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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  1. #26
    Wannabebig Member denami's Avatar
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    soba-thanks for the advice im gonna start with 135 next week

    today was an okay workout for shoulders. would have been better if i didnt have to wait 20 min to use the iso-lateral machine while these two guys were talking more than using it.

    arnolds-30x8,35x5,35x4
    db front raises-15x10,20x8
    db shrugs-50x10x3
    iso-lateral press-110x6,110x5

    abs
    weighted ab machine-20x20,30x15,40x10

  2. #27
    Wannabebig Member denami's Avatar
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    well today was a pretty good leg workout, i decided to really focus on my form with squats so i reduced the weight a little bit, and boy do my legs feel good right now..

    legs
    squats-90x8,90x6,90x6
    leg press-210x10,240x8,260x6
    curls-45x10,55x8,65x5
    extensions-50x10,60x7
    seated calf raises-90x5x5

  3. #28
    Wannabebig Member denami's Avatar
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    chest

    dips-6x1,6x1
    flat dbs-35x10,40x6,45x2
    incline dbs-30x9,35x6,35x4
    incline flies-20x10,25x8

    tris
    db extensions-35x10,40x8
    close grip-75x8,90x6

  4. #29
    Wannabebig Member denami's Avatar
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    Well today was a decent workout despite the fact i wasnt feeling too well and didnt do deadlifts because of that but oh well next week ill be back on it

    back
    bent over rows-70x8,80x6
    lat pull downs-95x8,105x6,115x5
    seated rows-105x8,120x6

    bis
    hammer curls-20x10,25x8
    standing bb curls-40x10,50x8

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    got a PR on DB press today for shoulders so it was a good workout! and my gym got a few new machines...seated dip machine, and standing leg curl machine so im looking forword to trying those out.

    Shoulders
    DB Press-35x10,40x8,45x6
    iso-lateral press-90x8,110x5
    front raises-20x10x2
    shrugs-55x10x2

    abs
    weighted ab machine-30x15,40x12

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    Great job on the PR man!!!
    How is your weight coming? Gaining some back to the 155 range you started?

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    nice sessions bro. youll be huge before you know it as long as you eat and lift consistently

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    haha, thanks for the comments...actually ive gained back all the weight but pretty much in the last month. i was 156 on the scale at the gym today. i think its because of the prednisone tho, ah well feels good to not be so skinny even if most of it is fat. i figure ill keep tryin to gain weight till after xmas/new years, and then start a cut to get a lot of the fat i gained down. unless i gain another 16 pounds this month, because then im pretty sure i wont be able to stand myself haha.

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    hell yeah nice job on the PR man - keep it up and make sure you're eating enough to bankrupt a small village.
    25 years old, 5'10''

    Back in the States to get hayooooge!

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    thanks irish, haha trust me im definately making up for all the time in the hospital when they wouldnt allow me to eat, im eating everything in sight

    today was leg day, overall not a bad workout, and i love doin squats now.

    legs
    squats-90x8,90x8,110x6
    leg press-200x10,240x8,280x6
    leg extensions-60x8,70x6
    seated calf raises-110x5x5

    off day tomorrow but then chest on saturday, hopefully will get 50lb dumbells for flat bench...i know i can get at least 4 if i have a spot on them i guess ill just have to ask someone in the gym, cuz i dont think ill be able to get the first one up on my own

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    today was a good workout, i keep going up in weight each week I really like the new seated dip machine that they just got in my gym also.

    chest

    dips-5x1,5x1
    flat dbs-40x8,45x6,50x2
    incline dbs-35x8,40x6,40x6
    pec dec-50x10,60x8

    tris
    seated dips-100x8x2
    extensions-40x10,45x8

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    real nice chest and tri work bro, youre making a great recovery from your hospital time

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    thanks f=ma, it feels real good to be back in the gym.

    today was a pretty good day for back and bis

    back
    bent over rows-80x8,80x7
    seated rows-105x8,120x6
    pull downs-105x8,115x6
    dead lifts-135x6,155x4,185x2...tried 205 but didnt get it next week haha

    bis
    preachers-50x8x2
    hammer curl-25x6x2
    Last edited by denami; 11-20-2005 at 10:24 AM.

