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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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    Bench:

    210 x 5
    210 x 5
    210 x 4

    Reverse Grip Bench:

    185 x 5
    185 x 4

    Starting to get back into these, I really enjoy them.

    Dumbell Rows:

    115 x 8 PR !
    115 x 8
    115 x 8

    Face Pulls:

    100 Lbs x 10 x 3
    Current Raw Lifts:
    B:275 S:445 D:545
    1265 raw total
    My Journal:
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    Quote Originally Posted by roots View Post
    Bench:

    210 x 5
    210 x 5
    210 x 4

    Reverse Grip Bench:

    185 x 5
    185 x 4

    Starting to get back into these, I really enjoy them.

    Dumbell Rows:

    115 x 8 PR !
    115 x 8
    115 x 8

    Face Pulls:

    100 Lbs x 10 x 3
    Rows are getting strong, You are outgrowing them there!
    How did the bench feel? Why are you doing reverse bench on the same day in the same rep range?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danmac View Post
    Rows are getting strong, You are outgrowing them there!
    How did the bench feel? Why are you doing reverse bench on the same day in the same rep range?
    thanks. They only have up to 125 Lb dumbells, which is actually pretty good. What does the Y go up to?

    Maybe I should do reverse bench on a different day? Problem is that I'm usually too tired after deads or squats to hit bench again.
    Current Raw Lifts:
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    1265 raw total
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    what kind of grip width do you use on reverse grip bench? do you prefer those in place of cgbp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roots View Post
    thanks. They only have up to 125 Lb dumbells, which is actually pretty good. What does the Y go up to?

    Maybe I should do reverse bench on a different day? Problem is that I'm usually too tired after deads or squats to hit bench again.
    Maybe change the rep range then. I usually up it a bit for accessory work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Powers View Post
    what kind of grip width do you use on reverse grip bench? do you prefer those in place of cgbp?

    I usually use a shoulder width grip for these. I definitely like RGBP better than close grip because with close grip I tend to flare my elbows, which gives me tendonitis problems. Reverse grip keeps the elbows perfectly tucked. It also hits the front delts pretty hard.
    Current Raw Lifts:
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    Deficits tomorrow? You work?
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    yeah I'm hitting up deficits tomorow, but later, around 6ish. You in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roots View Post
    yeah I'm hitting up deficits tomorow, but later, around 6ish. You in?
    Work at night. Daytime for me. How many inches you working off of? I would like to beat you.
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    Great Workout today, 3 PR's !

    Rack pulls (below knee):

    405 x 2
    495 x 1
    575 x 1 PR

    Deficit Deads (2.75 "):

    415 x 4 PR
    415 x 4

    Farmers Walk:

    440 Lbs ~ 110 feet 40 foot PR
    440 Lbs ~ 100 feet

    tore a couple of callouses on my hand, stung a bit.

    Pullups:

    45lbs x 4, 3, 3

    Some random guy came up to me and asked how I got my deadlift so high. I told him to stop doing sets of 12 on deadlifts and switch to 5 reps. He also had no idea that you are supposed to hold your breath during the lift. I set him off on the right track, felt good haha.
    Last edited by roots; 06-17-2009 at 06:38 PM.
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    nice work roots, pretty cool that now you are the old veteran at the gym people look up to haha

    pretty impressive witht e deficits, what kind of deficit are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Powers View Post
    nice work roots, pretty cool that now you are the old veteran at the gym people look up to haha

    pretty impressive witht e deficits, what kind of deficit are you using?
    thanks man, its always nice when people ask for advice. The deficit platform is just pieces of plywood that I screwed together, about 2 and 3/4 inches. I'm glad I made it and I'm going to stick with these for a while, using straight linear progression. I like keeping it simple.
    Last edited by roots; 06-18-2009 at 01:53 PM.
    Current Raw Lifts:
    B:275 S:445 D:545
    1265 raw total
    My Journal:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=123789

