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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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    Standing militaries, pullups, SLDLs and deads looking great chief. Nitrean is pretty expensive and I think you could do just fine with a whey-only protein. ON (optimum nutrition) is good stuff, and fairly cheap. I'm not sure they have that in the UK though.

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    06/08/07
    Monday, day2
    Quad dominant, Ham accessory.

    5 65kg Squats
    5 70kg
    5 75kg
    5 77.5kg
    5 80kg

    8 35kg Front squats
    8 40kg
    8 45kg

    8 50kg SLDLs
    8 60kg
    8 70kg

    3X8 30kg Bicep curls

    NOTES
    Brilliant squats today. Aimed for 77.5kg but got a whole load of confidence on 4th set and did 80! No dodgy feeling in my glute, I think that was due to a fall.
    Front squats were lowered to sort out form, I think I definitly did too much before cos form was spot on this time.
    SLDLs fine.
    Curls went down to make sure I can do all decent reps before increase.

    CHANGES
    Couple of really good days eating so took abit of a break today(rest day).


    - Probably have to step up cardio cos of dodgy heart rate lately - getting too high resting.

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    Standing militaries, pullups, SLDLs and deads looking great chief. Nitrean is pretty expensive and I think you could do just fine with a whey-only protein. ON (optimum nutrition) is good stuff, and fairly cheap. I'm not sure they have that in the UK though.
    Thanks man.
    I'll have a good look around. I'd be interested in Maximuscle but its so expensive, I need a good cheap UK-based company.

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    SUMMARY + Lbs.

    Bench: 5X65kg (143)
    Squats: 5X80kg (176)
    Deadlifts: 5X95kg (209)

    Millies: 5X40kg (88)
    SLDLs: 5X90kg (198)
    Bent-over rows: 8X45kg (99)
    GMs: 8X45kg (99)
    Walking Lunges: 8X42.5kg (94)

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    Fantastic squatting! Don't get ripped off on the protein supplements!

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    08/08/07
    Wednesday, day3.
    Upper, vertical push/pull


    4X5 bodyweight + 5kg (Tree) Pull-ups
    5 Bodyweight + 6kg

    5 41kg Millies
    4X5 40kg

    3X8 36kg High pulls

    2X8 27kg Arnies
    8 29kg

    3X12 100kg Calf raises

    NOTES
    Couldn't access a pull-up bar so spent 10mins looking for away to do them. Finally found a tree to do 'em but the trunk was quite big so I had to do them like a monkey(thumbless). Found a chain though that perfectly hangs weight, I'm gonna try and get it off my mate so I can use it for pull-ups and dips when I get my weights back home.
    Millies started a little tough so I put it back to 40kg and pushed through it. On my 4th set I rested the bar on my head for some reason lol.
    High pulls up 1kg. I'm keeping high pulls instead of one arm rows til the end of next week.
    Calf raises were alright, love seeing the bar bending. Really need to contact york to find out the limits of the gear I've got.

    CHANGES
    EATEATEAT.
    Contact York.


    -Really hard day tomorrow. I don't think I ever eat enough as it is, let alone on these rediculus training days. I've got 2hrs rugby tour training in the morning, then weights session, then a few hours rugby with Vectis Colts.

    Got to work out what I'm going to do when I go on tour. I have 2weeks rest in Barbados. Well, I say rest, I will be playing 4 rugby matches(its a rest to me).
    At the moment I'm thinking having a week break and then working out something light for the second week. Anyone have any input?

    The above just reminded me of when I was talking to my mates dad:
    Mates dad: So what did you do yesterday?
    Me: It was a rest day, so I just went for a jog.
    Last edited by MJay; 08-08-2007 at 10:37 AM.

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    Fantastic squatting! Don't get ripped off on the protein supplements!
    Thanks. I have more than enough Nitrean to last til I go on tour, but its really difficult looking around for stuff without having the net at home. I'll find some decent gear though.

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    Im from the uk and always go for met-rx as its available at a good price in my home town (Doncaster). Go to www.monstersupplements.com or www.myprotein.co.uk. The latter do good deals on bulk bags of whey.
    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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    Sorry, didnt notice that you didnt have net at home
    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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    ^^I'm sure he'll appreciate it when he gets back online.

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    Im from the uk and always go for met-rx as its available at a good price in my home town (Doncaster). Go to www.monstersupplements.com or www.myprotein.co.uk. The latter do good deals on bulk bags of whey.
    I'll check it before I run out, they look pretty good.

    Sorry, didnt notice that you didnt have net at home
    Should be up in a few days. I have to go to mate's houses or net cafes - I just don't get enough time to look at things properly but its good enough atm.

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    09/08/07
    Thursday, day4.
    Lower, Ham dominant, quad accessory

    5 85kg SLDLs
    5 85kg
    5 85kg
    5 90kg
    5 97.5kg

    8 35kg GMs
    8 40kg
    8 40kg

    3X8 45kg Walking Lunges

    2X8 Full dips + 2.5kg
    6 Full dips + 2.5kg

    NOTES
    SLDLs were pretty good, up to 97.5. But grip went on last rep, had to do a full dead.
    Walking lunges got hard, got to work on form.

    CHANGES
    None.
    Keep at it.
    Also, eat.

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    You're almost at 2 PPS on those SLDS

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    12/07/07
    Sunday, day1.
    Upper, horizontal push/pull

    5 40kg DB Bench
    5 42kg
    5 44kg
    5 45kg
    5 47kg

    5 87.5kg Deadlift
    5 87.5kg
    5 87.5kg
    5 92.5kg
    5 100kg!!!!!!!!!

