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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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    ME bench

    paused raw bench
    245 2x6 all easy
    255x6

    db flat press
    2x20

    close grip neutral pulldowns
    2x20

    done, nothing til the meet on saturday.
    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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    olympic lifting meet at ETSU

    first ever olympic lifting meet attended and/or lifting in so this was interesting. weighed in at 90.4kgs just barely making the 94's by 8 or so pounds haha. only real goal was to total 215kgs to qualify for collegiate nationals which would probably require 4 attempts made. also made a bit of a culture clash with the others as i was a fish out of water wearing an inzer shirt, house of pain singlet and bright red chuck taylors :P anywho, onto the important stuff.

    snatch
    warm ups everything is in kilos
    20 2x complexes
    40 2x3 felt horrible
    60 1x2
    70x1
    80x1
    85x1

    1st attempt
    88kg - easy openers ended up in a power snatch because it came up so fast
    2nd
    95kg - easy again same deal
    3rd
    100kg - just as easy, felt like i left 10k on the platform here 250 snatch isn't too far away

    clean and jerk

    figured this would be very interesting since i haven't done a jerk over 50% in many months that recollect anyway. had no idea if i was gonna split jerk power jerk or squat jerk haha

    warm ups
    20 2x complexes
    40x3
    60x2 ended up going with a modified power jerk that i'll just call a sumo power jerk *a wilcox original*
    70x1
    85x1
    100x1
    110x1

    1st
    115kg - easy opener and gave me my qualifying total for collegiate nationals.
    2nd
    125kg/130kg - solid clean and solid jerk but felt heavy and for good reason, was told after by the table that it was a misload and was actually 130kg instead of the 125k i called for haha
    3rd
    X137kgX - had an awesome clean on this and the bar hit me right in the throat and stayed there. cut off too much blood to my head so on the recovery the ceiling was moving in circles while i'm trying to regroup for the jerk, it never did. tried to jerk it anyway got it to lockout but lost my balance. should have had it but thats just the way of it.

    5 for 6 in my first meet without really training for it at all. honestly i should give all the credit to naomi aka "nomey the wonder coach". she planned all my warm ups and attempts perfectly and basically held my hand and walked me through the whole meet. didn't have to think about anything aside from the one time i did math which was 100k+115k=215k. had a lot of fun even though it almost as boring as usapl meets with no one saying a word in the crowd but it was a very different experience and i just cracked jokes with friends the whole time and made fun of a few people (mostly myself). i don't know if i'll do collegiate nationals or not but i know one thing, i enjoyed getting the weird looks and comments of "that powerlifting guy in the chucks is probably slow" among other things and outlifting several of them and ruffling feathers of the others .
    Derek Wilcox
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    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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    ME bench

    raw banchin
    135x6
    185x3
    225x3
    275 4x3 each set got better than the last
    295x1 easy

    incline db press
    up to 1 heavy set x8 but tweaked shoulder a tad so shut that down

    tri push downs w band
    x a lot

    pull up circuit
    random pull ups in a circuit of 4 people,
    bw x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 x4 x3 x2 x1 not hard but it makes it fun just pulling out variations.

    bi stretching
    40 seconds a piece
    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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    Pull day

    lately we've just split training up into a squat day and a pull day instead of typical max effort and dynamic. i'm a tad sick (congestion head and chest) and back was a bit tweaked from arching on bench on wednesday so just played it by ear.

    deadlift on new platform
    all conventional
    135x some
    135+single gigantic khaki band x2 that was heavy
    135+2 greens (160) x3
    225+2 greens (160) x2
    225+4 greens (320) x1
    275+3 greens (240) 2x2
    275+4 bands (320) 2x2 slowed down toward top but still solid.

    done, didn't want to push it too hard today but got good work in without killing myself. kept decent speed all the way through. looking forward to hopefully throwing tomorrow.
    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 throwing

    first time ever messing with highland games implements. had a ton of fun with it and look forward to trying to compete in it. i'm really too short to be worth a **** at it but like all strength sports it comes down to chasing pr's. it really feels like the olympic lifts combined with swinging a golf club with the technicality of both combined.

    16lb shot
    took several throws at this and started to feel somewhat comfortable with it. punched the first 3 or 4 the used the glide on the last 4 which put a few feet on it. had several throws in the 36-38 area and one that went left but went around 40.

    1 stone weight distance
    single spins, took a couple throws to get aimed the right way but started to get in line and hit some consistent high 30's.

    2 stone weight for distance
    had 1 or 2 decent throws with this but i didn't feel like i could counter the mass of that thing trying to swing around. kept losing balance, hopefully figure it out at some point.

    2 stone for height
    this went a lot like the distance, hit the ground a few times and lost balance A LOT. got better towards the end with a tweak here and there.

    20lb sheaf toss
    i was terrified at the damn fork! pretty awkward but took to it pretty well i think. got good trajectory on it so i'm happy with that, didn't pay attention to how high it went.

    20lb hammer throw
    this was probably the most awkward thing i did. lost my balance a lot and just had to back up and punt. worked on getting long with my arms and had a few good throws but just got tired toward the end.

    big thanks to jeff for letting us use his stuff and showing us the ins and outs of throwing these awkward ass things.
    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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    ME squat

    took an extra day to recover from sunday, decided to go lift with the gf to help get her ready for her push pull meet at school.

    raw squats
    135x some +gms
    225x some
    315x3
    add belt
    365x1
    add POS ace bandageish knee wraps
    405x3
    455x2
    500x0 i asked for 2 weight room employees to side spot while my gf backspotted me here and the **** hit the fan. the bars are so greased up the clip and plates started coming off the right side when i got halfway set up from the walkout and both side spotters practically ran away! My gf grabbed the bar to try and steady it on my back i caught it enough after 2 plates fell off one side to stabilize it and the oh so qualified weight room workers just stood there and gawked at it. i yelled to grab the bar before i tore an oblique and we got it back in the rack. should've known better than to call over two ****tards to spot. guess i've been spoiled at stratiform.
    500x1 told the spotters to go away aside from my gf, easy rep

    feeling it on my right side today
    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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    I like this journal - little bit of everything haha.

