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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. #1
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    My Strength Journal

    I have been inspired to go back into the strength aspect of weight lifting. One of my goals is to compete in a Strongman Comp. in early to mid 2004. I will be using the Conjugate method, but not entirely similar to Westside. For the first few weeks, I will work on getting back explosion. After a while, I will up my GPP and work capacity for better and longer workouts. I have no set routine other than this shell-

    Monday-
    Cleaning Movement
    Thrusting Movement
    Shoulder Assitance

    Tuesday-
    Squatting
    Leg/Lower Back Assistance

    Thursday-
    Pressing Movements
    Tricep assitance

    Saturday-
    Explosive Movement
    Upper Back Assitance

    Ryan
    Last edited by Hercule; 09-14-2003 at 07:55 PM.

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    Nice to see you've got goals. Goodluck with everything, but you'd better stick with this MonStar!
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    Haha, thanks man. I deserved the Monstar comment

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    Hey there....congrats on your journal & good luck with your preparation for next year there are a bunch of us competing in NC in August 04
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    ...With this going on you may very well beat me to the 405's squats -
    Best of luck to you as always!

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    Franji- Thanks a lot. NC is a bit too far away for me. Especially since I am only 15, and can't legally drive. Thanks a lot for the support.

    Cocoa- Thanks a lot bro. Your support is always welcome .

    Let me take this time to outline some specific goals-

    Squat- 455
    Deadlift- 500
    Bench- 335

    Powerclean- 260
    Hang Clean- 250
    Push Press- 225

    Compete in Jr. Strongman Comp. in early 2004

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    Hmm... this journal needs badly.

    I love strongman competitions. Good luck getting there!!

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    TRAINING

    Push Presses-
    135X5 (2)
    160X5
    185X5 (!)

    Wow, hit a PR on my first day back. Excellent sets. Very pleased here.

    Hang Cleans-
    135X5 (2)
    160X5
    185X4

    Bleh. I don't know what went on here. The first 3 sets were explosive as hell, but on the last set, I looked like I had never done them before.

    Snatch Grip BTN Presses-
    45X10
    95X8
    115X6
    135X4

    Wow, these were STRICT. No leg drive at all. Really great sets.

    GHR Sit ups-
    BWX12 (3)

    Ouch. Gonna be sore tommorow.

    Ryan

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    TRAINING

    OL Squats-
    135X5
    225X5
    275X2
    315X1 (2)

    Well, my original plan was to max out today, but my abs are EXTREMELY sore from last night. I didn't want a weak core to effect my performance. INstead of maxing, I just did some speed work, and went up to just enough weight too do a little work, but not struggle. Note to self- Do NOT do ab work the day before squats.

    Speed DL's Standing on 25's-
    135X5
    225X2 (3)
    275X1 (5)

    Speed was good, but explosion was lacking. Since I am slow, and weak off the floor, I decided to work on both .

    I still have some pain from shin splints, but it has definitely gotten much better since last week. I really couldn't do anything else without aggravating them to badly.

    Ryan

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    Bench Press-
    135X10
    225X5
    245X5
    265X2
    225X5

    Good sets. 265X2 was a good struggle on the last rep. All the sets before it kinda wore me out. This is the first time to use the bench at my new gym, and it is pretty narrow, and the arms are kinda low, so I had to get used to that.

    Seated OH DB Presses-
    45'sX8 (2)
    60'sX6

    Good sets. Not as strong as usual, but then again I did just bench.

    Skullcrushers-
    75X10
    95X6
    105X5

    Good sets.

    Straight Bar Tricep Pressdowns-
    100X12
    130X8
    150X5

    Finished off my triceps.

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    Nice lifts man, let's see some pics.
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    You are doing great - excellent push day


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    St. Patrick- Thanks for the support man. Pics....maybe soon.

    Cocoa- Thanks for stopping by. Appreciate the support as always .

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    Rack Deadlifts-
    135X5
    225X5
    275X5
    315X3
    365X3
    405X3
    455X2
    475X1
    500Xoh so close

    Great sets. The pins were set right at my kneecaps. I spent all day working for my grandfather, so my energy wasn't at its highest. 500 will fall next week, I promise.

