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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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    Weigh-ins

    2/26/10
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    WEIGH-IN

    Today, we made a trip out to Orlando Babrell to get weighed in. I was at 238lbs which is pretty good seeing how I was at my heaviest this week. I guess I wasn't paying attention to my weight, but on Tuesday I was at 253lbs. The weight cut wasn't bad, it's just that i'm not use to losing that much weight so it was new to me. I usally walk around 245-248lbs. Either way I feel pretty good and by the time I got home from weighing in I was back up to 245 and now im 249. MY nerves are keeping me from putting any more weight back on. My openers for tomorrow are going to be a 960SQ, 610BP, and 645DL. The only thing that keeps getting in my head is my deadlift. Knowing that it hasn't made any gains is really bothering me. But, I do have a few things I want to try after this meet so I just need to get my head focused and get this one done first.
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    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
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    Meet results!!!

    2/27/10
    Saturday
    Meet day

    APF/AAPF Florida State Championship

    Today turned out to be a better day then I expected. There was a pretty big turnout, I think I counted 47 lifters squatting and I didn't even bother counting the bench and deadlift. Brian Schwab, along with the rest of Orlando Barbell did an amazing job. Jo Jordan also did a kick ass job running the mic and getting you pumped and ready to lift, thanks JO!!! The judges did an outstanding job, they definitley had a long day.

    Brian Carroll, Clint Smith, Adam Driggers and the rest of Team Samson were there lifting and they were amazing. I believe Adam hurt his hamstring while benching and wasn't able to get one in. Carroll ended up with 2645@275, and I think Clint either got 2435 or 2455@242 im not sure. Either way it was a big PR for him, awesome job GUYS!!!!

    Tommy Fannon from Tampa Barbell was back on the platform, and ended up squatting 905 on his third after missing his first two.

    Joe Norman and Lester Estevez from TEAM JAX were aslo there. Joe squatted 1105@275 for a record and took a token bench and deadlift. Lester got his 1000lb squat, im not sure what be benched or deadlifted but I think he ended up winning his weight class and best lifter overall.

    Space Coast Barbell brought out a huge squad of raw lifters, and I think the won the Team Award.

    I'm sorry if I missed anybody else, my mind and body right now are exhausted. Here is how my day went:

    SQUAT
    Briefs on
    260-1x3
    350-1x3
    460-1x1
    550-1x1
    Added suit with straps down
    660-1x1
    Straps up
    750-1x1
    Added knee wraps
    860-1x1...All my warm-ups were really good and were actually pretty fast so I had good feelings about my squat.

    OPENER-960...Good lift
    2nd attempt-1010...Good lift, it was alittle harder then I thought it was going to be but from looking at the video it looked easy.
    3rd attempt-1030...Good Lift and a 25lb PR!!!!! Alot of people were saying that this weight looked alot easier then my 1010.

    Bench press
    BAR-1x10
    135-1x5
    225-1x3
    315-1x1
    Added shirt
    425-1x3
    515-1x1
    565-1x1

    Opener-610...Good lift but barely, my foot slipped forward to much as I was setting up and it flattened me out alot. Somehow I was able to muscle it up and lock it out.
    2nd attempt-640...Good lift and a 15lb PR. My setup here was alot better but I was still feeling uncomfortable benching.
    3rd attempt-660...No good, once I got the press command my right wrist gave out on me and I told the spotters to grab it.

    Deadlift
    225-1x3
    Added suit with straps down
    225-1x3
    Straps up
    315-1x3
    425-1x1
    515-1x1
    605-1x1

    Opener-645...Good lift, tore a little skin on my right hand....not a problem, I didn't even bleed
    2nd attempt-670...No good, once I got the bar over my knees I some how got on my toes and it caused the bar to pull me down...but I locked it out anyways and the ****ty part was the lift was easy...but I tore the skin more on my hand and it started bleeding this time.
    3rd attempt-685...Good lift and a 8lb PR...I guess the eye of the tiger came out in me and I gave it all I had to lock it out and hold onto the bar because my hand was screaming.

    Total:2355@242...55lb PR!!!!

    First off I want to thank God for blessing me with yet another very successful day. I also want to thank everybody for helping me out today, especially John Manly who not only had to coach me but was also my handler. I want to thank Mark for helping me wrap my knees for the first time and did an awesome job at it. Zach, who couldn't lift today but was able to make it out for a few hours to help and support me and Stacy also for coming out to support me. April Mathis also came out to support us and her old gym Tampa Barbell. I also want to thank John Davis, Scott Lamb, Scott Weech Jr., and anyone else im forgetting from the gym, for helping me when I need it, you guys rock!!!! I want to give a big thanks to Orlando Barbell, Team Samson, Team Jax, Team Elite, Southside Barbell, Space Coast Barbell, and Tampa Barbell!!! Last, I want to thank my wife and two beautiful kids for putting up with my long hours at the gym and supporting me and what I love to do!!!!!

