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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Came home too late yesterday to update the journal. Good workout but my schedule was thrown off so I had no spotter when I benched

    Squat:
    Warm-up
    1x5x295
    1x4x295
    1x1x295
    1x3x295
    I was going to do the last 2 but when I went down I couldn't come back up, so I rolled the bar off to the pins. Still trying to hit my 3x5x295lb goal!!!

    Bench: deload still
    Warm-up
    3x5x225 easy

    Deadlift:
    Warm-up
    1x5x385
    Whats next? 1x5x405 I've only done 405 for 1 rep, I cant wait and see If I can do 5. 385 for 5 reps was cake though.

    Dips:

    1x10xBW
    1x8xBW
    1x4xBW

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    Squat:
    Warm-up
    1x4x315
    1x1x295
    Just because I was really tired after the 315lb squats I did:
    2x5x275

    OH press: Deloading
    warm-up
    3x5x135

    That was easy for me, but I think it's too close to what I do for reps I think I may lower to 115 and work back up for the deload.

    Power Cleans:
    warm-up
    3x5x160- These are always the toughest exercise to do. I was completly sore afterwards.

    Pullups:

    2x8xBW

    Abs:
    2x20

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    Training not so good today. I've waited since I got out the gym Wed, for Friday because I was planning on hitting a 415lb dead for 5 reps. Well I was running late today, and got to the gym at 9:20. I didn't know that the gym closes at 10 on Friday's, I thought it was 12. I never knew because I've never been this late. I only had a chance to do squats Those weren't the best eathier because I didn't get to finish them, they wanted everybody out 10 min before 10pm.

    Squat:
    Warm-up
    1x5x315
    1x1x315

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    I did do 315 for 2 more reps

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    Back at it!



    Staying on SS for a little longer till I gain some strength back. Still taking ibupofen at night.

    Squat: Currently deloading, going to work back up.
    warm-up
    3x5x275

    Bench: Deloading as well, working my way up again.
    warm-up
    3x5x205 each rep was paused

    Deadlift

    1x5x415 EASY I was suprised, Im going to increase the weight 5lbs or so next workout!

    Dips:
    1x11xBW
    1x9xBW

    I cant wait to do OH presses next workout on Wed!
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    Good workout today about 1:30 total because some of my buddies where there and we were chatting. Decided to lower the weight on squats for the deload, because last time I did 275lbs for my deload I didn't progress too much. I'll work up from this weight now. Only deloading on squats. I like to deload one excercise at a time.

    Squat:
    warm up
    3x5x245

    OH press:
    1x1x185!!!
    3x5x165

    Switched Power Cleans for rows. I just started doing them, and I honestly like them better then power cleans. I was just sick of power cleans. I mostly decided to switch because I cant do them in the garage (when I lift there) because its a concrete floor, and the plates are metal.

    Rows:
    warm-up
    3x5x185

    Pullups:

    1x9xBW
    1x6xBW
    1x6xBW
    1x5xBW curl grip
    Last edited by Brian999; 10-14-2009 at 09:06 PM.
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    BTW guys, I'm going to switch my routine very soon to the Texas Method. I have the book, but haven't had a chance to read it.
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    Good stuff there Brian, liking the way you roll in here, lol.

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    Thanks coke!

    Yesterday's session:

    Squat:
    warm-up: 1x11x135, 1x8x225
    3x5x275

    Bench:
    Warm up: 1x15x135, 1x5x185
    1x5x245
    2x5x225

    Deadlift:
    warm-up: 1x11x135, 1x5x225
    1x5x425

    Dips:

    1x10xBW
    1x11xBW
    1x7xBW
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    Solid effort with the big three movements and the dips as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Solid effort with the big three movements and the dips as well.
    Thanks coke, wasn't that good of a day today hit a PR on squat though. I'm glad Im done with SS and Im moving on to Texas Method.

    Sqaut:
    Warm-up 12x135, 5x225
    1x5x315
    1x1x365
    1x5x295

    Legs were sore not sure if thats why my DL sucked.

    Bench: Wasn't felling it today VERY weak. Hopefully I can get my bench up.

    Warm-up 1x10x135, 1x3x225
    1x2x245
    1x3x225
    1x3x225
    I was mad at myself, and since it was my last day on SS I said Fu** it and finished off 2 sets with 85lb dumbells.
    2x5x85lb dumbells.

    Deadlift:
    warm-up 1x8x135, 1x8x225, 1x1x315
    1x1x475~FAILED picked it up like 2" off the floor
    1x1x455~ FAILED again. Brought it up to my knees. Thought I'd be able to do it since I did 1x5x425 last weak.
    1x1x435~FAILED once again. Not soo sure whats goin on here. Brought it up but I was hitching. I never hitch .
    1x1x435
    1x3x415

    Honestly 415 felt tougher then ever before.

