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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?

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    Tuesday

    Legs/Abs

    Dumbell Lunges, knee touch ground (total weight: R=right leg, L=left leg)

    90x3Rx3L
    120x3Rx3L
    150x3Rx3L
    180x14R (PR for reps)
    180x13L (PR for reps)

    Leg Ext & Leg Curl

    Ab work
    Last edited by littleman19; 03-31-2008 at 11:24 PM.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    DE BENCH

    Bench (30 sec rest- 3 grips)

    45x20
    95x5
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    145x3
    145x3
    145x3
    155x3
    155x3
    155x3

    Bench Lockouts from Rack (6 inches above chest):

    185x3
    205x3
    225x3 (PR +1 rep)
    225x3
    225x3
    225x2


    Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullovers


    75x10
    85x10
    85x8
    85x8
    85x7

    Skull Crushers (Pullovers drained me)

    95x7
    95x8
    95x7

    Pushdowns and Captain Crush Grip Work
    Last edited by littleman19; 04-01-2008 at 08:43 PM.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Wooh busy week. Wednesday I had time for a very quick 45-1min rest) 30min workout before I had to be at the State Mu Alpha Theta convention. It lasted all day thursday and half of Friday. The second it finished, I drove 4 hours to a Ben Folds concert which was *****ing AMAZING!

    Wednesday- Heavy Back and Shoulders

    Sumo Stance Rack-Pulls (right below knees, ~7in pull-trying to get back into deadlifts since I found out last week I can sumo deadlift with no pain if i keep good form)

    135x5
    225x5
    300x3
    350x3
    375x2

    (move up 1 pin to a ~3in pull)

    405x3
    435x3
    455x1

    Dumbell Military Press

    50sx8
    60sx8
    70sx8

    Alternating Dumbell Arnold Press (weight/reps per arm)

    50x8
    55x8
    60x8

    Machine Shoulder Press

    200x12
    200x12
    200x12
    200x12
    200x12
    Last edited by littleman19; 04-05-2008 at 02:21 PM.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Ok I'm a little behind on the posts, been really busy.

    SATURDAY (eek really tired, shouldn't have gone to the gym. only got 12 hours of sleep in the past 80+ hours)

    Decline Bench

    pyramid warm-up
    225x1
    245x1
    265x1
    280xmiss (completely lost tightness)
    280xmissed lockout (i was pissed- should have gotten it)

    Close-grip Incline

    155x4
    165x4
    175x4

    DB Bench

    60sx6
    75sx6
    85sx6
    85sx6

    Skull Crushers and Pushdowns
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    SUNDAY

    T-Bar Row (first time trying these- I used 35lb plates so I'd get a fuller range of motion)

    1plx12
    2plx10
    3plx10
    4plx8
    4pl+10 x 6
    4pl+10 x 6
    4pl+10 x 6

    1-Arm DB Rows (weigh/reps per arm)

    80x10
    80x10
    80x10
    80x10

    Seated Rows Supersetted with Upright Rows

    Chest Supported Seated Rows
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    MONDAY

    DB Lunges

    50sx6L/50sx6R
    70sx4L/70sx4R
    85sx3L/85sx3R
    100sx12L (PR)
    100sx9 (wasted energy trying to fix my grip- fell 3 reps short)

    Leg Extension and Leg Curl

    Ab work
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    TUESDAY

    Speed Bench (3 grips)


    45x20
    95x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3

    Close Grip

    155x3
    185x3

    add 6" inch foam pad I found to use in place of boards since I don't have any

    205x3 (weird, first time doing any board, well in this case foam , work)
    205x5 (felt strong, good arch)

    Kaz Presses, Pullovers and Skull Crushers 3x10 for each
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    T-Bar Row (35lb plates)

    2plx10
    3plx10
    4pl+10lbx10
    4pl+10lbx10
    4pl+10lbx10
    4pl+10lbx10
    4pl+10lbx10


    1-Arm DB Rows (weigh/reps per arm)

    80x10
    80x10
    80x10

    DB Lateral Raises

    Seated Rows

    DB Shrugs
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Thursday

    Legs/Abs

    Dumbell Lunges, knee touch ground (total weight: R=right leg, L=left leg)


