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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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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke
    Powerlifting for the win, i'll be watching this journal.
    I'm starting to get an audience - hope I don't screw it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eszekial
    Hows the progress coming along spikey?
    Bench is up 10 lbs. I could have squatted more, but I messed up the warmups (too much weight). I'll be maxing my DL on sunday.

    I'm happy - my bench actually went up!

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    Ok, so my workout for today got scrapped. The hockey season has started and I got some ice time this afternoon

    1.5 hours of ice time + 14 people total + first time playing in 4 months = tired + sore groin

    I'll do a make-up DE Bench tommorow and hopefully my legs will be ok for ME Deads on Sunday.

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    Ok so there's a reason I don't plan on doing workouts on fridays - they don't happen Totally skipped my DE bench day. At least I skipped it on thursday for physical activity...

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    Woot! Finally made it to the gym.

    ME Squat/Deadlift
    Deadlift: 5x135, 3x185, 2x205, 1x225, 1x245, 1x270(PR), 1x275(PR)
    Crunches: 15x35, 13x35
    Hypers: 15x15, 15x15
    Quad Exntensions: 8x175, 8x200, 8x200

    Notes
    I hit a PR on deads and thought "well, that seemed easy" and hit another! Should only be a couple weeks until 300 and a few after that until 3 plates. I wanted to get the hell out of the gym today, so I supersetted crunches and hypers - hence the fewer sets. Finally, I went to do incline leg press, but the machine was out of service. So I went to do horizontal leg press - also out of service. WTF! So I resorted to the knee breaking, quad burning leg extension.

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    Hey! No skipping workouts on westside bub. Got it! *skowls in RST's direction*

    Nice pulling.
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    I agree, no skipping.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    From yesterday:

    ME Bench

    Bench press: 10xbar, 5x90, 3x115, 1x135, missx160
    Military press: 10xbar, 7x70, 6x70, 5x70
    Chinups: 6, 5, 3

    Notes

    What a ****ty workout. I asked a big guy for a spot. After I asked him how much he helped me and he said "I just kept the bar moving". That's a big MISS in my books . My shoulders were toast from bench, so milis blew. Same goes for chins.

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    DE Squat/Deadlift

    Box Squats (8" box): 2x155, 2x155, 2x155, 2x175, 2x175, 2x175, 2x175
    Good mornings: 8x115, 8x115, 7x115
    Cable Crunches: 18x50, 13x60, 12x60
    Lower back machine from the 80s: 15xK, 15xK, 12xL <-Who the **** uses letters?!

    Notes
    I used a lower box than last week and found the squats much more effective. I'll see if I can hit M on the back machine next week....probably not, since I'm never going to use that piece of crap again.

    Oh, and I snuck into the Varsity gym. Definately doing that again - it's empty and has newer equipment
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    DE Bench

    Speed bench: 6 sets, 3x115
    Cable presdowns: 7x25kg, 7x25kg, 6x25kg
    Seated cable row: 9x70, 7x100, 7x100

    Notes
    Gym was ******edly busy again - opted for as much machine work as possible. Bench was a little heavier than I usually do for DE, but the bar speed was pretty good.

    Next week I have 3 hockey games in 4 days - I don't think I'll be hitting the gym. I'll take the entire week off and see if I come back stronger.

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    Ah I see you just started westside, so did I!
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    ME Squat/Deadlift

    Squat: 5x135, 3x185, 2x205, 1x225, 1x250, missx275(AGAIN!)
    GM: 8x85, 8x115, 8x125
    Abs: 15x35, 13x35, 13x35

    Notes

    I'm very dissapointed that I missed my max again. Last time I had excuses (*ahem* hangover), this time I'm looking for weaknesses. 250 felt easy - I came out with power - the weights even rattled at the top. But at 275, I got probably 3-4" out of the hole and it felt like I was stuck under a car. Any ideas? I was running last night (campus wide game of caputre the flag), so that may have burned out my legs more than I thought.

    Also, for GMs, I felt like I was using my back far more than my hams. Any suggestions there?

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    ME Bench

    Bench: 10xbar, 3x115, 2x135, 1x160, 1x165
    Skullcrushers: 8x55, 6x65, 5x65
    Bent Over Rows: 8x105, 8x105, 6x105

    Notes

    After my crappy squat workout, I nailed my bench PR by 10 lbs (160 and 165 were PRs). It felt like it took forever, but eventaully got 165 up. Who knows, maybe I'll hit 200 a lot sooner than I thought.

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    Stop maxing so often on squats. Try to find your weak point and bring that up. Maybe take a look at form, speed, etc etc.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock
    Stop maxing so often on squats. Try to find your weak point and bring that up. Maybe take a look at form, speed, etc etc.
    What he said.

    Don't forget, you're suppose to change what you use for your ME lift every 1 to 3 weeks.
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    Ok, so after a week off I'm back! Between having a cold, hockey and going home for thanksgiving, I wasn't able to hit the weights.

