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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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    Lion- I'll stop by in a bit and see what's up.

    Lones- 1100lbs Steel Weight, Bumper Plates, True Oly Bar, 2 Standard Olympic Bars, Bands, Boxes, and a sweet ass rack. Can't really ask for much more than that.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    Lion- I'll stop by in a bit and see what's up.

    Lones- 1100lbs Steel Weight, Bumper Plates, True Oly Bar, 2 Standard Olympic Bars, Bands, Boxes, and a sweet ass rack. Can't really ask for much more than that.
    you nailed it man.

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    Yea man, I can't complain. If I can just finish building the rest of the stuff I want, then I'll be good to go. I also need to clean up the garage a bit more. I'm wasting what little space I have.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Up at 7:20 this morning. Stupid sinus crap.



    Workout: DE Lower

    Location: Home

    Weight: 165lbs

    SB- Sitback
    HB- Head back
    ST-Shoulders tight
    KO- Knees Out
    GA- Good Arch

    Sumo SQ (low box used for height guide)-

    45lbs x 8 (WU)
    95lbs x 5 (WU)
    135lbs x 5 (nice SB, HB, ST, KO, GA, good speed)
    185lbs x 5 (SB, KO,GA, decent speed)
    245lbs x 5 (KO,GA, slow but steady,HB, lack SB on heavy set)
    185lbs x 1 (HB,KO,ST,SB,GA, good speed)
    185lbs x 1 (HB,KO,ST,SB,GA, better speed, lower bar placement)
    185lbs x 1 (HB,KO,ST,SB,GA, straighten wrist up, lower bar placement)
    185lbs x 1 (HB,KO,ST,SB,GA, higher bar placement allows straight wrist)


    DE DLs (platform, chucks)-

    135lbs x 5 (WU)
    185lbs x 3 (WU)
    235lbs x 1 (squeeze off floor then punch it)
    235lbs x 1 (nice and fast, hips up a bit w/ nice arch)
    235lbs x 1 (hips high again but nice arch)
    235lbs x 1 (possibly drop hips just a bit, nice speed)
    235lbs x 1 (dropped hips, maintain arch, good speed)


    Oly GMs-

    135lbs x 8
    155lbs x 8
    155lbs x 8


    Rack Crunches-

    #2 x 10
    #2 x 10
    #3 x 10
    #3 x 10
    #3 x 10
    #3 x 10


    Band Trunk Twist-

    #2 closer x 10/10
    #2 closest x 10/10
    #3 x 10/10



    Comments:

    Very good session for me today. Went in with the idea of working on my squats, and I was able to get a good bit accomplished. Worked up to a decently heavy set of 5. I could've done more but that's not the goal. 245 felt smooth. After that I wanted to work some singles at 185. Every set today felt very smooth and tight. I really made an effort to focus on every bit of the lift. I have noticed that I set back less and less with the heavy set. My upperback is finally starting to beef up enough to bring the bar lower and lower. It felt much better in the lower placement but I'm not confident enough yet to bring it down on the heaviest sets. The pulling felt good today as well. Worked my hips a bit higher but was still able to maintain a good arch. Felt good. Decided not to do RDLs because my hammys felt a bit beat up. Instead I did some Oly GMs. I really want to make sure I work my lower back as much as possible, especially with the way I pull.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    nice workout chubs. do you mind telling me what a DE Deadlift means, and what is an Oly GM
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    Thanks man.

    DE stands for "Dynamic Effort." The purpose is to build speed off the floor. I do them off a platform because off the floor has been weak for me in the past. ME stands for "Max Effort." The goal during these days is to try and lift your max weight with the same speed that you had during your DE days. You're obviously not going to be able to do it, but the idea is that by generating the speed you may be able to push through sticking points in the lift.

    Oly GMs= Olympic Good Mornings. I doubt there are many vids out there. I got the idea from MixMasterNash who used to post here. You take a close stance but instead of doing a traditional Good Morning where you extend the hips back and get your torso as parallel to the floor as possible, you simply go to about a 45 degree angle and then explode up and onto your toes. It still hits my lower back quite nicely but I don't have to worry about the extra stress from being bent over so far.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    good work hot ass
    2000 or bust

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    Hahaha bro you ain't right.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    much appreciated. i like the idea behind that
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    i hear you on the sinus crap. nice GM's and squats man.

