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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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    Quote Originally Posted by HILL
    i like the top
    Yeah, it's not exactly like that, but close. I'll feel like a piece of meat for a while, though.

    I did Shoulders/Tris/Bis today, 5/4/06:

    Shoulder press/lateral raises/front raises: warmup, 65 x 6 / 30 x 6 / 25 x 6, 60 x 6 / 30 x 6 / 25 x 6, 55 x 6 / 30 x 6, 25 x 6 - this felt good.
    DB shrugs: 90 x 10*3
    Incline skull crushers: 20 x 11, 90 x 11, 90 x 10
    Incline DB curl: 20 x 11, 40 x 10, 40 x 9, hate these
    Reverse grip BB press: 45 x 11, 135 x 11, 135 x 10
    Hammer curls: 20 x 11, 45 x 11, 45 x 10
    Decline crunches: 60 x 12*2
    Last edited by Progress; 05-05-2006 at 09:35 AM.

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    Here is chest and back for today, 5/8/06:

    Incline DB press: warmup, 75 x 11, 75 x 9
    Narrow grip chins: BW x 12, BW+15 x 11, BW+10 x 9
    Flat flies: 25 x 11, 40 x 11, 40 x 11
    Rack pulls (DL bad for hammy now): 135 x 10, 225 x 10, 295 x 11, 345 x 11, 395 x 3
    Decline BB press: 135 x 11, 155 x 9, 155 x 9
    T-bar row: 50 x 10, 100 x 10, 150 x 9, 135 x 10
    Abs - misc. stuff

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    workouts are looking good man keep it up
    my journal
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    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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    ohhh and being made to feel like a piece of meat is nothing to complain about i never understand while girls complain because if and when they do it to me i cant stop smiling
    my journal
    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

    Goals

    200 pound at 10% bf by next summer

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    I love making guys feel like pieces of meat - it always seems to make them so happy!

    Progress, lemme know when you're ready to cut. I'm here for you.

    You piece of meat, you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HILL
    workouts are looking good man keep it up
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by HILL
    ohhh and being made to feel like a piece of meat is nothing to complain about i never understand while girls complain because if and when they do it to me i cant stop smiling
    I know, it wasn't all that bad. I was definitely wearing the skimpiest of the clothes. I'd say 85% of my thigh was showing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    I love making guys feel like pieces of meat - it always seems to make them so happy!

    Progress, lemme know when you're ready to cut. I'm here for you.

    You piece of meat, you.
    I didn't mind it in front of the girls but most of the younger guys acted like complete tools. In the end I'd say it was a success. Besides, I get new shoes out of it.

    Thanks, Built. I will need the help in cutting carbs down, that's for sure. It's going to be rough. The only question is when I'm going to do it. I'm debating if I want start at the beginning of June or at the end. We'll see.

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    There are a few tricks to cutting the carbs down - increase fats, time the carbs to when you're going to need 'em.

    Nothing wrong with carbs, but they DO make some of us hungry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    There are a few tricks to cutting the carbs down - increase fats, time the carbs to when you're going to need 'em.

    Nothing wrong with carbs, but they DO make some of us hungry!
    I know, but its the starchy carbs that I'm going to miss.

    Alright here is legs for 5/10:

    Squats: 45 x 8, 135 x 10, 190 x 20 (I have to do 195 next week)
    Leg press: 2 PPS x 10, 3 PPS x 20
    Leg extensions: 180 x 8, 250 x 12 dropped set to 180 x 3
    Leg curls: 60 x 9, 95 x 9, 85 x 9
    Seated calf raises: 90 x 10, 180 x 25
    Hammer strength calf raises: 180 x 10, 250 x 25
    Side bends: 90 x 12*3


    Rants of the day:

    1. People look at me like some sort of freak and then they act all hard and all these pretty boy rich kids at my f'ucking alma mater's gym are really starting to piss me off. I can't wait to get into UB's gym because it is much more suited for my type of lifting.

    And this really pissed me off ...

    2. I saw this kid doing one arm shrugs with a 45 lb plate. He was rolling his shoulder backward (you know what I mean). In walking around him I say, "You're going to hurt yourself doing that." He responds: "Why?" I reply: "You're shoulder is not supposed to move that way." He stops. Not 10 seconds later he is doing it again. Whatever, it probably wasn't enough weight and I doubt he could even imagine using enough weight to injure himself but it still pissed me off. Complete lack of regard.

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    Meh, you can lead a horse to water... I think all of us have run up against some really, really astoundingly dumb people in our time weightlifting. You can't really even teach them. Just do your best to stop them from killing themselves and hope for the best. I used to always see a guy at my gym who is probably 5'10'', 140 lbs squatting 240 and going down approximately 3 inches with his knees bent inward at all sorts of dangerous looking angles, then he would proudly stand back up (again, with great effort) and look incredibly proud of himself.
    25 years old, 5'10''

    Back in the States to get hayooooge!

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    - Weigh a healthy and active 170-180, healthy mind and body
    - Dunk a basketball (hey a man can have big dreams huh)
    - Swim 2-3x/week and become a better swimmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by McIrish
    Meh, you can lead a horse to water...
    So, so true, lol - Keep doing your own thing man. You've really put out a lot of reps this past effort on a few sets.

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    Feedback:

    McIrish - Yep, not to mention the curl/bench jockeys.
    Cocoa - Thanks. WBB2 calls for higher reps and it's a good change of pace for me I think.