    ME Dead/Squat

    Deadlift: 5x135, 5x185, 3x205, 1x225, 1x250, 1x285(PR), missx290
    Zercher Squats: 8x135, 7x155, 7x155
    Hypers: 15x0, 15x15, 13x15

    Notes

    I was quite happy to pull 285 for a 10 lb PR. I rested in an attempt to get 290, but that was going to happen. I think I got 1/4" off the ground. A few more weeks and I should be hitting 2xBW (I weighed in at a whopping 146 lbs this morning - hopefully I won't gain too much weight before my next lift ). The hypers were hell, especially after deads and zerchers. I've never had a pump in my spinal erectors until now: I could barely take off my shoes to go home.

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    My routine got all screwed up because I missed sunday and monday's workout, but did ME lower yesterday. So that means I did DE bench today.

    DE Bench

    Speed bench: 3x3x115, 2x3x120, 2x2x120
    Flyes: 8x25, 7x25, 5x25
    Lat pulldown: 8x120, 8x120, 6x120
    Hammer Curls: 8x25, 7x25, 7x25

    Notes
    I need to work on my chest - I think it's my weak spot right now. I guess I should have done wide grip bench, but instead I joined my buddy on the flyes. I felt my bar speed was pretty good on bench, especially at 120. I guess I'll find out next week!

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    So after not posting in a long time, here's my last few workouts.

    DE Lower

    GMs: 8x115, 8x135, 8x145, 8x150
    Incline leg press: 12x180, 8x270, 8x360, 8x410
    Weighted crunches (plate behind head): 15x10, 12x10, 6x10
    Hypers: 15x20, 15x20, 12x20

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    GMs felt awsome - need to work on those before my squat has a hope in hell of improving.

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    ME Lower

    Deadlift: 8x135, 3x185, 1x225, 1x250, 1x290(PR), missx300
    Zercher squats: 8x135, 8x155, 7x165
    Cable crunches: 15x50, 15x60, 12x60

    Notes

    Good workout - I'm always glad to set a new PR. 290 wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, so I gave 300 a shot. Goddamn I wanted 300. It didn't happen. 2 weeks and it's mine.

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    And the workout actually from today.

    ME Upper

    Bench: 5x115, 2x135, 1x155
    Push Press: 8x85, 7x90, 5x95
    Seated cable row: 10x77, 8x99, 6x110

    Notes

    No PR today. Hell, no PR attempt. I was thinking "should I do 155? No." And then I did. That's 94% of my 1 RM and I wanted to try a PR at 170. What the **** was I thinking. Oh well, I learned from my mistake. Next time I go straight to my PR from 135.
    Push press felt great - can't wait to get my bodyweight over my head!

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    I don't know why I have so much trouble keeping a journal. I can track on fitday regularly, but I'll be damned if I can write my workouts out. Anyways, time to resurect my journal.

    I took a week off because I was sore, achey, and tired. During this time I revamped my routine. I added some unilateral exercises and changed it so I don't max out every week. I'll also be going to the gym 3 or 4 times a week. Doing 4 consistently is exhausting, so if I'm feeling run down I'll leave the workout for later. I find I get overtrained very quickly. Here's the link to my new routine.

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    Yesterday's workout was DE bench. I didn't have a spot, so ME Bench was out of the question and I'm playing hockey today, so lower was out of the question.

    DE UPPER

    Unilateral DB Bench: 8x25, 8x40, 5x45, 3x45
    Rope Pulldown: 7x50, 7x50, 3x60
    DB Row: 8x45, 7x45, 6x45
    Back Hypers: 15x20, 25x20, 12x20

    Notes
    The unilateral DB Bench was a good variation. I'm going to this more often because it really helps develop the stabilizers. I also remembered why I don't do DB rows vary often - I don't like them! I always feeling like I'm cheating with the movement. I think I'll stick to BO rows, Tbar rows and cable rows (possibly unilateral) from now on.

    Random note: I met some guy who was doing a crossfit workout. He looked like death.
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    DE LOWER

    Olympic Squats: 8x155, 7x165, 5x170
    GMs: (First set was too much weight and wasn't low enough), 8x115, 8x115
    Leg Raises: 10, 10, 8

    NOTES
    I didn't realise how much olympic squats use the hamstrings. I loaded up the bar for GMs with too much weight and didn't get anywhere near parallel. I took a bunch of weight off and it was all good.
    My hams are sore today...

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    ME upper

    DB Bench - 6x40, 3x50, 3x55, 1x65
    Military Press: 6x65, 3x75(eww), 4x65
    Lat Pulldown: 8x130, 6x140, 4x140
    Back Hypers: 15x25, 15x25, 15x25

    Notes

    I've never maxed out on DB Bench before. I think I could have done more, but by the end of the fourth set I was tired. The mili press was dissapointing, but it was immediately after BP, so I gues I shouldn't have expected much. Hypers were awsome - never done that much before.

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    no love for spikey in here! nice workouts!
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