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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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    got back in the gym tonight, only had to take one night off. i got some 875 mg augmentin caps, they knocked the sinus infection right out of me. my ear infections have both cleared up as well. hooray for a speedy recovery!

    DE Squat

    Box squats w/band, 12 in box:
    barx10
    135x2
    135x2
    135x2
    185x2
    185x2
    185x2
    235x2
    235x2

    DE deadlifts:
    135x2
    135x2
    135x2
    185x2
    185x2
    185x2
    225x2
    225x2

    leg curls and extensions, 3 sets each with 200lbs, 220lbs, stack

    reverse hypers, bodyweight for 3 sets of 6

    decline situps



    took it easy tonight. tomorrow is ME bench, looks like i'm going to do close grip floor press since my partner has to watch Lost.
    23 years old
    6'3, 308 lbs

    825 Squat
    470 Bench
    645 Deadlift
    1905 total
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    Nice squats and deads bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy View Post
    Nice squats and deads bro.
    thanks man.
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    825 Squat
    470 Bench
    645 Deadlift
    1905 total
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    ME Bench

    DB Incline:
    30'sx10
    50'sx5
    60'sx5
    70'sx5
    80'sx5
    85'sx3 (new PR)

    JM press:
    barx10
    135x6
    155x6
    185x6

    tricep dip machine:
    200x6
    250x6
    270x6

    tricep pushdowns:
    30x10
    50x6
    85x6

    heavy front, rear, and side delt raises

    DB rows:
    90'sx5
    110'sx5

    cable rows:
    160x6
    180x6

    DB shrugs:
    90'sx6
    100'sx6


    pretty happy about that new incline PR, i've never even been able to get the 85's for even one incline until i tried today. thanks westside

    my gym has been infested by annoying hard-ons. first off, for those of you that have seen dodgeball, my gym is like globogym. there was a big, loud group of guys there doing barbell curls in the squat rack, TRICEP KICKBACKS WHILE TALKING ON THE PHONE IN THE OTHER HAND, and one guy actually asked me to spot him on a 315 bench on the smith machine. i told him all he had to do was flick his wrists and the weight would be racked. thats about the end of my rant, i'm about to save up and fly all WBBers to knoxville and help me wipe out this breed in my gym.
    Last edited by Lones Green; 05-16-2007 at 11:12 PM.
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    825 Squat
    470 Bench
    645 Deadlift
    1905 total
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    i'm about to save up and fly all WBBers to knoxville and help me wipe out this breed in my gym.
    **** that dude, I'll drive over there and do it myself.

    Very nice bench day.

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    excellent bench day
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy View Post
    **** that dude, I'll drive over there and do it myself.

    Very nice bench day.
    haha man i've made the drive just from here to toronto, its no fun. and thanks, i'm making decent progress.
    23 years old
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    825 Squat
    470 Bench
    645 Deadlift
    1905 total
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    excellent bench day
    thanks bro. looking forward to seeing that 405 bench from you!
    23 years old
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    825 Squat
    470 Bench
    645 Deadlift
    1905 total
    www.atlargenutrition.com

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    ME Squat

    Box squats w/12 in box:
    barx10
    135x6
    225x6
    285x6
    315x4
    335x3

    i didn't want to go any higher than this, my knees still scare me...i ordered knee wraps and a belt from Inzer earlier today, so for my next ME squat day hopefully i'll have those.

    Sumo deads:
    135x8
    185x6
    225x6
    285x6

    these felt like garbage. sumo is hard for me for some reason. i stopped here cause my ham was cramping, and i knew i was doing GM's next.

    GM's:
    barx about 25, because i wanted to see how my ham was going to hold up
    135x6
    185x6

    leg extensions:
    3rd to last plate x6
    2nd to last plate x6
    stackx6

    seated calves:
    90x8
    180x6
    245x6


    workout wasn't that good, but i'm not too bummed about it. i have a big atlarge order coming soon, and a big inzer order. hopefully i'll be improving my squat #'s soon.

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    DE Bench

    DE Bench w/ short bands:
    barx10, various grips
    135x2 (add bands)
    135x2
    135x2
    155x2
    155x2
    155x2
    185x2
    185x2

    JM press:
    barx10
    155x6
    185x6

    skull crushers:
    barx10
    45x6
    85x6

    tricep pushdown:
    85x5
    stackx5

    front, rear, and side delt raises

    T-bar rows:
    45x8
    90x6
    115x6

    lat pulldowns:
    140x6
    160x6

    DB shrugs:
    90'sx6
    100'sx6

    DB hammer curls: (go ahead chris, make jokes)
    35'sx6
    50'sx6

    plate pinches:
    2 10 lb plates until failure x 2


    i was feelin it this workout, i just ate 3 eggs, a banana, and a big glass of milk. i was reading westside articles today, and louie talks about how the tricep should overpower the shoulder. overall, the tricep is a stronger muscle, (why you see more shoulder injuries than tricep injuries) so i decided i'm going to hit triceps hard from now on, not just to help out my bench, but to prevent shoulder injury. i have long arms and weak joints, so a shoulder injury isn't going to be hard to do. i'm currently out of protein, so my cals are down a bit now. its so easy for me to cook up a 1000 calorie shake in 5 minutes. BUT i have 2 tubs of nitrean and 2 tubs of opticen on its way here, so the cals won't be down for long. i'm putting on quite a bit of mass, and my gut is getting pretty big, so i got a sample of thermocin to see how that works with my diet. thats about it for now.

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    Great looking workout man...

