The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Mikes' Unequipped Training Log

    My first post here so hello everyone. I've been reading one here for some time and like the atmosphere. I have been training for a meet September 13th so I figured I would post up my workouts for this meet. I'm not really raw I use a valeo nylon belt and inzer knee wraps but that is it.

    As far as training goes I double all my bands never choke. So when you see 1/2 sm that means double half over small bands. For my deadlift I use the real short iron woody bands. If anyone has any questions about my log here please feel free to ask. Thanks for reading.

    7/20/08 - start training at Jims'
    ME Squat
    405x 2 + 1/2 mediums
    305x 12 + 1/2 mediums

    7/21/08
    Reverse Band Bench
    770x 1+ med + mm

    ME Bench Press
    65x 1 + 1/2 med + mm
    *stopped there had bad pain in left bicep

    7/23
    ME DL
    315x 2 + 1/2 LG
    375x 1 + 1/2 LG

    TBDL
    570x 3
    660x 2

    7/26
    DE Squat
    545x 9

    SSB Speed
    150x8x2 + med



    7/29
    DE Bench
    315x 10

    Speed Bench
    135x 2 + 1/2 sm
    185x7x2 + 1/2 sm

    Rotator Cuff Work 4x


    8/2
    ME Squat
    345x 1 + 1/2 med and sm

    8/6
    Reverse Band Press
    545x 1 + sm

    ME Bench
    245x 3/4 + 1/2 med
    2BD 245x 1 + 1/2 med
    3BD 275x 3/4 + 1/2 med

    Rotator Cuff Work 4x


    8/9
    DE Squat
    605x 7

    SSB Speed
    200x 8 x 2 +1/2 sm
    Last edited by mjc1021; 08-17-2008 at 03:57 PM.

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    TBDL = Trap bar deadlift. My rotator cuff work is always H Rolls which I have been doing since June. I have seen very good results as far as less pain and more stability in my shoulder joint since doing these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1021 View Post
    7/26
    DE Squat
    545x 9
    Thats ridiculous!
    What are your max lifts man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reko View Post
    Thats ridiculous!
    What are your max lifts man?

    holy crap
    Last edited by ryuage; 08-12-2008 at 08:36 AM.

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    Thanks guys. My goals for September are 700/455/700.

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    DE Bench Press

    8/12
    DE Bench Press
    345x 8

    Speed Bench
    95x 5 x 2 + 1/2 mediums

    H Rolls
    4x15

    I had 10 in me for 345 but on the 8th rep lost my groove, held it on my chest, then pressed it up.
    Last edited by mjc1021; 08-27-2008 at 08:58 PM.

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    ME Squat workout

    8/17

    ME Squat
    195x 2 + 2 sets of doubled mediums

    Trap Bar Deadlift
    770x miss
    700x 2

    Solid workout today. The 2 sets of mediums felt crazy! I will be doing 2 ME weeks in a row so that I will be on target to hit a band workout as my last workout before the meet on September 13th.
    Last edited by mjc1021; 08-27-2008 at 08:57 PM.

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    ME Bench Press

    Today was a decent bench day. I'm thinking that I should be on track for 1800+ total wearing just a belt and knee wraps.

    Reverse Band Bench(we use a ladder device which makes the bands go slack very quick when we do these)

    585x 1 + medium bands

    ME Bench Press
    115x 1 paused + doubled large bands

    H Rolls 4x
    Last edited by mjc1021; 08-20-2008 at 05:39 PM.

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    ME Squat workout

    8/24/08

    ME Squat
    55x 2 x 2 + doubled greens
    55x 1 + 2 sets doubled greens
    145x 1 + 2 sets doubled greens and doubled minis
    175x 3 + 2 sets doubled greens and doubled minis

    Big workout today! That is a ton of tension and the 175 felt great.
    Last edited by mjc1021; 08-27-2008 at 08:57 PM.

