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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. #6826
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    you sandbagging m'fer
    Age: 27 Weight: 175 Height: 5' 10"
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    Plan looks good chub, results should be interesting.

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    Workout: NOV Deload

    Weight: 187.4lbs


    Strict OH Press -

    45lbs x 5 x 2
    95lbs x 5
    115lbs x 8
    125lbs x 8
    135lbs x 8


    Dead Hang Chins -

    BW x 10
    BW x 10
    BW x 10
    BW x 10


    Incline DB Press -

    70s x 10/10
    80s x 10/10
    80s x 10/10


    Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns -

    150lbs x 10
    150lbs x 10
    150lbs x 10


    Dip -

    BW x 15
    BW x 20
    BW x 20


    Comments:

    Should have done more ab work. Taking it fairly easy, moreso for my groin and hip. Upper body is feeling healthy so I did a bit of work. Helped teach some of the lifting classes the gym had going on, so lost a bit of focus at the end. Probably hit one more workout in the gym this week. Enough work to get the blood flowing.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Deload! Smart move, I should follow suit.

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    Good looking pulling in here. Really movin them "HEAVY! ASS! WEIGHTS!"
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    Haha I appreciate it guys.



    Workout: Deload Again

    Weight: 187.4lbs


    Dips -

    BW x 10
    BW +16kg x 10
    BW +24kg x 10
    BW +24kg x 10
    BW +32kg x 7


    Weighted Chins -

    BW +24kg x 5
    BW +24kg x 5
    BW +24kg x 5
    BW +24kg x 5
    BW +32kg x 5


    Upper Back and Tricep Work


    Prowler Push -

    230lbs x 30m x 3 trips

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Two of my favorite exercises, I miss dips. Good stuff and smart move on the Deloadin chub.

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    Thanks Kev.



    It's been two weeks since I did my last long run. Haven't done any running since then, so I did what any normal person would do and did 8 miles this morning. On an empty stomach. Without hydrating. I'm smart.

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  9. #6834
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    you're a beast. a stupid beast, thats not meant to run 8 miles. still a beast tho. mad props my friend
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    Haha well...looks like some posts disappeared. OH well...bunch of shitty workouts this week. This one was no exception. I'm about 2-3000calories behind for the last 48hrs. Been running wide open with all this gang and shooting shit at work.


    Workout: NOV Round 3

    Weight: 188.2lbs


    Incline DB Press -

    45s x 5/5
    50s x 5/5
    55s x 5/5
    70s x 8/8
    80s x 8/8
    90s x 5/5
    100s x 3/4


    Sumo Block Pulls -

    135lbs x 3 x 2
    225lbs x 3 x 2
    315lbs x 1
    365lbs x 1
    405lbs x 3
    435lbs x 1
    475lbs x miss



    Comments:

    Fucking blows. No energy. Hips and groin hurt. Fuck.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Good deal just goin in and getting it done.

    Sometimes I run it wide open at work too, with all the sitting around and listing to people complain. It's almost as tough as gang shootings..lol. Haha..my job is so non-physical it's sad.
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    I appreciate it Pat. It's a fun job...just tiring at times haha.



    Workout: NOV Round 3

    Weight: 188lbs


    ME Bench (92/94/96%) -

    45lbs x 5 x 2
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    230lbs x 3
    235lbs x 3
    240lbs x 3


    Close Stance ATG Squat -

    45lbs x 5 x 2
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 5
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 3


    Sumo Squat -

    275lbs x 3
    295lbs x 5


    DE Bench (65%) -

    175lbs x 3 x 8


    Ab Work x 8 sets


    Weighted Chins -

    BW + 24kg x 5
    BW + 24kg x 5
    BW + 24kg x 5
    BW + 24kg x 5
    BW + 32kg x 4



    Comments:

    Had to bench on a shitty ass setup today. Feet sliding all over the place and couldn't get an arch or tight setup. Because of that, I'd have to say I'm fairly happy with my benching today. Decided to squat with a straight bar today. First time in close to a year I've hit a back squat with a straight bar. Not too shitty.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    I will repeat what I said last week that got deleted, looking bigger and stronger. I wish I could have made it down for Will's training session. Are you getting in occasional workouts with him?
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    Conor - I appreciate it man. Have been doing awesome lately and then the last two weeks have sucked ass. I'm making it down every now and then to train with Will. Not as often as I'd like.



