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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    lilmase's training journal

    ok well ive tried everything so far so maybe having a journal will help me track my progress more thoroughly.

    age:20
    gender:male
    hieght:5'2
    wieght:180

    been liftin since i was 16. (maybe thats why im so short) been liftin seriously since april of this year and have made some great progress. I finally started eating right and sleeping good and a solid training schedule but have since hit a plateau i cant get passed i have been stuck at 285 (bench) for 2 months now.

    goals: to get past my plateau and get back to previous wieght of 150lbs.

    as of april 2004
    bench: 205
    military press: 135
    squat: 275
    dead lift: n/a

    as of sep 27th 2004
    bench:285
    military press:205
    squat:375x 6
    dead lift: 275

    training split

    monday- chest,shoulders, tri's
    tuesday- bi's, back
    wends-legs
    thurs-chest, shoulders, tri's
    fri-bi's, back
    sat: off
    sun: off

    I train my abs 3 times a week but no set days.

    Cardio- cycling 3 times a week 20 miles each session , and some light jogging on the treadmill on the days i dont cycle. I play basketball pretty much everyday for at least 30 mins.
    Last edited by lilmase1153; 10-14-2004 at 03:06 PM.

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    wow dude, you made awesome progress with your bench and military press. I'm hella impressed.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your progress, good luck.
    Life isn't like Burger King, you can't always have it your way.


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    thanks a lot for the compliment. yeah ive been really buckling down recently trying to get all my lifts up and put some good size on. but im do for a good cut in the next month or so.

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    nutrition

    wake up- eat a tuna sandwhich(pure white albacore-wheatbread) and a banana- roughly 45g protien
    3 hrs later- 1/2 cup brown rice 2 boneless skinless chicken breast- roughly 80g protien
    2 hrs later- a big thing of grapes and an apple
    3 hrs later- 1 cod fillet 1 salmon fillet with 2 slices wheat bread- roughly 50g protien
    for dinner- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast 1 cod fillet and 1 cup of brown rice
    before sleep- nighttime protien and a banana

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    10-18-04

    flat bb bench press
    warm up 135x20
    185x10
    205x8

    flat db bench
    55x10
    65x10
    75x10

    incline db press
    55x10
    60x10
    65x10

    smith machine shoulder press(no spotter had to do smith machine)
    135x10
    155x8
    175x6
    185x4

    rear shoulder raise bb
    50x15
    60x10
    70x10
    80x8

    tricep pull down- overhead tricep extension (super set
    light wieght 30 secs of rest in be tween one super set)
    60x10-60x10
    70x10-70x8

    post workout shake
    Last edited by lilmase1153; 11-19-2005 at 01:30 AM.

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    nice bb benchin big man
    Beer helped slow down my metabolism.... -ozzyman

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    bignic -thanks alot bro, im really trying to push past my plateau and i dont know if going heavy is gonna get me there. i think im gonna start concentrating on my incline but i dont even know. if anyone has any good input id appreciate it..

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    cardio

    played basketball for an hour
    treadmill for 45mins (mid/high intensity) intervals of 5 mins at 8mph 5 mins at 4mph

    gonna try for some legs tonight my back is a little sore from yesterday.

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    i kept thinking that i too was going to stop flat benching as my chest didnt get a whole lot from it. Then i changed my form up a little, i took the bar below my nipples, did a slightly wider grip, and arched my back a lil. This worked well. No i do flat benching, incline dbs, and a lil pec deck or cable work
    Beer helped slow down my metabolism.... -ozzyman

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    below the nipples with a wide grip hmmmmmm.. i dont think i go below the nipples just right on top of my chest. im gonna try that the only thing that sucks is since im short i cant go that wide without having someone lifting the bar off to me and racking it cause i cant reach :-( but thanks alot bignic ..i think im gonna try that on thursday and just focus on form and the contraction..

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    sounds good. I just noticed we train quite similar. Are you going to failure on your last set. If so thats basically yates style, which is what ive based a lot of my training on.
    Beer helped slow down my metabolism.... -ozzyman

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    yeah i do go to failure on my last set. so thats yates i was gonna say i dont even know what yates was.. yeah but we do have a pretty similar training style. but my back is nowhere near yours... but at least it gives me inspiration :-)

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    Damn, nice training. You've got hella strength, and it looks like you've already made some mad progress. Keep it up, dude. Are you training more from a bodybuilder or a powerlifter perspective?

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    frozen: thanks a lot bro.. umm i dont know yet, i want a nice looking body but at the same time im addicted to strength. and now that i started deadlifts who knows. i think thats why i joined here to give me the inspiration i need and some good advice, cause even though ive been liftin for a while i still dont know the terms and all the diff excerises everyone here knows. so hopefully with time i can learn all i can from the people here at wbb. by the way your avitar is niiiiiiccccee, ATHF rokcs

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    Hey man look up dorian yates. He was a former mr olympia. Basically, he trained in a method of one true work set to complete failure. Yet he used many progressing warm ups.

    For instance,

    135x10
    185x10
    225x8-10 (taken to failure)

    So essentially thats one real work set.
    Beer helped slow down my metabolism.... -ozzyman

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    thanks a lot bignic.. i think im about to go look him up right now. see i know this forum would pay off

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    leg day

    10mins on an eliptical to warm up

    squats
    135x20
    185x15
    245x12
    315x9

    hamstring curls
    90x10
    105x10
    120x10
    135x7

    quad curls
    105x10
    120x10
    135x10
    150x8

    calf raise machine
    bw+125x10
    bw+150x10
    bw+175x10
    bw (burnout)x100

    and than limped to my car legs just werent feelin it today oh well theres always next week.....

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    315x9 aint nothing to be ashamed of.
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    That's some serious squatting. Way to go, man!

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    john0101- thanks a lot bro, i just expect a lot out of my legs and compared to most people here thats baby wieght lol..

    frozenmo- thanks bro encouragement is always welcomed here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenmoses
    :withstupi

    That's some serious squatting. Way to go, man!
    :withstupi great squatting!
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

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    thanks a lot getfit i really appreciate it.

    p.s. i like your sig

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilmase1153
    thanks a lot getfit i really appreciate it.

    p.s. i like your sig
    keep it up lilmase!
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
    Hot in terms of both speed and... well new hotness- Stash

    gain 50lbs-Anthony

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    classic yates stuff big man. I love it
    Beer helped slow down my metabolism.... -ozzyman

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    bignic- yeah man i guess im alll about big D yates... thanks a lot bro

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