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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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    Warmup
    Jumping jacks and situps 3 sets

    Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    120 x 5
    170 x 2
    190 x 2

    218 x 5
    218 x 5
    218 x 5

    DL
    120 x 5
    210 x 3
    260 x 2
    300 x 1

    Add straps
    333 x 3
    333 x 3

    No straps
    333 x 1

    Grip (rack pull and hold)

    300lb x 7s (double overhand)
    300lb x 4s (double overhand)
    300lb x 3s (double overhand)

    300lb x 8s (right hand sup)
    300lb x 7s (left hand sup)
    300lb x 6s (right hand sup)

    20lb hex dumbbell work
    Was able to hold 20lb for 25s a few times so will move up to 25lb


    Stretch
    Last edited by teeroy; 04-05-2009 at 07:33 PM.

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    Off a day. Took a flight home last night so couldn't work out.

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks, situps

    Squat

    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    120 x 5
    170 x 2
    200 x 2

    220 x 5
    220 x 5
    220 x 5

    Bench

    Bar x 10
    85 x 8
    120 x 3
    170 x 5
    170 x 5
    170 x 5

    BOR

    120 x 5
    140 x 5
    140 x 5
    140 x 5

    Superset JM, lat, and curls

    JM Presses

    Bar x 10
    53 x 10 (thumb from smooth)
    53 x 10 (half thumb from smooth)
    53 x 10 (on smooth)

    Like on the smooth, felt that on my triceps the most

    Lat Pulldowns

    170 x 3
    165 x 3
    160 x 5
    150 x 5

    My lat machine at home is old and not as smooth as the gym thus the less weight

    dumbell Curls

    30 x 12
    30 x 8
    30 x 6

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    4/10/2009

    Warmup
    Jumping Jacks, rotator cuff band work, situps

    Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    120 x 5
    170 x 2
    200 x 2
    223 x 5
    223 x 5
    223 x 5

    Bench

    Bar x 10
    120 x 5
    173 x 5
    173 x 5
    173 x 5

    BOR

    120 x 5
    143 x 5
    143 x 5
    143 x 5

    OHP

    93 x 12
    93 x 11

    Jumping Pullups

    BW x 20
    BW x 20


    Stretch
    Last edited by teeroy; 04-12-2009 at 10:32 AM.

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    4/12/2009

    Light squat day. Squatted heavy on wed and fri and am feeling it. Also, its Easter so had to hurry.

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks and situps 3 sets

    Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    120 x 5
    170 x 5
    190 x 5

    DL
    120 x 5
    210 x 3
    260 x 2

    Add straps
    333 x 5

    No straps
    333 x 1

    Grip (rack pull and hold)

    No rack pull and holds today due to it being easter and gotta finish.

    20lb hex dumbbell work



    Stretch
    Last edited by teeroy; 04-12-2009 at 10:31 AM.

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    Switching up my routine a bit to work better with the travel and basketball on Tue/Thur.

    Doing deads on Friday's now and bench on Sun/Wed.

    Not entirely happy with my squats today. My legs are still totally fatigued from last week. Only theory I can think of is that last week I started going lower with my hips for DL's and so am incorporating my quads more and my legs are adjusting. Well, I'd rather get my form correct even if it means that in these beginning days of lifting I have to decrease the weight sometimes when making a form change.

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks and situps 3 sets

    Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    120 x 5
    170 x 2
    190 x 2

    213 x 5
    213 x 5
    203 x 5

    DL
    120 x 5
    210 x 3
    260 x 2

    290x5x3 no straps

    Grip (rack pull and hold)

    No rack pull and hold this week since I did the 290x5x3 with no straps


    Stretch and foam roll

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    4/19/2009

    No leg work today. My legs are still screaming bloody murder so need a rest week.

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks, sit ups

    Bench

    Bar x 10
    120 x 5
    150 x 2
    178 x 5
    178 x 5
    178 x 5

    BOR

    120 x 5
    148 x 5
    148 x 5
    148 x 5

    OHP

    98 x 10
    98 x 10

    Jumping Pullups

    BW x 20
    BW x 20


    Stretch

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    4/22/2009

    I hate benching at 24 hour fitness. The benches are about 12" off the ground and I can't get a good arch. They are also narrow and my lats hang over the side so I'm wobbly.

