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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?

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  1. #101
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    Leg Press 360, 540, 720 (warmup), 920*7, 950*6
    Squat 105 (warmup), 175*10, 185*10 (feeling healthy on squat finally!)
    Narrow stance hack squat 70*20 (very disappointing. after squats, hams felt very tight, hard to get to parallel even; next time i'll stretch prior to these)
    Skipped leg extensions to rest my knees

    Lying Leg Curl 60, 75 (warmup), 105*6, 120*6 (the lying leg curl at my gym is not really built for my long legs; i have a hard time starting the weight going; my hams feel almost a little hyperextended at the start of the move. made a note to check out other options next time)
    SLDL 85 (warmup), 135*10, 140*8
    Hyperextension BW*20
    Sitting Leg Curl 195/150/120*12/10/12

    Skipped calves for time reasons.

    Otherwise, all in all, a good workout.

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    Lookin good in here bro. Do you do Hacks on the Sled type machine?
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    Yes, that's how I do them. I wish the platform on the hack was a little wider and deeper however, because my knees feel a little hampered on them. Curse my 34" inseam!

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    Today was an off-day. I normally don't do three in a row, but I did because I can't work out tonight. Oh, well, live and learn. The gym was also extremely hot because of the surprise warm weather, so my energy levels got sapped early on.

    MIDBACK
    Rack Pull 155, 225, 315 (warmup), 375*4, 375*2 (yuck)
    Bent BB Row 95 (warmup), 160*8, 135*12 I decided to go lower in weight since I could tell this wasn't going to be an optimum strength day
    T-Row 90*15
    Machine Rear Delt Fly 120/100 12/10

    CHEST
    Hammer Incline Bench 140, 190 (warmup), 230*7, 250*7 (felt decent considering how ****ty back went)
    Machine Bench 220*10, 220*10
    Hammer Wide Grip Bench 190*15

    LATS
    Wide Grip Lat Pulldown 90, 130 (warmup), 170*5, 170*4
    Parallel Grip Assisted Pullup 2 (warmup), 6*10 (not sure what the weight corresponds to on this machine)
    Hammer Rear Pulldown 110*20
    Undergip BB Row 115/95/75*12/12/12

    So, back just sucked, chest was okay. The heat may have been a contributing factor, but I also think the three in a row was too much, since I usually do 2 on, 1 off. I guess I was lucky the last two weeks doing the rack pulls the day after legs, but I also think there should be a day off between them because of lower back stress during squats and hams.
    Last edited by hulkinout; 03-28-2007 at 08:18 AM.

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    My job has a company gym, so I might start doing some accessory work in the morning or around lunch: cardio, abs, rotator work. It's a nice facility, and conveniently, right across the floor from my office.

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    Solid Lifting man. Just ask the company to put a squat rack in your office and you are set!
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    The gym's like thirty feet from my office. On a good day, I can hear the weights clanging. Like music to my ears...

    I'm wondering if I'm gonna scare anybody in there. Gosh, I hope so.


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    Hadn't x-repped in about a month, so threw some in for a little intensity kick.

    DELTS
    Upright Row 65, 105 (warmup), 140*7, 140*6+11
    Hammer Press 140 (warmup), 200*10
    DB Press 50*15
    DB Lateral Raise (holding db's in crook of elbows) 45/35/25/15*12, 9, 10, 10+6x (threw an extra drop in too)

    TRICEPS
    Narrow Bench on Decline Hammer 90, 130 (warmup), 180*7, 185*6+3x Hammer Dip 250*8+3x (felt off)
    Elbows Flared Pushdown 150*20
    Overhead Cable Extension 130/100/80*12/10/10 +6x

    BICEPS
    Bicep BB/Drag Curl 30, 40, 50 (warmup), 60*7/3, 70*6/3, 80*7 (drag only)
    Bisolator Machine Curl 180*10 + 3x
    1-arm Cable Curl 30*20
    Incline hammer (different variation: started with incline low, then raised it a few notches, then a few more) 15/15/15*12/12/12+ 4x
    Reverse Curl 30*20

    The few weeks of drag curls have helped some; I didn't feel my forearms nearly as much as I normally do. What I did was regular reps going intentionally light, then as the weight got challenging, slipping in a few drag curls at the end of the set. The arm pump was one of the most palatable I've had since I did those 7-1/2 minute sets last year.

    My pro friend Leo said I should just lighten up the sets and try them this way for a bit.

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    sick workout big hulk
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    sick workout big hulk
    Really? Most of you guys are way stronger and more intense than I am! I feel like Mr. 99-lb Skinny Weakling looking at you guys' journals!

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    iono man you seem to kick butt those workouts have a ton of volume, i train for strength so i do as little as i can as heavy as i can haha.
    2000 or bust

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    I agree with Bob, strong lifting. Wtf is a drag curl though. I R confuzed.
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    A drag curl is a curl initiated by pulling your elbows back behind your torso and upward, basically dragging the bar up the torso. It takes all the momentum out of the curl, and (for me personally) it eliminates a lot of the forearm and shoulders stress I get with standard curls. For some reason, my biceps feel more worked after these than with standard curls, so I like using them from time to time.

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    Ah nice.
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    So, moving more stuff out of Mom's house has left my lower back sore, my right calf twinging (no idea why that happened), and the area directly under my right pec feels strained (don't think it's the serratus, but it may be).

