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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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  1. #251
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterX View Post
    Nice Benching Lately, Rage X is tough.
    Thanks man. Yes, it is tough. I'll give it another ride tomorrow

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    9/20 Squat

    Foam box squat w/ short chains, below parallel
    225 + 160 chains for 5 sets of 2
    455 straight weight for 1 set of 2

    Ultrawide sumo pulls, standing on plates (work up to 50% of max)
    225 x 3
    275 x 3
    315 x 3
    365 x 3

    Reverse Hypers
    210 for 3 sets of 10

    Kneeling pulldown abs
    3 sets of 10

    45 degree back raise
    3 sets of 10

    Today's squat session combined the 2 things I like the least, the shortened chains and squatting into the foam which was set below parallel. I finally felt stable on the last set by really pushing feet out. The pulls today really forced you to get down into position at the start, I still need to work on my timing with dropping hips but not losing momentum at the start in the sumo stance. I'm assuming next week we squat against the bands and some sort of heavy pulls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 275er View Post
    9/20 Squat

    Foam box squat w/ short chains, below parallel
    225 + 160 chains for 5 sets of 2
    455 straight weight for 1 set of 2

    Ultrawide sumo pulls, standing on plates (work up to 50% of max)
    225 x 3
    275 x 3
    315 x 3
    365 x 3

    Reverse Hypers
    210 for 3 sets of 10

    Kneeling pulldown abs
    3 sets of 10

    45 degree back raise
    3 sets of 10

    Today's squat session combined the 2 things I like the least, the shortened chains and squatting into the foam which was set below parallel. I finally felt stable on the last set by really pushing feet out. The pulls today really forced you to get down into position at the start, I still need to work on my timing with dropping hips but not losing momentum at the start in the sumo stance. I'm assuming next week we squat against the bands and some sort of heavy pulls.
    you guys do stuff VERY similar to the way we do stuff at Cell Block, when i'm there. we set the foam up on a 12 inch box. there is probably about 5-6 inches of it, but you sink wayyyy low with weight on your back. without weight you barely sink any, its very stiff foam. i wish i had a DL bar to do extra wide sumo pulls.
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    9/21 ME Bench

    Flat bench
    225 x 3
    275 x 4
    315 x 1
    Add Rage X
    365 x 3 (no touch)
    405 x 0 (partially dumped forward at bottom)
    405 x 1 (no touch)
    455 x 1 (no touch)
    475 x 1 (no touch)

    Floor pin press against doubled minis (100+ lb tension)
    225 x 5
    315 x 3
    365 x 3
    405 x 3
    455 x 3

    My shirted bench is a complete mess right now, trying too many different things trying to figure this shirt out and for some reason trying to touch stuff i shouldn't be bothering with. I'm handcuffing myself on just about everything as I have my wrists misaligned with elbows and can't get my elbows tucked. I tweaked my bicep on the partial dump, which then led to me fighting the bar again on the next few descents as I had a lot of pain when the shirt caught halfway down. Skipped any back work to avoid aggravating the bicep. I'm out of town next weekend, so I'll pick up a moderately heavy raw day next Monday, then have 2 training weeks left to get a shirt figured out before the meet.

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    9/23 Lower

    Cambered bar good mornings in monolift, lowered into foam blocks
    225 x 5
    275 x 5
    315 x 5
    365 x 5
    405 x 5

    Single leg reverse hypers
    140 for 3 sets of 10

    Kneeling Ab pulldowns
    3 sets of 10

    GHR
    3 sets of 10

    Plate tree grip work

    Woke up this morning with a very tight lower back, so wisely did some heavy GM's to stretch it out.

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    never done weight lowered into foam. i need to try this.
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    I don't know how effective they are for GM's, but they're done at Lexen quite a bit. It's not a hard stop at the bottom like chains or pins. They are also pretty effective for benching

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    9/25 DE Bench

    Speed bench
    185 for 2 sets of 3
    225 for 3 sets of 3
    275 for 1 set of 3
    315 for 1 set of 3

    Close grip bench (thumbs on smooth)
    225 x 10
    275 x 10
    275 x 10

    Wide-grip pulldowns
    130 x 5
    150 x 5
    170 x 5
    190 x 5

    Reverse pec deck
    110 x 10
    130 x 10
    150 x 4 (ouch my shoulder, stopped)

    Chest-assisted row
    1 plate for 10
    2 plates for 10
    3 plates for 10
    4 plates for 10
    5 plates for 5

    Face pulls
    100 x 10
    120 x 10
    140 x 15
    160 x 15

    Panora pressdowns
    100 for 3 sets of 10

    Went a little heavier on the bench today since I'm not benching this weekend and to work on descent speed with heavier weight since I have no problem with speed at 225 or under. Picked up a few things that might help, particularly relaxing shoulders. We'll see if it carries over to even heavier weights with the shirt. Softball is finally over, maybe now my shoulders and legs will actually recover during the week. I'm not designed to run bases anymore.
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    nice benching. you've got a hell of a strong back
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    Thanks Lones. I've really hit the back pretty hard the past few months, as it's pretty important for shirted benching. Now if I could only figure out how to actually bench in the shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 275er View Post
    Thanks Lones. I've really hit the back pretty hard the past few months, as it's pretty important for shirted benching. Now if I could only figure out how to actually bench in the shirt.
    yeah, i've been trying to hit the back pretty hard as well. big back = big squat, bench, and deadlift.
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    825 Squat
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    9/27 Squat

