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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    New plan: Get strong

    I've been slacking off. A lot. Up until this week I think I've lifted a total of 3 times this year. Well, my son is finally starting to sleep more at night which means I am starting to sleep more at night so I don't feel like a turd sandwich all day every day.

    My current plan is to lift 2 days/week at a minimum. These will be a heavy squat/DL day and a heavy bench day. If I have the time I will work in a speed bench/assistance day once a week and do other stuff as I have time (extra lat/shoulder/ab work as these are my weakest areas)

    For now I will be progressing with triples in the squat until I can get a fairly easy 405x3 and then will move to singles and start working with the suit hopefully 4-6 weeks after that. I'd like to finally break 500 before this summer and start making a real push for 600 come the fall.

    DLs will be mostly full ROM, 2-3 different pin heights and RBDLs. I'll also work in some sumo work and a lot of speed pulls. My goal for the DL is just to get to 550 or better this year.

    On the bench I'll be doing a lot of raw work and some board work for the time being. Once I get my strength back and when I can commit myself to it, I'll start training my bench at Southside again. That's really my #1 goal right there. Without Southside I'll never bench 500, so that's where I need to be and 500 will be my goal for this year. I hope to get back in there within a few weeks.

    Goals for 2008:
    Get strong; Get in shape; Get in at least 1 meet; Bench 500; Squat 600; Total 1600 or better.

    My diet plan is the same as it has been: Eat a lot.

    My conditioning is really down right now but I'm not going to worry about it at the moment as I don't have the time to worry about it.

    I benched today. It felt good, I feel stronger than I thought, but still really week.

    BP: 15x45 15x45
    I put on my old Inzer Blast to bench. I don't know why. I really just wanted to bench in a shirt, and that's the only one I can use without a spotter, so I did.
    5x135
    3x185
    1x225
    1x275
    1x295
    Woulda done 315 if I had a liftoff/spotter. Not ballsy (or stupid) enough to try this alone.
    Took the shirt off and did 5x225
    Rack Lockouts: 5x315 3x365

    BB Rows:
    20x135
    20x135 (underhand)
    20x135

    And done.

    PRs (8/2/11)
    Squat:
    Raw single: 505
    Suited single: 635
    Suited x3: 525
    Suited x5: 495
    Avg band: 3x425
    Strong band: 3x405
    Strong + light band: 3x385

    Bench:
    Shirted x1: 560
    Shirted x2: 450
    Shirted x3: 430
    Raw single: 355
    Raw 225x20
    4-board: 435
    3-board: 410
    2-board: 415
    1-board: 335
    Rev bands (blue): 495
    Floor: 340

    Deadlift:
    Floor: 510
    Pin 1: 525
    Pin 2: 525
    Pin 3: 545
    RBDL (avg): 575
    RBDL (str): 635

    GM:
    x3: 405
    x1: 425
    Last edited by drew; 12-11-2012 at 05:52 AM.

    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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    You best get strong. No more excuses haha.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Wasn't that the Old Plan?

    Good luck with it. If you need a kick in the balls, I'm sure Rhodes will be glad to provide it.
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    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
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    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    You best get strong. No more excuses haha.
    No, didn't you read the post? I'm still using my son as an excuse.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Wasn't that the Old Plan?

    Good luck with it. If you need a kick in the balls, I'm sure Rhodes will be glad to provide it.
    That was part of the old plan, but now it's the plan.

    Rhodes doesn't kick me in the balls. It's so much worse than that. (Think blue heat lube and a 4-board).

    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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    Making through this transition pretty good imo...gonna be stronger and more conditioned than ever bro.

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    good to see you back on it bro
    2000 or bust

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    Squats last night.

    5x135
    3x225
    3x315
    3x365
    3x385
    3x405

    My goal was 3x385 and possibly 1x405. I'm happy with this. The 405 felt heavy as all hell but was pretty easy and pretty fast. I stopped after this because I hit (and exceeded) my goal for the day and I didn't feel like doing anything else. Next week I'll aim for 425 or so. I need more ab work (so where is it?) because I feel like I'm going to get crushed with every weight I take.

    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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    Should be well pleased dude, those squats are looking great.

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    Thanks Coke. I'm happy with it for now.

    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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    great squatting
    2000 or bust

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    Benchin:

    BP: 10x45 10x45 5x135
    3-board: 3x185 3x225 1x275 1x295 1x315 1x335
    Rack Lockout: 5x315 5x335 5x365
    BB Row: 10x185 10x185 10x185
    Light band face pull: 2x25

    Still feel weak, but getting there.

    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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    Some pics of my set-up:




    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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    still pretty strong man, nice setup
    2000 or bust

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    Thanks Rob. I'm starting to feel a little more like a lifter and a little less like a fat guy who lifts weights.

    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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    Home gym setup is sweet.

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    Thanks Coke. I still need some more weight, but I pretty much have all I need outside of that. Notice how none of the plates match. lol.

    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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    Yesterday at pf with fiance:

    30 mins on treadmill
    Pulldown abs: 4 sets of 10
    Rev DB flyes: 3x10
    Seated DB cleans: 3x10
    Light pushdowns: 4x25
    Face pulls: 4x25
    Staring at girl behind desk with thong sticking out: 3x40 sec.

    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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    Plan looks good big man, back at it again myself.

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    Today

    Squats:
    5x135
    3x225
    3x315
    3x365
    3x405 (+ wraps)
    3x425 ( + wraps + belt)

    Low pin pull
    3x225
    1x315
    1x385
    1x435

    At this point, Nate doggy dog woke up from his nap so I had to run to the butcher, pick up some beef blood, and make him a bottle.

    Goal for today was to get a fairly easy triple with 405 and at least a single with 425. Both triples were pretty easy. Next week will be a deload/high volume week for the squat and then I will progress the following weeks probably with a 5x405, 3x455 and then work up to a big single by week 4.

    My pin pulls sucked. I generally rely on my speed off the floor to get the bar going past mid-shin so I'll continue to work speed pulls (but heavy, always around 75% of my max) and will work in heavy pin pulls from 3 heights. Not sure exactly how I'll incorporate this yet.

    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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    Getting started early


    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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    He's not so little anymore, lol - nice pic Drew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    He's not so little anymore, lol - nice pic Drew.
    Thanks Coke. He's getting really big.

    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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    That's prob the coolest baby pic i've ever seen, nice man! I see great genetics already!
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    that baby seems to have a full head of hair, and he is holding his own bottle.

    he's obviously a genetic freak who will total elite by the time he hits 15.
    -Matt
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    Your kid sure is a cutie. Strength seems to be improving quickly, Im sure you will be back to your old self soon enough.
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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