    50sx6L/50sx6R
    70sx4L/70sx4R
    85sx3L/85sx3R
    100sx6L/100x6R


    One leg on bench, holding plate squats (a trainer showed me this the other day, are awsome, really good burn)

    25sx15 per leg
    35sx15 per leg
    45sx35 per leg (till failure)

    Leg Ext & Leg Curl

    Ab work
    Last edited by littleman19; 04-12-2008 at 03:46 PM.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Awsome workout! Especially after taking the ACT for 4 hours in the moring

    Bench

    45x20
    95x3
    115x3
    145x3
    175x3

    1 board (2.5'in wooohhhh finally made a board!!!!! i was inspired by the foam pad i used on tuesday to make one)

    205x2
    225x2 (felt good and strong)
    240x1 (PR, miss-groved second rep half way up. i'll definitely get it next time)

    no boards

    205x3 (PR +1 easy so I went for another set)
    205x4 (PR +2, barely missed 5th rep about 70% up)

    Machine Shoulder-Press

    160x10
    160x10
    160x10
    160x10

    Pressdown

    60x6
    70x6
    90x6

    Bicep Curls supersetted with Pressdowns (5 sets of 7-10 reps each)
    Last edited by littleman19; 04-13-2008 at 03:58 PM.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Sunday-Back

    Sumo Stance Rack-Pulls (right below knees, ~7in pull-keeping good form, arched back the whole time)

    135x5
    225x5
    295x3
    365x3
    385x1
    405x1
    415x1 (PR +10 from a few months ago. not to heavy, didn't want to strain)

    Weighted Chins

    bwx10
    25x3
    45x3
    65x5
    65x5
    45x10

    Circuit x3 sets-no rest:

    Plate raises (45x20), Upright row (85x10), DB Hold (100sx45sec)
    Last edited by littleman19; 04-13-2008 at 03:57 PM.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Tuesday

    DE BENCH

    Bench (30 sec rest- 3 grips)


    45x20
    95x5
    135x3
    135x3
    135x3
    145x3
    145x3
    145x3
    155x3
    155x3
    155x3

    Bench Lockouts from Rack (6 inches above chest)

    205x2
    225x1
    245x1 (PR +10)
    255xmiss

    DB Military Press w/ medicine ball tricep slams x10 directly after each set (just to get more explosive work in)

    50sx10
    65sx15
    65sx13

    Skull Crushers

    105x8
    105x8
    105x8

    Laying DB Pullovers

    75x12
    80x12
    85x12
    Last edited by littleman19; 04-15-2008 at 08:06 PM.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    strong pressing, man!

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    thanks dude, much appreciated.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Liking the board presses LM! Very nice stuff in here!

    Read you took the ACT... what are you plans for school? (major, college)
    - rEDfURY
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    strong deads and chins

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    Quote Originally Posted by redFury View Post
    Liking the board presses LM! Very nice stuff in here!

    Read you took the ACT... what are you plans for school? (major, college)
    thanks red, it was my first time actually using boards and i loved it! i wanna go make one with 2 boards and start rotating those in.

    as for school, i'm a junior now and took the ACT for the first time in october and got a 27. i'm shooting for ~30 which with my ~4.1 gpa and thesis paper i'm writting gives me a good chance at getting a 2/3 or full scholarship to Emory in Atlanta where i want to study something medical related on a widescale basis. it's one of the top 10 public health centers in the nation, so its perfect for what i wanna do.

    I see your got an internship with Intel. Congrats, that's pretty sweet. EE is a pretty intense field. my dad's one and works for the state along with one of my friends who's really smart and looking for an intership now. i also know another guy who's doing something similar to you, writing programs and stuff. the guy's ridicoulously smart, he got a job with nasa helping designing programs when he was only 16.

    Quote Originally Posted by BCorn View Post
    strong deads and chins
    thanks man, chins and deads have always been some of my strong points. now i'm just trying to catch up with the bench.
    Last edited by littleman19; 04-16-2008 at 05:36 PM.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Boards are a lot of fun... sounds like you've got school figured out too! I certainly didn't have a clue where I wanted to go when I was your age... actually I hadn't even heard of the school I ended up attending haha. I hope you can get that scholarship... private schools can be expensive for sure.

