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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. #1
    Wannabebig New Member
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    need some advice

    Iíve been trying to bulk up for quite a while, thing is I just now started recording my progress, and it doesnít seem to be working. So I could use some legitimate real advice please.

    July 5th 2006
    Flat Bench press 105lbs 3*15
    Triceps 50lbs 3*15

    July 6th
    Shoulder press 2 25lbs 4*15
    Ab work

    July 8th 2006
    Squats 55lbs 1*15, 65lbs 1*20, 75lbs 1*15 85lbs 3*15
    Leg press 245lbs 2*15, 295lbs 3*15
    Calve raises 140lbs 1*25, 154lbs 1*25, 162lbs 2*25, 2*15
    Incline bench 95lbs 1*15, 100lbs 1*12, 105lbs 1*9
    Pull-ups 10, 4, 6
    Seated row 108lbs 1*9
    Triceps 50lbs 2*15
    Preacher curls 40lbs 2*15
    Wrist curls 20lbs 2*20, 1*19

    July 10th 2006
    Bicep burnouts 35-25-15-5-15-25-35lbs 1*10
    Squats 75lbs 2*15, 85lbs 3*15
    Leg press 245lbs 1*15, 295lbs 1*15, 315lbs 2*15, 1*20
    Calf raises 132lbs 1*25, 144lbs 2*25, 154lbs 1*25

    July 11th
    Decline bench 95lbs 1*15, 105lbs 1*15, 110lbs 1*7, 1*10
    Straight shoulder raises 2 15lbs 2*10
    Shoulder press 2 25lbs 2*15
    Seated row 84lbs 1*15, 96lbs 1*15, 108lbs 1*10
    Ab work

    July 13th
    Ran 2 miles
    Flat bench 95lbs 1*10, 105lbs 1*15, 110lbs 1*10, 1*5
    Pull-ups 9,6,5
    Triceps 50lbs 3*15,
    Preacher curls 40lbs 1*10, 1*15
    Wrist curls 15lbs 1*25, 20lbs 2*25
    Ab work

    July 14th, 2006

    Ran 2 miles
    Squats 75lbs 1*15, 85lbs 2*15, 95lbs 1*15
    Front squats 75lbs 1*15
    Leg press 295lbs 1*20, 315lbs 2*20
    Calve raises 132lbs 1*25, 144lbs 2*25
    Straight shoulder raises 2 15lbs 2*10
    Shoulder press 2 25lbs 1*15, 2 30lbs 2*10

    July 15
    Ran 2 miles
    Incline bench 100lbs 1*12, 1*10, 1*8
    Seated row 100lbs 1*15, 112.5 1*12, 1*11
    Preacher curls 40lbs 3*15
    Dips 15, 12
    Some abs

    July 17
    Squats 75lbs 1*15, 95lbs 2*15, 100lbs 1*15, 1*20
    Front squats 75lbs 1*15
    Leg press 315lbs 1*20, 1*25, 1*20
    Calf raises 142lbs 3*25
    Behind legs machine 50lbs 2*20, 55lbs 1*20
    Decline bench 105lbs 1*15, 1*16, 110lbs 1*14
    Incline situps 25lbs 1*25

    July 18
    Back, did not record status

    July 19
    Ran 2 miles
    Squats 95lbs 2*15, 105lbs 2*15
    Leg press 315lbs 1*15, 1*20, 1*25
    Calf raises 142lbs 2*25, 148lbs 1*25
    Behind legs machine 50lbs 3*20
    Flat bench 95lbs 1*15, 105lbs 1*9, 1*6
    Triceps curls 50lbs 3*15
    Wrist curls 20lbs 1*25, 1*20

    July 20
    Ran 2 miles
    Straight shoulder raises 2 20lbs 1*7, 2 15lbs 2*15
    Shoulder press 2 25lbs 1*15, 2 30lbs 1*11, 1*10
    Incline situps 25lbs 2*25
    Flat bench maxed out 135lbs 1*4

    July 21
    Front squats 55lbs 1*15
    Squats 75lbs 1*20, 105lbs 3*20
    Leg press 315lbs 3*20
    Calf raises 144lbs 3*25
    Behind legs machine 3*20
    Pull-ups 10,5,7
    Lat pulldowns 112.5lbs 2*15
    Rear deltoids machine 87.5lbs 1*10, 1*15
    Back seated row 112.5lbs 1*14, 1*15
    Preacher curls 40lbs 3*15
    Hammer curls 25lbs 2*10