    Here is 5/12 shoulder/tris/bis workout.

    Shoulder press/lateral raises/front raises: warmup, 65 x 6 / 30 x 6 / 25 x 6, 60 x 5 / 30 x 6 / 25 x 6, 55 x 6 / 30 x 6, 25 x 6 - this felt good.
    Smith shrugs: 2PPS x 10*2, 2PPS+35PS x 10
    Incline skull crushers: 20 x 11, 90 x 11, 90 x 8
    Incline DB curl: 20 x 11, 40 x 10, 40 x 9, hate these
    Reverse grip BB press: 45 x 11, 135 x 11, 135 x 10
    Hammer curls: 20 x 11, 45 x 11, 45 x 10
    Did some farmers walks with 100 lb DBs
    Decline crunches: 60 x 12*2
    Last edited by Progress; 05-13-2006 at 03:33 PM.

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    Finally saw your high rep deadlifting video, lookin tight man - numbers are nice for shoulders and arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa
    Finally saw your high rep deadlifting video, lookin tight man - numbers are nice for shoulders and arms.
    That wasn't me. I have no videos of me lifting. But I do have a couple relatively active pic threads in that section of the boards.

    Anyway, I've decided to drop WBB2. It's not that I don't trust it, because I most certainly do. I just don't feel like it's going to help me over these next three weeks. I'm starting my cut at the beginning of June and I want to be bulking with BGB before I start the cut. Then I will cut with BGB. Sound good?! I'm sure Built will be happy.

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    I can't remember the last time I saw someone do incline skulls. How are they treating you? Is there a big difference from doing them on a flat bench?
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Quote Originally Posted by -TIM-
    I can't remember the last time I saw someone do incline skulls. How are they treating you? Is there a big difference from doing them on a flat bench?
    Yeah I just did them because they were on WBB2. To be honest, I couldn't tell the difference. I kept the weight at 90 lbs for both flat and incline.

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    My bad dude about the video, I meant to simply give props on your pic(s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa
    My bad dude about the video, I meant to simply give props on your pic(s).
    Why, thank you! I appreciate it!

    Now that I'm on BGB and I'm going to try to make it even wider and thicker.

    Anyone know where I can throw shrugs into the routine? I need to make sure my traps are hit extra hard since they lag so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress
    Anyone know where I can throw shrugs into the routine? I need to make sure my traps are hit extra hard since they lag so bad.
    Traps fit in real well with the back routine or even shoulders...I do bb shrugs after a back movement or two -
    Last edited by Coke; 05-15-2006 at 10:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa
    Traps fit in real well with the back routine or even shoulders...I do bb shrugs after a back movement or two -
    That's what I'm debating. They will get hit really hard on rack pulls so I don't know if I should do them on that back day. I think I will do them on the vertical day before shoulders. Yeah, that's the ticket!

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    BGB begins! ;)

    5/15/06, Horizontal push, pull, calves, and abs:

    Rack pulls: 135 x 5, 225 x 5, 315 x 5 (the following are with straps ) 335 x 5, 365 x 5 385 x 5, 385 x 5
    BO rows: 135 x 8, 185 x 8*3
    Hammer Rows: 2 PPS x 8, 3 PPS x 10, 2 PPS +35 PS x 10*2

    Flat bench: 45 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 175 x 5
    Incline DB press: 25s x 8, 70s x 8, 70s 8, 70s x 6

    Seated calf raise: 1 PPS x 12, 2 PPS x 12*3

    Nautilus ab dealy: 110 x 12, 150 x 12, 160 x 12, 160 x 10

    I must say, the rack pulls before everything really killed me but I know I'm going to love this routine!
    Last edited by Progress; 05-16-2006 at 09:10 AM.

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    Strong rack pulls man where are you pulling from? Great workout overall.

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    I'm with CoCoa on where to add shrugs. I find they fit well on back days, especially if I did deadlifts during the workout.

    Great workout today.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke
    Strong rack pulls man where are you pulling from? Great workout overall.
    Thanks! You're bringing up an issue that I have with the power rack at my gym. The lowest setting a bar can be is right at the top of my knee cap. It isn't above my knee, but the top of the bar is align with the top of my knee cap. If I could drop it further I would but it's as low as it can go. It might not be full enough ROM, but I must say that it killed my erectors!


    Quote Originally Posted by -TIM-
    I'm with CoCoa on where to add shrugs. I find they fit well on back days, especially if I did deadlifts during the workout.

    Great workout today.
    Thanks! Yeah, I didn't fit them in yesterday because I already felt there was enough volume in and the workout was taking LONG. I'll get to them.

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    Great job with the rack pulls followed up by everything else...keep on bro.

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    Feedback: CoCoa - Thanks! My erectors are enjoying them as well since they've remind me every time I walk.
    Kevin - advise if I'm pulling from low enough, please!

    Here is Quad dominant, hamstring accessory. Biceps for 5/16:

    Squats: 45 x 8, 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 205 x 5, 205 x 5, 205 x 5, 205 x 5
    Leg Press (linear): 2 PPS x 8, 3 PPS x 8*3
    Hammy curls: 25 PS x 12, 65 PS x 12*4

    Seated alternating bicep curls: 25s x 5, 50s x 5*5
    Hammer curls: 20s x 12, 45s x 10, 40s x 10*2

    Incline BB shoulder raise for serratus anterior: 45 x 10, 135 x 10, 185 x 10*3

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