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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. #176
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    Walking 2 x 30 mins

    Upper GPP
    Mini band pushdown - 3 x 30
    Monster mini Band pull apart - 3 x 20
    Pushup - 2 x 20

    Took the weekend off...get in the main weightroom Mon-Thurs so I guess that's when I'm lifting.
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    Walking 2 x 30 mins

    PM SE Upper
    Illegal Wide Paused Bench - sets of 6 until 3 x 6 - 295
    Throat Press - 5 x 5 - 175
    DB Row - 3 x 15 - 120
    OHP - 5 x 4 - 185
    Hammer DB Curl - 3 x 8 - 65
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    AM Upper GPP
    Band Pushdown - 3 x 33
    Band Pull Apart - 3 x 20
    Pushup x 20

    PM SE Lower
    Narrow Low Bar Squat - 4 x 3 - 490
    Halting Sumos (pull til knee extension, 2 sec pause each rep) - 4 x 4 - 405
    Wide Lat pulldown - 3 x 8 - 240
    Pull Through - 2 x 12 - 140
    Cable Ab Pulldown - 5 x 5 - 120
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  4. #179
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    9-22-2010

    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    PM ME Upper
    1 board - 1RM - failed at 430
    CG 3 board - worked up to 405 x 3
    Seated Row - 5 x 8
    Face Pull - 4 x 12
    Rope Pushdown - 4 x 12
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  5. #180
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    Some great raw strength!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Thanks Nick

    9-23-2010
    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    SE Lower
    6" Sumo DL Box Lockouts - 5 x 3 - 505
    Underhand Pulldowns - 3 x 8 - 240
    Cable Ab Pulldowns - 5 x 15
    Some BS Lower accessory work

    9-24-2010
    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    9-25-2010
    Walking 2 x 30 mins

    Bought an Ab Wheel to help spend less time at gym. No excuse to skip ab work now. Will try to throw on equipment this week and then I begin a prep and competition cycle next week. BW is where I want it at. Sick of cutting too much weight and now I can get into my shirt more often.
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  7. #182
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    9-27-2010
    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    PM BW in clothes: 232.5
    DE Upper
    Speed Bench vs monsters - 9 x 3 - 195
    Paused DB Bench - 3 x 8 - 120s
    Throat Press - 5 x 5 - 185
    One Armed Sitting Rows - 3 x 8 - 135
    Face Pulls - 4 x 20 - 165
    Hammer DB Curls - 3 x 8 - 65s
    Ab Wheel - 3 x 8
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    9-28-2010

    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    PM BW 232 post workout
    Lower workout
    Comp Stance Squat - worked up to 595 x 2, loose centurion down, metal all blacks
    High Bar GMs - 3 x 8 up to 225
    GHRs - 4 x 8 with 25 plate
    Pull Throughs - 3 x 15
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    Beat up x 1

    PM BW - 231.5
    Gear Whore Time!
    1brd shirted bench - worked up to 525 x 1 - loose Fury
    rope pushdowns, side delts, cable crossovers for some blood flow

    Four days in a row is too much so I'll keep back accessory work to Saturday. Bench absolutely flew up and had no problems touching 525 to the board. Not bad considering this is the first time I've put on a shirt since my meet in March
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    Bench sounds on track for some big PR's bro!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    9-30-10

    Walking 2 x 20 mins

    Feeling like a bus ran me over x 1

    PM
    Sumo DLs - 7 x 1 - 515
    Wrist Roller and Sledge Levering

    Too beat up for accessory work but these singles were pretty easy
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    Absolutely beat up so I took off the rest of the week. Lots of walking and foam rolling. Feel pretty rested.
    Today starts my nine week modified sheiko prep/comp for my december meet. Or as we call it, Happy Boris Day!

