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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. #76
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    Just enough calories to get me excited. Damn your strong!

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    Thanks everyone.

    08/14

    Training

    HS Shoulder Press
    50x10
    90x8
    140x8
    180x6
    210x4
    220x2

    DB Shoulder Press
    50sx8
    55sx8
    60sx5
    60sx4

    Flat DB Press (3-1-3 Tempo)
    50sx8
    50sx8
    50sx8

    HS Seated Dips
    90x8
    140x8
    180x7
    200x6
    220x3
    220x4
    (3-1-3 Tempo)
    90x10

    Skullcrushers
    50x8
    70x6
    90x5
    100x3

    Triceps Pushdowns (CG Angled-Bar on Lat Pulldown; 3-1-3 Tempo)
    50x7
    62.5x4
    62.5x3
    50x5
    37.5x7

    R/C -6sets

    Weight: 233lbs.
    Grade: A
    Time: 2hrs. 40mins.

    Comments:
    -Everything went really well first day back. Tried a few different things. Best part is my pec didn't hurt at all.
    -The slow reps I think are a good idea for a little while, especially on benching-type movements, as it allows for more work to be done with longer TUT, since I'm going to wait for a little while before going heavy again. I'm also going to try it out on some of the other movements as well. Training in a new way for a change is never a bad thing anyways.
    -Weight's up 2lbs. since 10 days ago. Right on track. 17 more to go.

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: can tuna and yogurt
    -Meal 3: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 4: 2cups milk
    -Meal 5 (Pre-W/O): 10 chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 6 (During W/O): energy drink
    -Meal 7 (Post W/O): protein bar
    -Meal 8: 8oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    Later:
    -Meal 8: 4cups milk

    Calories: 4540
    Protein: 338
    Carbs: 515
    Fat: 126

    Not happy with this today. Not enough calories. I slept late today so had 1 meal less than usual. Might have something else if I go over my friend's house again later.
    Last edited by POWERLIFTER87; 08-14-2006 at 10:20 PM.

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    nice work man keep it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dblockspky
    nice work man keep it up.
    Thanks. BTW, I'm a girl.

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    Insane volume, and I've done some stupid sh*t.. Oh, on your calories, have you thought about liquid food stuff? Making up a 1000+ cal shake for emergency situations?

    What do you do for RC work? Just the normal or?


    Feel like helping me with my bench technique?

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    Nice to see you back to training!
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    It is great to see you back in the gym again. I like how you are using slower tempe to increase TUT as well.

    Just curious, what do you consider a serving of sweet potatos? How many ounces??
    Last edited by RipStone; 08-15-2006 at 08:07 AM.

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    Your strength is insane. Hope the back troubles clear up quickly so you can get back to deads and squats too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k
    Insane volume, and I've done some stupid sh*t.. Oh, on your calories, have you thought about liquid food stuff? Making up a 1000+ cal shake for emergency situations?

    What do you do for RC work? Just the normal or?


    Feel like helping me with my bench technique?
    Thanks. Yeah, I was gonna eat again last night, but I was too tired and I didn't. I really should have made a shake or something. I just do the normal things for r/c work. I have no idea what the exercises are called even. I just know how to do them, so that's about all I can say on that. And, my bench technique sucks (read: not my form, b/c that's good). Really all I can say is bring the bar down, control the weight, touch, and extend it evenly, but that doesn't really say anything about technique. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

    Quote Originally Posted by LiftingKid
    Nice to see you back to training!
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by RipStone
    It is great to see you back in the gym again. I like how you are using slower tempe to increase TUT as well.

    Just curious, what do you consider a serving of sweet potatos? How many ounces??
    Thanks. Yeah, I'm doing what I think will help right now. It's w/e the can says I go by- 2/3 of a cup. Not sure what it is in ounces.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    Your strength is insane. Hope the back troubles clear up quickly so you can get back to deads and squats too!
    Thanks. I'm probably going to try some light anyways this week and just see what happens from there. May end up being where I just have some good days and some bad days.