    Dips:
    1x15xBW
    1x13xBW
    1x7xBW

    Not that good of a day today. I guess it was time for me to switch from SS I've been doing it for a long time. Not sure if my deadlift was effected from the heavy squats or all the volume. I've been hitting DL PR's for a while now. I think I'm just tired, and deadlifted heavy 2x a week(every other week), and squatting heavy 3x isn't working for me anymore. I hope to hit some new PR's on the Texas Method. My routine is one that Zen made for me (thanks man!) It looks like:

    Squat 5x5
    Bench 5x5
    Row 5x5
    sit-ups probably just 2 sets to failure but well see.

    Front Squat 3x3
    GM 2x5
    OH Press 2x5
    pull-ups 2 sets to failure. I can only do about 10-15.

    Squat to Heavy 5
    Bench to Heavy 5
    DL to Heavy 5

    I cant wait until Monday!
    Last edited by Brian999; 10-31-2009 at 12:15 AM.
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    I may use dumbells for the first few weeks of Texas Method then more on to a barbell again. Only to see if that will help my bench a little.
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    The new routine sounds great, the old one was a little overkill imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    The new routine sounds great, the old one was a little overkill imo.
    Thank you Coke, yeah it was. I'll definetly listen to somebody as strong as you!!! It worked great when I started but when my numbers shot up to where they were It was a killer! Being sore 7 days a week aint fun

    First TM workout today!

    Volume Day:

    Squat:
    Warm-up 1x10x135, 1x3x225
    5x5x295! My legs are sore as Fu**


    Bench:
    Warm-up 1x10x40lb dumbell

    5x5x80lb dumbell. Easy, I just wanted to make sure I chose a weight I can do for 5x5.

    Rows:

    Warm-up 1x6x135

    5x5x205 First time doing this weight. Pretty tough. These beat me the most.

    No time for sit-ups. I'll probably do 1 set of 100 before bed
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    Ripped my boxers squattin too
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    Good workout today fellas I like how I can get things done faster. My workouts with SS were quick when I started but within the last month I've been spending too long at the gym because I was beat. I spent about 45 minutes today.

    Recovery Day

    Front Squat:
    Warm-up 1x5x135
    Working set: 3x3x225 ATF~ these were fun

    GM's
    Warm-up 1x5x45
    Working set: 2x5x135~ Just making sure I got my form down pretty good.

    OH press:
    Warm-up 1x3x135
    Working sets: 1x3x185 1x2x185 1x4x175 1x1x175

    Pullups: I switched from close grip to ultra wide grip. I was suprised I can do them this wide. This was as wide as the pullup bars let me.

    1x6xBW
    1x4xBW
    Last edited by Brian999; 11-04-2009 at 08:58 PM.
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    Way to get in there and take care of business without wasting time...cool new workout arrangement.

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    Thanks for the support coke, what I need.

    Good workout today. Quick too, I like

    Intensity day

    Squat:
    Warm-up 1x5x135 1x4x225
    1x3x335
    1x2x315 No break between these sets

    Bench:
    Warm-up 1x9x135 1x5x185
    1x5x225- Paused


    Deadlift: Good stuff in here
    Warm-up 1x10x135 1x5x225 1x1x315
    1x5x445

    I was going to throw in dips, but forgot.
    Last edited by Brian999; 11-06-2009 at 09:45 PM.
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    Fine session with the big three movements man.

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    Dang dude...that effort is great and the deadlifts are inspiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Fine session with the big three movements man.
    Thanks Coke, I pushed myself yesterday. Hopefully I can get my numbers close to yours soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Dang dude...that effort is great and the deadlifts are inspiring.
    Thanks man! The deadlift have always been my best lift. It went up considerably since I started out. Bench my worst. I'm hoping to get that up in the next couple months. I want to try 475 for 2 or 3 next friday.
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    OK workout today. I'm mad at the fact I couldn't finish my sets on some of the exercises but oh well.

    Volume Day

    Squat:
    Warm-up 1x10x135 1x3x225
    4x5x300 1x1x300 I couldn't do another trust me.

    Bench:
    warm-up 1x10x50lb dumbells
    4x5x85lb 1x2x85lb

    Rows:
    Warm-up 1x5x135
    My back was still sore a little not too sure if it was from the deads on Friday.
    1x5x205 1x4x175

    Going to sleep like a baby tonight.
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    Wow...great squatting. I've always thought of 300 as a magic number, once you can do 300 for reps you are truely a strong person.
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    Pulled off a nice workout, looking ace throughout guy.

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