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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Mikes Road to 1900@275 Unequipped

    Started my new cycle today. Just click on the link in my signature to see the first cycle.

    9/30/08

    DE Bench
    135x 10
    225x 3
    325x 11

    Fat Bar Speed Bench
    125x 8 x 2 + doubled smalls

    Shoulder Horn
    2x25

    Good workout, went up 10 pounds and got 1 more rep. I will be ready for a good meet December 6th.

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    Looks like joe average, that program works well for me.

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    It is. I actually train with Jim at his house.

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    cool. The bands are the only thing that seems to work for me, but i am tring some other stuff right now, i really need to put on some size, and the low reps just dont do it for me.

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    Nice goal. Good stuff. Where is the meet in December?

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
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    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    In Pennsylvania down by Reading. I am a lifetime drug free lifter so this would be a big accomplishment for me. Right now I'm good for 735/435/675. For me to put 55 pounds on my total in 3 months is asking a lot. So I may not hit it in December but I should be pretty close.

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    Prep Phase Squat/Deadlift

    10/5/08

    SSB Squat
    290x 13 + doubled larges

    ME Deadlift
    285x 10 + short large bands

    It was a nice break to get on the safety squat bar with only doubled larges and bang out some reps. Looking back I should've done 3 plates for the SSB for a set of 10. Used a modified sumo style like Bernor today and had great success. Those Iron woody short bands doubled are a lot of tension at the top!

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    ME Bench Press

    10/8/08

    Reverse Band Bench - 3rd Hole down
    450x 6 + smalls

    ME Bench Press
    205x 3 + doubled mediums

    20 pound PR today for a triple with doubled medium bands.

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    DE SSB Squat

    10/11/08

    Safety Squat Bar Squats
    730x 5

    Very happy with todays workout. I am able to keep my back very straight and sit right down. No speed work today, had other family commitments.
    Last edited by mjc1021; 10-12-2008 at 06:27 AM.

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    DE Bench Press

    10/15/08

    DE Bench Press
    355x 8

    DB Extensions
    3x10

    H Rolls
    4x15

    Went up 10 pounds and got 8 reps again. Went for 9 but missed halfway up. No speed work today as I was at Golds Gym and had no bands. Was nice to do some extensions it has been awhile.

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    DE Deadlift, Board Benching

    10/19/08

    Trap Bar Deadlift
    600x 14

    Board Benching
    3board 115x 7 + 1/2 medium 1/2 mini
    4board 135x 7 + SAME


    Had a good workout today. The 600 felt great and I didn't have any grip issues. Dropped the 2 board as I want to make my board benching more of a tricep focused day and completely rest my chest and front delts.

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    ME Squat

    10/26/08

    ME Safety Squat Bar Squats
    330x 4 + doubled larges and doubled monster minis

    Today had a great workout with the SSB. The week off from squats along with the higher rep training is really recharging my system.

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    DE Bench Press

    10/29/08

    DE Bench Press
    370x 5

    Fat Bar Speed Bench
    125x6x2 + doubled smalls

    H Rolls
    4x15

    Today was a **** workout for me. My shoulder is killing me and my weight is down. I have also been very inconsistent with my speed work and rotator cuff work. I will be happy with a 405 bench at the meet.

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    DE Safety Squat Bar

    11/1/08

    DE Safety Squat Bar
    710x 9

    SSB Speed
    150x 8 x 2 + doubled mediums

    Lost the 10th rep forward. I was shot as this was a tough set. I think the workout on Thursday coupled with the fact that I wasn't focusing as much on technique as I should have cost me my 10th rep. Maybe, maybe not!

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    Back at it

    12/13

    I've been off the bands for 5 weeks now due to work obligations. However I was still able to train and keep some good strength hitting 405x 8 and 455x 3 in the raw front squat(o belt no wraps) as well as 365x 8 paused reps in the bench. This was my first workout back with the bands:

    ME Safety Squat Bar
    60x 5, 3 + doubled larges
    60x 2 + doubled larges and doubled mediums
    60x 1 + 2 sets doubled larges

    ME Pause Bench
    45x 5 + doubled smalls
    135x 5 + doubled smalls
    185x 10 + doubled smalls
    225x 5 + doubled smalls

    Good workout today. I have some pain in my neck from the SSB but I think I'll be ok. Will get another sq/bp workout next saturday.

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    Really strong work in here! Nice!

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    Thank You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1021 View Post
    12/13

    I've been off the bands for 5 weeks now due to work obligations. However I was still able to train and keep some good strength hitting 405x 8 and 455x 3 in the raw front squat(o belt no wraps) as well as 365x 8 paused reps in the bench. This was my first workout back with the bands:

    ME Safety Squat Bar
    60x 5, 3 + doubled larges
    60x 2 + doubled larges and doubled mediums
    60x 1 + 2 sets doubled larges

    ME Pause Bench
    45x 5 + doubled smalls
    135x 5 + doubled smalls
    185x 10 + doubled smalls
    225x 5 + doubled smalls

    Good workout today. I have some pain in my neck from the SSB but I think I'll be ok. Will get another sq/bp workout next saturday.

    Holly crap thats some crazy tension on squats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1021 View Post
    In Pennsylvania down by Reading. I am a lifetime drug free lifter so this would be a big accomplishment for me. Right now I'm good for 735/435/675. For me to put 55 pounds on my total in 3 months is asking a lot. So I may not hit it in December but I should be pretty close.
    Where at in Reading? Or did you have it already? I am out near Hershey, do you live near reading?


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    I live near Allentown. The meet was in Leesport but I couldn't do it because of work. You are about 45 minutes from where I am at in Lebanon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darracq View Post
    Holly crap thats some crazy tension on squats.
    Yeah, I know. It's over 1000. Most people don't realize the tension with doubled bands. I'll get back to you tomorrow with an email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1021 View Post
    Yeah, I know. It's over 1000. Most people don't realize the tension with doubled bands. I'll get back to you tomorrow with an email.
    Ok cool I dont have a deadlift day for awhile. The most i have used is db med and that was a lot for me on bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1021 View Post
    I live near Allentown. The meet was in Leesport but I couldn't do it because of work. You are about 45 minutes from where I am at in Lebanon.
    I have been to Allentown a few times. I am a little further out now, I moved to Palmyra. Probably would add 5 minutes on 81/78 to the trip. If you do any other meets near the Reading area, I will definitely come to check it out.


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    That sounds cool man. I'll keep everyone updated.

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