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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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    Nothing worthwhile in this life comes without sacrifice.

    This is my journal. I'll be using the Westside Style of Powerlifting, I've tired plenty of other things, but I can't stay away from WSBB.

    Stats
    Bench: 165 @ 165
    Squat: 275 @ 161(updated from 260@163)
    Deadlift: 375 @ 164

    ^^ Pathetic, but that'll change soon.

    ME/DE/RE Bench or Assistance
    ME/DE/RE Deadlift/Squat or Assistance
    Cleans, have to work on them because added to total for max out weeks.

    Can't really make a schedule, just what ever I want to do.

    So keep checking in once in a while if ya want too.
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-27-2007 at 07:16 PM.

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    ME Bench/Assistance

    Weight: 162


    Bench WU
    Tricep Pressdown - 1x10
    Shoulder Round Swings - 4x10 (2 sets/shoulder)
    Body Stick


    Flat Bench
    Barx10 WU
    95x5 WU
    115x3 WU
    135x3
    145x3
    155x1

    Dead Press (At chest)
    135x3
    145x1
    145x1
    145x1

    1in above chest
    135x1
    145x1
    145x1

    Military Press
    65x7
    85x5
    95x4

    Incline Press
    85x5
    95x5

    I think military press and incline are gonna be the key to unlock my bench.

    Cleans
    135x?

    Just some work, haven't done them in a while.

    Reminder: Longer shoulder warm up.
    Last edited by Chris255; 08-27-2007 at 05:54 PM.

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    You know the real key to help your bench is getting bigger. + Tricep I would do some CG work somewhere instead of all the different benching. You don't need to go much narrower than your reg bench grip. If your not opposed to putting on wt, muscle and fat your strength will follow.
    Remember, to get big, you have to get strong. The two are interconnected. Lift heavy, work hard, and size will come. Like night follows day. It works. Arnold
    Do work son. Big Black (Rob and Big)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill View Post
    You know the real key to help your bench is getting bigger. + Tricep I would do some CG work somewhere instead of all the different benching. You don't need to go much narrower than your reg bench grip. If your not opposed to putting on wt, muscle and fat your strength will follow.
    Oh yesterday's wasn't a normal bench day. I have CG after incline on my bench days. And I can only go up 10lbs(to stay in the 165-175 weight class at school), so let's home gaining 10lbs will help.

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    Name: I own the gym.
    Weight: 161

    About the name....I went as soon as the gym opened, and there wasn't anyone there. I should have these sessions more often.

    Warm Up
    Cable Hips
    Stretch Machine

    ME Squat(belt only)
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    245x1
    265x1
    275x3/4miss
    275x1(PR+15)(1.7xbw)

    Military Press
    85x6
    85x7
    85x6
    65x10

    Incline
    95x6
    95x7
    100x5
    65x12



    Totals
    Big 3: 810
    School: 995
    I'll be well in the 1000s this year
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-01-2007 at 08:29 AM.

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    ME Bench/Rep Assistance
    Weight: 161

    WU (machine)
    Tricep Pressdown - 2x40
    Lat Pulldowns
    Close Grip Overhand - 2x5x105
    Close Grip Underhand - 2x5x105
    Wide Grip Overhand - 2x5x105
    Shrugs -3x5x100
    Delt Raise -3x5x80
    Body stick
    Plate Swings
    3x5lb/hand
    3x10lb/hand

    ME Bench
    95x8
    135x3
    145x1
    155x1
    175xmiss
    170xmiss

    Bench is STILL at 165....

    Incline Bench
    4x6x95
    1x5x105

    Rolling DBs
    2x5x20/hand

    Extension
    3x60

    Shrugs
    135x6x1(back)
    160x6x1(front)
    160x6x1(back)
    160x6x1(front)
    160x6x1(back)
    160x6x1(front)

    Traps got stronger....holy ****

    Lat Holds
    2x135x30 sec

    Lat PD
    Close OH Grip - 1x6x150
    Close UH Grip - 1x7x150
    Wide Grip - 1x7x150

    Delt Raises
    3x6x25/hand
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-03-2007 at 10:31 AM.

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    Measurements for the hell of it.
    Flexed, Unflexed

    Age: 16
    Weight: 163
    BF%: Don't know, don't care.

    Neck - 15in
    Arms - 13in, 11.5in
    Forearms - 11in, 10.75in
    Wrist - 6 .75in
    Abdomen - 32in (at navel)
    Waist - 32.5
    Hips/Glute - 37in
    Legs - 24in
    Calve - 15.5in
    Shoulders - 44in
    Chest - 36in
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-03-2007 at 01:16 PM.

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    Weight: 159

    2 Board Bench Press (was a rolled up pad, but had the height of 2boards
    WU
    Barx8(CG)
    115x5(CG)
    135x3(MG)
    WS
    145x3(CG)
    155x3(CG)
    160x2…3/4miss on 3rd rep(MG)

    Felt great..really hit the tris today

    Con. DL PR
    135x3
    185x5
    225x3
    245x1
    285x1
    315x1
    365x1
    385xmiss….Got it about 3-4 inches off the ground

    Curls
    3x8x65

    No PR today….

