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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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. #76
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    Just have the barbell held infront of me. I keep the barbell on my front delts. I gotta do more research and refine my form...then I can do more weight. I really gotta nail the form before I start adding poundages... even if it takes me 3 months. Feels awkward on the wrists. ---Also hurts my front delts...I don't know where to place the bar.

    RDL: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/issa63.htm

    It's pretty much a Stiff-legged deadlift except you don't lower the weight all the way down to the floor. Gives you that nice *FEELING* stretch in your hamstrings.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Oh cool. Front Squats would freak me out. Id be afraid of dropping teh bar.
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

    "An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy..."

    "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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    I have a sore throat. My temeperature has increased. I have a headache. I feel weak. Might have to call in for work tomorrow.

    No Chest/triceps today.

    I musta slept about 4 hours yesterday. I don't go to school, and my little brother has to be waken up by mommy, and we share the same room. Now... when mom wakes up my lil brother all you hear is BLABER BLABBER BLALH BBLAHH BLAHHHHHHH *Hear that voice in a foreign language*. I'm always awake on the weekdays around 7-8 a.m. I can never get back to sleep until about 1- 2 hours later....then sleep another 4-5 hours.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Monday's Workout which wasn't really a workout.... I just want to give myself a few more days to recovery. *horks out snaught*

    3x8 Cuban Press: 40 lbs.
    1x12 Side lying dumbell Abduction to 45 degree: 7 lbs. dumbell
    2x10 L-lateral raise: 15 lbs. dumbells.

    Did a couple reps of power cleans. I want to learn the technique... Started with 90 lbs. Then tried 110 lbs. for a few reps, then did a bit more with 130 lbs. My collarbone and front delts are red... it has like rashes lol.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Take it a little easy until you feel better...keep eating right! Keep at it.
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

    "An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy..."

    "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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    WEdnesday's Workout:

    Flat Bench: 130 lbs. x8, 140 lbs. x6 150 lbs. x4, 160 lbs. x2
    3x8,10,9 Dips: +45 lbs.
    3x10 Skull Crushers: 30 lbs.

    3x6 Saxon Side bends: 15 lbs. dumbells
    3x15 Hanging knee raises: bodyweight
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Friday's Workout, March. 10/06

    8x3 Conventional Deadlifts: 250 lbs.
    3x8 Bent Over Barbell Rows: 125 lbs. -- I tried a wide grip on last set.
    3x10 Good mornings: 110 lbs. -- Oooohhh... I better be careful about these.

    3x10,8,7 Military Press: 80 lbs. -- Whatever....
    3x8 Lateral Raise: 20 lbs. dumbells
    3x8 Front Raise: 15 lbs. dumbells.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Did not workout on Monday. Tuesday's workout, March. 14/06

    3x8 back Squats: 170 lbs.
    3x12,12,11 and 1/4 Romanian Deadlifts: 160 lbs. -- OMG!!!! My stupid weak ass grip.... I'm pretty weak but OMG my grip is even more pathetically weak !!!! I GGGGAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my grip failed me going for the LAST REP.

    3x8 Front squats: 110 lbs.

    That is all.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Are you making progress in weight? Eating?
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

    "An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy..."

    "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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    Nope and nope. If I get resutls their tiny.

    Heres the thing.. I can't eat "lots of food" if I can't enjoy the food. I didn't eat much today.... I bet I didn't eat even 2000 calories. I think I'll take a picture of the fridge.... LOL.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Okay sometimes theres the days when I can actually eat over 3000-3500 calories -- I know it's still not a lot....but it's better than 2000-2500 calories.

    Look! my fridge is like... EMPTY! The foods I have are.... umm weird either mommy has to cook them (Filipino dishes)... or things that I'd have to prepare but don't know how to: For example lasanga. ANd the rest are just nasty and can't eat. I.E. Rice and canned salmon is just really boring and I'd wanna kill myself if I had to eat the same nasty foods every day.
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    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    The thing is if you want gains there is no way around it...you have to eat! I eat the same bloody things everyday 4-5 days a week. Tuna, Peanut Butter, Chicken, Turkey, Milk, Bananas, Yogurt (just added this) and Protein Supplement. It gets tedious sometimes....but then I think of my motivation and it fuels me. Get the motivation to eat. For me its a few things...playing football again in the fall....women....the ex's thatve done me wrong...and the feeling I get seeing myself improve.

    Ive burned myself out before...I slacked for a long time and didnt goto the gym, didnt eat right, drank too much; but now I have something in me that drives me on....I guess you need to find your "it" and reason for doing this and take it from there.
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

    "An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy..."

    "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 Mike.

    I think it's time for me to find my "A" reason for >IT<!!! .... if ever... hehehe
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    You have one or you wouldnt be here....just focus on it.
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

    "An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy..."

