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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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    First Powerlifting Meet

    I have my first meet in 2 days. I've been training for it for about 9 weeks. I'll be squatting and deadlifting in a suit (metal v-type squatter) and benching raw (couldnt afford a bench shirt at the time). I'm pretty damn excited I must say. I'm lifting at 181lbs, sub-junior. I am opening with a 345 squat, 205 bench, 385 deadlift. My previous bests are 385 squat, 230 bench, 405 deadlift, so i'm hoping to hit a couple PR's on sunday. I would love to hit a 410 squat, 240 bench, 440 deadlift (1090 total) so I can qualify for nationals but i'm not really all that caught up in the numbers. I'm just going to get experience, set the bar for myself and then continue progressing.

    Rusty will be competing aswell so good luck to you too man. I'll see ya down there.

    Checklist
    squat suit
    knee wraps
    wrist wraps
    belt
    singlet
    chalk
    chuck's
    music
    snacks

    Anything else you guys think I should bring? Or any advice for a beginner? I am really getting excited the more and more I think about it.
    Last edited by Detard; 05-02-2008 at 01:36 PM.
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    Give 'em hell man! Good luck.

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    Do you wear a belt? I also use Bio-freeze or Icey hot prior to warmups. If you can, take a cooler so you have gatorade/powerade for between lifts. Good luck and have fun.
    Can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    I have my first meet in 2 days. I've been training for it for about 9 weeks. I'll be squatting and deadlifting in a suit (metal v-type squatter) and benching raw (couldnt afford a bench shirt at the time). I'm pretty damn excited I must say. I'm lifting at 181lbs, sub-junior. I am opening with a 345 squat, 205 bench, 385 deadlift. My previous bests are 385 squat, 230 bench, 405 deadlift, so i'm hoping to hit a couple PR's on sunday. I would love to hit a 410 squat, 240 bench, 440 deadlift (1090 total) so I can qualify for nationals but i'm not really all that caught up in the numbers. I'm just going to get experience, set the bar for myself and then continue progressing.

    Rusty will be competing aswell so good luck to you too man. I'll see ya down there.

    Checklist
    squat suit
    knee wraps
    wrist wraps
    singlet
    chalk
    chuck's
    music
    snacks

    Anything else you guys think I should bring? Or any advice for a beginner? I am really getting excited the more and more I think about it.
    Equipment check list
    1. Gym bag
    2. Bp shirt(2)
    3. wrist wraps
    4. singlet
    5. belt
    6. Cooler
    7. Protein shake & variety of snacks
    8. H20
    9. Towel
    10. Camera
    11. Membership card
    12. Extra $$$$
    13. Extra clothes
    14. Pen
    15. Rubbing ointment
    16. Deodorant

    Have fun & good luck

    TRAIN HARD

    "BIG WILLIE" J.T. HALL
    GOT MAXIMUM MASS STACK?

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    -yea, bring money or a checkbook as you will probably have to buy a card to lift in the meet. thye are usually good for a year after that or something.

    -attend the rules meeting. every fed is a little different and there may have been somethign you overlooked or they may give you a little more leeway in something else.

    -don't get too pumped that you forget about the commands.

    -bring someone who can handle you (ie help with suit, hand offs, turning in your next lifts etc).

    -Have fun!!!!!

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    good luck man. kick some ass.
    Sarvamangalam!

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    You still sick? Are you bringing your camera? I'll record your lifts as well as Sean's if you want. How about some ammonia caps lol?
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    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Bring plenty to drink.

    Do you use baby powder when you deadlift? If not, I'd try it.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Good luck. It's in Cambridge, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mik View Post
    Give 'em hell man! Good luck.
    Thanks man

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryano View Post
    Do you wear a belt? I also use Bio-freeze or Icey hot prior to warmups. If you can, take a cooler so you have gatorade/powerade for between lifts. Good luck and have fun.
    I'll definitly be bringing some gatorade, shark energy drinks and tons of snacks to retain the bloat

    Quote Originally Posted by NASAKYCHAIRMAN View Post
    Equipment check list
    1. Gym bag
    2. Bp shirt(2)
    3. wrist wraps
    4. singlet
    5. belt
    6. Cooler
    7. Protein shake & variety of snacks
    8. H20
    9. Towel
    10. Camera
    11. Membership card
    12. Extra $$$$
    13. Extra clothes
    14. Pen
    15. Rubbing ointment
    16. Deodorant

    Have fun & good luck

    TRAIN HARD

    "BIG WILLIE" J.T. HALL
    GOT MAXIMUM MASS STACK?
    Thanks for that list. I'll pack all that stuff just to be sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reko View Post
    -yea, bring money or a checkbook as you will probably have to buy a card to lift in the meet. thye are usually good for a year after that or something.

    -attend the rules meeting. every fed is a little different and there may have been somethign you overlooked or they may give you a little more leeway in something else.

    -don't get too pumped that you forget about the commands.

    -bring someone who can handle you (ie help with suit, hand offs, turning in your next lifts etc).

    -Have fun!!!!!
    I actually already have my membership card, but thanks for reminding me. I would have completely forgot about it. I'm going to be showing up about 20-30 mins before weigh ins just so I can get settled and make sure i'm good to go and dont miss anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    good luck man. kick some ass.
    Thanks alot dude

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    You still sick? Are you bringing your camera? I'll record your lifts as well as Sean's if you want. How about some ammonia caps lol?
    Yep i'm still sick but it's not too bad anymore. I should be alright by sunday. Yes, bring your camera. My dad will be there filming but he tends to watch with his own eyes which means the camera will be fixed on the guy's head in front of him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Bring plenty to drink.

