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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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    Lead me to... A NEW LIFE!!!

    Current: 5'11, 191-193lbs, abs are starting to disappear, so bf is probably around 15%

    Bench(from bottom position in power rack): 185, I'd guess my regular bench is around 200

    DB incline press: 60x8

    EZ bar curl: 100x3

    DB shoulder press: 50x2

    DB laterals: 25x7

    Pullups: BWx8

    Squat: Around 260-280

    Deadlift: 305-315

    Powerclean: 165x1

    That's enough lifts for now...

    Goals:
    Bodyweight:
    Bulk 210 by January 1, 2004
    I'll probably cut then

    Weights:
    Deadlift: 405x1 or 315x10
    Powerclean: 225x1 or 185x5
    Squat: 405x1 or 315x10
    Leg press: 750x1 or 500x5
    Bench: 225x10
    DB incline press: 80x10
    Dips: BW+100x4
    DB shoulder press: 70x10
    Standing BB OH press: 185x1 or 135x10
    Weighted pullups: BW+100x1 and BWx20
    T-Bar barbell rows in corner: 270x5
    Nautilus pullovers: 200x5
    EZ bar curls: 150x1 or 105x10
    Skullcrushers: 130x1 or 100x5

    Random:
    Sprint 50m in 6 seconds
    Sprint 100m in 12 seconds
    Vert. jump: able to touch rim on basketball goal
    Throw much faster/harder

    Phew, I have alot of damn work to do....

    Weightlifting days:

    1) Quads:
    Squats - 5x5 or 5x5,4,3,2,1
    Leg press - At least 2 heavy sets, 1 dropset
    Throws - Raquetball, basketball, baseball, tennisball, rocks, etc. (pick any and make a bunch of throws)

    2) Press:
    Bench or barbell OH press - 5x5 or 5x5,4,3,2,1
    Incline DB press and/or dips - 2-3 heavy sets
    Skullcrushers SS with cable pushdowns - 1-2 heavy sets
    Jumps - For distance, for height, any kind

    3) Pull:
    Weighted pullups:
    5x5 or 5x5,4,3,2,1, then 1 set of bodyweight
    T-bar rows - at least 2 heavy sets
    Pullovers - 1 dropset(optional)
    EZ bar curls - 1 or 2 heavy sets
    3-5 50m sprints

    4) Trap/olympic:
    Snatch pulls SS with clean pulls SS with subscapular retraction barbell rows - 2x6 reps each exercise
    Powercleans from lowest safety bar position in power rack - 3x5
    OH shrug - 1x20
    Snatch grip deadlifts - 3x5
    Snatch cuban press - 1x20
    ***

    All of these days will NOT be performed in one week. I'm going by instinct there to keep from overtraining. However, they will all be performed at least once every 2 weeks. I may do random running, jumping, or throwing on random days to, if my recovery ability allows for it. I'll be bulking, eating 4-6 meals per day not counting snacks. If I get the money, I may supplement with 4-AD later.
    Last edited by Meat_Head; 09-16-2003 at 03:21 PM.

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    You *can* pm a mod with a request for a thread name change.

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    Originally posted by Budiak
    You *can* pm a mod with a request for a thread name change.


    Its just a thread name.....
    Last edited by Meat_Head; 09-16-2003 at 12:36 PM.

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    LOL...

    oh man...

    Originally posted by Budiak
    You *can* pm a mod with a request for a thread name change.

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    ALSO, just to actually contribute here: I would recommend dropping the arm day and concentrate on the big 3 lifts, plus your core. Your arm strength/size will come as you bench/squat/dead/chin/etc.

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    Originally posted by fuzz
    ALSO, just to actually contribute here: I would recommend dropping the arm day and concentrate on the big 3 lifts, plus your core. Your arm strength/size will come as you bench/squat/dead/chin/etc.
    Actually I've been thinking about doing that all day. 5 lifting days would really push my recovery abilities, and slow my progress on the other more important days. I'll add 1 bicep exercise on my pull day and 1 tricep exercise on my push day.

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    Originally posted by fuzz
    ALSO, just to actually contribute here: I would recommend dropping the arm day and concentrate on the big 3 lifts, plus your core. Your arm strength/size will come as you bench/squat/dead/chin/etc.
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    haha g'l with your goals.. im sure you'll achieve em

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    Oly/traps

    Weighed in at 193

    Snatchpull/cleanpull/row superset:
    45x6/6/6
    115x7/6/6
    115x6/6/6

    Powercleans from about an inch below the knees
    115x6
    115x5
    115x5

    OH shrugs
    95x20
    These felt strange, I'm sure they'll take a while to get used to. A little stressful on the wrists and annoying to keep balance for very long.