    Nice work at the oly meet - just started a 3 day course on the lifts today; might try a meet myself at some point
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    haha glad its enjoyable. its pretty fun, very different meet environment though atleast from what i'm used to.

    ME bench

    short today, had stuff to do

    raw
    300 3x2
    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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    Saturday Throwing

    threw for about an hour and a half with travis' new adjustable throwing implement. went 20lbs 30lbs and 58lbs. me trav and naomi were all out there and had a good time, just trying to get more throws in and learn. here are my throws,


    turns out i'm a ****** and was bending my arm when trying to initiate the swing which f'd up the whole program. i suck
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFWHhjaI_xM





    ME deadlift - Pullfest V at Stratiform!

    was actually pretty sore in the hamstrings and tight in the back from throwing today but got loosened up and felt better. decided to see where my conventional pull was at so i grabbed an old 1-ply close stance titan suit to pull in. it was real loose.

    135 2x some
    225 x some
    335x3
    suit on straps down
    405x1
    455x1
    straps up
    515x1 easy 15lb pr
    565x1 still easy 65lb pr
    605x1 pretty slow at the top, no powder so lockout was a lil extra fun. 105lb pr

    haven't pushed my conventional deadlift in a couple years so this was a good test. pretty happy with that, just hope it carries over to sumo well.

    here's video of pullfest - i'm at 2:03 and 3:58
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CL_6aHCOaM
    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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    de-load bench

    worked out minimally with the gf tonight for recovery purposes and really just to do something at all. pretty gay workout

    bench up to 235x3 paused, really just teaching technique.

    neutral grip db

    overhead press

    bi's and tri's

    i saw this machine and couldn't resist taking a picture
    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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    some nice training in here

    pulling conventional is sooo much cooler.
    960/530/749 @ 242
    903/524/738 @ 220

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    catch up post

    so i haven't had internet for a lil while due to my laptop ****ting its pants. here are the last few

    Highland games! - granite falls
    first attempt at this so looked to just have 1 good throw on all events and start working from there.

    open stone16lb 32'6

    56 distance 23'5 1/2

    28 distance 42'1 scratched twice after that hitting just short of fifty on the last one where i fell down

    22lb hammer 48'9 felt horrible on all throws

    16lb hammer 69'2 same, had 0 footing on mud. blades are gonna be a must for my skinny ass

    caber
    1st - picked and dumped backwards, first time i ever had one in my hands
    2nd - picked, steadied and got a short run but tried to flip too late. fun!
    3rd - picked but didn't keep my fingers interlocked slipped off on the flip. still fun!

    16lb sheaf
    18' cleared easily, victory for the day
    20' took a couple tries but got it. this was my goal so anything past that was icing on the cake
    23' took 3 tries but got it on the last one.
    26' not enough umph haha

    56 height
    10' got it first try
    11' took 3 tries
    12' not so much

    had a lot of fun and gained valuable experience from the guys that knew what they were doing. look forward to the next one!



    sunday upper ass
    overhead axle press
    up to 190 2x3

    shoulder tri's lats bi's blah

    monday
    ME lower

    still a lil fatigued from saturday

    raw box squat 12"
    up to 375x5
    400x4 missed 5th

    single leg hypers
    dbl choked green 3 sets, last with 25lb plate added

    pulled tractor track
    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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    Doing damn good in here Derek, nice job.

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    Loving it - bit of everything! haha. When's the bodybuilding show and strongman then?
    I'm weak now, but not for long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricket_Fire View Post
    Loving it - bit of everything! haha. When's the bodybuilding show and strongman then?
    the strongman was back in april, got all my strength bases covered now . the bodybuilding will probably be whn my joints can't take all the hard crap anymore.

    here's video from the highland games
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sne_J68nEQg


    ME bench

    Incline
    up to 185x8
    205x8
    225x6 missed 7th

    helped josh get straightened back out with his shirt technique, you looked good bud!

    band pull aparts and dips

    easy day to try and recover a lil, 4th day training in 5 days
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    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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    Speed/back/pull/ alternative lower day

    rack pulls below knee
    sumo and conventional until
    625x3 all sumo
    675x2 started to fall forward and dropped it at the top, got pissed and did it again. tore a callus on that one

    stones
    shouldered all to 250 for a few reps

    hamstring band curls
    3 sets
    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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    Blowing Rock? What does that mean? And dont say the Indians made it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polish Hammer View Post
    Blowing Rock? What does that mean? And dont say the Indians made it up.
    then i can say nothing! thats the truth
    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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    bench ass

    log press
    150 3x6

    bench 3-board
    275x3
    315x3
    335x3
    365x3 all easy

    hammer high row
    3 sets

    band tri's
    2 sets x a lot

    chest stretch


    good work, woo
    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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    Real solid effort man.

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    ME squat

    box squats
    up to 415x3 didn't feel bad

    poo load of plyos afterward
    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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    Nice work D.....
    Last edited by Chains; 10-21-2009 at 05:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chains View Post
    Nice work D.....
    ha! you're poppin up everywhere
    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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    ME bench

    incline barbell
    185x6 easy
    205x6 easy
    225x6 took some effort

    dips
    green band 3 sets

    tri ext
    some
    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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