    July 22, 2006
    Incline bench 95lbs 1*10, 100lbs 3*10
    Dips 15, 15, 15
    Triceps curls 50lbs 2*15
    Incline situps 25lbs 2*25
    Pushups 25

    July 24
    Ran 2 miles
    Unassisted squats (with no machine keeping the bar in a straight line)
    55lbs 2*25
    Unassisted front squats 55lbs 1*15
    Leg press 315lbs 1*25, 335lbs 2*20
    Calf raises 146lbs 3*25
    Behind legs machine 55lbs 3*20
    Decline bench 105lbs 1*15, 110lbs 1*15, 1*12
    Incline bench 100lbs 1*10, 1*9
    Incline situps 25lbs 2*25
    Some more abs

    July 25, 2006
    Pull-ups 10, 10, 8
    Seated rows 108lbs 2*10, 96lbs 1*15
    Preacher curls 40lbs 2*15
    Bicep curls 20lbs 1*20
    Wrist curls 20lbs 2*25
    Ran 2 miles

    July 26
    Ran 2 miles
    Unassisted squats 55lbs 2*25
    Unassisted front squats 55lbs 1*20
    Leg press 315lbs 1*25, 335LBS 2*20
    Calf raises 146lbs 3*25
    Behind legs machine 55lbs 1*20, 60lbs 2*20
    Flat bench 100lbs 2*15
    Pushups 20
    Ran additional 2 miles

    July 27
    Straight shoulder raises 20lbs 1*9, 1*7
    Shoulder press 25lbs 2*15, 30lbs 2*10
    Incline situps 25lbs 1*25, 35lbs 1*20, 45lbs 2*15
    Additional abs

    July 28
    Assisted squats again 75lbs 1&15, 105lbs 1*20, 110lbs 2*20
    Behind legs machine 60lbs 3*20
    Incline bench 115lbs 1*7, 105lbs 2*10
    Dips 15, 10
    Bicep curls 20lbs 1*20, 25lbs 1*15
    Hammer curls 25lbs 1*15
    Wrist curls 25lbs 2*20
    Ran 2 miles
    Pushups 25 25 25 25

    July 29
    Incline situps 25lbs 1*25, 35lbs 1*20 45lbs 1*15
    Other abs
    Incline situps 40lbs 1*20

    July 31
    Ran 2 miles
    Incline situps 25lbs 1*25, 35lbs 1*20, 2 25lbs(50lbs) 1*15, 1*10
    Squats 95lbs 1*20, 115lbs 2*15
    Bench press 95lbs 1*15, 100lbs 1*15, 105lbs 1*14
    Bicep curls 2 25lbs 3*15
    Hammer curls 2 25lbs 2*15

    Like I said I need some real advice.

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  3. #2
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    Here are a few things that jumped out at me:
    1) you train 6 consecutive days. Try a 3 or 4 day routine and see how that works.

    2) You run 2 miles almost every workout - hard to get big if you are burning your excess cals running.

    3) Your are doing high volume sets (ex 2*15 is too much) - try doing sets of 6-8 reps.

    We need some more information:
    - What is your diet like? (not just "I eat alot")
    - How long have you been trying to bulk up for (you said "quite a while")
    - height, weight, bf%

  4. #3
    Wannabebig Member
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    you are overtraining.

    New Plan:

    FOOD
    get a fitday.com account and track your food. Eat 10-20% over your maintenance level with good macro nutrients (protein, Carbs and healthy fats)

    TRAIN
    lift a lot heavier and in the 6-8 rep range and use more compound movements instead of all the isolation work you do. Try one of the WBB routines from here.

  5. #4
    Senior Member Eszekial's Avatar
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    Too much volume.

    Heavier weight, less reps. Keep it in the 3-8 range.

    We have no idea what your diet looks like. Diet is over half the battle.
    Eszekial's Journal
    Age:20
    Height: 6'1
    Weight: 200
    Body Fat: 12%
    Bench: 265x3
    ATFSquat: 315x3
    Dead: 275x3

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