    First session in my hs weight room
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-04-2007 at 02:53 PM.

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    Weight: 160

    No lifting, workout wednesday at school. Good for me tho, doms from ME deadlift the other day. Ran straightaways, walked curves, 4 laps.

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    Weight: 161

    I feel sorry for the bench in my weightroom, I'm gonna destroy it, had the worst day in my life yesterday.

    Bench
    WU
    barx10
    115x8
    Shoulder swings
    WS(WG)
    135x3
    145x3
    150x3
    Add chains (don't know weight of chains)
    115x10(CG)
    125x8(CG)

    Vert Test: 30in

    Deadlift...some 235lb kid got a big ego and loaded 405, had to prove him wrong. He got it about 5-6in off the ground, then it was my turn..3/4 hitch... 405 is mine come tuesday...:evillaugh
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-06-2007 at 08:25 AM.

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    ME Squat
    Weight: 160
    135x5
    185x3
    195x3
    Add Chains and parallel box
    255x15
    325x1

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    Nice work so far. You have a good deadlift.

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    Where are you failing on the bench?

    Screw wednesdays...

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    Bako - I don't see what you're asking. And WW is actually good, I get some cardio work in, so I'm not complaining. Only thing that sucks is it's first hour, 8:15AM, and i'm not the early person type.

    Weight: 164

    Warm Up
    barx10x2(CG, RG)
    5/10 lb shoulder swings
    115x8x2(CG, RG)
    Add 4 Boards
    135+chainsx10x1(GG)
    145+chainsx8x1(CG)
    155+chainsx5x1(CG)
    135x5x1(RG)
    140x1x1(RG, shoulder)

    Some-what Rolling DB
    30/handx2x6
    35/handx2x5

    (edit) After looking at the WSBB video, what I did wasn't rolling DB. I started from the ground, rolled, then extended. Did them totally wrong.

    Walls Extension
    35x5
    45x8

    You put your hands in a 'diamond' shape on either end of the DB, lay down, fully extended to chest, then back. Just tested it today, gonna go heavier next session. These gave my triceps a good workout. Never seen these before, so it's mine bitches.

    DB Floor Press
    30/handx5x2(add toasted triceps)
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-13-2007 at 03:20 PM.

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    5 AM light cardio to test my foot, hurt it yesterday, everything is good, I'm gonna kick ass in the 20 yard dash today.

    Last year: 2.91
    This year: 2.82

    Three Tries...
    2.88
    2.82
    2.82 WTF

    Time to get to work...
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-14-2007 at 11:25 AM.

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    Got hammered last night. I feel like a skinny little bitch.

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    Bench Assistance
    Weight: 164

    Trap Shrugs
    175x5x6-8

    Rolling DBs (proper form)
    20/handx3x6-8

    Extension
    70x3x6-8

    WTF, only heaviest DB is 70lbs...

    Lat Pulldowns
    100x4(UCG, OWG)x6-8

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    Workouts are all lookin strong keep at it man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke View Post
    Workouts are all lookin strong keep at it man.
    Thanks Kev.

    40 yard dash tomorrow, and I'm feeling pretty good about it. I'm positive I'll run in the 4.6-4.7 range, I'm gonna make those 40 yards my bitch. I got rid of the leg/lower back DOMS, and I'll stretch tomorrow morning, so this should be a show.

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    Woke up at 5AM, couldn't sleep hardly anyway, but I watched some tv and streched, felt alright except for my left hammie. Got in the shower, got a good strech in during, which really helped my hammie (I feel like stumpy haha), but the bus ride to school it tightend up, and then I got here and got a good stretch.

    Weight: 161

    Trial times...
    4.82
    4.88
    4.81
    4.66

    Then random stuff in the weight room

    Cleanx135
    Calve Raisex3sets/footx6-8x300
    Front Squatx115

    At lunch
    Benchx3x5

    Felt good actually, hope to have more bench sessions like that.
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-21-2007 at 01:56 PM.

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    Bench Maxouts

    135x5
    155x1
    165x1
    170x0
    175x0

    Still stuck at 165

    Next week getting serious about bench...2x week

    Clean tomorrow...
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-24-2007 at 01:23 PM.

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    Clean (don't care for these very much)

    135x5
    145x3
    155x1
    165x1
    175x1 (PR)
    185x0

    Yep...


    I'm gonna scare the whole class when squat comes around...

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    Dude you've got some strength. Keep it up. Hopefully my deadlifts can somewhat catch up to yours within a few months as I am just starting up again with newbie gains.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 09-27-2007 at 03:10 PM.
    Lifting Journal
    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixationdarknes View Post
    Dude you've got some strength. Keep it up. Hopefully my deadlifts can somewhat catch up to yours within a few months as I am just starting up again with newbie gains.
    Thanks. Better keep hoping, my deadlift will be in the mid 400s in a few months, if I dont get injured. GL with your goals, and what is your deadlift currently at?

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    Squat tomorrow...played some basketball today, got feet/ankles twisted, my rights a lil sore, but it'll be fine. Really need to start doing more cardio, about after 25 mins of straight basketball, I was gasping for air, it was horrible.

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