    It's been about a month on this current routine; I'm going to give it a minor overall tweak, maybe change a couple variations on the moves, but basically keep it the same with three chief differences:

    1. All bodyparts get hit directly once a week (currently hitting upper 2x)

    2. Traditional deadlifts get their own (additional) day with ham and trap work, leaving just quads and calves alone on one day. I haven't deadlifted in a while, so I'll see how they go.

    3. I'll implement a vertical and horizontal push/pull strategy on the upper body days, i.e., delts/lat/tris on one day and midback/chest/bis on the other.

    The last two are Ian King concepts. I'll do the first two weeks or so straight sets, and add some x-reps and DC-stuff in for two weeks before re-evaluating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    I agree with Bob, strong lifting. Wtf is a drag curl though. I R confuzed.
    The discussion of drag curls occurred somewhere around post #82.

    Good looking session, hulk!
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    Thanks Mike, hope your foot's getting better!

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    Ok, first leg workout on new schedule. Just quads, calves and ab work.

    Went a little easy because of all the weekend work.

    Leg Press 450, 630, 810 (warmup), 900*6, 900*6
    Squat 135 (warmup), 185*10, 185*10, 95*20
    Leg Extension 165/130/105 * 12/10/8+5x

    Sitting Calf Raise 90 (warmup), 160*10, 160*10
    Standing Calf Raise 420*20, 420*18

    Ab work was hard because of the strain under my pec when i tried to bend upwards, so I nixed the incline leg raises since I couldn't comfortably hold onto the support.

    Other than that, felt ok, but low-energy.

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    I have a strained upper ab on the right side, so any move that stretches or contracts my torso to any degree hurts like hell. As a result, I couldn't get any lat exercise to work beyond very light behind-the-neck pulldowns, and decline work and heavy pushdowns for tris likewise irritated it. But I still got delts down and found some alternatives for tris.

    The new lineup for this day is delts, lats, tris.

    DELTS
    DB Upright Row 20, 35 (warmup), 45*7, 50*7
    Hammer Press 90, 140 (warmup) 160*10, 180*10
    Barbell Upright Row 65*20 (trying to clean the db's for presses irritated the upper ab, so i didn't do them tonight, substituting this move instead)
    Cable lateral raise 30/20/10*12/12/12

    LATS
    Parallel Grip Pullups OUCH
    Wide Grip Pulldowns OUCH
    Pulldowns Behind the Neck (extra-light today) 40*12, 60*12, 80*12
    DB Pullover NO WAY

    TRICEP
    Hammer Dip 90, 140 (warmup), 190*6, 190*6
    Decline DB Extension OUCH (OUCH also to close-grip decline hammer bench)
    Overhead DB Extension (bringing DB to opposite shoulder as opposed to back to reduce torso stretch) 25*12, 25*12
    Pushdowns 160*OUCH, 100*20

    So, I still got a great delt pump and triceps felt good once I found the moves that worked. Hopefully, this strain should disappear within a couple days.
    Last edited by hulkinout; 04-05-2007 at 12:50 PM.

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    Took the past four days off for my mom's estate sale and more packing and cleaning up. Wrenched my calf on Saturday going up the stairs. Not sure why, but it happens. Will ease back in this week.

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    Nice workout, bud! Sorry to hear that you are having to deal with "estate sale" stuff... Sounds rough.

    My foot is fine, thanks for asking. It's in its last week of healing (turned out to be a muscle tear, not a fracture).

    Btw, there's a thread in GenChat I think you should visit: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=95134
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    Thanks for the info Mike! I'd be glad to come. Glad to hear your foot's on the mend.

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    First time deadlifting in a long time because of the lower back issues. Went extra-light to re-find the groove, and it went surprisingly well. SLDL's and Good Morning's I did extremely slowly, being careful not to engage the lower back beyond the minimum, just trying to squeeze the hams and glutes.

    The last exercise I did was something I got off t-nation: a close-grip upright row that turns into the top half of a front raise to really fry the traps. I enjoyed that very much.

    Looking forward to repeating this day.

    Deadlift 95, 135, 175 (warmup), 195*7, 225*6
    SLDL 95*8, 95*8
    Good Morning bar*18
    Sitting Leg Curl 195*12

    BB Shrug 225*20, 275*15, 275*15
    Rear BB Shrug 225*12
    Close-Grip Cable Upright Row & Raise 50*12, 60*12

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    DELTS
    DB Upright Row 25, 35 (warmup), 50*6, 50*6
    Hammer Press 110 (warmup), 160*10, 170*10
    Wide Grip BB Upright Row 75*20
    BB Clean and Press 55*12
    Cable Lateral Raise 30/20/10*12/8/10

    LATS
    Narrow Grip Pulldown 90, 120 (warmup), 150*6, 160*6
    Wide Grip Assisted Pullup 4*10, 5*10
    Hammer Rear Pulldown 110*15
    Undergip BB Row 115/95/75*12/12/12

    TRICEPS
    Hammer Dip 110, 160 (warmup), 200*6, 200*6
    Decline DB Extension 20*10, 20*12
    Elbows Flared Pushdown 140*15
    Incline DB Extension 20/15*12/8

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    Wow, it has been that long...

    Sorry everybody, been out of commission. My mom passed away last week. She'd been in a nursing home, suffering from dementia for the past year and a half, so this is actually the second stage of mourning for me, but I know she's at peace now and with my Dad, who she adored.

    I've been getting workouts in when and where I can. I actually had a killer chest/midback/bicep workout in a Sheraton hotel gym just using dumbbells, an adjustable incline and a pulldown machine.
    Last edited by hulkinout; 04-30-2007 at 11:43 AM.

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