The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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. #26
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    Originally posted by midee1
    Trust me ashes I'm totally innocent and harmless.
    of course you are.... if by "innocent and harmless" you mean "perverted and depraved".

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    SHHHH

    My parole officer thinks i've been cured.

















    Here we go again!

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    good luck

    whoa, look at those weights, way to go!

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    doing Day 2's routine today, cause i'm still all messed up...

    flat bench: 95lbs, 3x10
    *JR*
    incline dmbl: 35lbs, 1x12, 1x9, 1x10
    *JR*
    cable flys: 27.5lbs, 3x12
    *JR*
    dmbl extensions: 20lbs, 3x15
    *JR*
    pressdowns: 67.5lbs, 3x10
    *JR*


    incline dmbl's sucked ass today. they actually went down in reps from last week, which kind of pisses me off. made gains everwhere else, so i guess i shouldn't complain.

    last night's dinner: fried haddock... but cooked, you know, the healthier way.

    todays diet (so far): yogurt
    6inch turkey Subway sandwich on wheat

    diet tonight will suck ass because i am going out, and dating puts a serious cramp on my eating habits. maybe i should become a nun.
    ~ponders this~
    ...on second thought... screw that.

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    Eat what you want then at the end of the night make sure you do some " CARDIO"
    "Not sure if I want the expense of a girlfriend as id rather spend the money on sus"

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    last thursdays routine: DAY 4 (back on track,, whee!)

    true squats: 130lbs, 3x10
    incline bench: 90lbs, 3x8
    skullz: 60lbs, 3x8
    machine flys: 75lbs, 3x12
    wide press downs: not done. shoot me.
    shrugs: 105lbs, 3x15
    rear delt dmbls: 12lbs, 3x18 (going up in reps, not weight,, for now)


    today: DAY 1

    bear squats: 290lbs, 3x10
    leg press: 380lbs, 3x10
    hamstring curls: 65lbs, 3x10
    leg extensions: 125lbs, 3x10
    standing calf: 140lbs, 3x10
    seated calf: 60lbs, 3x10

    no jumping rope the last two sessions. so much for inserting cardio. gaa.

    diet: sucks. ate cake. in mass quantities. one of the hazzards of working in the restaraunt biz.

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    Do that voodoo that he do
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    I'm in Orono, doing grad work at UMaine.

    Yeah, I remember when he thought he was going to catch me on some lifts.
    Be a man. Be awesome at it. Be proud of it. Beyond the Barbell

    "Borris is correct. That sounds logical if you ask me."
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    Hey nice journal!


    Looks really hardcore, too. One of these bulking cycles, I'm gonna try something closer to powerlifting.

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    Originally posted by Borris

    Yeah, I remember when he thought he was going to catch me on some lifts.
    ~giggles insanely~ ahem,, i mean,, you don't say..

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    Originally posted by ashes


    ~giggles insanely~ ahem,, i mean,, you don't say..
    Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Except no giggling. Chuckling. Even a chortle, perhaps.

    Be a man. Be awesome at it. Be proud of it. Beyond the Barbell

    "Borris is correct. That sounds logical if you ask me."
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    VERY nice lifts, especially considering how short a time you've been lifting.




    I'm jealous already. I've been lifting for a year, and you already /pwn me on skulls.


    Welcome. It's always nice to get more girl lifters, especially serious ones.
    You can't babysit this.

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    Originally posted by Borris


    Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Except no giggling. Chuckling. Even a chortle, perhaps.

    right. cause real men don't giggle. ~thumps chest~



    carolina girl: hey, thanks for stopping in. i love hearing about other female lifters. and don't feel bad, i'm built like a guy, so i should be able to lift like one too.

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    Originally posted by ashes


    right. cause real men don't giggle. ~thumps chest~



    carolina girl: hey, thanks for stopping in. i love hearing about other female lifters. and don't feel bad, i'm built like a guy, so i should be able to lift like one too.
    Well, that's mostly true unless they manage to laugh in falsetto.

    You and Cgirl could make quite the spitfire tandem if we're not careful.
    Be a man. Be awesome at it. Be proud of it. Beyond the Barbell

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    Haha, yall wait - my diet is back in order, just a matter of time before my strength goes through the roof. We shall see who shows who up
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    DAY 2

    flat bench: 97.5lbs, 2x10, 1x9
    burnout: 65lbs x 20
    *JR*

    incline dmbl: 35lbs, 1x12, 1x11, 1x10
    *JR*
    cable flys: 30lbs, 3x10
    dmbl extensions: 20lbs, 1x18, 1x16, 1x15
    pressdowns: 67.5lbs, 3x12
    *JR*


    DAY 3 (weight at 152lbs,, new low!)

    stiff leg deads: 125lbs, 3x10
    *JR*
    pulldowns: 60lbs, 3x10
    *JR*
    seated rows: 125lbs, 3x8
    (supersetting obliques)
    *JR*
    cable curls: 75lbs, 3x8
    (supersetting abs)
    *JR*
    single cable curls: 30lbs, 3x10
    *JR*
    free forearm curls: 30lbs, 2x12, 1x10

    NOTE: went down dramatically on weight in the pulldowns. am taking a much wider grip (thustly less strength) and am fixing my form to more straight backed (i was leaning back too far).


