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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. #176
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    Where is your back bothering you...lower back/posterior chain issue or is it more near the lats/rhomboids?
    May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead.

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    excellant job here girl.. i know what ya mean about back pain

    YBW

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    Sidior- Thanks. Yeah, I been training for 2 years.
    LK- No, I've got 500 before from the same height.
    Pup- Rhomboids/lats area, mostly left side.
    YBW- Thanks. Mostly I just have to know how often I can train heavy and when to stop, and I'm usually alright that way.

    09/06 (yesterday)

    Training- Off

    Diet:

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: can tuna and yogurt
    -Meal 3: protein bar
    -Meal 4: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 5: 2cups milk
    -Meal 6: 2slices Sbarro cheese pizza
    -Meal 7: protein bar
    -Meal 8: 10chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 9: 6oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes

    Calories: 4812
    Protein: 367
    Carbs: 535
    Fat: 137

    Slightly low calories, but I woke up late and went to sleep early, so it wasn't too bad.

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    09/07

    Training

    Front Raises SS w/Side Raises
    10sx10/10sx10
    15sx10/15sx10
    20sx8/20sx8
    25sx8/25sx8
    30sx6/30sx6
    35sx5 PR/35sx6 PR

    Hammer Curls
    40sx8
    50sx6
    60sx6
    70sx5
    80sx2 PR
    75sx4

    DB Preacher Curls (each arm)
    30x8
    35x8
    40x6
    45x3+1Asst.
    Drop Set: 35x4, 20x12

    CG EZ-Bar Curls (very short time between)
    40x15
    50x9
    60x6

    1-Arm DB Tricep Extensions (each arm)
    20x10
    25x8
    30x6
    35x4

    Rehab- 1set

    Weight: N/A
    Grade: A
    Time: 2hrs.

    Diet

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

    Calories: 5410
    Protein: 374
    Carbs: 618
    Fat: 148

    Good diet today.

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    Nice work as always PL87
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    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

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    I know that the lateral/front raise superset is evil. My personal favorite (if I didn't already tell you...) is lateral/front/rear lateral for 2 sets of 12.
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    Thanks getfit and Lk.

    09/08

    Training

    Hack Squat
    50x8
    90x8
    140x6
    180x3
    180x4

    My back hurt pretty bad on these by the time I did even a few reps with 180, so I just decided to stop with these today.

    Leg Press
    90x8
    180x8
    270x8
    360x8
    450x8
    540x8
    630x8
    720x6
    810x6
    900x6 PR
    1000x3+1Asst. PR
    1020x3+1Asst. PR

    This is a different one from the one I usually use. It's a higher angle, so I figured it'd be harder, but it was slightly easier for some reason, or maybe just that today was a really good day.

    Leg Extensions
    45x12
    90x10
    135x8
    180x6
    180x6

    Weight: 235lbs.
    Grade: A
    Time: 2hrs. 15mins.

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: can tuna and yogurt
    -Meal 3: protein bar
    -Meal 4: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 3servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 5: 2cups milk
    -Meal 6: 2slices Sbarro cheese pizza
    -Meal 7 (pre-w/o): 2cups milk
    -Meal 8 (during-w/o): energy drink
    -Meal 9 (post-w/o): protein bar
    -Meal 10: 8oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    Later:
    -Meal 11: 4cups milk

    Calories: 5512
    Protein: 404
    Carbs: 634
    Fat: 155.5

    Diet was good today.

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    11+ plates on leg press? You're amazing!!! Awesome work girl.
    Scars are tatoos with better stories.

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    Excellent leg pressing.
    Squat:525lbs
    Bench:335lbs
    Deadlift:440lbs

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    Thanks Jason and LK.

    09/09

    Training- Off

    ~6miles cardio at work

    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: 10chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 5: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 6: double cheeseburger, hot dog, and 12oz. strawberry milkshake
    -Meal 7: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    Edit:
    -Meal 8: 2cups chocolate milk and some doritos

    Calories: 7524
    Protein: 405
    Carbs: 957
    Fat: 235.5

    Awesome diet today.
    Last edited by POWERLIFTER87; 09-10-2006 at 10:10 AM.

