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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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  1. #2501
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    Great work Nick, seriously awesome pulls. And I agree with Benni being the lead man solely now. Does Andy pull raw? One video I saw when he was pulling I think 1015 and missed it, it looked like he had a suit on but not sure.
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    Thanks Mark!!

    Yep Benni is too good, full respect to Andy he was FIRST over 1000 and being the first is always the hardest as we see in history.
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    Ab work for strength and the power of thunder.

    Mega band abs-
    Purple x 6 each rep 6 seconds
    2 x Purple x 6 each rep 6 seconds
    2 x Purple x 6 each rep 6 seconds

    Swiss ball abs-
    12 holds on all
    10
    10

    Superman half ball abs-
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    12
    12

    Kettlebell sidebends-
    24lb bell x70 per side
    24lb bell x30 per side

    Ab work on floor-
    12
    12
    12
    12

    Seeing the improvement of seperating the weights from blocks the last couple of weeks has made it seem worth while doing the extra ab work.
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    As boring as ab training is; it definitely is important. Keep at it Nick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Ab work for strength and the power of thunder.
    nice work
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    Like the direct ab work, an absolute plus, especially for the level of work you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Thanks Mark!!

    Yep Benni is too good, full respect to Andy he was FIRST over 1000 and being the first is always the hardest as we see in history.
    What's even more crazy is that Benni was the first to pull over 1K raw and he also out pulled the all-time geared deadlift. I was wondering a couple weeks ago if Benni was ever going to attempt to beat Andy's record in a suit, but instead he did it raw which is insane.
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    Thanks guys!!!!!

    Your support does wonders for me here on the other side of the world and I consider you my friends!

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    Gotta pull 900 off blocks

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    i feel like im missing out! what are peacocks? this is the first time youtube has not been able to educate me?!
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    That's how I was feeling, I wanted 800 off the blocks but now I hit a detour.
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    Nick, elighten me if you will sir, or Brian. Pulling off blocks, typically how high are the blocks and how far are you pulling the weight? Benefit of this movement to the dl?

    Nick, get it man. I've neglected abs since forever, but that's just because I'm fat and make excuses. Here recently started training some abs at the end of my workouts, hopefully it'll pay off. I'm sure if I keep it up it will.
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    Auzzie, they are just super high rep pulldowns (usually we do them wide grip behind the head) sets of 50-350.
    Tank (Brian Hopper squat king) named them and lots of guys are doing them now and love them, they are just to get the blood flowing and a good pump in those important pulling muscles.
    40lb x 350 is my best high rep set and it hurt, I find they are helping my recovery a lot and are well worth the pain of sore biceps ha ha.


    Tank, you will be back at it in no time.....people like you with strong will power heal faster than "normal" people I have seen it many times.........best of luck brother!!


    Mark, you can pull off any height really depending on what you wish to work more but usually 2-6" blocks are done, I like 7.5" blocks against bands because you cant get ANY speed and Im pretty fast so it turns it into a pure strength test for me.
    Still I think 2-6" is best, blocks help you work the top and build great back and grip strength as the legs are taken out of it the higher you go.
    Most important they work, you will hear people say they dont carry-over well to pulls from the floor and I agree somewhat but the kick leg curls and back raises in the ass and most people simply can not pull heavy from the floor too often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark! View Post
    Nick, elighten me if you will sir, or Brian. Pulling off blocks, typically how high are the blocks and how far are you pulling the weight? Benefit of this movement to the dl?
    I normally do them off a 4" or 6" block which will put the bar well below my knees. They serve the same purpose as rack pulls, they help build your lockout. If your weak off the floor then pull from a deficit, if you have a weak lockout then do block/rack pulls.
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    Awesome. I'll start incorporating these in to my arsenal. I do rack pulls already, are these going to really be any different? In my very limited experience and knowledge, they'd be about the same.
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    The feel of block pulls is better and closer to normal pulls, also the bar will not bang on the pins.

    Rack pulls are still great and it does not make a huge difference but most like blocks better and almost all sumo pullers use blocks.
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    I am hating wide grip pull ups on the weighted assist machine, maybe peacocks would be a good alternative down the road..
    started reading though some of your log here dude, you're a beast!!
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    Thanks!!

    Im not a beast at all, so many guys WAY better at lifting but I am proud of my mind and consider myself mentally strong and I not afraid of numbers which is key as you prob know.

    Yeah peacocks are not going to pack on the muscle on their own but as a part of the big picture they are good for sure..........I plan on doing them all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark! View Post
    Awesome. I'll start incorporating these in to my arsenal. I do rack pulls already, are these going to really be any different? In my very limited experience and knowledge, they'd be about the same.
    Even though I do both styles, I would much rather do block pulls. They are alot more similar to a regular deadlift.
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    Thanks for laying out the diet...just curious what other peeps are doin.

    Lookin forward to seeing what stuff you got in store for your shoulders this week dude!

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    Beautiful work Nick! Good to see the grueling ab work back. You do well with that regimen.
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    Thanks guys!!!!!


    Standing press-
    45 x10
    45 x10 (shoulder still not 100% but way better)

    Side raises-
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    SLDL close sumo raw and beltless-
    135 x5
    185 x5
    225 x3
    275 x3
    315 x1
    365 x1
    405 x1
    455 x1
    275 x3 speed reps faster than ever

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    What a work-out! This was great, the close sumo SLDL was awesome, I get heaps out of a belt so I can now SLDL 5 plates easy.

    The movement felt so natural its amazing, just felt great.

    I am going to be pulling 3 times per week (2 SLDL and 1 heavy variation) so I will cut back a little on my assistance work and see how I go........you will also see a ton of ab work or should I say "core stability" work?
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    Excellent SLDLs mate! Pulling 3 times a week?? Madness!
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    Oh man....3 pulling sessions a week?! That oughtta put some hair on your chest!

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    Impressive SLDL's man.

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