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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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    Lol..225 would have never made it to my shoulders!

    Yeah Mitch, they're tough but I love it. It's like a sport or hobby. Fun.


    WOD

    Power Clean

    3x3x3x3x3

    95x3
    115x3
    135x3
    155x3
    175x3
    195x1 (PR)
    195x1
    195x1

    Sweet. Felt good. I've got 205 in me.

    DEATH BY CHIN-UPS (no kip)

    3 burpees + 1 chin the first minute. Add 1 chin each minute.

    Got 7min strict, then did my 8's, 9's and 10's as kipping pull-ups.

    50 Situps, mobility, stretch

    Back Squat

    95x10
    115x10
    135x10
    155x10
    135x10
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    Doing great work Patz.

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    Wow, where did that come from? 195 for 3 is great!

    You think technique is helping you a lot? Or just getting stronger?

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    A little of both I suppose. Technique has improved and my back is getting better so im getting like..newbie gains..lol I'm gaining weight as well. Dry, I'm probably sitting at about 208, which makes 5lbs or so in 6 weeks. Haven't gotten any fatter though. I didn't see that one coming..lol

    They snapped a pic yesterday, right as I was settling.

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    Another fine shot of you while at work and in the zone!

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    Thanks. I DO look pretty B.A.


    WOD

    Warmup - high knees, butt kicks, 100 jump rope,

    3 rounds of 4 push-ups, 6 pike push-ups, 12 jumping jacks

    21, 15, 9

    Burpee Pull-ups (jump into a pullup during each Burpee)
    Box Jumps

    9:42

    Not too bad. Maybe 30 seconds faster than the one other time I remember doing this one.

    25 push-ups
    50 sit-ups
    30 Squats

    Bench Press

    65 x 5
    95 x 5
    115 x 5
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    135 x 7



    The Festivus Games is August 4th. Here's the requirement for the "intermediate" competitors.

    -Longer than *6 months CrossFitting
    -deadlift over 300lbs
    -under 9 minute 2k row
    -can do 10 or more unbroken kipping pull ups
    -can do more than 20 unbroken double unders
    -can do more than 25 unbroken legit push ups
    -uses Rx weight kettlebells for wods

    The way I see it, I need to improve on a few things in the next month. I need to bring my deadlift up, get my pushup endurance up, swing the 72lb KB some to get adjusted. Our owner thinks all 3 events will be based on those movements so I'll try to shine everything else up a bit too. I'm looking forward to this.
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    WOD

    5 Rounds

    15 OHS @ 95lb
    400m run

    So..75 overhead squats, 1.25mi run.

    27:55. Pretty poor time, but my shoulder flexibility is crap. Had to do 5 reps at a time then rest about 20 seconds. Tough WOD.

    WOD ran late, so I did a few bar hangs and called it a day.

    Did some calorie math. My morning nutrition for the past 6 weeks (on workout days) consists of a scoop of syntha-6 in water, workout, then another scoop (or two), a pop tart, and frozen omelette. 890 calories. About 68g protein, 51 carb. I respond pretty well to this, but this has increased my morning intake by about 700 calories. My evenings have been sketchy but not crazy. Either way, I think I'm "bulking" for the first time, ever..lol And as far as I can tell, I've gained little or no fat.

    I'm not sure how to take that, honestly.

    They take a lot of pics at the gym for Facebook. Here's one they snuck in on me after today's misery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd View Post
    The Festivus Games is August 4th... I'm looking forward to this.
    Wish you the best in preparation dude, got about one month to fine tune everything.

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    Nice wod, I know that one is really a gasser. I've done it several times but with front Squats.

    And I'm finally giving in and thinking about becoming a member of crossfit bako. I think a 2x a week membership for 3 months is $200. I just hope they don't make me do their workouts and give me some freedom to do what I want.

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    Lol..I'm glad I finally know what Bako means. I only think you should join if your home workouts are unsatisfying or inconsistent. You generally come up with some good WODs.

    Speaking of which, I'm pretty far behind in journals. I work in telecommunications and my state had 650,000 without power last Friday. We're still trying to get caught up.
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    Last night in front of the TV.

    Glute mobility movements
    Hip Flexor Stretches
    Plank - 2:22 (PR)
    Side Plank - 50 seconds each side
    Muslim Prayer Raises x 20 (no idea what that's called, but picture a Muslim praying on his knees and raising up. I love these things.)
    Push-Ups - 3 sets of 15, hand release at bottom


    WOD

    "Fran"

    21, 15, 9

    Thruster 95lb
    Pull-Up

    10:43


    Disappointing, to say the least. A year ago I did it in 9:04. I knew I wasn't gonna blow that out of the water but I at least expected 8's. Thrusters took me 4 sets just in the round of 21. Last time I did them unbroken. . Oh well..I'll work on my thrusters, and pull-ups are always needing attention.

    100 Sit-Ups

    Got short on time. Wanted to bench so hopefully some of this weight I'm gaining will go to my chest. Aesthetically, it's a weak spot. Didn't have time for heavy sets so did bigger, lighter sets. Should help my push-up endurance.