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    good workout here,, really miss the HS machines since leaving vegas.. couple of my favorites were the shoulder press,hack,preacher,some of the back machines and i really liked the seated HS dips// talk about blowing your tris and chest up,that is the machine

    YBW

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoBrickWall
    good workout here,, really miss the HS machines since leaving vegas.. couple of my favorites were the shoulder press,hack,preacher,some of the back machines and i really liked the seated HS dips// talk about blowing your tris and chest up,that is the machine

    YBW
    Thanks. Yeah, I definitely like the HS machines. I think they are awesome for a change. I really liked the HS shrugs machine at the gym I used to go to. I think that's the only one my gym now doesn't have.

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    08/15

    Training

    Rack Pulls-3rd Pin/Knee Height
    45x5
    135x5x2
    185x3
    225x3
    275x3
    315x3
    365x3
    405x3 PR
    455x1

    Lat Pulldowns (Close-Grip, palms facing each other; 2-2-2 Tempo)
    100x8
    125x6
    150x4
    150x3

    Chest-Supported Rows
    90x8
    140x8
    160x6
    180x5
    200x3

    Barbell Shrugs
    135x8
    225x6
    315x6
    335x5
    355x3

    Weight: 232lbs.
    Grade: A
    Time: 2hrs. 15mins.

    Comments:
    -Rack pulls went awesome today. Just basically felt it out. 405 never felt that easy before. I've never really tried doing reps so much on them, so kind of a default PR there. 405 was a very easy triple, though. I could have had at least 5-6 for sure. I didn't want to do anything stupid though, since it was the first time I done these in over 2 months now, but my back didn't hurt at all from them, so that was good.
    -Everything else went pretty well.

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: can tuna and yogurt
    -Meal 3: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 4: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 5 (Pre-W/O): 10 chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 6 (During W/O): energy drink
    -Meal 7 (Post W/O): protein bar
    -Meal 8: 8oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    Later:
    -Meal 9: 3cups milk
    Edit- Ended up going over my friend's house again and had:
    -Meal 10: 4brownies
    -Meal 11: 5 chicken breast tenders and yogurt

    Calories: 5998
    Protein: 393
    Carbs: 681
    Fat: 159.5

    Better diet today.
    Last edited by POWERLIFTER87; 08-16-2006 at 11:20 AM.

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    YAY for rack pulls! Diet looks right on track too.
    Squat:525lbs
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    PL- nice workout... on the shake with the oats, do you put them both in the blender or take separately? i blend them together.. today i do bis.. on the ez bar with narrow grip i havent made up my mind to do them first or follow bb curl.. let ya know later

    YBW

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    Training looks awesome after the layoff, your volume is just scary.
    May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead.

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    Built/LK/Pup- Thanks.
    YBW- Thanks. I blend the oats into the shake. Not the best-tasting that way, but it is the fastest. And the fact that it doesn't matter what it tastes like, just what it does for you, of course. I'll check your training later and see what you do on the ez bar curls. I am thinking that I will do bis tomorrow (and see if I can beat it, lol).

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    08/16

    Went to the county fair for the second time today. Probably walked around 5 miles or so.

    Training- Off Day

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: can tuna and yogurt
    -Meal 3: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 4: 2cups milk
    -Meal 5: salisbery steak microwave dinner
    -Meal 6: t-bone steak, 4 small baked potatoes w/butter, dinner roll, and tomato
    -Meal 7: cheeseburger, cob of corn, and ice cream
    -Meal 8: 2cups milk
    Later:
    -Meal 9: protein bar

    Calories: 5301
    Protein: 344
    Carbs: 515
    Fat: 211

    Ok diet today.

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    lol yea thats what i thought.. by man i didn't mean it in the gender sense of the term if that makes any sense. i'ts just a habit, i guess i'd feel weird saying good work lady, or woman, or girl. does that make me sexist? either way your doing your thing lol. nice job.. i'll leave it at that
    Last edited by dblockspky; 08-16-2006 at 10:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup
    Training looks awesome after the layoff, your volume is just scary.
    seriously, WOW! i'm in awe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dblockspky
    lol yea thats what i thought.. by man i didn't mean it in the gender sense of the term if that makes any sense. i'ts just a habit, i guess i'd feel weird saying good work lady, or woman, or girl. does that make me sexist? either way your doing your thing lol. nice job.. i'll leave it at that
    Haha. OK, I get what you meant. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    seriously, WOW! i'm in awe!
    Thanks getfit.

