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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    For anyone just reading this thread, the program WORKS and it works WELL. Give it a run and be benching a whole lot more in 30 days!


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    Should someone in the first year of lifting for the first time try this routine or will gains on a newbie come no matter what?

    I started benching at 170ish and probably now close to 200. Most of this since August with 3 weeks off due to a lot of work hours w/driving, bruised ribs, and most recently my lower back from deadlifts(wrong form I believe). Was in bed for 3 days and another 2 walking all hunched over.

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    Just finished up with Week 3 of the 30lbs. in 30 days template.

    Workout 1: went well, weight felt light and fast
    Workout 2: went well, weight felt light and fast
    Workout 3: sets felt heavy (for good reason though)

    my working sets for workout 3 were 260 @ 2x2, both sets felt heavy, i was able to get both reps each set, last reps of each set had to grind out.

    Workout 3 was really insightful, first set i got stuck at the lockout, I was able to grind the rep out. Second set, although i was fatigued, i knew where the sticking point was gunna be so i was mentally prepared to do what was necessary to get past it; really pulling the bar apart and pushing the bar to my face at lockout seemed to help

    Now with all that being said, last night was my 21 birthday, so of course i went out to some bars and threw back some brews; kept hydrated throughout the night and this morning, but obviously alcohol could have dramatically effected my performance.

    I got one more week of this program, really excited to see where my max will be, even if its a modest gain of 10 lbs. i'll be psyched since i've been stuck in a rut for a couple of months. Im really gunna throw down the calories and get some sleep this week, and make sure im traing in an optimal environment (no booze).

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    One more thing, training my bench three days a week as perfected my form to another level, my set up, descend, ascend, groove have become much more second nature

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilerbreaker View Post
    Should someone in the first year of lifting for the first time try this routine or will gains on a newbie come no matter what?

    I started benching at 170ish and probably now close to 200. Most of this since August with 3 weeks off due to a lot of work hours w/driving, bruised ribs, and most recently my lower back from deadlifts(wrong form I believe). Was in bed for 3 days and another 2 walking all hunched over.

    Sure you could try the program, but you will probably make gains doing just about anything if your just starting out.

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    Just finished week 2 and it felt easier than week 1 lol. Can't wait for week 3. And I agree on the form perfecting. I'm truly finding what's working best for me on the bench.

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    Chris,
    I've read the pdf file on your program, and I like the way it looks. I've spent the last week deloading and I'll be starting your program on Monday. I'm really excited to try it. I will be trying to follow the process to a tee... Lifting routine, calorie intake, and supplements.

    However, I was wondering one thing. Can I throw in an extra leg day on the weekends? Just one day on the weekend for some squats, leg press and lunges? If not, I understand. I'll follow the exact program. But if it wouldn't hurt anything, I'd like to do legs on the weekend as well.

    By the way,
    Starting Monday, I'll be keeping a fully detailed journal, with my lifting, supplements and diet throughout the 30 day program. I hope you'll check it out.
    Last edited by Painzer; 11-15-2008 at 11:48 AM.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painzer View Post
    Chris,
    I've read the pdf file on your program, and I like the way it looks. I've spent the last week deloading and I'll be starting your program on Monday. I'm really excited to try it. I will be trying to follow the process to a tee... Lifting routine, calorie intake, and supplements.

    However, I was wondering one thing. Can I throw in an extra leg day on the weekends? Just one day on the weekend for some squats, leg press and lunges? If not, I understand. I'll follow the exact program. But if it wouldn't hurt anything, I'd like to do legs on the weekend as well.

    By the way,
    Starting Monday, I'll be keeping a fully detailed journal, with my lifting, supplements and diet throughout the 30 day program. I hope you'll check it out.
    I know it can be hard, but please trust the program and follow it exactly. You will be glad you did. Your legs will not suffer.


