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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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    The Man & The Journey

    Lax season ended so it's time to start lifting again. I'll be starting off on WS4SB and see where I am after 6-8 weeks and see if I want to switch up routines or stay the course.

    Current Stats:
    Age: 19
    Height: 6'
    Body Weight: 158ish
    1RM Bench: 165
    1RM Dead: 325
    1RM Squat: 285

    Goals for end of August:
    Body Weight: 175 lbs
    Bench 1RM: 225
    Deadlift 1RM: 405
    Squat 1RM: 315+ ATF

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    Good start.. Trying to eat alot.

    Flat Bench:
    135x5
    135x4
    135x5

    Incline DB Bench:
    40x8
    40x6
    40x4

    Seated Cable Rows:
    110x10
    130x10
    160x4
    140x8

    Rear Delt Machine Fly:
    weightX10
    ^my left shoulder was hurting so quit these

    Decline Medicine Ball Situps:
    12lbsX10
    12lbsX10
    12lbsX10

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    Welcome to the board, and good luck on your lifting, eat big and lift heavy.

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    ^thanks dude

    First time lifting legs in like 1.5 months. Have gotten alot weaker but expect to gain strength back quickly

    Front Squats:
    135x8 (hurt my wrists really bad because their so unflexible, had to stop)

    Box Squat (about 3 inches below parallel)
    135x8
    185x5
    205x2
    185x3

    Bulgarian Split Squat DB:
    20's x 8 (each leg)
    20's x5 (each leg)

    Glute Ham Raises:
    BWx8
    BW+35 x 6
    BW+35 x6

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    Repetition Day:


    Flat Bench: <60 second rests
    115x12
    115x6
    115x1

    Tricep cable pushdowns:
    70x5
    110x5
    110x5

    Chinups:
    BWx6 (wgpo)
    BWx6 (cgpi)
    BWx6 (mgpo)
    BWx5 (cgpi)

    Arnie DB Press:
    25x10
    30x8
    30x7

    EZ Bar Bicep Curl:
    45x8
    45x8
    45x8

    Leg Raisesx2

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    Good efforts man, should do super as long as you stay on track.

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    Thanks cocoa, appreciate having an accomplished lifter like you stop by.

    Max Effort Upper Body:


    Incline BB Bench:
    95x5
    115x5
    125x5

    Flat DB Bench:
    45's x 8
    45's x 6
    45's x 4

    Chest Supported Rows: (super setted with seated db cleans)
    45x10
    90x10
    115x6

    Seated DB Power Cleans:
    15's x 8
    15's x 6
    15's x 8

    Hammer Curls:
    20x8
    20x8
    20x6

    Notes:
    - Good workout. I think today was my like 2nd time ever doing incline bench.
    - I switched to Part II of WS4SB, I get off from school for the summer in 5 days and will be incorporating strongman work into the routine. The only major difference between Part II and Part I is that it supersets the rowing movements with the upper back work.
    - Some of the strongman work I think I'll be able to do with the materials I have are.. Farmer Walks up stairs/hills, sled drags, and sand bag work. And maybe keg throws if I can get my hands on one.

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    ME Leg Day


    135x8 deadlifts to warm up.

    Rack Pulls: (1 inch below knee)
    135x8
    225x5
    275x5
    305x2
    225x8 (sumo)

    Bulgarian DB Split Squats:
    20's x 8
    20's x 8
    20's x 9

    Abs:
    Abs were extremely tight, I don't think they have healed yet from last weeks ab session.

    Calf Machine: don't remember exact weights
    weight x 10
    weight x 10
    most of stack x 8

    Notes:
    - Rack Pulls were pretty fun. They were right at the point were I used almost no legs to break the weight. Felt like I really isolated my back. I was hoping to do 315x3 but 305 felt pretty heavy so I called it quits there.

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    Nice workouts. Now that lax is over, time to hit the weights hard this summer. Nice box squats btw.

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    Thanks man. I love box squats because they force me to use good form and go down below parallel.

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    sweet leg/back work...I was a long pole back in HS....LAX RULES!
    B:250x2r S:235x5r D:295x5r
    Bulking to 240...now 220
    Goals: B:310x1r S:350x1r D:400x1r


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    SoCa LAXER?!?

    haha thanks man.

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    nor-cal actually...I'm one of the originals lol
    B:250x2r S:235x5r D:295x5r
    Bulking to 240...now 220
    Goals: B:310x1r S:350x1r D:400x1r


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    Moving back home tommorow so I decided to get a workout in today.

