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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?

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    Cycle 2 Wave 1 Squats
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    200 x 7 My velcro wraps popped off, again. I left the Garage in disgust and went with the Family to get some food.

    Came back an hour later and decided to try some duct tape to keep those bastards on. Needless to say it worked.
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    200 x 14 (PR) est. max 294

    Pretty fried by this time so I got in a little more work and called it a night

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    Right hand x 10 reps x 3 sets (RPE-8,8,9)
    Left hand x 10 reps x 3 sets (RPE-9,9,10)

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    195 x 3 reps x 3 sets RPE-6 for all
    These were really easy but I haven't done them before and wanted to make sure I kept good form throughout. Didn't have the camera for video but I made sure to get my hips down and have the bar at my shins when I initiated the pull.
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    Damn, like the way you went back at them squats, lol.

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    Way to go back to the squats. Velcro = bad on knee wraps.
    "Donít fall for the crap that people are peddling on message boards, in magazines or on TV. Get your **** in order, and get your training in order. Start kicking ass, and take out the crap that doesnít matter. Start doing and believing in the stuff that works, and do it today and forever. You want science and studies? **** you. Iíve got scars and blood and vomit."
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Damn, like the way you went back at them squats, lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by KoSh View Post
    Way to go back to the squats. Velcro = bad on knee wraps.
    thanks guys. Definitely not going to be using the velcro wraps again without some duct tape. Need to check the play money account to see when I'll have enough to get a new set.

    I told my wife that everyone recommended the non-velcro ones but I didn't think it would make a difference b/c of the weights I was using and she said, "What do you expect. They told you not to get them."

    On the other hand another big PR with Squats. They are definitely helping and I'm seeing progress with everyone workout.
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    Dang dude...talk about coming back with a purpose. Way to step up on the reps...awesome!
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    Dude, how awesome is it that you walked away, ate, and THEN came back to squat after. That's the friggin awesomeest part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Dang dude...talk about coming back with a purpose. Way to step up on the reps...awesome!
    I was pretty pissed with the wraps and debated calling it a wash or trying again tomorrow. Then I thought that there's no way I'm going to log that I did 3 crappy sets of squats and quit

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    Dude, how awesome is it that you walked away, ate, and THEN came back to squat after. That's the friggin awesomeest part!
    Thank you, sir. I'm usually pretty good working out on a bloated stomach for pressing and squatting. Pulls are another thing all together. I had to take my belt off for the Sumo Pulls b/c I just about puked

    Thanks everyone. 2 days off and then I'm back to pressing and deadlifting over the weekend. Going to try sumo deadlifts instead of conventional and see how those go.
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    This is why I have so much respect for your work ethic... coming back to pound out 14 freakin' reps is awesome! I don't have any wraps with velcro so I may not be picturing it right, but can't you just cut off the velcro or pull it off, etc., and use them like normal wraps? There is always sleeves too, I have some rehbands and some of the inzer ones made out of normal wrap material, work great. Nice job on the sumo pulls too.. I like the use of the RPEs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    This is why I have so much respect for your work ethic... coming back to pound out 14 freakin' reps is awesome! I don't have any wraps with velcro so I may not be picturing it right, but can't you just cut off the velcro or pull it off, etc., and use them like normal wraps? There is always sleeves too, I have some rehbands and some of the inzer ones made out of normal wrap material, work great. Nice job on the sumo pulls too.. I like the use of the RPEs.
    Thank you sir! I really am very motivated by everyone on this board. I work out in a stinky, dark, drafty ***** Garage by myself so its definitely helpful to have everyone here following along and giving input.

