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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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    Thanks guys.
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    Thanks again Brian.
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    For the next few months I'm going to take it a little bit easier and just focus on putting some more size on. Going to continue squatting twice a week, but the weight will be a little lower with more of an emphasis on volume. Also going to switch back to sumo again. I'd like to get up somewhere around 225 - 230 before I think about dieting again. I've qualified for RUM twice now, but I'd like to get in one more solid year of training before I start traveling to bigger meets. My next goal is 1800 @ 220 and I probably won't compete again until I'm confident I can hit it.
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    Wide Stance Leg Press
    3 sets of 15

    Lying Leg Curl
    105 x 10
    120 x 5
    165 x 7

    Standing Leg Curl
    60 x 8
    50 x 12

    Leg Extensions
    5 sets of 10

    EZ-Bar Curl
    70 x 10
    110 x 5
    160 x 4
    140 x 7

    DB Preacher Curl
    40 x 9
    40 x 8

    DB Hammer Curl
    35 x 8
    30 x 10
    30 x 10
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    Congrats on your total bro! You worked hard for it and deserve it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
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    Thanks Thomas.
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    Incline Bench
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    275 x 2
    325 x 9
    305 x 7

    Lying DB Rear Delt Row
    30 x 10
    45 x 10
    50 x 9
    50 x 8

    Cable Lateral Raise
    4 sets of 12

    Cable Fly
    4 sets of 10

    Straight Bar Pushdown
    160 x 10
    200 x 5
    220 x 12

    Reverse Grip Pushdown
    120 x 10
    180 x 10
    160 x 10
    160 x 10

    Felt great today. Body weight is back up around 215. Trying to make an effort to keep the pace fairly quick even with the increased volume. Hoping I notice a difference conditioning/endurance wise.
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Sumo Deadlift
    225 x 10
    315 x 5
    405 x 5
    495 x 5
    545 x 8

    Underhand Cable Row
    150 x 10
    230 x 10
    250 x 10
    250 x 10

    Chest Supported Bent Over Row
    180 x 10
    160 x 10
    160 x 10

    DB Preacher Curl
    30 x 10
    40 x 10
    40 x 8
    30 x 10
    30 x 10

    Lower back was cramping up pretty bad during deads, definitely still a little beat up from the meet. Just tried to take it easy and really focus on form. Leg/hip drive felt great off the floor. I have a feeling I'll end up pulling sumo next meet if I can just hold onto the bar.
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    Bench
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 2
    375 x 2
    400 x 5
    375 x 6
    ~Wide Grip~
    375 x 5
    325 x 7
    ~Close Grip~
    325 x 5

    V-Bar Pushdown
    160 x 10
    200 x 10
    220 x 10
    240 x 10

    1-Hand Reverse Grip Pushdown
    4 sets of 12

    DB Pullover
    50 x 10
    70 x 10
    80 x 10
    80 x 10

    Energy was pretty low today. Still a little beat from the meet, plus I installed an oak floor in my living room which ended up taking the entire weekend; the flooring completely drained me, felt like I was hit by a truck last night.

    Weight is actually down a few pounds from last week. Upping cals on training days a little more.
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    You may have touched on this before, but what is the basic premise behind your split design?

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    You may have touched on this before, but what is the basic premise behind your split design?
    Right now I'm training 5 days a week. Each day I start with a main compound movement, and then I'll do 2 - 3 accessory movements that hit the same relative muscle groups. I try to hit everything twice a week, usually going fairly heavy one day, and then lighter/higher volume the other. Monday I'll bench heavy, and on Thursdays, when I hit shoulders, I'll do some higher volume incline press, or just some light cable flys if I'm really feeling beat up. Tuesday I squat heavy, usually some kind of back squat, and then Saturday I'll front squat.

    Right now my training will look a little difference as I'm kind of in my "off season" so my focus is putting on mass, hence the more bodybuilding orientated workouts. When I'm prepping for meets the volume is usually lower; I'll work up to a single heavy set, normally 1 - 3 reps on the main compound movement, and then I'll do 1 - 2 drop sets.
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    Front Squat
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 3
    375 x 1
    400 x 5
    375 x 5
    355 x 5
    355 x 5

    Leg Extensions
    4 sets of 10

    Glute Ham Raise
    Bw x 20 x 2

    Preacher Curl
    70 x 10
    90 x 5
    120 x 8
    120 x 6
    100 x 8

    DB Preacher Curl
    30 x 10
    30 x 10
    30 x 15

    Body is still kind of beat up. I think I'm going to try out 4 - 5 sets of 5 on squats for a while, probably adding 5 - 10 pounds to each set each week. Going to rotate between front squat and high bar back squat.
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    Front Squats are the shit. They don't beat up the lower back and whenever my front squat goes up so does my back squat. Do you follow Dan Green? That guy is a great example on utilizing the front squat.

    Remember when I broke my hand and all I did was front squat then came back stronger? That's when I really gained my appreciation for the front squat.
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    Yeah Dan is kind of like my Idol in the sport right now since I plan on competing 220/242 in the future. He's the reason I did so much front squatting last training cycle. I also know the guy that does his diet, trained with him a few times at Michigan.

