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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. #51
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    Meet wrap up.

    Just had a quicksand of a meet. One thing after another. I could place a million things wrong with what happened, but I place the blame on myself and my inability to execute on the platform.
    I made weight at 99.9 kg (100 kg class) and felt good. Hadn't cut too much weight, I ate all week, and my rehydration went fine (had a gallon of half gatorade before lifting began). Again, this was a local meet, not lifting against anyone so I decided to just drop my usual conservative attempt selection and go all out.

    Squat warmups were very rushed. Raw lifters warmed up too late (I was the last opening attempt) and I literally jumped from 405 raw to 565 with the suit down no wrap for a single. Hit my opener (believe it was 628.5) and felt fine. Took 666 down and smashed it (would have been a 5 lb PR) but got called on depth. I decided to throw 699.5 on for my third. I walked it out and got a good setup. Hit depth, was coming up, then OUT of nowhere, I lost all the feeling in my feet and calves, and fell backward. I didn't lose my hold on the bar and luckily my teammates were spotting so nothing happend. Needless to say, I had the strength to hit that number, but since the order of the flight got screwed up and I was wrapped too early, this incident cost me a nice PR and a good start to the day.

    Bench---warmups were ok, lockout was not feeling good. I didn't get to hit any shirt work the week before due to it being spring break, so I knew my lockout was going to be a problem. Hit 462 for my opener, then jumped to 507 for a 2.5 kg PR. Again, just in case I was called for something stupid, I'd have two chances at a PR (instead of my usual 97-98% 2nd attempt). Had no problem touching, but I lost my lockout early. Instead of going for it again, I called off the third attempt and decided to rest.

    DL---warmups went well. I pulled 495 withmy loose suit up with the Q-bar (worst DL bar ever). I decided to just put ony my loose suit, since my competition centurion is just ridiculously tight and since I wasn't going for Elite total any more, I just wasn't feeling it. I popped my opener up (a weight I could easily triple) and hitched it right at my trouble part. This was more mental than anything. I retried it again, smashed it. The ref started lowering her arm, but didn't say DOWN right away, so I jumped the call. Again, my mind was just vacant. For my third, I just say F it and jumped to 600, which was my goal although I wasn't with it that day and wearing my loose suit. Popped it up just like my first attempt but hit my trouble area where my leverage goes to ****. Bombed out.

    Not that mad about it. I was bound to have a bad meet after hitting a PR total 5 meets in a row. Glad it was this one instead of a more meaningful meet. Training went better than ever, diet was good, just some bad circumstances happened that threw me out of my usual sound self. Again, I put the blame on myself and not those things though. Elite will come, just not right now.

    Some things I learned (everyone learns something at a meet even when you've done a ton)
    Squat: make sure your handlers realize there is an error in the flight order so you're not waiting around forever wrapped up.
    Bench: in my current program, I need to get shirted work done the week before the meet. Also, they took a 15 minute break right after I put my shirt on. I literally had it on for like 30 minutes, so I just about had it after my 2nd attempt.
    DL: Wear the suit you intend to wear. Don't get too amped up since you still need to obey that damn down command. Also, I need to do my heaviest pulling of the cycle on the Q-bar instead of a crappy flex bar.

    SO now I enter an offseason, might do a Raw meet in August or go right into training for a November/December meet in the area.
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  2. #52
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    Taking a break for any BB exercises this week, just relaxing and eating normally. Some light training before I begin my Raw emphasis phase next week.

    3-22-2010
    Nice long foam roll and lacross ball destruction of my calves and hamstrings.
    Did a dynamic warmup to get the blood flowing.

    3-23-2010
    Same warmup as 3-22-2010
    30 min HIIT on elliptical
    Upper and Lower Band Rehab exercises (Band pushdown, pushups, GMs, etc)
    3" wrist roller and DB hammer curls
    Medley of band Ab Work ---> cable abs and baseball swings

    Do some more cardio this week then some DB Rep work on thurs/fri
    Then spend a good 3 month block on improving raw lifts, GPP, and work capacity. Then a 2-3 month block on improving lifts with an emphasis on equipped lifting (board presses, floor presses, GMs, Zercher DLs, rev. band lifts with shirt, loose suit), then begin another CMS Sheiko block to peak for a meet.
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    3-24-2010
    30 min cardio

    3-25-2010
    RE Upper Body workout with dbs
    Weighted Pushups, pushdowns, rolling presses, hammer curls, 1 arm rows, face pulls, and bradford presses
    Just taking it easy this week
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  4. #54
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    ME Upper
    CG Incline 1RM - worked up to 315
    CG 3brd 3RM - 455
    BB Row - 5 x 6 - 225
    Rope Pushdown - 4 x 15 - 80
    Side DB Raises - 3 x 15 - 30s
    BB Curl - 4 x 6 - 95
    Sledgehammer Levering
    Band Resisted Trunk Rotations aka baseball swings - 5x10 each side - light band
    15 min SS Cardio
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    AM Upper Rehab
    Band pushdowns - 3x30
    Band pull aparts - 3x20
    Wide Pushups - 3x20

