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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #26
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    8/26/2008 - ME Bench (Again)

    I missed my squat session on Sunday due to vomiting my brains out from some sort of stomach bug so I am restarting my training cycle here.

    Reverse Band Bench - Average Band
    1x5 315
    1x3 365
    1x1 405
    1x1 440 - PR
    1x1 455 - PR - This was tough
    (+Phenom)
    1x2 455
    1x2 505 - touch
    1x1 525 - touch

    Video


    DB Rows
    1x10 105
    1x10 130
    1x11 150 - PR
    Last edited by ehubbard; 08-26-2008 at 09:57 AM.

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    8/28/2008 - DE Squat

    Foam Box Squat - Strong Band
    1x2 285
    5x2 325 - first rep was fast, second one sucked, so...
    3x2 285

    Free Squat - Raw, No Belt
    1x20 - 225 - left about five in the tank but these were tough. I was gassed after this.

    45 Degree Back Extension
    3x12 25

    I felt like on all my second reps of the speed squats with 325 I caved my chest and came forward a bit. Need to just get the form down. It feels like its been a long time since I have done speed squats (it's actually been three weeks). On top of that I had set up this three week cycle thinking I would just be doing regular box squats. Add in the foam and the weights are a little high. In fact I think i may stick with the foam for a while. Box squats so early in the morning is tough on my back so the foam will ease some of the impact.

    So the local meet that I was going to do has been cancelled, so I am thinking of possibly doing IPA Sr. Nationals or wait and see if the local meet is rescheduled and just do that one. I will probably aim to do the Jersey Power Challenge at the end of January.

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    8/30/2008 - DE Bench

    Foam Speed Bench w. Monster Minis
    3x3 135
    3x3 155
    3x3 165

    3-Board
    2x5 325
    1x3 340

    Rope Cable Rows
    3x10 150/180/200

    Gripper
    3 sets

    H Rows
    3x12 20/25/30

    Farmers Walk - 40 - 50 yards
    1x1 135 in each hand
    1x1 185 in each hand
    2x1 185 in each hand + 30 lb vest

    So I was definetly feeling a bit off today. No PR's. I think that I may have pushed it on the 455 Reverse Band on Tuesday, especially since I followed that up with shirt work. I was going to go for 5 on the 340 to set a PR on the 3 Board but after 3 reps I figured it was best to back off a bit and shut it down. I may also have needed to take a warmup set or two with the 3 board to get used to the board right after using the foam. Speed work was super fast but thats probably more due to the foam than anything else. My whole upper back is fried right now and I really cant figure out why.

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    8/31/2008 - ME Squat

    GCB Box Squat w. 3 chains per side
    (+briefs)
    1x1 410
    1x1 460
    1x1 500

    Deadlift
    1x5 440
    1x5 470
    1x5 495

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    9/2/2008 - ME Bench

    5-Board
    1x3 365
    1x1 405
    1x1 425 - misgrooved a bit, but PR

    Bench
    (+SD Phenom)
    1x1 405 - shirt was not on properly
    1x3 405 - still off
    1x1 405 - shirt still not on properly
    Decided to call it quits before I ended up with the bar on my face

    CSR
    3x8 3 plates / 3.5 plates / 4 plates

    Face Pulls
    3x 12 130

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    9/4/2008 - DE Squat

    Foam Box Squat - Strong Band
    (slightly lower box than the previous week)
    6x2 305 - form was good this time around

    Zercher Squats
    1x5 225
    1x5 275
    1x5 315

    GHR
    2x8
    1x15

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    9/6/2008 - DE Bench

    Foam Speed Bench w. Monster Minis
    3x3 155
    3x3 165
    3x3 175

    2-Board
    1x5 225
    1x5 275
    1x6 315 - PR, felt like I left 1 more in the tank
    1x5 315

    Chuck V Rows
    3x10

    H-Rows
    3x12 30

    Tate Press
    3x10 50/55/60

    Roman Chair Abs
    3x25

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    nice PR!
    23 years old
    6'3, 308 lbs

    825 Squat
    470 Bench
    645 Deadlift
    1905 total
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    Thanks Lones! The PRs have been coming every week and I am very grateful for that. Of course when you start counting rep PRs on a **** ton of exercises it becomes much easier to count them. But progress is progress, right?. On the 2-Board I had no lift off so who knows maybe I could hit 8. But, I will save it for another day. It has taken me 12 years to figure out that training to failure does not work for me.

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    Eric,
    I cant remeber if i responded to your last email.... My brain is mush...
    If you can resend it to me and shoot me a text to remind me

    CT

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    9/7/2008 - ME Squat

    Chain Squat
    (+briefs)
    (+4 chains per side)
    1x1 375
    1x1 415
    1x1 465
    1x1 505
    Had absolutely NO ONE to help me so called it quits there. Plan was to put more gear on and work to 550-600.

    Deadlift
    1x3 470
    1x3 495
    1x4 525

    GHR with Light Band
    3x10

    Reverse Hyper Machine with Light Band
    3x10 150/180/200

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris taylor View Post
    Eric,
    I cant remeber if i responded to your last email.... My brain is mush...
    If you can resend it to me and shoot me a text to remind me

    CT
    I'll hit you with another email. Hope all is well.

