The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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  1. #26
    Extreme Ectomorph
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    Okay, okay, I stopped posting. Terrible I know. I did get kinda slack over the past few months, I still managed to get into the gym, but no where near as much as I should have. I do have some excuses though, I moved home, change my course (and entire University) and... okay, so they're not the best, but moving on!

    Flat bench
    8 x 20kg
    6 x 35kg
    5 x 35kg

    Incline DBell press
    8 x 12.5kg
    Damn, I can't remember - I not sure if I upped it to 13.75 or not. Was pretty burnt out from the bench so maybe not.

    Arnold Press - First time doing these
    8 x 7.5kg
    8 x 8.75kg
    7 x 8.75kg

    Shrugs
    30kg x 10
    50kg x 8
    60kg x 6

    Bbell curl
    10 x 17.5kg - Was shocked when I pulled ten of these out, I only managed 6 at 15kg last week!
    6 x 20kg
    5 x 20kg


    Rather pleased with todays effort, never curled so much before! Never done Arnold press or given shrugs a real go so it was a learning experience too.

  2. #27
    Extreme Ectomorph
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    Didn't have much time today, so I only did a very short session.

    Squats

    10 x 20 kg
    8 x 35 kg
    3 x 37.5 kg

    I was aiming for 6 reps, so when I hit 8 I decided to up the weight slightly. Went down for my fourth rep and never came back up.

    SL DL - Never done these before, and I'm very inflexible, so I'm not sure if I did them right.

    10 x 15kg
    10 x 17.5kg
    10 x 20kg

    I almost did them more for stretching (I didn't bounce) purposes than muscle building. I'm not sure, I gotta get the knack for them. Just curious, is there any difference between SL DL and good mornings? Apart from bar placement I mean.

    And that was that, short, sweet and very painful.

  3. #28
    Extreme Ectomorph
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    Back day. Was ment to do it yesterday, but I was helping my parents move so I was pretty tired anyway.

    Deadlift:
    3 x 50kg - Was ment to be a warm up, realised it was a bit heavy for a warm up and stopped at 3.
    6 x 70kg - PB! God damn it was heavy, I need gloves. That bar shredded my hands.
    4 x 72.5kg - PB! Couldn't resist going up after that last set.


    Lat pull down
    8 x 20kg
    7 x 40kg
    4 x 42.5kg


    Bent over Row:
    6 x 20kg
    8 x 32.5kg - Too easy.
    7 x 37.5kg - Much better.


    Lying tricep extension:
    6 x 15kg
    4 x 15kg
    5 x 10kg


    39C today (102F), and I'm in my unairconditioned garage gym. It's not quite that hot in here, but god damn I'm sweating.

  4. #29
    Extreme Ectomorph
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    Flat bench

    20kg x 6
    40kg x 6
    40kg x 3
    40kg x 2


    Flat DB Press

    12.5kg x 8
    16.25kg x 4
    16.25kg x 4


    Military Press

    20kg x 8 - Too easy
    25kg x 3 - Too hard!
    22.5kg x 2 - Argh! I'm wrecked.

    Note - Start with 25kg next week.


    BBell Curl

    20kg x 8 - This was easy! And to think I struggle with it last week.
    25kg x 4 - PB!!! Only wish I had started out with this, instead of burning my energy on the 20kg.
    25kg x 2


    Incline Sit ups.

    10kg x 10
    10kg x 10
    10kg x 12



    Really good session, prob one of the best I've ever had. Was full of energy, and had increases on all my lifts.


    Just threw up my protein shake, my god that stuff is vile.
    Last edited by kmrobins; 01-18-2007 at 03:07 AM.

  5. #30
    Extreme Ectomorph
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    Squats

    20kg x 6
    40kg x 6
    42.5kg x 4
    42.5kg x 1


    Lunges

    20kg x 6
    22.5kg x 5


    I'm done. I didn't feel the burn at all from the lunges, I just felt exhausted from the squats.

  6. #31
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    Deadlift
    40kg x 6
    75kg x 5 - PB! My grip keeps failing before my back does though.
    75kg x 3

    Lat pull down:
    20 x 10
    45kg x 6
    45kg x 3

    Bent over row
    37.5kg x 8
    37.5kg x 7

  7. #32
    Extreme Ectomorph
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    Been a bit slack this week due to starting a new job, and it throwing my sleeping pattern out of whack. Anyway, going start heavy again tommorow, with a few goals in mind.

    Short term - Do not miss one training session for month. Eat at least 4000 calories a day for at least a month. Reach 65kg! (Currently 61-62).

    Medium length - Reach 70kg by May! Deadlift 100kg. Bench 50kg. Squat my own BW.

    Longterm - Hit 90kg. Forced to buy more weights to max out deadlift.

  8. #33
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    Deadlift

    35kg x 6
    72.5kg x 6
    75kg x 2
    70kg x 2


    Pull ups

    1 x BW


    Lat Pull Down

    45kg x 2
    40kg x 5
    40kg x 2

    Seated cable rows - Just bought the triangle close grip so it's my first time doing them.

    20kg x 10
    30kg x 8
    45kg x 5
    45kg x 4


    Shrugs

    70kg x 3
    50kg x 8
    60kg x 8
    65kg x 7


    Lying tricep extension

    10kg x 8
    10kg x 7
    10kg x 5

  9. #34
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    Flat Bench

    20kg x 6
    40kg x 4
    40kg x 1
    37.5kg x 2

    It's amazing what a missed week can do to your strength, ah well.

    Incline DB Press
    15kg x 1
    12.5kg x 4
    12.5kg x 7

    Strange, went to failure both times yet I achieved more on the 3rd set.

    Upright BBell Press

    22.5kg x 7
    22.5kg x 5
    22.5kg x 3

    BB Curl

    25kg x 5
    22.5kg x 5
    22.5kg x 3

    Tough workout, I left it a bit late in the night so my tiredness could've been a factor.

  10. #35
    Extreme Ectomorph
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    Deadlift

    75kg x 5 - Grip failed on 5th.
    75kg x 6
    77.5kg x 1 - PB!


    Lat Pulldown
    40kg x 6
    40kg x 5
    40kg x 2


    Cable Rows
    47.5kg x 6
    47.5kg x 4



    Work is killing me, I can barely motivate myself to do workouts, let alone complete them.

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