    PM DE Lower
    High Bar Wide Box Squat - 12 x 2 - 275
    Band Conventional Pulls - 10 x 1 - 285 against quadded minis
    High Step Ups - 2x12 each leg - 50 dbs in each hand
    Straight Leg Pull Thrus - 2 x 20
    Light Band Seated Hip Abduction - 2 x 15
    Light Band Hip Adduction - 2 x 15
    Side DB Oblique Bends - 2 x 15 - 100 db
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  6. #56
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    3-31-2010
    Sore everywhere....always happens going from doing nothing but the big three for tons of volume to westside

    AM Lower Rehab
    Mini Band Hip Band Abduction - 3x30
    Single Leg Glute Bridges - 3 x 15 each leg with extra pause at top
    Mini Band Hamstring Curls Seated - 3x30 each leg
    Band GMs - 3x20
    Planks - 3 sets x 1 min

    PM Cardio
    20 min HIIT Cardio
    Tabata 4 min - DB swings
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

  7. #57
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    RE Upper
    Strict OH Press - 145 - 5 x 6
    DB Press - 3 x 10 - 110s
    Rolling DB Ext on floor - 4 x 8 - 50s
    Face pulls - 4 x 15 - 120
    1 arm Rows - 2 x 10 - 130 db
    Hammer DB Curl - 3 x 8 - 50s
    Leg Raises - 3 x 15
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  8. #58
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    AM Upper Rehab
    Monster Mini band pushdowns - 100 reps
    Light Band Pull Apart - 3 x 20
    Wide Pushups - 3 x 20

    PM ME Lower
    Low Bar Narrow Squat - 3 x 6 - 395 w/ belt
    6" Block Sumo Pull - worked up to 555 - 1 x 1, then dropped to 455 - 1 x 3
    Glute Hams - 3 x 10 - BW
    Seated High Bar GMs - 3 x 8 - 225
    Glute Bridge - 3 x 8 w/ pause at top - 80 lb db on lap
    Cable Abs - 3 x 8 each side - 110
    Pendulum Gripper Holds - 3 x fail for time - 70 lbs

    *60% on DB Rows from RE day - 3 x 10 - 80
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Hill Sprints x 20
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  10. #60
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    ME Upper
    1brd - 1RM - 375, 390, 405, 415, 425....shut it down (+25 lb pr)
    CG 4brd - 3RM - worked up to 480
    BB Rows - 5 x 5 - 245
    Rope Pushdowns - 4 x 12 - 90
    BB Curls - 4 x 5 - 105
    DB Front Raise - 4 x 12 - 35s
    Sledgehammer Levering + 2.5 lb plate - 3 x 8 each arm
    Light Band Ab Pulldowns - 5 x 10

    Hill Sprints x 15
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    AM Upper Rehab
    Wide Pushups - 1 x 20
    Band pull aparts - 3 x 20
    Band Pushdown - 3 x 20

    PM DE Lower
    Wide High Bar Box Squat (bit lower than previous week) - 11 x 2 - 300
    Conventional Band Pulls - 9 x 1 - 315 + minis
    Straight Leg Pull Thrus - 3 x 15 - 180
    Light Band Hip Band Abduction/Adduction - 2 x 15
    Hammer Pulldowns - 2 x 8 - 135 each side
    Side DB Oblique - 2 x 12 - 110s
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    AM Lower Rehab
    Light band Pull Thrus - 4 x 20
    Monster Mini Hip Band Abduction/Adduction - 3 x 20
    Light Band GMs - 4 x 20
    Glute Bridge BW - 3 x 10 each leg

    PM
    SS Cardio - 20 min
    Hill Sprints x 20
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  13. #63
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    SE Upper
    Strict OH Press - 5 x 5 - 165
    DB Press - 3 x 8 - 120s
    DB T-extensions - 4 x 15 - 37.5s
    1 arm DB Row - 3 x 10 - 140s
    Face Pulls - 4 x 12 - 140
    Hammer DB Curls - 3 x 10 - 50
    Light Band Resisted Torso Twist (baseball swing) - 3 x 8
    3" Diameter Wrist Roller with 10 lbs attached
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    ME Lower
    Narrow Low Bar Squat - 4 x 5 - 425
    Concentric High Bar GMs - 3RM - 405
    Slow Eccentric Glute Hams - 3 x 8 - BW
    Rice Digs - 5 sets each hand
    Glute Bridge - 1 x 10 - 100 lb db
    Weighted Situps - 3 x 10 - 150 lb db
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

  15. #65
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    ME Upper
    Strict Seated Forehead Press off pins - worked up to 275x1
    Floor Press Rack Press 2" off chest - worked up 325x1
    BB Row - 4 x 5 - 265
    Plate Raise - 3 x 15 - 45
    V-bar Tri pushdown - 3 x 10 - 100
    BB Curl - 3 x 5 - 115
    Hanging Leg Raise - 3 x 15
    Plate Wrist Curl - 3 x 15 - 10 lb
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

