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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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    General of Froot Soldiers TwiloMike's Avatar
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    T W I L O M I K E

    /I'll take my problems to the weight floor/ Let the iron make my spirit soar.

    So here's my plunge into the world of Journals.

    Some brief general history: I was made skinny. Very skinny. To the tune of 148lbs @ 6'-2.8" (190cm). Couldn't seem to gain weight no matter what I did.

    I first wandered into a gym at 19 but without a clue. By trial and error I started putting up better numbers in the last couple of years and have managed to gain some bulk. A year ago I discovered WBB and almost immediately had to have my appendix out, so it gave me time to do some browsing, learning, etc. I went back to the gym in early July of 2005 at 175lbs. I'm considering that the beginning of my real training.

    Currently I'm ~200lbs, bf% is somewhere in the low 20's (my guess).

    This last weekend was a big party weekend, and yesterday was my first trip back to the gym. I'm on a Lower/Upper split 2x/week. I skipped legs because they still hurt from 12 hours of working out my problems on the dancefloor and the workout was still a "recovery" workout...

    4/11/06

    Incline DB- 50x8, 65x9, 75x7
    Low Row (cable)- 100x8, 140x8, 170x6
    Seated Chest Press- 90x10, 135x8, 155x5
    Lat Pulldown- 100x8, 140x8, 170x8
    Bent Over Laterals (cable)- 30x7, 50x4, 40x4
    Shouder DB Press- 40x8, 50x8, 60x4
    Tricep Cable Pushdowns- 60x8, 80x7, 100x7
    Hammer Curls- 35x8, 45x5
    Reverse Curls- just the oly bar, sets of 7, 8, 8

    Right median delt started bothering me on the incline DB. I was planning 4 sets but cut it at three, and then the seated chest press was a bitch- could hardly find a position to press without shoulder pain. Spent the whole workout shaking it out and massaging it like an idiot. At least the music in my ears was excellent (Your Child- Chocolate girlfriend mix, Perculator- Twilo mix, and some Live @ Roxy 4). Must have listened to Mary J some 4x and Perculator at least twice. Wrists complained at the higher DB weight at the beginning of the workout but were better by the time of the shoulder press.
    Homer Simpson - "The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let's see. Don't tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you're sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do."
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    Holy crap! you workout?

    j/k

    Good luck with the journal. You going to bulk more or lean out?

    The journal / I live here.

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    lol eye catching title ya got there. workout's looking solid, keep it up!

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    Woohoo! Another journal to degenerate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    Holy crap! you workout?
    You know, with the amount of time I spend in GenChat I was beginning to ask the same question...

    Good luck with the journal. You going to bulk more or lean out?
    I will most likely do a mini cut, not so much for summer, but to avoid buying new pants. My summer stuff from last year is... errr... mostly Medium. I'm sporting Large these days. After the mini cut I will maintain until fall and then bulk bigtime (cleanly).
    Homer Simpson - "The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let's see. Don't tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you're sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do."
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    Viking Warlord- "You can't motorboat a personality".
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    General of Froot Soldiers TwiloMike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohizzle
    lol eye catching title ya got there. workout's looking solid, keep it up!

    Andrew
    Hehehe... Thank you. Less is more, I figure (about the title).

    I will continue with my current routine for another month and then will switch it up to Built's BGB. I used to hit the gym as much as 6x/week and it was clearly not doing it for me.
    Homer Simpson - "The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let's see. Don't tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you're sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do."
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    My picture thread- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=78235
    My journal- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=77712
    Viking Warlord- "You can't motorboat a personality".
    Built- "See, truly artful copy-paste isn't random. You need to know WHAT to copy before you go pasting..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mik


    Woohoo! Another journal to degenerate.
    I can step on you, you know.
    Homer Simpson - "The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let's see. Don't tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you're sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do."
    www.dictionary.com (for all your spell-checking needs)
    My picture thread- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=78235
    My journal- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=77712
    Viking Warlord- "You can't motorboat a personality".
    Built- "See, truly artful copy-paste isn't random. You need to know WHAT to copy before you go pasting..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwiloMike
    I can step on you, you know.
    But I can hide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    Holy crap! you workout?
    scratch:
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    Ant, didn't you know? People lie on the internet all the time!

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    Lots of volume and hitting it hard, nice!

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    General of Froot Soldiers TwiloMike's Avatar
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    Thank you thank you. I was happy with the workout. I was surprised that I still had enough power in my shoulders for the shoulder press. A year ago I would not have done 60's even if I had started my workout with shoulders.
    Homer Simpson - "The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let's see. Don't tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you're sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do."
    www.dictionary.com (for all your spell-checking needs)
    My picture thread- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=78235
    My journal- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=77712
    Viking Warlord- "You can't motorboat a personality".
    Built- "See, truly artful copy-paste isn't random. You need to know WHAT to copy before you go pasting..."

