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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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    Workout - February 13, 2009

    Wide Stance Squat
    135x5, 225x5, 275x3, 315x1, 335x1, 350x1(PR)

    Barbell Shrugs
    135x20, 225x20, 275x20, 315x20, 315x20

    Good Mornings
    2 Sets x 10 @ 135

    Plank W/90 lbs (1 Minute)

    Not a very long day today. Just wanted to get the squat in and a couple augs. Getting closer to meet day!

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    Workout - March 16, 2009

    ME Bench Day
    No Shirt - 135x10, 185x6, 225x5, 275x1
    Shirt - 285x1, 295x1, 300x1, 315x1 - Took shirt off
    No Shirt - 225x6x2, 275x1, 285x1

    4 Board - Thumb From Smooth
    2 Sets x 3 - Worked up to 295 - Felt heavy today..haven't done them in awhile, so no biggie.

    T-Bar Rows
    5 Sets x 15 - Worked up to 3 Plates

    Tricep Pushdowns (V-Bar)
    5 Sets x 15

    Not the greatest workout today. Feeling a cold coming on, but it could have been a million and one things. My core lifts didn't go down at all, so not too worried. Going to do my opener next week and that will be it. Competition day is March 28th, getting pretty pumped!
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    Workout - March 19, 2009

    Dynamic Bench
    Wide Grip (Ring Finger on Ring)

    235x3, 235x3, 235x3, 235x3, 235x3, 235x3

    Close Grip Tricep Bench
    135x10, 185x10, 205x6

    Face Pulls (Green Band)
    5 Sets x 15

    Tricep Pushdowns (V-Bar)
    5 Sets x 12

    Wide Grip Pullups
    1 Set x 10

    Feel like absolute **** today. Coming down, or mid-way through a cold. Hacking up a lung, but sucked it up and did the lifts. Probably the ugliest lifts I've ever seen but you'll have that. Main goal right now is to just get healthy seeing as though I'm 10 days out from competition. Will update tomorrow!

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    March 28 Full Meet Layout

    The following are what I plan to do for lifts at the upcoming meet. Did my openers today and everything felt light as hell. Cant wait!

    Squat
    - 315, 350, 385 (Loose briefs)

    Bench - 300, 315, 335 (Inzer/Katana Single)

    Dead - 405, 425, 455

    I'm doing what I know I can get. However, if the lifts go well and I get a fourth attempt, I will try for PRs!

    Competing in the 198 weight class.
    Last edited by wimarine88; 03-23-2009 at 02:10 PM. Reason: had to add competition weight

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    First Meet!!!!

    So, got my first meet behind me, and I have to say..what a rush! Missed two attempts (1 bench, 1 squat), but hey, just being there was such an awesome opportunity. Lot of pretty strong guys, so definitely have some goals in mind! Oh, yeah, my buddy Mark took best lifter in the teen senior open, and I believe he also took first place in his weight class, other buddy Adam also took first at 308 and I took first in my weight class at 198! Anyways, here are the results:

    Squat
    315, 350, 405 (fail.not by much..Mark said if my wraps would have been tighter, but its all good..goal for next time)

    Bench
    300, 315 (fail, lost tightness), 315 (smoked it)

    Deadlift
    405, 455, 500 - 405 felt light as hell, so I said screw it, throw my gym best on there...that flew up like nothing so I went for 500..went up pretty damn easy! Lots of room to improve, and definitely excited for more upcoming meets!

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    Workout - March 30, 2009

    Max Effort Day

    Dumbbell Bench
    5 Sets x 10 - Worked up to 85 lb Dumbbells

    Close Grip Bench
    5 Sets x 10 - Worked up to 195

    Overhead Tricep Extensions
    5 Sets x 15 - Used a 55/65 lb Dumbbell

    -Super set with-

    Tricep Pushdowns
    5 Sets x 12

    Chest Supported Rows
    5 Sets x 10 - Worked up to 6 plates and 2 25's

    Lat Pulldowns
    5 Sets x 10

    Wasn't really expecting too much today. Had a meet this weekend, so only had one day off. All things considered, workout went well. Didn't hit big numbers, but got some good volume work in and felt great afterwards! Starting a powerlifting diet to lean out a bit while maintaining strength and actually get bigger hopefully!
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    Wow some crazy strong stuff in here man! Congrats on doing awesome at your first meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashkills View Post
    Wow some crazy strong stuff in here man! Congrats on doing awesome at your first meet.
    Thank you very much! Appreciate you checking out the log..hows your training going?

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    Its going pretty well. Current bests are bench 185lbs, squat 225lbs, and deadlift 305lbs.

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    goals

    You looking to maintain or just get hyooge? haha..i'm assuming the latter, judging by the site..

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    March 31, 2009

    It was 6 AM and there I was....awake, getting ready to go do some cardio...whoopee!

    10 Minute treadmill at 5.8 pace, about 10 minutes on the bike, and finished up with 10 minutes (level 15) at a decent clip on the elliptical.

