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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    *intrigued*

    I started smolov jr for bench last night, just for ****s and giggles and because I need to get on a fixed bench program rather than just winging it..

    smolov squat is in my future for sure though.. Sounds brutal but fun, I love squatting!
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    Yea dude. And its great for getting both squat/deadlift up (the smolov for squats)

    Its also been used successfully by both natty and assisted BBers to bring their legs up significantly.

    This is my boy Brett. Lifetime natty. 2 weeks after his first show. He won his weight class in the open.

    Child of Smolov. 2 cycles before prepping.

    He squats 405 x 5 atg no belt lol @ 160lbs currently.

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    damn his legs look SICK..

    yeah, I'd like to start smolov squat the middle of march.. that should give me time to run a smolov jr bench/deadlift and peak for my raw nationals..

    we'll see how everything holds up with the hamstring and shoulder.. I like last nights smolov jr bench.. not the easiest routine, but good nonetheless..

    when do you start your smolov squat, when do you start your 2nd smolov squat? I might run my 2nd cycle at the same time as yours, so we can feed off each other..
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    Look like 5-6 posts up lol. I have my entire schedule posted. Exactly when and what. Today is Week 1 day 3 for reference. Week 13, I think thats the first week of May. I will be Mini cutting in March and prepping myself for smolov by working on glute activation and hip mobility in April and rechecking my max and deloading. I wanna be 110% ready for the program to make the most of my offseason. I will then run it again ~ 4 months later in week 40.
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    Week 1 Day 4

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    Good session today. Nothing super amazing but I am feeling a better MMC with my back. I have been using a thumbless grip as much as I can.

    Got a good 10 minute cardio session digging my car out to get to the gym.

    I can't do pullups anymore. Too fatz.

    morning weight = 208.0lbs

    Training

    Neutral Grip Pulldowns
    75 x 15
    105 x 12
    120 x 8
    150 x 8
    165 x 8
    180 x 8
    195 x 6
    150 x 7

    Pull Up
    BW x 4
    BW x 3

    Chest Assisted T Bar Rows
    1plate x 9
    2plate x 6

    BB Rows
    135 x 8 underhand grip
    135 x 8 overhand gip
    135 x 8 over/under grip

    1 arm DB rows
    65's x 8
    90's x 8

    DB Curls
    35's x 8
    40's x 8
    45's x 5
    30's x 8
    35's x 5

    Reverse Grip BB curls
    40 x 8
    50 x 8
    60 x 8

    Preacher Curls
    75 x 3

    Done and done.

    Back/Bi's felt fried after this.

    Watched my homie attempt a Raw 425lb bench and miss the lockout. Looked epic though.
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    You definitely added more "fluff" (haha). Great effort.
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    can'd do pullups?

    just do like 20 sets of 3... I'm ****ing 280 and can do pullups.. man up
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    Hell brah you can for sure do pullups if I can... My back is weak and I can do 5 sets of 10, you surely can do more'n that. Either way a nice workout there, looks like a lot of volume but i've been known to be incorrect.
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    Nice workout bro. Are you tracking your calories with fitday or anything? I'd really be interested to know what and how much your eating. I know how you feel about the pullups. When I was >200 I could easily do 4 sets of 10. Now at <210 I can only do 2-3 sets of 8
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    Nice to see you back Paul. Hope the break did you the world of good. I've just caught up on the last few pages and your workouts are looking great! Your determination to do whatever you set your mind to inspires not only the boys, but the girls too! Keep it up. Your journal is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    Hell brah you can for sure do pullups if I can... My back is weak and I can do 5 sets of 10, you surely can do more'n that. Either way a nice workout there, looks like a lot of volume but i've been known to be incorrect.
    Well today they weren't happening. Maybe cause I did pulldowns first lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by james_w8lifter View Post
    Nice workout bro. Are you tracking your calories with fitday or anything? I'd really be interested to know what and how much your eating. I know how you feel about the pullups. When I was >200 I could easily do 4 sets of 10. Now at <210 I can only do 2-3 sets of 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodyGirl View Post
    Nice to see you back Paul. Hope the break did you the world of good. I've just caught up on the last few pages and your workouts are looking great! Your determination to do whatever you set your mind to inspires not only the boys, but the girls too! Keep it up. Your journal is great.
    Thanks for keeping me motivated! You guys play a key role in all of this. For that I am grateful.
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    For The lazy

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    Nice, 600 carbs on the dot... You manage your fat pretty good, bro. My fat averages like 150-170 a day lol. Would be interesting to see if keeping it under 80 or so would make a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    Nice, 600 carbs on the dot... You manage your fat pretty good, bro. My fat averages like 150-170 a day lol. Would be interesting to see if keeping it under 80 or so would make a difference.
    Same here, mine's usually in the 130-170 range....... I'm gonna have to invest in some pop tarts to get in some extra carbs
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    then I had about 800-1000 cals worth of trail mix. >..<
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    And a bagel with FF creamcheese and SF jelly.



    Morning Weight = 211lbs


    Musings
    Didn't get much sleep last night since we had company over. I had an early morning class and beasted a nice chest focused push session afterwords.

    Session was good. I was focusing on MMC in my chesticles. Trying to use all my willpower to make them grow hahaha.

    Training

    DB Press
    20's x 20
    35's x 15
    50's x 12
    65's x 10
    80's x 8
    95's x 8
    65's x 8

    Peck Deck
    120 x 10
    150 x 10
    165 x 8
    180 x 8

    Inc BB Press
    45 x 20
    135 x 8
    135 x 8

    HS Iso Inc Press
    1pps x 8
    1pps x 10

    Done and done.

    Chest/Front delts were fried.
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    Perfect. I'm LOVING that chest workout paul. Great plan starting with the dbs and nice job on them too
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    Great DB presses, bro... Has the peck deck helped you before? I've only heard bad reviews from it. Can't judge it, never tried it myself.

    Nice call on the pop tarts up there, didn't notice that only one package has about 70g carbs.
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    Yessir. They are a great on the go carb source. I have an emergency stash in my gym bag.
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    keep at it Paul! nice pressing.
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    Nice chest session
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    Way to keep stepping to it dude.

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    Week 1 Day 7

    Thanks Guise

    Morning Weight 209.6lbs

    Musings
    I had a super romantic date with the squat rack today. I took it all the way and went or a new PR

    My hip is still tight but is starting to feel better.

    Took the GF out last night for an early Valentines day celebration. My first time at an Indian restaurant was a success. Got Lamb curry, chicken tikki masala, garlic and meat stuffed naan. Now I know what all the fuss is about.

    Training

    Leg kicks/swipes to loosen hips

    Light Stretching

    BB Squats, Ass to Gwass
    BW x 15
    45 x 12
    135 x 8
    225 x 8
    315 x 5
    315 x 5
    335 x 3 (PR)

    Super Narrow with a 5lb under each heel
    225 x 10

    SLDL
    135 x 10
    225 x 8
    275 x 8 (first time using dat der chalk, felt like bar was super glued to my hand)

    Calf Raises
    215 x 10
    275 x 10
    315 x 10
    355 x 10
    375 x 9

    Done and done

    Overall a solid session IMO.

    Tomorrow is PUSH POWA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    swipes to loosen hips
    what is this? Like wiping your ass in the bathroom?
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    Like kicking side to side in front of you?
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