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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. #1376
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    Your getting very strong bro, nice work!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
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    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    Very nice!
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    Thanks bud!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flynn View Post
    Nice job grinding out that PR Bri. They just keep coming.


    I would defo say you could nail that 315x20 within a year. Great goal mate.
    Hells ya man!! I will definately hit that s***!! Thanks bud!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Great increases, bud. Keep it going!!
    Thanks brotha!

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Solid progress overall.
    Thank you my friend!

    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Your getting very strong bro, nice work!!
    Thanks bud, appreciate the words!
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    4/23/10 - cycle 8, wave 1

    Deadlift

    135 x 5
    225 x 3
    265 x 5 (65%)
    310 x 5 (75%)
    350 x 11 (85%)
    - PR

    Front squat

    45 x 5
    135 x 5
    200 x 5
    200 x 5
    200 x 5
    200 x 5
    200 x 5

    Superset #1 - Weighted decline situps/hanging leg raise

    45 x 10/bw x 10
    45 x 10/bw x 10
    45 x 10/bw x 10
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    4/24/10

    Gi Jiu-jitsu

    Rank class given by my teachers' teacher. I got my first stripe today!

    - learned a bunch of crazy half guard escapes (very technical, advanced stuff)
    - about 1 hour of rolling. 3 minutes per person, and I went against just about everyone in the class including the black belt guy that instructed the class. I'm hurtin from that s***!!!
    - everyone got promoted!
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    I really like that workout on the 23rd. Looks like something I might do. And congrats on the PR.
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    350x11?! Damn. What's your 1RM? Congrats on the PR.
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    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

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    Nice effin pulls buddy!! 11 reps is damn spiffy!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    I got my first stripe today!
    Great news, props on those big deads too.

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    ****, nice pulling! Ditto on the 1rm question. Nice squat session too.
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    Awesome work Bri! That is some crazy deadlifting!

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    Damn impressive work Bri!

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    You should change your thread title to "I am a badass"

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    Great deadlifting. 350x11 is no joke. That's some killer grip strength as well.
    "Donít fall for the crap that people are peddling on message boards, in magazines or on TV. Get your **** in order, and get your training in order. Start kicking ass, and take out the crap that doesnít matter. Start doing and believing in the stuff that works, and do it today and forever. You want science and studies? **** you. Iíve got scars and blood and vomit."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    You should change your thread title to "I am a badass"
    I second this, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    I really like that workout on the 23rd. Looks like something I might do. And congrats on the PR.
    Thanks bud!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    350x11?! Damn. What's your 1RM? Congrats on the PR.
    Thanks man! The most I ever pulled was 420 when I was 220 lbs. Now, I'd estimate that my max is probably about 405 - 410...not sure though.

    Quote Originally Posted by borracho View Post
    Nice effin pulls buddy!! 11 reps is damn spiffy!!!!
    Thanks bud! Much appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Great news, props on those big deads too.
    Thanks brotha!

    Quote Originally Posted by AKMass View Post
    ****, nice pulling! Ditto on the 1rm question. Nice squat session too.
    Thanks man....see above, haha!

    Quote Originally Posted by gatorman2k6 View Post
    Awesome work Bri! That is some crazy deadlifting!
    Thanks man, I appreciate it!

    Quote Originally Posted by slashkills View Post
    Damn impressive work Bri!
    Thanks bud!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    You should change your thread title to "I am a badass"
    Haha, nice....I just might!

    Quote Originally Posted by KoSh View Post
    Great deadlifting. 350x11 is no joke. That's some killer grip strength as well.
    Thanks brotha!

    Quote Originally Posted by AKMass View Post
    I second this, lol.
    Haha, thanks!
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    4/28/10 - cycle 8, wave 1

    OH Press

    45 x 8
    100 x 5 (65%)
    115 x 5 (75%)
    130 x 6 (85%)
    - I wanted to go for a PR, but I just barely grinded out that 6th rep, which is what I've been hitting with 130 for the last 4 times I used that weight for my last set.

    Superset #1 - clean and press/CGBP

    140 x 5/185 x 7
    140 x 5/185 x 7
    140 x 5/185 x 7
    140 x 5/185 x 6

    Superset #2 - curls in the squat rack/DB hammer curls

    90 x 8/45s x 8
    90 x 8/45s x 8

    BB Preacher curls

    85 x 8
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    Great work. Maybe switch to push press to do something different? It seems you're stuck with your OH Press. *shrug*
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    I agree with Kosh, a switch might do you good. Great work by the way.
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    Crazy pulls Bri! Thats an awesome set, I would be going nuts to see what my 1RM was. You are a patient SOB!
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    Great work Bri! I know that's the same reps you've hit for 130, but are you increasing the reps with other weights? If so, I wouldn't worry about it right now, but if you seem to have stalled, then maybe reset or switch exercises like others have suggested. Either way, keep up the great work!

