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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. #51
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    4 workouts in 6 days since you got back...nice bro....I know how it feels when you get back from vacation..especially when you can't lift during that time...keep up the good work!

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    Upper (Chest Emphasis)


    Flat BB Bench
    1. 95x12 warmup
    2. 145x6
    3. 145x5.5
    4. 155x2

    Dips
    1. BWx12
    2. BWx10
    3. BWx10
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    Seated Rows
    1. 100x11
    2. 120x10
    3. 140x8
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    Arnolds
    1. 30x11
    2. 40x9
    3. 40x6

    Side Laterals
    1. 20x8
    2. 20x8

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    Lower (Ham Emphasis)


    SLDL
    1. bar warmupsx12
    2. 155x11
    3. 175x10
    4. 185x10
    5. 205x8

    Stationary Lunges
    1. 55x10
    2. 65x10
    3. 75x8

    Standing Calf Raise
    1. 120x12
    2. 135x11
    3. 150x10

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    Upper (Back Emphasis)


    Pullups
    1. BWx6
    2. BWx3.5
    3. BWx2
    The heavier I get, the harder these are. Damn it.
    How can I fix the fact that I can do about 6 my first set, and then no more than 3 my next 2 sets with the same weight...

    BO BB Rows
    1. 95x10
    2. 105x9
    3. 115x6
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    Incline BB Bench
    1. Bar Warmupsx10
    2. 100x10
    3. 120x7
    4. 120x6
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    Face Pulls (seated row to face/neck)
    1. 60x10
    2. 60x9
    3. 60x6
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    Feet assisted pullups off SM
    1. x10

    Smith negative pullups
    1. 5
    2. 5



    If anyone reads my journal, feel free to comment if I am doing something wrong...

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    Lower (Quad Emphasis)

    Squats
    1. barx10 warmups
    2. 115x8
    3. 115x7
    4. 115x6
    5. 115x5
    working on form

    Lunges
    1. Barx10
    2. 65x8
    3. 65x8

    Standing Calf Raise
    1. 120x11
    2. 135x10
    3. 150x8
    4. 150x6

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    Upper (Chest Emphasis)


    BB Flat Bench
    1. Bar warmupsx15
    2. 135x8
    3. 135x8
    4. 125x8
    5. 115x8
    Total:4080

    Dips
    1. BWx10
    2. BWx8
    3. BWx7
    --------------------
    Seated Rows
    1. 130x10
    2. 150x8
    3. 150x8
    --------------------
    Arnolds
    1. 30x10
    2. 35x8
    3. 35x8
    --------------------
    Skulls
    1. 50x10 +4negs
    2. 50x7 +4negs
    Last edited by muscleup; 12-01-2005 at 05:41 PM.

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    Lower (Hams)

    SLDL
    1. Warmup barx12
    2. 185x11
    3. 205x8
    4. 225x8
    Grip was about to fail on my last 2 reps of 225. Static holds might be beneficial.

    Stationary Lunges
    1. 65x8
    2. 75x8
    3. 95x5
    These are no limit.

    Standing Calf Raise
    1. 135x10
    2. 150x10
    3. 165x8

    Seated Calf Raise
    1. 70x10
    2. 70x10

    Good Mornings
    1. Bar warmup x12
    2. 85x10
    3. 95x10
    4. 115x10


    Stomach has been feeling kind of queezy the last 2 days. Diet yesterday was about 2k under my goal. Today I have eaten better, but still feel a little sick.
    I woke up this morning with a bad cramp in my neck. Mainly when I turn to look over my left shoulder. Regardless I still had a great training session.

    I lifted with my iPod for the very first time today. I think it will take some getting used to. I felt a little like I wasn't as aware of my surroundings since I could only here music. I liked hearing my own music, but I'm not sure if I will get used to not being able to hear what's going on around me.

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    Nice session dude. You got in quite a few different exercises. I think you could definitely go heavier on the SLDLs. I'm having grip issues too. Might need to do some grip work myself.