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    Sounds good. I'll follow it exactly. Thanks for the response.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

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    Chris, last question before I start the routine tomorrow. Can I do these for ab crunches and for the Machine ab crunches? (sorry, I can't get the pics in this thread, just click the link)

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    Last edited by Painzer; 11-16-2008 at 01:15 PM.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

    The Quest

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    That will be fine.

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    Here is my journal for the next Month for this program. It will be updated daily.

    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=118012
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

    The Quest

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    I just started the second week... lat pull downs, skull crushers, calf raises... these are things I NEVER do and thye are flying up fast. Hopefully that will help my bench

    I don't think calf raises will very much lol. Why even do them? Is there a reason they are in the routine?
    Last edited by BFGUITAR; 11-18-2008 at 11:56 AM.

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    just finished up with the second workout of week 4

    sets = 2x3 @ 245, i got the first set, second set was good till the last rep, made the mistake of exhaling before the last rep, rep felt heavy at the lockout and it wouldn't budge

    At least i know what i need to work on... my lockout.

    My weak point before was exploding off the chest, so i think i have made some process with this program.


    We'll see how friday goes

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    tomorrow is my 3rd day of week 2. I believe this will help my bench. question for you chris. im trying this using the weight i can pause at the bottom, so every rep...i pause atleast 1 second at the bottom. should i have used my touch and go max? will this effect my gains? either way....my form has never been better!
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    another quick question chris....could i switch regular dl's with deficit dl's ever other week? or should i just stick w/ regular dls?so it would be....regular, deficit, regular, deficit over this training program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosley1990 View Post
    tomorrow is my 3rd day of week 2. I believe this will help my bench. question for you chris. im trying this using the weight i can pause at the bottom, so every rep...i pause atleast 1 second at the bottom. should i have used my touch and go max? will this effect my gains? either way....my form has never been better!
    No, it is good either way so long as that is how you calculated your max. If I had to pick, I would recommend touch and go maxes and training, but no worries with the paused approach.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mosley1990 View Post
    another quick question chris....could i switch regular dl's with deficit dl's ever other week? or should i just stick w/ regular dls?so it would be....regular, deficit, regular, deficit over this training program.
    You can, but the program is only 30 days. Stick with the regular deads.


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    Chris- I know you have been saying to stick to the program, but on the lighter 1rm x2 days (mon) can i mix in some incline/decline work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11not10 View Post
    Chris- I know you have been saying to stick to the program, but on the lighter 1rm x2 days (mon) can i mix in some incline/decline work?
    I can answer that for you. No. Trust me. Read the entire thread. Do the program, nothing more, nothing less.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

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    Sounds good, I am going to give it a shot starting next week. It is nice to have that Chase Sullivan-Doyal sheet in the Adobe article too, because my max is currently around 330. Hopefully this is legit, I am going to take a couple pictures Sunday night, and i will post before/afters when I am finished! Wish me luck!
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    Luck.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

    The Quest

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    My spotter ruined my reps on the last set today. I told him no to help me, but he did.

    It went 225x2 for first set. Was fine. Second set, he helped me halfway on the first rep and prett much the whole second rep. I was so angry. I was telling him not to touch the bar the whole time which threw me off too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugen46 View Post
    My spotter ruined my reps on the last set today. I told him no to help me, but he did.

    It went 225x2 for first set. Was fine. Second set, he helped me halfway on the first rep and prett much the whole second rep. I was so angry. I was telling him not to touch the bar the whole time which threw me off too.
    Do you normally work out with this guy? If you do, sounds like you need to go over the basics with him.

    If not, that's the risk you take by grabbing some random guy to spot for you.
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

    The Quest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painzer View Post
    Do you normally work out with this guy? If you do, sounds like you need to go over the basics with him.

    If not, that's the risk you take by grabbing some random guy to spot for you.
    Yea it was a random guy. My normal workout buddy wasn't there. I asked another dude to help me on my first set and he did what he was supposed to. The second guy, not so much.

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