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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    7/25/09 Raw bench pr vid

    I went in tonight only planning on hitting my opener of 570. That went smoothly. For some reason I just really wanted to go 605. I thought it would give me great confidence going into the meet. I hit a pr with it as my best ever prior was 600. I could have made it easier on myself had I not driven off my toes. I pushed off the balls of my feet instead of my heals. This happens once in a while and it drives me nuts.

    I have now pushed 3 very good pr's consecutively in three weeks (this was also on only 6 days rest since my last ME unlike my usual 7). Next week is a deload and I will be fresher than ever for my meet on 8/8. My bodyweight is about 316. I'm going to try and pump it up to 320 by meet week, but I will make the cut to 308. 10-12lbs is an easy cut.

    Thanks to our crew. Rhodes is an awesome coach and handler. Plus you guys would not believe it, he's actually getting in shape. He's getting abs. I don't care what they all say about you Matt, stick with it. DD, Josh, Drew, and Brian were all very helpful tonight and throughout the training cycle. Their lifting is coming along nicely also. Life is good!

    I'm off to contrast shower. Good night all.

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    Very nice Vin. Weren't you SHW when you hit the 600 raw as well?
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    Well done.
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    Nice lifts, Vin!
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    that is so awesome, i hope to be able to do that some day. all the powerlifters on this board are amazing.

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    Good lord man. That is straight up "Hall of Justice" material. Very inspiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    Very nice Vin. Weren't you SHW when you hit the 600 raw as well?

    Thanks everyone. Yeah I was a shw. I weighed 328.5. So I was 20lbs from a cut. That's just too much for me. At most I will be 320 so I can easily make it. So I'll be older, lighter, and hopefully a little stronger.


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    Strong as hell Vin. Good luck on the 8th.

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    Good job Vincent!


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    Nice work Vincent!

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    Very impressive
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    Vin,

    Awesome press man!!! BTW, I have a meet on 8/8 also (push-pull), and I was planning on going to my "opener" next week, instead of deloading. Do you think thats a good idea?

    Its what I usually do but I value your input a lot!

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    Older, lighter, stronger...good stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by robchris View Post
    Vin,

    Awesome press man!!! BTW, I have a meet on 8/8 also (push-pull), and I was planning on going to my "opener" next week, instead of deloading. Do you think thats a good idea?

    Its what I usually do but I value your input a lot!

    Thanks, RC
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    Equipped... Only my 2nd geared meet!

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    Very very nice lift Vincent. Great job. Can't wait to see you lift.

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    NICE. I hope to deadlift 605 before I graduate XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Thanks to our crew. Rhodes is an awesome coach and handler. Plus you guys would not believe it, he's actually getting in shape. He's getting abs. I don't care what they all say about you Matt, stick with it.
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    Great lift Vinny! Best of luck on the 8th!

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    Great job!!
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    Awesome press Big Man!!
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    I like the fact that I am visible in the first video.

    SFW bro.

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    F yeah bro! Awesome lift
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    Damn nice lift. I hope you kill it at the meet

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