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    UFC: Thanks bro. I agree, I think I could go higher on SLDL's. I need to drop the reps in the 6-8 range. I have the form down pretty good now, so I think it's safe to push the bar on the weight. I basically used the same tactic when I was doing regular DL's. Got my form down real good, then changed my rep range to be under 6 and started pulling in the high 200's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscleup
    Measurements
    IN inches (Oct 5' 05)
    184.5lbs

    Chest: 39.5

    Neck: 14.5

    Waist: 36

    Shoulder width: 48

    Right Bi: 13.5
    Left Bi: 13.75

    Right Quad: 23
    Left Quad: 21.5

    Right Calf: 14.5
    Left Calf: 14

    The waist bothers me the most. I just started my cut, so we will see how it goes.
    Dec 4 '05 Measurements (inches)
    193.3lbs

    Chest: 40.2

    Neck: 14.5

    Waist: 36.2

    Shoulder Width: 50

    Rt. Bi: 14.2
    Lft Bi: 14

    Rt. Quad: 24.2
    Lft Quad: 24.1

    Rt Calf: 15
    Lft Calf: 14.75
    Last edited by muscleup; 12-04-2005 at 12:17 PM.

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    It feels like someone with steel toed boots kicked me in my hams about 200 times.
    Having sore hamstrings without sore quads feels really odd.
    Better be gone by tomorrow..I gotta squat.

  12. #62
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    Very very nice improvement on most of your stats bro. Keep doin whatever you're doin. It's definitely working.

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    Upper (Back)

    Pullups
    1. BWx6
    2. BWx5
    3. BWx3.5

    BO BB Rows
    1. 115x10
    2. 125x8
    3. 125x8.5
    -----------------
    Incline BB Bench
    1. Bar warmups x12
    2. 105x10
    3. 125x8
    4. 125x6
    -----------------
    Face Pulls
    1. 50x9
    2. 60x7
    3. 60x7
    ----------------
    Smith Neg Pullups
    1. 4x 4sec neg
    2. 4x 4sec neg


    UFC: Thanks man. I am pretty happy with my results this far. I wish I would have taken measurements back in July when I started. I took pics, but forgot to measure. I'm really going to be stoked when I hit 200lbs in Jan.

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    Lower (Quads)

    Squats
    1. bar warmupsx8
    2. 115x8
    3. 135x8
    4. 135x7
    5. 135x6
    Trying my best to "break at the hips first" I probably look like an idiot, because I stick my butt back first like I am about to do a GM and then I start my decent down into the squat.

    Lunges
    1. Barx8
    2. 65x6
    3. 65x6

    Practice Squat Form
    1. Barx6 Slow
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    Seated Calf Raise
    1. 90x8
    2. 90x8
    3. 90x8

    Standing Calf Raise
    1. 105x12
    2. 105x10
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    Decline Weighted Situps
    1. BW+20x12
    2. BW+20x12
    3. BW+20x8

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    Dec 8 '05

    Upper (Chest Emphasis)
    Flat BB Bench
    1. warmup barx12
    2. 95x8 warmup
    3. 145x5
    4. 145x5
    5. 145x5
    6. 145x4? lost count on this set so I did another one
    7. 135x5
    Total:2900 (counting 145x5repsx4sets)

    Dips
    1. BWx11
    2. BWx11
    3. BWx10
    I need a dip belt
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    Seated Rows
    1. 140x10
    2. 160x8
    3. 160x7
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    Ahhnolds
    1. 30x10
    2. 40x8
    3. 40x6
    ----------------------
    Tri DB Exts
    1. 45x10
    2. 50x8
    3. 50x8
    I need to stick to CGB or Skulls...maybe a pushdown here or there.


    Went a little easy on this session because my shoulder was feeling weird all week from my last chest emphasis day. That whole bringing the bar from your chest to ubove your eyes/neck is BS when benching imo. That form strains my rotator cuff bad.

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    Dec 9 '05

    Lower (Ham Emphasis)

    RdL
    1. Bar warmups
    2. 135x8 warmup
    3. 195x8
    4. 205x8
    5. 225x6
    Bad form. too much weight. I can't pull as much in the RDL form (knees bent). I might go back to my previous sldl form, or work on these with light weight.

    Stationary Lunges
    1. 70x6
    2. 85x6
    3. 100x6

    Standing calf Raise
    1. 150x10
    2. 150x10
    3. 150x10

    Seated Calf Raise
    1. 80x10
    2. 80x10

    GM's
    1. Barwarm ups
    2. 95x10
    3. 115x10
    4. 115x10


    Gotta work on the sldl or Rdl (whatever you want to cal it) with knees bent.

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    Dec 10 '05

    My weight this morning was 196. 4 more lbs until 2hundy.
    Last edited by muscleup; 12-10-2005 at 08:08 AM.

