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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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    Meet Results; 1000 lb Total Achieved

    I competed in the USAPL 2008 Maryland State Powerlifting Championship yesterday at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis MD.

    I won 1st Place in the Masters 40-49 181 lb Class.

    Here is how it went:

    Squat: 145 kg (320 lbs)
    Bench Press: 120 kg (265 lbs)
    Deadlift: 190 kg (419 lbs)

    Total: 1004 lbs

    I will have the exact USAPL scoring when USAPL Maryland officially posts their results.

    Details:

    Arrived in Annapolis carsick and on antibiotics for an infected boil in my nose. Got 6 1/2 hours sleep before the weigh-in at 8:15 AM. Sucessfully made 181 3/4 lb weight class by weighing in at 179 lbs. Didn't have time to eat anything except 2 Ensure before lifting started. I was in the 3rd flight, which ended with the 181 lb Class (198-SHW lifted in the afternoon).

    Squat:

    1st Attempt: Opener at 292 lbs. Rushed up to the platform sans wrist wraps due to bad timing. My training partner barely got my knees wrapped properly. Smoked it. 3 Whites

    2nd Attempt: Gym and Meet PR attempt: 319.5 lbs. Again, knees wrapped not as tight as planned due to my training partner (yes, he took the blame). At least wrist wraps on. Smoked it. 3 Whites

    3rd Attempt: 330.5 lbs. Knees wrapped super tight. Walk out heavy but good. Dropped into hole. Felt as if proper depth was hit. Blasted out of the hole easy - not a grinder. Head Judge "Niko" Hulslander gave me a White Light; two side judges: 2 Red Lights

    I had failed to break parallel on the 3rd attempt. Not disputed. Confirmed by my training partner.

    End of Squat: 319.5 lbs

    Bench Press:

    1st Attempt: Opener set lower at 248 lbs. Smoked it. 3 White Lights
    (training partner warned me I was raising head)

    2nd Attempt: 265 lbs Smoked it. 1 Red; 2 Whites. Head judge saw me move head.

    3rd Attempt: PR tie at 281 lbs. Smoked it. 3 Red Lights
    My head was flapping in the breeze. I think this was due to carelessness and nervousness.

    End of Bench Press: 265 lbs.

    Deadlift:

    1st Attempt: Opener at 391.2 lbs. Smoked it. 3 White Lights

    2nd Attempt: Meet PR attempted; attempt to break 1000 lb Total: 418.7 lbs. Hitched due to form issues. Locked out with bounce at top: 3 Red Lights

    3rd Attempt: (repeat): Meet PR attempted; attempt to break 1000 lb Total: 418.7 lbs. Smoked it. 3 White Lights

    End Deadlift: 418.7 lbs

    Closing thoughts: I learned a lot. Felt as if I received strict but very fair judging. Would welcome facing all of these judges again. I need to get back to the gym and work on my weaknesses in form, and to continue increase my strength. Very happy with meet results and breaking 1000 lb milestone. Got carsick on drive back, and my nose is still infected.

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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    Great job, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrin0tk View Post
    Great job, man!
    Thank you jbrin0tk!

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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    Nice Job Smitsky!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFHill View Post
    Nice Job Smitsky!!!
    Thanks a lot FFHill

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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    ANVIL POWER Detard's Avatar
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    Congrats man! That is great!
    w:225lbs. h:5'10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    Congrats man! That is great!
    Thanks Detard

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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    Nice job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    Nice job!
    Thanks Ben. Gotta love those Convict Pros!

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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    Nice work man! Very impressive!
    5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW

    Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)

    Total - 1236 (1168.4)

    Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painzer View Post
    Nice work man! Very impressive!
    Thanks Painzer.

    Yeah, I was hoping to hit it last meet, but it's been elluding me bigtime

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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    Congratulations man. Next stop, 1100?
    Roll Tide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarstenDD View Post
    Congratulations man. Next stop, 1100?
    Thanks Man! I'm sure trying!

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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    Congrats man, that's a huge milestone.
    "Fine, if I'm not allowed to light it on fire, can my imaginary friend?"

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    Great job, man!
    Age: 20
    750/425/625/1800 at SPF Georgia State meet on 8/07/10
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosley1990 View Post
    Great job, man!
    Thanks a lot mosley1990

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runty View Post
    Congrats man, that's a huge milestone.
    Thanks Brother. It certainly is

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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    Congrats man, thats freaking awesome, I was actually going to compete in that meet but my numbers are too small right now haha, all my buddies went up there, one was for the 242 class as a junior and then 2 275ers that are strong as hell also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePunisherson View Post
    Congrats man, thats freaking awesome, I was actually going to compete in that meet but my numbers are too small right now haha, all my buddies went up there, one was for the 242 class as a junior and then 2 275ers that are strong as hell also.
    Thanks Bro.

    Yeah, some of those big guys were spectacular. One guy pulled 700+ Raw

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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    Nice job! 1000 lb. club is pretty cool! 1100 coming up!
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big o Boy View Post
    Nice job! 1000 lb. club is pretty cool! 1100 coming up!
    Thanks a lot Bro!

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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    Great job, congratulations!

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew View Post
    Great job, congratulations!
    Thanks Drew

    You know, I couldn't get my Katana to work

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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    Congratulation!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NASAKYCHAIRMAN View Post
    Congratulation!!
    Thanks J. T.

    5'9" 197 lbs 50 Years Young
    Powerlifting Total (single ply): 1101 lbs.
    Bench (raw): 245 X 8
    Incline Bench Press (raw): 225 lbs. X 8
    Strict Standing Military Press: 190 X 1
    Training Journal.

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