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    DE Bench Press

    8/27/08

    DE Bench Press
    360x 7

    Speed Bench
    135 x 6 x 2 + doubled smalls

    H Rolls
    25x 4 x 15

    Was very surprised with the 360x 7. Was hoping for 3-5. I will have to make a 20 pound jump next time.

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    DE Squat

    8/30/08

    DE Squat
    655x 7

    SSB Speed
    200x 8 x 2 + doubled smalls

    Things keep getting better with each passing week! My best squat ever was 635x 1 and that was in November of 2007. Today I went up 50 pounds from my last free weight workout and hit the same number of reps. I'm going to start taping these workouts. I was shooting for 3-5 today and got 7. September 13th should be a good meet for me.

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    Board Bench

    8/31/08

    Board Bench
    2 Board 425x 3
    4 Board 455x 4
    5 Board 500x 5

    H Rolls 4x15

    Don't like to do a lot of board benching, never liked it but had a good workout today none the less. I'm good for 420-430 bench at the meet.

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    Will not be doing the meet in the 13th. I'm having a good cycle but not peaking yet plus having some financial issues. I will continue to train and hopefully continue to hit some good numbers.

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    ME Bench Press

    9/6/08

    Reverse Band Bench
    675x 1 larges

    ME Bench Press
    45x 1 + doubled large and monster minis

    H Rolls
    3x15
    1x20

    Tried 95 for ME bench and got planted. That has to be 600+ at the top easy.
    Last edited by mjc1021; 09-06-2008 at 12:52 PM.

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    ME Squat and Deadlift

    9/7/08

    ME Squat
    55x 3, 2 + doubled mediums
    55x 1 + 2 sets doubled mediums
    55x 1 + 2 sets doubled mediums and doubled smalls
    145x 1 + 2 sets doubled mediums and doubled smalls

    ME Deadlift
    135x 3 + smalls
    225x 1 + smalls
    335x 1 + smalls
    425x 1 + smalls
    475x 1 + smalls

    Had a very tough time breaking the bar from the pins today on my top set. It was over 900 pounds in tension and was very tough.

    For the deadlift we use the Iron woody short bands so they are like 1/2 the size of regular bands and we double them over as well.

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    DE Squat and Bench Press

    9/14/08

    DE Squat
    705x 5

    DE Bench
    400x 3

    H Rolls
    2x20
    2x15

    This a PR over my best set of 5 by 100 pounds! The weight felt so light at the top after last weeks ME squat with all that band tension.

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    Update

    2 more weeks left in this cycle. I know I am good for 725/425/650 at this point wearing just a belt and wraps. I will start a new log for my next cycle. I was very surprised too with my raw squat having taken my last warm up with 655 wearing no knee wraps or belt and it was easy.

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    Board Bench

    9/17/08

    Board Benching
    2 Board 255x 1 + doubled mediums
    3 Board 275x 1 + doubled mediums
    4 Board 315x MISS + doubled mediums

    All PRs tonight. Went for 2 on both 2 and 3 board and came within an inch of locking them out. Got 315 moving off the 4 board and really strained against it but just couldn't lock it out.

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    ME Squat

    9/21/08

    ME Squat
    145x 1 + 2 sets doubled mediums and doubled smalls

    Deadlift
    625x 1 very easy
    700x MISS

    Much better ME squat today. Killed my first rep and just missed my 2nd about 2/3 of the way up. It's a shame about the 700 deadlift as I only had about 3 inches left, just couldn't get my hips through(I pull very close stance conventional). Very happy with todays squatting!

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    No Benching

    Took off from benching this week. I'm at 435 paused right now and will just rest up for next cycle. Will hit some heavy squats tomorrow.

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    DE Squat

    9/28/08

    DE Squat
    735x 3

    SSB Speed Squat
    150x 8 x 2 + doubled mediums


    The 3rd rep was super tough. Right now I think I'm good for 750 squat in wraps and belt. I've got one more bench workout

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    New Cycle

    Started a new thread for my new cycle here:

    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...82#post2007482

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