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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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    505x5 Reverse Band Bench Press VIDEO

    This was my last bench workout before heading into the first of my 3 meets I have planned for this summer.
    Next weekend I will be benching at the NASA USA Nationals in Lancatser, Ohio.
    I am aiming to hit between 535-550 in a single ply fury.

    The other 2 meets I plan to lift in are the USAPL Bench Press Nationals and the IPF/NAPF North American Bench Press Championships in Costa Rica.
    Thats the plan and we will see if happens.

    505x5 Reverse Band Bench Press
    The video is 2 sets of 505 Reverse Bands.
    The first set is a double and the second set is a triple off a 2 board!

    Enjoy and have a great day!

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    Awesome work Buffman!!!

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    Good video I love seeing your Dedication especially no handoff that is good benching but honestly you will go so much farther with a Spot and hand off if you were even to get your wife or anybody that can atleast take off about a 100 pounds or more when your benching intil you could get it over your chest. That way you can stay tight the whole way thru you are very strong but i think you would be a lot stronger if you had someone to handoff to you.Great work though and GodBless Brother looking forward to meeting you at the arnold.

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    I love watching your videos. "Five-oh-five, baby!!!" Great intensity.

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    good work man.
    I should be at lancaster the 22 hopefully taking the 165 nasa raw record on the bench

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    Great work i personally dont and have never done rev. bands i really dont see the point. You look like a pretty strong guy. You really should use a spotter. You can never know what might happen to do that weight with out one Im sorry if I insult you but its stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Downey View Post
    Great work i personally dont and have never done rev. bands i really dont see the point. You look like a pretty strong guy. You really should use a spotter. You can never know what might happen to do that weight with out one Im sorry if I insult you but its stupid.
    I definitely agree! Get a spotter, even if its just your wife/gf. If something goes wrong you are screwed. I couldn't imagine what would have happened to me if I didn't have a spotter when I tore my pec minor and bicep. Not trying to insult you, just don't want you to get hurt.
    Last edited by NickW; 06-13-2008 at 05:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HP666 View Post
    Awesome work Buffman!!!
    Thanks HP666


    I appreciate the comment and Have a great day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik 23 View Post
    Good video I love seeing your Dedication especially no handoff that is good benching but honestly you will go so much farther with a Spot and hand off if you were even to get your wife or anybody that can atleast take off about a 100 pounds or more when your benching intil you could get it over your chest. That way you can stay tight the whole way thru you are very strong but i think you would be a lot stronger if you had someone to handoff to you.Great work though and GodBless Brother looking forward to meeting you at the arnold.


    Thanks Eric23

    I agreee it would be nice to have a handoff person, but working at night and training at 3-5 in the morning makes getting a training partner difficult.
    I really don't have problems with the unracking as it seems to make weights I get handoffs on in competitions much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayagain View Post
    I love watching your videos. "Five-oh-five, baby!!!" Great intensity.
    Thanks sayagain


    I appreciate the comment.
    Do I have an accent?? I never noticed

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    I don't think I ever have as much fun watching people lift weights as I do you buffman! You seem like a fun person to train with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokinHawk View Post
    good work man.
    I should be at lancaster the 22 hopefully taking the 165 nasa raw record on the bench
    Thanks smokinHawk

    I hope you are there and make sure to introduce yourself.
    I would enjoy talking with you.

    Have a great day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Downey View Post
    Great work i personally dont and have never done rev. bands i really dont see the point. You look like a pretty strong guy. You really should use a spotter. You can never know what might happen to do that weight with out one Im sorry if I insult you but its stupid.


    Eric

    The idea of reverse bands is to mimic lifting in a bench shirt.
    As for a spotter, I have the pins set to catch the weight should I miss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffman View Post
    Eric

    The idea of reverse bands is to mimic lifting in a bench shirt.
    As for a spotter, I have the pins set to catch the weight should I miss!
    accidents can happen on the way down, I tore my bicep and pec minor at the beginning of my decent. I would have been screwed if I didn't have a lot of good spotters around me to pull the weight off me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGUITAR View Post
    I don't think I ever have as much fun watching people lift weights as I do you buffman! You seem like a fun person to train with!
    Thanks BFGUITAR

    I really try to make the videos fun and entertaining.
    Watching someone just lift without some personality thrown in can be really dull.
    I really appreciate your kind words.
    Thank You and have a great day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickW View Post
    accidents can happen on the way down, I tore my bicep and pec minor at the beginning of my decent. I would have been screwed if I didn't have a lot of good spotters around me to pull the weight off me.
    Thanks NickW for your concern.

    I would love to have a few training partners but lifting at 3 in the morning tends to be a tough sell.
    Also I have missed several attempts over the years but so far the pins have served me well everytime.
    I have strained my pec lifting before and just set the weight on the pins.
    It didn't feel good, but was very safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffman View Post
    Thanks NickW for your concern.

    I would love to have a few training partners but lifting at 3 in the morning tends to be a tough sell.
    Also I have missed several attempts over the years but so far the pins have served me well everytime.
    I have strained my pec lifting before and just set the weight on the pins.
    It didn't feel good, but was very safe.
    lol, I can see that being a tough sell! Is there a reason for having to train at 3am?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffman View Post
    Eric

    The idea of reverse bands is to mimic lifting in a bench shirt.
    As for a spotter, I have the pins set to catch the weight should I miss!
    Ok so they mimic a bench shirt. Im pretty sure that when I benched my 625 that when it hit my chest it was 625 still. 625lbs a pressure in my hands. Now you and a band to that it actually takes weight off the bar just as it adds weight when on the floor. you loaded 500lbs on the bar with a band that takes away more than 100lbs at the chest. So I started with 600+ in my hands and ended with 600+. You start with 505 and have what 380 if not less at your chest then press back up to 505. Which its not 505 b/c the bands are already pulling weight off the bar. Im not knocking you bro I just hate to see people spinning there wheels when they can spend that much time and intensity on something thats gonna really help.
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    Buffman does wear a shirt when he competes, I think he's just trying to get as close as he can since he doesn't wear a shirt in training because of a lack of training partners

    i'm a big fan of reverse band benching. They are great for helping you develop speed and are a great deload exercise. We do them bout once a training cycle at Westside.


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