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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. #1026
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    Your waist is very tiny right now and your back is looking very dense. Good work.

    Your goals will probably be had some time or another. Raw with no wraps would be sick for a 500 lb squat.
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    Dude, those numbers would be SICK raw in that weight class!! You're also looking very thick and impressive!! Damn you for being able to compete on a platform and stage. That's ****ing awesome!
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    Damn your back is MASSIVE.

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    Doing excellent all around man, props!!

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    Thanks guys. Back is definitely one of my strong points.

    Legs, biceps

    ATF Squats, belt only
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    405 x 1
    430 x 2
    405 x 4

    GM's
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    185 x 5
    135 x 15

    Standing Hammer Curl
    35 x 15
    50 x 10
    50 x 12

    I'm gonna start training squats exactly like I do bench, heavy doubles and triples every week for my main working sets. Seems to be the rep range that works best for me. I still hate GM's, weight feels light but I had a painful lower back pump after the first couple sets. Training partners don't understand it, they all said my form looks perfect.
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    Does the painful lower back pumps come from high reps, low reps or both? I can see why 135x15 would but I can't really understand why 225x5 would. Maybe you need to stick with lower reps and higher weight if that's easier on you.
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    Honestly it doesn't matter what I do, unless the weight is super light. It's definitely just a really painful pump though. It was gone by the time I walked out of the gym.
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    It's going to be interesting to see what you can do in the 198 class. Hopefully I'll be joining you up there in a year or two.
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    Shoulders/speed work

    Speed Bench
    135 x 15
    205 x 3 x 9

    Military Press
    135 x 10
    165 x 5
    185 x 5
    185 x 3
    135 x 10

    DB Lateral Raise
    40 x 10
    50 x 8

    Seated Lateral Raise
    20 x 10
    30 x 10
    30 x 10

    Rear Delt Raise
    15 x 10
    20 x 10
    20 x 10
    20 x 8

    Seated Calf Raise

    Today was meh. Milis felt like ****, I'm still sore from benching heavy this last week. Tried seated lateral raises for the first time, I really liked them. Can't use as much weight obviously but it forces you to use strict form, really destroys the delts. First time trying DB rear delt raise as well, did them laying face down on a incline bench, works much better than just bending over. I've been trying to find a good movement to hit my rear delt other than face pulls/rear delt row and I think I've found it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    First time trying DB rear delt raise as well, did them laying face down on a incline bench, works much better than just bending over. I've been trying to find a good movement to hit my rear delt other than face pulls/rear delt row and I think I've found it.
    There is definitely a huge difference between laying on an incline bench and just bending over for rear delt raises. I think you'll definitely see some nice progress from those with more time. I'm bad at staying consistent with rear delt work.
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    I never worked my rear delts for the longest time; trying to play catchup now.

    Back and Bis

    Deadlift
    225 x 10
    315 x 5
    405 x 5
    455 x 2
    500 x 4

    Super Wide Grip Pullups
    Bw x 10
    Bw + 25 x 5
    Bw + 45 x 5
    Bw + 70 x 5
    Bw + 45 x 7
    Bw x 10

    Barbell Curls
    Bar x 10
    95 x 5
    125 x 7
    130 x 4
    105 x 12

    So I was still a little sore from the previous week, on top of doing GM's for the first time 3 days ago, probably shouldn't have pulled heavy. I lost my grip after the 4th rep with 500 but I dunno if I had anymore in me anyways. ****in ****ty. Definitely taking it easier next week.

    I've been doing my pullups extra wide lately, seems to hit the lower lats more, dunno maybe it's all in my head. I usually use the straight bar in the squat rack and I have my hands as wide as they'll go in the rack.
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    Good puliin' regardless.

    Have you corrected your form issues with your deads?

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    Solid pulling bro, stepping to it!!

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    Thanks guys.

    My form was alright for the first few sets but it went to **** by the 3rd rep of 500. Might start working my hams on a different day so they're not sore when I pull.
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    Chest and Tris

    Bench
    135 x 15
    135 x 15
    225 x 5
    275 x 5
    315 x 1
    335 x 4
    350 x 2
    315 x 5

    Lying Triceps Extension
    80 x 10
    100 x 10
    120 x 5
    130 x 5
    130 x 5

    Triceps Pushdown
    170 x 10
    200 x 10
    230 x 5
    230 x 5
    200 x 10

    Cable Flys
    170 x 10
    185 x 10

    Surprised myself benching today, can't wait to max out again soon. Almost positive 350 x 2 is an all-time PR.

    I have been hungry as **** lately with all this heavy work. I can definitely tell a difference with the added carbs/calories but I'm still holding tight to 2k cals/no carbs on my off days. Weight has been pretty steady right around 185 for the past week or two now.
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    That is some superior benching dude.

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    damn your back looks thick!
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    Sick benching very impressive hitting pr's at this lower body weight.
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    Thanks everybody.

    Legs, bis

    Front Squats
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 1
    ~Knee Wraps~
    345 x 1
    365 x 1
    385 x 1
    ~No Wraps~
    285 x 7

    Glute Ham Raise
    Bw x 10
    Bw x 10
    Bw + 25 x 10
    Bw + 45 x 10

    Standing Hammer Curls
    40 x 10
    45 x 10
    55 x 10
    55 x 10
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    Nice, like seeing the GHRs in there.
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    Moving on impressively Nick.

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    Just keep doing what you are doing, everything is looking great.


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    Thanks guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner View Post
    Nice, like seeing the GHRs in there.
    Yeah I like GHR's but for some reason they really aggravated my lower back. I literally had trouble breathing and could barely walk, lower back felt like it was on fire. By the time I walked out of the gym all the pain was gone. **** is so frustrating, I haven't had any pain from deadlifts in quite a while so I have no idea what's going on.
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    Speed work/Shoulders

    Speed Bench
    135 x 15
    135 x 15
    205 x 3 x 9 (fast pace, ~30 sec between sets)

    Upright Row
    95 x 10
    135 x 10
    145 x 5
    150 x 5
    155 x 5

    Seated Lateral Raise
    25 x 15
    25 x 15
    30 x 10
    30 x 10

    Lying Rear Delt Row
    20 x 10
    20 x 10
    20 x 10
    20 x 12

    Even though I absolutely hate doing it, I probably should deload soon. Heavy benching is destroying my shoulders every week, warming up before speed bench was almost painful.
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    Front squats are crazy! And 205 for speed nicccccce. Do you ever use bands?
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    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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