    Its always a beast getting back into cardio, but I think it will definitely be good to throw it back in the mix. Started the "powerlifting" diet today..will get HYOOGE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimarine88 View Post
    So, got my first meet behind me, and I have to say..what a rush! Missed two attempts (1 bench, 1 squat), but hey, just being there was such an awesome opportunity. Lot of pretty strong guys, so definitely have some goals in mind! Oh, yeah, my buddy Mark took best lifter in the teen senior open, and I believe he also took first place in his weight class, other buddy Adam also took first at 308 and I took first in my weight class at 198! Anyways, here are the results:

    Squat
    315, 350, 405 (fail.not by much..Mark said if my wraps would have been tighter, but its all good..goal for next time)

    Bench
    300, 315 (fail, lost tightness), 315 (smoked it)

    Deadlift
    405, 455, 500 - 405 felt light as hell, so I said screw it, throw my gym best on there...that flew up like nothing so I went for 500..went up pretty damn easy! Lots of room to improve, and definitely excited for more upcoming meets!
    AWESOME work brother!! That's great.
    Goal = IM 70.3 Racine 2010 (Sub 5 hour)
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    thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by TUEFELHUNDEN View Post
    AWESOME work brother!! That's great.
    Thanks man! Hows your training going?

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    Workout - March 31, 2009

    Decided not to dead lift today, so did squat instead. Lower back was a little sore, so just kept it light and did work sets. Mostly just an auxiliary day to get the blood flowing!

    Squat - Wide Stance
    135x5, 225x5, 225x8, 225x5, 275x3

    Barbell Shrugs
    135x20, 225x20, 275x20, 275x20, 225x20

    Hamstring (Leg Curls)
    5 Sets x 15

    Calve Raises
    3 Sets x 10

    Planks and Leg Lifts - Til' it burned

    Just a good day to get work sets in. Tomorrow will be high intensity intervals in the morning and maybe a few aux lifts. Thursday will be dynamic bench and probably 4 boards.

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    Strong stuff man! In regards to your earlier question, im looking to get strong as hell for football next season!

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    Nice efforts man, looking strong.

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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Nice efforts man, looking strong.
    Thank you! And thanks to everyone else that reads as well, the support helps a lot!

    Have a bench meet coming up in April and there is a full meet in June that I'm thinking about doing..we shall see!

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    April 1, 2009

    Wednesdays are days off so just did some AM cardio. 20 minutes of high intensity intervals on the elliptical and a 5 minute cool down. Actually felt pretty good other than the fact we were up at 6:30 am to do it

    Dynamic bench tomorrow, one of my favorite days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimarine88 View Post
    Thanks man! Hows your training going?
    Pretty good. It could be better if the weather would cooperate and I could get to the track but no complaints. Thank you for asking.
    Goal = IM 70.3 Racine 2010 (Sub 5 hour)
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    Workout - April 2, 2009

    Dynamic Effort Day

    Wide Grip Bench - Ring Finger on Ring
    6x4x235

    4 Board Press - Thumb From Smooth
    275x5, 295x5, 315x3

    Barbell Rollbacks
    3 Sets x 5, 2 Sets x 15 - Worked up to 135

    Shoulder Blasters
    2 Cycles, 3 Movements/Cycle, 20 Reps/Movement - 10 lb Dbells

    Tricep Pushdowns (Purple Band)
    1x50, 2x25

    Machine Rows
    Used cable machine with the "w" bar

    Pullups/Chinups
    1x10, 3x5

    GREAT workout today! Felt awesome to get back in and get a full workout after taking the week off before meet day, the meet then feeling like ass .

    The 6 sets of 4 at 235 went easy, next week will be 6x5, then 6x6 and upping the weight again already! Tomorrow going to get in and squat again..might throw the suit on and go heavy, we'll see! Oh, did AM cardio again. 30 Minutes moderate pace bike/elliptical/treadmill.

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    Nice work today man! what exactly is a shoulder blaster?

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    Shoulder Blaster

    Quote Originally Posted by slashkills View Post
    Nice work today man! what exactly is a shoulder blaster?
    A shoulder blaster consists of 3 movements. Take 10 lb dbells. First you do flys (sp?) out to the side with arms fully extended (20 reps), then you do 20 front raises (again, arms full extended), then you bend at the waist so your body is a little lower than 45 degree angle and again do flys to the side (20 reps)...sounds easy, but if you're doing it right it should kick your ass! great shoulder exercise..

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    Workout - April 6, 2009

    Max Effort Bench

    Wide Grip Floor Press W/Chains (40 Lbs) (Middle Finger on Ring)
    135x10, 185x5, 225x5, 245x3, 275x1 PR, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5

    Regular Bench - Wide Grip
    185x5, 205x5, 215x10

    Close Grip Bench
    185x8, 205x8, 215x8, 225x4, 195x4

    Chest Supported Rows
    3x20 @ 4 Plates

    Lat Pulldowns
    3x12

    Tricep Pushdowns
    4x10

    Great workout today! Hit a PR on floor press even after not doing it for about 6 weeks. Close grip went pretty well, and all lifts felt strong. Starting a new cycle of 5/3/1 Deadlift tomorrow!

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    Super new PR with the floor presses, especially after skipping 'em a while.

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    pr

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Super new PR with the floor presses, especially after skipping 'em a while.
    Thanks, hah. Yeah, I was pretty surprised that it went up. I definitely had to nut out the last bit of it, but I'm glad strength hasn't gone down too much on our different ME lifts. We kind of got away from them for awhile due to shirt training for that last meet. We are getting back on our 5/3/1 for squat and dead, and I am still doing ME bench on monday and DE bench on Thursdays with cardio about 4-5 days a week. So far everything is going great!
    Squat - 450
    Bench - 325
    Dead - 570

    BW - 210
    BF - 13-14%


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