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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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    Ryan Celli Training Journal

    I often get asked how I train. I train very much based on how I feel, so that is a hard question to answer sometimes. I do have set days but my actual workouts very. If I have a competition coming up I have my way of peaking, but even that changes. It will change from meet to meet, as I change, my strengths change, my weaknesses change, and my life changes....ect

    I decided to keep an online journal so I have a place to refer the many people that ask me the usual question "What is your workout?" LOL.

    I typically train 3 days a week, Monday (squat day), Wednesday(bench day), Friday(deadlift day). When I can, I do rehab/prehab work on a few of my off days.

    Right now I'm just maintaining and contemplating USPF Nationals in June.


    I'm pretty busy working 80+ hours running my gym and personal training business. My free time I try and spend with my wife, 4 year old son and doberman!

    So here it is, we'll see how it goes, some of the contraptions I come up with are hard to explain, hopefully I can include video every once in a while!

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    Senior Member Ryan Celli's Avatar
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    4-15-08 Tuesday

    I had to skip Mondays squat work out as I've been having trouble squatting lately. I was adjusted by my chiropractor and sat Monday out. My pelvis was off kilter.

    Tuesday: Finally felt powerful again! I got to drag the sled and do abs!

    Chamberbar Squats with manta ray off 15" box.
    135x 12
    135x 8
    185x 8
    225x 8
    275x 5
    315x 5
    365x 3 padded 15" box
    405x 3 padded 15" box
    455x 3 I switched back to a regular 15" box as my hip was starting to hurt
    225x 20 no box, no manta ray

    Glute ham raise.
    3 sets of 10 reps ..body weight

    lunges with kettlebells.
    12k x 8
    16k x 8
    16k x 8

    Sled outside! We had a group outside pulling so I decieded to jump in while they were still outside. I figured it would help my hip.

    2 sets dragging backwards one way and forward on the way back

    calfs raises
    120x15
    200x 15
    280x 15

    lying cablecross over sit ups with rope.
    10x 8
    15x 8
    20x 8
    25x 8

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    4-16-08 Wednesday

    Flat bench:
    135x 12
    135x 12
    225x 8
    225x 5
    275x 5
    315x 5
    365x 8

    3 board press
    405x 3
    455x 3
    485x 3

    Incline Smith
    135x 8
    225x 8
    225x 8

    Overhead tricep extentions with 7' EZ curl bar.
    95x 12
    115x 12
    135x 8
    135x 8

    Bicep curls with 7' ez curl bar.
    95x 12
    95x 12
    115x 8
    115x 8

    lat pulldown abs 3 sets standing and seated.

    I did alot of stuff I don't normally do today, smith machine, overhead barbell ext. It all felt good, and I needed some new movements.

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    Friday 4-18-08

    Deadlifts
    135 x 12
    135 x 10
    225 x 8
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    315 x 3
    405 x 3
    405 x 3
    495 x 1
    545 x 1
    600 x 1

    Kettlebell snatch
    16k x 8
    16k x 8
    20k x 8

    2 arm swing
    20k x 8

    1 arm magnum rows
    3 sets of 8
    2 arm magnum row machine
    2 sets of 8

    Football bar pullups
    2 x 12

    standing dumbell press
    45 x 12
    60 x 12
    70 x 12

    1 arm kettlebell presses
    16k x 12
    20k x 12

    abs

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    Wow alot of work there
    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
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    4-21-08 Monday

    Late night squats !

    Walkout
    Safety squat bar
    170 x 12
    170 x 10
    260 x 8
    260 x 8

    15" box
    310 x 5
    351 x 5
    400 x 5
    440 x 5
    490 x 1
    510 x 1
    530 x 1

    Smith machine close stance bodybuilder style squats
    135 x 8
    225 x 8
    225 x 8
    225 x 8

    Glute ham raises body weight
    2 sets of 20

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    You gonna start posting videos again on youtube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbcb314 View Post
    You gonna start posting videos again on youtube?
    I can, I haven't felt that my training has been at a youtube level ..lol

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    4-24 08 Thursday

    skipped Wednesday's workout. Trained on Thursday instead.
    Flat bench
    135 x 12
    135 x 10
    225 x 8
    225 x 8
    225 x 5
    275 x 8
    315 x 8 felt right pec strain??
    365 x 1 " "
    385 x 8 " "

    Incline barbell
    135 x 10
    triple knotted purple bands together, then strung it from one end of the barbell under the bench and over the other end of the barbell.
    135 x 5
    185 x 8
    225 x 8
    same set up but with 4 boards.
    275 x 3
    315 x 3
    365 x 1

    Floor dumbell extentions
    35 x 8
    45 x 8
    55 x 8
    55 x 8
    55 x 8

    Tri pushdowns with ez curl bar
    50 x 20
    underhand grip
    50 x 15

    decided to train bi's on Friday.

