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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. #1
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    Bulkin...unevenly....

    Male
    Age: 18
    Weight: 134
    Height: 5'7''
    BF: too damn low.

    Diet: approx. 3000 cals (at least 150 g complete protein, 60 g healthful fats, and all low GI-carbs (except post-workout.)

    Split:
    mon: back/bi
    tue: shoulders/abs
    wed: off
    thr: legs/forearms
    fri: chest/triceps
    sat/sun: off

    Goal: 150...slowly, though...want to "bulk up", not "blow up"...
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    Had to lift at a different time today...damn...hate messing with my schedule...

    Shoulder/abs. Not a bad day, really.

    DB Shoulder Press: 50 X 8, 50 X 8, 50 X 8 --- tough, though.

    Upright Row: (Barbell) 85 X 8, 85 X 8, (Cable version) 105 X 8 -- pretty easy, need to increase.

    Barbell Shrugs: 215 X 10 , 225 X 8, 225 X 8.... damn forearms are giving out before my traps...

    Side Lateral Raises: (db) 20 X 8 , 20 X 8, (cable) 20 X 8

    Rear Delt Raises: (db) 15 X 8, 15 X 8...like these...

    Abs:
    weighted machine crunches: 160 (stack) X 12, 160 X 12, 160 X 12
    weighted db side bends: 70 X 12, 70 X 12
    decline rev. crunches 25, 20

    Lots of improvement...
    cable crunches 120 X 15, 120 X 15, 120 X 15

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    ouch....tired today, don't know why.
    maybe four hours of sleep...could that have done it? I wonder...

    Legs tomorrow. Damn. Damn. That means squats. Goin' for three sets of eight at 215 or 225, which would be a PR.
    We'll see, I guess.

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    Leg day. Nice.

    Squats 210 X 8, 215 X 8, 215 X 6 (pr)
    SLDL 170 X 8, 170 X 8, 170 X 8 (pr)
    Hack Squats 195 X 8, 195 X 8, 200 X 8 (pr)
    Seated Calf Raise 130 X 12, 130 X 10, 130 X 10
    Hamstring Curl 130 X 12, 130 X 10, 130 X 8
    Standing Calf Raise 180 X 10, 180 X 8, 180 X 8 (crappy machine, poorly designed.)

    Not bad, for five months of training.
    Diet: ace = 2900 cals, lottsa protein.

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    you have good strengh for a 134 pounder

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    Thanks, man. Now if I could only get a little bigger.

    Probably not eating enough...but I want to minimize fat gain, so I guess I'll be patient.

    Chest day today. Can't wait. Just wish it wasn't so weak.

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    Chest day. Cool. Just wish I was stronger.

    Inc. DB Press 60 X 8, 60 X 8, 60 X 8 (pr)

    Flat DB 65 X 5.5, 60 X 6, 60 X 8. If I hadn't just increased my incline, I could have used the 65's for all three sets. Damn. Hate when that happens.

    Weighted Chest Dips 20 X 10, 20 X 6, 20 X 5
    Cable Crossovers 40 (each side) X 8, 40 X 8, 40 X 8
    Decline Smith Close-grip BP 80 + bar X 8, 80/bar X 7.5, 80/bar X 6
    V-grip tricep pulldowns 105 X 8, 105 X 8, 105 X 8
    Skullcrushers 50 X 8, 50 X 6

    Diet: In the evening, not so good. Hate eating family meals. Didn't eat a meal before bed, either. Prolly 2500 cals or so, 130-140 g protein. Not good.

    Sleep: like a baby

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    Back/biceps.

    Pullups BW + 5 lbs X 8, BW + 5 X 6, BW + 5 X 6, BW X 5

    Deadlifts 235 X 8, 235 X 8, 235 X 6. Need to work on these. Feel like I could go quite a bit higher, if only my forearms would support the weight.

    DB Rows 70 X 8.5, 70 X 8, 70 X 7

    Wide-grip pulldown machine 200 X 8, 210 X 7, 210 X 6
    (Not a traditional cable-pulldown machine. It's a strange piece of equipment, but the ROM feels much more natural.)

