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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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View Poll Results: How much can you push press in pounds

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  • 100

    0 0%
  • 120

    1 1.27%
  • 140

    6 7.59%
  • 160

    7 8.86%
  • 180

    15 18.99%
  • 200

    11 13.92%
  • 220

    9 11.39%
  • 240

    8 10.13%
  • 260

    5 6.33%
  • 280

    6 7.59%
  • 300

    3 3.80%
  • 320

    3 3.80%
  • 340

    1 1.27%
  • 360

    1 1.27%
  • 380

    0 0%
  • 400

    1 1.27%
  • 420

    0 0%
  • 440

    0 0%
  • 460

    0 0%
  • 480

    2 2.53%
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    Whoops was thinking weighted pushups lol. I can do 50lbs over body weight, 225 at 175 body. Not willing to push more because we are not allowed to drop it free. Have to lower the weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Here's a vid of the 400 in competition. It was a couple of years ago. I think I used my legs more than I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepy Guy View Post
    Whoops was thinking weighted pushups lol. I can do 50lbs over body weight, 225 at 175 body. Not willing to push more because we are not allowed to drop it free. Have to lower the weight.
    The only time I ever dropped weight like that was in that particular competition. I was used to using either a secured rack or cage when doing my pressing. Dealing with the squat racks just seemed to dangerous to me. We were given the ok to drop the weight.

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    when I competed strongman years ago I did these instead of bench every week. I got to the point where I coud do 315 for 3 and 330 with a 8 and 10" log. That was at a bw of 225. I weight 250 now and I doubt I could do 300 to save my life.
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    I figure I can probably do 225 fresh. I can power jerk 225 no problem and I did 190x3 jerk/push press AFTER jerks. so I think 225 it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elitepler View Post
    when I competed strongman years ago I did these instead of bench every week. I got to the point where I coud do 315 for 3 and 330 with a 8 and 10" log. That was at a bw of 225. I weight 250 now and I doubt I could do 300 to save my life.
    That is an excellent press especially relative to body weight.


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    I see the poll wasn't designed for those of us who have not yet reached a 100 lb. push press. At Guido's urging I too do push press in the gym. I'm up to 85 lbs.
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    I've never tested my push press but I have a pretty terrible military compared to my big 3. Most I've ever done on a good controlled military is prolly around 170 something.
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    My overhead has always been pretty weak compared to my other lifts. Last summer I got my PP up to 185 but haven't done much to it since. It's a good exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Here's a vid of the 400 in competition. It was a couple of years ago. I think I used my legs more than I thought.

    http://ironscene.com/view_video.php?...7125b0e57526ff
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    Quote Originally Posted by cornmaster View Post
    If so how much? Just wondering as it's not a very common lift.
    ive bever done a barbell pushpress before but if it will help out your poll here are stats i do know

    standing military- 160
    seated military-175
    one arm dumbell pushrpess(like they do in the arnold) 115x1...i dont know how i mso strong in this lift i have weak ass legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    Most I've ever done on a good controlled military is prolly around 170 something.
    Given your numbers, you just need practice with your technique.

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    Vincent - that is some awesome pressing power! Very few guys in the world are at that level.

    Elitepler - The NAS record was at 330 lbs for LW for a while, so you must have been right there.

    My best push press in the gym was 275 lbs for 9 reps, and I did push press 340 lbs one day but was trying to jerk it turned into a push press. Both lifts were done around 220 lbs bodyweight. Much of my focus recently has been on improving my push jerks, so the only push pressing work that I do is with a log.
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    Thanks Tom. Here is a more recent vid from an APA meet. There was no leg drive allowed. I think trying to use my legs actually screws me up.

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    I do them, I haven't maxed out in a while though. One of the sets I do is:

    Shoulder Press: 1-1-1-1-1
    Push Press: 3-3-3-3-3
    Push Jerk: 5-5-5-5-5

    I usually try to start the PP at whatever weight I ended the SP. I then try to to the same PP to PJ. Needless to say I am usually smoked by the time I hit PJ.
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    Who the **** push presses 480?
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    2 votes for push press 480 lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leeman View Post
    I have done 300,
    old post..


    when i couldnt standing strict press 275, i could push press like 365, now i can standing strict press 315x4-5, so with a little work id probably push press in the mid/low 400's


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    Quote Originally Posted by jp2 View Post
    2 votes for push press 480 lol
    Funny, I have only seen one vid with anything over 4 and that was nowhere close to 480. Gotta love the internet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Who the **** push presses 480?
    Nobody.. thats the thing
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