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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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Are you making sure your upper back is tight and shoulder blades are pulled together?
    It feels like it is more of an issue of foot placement and balance. The bar feels light coming off the rack, just a bit 'off' either forwards or backwards. If I had 1" spacing on my rack, it might help get the perfect height on the bar.

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    Are you talking about bar height? I have to keep mine low. Here is what I do to unrack, I keep my feet close together, I think it's closer then my DL stance. Then I stand up and walk back about one step each foot and then find my stance. Not sure if this is the problem or not.
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    Yep. My bar is about an inch too low. But I would rather it be too low than too high. I was feeling lazy today. I used the 'monolift' portion of my rack for squats. I've never done that before and it is what probably threw me off. This is the first time I was able to setup in my squat position, unrack, lift, rerack. I hate to admit it, but I really liked doing that as opposed to walking the weight out. I know, I'm a baby.

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    I've gotten so comfortable walking my squats out, that I don't think I would like using a monolift anymore, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I've gotten so comfortable walking my squats out, that I don't think I would like using a monolift anymore, lol.
    That is because you are a machine. I was lazy today and used the excess heat as an excuse for the monolift. First time I used it for squats and I like it. I did walk everything out until the last three sets. You are right though, walking out the lift is part of the squat. When you nail a walkout just right, it helps set you up for a successful lift.

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    Foam Rolling & Warm-ups

    Floor Press (close grip)
    Bar x a lot
    120 x 5
    150 x 5
    180 x 5
    210 x 3
    250 x 3 - wrist wraps
    270 x 3 - only about the second or third time hitting floor press. Still learning the bar path.

    Incline Bench
    135 x 20
    155 x 4 - misloaded the bar with a nickel on one side and a dime on the other. D'oh!
    160 x 10 x 2

    Triceps Pushdown
    70 x 25
    90 x 15
    100 x 15 x 2
    80 x 8
    60 x 10
    40 x 25 - last four sets a drop set

    Kroc Rows
    150 x 10 - PR
    100 x 20

    BW = 200 lbs

    We've been consistently hitting triple digits and it is even hotter in the garage. Consequently, I've been missing workouts. This morning I woke up early, got the horse fed, and hit the weights. I do not like working out in the morning and/or fasted. However, it didn't really seem to be a problem once I started moving some weight.

    I'll work out early when I have to. But I am hoping this heat wave breaks soon.

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    Nice work Tim, those are some heavy rows!!! I love working out in the morning. I'd rather train in the am then the pm. If wait to train later in the day it's hard for me to get motivated.
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    The first set at 150 was pretty ugly. But then again, heavy rows are a beauty contest. The second set was a bit more disciplined. I love heavy rows!

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    I've grown to love rows. I bought a DB row handle from West Cary Barbell and I love it.
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    That is a very cool DB row handle!

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    It is, I love it!!! Do you have one?
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
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    No, but it is on my wish list!

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    Highly recommend...plus you get a pair of there collars!!!
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
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    Warm-ups

    SOHP
    Bar x 25
    95 x 10
    115 x 5
    135 x 5
    165 x 3
    185 x 3 - belt & wraps
    205 x 3
    225 x 0 - kept tapping the rack with the left side when unracking totally screwing my setup and tightness.
    135 x 20
    135 x 11
    135 x 10

    Triceps Pushdowns
    70 x 15
    90 x 15
    100 x 15 x 2

    Kroc Rows
    110 x 20
    110 x 15

    BW = 200 lbs

    Went with some friends to the Shaw AFB's new facility. Very nice gym with all kinds of cool stuff. However, they only had one power rack and no chalk. Their power rack is a hair wider than mine and I kept tapping the left side of the rack when unracking the bar. My left shoulder drops a couple inches compared to my right (old injury from motorcycles). I never knew how drastic is was.

    Everything felt light compared to when I'm lifting at home. Not having anything to eat today might have also affected my lifts. Still, it was fun to get out lift somewhere else. Watching some bros start off bench with 225 was amusing. His buddy was pretty much doing deadlifts/curls spotting him.

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    Great job Tim!! We need to get up togeather one day for some training!!
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    Train Hardcore

    Best Lifts(SQ/BP/DL)
    625/450/500 multi-ply
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    405/315/475 raw

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    Thanks! That sounds like a plan!

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    Strong OHP!!!
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    Thanks Hopper!

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    Foam Rolling & Warm-ups

    Deadlifts
    135 x 5 - hook grip
    185 x 5
    225 x 4
    275 x 3
    315 x 3 - mixed grip
    365 x 3 - belt
    405 x 3
    445 x 1

    Squats
    135 x 6
    225 x 4
    275 x 3
    315 x 3 - knee sleeves
    350 x 3 - belt

    I've missed a lot of work because of the heat. My garage lacks AC and it is too damned hot and humid to lift. I did what I could to cool it down today, but it was still pretty awful. I got some work done but didn't hit the numbers I wanted to. :sadbanana: There is always tomorrow...

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    I understand what you mean, it was pretty hot in my garage last week...not looking forward to next week, lol. You still got some decent work in.
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
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    Foam Rolling & Prehhab/Warm-up

    Floor Press
    Bar x 20
    95 x 5
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    185 x 5
    205 x 5
    235 x 5 - wraps & belt
    255 x 4

    SOHP
    135 x 10 x 2
    135 x 11

    Rope Triceps Pushdowns (supersetted with BOBR)

    50 x 20 x 3

    BOBR
    Bar x 20 x 3

    BW = 200 lbs

    I added a few more things into my warm-ups. Some extra shoulder mobility and biceps rehab (right biceps has been an issue for a long time). Went very light with upper back lifts and will continue to do so until that biceps feels better. Going heavy is fun, but it doesn't do that arm much good.

    Didn't get the prescribed reps on the last set of floor presses. Honestly, that was expected. So much crap has been going on at work and at home that my schedule has been totally fubar'ed. I couldn't sleep last night because my right calf was aching so blasted much. Lots of ice and ibuprofen finally let me get some rest around 5:30 this morning.

    My tractor blew up. My truck blew up. The eXmark blew up. Poor Nibbler is foundering and our new Director is making work much, much more difficult than it needs to be. But it all isn't gloom and doom. My wife bought me some more ice cream sammichs!

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    Foam Rolling & Warm-ups (incorporating some Mobility WOD stuff in warm-ups)

    Squats
    45 x 20 - knee sleeve on right knee
    95 x 20
    135 x 10
    175 x 3
    205 x 3
    245 x 3
    285 x 5
    325 x 5 - belt & other knee sleeve
    355 x 5 - solid set
    245 x 12
    225 x 10 - completely gassed

    Standing Ab Pulldowns
    80 x 20 x 3

    BW = 199 lbs

    Technique and form were pretty good tonight. Even hitting the last few reps on the drop set were good.

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    Haha, I've loaded a 10 on one side and a 5 on the other a few times before. Once I didn't even rack it, even though it felt odd . And ya, the heat sucks. Keep on workin at it.

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    Foam Rolling & Warm-ups

    SOHP
    bar x 20
    95 x 5
    115 x 5
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    175 x 5 - belt & wraps
    190 x 5 - easy set, but used a bit of leg drive on a rep or two.

    Close Grip Bench - false grip
    225 x 10 - slingshot
    235 x 12
    245 x 10

    Triceps Pushdowns
    100 x 20
    100 x 16
    100 x 14
    80 x 10 - last three sets a drop set

    BOBR
    Bar x 25 x 4

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    Strong presses Tim!!!
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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