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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. #3776
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    Absolutely trouncing it mate. Great pulls.

    I find it hard to break the bar off the pins too. It is definitely to do with the way the weight is dispersed over the pins as opposed to the floor. 765 is monstrous. Nice work.
    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Your ultrawides are just...inconceivable! Nice rack pull too, been considering implementing that in my program (or just revising and starting a-new)
    My road to powerlifting:
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    Raw rack pull from just above knees, no straps
    315 x 1
    405 x 1
    495 x 1
    585 x 1
    675 x 1
    725 x 1
    765 x 1 PR hard off pins, piss easy lock-out
    605 x 15 big PR pretty easy
    Awesome pulling. Do you do any dedicated grip training?
    Last edited by tom183; 10-14-2011 at 04:25 PM.

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    Thanks Coke!! Making my way forward.

    Thanks Justin!! Yep, stiff bar off pins will surely build some starting strength lol.

    Thanks Rob!! If you want me to list what has helped my pull I will no probs.

    Thanks Tom!! Nup not these days. I used to do pinch grip stuff and various grip work for wrestling but for pulls that stuff did not help.
    Heres what does:
    1 Pulls against bands
    2 Pulls for reps
    3 Grip and rip speed pulls

    They really are all you need.

    A good tip is to really use your thumb to clamp your first fingers down.
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    Loving the name mate GO ALL BLACKS & KIWIS today!! Oh Yeh!
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    Go NZL All Blacks!!!!!

    Heres my back yard now ha ha.....used to live in a house under the harbour bridge # 7 lower fort st yeah boi.

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    Last edited by NickAus; 10-15-2011 at 05:18 PM.
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  7. #3782
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    Upper back and biceps.

    Seated rows meduim grip-
    140 x 30
    160 x 20
    220 x 12

    DB shrugs-
    110s x 12 x 3 sets

    Barbell curls-
    75 x 15
    75 x 12
    75 x 10
    75 x 10
    75 x 8
    75 x 8

    Reverse curls-
    45 x 10
    45 x 10
    45 x 10

    Front raises-
    15s x 20

    My upper back day would look very different if I was not deadlifting all the time, this type of day suits.
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Nick I'll take you up on that. If you wouldn't mind PMing me, I'd love to take a look
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  9. #3784
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    Might as well list it here.

    Everyone is different and that needs to be keep in mind BUT I have no doubt the following will help listed in order.

    1 tons of pull variations for max effort work
    Eg: Pull variations from floor
    Block pulls from 1-8" with and without bands
    Deficit pulls with and with-out bands
    Rack pulls of all kinds with different stances etc

    2 SLDL of all kinds for sets of 4-6

    3 Heavy ab work

    4 Speed pulls with enough weight that your form needs to be tight

    5 45 degree Back raises with added resistance

    4 Raw squats

    5 Good mornings for reps

    6 Lat work

    7 Trap work

    Aggression is very important but only on max effort pulls, your SLDL for reps etc should just be "hard" not all out yelling and shit.

    IMO you could build I big pull with not much more than the first 3 I listed so the most of the focus should go there but the rest are still a big help long term.

    Find as many variations you can that are fairly close to your comp pull for max effort work.

    Anything else and hit me up?
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    You may ask why I listed back raises above GMs which makes little sense so ill explain.

    If you do GMs a lot you will be tired for pulls which are more important, back raises can be done on all pulling days so they are more useful IMO.

    For me personally I would use GMs when I do not feel like pulling.
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Structure wise, should I just do (for say pulling)

    x3-5
    x2
    x1
    x1
    x1
    x1

    sort of thing? If volume is my killer, should my sets just be in the low ranges, then?
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    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
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  12. #3787
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    Gat damn! You are a pulling machine. I haven't been to journal land in awhile and you're still getting stronger!
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    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
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    Thanks Thomas!! I have a long long way to go but Im loving the process and just cruising really now that Im not smashed with injuries lol.

    Rob,

    Im guessing you mean how should you work up?

    I would go like this:
    Pulls from floor against mini bands (you need them)
    135 x 3
    225 x 3
    275 x 1
    315 x 1
    365 x 1
    385 x 1
    405 x 1

    Then you would hit assistance work IF you are feeling pretty good (perhaps every second work-out) do rack pulls from knees for 3s to build the grip and back then move on to a small amount of assistance work......if not doing a second heavy movement do more assistance work.

    You would not go back to that same movement for around 5 weeks in which time you will have built some strength and should go:

    135 x 3
    225 x 3
    275 x 1
    315 x 1
    365 x 1
    395 x 1
    415 x 1
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    Interesting thoughts on the GMs! I see your point there
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    And the All Blacks win 20-6!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOM BOOM BOOM!

    20-6 ha ha ha
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    Ooooh Yeah!!!!
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    Could have easily been 40-6.
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    No barbells today, semi deload in prep for Thursdays pulls.

    Back raises-
    Doubled mini + 23lb ball x 10 x 4 with 6 sec static holds on last rep

    Lying hamstrings-
    6 x 15-6

    Leg extensions-
    4 x 30-15

    Calves-
    9 x 10

    Weighted abs-
    4 x 10

    Band pulldown abs-
    4 x 10

    Very weak at some of these movements so this was great, The ab work was done with almost no rest and killed.

    Ready for Thursday!
    Last edited by NickAus; 10-17-2011 at 03:43 AM.
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    COMPETE.

    and awesome pulling, as per usual.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Have you competed before Nick?

    Nice accessory work. Looking forward to the big pulling
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    Thanks Fuzzy!! Yeah bro for sure in the future.

    Thanks Hayden!! Not in powerlifting, I spent from 17-25 with big focus on sports and plenty of competitions and the rest of my time was partying (strange mix looking back).
    I still box from time to time at the local PCYC because I believe men should be able to handle themselves well and I do not really turn down fights so I need to be good ha ha.
    I left school at 16, put no effort into my career and came to Aus with a backpack at 20.
    Now is catch up time work wise and the rest of my time is for the GF, friends and family and of course lifting.
    I had no real skill at all yet have worked up to a fairly good career so Im pretty proud of that.
    What Im saying is competing is simply not a big thing for me at this point in my life and my scedule is packed but I will of course some time pretty soon.
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    Proraw 3.... raw + wraps in Frankson on the Australia day weekend.

    Do it, you know you want to.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Proraw 3.... raw + wraps in Frankson on the Australia day weekend.

    Do it, you know you want to.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    And the All Blacks win 20-6!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOM BOOM BOOM!

    20-6 ha ha ha
    Good thing I prefer league to union, lol.

    Keep up the solid training man.

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    Huge rack pull PRs!
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