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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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    Little Lou's Road to Success

    I've been a long time reader and finally thought I should start a log to get some feed back. My current stats for right now are;

    age:20
    weight: 210lbs
    experience: ~1.5 years

    I'm currently in the process of getting ready for my first power lifting meet which is six weeks away. I'm currently carb cycling to get under 198 for the meet.

    As of right now my current routine is:
    Mon:ME Upper
    Wed:ME Lower
    Friday:RE Upper
    Saturday: Re Lower

    I'll post of my last weeks of training just to give an idea of what I've been doing.

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    Week 6 ME Upper
    Bench 3RM
    135x5
    165x5
    195x5
    225x3
    240x3
    250x1x2

    Pull Ups NG Wide
    BWx6x4 + 2 micro bands

    OHP
    120x10x1
    120x9x1
    120x6x2

    DB Rows
    75x10x4

    Thick Bar Push Downs
    130x10x3

    DB Hammer Curls
    35x10x3

    Little disappointed about the bench. Last week 245x3 went up very
    easy. I was having trouble getting any leg drive tonight

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    Week 6 ME Lower
    Squat
    135x5x2
    160x5x1
    185x5x1
    215x5x1
    245x3x1
    275x3x1
    315x3x1
    345x3x1
    370x3x1 PR

    RDL
    245x5x4

    Good Morning
    175x10x4

    Lunges
    35x10x4

    Ab Harness
    85x10x4

    PR=Good Day

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    Week 6 RE Upper
    OHP
    110x8x5

    Pull-Ups NG Wide
    BWx6x5

    Bench
    145x12x4

    DB Rows
    85x5x4

    Super-set
    Push Downs/DB hammer curls
    145x6x3/30x12x3

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    Week 6 RE Lower
    Front Squat
    145x8x5

    Step Ups
    85x10x5

    Hack Squat Machine
    110x10x2
    120x10x2

    Pull Through
    110x10x4

    Abs
    95x8x5

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    Week 7 ME Upper
    OHP 3RM
    70x5x2
    95x5x1
    115x5x1
    140x3x1
    155x3x1
    165x3x1
    175x3x1
    185x2x1

    Pull Ups (NG Wide)
    BWx4x5 + mirco band

    Bench
    160x8x4

    DB Rows
    75x12x4

    Thick Bar Push Downs
    130x12x4

    DB EZ Curls
    35x12x3
    35x10x1

    I should have had 185x3 on OHP but some how I got twisted or something
    on the way up. I wasn't putting my head thur as soon as I could but
    after a quick fix from a team mate my explosiveness defiantly improved. Talk
    about a pump today, holy ****. It was literally painful are the end of
    my bicep movement.

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    Week 7 ME Lower
    Deads
    135x5x2
    185x5x2
    225x5x1
    255x3x1
    285x3x1
    315x3x1
    345x3x1
    365x3x1
    395x3x1 (20lb PR)

    RDL
    245x5x4

    Good Morning
    175x12x4

    Lunges
    70x12x4

    Ab Harness
    85x12x4

    Pumped about the dead lift PR. My goal for the meet at the end of march was to hit 405 in dead lift and I'll be able to smash that. Weight is currently 208 and I've still got 5 weeks to get close to 198. Things are going good.

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    Week 7 RE Upper

    OHP
    115x6x5

    Pull-Ups WG neutral
    BWx8x3 + 2 mirco bands
    BWx6x1 + 2 mirco bands
    BWx Negative

    Bench
    145x12x4

    DB Rows
    85x6x4

    Thick Bar Push Downs
    145x6x4

    Hammer Curls
    30x12x4

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    Here some eye candy...

    This video was taken Nov 1 2009 at a mini meet the weight club I'm on put on for the members. The squat is 355.

    Video



    My last ME Lower I hit 370x3 and my goal is to hit 405 at a meet i'm doing at the end of march

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    I don't know if it's just my slow connection but the video doesn't work on my computer. Here's the actual link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWDHpVji5UI

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    Week 7 RE Lower

    Front Squats
    145x10x5

    Step-Ups
    95x10x5

    Pull Through
    120x10x5

    Abs
    100x12x4

    Sled ~150ft
    Forwardx2
    Backwardx2

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    Week 8 (Deload) ME Upper

    OHP 3RM
    70x5x2
    95x5x1
    115x5x1
    140x3x1
    155x3x1
    170x3x1
    185x3x1
    190x3x1 PR

    Pull-Ups WG Neutral
    BWx8x1
    BWx7x1

    Bench
    160x8x2

    DB Rows
    85x8x2

    Thick Bar Push Down
    130x8x2

    DB Hammer Curls
    35x8x2

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    ME Lower (Deload)
    Deadlift
    worked up to 405x1x2 but that was extremely heavy, and for some reason
    my hips keep shooting up first thing.

