The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Why is the high from a new 1RM so short lived?

    Well today I hit 550 on my deadlift I was hoping to hit it at my 1st meet so when I did in the gym today I was on cloud 9 for about ten mins then I was felt like who cares now I want 575. Does anyone else go through this?
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    Yeah, you're always going to want more. Its what keeps you going to the gym day after day, week after week. You reach a goal, then set a new one and work to get it!
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    Its a vicious cycle my friend. We live and die for PR's sometimes, yet when we reach them, we're unfullfilled. Its because we are never satisfied. And no matter what you tell yorself, you can never be happy with a certain weight. Your always gonna want more. Its the journey there that makes it fun.

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    I think all of us do, that's why we chose this sport. Always trying to get better, always trying to stronger, always chasing PRs.
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    Lol, when I hit a PR I get a BIG high for a couple of minutes and then it is on to more...


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    Satisfaction is the death of desire.

    and like Giles Corey said....''More Weight!''
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    if you waste time being happy with what you have already done, then your wasting time that you could have spent getting stronger.

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    good work on the deadlift........ now start working on 600........

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    I'm always pretty happy with a big PR - anytime I can add a plate to a PR I'm stoked. I don't ever lose the sense of satisfaction I gain from a PR. If anything, it gives me the confidence to take the next step forward and hit that next weight. You'll probably remember 585 a lot longer than 550 and 605 will be one you'll never forget!

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    I think that it depends on how long you have fought for a PR. If you just walked in the gym and felt good one day then hit something that you had never done before then it feels good but may subside quickly. On the other hand if you worked at someting for months, changed your program, and eventually managed to grind out a PR then that may come with more satisfaction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre518 View Post
    Does anyone else go through this?
    Of course. That's why were powerlifters, lol. I was the same way after I benched over 400. It was a goal that I'd been trying to get to for months, and it felt great getting there, especially at a meet, but I almost immediately started thinking about getting to 500. Personally, I think it's a good thing.

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    its because were powerlifters. thats how we are. we hit our goal, and keep wanting more. thats what sets us apart from the r est
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    I just hit an all-time 'unattainable' bench PR. For a long-armed non-bencher who is supposed to be exclusively olympic weightlifting, four wheels was god damn epic.

    But then again... after years ov trying... it was just so easy... So i went and trained to pause it, then did that... then did 415. And again... it was so easy... Now i wanna bench 440.

    I was SUPPOSED to give up benching completely after hitting 405. That was my plan. No more benching. Just olympic weightlifting. No benching.

    I promise... i'll stop after i bench 440...

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