The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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. #1
    Addicted 2 Lifting Andre518's Avatar
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    4 Weeks out from my 1st meet and looking for some advice

    Nov 8th is my 1st meet and I have been training hard. I just finished up my 6th or 7th wave of 5/3/1 for my squat and deadlift, and a 7 week bench program. This week I totaled a 1280 @ 241lbs. I hit 400 squat, 550 deadlift and 330 bench. I'm not to sure what I can do over the next few weeks I do not want to over train or lose strength. I was thinking of doing some singles this week then for the remaining weeks use moderate weight and really focus on form. Right now I have to do my benching at Planet Fitness do to transportation problems. The 7 week program I was just doing had me benching 2x a week. Should I keep at it maybe a heavy day and a speed day? I would like to total 1300 at my meet in the 242 class. Any advice or tips you guys have will be great.
    BW SQ BP DL Total
    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
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    SFW! drew's Avatar
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    Stick with the program you have been doing. A week or two out you should be working up to your openers. Everything after that should be light and easy.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Addicted 2 Lifting Andre518's Avatar
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    Thanks my assist work has been 5 x 5 for the last month or so should I keep them heavy as well?
    BW SQ BP DL Total
    283 455 365 475 1295
    272 425 345 495 1265
    229 408 275 551 1235 <---1st Meet
    Raod to 1607 Elite Total Log- http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131363
    http://www.facebook.com/#/AndredeJesus?ref=profile

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    Whatever you normally would do. I would avoid maxing out on anything, but heavy 5x5 should be fine.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Set up on whatever rotation you are using, don't change anything this close to a meet. The normal routine our guys use is, Three weeks out you can go heavy, two weeks out take it really easy, and one week before the meet hit your openers and take it easy.... keep up any assistance workouts you do just keep it really light to flush everything. The day before just chill out, weigh in, then eat some carbs that won't make you feel sick....... Good Luck.......

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