    BTW.. I saw one of your other threads where you were looking for PL'ing Knoxville.... take a look at this:
    http://www.aaujrogames.org/powerlifting.php
    Sounds like a good competition right there in Knoxville.. you can lift against guys your own age and on a national level...
    Plus take a look at this PL page on PowerliftingWatch.. perhaps contact some of these folks around TN and see if they know of some local folks..
    http://www.aaujrogames.org/powerlifting.php

    GL.. and keep lifting heavy, eating right and resting enough..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearwolf View Post
    Great looking workout man...

    BTW.. I saw one of your other threads where you were looking for PL'ing Knoxville.... take a look at this:
    http://www.aaujrogames.org/powerlifting.php
    Sounds like a good competition right there in Knoxville.. you can lift against guys your own age and on a national level...
    Plus take a look at this PL page on PowerliftingWatch.. perhaps contact some of these folks around TN and see if they know of some local folks..
    http://www.aaujrogames.org/powerlifting.php

    GL.. and keep lifting heavy, eating right and resting enough..
    thanks man!!! i've seen billboards for the aau junior olympics. i thought it was kind of a invitational thing. do you know where i can find listings of the people competing? i'm probably going to compete in this, this is perfect.

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    very nice DE day man
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    very nice DE day man
    thanks stump.

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    DE Squat

    Box squats w/bands, 12 in box
    barx10
    135x2
    135x2
    135x2
    185x2
    185x2
    185x2
    225x2
    225x2

    DE deadlifts:
    135x2
    135x2
    135x2
    185x2
    185x2
    185x2
    250x2
    250x2

    light leg press:
    6 platesx6
    10 platesx6

    kneeling leg curls:
    90x6
    120x6

    leg extension:
    stackx6
    stackx6

    standing calves:
    stackx6
    stackx6

    decline crunches w/ 25 plate, 3x8


    i did a lot of cardio today, suprisingly. it was kind of against my own will though, haha. my friend was talking about this fishing spot, and said we'd have to ride bikes to it...so we parked and we had to ride about 3 miles total. there were hills and such, but it turned out to be a nice little bike ride. workout wasn't too good because of this.

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    okay so, my atlarge order and my inzer order both came today. i've been playing around with the belt and a broomstick, and i think i have the general idea of how it works. also, i guess the knee wraps are kind of self explanitory, wrap em tight and stick em under so they stay put. CR, tommyboy, bearwolf, anyone, if you have tips for me my ME squat day is thursday, so ANY tips you guys might have for me, i would be greatful to hear them. thanks guys!!!

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    Honestly, I never use knee wraps in the gym. The belt should be self explanatory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy View Post
    Honestly, I never use knee wraps in the gym. The belt should be self explanatory.
    hmm. i have really terrible knees, and they start to move to the side when i'm squatting heavy. i'm worried about messing them up, subluxing, etc. plus thats how i will lift in competitions...i was thinking about just using them on my heavy sets.

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    ME Bench

    Push press:
    barx10
    65x5
    95x5
    115x5
    135x5
    155x4

    JM press:
    barx10
    135x6
    185x6

    tricep pushdown:
    70x6
    90x6

    heavy front, side, and rear delt raises

    t-bar rows:
    45x10
    90x6
    115x6
    135x6
    160x6

    close grip cable rows:
    140x6
    180x6

    upright rows w/cable:
    20x10
    50x6
    80x6


    done. i had kind of a lame day, it rained and got really humid. i had to move a refrigerator by myself, that took a lot out of me. didn't have a spot thanks to the show lost, thank god the season is over now, haha.

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    Nice lifting in here man. Looks like you've been doin' lot's of reading, the tricep/shoulder thing is definitely something people tend to forget. Speaking from experience I've had about 5-6 injury related problems with the same shoulder, and I've only had 1 tricep tear. So yeah, beat the **** outta those tri's. Not only will they get the bench stronger, but they look damn sexy!

    As for the knee wraps, just give em a try every now and then on your super heavy sets. Personally, I hate knee wraps. I only wore them in comps because everyone else wore them.
    Last edited by TommyBoy; 05-24-2007 at 12:52 PM.

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    thanks man, i've read all the articles on westside. appreciate the compliments on the lifting as well. how did you tear your tricep man, thats unheard of!

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    how did you tear your tricep man, thats unheard of!
    Well, it was kinda self-inflicted. I had an old-school Inzer EHPHD bench shirt, that was about 3 sizes to small, and I had my 2 training partners jam me in it. I did like 8 sets in it, which is unheard of for me. On the last set, I was attempting to triple 495 and on the second rep I went up half way and there was so much pressure on the left tricep that I basically gave out, I heard a mild snap and it tore at the elbow. (*Keep in mind this wasn't a big tear. Just a small one.*) Then my training partner did a 495 upright row off of me. I pulled the damn shirt off, and immediately put ice on the elbow. Within 3 minutes, the elbow swole up to the size of a baseball.

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    Some heavy lifting man! Do you lift raw? I found some great info on Westside for newbies: http://www.elitefts.com/documents/ad..._beginners.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy View Post
    Well, it was kinda self-inflicted. I had an old-school Inzer EHPHD bench shirt, that was about 3 sizes to small, and I had my 2 training partners jam me in it. I did like 8 sets in it, which is unheard of for me. On the last set, I was attempting to triple 495 and on the second rep I went up half way and there was so much pressure on the left tricep that I basically gave out, I heard a mild snap and it tore at the elbow. (*Keep in mind this wasn't a big tear. Just a small one.*) Then my training partner did a 495 upright row off of me. I pulled the damn shirt off, and immediately put ice on the elbow. Within 3 minutes, the elbow swole up to the size of a baseball.
    wow, thats no good man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    Some heavy lifting man! Do you lift raw? I found some great info on Westside for newbies: http://www.elitefts.com/documents/ad..._beginners.htm
    yes i lift raw. and thanks, looks like a good read, i'll read it after i update this thing.

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