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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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    10 years later: bulking up not so easy

    Ten years ago I dabbled in weightlifting as a college student. In seven months I went from 145 lbs to 170 lbs and was benching 175. I recall bb curling 75.

    (OK, so I've never been very strong, but well that's just me)

    Now at thirty I've been weightlifting again for 'about' seven months. I have gone from 146 to 152 lbs. My bench is 120 and I'm bb curling 65.

    Hahaha. 'slow clean bulk'.

    Not that I'm dissatisfied, I just happened to reflect on that tonight and realize how different things are this time.
    Last edited by Questor; 12-14-2006 at 09:38 PM.

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    age will make all the difference
    Way down this road, in a gym far away, a young man was once heard to say, "I've repped high and I've repped low, No matter what I do my legs won't grow."

    He tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses, too. Trying to cheat these sissy workouts he'd do. From the corner of the gym where the big men train, Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

    Where the big iron rides high and threatens lives, Where the noise is made with big forty fives. A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees, A very big man with legs like trees.

    Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack, Chalking his hands and monstrous back, Said "Boy stop lying and don't say you've forgotten, Trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN"

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    But you are there putting in the time, this is the hardest part in getting back. Mabey next to the nutrition portion of things, keep at it!
    Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.

    Link to my change http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=85798

    He doesnt start fights he just operates on high speed in a low speed zone all the time .-BRAWL

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    Oh I'm loving what I'm doing. I think that despite being behind on many lifts from my college days that I'm in very good shape. I'm learning new lifts constantly. I do a lot more lifts of different types than I used to. And my nutrition is definately right where it needs to be (besides perhaps that I need to eat a touch more).

    This time around I'm all about compound lifts. Back then I was a 'curl jockey'

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    Just keep at It and like others have said before set a goal for yourself and dont stop until you get there, It will help keep you motivated....atleast your benching your bodyweight, while It may not be alot of weight your doing more then your own. Plus If your talking curling a single 65lb dumbell with one arm at your size I think thats pretty Impressive....
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    11/14/06, 6'0" 181.5lbs
    11/28/06, 6'0" 186.5lbs
    01/02/07, 6'0" 195.5lbs

    Goals:
    05/01/07, 6'0" 220 lbs
    11/14/08, 6'0" 250lbs

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    Keep at it man! It sounds like you're going about everything in a much better way than before. Your gains, as slow as they seem, will be sustainable for longer like this!

    Good luck!
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    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    i think he means 65 lbs barbell curl, with 2 hands
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    nov. 29, 2006 weight: 200

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    Quote Originally Posted by fury View Post
    i think he means 65 lbs barbell curl, with 2 hands
    I do

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    k good, cause you were making me feel weak curling 35lb dumbells one armed....I was looking at the big boy dumbells the other day and was curious....is there any one actually curling those big 100-110-120's?
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    11/28/06, 6'0" 186.5lbs
    01/02/07, 6'0" 195.5lbs

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    ^^ Probably not curling them... But there are definately guys out there that shoulder press, bench press, etc. with those weights.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    not to shy off topic but there are a very strong few that curl triple digit dbs. Back to the topic, tell me about it. I'm 26 and it feels like my body is falling apart nowadays. Much more aches and pains then a couple of years ago. Comes with the territory of lifting heavy tho. Good luck with the bulk and props for getting back into working out for the last 7 months.

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    Wait, you're finding it harder to gain weight when you're older? That would suggest you have a faster metabolism, which is usually a good thing...

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