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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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    I do miss the old timers too. They pop up from time to time.

    I agree about the part of taking this stuff less serious. LIke you I would have freaked out over missing a workout or a meal. Now I realize that sometimes are more important things in life. Spending time with my family, or happy hour, or a good date is worth missing a workout.
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    Folks are here on WBB and also on Facebook.

    I remarked to Rene the other day that my friends list looks like WBB, circa 2006. It's amazing, lol.
    me: so this is the "pump" you speak of
    me: I could never figure out what people were talking about
    Relentless: like an all over body hardon, yeah


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    I'm still around here man. You need to make a trip on down this way. Get out of the mountains for awhile.
    That would be spectacular.

    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner View Post
    I do miss the old timers too. They pop up from time to time.

    I agree about the part of taking this stuff less serious. LIke you I would have freaked out over missing a workout or a meal. Now I realize that sometimes are more important things in life. Spending time with my family, or happy hour, or a good date is worth missing a workout.
    Absolutely. It makes the entire fitness thing far more manageable overall. As long as I'm mostly consistent, I can still progress pretty well.


    Quote Originally Posted by Focused70 View Post
    Folks are here on WBB and also on Facebook.

    I remarked to Rene the other day that my friends list looks like WBB, circa 2006. It's amazing, lol.
    I have some of them on there. I just don't want too many...if the wrong person sees me on there I might get a knock on my door :x

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    Wow, I could use some extra sleep.

    Did some deads/back today. Went well, although I had nothing to eat but BCAAs until my workout @ 5 ish.

    deads 275x5, 245x5 (+20)
    I was a bit stupid and couldn't count, so I ended up with 20lbs more this week. No problems achieving it.

    face pulls: 140x8 (+10)
    Going to have to switch this up soon, the stack goes to 150 and this wasn't really challenging.

    weighted chins: +47.5x5, 0x8 (deadhang)
    Weighted chins are getting harder with the additional deadlift weight. Two big-energy motions in one day can be rough.

    cybex neutral rows: 177x8, 169.5x8 (+7.5)
    This machine goes up to 225. I'd love to max it out sometime. I don't think I've ever pulled this much weight on here either...good feeling.

    close grip chins: 0x8
    Not quite ready to add weight on these yet.

    I think I'm going to go to bed early tonight...the holiday killed me.

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    Worst workout in a long time. Good day, bad workout.

    Tried to bump bench to 200x8, but hit the rack TWICE within 4 reps, then re-racked, waited 30s and got just a few more. Dropped to 185, barely got 5. Very frustrating.

    The rest of the workout was ok, but going to call this a wash for progress and try again next week.

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    How's the bi-weekly training split treating you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mik View Post
    How's the bi-weekly training split treating you?
    Taste my meatus.

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    Happy Holidays and ****.

    Got an inner ear infection 2 weeks ago that put me out. Apparently that bench day also causes some mild damage to my lateral delts, so I ended up needing the rest. I picked up where I left off today, aside from the fat I put on from eating like an idiot all over Christmas.


    deads 280x5, 255x5
    Got this up. A lil struggle, but it worked out just fine.

    face pulls: skipped
    Didn't want to cause any issues with my delts, so I kept it to the core majors.

    weighted chins: +35x6, +27.5x5
    I test the waters on these with my warmups and found that I definitely lost a lil. Tis ok.

    cybex neutral rows: 180x8, 168x8
    Up.

    close grip chins: 0x9.75
    Nice.

    Back to it.

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    I am still store from Monday's workout...still. Unbelievable.

    Going to do a leg day. Like magic, it's done.

    cybex leg press: 310x8, 290x8
    Felt a lil cramping in my left quad. Two things - inadequate warmup, using same weight as I did after a few weeks off.

    leg curl: 153x8, 141x8
    Same weight as last time, to try to hold the progress.

    leg extension: 162.5x8, 144x8
    See above.

    seated calf-raise: 120x16
    Calf raise. 2s pause @ bottom.

    olympic rings - muscle ups: 5
    2 dead hang, 3 with leg assistance. Very fun.

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    nice work mate, 4day DOMS ouch!
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    I keep forgetting to post things.

    deads: ... 295x5
    weighted chins on o-rings: ... +35x6
    cybex neutral rows: ...184.5

    stuff.

    Back on my regular diet. Sitting around 170.

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    Nice to see the weights going up and you still staying lean. Where do you figure the bf (and no, not referring to your boy friend) is at?

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    I lifted.

    dead: 300x3, 275x3
    chin: +37.5x5, +25x5
    cybex neutral row: 189x8, 177x8

    Hit a lil wall with deads. Feeling meh this week. Winter sucks.