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    FARKKK. 730g of carbs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K1M
    FARKKK. 730g of carbs!
    Haha, yeah. Actually ended up being more than that, b/c I went over my friend's house last night. And the chocolate milk is actually regular milk with a ton of Hershey's syrup, lol.

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    <sigh> I really dig the calories in here. Sure as hell glad I don't have to pay for your groceries, but girl, nothing wrong with your appetite!

    Strong as always. Your workouts blow me away.

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    Things seem like they are going well. Lots of PRs of late and some damn impressive leg presses the other day. Keep it up.

    I can't wait until you are back at 100%.

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    Thanks Built and Ripstone.

    09/10

    Training- Off

    ~6miles cardio at work

    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: 1cup milk and Hershey chocolate bar
    -Meal 5: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk and Taco Bell gordita
    -Meal 6: 8oz. turkey w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 7: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 8: klondike bar and 1cup milk

    Calories: 5660
    Protein: 395
    Carbs: 688
    Fat: 148

    Pretty good diet. One of the ladies from housekeeping I know got me a free Taco Bell gordita, so that was pretty sweet.

    Ok, I got a story tonight:

    So, I just get out of work and I get in my car, pull out of the parking lot and start to drive home. Anyways, I get on the main street and this is when everyone is leaving that worked the same shift I do, so this car is tailgating me, and I think it's one of my coworkers, so I speed up. And I'm driving around 52mph, maybe a little more for a minute or so, and it's a 40mph zone. So, I come to a light that turns red and I stop and while I'm stopped a readjust my mirror to try to figure out who it is behind me. This is when I realize it's a cop car, since I had my mirror where I only saw the top of the car but not the lights on top before that. Then, I think well, maybe he just wants to get done with his shift already and go home, since their shifts also end around 12-1am and the stattion is right down the street, and my shift ended at 12am. So, I switch lanes, and now I'm only driving around 40mph, but he switches lanes and keeps following me, so I'm like sh*t, I'm going to get a ticket now. So, sure enough I get pulled over a little bit more up the road. He comes up the window and says "Hi (sees my uniform), so you work security at the mall?" So, I say, "Yes, I do." And I said that I know I was driving around 52mph, and that I had sped up because I thought he had been one of my friends from work tailgating me. He said, "Yeah you were driving at a pretty good clip, but that's not why I stopped you." He tells me that he pulled me over for turning at the 'no turn on red' at the light that is right where you exit the mall. And I told him that I forgot about that. (I mean I did actually stop and look, I just didn't wait for it to turn green.) So, he just asked for my license and ran that in his computer, came back up to me and said I could go on my way.

    Now, I know for a fact that if this was not one of the cops that work in the mall pretty closely with security on the weekends, and that I make a point to say hi to him all the time when he's there, I would have got at least 1 or 2 tickets, so at least it turned out to work in my favor. But, I also learned, don't speed up when someone is tailgating you until you make sure it is not a cop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POWERLIFTER87
    He comes up the window and says "Hi (sees my uniform), so you work security at the mall?" So, I say, "Yes, I do."
    You can be my bodyguard anytime. I'm glad you didn't get a ticket, those are always such a downer. Getting stopped by the cops and being let go is always a positive experience, such relief.

    So I was wondering, what is your split like? I know you take quite a few off days a week, I am thinking about taking more rest days. What exactly is your weekly schedule, I need a new routine!
    Scars are tatoos with better stories.

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    your leg press just blew me away.Well done.
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
    Hot in terms of both speed and... well new hotness- Stash

    gain 50lbs-Anthony

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    You are so lucky!!!
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    Jason- My typical split is:
    Monday- Chest/Triceps
    Tuesday- Back
    Thursday- Shoulders/Biceps
    Friday- Legs

    Sometimes I add light work for something else at the end, so say on Thursday I might do something for triceps at the end for example. Really, I go a lot by feel, and sometimes I switch it around. I just make sure to do everything sometime that week. And of course it's been a little off lately, b/c I've been injured.

