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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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    DL with 35 plates
    1 x 3 - 290
    2 x 3 - 350
    4 x 2 - 405

    Rack Press
    1 x 5 - 315
    1 x 5 - 365
    2 x 5 - 415
    5 x 4 - 460

    DLs
    1 x 4 - 290
    1 x 4 - 350
    2 x 3 - 405
    3 x 3 - 465
    1 x 2 - 495
    2 x 2 - 525 add backwards loose centurion
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    Squats
    1 x 5 - 280
    1 x 4 - 335
    2 x 3 - 395
    2 x 3 - 450 add belt
    1 x 3 - 505 add loose centurion straps down
    1 x 2 - 535
    2 x 2 - 595 add metal all blacks

    Bench
    1 x 5 - 205
    1 x 4 - 245
    2 x 3 - 285
    3 x 3 - 325
    3 x 3 - 405 2 brd

    Squat
    1 x 4 - 305
    1 x 3 - 365
    5 x 3 - 420

    Weighted Abs 5x10
    Side DB Raises - 2 x 10 - 25s
    Band Tricep Pushdown - 3 x 30
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    Sumo DL to knee
    1 x 4 - 290
    1 x 4 - 335
    2 x 3 - 405
    4 x 2 - 465

    Weighted Pushups - 3 x 8 - 100 lb plate
    Incline Press - 6 x 4 - 245

    Sumo Rack Pull below knee
    1 x 4 - 350
    1 x 4 -405
    2 x 3 - 465
    4 x 3 - 525

    Rows - 3 x 5 - 225
    Band Pushdowns - 100
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    Week 5 CMS/MS Comp

    Squat
    1 x 3 - 280
    2 x 3 - 335
    2 x 3 - 395
    3 x 2 - 425

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 205
    1 x 3 - 245
    2 x 3 - 285
    3 x 2 - 305

    Weighted Ab - 3 x 10 - 35 plate behind head
    Band Pushdown - 100 reps
    Band Pull Apart - 100 reps

    20 min SS Cardio

    Relaxing then Evaluation Day on Wed with loose gear 10 lbs overweight. Working up to 700 - 515 - 600
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    Sheiko Evaluation Day Week 5 of 9

    Squat w/ training Q-bar
    280 x 3
    335 x 3
    395 x 3 x 2 sets
    450 x 2 add belt
    560 x 2 add loose centurion, inzer 2m wraps
    630 x 1 (planned opener)
    700 x 1 use convict 2m wraps. 25 lb. pr

    Bench
    205 x 3
    245 x 3
    285 x 3 x 2 sets
    325 x 2
    405 x 2 (2brd)
    460 x 1 (planned opener) add loose fury, 24" inzer wraps
    510 x 1
    525 x 1 (25 lb pr)

    Sumo DL
    290 x 3
    350 x 3
    405 x 2 x 2
    465 x 1 add belt
    495 x 1 add loose backward centurion, straps down
    545 x 1 (planned opener) - pull straps up
    600 x 1 (15 lb pr)

    Not a bad day - hit single ply elite at 220. 65 lb pr from my evaluation day in november 2009 in same gear
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    Vid from last night
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    Modified Sheiko CMS Competition Week 1 of 5

    Squat
    1 x 3 - 280
    1 x 3 - 335
    2 x 3 - 395
    3 x 2 - 450 add belt
    3 x 2 - 560 add metal all blacks and loose centurion, straps down

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 205
    1 x 3 - 245
    2 x 3 - 285
    2 x 3 - 325
    4 x 3 - 405 add 2 brd

    Squat
    1 x 3 - 310
    1 x 3 - 365
    4 x 3 - 420

    GMs - 5 x 5 - 170
    Hammer Curls 2 x 10 - 45s
    Band pushdowns - 100 reps
    Side Raises - 2 x 10 - 25s

    Looked easy on paper, but the workout after the skill evalutation is always rough. Form is dialed in though...
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    Squat
    1 x 3 - 280
    1 x 3 - 335
    2 x 3 - 395
    3 x 3 - 450 add belt
    1 x 2 - 535 add loose centurion straps down
    2 x 2 - 595 add metal all blacks

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 205
    1 x 3 - 245
    2 x 3 - 285
    2 x 2 - 325
    1 x 2 - 405 add 2 brd
    2 x 1 - 465 add loose fury, to chest
    2 x 2 - 325

    squat
    1 x 4 - 280
    1 x 4 - 335
    4 x 4 - 395

    abs 5 x 10
    hammer db curls 2 x10
    side db raise 2 x 10
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    DL
    1 x 3 - 290
    1 x 3 - 350
    2 x 3 - 405
    3 x 3 - 465 add belt
    3 x 2 - 525 add loose backward centurion straps up

