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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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    Warm-up - foam rolled, band work

    Military Press
    Bar x 12
    85 x 5
    95 x 5
    115 x 3
    125 x 5
    145 x 5
    165 x 5 + 2 - PR added wrist wraps and belt. Hit 5 reps, racked it, regripped, knocked out two more.

    Incline Bench
    Bar x 10 - P.O.R.
    185 x 5 x 3
    135 x 10

    Triceps Pushdowns
    60 x 12
    70 x 12 x 2

    Kroc Rows
    105 x 12 x 3

    Pullups
    BW x 10 x 3 - I cheated... I used a green band to take some weight off.

    BW = 188 lbs

    I went through my workout yesterday in my head. I was fatigued and a bit dehydrated. However, I've knocked out some PRs in worse shape. It was all mental. Instead of concentrating on my workout, I was mulling over some crap that had happened earlier in the day. It happens.

    The heat and humidity has been tough the past week. My weight is dropping like a rock. I've lost 7 pounds since my heaviest during my deload week. Its important to drink enough, which I have not been doing. Might have something to do with yesterday's workout....

    Today's workout was rough. My body feels like I was run over by a truck. From some of my bruises, I look much the same.

    We're still cleaning up trees from the tornado that went through a couple weeks ago. It took out some damned big trees! Moving those things is best left to the tractor whenever possible. Too bad it isn't always possible.

    I buckled down, got my work done and even hit a PR. Shower time!

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    Had an emergency appendectomy yesterday. I'm out for about a month.

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    Hope everything all is OK Tim get better.
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    My biggest frustration is not being able to lift. I'm close to 3 weeks since the surgery. I'm thinking I might hit Military Presses tonight and see what happens.

    Appreciate the thoughts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    My biggest frustration is not being able to lift. I'm close to 3 weeks since the surgery. I'm thinking I might hit Military Presses tonight and see what happens.

    Appreciate the thoughts!
    Just have to have patience with everything and not hurt yourself.
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    Good work in here Tim!!!!
    I am not "the" Bo Jackson, i just stole his name.....
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    Warm-up
    Fed horses
    Band work - focus on shoulders
    Lunges <- harder than I remember!

    Bench
    Bar x 10
    95 x 5
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    185 x 5
    205 x 5
    225 x 5
    275 x 3 - minus purple band
    135 x 10 x 3 - close grip; supersetted with BOBR

    BOBR
    135 x 10 x 3 - supersetted with close grip bench

    BW = 187 lbs

    First workout since surgery... well second workout. I did sneak a squat workout in a few weeks back, but I didn't get past the warm-up weights. I'm probably down 20 lbs to 30 lbs from my 1 rep max. I believe I'll get that back in a month.

    I'm very happy to be training again!

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    Warm-ups
    Swept garage
    Foam Rolled
    Lunges

    Squats
    Bar x 10
    95 x 5
    135 x 5
    160 x 3
    200 x 3
    240 x 3 - felt heavy.
    260 x 3 - added knee wraps and belt
    300 x 3
    315 x 3
    225 x 0

    BW = 187

    A little disappointed with squats. 240 felt very heavy and difficult. Adding knee wraps and belt for 260 helped a lot. 260 went up very quick, but I strained my neck trying to stay tight. 300 was okay. 315 also felt heavy. I controlled the weight, stayed tight, hit the groove, and broke parallel on every rep. I missed 225 because I didn't duck my head getting under the bar. My neck was feeling stiff. Instead of getting under the bar, I col-cocked myself in the noggin. I unracked 225 but was not feeling the love.

    Feeling like a mangina, I called it a day.

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    Warm-up
    Sweep garage
    Lunges
    Band work for shoulders
    Helped Mom feed her horses

    Standing Military Press
    Bar x 10
    65 x 5
    80 x 5
    100 x 3
    105 x 5 - added belt and wrist wraps
    120 x 5
    140 x 8

    Incline Bench
    Bar x 10
    140 x 10 x 4 - supersetted with coughing fits until I throw up.

    Triceps Pushdowns
    60 x 12 x 4

    BOBR
    140 x 10 x 4 - more supersets. :huh:

    Face Pulls
    50 x 15 x 4

    BW = 186 lbs

    Pertussis sucks - a lot. I've been out of the weight room too long. I have to get some work done. Besides, if you vomit while working out, it proves you're hardcore.