    Good to hear about you Dad and friends... what kind of things did your friend program for nasa?
    - rEDfURY
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    Philippians 4:13

    "To give anything less that your best is to sacrifice the gift" - Pre

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    Quote Originally Posted by redFury View Post
    Boards are a lot of fun... sounds like you've got school figured out too! I certainly didn't have a clue where I wanted to go when I was your age... actually I hadn't even heard of the school I ended up attending haha. I hope you can get that scholarship... private schools can be expensive for sure.

    Good to hear about you Dad and friends... what kind of things did your friend program for nasa?
    thanks for the support red. i'm not sure exactly what type of things he programed for them, but i'll ask next time. i think they had him working with one type of encoding he was good with.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Wednesday- Back

    T-Bar Row (35lb plates)


    2plx12
    4plx12
    4pl+10lbx12
    4pl+15lbx12
    4pl+20lbx12
    4pl+20lbx12


    Chest Supported DB Rows on Incline Bench

    75sx10
    80sx8
    80sx8

    Seated Rows

    120x8
    140x8

    Upright Chest Supported Rows superseted w/ Lateral DB Raises

    3 sets of 10 for each exercise
    Last edited by littleman19; 04-16-2008 at 10:01 PM.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Thursday- Legs/Abs

    Dumbell Lunges, knee touch ground (R=right leg, L=left leg)

    50sx6L/50sx6R
    75sx3L/75sx3R
    85sx3L/85sx3R
    100sx14L
    100sx11R

    All the sudden felt like ****, so I went in the bathroom and balled everywhere, felt better and finished the workout haha.

    Single leg stuff

    Ab work
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Woooh so I ordered my first bench shirt last night. I called Ken up and got the a size 40 titan F6. Great guy and easy to talk to, shipped it out this morning so i'll next saturday will be my first time using it. any tips and advice about anything (getting on the shirt, how to put the shoulders, how low on the chest or back, how to lower it, etc...)would be great seeing as I'm new to the shirt. I know to begin with 2-3 boards to help break it in and get used to it. depending on how I feel in it and what I can touch, I might try 1 board or a full press.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Saturday-ME Bench


    2-Rep Bench

    45x20
    95x2
    135x2
    165x2
    195x2
    205x2
    220x2 (PR +1 rep)

    DB Arnold Press

    45sx10
    60sx10
    70sx6 (bad set- used to much energy getting first rep)

    DB Rolling Extension

    45sx12
    50sx12
    50sx12
    50sx12

    Weighted Dips

    bwx10
    85x8
    100x7
    100x6

    Pressdowns (85x8) suppersetted with Barbell curls (105x6) x 5 sets w/ 2 min breaks

    Great day! Happy about the big double and the JM presses and Dips felt good.
    Last edited by littleman19; 05-03-2008 at 10:47 AM.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    T-Bar Row (35lb plates)

    2plx10
    3plx10
    4plbx10
    4pl+10lbx10
    4pl+15lbx10
    4pl+20lbx10
    4pl+25lbx10


    Chest Supported Row (found out that they other YMCA near by had one-thats not a machine- so I'm going to start going there once a week or so and start rotating these in)

    160x8
    160x8
    160x8
    160x8

    Chest Supported DB Row on Incline Bench

    65sx10
    65sx10
    65sx10

    DB Lateral Raises Drop Set

    25s till failure
    20s till failure
    15s till failure (God these hurt so good)

    DB Hold Pinching Traps (this YMCA goes up to 150lb DBs so I figured i'd give it a shot)

    105sx20seconds
    125sx20seconds
    150sx9seconds (hahaha this didn't last long)

    DB High Shrugs

    80sx20
    80sx20
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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    Monday

    Repetition Sumo Deadlift


    135x5
    185x5
    185 for 100 seconds- finished with ~35 reps (this wasn't hard but at the end as i finished the last rep and walked off, my right mid-lower back felt tweaked so i tried streching, but couldn't get it out so i was done for the day)

    went home, got some alieve and iced it for 25min. going to ice it every 3 hours or so and hopefully it will be fine for tommorow.
    Weight: 160 (148lb class)
    Height: 5'6
    Age: 17
    Powerlifting Journal

    AWPC Worlds Teen Champ @ 148
    Squat 562 Beanch 319 Deadlift 507 Elite Total 1388

    Gym records (Single-ply lifter)
    Squat 600 Bench 354 Deadlift 560

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