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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

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    Progress Picture Update:

    March 9/11/11 - Girlfriend helped me trim the forest. It's been 6 months since I shaved, and I'm a hairy bastard.

    Weight: 185

    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

    “Persistence Persistence.” - Calvin Coolidge.
    "I'm so pissed at how dumb this thread is that I think I'll go kick my cat. Again"-Belial
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cards View Post
    Progress Picture Update:

    March 9/11/11 - Girlfriend helped me trim the forest. It's been 6 months since I shaved, and I'm a hairy bastard.

    Weight: 185

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
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    lol what?
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    ^ he was saying he can't see the pic lol. You look big bro! What's your plans.. bulking/cutting - staying at the same weight? Personally, I'd say put another 15 man - you'd be a monster.
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    Definitely have some solid mass there Cards. I can't tell how lean you are from that pic--you look pretty washed out. You gotz ze abs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fooz View Post
    ^ he was saying he can't see the pic lol. You look big bro! What's your plans.. bulking/cutting - staying at the same weight? Personally, I'd say put another 15 man - you'd be a monster.
    Thanks man, I honestly don't know if I could do another 15 lbs lol, My goal since day one has been to be 185 and now I'm there. Going to take a year or so and do a recomp. I'll decided after that if I think I need some more lbs!

    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Definitely have some solid mass there Cards. I can't tell how lean you are from that pic--you look pretty washed out. You gotz ze abs?
    I've thinned out a little, I have start to see some of the top 2 or 4 depending on lighting, they're not very defined . I've been on a pretty slow cut the last few months. Since December, I've lost about 5 lbs...some combinational of water weight and fat.

    As I mentioned about, I'm just going to stay areound 185 from now and do a recomp. I'm going to Mexico on Aprial 27th, I think by then I should be a little thinner.

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    Lower: DE

    Bow Squat: Speed -
    warmup:
    135x5
    135x5
    185x3
    185x3
    185x3
    225x3
    225x3
    225x3
    245x3
    245x3
    245x3
    255x3
    255x3
    255x3

    GMs:
    Barx15
    Barx15

    High Bar Olympic Squats:
    Barx20
    Barx20


    -- Rehab: Shoulder/Back
    Cable Row: 60x 15,12, 12
    Lat Pulldown: 70x 10,10,10
    Font/Side Raises: 10x 10,10,10,10,10
    - Mobility work with my shoulder -

    Speed squats felt good, 255 was moving fast. Just used the bar for the GMs and Oly squats, getting some blood flowing to my legs and lower back, improve the flexibility.

    My car is in the shop and I didn't have transportation to my gym, but there was a locally owned fitness center 3 blocks away. I walked there this morning, not expecting anything special form this little place which happen to be located on the third level of a church. to my surprise it had a nice power rack, a bowl of chalk, chains, a bench, dumbbells to 90, and a few other cool things.

    I may go back there a few times, the owner is definitly an ex football player or bodybuilder and seems very nice. I was 1 of 4 people in there and they were all over the age of 60.
    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

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    Dang...sounds like my kind of gym...COOL.
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    I would love to train at a gym that has chains and ****. how much is it monthly?
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    Squat ATG: 335x5
    Bench: 315x2
    Dead: 420x4


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    Quote Originally Posted by fooz View Post
    I would love to train at a gym that has chains and ****. how much is it monthly?
    It was 45 a month, the gym I go to is only $20 and has a lot of stuff. I also have a $10 a month membership to golds gym.

    It works out =)

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Dang...sounds like my kind of gym...COOL.
    Yeah, it was very nice, it was very small though!

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    Upper: DE

    Bench: Speed -
    warmup:
    95x8
    95x8
    95x8
    115x3
    115x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    145x3
    145x3
    145x3

    Rear Delt Dumbell Flies:
    5x15
    10x10
    10x10
    15x12
    15x12
    15x12
    15x12
    25x10
    25x10

    Lat Pulldown:
    60x12
    60x12
    60x12

    DB Row:
    45x12
    45x12
    45x12

    Straight Arm Pulldowns:
    30x10
    30x10
    30x10
    40x10
    40x10

    Face Pulls:

    -

    Move volume for my back today - bench felt better
    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

    “Persistence Persistence.” - Calvin Coolidge.
    "I'm so pissed at how dumb this thread is that I think I'll go kick my cat. Again"-Belial
    "I mean, it's kind of like neutering your cat, hoping that'll stop your dog from humping your leg." - Belial
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    Lower: ME

    Low Box Squats:
    warmup:
    135x5
    135x5
    225x3
    225x3
    275x1
    315x1
    345x1
    375x1
    --
    315x6
    335x5 (easier than the last time I did 335x5)

