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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. #126
    C.S.C.S. ddegroff's Avatar
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    Damn, 4000cals thats a little crazy. lol

    Man everybody seems to love westside. Form is always a great thing to work on.
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    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

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    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

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    Do you ever video your lifts for form help?

    It has helped me in so many ways!
    Last edited by ddegroff; 08-21-2007 at 09:32 PM.
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    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal--
    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

    "Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated" - Slim Schaedle

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    I'll have to video them this next week. Just the big 3 lifts. Thanks!
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    There's so much frame to fill out at 6'7, but you're working hard to do just that - ...stay on it dude.

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    ddegroff and coke - thanks for stopping by. When I'm tempted to skip a day, one of my motivators is to not let my WBB community down.

    Yesturday was cardio - did stairmaster for 15 min and seated bike for 15. Made sure to do the interval trainings, so to somewhat resemble HITT. Heartrate got up to 173.

    I ate the same postworkout shake as I do on lifting days, but it made me a little hyperglicemic. I'll have to revisit how my diet changes on cardio and rest days.

    back to the books!
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    thanks for stopping by. When I'm tempted to skip a day, one of my motivators is to not let my WBB community down.
    I was thinking about that on my way home today. The community here is so motivating.

    Nice cardio work bro!
    Make Shift IF diet
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    CF WOD and Recomp...
    "My fault. I was fiddling with the Gravitational Constant of the Universe again.
    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal--
    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

    "Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated" - Slim Schaedle

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    ddegroff, coke - thanks for the encouragement. I'm pushing hard this week.

    ME Legs
    ME - Good Mornings
    45 x 8
    95 x 5
    115 x 3
    135 x 3
    165 x 1
    195 x 1
    215 x 1
    225 x 1

    Supplementary
    SLDL - 6-12 inch from ground
    135, 205 x 8
    275 x 7
    275 x 4

    Thigh machine
    Adduction, then abduction
    95 x 8, 8, 8

    Flat Eagle Situps - slow, flexed hard
    0 x 8, 8, 8

    Side Bends
    90 x 8
    90 x 8

    Lower Back - machine (wish i could do hypers)
    125 x 8
    125 x 8
    125 x 8

    My core is getting a lot stronger. Should make some pretty good gains next week. I can't wait until I test my maxes in 4 weeks.
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    That's a damn good session there, staying with it in a big way man.

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    Coke - yeah, it felt real good.

    Westside, week 2, DE Bench

    Speed
    Bench - green, mid-sized bands
    95 x 3
    wide x 3 sets
    medium x 3 sets
    narrow x 3 sets
    wide x 3 sets

    Form felt more and more solid as I progressed. The last wide was real nice.

    Supplementary work
    Chest form
    Rack bench, 3 inches from chest
    115 x 8, 8, 8, 8

    Form got tighter. I'll record next time to get some advice.

    Chest Growth - Decline BB Bench
    135 x 8, 8, 8, 8
    will go up next time - felt solid and light

    Tri's - Cable Pushdowns
    130 x 8, 6, 6

    Lats - V-bar pull downs
    130 x 8, 8, 4
    stuck out chest, tried to focus on muscles that supplement the bench

    Shoulder and Bi "prehab" work - gotta find out what prehab means

    Good solid day. My lats and upper tri's are feeling stronger. I'm slowly learning how a tight bench feels like.

    High intensity cardio tomorrow. Probably will do the treadmill, so to keep my legs and body loose.

    Will try maxes on week 6!
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    Impressive effort bro, looking quite serious.

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    Thanks Coke! I want to just keep slowly getting stronger, yet stay healthy.

    Westside - week 2 - DE Squat
    Speed Squat - to parallel
    135 x 3 x 10
    (supposed to do 10 x 2, but didn't pay attention)
    1st rep was always fast. The 2nd and 3rd...not so much. I need to strengthen my hip area a lot more.

    Speed Deads
    205 x 1 x 6
    fast and solid. Though I'm not happy with my hips, I can tell they are getting stronger.

    Supplementary Lifts
    Box Squats
    135 x 6 x 3
    Felt solid on the glutes, lower back and hip flexors (weak point). I guess the speed squats really weakened me. Throwing in more hip strength development lifts. That's the beauty of westside. You add lifts to focus on your weaknesses.

