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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
    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Beerside (mass phase)

    As you know I just started training with Beercan. Come Monday, I'll bring my journal with me to the gym and start keeping track of my workouts.


    Split:

    Mon- Pull
    Wed- Push
    Fri- Legs


    We will be using a variety of exercises that won't have much rhyme or reason other than to just tear down as many fibers as possible. Then I'm gonna eat like a mofo(8 meals per day) and hopefully, grow. We will most likely take turns every other week deciding what exercises to use. You know we'll be doin deads on my weeks . So that's it. I'll weigh in on the gym scale on Monday morning and go from there. Looking to add 20-30 lbs of usable mass and then I'll go from there.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    What happened to PL competing at a low weight?
    Squat...Eat...Sleep...Grow!

    Carpe diem

    Milk.... it does the body good.

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    STFU
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    latty decided to feed himself again

    youll have to clean the dust and cobwebs out of that stomach first man

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    ...Answers alot powerman.. thanks.
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    Man my chest is still sore from wednesday haha...I'm not even gonna mention my legs

    O well, it's nothing 8 meals a day won't cure

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    1/7

    Pull
    1.HS Hi row- 180x12, 230x4+2 partials
    2.Wide grip chins- bwx8,5
    3.Dorian rows- 135x8, 155x6, 95x12
    4.Straight arm pulldowns(rope)- 60x12, 75x12
    5.HS bicep curl- 2 sets to failure+ negatives
    6.barbell curls- 1 set to failure
    7.Hammer curls 1 set to failure


    Holy facking shiat!! I forgot what training near, to and past failure can feel like!! I got such a pump right off the bat that I could barely move my arms! The poundages and reps for the bicep stuff is not important. I am so wasted by then, it doesn't take much to kill them. Let's just say they were pretty light. Also, on the HS curls, 'can would put his foot on the plate for the negative and add resistance, so the negatives I was talking about were in the middle of my reps, not pure negatives after the set.


    Once I get used to this type of training, I'm going to try and make it where my first work set on my big exercises is a heavy set to failure- anywhere from 1-7 reps. Then the second workset will be a higher rep range to failure- 8+, with most likely partials and/or negatives, maybe drop sets, etc. I'm gonna eat like a mofo and hopefully grow.

    I forgot to weigh myself at the gym, so I'll do that on Wednesday. Maybe I'll have put on a few by then.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Push
    1.Flat DB press- 85'sx3
    2.Inc. machine press- 150x10, 180x5
    3.HS wide chest press-180x10, 180x5
    *superset with*
    Cable crossovers-50x8, 35x10
    4.Military press- 95x6
    5.Dips- bw+45x9, +45x5+ 3 at bw
    6.OH cable ext- 80x12, 70x7
    *superset with*
    Cable pressdowns-60x5, 60x5


    I was so wasted from this workout! These workouts are proving to be very brutal and I'm loving/hating it. I have no choice but to grow....now that I am eating too.



    Weighed in today at a whopping 152. I will weigh myself prolly every other Wednesday.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    What have you been doing all this time ??
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    Latty, what is HS as in:"HS Hi row", "HS wide chest press"
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
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    hammer strength?
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    must be....you're so goood!!
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    Party of "No." Tryska's Avatar
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    heh. it's my astounding powers of deductve reasoning, my dear watson.
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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    What are you talkin about Yates? If you mean training-wise, I have been doing mostly strength training for a while and I hadn't been doing sets to failure except for maxes. Even back when I was doing more of a bodybuilding routine, I didn't have somebody there to push me and help me with form and stuff.


    Btw, HS= hammer strength as Tryska guessed.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Huge Smurf? Gotta love those...

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    "Lucky" for us no hammer strength today....I'm thinkin we're gonna go right to the squat rack when we can't deadlift anymore weight.....

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    I dunno if Latty is gonna get to write in this today...soooo

    His girlfriend trained with us today....she's really chill, goodlooking, and likes to deadlift and squat...what more can I say lol

    So we started with deads....I managed to pull 365, not too bad for my second time dling in prolly a year...still, it's sweet to have a training partner that makes you feel like a puss for doing a weight like that.