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    Quote Originally Posted by roots View Post
    thanks man, its always nice when people ask for advice. The deficit platform is just pieces of plywood that I screwed together, about 2 and 3/4 inches. I'm glad I made it and I'm going to stick with these for a while, using straight linear progression. I like keeping it simple.
    How did the deficits feel? I dont know how much pulling i will be doing in the next 4 weeks. I really need to dial my squat in, the things all over the map. But if you want to do some bench work let me know. Even if im just helping out with yours.
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    saturday workout:

    Parallel Box Squats:

    365 x 4 PR !
    365 x 4

    Chinups:

    +45 x 4
    +45 x 4
    +45 x 4
    +45 x 4

    Barbell Curls:

    100Lbs x 10
    100Lbs x 6
    Current Raw Lifts:
    B:275 S:445 D:545
    1265 raw total
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    Quote Originally Posted by roots View Post
    saturday workout:

    Parallel Box Squats:

    365 x 4 PR !
    365 x 4

    Chinups:

    +45 x 4
    +45 x 4
    +45 x 4
    +45 x 4

    Barbell Curls:

    100Lbs x 10
    100Lbs x 6
    Nice squatting. How do you do your boxes, with a pause or a tap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danmac View Post
    Nice squatting. How do you do your boxes, with a pause or a tap?
    I pause, never touch and go.
    Current Raw Lifts:
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    Quote Originally Posted by roots View Post
    I pause, never touch and go.
    Real impressive.
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    Mon June 22

    Bench:

    215 x 5
    215 x 5
    215 x 5

    Reverse grip bench:

    190 x 4
    190 x 3

    DB rows:

    120 x 8 Pr
    120 x 6
    120 x 6

    * Unfortunately my hands keep slipping after the 5th rep, might need some straps.

    Tricep Pushdowns:

    10 x 3
    Current Raw Lifts:
    B:275 S:445 D:545
    1265 raw total
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    damn man, strong box squats. figure you are good for 405 raw without a box for sure

    strong bench effort too man, nice job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Powers View Post
    damn man, strong box squats. figure you are good for 405 raw without a box for sure

    strong bench effort too man, nice job
    thanks. Im really enjoying the box squats, I think I have better technique off the box, as it helps me sit back more.

    as for bench, my strength has declined a lot, probably by about 15 Lbs, since I hadn't trained it consistently for a while.
    Current Raw Lifts:
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    Great workout today, 3 Pr's !

    Rackpulls:

    405 x 3
    495 x 1
    585 x 1 PR ! ( 6 plates on the bar looks sick !)

    Deficit Deads (2.75 ")

    425 x 3 Easy
    Belt on:
    435 x 3 20Lb PR ! Easy

    Farmers Walk (Trap Bar)

    470 Lbs x 60 feet PR !
    470 Lbs x 60 feet

    Face Pulls:

    100Lbs x 12 x 4

    Those farmers walks really tear up my hands, I tore a few calluses again. Had to chalk them up so they wouldnt bleed haha.
    Current Raw Lifts:
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    Quote Originally Posted by roots View Post
    Great workout today, 3 Pr's !

    Rackpulls:

    405 x 3
    495 x 1
    585 x 1 PR ! ( 6 plates on the bar looks sick !)

    Deficit Deads (2.75 ")

    425 x 3 Easy
    Belt on:
    435 x 3 20Lb PR ! Easy

    Farmers Walk (Trap Bar)

    470 Lbs x 60 feet PR !
    470 Lbs x 60 feet

    Face Pulls:

    100Lbs x 12 x 4

    Those farmers walks really tear up my hands, I tore a few calluses again. Had to chalk them up so they wouldnt bleed haha.
    HOLY ****. thats a huge rack pull. I guess lockout wont be your problem!
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    haha thanks. yeah, lockout and grip are a non issue which is nice. Just working on floor speed.
    Current Raw Lifts:
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    Sunday June 28:

    Parallel Box Squats:

    315 x 1
    375 x 3
    375 x 3

    Chinups:

    +45 x 5
    +45 x 4
    +45 x 4
    +45 x 3
    BW x 10
    Current Raw Lifts:
    B:275 S:445 D:545
    1265 raw total
    My Journal:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=123789

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    strong box squats my man. what kind of stance do you use on those?

    and good chins man, giving me a run for my money, i better step it up!

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