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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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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    All the pro bb'rs do it in their videos so I figured it was the cool thing to do brah. Really though my knees were bothering me a little and I just wanted to try it for shits lol.

    Well did you wrap them over those ugly pants from the 80's while wearing a g-string tank top and your fanny pack? That's how those guys roll.
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    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
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    Holy shit... latman
    accuflex - LOLZZZZ!!!11one1!! SOEM PPL WORK THRE ARMZ!!!!11!! LETS KILL THEM111

    "You can fake effort with grunts and clanging weights but quiet, consistent hard work coupled with gradual strength increases earns universal respect in gyms" - Steve Colescott



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Well did you wrap them over those ugly pants from the 80's while wearing a g-string tank top and your fanny pack? That's how those guys roll.
    No but I had my walkman playin' and my hi-tops on.

    Back and Bis

    6" Sumo Deadlift
    225 x 10
    315 x 5
    405 x 5
    475 x 5
    525 x 3
    550 x 3
    575 x 4

    Close Grip Pulldowns
    125 x 5
    150 x 5
    175 x 5
    200 x 5
    225 x 5
    175 x 10

    Preacher Curls
    Bar x 15
    85 x 5
    105 x 5
    115 x 8
    95 x 10
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Great session(s) Nick.

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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Thanks Coke.

    Chest and Tris

    Wide Grip Bench
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    275 x 3
    315 x 1
    345 x 1
    365 x 1
    385 x 1
    390 x miss

    Lying Triceps Extensions
    Bar x 20
    85 x 10
    105 x 5
    125 x 5
    135 x 8

    Low Cable Flys

    Tricep Pushdowns

    Happy with bench today, kinda felt like shit this morning but still managed a 10 lb PR. Body weight was 189.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Over 2x BW... SICK.

    I can't recall if that's a % of BW PR for you or not? I'm thinking it is?
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    It might be. According to my sig I benched 390 @ 195.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    That is amazing. I hope one day I can get into the 300 club.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    You'll get there man. I can remember when I never thought I'd bench 300 and now I'm knocking on the door of 400.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
    http://www.youtube.com/user/invain622002

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    Legs

    Squats
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    405 x 1
    ~Wraps~
    455 x 1
    480 x 2
    490 x 1

    Lying Leg Curl
    75 x 10
    100 x 5
    125 x 5
    140 x 5
    115 x 10

    Leg Extensions
    150 x 10
    175 x 5
    200 x 5
    200 x 12
    200 x 10

    Ehh nothing special today. Wanted 490 x 2 but the first rep was super slow and I didn't feel like bombing with close to 500. Need to eat my ass off today. Refeed last week was shitty and I paid the price today. Soooo flat.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    The numbers you're moving around are great man.

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    Thanks Coke. Trying my best to keep things heavy through this diet.

    Shoulders

    Military
    135 x 5
    135 x 5
    185 x 5
    200 x 4

    Strict Behind the Neck Press
    155 x 5
    185 x 5
    155 x 9

    Incline DB Flys
    40 x 10
    60 x 5
    70 x 5
    60 x 10

    Seated DB Lateral Raise
    25 x 10
    35 x 8
    30 x 12

    Reverse Grip Pushdowns
    Last edited by Invain; 09-19-2011 at 09:10 AM.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Back n Bis

    4" Deadlifts (Bottom Pin in Rack)
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    405 x 5
    495 x 3
    545 x 2
    565 x 1
    585 x 1
    ~Sumo~
    545 x 7

    Machine Rows
    125 x 10
    175 x 5
    200 x 5
    200 x 10
    175 x 10

    Cable Curls
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Chest n Tris

    Wide Grip Bench
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    275 x 3
    315 x 1
    360 x 2
    370 x 2
    325 x 5

    Rope Pushdowns
    6 x 10
    8 x 10
    10 x 5
    14 x 12
    12 x 12

    Low Cable Crossover

    Reverse Grip Pushdowns

    Energy was pretty meh today. Pass my NASM exam yesterday, excited to start training soon. I've decided to go back to Grad School in a year or two so this will give me something to do until then. Also planning on doing a meet in November with some of the guys I went to school with; I'll probably just keep my diet the same as it's been and compete at 198 again.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    strong pulls.. that 4" mark is the hardest IMO. I pulled 635 conv from 4" boxes and that felt ridiculously harder than pulling off the floor, lol..

    super strong for your weight, great job!!
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    I'm glad somebody else agrees lol. I used to tell the guys I lifted with I could pull more off the floor than I can out of the rack when it's below my knee but I'm not sure if they believed me.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Always putting up some amazing numbers bro, awesome.
    "Light Weight"

    260's by May

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    Moving about impressively, good deal on the November meet and all future plans.

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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Shoulders

    Arnie Press
    40 x 10
    60 x 5
    80 x 5
    90 x 8

    Strict Behind the Neck Press
    165 x 5
    145 x 10

    Incline DB Flys
    30 x 10
    50 x 5
    70 x 8

    Cable Rear Delt Row

    Cable Extensions

    Reverse Grip Pushdowns

    Was visiting some friends for the weekend so my diet wasn't the greatest. Drinking a Fifth in 2 hours and feeling like death the next day doesn't help either.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Wait a minute, weren't you asking about training not too long ago? How long was the process for NASM?
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Takes as long as you want it to. Once you pay for the test you have something like 120 days to take it; you schedule the date for the exam.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    What materials did you pick up to prepare for it? Was considering getting a cert as well. What made you go though NASM over (enter other cert letters here)?
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    I got the package deal with the text book and study guide. Exam was a little harder than I was expecting, I passed my first try but would definitely study more if I had to do it again. I chose NASM because it's widely accepted and was recommended by multiple people I talked to. My cousin's husband used to manage multiple Golds gyms and he told me ACE and NASM are both solid beginner certs.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Sick workouts in here...I have a question..

    When was the turning point for you in terms of getting insanely strong on bench? I feel like that is the only lift I can't figure out right now.

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    My bench went up the most when I was putting the most body weight on. There as a point in time when I was hardcore bulking that I was literally putting 5+ pounds on my max every week.

    Back and Bis

    Wide Grip Pullups
    Bw x 8
    Bw x 8
    + 35 x 5
    + 55 x 5
    + 70 x 5
    + 45 x 8
    + 25 x 10

    Behind the Back Shrugs
    135 x 10
    225 x 10
    275 x 10
    295 x 8
    225 x 15

    Barbell Curls
    Bar x 15
    95 x 5
    135 x 3
    155 x 3 + 2 assisted
    125 x 9

    Nothing crazy today, wanted to give a back a little break.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
    http://www.youtube.com/user/invain622002

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