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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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    Just Shut Up and Lift Heavy

    Thus begins a new chapter in my lifting career. After 2 years of bodybuilding, I've decided that I'm very happy with my size as of right now and the next step is power. I'm going to try and maintain a bodybuilding lifestyle as much as possible, but my main focus from this point forward will be strength and speed. I will continue to update my old journal periodically with bodybuilding accomplishments. Diet, weight, measurements, etc.

    I'm very new to Westside, so anyone who knows what they're doing, please feel free to comment, critique, slap me in the back of the head with an Oly bar, when necessary.

    As of right now, my max lifts are 225 bench, 355 squat, and 455 deadlift. Obviously, I plan to see the most benefit going toward my bench at the beginning. This is not an experiment, this is not a test. I'm throwing myself into this full force. Just to prove I'm serious, I started today, when I was initially planning to start in 4 weeks. So why not cut the crap and get right to it.

    Speed Bench:

    Bench: 8x3x135, 1x175
    I felt a little awkward at first, but by the 3rd set I got the hang of it.
    CG Decline BP: 3x5x95
    Pushdowns: 10x60 10x70 10x70
    BB Row: 4x8x95
    DB Side Lateral: 2x10x15
    DB Front Raise: 2x10x10

    I didn't feel very beaten by this workout. I'm hoping that as I find my way through the next couple of weeks that I'll get a better idea of how much weight I should be using.

    Anyway, we'll see how strong I feel tonight when I'm hauling trays of dinners around. lol

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Good luck with the new goals, and training.
    Tis good to see a few westside journals floating around in this forum, helps greatly in switching up mine hehe

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    Wish you the best with this new thing Drew!!...here is where the real journey starts bro.
    Last edited by Coke; 03-07-2005 at 07:34 AM.

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    Thanks vkefi and CoCoa!

    Well, I've started back on creatine and I've also started taking 1000mg glutamine. Money is really tight, so I will most likely just stick with these supps for now.

    Today was speed squat/dl day and man, it was intense. I haven't had a workout this rough since I first started. I'm absolutely exhausted right now. My left shoulder (the one I broke) is really tight. Not really in pain, just hoping that I can adapt and that goes away.

    Low box squat (~2" below parallel) 10x2x185, 1x275
    Deadz 6x1x275
    Zerchers 5x8x95 (wish I had a smooth bar for these. Ouch)
    Decline situps 2x10 with 10# ball
    DB sidebends 3x8x25 each side.
    GHR 3x8x45

    Wow, this is some wicked wicked stuff. I love it.

    This chick I know wanted to do db rows on the bench in front of me while I was doing GHRs. I told her I didn't mind as long as she didn't mind my staring at her ass

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Oblique DOMS is the WORST.

    ME Bench:
    CG Incline Bench press: 3x95 3x105 3x115 2x125 2x135 2x145 1x155 1x160 1x165 1x170 1x175 1x180 1x185 missx190 (Previous max on incline Bench was 155)
    Seated MP: 3x5x80
    Skull crusher: 2x10x55 1x5x55
    BB Row: 4x8x115
    DB Side Laterals: 2x10x15
    DB Front Raise: 2x10x8

    Nice workout. ME squat/dl is tomorrow.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    HAHA what did the chick say when ya told her you didn't mind as long as ya could stare at her ass?? Nice lookin squats btw the way man. Incline Press lookin good as well.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Thanks Chub. I'm feeling really strong these days.

    And she said that was fine with her, and at least she could add something nice to my day. Man, I should really bang her. lol

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    I want to DIE!

    ME Squat/DL

    GMs: 3x95, 3x105, 3x115, 2x125, 2x135, 2x145, 1x155, 1x165, 1x175, 1x180, 1x185, 1x190, 1x195, 1x200, 1x205, 1x210, 1x215, 1x220, missx225

    7" Platform DL: 4x8x225
    Hanging Leg Raise: 4x8
    DB sidebend: 3x8x25
    GHR: 2x8x45

    Hammys are TORCHED!

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Doing fine and staying on track with it man.

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    Thanks CC. Working my ass off in the process.

    Week 2:
    Speed Bench:
    8x3x135, 1x175
    CG Decline Bench: 3x5x115
    Pushdown: 3x10x70
    BB Row: 4x8x125
    DB Side lateral: 2x10x12
    DB Front Raise: 2x10x8

    Shoulders hurt today. I really gotta find a way to keep them healthy.

    Won my poker game last night, so I got a little cash in my pocket. I feel good today.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    w00t for the poker win

    Workouts are looking good. Nice max on the incline

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    Thanks vkefi.

    Yesterday, Speed Squat/DL:
    Low box squat 10x2x205, 1x275
    Deadz 6x1x275
    Zerchers 5x6x135
    Decline situps 3x10
    DB sidebends 3x8x25 each side.
    GHR 3x8x55 (I'm changing the name of these to Ball Crushers)


    Workin hard. Everything is looking up. I feel sore, yet strong.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    ...Workin hard. Everything is looking up. I feel sore, yet strong.
    Props on it all - payin the cost to be boss, lol.

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    Thanks man, I've got bruises on my arms from the dang zerchers. lol

    Today was ME Bench
    CG incline bench: 3x135 3x140 3x145 2x150 2x155 2x160 1x165 1x170 1x175 1x180 1x185 missx190 missx190
    Standing MP: 3x5x85
    DB Skulls: 3x10x40
    BB Row: 4x5x135
    Lat raise: 2x10x12
    Front Raise: 2x10x8

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Glad to see all is well.
    Out of the night that covers me,Black as the Pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul. In The fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears looms but the horror of the shade And yet the menace of the years finds, and shall find, me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate how charged with punishments the scroll,I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
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    Thanks Narc.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Just checking out this

    Why dont you use a towel wrapped around the bar

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    Thanks for the spam Pyro. I don't know, I thought about using a towel, but somehow I think that would just give me rugburn instead of barburn. Besides, I look meaner with bruises on my arms. lol

    Thursaday and Today:

    ME DL/Squat:
    GMs: 3x135, 3x145, 3x155, 2x165, 2x175, 2x185, 1x190, 1x195, 1x200, 1x205, 1x210, 1x215, 1x220, 1x225, 1x230, 1x235, missx240

    7" Platform DL: 4x8x225
    Hanging Leg Raise: 4x10
    DB sidebend: 3x8x30
    GHR: 3x8x45


    Today: Speed Bench
    8x3x135, 1x175
    CG Decline Bench: 3x5x115
    Pushdown: 3x10x80
    BB Row: 4x5x135
    DB Side lateral: 2x10x12
    DB Front Raise: 2x10x8

    Traps and lats are very sore, I think just from holding the bar on all those GMs. Shoulders feel very good this week. Very little stiffness or soreness and almost no pain. I wish they felt like this all the time.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    sup D? looking good in here man

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    Thanks big Bri. Feeling good.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Yikes, please forgive my neglect!

    I'll just sum up. Everything is going great. My recent max for CG flat bench was 215 and squat is 375. I'm working my ass off in the gym and lately I've not had the time to log on and update my progress.

    Great things in life as far as the female situation goes. More to come on that front.

    4000 bonus points for everyone who posts here before midnight tonight. WOO!

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    lol

    so how many bonus points am i up to now

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    I don't know. I'll tally them up at the end and we'll see who wins.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    I get bonus points this time...was thinking where is that Drew, lol - glad things are working out in and out of the gym.

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    Hey Drew!

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