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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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    Im a fan of just below the knee but i mean work with what you have man, if it killed yah then it did its job.

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    Look what I got, for free! I just had to show some skin.
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    Somehow I missed the quad dominant session, good one bro. How did U manage to get those shoes for free?? - nice!!
    Last edited by Coke; 05-19-2006 at 05:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa
    Somehow I missed the quad dominant session, good one bro. How did U manage to get those shoes for free?? - nice!!
    Thanks! Yeah, the shoes were a bonus for volunteering at the Flying Pig Marathon (Cincinnati's thing) Expo. I modelled Asics clothing so I got Asics shoes for my time ... and skin.

    Here is what I ate today (Carbs and sat fats were high and will be dropping next week, then the cut starts in June):


    ..........grams cals %total
    Total: ........4054
    Fat:... 117 1049 27%
    Sat: 33 301 8%
    Poly: 12 105 3%
    Mono: 35 313 8%
    Carbs: 423 1554 40%
    Fiber: 34 0 0%
    Protein: 322 1289 33%

    And here is how vertical push-pull, calves and abs went, 5/18:

    Chins: BW x 6, BW+25 x 5*5
    Hammer high rows: 1 PPS x 8, 2 PPS x 8*3
    Lying pullovers: 50 x 10, 80 x 10*3

    (Delt warm up) bent over laterals: 20s x 10*3
    Standing military press: 45 x 5, 45 x 5, 115 x 5, 120 x 5, 120 x 5, 125 x 5, 115 x 5
    Standing laterals: 30s x 8*3

    Standing calf raises with smith machine: bar x 10, 1 PPS x 10, 1 PPS+25 PS x 10, 95 PS x 10, 95 PS x 10

    Weighted crunches: BW x 12, 60 x 12, 60 x 10, 60 x 8
    Last edited by Progress; 05-19-2006 at 06:51 AM.

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    In the beginning of your journal the ratio between your pressing (chest) and your horizontal rowing movements was very lopsided.

    To catch up you should be incoprating a variety of horizontal rowing exercises as well as some rear delt work to balance all the fly movements you may do for your chest. Some trap work should also be incorperated for the lower fibres. You can either decrease your chest work or double up on your back exercises. I'd opt for the first suggestion.

    I noticed you're following Built's back program so it looks like your back workout is better now.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington
    In the beginning of your journal the ratio between your pressing (chest) and your horizontal rowing movements was very lopsided.

    To catch up you should be incoprating a variety of horizontal rowing exercises as well as some rear delt work to balance all the fly movements you may do for your chest. Some trap work should also be incorperated for the lower fibres. You can either decrease your chest work or double up on your back exercises. I'd opt for the first suggestion.

    I noticed you're following Built's back program so it looks like your back workout is better now.
    Thanks, Maki. Yes, I believe BGB is really going to help hit my back a lot more. Doing posterior chain before anterior should help. I was on WBB1 and 2 previously and those, I believe, favored the chest. We'll see how this goes.

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    Nice job with everything man, good that you got them pullovers in the mix.

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    Cocoa - Thanks!

    Here's Hammy dominant and tricep day, 5/19:

    RDLs: 45 x 10, 135 x 8, 225 x 5, 275 x 5*4
    GMs: 45 x 10, 45 x 10 (making sure form was proper), 115 x 8, 125 x 8, 125 x 8
    (My back was dead at this point)

    Seated leg extensions: 45 PS x 12, 80 PS x 15*3

    Skull Crushers: 20 x 10, 90 x 5, 100 x 5*4
    Cable Pressdowns: 50 x 10, 60 x 8, 70 x 8, 70 x 10

    Did some serratus anterior which I think are growing while coindentally being covered by fat as I'm finishing this cut.

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    Nice numbers on all moves man, those good mornings are ace as are those regular deads.

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    Thanks, Cocoa

    5/22/06, Horizontal push, pull, calves, and abs:

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

    Flat bench: 45 x 5, 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 4
    Incline DB press: 25s x 8, 70s x 8, 70s 6, 65s x 7

    Seated calf raise: Forgot these because I didn't have my log.

    Felt incredibly weak today. Did not eat as high cal as I normally do and it showed. The cut is going to be hard with this volume so I'm going to have to manipulate the set/rep scheme to compensate. Also, I can't seem to keep this workout under 75 minutes.

