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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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    Beginning of the End

    I stand 5'11" in height, and weigh 165lbs.
    I am starting a bulk that will hopefully land me around 195-200, followed by a cut later on.
    My newly found diet (All foods listed on "what a bodybuilder eats") consists of about 3500 calories on a lifting day, and 3000 on a non lifting day. Each one has about a 2:2:1 ratio in terms of Protein/Carbs/Fat. I'm not sure if this is correct but adjustments will be made.

    This is my 7th workout in 9 months, but the first 6 have all been on a crap routine focusing on upper body. I am now using WBB1... which makes today the first leg day that I've done in more then 3/4th of a year.

    Week 1 Day 3, 7/26/06

    Squats:
    135x8
    145x6

    Note: Damn these numbers are embarassingly low, with each struggling rep the only thing I could think was "I remember when this was my warmup!". It felt like my form was impeccable though (Ass to Grass), so that was one good thing I can take from this exercise.

    Hack Squats:
    95x6
    95x6

    Note: I have never even heard of Hack Squats until the WBB1 routine, and my form was pretty ridiculous (Would smack the back of my thighs on the way up and my calves on the way down). With this in mind, I used light weight in attempts to figure out what the heck was going on. Will have to do more research for next week.

    Leg Curls (Machine ranges scale 1-11):
    7x8
    8x6


    SLDL:
    135x8
    155x6

    Note: The weight felt very light, but my hands were kicking my ass after the third or fourth rep in each set. Should invest in gloves.

    Standing Calf Raises:
    90x10
    90x10
    110x10
    120x10

    Note: Did seated calf raises this week, there must've been a group of 6 guys rotating on the Smith Machine that i'd normally do them on. Didn't feel like waiting. I think Standing is probably easier.
    Last edited by KFeld; 08-03-2006 at 12:49 AM.

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    Welcome to journal land, best of luck with your goals.
    Last edited by Sidior; 07-26-2006 at 03:52 PM.
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

    Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers

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    also you should invest in chalk not gloves
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

    Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers

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    Nice work man, good luck with the bulk. Don't worry about the ratio of protein:carbs:fats in your diet, just make sure you have a minimum of 0.5g/lb LBM in fats and 1g/lb LBM in protein, and you'll be fine - you can fill in the rest of the calories with whatever you want. Nice leg workout. Oh, and welcome to journal land!

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    Thanks Sidior and Jordan for the helpful comments. Much appreciated

    Week 1 Day 5, 7/28/06

    BB Military Press:
    85x8
    95x6

    Note: First time doing SMP's, have only ever done push presses before. Man... you never realize how much your legs help on these things until you dont use em'.

    Seated Dumbbell Press (DB in Each Hand):
    40x8
    45x8


    Standing Lateral Raises:
    15x10
    15x10

    Note: During this exercise my left wrist (which I dislocated 2 weeks ago) REALLY... REALLY started to irritate me, and it restricted the rest of my workout.

    Narrow Grip Benchpress:
    135x8
    145x8


    Skull Crushers (Assuming curl bar is 15lbs?):
    35x8
    55x8


    Barbell Curls:
    55x8
    65x6


    Hammer Curls (1x6-8):
    Skipped this set completely due to wrist.


    Overall Workout - I can literally feel myself getting stronger every workout, and it was pretty frustrating to have to deal with a bum wrist. I wish the damn thing would just heal.
    Last edited by KFeld; 07-28-2006 at 03:52 PM.

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    Nice workout. The only way your wrist will heal is if you stop using it.

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    Thanks Jordan. Also, I know I need to stop using it, but I feel so weak as it is... I just really dont want to stop lifting .

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    You need to hit the leggies hard man, and its sucks for sure when your struggling with weight that you used to be able to hoss out for reps. I remember doing 315x10 for sets in HS and now 315 feels like a truck... but alteast you know in the back of your mind that you did it before and you can do it again.

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    Definately WBBIRL... can't wait to surpass my old PRs!

    Week 2 Day 1, 7/31/06

    BB Bench Press:

    45x10
    135x10
    165x8
    185x6

    205x3
    225xF (3/4ths, so close!)

    Incline DB Bench Press:
    40x8
    50x8

    Dips:
    BW+20x8
    BW+30x8

    Chin Ups:
    BWx8
    BWx8

    Deadlifts (Haven't done these in forever!):
    135x8
    185x8

    BB Rows (Haven't done these... ever):
    95x8
    115x8

    Shrugs (Smith Machine):
    225x10

    Weighted Crunches:
    35x8
    40x8
    45x8
    50x8


    Overall Workout: Upper body felt great, need to regain old Deadlift form. Also need to work on BB Rows =/.

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    Week 2 Day 3, 08/02/06

    ATF Squats:
    135x8
    155x6

    Front Squats (Replaced Hack Squats with these):
    95x8
    95x8

    Note: Form felt a bit iffy, was hurting my shoulders.

    Leg Curl (Machine ranges scale 1-11):
    7x8
    8x8

    SLDL:
    145x8
    165x8

    Standing Calf Raises:
    225x10
    225x10
    235x10
    245x10


    Overall workout: Only my 2nd leg workout in 3/4ths year, still trying to perfect form before stacking on heavier weight. Better than last week, though!

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    Week 2 Day 5, 08/04/06

    Military Press:
    95x8
    105x7

    Seated Dumbbell Press:
    45x8
    45x8

    Standing Lateral Raises:
    15x10
    20x10

    Narrow Grip Benchpress:
    135x8
    155x7

    Skull Crushers:
    55x6
    55x8

    Barbell Curls:
    55x8
    65x5

    Skipped Hammer Curls.


    Overall Workout: Better than last weeks, wrist feels like it's getting worse?

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