    Do you use baby powder when you deadlift? If not, I'd try it.
    Thanks, i'll bring some baby powder and give it a go. Just on the shins right? or all the way up the thighs too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klotz View Post
    Good luck. It's in Cambridge, right?
    Yep. You should come check it out if your around. Thanks


    Thanks for all the responses so far guys. Now that I got a checklist i'm not so nervous because I know i'll be prepared.
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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Shins and thighs. For me, since my lockout sucks, the thighs are the most important spot for the powder. Just make sure not to get it on your hands.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Shins and thighs. For me, since my lockout sucks, the thighs are the most important spot for the powder. Just make sure not to get it on your hands.
    I usually just get someone else to put it on me. Get them to rub it in a bit with the side of the bottle then when you stand up or walk around make sure you don't step in it. I always have a wet towel to step on before I get on the platform to do my deadlifts just to make sure my feet don't slip.

    Good luck Detard!
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    I hope you do well.

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    On your snacks, try to avoid sugar until you get to the deadlift, when it will give you a nice boost. Any earlier and you risk spiking and crashing. Stick with complex carbs between squat and bench, something like oatmeal, mashed sweet potatoes, etc. The little babyfood containers of sweet potatoes are pretty convenient. A recovery drink immediately after squat and bench would be good too. Also don't go too crazy with protein intake, your body wont have time to benefit much.

    All that being said, having fun is the most important thing. Good luck!
    Last edited by Dave Schwab; 05-03-2008 at 06:05 AM.

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    Bring your balls. Oh, and a calculator. 'Dem metric conversions and such can be tricky.

    Here's the checklist from the OPA site.

    CPU Card
    Squat suit
    Bench shirt
    Singlet for Bench press
    Deadlift suit
    Shoes
    Lifting belt
    Knee wraps
    Wrist wraps
    Shin length socks
    Plain T-Shirts

    Elastics for wraps
    Chalk
    Baby powder
    Towels
    Pens / paper / calculator / clipboard
    Watch
    Scissors
    Water / snacks

    See you Sunday Dan.
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    good luck buddy. i wish you didn't live so damn far away, as i'd be smacking you and throwing ammonia in your face. i

    but really. set some PR's, and HAVE A GOOD TIME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    good luck buddy. i wish you didn't live so damn far away, as i'd be smacking you and throwing ammonia in your face. i
    I'll take care of that.
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    I wasn't kidding about the ammonia. I wanna be that guy!
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    sounds good. you both need to be wearing backwards muscle milk hats, shirts that say something rediculous about lifting weights, and have ammonia packs on your belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Shins and thighs. For me, since my lockout sucks, the thighs are the most important spot for the powder. Just make sure not to get it on your hands.
    Cool, thanks for the advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    I usually just get someone else to put it on me. Get them to rub it in a bit with the side of the bottle then when you stand up or walk around make sure you don't step in it. I always have a wet towel to step on before I get on the platform to do my deadlifts just to make sure my feet don't slip.

    Good luck Detard!
    Thanks deeds

    Quote Originally Posted by Xellarz View Post
    I hope you do well.
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by 275er View Post
    On your snacks, try to avoid sugar until you get to the deadlift, when it will give you a nice boost. Any earlier and you risk spiking and crashing. Stick with complex carbs between squat and bench, something like oatmeal, mashed sweet potatoes, etc. The little babyfood containers of sweet potatoes are pretty convenient. A recovery drink immediately after squat and bench would be good too. Also don't go too crazy with protein intake, your body wont have time to benefit much.

    All that being said, having fun is the most important thing. Good luck!
    Maybe i'll bring some oatmeal packs that I can just mix with water and down them. I was thinking about drinking an energy drink before my first squat, and before my first deadlift. Thoughts? The reason would be is that I found that sometimes I would lose my concentration in the gym so I found that getting caffeine into me really helped out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
    Bring your balls. Oh, and a calculator. 'Dem metric conversions and such can be tricky.

    Here's the checklist from the OPA site.

    CPU Card
    Squat suit
    Bench shirt
    Singlet for Bench press
    Deadlift suit
    Shoes
    Lifting belt
    Knee wraps
    Wrist wraps
    Shin length socks
    Plain T-Shirts

    Elastics for wraps
    Chalk
    Baby powder
    Towels
    Pens / paper / calculator / clipboard
    Watch
    Scissors
    Water / snacks

    See you Sunday Dan.
    See ya there man.

    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    good luck buddy. i wish you didn't live so damn far away, as i'd be smacking you and throwing ammonia in your face. i

    but really. set some PR's, and HAVE A GOOD TIME.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
    I'll take care of that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    I wasn't kidding about the ammonia. I wanna be that guy!
    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    sounds good. you both need to be wearing backwards muscle milk hats, shirts that say something rediculous about lifting weights, and have ammonia packs on your belt.
    Hahah you guys are crazy. Maybe i'll hit up some ammonia caps for the next meet.
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    I always load up on caffeine on meet days. I usually have a caffeine pill about an hour before lifting starts, an energy drink near the end of my squat warmups, another caffeine pill while I'm warming up for bench, and an energy drink before deadlifts.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    I always load up on caffeine on meet days. I usually have a caffeine pill about an hour before lifting starts, an energy drink near the end of my squat warmups, another caffeine pill while I'm warming up for bench, and an energy drink before deadlifts.
    I think that would give me a heart attack haha

    Best of luck detard!
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    Thanks guys. I'm heading out in about 10 mins, just finishing packing my lunch, water..etc.

    For breakfast I ate a grilled cheese sandwich, heart stopper (bako shake), and some sliced turkey with mustard. Lets hope it goes well today!
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    Good luck bud!

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