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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    It's hard, but you really got to force that arch. It's almost like doing 3 things at once, lol. IMO, pulling sumo is way more technical then conventional. It is possible that the suit might be to much or maybe you just need more practice in it. But if you feel more comfortable pulling in briefs then do it. Are you still going to try a single ply suit?
    Definitely need some more time in the suit. I may go just briefs this meet, or a single ply suit. mike has a centurian i may give a go with.
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    Nice job on the speed work Brian.
    Thanks Nick.
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    6/4 Squats

    Free Squats w/ Buffalo bar
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    560x2
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    Another short day on accessories. I was actually working and left to go squat, so ill try and hit some band stuff at home. Strength is feeling good. Was still trying to find the right stance. Was an inch high all day, so next week I really have to sit in the hole and start getting to depth. The last set of 700 I think I found the right stance. I moved my feet in an inch on each side and pointed the toes out just a little more. Felt pretty stable. My goal for the meet is 750, so right now im thinking 655, 700-720ish for #2, then 750 for third. My BW right now in the am is 214, so im going to try and start to drop a little baggage now. But im not going to kill myself for this meet. If im not losing steadily, im gonna go 220. But at 198, 750 would be a new APA submaster wr, so that would be cool...meh
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    700 for 3 singles is sick dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lones Green View Post
    700 for 3 singles is sick dude!
    Thanks Lones!
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    Awesome Brian, looks amazing.

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    Strong squats B!!!!
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    Great squatting and some solid goals which I think you can get no problem the way you work.

    Nice!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Awesome Brian, looks amazing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Strong squats B!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Great squatting and some solid goals which I think you can get no problem the way you work.

    Nice!!
    Thanks guys
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    6/6 Bench

    135x8
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    335x1
    Shirt
    405x3 3 brd
    425x3 2 brd
    455x2 1brd
    475x1,0 chest (no touch and dumped 2nd rep)
    backed off weight
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    switched grip to ring on ring
    435x2 chest no touch

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    OH miniband tri ext
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    miniband pullaparts
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    Pretty frustrating night. Besides not touching, I was a mess form wise. Left wrist kept bending back and I was losing my arch from picking my dam head up. Old habit I have to break. I always benched index on ring, but now I feel its too wide for me. The last set Tone had me move it to ring and it felt better. Going to have to soak the collar next week and get this thing to touch and start adding weight. Only 5 weeks out.
    Last edited by Brian C; 06-06-2011 at 08:54 PM.
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    Relax Brian, I know you feel, believe me!
    Remember me and my meet, switching shirts about 6 weeks out. Listen to Tone and Tim they have a lot of knowledge between them and they see a lot and say a lot but take it in and think about each thing. I wa 3 weeks out and my last set that week I got my form but Tone did not let me try it again. I had to think and re think how I got it the whole week then 2 weeks out I did only my opener and was done! I was really scared but I listened to Tim and Tone and on meet day i nailed everything. But it was 3 years in the making and about a year and a half with Tone.
    Your raw lifting has to get better and work on that on your second day but light, concentrate on the head and wrist and not speed so much cause you will loose form on that.
    There is no doubt you are strong just work on the things you know that you need to do or stop doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiboy View Post
    Relax Brian, I know you feel, believe me!
    Remember me and my meet, switching shirts about 6 weeks out. Listen to Tone and Tim they have a lot of knowledge between them and they see a lot and say a lot but take it in and think about each thing. I wa 3 weeks out and my last set that week I got my form but Tone did not let me try it again. I had to think and re think how I got it the whole week then 2 weeks out I did only my opener and was done! I was really scared but I listened to Tim and Tone and on meet day i nailed everything. But it was 3 years in the making and about a year and a half with Tone.
    Your raw lifting has to get better and work on that on your second day but light, concentrate on the head and wrist and not speed so much cause you will loose form on that.
    There is no doubt you are strong just work on the things you know that you need to do or stop doing.
    Totally right Mike. Trust me, everything the 3 of you say I let sink in. Just need to find my zone again in a shirt. its been awhile
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    You will work it out........lift well at the meet and be a better lifter for it!!

