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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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    UPA Lousiana Chairman Eric Downey's Avatar
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    Did First Full Raw Meet.

    Well did first full raw meet sat in The Clash for Cash. Squatted 450 Bench 500 Dead 550. The rules were USAPL like. Only difference was that we could bench on our toes. Lots of lifts were missed do to the strickness of the rules witch is fine with me. Just makes me feel better about my day. All lifts were PR's. The meet was ran great with no major problems. Nexted up is the APA Bench Press Raw Nationals in Hattisberg, Ms the beginning of Jan.

    Congrats to the entire Kellum Powerteam. Jesse Doc Cody Curt Todd Ricky Phil on a great day.
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    Congrats bro. Damn nice lifts. But how are you squattin 50 lbs less than your bench?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polish Hammer View Post
    Congrats bro. Damn nice lifts. But how are you squattin 50 lbs less than your bench?
    ditto
    |A:26 | H:6'5'' | W:198| GW: 215|
    Stats: Start | Current | Goal
    Bench: 135lb |170lb| 225lb
    Squat: 135lb |185lb| 225lb
    Dead: 180 |185lb| 315lb
    OH Press: 85lb |100lb| 150lb
    (all 3 x 5 reps)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Polish Hammer View Post
    Congrats bro. Damn nice lifts. But how are you squattin 50 lbs less than your bench?
    Cause he's a badass bencher! If I'm not mistaken eric you compete at 220 correct? a 500 RAW bench at 220 is KILLER, especially in competition with strict judging that day! Were those just meet PRs btw? I thought you had hit some higher squat/deadlift numbers in the gym...
    Last edited by Hazerboy; 10-19-2009 at 12:28 PM.
    Stats: 11/15/07-First-meet--2nd Meet----3rd meet
    Weight: 185-----187---------198---------198
    Max Bench: 255---220-----------280------300
    Max Squat: 405----395----------440------460
    Max Dead:475-----485----------551------570
    CHINUPS - Bodyweight + 135, x1, dead hang. Still working on the one arm chinup.

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    I didn't take a 3rd attempt on my squat and didn't open heavy being my first full meet. I was in the open bench only division and wanted to save a little. Took home 500 in cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Downey View Post
    I didn't take a 3rd attempt on my squat and didn't open heavy being my first full meet. I was in the open bench only division and wanted to save a little. Took home 500 in cash.
    Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazerboy View Post
    a 500 RAW bench at 220 is KILLER


    Absolutely. Its my dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazerboy View Post
    Cause he's a badass bencher! If I'm not mistaken eric you compete at 220 correct? a 500 RAW bench at 220 is KILLER, especially in competition with strict judging that day! Were those just meet PRs btw? I thought you had hit some higher squat/deadlift numbers in the gym...
    i weighed in at 220.8
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    Great lifting Eric! Huuuuge bench Man!
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    Congrats. Great lifting.
    Can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!

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    Congrats man!

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    thanks guys
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    what is your curent training split? i am thinking of entering a raw meet sometime soon but need to change my routine. i have been using a bodybuilding split.

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    i see your less than a hour from humble. look up tiny meeker. he can help a more personal level then i can. he has a great gym to train at as well
    CLASH FOR CASH RAW504 SEPT. 11, 2010 KENNER, LA CLICK FOR INFO
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    RAW BENCH BEST: 523 Raw Unity 2010
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    RAW TOTAL BEST:534.5 - 507 - 556.5 1598 APA Raw Nationals 2010
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    Nice job Eric. 500 bones--sweet!


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    thanks i'll have to get over there.

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    Congratulations on your first full meet Eric!

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    thanks Vin and ms bev. i like the raw training. no question of strength. the weight dont lie
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    Wow! Insane bench man! Nice squat and deadlift numbers as well!
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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