    Also, I'm thinking about changing this in the next little while.

    getfit- Thanks.
    Lk- Yeah, I was.

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    09/11

    Training

    Skullcrushers
    50x10x2
    70x8
    90x8
    110x6
    130x3 PR
    140x1 PR
    140x1+1Asst.
    120x4 PR

    So close to getting 2 with 140, but I'm happy about hitting my first goal of 1pps on these.

    HS Seated Dips
    90x10
    180x10
    230x7 PR
    270x5 PR
    290x2 PR
    Drop Set: 180x8,90x15

    Tricep Pushdowns (on Cables)
    CG-Angled Bar:
    Rev. Drop Set: 100x10,110x7,120x4,130x3,140x2
    Drop Set: 140x6,130x2,120x3,110x3,100x4
    Rope w/Pauses:
    Drop Set: 100x6,80x4,60x5,40x8
    1-Arm w/Pauses (each arm)
    30x10
    40x7
    50x4

    Just sort of randomly chose different grips and reps/sets here.

    1-Arm DB Triceps Extensions (each arm)
    25x6
    25x6
    25x6

    Rehab-1set +15incline pushups in between (3set of 5)

    Weight: 236lbs.
    Grade: B
    Time: 2hrs.


    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 3: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 4: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 5: 2cups milk
    -Meal 6 (pre-w/o): 2slices sbarro cheese pizza
    -Meal 7 (during-w/o): energy drink
    -Meal 8 (post-w/o): protein bar
    -Meal 9: 8oz. turkey w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 10: 4cups milk

    Calories: 5922
    Protein: 400
    Carbs: 706
    Fat: 168.5

    Good diet today.
    Last edited by POWERLIFTER87; 09-11-2006 at 10:31 PM.

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    Awesome work lately, you've been on an absolute tear after taking that little break.
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    God I wish I could get that many calories in a day!
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    Pup- Thanks. Most of this has really not been that heavy or hard.
    Guido- Haha, it's pretty easy to do.

    Yesterday-09/12

    Training

    Cable Rows
    50x10x2
    100x8
    125x8
    150x8
    175x5
    175x5

    HS Lat Pulldown
    90x10
    180x10
    230x8
    270x3
    Drop Set: 180x8

    HS Shrugs
    90x10
    180x10
    270x10
    360x10
    450x10
    540x10
    630x10
    715x6
    715x7
    715x6

    I tried a couple sets of barbell shrugs, but those were bothering my back, and the different angle of the handles on this seemed to help. 715 is the most that can be fit on there without putting some dbs on with chains or something, and anything below that was very easy. The best part was the look I got from a couple of teenagers that walked in while I was just about to do the second set of 715, and watched me. The look on their faces was priceless.

    Rear Delts (Rev. PecDec)
    50x10
    62.5x10
    75x8

    R/C-3sets

    Weight: 237lbs.
    Grade: A
    Time: 2hrs.

    I'm leaner at 237 then I was at 225 and that's just ridiculous.

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 3: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 4: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 5: 2cups milk
    -Meal 6 (pre-w/o): 2slices sbarro cheese pizza
    -Meal 7 (during-w/o): energy drink
    -Meal 8 (post-w/o): protein bar
    -Meal 9: 8oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 10: 5cups milk

    Calories: 6152
    Protein: 420
    Carbs: 738
    Fat: 175

    Good diet again.
    Last edited by POWERLIFTER87; 09-13-2006 at 07:31 PM.

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    09/13

    Training- Off

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 3: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 4: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 5: 2cups milk
    -Meal 6: 2slices sbarro cheese pizza
    -Meal 7: protein bar
    -Meal 8: 8oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    Later:
    -Meal 9: 4cups milk
    -Meal 10: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt

    Calories: 6112
    Protein: 419
    Carbs: 700
    Fat: 182.5

    Today was also good diet.

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    Your using all the plates in the gym again
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    Deadlift:440lbs

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