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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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    4 Months

    Things are looking up at the moment which usually means its a good time to train so i've started back up. I have 4 months until I leave for San Francisco in January. I got a gym membership to "The Edge" which I dont like but will have to deal with considering Phil closed down Hollywoods. A couple cool people I know train there though so it shouldnt be all bad. Yesterday was my first day back in the gym and i've definitelly lost strength, but I know it'll come back quick. I'll order some Whey next pay check, here's my crappy bench workout...

    Bench Day:

    *Rotator Stuff*

    BB Bench -
    45 x 15
    135 x 10
    165 x 5
    185 x 5
    185 x 5
    185 x 5
    185 x 5
    185 x 5

    CG Bench -
    155 x 5
    155 x 5
    155 x 5

    DB Floor Press -
    45 x 12
    65 x 10
    65 x 10

    DB Skull Crushers (Each Arm) -
    20 x 10
    25 x 10

    Dips -
    x Failure
    x Failure

    Single Arm HS High Row -
    1pps x 10
    1pps+15 x 8
    2pps x 8
    2pps x 8

    CG Low Rows -
    100 x 10
    120 x 10
    120 x 10

    DB Hammer Curls -
    40 x 6
    50 x 6
    55 x 8
    55 x 8

    DB Shrugs -
    65 x Lots
    65 x Lots
    85 x Lots

    Hyper Extentions -
    x 10
    x 10

    *Abb Work*
    *Rotator Stuff*
    *Stretching*

    Bleh... strength is down alot but hopefully it'll come back quick... endurance too..

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    You'll be in rare form by the time U head west, U always bounce back so well...gonna be more dangerous around here.

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    Yah man my size actually hasnt changed much I still look almost as big as I did in my prime this year so im hoping to really hit some big weights over the next four months.

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    nice to see you back kevin, lookin foward to seein you bounce back
    2000 or bust

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    Welcome back. Good too see the young strong people posting up.
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    Welcome back.

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    Nice to see you back, KS.

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    DUDE! awesome to see you back into the swing of things.. also, I hate you since your "bad" bench day is a halfway decent one for me.. ha nice work dude and the strength will come back
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    glad to see you back bro
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    Good to see you in the gym again!!!
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    That's it? That's your bench session? I mean, I know you've had a lay-off there but you never told me you turned into a girl.


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    haha whats up everyone, i've been around but havnt had the time or funds to lift. Everything is lookin up these days though and i'm back in the gym. Got a new set of wrist wraps in the mail and gonna order some whey tomorrow. Lookin to do some squats and maybe a few deads tomorrow but we'll see. No more gear for me, thats all i know.

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    Yesterdays squat workout. I hate comming back after a long break... 225 felt uncomfortably heavy which is pretty lame. I also will never eat runny eggs ever again before I lift considering I puked 4 times after this workout. I'm gonna keep doing progressive 5x5's till my strength is at or close to what it was before the break, then i'm gonna do some specialized routines till I leave in January. Heres the workout...

    Squat Day:

    *Stretch*
    *Rotator Cuffs*

    BB Squat -
    45 x 10
    135 x 8
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    225 x 5
    225 x 5
    225 x 5
    225 x 5

    Good Mornings -
    135 x 5 (Moderate Stance)
    135 x 5 (Close Stance)
    135 x 5 (Wide Stance)
    155 x 8 (Moderate Stance)

    Cable Pull Throughs -
    10th Setting x 10
    14th Setting x 10
    14th Setting x 10
    14th Setting x 10

    Hyper Extentions -
    x 10
    x 10

    *Core Work*
    *Stretching*

    The squats and GM's were good and deep, gonna try to keep it that way too as I progress back up in weight.

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    Nice to see you back in the game yet again, looking forward to seeing some big numbers

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    nice job big kevin
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke
    I hate coming back after a long break.
    That's the one main reason why I don't let up, I hate that feeling...the efforts looks nice - on track with it Kevin.
    Last edited by Coke; 09-23-2006 at 07:50 AM.

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    nice job man.. you'll bounce back in no time
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    looking forward to seeing some big lifts. What are you going to be doing in San Fran?
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    Kevin! I have family in San Fran - now I'll have friends there too - I'll HAVE to take a trip in - when do you get there, in the new year?

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    Thanks everyone, I can already feel some strength comming back.

    cphafner - Im going to the Academy of Art University, majoring in photography

    Built - haha hell yah, I move over in the middle of this comming January. I'll PM you.

    Todays workout was a speed/light day, definitelly need to work on my speed... gah.. Anyway here it is...

    Speed Day:

    *Rotator Cuffs*
    *Stretched*

    Low Box Squats (10 Second Rests) -
    45 x 10
    135 x 3
    135 x 3
    155 x 3
    155 x 3
    155 x 3
    155 x 3
    155 x 3
    155 x 3
    155 x 3
    155 x 3
    155 x 3
    155 x 3
    155 x 3
    155 x 3

    Speed Pulls (10 second rests) -
    135 x 3 (Conv)
    135 x 3 (Sumo)
    155 x 3 (Conv)
    155 x 3 (Sumo)
    155 x 3 (Conv)
    155 x 3 (Sumo)
    155 x 3 (Conv)
    155 x 3 (Sumo)

    Speed Bench (10 second rests) -
    115 x 3 (Wide)
    115 x 3 (Comp)
    115 x 3 (Close)
    135 x 3 (Wide)
    135 x 3 (Comp)
    135 x 3 (Close)
    135 x 3 (Wide)
    135 x 3 (Comp)
    135 x 3 (Close)
    135 x 10 (Comp)

    Pull Throughs -
    12th Setting x 10
    12th Setting x 10

    Good Mornings -
    45 x 8
    135 x 5 (Moderate)
    135 x 5 (Wide)
    135 x 5 (Close)
    135 x 5 (Moderate)

    Hyper Extentions -
    x 10
    x 10

    *Core Stuff*
    *Rotator Cuffs*
    *Stretching*

    Nice light, very fast workout. Was sweating balls after this but I could feel my speed get a little better as I warmed up more and more. Heavy bench on Tuesday.
    Last edited by KevinStarke; 09-23-2006 at 04:58 PM.

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    Welcome back Kev...
    So did you walk the Appalachian Trail??

    Workouts look good.. strength is already there.. probably just covered up with beer and weed cells.. lol

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    good to see u back messing with teh iron again!
    solid workouts to come back with.
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    bearwolf - haha, when AAU entered the picture I got pretty distracted so no trail yet. As far as the beer and weed cells, i'm hoping to combine them and lean muscle into some kind of hybrid super muscle... we'll see..

    Goodwinm - Thanks man, hopin to get what had back asap.

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