    Mostly a raw training period except with gear work built in on higher end sets:
    Day 1: Squat (raw then suit down/wraps)/Bench (raw and then 2 board)/2nd period of raw squats
    Day 2: Either halting pulls/deficit pull/ or sumo (raw then equipped)/ raw bench period/ halting pulls or sumo (raw then equipped)
    Day 3: Either a Bench(raw then shirt)/Squat (raw then suit down/wraps)/Rack Press day or Squat (raw then suit/wraps)/BP (raw then shirt)/ 2nd period of raw squats
    Day 4: Low volume day....Either Deficit DLs/Incline and Military and Bench assistance/Block Pulls or Halting Pulls/Incline and Military and Bench Assistance

    10-4-2010
    Walking 2 x 25 mins

    PM Sheiko CMS Prep Week 1
    Comp Stance Squat
    1 x 5 - 295
    2 x 4 - 355
    2 x 3 - 415
    5 x 2 - 475 add belt

    Comp Bench
    1 x 5 - 210
    1 x 4 - 250
    2 x 3 - 295
    3 x 3 - 335
    3 x 3 - 415 add 2brd

    Comp Squat
    1 x 5 - 295
    1 x 5 - 355
    5 x 4 - 415

    Accessory
    Side DB Raise - 2 x 10 - 35s
    Hammer DB Curls - 2 x 8 - 60s
    V-Bar Pushdown - 2 x 10 - 140

    Abs
    Weighted Situp - 35 behind head - x 10
    Side DB Oblique Bends - 1 x 10 each side - 90
    Ab Wheel x 10
    Last edited by BloodandThunder; 10-04-2010 at 06:26 PM.
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    Walking around 25 minutes

    PM Sheiko CMS Prep Week 1
    Sumo DL
    1 x 5 - 300
    1 x 4 - 360
    2 x 3 - 420
    3 x 3 - 480 add belt
    2 x 3 - 495 add briefs

    Bench Pyramid
    1 x 6 -210, 1 x 5 - 250, 2 x 4 -295, 2 x 3 - 315, 1 x 2 - 335, 1 x 2 - 415 (2brd), 2 x 3 - 315, 1 x 4 - 295

    CG Bench (continuing the pyramid)
    270 x 6
    250 x 8
    210 x 10

    Halting Sumo DLs (2 sec pause)
    1 x 4 - 300
    1 x 4 - 360
    5 x 4 - 420

    High Bar GMs
    5 x 5 - 185
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    You still feeling beat up?

    Foam roller working for you?
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Foam roll before each session. also lacrosse ball tight knots too. i do contrast showers as well. still doesn't work out the soreness you get from pounding your body with this type of volume (especially when you do four workouts in five days)

    10-6-2010

    Walking for an hour

    PM SS cardio x 25 mins
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    Walking x 30 minutes

    PM BW 232
    Sheiko CMS Week 1
    Comp Bench
    1 x 5 - 210
    1 x 4 - 250
    2 x 3 - 295
    2 x 3 - 335
    3 x 3 - 415 Rev. Band

    Squats
    1 x 5 - 295
    1 x 4 - 355
    2 x 3 - 415
    6 x 3 - 475 add belt

    CG 2 board
    1 x 5 - 250
    1 x 4 - 295
    5 x 3 - 335
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Walking x 40 mins

    AM Before Work
    Deficit Pulls
    2 x 3 - 300
    4 x 2 - 360

    Sumo Rack Pull below knee
    1 x 4 - 360
    2 x 4 - 420
    2 x 3 - 480
    4 x 2 - 540

    CG Incline
    5 x 4 - 265

    Throat Press
    4 x 6 - 175
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  18. #193
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    Walking - 1 hour

    10-10-2010
    Some light rehab work
    mini band pushdown - 3 x 25
    2 mini band pull aparts - 3 x 15
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Jeez your fast off the floor on your pulls!!

    Could you please tell me what you think has helped you off the floor, I know you wrote a few things when I put the question up but any further advise would be great!

    Not too many are as quick off the floor as you IMO.
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    Very impressive numbers.

    I am glad I clicked on the log. Honestly, the only reason I decided to give it a look is I am hoping your name "blood and thunder" comes from the Mastadon album?

