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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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    Pro Strongman | Moderator Tom Mutaffis's Avatar
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    Tom Mutaffis Gym Training 11/5/08

    Had a good workout in the gym yesterday so figured I would post up an excerpt from my training journal to give everyone an idea of the kind of workouts that I'm focusing on right now.

    Will get some pictures / video next time:

    Went to see Rock N' Rolla at the movies on Monday night but that meant that I didn't get much sleep, forced me to scrap training yesterday but it was a good movie.

    Bodyweight around 217 lbs. Am getting my diet locked in for a couple of contests.

    Warmup: 3 minutes on treadmill at 3 MPH

    Front Squats:
    135 lbs x 7 x 2 sets
    225 lbs x 3 x 2 sets
    275 lbs x 2 - Still finding the groove.
    315 lbs x 2 - Added belt and TK knee sleeves, felt better.
    375 lbs x 1 - Very easy.
    435 lbs x 3 - PR! Had to grind on the last one. Was fired up.

    Standing Push Press:
    135 lbs x 7 - strict
    240 lbs x 10 - Held the lockouts, could have maybe had a couple more.

    Hang Cleans:
    135 lbs x 5
    225 lbs x 3 - Added straps.
    275 lbs x 5 - Had to power clean the last 2 off the floor.

    Chins:
    BW x 10 + 15 second hold at the end.

    Incline Dumbell Press / Chins Superset:
    95 lbs x 15 / BW x 5, BW x 5, BW x 5 - Rested about a minute between each set of chins, felt strong.

    Finished off with some accessory work, light biceps curls, light hammer incline chest press, a set of abs.

    Going to take it easy and maybe do some circuit training tomorrow. Went to walmart and picked up some calorie countdown (healthy) chocolate milk, reduced fat mac n cheese, apple fritter loaf, pop tarts, and sub the size of my leg... time to bulk up.
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    Weight: 235 lbs | Front Squat: 510 lbs | Overhead: 375 lbs | Deadlift: 700 lbs

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    Pro Strongman | Moderator Tom Mutaffis's Avatar
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    Picture of my giant sub... 1.88 lbs (ate about half of it for lunch today)
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    Weight: 235 lbs | Front Squat: 510 lbs | Overhead: 375 lbs | Deadlift: 700 lbs

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    Damn nice session man. How was the movie?

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    Damn nice session man. How was the movie?
    I didn't know what to expect but it was actually pretty good. Unpredictable plot and was almost like an action/comedy. Would suggest it to others even though movie prices are a bit ridiculous now...
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    very interesting workout. i love strongman type training, i'd like to see some videos for sure. great work.
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    Pro Strongman | Moderator Tom Mutaffis's Avatar
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    Thanks Lones - will try to get some videos of the front squats and push presses next time. I do have a 240 lbs x 11 and 475 lbs front squat video on Youtube. Can't access them at work though.
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    You mean this one????

    Video


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    That awesome Tom! Love the DL at the end, so determined to get the left!
    The Time is Now - My Journey to 180lbs
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    Height: 6'-6'1" | Weight:160lbs | Start Weight: 140lbs | Goal Weight: 180lbs
    Bench: 176.4lbs x 5
    Squat: 187.4lbs x 2
    Deadlift: 264.6lbs x 5

    Nothing maxed yet!

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    Gosh, videos like this remind me just how far I have to go to actually be strong.

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    Pro Strongman | Moderator Tom Mutaffis's Avatar
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    Thanks guys, here is the OH pressing that I was talking about. Held each lockout for a second or two on each rep this time and used a little more legs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muie7GHOrjA
    Last edited by Tom Mutaffis; 11-06-2008 at 06:51 PM.
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    That's some GREAT stuff Tom!


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    Wow. Nice log pressing! You're throwing that thing up like a toy.
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    yeah, you are very powerful and strong. very impressive.
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    Pro Strongman | Moderator Tom Mutaffis's Avatar
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    Here is the front squat video from last month... will go for 500 lbs soon and no knee wraps this time (didn't feel like they helped much)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyNX0NQx1Jc
    Last edited by Tom Mutaffis; 11-06-2008 at 08:12 PM.
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    man your lifts are BEYOND impressive I hope to one day be nearly as strong as you

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    beastly WO man... keep it up!!
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    Oh mah gosh!!! That's a mighty big sub you have there guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew White View Post
    Oh mah gosh!!! That's a mighty big sub you have there guy!
    And mighty big arms holding it!
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    Bench: 176.4lbs x 5
    Squat: 187.4lbs x 2
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    Nothing maxed yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven001 View Post
    And mighty big arms holding it!
    My arms aren't that big anymore... they might look it because I have little hands though. I did just post something in the bodybuilding forum about training arms and have been thinking about doing german volume training to help combat some biceps tendonitis that has been nagging every once in a while from strongman.

    Will be alternating some light and heavy gym training and am getting ready for two upcoming contests:

    California's Strongest Man - December 6th in San Diego, CA

    and

    Strongest Man on the Dock - December 13th in Pensaciola, FL
    Last edited by Tom Mutaffis; 11-07-2008 at 11:41 AM.
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    Daaaaaaaammmmmmmmnnnnnn,

    Simply awesome.

    Best of luck in the up coming meets Tom,

    Ryan Hale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    Thanks guys, here is the OH pressing that I was talking about. Held each lockout for a second or two on each rep this time and used a little more legs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muie7GHOrjA
    That chick definately wanted your johnson after watching that.

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