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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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    Pete's Westside Training Odyssey

    I've been training using Westside Principles for about 4 months now. Before getting hooked on Powerlifting this January, I was your typical "curls for the girls, no squatting/deadlifting, chest 3x's a week" kind of guy. I've worked out since high school, but never with anykind of serious consistancy.

    Anyway, my first meet was an APF/AAPF meet this past June. I competed RAW at a bodyweight of 214lbs, I'm 23 years old and 5'11" btw, here were my numbers:

    Squat: 364lbs (narrow stance olympic style)
    Bench: 275.6bs (Just missed 314lbs, competed with close-grip as I was nursing a pec strain)
    Deadlift: 501lbs (sumo)

    Since implementing Westside/Conjugate Periodization, I've been pleased with my progress so far. My current best gym lifts are:

    Squat: 415lbs (raw wide stance)
    Bench: 325lbs (index fingers on smooth, still have nagging pec issues)
    Deadlift: 520lbs (sumo)

    I tailored the basic Westside template to fit my needs and so far so good. It looks something like this.

    Day 1: ME Squat/DL
    Day 2: ME Bench
    Day 3: Upper back/DL Assistance
    Day 4: DE Squat
    Day 5: DE Bench

    I have a push/pull meet coming up October 18th, so I'll just post my training from this past Monday on. Next week I'll only be doing light recovery/assistance stuff in prep for the meet Saturday.
    Last edited by Pete22; 11-03-2008 at 09:14 AM.

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