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 205
    1 x 3 - 245
    2 x 3 - 285
    3 x 3 - 325
    2 x 3 - 405 add 2brd

    DL to knee
    1 x 3 - 325
    1 x 3 - 375
    4 x 3 - 435

    GMs 5 x 5 - 170
    Band pushdowns, band face pulls 3 sets
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Squat
    1 x 3 - 280
    1 x 3 - 335
    2 x 3 - 395
    2 x 3 - 450 add belt
    1 x 3 - 515 add loose centurion straps down
    2 x 3 - 560 add metal all blacks

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 205
    1 x 3 - 245
    2 x 3 - 285
    1 x 2 - 325
    1 x 2 - 405 add 2 brd
    3 x 1 - 425 add loose fury - 1 brd - long 2 count pause

    Squat
    1 x 3 - 310
    1 x 3 - 365
    4 x 2 - 425

    Weighted Abs 3 x 10
    band pushdown, band pull apart, hammer db curls, lat pulldown 2 sets each
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    Sheiko CMS Comp Week 2 of 5

    Pause Bench
    1 x 3 - 225
    2 x 3 - 265
    5 x 3 - 305

    Wide Weighted Pushup - 5 x 4 - 100 lb plate

    DL
    1 x 3 - 290
    1 x 3 - 350
    2 x 3 - 405
    3 x 2 - 465 add belt
    3 x 2 - 495 add loose backward centurion, straps down

    Seated GM - 5 x 5 - 140

    Hammer DB Curls, Band Pushdown 2 sets
    Barbell Rows, Face Pulls - 4 sets
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    Sheiko CMS Comp Week 3 of 5

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 205
    1 x 3 - 245
    2 x 3 - 285
    1 x 2 - 325
    1 x 2- 405 add 2brd
    2 x 1 - 435 add loose fury to 1 brd

    Squat
    1 x 3 - 280
    1 x 3 - 335
    2 x 3 - 395
    2 x 2 - 450 add belt
    1 x 2 - 505 add loose centurion straps down
    2 x 2 - 560 add metal all black wraps

    Rack Press
    1 x 3 - 340
    1 x 3 - 400
    4 x 2 - 460

    GMs - 5 x 4 - 170
    Band pushdowns, Band Pull aparts, hammer curls 2 sets
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Sheiko CMS Comp Week 3 of 5

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 205
    2 x 3 - 245
    2 x 3 - 285
    3 x 3 - 325
    3 x 3 - 405 add 2brd

    DL
    1 x 3 - 290
    1 x 3 - 335
    2 x 2 - 405
    2 x 2 - 465 add belt
    3 x 2 - 495 add loose backward centurion

    Abs 3 x 8
    Rows 5 x 5
    Pulldowns 3 x 10
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Sheiko CMS Comp Week 3 of 5

    Squat
    1 x 3 - 280
    1 x 3 - 335
    2 x 3 - 395
    1 x 2 - 450 add belt
    1 x 2 - 560 add metal all blacks, loose centurion suit down
    2 x 1 - 595 same as above (85%)

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 205
    1 x 3 - 245
    2 x 3 - 285
    2 x 2 - 325
    3 x 2 - 405 add 2brd

    Squat
    1 x 3 - 310
    1 x 3 - 365
    4 x 3 - 425

    Seated GM 4 x 4 - 140
    Band pushdowns, band face pulls, hammer curls 2 sets

    Volume and Intensity from here on out is 80% and lower, start tapering for 3/21, PA States
    Calories start getting cut, workouts are shorter, goal is to get down to 230 lb 7 days out then flush the water out to 100 kg
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    Great work in here, interesting training to follow!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Great work in here, interesting training to follow!
    Thanks!
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    Sheiko CMS Comp Week 3 of 5

    Incline Bench - 5 x 3 - 240
    Wide Weighted Pushups - 5 x 4 - 100 lb plate
    Weighted Abs - 2 x 8 - 35 plate behind head
    Side DB Oblique Bends - 2 x 8 each side - 100 lb
    Band Pushdowns, Hammer Curls 3 sets
    Rows - 5 x 5 - 225
    Face Pulls - 4 x 15

    DL
    290 - 1 x 3
    350 - 2 x 3
    405 - 2 x 3
    440 - 2 x 3 add belt
    465 - 2 x 3 add backward loose centurion, straps down (75% 615)

    Five more workouts over the next week and a half, then PA States on 3/21

    Projected Openers:
    Squat - 287.5 kg (633)
    Bench - 210 kg (460)
    DL - 245 kg (540)

    Goals - Total USAPL Elite at 100 kg - 827.5 kg (1824)
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    Sheiko CMS Comp Week 4 of 5