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    DE Lower
    High Bar Wide Parallel Box Squat - 10 x 2 - 330
    Band Speed Pulls - 335 vs minis - 7 x 1
    High Step Ups - 2 x 8 each leg - 60 dbs
    Straight Leg Pull Through - 3 x 12 - 205 lbs
    Dead Stop Hammer Leg Press - 2 x 20 - 335
    Side DB Oblique Bends - 3 x 8 - 120 db
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

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    AM Upper Rehab
    Band pushdowns - 3 x 30
    Band Pull aparts - 3 x 20
    wide pushups 3 x 20

    4-13-2010
    Lower Rehab
    Glute Bridges w/ 10 sec pause at top - 3 x 10
    Band Leg Curl - 3 x 20 each leg
    Band GM - 3 x 15
    Band hip abduction - 2 x 15

    4-14-2010
    RE Upper
    DB Press - 1 x 12, 1 x 11.5, 1 x 10 - 120 dbs
    Strict OH Press - 5 x 4 - 185
    1 Arm Row w/ strap - 2 x 10 - 150 db each arm
    Throat Press - sets of 6 - 135+10each set up to 175
    Face pull - 4 x 12 - 160
    hammer curls - 3 x 12 - 50s
    Rice Digs - 3 sets
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

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    ME Lower
    Narrow Low Bar Squat - 3 x 4 - 450
    Conventional Rack Pull (mid shin) - 1RM - 600
    High Bar Seated GM - 3 x 5 - 275
    Light Band Hip Abduction - 3 x 10
    Lat Pulldown - 3 x 8 - up to 245
    Pull Through - 2 x 15 - 160
    Weighted Ab - 2 x 10 - 35 plate behind head
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

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    ME Upper
    2 brd - 1RM - stopped at 450
    CG Rack Press - 3RM - stopped at 435 (did 475x3 competition grip)
    Iso Rows - 4 x 5 - 270
    Leaning Side Raise - 3 x 15 - 25 db
    1 Arm Reverse Pushdown - 3 x 12 - 40
    Chin Up - 3 x 6
    Band Abs - 3 x 15

    Hill Sprint x 5, Long Hill Sprint x 5, 1:20 walking today
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

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    RE Upper
    Strict OH Press - 5 x 3 - 195
    Weighted Pushups - medium grip - 3xfail - 13,13,12 reps with 100 plate
    1 Arm DB Row - 2 x 12 - 150 db w/ strap
    Tate Presses - 3 x 10 - 115
    hammer curl - 3 x 10 - 55s
    Cable Ab - 3 x 10 - 120
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

  21. #71
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    4-23-2010

    AM Rehab Upper
    Wide Pushups 3 x 20
    Band Pushdown 3 x 33
    Band Pull Apart 3 x 20

    PM ME Lower
    Comp Low Bar Squat - 3RM - stopped at 500
    High Bar GMs - 3 x 8 - 225
    Pull Thrus 2 x 20
    Single Leg Iso Leg Press 2 x 20 - 245
    Chinups 3 x 6
    Farmer DB Thick Bar Handle Walks - 2 x 100 ft - 100 each hand
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

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    ME Upper
    CG Incline - 290 x 1 , 305 x 1, 310 x 1 (3 lifts 90%+)
    CG 3brd - 5 x 3 - 405
    BB Row - 5 x 6 - 235
    Side DB Raise - 3 x 15 - 32.5 lb db
    Rope Pushdown - 4 x 15 - 85
    BB Curl - 4 x 6 - 100
    Cable Ab pulldowns - 4 x 10
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

  23. #73
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    DE Lower
    Wide Zercher Box Squat - 6 x 2 - 225
    Deficit (2 45's) Speed Pulls - 12 x 1 - 275 against light bands doubled
    Stiff Leg Deadlifts - 3 x 20 - 225
    Iso Single Leg Press - 2 x 8 - 235
    Chinups - 1x7,6,6
    Side Oblique Pushdown - 3 x 15 - 90
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

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    RE Upp

    OH Press - 5 x 6 - 155
    DB Press - 3 x 10 - 120s
    Rolling Ext - 6 x 8 - 55s
    Hammer Curl - 3 x 10 - 55s
    Face Pull - 4 x 15 - 150
    1 arm DB Row - 3 x 10 - 150 db
    Hanging Leg Raise - 3 x 15

    Walking 2 x 30 mins
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

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    ME Low

    Narrow Low Bar Squat - 3 x 6 - 400
    2" Deficit Sumo Pull - 1RM - 510
    Cambered Bar GM - 3 x 8 -225
    Glute Ham - 3 x 5 - Light Band around neck
    KB Sumo Swing - 2 x 10 each arm - 60 lb kb
    Pullup - 3 x 6
    Average Band Pulldown - 3 x 25
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

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