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    Ryan I saw that video of you benching 530 not too long ago. Brother that was some strong stuff!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Celli View Post
    I can, I haven't felt that my training has been at a youtube level ..lol
    Youtube level?

    Video

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytang24 View Post
    Youtube level?

    Video
    i wouldnt count the first one


    anyway, you are definetely strong enough and i would like to see some videos aswell!

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    2000 or bust

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    4-25-08 Friday

    Zercher squats
    95 x 12
    135 x 10
    135 x 8
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    275 x 3
    315 x 2 was slipping out of my arms

    I've never done the following one arm deadlifts before. I just was trying them out. I really liked them and it hit the mid section and grip hard.

    1 arm deadlifts bar strattled
    135 x 5 x 2 sets with each arm

    side 1 arm deadlifts
    135 x 5 x 2 sets with each arm

    pulldowns close grip
    160 x 10
    200 x 10
    200 x 10

    machine cable curls --- because I missed bi's on chest day
    40x 10
    60 x 10
    80 x 10
    80 x 10
    80 x 10

    Hammer curls
    40 x 10
    50 x 10
    60 x 10
    70 x 10

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    Strong workouts man.

    How long do you typically stay in the gym?

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    Damn, some big weight getting moved in here. Thought a flock of geese was going to land nearby after hearing the mating calls in that video.
    "Fine, if I'm not allowed to light it on fire, can my imaginary friend?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytang24 View Post
    Youtube level?

    Video
    man that fukin hardcore! that weight wasnt **** to him!... then he looks like he almost passed out. haha
    All Time 198 Squat Record of 1,050 pounds
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    HAHAHA that did sound like geese. Bet he got alot of respect in the gym after that lift

    This one is pretty good as well

    Video
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingJustin View Post
    Strong workouts man.

    How long do you typically stay in the gym?
    I'm here 80 hours a week!
    I train for about 1.5 to 2 hours three times a week.

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    4-29-08 Monday

    Fun with johnnytang24

    Safety squat bar squats.

    bar x 12
    160 x 12
    160 x 12
    250 x 8
    260 x 8

    15"box
    310 x 5
    375 x 5
    400 x 3
    440 x 3
    490 x 3
    530 x 1
    580 x 1

    regular squats
    225 x 20

    glute ham raises.
    x 10
    purple band x 10
    purple band x 8

    calf raises on smith machine
    135 x 15
    205 x 12
    205 x 12
    205 x 12

    lying sit ups with rope on cable cross over
    20 x 12
    25 x 12
    30 x 8

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    I forgot there's 35 extra pounds on the bar when using the SSB with olympic collars! I probably should have stopped at the 490 which I thought was 455. That padding makes it feel hella' lighter.

    If I had known that last set was 580 I would have snuck a 10 on each side for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytang24 View Post
    If I had known that last set was 580 I would have snuck a 10 on each side for you.
    That's the sign of a true friend and great training partner!

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    next time

    That is why I love training with JT!
    I wish we would had made it 600 too! I just wrote down my numbers in my journal as if it were a 45 lb bar. Then when I typed it up here I added in the correct poundages. If you want to get technical, I weighted my bar at 71 and we had the Ivanko 2.5 kilo collars on so the 580 was 582
    Nice lifting by the way!
    We need some pictures or video next time!!!

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    4-30-08 Wednesday

    Flat bench---many warm up sets due to a very tight right pec. the single with 405 was to "test" my pec and make sure I could rep it. I wanted to hit 8+ I stop at 7 because of how tight the pec got on 5,6,7. I videos taped this set so, I will post it when I can.
    135 x 12
    135 x 10
    225 x 8
    225 x 8
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    365 x 5
    405 x 1
    405 x 7

    4 boards
    455 x 1
    495 x 1

    incline barbell
    185 x 15
    185 x 15

    pecdeck
    33 x 20
    33 x 20

    seated dumbell shoulder press
    40 x 8
    60 x 8
    80 x 8
    90 x 8

    Incline dumbell tri extentions--right elbow pain! It thought this was gone!!!!
    35 x 12
    45 x 8
    55 x 8

    dumbell floor extention
    55 x 8
    55 x 8

    Straight bar curls
    50 x 12
    70 x 12
    90 x 12
    110 x 8

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