    Warmup
    Walked to gym

    BOR

    115 x 5
    145 x 5
    145 x 5
    150 x 5

    Bench

    Bar x 10
    95 x 8
    135 x 2
    155 x 2
    175 x 3
    175 x 3
    175 x 3

    Lat Pulldowns

    150 x 12
    160 x 10
    160 x 10

    Dumbell Curls (superset with lat pulldowns)

    35 x 5
    30 x 6
    30 x 6

    Dumbell bench

    45 x 10 incline was hurting my shoulder
    50 x 12 flat
    50 x 12 flat

    Abductor Machine

    90 x 12
    110 x 12
    110 x 12

    Rope Pushdowns

    50 x 15
    60 x 15
    65 x 20

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    Trying box squats for the first time so just getting used to it and finding out what weight to work out at.

    The only box I have right now is 14.5" which is probably a bit too high. Will have to get/make a lower box.

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks and situps 3 sets

    Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8

    Switch to box squats

    Bar x 8
    83 x 5
    103 x 2
    108 x 2
    113 x 2
    123 x 2
    133 x 2
    138 x 2
    143 x 2
    143 x 2
    148 x 2
    148 x 2

    DL
    120 x 5
    210 x 3
    280 x 2
    330 x 1

    368x1x5 singles, 5 min rest, No straps

    Grip (rack pull and hold)

    330lb x 15s (double overhand)
    330lb x 15s (double overhand)
    330lb x 8s (double overhand)

    25lb hex dumbbell work - 2 x 45s each hand


    Stretch and foam roll

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    Warmup
    Jumping jacks, sit ups

    Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    120 x 5
    170 x 2
    203 x 5
    203 x 5
    203 x 5

    Squat form starting to feel better at the 200+ weight so should be able to start increasing weight again soon.

    Bench

    Bar x 10
    120 x 5
    150 x 2
    180 x 5
    180 x 5
    180 x 5

    Almost didn't get the last rep up. probably only increase a pound or two next week.

    BOR

    120 x 5
    153 x 5
    153 x 5
    153 x 5

    OHP

    103 x 10
    103 x 8

    Jumping Pullups

    BW x 20
    BW x 20

    Stretch

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    Warmup
    Jumping jacks and situps 3 sets

    Box Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    120 x 5
    148x2x10
    148 x 2
    148 x 2
    148 x 2
    148 x 2
    148 x 2
    148 x 2
    148 x 2
    148 x 2
    148 x 2

    90s rest. Was surprised how fatigued I was after this. Breathing hard, sweating.

    DL
    120 x 5
    210 x 3
    280 x 2

    338x5

    No straps

    That was hard, don't really think I locked the last rep out. Locked the knees but not sure if I locked the hips.


    Grip (rack pull and hold)

    330lb x 10s (double overhand)
    330lb x 8s (double overhand)


    25lb hex dumbbell work
    2 x 60s each hand

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    Got a new bar. Last bar got bent. A Hampton 700lb rated bar. The rings are further apart on this bar. 32" on this bar compared to 29.25" on my last bar. The bar is longer too which means I'm going to try squatting while holding out at the collars since I can do that with this bar and rack combo.

    Really liked squatting with my hands out to the collar. Made the weight not feel so heavy on my back and seemed like it was easier to keep tight in the hole. Also squatted with my knees in a bit closer and my knees didn't come in. Yeah, movin' on up in the squat.

    Could only put ring finger on the ring when benching because my rack is so narrow. Wouldn't be able to go out to middle finger or index finger on the ring with this bar/rack combo.

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks, sit ups

    Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    133 x 5
    173 x 2
    173 x 2
    183 x 5 getting used to grip at collars
    193 x 5
    203 x 5
    208 x 4

    Bench

    Bar x 10
    133 x 5
    153 x 2
    181.5 x 4
    181.5 x 4
    181.5 x 3

    Weak!!! Will be back at this weight next time.

