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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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    beginning to train toward XPC semi finals in october which is in approximately 11-12 weeks away. looking forward to this new challenge under hopefully very strict conditions. i had always taken pride in being able to lift under any conditions presented but the previous few years that hasn't really been tested aside from the RPS meet i recently competed in. i hadn't been in that kind of strict conditions in over 4 years when john bott and bob youngs were judging at the pro am. the best lifters in the world should be held to the tightest standards in my opinion and i hope to be a part of that come march at the Arnold. Much like tiger woods speaking on conditions at the british open this year when he said (paraphrasing) i hope the wind picks up all day and conditions get extremely difficult, that's what separates the field and pushes the best to rise to the top.
    Derek Wilcox
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    That is a great attitude to have Derick. I couldn't agree more with it! I'm sure you'll still kill it! And thank you for the kind words in my log
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    thank you sir!

    Throwing practice/ME benchness

    threw some highland games implements for the first time in almost a year.

    approx a 14# stone
    decided to commit to the spin this time around instead of the glide, i think my potential with this technique is much greater.

    all throws were between 35 and 40 feet, some right on 40 feet mark. very happy with that with an unfamiliar technique and the lay off time.

    heavy weight for distance
    came back very quickly, i was double spinning relatively comfortably and within a few throws was hitting 28+ feet

    very happy with the throwing today

    ME bench

    close grip bench (thumb length from smooth)
    up to
    225x5
    275x3
    295x3 bump on the last one i think
    315x1 missed second
    225 2x10

    haven't done close grip work in literally years. always tore up my shoulders in the past but didn't feel too bad today.

    got up from the last set with 225 seeing odd patterns like i had been staring into a light too long but they were more like squiggles than circles. was plenty cause for concern as it reminded me off the symptoms my dear friend cheryl clodfelter had when she detached her retinas benching a few years ago. needless to say i stopped there, for the following few hours i felt quite uncoordinated and my thoughts were really scrambled. its now been 4 hours and i'm starting to feel back to normal. hope it was just something with blood sugar but it freaked me out a good bit on the inside. fingers are crossed
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
    best meet lifts
    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
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    Derek this is db, it was great to see you and get a chance to judge with you this weekend. all the lifters that spoke to me complimented us on the job we did. I felt like you called a really good and tight meet. Best of luck to you at the XPC, hope to see you again soon, and congrats on the recent engagement and 700lb dl. Youre a class act and the sport needs more people like you in it.

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    good to see you to sir! i heard similar from people throughout the day. only made one person mad that i could tell. thanks for all the well wishes, i appreciate it. hope all goes well for you at wpc worlds.
    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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    Just scanning through some of your entries... awesome numbers being put up! Congrats on the recent 700 pull!
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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  7. #332
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    thanks!
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
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    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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    here are my vids from throwing yesterday












    Derek Wilcox
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    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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    Lower RE

    raw squats
    up to
    300+greens 6x2 moderate stance and very extra deep.
    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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    upper light day

    Saturday 8/11 Upper Accessory Day

    Bench with doubled light band (adds approx 140 at top)
    6 sets of 2 185lbs bar weight

    3-board
    185x3
    225 2x3

    Pullups 3x8

    ME squat

    hamstrings and back were rather fatigued and sore today seemingly from wednesday

    squats
    475x3
    515x2
    565x1
    jack briefs on
    605x2 1x3
    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

    trained at ETSU today with my friend mike

    close grip bench
    took a long warm up up to 225x5
    work sets
    245x3
    265x3
    275x3
    285x3
    295x3
    315x1 all reps were easy relatively easy, much better than last week.