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    Omg

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    General of Froot Soldiers TwiloMike's Avatar
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    hehehe that's right. Before you know it I might even have a picture thread up. What is the world coming to?
    Homer Simpson - "The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let's see. Don't tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you're sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do."
    www.dictionary.com (for all your spell-checking needs)
    My picture thread- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=78235
    My journal- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=77712
    Viking Warlord- "You can't motorboat a personality".
    Built- "See, truly artful copy-paste isn't random. You need to know WHAT to copy before you go pasting..."

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    Welcome to the journal section of the forums. I hope you find your stay enjoyable...

    Keep posting, stay consistant and I will be sure to checkout the journal in the future.

    Take care.

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    I don't think the General Chat section can handle you taking time away to post over here. This could quite possibly be the beginning of the end of life as we know it.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwiloMike
    hehehe that's right. Before you know it I might even have a picture thread up. What is the world coming to?
    I doubt that I could handle that. Please refrain for an appropriate adjustment period.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    There was no workout yesterday, 4/12, as it was both a rest day and Passover. My mini cut obviously will have to wait as I could not pass up the gefiltefish, potato kugel (yummmmmmmmmmm), mazzo ball soup, and other goodies. Best of all was the kugel...
    Last edited by TwiloMike; 04-13-2006 at 07:16 AM.
    Homer Simpson - "The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let's see. Don't tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you're sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do."
    www.dictionary.com (for all your spell-checking needs)
    My picture thread- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=78235
    My journal- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=77712
    Viking Warlord- "You can't motorboat a personality".
    Built- "See, truly artful copy-paste isn't random. You need to know WHAT to copy before you go pasting..."

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    "They tried to kill us, we survived, let's eat
    They tried to kill us, we were faster on our feet
    So they chase us to the border
    There's a parting of the water
    Tried to kill us, we survived, let's eat!"
    Lyrics by What I Like About Jew

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwiloMike
    There was no workout yesterday, 4/12, as it was both a rest day and Passover. My mini cut obviously will have to wait as I could not pass up the gefiltefish, potato kugel (yummmmmmmmmmm), mazzo ball soup, and other goodies. Best of all was the kugel...
    You're such an utter Jew. Props.

    Good job, keep pushing.
    20 y/o, 6'1", 186 lbs, 14% BF
    bench: 350 deadlift: 560 parallel squat: 465
    total: 1375 @ 186

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    Allrightie,

    4/13/06 Lower Body

    Leg Press- 2.5px8, 4px6, 5px6, 5.5px6
    Deads- 95x8, 135x8, 185x6, 205x5, 205x4
    Extensions- 60x8, 70x7, 80x6, 100x6
    Leg Curls- 70x8, 70x8, 90x6, 90x6
    Seated Calf Raise- 90x10, 140x8, 160x8
    Straight Leg Calf Raise (on cable leg press)- 100x10, 137x10, 165x10

    It was a decent workout, not great. I planned to go to 6 plates on the leg press but as I was finishing my 4th set Diana arrived at the gym (she's one of my best friends, and was late due to traffic) and I had to go sign her in because she isn't a member (she's a NYSC gal). I didn't go back to the leg press after that. I didn't feel as strong on it as I normally would, anyway. My deads suck... 205 is the most I've done, I think. Next week I'll increase it. My grip gets iffy even at 205... ugh.

    Diana had a great workout. We didn't match up schedules this week so she did upper body on her own. I spotted her a few times on skull crushers, on the lat pulldown, on curls, and on military presses (not necessarily in that order). She did very well, pushing beyond what she normally does. In the end she walked out with a Bally membership (that's where we worked out today).
    Homer Simpson - "The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let's see. Don't tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you're sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do."
    www.dictionary.com (for all your spell-checking needs)
    My picture thread- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=78235
    My journal- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=77712
    Viking Warlord- "You can't motorboat a personality".
    Built- "See, truly artful copy-paste isn't random. You need to know WHAT to copy before you go pasting..."

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    Ballys? You are truly gay.

    Then again, my favourite shirt is this nice tight Bally's Total Fitness tee.
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    Bally and Gold's, baby Jew. Bally is closer to work, Gold's is by my house. I'm paying $14/mo @ Bally. Don't knock it!
    Homer Simpson - "The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let's see. Don't tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you're sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do."
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    My picture thread- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=78235
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    Viking Warlord- "You can't motorboat a personality".
    Built- "See, truly artful copy-paste isn't random. You need to know WHAT to copy before you go pasting..."

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    No squats? Good Mornings?

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    General of Froot Soldiers TwiloMike's Avatar
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    I did squats from September(started doing them for the first time then) 'till March. I hit a plateau and switched to presses for a change. At the end of May I will go back to squats. Never done good mornings.
    Homer Simpson - "The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let's see. Don't tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you're sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do."
    www.dictionary.com (for all your spell-checking needs)
    My picture thread- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=78235
    My journal- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=77712
    Viking Warlord- "You can't motorboat a personality".
    Built- "See, truly artful copy-paste isn't random. You need to know WHAT to copy before you go pasting..."

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