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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. #51
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    bench
    175 x 2 x 5
    170 x 1 x 5

    squat
    225 x 3 x 5

    dead
    265 x 1 x 5

    pull ups
    3 x 6

    grip was better this time around during DL

    even though i backed off on the last set of bench it was a grinder

    i have a 2 day break to decide on whether i want to deload or not
    boy was i stupid for not power cleaning earlier on...

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    squat 225 x 3 x 5
    press 120 x 3 x 5
    powerclean 120 x 5 x 3
    dips 3 x 11

    i got the overhead press
    time to start the deload for real

    edit: maybe?
    Last edited by Jacob R.; 08-04-2010 at 09:44 PM.

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    squat 225 x 3 x 5
    bench 175 x 3 x 5
    dead 270 x 1 x 5
    dips 3 x 11

    dead is finally back to 270

    i had a brain fart and did dips instead of pull ups

    ill start the deload now...

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    squat 200 x 3 x 5
    press 100 x 3 x 5
    power clean 130 x 5 x 3
    pull ups 3 x 6

    started another deload on everything but powercleans
    it really sucks for now but it should help me out, especially with the press
    it'll also give my power cleans a chance to catch up, 10 lb. increase today yuh

    i threw in pull ups instead of dips since i did dips last time

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    squat 205 x 3 x 5
    bench 155 x 3 x 5
    dead 250 x 1 x 5
    pull ups 3 x 6

    it was an easy session

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    squat 210 x 3 x 5
    press 105 x 3 x 5
    power clean 135 x 5 x 3
    dips 3 x 11

    power cleans starting to feel heavy

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    squat 215 x 3 x 5
    bench 160 x 3 x 5
    dead 255 x 1 x 5
    pull ups 3 x 6
    Last edited by Jacob R.; 08-17-2010 at 11:46 AM.

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    squat 220 x 3 x 5
    press 110 x 3 x 5
    power clean 140 x 5 x 3
    dips 3 x 11

    power cleans are awesome, need to work on technique and form more
    some reps feel heavy, some reps just fly up
    i really feel it in my lats

  9. #59
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    squat 225 x 3 x 5
    bench 165 x 3 x 5
    dead 260 x 1 x 5
    pull ups 3 x 6

    looking foward to benching
    i want to rep 185 soon

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    squat 225 x 3 x 5
    press 115 x 3 x 5
    i worked on my power clean form today without working sets
    i have a lot to work on, the timing of the pull to the shrug and flip is tricky

    i rolled my ankle somehow while lifting recently
    had to use a lot of ice due to swellage

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    squat
    45 lb x 20
    95 x 10
    135 x 15

    bench 170 x 3 x 5
    dead 265 x 1 x 5

    haven't gotten past my last deload yet
    my ankle is still acting up, hence the light squatting

    plan:
    give my ankle some time to heal
    deload on squat, work back up
    deload on powerclean, work back up
    keep going with pressing and deadlifts

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    squat
    45 x 10
    95 x 10
    135 x 10

    overhead press 120 x 3 x 5
    powerclean 135 x 5 x 3

    on the 135 squat set, I felt my ankle starting to twinge
    it felt really light though,
    I think I'm not going to squat next session and I'll try the next time around with 200

    while powercleaning I tried to focus on certain cues and I ended up missing the lifts
    then I just tried to explode up without focusing on the different stages of the lift as much and it worked
    weird

    overhead press felt good, looking forward to repping 135 in the future, get those 45's on the bar

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    squat 205 x 3 x 5

    bench
    175 x 5
    175 x 4 (miss last rep)
    170 x 5

    dead 270 x 5
    pull ups 3 x 6

    I'm starting to squat again and I found the problem
    I decided to squat lower recently, at the bottom I leaned forward too much and shifted the weight to my toes to keep balance, which in turn hurt my ankle
    I focused on getting the bar a little lower on my back, leaning back, and pushing through the heels
    no pain!

    looking forward to the next dead session with 275

    I don't know what to say about my bench, all I can do is try to get it next time

    bw: 180 lb.
    50 pounds heavier than when i started, feels good
    Last edited by Jacob R.; 09-01-2010 at 09:03 AM.

