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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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  1. #1
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    Persicutor's Powerlifting Journal

    Hey so this is my first time starting an online training journal but I have been keeping track of my progress ever since I started powerlifting last summer. When I first started I had never done squats or deadlifts and I did half reps on bench with the bar over my neck (which led to rotator cuff problems). Anyways once I got the proper form down for the 3 lifts I started recording my progress:

    Summer 2008:

    Squat - 165 lbs
    Deadlift - 275 lbs
    Bench - 175 lbs

    Now, around 9 months later my lifts shot up and keep getting better (see sig). When I plateaued on 275 squat, I switched from olympic style to wider stance low bar.

    Thanks for reading!
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Deadlift Day:

    I decided to rotate from deads to rackpulls. I think I'm coming down with a slight cold so i kept it fairly light today.

    Rackpulls (bar just below the knee):
    135x5
    225x3
    315x3
    405x2
    495x3

    Dumbbell Rows:
    70x10
    80x8 (x2)
    50x20

    Had to leave early for work.
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Nice rackpulls. You coming tomorrow or just your bro?
    Bench 408 (Single Ply)
    Deadlift 507 (Belt only)
    Squat 515 (Single Ply)
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    No I can't, I have my last exam tomorrow.
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Too bad, we could work on that bench.
    Bench 408 (Single Ply)
    Deadlift 507 (Belt only)
    Squat 515 (Single Ply)
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    You give up on working out already?
    Bench 408 (Single Ply)
    Deadlift 507 (Belt only)
    Squat 515 (Single Ply)
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    Haha no ive been really sick the past few days, doing squats this friday though no excuses.
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Finally hit the gym yesterday after being sick. Wasn't expecting any PR's since I haven't squatted in 2 weeks:

    Squat:
    135x5
    185x3
    225x2
    275x1
    315x2 (New PR, second rep was a little slow)
    295x2

    Dumbbell Press:
    55x8
    70x6
    70x0 (dead tired)
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Nice squat pr.

    Is that dumbbell bench or OH press.
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    Thats OH Press. I've only done dumbbell bench once but I might add it as an assistance exercise after barbell benching to try something new.
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Good workout today.

    Rackpulls (below knee):

    225x4
    315x2
    405x1 (double overhand)
    495x1 (belt on)
    515x3 (PR)

    Bench (working on form):

    135x5
    165x3
    185x4
    185x3

    Side Laterals:

    20x10
    25x10
    25x8

    H-Rolls:

    25x8
    25x8
    25x10
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    solid pr dude!
    Get Strong(er)
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...58#post2340758
    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    Squats again today. Didn't have tons of energy but wasn't tired either so didn't go for max.

    Squats:

    135x5
    185x3
    225x2
    275x1
    315x3 (PR but third rep was sketchy)

    Used a belt for my last set of squats and it felt solid unracking the weight but I wasn't used to it on the way down, I have to practice some more with it.

    Dumbbell OH Press:

    50x8
    75x3 (harder than usual)
    55x12
    55x7

    Pushdowns:

    60x15
    60x12 (x3)
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallnWeaK View Post
    solid pr dude!
    Thanks man!
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Rackpulls (below the knee):

    135x5
    225x5
    315x3
    405x2
    495x1
    545x1 (PR !)

    Racks took all my energy so finished with light rows and curls.

    DB Rows:
    75's x10 (x2)
    60 x10 (slow)

    DB Curls:
    50x6
    45x8
    45x6
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Nice rackpull.

    Wheres the bench work? I don't think there is any in this journal haha
    Bench 408 (Single Ply)
    Deadlift 507 (Belt only)
    Squat 515 (Single Ply)
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    haha i just noticed that he has one session of bench in here, and its not even heavy. corey your'e brutal. nice rackpulls tho.
    Current Raw Lifts:
    B:275 S:445 D:545
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    Squats:
    135x3
    225x3
    275x1
    330x2 (PR)
    340x1 (15 lb PR!)

    Both PR felt solid and I got them fairly easily so I'm gonna go for more next week.

    Tried doing bench after but wasn't feeling it:
    135x3
    155x3
    185x3

    Stopped and did one set of DB OH Press:
    50x10
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Deadlift:
    135x4
    225x3
    315x2
    405x2
    505x1 (PR!! Easy pull until above the knees..had to grind it out...gonna switch to rackpulls next week maybe)
    405x6 cooldown set

    Weighted Chins
    (haven't done them in a few months, lost a lot of strength on these):
    45x5
    45x4

    One set of DB curls --> 45x10

    I was pretty happy with this workout. I decided I need to get my **** together and start bulking again. As soon as I get some money I'm ordering 6 tubs of muscle milk and having 2-3 shakes a day + stuffing my face with food. That should do the trick.
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Sick PR. Can you stop though? Seriously, i was just getting caught up then this ****. haha. I may pull tomorrow, but im considering just lightening up for the week since i partied all weekend already missed two workouts, but we will see.

