The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    My journey through hell...

    This being my lifting journal...I should talk about my gym sessions and stuff...Well today I plan on maxing out...the date being: Tuesday March 22nd I nailed 225 a few weeks back...and now I am gonna go for 235...a long shot I know but Im going to try...Thats really gonna be my highlight of my day and workout...

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    well didn't get 235 but gave a good effort...I was told by a great lifter and powerlifting champ for his weight...that I was having problems right off the chest...thus he said to do "Pauses" which is take the bar down to ur chest and pause for 2 seconds and then explode out...I am going to start trying this...I'll keep this updated...

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    Today is a back and Bi day...not too sure what back excerises to do?

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    my 4 day workout consists of this:

    Day 1 Chest tris:
    6 sets of incline bench
    6 sets of incline flies

    4 sets of overhead push
    3 sets of dips
    3 sets pushdowns

    Leg:
    4 sets of squats
    3 sets of leg press
    3 leg extentions
    3 calf raisies

    Back Bi:
    4 sets of bentover pulls
    3 sets of pulldowns (front)
    3 sets of pulldowns (rear)


    shoulders:
    Cable row 3 sets
    lateral raise 3 sets
    cable crossover 3 sets
    shrugs 3 sets

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    Well as of today I'm going to possiblly attempt to max out on the bench...Hope it goes well..

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    BAM nailed 230 on the bench...I'm lovin it..

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    Going for 235 tonight on the bench...lets hope I can nail this...

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    Got 235...Damn I'm good...and Damn do I miss my girl...

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    I've been making some serious gains on deadlifting as of latly...been going up in increments of 10 pounds...

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    i see i'm the first observer posting on your journal.. anyways, keep up the good work! i'm glad to hear you're nailing your targets.
    6'2" | 215 lbs

    B320 S315 D440 = 1075
    The Road to 1200
    I'm always open to suggestions and critique, so stop by and help a brother out!

    "Determination is the wake-up call to the human will." - TR

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    Yeah thanks...going to the school gym today just to show off...

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    Going for 240 on the bench...I'm going to nail this...or crush myself trying...Wish me luck...*points to the sky* Damn you god!

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    so? howd the 240 go?
    6'2" | 215 lbs

    B320 S315 D440 = 1075
    The Road to 1200
    I'm always open to suggestions and critique, so stop by and help a brother out!

    "Determination is the wake-up call to the human will." - TR

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    Well...240...I got it up...but I know I did not go down far enough...I went down and there was about 2-3 inches between my chest and the bar...so I am not gonna count it...But I got it soon...Prolly tommorow...

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    looking really good so far.. what's your (lifting) story? you seem to be lifting a lot for such a young age and based on other posts you've made you seem a lot different in a lot of ways than most 14 year olds I know. Just looking to understand your drive in lifting. Also you should try posting your workouts as you do them and post your progress on individual workouts as well as the times you max out. This is good encouragement for you and helps us out here encourage you too! Good luck with everything...I'll be back
    Lady, I fully expect to see you in the next issue of Powerlifting USA with at least a new world record for your weight class. Make it happen. - Guido

    let's see how much this girl can lift...looking for the strength I know I have...
    The Journal...

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    Well if you honestly want to know the whole story of why I began to lift so young...I'll sum it up...I started lifting and heavy...I just guess there was more motivation for me to get bigger/stronger/faster than most people because I used to do it to survive...My dad beat me at a young age...so I began to lift...now im 14 years old...and could put my old man through a wall...So I take lifting as serious as I can...because its the only thing thats been with everything with me...Sorry for sounding depressed and stuff...but I love my father for what he did...turned me into a machine...

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    Oh and one more thing...My g/f helps me with alot of stuff too so I gotta give her credit...

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    wow....its great to have a solid thing like that in your life and wonderful to have people around you who support you. Good luck ..I'll be back
    Lady, I fully expect to see you in the next issue of Powerlifting USA with at least a new world record for your weight class. Make it happen. - Guido

    let's see how much this girl can lift...looking for the strength I know I have...
    The Journal...

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    Thank you...I beleive I will be going for a new max on the bench tommorow 240 Hope I get it...

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    Well Today is the big day...240 on the bench coming up!

    My workout...

    Chest/tris
    Flat bench:
    ME Day:5 sets warmup(135 8X,155 5X, 175 3X, 190 2X, 200 1X)
    5 sets heavy (Current Max:240 1X, 240 1X, 225 1X, 205 2X, 185 4X)
    Incline BB 135 10X, 150 10X 160 8X

    Overhead Press 70 15X, 75 10X and 80 8X

    Skullcrushers (with no spot on a machine)
    160 12X, 175 8X, 190 6X

    Dips 3 sets until failure

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    Missed but not by much...I will now be adding in some pauses into my workout...to get that edge right off the chest

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    How are your squats coming along Gutz?
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    Stats as of 5/18/05
    Chest-41" Waist-33.5" R Arm-14.2" L Arm-14" R Forearm-11.5" L Forearm-11.4" R Quad-24" L Quad-23.6" R Calf-14" L Calf-13.7"

    Age-17
    Height-5'8.5"
    Weight-160

    Maxes as of-5/26/05
    Bench-205x3(estimated 225)
    Squat-305x1
    Deadlift(sumo)-335x1
    Hang Clean-225x3(estimated 245)

    Check out my journal- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=65381

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    Squats are about my weakest thing...If I ever do a comp. I will never squat...My knees cant take it...

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    I heard you just got back from a comp. marine I read bout it...Congrats for a first comp you did very well...I've yet to compete yet...I hope to do so...soon

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    Thanks man. You really should your bench would get you a good score.
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    Chest-41" Waist-33.5" R Arm-14.2" L Arm-14" R Forearm-11.5" L Forearm-11.4" R Quad-24" L Quad-23.6" R Calf-14" L Calf-13.7"

    Age-17
    Height-5'8.5"
    Weight-160

    Maxes as of-5/26/05
    Bench-205x3(estimated 225)
    Squat-305x1
    Deadlift(sumo)-335x1
    Hang Clean-225x3(estimated 245)

    Check out my journal- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=65381

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