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    Dec 12 '05

    Upper (Back Emphasis)

    Pullups
    1. BWx7
    2. BWx5
    3. BWx3.5
    4. BWx12 Feet assisted

    Incline BB Bench
    1. 95x12
    2. 95x12
    3. 95x11

    BO BB Rows
    1. 95x12
    2. 95x12
    3. 95x12

    Standing Mills
    1. 45x12
    2. 45x12
    3. 45x12


    I was going to try out FI's strength program, but I don't think my shoulders can handle such high reps. I think I am going to alter it so I start at 8 reps the first week, then drop down. so this is the 1/2 I will do:
    Week 1: 3x8
    Week 2: 4x6
    Week 3: 5x5
    Week 4: 6x4
    Last edited by muscleup; 12-12-2005 at 05:13 PM.

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    Dec 13 '05

    Lower (Quad Emphasis)

    Squats
    1. bar warmups
    2. 95x8 warmup
    3. 135x8
    4. 135x8
    5. 135x8
    form felt good tonight.

    Lunges
    1. 65x8
    2. 65x8
    3. 65x8

    RDL (50% max)
    1. 115x8
    2. 115x8
    4. 115x8

    Standing Calf Raise
    1. 150x8
    2. 150x8
    3. 150x8
    ----------------------
    DWSUps
    1. BW+25x8
    2. BW+25x8
    3. BW+25x8

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    Dec 15 '05

    Upper

    BB Flat Bench
    1. bar warmups (rotator warmupx12 ow)
    2. 95x5x2
    3. 115x12
    4. 115x12
    5. 115x11
    My shoulder was waisted after this. Strain pain in the right one bad. I think my shoulders have very poor stamina when it comes to high reps. I'm going to have to take it easy on pressing movements for a while I think.

    DB BO R0w
    1. 40x12
    2. 40x12
    3. 40x12
    Shoulder even felt strained after these...

    Dips
    1. BWx12
    2. BWx12
    3. BWx12

    Plate Raise
    1. 25x12
    2. 25x12
    3. 25x12
    Shoulder didn't hurt as bad doing these, but still a little discomfort.

    I'm really going to have to go easy on my shoulders. These high reps are putting too much stress on them I think. Specifically my right one. I think I will start rotator cuff lifts with high reps.

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    Dec 16 '05

    Lower (Core/Hams)

    Rotator Work 4x20

    1. DL's
    1.Bar warmups x12x2
    2. 135x10 warmup
    3. 155x12
    4. 155x12
    5. 155x12

    Front Squats
    1. Bar warmups x12x2
    2. 85x12
    3. 85x12
    4. 65x12

    GM's
    1. Bar warmupsx12
    2. 95x12
    3. 95x12
    4. 95x12

    DB Shrugs
    1. 40x12
    2. 40x12
    3. 40x12

    I wasn't able to hit the 45-120 second rests b/t sets during front squats because my core was waisted after doing such high rep DL's.
    Last edited by muscleup; 12-17-2005 at 08:30 AM.

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    Dec 19 '05

    Upper

    Chins (Toes Assisted off SM)
    1. x10
    2. x10
    3. x10

    Incline BB Bench
    1. Bar warmups x10x2
    2. 100x10
    3. 100x10
    4. 100x10

    B0 BB Rows
    1. Bar Warmups x10
    2. 105x10
    3. 105x10
    4. 105x10

    Standing Mills
    1. Bar warmupx10
    2. 65x10
    3. 65x10
    4. 65x10

    Trying to go easy on my shoulders, so I did chins instead of pullups this session. Shoulder felt better on all my lifts.

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    Dec 20 '05

    Lower

    Back Squats
    Bar warmups x10x2
    warmup95x8
    1. 135x10
    2. 135x10
    3. 135x10
    The friggin squat rack at Golds is too high for my squat depth. I kept hitting the safty stop that doesn't move. So I got into the power rack for my entire session. My legs gave out on rep 10 of set 3. I almost didn't get it up. I'm so weak...

    SLDL (slightly bent knees)
    bar warmupsx12
    1. 135x10
    2. 135x10
    3. 135x10

    Dimel Deads
    Bar warmupsx12
    1. 135x10
    2. 135x10
    3. 135x10

    BB Shrugs
    1. 135x10
    2. 135x10
    3. 135x10

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    Nice looking workouts muscleup. Nice exercise selection too. I'd fall over if I tried standing military press. I think I've done them once, and my back hated me for it.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Thanks Tim. I'm doing FortifiedIrons Strength & Hypertrophy program. The lower days kick my ass. DL's and squats on the same day is hell. I figure they will either kill me or make me stronger. And I'm not dead yet

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