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    08/17

    Training

    Barbell Curls
    50x8x2
    70x8
    90x5
    100x2 -Stopped/Wrist hurt

    Hammer Curls
    50sx8
    60sx7 PR
    65sx6 PR
    70sx2
    70sx2

    DB Preacher Curls
    30sx10
    35sx6
    40sx4
    40sx3+1Asst.

    Concentration Curls (3-1-3 Tempo)
    30sx2
    20sx4
    15sx9
    (reg. speed)
    40sx4

    Triceps Pushdowns (CG-Angled Bar on Lat Pulldown)
    50x10
    75x12
    100x6 PR
    112.5x2 PR
    100x6

    Weight: 231lbs.
    Grade: B
    Time: 1hr. 50mins.

    -Pretty good day today. Everything has been feeling easy. The heavier sets seemed a little harder than usual, but probably b/c the way I worked up to it. The slow reps are so hard though, lol.
    -Didn't do the close-grip ez bar curls today, b/c my wrist hurt too much with the barbell even with wraps to where I stopped at 2 reps with 100, and I know that's even worse. Maybe next week then.
    -Huge PRs on the triceps pushdowns and a couple good ones on the hammer curls. I would have liked 70sx4-5, but it just wasn't happening today.

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: can tuna and yogurt
    -Meal 3: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 4: 2cups milk and microwave pizza
    -Meal 5 (pre-W/O): protein shake
    -Meal 6 (during-W/O): energy drink
    -Meal 7 (post-W/O): 8oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    Later:
    -Meal 8: 4cups milk
    -Meal 9: 10chicken breast tenders and yogurt

    Calories: 4910
    Protein: 376
    Carbs: 553
    Fat: 142.5

    Had to squeeze alot of food in tonight to get near enough food. Now, I have to go to bed quite abit later than I wanted to since I have to get up real early to go to the gym before work tomorrow. I've been so much hungrier at night though, while some days it seems like I have to force myself to eat alot. Starting to piss me off.
    Last edited by POWERLIFTER87; 08-17-2006 at 08:51 PM.

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    Nice efforts. Glad to see you back and lifting again! Looking forward to your next set of PR's after another split or two rolls by and you start getting your confidence back in full swing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosaj
    Nice efforts. Glad to see you back and lifting again! Looking forward to your next set of PR's after another split or two rolls by and you start getting your confidence back in full swing.
    Thanks Nosaj. It has nothing to do with confidence. If anything, I'm more confident since it seems like much of this is surprisingly easy.

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    08/18

    Training

    Leg Press
    180x10x2
    270x10
    360x8
    450x8
    540x8
    630x8
    720x8
    810x5

    Plate-Loaded Leg Extensions
    45x20
    70x15
    90x10
    115x10
    135x10
    160x8
    180x6
    205x4
    Drop Set:
    180x7, 135x3, 90x4, 45x8

    Weight: 233lbs.
    Grade: B
    Time: 1hr. 20mins.

    Comments:
    -Not too bad a day, especially considering I felt sick all day, barely slept a couple hours last night, and didn't have much time before work.
    -First time I tried the plate-loaded leg extensions. I like them better than the cable kind.

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: can tuna and yogurt
    -Meal 3 (pre-w/o): 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 1serving sweet potatoes
    -Meal 4 (during w/o): energy drink
    -Meal 5 (post-w/o): protein bar
    -Meal 6: 6oz. chicken w/gravy and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 7: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 8: double cheeseburger, hotdog, and 12oz. strawberry milkshake
    -Meal 9: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 10: 5chicken breast tenders and klondike bar

    Calories: 6714
    Protein: 450
    Carbs: 761
    Fat: 217

    It was hard to eat that much today, since I really wasn't feeling good. Ended up puking once not long after training, and came pretty damn close several other times, but didn't which was good. Still ate a lot so that's most important. Hopefully tomorrow I'll feel better.

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