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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. #276
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    Everything looks strong. 2100+ next month!!!!

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    hell yeah!

    grandfather mountain games b class

    weather was almost perfect and i must admit it was pretty freakin sweet throwing on top of a mountain. had myself, hondo, butch, kyle, nate and trinity competing. i was hoping to at least make the top 10. the grass on the field was dead, dusty and matted down which caused a lot of problems for me footing wise. i felt like i was skating on ice all day


    20lb open stone (clachnheart? sp?)
    31'ish 2 inches behind 1st place - falling all over myself

    56 dist 1 spin
    23'10ish 1st place - around a 20 inch pr. watched videos of vierra and craig and had one short practice session trying to imitate a low starting position the day before and it worked great as i could actually use my hips! can't wait to actually use it without sliding around.

    28 dist 1 spin
    41'ish - absolutely **** my pants on this event. i was sliding even worse on this and couldn't recover. any amount of speed i could gain would throw me everywhere. the shortest i've ever thrown on this in competition, super disappointed and a bit embarassed

    22lb hammer
    58'ish - both feet sliding and coming up the whole time. bummed again

    caber
    50deg 3rd - just still suck at this, no one got a turn on this caber. 100lbs and 18 or 19ft (i think)

    56 over bar
    11' no misses 1st place - started waiting on the weight to start down before i pulled and it felt so much better. thanks to the 100 people who have told me that already *doh*

    sheaf
    only had the WOB towers so we started at 16 ft and went up in 6inch increments with no passes. went all the way up to 20'6 with only 1 miss out of 9 separate heights and was 2nd. was then suggested we stand 25ft away and go more for accuracy and i got dropped to a tie for 3rd.

    overall finish was 2nd to nate and he was certainly the better thrower today, but i can't help but feel like i beat myself. cleats and blades soon! no more of this falling all over myself crap.
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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    ME squat

    raw to 325x3
    briefs to 605x1
    suit straps down
    700x1
    750x1
    add wraps
    805x2.87 started losing balance about 3in before lockout and dumped. really needed more people spotting on this one

    few accessory sets and done
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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    Nice 805 double!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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  5. #280
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Nice 805 double!!
    thanks man
    Derek Wilcox
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    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

    journal
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    ME bench

    shirtness
    raw to 275x2
    shirt on
    365x2 didn't move much
    405x2 lil better
    475x1 hovered at 2b height
    2 board
    500x2 sloppy but easy
    3 board
    550x2 easy
    585x2 heavy but moved easy

    joints were killed, took it easy on accessory. seems to be the case a lot
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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    throwing

    got some good advice from my last video so tried to work on them today. also threw with cleats for the first time today on the weights.

    15lb stone
    punches (braemar style)
    most in 33'-34' range

    add in the shuffle
    most at 35' - still need to finish more forward over the trig

    56 dist
    1 spin - 3 around 23'

    2 spin - 1 at 24 but i fell down a lot because i blocked myself off a lot.

    will need to start at the back of the box for this. was starting about a foot and a half up from the back line and i was landing on the trig mock up.

    30 dist
    all 2 spins - 2 were between 49-50 feet others i blocked off or fell down. promising though!

    just need more throws to get used to hitting positions in the right way and finishing turns.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt8SxMyxh2U
    Derek Wilcox
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    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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    ME squat

    a good bit dehydrated and had a pretty nice tweak in my adductor longus from throwing 24 hours before. back was feeling the throws a lot too.

    raw all the way up to ............ 145!
    briefs to 555x1
    suit on straps down
    650x1
    straps up
    775x1
    wraps on
    855x2 moved well but wasn't super stable, probably a hair high too. back and adductor were culprits here
    partial
    955x1 only about halfway straps were too tight and just didn't want to put my spotters in a bad spot.

    real light accessory

    feeling really beat up but i think it's more from outside training stress. gotta build a bridge and get the hell over it.
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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    ME bench

    i ate 2 egg sandwhiches today

    raw to 315
    shirt
    405x2
    455x1 touched and pressed real perty like
    500 x2 2b then switched to 1b
    5252b x1 missed 1b at lockout. egg sandwhich ran out on me

    light tri accessory and upper back

    stone put practice
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

    journal
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    Huge squats, really good to hit big numbers while feeling beat up.
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    thanks!

    pull day

    did a few semi suited pulls with just the canvas suit
    up to 605x1 off the floor easy and fast
    weight on 3in blocks
    655x1
    705 stuck right at knee but pulled the immortal hell out of it trying to get above my knee but just didn't happen. do feel like i'll get this at the pro am

    light ass.
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

    journal
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    ME squat

    real humid in the gym today

    raw to 235
    briefs to 555x1
    suit straps down
    700x1
    straps up
    805x1
    wraps on
    865x1 deepth and popped up well
    955x1 partial 3-4" high. wanted a double but mono person swung hooks in by mistake and hit the bar which about sent me backwards pretty fast.

    did figure out something after this mediocre workout at least, a less strenuous and time consuming way to get out of my canvas suit.



    close leg press
    2x20

    cramps 1x a couple minutes
    Derek Wilcox
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    Very solid squat numbers!!

    How much difference would you say you squat straps down vs up?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Very solid squat numbers!!

    How much difference would you say you squat straps down vs up?

