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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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    Offseason prep for 2002...

    Just curious as to what everyone is paying special attention to during the offseason in order to be better for next year. I myself am working extra hard on mid-back thickness and side deltoid width.

    I am killing myself on partial deadlifts, bent rows and t-bar rows for back. I'm up to 275-285 for 6 good reps in the bent row and 545 in the partial deads.

    For delts I am doing alot of variations of the side lateral...utilizing cables,dumbell at many angles, lateral machines, and a couple of different presses tweaked to hit the medials harder.

    So far its working.Can't wait to show it to the judges.

    Whats up with you guys?

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    I'm still cutting [16 weeks thus far] and i'll prolly do at least another 6 before i finish but for this time next year i want bigger delts, a thicker chest and bigger calves.
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    I'm with C_D. I could always use some bigger calves. I also want to spread my lats as well.

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    Just looking to get as strong as possible. Gonna start to put weight on to aid in that quest.


    Gopro- how far off the ground are the plates on those rack pulls? Is that for reps?
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    Picking up more than I did last week.

    Improving conditioning with high rep squats and running.

    Dieting down to under 200, so I can get into the 198's.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
    I has a blog.
    I has a facebook.

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    Bigger calves...

    More definition and then more size everywhere.

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    LATMAN...just to answer your question...I pull the bar from a position just below my knees...I get about 4-5 with that weight.

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    Nice!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    I'm working on my fat.
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    "Soli Deo Gloria"
    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
    Romans 7:14-25

    "Judo is not about strength. Yet in the learning curve, all Judokas get strong. Only with time do you learn where to apply that strength."
    The Art of Judo

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    Chest. If I can bring up my chest, I'll be happy. Right now, it's too weak (size-wise; it's strong as hell) compared to the rest of my physique. I have crap chest genetics; my father in his prime (he used to be a weighted dips fanatic) had a very small chest. I'm working it gradually with this heavier routine; it's already much fuller than a few months ago. We'll see.
    "Except Belial. He knows everything. This isn't a sarcastic attack, either. He really knows everything." -----Organichu
    "Alex is all knowing and perfect"-----Jane (loosely paraphrased)
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    cutting, to 185 and then lean bulking to 205

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    Originally posted by Maki Riddington
    I'm working on my fat.
    me too damnit
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

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    When you say you are working on your fat MAKI and ORANGE, does that mean working on losing it or working on gaining it....just kidding fellas...rip it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Originally posted by Belial
    Chest. If I can bring up my chest, I'll be happy. Right now, it's too weak (size-wise; it's strong as hell) compared to the rest of my physique. I have crap chest genetics; my father in his prime (he used to be a weighted dips fanatic) had a very small chest. I'm working it gradually with this heavier routine; it's already much fuller than a few months ago. We'll see.
    Try eating more
    Last edited by beercan; 10-31-2001 at 05:43 AM.

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    I'm going to leave that one alone.
    "Except Belial. He knows everything. This isn't a sarcastic attack, either. He really knows everything." -----Organichu
    "Alex is all knowing and perfect"-----Jane (loosely paraphrased)
    -515/745/700 bench/deadlift/squat
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    Marathons: 3
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    Low blow.
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    "Soli Deo Gloria"
    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
    Romans 7:14-25

    "Judo is not about strength. Yet in the learning curve, all Judokas get strong. Only with time do you learn where to apply that strength."
    The Art of Judo

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    You know I love ya Maki

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    Looking to stay in shape as much as I can. Im at around 12% @ 252 at the moment.

    Calves need more work as do shoulder.
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    'Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind'

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    For christ's sake Yates, how many times do i need to tell you to eat you skinny lil' biatch!
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    Im trying Im trying ..... are you sending messages to the God CD. Coz Im really finding it hard to eat clean at the moment.

    Curse your Voodoo Powers.
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    'Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind'

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    I am the Oracle - i don't send messages, i recieve them.

    Right now i'm, being told that you should send me 20lbs of sirloin or great suffering will result...
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    Will some Cheesecake do ?
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    'Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind'

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    i guess...
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    *lol*
    A little learning is a dangerous thing...

    Live Dangerously! Learn a Little!


    Dude, did Doogie Howser just steal my fucking car?

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    You guys having fun yet,lol....

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