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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. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarey View Post
    Monday June 18, 2007
    I Leg of You

    BB Squat
    6x85 WU
    4x95 WU
    1x115
    10x115 (Um, the last 3 weren't parallel)

    Rack Squat-rack #8
    4x135 WU
    2x155 WU
    2x185
    2x225-will try 245 next time

    Lunges w DBs
    2x6x25 (the 30s were too much)

    Seated Calf Raises
    10x95 wu
    2x8x115

    Glute Ham Raises
    3x8xBW-try using a weight next time

    abs-decline weighted 15x24lbs

    I'm gonna run tonight-easy 4 miles probably

    Nice squats.

    But what's this easy 4 mile run talk? I thought you were powerlifting now. Anything over 40 yards is not easy and should not be attempted. :alcoholic
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    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
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    You did great today, Sarah. Keep it up and you'll be doing those big plates in no time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarey View Post
    That hot in Montreal? Going to the pool is a great idea-enjoy!
    Very much so.I love the heat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Nice squats.

    But what's this easy 4 mile run talk? I thought you were powerlifting now. Anything over 40 yards is not easy and should not be attempted. :alcoholic
    Or Sarey could try to run a mile in 4 minutes.

    Thats what I thought Sarey meant when I read your comment. But that probably wouldnt be easy.

    EDIT: Nice workout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Con View Post
    Or Sarey could try to run a mile in 4 minutes.

    Thats what I thought Sarey meant when I read your comment. But that probably wouldnt be easy.

    EDIT: Nice workout!
    Well, I could try to run a mile in 4 minutes, but last time it look me 6:45!

    Actually, if you guys know other PL'ers who run, I'd love to hear about it.

    Question-my shoulder blades feel bruised. Does that mean I had the bar too high on my back yesterday???? Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarey View Post
    Well, I could try to run a mile in 4 minutes, but last time it look me 6:45!

    Actually, if you guys know other PL'ers who run, I'd love to hear about it.

    Question-my shoulder blades feel bruised. Does that mean I had the bar too high on my back yesterday???? Anyone?
    I think it means you just don't have a lot of padding back there, yet. Also, really try to squeeze those shoulder blades together and have the bar rest both on them and on your rear delts at the same time. It will be stable and the weight will be distributed more evenly across your back, lessening the marks and any bruising you might get. Bur really, I think the bruising will stop in time as your body gets used to having heavier weights on your back.
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    I sometimes get a lttle bruised where the bar sits on my back, although this has lessened as I"ve developed a bigger "shelf" back there. Too bad I can't move the padding from my behind farther north!
    Lynn

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    Yah, if only we could move the padding around :-) So this (temporary) bruising is like the calluses-part of being tough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarey View Post
    Yah, if only we could move the padding around :-) So this (temporary) bruising is like the calluses-part of being tough!
    Yep. Pretty much!
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    Wed June 19, 2007
    Pec on the Cheek (chest day)

    Bench
    10x55 WU
    4x65 WU
    3x75
    3x75

    Board Presses
    2x95 3 board
    1x90 2 bd (failed 2nd attempt)
    1x85 1bd (failed 2nd attempt)

    JM Presses (tricep)
    2x6x30 WU
    2x6x40

    Standing Military Press
    6x30 WU
    2x5x40

    DB Floor Presses
    6x30
    7x30
    And I'm gonna include hoisting the 100s into Guido's hands-I can't imagine pressing that!

    Assisted Chest Dips-I need to keep grip wide and lean forward to work chest
    2x8xbw-70

    To add insult to injury, I was riding my bike home from the gym and saw friends playing sand volleyball. I stopped to join the fun--but quickly found out my arms are completely dead. I don't even know how I'm managing to type!

    Signing off before my arms fall off :-)

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    Great workout! Sand volleyball is only fun until you get sand in your eyes, which always seems to happen to me.
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    Great workout Sarey... you hit it up all over! I'll bet you're sore today
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    Sarey, Very nice workout. If you're hitting 3x75 now for multiple sets then you are definitely good for 85+lbs for a max. Getting stronger is fun, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redFury View Post
    Great workout Sarey... you hit it up all over! I'll bet you're sore today
    I don't know what it is about me, but I rarely ever get sore afterwards. Lynn says I'm not working hard enough--I say I just have some wicked lactic acid tolerance or something :-)

    Yeah, I'm totally pumped to increase my bench press--I wanna hit 90 this month!