    Best,

    E

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    9/9/2008 - ME Bench

    3-Board
    (+3 chains per side)
    1x3 225
    1x3 275
    1x1 315
    (+ 4 chain per side)
    1x1 315
    (+ 5 chain per side)
    1x1 315

    Video


    Shirt Work
    (+ SD Phenom)
    1x2 405 - no touch
    1x1 405 - no touch
    (+ Metal Bash)
    1x1 405 - no touch, almost
    Again, I am having problems with the shirt and getting the weight down. Unfortunately I do not have any video of this hororid display of shirted benching. The Metal Bash is huuuuuuge compared to the SD Phenom that I have on loner.

    CSR
    2x8 3 plates / 4 plates
    1x6 4.5 plates

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    9/11/2008 - DE Squat

    Foam Box Squat w. Strong Bands
    1x2 285
    5x2 325

    SSB Good Mornings
    1x5 225
    2x5 275

    Dynaimc GHR
    3x8

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    nice dynamic workout man
    23 years old
    6'3, 308 lbs

    825 Squat
    470 Bench
    645 Deadlift
    1905 total
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    Thanks Man! Speed was a little lacking today as I was dead tired this morning. But I was determined to NOT lower the weight since I will be deloading next week. Stupid is as stupid does. Or I could just put in my head that DE day is not really speed day anymore. In that case I should have put more weight on the bar. Dammit. I think I need to send an email to Jim Wendler about band tension.

    Go SFW this weekend!

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    either band tension or metal gear, he loves both

    i'm working on it. i feel like ass from cutting this damn weight!
    23 years old
    6'3, 308 lbs

    825 Squat
    470 Bench
    645 Deadlift
    1905 total
    www.atlargenutrition.com

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    I posted in your new member thread, but then saw you had a journal and figured I'd post in here

    Great to see another finance guy from NYC on the board! Where in Queens is your gym? I currently in Hoboken, but am considering moving to LIC next summer. I can't stand the NYSC atmosphere anymore.
    My Journal
    http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=119765

    I think this is possibly the all-time best response on WBB. - Jorge Sanchez

    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

    From A Body Builder is Born

    i knew you were a beast but not that kinda of a beast that eats grown men and children.. lilmase

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    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner View Post
    I posted in your new member thread, but then saw you had a journal and figured I'd post in here

    Great to see another finance guy from NYC on the board! Where in Queens is your gym? I currently in Hoboken, but am considering moving to LIC next summer. I can't stand the NYSC atmosphere anymore.
    Coliseum Gym is in Glendale, Queens (http://www.coliseumgym.com/). Not exactly close to mass transit but ts a 2 mile drive from my apartment in Forest Hills. It's FAR from LIC. I got away with box squatting and deadlifting in NYSC (with my own chalk) but I was probably a week or two away from being kicked out. If you are in Hoboken and have a car, there are some gyms near you. Skiba's Barbell is one that comes to mind in Carteret.

    Now please change your avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehubbard View Post
    Coliseum Gym is in Glendale, Queens (http://www.coliseumgym.com/). Not exactly close to mass transit but ts a 2 mile drive from my apartment in Forest Hills. It's FAR from LIC. I got away with box squatting and deadlifting in NYSC (with my own chalk) but I was probably a week or two away from being kicked out. If you are in Hoboken and have a car, there are some gyms near you. Skiba's Barbell is one that comes to mind in Carteret.

    Now please change your avatar.
    Thanks for the input. I don't currently have a car in Hoboken. If I moved to Queens or Brooklyn I would probably have my car which would open up more options. I can pretty much get away with whatever I want at my current location, but the clientele and trainers drive me nuts. I had a trainer try to correct my bench form the other day and tell me to bring the bar to the very top of my chest just below my neck. It's tough to remain motivated in there. I might look at some of the more serious gyms in the city like Steele. I'm a skinny little bber type, so I don't necessarily need a place that supports powerlifting. Mainly some place that is cool with deads, chalk, etc. Thanks again.
    Last edited by cphafner; 09-13-2008 at 09:19 AM.
    My Journal
    http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=119765

    I think this is possibly the all-time best response on WBB. - Jorge Sanchez

    "you're an animal eat like one damn it!" - Wikked1

    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

    From A Body Builder is Born

    i knew you were a beast but not that kinda of a beast that eats grown men and children.. lilmase

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    9/13/2008 - DE Bench

    Speed Bench w. 2 chains per side
    3x3 175
    3x3 185
    3x3 195

    MM 5-Board
    1x10 225
    1x8 275
    2x5 315
    1x6 315

    Chin Up
    2x8
    1x13

    Shirt Work
    1x0 405 - handcuffed so I put it right bck in the racks
    1x0 405 - dumped on my stomach

    Chin Up
    1x15

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    9/14/2008 - ME Squat / DL

    Deadlift
    1x5 440
    1x3 495
    1x4 555 - PR

    Close Stance SSB Low Box Squat
    1x5 225
    1x5 275
    1x4 315

    GHR
    3x8 45

    Back Extension
    1x8 40 lb bar
    2x8 70 lb DB

    Sled - 35 yards forward / 35 yards backward
    3 trips - 4 plates

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    nice pulls dude.
    23 years old
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    825 Squat
    470 Bench
    645 Deadlift
    1905 total
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    Thanks Lones.

    Deadlifts from Sunday
    Video
    Last edited by ehubbard; 09-15-2008 at 07:46 AM.

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    9/16/2008 - ME Bench (Deload)

    Floor Press
    1x5 225
    1x5 275
    1x12 275

    Chuck V Rows
    3x12 130/140/150

    Tate Press
    3x10 50/60/70

    H-Rows
    3x12 30

    Treadmill Sprints
    4x 25 sec - 7.0 incline 9.0 mph

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