    Barbell curls 50 + EZ bar X 8, 50 + EZ Bar X 6, 45 + EZ Bar X 8

    Hammer Curls 30 X 7, 30 X 6,

    Seated Low v-grip cable row 180 X 8, 180 X 7

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    Shoulder Day:

    It's been a week since I've started this journal. Do I feel stronger? Nah. Do I feel bigger? Nah. Oh well. These things take time (or so I'm told, anyway.)

    DB Shoulder Press: 50 X 8, 50 X 7, 50 X 7.

    Upright Row: Switched to an EZ-bar for these; less strain on the wrists. 60 + bar X 9, 65 + bar X 8, (cable now) 120 X 4 & 105 X 4

    Shrugs: 245 X 8, DB 85 X 8, 85 X 5, 85 X 5. Even with straps, my grip fails before my traps. Damn.

    Lat Raises: 20 X 8, 20 X 8, (cable) 20 X 6

    Rear Delt Raises: 20 X 8, 15 X 8

    That, plus a damn tough ab workout. Not bad.

    Diet: Alright, I guess. Wish I could force myself to eat more. Oh well.

    Sleep: Need more. Always.

    Weight: 135.

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    Don't be discouraged. Building muscle, getting bigger, getting stronger, does take a long time. A lot more time than one week. Trust all of us here.

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    I know. It was just a little tongue-in-cheek comment; having been lifting for about six months now (after a long hiatus due to serious illness) I realize that true gains take time. Thanks, though.

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    Leg Day. Ouch. Tomorrow is going to be a painful experience.

    Squats: 215 X 8, 215 X 6, 210 X 8 (pr)
    SLDL: 175 X 8, 175 X 8, 175 X 8 (pr)
    Hack Squat: 200 X 8, 205 X 8, 205 X 7 (pr)
    Hack calf raises: 265 X 12, 265 X 12, 265 X 12
    (the standing calf raise at my gym is crap.)
    Lying Hamstring Curl 100 X 8.5, 100 X 7, 100 X 6
    (the normal hamstring curl machine was broken.)
    Seated Calf Raise: 130 X 10, 130 X 8

    Diet: Alright. Wish I could force myself to up the calories, though. Damn.

    Sleep: Ace.

    Weight: Same

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    Chest day. Very nice.

    DB Bench 65 X 8, 65 X 6, 65 X 3, 60 X 6 (pr)
    Inc. Bench 60 X 3, 55 X 6, 55 X 6, 55 X 6
    Dips BW + 20 X 9, BW + 20 X 6, BW + 20 X 5.5
    Cable Crossovers 40 (Each side) X 8, 40 X 8, 40 X 8
    Decline close-grip bench press 80 + smith bar X 8, 80...X 6, 80..X6
    v-grip cable tricep pulldowns 120 X 6, 105 X 8, 105 X 8

    diet: ok

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    dont wish, just do it

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    Man you are really strong at 134 lbs. Give yourself more time, get bigger, and you're only gonna get even more outstanding. Keep it up!
    Hey there

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    true dat.... im 190 and not near as strong

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    Thanks, all.

    I haven't maxed in quite a while, but I think I will soon.

    Also, any suggestions for increasing grip strength; I could go heavier in deadlifts and shrugs if only my grip wouldn't fail. I use straps when my grip gets weaker (3rd set or so) but even they don't help much.

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    Back day.
    God, I love deadlifts.

    Pull-ups BW + 5 X 8.5, BW + 5 X 6, BW + 5 X 6, BW X 5
    Deadlifts 245 X 8, 255 X 4 (damn grip gave out), 255 X 6
    DB Row 70 X 8.5, 70 X 8, 70 X 7
    Lat-pull down 215 X 8, 215 X 7, 215 X 7

    Barbell Curls: 50 + EZ-bar X 8, 50+bar X 8, 50+bar X 6
    Alt. DB Curl: 35 X 7, 35 X 6
    Hammer Curl: 30 X 8, 30 X 7

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    Do you use a mixed grip(over/under) for deads? If not, this should cure the problem.