    RE Day


    Seated BB Press:
    115x5
    115x5
    115x4

    Dips: (90 sec. rest inbetween sets)
    BWx8
    BWx6
    BWx4

    Pull Ups: (supersetted w/ throat pulls)
    BWx8
    BWx6
    BWx6

    Throat Rope Pulls:
    30x12
    50x12
    50x12

    Incline DB Curls: (supersetted w/ DB tricep extensions)
    20's x 5
    15's x 6

    DB Tricep Extensions:
    40x8
    40x8

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    Doing fine bro, nice RE day workout.

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    Thanks coke.

    ME Upper:


    BB Flat Bench:
    95x5
    115x3
    135x3
    145x3
    155x3

    DB Incilne Bench:
    40's x 6
    45's x 6
    50's x 6

    BB Bent Rows: (no english until last few reps/ supersetted w/ rear delt flys)
    115x8
    115x8
    115x8

    DB Rear Delt Flys:
    7.5's x 8
    7.5's x 8
    5's x 8

    Bicep Preacher Curl:
    45x10
    45x10
    45x10

    Notes:
    - Tried doing some box jumps after I finished the workout but my abs have still not healed from my medicine ball ab workout 2+ weeks ago!!! Weird and annoying.

    - Bench is back up to where it was at before lacrosse started. Hoping to pack the pounds onto this lift very quickly.

    - I'm trying to eat alot every day, I bought a bunch of ingredients to fool around with making a weight gaining shake. Anyone have any sweet recipes?

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    Best thing to add into shakes are some peanut butter, canned fruit, etc - you get the idea...smooth session.
    Last edited by Coke; 05-15-2007 at 06:04 AM.

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    I'll give those a try, I just picked up some frozen berries today. I also got some olive oil to try. Haha I tried making a shake the other day and I put way way too much yogurt, oats and olive oil in (like 2 tbsp) and it was so disgusting. I'm just going to try new ingredients in little steps, so that I don't waste money making disgusting concoctions.

    GREAT session today!

    ME Lower:

    Sumo Deadlift:
    135x8
    225x3
    275x3 (belt)
    295x5 (belt)
    315x3 (belt) PR!

    Lateral BB Lunges: (each leg)
    Bar x 8
    95x8

    Notes:
    - Hit a new deadlift PR within 3 weeks of the end of lacrosse. It didn't hit me until the drive home that I hit this PR. I thought I was going to end with 295x5 but I knew I had 315 in me. The first two reps of 315 went up like butter and I had to work for my last rep.

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    Solid pullin bro. Nice PRs.

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    3pps on the sumos is sweet, nice PR dude...nice lunging too.

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    Thanks guys, it felt great to hit that PR.

    RE Day:

    Increased ROM Push Ups: 60 sec rests
    x12 (used this rubber inflatable thing to increase the ROM, but it really hurt my wrists)
    x14 (switched to using DB's to increase ROM)
    x12

    DB Floor Press:
    40's x 6
    50's x 6
    60's x 3

    Chin ups: (medium-wide grip, palms out)
    bw x 6
    bw x 6
    bw x 5

    Hammer Curls:
    25's x 8
    30's x 7

    Notes:
    - First time doing DB Floor presses and they were alot of fun, really hammered my triceps.
    - Weight is still around 158ish. Need to start taking the calorie intakes a little more seriously.

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    Good to see the effort man, moving right along in here.

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    Legs and back kept cramping up on bench today due to the isometric holds I was doing with my brother yesterday. Did a few sets of time bridges and squat holds. Couldnt really find my groove on bench as my hips and lower back kept on spasming.

    Flat BB Bench:
    115x6
    135x3
    145x3
    165x2
    135x6

    Incline DB Bench:
    45's x6
    45's x6
    45's x5

    BO BB Rows:
    115x8
    135x8
    145x4

    Rear Delt Machine:
    don't remember exact weights, did 3 sets of 12 reps


    Good session, except I think I pulled a hip flexor while benching.
    Last edited by tangerine dream; 05-22-2007 at 12:42 PM.

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    Fine stuff with your benching and rowing man.

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    Thanks coke, I'm starting to enjoy benching alot, prolly because I can finally put up some semi-decent weight. Did some squats today, felt great and I think my form was really good.

    Back Squats:
    135x8
    205x5
    205x5
    205x5

    One of my new goals is to be able to perform one of the harder "skills" on this page.. http://www.beastskills.com/tutorials.htm

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