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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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    Oh God. I went to the Manadarin for dinner then did DE lower. After my session I had to convince 5 lbs of Chinese food to stay in my stomach. Never again.

    DE LOWER
    Squat - 60% of max - 40 second rest. 10x2x165
    Deadlift - 70% of max - 20 second rest. 6x1x215
    Deadlift - 80% of max. 1x260
    Zercher squat - 90 second rest. 2x8x135, 2x7x135
    Decline situps - 90 second rest. 12x35, 12x35, 7x35
    Hypers - random amounts of rest. 10xBW, 8x45, 5x45

    Bar speed felt good. I tried lowering the bar on my back and it made it feel a lot easier. I also tried focusing on pushing my abs out. When I could keep them pushed out long enough, the squat felt awesome. The bar speed felt great on deadlifts and the 260 went up pretty easy. A little slow for the first couple of inches, but after that it was great.
    In hindsight, I think my single deadlift should have been a squat. Oh well.

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    Ugh I can't even face a PWO shake right now. I figure not having one is better than puking everywhere

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    ME Lower

    Good mornings (Max. Double): bunch x bar, bunchx65, 3x95, 3x115, 3x135, 3x155, 2x175, 2x185

    Pull-throughs: 10x40, 10x80, 10x100, 10x120, 10x140
    Dumbell side-bends: 6x50, 8x60, 8x60
    Back hypers: 12x35, 10x35, 10x35

    NOTES
    I hate GMs. But they'll make me strong, so I'll continue to do them. I really didn't expect to get past 135, but apparently I'm stronger than I thought
    The back hypers destroyed me and the drive home sucked. All in all, good workout.

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    Nice good mornings, I hate 'em too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    Nice good mornings, I hate 'em too.
    Thanks!

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    Nice zerchers in the previous session. How do you like vision? Have you noticed that all of the bars except one are bent? haha. Have you talked to the construction worker guy who loves to give supplements advice and talks about gear alot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    Nice zerchers in the previous session. How do you like vision? Have you noticed that all of the bars except one are bent? haha. Have you talked to the construction worker guy who loves to give supplements advice and talks about gear alot?
    Thanks, my elbows still hurt lol

    Vision is exactly what I was looking for - lots of equipment, not too many people and a couple of tools to make me not feel like the smallest guy there. I haven't talked to too many of the people there yet, but I'll keep an eye out lol Is it vision whos owner is an ex-PLer?

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    Numbers are indeed looking very nice on the GMs dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Numbers are indeed looking very nice on the GMs dude.
    Thanks man, my back is feeling it today.

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    Nice GM's and Zerchers. Zerchers scare me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirino83 View Post
    Nice GM's and Zerchers. Zerchers scare me.
    Nah man they're good times. You should see that vid in the pics & vid section of the 315 zercher squat....THAT scares me lol

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    Nice work on the GM's. I'm not a big fan either, but they are one of the best.
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    "My fault. I was fiddling with the Gravitational Constant of the Universe again.
    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

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    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

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    DE Upper
    Flat bench: 8x3 @ 70% (120 lbs)
    Incline Dumbell press: 5x40, 5x40, 5x40
    Tricep pressdown (narrow V): 8x80, 7x70, 6x70
    T-bar rows (parallel grip): 8x35, 8x55, 7x70, 6x70

    Notes
    Bench speed was good at first, but slowed down towards the end. There were a few reps in there that I felt my form was great, but the rest were pretty ****ty. I'll have to concentrate more on form next time. Tried the parallel grip rows for the first time and I will definately be doing those more often. They were rocking my lats

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddegroff View Post
    Nice work on the GM's. I'm not a big fan either, but they are one of the best.
    Thanks! Glad to know I'm the only one who doesn't like them...

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    DE Lower
    Squat @ 185 10x2, 1x225
    Deadlift: 6x1 @ 225
    Rack pulls: 5x6 @ 225
    Decline weighted situps: 12x25, 10x35, 10x35
    Hypers: 12xbw, 10x25, 8x25

    Notes:
    I forgot my pen, paper and watch so I had to try and remember what I was supposed to do. For some reason this seemed a lot easier than my last DE lower day...probably something to do about not eating chinese food.

    I'm going to resist a full 1 RM attempt for 5 weeks - that's when the official Toronto WBB meet is. I'm looking to hit a PR in each lift

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    I was thinking about what I want to accomplish by the end of the summer. They will be hard, but I think I can hit them if I keep the intensity up:
    200 lb bench (+30)
    315 squat (+40)
    335 deadlift (+30)

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    Smooth DE training days man, like the split.

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    Goals seem to be attainable, just keep working hard bro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Smooth DE training days man, like the split.
    I like it, you should give it a shot.
    Quote Originally Posted by ddegroff View Post
    Goals seem to be attainable, just keep working hard bro!
    Cool, nice to know they're realistic.

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    ME Upper
    Incline Bench: <warmup> 3x95, 1x115, 1x125, 1x135
    Decline DB press: 5x40, 5x45, 5x45
    Narrow V-bar pressdown: 10x70, 8x80, 4x80 (should have stayed at 70...)
    T-bar rows (parallel grip): 8x65, 7x65, 6x65
    Cuban DB press: 10x10, 8x10

    Notes:
    125 went up very easy, but 135 felt like a ton of bricks. I probably should have gone for 140, but I'd rather do it next time than miss it this time.

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    Stay on it dude, doing very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Stay on it dude, doing very good.
    Thanks, I would/will be thrilled when I hit my goals for the summer

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    I think the cubans may have helped with the shoulders. Usually I get achy shoulders and elbows after benching, but they feel really good today

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    Nice liftin. What are cuban db presses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirino83 View Post
    Nice liftin. What are cuban db presses?
    Cuban press is a rotator cuff exercise. Check this out http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exer...me=Cuban+Press

    I usually do it with an overhead press after, but with 10 lb DBs it doesn't really matter.

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