    BOR

    133 x 5
    158 x 5
    158 x 5
    158 x 5

    OHP

    105 x 10
    105 x 8

    Jumping Pullups

    BW x 20
    BW x 20


    Stretch

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    Warmup
    Jumping jacks and situps 3 sets

    Box Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    133 x 5
    153x2x10

    90s rest.
    DL
    120 x 5
    210 x 3


    300x5x3

    4 min rest
    tough

    Grip

    Rack pull and hold - none

    25lb hex dumbbell work
    2 x 60s each hand

    Stretch

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    5/10/2009

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks, sit ups

    Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    133 x 5
    183 x 2
    203 x 5
    208 x 5
    213 x 5
    218 x 2

    Bench

    Bar x 10
    133 x 5
    153 x 2
    181 x 5
    181 x 5
    181 x 3

    Pinky on the ring

    BOR

    133 x 5
    163 x 5
    163 x 5
    163 x 5

    Need to start holding it at the top and letting down slower

    OHP

    108 x 8
    108 x 6

    Jumping Pullups

    BW x 20
    BW x 20

    Stretch

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    Warmup
    Bike 5 minutes, situps

    Dumbbell Bench

    65 x 10 x 2
    65 x 7

    BOR

    135 x 5
    165 x 5 x 3

    Abductor Machine

    110 x 12
    110 x 12
    110 x 12

    Adductor Machine

    90 x 12
    110 x 12
    110 x 12

    Rope Pushdowns

    65 x 20
    65 x 15 x 2

    Lat Pulldowns

    160 x 10 x 2
    160 x 8

    Dumbell Curls (superset with lat pulldowns)

    30 x 10
    30 x 6
    30 x 3

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    5/15/2009

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks and situps 3 sets

    Box Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    133 x 5
    158x2x10

    90s rest.
    DL
    120 x 5
    223 x 3
    293 x 2

    373x1x5

    5 min rest

    Grip (rack pull and hold)

    No grip work today

    Stretch


    Deadlift videos. 373lbs.

    Set 3

    Video


    Set 4

    Video


    Set 5

    Video

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    5/17/2009

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks, sit ups

    Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    133 x 5
    183 x 2
    208 x 5
    213 x 5
    218 x 5
    223 x 2

    Bench

    Bar x 10
    133 x 5
    153 x 2
    181 x 5
    181 x 5
    181 x 5

    Pinky on the ring

    BOR

    133 x 5
    168 x 5
    168 x 5
    168 x 5

    Getting tired on the last reps and form breaking down, probably need to start going up in weights slower now. Maybe start doing dumbell Kroc rows on Wednesdays to switch it up for a while.

    OHP

    118 x 5
    118 x 6
    118 x 6

    Switched up OHP this week and went heavy for 3x5

    Jumping Pullups

    BW x 20
    BW x 20

    Stretch


    Will post some vids of today's workout once they are done processing on youtube.

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    Vids of 5/17/2009 workout:

    Squats - not getting as low as I thought I was.

    218lbs

    Video


    223 lbs

    Video


    Bench - not sure if this is a good angle to record or not

    Warmup - 133lbs

    Video


    Warmup - 153lbs

    Video


    181lbs Set 1

    Video


    181lbs Set 2

    Video


    181lbs Set 3

    Video


    Bent Over Rows

    Warmup 133lbs

    Video


    168lbs

    Video

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    5/20/2009

    Dropped the weight on BOR and was at the gym so had a big mirror I could use to make sure I was keeping my back straight. Also made sure I didn't use my legs to help drive the weight up.

    Warmup
    Walk to gym

    Dumbbell Bench

    70 x 8 x 2
    70 x 5

    BOR

    135 x 5
    145 x 5
    150 x 5

    Abductor Machine

    130 x 12 x 3

    Adductor Machine

    110 x 12
    130 x 12 x 2

    Rope Pushdowns

    50 x 15
    50 x 12
    50 x 10

    Different machine today so had to drop the weight because the weights are different on different machines

    Lat Pulldowns

    160 x 10
    160 x 9
    160 x 8

    Dumbell Curls (superset with lat pulldowns)

    30 x 8
    30 x 5
    30 x 4

    JM Press

    60 x 8
    60 x 7
    60 x 7

    Stretch / Foam Roll

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    5/22/2009

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks and situps 3 sets

    Box Squat

    10" box

    Going this low was very humbling. Felt it in places on my legs I haven't felt before when doing squats so I think this low box will be good.