    As for what you need to do... START TRAINING YOUR BENCH. You have two bench days in this entire training log. Both of which you went light on "working on form" or "im tired". Lets start setting some new bench records asap.
    Bench 408 (Single Ply)
    Deadlift 507 (Belt only)
    Squat 515 (Single Ply)
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    Haha I might just become a squat and deadlift specialist. I know its a ****ty excuse but I might have to keep my bench light and use a narrower grip until I get the form down because my shoulders are pretty messed from benching like crap before. I think I'm going to follow a 5/3/1 bench routine and add 1 or 2 light sets every workout to help get my form down.
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Quote Originally Posted by Persicutor View Post
    Haha I might just become a squat and deadlift specialist. I know its a ****ty excuse but I might have to keep my bench light and use a narrower grip until I get the form down because my shoulders are pretty messed from benching like crap before. I think I'm going to follow a 5/3/1 bench routine and add 1 or 2 light sets every workout to help get my form down.
    Well ya got to do something. When i was transitioning from a ****ty elbow flaired bodybuilding bench and was having bad shoulder pain, i brought my grip way in. Somewhere between a close grip in normal, like pinky an inch inside the rings. Took a ton of the pressure off my shoulders and got me used to keeping my elbows down. Anyway the pain stopped when i did this, and eventually brought my grip out further and further... well over a year to bring my grip all the way out to comp grip, im actually just recently there comfortably.
    Also right when the pain was at its worst, i switched to incline bench and did it with a big arch. Again took a lot the pressure off what was hurting. Also it got some looks repping out 2 plates on incline.
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    Squat 515 (Single Ply)
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    So back to the gym after a week off due to working 10-12 hour 6am shifts six days in a row. Anyways I set a PR, but I'm not happy with this workout. Plus I need to add more accessory work.

    Squats:
    135x5
    205x3
    225x2
    275x1
    315x1
    345x1 (PR: A little slow and might have cut it a little high but probably hit parallel)

    Rackpulls (Below mid-shin--> bar on last peg of rack about less than a foot off the ground)

    225x3
    315x3
    405x2
    455x2

    Last 2 sets were slow. I think the bar position didn't allow me to get any leg drive or momentum and so it was all back.

    Also, I ordered 4 tubs of muscle milk which should come in next week so I can get my bulking back on track.

    **Did some rotator cuff work b/c my shoulder sounded like a cement mixer. I'm definitely gonna do some shoulder width bench next workout.
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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    Quote Originally Posted by Persicutor View Post
    So back to the gym after a week off due to working 10-12 hour 6am shifts six days in a row. Anyways I set a PR, but I'm not happy with this workout. Plus I need to add more accessory work.

    Squats:
    135x5
    205x3
    225x2
    275x1
    315x1
    345x1 (PR: A little slow and might have cut it a little high but probably hit parallel)

    Rackpulls (Below mid-shin--> bar on last peg of rack about less than a foot off the ground)

    225x3
    315x3
    405x2
    455x2

    Last 2 sets were slow. I think the bar position didn't allow me to get any leg drive or momentum and so it was all back.

    Also, I ordered 4 tubs of muscle milk which should come in next week so I can get my bulking back on track.

    **Did some rotator cuff work b/c my shoulder sounded like a cement mixer. I'm definitely gonna do some shoulder width bench next workout.
    Squats starting to move eh, good work.

    Start training your bench regularly again. Start with shoulder width and try moving it out half an inch every workout or something.
    Bench 408 (Single Ply)
    Deadlift 507 (Belt only)
    Squat 515 (Single Ply)
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    Did more of a bodybuilding style workout today with light weight just to get back into benching and stuff.

    Bench (pinky's on ring):
    135x5
    155x5
    165x4 (x2)
    155x5

    Couldve done a more reps and weight but no spotter and going lighter made my shoulders feel better.

    DB OH Press:

    65x5 (felt heavy)
    50x10 (touching shoulders)
    50x8

    BB Rows:
    135x8
    155x8 (x3)

    H-Roll:
    20x15
    25x10
    25x8

    One set of DB Curls 50x6 then did some pushups.
    Stats:
    Bench: 220
    Squat: 350
    Deadlift: 555
    Total: 1125

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