    The velcro is integrated into the wrap and I'd have to cut it off to not use it. This would take at least 1/2 a meter of them. I'm good with wrapping them and using duct tape for another month or so. I have 2 pairs of sleeves but since some of the (semi) local feds allow wraps for raw squatting I figured I'd give it a shot. And for me they're actually easier to deal with than the sleeves.
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    Cycle 2 Wave 2 OH Press

    OH Press
    80 x 3
    90 x 3
    100 x 12 (Rep PR, +1 over last time) est. max-140

    DB Rows w/ 2in handles
    65 x 5 RPE-7
    65 x 5 RPE-7 rt side, 8 left side
    65 x 5 RPE-7 rt side, 8 left side
    65 x 5 RPE-7 rt side, 8 left side
    65 x 5 RPE-7 rt side, 8 left side

    Standing French Press w/ straight bar
    60 x 8 (RPE-8)
    60 x 8 (RPE-9)
    60 x 8 (RPE-8.5)

    Push Jerk
    125 x 3 (RPE- 7)
    125 x 3 (RPE-6)
    125 x 3 (RPE-6)
    As usual these felt better after I got some practice reps in.

    Pretty happy with the accessory work. I feel like I've using the right loads for them. Hard enough to know that I've done something but not so hard that they detract from the main lifts.

    The wife, in-laws and daughter are at Disney on Ice so I not only got to train but I also get to have some quite time!
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    Looks like you are "dialed-in." Nice work all around.
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    Its good when a plan comes together.
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    Training is solid overall bro.

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    Looks like good shoulder and back work with great exercise choices. I agree, loads look good (from RPEs) for the accessory work, good stuff! Man I totally hear you on the quiet time... rarely do I get the house to myself like that, but when i do, I definitely enjoy it. Props on the hard work, it looks like you had a really solid week of training.

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    Thanks Athos. Are you going to do any of the meets in MO this summer?
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    Cycle 2 Wave 2 Deadlifts

    Sumo Deadlifts
    200 x 3 added belt
    225 x 3
    255 x 10 PR (last time got 245 x 9 reps)

    Sumo pulls really agree with me. I've never done them with any kind of weight before so it was a bit of an experiment. Here's the video:
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    Any and all comments are greatly appreciated. Its not a side angle this time so you can't really see my back but I felt like a got a lot lower this time and the lower back felt pretty good afterwards.

    CoC grippers - Guides
    Left Hand x 20 reps x 5 sets
    Right Hand x 20 reps x 5 sets

    Probably could have done another set with the right side.

    Sumo Pulls (no belt)
    185 x 3 reps RPE - 6
    185 x 3 reps RPE - 6
    185 x 3 reps RPE - 7

    Very happy about the PR. If my estimated maxes are at all accurate I'm closing in on a 900lb total (~300 squat, ~340 deadlift, and ~225 bench). My birthday is May 19th. So I may make that a mini-meet and try to get that 900lb total.
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    Good job the last few days Matt. That total would be a nice birthday present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john o View Post
    Good job the last few days Matt. That total would be a nice birthday present.
    Thanks bud. How's the vacation (and back) going?
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    I recently switched to sumo and i think we have a somewhat similar build. Its been working really well for me too.

    Im not an expert but i would say you need to get your hips lower and when you bend your knees try to bend them out towards the plates not forwards toward the bar so you can keep the bar closer to you.
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    Excellent work, bro, keep doing your thing. I've never sumoed before other than for my speed work recently. I liked them as a nice little changeup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liftersize View Post
    I recently switched to sumo and i think we have a somewhat similar build. Its been working really well for me too.

    Im not an expert but i would say you need to get your hips lower and when you bend your knees try to bend them out towards the plates not forwards toward the bar so you can keep the bar closer to you.
    Thanks for the tips. I'll give these a go next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoSh View Post
    Excellent work, bro, keep doing your thing. I've never sumoed before other than for my speed work recently. I liked them as a nice little changeup!
    Thanks Kosh. They seemed to be quicker than conventional and definitely had a shorter ROM.
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    Keep up the great work. I've pulled sumo in the past buy it always felt awkward for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Keep up the great work. I've pulled sumo in the past buy it always felt awkward for me.
    Thank you. Feeling really good today. Not nearly as sore as I usually am after a deadlift day.
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    Technique on those looks pretty good St. Little slow but nothing some band pulls can't fix. Keep that strong sh1t up!

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