    OH tri ext w/ curl bar
    up to 115 4x8

    elbows = trashed
    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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    light day lower

    in the volume stage of my revamped periodization scheme. had some very comforting and encouraging conversations at ETSU in the last 2 days about my developed training scheme with some of the best minds in the weight lifting world. it was amazing to converse with dr. mike stone who has dedicated his entire career and life to developing athletes and is one of the forefathers of western periodization and determine we had come to so many similar conclusions on training schemes coming from 2 very different ends of the spectrum (olympic lifting/track vs equipped powerlifitng)

    squats - unequipped at RPE 7
    up to 265+green bands (385) 5x5 extra deep and got progressively better

    conventional 4" block pulls
    up to 507x2 been a while! felt a bit awkward but good


    donesies
    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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    light day upper

    close grip bench
    up to 135+green band looped under bench

    incline machine
    some sets of several

    they're getting better each time they're on. almost there.

    heavy day lower

    up to 425x2 on squat

    knee level block pulls
    up to 902 w/straps

    abs
    plank rotations w/ 50# db & leg throws 3x20
    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 practice

    18lb stone
    didn't get to measure on my throws today but still am not finishing through like i would like. decent distances but still lots to improve on

    HWFD
    best i've ever felt throwing the 56. spins felt comfortable and i felt in control and very fast on my 2nd spins. Jason said i went 30+ easily but i'm just gonna wait til we have a tape to think that.

    ME bench

    close grip work on campus today
    up to
    225x5
    275x3 paused
    315x2
    225 2x10 shoulders were absolutely fried. time to drop this for a while i think after saturday

    french press
    115 4x8 easier than last week
    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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    902 rack pulls @ 181 is beastly

    Why do you train throws? Strongman comp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcorock View Post
    902 rack pulls @ 181 is beastly

    Why do you train throws? Strongman comp?
    ha! thanks but i'm a 198'er now, i'm around 210 so not as impressive i'm afraid. i normally compete in highland games but i've been focusing on powerlifting this year and qualifying for the arnold next march so i haven't thrown aside from the last month at all.
    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
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    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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    had a bad pop in my left shoulder friday night at work and haven't trained since. also have some form of nerve impingement issue stemming from my neck from what i think was throwing last tuesday (non throwing arm) which would explain my shitty presses and weird misses. gonna have the fiance work on me tonight some more and hopefully make some kind of progress with 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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    back at it ME bench

    went conservative today

    paused nude benches
    up to 275x3
    285x2
    295x2
    305x2 stopped there after some discomfort in the shoulder

    strict pull ups
    5x7 bodyweight

    tried to do some light db incline with 55's but my shoulder didn't work well enough to get the db up on that side. just straight up did not fire. scary stuff for me honestly
    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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    light day lower

    SSB
    up to 245+blue bands 7x3

    done. got not a ton, but several tons of moulding to move in the next 2 days. fingers crossed my shoulders can handle one more week of this 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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    Light day upper

    RPE 6 day

    Bench - shoulder not 100% but good enough for rock and roll

    worked up to 155+looped green but was a bit harder than i wanted
    135+green 7x3

    shoulder work from job
    14,000lbs all overhead over 3 days. done with this job now, only need to do 1/4th of the manual labor in the new job now and even with a large pay cut i'm looking forward to not wrecking my shoulders and elbows every week.
    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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    Heavy squat

    wanted to get some gear work in today and it just didn't work out, legs turned useless with lack of circulation.

    nude up to 365x2
    briefs up to 675x1
    suit straps down
    715x1 shifted all over the place

    spent rest of time trying to walk efficiently
    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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    Heavy bench

    Shirted up for the first time in about 6 weeks, was nervous about my shoulder and how it would handle the shirt stresses

    naked lifting done by crazy people up to
    315x2 to chest
    2 board
    365x2
    shirt on THUMBS UP <important note
    405x2 barely moved
    2 board
    455x2
    1 board
    475x1
    500x1

    everything was super easy and i'm damn happy with that after all the trouble i've had as of late. weighed 210ish this morning

    pull ups
    bodyweight 5x7 1x5 40 total reps

    Neutral grip db incline
    up to 55's 2x12 left shoulder was all over the place so i stopped. at least i could get it up to pressing position this week happy with progress so far! video tonight probably
    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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    Derek Wilcox
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    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

    journal
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    Light squat day

    SSB up to
    275+high tensioned blues (2 2x4's on base) 7x3 every set seemed to get better

    conventional block pulls below knee joint
    up to 529x5 w/ straps

    feeling pretty good with this stuff
    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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    Derek Wilcox
    181 class 935lb WR squat
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    squat 935 bench 500 deadlift 700
    best totals 181 2050 198 2065

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