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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 Stumprrp
    no love for spikey in here! nice workouts!
    Thanks...I'm a little dissapointed with last nights, but hey, they're not all great.

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    I am man

    ME LOWER
    ME Deadlift: 3x135, 3x185, 1x225, 1x245, 1x295(PR), 1x300(PR) <-- **** YES
    Weighted crunches: 15x35lbs, 12x35lbx, 10x35lbs

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    I'm so ****ing happy about hitting 300 It was my white whale. Next stop, 400.

    I was too tired to do anything else and it was busy....wanted to get out.

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    Hell yah man congrats on the deadlift PR

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke
    Hell yah man congrats on the deadlift PR
    Thanks dude I'm so stoked! Can't wait until next PR....3PPS

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    ME Upper

    Flat Barbell Bench: 10xbar, 5x115, 2x135, 1x170(PR)
    Tricep pressdown: 9x60, 8x70, 6x80
    BO Row: 8x95, 7x105, 6x105
    Hypers: 3x15x25

    Notes
    New PR on bench! Slowly approaching 200....
    I find my left arm rotates forward when I bench heavy. I think I could get 15 lbs out if better technique.
    The tricep pressdown was much better than usual....I sear they oiled the machine from the last time I used it...

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    DE Lower
    Deep wide stance squats: 10xbar, 8x135, 6x165, 6x175, 3x185
    Deadlift fromplatform: 3x135, 3x135, 2x155
    Leg Raises: 10, 10, 8

    Notes
    I've been working on squat technique and these felt pretty good. My knees used to cave inwards, but I've focused more on push my feet out. I should be doing reps of 225 for the challenge in March
    The platform DLs are tough. The platform is very high - my toe *just* fits under the bar when I'm standing on it. I was working on keeping the hips low and being explosive.

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    As usual I forgot to put my workout up. This is from monday.

    DE Upper

    Flat bench for reps (120 lbs): 7, 7, 4
    Seat DB press: 7x25, 5x25, 5x25
    T-Bar rows: 10xbar, 8x20, 6x25, 6x25
    Hypers: 15x25, 15x30, 12x30

    Notes
    I wasn't sure how to do bench press for reps. I ended up leaving some gas in the tank after the first two sets, but failed miserably on the last set. Next time I'm going to do a couple really light warm ups and then do one working set for max reps.
    Also, can you tell I bench with my shoulders? 5x25 dumbells, this is bull****
    And a PR on hypers....my back is get *much* stronger

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    And today's workout

    ME Lower
    Squats: 5x135, 3x205, 1x255, 1x270(PR), 1x275(my g/f says I missed parallel by 1/2", so I'm not counting this as a PR.)
    Calf raises (weird bodyweight machine): 15, 12, 12
    Decline crunches: lots.

    Notes
    I'm happy about the PR, that's for damn sure. It's been a long time on my squat. I felt much more comfortable under the heavy weight then ever before. Scared ****less looking at it, but not too bad underneath it. Next time I'm skipping the 255 and diving straight in.

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    I know I'm a little late, but awesome dead PR bro!
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

    Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior View Post
    I know I'm a little late, but awesome dead PR bro!
    Thanks man! It felt so good to cross the 300 lb barrier!

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    ME Upper
    DB Incline bench: 5x35, 2x50, 1x60, 1x65
    DB Flies: 9x20, 7x25, 3x30
    Seated cable rows: 8x100, 7x110, 6x110

    Notes
    Hmm my incline DB press max is the same as my flat DB press max. I think I bench with my shoulders. Have to work on my technique and hope to get my flat bench up.
    It was a good workout...me and 2 guys I met today were bitching about people lifting wrong. They started ranting about this guy in the corner who was "benching" 205, but really his spotter was doing a 50 lb row. It was good to know that there are people here who know what they're doing!

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    Settin' a lot of PR's recently, nice work.
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    CF WOD and Recomp...
    "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

    "Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated" - Slim Schaedle

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    omg i really like your avatar
    "F-ck life before it f-cks you"

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    Quote Originally Posted by teaturtle View Post
    omg i really like your avatar
    LOL just put it up. I couldn't think of anything that was actually red and spikey, so what's better than a koopa troopa?

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    hahaha, well its awsome
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    Worst workout EVER

    Man, this one blew

    DE Lower
    Single leg DB squats: 8x30, 7x40, 5x40
    SLDLs: 8x135, 7x155
    Crunches: 12x35

    Notes

    Well, here's the story. If you've never done single legged squats, try them. They are the most brutal exercise ever. I thought 30s would be a warmup - HA! I felt like I was going to puke because doing 8 reps per leg = 16 reps total = hard on cardio. Then after I did my last set I put the 40s back and crushed my finger underneath it So my finger's cut up and swollen. Fortunately I didn't drop it on my finger, because then it would be very broken.
    So I went to do SLDLs, but after 2 sets my grip was giving out because of swollen finger and holding dumbells for 3 sets. I thought "fine, I'll do my crunches." I felt so sick by that point that I just said "**** it, I'm going home."

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    DE Upper

    Wide grip Bench: 5x115, 3x125, 3x125, 3x125
    Tricep press down: 8x70, 5x80, 6x70
    Pull ups: 3, 3, 2 (my bulk is getting the best of me)
    Hypers: 15x35, 12x35, 10x35

    Notes
    I did my wide grip for power, and I felt a lot strong doing it. I think when I do regular bench my grip is too narrow. Next ME upper day I'm going to try and max with a slightly wider than normal grip.
    Also, the chins sucked. I'm getting heavier

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    Just think about how many chins you'll be able to do when your done cutting .

    Hows the finger?
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    I'll be so happy when I can do 5x5 chins....that is my current goal. Also, I can't wait until I'm in the position to start cutting!!

    The finger's feeling fine. The cut on it is stingy....more irritating than painful right now. Damn I got off lucky on that one!

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    Yeah you did. I'm just back from two lacerated/broken fingers from a weight bench accident.

    Careful man, no matter the weight. Glad to hear its good to go.

    CF really helped get my chin #'s up.
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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

    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal--
    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddegroff View Post
    Yeah you did. I'm just back from two lacerated/broken fingers from a weight bench accident.

    Careful man, no matter the weight. Glad to hear its good to go.

    CF really helped get my chin #'s up.
    That's super ****ty man!! It's amazing how rarely (touch wood) you get hurt lifting weights, considering the inherent dangers in doing it. I'm always impressed that those tools who don't know how to deadlift aren't crippled yet.

    I was thinking about working a CF day into my routine. I might also do strictly CF in the summer if I can't find a gym that is close to home.

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    props on the one legged squats! your numbers are moving along quick, keep it up.

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    I did CF for an entire month (following the WOD each time). Its so different every time.

    Knocked on wood. Yeah I watched this guy deadlift 315 today to do shrugs with it. His back was about to be blown apart. In time he wont be able to do it if he continues.
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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

    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal--
    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

    "Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated" - Slim Schaedle

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    bigmoney: Thanks! It feels like it's moving slow, but progress is all I can ask for.

    ddegroff: There was a girl at the gym doing SLDLs with dumbells. At first I was surprised that a girl was doing a "manly" exercise. Then I saw that she was locking her knees and basically touching her toes with dumbells. Imagine what her lower back looked like....

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    Making some nice progress in here Red!!
    Great effort in those last couple of workouts.. I think you should be surpassing your short terms goals any time now.

    Are you keeping the diet up too?

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