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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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  1. #1
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    Finally a powerlifter... about time

    Well I just had my first meet yesterday in the 90kg class. I competed with just wraps and belt. My singlet ended up just being a squat suit meant for 260lb people lol. I don't know how often people have smooth meets but problems started the night before and continued. The guy I was sharing a room with snored the ENTIRE NIGHT. I didn't fall asleep until 3-4am and woke up at 7:15. I wasn't feeling the greatest but a nice dose of caffeine helped alleviate this. Here are my numbers:

    Squat

    During the warmups... I started with one plate and then two. On the two plate squat I went down and it felt like someone took a knife to my left knee (actually just 1-2 inches below my knee cap). I have never felt such intense pain in my knee before despite having problems. I didn't know if I should continue. I thought great... first meet and I am injured before I even step on the platform. I wrapped them up tightly and that somewhat helped. I have a feeling that I have to always be squatting to keep my knees fresh. Taking 1.5 weeks off any squatting was a horrible idea. Now I know before a meet to do body weight squats or something for my knees.

    330- 3 whites. Easy as can be... I just wanted to get a lift in as it was my first time. Some woman yelled out "put some weight on the bar!!!". It was funny

    352- 3 whites. Easy.

    374- 3 whites easy. I had another 25lbs in me I feel. My squats probably had the most changes over the past few months so I was being modest. But still my best squat before this was 380x2 with horrible technique. This was good technique and fast and just about ATG.

    At the end of this both my knees were sore. I was hoping the pain would go away by the time deadlifts rolled around.

    Bench
    203- 3 whites, easy

    220- 3 whites, easy

    242- 3 reds. Got 3/4 of the way up and failed. I don't know what happened as I have repped this for 3 in the gym. I am quite pissed off with myself.

    I know my bench sucks. It's actually quite embarrassing.

    Deadlift

    Deadlifts didnt seem to bother my knees too much... so I went ahead.

    403- 3 whites, easy

    424- 3 whites. A bit slow but fine

    441- 3 reds. I got the bar well above my knees but I couldn't get my hips in. Very pissed off with this as well. I hit this in the gym with a little hitch so I thought this would be no problem. I have a feeling I was drained from the squatting and benching... who knows.

    Next meet is in 5-6 weeks. I will be using a squat suit for this meet which will help me a lot I feel. I have nothing to really be happy about with this meet aside from making it out with decent numbers. There is always next time.
    Last edited by BFGUITAR; 07-19-2009 at 10:15 PM.
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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    Great work, i bet your itch'n to find another meet for next week! there that addicting!

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    It was a lot of fun. If my knees weren't crying then yes for sure lol.
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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    Dude if you hit that deadlift in the gym with a hitch, it's not surprising you couldn't hit it during a full meet! Meets are freaking tiring hahaha

    You're in London right? Where did you compete?
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    This was in Ottawa at an open. I am competing in Ottawa next month though. Are you coming? Sarnia is too close to pass this up!

    You are probably right. I just felt like I could do it.
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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    Dude 7 hours is a long freaking drive! I just got back from a meet myself in NY which was a 7 hour drive.. I think the my back is tighter from the driving than the meet lol. The only "lifting money" I have left to spend will be going toward a cambered bar and a trip to Westside in a couple weeks haha. Plus I don't think they'd like my double ply open back rage-x or my double briefs at an OPA meet

    We should get a session in some time this summer
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    Yeh it was a long drive. But still I wanted to get those two lifts! lol

    And a session this summer sounds great. I would like to visit your gym sometime.
    Last edited by BFGUITAR; 07-19-2009 at 11:02 PM.
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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    Congratulations and good luck at your next meet.
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    nice job
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    Wait, you did 380x2 in the gym with horrible technique and you only went for 374 on your 3rd attempt? I'm with that one lady - put some weight on the bar! It looks like you were a bit more aggresive with your bench and DL attempts, though which is good.

    Congrats on putting it out there and competing, too. Now go kill it at your next meet!
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    Nice work! Upward and onward!
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Wait, you did 380x2 in the gym with horrible technique and you only went for 374 on your 3rd attempt? I'm with that one lady - put some weight on the bar! It looks like you were a bit more aggresive with your bench and DL attempts, though which is good.

    Congrats on putting it out there and competing, too. Now go kill it at your next meet!
    The 380x2 I don't think was depth. But yes I do need to put more weight on the bar!
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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    Good job.

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    Congrats! I guess it's like swimming. Once you jump in the water's ok- it's just getting in. Just protect that fret hand.

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    Congrats

    Nice work brother!!!

    This is why I laugh when guys say they do such and such in the gym. Until you do it on the platform, it doesn't count. It is not easy hitting what you are capable of on the platform. So many factors come into play. Travel, sleep, food, different equipment, stress, pressure.....ect.

    I think you did great and you will make huge progress now that you competed!! In a full meet too!!! Nice work.

    Ryan

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    First meet - you did good! You got out there, put some numbers up, and got that dreaded first time on the platform done and over with. Good luck with your next meet!

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