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    Friday June 22
    Dat Back Be Whack

    Dead Lift
    6x115
    4x135
    2x135 (I was supposed to start at 95 but didn't read that til afterwards)
    1x155
    1x190 (NEW PR, +5) Not bad, I got a little stuck at the lock out, but got er!

    Good Mornings-I really worked on good form today
    4x65
    4x85
    4x95
    4x105

    Ghetto T-Bar Row
    3x8x90 easier than last time I did 90lbs :-)

    Lat Pulldown (pin 5) I love lat pulldowns!
    10x75 UH
    8x75 OH
    6x75 UH
    4x75OH
    2x75 UH

    DB Preecher Curl
    3x8x12.5 (tough)

    OH Tri Ext
    2x8x12.5

    Abs
    2x12 leg raises

    Cardio
    45 min ellipt on intervals

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    Heck yeah!! New pr for ya... you'll doing 2pps before you know it!!
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    Looks like you had a great workout! Great job on the new DL PR. Now that your form is good, you'll continue to see your numbers climb. The only time you'll be crying on the platform will be from laughing so hard at me after I wet my pants!!!
    Lynn

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    Yeah, the next man that makes me cry on the deadlift platform will... Well, let's just say I'm not afraid to use those TaeKwonDo skils. And I can deadlift Joe! ;-)

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    Return of the Hot Legs
    Monday June 25, 2007

    10 minute warm-up on elliptical

    ATF Squat-focus on keeping chest straight up, getting low, keeping bar low
    8x65WU
    4x85 WU
    2x95 WU
    5x105
    5x115 (the last 2 were pretty spaced out)

    Box Squat-pin 2, focus on 'pop' up
    6x65
    4x85
    3x95
    3x105

    SLDL
    3x5x115

    Glute/Ham
    2x8xBW+10 (hammies were pretty tired by this point)

    UR Row
    8x30 WU
    2x8x40

    DB Skull Crusher with Twist
    2x10x10 Why do girls have to do 8 different exercises with the ony 12lb DBs?

    Today I officially started 'training' for Chicago. I'm not totally sure I'm gonna do it, but I'm gonna try training and see how the shin splints treat me. Today, after lifting, my legs were a bit tired, so I did intervals and should've pushed harder. But that's life.

    1 mile warm-up 9.5-minute mile
    20 minutes intervals: 2 8-minute mile, 2 9.5 minue mile
    15 minute cool down on elliptical

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    Good work on the box squats woman! I think those are pretty difficult and your numbers are improving nicely on that exercise. The Chicago race is 1/2 marathon, right?
    Lynn

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    Awesome box squats, girl! Wish I were there to help you out but thought you were still in KY.
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    I'm gonna log my half-marathon training here too; this e-journal thing beats my notebook collection hands-down.

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    I got my partner good, he wasn't wearing a cup; it even made him vomit. I love kicking ***!!!

    Run-4 miles, 8:20ish, to cool down after TKD
    Benching tomorrow :-)

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    Sarah! I heard about the flooding from Lynn. Why didn't you tell me?!

    You know you can borrow my TurboFan if you need it. Just come by at lunchtime tomorrow evening and I can give it to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Sarah! I heard about the flooding from Lynn. Why didn't you tell me?!

    You know you can borrow my TurboFan if you need it. Just come by at lunchtime tomorrow evening and I can give it to you.
    Thanks for bringing the Turbo Fan over! Stewart likes it a lot and has parked himself 6 feet in front of it. Also-thanks for the tip on getting my DB's up today. I used my knees and had no problem lifting the 27's. 30 next time for sure!

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    Court Chester

    Chest-Wednesday July 27

    BB Bench
    10x55 WU
    4x65 WU
    2x70 WU
    3x3x75
    RedFury-Thanks for spotting :-)

    JM Press
    2x5x30 WU
    12x40 (+8) I'm gonna JM press the bar next time

    DB Incline Press
    2x6x25
    6x27.5

    BB UR Row
    2x8x45

    Standing DB OH Ext
    2x6x30

    Chest Dips (for what it was worth)
    2x6xBW-50

    30 mins on elliptical, then bike like mad home to avoid the rain!

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