    "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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    Wednesday's Workout, March. 15/06

    x8,6,4,2,2 Flat Bench: 130 lbs. x8 , 140 lbs. x6 , 155 lbs. x4 , 160 lbs. x2, 165 lbs. x2

    3x10,10,9 Dips: +45 lbs.

    3x12 Skull Crushers: 30 lbs. Barely completed, will add 5 lbs. next week.

    3x8 Saxon side bends: 15 lbs. dumbells
    3x15,10....... got lazy Knee raises... got lazy so I stop.

    TRied to do Rotator cuffs... stopped after 3rd set.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Friday's Workout, March 17/06

    10x1 Speed Deadlifts: 150 lbs.
    10x3 Speed squats: 110 lbs.

    3x10 Barbell Bent Over Rows: 125 lbs. The last 4 reps were cheated half reps.
    3x10 Dumbell Bent Rows: 50 lbs. dumbells
    3x6 Chin ups: Bodyweight
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Monday:

    3x10 Back squats: 170 lbs.
    3x8 Romanian Deadlift: 170 lbs.
    3x5 Front squats: 3x5

    3x5 Military Press: 90 lbs.
    3x10 Side Raise: 20 lbs.
    3x12 Frost Raise: 15 lbs.

    Wednesday:

    8,6,4,2 Flat Bench: 135x8, 145x6, 155x4, 170 x2
    3x12,10,8 Dips: +45 lbs.
    3x8 Skull Crushers: 35 lbs.

    3x8 Saxon SIde bends: 15 lbs. dumbells
    3x12 Hanging knee raises
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Friday's Workout March 24/06

    5x3 Conventional Deadlift: 260 lbs.
    3x6 Bent over Barbell rows: 130 lbs.
    3x6 Dumbell 1arm Bent over rows: 60 lbs. dumbell

    5x5 Military Press: 90 lbs.
    3x10 lateral Raise: 20 lbs. dumbells
    3x12 Frost raise: 15 lbs. dumbells
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Tuesday's Workout, March 28/06

    I didn't workout on monday. After work, I jsut feel all beat up and I just want to collapse when I get home. I know it's a psychological thing, but when I lay down in bed.. I just feel like staying there and NOT move.

    4x6 Back Squats: 180 lbs. - Going to go for 3x10 next week
    3x8 Romanian Deadlift: 170 lbs.
    3x8 Front Squats: 110 lbs.

    3x8 Chin-ups

    That is all.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Wednesday's Workout

    8,6,4,1 Flat Bench: 135 lbs. x8, 145 x6, 160 x4, 175 x1
    3x12,12,8 Dips: +45 lbs. -- Going for 50 lbs. 3x8 next week (One of my goals)
    3x10,9,10 Skull Crushers: 35 lbs.

    TOo lazy to do Saxon Side bends. lol
    3x10 Hanging Knee Raise: bodyweight

    Rotator cuffs.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Forgot to update Log.

    Legs workout on Tuesday, April 4/06

    3x10 Back Squats: 180 lbs.
    3x6 Romanian Deadlift: 180 lbs.
    3x6 Front Squats: 120 lbs.

    3x8 Chin ups: Bodyweight only
    3x8 Bicep Curl: 25 lbs. dumbells. I don't remember whether I completed these or not.... damn my I'm so weak.

    Chest/Triceps Wednesday, April 5/06

    Flat Bench: 140 lbs. x8, 150 lbs. x6, 160 lbs. x2... [I don't remember whether I did 3 reps or failed on 4th] Either way I dropped it on my stomach.. owe.

    3x6 Dips: +50 lbs.
    3x12,10,10 Skull Crushers: 30 lbs., 35 lbs., 35 lbs.
    Overhead Tricep 1arm Extension: 15 lbs. dumbell
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    I'm trying KevinStarke's workout a try....

    Day 4 [ Saturday ] Squat Day – April 08/06

    Back Squat -

    90 x 10
    120 x 8
    170 x 6
    170 x 6
    200 x 4
    230 x 2

    Romanian Deadlift –

    150 x 10
    170 x 8
    180 x 6
    180 x 6

    Front Squat –

    110 x 10
    130 x 6
    130 x 6
    130 x 6

    Hammer Curls -
    15 x 10
    20 x 10
    20 x 8
    25 x 6

    DB Shoulder Press -
    20 x 12
    25 x 12
    30 x 10
    30 x 8

    Lateral Raise –

    15 X 10
    20 X 6 *eeek*
    15 X 8
    15 X 8
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Still at it...very good!
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

    "An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy..."

    "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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    lol man, I was so close to just stopping. I thought life is nothing and pointless.. weird. ****ing depression.. arrghhh
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Ive fought that before...and still do at times...dont give up.
    " ...if all else fails, just whip out those b'normous biceps!!!!!!! Teh lad33z <3 teh str3ngth!"- McIrish

    "An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy..."

    "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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