    Squats
    1 x 3 - 280
    2 x 3 - 335
    2 x 3 - 395
    1 x 2 - 450 add belt
    1 x 2 - 505 add loose centurion briefs
    2 x 2 - 560 add metal all blacks (80%)

    GMs 4 x 4 -170

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 205
    1 x 3 - 245
    2 x 3 - 285
    5 x 2 - 325 paused
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Sheiko CMS Comp Week 4/5

    Bench
    1 x 3 -205
    2 x 3 - 245
    2 x 3 - 285
    2 x 2 - 325 (80%)

    Rack Press
    2 x 2 - 490

    Side DB Obliques 1 x 8 each side - 100 db
    Weighted Abs - 2 x 8 - 35 behind head

    DL
    1 x 3 - 290
    2 x 2 - 350
    2 x 2 - 405
    1 x 2 - 435 add loose belt
    3 x 2 - 465 (75%) add loose backward centurion, straps down

    Band pushdowns, band pull aparts, hammer curls - 2 sets each

    Last suited DL day before meet
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    Sheiko CMS Comp Week 4 of 5

    Squat
    1 x 3 - 280
    1 x 3 - 335
    2 x 3 - 395
    1 x 2 - 425
    2 X 2 - 520 (75%) add loose centurion straps down, belt

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 205
    1 x 3 - 245
    2 x 3 - 285
    2 x 2 - 325
    2 x 2 - 405 add 2brd

    Seated GM 4 x 4 - 140

    One more week...gonna start eating clean, then drop water starting Monday for 3/21 weighin
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    Lots of work in here, love how you practice the big 3 all the time!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Sheiko CMS Comp Week 5/5 - 6 days out from meet
    No equipped lifts this week


    Bench (with extra focus on form, calls, and technique)
    1 x 3 - 205
    2 x 3 - 245
    2 x 2 - 285
    2 x 1 - 305 (75%)

    DL (with extra focus on bar speed and lockout)
    1 x 3 - 290
    2 x 3 - 335
    3 x 2 - 405

    Weighted Abs - 2 x 8 - 35 plate behind head
    Upper Body Band Recovery - 3 sets high reps with mini band - flys, pushdowns, pull aparts, face pulls, rows
    Hammer DB curls - 2 sets - 30s

    Weighed 229.5 in the morning on 3/14. Cutting flour and dairy starting today. 2 gals of water per day.
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    CMS Comp Week 5/5 - Last workout before meet

    Extra long dynamic warmup

    Squat
    1 x 3 - 280
    2 x 3 - 335
    3 x 2 - 395 (70%)

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 205
    2 x 3 - 245
    3 x 2 - 285 (70%)

    Upper and Lower Band Rehab
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    I always like to have a gameplan written out for a meet, although things always change.
    At this meet since it's a state comp, I'm not concerned with placing or anything like that, just going to hit my lifts that I want to hit.
    Number one goal is to total 1824 which is USAPL elite for 220.

    Planned Squats:
    I know I'm attempting 302.5 kg (666 lb) on my 2nd attempt for a PR then either going 317.5 or 320 kg after that. I plan to open with something I should have no problem sinking, which might change depending on how I feel warming up.
    1 - 285 kg (628 lb)
    2 - 302.5 kg (666 lb)
    3 - 317.5 kg (699.7 lb)

    Bench
    Again, I know I'm going for 230 kg (507) on 2nd. So I need to hit an opener that is not a big jump or is too light that I won't be able to touch. This way if I miss the 2nd attempt at 230, I have another go at it and it's still a PR.
    1 - 215 kg (473 lb)
    2 - 230 kg (507 lb)
    3 - 237.5 kg (523.5 lb)

    DL
    Just need to hit a DL to get my 1824 total on most likely my third attempt. I'll open low to save energy and for my 2nd attempt, I should hit a PR total assuming I'm
    doing somewhat decent on the day. The way I planned it, I've been wanting to get my 600 lb DL in a meet for a long time. I like the added pressure of having to hit it in order to get elite
    1 - 242.5 kg (534 lb) ---> 797.5 kg total (roughly 1754)
    2 - 260 kg (573) ---> 815 kg total (1796 total)
    3 - 272.5 kg (600) ---> 827.5 kg total (1824 total)
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    meals for today
    2 gallons water throughout day + no sodium/salt
    8am Banana, 1/3 cup oatmeal, 2 omega 3 eggs, 4 egg whites, 5 fish oil caps, caffiene + bvitamin
    11am at work 1 serving whey, 1/4 cup walnuts
    1pm at work 8 oz grilled salmon, 1.66 cup broccoli, 2 tsp olive oil
    3pm caffiene + bvitamin
    5pm 1 sweet potato, 6 oz lean ground beef
    8pm setting up meet, check weight
    get home, grilled chicken breast w/ 2 tbsp natty pb
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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