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    Warm up
    Lots of foam rolling
    Band work for shoulders

    Bench
    Bar x 10
    95 x 6 or 8
    135 x 5
    200 x 3
    230 x 3 - added belt and wrist wraps
    260 x 0 - screwed up unracking the weight. Reracked the weight and immediately tried again. Should have taken a bit more time between efforts.
    265 x 1 - smashed it
    315 x 1 - minus purple band. Feeling completely worn out
    135 x 12 x 3 - close grip. Started coughing until I was retching. I really hate pertussis!

    BW = 186

    Today, I caught the end of the high tensile fence we were working on just below my knee. Pretty cool puncture wound followed by some very bright red blood. Everyone was commenting on how vibrantly red my blood was. Stuff looked cartoonish. Anyway, I had to scratch my plans for deadlifting tonight. Squats weren't looking any better, so bench it was.

    The whooping cough is still kicking my arse. All the coughing is making the appendix surgery site sore. Or maybe its the weight belt? :devil:

    I'm satisfied with getting some training today. Sometimes, you can't ask for anything more.

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    Nice, is 315 a bench PR?
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    315 was a reverse band bench. With the surgery and pertussis, I'm down a good 30 lbs from any PRs.

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    Warm up
    Lots and lots of foam rolling
    Lunges
    Some stretching

    Squats
    Bar x 5
    95 x 5
    135 x 5
    160 x 5
    205 x 5
    245 x 3 - damned near crushed me. :huh: Knees came in, struggled for tightness, and generally felt very weak coming out of the hole. I had nothing for it. Followed the set up with a coughing until vomiting fit.
    280 x 3 - added Inzer Groove Briefs and knee wraps. The briefs are several years old, but they add a ton of confidence to my lifts. First time I've used wraps since December. Hit the groove, felt good, bar moved FAST. Followed up with another coughing fit.
    320 x 3 - guess what? Yep, coughing fit.
    360 x 3 - added Centurion Briefs and tightened up the knee wraps. Felt like I could have got 5 reps. Pretty sad that I need gear to hit 360. :lol:

    Deadlifts
    135 x 1 - checking to see if I can clear my wounded knee. Singles will be manageable.
    225 x 1
    245 x 1
    280 x 1
    320 x 1 - added belt; got light headed
    365 x 1 - wore belt loose, worked much better.

    BW = 190 lbs I gained 4 lbs overnight.

    I'm running a low grade fever and generally feel like crap. Napping is the highlight of my day. Training comes a close second. No idea how I'm gaining weight. I have no appetite and I'm not eating well. Can't wait to be healthy again.

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    Warm-ups

    Military Press
    Bar x 10
    65 x 5
    85 x 5
    100 x 5
    105 x 5
    120 x 5
    140 x 7 - added wrist wraps and belt. Not super strict.

    Close-Grip Bench
    Bar x 10
    185 x 5 x 3 - pause at top and bottom of each rep
    135 x 10

    Triceps Pushdowns
    60 x 15 x 3

    Kroc Rows
    105 x 10 x 3

    BW = 187

    I've missed some workouts. Between the farm and whooping cough, it has been super tough. We haven't had a drop of rain since the last week of August and it is getting very dry. I had to hire a guy to take care of some of the dustier farm work today. To me, that is akin to admitting defeat.

    The whooping cough is wearing me out. All it takes to kick off a coughing spasm is trying to talk. My abs are killing me!

    I've had to reset my 5/3/1 workouts. With the appendicitis followed by the whooping cough, I'm weak, lack energy, and have no drive. I'm getting done what I can get done. My frustration level is super high at the moment.

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    Nice looking workouts, hope you start feeling better soon.
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    Appreciate it! I'm about half-way through the whooping cough. That means I have about another 45 days before I'm over it. That stuff is no joke! Make sure your children are vaccinated!!!! Be a good idea for everyone to get a Tdap vaccination.

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    Warm-ups - bit different today. Lots of BW squats, hip mobility, groin flexibility. Following some of DeFranco's warm-up suggestions.

    Squats
    Bar x 15~20 - started with knee sleeves and Inzer groove briefs 'cus I'm old.
    145 x 5
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    245 x 5
    275 x 5
    315 x 1 - no energy, didn't stay tight, really bombed this one.
    315 x 10 - a little anger goes a long way.

    Reverse Band Squats
    365 x 5 - minus strong band; just wanted to get some weight on my back again
    405 x 1
    435 x 1 - PR Of course its a PR. Its the first time I've done these!