  3. #428
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    GREAT job on all the prs, that is a huge total. I am very impressed with all of your lifts, sounds like a great meet.
    960/530/749 @ 242
    903/524/738 @ 220

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    Nasty lifting, great job man!!!
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    S-H-I-T that is GREAT!!

    Well done mate that is huge.

    I am happy for you, getting PR's across the board is amazing at your level.
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
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    That is an impressive total. Congratulations on the PRs and some very tough work on deadlifts!

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    55lb total pr is huge for someone as advanced stregth wise as you are brian. prs all around awesome job

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    Great job man!!
    Train Hardcore

    Best Lifts(SQ/BP/DL)
    625/450/500 multi-ply
    520/405/500 single-ply
    405/315/475 raw

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    Stellar meet results, killer totals!!

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    Thanks alot everybody for your kind words, I should have some video up sometime next week.
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Holy sh1t B, incredible job! 1030 is monstrous! That's an incredible total for a 242'er man. Looks like you're doing everything right in training man! You definitely have me motivated. When 242'ers are catching my total, it's time for me to take a look at what I'm doing and work a little harder. Between you and Gale, I feel like a weakling! Congrats on the monster numbers man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    Holy sh1t B, incredible job! 1030 is monstrous! That's an incredible total for a 242'er man. Looks like you're doing everything right in training man! You definitely have me motivated. When 242'ers are catching my total, it's time for me to take a look at what I'm doing and work a little harder. Between you and Gale, I feel like a weakling! Congrats on the monster numbers man!
    Thanks alot Tone, your kind words mean alot to me!!!!
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Sunday
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    DE-Upper

    Bench press
    BAR-2x10
    135-2x5
    225-3x5
    245-2x5

    DB presses
    65-2x20

    Wide grip lat pulldowns
    120-1x10
    160-3x10

    Side laterals
    20-1x15
    25-1x15

    Reverse grip pushdowns
    3x20

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    Way to stay on the move bro.

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    Thanks CoCoa, im trying!!!
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    ME-Lower

    Sumo Deadlift
    135-1x10
    135-1x5
    225-2x5
    315-2x5
    405-1x5

    6" block pulls
    315-1x3
    405-1x3
    495-1x3
    585-2x3

    Reverse hypers
    210-1x12
    300-3x10

    Barbell shrugs
    135-1x10
    225-1x10
    315-3x10

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    Fine pulling sets dude.

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    Hey Brian,

    I like the velocity. I feel I can get in a better start position because it has more give. I threw on the Katana because I was going to hit a 1-ply meet. I want to get my USPF elite. The meet got canceled, so I don't be wearing that shirt again for awhile. I'm not really a big fan of it. I've never had good luck in Titan bench shirts. Inzer seems to be more forgiving on the groove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoa View Post
    fine pulling sets dude.
    thanks!!!
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    Hey Brian,

    I like the velocity. I feel I can get in a better start position because it has more give. I threw on the Katana because I was going to hit a 1-ply meet. I want to get my USPF elite. The meet got canceled, so I don't be wearing that shirt again for awhile. I'm not really a big fan of it. I've never had good luck in Titan bench shirts. Inzer seems to be more forgiving on the groove.
    I have been wanting to try the velocity since it came out. But, im thinking about having my Metal suit altered alittle to make it tighter in the hips.
    My Training Log
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    *************************
    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Thursday
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    ME-Upper

    Floor presses with the fat bar
    BAR-1x20
    165-2x5
    255-2x3
    345-1x1
    365-1x1
    385-1x1
    405-1x1
    425-1x1...10lb PR

    4brd bench press
    225-1x8
    315-1x8
    345-1x8

    DB shoulder press
    50-2x20

    Lat pulldowns
    4x8-10

    Chest supported rows
    3x8-10

    Panora pressdowns
    Purple band-1x50
    Green band-1x25
    Green band-1x15
    Green+Purple band-2x5

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    Love those block pulls, started them myself and prefer them to rack pulls for sure except I only have 4" blocks to use.

    Keep up the great work!
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    Bench geared 525 @ 210
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Love those block pulls, started them myself and prefer them to rack pulls for sure except I only have 4" blocks to use.

    Keep up the great work!
    Thanks Nick, I like doing block pulls over rack pulls also. We only have 4" blocks, I just stack the blocks on a bumper plate which puts the height at 6". It's definitely a more natural feel.
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Friday
    3/12/10
    DE-Lower

    Speed squats with the buffalo bar against blue bands
    BAR-1x5
    Added single ply suit with straps down
    BAR-1x5
    145-2x3
    235-2x2
    325-2x2
    415-4x2

    Speed deadlifts against quaded monster minis
    No suit
    135-2x1
    225-2x1
    315-5x1

    Snatchs
    89-1x5
    109-1x5
    131-1x5
    155-1x5
    175-1x5
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    Nice back-to-back training man.

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