    Workout: NOV Round 3

    Weight: 188lbs



    ME Sumo DL (off 2 mats, 92/94/96%) -

    135lbs x 3 x 2
    225lbs x 3 x 2
    315lbs x 1
    365lbs x 1
    395lbs x 1
    405lbs x 1
    410lbs x 1


    Sumo Block Pull (~4") -

    435lbs x 1
    455lbs x 1
    475lbs x miss (fuccccccck)


    Flat DB Bench -

    45s x 8/8
    55s x 5/5
    70s x 5/5
    90s x 5/5
    100s x 5/5
    110s x 5/5 (+10lbs)


    Fat Close Grip Lat Pulldown -

    150lbs x 10
    150lbs x 10
    150lbs x 10


    Various Back Work x 3 sets

    Various Tricep/Bicep Work x 4 sets



    Comments:

    My pulling has gone to shit. My hips and groin hurt so much during the pulling that I can barely walk. About 30minutes after I quit they start to feel better. My stance has started to drift out a bit and I wonder if I'm just putting too much torque on my hips. I may have to take a week or two off from pulling if this keeps up. One good thing I had going was my Flat DB Press. Hit a pretty ugly set with the 110s, but I'll take it.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    I'm going to have to alter my split just a bit. My hips can't take the torque involved in pulling, multiple times per week. Stay tuned for details.



    Workout: NOV Round 3

    Weight: 188lbs


    Snatch Grip High Block Pulls (couple inches below knee) -

    135lbs x 10 x 2
    185lbs x 8
    225lbs x 8
    275lbs x 8 (w/ straps)
    295lbs x 8 (w/ straps)


    Dips -

    BW x 10
    BW + 16kg x 8
    BW + 24kg x 8
    BW + 32kg x 8
    BW + 32kg x 5


    Lat Work x 5 sets


    Comments:

    Just a misc day. Will be using the snatch grip DL on Friday's for awhile.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Workout: NOV Round 3

    Weight: 190.2lbs


    ME Bench (86/88/90%) -

    45lbs x 10
    95lbs x 5
    135lbs x 3 x 2
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 1
    235lbs x 3
    240lbs x 3
    245lbs x 3


    Conv Rack Pulls (~2" below knee) -

    135lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    315lbs x 3
    405lbs x 3
    365lbs x 5
    365lbs x 5


    DE Bench (67%) -

    185lbs x 2
    185lbs x 3 x 7


    One Arm DB Rows -

    110s x 10/10
    110s x 10/10


    Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns -

    150lbs x 10
    150lbs x 10 UH
    150lbs x 10 UH


    Upper Back Work x 2 sets


    Ab Work x 6 sets


    Comments:

    Went back to my older style benching. Feet tucked, bigger arch. Felt more stable. Didn't feel like I had the leg drive but my lifting partner said it looked a lot better. The rack pulls from that height suck for me. Not tightness on the bar plus no momentum at that point equals some hard fucking reps.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Workouts look great lately chub, when you say old bench form and talk about tucked feet is it like my setup? I tried how you were benching for a while too and it just didn't jive with me so I went back to the ol tuck n' toes and got much better results. Rack pullug from that spot is my hell too, the lack or momentum humbles me quite a bit.

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    I appreciate it Kev. That rack height really makes for considerably lighter pulling than I'd like haha. I need to stop being a pussy.



    Workout: NOV Round 3

    Weight: 190.2lbs


    Mid Stance Squat -

    45lbs x 5
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 1
    275lbs x 1 no belt
    315lbs x 3


    Strict OH Press -

    45lbs x 5
    95lbs x 5
    115lbs x 1
    125lbs x 5
    135lbs x 5
    145lbs x 5


    Close Grip Lat Pulldown -

    150lbs x 10
    175lbs x 8
    175lbs x 8
    175lbs x 10


    Upper Back Work x 3 sets

    Tricep Work x 2 sets

    Ab Work x 3 sets


    1000m Row - 3:43



    Comments:

    Wanted to work up higher on the squatting, but was a dumbass. When I went to rack the last set, somehow I missed the pin on my right side and as I brought it crashing down it got interesting. I caught it in some twisted half squat kinda shit and was at least able to get it back up on the pin. Back wasn't torqued but after that I shut it down. The pressing went pretty well. I actually think 150 and MAYBE 155 would've gone up for 5. I've been doing a lot of reading on the JTS forums and a lot of those guys recommend Mil Pressing for a bigger raw bench. Gonna give it a go. The rowing was done more for shits and grins. The Crossfit Team was training tonight and had penalty rowing going on. Time standard was 1000m in sub 3:50. For every 10 seconds above that time standard it was another 500m. I was joking with them about being the "fat powerlifter" and then laid down one of the better times up there hahaha. I think my stroke count averaged about 10/minute which is super low haha.