    I brought in my stance and grip. Stance is a little wider than shoulder width. Grip is index finger on the ring. For the first time I felt my upper back 'lock in' and lats fire. Felt pretty damned cool. Wish I could get that same feeling when I bench!

    Tonight I concentrated on standing more upright, arching the hell out of my back, and keeping my eyes at just above parallel. At times I felt myself lose my arch and then my head would shoot up and back to where I was looking at the ceiling. As soon as that happened, I would start to bend forward. Bad habits are hard to break.

    I am still weak and run out of energy quick. I really want to bench 300 before this year out. It is going to be close....
    Last edited by Tim K; 09-18-2010 at 04:38 PM.

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    Sunday

    Warm-ups - dynamic stuff; didn't feel like sweeping the garage before working out, so I skipped the foam rolling. Couple nice coughing fits to get the abs warmed up.

    Bench
    Bar x 10
    125 x 5
    150 x 5
    175 x 5
    195 x 5
    225 x 5 - easy set

    Incline Bench
    bar x 10
    135 x 16 - PR I've never repped out on incline bench before.
    135 x 12
    135 x 11.9 - failed to lock out last rep of last set. Didn't feel like fighting for it.

    BOBR
    135 x 12 x 3 - lats are fried!

    Face Pulls
    50 x 15 x 3

    Not a lot of energy today, which appears to be a recurring theme. Before my workout out, I had a pretty bad coughing fit. The fits wear me out. Had a couple more episodes interspersed with my lifting.

    In between incline bench sets, my wife's miniature horse came into garage for a visit. Should of gotten a picture of the little guy in the power rack. Maybe next time.

    Monday

    Warm-ups - unloaded grain, fed horses, dynamic stuff, lots and lots of foam rolling

    Deadlifts
    135 x 5 - Double overhand grip. First rep starts coughing fit. :unamused:
    155 x 5 - Again with the first rep coughing fit. Continues through most of the workout.
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    245 x 5
    275 x 5 - Mixed grip.
    315 x 1 - Added belt. Coughing fit until throwing up.
    315 x 5
    335 x 1
    355 x 1
    375 x 3 - Tired of all the crap. WANT TO SHW!

    BW = 190

    The more time and effort I put into my warm-ups, the better my workouts are. Deadlifts with pertussis are tough. Taking a deep breath and assuming the starting position almost always sets off a coughing fit. I am more than ready to be healthy again.

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    Strong pulling!!
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    Thanks for the nice comments! I'm still two reps shy of where I was before surgery though.

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    Deadlift PR is 425.

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    Warm-ups

    Military Press
    Bar x 20
    70 x 5
    85 x 5
    105 x 3
    125 x 3
    145 x 3
    165 x 4 - Added belt and wrist wraps. Last rep was tough!

    Close Grip Bench
    185 x 8 x 3
    165 x 10

    Kroc Rows
    105 x 12 x 3

    Pull-Ups
    BW x 10
    BW x 6
    BW x 8 x 2

    BW = 189

    We are hosting a horse show at the farm on Saturday. Haven't a lot of time in the past couple of weeks and today was no different. Managed to squeeze a workout in anyway. I'm still adjusting poundages on 5/3/1 due to surgery and illness. Trying to recover strength ASAP. Pretty happy with the workout today.

    Tomorrow will be tough. Squats are on the schedule but after the show its anybody's guess if I'll have the time and/or energy.

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    Doesn't look like the illness is holding you back too much, great job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by muscle_g View Post
    Doesn't look like the illness is holding you back too much, great job!
    Thanks!

    Warm-ups - lots of foam rolling, other assorted stuff

    Squats
    Bar x 10
    155 x 5 - added Inzer Groove briefs and knee sleeves.
    195 x 5
    235 x 3
    275 x 3 - added loose belt
    315 x 3
    355 x 3 - switched to Centurion briefs and knee wraps

    Reverse Band Squat
    395 x 3 - tightened up belt. Minus purple bands PR
    435 x 2

    BW = 188 lbs

    I'm completely exhausted. Today was one of the most difficult days for me to get under the bar. Hosting a horse show absolutely wears me out. Warm ups didn't go very well. Had a paroxysmal cough that ended in vomiting. I came close to calling it a day at that point.

    But I sucked it up and got my work done. As a reward, I allowed myself to put on my Centurion Briefs and go heavy (at least for me). Last week I hit a 435 lbs reverse band squat for a single with the green bands. Tonight I hit the same weight for a double minus the purple bands.

    I'm very happy with my workout tonight!

    Green Bands = Strong Bands
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