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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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    Senior Member KevinStarke's Avatar
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    Coke - Thanks man, the plyo's felt good.

    Stump - Thanks big man.

    ddegroff - Hopefully haha.

    Roark - Thanks man. I honestly have no idea what they're called but one of the PT's at the gym I go to who actually knows his stuff showed me. I use the open squat rack and set the pins as high as they go which is about waist level for me. Then I walk aside the rack and raise my leg over the bar and after I pass both of them I turn around and do it with the next leg. Then once i'm done doing many rounds of that I put a barbell on the safety bars which are still set at top height (my waist). Then I stand on one side of the bar and and without moving the foot furthest from the bar I bend down and slide the other to the other side fo the bar and move my whole body under the bar to the other side and then do the opposite to get back. I do that for a couple sets and i'm good. Not sure if any of that made any sense... but thats what I do and it definitelly makes my hips feel better.

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    Those plyos look awesome man. Keep it up

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    Yea dude, looks like you've been pwning it up hardcore.
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    KingJustin/Unholy - Thanks guys.

    Destroyed my core and legs today, figured i'd make my last workout at "The Edge" a worthwhile one. My grip is defintielly holding me back it doesnt seem to wanna get back to where it used to be.

    Heavy Lower Day:

    *Treadmill*
    *Rotator Cuff Stuff*
    *Shoulder Flexibility Stuff*
    *Hip Flexibility Stuff*
    *Kettlebell Stuff*

    Olympic Squats -
    45 x 8
    135 x 8
    185 x 3
    215 x 5
    215 x 5
    215 x 5

    Deadlift (Conventional/Double Overhand) -
    135 x 5
    185 x 5
    245 x 3
    245 x 3
    245 x 3

    Deadlift (Sumo/Mixed Grip) -
    245 x 3
    245 x 3
    245 x 3

    Snatch Grip Deadlift Standing on a 45 lb Plate -
    185 x 3
    185 x 3
    185 x 3

    Deadlift (Conventional/Straps) -
    245 x 8

    BB Shrugs (Straps) -
    185 x 10
    245 x 10
    245 x 10
    315 x 3 (Power Shrugs)

    Cambered Bar Goodmornings -
    45 x 10
    135 x 8
    185 x 8
    245 x 5

    DB Snatch -
    40 x 5
    60 x 5
    65 x 5

    Close Stance Incline Leg Press -
    2pps x 10
    3pps x 8
    4pps x 6
    5pps x 4
    6pps x 2
    4pps x 20

    DB Side Bends -
    65 x 10
    65 x 10
    65 x 10

    Plyometrics: (30 Second Rests Between Sets)

    Slams -
    x 10
    x 10
    x 10

    Over Back Toss -
    x 10
    x 10
    x 10

    Plyometric Pushups -
    x 8
    x 8

    *Core Work (Cable Crunches, Hanging Leg Raises, Decline Crunches, etc...)*
    *Calves*
    *Kettlebell Stuff*
    *Rotator Cuff Stuff*
    *Shoulder Flexibility Stuff*
    *Treadmill*
    *Stretching*

    Good and beat after this workout. Plane leaves 9 a.m. tomorrow morning

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    Heavy volume on the deads. How you liking the double overhand? Really looks like you have a solid plan.

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    You made that last workout count. Good job.

    How long does it take to get to san francisco?
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    That last workout of your's was disgusting. I think my body would erupt in a spray of blood and puke if I tried to do half of that... Good work hoss.
    "Every time I come in the kitchen, you in the kitchen - in the G*****N refrigerator! Eatin' up all the food ... all the chicken, all the pig feet, all the collard greens..."

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    Awesome awesome last session man. Great effort, and definitely gotta get on that grip..holds me back too Then again I cant DL/Squat for another few months anyway but thats a whole nother stuff....keepp up the good work Kev.
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    Insane workout man, nice effort on your last day before hitting the west coast.

    I'm sure its gonna be great out there.

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    Mike G - Its definitelly rough my on grip but overall it feels better then mixed on my back.

    Liftingkid - 6 hours, i'm leaving at 9 and getting there at noon.

    AlecB - Thanks man.

    DGabe - Thanks man im tryin.

    WBBIRL - Thanks man i'm really excited.

