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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. #26
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    SHOULDERS w/ a side of calves and abs:

    DB Shoulder Press:
    50x12 WU
    65x10
    75x8
    was very happy with the 75s going up 8 times. All of my militaristic (I think I just made that up) reps are taken to rock bottom, which is touching the shoulders for me, then all the way to lockout.

    Arnold Presses:
    50x12
    50x12
    good burn/pump here.

    DB Lat Raises:
    35x10 standing
    35x8 seated

    Smith Upright Rows (w/ Fat bar):
    95x10
    115x10
    135x8
    Still don't care for these too much as they hurt my wrists at the top of the rep.

    DB Front Raises:
    20x15
    20x15
    Did these as strict as possible with pause at the top. Looked like a machine. haha

    Behind-tha-back BB Shrugs:
    225x10
    315x5
    365x"no thanks" was the response from the hands

    Rack Pull w/ alternated grips + 1 good shrug:
    365x1
    I was pissed I couldn't grip it so I just yanked it up and made sure it was still my bitch. Probably not the best for the traps so I stopped.

    Seated Calve Raises:
    50x10
    100x10
    100x12
    50x15
    Nice 'n slow

    Rack clean and Press:
    135x5
    Just saw it sitting in the squat rack and thought, "what the hell". It was actually harder than I thought because the furthest the bar would go down was about where I held it standing up at lockout. So it was basically a lot like a upright row clean. I was burnt out by this time and it kicked my ass.

    Abs:
    Machine crunches
    Leg Raises
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    Great workout. This is the strongest I've ever been on Shoulder Presses. I'm glad to see I'm gaining in this area. I hope to move up the the 100s some day and have some bowling ball shoulders. haha.

    arms tomorrow kids!
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    Full and complete reps with 75lbs on db shoulder presses is ace...super arnold's, front raise and everything bro.

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    thanks man. I feel I'm really charging forward in the shoulder's department. let's hope I improve on my arm workout today!
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    ehhh... missions have started heating up here. Haven't been in the gym for 3 days. Trying to go today for some sort of upper-body workout.
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    Pull and Push:

    BB Bench:
    WU w/ bar
    WU w/ 135
    205x10 slow
    225x9 ME
    225x6 ME

    WG Front Pulldowns:
    weight x10
    weight x9
    weight x8
    pyramided up with this set. all were to failure. Weird metric system machine... sorry no weights.

    Incline BB:
    185x10
    185x8
    eh.

    HS ISO Pulldowns:
    1pps+35 x12
    2pps+5 x10
    1pps+35 x15

    Deep Dips:
    BWx15
    BWx15

    DB Curls:
    35x10
    35x8

    and that was about it. Just a pretty soft and SUPER TIRED workout. this was after my 14 hour night shift in the middle of the day so I'm happy I even made it to the gym. Hopefully I'll get in more regularly soon!
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    Ton of props for even getting the effort in - ...keep hanging tough!!

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    DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!! I wrote my whole workout and it didn't work!
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    anyway... I did some shoulders and abs, and it felt good. Tied a PR on the BB Military press, and nearly succeeded it by one rep. The bar just wouldn't move. (It was 185x2) I'm going to go up for some singles next time. Try to hit that 200 lb. mark, with a full- top of the chest to lockout, rep.

    Hopefully legs tomorrow
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    I attempted to do legs today... here's how it went.

    LEGS:

    ATF Squats:
    WU w/ bar
    135x10
    185x5
    225x8!!
    Huge new PR on the ATF squats. (previous was 225x4) Felt much stronger down low. Then it hit me... I had an explosive build up in my stomach... you know... like, "when your sliding into third, and you feel a juicy t..." That kind of build up.

    My workout ended there. No way I was going on to jump squats after that! Oh well. Try again tomorrow.
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    That $hit bothers us all, we have our workout/replies ready to post and then poof, lol...nice seeing the atf squats pr.
    Last edited by Coke; 08-19-2006 at 07:03 PM.

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    Wierd workout today. I hadn't been in the gym for about 5 days I'd say, so it was good just getting in. This is kinda how it went.

    Upper Body:

    Decline BB:
    WU w/ bar
    WU w/ 115
    185x10
    235x10
    255x5
    235x5

    CG PU's:
    BWx10
    +45x3
    +45x2
    BWx7
    These were pretty tough actually. Done with hands facing inward.

    Machine Pec Dec:
    Weight x10 x2; x7
    pyramided up weights. Got to within 2 plates of a full stack.

    4 sets of Machine Pushdowns. 2 OH, 2 UH.
    1 set of wimpy curls, arms were dead after PU's.
    4 sets of abs.

    WHEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    Smart to go and do the whole upper body deal since you don't know when you'd be able to get back in to train.

    Good stuff dude, our thoughts are with you all the while you are over there in arms way.

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    Those post, long break workouts are always intense .

    Always good to hit the gym up 100% fresh!
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    Height: 6'1
    Weight: 200
    Body Fat: 12%
    Bench: 265x3
    ATFSquat: 315x3
    Dead: 275x3

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    CoCoa: That's kinda what i was thinking also. Most of my workouts here are probably going to be more like this, sadly.