    Supersets..

    Bench - 95 x 15
    Squat 95x5
    Bench 95x15
    Squat 115 x 5
    Bench 95x15
    Squat 135 x 5



    Shout out to BakoLifter for giving me a site to order Reebok Nano shoes. They're extremely hard to find in common sizes.
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    Not looking bad guy, generous amount of work being done.

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    Thanks for the support buddy.

    WOD

    Squat Snatch (full)

    10 sets of 2

    65x3
    85x3
    85x2
    105x2
    115x2
    115x2
    135x1 PR -(several misses as well)


    Didn't get 10 sets. Tried a lot of singles and stuff. PR'd at 135. Honestly, once i got it, it was really easy. My only problem is technique. Got some great coaching today so I'm pretty confident I can get 155 or so next time.

    WOD #2

    200 Double Unders for time.

    3:48.
    Much slower than it should have been. I ran out of gas at 65..lol. I've hardly jumped rope at all the past 4 months or so. Gonna start giving it 5min a day like before.

    On my own..

    Deadlift

    135x3
    155x3
    185x2
    205x2
    225x2
    245x2
    265x2


    Not too difficult. 265 is the most I've done in 2012, so I stopped there. Building strength back up gradually, hoping I can work up to at least 315 by competition day.

    Dead Hang Pull-Up x 4 x 4


    I realized something yesterday. Well..maybe didn't have an epiphany per se, but more introspection and bringing something to light that needed said aloud.

    I've started working out with fear of injury. Obviously, I've been taking it easy on my back and it's helped tremendously, but I've still developed an inherent FEAR of injury. I've been hanging back on high rep stuff, pacing myself and slowing my times. Any time I'm progressively adding weight, my first thought is "is this too much?" When deadlifting, the main thing on my mind is my spinal erector contraction, etc. I'm not focusing on beasting the WOD or getting confident about a potential PR.

    Anyway..I don't wanna lift like that. Back in the day, I expected PR's consistently. I had shit form and no fear..lol. Now I have good form and I need that fearless attitude back.

    I resolve to make it happen.
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    Nice job Mwood. Good to see you working up on your DL.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Reinjury fears are not uncommon, keep hanging in there - confidence is built gradually like anything else.

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    Thanks for the support, fellas.

    Today was "almost" no fear.

    Pre-WOD - Lots of dynamic stretching and glute mobility WOD prep.

    WOD

    15 minute AMRAP

    400m Run
    15 Deadlift @ 225lb

    Got 3 Rounds + 100m.


    Rx'd this one. That's a big accomplishment at this point. I was anxious about it and loaded the bar with 225 but had 2 10's on each side in case it got too heavy, but I said "F**k that" and put the second 45 back on. Had to break up my sets like 7,4,4 or something similar, but I got 'em all and my form held up.

    My glutes were on fire and trying to cramp. My glutes never get sore after deads, so I'm pretty sure they were actually firing today..lol That's very encouraging.

    Did 10 reps on the GHR, then a few hamstring contractions on there. Crossfit has really heavily adopted the GHR as a sit-up machine, so I never even thought to get on it. It's gonna be a regular thing from now on.

    4 dead hang pullup
    3
    3
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    Very nice man, being on top of things is the only way to be.
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    Thanks Coke.


    WOD - Noon instead of 7am

    12 minute AMRAP

    8 Ground to Overhead -115lb
    12 Knees to Elbows
    16 Double Unders

    Got 3 full rounds plus all my overheads and knees to elbows. Not awful, especially considering it was like a sauna in there. Had my shirt off before the WOD even began.



    Box jump maxes- 40, then 44 inches. Both PR's.

    Handstand holds x 2

    50 then 30 double Unders

    That's about it. Had to get going.
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    nice hops!

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    Lol thanks. Interesting thing was, we basically set up two boxes at height, then stretched a jump rope across it to jump over. That way there's no fear of scraping shins or having the plates kick out from under you. So in 5 minutes I added 6 inches to my jump. It's all mental. It's not technically a box jump I suppose, but I see videos of people jumping on all sorts of things to avoid injury.


    WOD

    500m Row - 1:31.4
    1000m Row - 3:54.4

    PR'd on the 500 by a tenth..lol.
    I was beat for the 1000 so I was 10-20 seconds over my PR as best I can remember.

    That's it for today. We had a lot of people on two rowers so that WOD took too long for extra work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd View Post
    195x1 (PR)
    195x1
    195x1
    PR, yeah, NBD, does it three times.

    Nice work!
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    Nice rowing, I can't wait to try it out at my new box. You gave me a time to shoot for!

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    I fucking hate the rower. Ha.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Go for it Bako. I'm not GREAT on the rower but my times usually hold up throughout the day. I doubt more than 5 people got under 1:30. If you get anything under 1:40 you should feel good about it. Technique is really important as well. Watch a video or two. Most people do it wrong on the first try.

    I don't blame you Chubs. It's sucky..lol
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    Good deal with those rows.

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