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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. #451
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    Cheers pal.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
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    Monday 20.04.09 - Horizontal Push/Pull, Biceps

    All weights in kgs/lbs unless stated

    Warmup sets in itallics

    Flat BB Pause Bench
    60/132x5
    90/198x4
    110/242x3
    130/286x2...same as last week. Elbows flared right out halfway up on second rep.
    120/264x3...really struggling to lockout on right arm.
    110/242x4...again right arm falling behind.

    Nautilus Machine Pause Bench
    98/216x5
    98/216x5

    Incline BB Bench
    90/198x6
    90/198x6

    Bent-Over BB Row
    60/132x5
    90/198x6
    90/198x6

    Low-Pulley Cable Row
    100lbsx8
    200lbsx8
    210lbsx5+3 assisted

    BB Pause Curls
    20/44x5
    35/77x5
    50/110x2...1 less rep than last week...oh dear.
    50/110x2

    One-Arm DB Preacher Curls
    12.5/27.5x8
    12.5/27.5x4

    Rear-Delt Machine
    49/108x8
    49/109x8

    Ok session.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

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    nice

    Pretty sick training man! Keep it up!
    Squat - 450
    Bench - 325
    Dead - 570

    BW - 210
    BF - 13-14%


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  4. #454
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    Quality work mate.

    Here's a link to my log:http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...17#post2126917

    When do you plan to take a stab at that 140kg bench ?
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  5. #455
    Crikey, its a 30 foot ape! Kong's Avatar
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    Thanks guys! Nice to have some new faces in here.

    I'm attempting 140 next week pal. Reckon i could nail it touch and go but wanna get it with a pause for it to really count!
    Last edited by Kong; 04-21-2009 at 01:41 PM.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

    "This stuff will make you a sexual Tyrannosaurus. Just like me!" As said by the great Jesse 'The Body' Ventura

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    Tuesday 21.04.09 - Deadlift, Hamstrings, Calves, Obliques

    All weights in kgs/lbs unless stated

    Warmup sets in itallics

    Conventional Deadlifts
    60/132x5
    100/220x4
    140/308x3
    200/440x2
    200/440x2

    Stiff-Legged Deadlift
    130/286x3
    130/286x3

    Laying Leg Curls
    40lbsx8
    70lbsx7
    70lbsx4

    Calf Press
    50/110x5
    100/220x5
    157.5/346.5x5
    157.5/346.5x5

    Seated Calf Raises
    60/132x6
    60/132x5

    Russian Twists
    10 Degree Decline + 10kg Weightx5
    20 Degree Decline + 10kg Weightx5
    40 Degree Decline + 10kg Weightx5
    40 Degree Decline + 10kg Weightx5

    DB Side Bends
    20/44x8 per side
    20/44x8 per side

    Felt really good today. Hoping to finally nail 220/484 on the Deads next week.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

    "This stuff will make you a sexual Tyrannosaurus. Just like me!" As said by the great Jesse 'The Body' Ventura

  7. #457
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    Sick benching and deadlifts mate, big numbers.

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    Looking good for both days Kong.

  9. #459
    Crikey, its a 30 foot ape! Kong's Avatar
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    Thanks guys!
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

    "This stuff will make you a sexual Tyrannosaurus. Just like me!" As said by the great Jesse 'The Body' Ventura

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    Thursday 23.04.09 - Vertical Push/Pull, Triceps

    All weights in kgs/lbs unless stated

    Warmup sets in itallics

    Seated BB Overhead Pause Press
    60/132x5
    65/143x4
    70/154x3
    80/176x5
    90/198x1

    Pullups
    Pulldowns 120lbsx5
    Pulldowns 140lbsx5
    Pulldowns 160lbsx5
    BWx3
    BW+3.5/8x2

    Chindowns (Underhand Pulldowns)
    60/132x8
    135/297x2
    105/231x8

    Seated One-Arm DB Press
    20/44x5
    30/66x5
    30/66x4

    Upright DB Row
    18.5s/41sx8
    18.5s/41sx6

    Gripless Shrugs (On calf raise/squat machine)
    330lbsx8
    330lbsx7

    CG Pause Bench
    60/132x5
    80/176x5
    110/242x4
    110/242x4

    Cable Pushdowns
    110lbsx5
    110lbsx4

    Pretty good session.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

    "This stuff will make you a sexual Tyrannosaurus. Just like me!" As said by the great Jesse 'The Body' Ventura

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    Props on the effort...underhand pulldowns should really work the back in a big way.

