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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Some d@mn fine squatting there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big o Boy View Post
    Great squatting bro. Crush that max PR, too while your at it.
    Thanks! I've been having luck with higher rep stuff lately, so I'm going to stick with that for while. If it ain't broke....
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruteman View Post
    Some d@mn fine squatting there.
    Thanks brute

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    Thanks dude. I got a couple of looks, but Klotz stole the show with a couple sets of 3x365

    That bastard. Put bleach in his protein shake (j/k).

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    I don't drink protein!

    But I only got 365x3 once. And it was pretty slow.

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    double bodyweight squats for reps is damn respectable, red!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klotz View Post
    I don't drink protein!

    But I only got 365x3 once. And it was pretty slow.
    doesn't matter man, there many people in that gym that squat more than 3 plates
    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnso View Post
    That bastard. Put bleach in his protein shake (j/k).
    do you have a plan B?
    Quote Originally Posted by nhlfan View Post
    double bodyweight squats for reps is damn respectable, red!
    thanks man, squats and deads are what I do best

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    ouch, the DOMS are nasty today. I just tried squatting down to put on a sock and barely made it!

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    Bottom-up Bench Press
    8x115
    5x135
    5x150
    3x150
    3x150
    3x150
    3x150

    Bulgarian Split Squats
    8x30
    8x30 Strained groin, so called it quits

    Chins
    Chest to bar
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    One-armed Standing Dumbbell Press
    10x30
    10x30
    9x30 wow, my left arm is a LOT weaker than my right

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    Meh. I had a late night last night and was feeling pretty low on energy. My groin is very tight right now and I'm trying to stretch it out. I thought I was going to make the DOMS better, but ended up hurting myself

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    Might want to hang those bulgarian split squats up, at least for now...pretty cool effort regardless bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Might want to hang those bulgarian split squats up, at least for now...pretty cool effort regardless bro.
    this is just another reason for me to not like them. I'm feeling much better today, though

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    I'm sorry to hear you injured yourself. Your bottom-up benching looks great though. That's how I screwed up my shoulder originally though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnso View Post
    I'm sorry to hear you injured yourself. Your bottom-up benching looks great though. That's how I screwed up my shoulder originally though.
    hmmm, not what I want to hear I did it off the safety pins on a bench a while ago and it was hard on my shoulders as well. I've been doing it in the power rack and it seems much more comfortable.

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    I don't know what I did wrong. I thought I had really good form, but a few hours after I got home I was in agony, for days too. Be careful.

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    Yeah, definitely be careful with bottom up benching... sounds like a terrible idea infact. Don't take my word for it, but a pin press anything closer than 5-6" has gotta be hell for the shoulders. Good work in here, but I would stay away from the bottom-ups for benching.

    I understand it probably builds explosiveness off the bottom of the bench, but an initial jolt to get the bar moving while the muscles are stretched, I think would be bad. Just looking out for ya! Get a second opinion though.
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    Sorry about the groin red... and im going to agree with everyone and say those are VERY hard on your shoulders. That movement was one of the prime contributors to ****ing mine up for 9 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnso View Post
    I don't know what I did wrong. I thought I had really good form, but a few hours after I got home I was in agony, for days too. Be careful.
    Quote Originally Posted by Big o Boy View Post
    Yeah, definitely be careful with bottom up benching... sounds like a terrible idea infact. Don't take my word for it, but a pin press anything closer than 5-6" has gotta be hell for the shoulders. Good work in here, but I would stay away from the bottom-ups for benching.

    I understand it probably builds explosiveness off the bottom of the bench, but an initial jolt to get the bar moving while the muscles are stretched, I think would be bad. Just looking out for ya! Get a second opinion though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Indifference View Post
    Sorry about the groin red... and im going to agree with everyone and say those are VERY hard on your shoulders. That movement was one of the prime contributors to ****ing mine up for 9 months.
    wow, lots of first hand shoulder injuries from bottom-up benching. I'll take it easy and find some other exercises to do

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    Chest supported T-Bar Rows
    These felt much stronger
    8x45
    5x65
    5x80
    5x80
    5x80
    5x85
    4x80

    Dumbbell Bench Press
    also felt much stronger than usual
    8x55
    8x55
    7x55
    6x55

    Olympic Squats
    Legs were tight, but not sore
    10x135
    10x135
    10x135
    10x135

    Lateral Raises
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    10x20

    Overhead dumbell extensions
    15x50
    15x50

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    Overall felt very good. My upper body is still weak as hell, as per the usual, but it felt like progress over the last couple of weeks already. I think I'll be doing heavy close-grip bench on Friday. I need to beat the **** out of my tris.

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    Wow your squat is flying in here.
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    ****ty about the injury, dude. How's the groin now? You like your straight sets, eh?
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    Nice lifting man. Hope that injury heals up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior View Post
    Wow your squat is flying in here.
    thanks man
    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    ****ty about the injury, dude. How's the groin now? You like your straight sets, eh?
    the groin is feeling better. My legs are still stiff from wednesday(!), but I'm stretching and working it out. The straight sets have been working, so not changing it yet haha
    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    Nice lifting man. Hope that injury heals up
    Thanks Dan, it's feeling much better. I think calling it quits right away saved me from something worse.

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    I'll go against the grain and say I've had no problems with bottom up benching. I do however, make sure to warmup more than normal when I do them. Lots of light L-flies for the rotator cuffs and lots of lighter sets before getting to the heavier stuff. I'll even do some light stretching after the first few sets to help things along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruteman View Post
    I'll go against the grain and say I've had no problems with bottom up benching. I do however, make sure to warmup more than normal when I do them. Lots of light L-flies for the rotator cuffs and lots of lighter sets before getting to the heavier stuff. I'll even do some light stretching after the first few sets to help things along.
    makes me feel better How heavy do you do them? How often?

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    Haven't been by in a while, things look great!

    Hopefully that groin is healing up quick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    makes me feel better How heavy do you do them? How often?
    I work up to singles. If you mean how much I've done, my best is 320.

    I stick with a move for 2 weeks and rotate through 4 different lifts...so what's that, 2 weeks out of every 8. Plus there's a deload in there, so 2 weeks out of every 9.
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