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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    ME Bench Straight Weight *Video*

    Lifts go 455x1, 500x1, 515x1 PR, 525x0 - close but no good

    The 515 is what I've been chasing for awhile. Been stapled with it the last two training cycles but this time I got it

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    nice job man. when do you start with the shirt?
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    soon as it comes in. I'm hoping it'll be here by next tuesday so I can take it with me to WS on Wednsday

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    DAMN! Your friggin strong dude. Nice work and congrats on the PR.
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    Congrats on the PR, Travis! That's awesome.

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    Nice. Congrats on the PR.
    Success is achieved by doing a little more than you thought you could, and a lot more than anyone else.

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    Thanks guys. I was really happy to have hit it. I've been stuck with that stupid weight twice now so to hit it and still have some more in the tank for two more attempts was all the sweeter

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    Great lifts! Just kinda curious though....how long do you usually wait in between these attemps? I know me personally if I hit a PR and attempt another one within 5 minutes I almost never get it. Do ya take a while? Ya think you woudve got the 525 if you were more fresh? Anyways...awesome raw strength. Keep it up.
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    Up until the 515 I had taken about 3min between attempts. We get in a 3 man rotation and keep it hoppin. I don't like to stand around just sitting there, I lose my focus. Actually the 525 in that video was actually the second attempt at 525. I took probably 5min between 515 and the first 525, another 5 between that and the second 525. I had the gas, its just I didn't have the lockout yet for the 525. I'm going to add some two board work in my cycle to help with that range.

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    Great workout Travis keep pushing yourself
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    Thanks Rob!

    do you wear wrist wraps when you bench raw in comp?

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    GREAT, GREAT, GREAT work Travis!

    I may be coming up to Columbus in May with a buddy. I'll PM you the reason, but I would love to get a workout in with you.

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    Yes! Great job Travis!!!


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    Awesome Work Brother!
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    Nice display of strength.

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    Whatcha weighin Trav?
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    hehe, I walked out of there and stepped on the scale at 257lbs in my gym clothes and shoes. thanks to some salt and waxy maize pre, during and post workout. I have also definatly put on a few quality pounds from the RESULTS as well.

    Today I'm back down to around 248lbs and I'll probably drop back even further to about 245 or so. I put on a mini bloat yesterday to help out. I still don't want to get too far away from the 242 class pretty much because I hate cutting weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    Thanks Rob!

    do you wear wrist wraps when you bench raw in comp?
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    515 raw is sick
    2000 or bust

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    Some sick strong benchers posting in here now! Good job getting the number you've been fighting for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    hehe, I walked out of there and stepped on the scale at 257lbs in my gym clothes and shoes. thanks to some salt and waxy maize pre, during and post workout. I have also definatly put on a few quality pounds from the RESULTS as well.

    Today I'm back down to around 248lbs and I'll probably drop back even further to about 245 or so. I put on a mini bloat yesterday to help out. I still don't want to get too far away from the 242 class pretty much because I hate cutting weight
    im gonna have to try the salt trick to see how it works. sounds nasty, i may just take it in a shot of hot salt water then wash it down with WM. i drink Mag Citrate before cutting weight... and there is NOTHING pleasing about that lemony flavor! haha i couldnt drink 30 oz of salty WM!
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    All Time 242 Squat Record of 1,108 pounds At 228)
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    You must workout! HAHA

    SICK ASS LIFT TRAVIS! WOW! I can't WAIT to see 5 wheels on my bar...

    Why did you put your attempts so close together? I think you could've smoked 520 if you would've went from 505 right into 520 or even 525! Your bar speed and control is awesome!
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    You make it look so easy ha ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Byrd52 View Post
    im gonna have to try the salt trick to see how it works. sounds nasty, i may just take it in a shot of hot salt water then wash it down with WM. i drink Mag Citrate before cutting weight... and there is NOTHING pleasing about that lemony flavor! haha i couldnt drink 30 oz of salty WM!
    Thats what I did. The first time I tried the salt, I mixed in with my WM just like Justin said and it really was the worst tasting drink. To get it slowly down throughout the workout was awful but I just kept tippin it back. On Tuesday I put some salt in a 1liter bottle of water and mixed it with half water and half gatorade. Not too bad. This was probably 1 1/2hrs pre workout

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewicked View Post
    You must workout! HAHA

    SICK ASS LIFT TRAVIS! WOW! I can't WAIT to see 5 wheels on my bar...

    Why did you put your attempts so close together? I think you could've smoked 520 if you would've went from 505 right into 520 or even 525! Your bar speed and control is awesome!
    Thanks man! haha you're probably right. The number I was after was 515. I didn't really expect to have enough gas left for 525 on my last attempt but I figured what the heck, throw some more weight on there again and let me see. I still was surprised how far I got it off my chest.

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