    If you already do, I would suggest using chalk if your gym allows and also doing some grip work. Static holds, farmers walk, etc.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Yeah, I use a over-under grip on deads. Straps seem to help some, but I only use them in the later sets when my grip is dying.

    Thanks for the advice on grip training; I'll incorporate those in my shoulder/trap/ab day, thanks.

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    Shoulder/trap/ab day.

    DB Military Press 50 X 8, 50 X 8, 50 X 7
    DB Shrugs 90 X 10, 100 X 10, 100 X 10. Need to increase these.
    Cable Upright Rows 120 X 8, 120 X 7, 120 X 6
    Side Lateral Raises 20 (db) X 8, 20 (db) X 6, 20 (cable) X 6
    Rear Delt Raises 20 (db) X 8, 15 X 10 (db)

    That, plus a hella intense ab-workout. Nice.

    Diet: Alright, I guess. Fat around 50-55 g, which may be too low, but I don't know.

    Sleep: Cool.

    Weight: 136

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    Leg Day. Enough said.

    Squats 215 X 8, 215 X 8, 215 X 5

    Stiff-leg DL 180 X 8, 180 X 8, 180 X 8. Need to increase these, but I'm trying to be very careful w/ my lower back, which I injured doing deadlifts.

    Deep Hack Squat 210 X 7, 210 X 7, 210 X 6

    Hamstring Curl 140 X 8, 140 X 8, 140 X 8

    Hack Squat Calf Raises 270 X 10, 270 X 10
    supersetted w/
    Leg Press Calf Raises 330 X 10, 330 X 10, 330 X 10

    Seated Calf Raises 130 X 8, 125 X 8, 125 X 8.

    Diet: Alright. 2600-2900 cals. Enough? Hope so.

    Sleep: Fine.

    Chest/tris tomorrow. Can't wait.

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    Chest day. Nice, except for one irksome fact -- when I do incline first, I can't increase flat bench, and visa versa. Oh well.

    Incline DB Press 60 X 8, 60 X 8, 60 x 6

    Flat DB Press 65 X 3, 60 X 6, 60 X 6, 60 X 5

    Dips BW +25 X 8, +25 X 8, +25 X 5 (pr)

    Cable Crossovers 40 (each) X 8, 40 X 10, 40 X 10 (pr)

    Decline Smith Close-grip BP 80 + bar X 8, 80+bar X 7.5, 80+bar X7
    (another pr)

    V-grip tricep pulldowns 120 X 8, 120 X 7.5, 120 X 7 (pr)

    Finished off w/ skullcrushers. Overall, not bad; I felt pretty well.

    Diet: Ok.

    Sleep: Not so great.

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    Back day. Felt like crap. I think the gym was too hot, or perhaps daylight savings time affected me somehow. Oh well

    Pullups (palms out) +5 X 9, +5 X 7, +5 X 4, BW X 5
    Deadlifts 255 X 6, 255 X 6, 255 X 6
    DB Row 70 X 8, 70 X 6, 65 X 9
    Wide-grip pulldowns 210 X 8, 210 X 7
    Seated v-grip cable row 180 X 7, 160 X 8
    Barbell curl 55 + EZ X 6, 50 + EX X 7, 50 + EZ X 5
    Alt. DB Curl 35 X 7, 35 X 6
    Ham Curl 30 X 6, 30 X 6

    Diet: Feel like i'm putting on too much fat. Don't know why, though. On 2500-2700 cal diet, with all low-gi carbs except post-workout, high protein, and about 50 g healthful fats.

    sleep: ok

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    Felt better yesterday (tuesday.) More sleep, I think.

    DB Shoulder Press 50 X 8, 50 X 8, 50 X 6
    DB Shrugs 100 X 8, 100 X 10, 100 X 10
    Cable upright rows 120 X 8, 120 X 8, 120 X 7
    DB Lateral Raises 20 X 8, 20 X 8
    Cable Lateral Raises 20 X 8
    Rear Delt Raises 20 X 8, 15 X 10

    And, of course, a damn good ab workout.

    Diet: Alright. Lower on cals...and fat

    Sleep: Ace.

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