    Chest Supported Rows-
    2PX12
    4PX8 (2)

    Good sets. NOt bad at all.

    Seated Leg Curls-
    100X12
    150X8 (2)

    Bleh.

    Seated Cable Rows-
    100X12
    130X8
    160X5

    Weight is increasing, always a good sign.

    Pulldown Abs
    DB Side Bends

    Done.

    Ryan

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    Originally posted by Saint Patrick
    Nice lifts man, let's see some pics.


    :withstupi

    Me thinks ya are 11 years old 5'2" and 100lbs:evillaugh
    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    Are you insane midee? I am 105 pounds now. 100 pounds is so small, tch. C'mon man, give me SOME credit.

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    Glad to see your bulk is going well. 5 whole lbs in 6 months. Attaboy tiny.
    Here we go again!

    "I've seen yer mug. Eeeeeeesh gotta feed ya with teh slingshot!"....Mik in reference to clvmike19

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    Obligatory BEAST post. Good luck man, what does your diet look like? Or what did it used to look like (to get to 220)?
    "I'm gonna die with a dumbell in my hand." - stpatrick44


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    My bulking diet-

    Meal 1-
    1 Cup oatmeal
    N-Large
    20OZ. Milk

    Meal 2-
    3 Chicken Breasts
    1 Cup Brown Rice
    50oz. water

    Meal 3-
    N-Large

    Meal 4-
    Whatever Mom Cooks

    Meal 5-
    2 Cans Tuna

    Meal 6-
    N-Large

    Try it, it works . I am now in the process of trying to get rid of my gut. Don't go overboard on the bulk, or you will end up like me, LoL. I went from 5000+ Cals a day to now 2500 cals a day.

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    Originally posted by Hercule
    Franji- Thanks a lot. NC is a bit too far away for me. Especially since I am only 15, and can't legally drive.
    Thats why I'm flying

    Just messin with ya !!! Great journal and I'm impressed with your dedication at your age....well done
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    Push Presses-
    135X5 (2)
    160X5
    185X5

    Well, okay. Didn't feel as good as it did last week, but I earned it.

    Hang Cleans-
    135X5
    160X5
    185X4
    135X5

    Form was much improved from last week. Very fast and explosive. Elbows stayed pretty high. Still fell apart on the heavy set. I think the push presses are taking a little to much outta me. I may put these in front next time.

    Standing Snatch Grip BTN Presses-
    65X10
    95X8
    115X7
    135X5

    Okay....

    Movin up to triples next week.

    Ryan

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    OL Squats-
    135X5
    225X5
    275X3
    315X1
    335X1
    355X1
    375X1

    Wow, excellent sets, deep as hell. Really impressed here today. All sets felt strong. One thing came to my attention today, I need to strengthen my abs more. I started to fold over a little too much on the last 2 sets. Easily fixable. I smell 405 in no time.

    Speed DL's Standing on 25's-
    205X2 (3)
    275X1 (5)

    Speed was much improved from last week.

    Leg Presses-
    225X10
    315X10
    405X8
    500X3

    Prolly won't do these ever again. Got bored...decided to do something more exciting:

    Close Stance 36" Suspended Goodmornings-
    45X3
    135X3
    155X3
    185X3
    205X3
    225X3
    250X3
    265X2

    Wow, havn't done a goodmorning in forever. Felt great to do them agian. The pin was set even with me twins. Nowhere near max effort, jus getting the feel for them. Feet were 10" apart.

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    *sniffs the air*

    I thought a smelled a rat. DUDE... you didn't even give notice that you started a new journal. I was wondering why you hadn't posted in awhile... NICE lifts. You've totally blown by me really in squats. DL's are kickin ace and your beating me in bench, too. Golly. I feel like a loser! *crys* You are doing awesome man!

    And you thought you got rid of me. HAH, I'll be here to away... don't worry. I make sure I have some meaningful posts though.
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    Put on size and git Strong(er)
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    Go ahead and squat those 405's, see if I(we) care -

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    Great strength ryan. Squats are very nice.

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