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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. #201
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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodandThunder View Post
    Nick
    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.
    Sounds good........I will invest in one maybe when my training partner gets back next month we can go halfs.

    Thanks for the help I will post a video soon of some sumo speed pulls and work up to 500+ to so you can see what I look like at 90%.
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    I'll check those out for sure

    10-12-2010
    Walking x 40 mins

    PM Sheiko CMS Prep week 2
    Deficit Pulls
    1 x 3 - 300
    2 x 3 - 360
    4 x 2 - 390

    Bench Pyramid
    1 x 5 - 210, 1 x 4 - 250, 2 x 3 -295, 3 x 2 - 335, 2 x 3 - 315
    1 x 4 - 295 CG
    1 x 6 - 250 CG
    1 x 8 - 210 CG

    Sumo DLs
    1 x 4 - 300
    1 x 4 - 360
    2 x 3 - 420
    4 x 3 - 480

    GM - 4 x 5 - 135

    Assistance Medley of Hammer Curls, Side DB Raises, Cable Rows, Face Pulls, and Lat Pulldowns
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  3. #203
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    Walking x 50 mins

    PM Sheiko CMS Prep week 2
    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 black 2.0 wraps

    Average Band Reverse Band Bench
    1 x 5 - 285
    1 x 4 - 340
    5 x 3 - 395

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

    Side Raises 2 x 10
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    Walking x 60 mins

    PM Sheiko CMS Prep Week 2
    Strict OH Press - 5 x 5 - 135-175 +10 each set
    Throat Press - 5 x 8 - 135
    BB Curl - 3 x 5 - 95
    BB Row - 1 x 8 - 225

    Halting Pulls (pull above knee 2 sec pause)
    1 x 4 - 300
    1 x 4- 360
    2 x 3 - 420
    5 x 2 - 450

    back at apt
    Monster Mini pull apart - 3 x 20
    Wide Pushups - 3 x 20
    Ab Wheel - 50 reps
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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  5. #205
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    Awesome training!!

    The halting pulls sound hard.
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    yea halting pulls are rough on the lower back

    10-17-2010
    Morning
    Did a 5K Walk

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

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

    Squat
    1 x 5 - 295
    1 x 5 - 355
    5 x 5 - 415
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  7. #207
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    Great work!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    40 mins walking

    PM Sheiko CMS Prep Week 3
    DL
    1 x 4 - 300
    1 x 4 - 360
    2 x 3 - 420
    3 x 3 - 480 add belt
    2 x 3 - 495 add backward centurion straps down

    Bench Marathon
    1 x 8 - 210, 1 x 7 - 230, 1 x 6 -255, 1 x 5 - 275, 1 x 4 - 295, 2 x 3 - 315, 2 x 2 - 335, 2 x 1 - 355, 2 x 2 - 335, 2 x 3 - 315
    1 x 4 - 295 CG
    1 x 6 - 275 CG
    1 x 8 - 255 CG
    1 x 10 - 230 CG
    1 x 12 - 210 CG

    Halting Pulls
    1 x 4 - 300
    1 x 4 - 360
    5 x 4 - 420

    GMs - 5 x 5 - 135

    Hammer DB Curl - 3 x 10 - 55s
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    Walking x 60 mins

    10-20-2010
    Walking x 30 mins

    PM BW 232.5
    Sheiko CMS Prep Week 3
    Squat
    1 x 5 - 295
    1 x 4 - 355
    2 x 3 - 415
    3 x 3 - 475 add belt
    1 x 2 - 545 add loose centurion straps down
    2 x 2 - 615 add 2.0m all black wraps

    Average Rev Band Bench
    1 x 5 - 265
    1 x 4 - 315
    2 x 3 - 365
    6 x 3 - 420

    Squats
    1 x 6 - 295
    1 x 6 - 355
    4 x 6 - 385 add loose belt

    Face Pulls - 2 x 15
    Cable Abs - 2 x 15
    BW Dips - 5 x 6
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    Walking x 40 mins

    PM BW 231.5
    CMS Sheiko Prep Week 3
    Deficit Pulls
    1 x 3 - 300
    2 x 3 - 360
    4 x 3 - 390

    DB Extensions - 3 x 10 - 55s
    BB Curls - 3 x 5 - 115

    CG Bench
    1 x 6 - 210
    1 x 6 - 255
    5 x 6 - 275

    Block Pulls
    1 x 4 - 360
    2 x 4 - 420
    2 x 4 - 480
    4 x 4 - 510
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    Walking x 40 mins