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    Here is Quad dominant, hamstring accessory. Biceps for 5/23:

    Squats: 45 x 10, 135 x 5, 205 x 5*5 (almost missed on the very last rep)
    Leg Press (linear): 2 PPS x 8, 3 PPS x 8*3
    Hammy curls: 30 PS x 12, 75 PS x 12*3

    Seated alternating bicep curls: 20s x 5, 55s x 5*2 50s x 5*3
    Hammer curls: 20s x 8, 45s x 8*3

    Went to the dentist before my workout, first time in two years. I have two cavities.

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    My sessions used to always be completed within 75 minutes but it usually goes longer now - rather see us put the time in than not though bro, lol...the back-to-back efforts are looking sweet, fine numbers throughout.

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    Thanks, again, Cocoa.

    Vertical push-pull, calves and abs, 5/25:

    Chins: BW x 8, BW+25 x 5*5
    Hammer high rows: 1 PPS x 8, 2 PPS x 8, 92.5 x 8*2
    Lying pullovers: 50 x 12, 80 x 10*3

    (Delt warm up) bent over laterals: 20s x 10*3
    Standing military press: 45 x 5, 125 x 5*3, 120 x 5, 120 x 4
    Standing laterals: 30s x 8*3

    Standing calf raises with smith machine: bar x 10, 1 PPS x 10, 2 PPS x 10, 125 PS x 10*2

    Weighted crunches: BW x 12, 60 x 10, 60 x 10, 60 x 10

    Oh, I forgot to mention this. On Saturday I pulled my right lat ... getting INTO MY CAR! It's gotten better and I can't feel it in the gym, only during the day and it's usually the worst when I wake up. I did this workout yesterday since I am getting my cavities filled today. Tomorrow is my last day and then I'm taking next week off. I haven't had a full week off in almost half a year. Hopefully the lat will be fully healed by next week's end.

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    Isn't it funny that most mishaps seem to take place outside the gym rather than not, that is how it goes bro - the lat should be clearing up soon and you'll be good to go again after the break. The overall effort was cool dude.
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    CoCoa - Thanks, yeah it is feeling a lot better now.

    My cut is starting and here is my weight this morning: 171 lbs. The bulk ended sloppily and I think I started losing weight last week since I slacked off.

    Here's Hammy dominant and tricep day, 5/26:

    RDLs: 45 x 8, 135 x 6, 275 x 5, 275 x 5, 275 x 5, 275 x 5, 275 x 4
    GMs: 45 x 8, 125 x 8*3

    Seated leg extensions: 1 PPS x 12, 125 PS x 12*3

    Skull Crushers: 20 x 10, 90 x 5, 100 x 5*4
    Cable Pressdowns: 60 x 12, 60 x 10, 60 x 10

    Now this was a while ago and last week was a rest week before I started the cut which starts today. We'll see how everything goes now that calories are almost cut in half.

    Hey, this weekend was amazing. I went home for my cousin's wedding. I met a girl through my cousin and she went as my date. I had a lot to drink but the overall evening was a blast. One point I begrudgingly hate to admit is that after the wedding we went to a bar where I should have called it quits on the drink but I didn't. On the return trip to the hotel I gave my date a piggy back ride and we ended up falling since I was trashed and couldn't maintain my balance. I'm confident it didn't have to do with strength rather alcohol tolerance. Anyway ... she got a big scrape on her shoulder and bruised her chin slightly. I have a pretty big scratch on my forehead. She gave me her number anyway!

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    That is some funny stuff with the piggy back date, lol - not laughing at you but with you on this one bro.

    Good luck with the cut, dropping calories in half like that is a big ordeal imo...keep on the sessions.
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    Weight this morning was 170.2. Maybe too low at first, I donno.

    6/6/06, Horizontal push, pull, calves, and abs:

    Rack pulls: 135 x 5, 225 x 5, 315 x 5, 365 x 5*3, 385 x 5
    BO rows: 135 x 8, 185 x 8*3

    Flat bench: 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 4
    Incline DB press: 30s x 8, 70s x 8, 70s x 7

    Had to quit after this. This was my first with an EC stack and I think I put too much dextrose in my during workout shake. I felt like crap and had to cut out early.

    BOOO!

    As always, thanks, CoCoa.

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    Maintained very well on those rack deads, go ahead and raise up next go round bro...all else looks well!!

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    Thanks, CoCoa. I will definitely attempt higher weight next week, even if I have to go 5x3.

    Weight this morning: 169.4 lbs.

