer

    160 lbs x 1
    singles
    45 lbs x 10
    55 lbs x 3

    Hammer Pull

    230 lbs x 6
    270 lbs x 6
    360 lbs x 6
    450 lbs x 4
    540 lbs x 1 x miss

    Dead Smith

    385 lbs x miss
    315 lbs x 2

    Chins x 4

    HITT 10:00

  10. #260
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    MONDAY AUGUST 7: (Today's Fitness)

    Deadlifts

    135 x 5
    225 x 4
    315 x 1
    365 x fail
    315 x 1 conventional
    225 x 5 conventional
    135 x 5 conventional

    Dips

    BW x 5
    45 x 5
    90 x 3
    125 x fail

    Shoulder Press

    140 x 3
    160 x fail

    HIIT 4 minutes


    Sumo deads are out. Conventional are in.

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    DAY 34:

    I'm starting a countdown. I'm sitting at like 12% bodyfat. Hopefully this last month of hard work gets me down to where I want to be. If I need to add another couple weeks I will do that as well.

    My hamstrings and upperbody are recovering still so I think I'm going to squat either tomorrow or the next day. 7 minutes of HIIT completed today. 2000 calories
    Last edited by Darcy Tucker; 08-08-2006 at 06:30 PM.

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    DAY 33:

    2000 Calories today
    No working out. Will do squats tomorrow.
    No cardio today.

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    DAY 32:

    My hamstrings are still really sore. I'm going to hold off on weight training and do back to back HIIT tomorrow.

    Today was a big cheat day for me in regards to food.

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    Day 31, 30:

    These two days were busts. I had a funeral to go to. No working out. Diet was somewhat decent.

    I have to make up HIIT training. I have 7min, 8min to catch up on.

    2000 calories
    Last edited by Darcy Tucker; 08-13-2006 at 06:21 PM.

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    Day 29:

    Still no HIIT.

    I was trying Maki's "Improve the Big Three" routine and my energy levels are far too low to do that many sets. I gotta keep it short and sweet and see what happens after the cut is over.

    Bench Press

    135 lbs x 4
    185 lbs x 8 x 8

    Deadlifts

    135 lbs x 6
    275 lbs x 6 x 6

    Squat

    135 lbs x 5
    205 x 6

    2000 calories
    Last edited by Darcy Tucker; 08-13-2006 at 06:22 PM.

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    keep up the hard work bro, gl with your goals
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

    Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers

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    Day 28, 27, 26, 25

    Things have been going decent. Lots of discipline problems in regards to eating but should be alright. Lifting has been very annoying. I've decided that I will be performing Crossfit for the better part of the year after this cut is complete. I'm really gonna try to bulk up slowly. I'd love to do westside but honestly I get so confused. Conditioning has always been terrible with me and has really limited the fun in sports I play. I think this is a very good choice for me since I already am very excited by the looks of the program.


    Thursday 060817

    For time:
    50 Wall-ball shots
    50 L Pull-ups
    35 Wall-ball shots
    35 L Pull-ups
    20 Wall-ball shots
    20 L Pull-ups

    I Did.

    30 wall-ball shots
    15 L pull ups
    20 wall-ball shots
    6 L pull ups
    10 wall-ball shots
    5 L Pull-ups

    I didnt' do this for time and I didn't complete it. It was just fun as my first WOD.
    I used a 12 lbs medicine ball and i need to work on my flexibilty in order to get a proper L.
    Last edited by Darcy Tucker; 08-17-2006 at 09:25 PM.

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    Friday's workout is going to be fun. It's just shoulder press 3-3-3-3-3-3-3. It will be interesting to see what weight I pick.

    Day 24 reduces my calories to 1900 calories. My quads are shrinking away or were never there to begin with.

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    good to hear your seeing results and jst out of curiosity are you gonna still lift weight while doing WOD? or is it to just mix things up?
    Complication breeds desperation.

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    I'm going to put a bit of blind faith into crossfit and see what happens. From my understanding there will be a lot of solid progressive weighttraining. I would never follow principles that made me weaker.

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    DAY 24:

    I am now eating only 1900 calories for a little while. My tan is coming in good. My weight has surprisingly increased to 183 lbs which I am actually happy about. I don't want to make it to 5% bodyfat at such a light weight as 170 lbs.

    Friday WOD 060818
    Shoulder Press 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps

    I did:

    95 x 3
    105 x 3
    115 x 3
    125 x 3
    135 x 2
    105 x 3
    105 x 3

    I rowed for a quick 500m and really enjoyed it. I got to figure out if there is different resistances or not.


    Disastrous Day at the eating table. I ate like 1 medium pizza over what I was supposed to have. I'll consider it my carb up. Gotta be way more disciplined now.
    Last edited by Darcy Tucker; 08-19-2006 at 12:39 AM.

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    Day 23, 22

    Diet has been all pizza. I'm not too concerned though because I keep getting scared I am losing too much lbm.

    I wanted to learn cleans and they were extremely frustrating.

    Row 500m
    1:51

    Chest Press Machine

    210 lbs x 6
    240 lbs x 3
    270 lbs x 2

    Back Extentions x 25

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    AUGUST 29:

    Aaargh...........no comment about anything.

    Deadlifts

    135 x 5
    225 x 4
    365 x 1
    385 x fail (gassed out, if i skip the 365 lbs I think I can make it)

    Bench Press

    45 x 6
    135 x 5
    225 x 2(almost got the third)

    Squat (narrow stance)

    135 x 6
    185 x 4

    L Pullups

    x3
    x3
    x2
    x2

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    MONDAY NOVEMBER 6:

    Bench Press

    185 x 5 x 5 x 5

    Standing DB Overhead Press

    40 x 5
    55 x 5 x 5 (difficult)

    V Pullups x 3 x 4 x 2

    Situps on board x 10 x10

    2200 calories

    Day 1

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    TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7th:

    Squats

    135 x 3
    225 x 3 x 3

    Eazy Bar Curls
    70 lbs + bar
    x 3 x 3
    Last edited by Darcy Tucker; 11-13-2006 at 03:58 PM.

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