    PM Sheiko CMS Prep Week 4
    Squat
    1 x 5 - 295
    1 x 4 - 355
    2 x 3 - 415
    4 x 3 - 475 add belt
    1 x 3 - 525 add loose centurion, straps down
    2 x 3 - 575 add 2.0m all blacks

    Bench
    1 x 5 - 210
    1 x 4 - 255
    2 x 3 - 295
    2 x 3 - 335
    1 x 2 - 355
    1 x 2 - 440 add 2 board
    1 x 1 - 475 with loose Fury, no boards, dumped
    1 x 1 - 495
    2 x 3 - 335 no Fury

    Assistance Medley - Hammer Curls, Light Band Pull Aparts, Side DB Raises, Sledgehammer Levering
    Last edited by BloodandThunder; 10-28-2010 at 08:41 AM.
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  12. #212
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    Walking x 40 mins

    PM BW 233
    Sheiko CMS Prep Week 4
    Deficit Pulls
    1 x 3 - 300
    2 x 3 - 360
    4 x 2 - 420

    CG Bench
    1 x 5 - 210
    1 x 5 - 255
    2 x 5 - 295
    3 x 4 - 315
    2 x 4 - 390 add 2 board

    Sumo DLs
    1 x 4 - 300
    1 x 4 - 360
    2 x 3 - 420
    3 x 3 - 480 add belt
    1 x 2 - 510
    2 x 2 - 530 reverse centurion

    Assistance: Ab Wheel, Cable Rows, Rear Delt Pec Deck

    10-27-2010
    Walking x 40 mins
    SS Cardio x 25 mins
    Last edited by BloodandThunder; 10-28-2010 at 08:41 AM.
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    Impressive work load bro!!

    Hey do you have any tips on getting more out of your briefs/suit for sumo's? Feet slightly forward so you are sitting back into the gear more or would that just put your hips to far away from the bar?

    Thanks.
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    Nick,
    I'm pretty terrible when it comes to sumo to begin with, the suit only adds in the unpredictability of my lockout issue. I will say to train with the straps up as much as possible and to make sure you have a good starting position. I've gone from a grip and rip technique to more of a sitting my butt back with my legs straight and then pushing my hips forward to engage the pull. I'm not much of a gear whore when it comes to DLing. I tend to get lazy and not want to put my actual suit on at meets so I use a loose 7 year old centurion to pull in. I like having the hips loose and the straps tight.
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    Walking x 40 mins

    Sheiko CMS Prep Week 4
    Squat
    1 x 5 - 295
    1 x 4 - 355
    2 x 3 - 415
    3 x 3 - 475 add belt
    1 x 2 - 545 add loose centurion straps down
    2 x 2 - 615 add 2.0m metal all blacks

    Bench
    1 x 5 - 210
    1 x 4 - 255
    2 x 3 - 295
    3 x 3 - 335
    3 x 3 - 415 add Average Rev Bands

    Squat
    1 x 4 - 325
    1 x 3 - 385
    5 x 3 - 445 add belt
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    PM Sheiko Comp Week 1
    Deload workout before Evaluation day tuesday

    Squat
    1 x 3 - 295
    2 x 3 - 355
    2 x 3 - 415
    3 x 2 - 445 add loose belt

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 210
    1 x 3 - 255
    2 x 3 - 295
    3 x 2 - 315

    Pushups - 5 x 10
    Ab Wheel - 5 x 10
    Various light assistance work
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Walking x 50 mins
    Evaluation Day on Tuesday working up to current 100%'s
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    Walking x 40 mins

    PM Sheiko Evaluation Day - Carb Depleted (233 BW)
    Squat w/ Q Bar
    1 x 3 - 295
    1 x 3 - 355
    1 x 3 - 415
    1 x 3 - 465 add loose centurion straps down + comp belt
    1 x 3 - 525
    1 x 2 - 585 add 2.0 m metal all blacks
    1 x 1 - 645 straps up
    1 x 1 - 705 w/ 2.0 m convicts

    Bench w/ Q-bar
    1 x 3 - 210
    1 x 3 - 255
    2 x 3 - 295
    1 x 2 - 335
    1 x 2 - 415 add 2 board
    1 x 1 - 475 add loose Fury and 24" 2XHs
    1 x 1 - 530