    Latty pulled 405 and made it look easy, and some homo came up to him afterwards reacting like he just picked a train up over his head lol

    The squat rack is right next to the power rack, so without resting even a minute, we both got good solid reps with 225, pretty good considering we're both weak squatters that had just maxed out on deads.

    We then proceeded to do some heavy calves, leg ext's with each other pushing down on the negatives, and finished up with some wall squats.

    Have fun skiing this weekend bro bwahahahahaha

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    Thanks biatch! I'm sure if you were wearing shorts that homo would have busted a nut over your calves, lol.



    He basically stated the whole thing but here it is anyway.

    1/11/02

    Legs
    1.Deadlifts-275x2, 315x1, 365x1, 405x1
    2.Squats- 185x5, 225x3
    3.Zerchers- 185x8
    4.Leg extension- 1 set to failure with negatives
    5.machine calf raise- 2 sets
    6.Leg press calf raise- 3 sets-4 plates, 5 plates, 2 plates


    Then we did some gay-ass wall squats while everyone looked at us and they hurt like fuk so I gave out first.


    I'm going snowboarding this weekend, so if I have any energy I'll be back to check the boards on Sunday night. Peace and lovin
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Everyone looked at you? Are you the biggest in the place or something? heh..

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    He's a buck fifty five but he looks 300. Bwhahhahaha. You know I'm just kidding bro.
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    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Maybe everyone else is like 110 lbs.

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    STFU assface. He looked at me because the fact that I am a buck-fifty and could lift 400+ lbs made him feel funny in the pants. Aigghhht biatch!!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    1/14

    Pull
    1.Chins- BWx10(not to failure)
    2.HS HI row-180x10, 230x3+*
    3.Dorian rows- 135x8, 185x0**, 135x5-6
    4.Seated row- 2 sets with 100, 120(felt like 1,000!)
    5.Reverse pec deck- 2 sets
    6.Barbell curls-2 sets(heavier than last week)
    7.HS bicep curl-2 sets to failure+
    8.Hammer curls-1 set to failure+


    Then I just did a few reps with a 5-10 sec pause at the top of curl-grip chins. I was shot. The whole weekend of drinking and not eating the terrible food while I was away just drained me. I'm gonna eat like a mofo all week and hopefully be back up to par.


    *I'm gonna use a '+' to indicate when I go past failure with either half and quarter reps or when 'can gives added assistance to the negatives. The reps shown will be the number of completed full reps.

    **On the Dorian rows 185 was too much and they only went up with some leg help so I didn't count those reps. Just stripped the 25's off and kept going with 135.


    Better workout than I expected after this weekend, but the vacation's over so time to get back to business and start eating.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    "His girlfriend trained with us today....she's really chill, goodlooking, and likes to deadlift and squat...what more can I say lol "

    *takes lattys gf and runs*

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    Nice try stilts. tuttut

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    Push
    1.Flat DB press- 90'sx1 , 70'sx8
    2.HS wide chest- 230x7, 180x9
    3.Pec deck- 2 sets to failure+, 90 lbs, 105 lbs
    4.Inc machine press- 150x6, 135x7
    5.Lateral machine- 2 sets, 45 lbs
    6.Dips- bwx15(not to failure)
    7.OH cable ext- 80x15, 90x7
    *superset with*
    Cable pressdowns-80x6, 70x5 drop to 45 to failure


    Facking fried! I was p!ssed at db presses. Was looking to do a triple with that weight. I'll blame it on my lack of eating over the past 5 days.

    Lateral machine sux IMO. I like dumbells better and I have a serious shoulder problem. My front delts are strong and seem to take on the responsibility during all pressing movements and on any kind of lateral my traps take over. Have to see if I can work that out.


    We wanted to do weighted dips but some assface hid the belt on us and we couldn't do them. I'm gonna throw mine in my bag so this doesn't happen again.


    Weight- 151 lbs Gotta start eating.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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