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    You rowed a sub 3:50 1000m with 10 strokes per minute?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patz View Post
    You rowed a sub 3:50 1000m with 10 strokes per minute?
    At least that's what the rower said. Damper setting was on 5. I have no ability whatsoever to maintain any kind of serious rhythm so I just grip it and go to work. My rhythm fluctuated all over the place but I averaged somewhere around the 10-12 strokes per minute with dips down to 7 HA.
    Last edited by Chubrock; 10-31-2013 at 01:22 PM.

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    Workout: NOV Round 3

    Weight: 190.2lbs


    Incline DB Press -

    45s x 8/8
    50s x 5/5
    55s x 5/5
    70s x 5/5
    80s x 5/5
    90s x 5/5
    100s x 6/6 (+1/+1)


    Snatch Grip High Block Pull -

    135lbs x 8
    185lbs x 8
    225lbs x 6
    275lbs x 8 w/straps


    Shoulder/Upper Back/Bicep Work x 6 sets



    Comments:

    Short workout. Shoulder was aching a bit, but I was still able to pull off a one rep working set PR. My lower back has been locked up since the rack pulls. I shut it down before I hurt myself. A blah workout, but had to get in and do something.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    At least that's what the rower said. Damper setting was on 5. I have no ability whatsoever to maintain any kind of serious rhythm so I just grip it and go to work. My rhythm fluctuated all over the place but I averaged somewhere around the 10-12 strokes per minute with dips down to 7 HA.
    Good lord. A pull every 6-8 seconds. I usually run about 28s/m on anything that isn't a sprint, and always with the damper on 10..lol
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    Hahaha I'd probably have a heart attack if I did 28s/min.


    Workout: NOV Round 4

    Weight: 187.6lbs


    Bench (88/90/92%) -

    45lbs x 5 x 2
    95lbs x 5 x 2
    135lbs x 3 x 2
    185lbs x 1
    225lbs x 1
    245lbs x 2
    250lbs x 2
    255lbs x 2


    SSB Squat -

    85lbs x 5
    135lbs x 5
    175lbs x 5
    225lbs x 5
    265lbs x 5
    275lbs x 5


    Bench (70%-ish) -

    205lbs x 8
    205lbs x 8
    205lbs x 8



    Comments:

    Might be screwing myself with starting this doubles wave with that high of percentages. It leads me up to 96% for a double in two more weeks haha. We shall see. I'm liking my return to the old bench setup. I'll post up a video when I can get a minute. I'm also probably going to transition away for a bit on the DE benching and hit some RE for a wave. See how it works out for me. Pretty good effort for me today.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Looks good. Strong benching and a lot of reps!
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    Thanks Pat.

    Almost made this a deload week. I've worked night shift up until Thursday and then drove to Charleston for a wedding, turned around and drove back today for another wedding. Decided to try and get something decent in and went to the local gym. Not what I wanted, but tried to make the best.



    Workout: NOV Round 4

    Weight: 187.6lbs


    Sumo DL (from floor) -

    135lbs x 3 x 2
    225lbs x 2 x 2
    315lbs x 1 x 2
    365lbs x 1
    390lbs x 1 (90%)


    Strict OH Press -

    45lbs x 5 x 2
    95lbs x 3 x 2
    115lbs x 3
    130lbs x 5
    140lbs x 5
    150lbs x 3


    Hammer Strength Iso Lateral Rows -

    70lbs per x 8/8
    90lbs per x 8/8
    115lbs per x 8/8
    135lbs per x 8/8
    160lbs per x 8/8



    Lying T-Bar Row -

    45lbs x 10
    70lbs x 10
    90lbs x 10


    Dips (wide grip)-

    BW x 10
    BW +25lbs x 8
    BW +45lbs x 8
    BW +25lbs x 8


    Ab Work x 5 sets

    Arm Work x 5 sets


    Comments:

    Was supposed to work up to 94% on my pulling, but the floor at this local gym was not working well for me. My feet were sliding all over the place, so I found myself trying to drive the weight straight up instead of pushing out with my feet. This left me way out over my feet and really forced me into a shit position. I stopped before I fucked myself up haha. Really hadn't had anything to eat since the previous evening. Found myself with nothing left in the tank. Not great, but pushed through.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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