    Eszekial: True that, but I'd rather be in there on a consistant basis, like you are.
    ----------------------------------------------
    some rather good news. (besides I may get in the gym tonight) We may be moving to an area that has a gym in the building we live at, which would make it MUCH easier to go get a quick intense workout and stay on schedule with this "Get Big or Die Tryin" thing I got going on. :bigthumb:
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    Upper Body Shizzle:

    BW Pull-ups:
    x15
    x12 WG

    BB Shoulder Press:
    115x10
    135x5
    165x4
    195xmiss
    wasn't too disappointed about the failure on the 195, the 165 lb. presses hurt me. PLUS I haven't been to the gym in about a week.

    DB Shoulder raises:
    30x12 side
    30x10 front
    30x8 rear +
    30x2 front

    BB Skullcrushers:
    80x12
    80x10
    80x6 + CG presses + x5 OH Extentions

    BB Curls:
    80x10

    4 sets of abs. and some cable tri-extentions to boot. Not to shabby of a workout. Not up to par by my standards, but at least I hit the gym. Hopefully more consistancy is in the future.
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    Shoulders must be blasted after that workout
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    Weight: 200
    Body Fat: 12%
    Bench: 265x3
    ATFSquat: 315x3
    Dead: 275x3

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    Good job for being out of the gym for a week.

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    thanks guys. have been out of the gym for even longer this time, but going to pick it up again! We had a new team come in and take some of the load off of what we're doing, so I should have some more time to pump it up.

    1st workout back, and did legs to boot!
    LEGS:

    ATF BB Squats:
    135x10
    185x5
    225x7
    225x7!
    very happy, PR is x8 and hit 2 sets of 7 pretty easily.

    Jump squats:
    135x6
    135x7
    135x10
    LOVE THESE. Was getting a feel for them the 1st 2 sets, then blasted them out the last one. Definitely a new staple for my leg workouts.

    Leg Extentions, Calve Raises, 5 sets of abs.


    Chest today!
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    guess who's been back in the gym!!!

    sorry I haven't been able to update. In between the last workout I had a chest, back, and shoulders workout. I will post my last workout which was legs. I have added in abs every workout.

    LEGS:

    ATF Front Squats:
    WU w/bar
    135x8
    135x8
    135x8
    135x8
    135x10
    Nice and good pump in the legs.

    Deadlifts:
    135 WU
    225 WU
    275x5
    325x1
    325x1
    395x1
    415 miss
    No doubt I could hit this fresh. 395 went up like a breeze, but my hammies hit a wall after that point.

    BB Hack Squats:
    275x5
    felt like a freak on these. ackward movement, but felt very strong.

    leg extensions, leg curls, few lunges holding a 45 lb. plate in each hand. lots of abwork.


    my legs are getting to be like... how do you say.... tree trunks, haha. Legs are definitely getting stronger. Looking to enter the next FOB PL meet. I think it's sometime in November? Will find out.
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    Great meet. You did really well and sounds like you learned alot too. Now that you have this one under your belt you'll no doubt do better at each and every one thereafter.

    Congrats.
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    TRYING TO BUILD A MONSTER

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    Have been going to the gym... just not getting a chance to record anything. My left elbow/tricep has been hurting me pretty bad as of late, so I'm going to sit out on the pressing for a week to see if it heals up.

    I had a chest session yesterday of a little girl, so hopefully this pain will go away soon so I can start hitting the big weights again. Legs today, should be a pretty good session. I'll try to update. Going to squat heavy today.
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    The elbow pain is no joke, I had that a bit last year but it subsided after I took the glucosamine/chondroitin tabs...it may do you some good if you can get a hold of them. Good to know you ain't slackin.

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    Me slackin'? NEVER! haha. I will have to check if they have those at the PX, but I highly doubt it over here.

    well, I went i the gym yesterday, and totally changed my mind about doing heavy squats. I still did legs, but I focused on heavy deadlifts. Here's how it went.

    Legs:

    Lots of stretching...

    Deep BB Squats:
    225x5
    just kind of a warmup I guess...

    BB Deadlifts:
    245x5
    335x2
    385x1
    430x1!!!!
    335x1
    This is awesome! 430 is a new PR on deadlift since probably a year ago. i think 425 has just been a mental block for me. I squeezed in tight, jerked back, and pushed my abs/hips forward and it came up and locked out hard.

    BB Hack Squats:
    245x6

    Hack Squat Machine:
    295x8
    345x6
    345x5
    345x6

    Heavy leg curls, calve raises, and abs.


    Super stoked about the PR on deadlift. First PR in a long while on the three lifts. Have a meet coming up Oct. 22 on the FOB, so I'm going to try to get into shape for that. Current records for my weight class are B-320; D-430; and S-400. Squatting 400 I see as a long shot to get by then, but hopefully I can get close enough to edge someone out for a 3-lift total. The weight class I'll be in is 165-179 so I could put on a few pounds if needed.

    Any tips or suggestions are welcome.
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    It is a little surprising you all have some PL meets over there and gym equipment...super deads pr man.

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    Thanks, what else are we supposed to do? lol. Wherever the military is, there is gym equipment... at least there is if they're there more than a week. (whether that be state of the art gym equipment, or improvised benches with fuel cans hanging off the ends of a good, strong stick) Believe me, I have been in both situations.
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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