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    Im sure the deads will pick up once you start feeling better. Good to see you are still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borracho View Post
    Nice to see the weights going up and you still staying lean. Where do you figure the bf (and no, not referring to your boy friend) is at?
    Doing my best. I think I'm still hovering in the 12 area, since I've been on and off the last month. Not easy to find time right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by RvNijnatten View Post
    Im sure the deads will pick up once you start feeling better. Good to see you are still around.
    Sure hope so...ugh. I pulled my neck a bit last night from something. I don't think I warmed up enough before my deads. The gym is fully packed with NYR douches.

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    How to Prevent or Get Rid of Stretch Marks on the Breasts.

    Getting scars on oneís breasts is more stressful than scars almost anywhere else. You can easily hide other parts of yourself that may have become marked up. But boobs? We live in a culture that both allows and enjoys its breast tissue half exposed. Nobody wants to wear T-shirts all the time, or go to a gala affair buttoned-up. Clearly, if your boobs have striations, thatís almost as bad as your face.
    Get Rid of Stretch Marks on the Breasts.


    Getting scars on oneís breasts is more stressful than scars almost anywhere else. You can easily hide other parts of yourself that may have become marked up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahidi View Post
    Getting scars on oneís breasts is more stressful than scars almost anywhere else. You can easily hide other parts of yourself that may have become marked up. But boobs? We live in a culture that both allows and enjoys its breast tissue half exposed. Nobody wants to wear T-shirts all the time, or go to a gala affair buttoned-up. Clearly, if your boobs have striations, thatís almost as bad as your face.
    Now that is some good quality information.

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    I apparently only do deads and back now. It's my thang.

    Felt pretty good today going in and my warmups felt fine, so I decided to push the weight a bit more. No strength issues, just a little grip slippage since I keep forgetting my chalk. I did switch to trapbar deads this week in order to get a better starting position. My arms are short, torso is long, so getting down on the bar makes it hard to get the right leg drive. I found this to be far more comfortable

    dead: 135x5, 225x3, 255x1, 275x1...305x5, 275x5
    olympic ring chins: +40x6, +25x6
    cybex neutral row: 193x8, 181x6 -> 177x2
    narrow grip chins: 0x10

    I hope that the trapbar was 45lbs, else I'll be pretty disappointed. Maybe I'll weigh it on Wednesday if I actually make it to my chest workout. I bet I'll be struggling with 155 again...ugh.

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    If I had to guess one exercise, I would have guessed you would only do pink dumbbell kicks. Haha. Nothing wrong with only doing deads.
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    I worked out on Friday, but didn't post because I got busy. I did a lil chest work, found out I was weakened by the time off. I did legs and found out I was weakened by deads on Monday. Overall weak.

    Today though -

    dead: 135x5, 225x3, 275x3, 295x1...310x5, 280x5
    olympic ring chins: +42.5x5+1, +35x5+1
    cybex neutral row: 201x8, 189x5 -> 177x3
    narrow grip chins: +5x6

    Not too shabby, since I was so tired. Strength is heading up weekly, but since my diet has been fairly average, I'm not really progressing with general composition. I'll be better able to refocus this week though, since a lot of work BS is out of the way.

    The thing I love the most about the gym is the variety. You almost never see the same out of shape girl in an ill-fitting outfit twice. Spice o' life.

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    Lost a lot of strength on my chest day, but it's cool. I'll get it back.

    bench: warms...185x6, 165x8
    inc bench: 95x3, 120x6, 95x8
    barbell curls: 80x8, 80x8
    v-bar pushdown: 150x8, 150x8

    Meh.

    171.2 and finally dropping again.

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    Friday I did leg stuff. Like this leg stuff.

    cybex leg press: 310x8, 290x8

    leg curl: 153x6, 141x8
    A lil weaker here fo sho.

    leg extension: 162.5x8, 144x8
    This wasn't bad actually.

    seated calf-raise [2s pause]: 120x16
    The next day was unpleasant.

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    Did I workout today, you inquire? Yes.

    deads: warms, 315x5, 275x5
    Didn't have chalk this week and my grip kept failing so the 315x5 was 315x3, 1, 1, with reset grip. All good though.

    o-ring weighted chins: warms, +45x5, +30x6
    I think I'll stick with 45 next week.

    cybex neutral row: 205x8, 189x8
    Tough to get the full ROM this week. Will stick here for abother week.

    close-grip chins: +5x8

    I feel old.

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    Looks like the DLs are steadily cruising their way up in weight..nice job. And nice to see the BW on the opposite trend.

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    Great to hear the BW is dropping again. How are non-lifting related things going?
    Last edited by LuNa; 02-08-2011 at 03:32 AM.

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