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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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    Robb's journal - goal of 200 lbs @ 8% bf

    As of the morning I made this post, I was 255 lbs and 30% BF. Seeing as how I took entirely too much time off from lifting and was not serious about it, I imagine I might get some newbie gains - which I plan to exploit for at least the next two months. I am eating, daily, somewhere in the range of 2.3+k (eating around 6 meals a day and taking one cheat day due to lack of sustained willpower) calories and have not lost nor gained any weight in 2 months (and diet won't be brought up here until I am either seriously cutting or bulking). Current goal is remaining close to same weight while adding muscle (and losing fat). I'll most likely pick either a bulk or cut around January first, depending on how I see my muscle growth potential and how bad I need to lose fat. Enough with the intro, though.

    10/28/04 - Back, Biceps, and Forearms day

    Seated Cable Row
    80x10
    100x8
    120x8
    120x5

    Lat Pulldown
    80x10
    100x6
    100x6
    110x4

    Wide grip assisted chin-ups
    76 lb assist - 4 reps
    88 lb assist - 5 reps - forearms burning
    88 lb assist - 5 reps - forearms burning

    BB Shrugs
    175x10
    205x6 - hands hurt, form suffers
    225x6 - grip sucks again, should wear gloves

    DB Curls
    40x10
    45x6
    45x6
    50x0 (attempt, but failed - tried multiple reps)

    Not a bad day, especially considering my DB Curls are at the end of my workout (which leads me to believe I could get a couple solid reps @ 50 if I put it first). I didn't workout my forearms as much as I could have, but they were burning nonetheless. I could probably get more forearm work without adding another exercise by switching db curls for thick bar bb curls, but there is no thick bar in the gym im using.

    Now it's time for more studying.

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    nice start to your journal crusher keep up the good work

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    You are on the edge for sure bro with this about time new journal, lol -

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    I see you're back. Welcome back Robb.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    goodluck with your goals!

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    lilmase1153 - CoCoa - rookiebldr - daveywave - thanks

    10/29/04 - Triceps and Legs

    BB Squat:
    185x4
    205x4
    210x3

    Dips:
    52lb assistx6
    40lb assistx6
    bodyweightx4
    bodyweightx2

    Leg Extension with 5 second pause at top:
    120x8
    120x6
    130x6

    DB Overhead Extensions:
    60x10 (warm-up)
    scratched rest of this exercise as hands are raw from yesterday

    Calf Raises on Leg Press Machine:
    630x12
    630x8
    630x8

    Overall, this was a decent day. I was happy to be doing bodyweight dips, and to failure - so I know where I am. My hands hurt a lot and I'm gonna get gloves in the next two weeks. Calf Raises were solid, Squats were OK (they tend never to feel "good"), and Leg Extensions with pause was rough, but I can add a solid 10-20 lbs easy next workout.

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    what are the hands hurting from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage
    what are the hands hurting from?
    getting back into bb shrugs, i didnt wear gloves, nor use chalk/straps to hold the 200+ lb bar, which hurt my hands

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    Good session man...stay consistent with it.

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    Thanks CoCoa, I'm gonna try my best

    10/29/04 - Chest and Shoulders - my favourite day

    BB Bench:
    185x5
    225x4
    260x1+(1) - i think spotter may have helped
    245x3, 4th rep failed because i was doing it without spot and trainer ran over to grab it while i was struggling to hit the fourth, making me loss my concentration, and thus the rep. but i think i could've hit the fourth.

    Front Raises:
    Done Together:
    15x6
    20x5
    Done Seperately:
    25x6
    25x6

    BB Incline:
    185x6 - way too big of an arch - turned it into a flatbench
    185x2 - done right after

    OH Shoulder Press:
    115x5
    135x4 (fourth rep sucked)
    115x5 in the smith to work on form
    135x4

    Lateral Raises:
    20x6
    Shoulders were dead by this point, so I stopped

    Suicides on Full Basketball Court:
    45 seconds for first
    49 seconds for second

    Comments:
    Bench was solid. I wish I still had a burn though so I can feel like I pushed myself more (though I know it doesn't matter that much). Hitting that max was a big point for me, this being the first time in 6-7 years that I've benched more than my body weight (I was up to 257 after a cheat day (so I'm closer to 255 still)). Front Raises were difficult to do 25's at the same time (don't know why), so I might start doing them seperately to bump the weights up. BB Inclines were mediocre. I did them only to get a starting point for when I move away from BB Bench (which I'll do when I hit a plateau for 2 weeks in a row). OH Shoulder Presses were good, but I'm starting to plateau. I think I might still do it next week, but switch out front and lateral raises for something else which could hit my shoulders more. Lateral Raises weren't bad, I guess.

    I started suicides today because I had a nightmare about playing high school football again and running so slow and being so out of shape I was laughed at. I'll try to do them on my Shoulder and Chest day and my end goal is to do a total of 5 suicides within 40 seconds each and not having to take huge breaks (and not have so much pain in doing them).

    I have an insane amount of school work to do by Tuesday, about 12 hours total - which I have to split to 6 hours today and 6 tomarrow.
    Last edited by EdgeCrusher; 10-31-2004 at 03:32 PM.

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    10/09/04

    Elliptical for 24 minutes
    Ran 2 1/10 of a mile lengths

    Bench Press:

    185x5
    225x5
    260x3 (that's right THREE)

    Kickbacks:

    15x8
    20x8
    20x8

    Bodyweight dips
    3 sets of 4 reps

    less sets than usual, but cardio plus time constraints

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    25 minutes elliptical
    2 1/10 mile lengths

    Standing OH Press:

    115x5
    125x5
    135x5
    145x1

    Shrugs:

    205x8
    205x8
    205x10
    225x8

    Front Raises:
    20x8
    20x8/5

    Lateral Raises:
    20x8
    20x4/2

    DB Curls:

    40x6
    40x6
    45x6

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