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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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  1. #1951
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    I do them standing as well since I don't have a spotter. I can press way more seated.
    I like rotating seated and standing every few weeks, because when my seated gets stronger so does my standing, and vice versa. My standing is always a little more though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    Even if you hate them, that's a nice load to be pressing. Nice job on the PR.
    Not sure if you post about this, but what did you just finish running?
    500 mg/week test e.
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    3" Deficit Deads (No belt)
    225 x 10
    315 x 5
    405 x 2
    455 x 1
    500 x 3
    515 x 1
    500 x 1

    Wide Grip Lat Pulldown
    150 x 10
    200 x 5
    250 x 5
    280 x 9
    250 x 12

    EZ-Bar Curls
    75 x 10
    105 x 5
    125 x 5
    135 x 5
    145 x 4
    120 x 10

    First time doing deficit deads, definitely harder than I was expecting.
    Last edited by Invain; 04-26-2012 at 08:05 AM.
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    the deficit deadlifts SUCK! really strong work for the first time
    2000 or bust

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    I like deficits, force you to sink your ass and get moar legs into it. good work
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Yeah I definitely noticed having to use more leg drive. Might do these regularly for a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    I do them standing as well since I don't have a spotter. I can press way more seated.
    standing > seated anyways.

    work your way up to 3 bills standing strict.. you'll get some insane looks in the gym, plus it will translate to your bench. If I actually paid attention to benching, it would be much much higher than it is.. but I don't care about it
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    I used to do heavy push presses behind the neck, I think my best was around 290.

    Close Grip Bench
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    275 x 2
    315 x 1
    365 x 3

    Wide Grip Bench, Flat Back
    225 x 10
    275 x 5
    300 x 3
    315 x 3
    330 x 5

    Pushdowns

    DB Extensions

    I've definitely lost some fullness, weight is around 215. Kinda fucks with your mind because it feels like you're shrinking. Felt real strong today though, so, so far, so good.
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    Killer day on the flat bench.

  10. #1960
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    Thanks Coke.

    12" Box Squats (Low Bar, Wide Stance)
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    315 x 5
    365 x 2
    385 x 2
    405 x 1
    425 x 1
    445 x 1
    460 x 1
    470 x 1
    405 x 5

    Leg Extensions

    Strict Barbell Curls
    Bar x 15
    95 x 5
    115 x 5
    135 x 4
    145 x 3

    Rope Curls

    Cable Curls

    Trying to switch up my training and focus on my weaknesses for the next few weeks. I really hate squatting with a wide stance, pretty happy with 470 off such a low box though. Getting sick of not having a belt.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Those are great low box squats.
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    Military Press
    Bar x 15
    135 x 10
    155 x 5
    185 x 2
    205 x 1
    220 x 1
    230 x 1

    Incline Bench
    135 x 10
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    275 x 2
    335 x 3

    DB Rear Delt Row
    40 x 10
    50 x 5
    60 x 8
    60 x 8
    60 x 6

    Seated DB Lateral Raise
    35 x 10
    45 x 6
    40 x 10
    40 x 9

    Reverse Grip Pushdowns
    60 x 10
    80 x 5
    100 x 5
    110 x 6
    90 x 10
    80 x 10
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Sumo Deads
    135 x 10
    225 x 10
    315 x 5
    405 x 2
    455 x 1
    495 x 1
    525 x 1
    555 x 1
    560 x 1

    Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns
    150 x 10
    200 x 5
    250 x 12
    250 x 10

    EZ-Bar Curls
    75 x 10
    95 x 5
    115 x 5
    135 x 5
    145 x 4

    Seated DB Curls
    40 x 10
    40 x 10
    40 x 10

    Most I've ever pulled from the floor Sumo. Felt real good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    500 mg/week test e.
    *sniff* I miss the good ol' days.

    Great job on sumos. Gives me a (long term) goal to aspire to.
    Last edited by Beast; 05-02-2012 at 06:44 PM.

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    Man I miss it already and I've only been off about a month.
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    Close Grip Bench
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    275 x 2
    315 x 1
    335 x 1
    375 x 2

    Wide Grip Bench
    225 x 5
    275 x 5
    315 x 2
    340 x 6

    JM Press
    Bar x 20
    95 x 10
    115 x 10
    125 x 10
    140 x 8

    Incline DB Flies
    35 x 10
    45 x 10
    55 x 10
    65 x 10
    65 x 8

    Rope Pushdowns
    120 x 10
    150 x 5
    180 x 5
    200 x 8
    200 x 8

    Weight is down to 210. I feel so small

    I'm really liking the Albuterol so far. I've never used Clen so I can't compare the two, but I can say I like it more than Ephedrine.
    Last edited by Invain; 05-03-2012 at 04:51 PM.
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    clen > albuterol IMO. less jitters and more "behind the scenes" work.

    your strength has held up very nicely with being off for a month already.. got your next cycle planned out already?
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    I've heard the opposite when it comes to jitters. I haven't noticed any at all.

    Next cycle will start in June. Haven't made up my mind completely yet, but I think I'm going to run Test + NPP.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Strength levels holding steady in a big way!

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    You're one strong mother fucker. You don't see those numbers being put up raw very often. Especially for someone your age.

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    Thanks guys. Compared to some on this board, and some of my friends from college that power lift, my lifts don't seem very impressive, but I do feel I have an advantage considering my age. I'm really excited to see where I'm at in the next 5 years or so, now that I've gone over to the dark side. My ultimate goal is to be competitive at the National level.

    High Bar Squats, ATF
    135 x 10
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    365 x 1
    405 x 1
    425 x 1
    385 x 6
    355 x 8

    Seated DB Curls
    35 x 10
    45 x 5
    55 x 7
    55 x 6

    DB Hammer Curls
    50 x 5
    60 x 6
    60 x 6

    EZ-Bar Curls
    105 x 10
    110 x 10

    Was one of those days where I didn't even feel like going to the gym; never a good sign. I think I dropped my carbs too low this past week, felt more deflated than usual today.
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    Strict Military Press
    135 x 10
    135 x 5
    165 x 2
    185 x 2
    205 x 1
    220 x 1
    230 x 1
    240 x miss

    Push Press
    185 x 5
    225 x 5

    Wide Grip Incline Bench
    135 x 10
    225 x 10

    DB Rear Delt Row
    45 x 10
    55 x 5
    60 x 8
    60 x 8

    Cable Lateral Raise

    Reverse Grip Pushdowns

    Shoulda had the 240 military, it's there, next time I'll skip 220 and go for it right away.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Sick overheads.

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    Your friends at UMich have higher numbers than you? Were they in the same weight class?
    My road to powerlifting:
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    Staying ridiculous Nick.

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