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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. #1
    Wannabebig New Member
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    Advice on possible overkill

    I just got back into training after a 2 1/2 year layoff, due to a severe back injury (nerve damage), and I tried to get into my old routine too quickly. My first session went great, but my last 2 sessions were a major set back. I was having trouble lifting weight that I easily lifted only a week earlier. I noticed during my light stretching that my pecs and tri's were very tight, and I even had slight pain(tightness) when I brought the bar down to my chest, with no weight on it. Any thoughts on this, and how do I go about overcoming this. I guess it's been a long time since I had to start out from scratch. Oh yeah, losing 100 pounds on my bench was depressing. Just so you know, legs really aren't an option for me. I am not paralysed, but the damage to my nerves doesn't allow me to do much without major pain. Upper body is just fine though.

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    I think that will be soreness due to not working the muscles in a long time. Give it a few weeks if the problem is still their then get back to us and have a rething
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    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=68545

    weight 202 - (bf around 14%)
    PR's
    Bench - 286
    deadlift - new pr on the 23/12/06 190 kilo (430 pound)
    squat - 264 ATF

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    200 pound at 10% bf by next summer

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    Wrecker of Homes d'Anconia's Avatar
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    Are you doing a couple warmup sets at all?
    ...........||High School||.....||July '05||.......||January '09||
    Bench.........225x1...............275x1.................?
    Squat...........?.......................?....................365x5
    Deadlift........?.....................315x5...............435x5
    Weight........180...................192...................185
    BF%.............?......................12.....................12
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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Yeah, but I have been getting tired easily, even on the lighter weights.

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    It sounds like you're jumping into it way too fast. Take a couple of weeks and just stretch out, do some pushups/situps and some bodyweight exercises. Then move into weights slowly. Light weights for whatever set/rep scheme you are planning. Stick with that for about 4 weeks before increasing weight. By that time, your body should be ready to lift again. It sounds like you just need a little conditioning work to get your body used to moving and lifting again. Be patient, it will come back.

    I remember trying to come back from a serious injury. For about 6 months I was relegated to doing stupid bs like hip abduction and 3lb curls. But it was worth it, because I was pushing maximal weights again much sooner than I would have been had I just waited it out and then jumped into it.

    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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