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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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  1. #1051
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    Not sure yet, usually "strength" cycles are 4-6 weeks. I haven't squatted heavy consistently in a while so I am expecting it to be tough.

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    Nice lifting bud!

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Thanks.

    7/10/14

    400m run

    Lots of barbell warm-up, then

    10 minute technique complex @95 lbs.

    Deadlift
    Full Clean
    Front Squat
    Push Press
    Split Jerk
    Squat

    I didn't keep track of rounds, just worked on form each rep. I think I figured out a stance issue with my shins not being vertical enough. Split jerk is hard to do with good form when the weight is lighter.

    WOD:

    21 box jumps (24")
    21 Shoulder-to-overhead (usually push press or jerk)
    15 BJ
    15 S2O
    9
    9

    Finished in 6:11. Should've done this at 115 but I forgot to add the 10s after the complex. Woops. Box Jumps were pretty fast.

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    8 x 400m w/2 min rest between.

    Splits:

    1:39
    1:38
    1:38
    1:40
    1:55 (left 15 seconds too early and it got in my head)
    1:50
    1:46
    1:41

    If not for the screw-up on the 5th round I'd be happy with these. Calves are feeling it right now.

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    Quick 400m run, then

    Front squat

    Warm-up sets of 95, 135, and 185, then

    205 x 5
    225 x 3
    245 x 1
    265 x 1 (+10 lb. PR)

    I maybe could've done 275 but a 10 lb. PR is a good way to start the day. Not that long ago 225 was my 1rm and now I can do 3 with some left in the tank. I will use these numbers for the squat cycle that is about to start next week.

    20 second ring dip static holds
    4 or 5 sets arms extended
    4 or 5 sets arms fully bent

    Bleh, hated this. My right hand is still numb. Started off strong but the last few were shaky.
    Last edited by killxswitch; 07-14-2014 at 07:16 AM.

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    4 x 500m rows

    Total time 10:05, splits of 1:44/1:44/1:47/1:46. I'm happy with my consistency there.

    WOD - 12 minutes, EMOM, alternating between
    5 reps bench press (185, but I did 155 because I suck)
    5 reps strict toes-to-bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    8 x 400m w/2 min rest between.

    Splits:

    1:39
    1:38
    1:38
    1:40
    1:55 (left 15 seconds too early and it got in my head)
    1:50
    1:46
    1:41

    If not for the screw-up on the 5th round I'd be happy with these. Calves are feeling it right now.
    That's pretty good! My 400's aee always 2 minutes even, give or take 2 seconds..lol

    That emom with bench and ttb seems odd.
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    If only there'd been curlz it would've been a beach body workout. Pecs tris and abs.

    7/18/2014

    Lots of warm-up, then

    20 min complex, EMOM of

    Full Clean
    Front squat x2
    Jerk

    Started at 135 for 10 rounds, then did 155 for 11-20. Think I figured out a few things about the clean.

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    Good work with the Front Squat PR buddy!
    Last edited by macdaknife; 07-21-2014 at 05:00 PM.
    Age: 41 - Height: 5'10" - Weight: 192lb (NOT LEAN! (but maybe finally getting a little bit leaner?))

    Squat: 180kg (396lb) x 2
    Front Squat: 100kg (220lb) 5 x 5
    Zercher Squat: 140kg (308lbs) x 1
    Bench Press: 110kg (242lb) x 1
    Deadlift: 220kg (484lb) x 1
    SLDL: 170kg (374lb) x 1

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    Thanks mac.

    7/21/2014

    Squat

    Warm-up, then 225 x 5 x 5

    Haven't done this much volume in a while, but it wasn't bad.

    WOD - for time

    21 Handstand Push-ups
    21 Thrusters @95 lbs.
    1 min. rest
    15 HSPU
    15 thrusters
    2 min rest
    9 HSPU
    9 thrusters

    I got up on the wall and knew I was in trouble. I don't know what was up but my triceps just got exhausted almost immediately. So going from HSPU to thrusters back and forth really sucked. Time was 17:28, not very good.

    I was late to the gym because I was running around my house like an idiot looking for my keys. Puts me in a bad mental state when I do stupid stuff like that and my performance definitely suffered.
    Last edited by killxswitch; 07-21-2014 at 08:07 AM.

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    Strict Press:

    95 x 5
    95 x 5
    105 x 5
    105 x 5
    115 x 5

    WOD: 10 min AMRAP @135 lbs.

    12 DL
    9 hang power cleans
    6 shoulder-to-overhead (I did push jerk)

    Completed 2 rounds + 9 hang cleans. I hate hang power cleans. Just anything from the hang position really. Hate hate hate. I don't generate any power. My hands also struggled with this one, some deep knurl on my bar I guess.

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    Good strict pressing and metcon Paul.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Thanks chub.

    7/24/14

    400m run

    DL
    135 x 5 hook grip, touch-and-go
    225 x 5 hook grip, touch-and-go
    (belt on)
    315 x 5 neutral grip, touch-and-go
    365 x 5 fast singles
    365 x 5 not-as-fast singles

    Whew! Lots more heavy volume than I am used to on DL. My training partner tried 385 on the last set and it didn't go well for him. Glad I stuck with 365. Trying to get some hook grip practice in on my warm up sets.

    WOD - 15 min EMOM

    5 pull-ups
    5 push-ups

    I was running a bit behind so the workout started before I was ready with a band. So I just did the first two rounds without a band. Surprise. Felt great to do the pull-ups un-assisted. I had to add a band (and then eventually two) after those first two rounds, but hey, progress.

    Really good workout today after a lackluster Tuesday.

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    I hate hook grip... bar just rolls out of my hands when it gets heavy!

    great pulling though Kills... well done with the pullups too buddy!
    Age: 41 - Height: 5'10" - Weight: 192lb (NOT LEAN! (but maybe finally getting a little bit leaner?))

    Squat: 180kg (396lb) x 2
    Front Squat: 100kg (220lb) 5 x 5
    Zercher Squat: 140kg (308lbs) x 1
    Bench Press: 110kg (242lb) x 1
    Deadlift: 220kg (484lb) x 1
    SLDL: 170kg (374lb) x 1

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