    Anyway, good luck with the prep. Its nice to see a USAPL guy. I am going to do my first meet in March. I live in SD so there aren't much for meet options or fed options (USAPL is the only one around to my knowledge).

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    ajweins - thanks for checking in. yea it comes from the song off leviathan. moby dick is a great novel and parallels alot in my life. good luck with your training.

    nick - i am very fast off the floor lol. however i have a terrible mid-range leverage issue. i pull low to mid 500's weights just as fast as some guys do who pull 6-7. my special exercises also match them. however due to my thick build, shorter arms, i can't keep my back isometrically erect mid range. if u watch my 600 pound pull, you'll see this horrible wall I hit midway up. I'm actually stronger off a 4" block than a 6" block lol due to leg drive. ive attacked this all summer and it helps.

    my speed off the floor is probably most attributed to years and years of low wide box squats against tension. been doing them for years and i find they have more carryover to sumo than a single ply IPF squat. Add in my low bar squatting and years of GHRs, lunges, etc and I find that really helps the speed off the floor. If I were you, I'd also try different foot positions for maximum leg drive. I looked at how Marc Bartley pulled since we had a similar build. I obviously can't get away with something Lamar Gant would do lol.
    Last edited by BloodandThunder; 10-11-2010 at 07:02 PM.
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    10-11-2010
    Walking x 40 mins

    PM Sheiko CMS Prep Week 2
    Bench
    1 x 5 - 210
    1 x 4 - 250
    2 x 3 - 295
    3 x 3 - 335
    1 x 2 - 355
    1 x 2 - 445 (add 2 board)
    2 x 1 - 475 (add loose Fury) - no 2 board

    Squat
    1 x 5 - 295
    1 x 4 - 355
    2 x 3 - 415
    2 x 3 - 475 add belt
    1 x 3 - 525 add loose centurion straps down
    2 x 3 - 575 add metal all blacks 2m

    CG 2 board
    1 x 4 - 250
    2 x 4 - 295
    4 x 4 - 355

    Getting in the shirt alot earlier in my prep. Subbing 2board volume for rack press and using reverse band bench on my 2nd day each week. Think this will peak my lockout better and attack my low end equipped bench better after reviewing numbers from March. Squats felt good.
    Last edited by BloodandThunder; 10-12-2010 at 08:26 AM.
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    Thanks for you help!! I have had to lay off the wide box squats as my shoulder is pretty bad but will hit em hard once I'm ready.........wish we had a GHR everyone loves them, used one once and it was the best hamstring movement Ive done.

    I guess all hip and hammy builders will help, I have started 4.5" deficit pulls for 5s and I can tell they are helping in many ways.

    Your new bench plan sounds good bro!!
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    Honestly, I think SSB is the king for Wide Box Squats. IT forces you to stay upright as you drive off the box, which is exactly what you want when you drive off the floor. Plus it helps work around the shoulder issue. I'd def pick one up if I were you.

    Maybe throw in Dead Stop Leg Presses. Kind of mimics quad drive off the floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodandThunder View Post
    10-11-2010
    Walking x 40 mins

    PM Sheiko CMS Prep Week 2
    Bench
    1 x 5 - 210
    1 x 4 - 250
    2 x 3 - 295
    3 x 3 - 335
    1 x 2 - 355
    1 x 2 - 445 (add 2 board)
    2 x 1 - 475 (add loose Fury) - no 2 board

    Squat
    1 x 5 - 295
    1 x 4 - 355
    2 x 3 - 415
    2 x 3 - 475 add belt
    1 x 3 - 525 add loose centurion straps down
    2 x 3 - 575 add metal all blacks 2m

    CG 2 board
    1 x 4 - 250
    2 x 4 - 295
    4 x 4 - 355

    Getting in the shirt alot earlier in my prep. Subbing 2board volume for rack press and using reverse band bench on my 2nd day each week. Think this will peak my lockout better and attack my low end equipped bench better after reviewing numbers from March. Squats felt good.
    You got some strong work going in here Bro! Impressive. Keep going.

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