The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Okay, so my current maxes are B 260 (250 w/pause) S 325 and D 405 (probably a little less now)

    I was thinking of progressing like this:

    B:
    240
    250
    255

    S:
    315
    325
    330

    D:
    385
    395
    405

    Think that'd work out alright? First competition too, competing in 148 class.
    Last edited by CleverName; 02-09-2009 at 01:21 PM.

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    Have your 2nd attempt be a new PR.

    As in have it 5-10#'s above your current PR. You want that 2nd lift a new PR.

    Ryan Hale

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    If this is your first ever comp, I would honestly open lower, think of it as your last warm-up. I'd go something like this:

    Squat: 300, 320, 335
    Bench: 225, 245, 260
    Deadlift: 365, 385, 415
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bango Skank View Post
    Another question; I don't train bench press. I train weighted dips and standing presses. How and when should I go about finding a target weight for my bench?
    Anyone catch this? Start benching now. Make sure you get your technique hammered out. You'll need to practice pausing as well. Only from benching will you be able to determine your attempts.
    Last edited by Chris Rodgers; 02-09-2009 at 03:16 PM.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    I sure did Chris.

    Here is from page 1 on one of my replies.

    Get working on the bench

    Ryan Hale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete22 View Post
    Not sure, as it varies depending on how many people are competing. But pretty much be prepared to spend the whole day there. The last meet I went to was Push/Pull and it was still like 5 or 6 hours.
    I didnt expect it to be that long. Also how much time between each attempts ? I guess it is prettu much different every meet but what's the shortest and longest time you've seen ?
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