    DAY 4

    true squats: 135lbs, 3x10
    incline bench: 90lbs, 1x10, 2x9
    skullz: 60lbs, 3x10
    *JR*
    machine flys: 77.5lbs, 3x10
    *JR*
    wide press downs: 72.5lbs, 3x8
    shrugs: 110lbs, 3x15
    *JR*
    rear delt dmbls: 12lbs, 3x20

    NOTE: big plates on either side for my squats! so long sissy weight....

    have an appointment with Karen from the gym to get my body fat percentage redone tomorrow at 2:15. it's been about 10 (11?) weeks since my first one which checked in at 24.6%

    ~crosses fingers~

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    I lost almost 4% body fat

    i was last checked in July. i was at 24.6%.
    today, i checked in at 20.8%

    life is good.

    have decided to jump my day 1 routine all to endurance training. lower weights, at reps of 20s.

    DAY 1

    bear quats: 140lbs, 3x20
    leg press: 230lbs, 3x20
    hamstring curls: 35lbs, 3x20
    (supersetting abs)
    leg extensions: 65lbs, 3x20
    (supersetting obliques)
    standing calf: 75lbs, 3x20
    seated calf: 35lbs, 3x20


    reps of 20 are HARD, yo. i think my lungs may very well declair mutany.

    DIET: sucks.

    CARDIO: skipped the jump rope today due to excessive wheezing. ha. instead, hit the punching bag for 15minutes at the end of my routine.

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    Sweet news about the test chica!! Awesome
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    Good work on the fat loss!

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    *HELLO*


    Anyone out there. Get hoppin woman and post some stuff.
    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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    Hi girl!

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    wow, my updating skillz suck HARD, yo.
    thanks cocoa and midee1 for the bumps. i haven't slacked off on my workouts, just the posting, promise!

    okay,, here's to catch up....

    last week,

    DAY 2

    flat bench: 100lbs, 2x8, 1x7
    burnout: 65lbsx23
    *JR*
    incline dmbl: 40lbs, 3x8
    *JR*
    cable flys: 17.5lbs, 3x20
    -supersetting abs-
    dmbl extensions: 20lbs, 3x18
    *JR*
    pressdowns: 70lbs, 3x8


    DAY 3

    stiff leg deads: 130lbs, 3x10
    *JR*
    pulldowns: 32.5lbs, 1x20
    *JR* 37.5, 2x20
    seated rows: 65lbs, 3x20
    -supersetting obliques-
    cable curls: 40lbs, 3x20
    *JR*
    single cable curls: 17.5lbs, 3x20
    free forearm curls: 15lbs, 3x20


    DAY 4

    true squats: 75lbs, 3x20
    incline bench: 45lbs, 3x20
    skullz: 35lbs, 3x20
    machine flys: 40lbs, 3x20
    wide press downs: 40lbs, 2x20
    shrugs: 100lbs, 3x20
    rear delt dmbl: 15lbs, 3x20


    and this weeks so far.... (i've been sick with a cold, so i skipped some jump roping sessions, and my bench SUCKED)

    DAY 1

    bear squats: 160lbs, 3x20
    leg press: 250lbs, 3x20
    hamstring curls: 37.5lbs, 3x20
    leg extensions: 70lbs, 3x20
    standing calf: 80lbs, 3x20
    seated calf: 40lbs, 3x20


    DAY 2

    flat bench: 102.5lbs, 1x8, 1x7, 1x4
    burnout: 65lbsx20
    incline dmbl: 35lbs, 2x12, 1x9
    cable flys: 20lbs, 3x20
    dmbl extensions: 20lbs, 1x20, 1x18
    --knocked down to 15lbs, with elbows much closer for 1 x12--
    --no more today, too sick--


    DAY 3 (today!!)

    stiff leg deads: 70lbs, 3x20
    *JR*
    pulldowns: 42.5lbs, 3x20
    *JR*
    seated rows: 70lbs, 3x20
    *JR*
    cable curls: 42.5lbs, 3x20
    *JR*
    single cable curls: 20lbs, 3x20
    *JR*
    free fore curls: 17.5lbs, 3x20
    -supersetting obliques-


    yay, now i'm all caught up again. most of my routine has been switched over to endurance training (higher reps, lower weight) for now. i've been doing the strenth training solid for four months, and i really just need to switch things up because i was feeling like i was plateuing. the only thing i am keeping my strength on is my bench, because i want to try to go for my one rep max still. endurance training will probably go for another month and a half, and then i will be going back to strength.

    LESS THAN 24HOURS TILL HALLOWEEN!!!!!!

    ~ahem~ sorry. halloween is to me like christmas is to little kids. i'm such a geek.

    thanks again to all who have stopped in to say hi and congrats.
    ericg where the hell are *your* recents posts babe? tuttut
    Last edited by ashes; 10-30-2003 at 11:44 AM.

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    Nice workouts Ashes.
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    Originally posted by ashes
    wow, my updating skillz suck HARD, yo.
    thanks cocoa and midee1 for the bumps. i haven't slacked off on my workouts, just the posting, promise!
    First off you are very welcome for the bumps young lady.

    And at least you do your workouts and just don't post them. I miss mine and blame the brats for it.
    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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    hey gal, looks like you are getting stronger - will pass by me in no time

    i havent been into it lately and that is not like me, it sucks but i am dealing with it.

    keep up the hard work!!!
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    Whoa, impressive workouts you got there. Keep it up
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