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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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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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    Thanks PL87.

    Lock-Out Box Squat, quick/explosive reps.
    225x5
    275x10
    295+chainsx10
    315x7
    325x10

    I'm loving these box squats things...

    Standing Long Jump: 8"7'
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-10-2007 at 04:14 PM.

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    Yeah, so no 405..3-4 inches, whatever **** this day.

    Stretching/Warmup
    225x3
    295x1
    315x1
    405x0

    Give me two weeks....
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-11-2007 at 02:49 PM.

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    No weights today, it's workout wednesday.......gay........

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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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    Almost lost my breakfast
    Weight: 163

    ME Deadlift
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    315x3
    365x2

    Speed
    265x8x3

    Edit: the 1x2 was suppose to be 335, not 365...oh well..still got the 2 reps.(watch out bako)
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-20-2007 at 08:58 AM.

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    Yeah...
    Weight: 160

    ME Box Squat (1'' above parallel)

    135x5
    205x5
    225x5
    295x3
    315x1
    365x1
    405x0

    Add ****ed up hand from me hitting the bar

    40 yard dash tomorrow..
    Last edited by Chris255; 09-20-2007 at 08:52 AM.

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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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