    Thanks.

    good question actually. i have no clue
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
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    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

    journal
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    ME bench

    pretty beat up currently especially in the forearm region. both of them are hurting a good bit when gripping things with any real effort. laura told me tonight that it could actually be the same thing as shin splints but in the sheath of the radius and ulna instead. never heard of that before.

    raw dog up to 315x2
    shirt
    405x2 nt
    475x2 1b then touch both pressed well

    cut off there to try and heal up, throwing some ice on them.

    real easy recovery work
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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    She may be right about the forearm pain. If the periosteum around the bone gets inflamed it can be painful. Plus everything in the forearm is surrounded by layers of tough connective tissue and fascia. Thus even a little inflammation and swelling compresses everything in that particular tissue layer since their isn't much room for expansion. I think it's just one of the things you have to deal with when lifting with equipment since it forces you to hold, support, and grip loads that you wouldn't have to handle as a raw lifter. Ice, rest, and occasional meds are about all you can do.
    Last edited by Sean S; 07-29-2010 at 09:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean S View Post
    She may be right about the forearm pain. If the periosteum around the bone gets inflamed it can be painful. Plus everything in the forearm is surrounded by layers of tough connective tissue and fascia. Thus even a little inflammation and swelling compresses everything in that particular tissue layer since their isn't much room for expansion. I think it's just one of the things you have to deal with when lifting with equipment since it forces you to hold, support, and grip loads that you wouldn't have to handle as a raw lifter. Ice, rest, and occasional meds are about all you can do.
    thanks sean, glad you concur. that makes a lot of sense. you should give some thought to running out to laura and shane's gym in cinci if you ever catch a wild hair. great people and the best equipment!
    Derek Wilcox
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    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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    pull day

    long day at work washing and bleaching decks but very glad to have work right now. came in pretty low on energy but it turned around well. energy drink aided that

    3in block pulls
    easy singles up to 425x1
    briefs on to keep feeling what i feel when i hit the right spot in my suit. didn't really do anything i don't think.
    515x3 hook grip
    565x3 first was hook then switched
    605x3 last 2 were getting tough, could tell i was tired
    655x1 solid

    no accessory, wiped out.
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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    [quote name='tgale' date='31 July 2010 - 01:18 PM' timestamp='1280596695' post='1039386']
    Hey bud, some strong as numbers in here. do you compete? what weight class? your squat is crazy strong. I like your way off getting out of suit. (haha that's classic) good luck and keep up the big numbers
    [/quote]


    thanks man, i do. multi ply in the 198/181's

    ME squat

    last real heavy one before ohio
    raw to 415x1
    briefs
    555x1
    suit strpas down
    650x1
    straps up
    775x1
    wraps on
    865x1 deep and smooth like butta!
    955x2 stopped at 2 inches high and had to hold it 5 seconds between reps because of a guy swinging the hooks in too early. felt great

    light accessory
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

    journal
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128030

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    You look set for a squat PR, 955 x2 is great 2" high or not.
    Last edited by NickAus; 08-03-2010 at 09:15 PM.
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    thanks man

    catch up post

    haven't had any internet at my house so haven't posted in a while.

    ME bench last week
    up to 500x1 touched and pressed well


    pull day

    went down to greenville nc to see the guys at east carolina barbell and had a blast

    squats in briefs walked out with a normal texas power bar
    up to 725x1

    deadlifts in briefs
    up to 585x1 real easy

    14lb elongated weight throw
    5 or so throws with eric johann and thor pointing out how i suck.
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

    journal
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    ME bench

    last shirt day before pro-am


    up to 335x1 raw
    up to 475x1 touched and pressed fast and easy
    2-board
    525x2 easy
    Derek Wilcox
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    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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    throwing on saturday

    very happy with today

    open stone, had some very good braemar style throws in the mid 30's. throw in the glide and i'm doing about the same with less consistency. still not finishing over the trig on the glide.

    56 dist
    got a few doubles on this but never had one finish opened up. wasn't falling over myself though.

    28 dist
    the work with the long 14 obviously did something. threw 3 or 4 in the mid 50's which is about 5-8 feet longer than normal. yay!

    56 height
    took a few spins and had one good one graze the bottom of a 13 ft line. encouraging

    sheaf 20lb
    had some great throws with this, around 25 feet. longer swing style and actually using my legs helps.

    heavy hammer
    using cleats was amazing with this, all throws were in the 60-70 range. crazy how keeping your feet on the ground helps throw.
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

    journal
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128030

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    pre-meet deloadedness

    SSB squat up to 335 2x5 in the uno ply

    bench up to 185x3 in the nude with random other light pumpage. bi's are now large and in charge so turkey's beware.
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

    journal
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128030

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    powerstation pro-am 2010 meet results

    ended up bombing in the bench which is a pr for me, first bomb out in 3 years so i guess i was due. the previous 2 nights i had a tough time sleeping for various reasons, never felt like i was able to recover from the drive up here and i handled a friend all day friday when i should have been resting up.

    lesson learned: sometimes you have to put yourself first, especially on a pro meet weekend.

    attempts
    all warm up s felt fine until my last one at 800 straps down, got a lil shaky.

    1st 865 miss - set up too narrow and was generally weak out of the bottom
    2nd 865 good - went a lil slower than it should but didn't kill me
    3rd 900 miss - piss weak

    bench

    all warm ups were solid
    1st 485 miss - went back over face too fast
    2nd 485 miss - pressed but got called for butt coming up
    3rd 485 miss - just out of gas

    nobody to blame but myself, had extremely high caliber lifters brian, adam, clint and mark helping me and they did all they could for me but it just didn't happen for me today. now for off season training and to have fun throwing!
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

    journal
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128030

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