    RDL
    245x5x2

    Good Morning
    175x8x2

    Lunges
    70x8x2

    Abs

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    Week 8 RE Lower (Deload)
    RE Lower
    Front Squats
    145x8x3

    Step-Ups
    95x10x3

    Pull Through
    130x10x2

    GHR
    10x2

    Abs

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    RE Uppwer
    Bench
    135x5
    160x5
    185x3
    215x3
    225x3
    245x3
    150x1
    255x1
    260x1 pause

    Pull Up NG wide
    Bwx5x3

    OHP
    95x8x2

    DB Rows
    85x5x2

    Push Downs
    145x6x2

    Ez Bar Curls
    70x12x2

    Today I was lucky enough to be able to train with Scott Rowe a lifter on here. I received some valuable pointers on my bench technique and my bench felt really good so that's why I ended up going heavy today instead of rep work. Overall a really good training session.

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    This was also my deload week. I don't do a traditional deload were I take a week off. I deload every 4th week and cut my volume in half for the entire week but I still keep my main movement heavy either going for a 5RM or 3RM.

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    I've been cycling my intensity for my main movements also. For one full training cycle (8 weeks) of my program I'll do 4 weeks of 5RM for my main movement then the go to a 3RM for another 4 weeks. After that I will go back to my 5RM. The only thing I'm going to change in my training right now is how i cycle my main movements. Originally I would switch my main movements every two weeks but I'm going to do every other week for this cycle.

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    ME Lower
    Squat
    95x5x2
    135x5x2
    185x5x1
    205x3x1
    245x3x1
    305x3x1
    345x3x1
    365x1x1
    395x1x1

    Box squat
    135x5x5

    Lunges
    75x8x2

    I ended up having to move my stance in a little closer to make sure I was getting below parallel so I didn't have any problem at the usapl meet that I'm doing.

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    what numbers are you shooting for at the meet?
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    ME Upper
    Bench 5RM
    Barx5x2
    95x5x2
    135x5x1
    165x5x1
    195x5x1
    225x5x1
    235x5x1
    245x5x1 (10lb PR)
    250x4x1

    Pull-Ups Wide NG
    BWx8x3 + Orange band
    BWx7x1 + Orange band

    DB OH
    45x8x4

    DB Row
    85x8x4

    Rolling DBs
    35x8x4

    Bis
    8x4

    With the rolling DBs do the dumbbells end up getting rested on your
    shoulders during the rolling portion. I haven't done them before and
    was going off this video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD5Mz2262fU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liftersize View Post
    what numbers are you shooting for at the meet?
    I'm planning on hitting;

    Bench:260
    Squat:405
    Dead:435

    to get a 1100lb total.

    I've already hit the bench so far, I hit 395 last leg workout on squat. The only thing I'm uncertain of is the dead lift. The numbers are a little conservative right now because I haven't done a meet before and not sure how the environment will affect me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelou View Post
    I'm planning on hitting;

    Bench:260
    Squat:405
    Dead:435

    to get a 1100lb total.

    I've already hit the bench so far, I hit 395 last leg workout on squat. The only thing I'm uncertain of is the dead lift. The numbers are a little conservative right now because I haven't done a meet before and not sure how the environment will affect me.
    Cool. Yeah i want to try a meet as soon as i hit my 1,000 lb goal at a weight of 165. Im hoping the pressure of the meet could help me spark some new prs.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    RE Lower

    Front Squat
    155x8x5

    Step up
    105x8x5

    Pull Through
    10x5

    Only had an hour or so to use the gym so it wasn't enough time to
    finish my workout which sucks but better then nothing. The cable
    machine also only went to like 90 pounds and I tied some plates to it
    so I'm not really sure how much it was.

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    RE Upper

    Bench
    145x3x8 (3 grips)

    Pull-ups
    bwx5x2
    bwx4x2

    OHP
    115x8x4

    Rolling DBs
    50x6x4

    Bis

    Ended up doing some speed benching with the guys I was working out
    with, Which was a nice change of things. I've got a knot in my mid/
    upper back that I haven't been able to get rid of yet and rows keep
    aggravating it so I skipped out on them.

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    ME Upper
    OHP 5RM
    barx8x2
    65x5x1
    85x5x1
    100x5x1
    120x5x1
    140x5x1
    155x5x1
    170x5x1 (5lb PR)
    175x4x1

    Pull-Ups NG wide
    bwx6x3
    bwx5x1

    Bench
    165x8x4

    DB Rows
    85x10x4

    Rolling DBs
    35x10x4

    Bis
    4x10

    I got stuck with a crappy class schedule this quarter so I'm stuck working
    out in the morning on Monday and Wednesday. The workout wasn't bad but
    the weight felt heavy. I might try waking up earlier to get a solid
    meal in. The only meal I had before my workout today was a shake and
    some oats.

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