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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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    Went to a hardcore powerlifting gym today to use the monolift.

    SKWAT!!-Haven't squatted heavy in 3 weeks
    55x5
    145x5
    195x3
    235x3
    285x1
    365x1
    445x1-Buried it, the spotters were all I'm not used to spotting that low haha.

    Deadlift-Sumo
    First time ever pulling sumo
    135x3
    185x2
    225x1
    285x1
    315x1
    365x1-Easy
    405xfail-Got it moving probably could have got this if I didnt Max effort squat before hand.
    315x3.

    Calve Raises

    x15x3

    Really happy with squats today considering it was my first time with a mono and the 3 week hiatus. Really surprised myself with sumo today. Wish I would have tried this earlier because I'm definitely a sumo puller. Felt so much more natural and felt 10x better on my lower back. Conventional dead just tear my lower back up. I was even considering if powerlifting is for me cause my lower back just couldn't take it even with deadlifting once every other week. But sumo felt great!!
    Last edited by ThomasG; 03-21-2010 at 01:36 PM.
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    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
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    Update on the cut

    184.8lbs here 11.4%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    Solid job with those squats, very nice work! I completely agree on the sumos, I much easier on the back. the irony for me is that the exercise that helps my sumo pull the most is a conventional pull. Looking ripped too man, good stuff!

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    Awesome lifting, really have been elevating your whole game lately.

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    BB bench press

    45x10
    135x3
    185x3
    205x2
    All pause press and rack command from here
    225x1
    245x1
    270x1-PR-Not completely smooth but went up good. will be good for 275-280 at the meet.

    Incline BB Bench Press-Haven't done these in about half a year!
    205x8-PR!
    185x5
    185x6

    Pullups-Assisted by green band
    x15
    x10x2

    Reverse fly
    30x12x2
    x10

    Tricep extension
    x20
    x12x2

    Cardio
    Jumprope
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    Huge PRs on bench, nice work! I like the use of the pause and rack commands, smart training.

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    Sorry for the lack of update everyone, I've just been deloading. Weighed in at 177.2 at the weigh ins today. Tomorrow I compete!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    Didn't do quite as well as I hoped at the meet. Bench and Dead were just completely off squat was good although I undershot myself.

    I made a lot of newb mistakes. Counting the meet it was my 3rd week in a row squatting heavy and dead lifting heavy. I was confused on how pl meets run and warmed up too early. I de-loaded wrong for the bench(not my fault more a learning experience for my body type). I was also told I warmed up too heavy, I did a 245 single as my last warm up for bench. I also don't have a real belt I have a mickey mouse one from walmart. I trained exclusively with knee wraps and didn't know knee wraps weren't aloud in the raw division.

    Bench 260-failed 270
    Squat 430-should have gone for 435
    Dead413
    Total=1100

    Overall not terrible put my gym PR on dead is 440. My touch 'n go bench is 295. Last heavy day I pause repped 270 easy but I failed it twice in the comp. The first time I failed it was really close.

    I took the day as a good experience and learning day. I'm 20 years old I've been training for powerlifting for about 6 month's so all things considered I'm not dissapointed just more motivatede!

    Here are some pics I'll get vids up soon too.

















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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    good stuff here man. Those are great numbers for anyones first meet. Its definitely a learning exercise that will only make you stronger at the next meet.

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    Glad to see you get out there and compete Thomas, looking great!!

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    Thanks for the support guys! I took a look at the AAPF national raw record in the 181 open class its 473lbs. I know I can beat that by early next year! I'm cutting right now but next bulk cycle 475.2 or bust!!


    4/8/10
    So happy to finish deloading thank god!

    DE Upperbody

    Speed Bench
    115+orange double looped bandsx8x3

    DB Row-I suck ass at these. But hey that's why I'm doing them, right?
    60x18
    x12
    x10

    Tricep Extension

    x30
    x20
    x20

    JM Presses-I've never done these took it light to learn the movement
    20x15
    20x20
    20x25

    Assited band pullups

    x10
    x12
    x19

    Cable Curls
    x5
    x12
    x12-Drop x5

    Great Session
    Last edited by ThomasG; 04-11-2010 at 10:15 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    Woke up at 179.6 today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    4-9-10

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    So I'm really going to add a lot more variety to more workouts. Start doing different exercises especially ones I'm weak at. Time to diversify! "If you do what you always did then you get what you always got"-Ronnie Coleman

    Deads-Sumo
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    275x3
    315x1
    365x1
    405xfail
    405x1-Sumo PR! Went up good too dunno why I failed it the first time. Still 35lbs below me conv though...
    335x5x2

    High foot leg press-First time ever doing these
    3ppsx12x3

    SLDL-Been over a year for these
    135x12
    155x12

    Decline crunches-First time for these as well
    25x12x3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    Way to start doing more varied training to cover all bases...nice sumos and all man.

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    Thanks coke, that's a big part of my attack plan for cutting weight and maintaining and gaining strength.

    No workout today Been feeling like **** and throwing up... Hopefully I'll be better tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    Did you compete APF or AAPF?

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    AAPF Junior. Next time I'll be competing in the AAPF open class to go in a more competitive division.

    4-23-10
    Weight: 175-****ing Skinny but hey girls like it haha

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    Warm-up
    Foam Roll
    High knee raises
    Butt kickers
    Fire hydrants
    Groiners

    DEADLIFT!!!

    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    285x1
    315x1
    365x1
    425x1-Sumo PR. Only 15lbs off from my Conv PR and I'm lean as **** I'll pass it up any week now.
    335x5
    340x5-PR

    Front Squat
    45x5
    135x3
    275x3
    300x2
    305x2-PR

    Calves
    x15
    x12
    x9

    Decline Crunches

    25x20
    25x12
    25x9

    GPP
    Interval training
    Jumprope:Goblet Squat:rest
    30:30:30x6
    Last edited by ThomasG; 04-25-2010 at 10:18 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    New PRs with your deads and front squats is excellent bro.

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    Thanks coke, next time I'll go for 315x1 on the front squat! Something I've always wanted to do. And I plan on hitting a 500lb dead this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    ME Upper Body

    4/26/10

    BENCH-With Mini Bands
    45x10
    135x10
    185x5
    205x2
    225x2

    Floor Press
    205x5x3

    Incline Bench Press
    205x2-Wow was not expecting that shoulders are spent!
    185x6
    135x8

    Pullups
    Minibandx6
    x8
    x8
    x6

    Rear delt raise
    25x8x2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    I'm BaaaaaaaAAAAACK!!!

    I haven't been updating cause workouts have not been very exciting. I haven't been powerlifting while cutting ish was just too hard to recover from. I've bumped my cals to 3000 now and carb cycling. My body feels much better on 3000 cals and I'm back to training westside! Thank god bodybuilding is just too boring lol. Strength is down but body composition wise I'm pretty lean Skinny as hell at 173lbs.




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    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    6-13-10
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    Deadlift

    135x8
    Reverse blue bands from here on out. Set the bands low today so no tension was helping me at lock out. Grip strength felt great no problems holding the weight.
    225x3
    315x3
    365x3
    405x1
    455x1
    475x1
    495x1
    515x1-vid below
    Video


    Front Squat
    45x5
    135x3
    225x2
    275x3
    285x3

    Ghetto GHR's
    bwx8
    x6x2

    Band Crunches
    Greenx15x3
    Last edited by ThomasG; 06-13-2010 at 01:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    515 deads vid is excellent...showing great muscularity in your most recent shots, superior quads & abs.

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    Thanks coke! Lean & Mean!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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