    3X8 37kg Incline dumbell press

    8 40kg Bent over rows
    2X8 42.5kg

    3X12 weighted leg raises (ankle weights + 5s)

    NOTES
    Bench was alright, purely DB for now.
    Deads!!!!!!! 100 baby!!! !!!!! Was aiming for 97.5 so next session nail 100 but i just thought f*** it, and went. Form was straining and 5th rep wasnt immediate but it was awesome!
    Inclines I really need to exploit with DB bench to break that plateau.
    I've settled on bent over row form but I've got to work on squeezing my shoulder blades together and how to activate my upper back more. I think the reps are more realistic now.

    CHANGES
    Sort out bench plateau.
    KEEP AT IT.

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    13/08/07
    Monday, day2
    Quad dominant, Ham accessory.

    5 70kg Squats
    5 75kg
    5 77.5kg
    5 80kg
    5 85kg

    8 40kg Front squats
    8 42.5kg
    8 45kg

    8 60kg SLDLs
    8 70kg
    8 80kg

    3X8 30kg Bicep curls

    NOTES
    Awesome squats! Aimed for 82.5 today but went for it and nailed 85! Had bad muscle bruise in left quads because of rugby that morning but was good.
    Front squats went well, gotta take it easy on increase and watch form cos last reps I started bending over.
    SLDLs went up even though light today, couldn't see any problems with it.
    Curls getting easier. Boy I hate 'em.

    CHANGES
    Eatings been solid, got to keep it up.
    Increase cardio and eat to compensate!


    -Today (14th) is a rest day and I got a couple of hard days now.
    15th: 2hrs rugby, weights.
    16th: 2hrs rugby, weights, rugby with colts.

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    Try www.discount-supplements.com. They do a 4.5kg tub of cytosport whey for like £45, bargain. Where you from?
    Last edited by Kong; 08-14-2007 at 08:08 AM.
    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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    15/08/07
    Wednesday, day3.
    Upper, vertical push/pull


    5X5 bodyweight + 6kg Pull-ups

    5X5 41kg Millies

    3X8 36kg High pulls

    3X8 27kg Arnies

    3X15 100kg Calf raises

    NOTES
    Pulls ups were alright, felt myself slipping alittle at times though and last set I jerked abit.
    Millies were hard, I don't know if they've been affected by my bench plateau or what but they're not progressing like they used to.
    High pulls okay, same as last week.
    Arnies I seemed to struggle with despite going up on last set last week.
    Calf raises good, back up to 15 reps.

    CHANGES
    EATEATEAT.
    Contact York.

    Did some fast feet/agility stuff and contact work afterwards and had 2hrs rugby in the morning.(which included alot of fitness)

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    Routine looks good. Starting to love the more abbreviated routines, feel like ive held myself back worrying about isolating certain bodyparts. MASS!
    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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    Routine looks good. Starting to love the more abbreviated routines, feel like ive held myself back worrying about isolating certain bodyparts. MASS!
    I like to write down my thoughts, really useful for the next week in making a good judgement.
    I used to isolate all the time, then I discovered squats and then deads and I was hooked. If you could put deadlifts in a syringe, I'd be there.

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    16/08/07
    Thursday, day4.
    Lower, Ham dominant, quad accessory

    5 90kg SLDLs
    5 90kg
    5 90kg
    5 95kg
    5 100kg

    3X8 40kg GMs

    3X8 46kg Walking Lunges

    3X8 Full dips + 2.5kg

    NOTES
    SLDLs were solid, apparently back was dead flat. No complaints, usual struggle.
    GMs up a little, getting more comfortable with them. One issue though: bar. I really struggle to get that bar in place and stay. I also have a wide grip for any work with the bar on my back and I can't bring my arms together in a closer grip.
    Walking Lunges fine, unsure with weight to start with but they were okay.
    Dips up. Lots of noise on dips.

    CHANGES
    None.

    I was dead by the end of this day. Not only was it all the stuff from my last post but I also decided to do contact and fast feet work with my mate and we ended up doing LOADS of fitness on those morning rugby sessions.

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    Where you from mate? I hate gms, cant keep my back solid so ill stick to hypers for time being.
    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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    SUMMARY - 8.5 weeks.

    ~11.10st > 12.5-12.10
    ~164Lb > 173Lb-178Lb

    Bench: 65kg 65kg (DB: 47kg)
    Deads: 75kg 100kg
    Squats: 67.5kg 85kg

    Pull-ups: BDW BDW+6kg
    Millies: 30kg 41kg
    SLDLs: 77.5kg 100kg

    Inc. DB press: 30kg 37kg
    Bent-over rows: N/A 42.5kg
    Front squats: 35kg 45kg
    Arnies: 10kg 27kg
    Dips: 2X8BDW BDW+2.5kg
    GMs: N/A 40kg
    Walking Lunges: 30kg 46kg


    I think the gains were alright, especially considering its my first proper bulk. Although, I don't think I know enough yet to comment on that properly. Point is, I made gains and I have a better idea of what I'm doing.

    The only reason I am stopping now is simply because of my rugby tour to barbados. So, heres the plan so far:
    3days rest.
    Training with London Irish.
    Training with London Irish + Full body (bench, squats, deads).
    1 Weeks rest in Barbados. (with a few matches and training sessions)
    Get some improvised strength work while there on the 2nd week.
    Full body when I get back.

    I'll work out what to do from there. I'll likely do full bodys a couple of times for a week because of para insight course.
    After that I'll get back into another bulk. Rugby season will definitly be getting in the way but I'm gonna work on ways around that.

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    Where you from mate? I hate gms, cant keep my back solid so ill stick to hypers for time being.
    Isle of Wight.
    I'm really not a fan of GMs either. I struggled to start with so just did GHRs, eventually I got the hang of form but I still find the bar awkward.

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    Use the time to max out then deload
    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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    What do you mean by that?

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