The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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  1. #501
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    Bodyweight about 210, training fasted, and on low-carb.
    Last edited by Falcon63; 10-09-2012 at 11:15 AM.

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    Falcon, great weight on the bench, but...get some friggin' safeties or a rack!
    And I think you'd do way more with better form (namely not flaring your elbows that much and staying tighter throughout/not bouncing).

    On to 400!

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    Yeah, I've been trying to fix my form on bench. My grip was WAY too narrow before, now I use wide grip and my form is MUCH better.

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    130kgx1 floor press (290 i think) @ 170... 5kg/ 10lb PR been a long time coming!

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    182.5kg/ 400lb Raw squat @ 170..... a easy 7.5kg/ 15lb PR.

    depth was bang on.

    had more in the tank but i was happy with what i got.
    last meet, GPC, Irish Open: 03/11/2012
    @ 82.5kg/ 181 junior raw
    S: 192.5kg/424
    B: 130 kg/286
    D: 225kg/495
    best gym lifts:
    S: 182.5kg/400
    B: 135 kg/300
    D: 220 kg/485

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    New post-surgery PR for squat (PLing-style, for those wondering...works hip flexors more, so I think it's more applicable to sports).

    How's the depth?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF4cv61ZrB0

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    solid depth. why no belt???
    last meet, GPC, Irish Open: 03/11/2012
    @ 82.5kg/ 181 junior raw
    S: 192.5kg/424
    B: 130 kg/286
    D: 225kg/495
    best gym lifts:
    S: 182.5kg/400
    B: 135 kg/300
    D: 220 kg/485

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    Just personal preference. I don't even wear one on DL.

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    315 incline

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    Irish open, Meet results 03/11/2012... 82.5kg/ 181...raw. junior. weighed in at 78kg/ 171lbs.
    squat: 192.5kg/ 424lbs (PR: 10kg/ 22lb)
    bench: 130kg/ 286lbs
    deadlift: 225kg/ 495lbs (PR: 5kg/ 11lbs)

    happy with my results, made for a 60kg/ 132lb PR on my total since march. and i got too meet Andy Bolton which was cool
    last meet, GPC, Irish Open: 03/11/2012
    @ 82.5kg/ 181 junior raw
    S: 192.5kg/424
    B: 130 kg/286
    D: 225kg/495
    best gym lifts:
    S: 182.5kg/400
    B: 135 kg/300
    D: 220 kg/485

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    275 Hang Power Clean:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDQl5Kg4JZM

    Didn't really get my elbows up until I after I finished the lift, but whatever.

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    Do these bots actually think people are retarded enough to click on their links?

    Anyways, 295 front squat. Not the best, but as my right knee continues to get better and stronger, I should continue to see gains.

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    Got a 315 raw bench on my me work at a bw of 163. First time really using the conjugate method, but im really liking it.
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

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    How does it look?

    Video

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    Bench Lockouts: 3 PR's on the same day

    545 x 1
    585 x 1
    600 x 1

    Palms and joints are still on fire (2 hrs later)
    Current Stats:
    5'8" @ 204lbs

    2013 Goals (single ply):
    1700lbs total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaan View Post
    How does it look?

    Video
    Looks good honestly, just need to work on your speed. I would suggest trying to sit back a little more, you're not getting much out of your legs. It's hard to tell from that angle but it looks like your shoulders are fairly far over the bar. How much weight was that?
    Last edited by Invain; 01-11-2013 at 06:20 PM.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
    http://www.youtube.com/user/invain622002

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    finally hit a 500lb deadlift

    Check Out My YouTube Channel!
    21 yrs. old >180 bodyweight
    Gym PR's
    Squat - 480 (knee wraps)
    Bench - 380 raw
    Deadlift - 525 raw and 500x3 touch and go
    http://www.youtube.com/user/GloecklFitness

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    Good job on the lift!


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    Let's play...

    Squat: 182 kg x5x2 with wraps and an Inzer TRX, straps down...+12kg on my previous best 5rm.
    BW 80 kg, IPF

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    conventional 3in deficit pull 215kg/475lb x1...

    small PR of 2.5kg/5lb

    must test my sumo soon....
    last meet, GPC, Irish Open: 03/11/2012
    @ 82.5kg/ 181 junior raw
    S: 192.5kg/424
    B: 130 kg/286
    D: 225kg/495
    best gym lifts:
    S: 182.5kg/400
    B: 135 kg/300
    D: 220 kg/485

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilxxx View Post
    Bench Lockouts: 3 PR's on the same day

    545 x 1
    585 x 1
    600 x 1

    Palms and joints are still on fire (2 hrs later)
    this is now 605lbs
    Current Stats:
    5'8" @ 204lbs

    2013 Goals (single ply):
    1700lbs total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    Looks good honestly, just need to work on your speed. I would suggest trying to sit back a little more, you're not getting much out of your legs. It's hard to tell from that angle but it looks like your shoulders are fairly far over the bar. How much weight was that?
    The blue are 20kgs, yellow bumper plates are 15, add the bar & outermost plate = 190 kilo. It's 419 lbs.

    I've figured out pretty much why the legs aren't as strong as they look, while being 70 centimeters, the quads aren't structurally in shape. Kind of tense at vastus lateralis. Don't know exactly how to get them better, but I guess if legs and glutes were working fine, it would mean more weight. Keep on training is the only thing I can come up with, it has worked rather well before (I was a skinny fuk 15 years ago)

    The 'speed' was because I underestimated the weight
    This is the usual speed when lifting, but neither is this lift work of art, as I wobble the weight at top position, instead of leaning back (I remember vaguely that the hands were yearning to put it down real soon)


    Thing is that I really want to start making better, longer, workout videos, because it would be cool as I'm a musician, and I have perfectly fitting tunes to lifting! But first I need to learn better form, in many lifts, and get a better camera (the first deadlift video was also made with cellie,but a better than the old)
    Last edited by Chaan; 02-16-2013 at 11:03 AM.

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    157.5kg/347lbs Zercher squat for 2 sets of 2 reps on an empty stomach, no warm up.

    PR of 2.5kg/5lbs for last session. Aiming for double BW zercher squat of 385lbs soon.
    The only lift I'm proud of at this point is a close stance, ass to grass zercher squat of 170kg x2 at 85kg bw. If only they held zercher squat competitions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJDANEXT0 View Post
    157.5kg/347lbs Zercher squat for 2 sets of 2 reps on an empty stomach, no warm up.

    PR of 2.5kg/5lbs for last session. Aiming for double BW zercher squat of 385lbs soon.
    Got a PR of 160kg/352lbs for 3 sets of 2 reps as planned earlier. Took a few days off cause of sore shoulder which I think helped me recover from the hard 157.5
    The only lift I'm proud of at this point is a close stance, ass to grass zercher squat of 170kg x2 at 85kg bw. If only they held zercher squat competitions...

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    In the last two weeks I hit a 70lb pr on deadlifts a 5lb pr on the bench and a 15lb pr on squats following the Cube method! Im not big on programs but I feel extremely fresh and strong since starting this, my back has been wrecked the last probably 10 months since injuring it deadlifting so I decided to switch to sumo and start the cube and I must say im pumped with the results!

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