    Here's quad dominant and biceps for 6/7:

    Squats: 45 x , 135 x 5, 205 x 3, 185 x 5, 185 x 3
    Leg Press (linear): 2 PPS x 8, 3 PPS x 8, 3 PPS +10 PS x 8*2
    Hammy curls: 25 PS x 12, 75 PS x 10*2

    Seated alternating bicep curls: 20s x 5, 55s x 5*5
    Hammer curls: 20s x 8, 45s x 8*3

    The girl I went to the wedding with last weekend called last night and we talked for like and hour. Definitely helps with gettin over the ex., not to say that's why I'm talking to her, but you know. Looking forward to seeing her when I go home for my birthday.
    Last edited by Progress; 06-08-2006 at 07:35 AM.

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    That is the way bro, stay confident - you can do it!!...nice workout, strong curls.

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    Vertical push-pull, calves and abs, 6/8:

    Chins: BW x 8, BW+25 x 5*5
    Hammer high rows: 1 PPS x 8, 2 PPS x 8*3

    (Delt warm up) bent over laterals: 20s x 10*3
    Standing military press: 45 x 5, 115 x 5, 120 x 5, 120 x 5, 125 x 5, 125 x 5
    Standing laterals: 15s x 10, 30s x 8*3

    Leg press calf raises: 60 PS x 10, 105 PS x 10, 150 PS x 10*3

    Weighted crunches: BW x 12, 60 x 12, 60 x 10, 60 x 10

    Here's Hammy dominant and tricep day, 6/9:

    RDLs: 45 x 5, 135 x 5, 225 x 5, 225 x 5, 245 x 5, 245 x 5, 245 x 5
    GMs: 45 x 8, 135 x 8*3

    Seated leg extensions: 1 PPS x 12, 115 PS x 10*3

    Skull Crushers: 20 x 10, 90 x 5, 90 x 5, 95 x 5, 95 x 5 100 x 5
    Cable Pressdowns: 30 x 8, 60 x 8, 60 x 8, 70 x 8

    Today I tried to test my raw max dead and sucked. I hadn't done them in a while and this is what happened.

    135 x 5, 225 x 5, 315 x 1, 365-miss, 365-miss, 315 x 1, 335 x 1

    I know I can do more.
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    Surely you can do more, just stay with it, lol - ...did very well with everything dude, good back-to-back sessions.
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    Thanks, CoCoa!

    6/12/06, Horizontal push, pull, calves, and abs:

    Rack pulls: 135 x 5, 225 x 5, 315 x 5, 365 x 5, 385 x 5, 385 x 5, 385 x 3, 315 x 1 (Static hold) - My knees are rocked and bruised!
    BO rows: 135 x 8, 185 x 8*3
    Hammer Rows: 70 PS x 12, 115 PS x 10, 125 PS x 8

    Flat bench: 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 5, 185 x 4 (missed on 5th)
    Incline DB press: 25s x 8, 70s x 8, 70s x 5, 65s x 7

    Seated calf raise: 35 PS x 12, 80 PS x 12, 80 PS x 12 (left foot hurts)

    Weighted decline crunches: BW x 12, 60 x 10*3

    Weighed 169.6 lbs this morning.
    Last edited by Progress; 06-13-2006 at 12:52 PM.

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    Super rack pulls, getting down and dirty with'em like regular deads...fine stuff in general, whole workout rocks!!

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    Thanks, CoCoa!

    Here's quad dominant and biceps for 6/13 (weighed 168.4 this morning):

    Squats: 45 x 5, 135 x 5, 205 x 5, 205 x 4, 205 x 2, 185 x 1, 135 x 5 (wow, nothing feels the brunt of a cut more than legs, particularly squats)
    Leg Press (linear): 2 PPS x 8, 3 PPS x 8, 3 PPS x 6, 3 PPS x 8
    Hammy curls: 25 PS x 12, 75 x 12, 75 PS x 10*2

    Seated alternating bicep curls: 20s x 5, 55s x 5*5
    Hammer curls: 20s x 8, 45s x 8*3


    Vertical push-pull, calves and abs, 6/15 (weighed 168.2 this morning):

    Chins: BW x 8, BW+25 x 5*5, BW+45 x 1 with a negative (first time testing this and it wasn't that hard)
    Hammer high rows: 1 PPS x 9, 2 PPS x 8, 92.5 PS x 8, 95 PS x 8

    Standing military press: 45 x 6, 115 x 5, 125 x 5, 125 x 5, 125 x 5, 125 x 5, 145 x 1 - negative (this is a PR but I know I can do more)
    Standing laterals: 15s x 10, 30s x 8*3
    BB shrugs (for the hell of it): 135 x 8, 205 x 7, 205 x 7

    Leg press calf raises: 45 PS x 10, 135 PS x 10, 215 PS x 10*2

    Weighted crunches: BW x 12, 60 x 10*3

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