    DL w/ Q-bar
    1 x 3 - 300
    1 x 3 - 360
    1 x 2 - 420 add belt
    1 x 2 - 500 add loose centurion backwards
    1 x 1 - 560 straps up
    1 x 1 - 605
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    Walking x 40 mins

    PM Sheiko CMS Comp Week 1
    Squat
    1 x 3 - 295
    1 x 3 - 355
    2 x 3 - 415
    6 x 2 - 475 add belt

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 210
    1 x 3 - 255
    2 x 3 - 295
    3 x 3 - 335
    3 x 3 - 415 w/ Reverse Average Bands

    Squat
    1 x 3 - 325
    1 x 3 - 385
    4 x 3 - 445 loose belt

    Hammer DB curls
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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    Looking very good on all lifts!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Video of the Evaluation Day
    Squats: Need to sit back more at the beginning when I break my hips. The walkout screwed up my starting stance since we don't have J-hooks. Unracking 705 off of V-hooks is near impossible. Need to pull my elbows under the bar a little more.

    Bench: Felt decent, need to stay in control more during the last second off the chest. Majority of butt stayed on the bench so that worked out. Feet were slipping due to the floor so my leg drive got killed.

    DL: is just an abomination at this point lol. Rocket it up then hit the wall. Need to pull back earlier to allow myself to push my glutes through. I also need to lengthen my back before I pull in the suit. The platform sucks so I was slipping which didn't help with maximal weight.

    So I totaled 1840 with a hitch. I'm certain I can near 1825 with my tight equipment in Dec.

    At this point, I think I will take off equipped meets for at least a year especially with starting a new job around May. I want to add around 100 lbs more to my raw total and pull at least 600 conventional before throwing gear back on. To fix my DL, I'm simply going to attack my entire back through much more back volume (Rows, chins etc) in addition to pulling conventional and improving my hip extension drastically. My hamstrings and abs are strong enough to pull 650. My glutes, back, and quad drive aren't. I don't have good leverage so I need to be able to outrow, out-front squat/Oly squat, outchin/pullup more than a similar 650 puller with good leverage to near 650.
    Last edited by BloodandThunder; 11-05-2010 at 06:46 AM.
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    Thanks Nick
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    Walking x 50 mins

    Halting Pulls
    1 x 4 - 300
    1 x 4 - 360
    4 x 4 - 420

    Sumo Rack Pulls
    1 x 3 - 330
    1 x 3 - 390
    2 x 3 - 450
    4 x 3 - 510

    Inclines - 6 x 4 - 255
    Throat Press - 5 x 6 - 135 +10 lbs each set
    Band Pushdowns x 100
    Band Pull Aparts x 80
    Rows - 3 x 8 - 225
    Last edited by BloodandThunder; 11-08-2010 at 06:27 AM.
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    Walking x 40 mins

    PM Sheiko CMS Comp Week 2
    Squat
    1 x 3 - 295
    1 x 3 - 355
    2 x 3 - 415
    3 x 3 - 475 add belt
    1 x 2 - 555 add loose centurion straps down
    2 x 2 - 615 add 2.0 m metal all blacks

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 215
    1 x 3 - 255
    2 x 3 - 295
    1 x 2 - 335
    1 x 2 - 415 add 2brd
    1 x 1 - 440 add 2brd
    2 x 1 - 495 no board, loose Fury

    Squat
    1 x 4 - 295
    1 x 4 - 355
    4 x 4 - 415 add loose belt

    Band pushdowns, band pull aparts, ab wheel
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

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    Great work!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Thanks Nick

    11-9-2010
    Walking x 40 mins

    PM Sheiko CMS Comp Week 2
    Sumo DL
    1 x 3 - 300
    1 x 3 - 360
    2 x 3 - 420
    3 x 3 - 480 add belt
    1 x 2 - 510
    2 x 2 - loose centurion

    Bench
    1 x 3 - 205
    1 x 3 - 255
    2 x 3 - 295
    2 x 3 - 335
    3 x 3 - 415 add 2 brd

    Sumo RDL w/ straps
    1 x 3 - 315
    1 x 3 - 365
    4 x 3 - 415

    GMs - 5 x 5 - 135
    Hammer Curls, Rev. Pec Deck, Rows, Pulldowns
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
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