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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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    My first 405lb squat!!!

    I finally broke the sound barrier. Someone once told me no one can call you weak if you can squat over 400lbs. Its about damn time!

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    I'm wearing a rather loose super centurion squat suit (it needs some fitting). My form was a little off but I think I just really need to get use to the suit more. Im not sure if it was past parallel but it was sure damn close. Again I am learning to use the suit. I did come up pretty fast... I was considering doing a triple or something hahaha.

    Not long after we decided I should do another single. I do it again no problem and say we should call it quits. He tells me "look how much weight there is on the bar". I check and he actually put another 10lbs on for a solid 415. He did it while I was wrapping my knees hahaha.

    BTW the little guy you see behind me spotting has been to the IPF worlds 4 times and has won the nationals 7 times. I am a very very lucky guy to be training with someone who knows so much. He has had a 500+lb deadlift at like 140lb bodyweight back in his prime.
    Last edited by BFGUITAR; 08-03-2009 at 06:27 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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    Congrats man! Looked like a warmup. Put some weight on there!!
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    Looks like you handled that pretty easily. Good work!


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    great lift! definitely looks past parallel. whats with that spotter? as if him putting his hands on your obliques would help if you had the dump the weight or lost it

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    Quote Originally Posted by twm View Post
    great lift! definitely looks past parallel. whats with that spotter? as if him putting his hands on your obliques would help if you had the dump the weight or lost it
    I think it was more of a comfort thing. I have never had over 400lbs on my back and it was my second time ever wearing a suit. It's all mental I feel.

    Thanks everyone!
    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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    aweomse dude, amazing milestone isn't it?

    I remember the first time I hit 405.. it was incredible.. grats!!

    once you learn to sit back more and get comfortable with the heavy weight, you're going to really slam the weight.. keep it up bro
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    Nice job, bro! Made that look too easy.
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    Lucky to have someone with that much experience helping you. Nice lift - looked real easy.
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    Good job, man. That's definitely a nice milestone. Next stop, 500.
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    405 is an awesome milestone. You made that look easy. Good stuff bro!
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    Huge milestone, and a smokeshow at that. Great work brah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGUITAR View Post
    I think it was more of a comfort thing. I have never had over 400lbs on my back and it was my second time ever wearing a suit. It's all mental I feel.

    Thanks everyone!
    ah gotcha, I missed your comment below the video. having an experienced training partner is a huge plus

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    You made that look so easy, pal. No sticking point to drive through. Nice!

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    Dude, that went up no problem! Awesome work man!
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    Looked like 135.

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    Nice work, not long ago I tried 405 for the first time and after not knowing if I'd get it, I banged out 5 reps.

    Though I still consider myself weak even though I'm nearing a 500lb squat
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    Nice squat man. How do you like the suit? I am ordering one shortly, when i get some funds together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danmac View Post
    Nice squat man. How do you like the suit? I am ordering one shortly, when i get some funds together.
    It's great. My stance is right in the middle of wide/medium so choosing a suit was a bit difficult. I chose the suit for moderate stance squats and at first I thought it was too narrow but the next time I used it I raised up the legs and it worked out perfectly.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGUITAR View Post
    It's great. My stance is right in the middle of wide/medium so choosing a suit was a bit difficult. I chose the suit for moderate stance squats and at first I thought it was too narrow but the next time I used it I raised up the legs and it worked out perfectly.
    I think ill be purchasing the same one as you. Barry said he would help me out in it, i just need some funds first.
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    If you get the super centurion from ken I think its cheaper than getting it from louis. Ask for a pair of deadlift socks as well, he threw then in for free 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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    Awesome job man! How long did it take to accomplish this?
    Starting over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al3X View Post
    Awesome job man! How long did it take to accomplish this?
    I started exactly 3 years ago. Back then I was as out of shape as you can be. I didn't do any real consistent physical exercise until I was 18 (I am now 21). I started from the lowest of the low in terms of physical ability.
    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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    Awesome job Ryan,very proud of you.Keep working hard.That was a very easy squat.

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    Nice lift. Looks like you've got more in you for sure.

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    THAT WAS 405?!?!? WOW you made it look easy! I remember when I got 405 up, no wait, that was 205.
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