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    Shoulders
    DB press- 40x8,40x6
    Iso-lateral press-110x8,110x6,120x5
    upright rows-50x10,60x8
    lateral raises-75x8,75x6
    shrugs-80x8x2

    abs
    weighted machine-30x20,40x15
    hanging leg raises-2 sets of 10

    gonna do legs wednesday and do hack squats instead of leg extensions, so ill do squats, hack squats, leg press and calf raises. i think that will be better.
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    legs
    squats-90x10,110x8,110x8
    hack squats-90x10,140x6
    calf raises-90x5x5

    through in a couple of sets of bis for the hell of it
    bb curl-50x10,60x8
    hammer curl-25x10
    Age:19
    Height:5'8
    Weight:155

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    well today was a good chest workout, i had a spot so i could really push my self and i did bb work for the first time.

    chest

    dips-8x1
    flat bb-95x10,115x6+2, 135x4 lots of spotting but i just pushed to failure
    incline bb-95x8,95x8
    incline flies-20x10,25x10,25x8

    tris
    close grip-90x8,90x6,105x4
    seated dips-100x10,120x8,120x6

    most likely did too many sets today, but i felt good and my friend i went with is pretty strong but still under the 'more is better' way of thinking
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    felt pretty good today, had a lot of sleep last night but didnt attepmt 205 on deadlifts yet, im pretty sure i could get it for 1 but i usually end with deadlifts, i should probably start with them. i can also do 2 pull ups now haha, maybe in a few more weeks ill be able to get 10 or 12 like i used to. weighed in at 160 today which is also strange, i think the prednisone im on is really making me gain a lot of weight, since i never gained weight this easily before mostly fat tho ah well....

    back
    bent over rows-95x8,95x8
    pull downs-105x8,105x7
    dead lifts-135x6,165x4,185x2

    bis
    standing bb curl-60x8,70x5
    hammer curl-25x9,30x5
    Age:19
    Height:5'8
    Weight:155

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    shoulders
    db press-40x10,45x6
    iso lateral press-110x10,120x8
    front raises-15x10,20x8
    db shrugs-60x10x2
    Age:19
    Height:5'8
    Weight:155

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    legs
    squats-110x8,120x6,130x5
    hack squats-140x8x2
    extensions-60x8,70x6
    calf raises-110x5x3
    Age:19
    Height:5'8
    Weight:155

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    Hey man, just read the intro to your journal. Good luck with your lifting and most important your health. Just eat like a champ, as much as you can, and lift big One day itll click and everything starts snowballing from there. I started around your weight 135, and got upto 170. But I let myself go, and now I have a broken clavicle Im around 158 right now, but no where near as solid as before.

    Keep it up man! Check out my lameass journal too if you'd like, no numbers in there yet, just rantings.
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

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    "When a man is in love, is jealous, and has been whipped by the Inquisition, he is no longer himself..."- Voltaire

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    thanks man, i weighed in at 161 yesterday in the gym haha, i havent been strict on my diet so ive gained fat with the muscle, id guess im around 18-20% bf right now. i know prednisone makes u gain weight but this is a lot of weight ive gained in about 3 months, 30 pounds about. i think ill be able to get to 170 and then i figure ill start a cut after the holidays and shed the fat i gained, im just not ready to be strict on diet yet after not bein able to eat what i wanted for a while haha, ill check out ur journal now too
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    Looks like youve made some great gains, for me 170 was the wall. I flirted with 172, but it took so much food etc. But youre doing great man! Keep it up
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

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    thanks bro, today i did chest/tris/abs

    chest
    flat dbs-45x6,45x8 haha somehow pushed 2 more out on this set,50x3,50x2
    incline dbs-40x8,40x7,45x4
    incline db flies-25x8,30x6
    seated dip machine-120x8,140x5

    tris
    pull downs-45x10,55x8

    abs
    weighted ab machine-40x15,50x12
    Age:19
    Height:5'8
    Weight:155

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    back
    bent over rows-95x8,105x6,105x6
    pull downs-105x8,115x6
    seated rows-110x8,125x6
    dead lifts-135x8,155x6,185x4

    bis
    standing bb curl-60x8
    hammer curl-30x6
    Age:19
    Height:5'8
    Weight:155

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    nice workout...good rows

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