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    squat 210 x 3 x 5
    press 125 x 3 x 5
    powerclean 135 x 5 x 3

    OH press was hard

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    squat 215 x 3 x 5
    bench 175 x 3 x 5
    dead 275 x 1 x 5
    pull ups 3 x 6

    grip was weak on deadlift

    I got 175 bench this time around on bench
    I don't think I'll get the OH press 130 next workout

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    squat 220 x 3 x 5
    press 125 x 3 x 5
    powerclean 140 x 5 x 3
    dips 3 x 11

    the press was more solid than last time

    looking forward to benching 180

    I was talking to my friend and he recommended visiting a crossfit gym to work on my powerclean, I'm considering it

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    squat 225 x 3 x 5

    bench
    180 x 4 (miss last rep at lockout)
    175 x 5
    175 x 4 (barely missed last rep)

    dead 275 x 1 x 5
    pull ups 3 x 6

    since I messed up bench today I don't thinking pushing forward in dead lift would of been the right move
    grip was feeling a lot stronger, I'll get 280 next time

    I'll try for the 180 bench again
    Last edited by Jacob R.; 09-09-2010 at 02:24 PM.

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    squat 225 x 3 x 5

    press
    125 x 5
    130 x 5
    125 x 5

    powerclean 145 x 5 x 3
    dips 3 x 11

    my back was fried after OH press, so sore right now

    I tried a narrower stance on powerclean, I got some more "pop" out of it
    I realized in the part of the movement where you do a little hop I landed with my right foot farther back than my left and angled half the time, only by an inch or 2
    I'm working on making everything symmetrical
    Last edited by Jacob R.; 09-11-2010 at 01:35 PM.

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    squat 225 x 3 x 5

    bench
    180 x 5
    180 x 4 (miss at lockout)
    175 x 4 (miss at bottom)

    deadlift 280 x 5

    feel like I'm heading toward a stall in bench/press
    I might have to change something

    deadlift felt so easy today

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    squat 225 x 3 x 5

    OH press
    130 x 5
    130 x 5
    125 x 5

    power clean 150 x 5 x 3
    dips 3 x 11

    if I don't nail bench next time I'm going to be peesed

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    squat 225 x 2 x 5

    bench
    180 x 5
    180 x 4 (wouldn't budge past halfway point on 5)
    175 x 3 (came down ****ty, I just dumped it)

    dead
    285 x 5

    damn damn damn bench damn

    deadlift still going up

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    My lifting today made it very obvious that I needed some change, hit a hard stall in press progress.
    I ended up messing around doing some weird stuff, db overhead walks, 1 handed powercleans, weighted dips, etc.

    I'm going to find my bench max and give the 30lb. in 30 days program a go:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...lbs-in-30-days

    I'll be doing some movements I've never done before and that'll be a nice change for a bit.

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    bench
    45 x 5
    85 x 4
    135 x 3
    185 x 2
    215 x 1
    225 x 1

    clean and jerk
    135 x 1
    145 x 1
    155 x 1

    dead lift
    225 x 4
    275 x 2
    300 x 1

    pull ups
    BW x 3
    BW x 10

    I tested myself this session, I've feel like I've come a long way. My personal records are still laughable, but I'm proud.

    Wanted to do the 315 on DL but my grip is ****.

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    I started the 30 lb. program today

    bench
    145 x 3 x 3

    skull crushers
    40 x 2 x 10

    tricep pushdowns
    110 x 1 x 10

    squat
    230 x 2 x 5

    lat pull down (curl grip)
    105 x 2 x 10

    calf raise (barbell)
    260 x 2 x 10

    machine ab crunch
    40 x 2 x 10

    This was the first time I've tried many of these movements. It's not taxing at all so far because it's just the beginning and I didn't know what weights to choose. I've never used cables before today, they felt super light compared to free weights. It'll be easy to add resistance to those. People throwing around 180 lb. on the cables doesn't seem that impressive anymore, especially when you see how much they cheat good form.

    The calf raises were hard.

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    bench
    170 x 2 x 3

    tricep pushdown
    120 x 1 x 10

    deadlift
    290 x 2 x 3

    machine ab crunch
    40 x 10
    50 x 10

    some plate pinches

    bench is easy right now but I know it will get harder, I got some delayed soreness in my triceps the next day after last workout even though it felt light

    I feel that I could easily rep more than 290 on deadlift, but my grip blows, I added in some plate pinches at the end

    40 was challenging the other day, but it felt easy today so I had the 2nd set be 50

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