    You have a great team around you so thats a big advantage!!
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    I'm sure you'll be fine, I've gone through the same BS. I'm not sure if this will make you feel any better but believe it or not, I've never touched in training. I've come close, maybe to a 1 or 1/2 board, but never touched, lol.
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    Monster squats BC. Great to see you handling that weight. You could be hitting that 750 on a 2nd by july

    Dont panic about the shirt at this point. Two of our guys are at the GPC euros in 11 days time. One only put on a brand new double rage x five weeks ago and just touched last Monday. You will get there. Just dont get frustrated. You have a great group of guys round you. You will be ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    You will work it out........lift well at the meet and be a better lifter for it!!

    You have a great team around you so thats a big advantage!!
    Thanks Nick. Having a good team is priceless.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I'm sure you'll be fine, I've gone through the same BS. I'm not sure if this will make you feel any better but believe it or not, I've never touched in training. I've come close, maybe to a 1 or 1/2 board, but never touched, lol.
    Thanks Bri. Just the normal new shirt crap. Id be shitting if I never touched going in to the meet lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by JustinMcK View Post
    Monster squats BC. Great to see you handling that weight. You could be hitting that 750 on a 2nd by july

    Dont panic about the shirt at this point. Two of our guys are at the GPC euros in 11 days time. One only put on a brand new double rage x five weeks ago and just touched last Monday. You will get there. Just dont get frustrated. You have a great group of guys round you. You will be ready.
    Thanks Justin. Squats feel real good strength wise. Just a few stability issues to smooth out and ill be ready. Ill add wraps this week and see where I am with them. Breaking in new shirts blows lol. Ill get there though.


    Im very close to touching,1 brd area, so im sure thats no problem. Just getting used to shirt again. The wrist thing is minor. Once I find my comfort zone, ill add weight to the bar and see where my attempts will be. Besides squatting, im not overly concerned with the numbers this meet. Just want numbers on the board for the first half of the year. November 5th is the meet i want to hit my goals.
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    Awesome job!
    We are almost the same!
    That's amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    Awesome job!
    We are almost the same!
    That's amazing!
    Haha lmao
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    I really wasn't that nervous, lol. I will admit, I was most nervous at the APF Senior Nationals in '09. Only because that was a huge meet for me, and not touching in training will get in your head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I really wasn't that nervous, lol. I will admit, I was most nervous at the APF Senior Nationals in '09. Only because that was a huge meet for me, and not touching in training will get in your head.
    Im sure it would. It would get in my head for sure, so I better touch soon lol
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    6/8 Deadlift

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    455x1 x8
    rev greens
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    To start, I somehow bruised ribs on my upper left chest above nipple from the collar on the bench shirt Monday. Trying to touch the dam thing I fucking crunched something. So I got that going for me. I went in not trying to max out on pulls, but try some things instead. 455 felt heavier than it should though. When I got home, I was doing air pulls and found something else i want to try, so Saturday I may pull again after squatting. I knew accessories would be light from the chest thing, and on the second set of rows It fucking killed, so I stopped and just did some really light shit. Couldnt do anything chest supported. Blah blah blah. Ice and advil the shit out of it and hopefully it will be good to go by Monday. Only 3 weeks of real training left.
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    Nice pulling B, sorry to hear about your rib. Hopefully it starts to get better and it won't stop you from competing.
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    I hate things like that bruising, maybe it was the boards? In any case keep icing it and advil, they are some of my best friends, lol.

    Still you had a good volume day too!
    Hang in there Brian it is going to work out.
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    Good solid back day bro!!
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    Big lifting time and again man.

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    Just saw the peacocks in here before hitting the gym.........did them after curls and it killed!
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