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    Been maintaining strength extremely well with the overhead presses man, good deal.

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    Agree with Kosh, maybe switch to jerks. Keep it the same movement, just in a different way. Jerks are fun, you'd probably enjoy them. 405-410 deadlift, eh? We should make some kind of a deadlift comp. between us in the near future. Wait until I get a solid week or two in of training then have a challenge. A 1RM or a certain weight for as many as possible or something... you in, brah??
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    Still a nice OH Press despite progression troubles. Normally I hate squat rack curlers, but since you have a 400lb+ DL, I guess I have to make an exception, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoSh View Post
    Great work. Maybe switch to push press to do something different? It seems you're stuck with your OH Press. *shrug*
    Thanks man! I might possibly switch to a push press as my main lift eventually, but for now I'm gonna try and keep pushing the OH press. I haven't yet stalled because I'm still always hitting my target reps for the 5/3/1 set...once I stall, I'll do a reset or two then consider switching to the push press.

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    I agree with Kosh, a switch might do you good. Great work by the way.
    Thanks man, over time I'll start changing up lifts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flynn View Post
    Crazy pulls Bri! Thats an awesome set, I would be going nuts to see what my 1RM was. You are a patient SOB!
    Haha, I'm much more interested in hitting rep PR's anymore then weight PR's. This 5/3/1 stuff totally changed my way of thinking regarding lifting, but I love it!! Thanks man.

    Quote Originally Posted by gatorman2k6 View Post
    Great work Bri! I know that's the same reps you've hit for 130, but are you increasing the reps with other weights? If so, I wouldn't worry about it right now, but if you seem to have stalled, then maybe reset or switch exercises like others have suggested. Either way, keep up the great work!
    Eh, I still haven't stalled, so I'll wait until I stall to see what happens. I've always hit at least the target reps for all cycles/waves so far, so I'm good still. Thanks for stoppin in!

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Been maintaining strength extremely well with the overhead presses man, good deal.
    Thanks bud!! That's one hard a** lift to improve in. How Vincent D. pressed 405 is beyond the scope of my understanding.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Agree with Kosh, maybe switch to jerks. Keep it the same movement, just in a different way. Jerks are fun, you'd probably enjoy them. 405-410 deadlift, eh? We should make some kind of a deadlift comp. between us in the near future. Wait until I get a solid week or two in of training then have a challenge. A 1RM or a certain weight for as many as possible or something... you in, brah??
    Hmmm...I never did jerks before. I guess that's just a clean and jerk without the clean part? I'll have to look into that. I'm definately down with the deadlift comp too man, let me know when you're ready to go, and we'll talk about what it will be!

    Quote Originally Posted by AKMass View Post
    Still a nice OH Press despite progression troubles. Normally I hate squat rack curlers, but since you have a 400lb+ DL, I guess I have to make an exception, lol.
    Haha, I purposely point out that I do curls in the squat rack because I know how everyone feels about them here on this site. It's my squat rack though....no one else uses it except me, so it's mine!!! I own it!!! If I want to curl in it, I will. No one else is allowed to though except me.

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    4/29/10 - cycle 8, wave 2

    Squat

    45 x 8
    95 x 5
    135 x 5
    185 x 3
    210 x 5 (70%)
    240 x 3 (80%)
    270 x 5 (90%)
    - As s***tty as I felt yesterday, this 270 still wasn't too bad. I struggled on even the 135 warmup set because my legs were all tight, and my whole body was just beatup from the session on Wednesday....still, 270 wasn't too bad at all which was awesome!!! My goal is 315 x 20. I don't expect to hit this anytime soon, but within a year or two I want to hit that!!!

    Big superset #1 - DB bulgarian split squat/BB hack squat/dragon flags/hanging leg raises

    40s x 8/235 x 10/bw x 8/bw x 10
    40s x 8/235 x 10/bw x 8/bw x 10
    40s x 8/235 x 10/bw x 8/bw x 10

    MMA

    - intense warmup involving jumping rope, lots of situps, pushups, and bw squats, punching and kicking warmups
    - 4 rounds kickbox sparring (I still really suck at sparring...which is one of the reasons why I kinda lost interest in this MMA, and chose to focus on BJJ more)
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