    I've always had a really strong front squat since I'm a quad dominant squatter. I've read Dan suggest your front squat should be about 200 pounds within your back squat. My front squat is like 100 pounds from my back squat, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    Yeah Dan is kind of like my Idol in the sport right now since I plan on competing 220/242 in the future. He's the reason I did so much front squatting last training cycle. I also know the guy that does his diet, trained with him a few times at Michigan.

    I've always had a really strong front squat since I'm a quad dominant squatter. I've read Dan suggest your front squat should be about 200 pounds within your back squat. My front squat is like 100 pounds from my back squat, lol.
    200lbs seems off. A 500lb back squat and only a 300lb front squat or a 400lb back squat or only a 200lb front squat thats s pretty shitty front squat.

    I've found most people that train both lifts can Back squat about 20% more than their front squat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    200lbs seems off. A 500lb back squat and only a 300lb front squat or a 400lb back squat or only a 200lb front squat thats s pretty shitty front squat.

    I've found most people that train both lifts can Back squat about 20% more than their front squat.
    I'm assuming the discrepancy is a little higher the stronger you get. I've seen plenty of guys that can back squat more than me but cannot front squat 500. For the average person, 10 - 20% sounds about right.
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    Incline Bench
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    275 x 2
    335 x 10
    375 x 5
    285 x 10

    DB Rear Delt Row
    40 x 10
    60 x 10
    60 x 10
    60 x 10

    Cable Lateral Raise
    4 sets of 10

    Rope Pushdown
    3 sets of 12

    2-Hand Reverse Grip Pushdown
    120 x 10
    160 x 10
    160 x 10

    Dips
    Bw x 20 x 2

    Felt great today. Starting to notice a pretty big difference with the increased calories. I haven't really put much actual weight on, but I've filled back out quite a bit since I'm eating carbs regularly, and obviously that makes the biggest difference when doing higher volume stuff.
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    Sumo Deadlift
    225 x 10
    315 x 5
    405 x 2
    495 x 1
    565 x 8
    545 x 6

    Chest Supported Row
    135 x 10
    225 x 8
    205 x 8
    180 x 8
    180 x 8
    160 x 10

    Seated Hammer Curl
    40 x 10
    60 x 8
    60 x 8

    DB Preacher Curl
    35 x 10
    35 x 10
    30 x 12

    Lower back was giving me fits again today. Felt good during the pulls, form was spot on, was just really tight afterwards. Had to go hang out in the locker room for a few minutes before I could walk comfortably. Was pretty wiped out after deads, gonna take me a few weeks to adjust to higher volume.
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    Dude buy a reverse hyper and put it in your garage lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    Dude buy a reverse hyper and put it in your garage lol.
    Lol. Guy that owns the gym I go to says he's planning on getting one pretty soon, possibly before Christmas.
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    Front Squat
    135 x 10
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 2
    375 x 6
    350 x 6
    325 x 6

    Standing Leg Curl
    40 x 10
    50 x 10
    60 x 10
    50 x 12

    Leg Extension
    3 sets of 15

    Decline Sit-up
    Bw x 12 x 3
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    Bench
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 3
    375 x 1
    415 x 4
    ~Close Grip~
    375 x 5
    325 x 7
    ~Wide Grip Paused~
    385 x 3

    V-Bar Pushdown
    100 x 10
    160 x 10
    200 x 10
    220 x 10

    1-Hand Reverse Grip Pushdown
    4 sets of 15

    Incline DB Flys
    25 x 12
    35 x 12
    40 x 12
    45 x 12

    Dunno what was up today but I just had no energy when it came to benching, everything felt heavy. Definitely need to up the cals some more, if anything I've actually lost a little bit of weight in the past couple weeks.
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    High Bar Squat
    135 x 10
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 3
    415 x 7
    375 x 8
    350 x 7
    325 x 8

    Seated Leg Curl
    150 x 10
    205 x 10
    255 x 10
    240 x 10

    DB Preacher Curl/Hammer Curl
    30 x 10
    45 x 10
    40 x 10
    35 x 10
    30 x 10
    30 x 10

    Hanging Leg Raise
    BW x 15
    BW x 13
    BW x 12
    BW x 10
    BW x 10

    Felt better today. This was probably the most volume I've ever done on squats, which is also somewhat pathetic, lol.
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    Close Grip Bench
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    285 x 10
    300 x 10
    310 x 7

    DB Rear Delt Row off Incline
    40 x 10
    65 x 10
    65 x 8
    65 x 8

    Seated DB Lateral Raise
    30 x 10
    45 x 8
    40 x 10
    40 x 10

    Cable Flys
    4 sets of 10

    1-Hand Reverse Grip Pushdown
    3 sets of 20

    Cable Rear Delt Fly
    3 sets of 10

    Felt great today. Almost starting to enjoy these bb style workouts too much. Elbows were killing me but surprisingly felt a lot better after a couple sets of close grip.
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