    Box squat against green/purple bands (+225 at top, 130 at bottom)

    235 + bands x 3
    325 + bands x 2
    415 + bands x 2
    465 + bands x 2
    505 + bands x 0 (mono started to flip while on box)
    505 + bands x 1 (grinder)

    Speed pulls against doubled mini-bands (sumo stance w/ briefs)
    135 x 3
    185 x 3
    225 x 2
    275 x 1
    315 x 1
    365 x 1
    405 x 1

    Reverse hypers
    210 for 3 sets of 10

    Decline Abs w/ 54 lb kettlebell
    3 sets of 10

    Hammer curls
    25 x 15
    35 x 15
    45 x 15

    The box squats were all fast and felt light, until the monolift about flipped on my 505 attempt. I had just hit the box and saw the monolift starting to go, and I lost all my air and tightness and had no chance to get back up. I didn't wait long enough to take my 2nd attempt at 505 as everyone else was done, and didn't have much left coming out of the hole.

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    nice squats. a flipping monolift is not the best thing to see on your way down with heavy weight on your back. i'm glad you got to hit it though.
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    9/20 Lower

    Single leg reverse hypers
    140 for 4 sets of 10

    GHR
    4 sets of 10

    Single leg hamstring curls
    50 for 3 sets of 10

    Kneeling pulldown abs
    4 sets of 10

    It's apparently time to start reducing workload, as I was advised to skip the close stance squats today and only do accessory work. We'll be in full gear for our last heavy squat this weekend. I'll pick up my speed bench and bench accessory work tomorrow to give myself an extra day off before a heavy weekend.

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    Tranings looking good man. When is your next meet?

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    Thanks ehubbard. Next meet is in 19 days, LexenXtreme Fall Classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by 275er View Post
    9/20 Lower

    Single leg reverse hypers
    140 for 4 sets of 10

    GHR
    4 sets of 10

    Single leg hamstring curls
    50 for 3 sets of 10

    Kneeling pulldown abs
    4 sets of 10

    It's apparently time to start reducing workload, as I was advised to skip the close stance squats today and only do accessory work. We'll be in full gear for our last heavy squat this weekend. I'll pick up my speed bench and bench accessory work tomorrow to give myself an extra day off before a heavy weekend.
    nice lower assistance. can you get some video of your last heavy squats before the meet? i'd really like to see that.
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    Thanks Lones. I'll see what I can do about getting some video. Hopefully it's not just a video of a monolift flipping.

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    10/1 DE Bench

    Speed bench
    185 for 2 sets of 3
    185 + 1 mini-band looped under bench, for 2 sets of 3
    185 + 2 mini-bands looped under bench, for 2 sets of 3
    225 straight weight for 2 sets of 3

    Wide grip pulldown
    120 x 10
    140 x 10
    160 x 10

    Chest assisted row
    1 plate for 10
    2 plates for 10
    3 plates for 10
    4 plates for 10
    5 plates for 5

    Reverse pec deck
    100 x 10
    120 x 10
    140 x 10

    Face pulls
    120 x 10
    140 x 10
    160 x 10

    H-rolls
    20 for 3 sets of 10

    Side raises
    20 for 2 sets of 10

    Kept the weight on assistance work somewhat moderate to start reducing workload and to get some rehab work in for my shoulder. The H-rolls and side raises at the end were done strictly to get a good stretch in the delts and rotators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 275er View Post
    Thanks Lones. I'll see what I can do about getting some video. Hopefully it's not just a video of a monolift flipping.
    LOL, hopefully not.

    what are the magic numbers for this meet?

    aka openers
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    Not sure yet on openers, need to see how this weekend goes, particularly on the bench as I'm going to switch to a looser shirt so I can actually touch a weight. I'll probably open somewhere in the neighborhood of 675 or so on the squat, ideally 500 on bench, and 650 on deadlift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 275er View Post
    Not sure yet on openers, need to see how this weekend goes, particularly on the bench as I'm going to switch to a looser shirt so I can actually touch a weight. I'll probably open somewhere in the neighborhood of 675 or so on the squat, ideally 500 on bench, and 650 on deadlift.
    nice. how close are you to elite?
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    I'm not sure what the IPA elite for 308 is, although someone in the gym hit their 275 elite with a 1940, so maybe somewhere in the 1980-2000 range? APF is 2040 for 308 I believe. I debated dropping down to 275 for this one, but I'd rather just have a shot at 2000 whether that gives me an elite classification or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 275er View Post
    I'm not sure what the IPA elite for 308 is, although someone in the gym hit their 275 elite with a 1940, so maybe somewhere in the 1980-2000 range? APF is 2040 for 308 I believe. I debated dropping down to 275 for this one, but I'd rather just have a shot at 2000 whether that gives me an elite classification or not.
    nice. cutting weight sucks, i think you are making the right decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 275er View Post
    I'm not sure what the IPA elite for 308 is, although someone in the gym hit their 275 elite with a 1940, so maybe somewhere in the 1980-2000 range? APF is 2040 for 308 I believe. I debated dropping down to 275 for this one, but I'd rather just have a shot at 2000 whether that gives me an elite classification or not.
    IPA Elite.

    Wt.Class

    275 - 1940
    308 - 1960
    SHW - 1980

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