    Power shrugs
    205x8
    185x10
    205x1 Held at top position of shrug for probably about 30-40 seconds

    DB cuban press
    15x13
    These are strange but seem to work damn well....

    By the way, this workout is to achieve the 'look of power'. I already have big traps when compared with the rest of me, but it can't hurt to have em bigger now can it....

    Hey, I have a gay journal name, might as well have goals that make you

    After hitting the weights, I got a raquetball and went to the raquetball courts with my training partner. First I'd make 10 throws with my right arm at a target about 1 foot square foot in surface area, then he'd throw 10, then I'd throw 10 with my left, and he did the same. We rested for a bit. Then I threw one with my right, he threw one with his right, I threw one with my left, he threw one with his left, and so forth. We did that for quite a while. Rested a bit more. Then I made 15 throws with my right and 15 with left, and he did.

    We went out to the football field and did 100 meter sprints, just 2. Then we long jumped about 50 yards and went to eat... Good workout.

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    If you can't be a good example, at least be a terrible warning.

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    Nice shoulder session.
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    best of luck with the new plan man...whatever you do is going to work as long as you do something bro -

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    Thanks justin and cocoa!

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    Push workout in 10 minutes WOOHOO!!!! I'm frickin stoked... I may do some throwing after it, and after rotar cuff work. 5x5,4,3,2,1 bench is the plan...

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    Push

    Bench press
    45x14
    95x12
    135x6
    145x5
    155x4
    165x3
    175x2 This set messed up a little bit. Bar came too high up on my chest, reps were alot harder
    185x2 KICKASS! I did the first rep and it felt easy, so I said **** it and did another. Perfect reps, new PR for that weight.

    Dips
    BW+30x4 Phew lost alot of strength
    BWx6

    Incline DB press
    60x6

    Tricep cable rope pushdowns SS with single arm pushdowns
    120x5 50x4/4
    100x6 50x5/5

    Threw a raquetball 5 times with the right then 5 with the left. Warmed up a bit more.
    Then threw as hard as I could 5 times with right, then 5 with left, then 10 with right, 10 with left, finally 15 with right, 15 with left.

    After that I focused a little more on accuracy and threw a bunch more with my right, got a little better with form.

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    Nice session bro. Keep up the good work.
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    Originally posted by JustinF
    Nice session bro. Keep up the good work.
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    Good chest and tri session dude - Nice!


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    Thanks everyone! Feels good to be making progress again.

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    Whats the reason for the racquetball throws?

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    I was wondering why the throws myself. I noticed you wanted to increase your throwing power, but for any sport in particular? Maybe throwing rocks at cars driving by your house? I know I used to loved to do this, but then I got worried about putting too much stress on my rotator cuffs. I always see baseball players iciing their shoulders. I figured it would be safer if I just bought a slingshot instead.

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    LOL @ junior

    Basically its for any sport I might play in the future. All summer I was involved in playing sports with friends, many who play on a baseball or football team, and I did well in things that required brute strength or strength endurence, but anytime it involved throwing, speed, or jumping I was left behind. I have friends that are throwing 70-80 mph fastballs, I doubt I could do much more than 60, if that much at all. Sure I can throw harder than the average 17 year old, but its nothing spectacular, and my goal is always the spectacular...

    I'm trying to become a pretty well rounded athlete while getting bigger and stronger. Those are hard to attain at the same time, but I'm doing my best

    Anyone who has any advice on keeping my shoulder healthy through all of this, I would appreciate hearing it.

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    Im honestly not sure if you need to worry about it. Maybe its just the baseball players that have been doing this 365 days a year for 10-20 years. But it couldnt hurt doing some rotator cuff work

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    Quads/legs and back

    I was supposed to squat yesterday, but was a little busy chasing cheerleaders at a high school football game. I think it was worth it, my possible-bone-ometer score has gone up about 10 points since.

    I just mixed the quad and pull workout together today:

    Squats
    45x12
    135x8
    185x6
    225x5
    230x4
    235x3
    240x2
    245x2 Woohoo! The only sets that were really 'hard' were 225, 230, and 235. Good ****!

    Decided not to do leg presses.

    Pullups
    http://t-mag.com/html/body_144short.html
    That's what I did for pullups....

    Lat pulldowns
    100x4
    80x10

    Some rear delt machine for one set

    Went and did 2 40 meter sprints with 5 jumpsquats at the end. Nothing special.

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    Got to agree with JuniorMint6669 some rotator cuff work would strengthen those areas tremendously. Try some lying L-Flyes should do the trick
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