    This is my last post on the eastcost WBB...

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    Hope to see a westcoast post soon nyukka!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    Hope to see a westcoast post soon nyukka!
    Cant wait
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    Good luck with the move, man. I hope you find what you're looking for.
    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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    Welcome to Cali homie
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    March 2006 weight .230 February 2009 weight...200
    July 2006 weight.. ..215 May 2009................209
    September 2006.....200
    December 2006......209

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    Gee.. Kevs been in San Fran for > 7 hrs already and hasn't posted... uummhh?? I wonder if he had to do some of that bum wrestling like he wanted to??

    GL Kev.. I hope the new school adventure does great things for you. You deserve it!!

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    Everything is going amazing. I passed out on the flight so that went by nice and quick. My buddies parents came with him to help him set up so they got us all a cab from the airport which saved me the trouble of havin to learn how the BART works right away. My roomate is a pre-existing student so he isn't here yet since classes don't start till the 25th. However he left all his crap on the bottem bunk so I automatically get screwed and have to get the top bunk which basically means no sex in my room ever..but oh well its one semester. I found a tub of Muscle Milk in the closet so i'm assuming he's a lifter too and might know where a good gym is. My buddies room is actually 301 as opposed to my 201 which means we actually have identical rooms in the same spot just on different floors.

    My dorm is right on Sutter Street and its pretty easy to get to everything I need to from the dorm. Still gotta figure out where my classes are exactly though. My dorm room has 5 floors, is co-ed and has a PS2, 2 big tv's, pool table, and foosball table in the rec area which also happens to be right next to the full cafeteria so I don't have to travel far for food... at all... Food isnt served until classes start on the 25th so we have to fend for ourselves at the moment. I'm tryin to spend as little money as possible since I already knew and quickly found out even more so that everything is more expensive out here and I have about 490$ to my name. I'm gonna wait until I buy my books before I go spending anymore money or at least im gonna try to. Same goes for getting a gym membership though so I'll probably be working out in the weightroom at the dorm that has it for this week.

    The city itself is amazing, the weather here is unbelievable. As i'm writing this im sitting in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. I still need to go gym searching and I need to find the dorm that has the pool and weightroom. Yesterday was basically just Will and myself walkin around the city seeing things. Found a really cool park where I saw someone dressed and acting like a robot which completelly made my day.

    I definitelly got a day of conditioning yesterday and my forearms and traps are feelin it. I had a backpack, a dufflebag I had to drape around my neck and 2 suitcases. The dufflebag had to weight at least 25-30 lbs and the two suitcases 40-50lbs each. I probably walked a good 450-500 meters total with all the crap on me including uphill and downhill since this city's got some craaaazy hills. Then after settling in we walked several miles through the city just checking things out. There are some fruity kids around but I expected as much being at an art school but theres basically no one here yet since we checked in the first day you could.

    All in all im pretty pumped and ready to start my classes. My schedule is pretty good so I have a good ammount of free time including no weekend classes so i'm definitelly gonna look for a part time job around the city. I'm gonna apply at any decent gym I find since not only could I use the job but it would mean a free or cheaper gym membership which would definitelly be key.

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    Have a blast man, uni is a great time. Glad to hear all is well.
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    awesome awesome awesome big K, im interested to hear how this all goes for you man!
    2000 or bust

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    Sounds great man

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    Sounds like a great new start to another chapter...

    GL..

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    Happy to hear the move went well. Your roomie might have to get used to a little noise from above On another note, have you ever done any crossfit workouts? I think I might start doing them twice a week and was looking for an opinion on them. Have fun in Cali, don't get beat up by the bums.

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    The college experience sounds like its going to be fun for you.

    I'm moving out next fall and I can't wait for it. I already got my apartment all picked out. I'm rooming with a few friends.

    Anyways, I wish you the best man. You really lucked out on the college it sounds like its amazing.

    Stay strong big guy.
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    hopefully that weightroom at the dorm has a rack or 2

    college should be awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke View Post
    The city itself is amazing, the weather here is unbelievable. As i'm writing this im sitting in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt.
    It's 23 degrees right now in CT. Your lucky.
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    sounds great kevin

    the first semester of school is a memorable time

    enjoy it
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