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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?

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    Strongest of the weak ones - Official Thread

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    - No entry fee
    - We'll squat, bench and dead
    - The lifts must be posted online before November 30th at midnight
    - Knee Wraps, knee sleeves, wrist wraps and belts allowed
    - Lift as clean as possible so there's no arguing
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    - We'll use wilks for the overall standings
    - Titles are "Best lifter by formula" "Best total" "Best squat" "Best bench" and "Best deadlift"
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    - Someone asked if you could use a video from a meet, yes go ahead pal
    - Monolift squats are OK

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    Thanks for posting this up man!

    Also, just to clarify, NO elbow sleeves, just knee sleeves. It's too hard to distinguish between someone using an elbow sleeve or an elbow wrap

    If you really have a hard time going without your elbow sleeves, use them for all but your video sets, just take them off for the last couple sets that you are going to be submitting.


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    Great set up good luck everyone!
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    Damn, I wish I had read that long thread before! Can I still enter? I'll start a log if you want!

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    thank you atlargenutrition for backing this it shows some real class from all of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Sobrino View Post
    Damn, I wish I had read that long thread before! Can I still enter? I'll start a log if you want!
    Entry deadline was Friday if I'm not mistaken

    The competitor list is set for this one

    Keep your eyes open for the next one though! There will be more to come!


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    Brilliant prizes. Looking forward to putting my total up.

    Not a chance I'll win but want to rank as high as possible.

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    Good luck everyone!

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    ******* A lot of the links to the logs do not work. Looking at the URL entered, looks like some are abbreviated (containing ...) *********

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    Also Kiaran entered before the deadline. He doesn't frequent this forum as much as me, so I figured I'd give you the heads up .

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    my link in my signature works. if someone wants to fix the link on the op's post it'd be appreciated!

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    I have started my own training journal on this site. http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=130553
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    Too late to join? Damn. Good luck to everyone who entered
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    I've fixed all of the links to the journals in Eat's first post in this thread and added in those who have posted their new journals here
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    I am surprised that we haven't seen more posts about PL meet prep since I am sure that everyone is going to want to get the most out of their total.

    Looking forward to seeing some of the videos roll in. There is a great price package on the line for this one.
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    Me too.

    Let's get this thread busy.

    Training updates, meet prep stuff, hell even some trash talk lol
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    Indeed. Just because there's only a few of you in the competition doesn't mean the rest of us aren't watching! How's that for some pressure?

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    Going to pull and squat a PR this weekend. Ill have video for you guys when I pull 545 and squat 440

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    Of course I got the flu the day after I joined in on this. So this week is a total bust. Now I only got 4 weeks to try and at least make a decent showing for myself. Grrr, stupid flu gettin' in the way of my mediocrity. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    I am surprised that we haven't seen more posts about PL meet prep since I am sure that everyone is going to want to get the most out of their total.

    Looking forward to seeing some of the videos roll in. There is a great price package on the line for this one.
    there was some discussion about what everyone was doing to prep for the meet in the original thread. I think the general consensus was that the meet is too close and everyone is just sticking to what they have been doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashkills View Post
    there was some discussion about what everyone was doing to prep for the meet in the original thread. I think the general consensus was that the meet is too close and everyone is just sticking to what they have been doing.
    That makes sense, I wouldn't change my whole training program around but I can think of a few tricks to make sure that you PR on the test day.

    Things like pyramid progression and dietary adjustments can be effective even if you only have a couple of weeks to "peak".
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    I'm in the competition, but I don't think I'm in contention for anything. I rank among the weakest of the weak here. Did deadlifts tonight - got 345 x 8. That is an all time PR for me. Got my bodyweight back down to 176.4 lbs from a high of 182 on Monday. Hmmm... trash talk? I'm on old bastich! I'm 43 and have a total of 31 consecutive weeks of training under my belt for the past two years. I am challenging all you young punks to beat the ornery, old, grouchy malcontent that is me. I also plan on sending what rank I want on the back of a $100 bill to both Travis and Vinny (I'll still come out $50 ahead!)
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    I have a few questions about the competition. Are we to wear a singlet when we lift or just wear whatever? Are we to mention the amount of weight on the bar before a lift. I do know some lifters use a 55 pound bar and that may throw the amount off when watching the videos. Do the lifts have to be done on the same day? Can't wait to get my total.

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