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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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    I have recently hit 245 X 8 in the Bench Press,...

    I have recently hit 245 X 8 in the Bench Press, and am getting ready to max out in the gym.

    I'm going to open with 305 lbs., and take it from there.
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    Incline Bench Press PR: 275 X 1

    Hit 275 X 1 at a bodyweight of 194 lbs.
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    I'm pulling back from Incline Benching. The last...

    I'm pulling back from Incline Benching. The last incline work I did was a 240 X 4 5/3/1 workset which represented a 4.5% pullback from my current max in the movement which is roughly 285 X 1 (hit 225...
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    Hey Man! Thanks. Glad someone is following ;)

    Hey Man! Thanks. Glad someone is following ;)
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    That being said, I have continued to break my own...

    That being said, I have continued to break my own records in the Bench Press and the Incline Bench Press.

    I hit 245 X 7 in the Bench Press.

    I hit 225 X 8 in the Incline Bench Press.
    ...
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    I guess no one here cares? That's ok. I'll keep...

    I guess no one here cares? That's ok. I'll keep breaking my own records until I'm the monster that I am destined to become. Thanks anyway.
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    Welcome Me to the 300 lb Bench Press Club!

    Smashed through my old PR of 280 lbs by 20 lbs. Baby

    Weighed in at 193 lbs.

    Bench Press and Bench Assistance:

    Bar X 15 X 2 Sets
    135 X 3
    155 X 3
    185 X 3
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    Thanks Man! I have to drop Full Powerlifting....

    Thanks Man!

    I have to drop Full Powerlifting. I have a bad condition with my spine. I can't Squat or Deadlift any more. I noticed that shirted benching overload pressure was a lot for my spine as...
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    New PR in the Incline Bench Press: 265 X 1 ...

    New PR in the Incline Bench Press:

    265 X 1

    Went up easy. Had more in me.

    This was a 25 lb PR ;)
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    Update

    I hope everyone had happy holidays.

    I decided to stop the shirted benching cycle I was on. I was scheduled to do Singles with 365 up to 405.

    I decided that my spine was in no shape to do this....
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    Monday December 13th Bench assistance (pushing...

    Monday December 13th

    Bench assistance (pushing movements).

    Today's Bodyweight: 187 1/2 lbs.

    Incline Bench Press:

    Bar X 10 X 2 Sets
    135 X 5 X 2
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    Went for my last week of Doubles in the shirt. ...

    Went for my last week of Doubles in the shirt.

    Today's Bodyweight: 185 1/4 lbs.

    Today's Workout:

    Bench Press:

    Bar X 15 X 2 Sets
    135 X 5 (to 2 boards)
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    Incline Bench Press Rep PR 195 X 9

    I did 0 GPP last week.

    I would have gone in the shirt today, but my training partner wasn't able to spot me. Instead I opted to do bench assistance (pushing muscles). I hit 195 X 9 and may have...
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    Today's Bodyweight: 184 1/2 lbs. Today's...

    Today's Bodyweight: 184 1/2 lbs.

    Today's Workout:

    Bench Press:

    Bar X 15 X 2 Sets
    135 X 5 (to 3 boards)
    155 X 4
    185 X 3
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    Bench Assistance. Ran second week of 5/3/1 on...

    Bench Assistance.

    Ran second week of 5/3/1 on the Incline Bench and hit a PR.

    Today's Workout:

    Incline Bench:

    Bar X 10 X 2 Sets
    150 X 3
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    2nd session of Physical Therapy tonight. I'm...

    2nd session of Physical Therapy tonight. I'm learning and performing some great new exercises.

    Abbreviated workout:

    Close Grip Bench Press:

    Bar X 15 X 2 Sets
    135 X 5
    155 X 5
    185 X 4
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    Went back into the shirt today. Wasn't feeling my...

    Went back into the shirt today. Wasn't feeling my best. First of all, I didn't sleep too good for two nights in a row. I think it was the supps I took Saturday. I've been stacking two together that I...
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    Bench assistance. Today's Workout: Incline...

    Bench assistance.

    Today's Workout:

    Incline Bench Press:

    Bar X 10 X 2 Sets
    140 X 5
    160 X 5
    185 X 10 (PR)
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    Bench Press deload. Today's Workout: Bench...

    Bench Press deload.

    Today's Workout:

    Bench Press:

    Bar X 15 X 2 Sets
    95 X 5
    125 X 5
    150 X 8
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    Thanks again Drew. Well, I have some serious...

    Thanks again Drew.

    Well, I have some serious qualms with the USAPL, but my training partners are staunch supporters of the Fed so it creates a conflict.

    That's some solid advice. If I'm ready...
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