    Deadlifts:
    335x8 (dead stop) - exhausted

    GMs:
    80x12
    80x12

    --


    Had a tough week, lots of stress. 375 was about as heavy as I wanted to go, got some reps in though and deadlifts felt great!
    Last edited by Cards; 03-19-2011 at 05:11 PM.
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    Goals: 495 -315 -585

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    Upper:ME

    Standing OH BB Press:

    warmup:
    95x2
    115x2
    135x1
    135x1
    145x1
    145x1
    155x1
    -- 5 sets at or above 80% --
    165x1
    165x1
    170x1
    165x1
    165x1
    --
    135x8

    Pullups: (BW=185)
    BWx11
    BWx8
    BWx6

    DB Row: (each arm)
    120x3
    120x3
    120x3
    120x3
    120x5

    Assisted Dips - shoulder rehab:
    10 - x 12
    8 - x 12
    6 - x 12

    -- Accessory Work --
    Lat Pulldown: 105x 12,12 / 90x12
    One Armed Cable Row: 90x8,8 / 70x8,8 / 50x8,8
    Tri Pushdown: 80x20 / 90x15 / 110x12

    I tried benching today, but it hurt to much. I was warmed up already by the time i got to OH press.
    Last edited by Cards; 03-20-2011 at 06:50 PM.
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    Nice prssing cards. ..Sorry to hear the bench hurts...give it time.
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    Sorry to hear about the benching man... Is it the shoulder or like the rotator cuff? I've had soooo many problems with my shoulders from my baseball. Have you tried suicide grip? That's the only way I bench now and it helps so much. The OHPs didn't hurt though? Weird man...
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    Bench: 315x2
    Dead: 420x4


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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Nice prssing cards. ..Sorry to hear the bench hurts...give it time.
    Thanks man, I'm working all angles to try and figure out a solution.,

    Quote Originally Posted by fooz View Post
    Sorry to hear about the benching man... Is it the shoulder or like the rotator cuff? I've had soooo many problems with my shoulders from my baseball. Have you tried suicide grip? That's the only way I bench now and it helps so much. The OHPs didn't hurt though? Weird man...
    It's not really an injury as my shoulder feels normal, I think my rotator cuff/shoulder girdle is weak., but OH pressing doesn't affect it! It's a learning experience for sure!


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    Lower: DE

    Deadlift: (Alternating stance between conventional/semi sumo/sumo)
    warmup:
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2

    Squats + Monster Mini Bands:\
    135x3
    135x3
    185x3
    225x3
    --
    185x8


    Rehab:
    Front Raises: 5lbs x 20,20,20
    Side Raises: 5lbs x 20,20,20
    Rotator Flies - Horizontal External: 5lbs x 12,12,12
    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

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    "I'm so pissed at how dumb this thread is that I think I'll go kick my cat. Again"-Belial
    "I mean, it's kind of like neutering your cat, hoping that'll stop your dog from humping your leg." - Belial
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    Upper: RE

    Standing OH BB Press:
    warmup:
    115x8
    135x6
    135x6
    135x6
    95x8
    95x8
    95x8

    Pullups:
    BWx10
    BWx10

    DB Row:
    80x15
    80x15

    Should Rehab:
    Front Raises: 10lbs x 20,20
    Side Raises:10lbs x 20,20
    Rotator Flies:10lbs x 12,12
    Last edited by Cards; 03-25-2011 at 07:20 AM.
    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

    “Persistence Persistence.” - Calvin Coolidge.
    "I'm so pissed at how dumb this thread is that I think I'll go kick my cat. Again"-Belial
    "I mean, it's kind of like neutering your cat, hoping that'll stop your dog from humping your leg." - Belial
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    well done on the pressing man - looking strong
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    Bench: 315x2
    Dead: 420x4


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    Thanks Fooz!

    Lower: ME

    Deadlifts:
    135x10
    135x5
    225x3
    225x3
    315x1
    315x1
    315x1
    365x1
    405x1
    405x1
    415x1

    Olympic High Bar ATG Squats:
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    225x3
    225x3
    275x3
    --
    315x2
    315x2
    315x2
    325x1
    335x1
    -
    225x10
    225x10

    Deadlifted today because I haven't in a while, 415 wasn't terrible, once my squat gets to where I want it to, 500 deadlift will be my next goal...I just love squatting too much.
    Last edited by Cards; 03-26-2011 at 11:12 AM.
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    Goals: 495 -315 -585

    “Persistence Persistence.” - Calvin Coolidge.
    "I'm so pissed at how dumb this thread is that I think I'll go kick my cat. Again"-Belial
    "I mean, it's kind of like neutering your cat, hoping that'll stop your dog from humping your leg." - Belial
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    ME: Upper:

    Seated OH DB Press:
    warmup:
    25x20
    50x10
    --
    70x2
    75x2
    80x2
    85x2
    90x0
    90x0
    90x0
    --
    75x8

    Pullups:
    bwx2
    bw+10x1
    bw+25x1
    bw+45x1
    bw+55x1
    --
    bw+15x5
    bw+15x5
    bw+15x5
    --
    bwx8

    DB Row:
    70x20
    50x15
    50x15

    Pushdowns:
    80x12
    90x12
    110x8
    130x8
    150x8
    160x5

    Shoulder Rehab:
    Front Raises: 5x15,15 / 10x 20,20
    Side Raises: 5x15,15 / 10x 10,10
    Rotator Flies: 5x15,15
    Light Chest Machine: 50x15,15
    Last edited by Cards; 03-27-2011 at 01:37 PM.
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    Goals: 495 -315 -585

    “Persistence Persistence.” - Calvin Coolidge.
    "I'm so pissed at how dumb this thread is that I think I'll go kick my cat. Again"-Belial
    "I mean, it's kind of like neutering your cat, hoping that'll stop your dog from humping your leg." - Belial
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    Lower: DE

    Olympic High Bar Squat
    warmup:
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    BWx40

    Deadlift: (Hook Grip)
    225x2
    225x2
    225x2
    225x2
    225x2
    225x2
    225x2
    225x2

    Should Rehab:
    Front Raises: 5 x 50
    Side Raises: 5 x 50
    Assisted Pull ups: 12,12
    Lat Pull Down: 40lbs x 30

    Very tired today; kept the weight low to keep the bar moving fast.
    Last edited by Cards; 03-29-2011 at 08:42 PM.
    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

    “Persistence Persistence.” - Calvin Coolidge.
    "I'm so pissed at how dumb this thread is that I think I'll go kick my cat. Again"-Belial
    "I mean, it's kind of like neutering your cat, hoping that'll stop your dog from humping your leg." - Belial
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    Upper: DE

    Standing Military - alternating grip width
    warmup:
    95x3
    95x3
    95x3
    95x3
    95x3
    95x3
    95x3
    95x3

    Pullups:
    BWx10
    BWx10
    - Lat Pull Down
    80x10
    80x10

    DB Row:
    55x12
    55x12

    Bench:
    Barx20
    65x20
    ---
    95x10
    95x10
    95x10

    --

    Side Raises
    Front Raises
    Rear Delt Work
    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

    “Persistence Persistence.” - Calvin Coolidge.
    "I'm so pissed at how dumb this thread is that I think I'll go kick my cat. Again"-Belial
    "I mean, it's kind of like neutering your cat, hoping that'll stop your dog from humping your leg." - Belial
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    How are you liking the DE work? I keep reading mixed reviews about their effectiveness.
    BTW...I'm laughing at the DB Presses. You were persistant with the failed attempts.
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    It's been a while, but I see you're running the Westside template....and it's obviously working because you are stronger than I ever remember seeing you!!! Whatever you are doing, keep doing that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    How are you liking the DE work? I keep reading mixed reviews about their effectiveness.
    BTW...I'm laughing at the DB Presses. You were persistant with the failed attempts.
    Hey OR,

    I like the DE day for a number of reasons, one it really allows me to focus on form and really generate some power. Two, it allows me to get some blood flowing and helps recovery. Work creates a lot of stress in my life and DE days help to off set the stress. I've found I do better when I don't lift heavy two days a week.


    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    It's been a while, but I see you're running the Westside template....and it's obviously working because you are stronger than I ever remember seeing you!!! Whatever you are doing, keep doing that!

    BEAST!!!
    Thanks Bri! I started the WS template back in September/October and it's really helped my squat. My upper body is slacking, but I'm working on fixing a shoulder problem before I can really work on my bench!
    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

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    Lower: ME

    Low Box Squat:
    135x3
    135x3
    225x3
    225x3
    275x1
    315x1
    345x1
    380x1
    405x1
    --
    365x4 (PR - Rep+1)
    365x3
    365x3

    Deadlifts: (Hook Grip)
    135x5
    225x1
    315x1
    --
    365x1
    365x1
    365x1
    365x1
    365x1

    Leg Press:
    3ppsx15
    3ppsx15

    --

    My thumbs hurt like a bitch after deadlifts - I could have done more on of 365 if I hadn't worked up to 405 first, but I like the heavy weight and still hit some type of a PR.
    Last edited by Cards; 04-02-2011 at 10:45 AM.
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    Nice box squatting dude!

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