    BW x 10
    Bar x 5
    93 x 5
    133x2x10

    90s rest.
    DL
    120 x 5
    223 x 3
    293 x 2

    338x3
    338x3


    Adjustments: Bent more at the knees so I could drive with the legs more. Focused on driving with the heels. Focused on keeping back arched (not bowed).

    Adjustments for next week: Need to go lighter on the weight as my back was still bowing just a little bit with this weight. Probably don't need to go down much - maybe 30lbs to see how that goes.

    Hips seemed to drive up first before the weight came off the ground. This would then cause me to bend over too far and make my back bow. Need to research how to correct that.

    Grip (rack pull and hold)

    No grip work today

    Stretch

    Videos

    I know, I know, not a great box. But, the bench I was using is slightly above parallel and I really want to be box squating below parallel. To be honest, it worked pretty well but I probably should make something that is more sturdy.

    Warmup (93 lbs)

    Video


    133lbs set 1

    Video


    133lbs set 10

    Video


    Deadlifts


    133lbs

    Video


    223 lbs

    Video


    293 lbs

    Video


    338 lbs Set 1

    Video


    338 lbs Set 2

    Video

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    5/27/2009

    Warmup
    Walk to gym

    Dumbbell Bench

    70x10
    70x6
    70x5
    50x14

    BOR

    135x5
    155x5x3
    145x5
    135x5

    Abductor Machine

    130 x 12 x 2
    150 x 12

    Adductor Machine

    130 x 12 x 2
    150 x 12

    Rope Pushdowns

    50 x 15
    50 x 13
    50 x 12

    Lat Pulldowns

    160 x 10
    160 x 10
    160 x 9

    Dumbell Curls (superset with lat pulldowns)

    30 x 10
    30 x 6
    30 x 5

    JM Press

    60 x 10
    60 x 9
    60 x 6


    Stretch

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    5/30/2009

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks, sit ups

    Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    133 x 5
    183 x 3
    203 x 5
    208 x 5
    218 x 5
    223 x 3

    DL

    120 x 5
    223 x 3
    293 x 2
    313x3x3

    Form work on DL's. Working on not letting the hips rise first and not bowing the back.

    Deadlift:

    313lbs Set 1

    Video


    313lbs Set 2

    Video


    313lbs Set 3

    Video

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    5/31/2009

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks, sit ups

    Bench

    Bar x 10
    133 x 5
    153 x 3
    183 x 4
    183 x 4
    183 x 4

    153 x 10

    Pinky on the ring

    BOR

    133 x 5
    153 x 5
    153 x 5
    153 x 5

    OHP

    108 x 7
    108 x 7
    108 x 6

    Jumping Pullups

    BW x 20
    BW x 20


    Stretch

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    Warmup
    Jumping jacks, sit ups

    Box Squat 2" below parallel
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    133x3x10
    133x3x10
    133x3x10
    133x3x10
    133x3x10
    133x3x10
    133x3x10
    133x3x10
    133x3x10
    133x3x10

    DL

    120 x 5
    223 x 3
    293 x 2
    313x3x3

    Form work on DL's. Working on not letting the hips rise first and not bowing the back.

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    First day working out with my new power rack. Very nice. Makes me feel more secure working out w/out a spotter and I feel like I'll be able to go for that extra rep now where I couldn't before.

    Warmup
    Jumping jacks, sit ups

    Squat
    BW x 10
    Bar x 8
    133 x 5
    183 x 3
    203 x 5
    213 x 5
    223 x 5
    228 x 2

    Bench

    Bar x 10
    133 x 5
    153 x 3
    183 x 5
    183 x 5
    183 x 3

    153 x 11

    Pinky on the ring

    BOR

    133 x 5
    153 x 5
    153 x 5
    153 x 5

    These are feeling better now with keeping my back tight and not bowing and also not using any leg drive. Should be able to start increasing weight next week.

    OHP

    108 x 7
    108 x 7
    108 x 6

    Jumping Pullups

    BW x 20
    BW x 20


    Stretch

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