The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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 bearwolf View Post
    Are you keeping the diet up too?
    I've been keeping up 3500 cals a day with no problem. I'm shooting for between 3500 and 3750, so yeah it's going well. I try to hit the higher end of that much as often as possible, but it doesn't always happen.

    Fortunately my appetite increased, so it's not a problem

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    solid lifting for a 152 red! very impressive
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    solid lifting for a 152 red! very impressive
    Thanks stump! I'm really happy with my DL and squat, but my upper body is god damned weak it drives me crazy!!

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    hey man my DL and Squat overpower my upper also, torso strength is where its at!
    2000 or bust

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    ME Lower
    Rack pulls: 8x135, 4x225, 2x275, 2x295, 1x315, 1x345, missx365
    Leg Press: 10x180, 8x270, 8x360, 5x450
    Cable crunches: 12x60, 11x70

    Notes
    Wow, rack pulls are fun People looked at me funny when I kept putting weight on the bar - I guess they didn't expect a little guy to be moving that kind of weight. My grip shat out on me at 365, so it killed that real quick.
    Solid workout, my legs are tired

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    Weigh in day!

    I *ahem* used the facilities the morning and then jumped on the scale. It said 154

    Time to update my sig

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    most people in the gym have never even seen rack pulls. Strong work either way.
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    ME Upper
    Flat DB Bench: 8x35, 3x50, 2x65, 1x70(PR)
    Hypers: 15x35, 12x35, 12x35
    Seated Cable Row: 8x99, 6x110, 5x110

    Notes
    I wasn't feeling confident enough to try the 70s, so I just did 65s. Then I did an unexpected two reps and proceeded to try the 70s. I think I could have hit the 75s for a single. Felt like a solid workout!

    I was also treated to a show tonight. A varsity rugby player was working out. I saw him deadlifting for 10 reps with very good form and I though he was doing it with 225. It was 315. Then he put on another plate. I though he was going to pull a single, but instead he did 405 for 4 reps. I was in awe

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    DE Lower

    Squats: 10x135, 5x185, 6x225
    SLDLs: 8x135, 8x165, 7x175
    Weighted crunches: 15x25, 12x35

    Notes
    Maybe I'll actually put up a competitive number by March in the squat challenge.

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    keep at it red!
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    squats looking real good. Ever tried hypers with bands? I just started using them and they're great for a change of pace.

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    Nice work Spikey.
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    Thanks for the support guys!

    bigmoney: No, I haven't tried doing hypers with bands. Do you think they're any good for day to day training, or just once in a while?

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    Nice lifts bud!

    Squats are looking real good.

    You're squatting almost as much as me and I have 20 pounds on ya!

    How do you squat? I do ATF... or at least as far as I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris686 View Post
    Nice lifts bud!

    Squats are looking real good.

    You're squatting almost as much as me and I have 20 pounds on ya!

    How do you squat? I do ATF... or at least as far as I can.
    Thanks! I take a wide stance....seems to work better for me. I do ATF for dynamic days (except today....I wanted lots of reps @225 dammit!), but my PRs are all set at parllel.

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    Workouts are looking strong man keep at the powerlifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke View Post
    Workouts are looking strong man keep at the powerlifting.
    Thanks! I'm liking it a lot more than the BB bull**** of 3 sets of 6-8 reps. **** that, gimmie a single.

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    Getting strong Red!

    keep up the good work!
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    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

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    Holy thread resurection batman! Oh wait, no. It's just me starting up my journal....again.

    Exams and holidays pretty much blew my consistent training out the window. The good news is I maintained when I went home. I swear to God I'm the only person who is afraid losing weight when they go home for the holidays.
    I hit the gym once at home and set a PR (DL; 5x255, after doing 5x225 ), so I don't think I'm too out of shape.

    Goals for this semester:
    - Gain at least another 15 lbs
    - DL 300 for reps
    - Squat 300 once
    - Bench 200

    Maybe I'm asking for too much, but I'll give all I got.

    I'm going to be starting a new routine. I'm getting tired of Westside. It gave me good results, but I don't think I could keep it up again. So, without further ado, here is the routine I'll be using for the next 4 weeks. It is verbatum from Berardi's Scrawny to Brawny.

    Day 1
    Front Squat 5x5
    Incline Bench 5x5
    Bulgarian Split Squat 2x6-8
    One arm row (elbow out) 2x 6-8

    Day 2
    Chinup (weight added if necessary) 5x5
    Hand Clean and Press 5x5
    Cable Pull Throughs 2x6-8
    Weighted Situps 2x6-8

    Day 3
    Elevated Trap Bar Deadlift 5x5
    Dips (weight added if necessary) 5x5
    Cable Rows 2x6-8
    Back Hypers 2x6-8

    I don't know if I'll do the front squats as I lack the wrist flexibility. I'll try them at first, but switch it up with back squats as well. Also, I don't have a trap bar, so regualr old deadlifts it is.
    I'm also going to be dong some HIIT in there to get my cardio from "essentially-dead" to "old-weezing man".

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    Looks good man, hope you stick with it =)
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    Jesus titty****ing Christ.
    I just came back from the gym after doing day 1.

    Back Squat: 5x185, 5x195, 5x195, 4x195, 4x195
    Inclince DB bench: 5x40, 5x50, 3x45
    Bulgarian Split Squat: 6x35
    One Arm DB Row: nil.

    I need to get my weight selections in check. The 40s seemed too light, so I went hunting for 45s. Couldn't find any, so I grabbed 50s. Big mistake. I dropped it down to 45 and pushed out 3 reps Then my forearm was so tense I couldn't even make a fist, so forget hold DBs. At that point I decided to leave so that I wouldn't hurt mytself. On the up side, my legs feel like they are going to explode.

    This routine is going to kill me. I like it

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    Oh my god my ass and quads hurt today. I had no plan of lifting today, but a couple of friends want to get in shape for their vacation. I offered to teach them how to train properly and to at least point them in the right direction in terms of their diet. The best part is they both genuinely don't know what they're doing, so they won't be throwing that Men's Fitness BS in my face.
    I guess it's time for some active recovery

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    nice job on that workout and nice job helpin your mates, heal up
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    nice job on that workout and nice job helpin your mates, heal up
    Thanks man. I have a hockey game tomorrow night that I'm not looking forward to...I hope my butt doesn't hurt anymore.

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    LOL, the first squat day back.... Ass and quads will always be hella sore the next day.

    Like the routine, should produce the results your looking for.
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    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

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