    Leg Press
    270 x 6 x 2
    This bothered the outside of my right knee. I wish I could do leg presses. I need to find a lift that focuses on quads but doesn't bother my knees.

    Thigh Machine abduction, then adduction
    110 x 8, 8, 8/6 (6 on adduction)
    Getting stronger on these.

    Eagle Situps
    0 x 8,8

    Side bends
    95 x 8, 8

    Back machine
    140 x 8 x 3
    Getting stronger on this.

    My right knee and hip flexor are a little bothered right now. I'm going to stretch a little and go to bed. If it still bothers me tomorrow, I'm going to ice them. When I get some extra money, I'm going to a pediatrist to look at my right foot. It has a callouse on it, and it has been affecting how I walk and my lifts.
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    Nice goodmornings and SLDL in the same session greens!
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    375/300/365 Goal by summer:415/315/415

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    Like the speed work on the squats and deads, nice box squats and all as well.

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    Looks like you are working hard bro. good job.

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    still hitting it. possible new PR

    I'm still hitting it, though not as hard as usual, because I tweaked my left knee just a little. Nothing serious - no swelling - no discoloration. Once and a while, I'll stand up and there will be a mild sharp pain that goes away in a few seconds. For the last few weeks I lifted about 2, maybe 3 times each week.

    I'm not getting too worked up about it, though. It's better to slow down a little, instead of quitting completely.

    I haven't lost any strength on legs. I'm doing hi reps, low weight to strengthen my knee.

    I'll post my numbers again, starting with this week. I'm pretty sure I could hit a new PR with deads, since I can do 305 pretty easily and Romainian deads at 225 x 8, 8, 275 x 8 without too much effort, probably an 8 out of 10, in regards to effort.



    Speed bench is today. Hopefully, i haven't lost too much strength on bench.
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    Long time

    Hey GG,

    Good to see you back at it. I've had a bit of layaway too due to my own circumstances. Going to start 5x5 again first week of October. Unlike you, my leg strength has seeped away to virtually nil.

    I'll be checking...keep us posted!

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    Still lifting. I hit 235 on my rack bench max today. I can't wait to hit 250 on it. then 275 then 300 then......

    Day after tomorrow is max leg day. I can't wait.
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    Keep on with it the best way you can my man.

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    Thanks Coke.

    I ended up doing leg day today, because my knee was feeling tight.

    I took time to warm up my joints before hitting my lifts. I'm getting lazy with typing in the numbers, but here is the gist....

    Good mornings:
    singles up to 245
    My form is resembling that described on http://jva.ontariostrongman.ca/GMOB.htm
    i hope it's okay.
    Romainian deadlift
    255 x 8, 8, (long break because I was breathing hard and it was getting hard to lock-out), 8
    less break time next time
    Other misc ham, ab and back work

    Good workout.

    Speed bench day is day after tomorrow.
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    Nice stuff with the GMs and deads dude.

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    what exactly is SLDL?

    good work though i must admit im inspired to start really going crazy on the weights.

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    thanks for the support, coke and iron indian.
    I take it back. I'm doing stiff-leg deadlifts:
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...gDeadlift.html

    I've been taking it easy on squats lately, because my R knee is bothering me. I did the leg press wrong and hurt it a few weeks ago. Trying to decide if I should go to a sports therapist. It would cost me $150 per visit and is not reimbursed by my insurance until I spend more than $1000.

    I've been working out, but I'm losing strength because I'm not eating enough. Money's been tight though I'm making changes to reduce my monthly bills.

    I haven't quit completely, and if anything I've only done a mini-cut. I haven't lost TONS of strength. I just wish I didn't have these ups and downs, else I'd have hit my goals below by now.

    I think I'm going to hop on a WBB beginner's routine to get a fresh start.
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    Went to the orthopedist and he said to just take ibprofrin. He didn't think that I should get an MRI because it was so expensive and I'm not always having pain. ...just warm up a lot, take it slow and feel it out.

    meanwhile, I need to start focusing on my diet again. i haven't been eating much cuz i've been broke. i went from 217 down to 203. lost a lot of fat, but also some muscle.

    on the up side, i'm going to take a nutrition class in the spring semester to satisfy some sort of requirement. hope to embed some more knowledge.
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