The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    CoolBeans' Log

    Well it's my final semester and after 3.5 years of engineering school, and I'm not the stud I used to be when I entered college. The stress and workload make it a total bitch to get anything done...
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    I am 210lb and can get 365 raw for 1.738. With a...

    I am 210lb and can get 365 raw for 1.738. With a shirt I can get nearly 2.0 though with 410lb :strong:

    Ive got quite a way to go to get 2.0 though raw.
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    I've gotten 215*20 before. It gets rather...

    I've gotten 215*20 before. It gets rather interesting at the end because it doesnt feel like the weight is that heavy, it's just that your chest and tricepts just refuse to do anymore work.
  4. I'm the reverse of the curl jockeys. All during...

    I'm the reverse of the curl jockeys. All during high school I neglected arms. Now I've got a 365 lb raw bench but I suck at curls. I'm working on it though. I just find it difficult to isolate the...
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    Well it's been a while since I first posted but I...

    Well it's been a while since I first posted but I got a max of 165lb. That's all I could fit on the belt! I dont know if I could have done anymore though.
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    I started lifting my freshman yearfor football....

    I started lifting my freshman yearfor football. I've been lifting ever since. I started benching about 120ish max. I was benching 300lb my Senior year at age 17. Now im up to 350 max raw and 405 with...
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    This is about how my bench progressed through...

    This is about how my bench progressed through high school.
    Start of Freshman year ~120lb
    End of Freshman year - 165lb
    End of Sophomore year - Somewhere between 225-250lb
    Junior year - 275lb
    End...
  8. I have 345 raw and 395 with my Titan Fury shirt....

    I have 345 raw and 395 with my Titan Fury shirt. But i'm fairly sure I can get 405-410 with it now.
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    I have been doing the muscle media "50 lbs in 50...

    I have been doing the muscle media "50 lbs in 50 days routine." I have all my lifts for the last couple of months listed on the sheets at the gym (i'm doing it a 2nd time since it worked so well the...
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    I can get 140*6 at a body weight of 213lb. I am...

    I can get 140*6 at a body weight of 213lb. I am going to try a one rep max on Friday when I do dips. I might get close.
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    213lb hoping to get down to 200 with...

    213lb hoping to get down to 200 with significantly lower bf% by the end of summer. I've been making some crazy gains in my bench press so I havent been too worried about getting fat.
  12. Thanks, i'll check it out. Columbus is only about...

    Thanks, i'll check it out. Columbus is only about 2 hrs and 45 minutes away.
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    Bench shirts are kinda cool to mess around with...

    Bench shirts are kinda cool to mess around with though :cool:

    I went from 320lb raw to 350lb with the shirt the first time I put it on. Almost got 355lb too.
  14. Professional Weightlifting Coaches/Trainers

    Has anyone ever visited someone to help them improve their lifts? I've heard of seminars where a group of lifters go listen to a little presentation then goto the gym and max out/lift. Afterwards the...
  15. I'm around 200-205 and I should be able to get...

    I'm around 200-205 and I should be able to get that at least 10 times, maybe 15.
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    Does anyone visit the Chiropractor?

    I was wondering if there could be any possible benefit in lifting from visiting the chiropractor. This summer i've been working at the local pool and one of the other lifeguards was raving about how...
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    3*3 or 3*5 Flat BB Bench. Occasionally I will do...

    3*3 or 3*5 Flat BB Bench. Occasionally I will do sets of higher reps.

    1*6 Incline Dumbbell Bench
    then another set of 1*6 or 1*8 with lighter weight

    2*failure Weighted or Unweighted Dips

    and...
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    A doctor told me mine would go away when I stop...

    A doctor told me mine would go away when I stop growing. Probably around 21, since my dad picked up a few inches in college. It still scares me since I have heard from some internet health sites that...
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    It's not exactly weak, but if it wasn't for the...

    It's not exactly weak, but if it wasn't for the knee problem i'd be at 450 by now. Just don't want everyone to think im chicken legs with huge upperbody, heh.

    It really sucks though. I've had it...
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    I am nearing 19 (June 13th) but my personal bests...

    I am nearing 19 (June 13th) but my personal bests to date are

    Bench 310lb
    Squat 385lb
    Dead Lift 460lb

    5' 11" 190lb

    Now before you start calling me a pussy and telling me to start squatting...
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