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    Lion- No problem man.

    Lones- Appreciate, though they were both light.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Great attention to detail and form, super effort.

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    Nice lifts in here - I'm liking the detail on each set of squats! Certainly shows your focus.
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    Coke- Thanks man. Gotta stay on top of things.

    RockS- I write everything down between sets, so if I miss something, hopefully I'll make a conscious decision to change it on the next set.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    So many abbreviations *head spins*

    Solid squatting. Low bar placement is the best, in my opinion, you have more control over the bar.
    Last edited by LiftingKid; 06-07-2007 at 04:45 PM.
    Squat:525lbs
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    I like the low bar placement because of the better leverage it gives me. I'm just not confident using it with the higher weight. We'll see if I can't work up to it though.




    Buddies came over to lift. Wasn't as intense as I normally get but it was a nice change of pace.


    Weekly Weigh In: 166.5lbs. Up some.



    Workout: ME Upper

    Location: Home

    Weight: 166.5lbs



    ME Bench (singles)-

    45lbs x 10 x 2 (WU)
    95lbs x 5 x 2 (WU)
    135lbs x 3 (very fast, tight arch)
    155lbs x 3 (pretty good speed, good arch)
    185lbs x 3 (nice speed, arch/setup is looking great)
    205lbs x 1 (very very smooth)
    225lbs x 1 (clean single, feeling good)
    235lbs x 1 (very smooth, no bumps, great arch)
    250lbs x 1 (+5lbs PR, awesome press)


    Chins Superset w/ Band Pull Aparts-

    BW x 5 (MGPA)
    BW +45lbs x 5 (MGPI) // #2 x 10
    BW +75lbs x 3 (MGPI) // #2 closer x 10
    BW +45lbs x 5 (MGPI) // #2 closer x 10
    BW x 5 (MGPA) // #2 closer x 10


    CGBP-

    135lbs x 5
    215lbs x 5 (+4 reps PR)
    135lbs x 23 (+3 reps PR)
    125lbs x 12



    Yates Rows (DBL UH)-

    155lbs x 15
    155lbs x 15
    155lbs x 15


    *RC WORK*


    Comments:

    Extremely happy today. Was worried at first because it didn't seem like the regular atmosphere I'm used to. Wasn't as intense and focused like I normally am. Once I hit my 225 set though I started to get into it and felt more focused. 235 went up like butter and the 250, though slow, was a very solid press. Was tempted to try 255 but the goal isn't to fail. The chins were very solid today as well. The heavy set was to chin over bar each time. Good stuff. One again my CGBP continues to climb. I waited much to long to do 215 and I think the sitting around caused a drop of a rep or two. The 135 felt very light and I was able to crank out some PRs there as well. Just great stuff overall today. Very happy with the way my bench has been as of late. It's not always going to stay like this, but I'm going to continue to milk it for all it's worth. Already met my August 25th goal for my bench, so I'm upping it to 275 raw at 165 by then. We'll see.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    nice benching bud.

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    Nice Bench Pressing. Keep getting stronger and congratulations on the PR.

    PRs are AWESOME!
    Last edited by Buffman; 06-09-2007 at 02:22 AM.

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    Great PR chubby!

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    Lones- Thanks man. It's coming along pretty smoothly right now.

    Buff- Thanks man and welcome to the journal.

    Risk- Haha appreciate it.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Awesome workout Chubs...
    Gotta love PRs like that... and hitting a BP goal 2 months early...
    Woooo Hoooo!!!

    Keep it heavy man...

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    hell yea!!!!
    2000 or bust

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    Nice stuff there dude.

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    solid workout man!! keep at it bro

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    So wait, you want to go up 25lbs on bench in 2.5 months? If you do that I'll definitely want to know your secrets.

    Nice job on the 250 PR, though, man.
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