  12. #462
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    Yeah man, they felt awesome.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

    "This stuff will make you a sexual Tyrannosaurus. Just like me!" As said by the great Jesse 'The Body' Ventura

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    Friday 24.04.09 - Quads, Calves, Abs

    All weights in kgs/lbs unless stated

    Warmup sets in itallics

    BB Squats
    60/132x5
    100/220x4
    110/242x3
    140/308x3...finally nailed all 3 reps with good form.
    120/264x4

    Dead Squats (Squats off pins below parallel)
    100/220x4
    100/220x3

    Leg Extensions
    110lbsx6
    110lbsx5

    Calf Press
    50/110x5
    100/220x5
    160/352x4
    160/352x3

    Standing Machine Calf Raises
    450lbsx5
    420lbsx6

    Decline Situps
    BWx5
    BWx5
    BW+5/11x4
    BW+5/11x3

    Cable Crunches
    75/165x7
    70/160x8

    Pleased with everything.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

    "This stuff will make you a sexual Tyrannosaurus. Just like me!" As said by the great Jesse 'The Body' Ventura

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kong View Post
    ...Pleased with everything.
    You should be well pleased...fine session for the legs and abs as well.

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    Thanks yet again man
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

    "This stuff will make you a sexual Tyrannosaurus. Just like me!" As said by the great Jesse 'The Body' Ventura

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    dead squats are a killer man! have you noticed a great carryover for out of the hole stregth. i used to do them but felt like i was probably just wasting my time since the weight is drasticly reduced. i think i could only fo 185 for reps at the time. awesome 308 btw.
    Last edited by rctriplefresh5; 04-27-2009 at 10:11 AM.

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    rctriplefresh5 - Thanks mate. Not really sure cause as you say the weight is reduced but i love how much they own my legs haha.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

    "This stuff will make you a sexual Tyrannosaurus. Just like me!" As said by the great Jesse 'The Body' Ventura

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    Good work on the squat. Looks like you ain't far from shattering your previous max.
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    EatMyWay2TheTop - Gonna find out when i go for 160kg on Wednesday pal!
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

    "This stuff will make you a sexual Tyrannosaurus. Just like me!" As said by the great Jesse 'The Body' Ventura

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    Tuesday 29.04.09 - Horizontal Push/Pull, Biceps

    All weights in kgs/lbs unless stated

    Warmup sets in itallics

    Flat BB Pause Bench
    60/132x5
    80/176x5
    100/220x3
    120/264x1
    130/286x1
    140/308xfail...didn't even move off my chest
    135/297x1 +3/7 PR
    Not as good as i expected but a PR nontheless.

    Nautilus Machine Chest Pause Press
    105/231x5
    105/231x5

    Incline BB Bench
    90/198x8
    90/198x8

    Bent-Over BB Row
    60/132x5
    90/198x5
    90/198x5

    Seated Low-Pulley Cable Row
    210lbsx7
    210lbsx6

    Rear Delt Machine
    56/123x6
    56/123x5

    Alternate DB Curls
    10s/22sx5
    15s/33sx5
    22.5s/49.5sx3
    21s/46sx2

    One-Arm DB Preacher Curls
    12.5/27.5x8+1 assisted

    Good session. Didn't get what i hoped on the bench but i'll make up for it when i max out on squats tomorrow...gettin psyched up for it!
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

    "This stuff will make you a sexual Tyrannosaurus. Just like me!" As said by the great Jesse 'The Body' Ventura

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    Wednesday 29.05.09 - Quads, Calves, Abs

    All weights in kgs/lbs unless stated

    Warmup sets in itallics

    BB Squats
    60/132x5
    90/198x4
    110/242x3
    120/264x1
    140/308x1
    160/352x1 +10/22 PR
    170/374x1...sort of. Got it but hips rose too quickly and lower back came into it too much so not counting it.
    165/363x1 +15/33 PR
    Its a good day for squatting!

    Dead Squats (Squat off pins below parallel)
    100/220x5
    100/220x4

    Leg Extensions
    60lbsx8
    110lbsx8
    110lbsx8

    Calf Press
    60/132x5
    110/242x5
    160/352x5
    160/352x5

    Seated Calf Raises
    25/55x8
    60/132x8
    60/132x8

    Decline Situps
    35 Degree Declinex5
    50 Degree Declinex5
    50 Degree Decline+5/11x4
    50 Degree Decline+5/11x4

    Cable Crunches
    75/165x8
    75/165x8

    Really pleased with this session. Nearly didnt go as i ate out for dinner and it made me feel really ill but perked up after the first few sets of squats.
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

    "This stuff will make you a sexual Tyrannosaurus. Just like me!" As said by the great Jesse 'The Body' Ventura

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    All your weights are lookin strong bro, keep at it!
    "Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser."

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    Thanks Chalky!
    Current 1RM's - Bench 264lbs (Target 308lbs)/Squat 396lbs (Target 352lbs)/
    Deadlift 429lbs (Target 440lbs)
    BIG 3 TOTAL at 220lbs (28% BF) = 1089lbs
    6ft 2, 234lb fat, hairy ape!
    My journal - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...sion-of-an-ape

    "This stuff will make you a sexual Tyrannosaurus. Just like me!" As said by the great Jesse 'The Body' Ventura

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    Nice PR on the bench and squats man! Keep up the good work!

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    Beastly strong stuff for sure man! For not feeling well to start those are some nice squat PRs

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