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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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    Deadlift video

    I figured I always post up bench vids and it was time to change it up. Plus, I have not done a vid in a while. It's only a trap bar dl and it's not anything to write home about, but there's a bit of a story behind it..

    Alright, so I was on the phone with Joey Smith the other night and he reminded me about a 800 lb trap bar dl I did at strongman comp. It was a bunch of years ago and I was 40 lbs heavier at the time. It got me thinking and believe me, that's never a good thing.

    So today I got off the treadmill and got a wild hair about doing some singles on the dl instead of my 5/3/1. I call it my 5/3/1 because I only do the prescribed reps and never go for more like Jim tells you to. Also, I based all my numbers off of only around 470 and pretty much never change my numbers. That's how I squat also. I don't really care about what I can squat or deadlift, however, I have zero interest in training my legs and core other than squatting or deadlifting. Oh yeah, I only use the upper handles on the trap bar because I am a bench only bitch.

    Anyway, after cardio, on a low carb day, using the lower handles I figured let's have some fun. All was fun until 585. I grabbed the bar a little forward, so I had to re-grip. After I put it down, I felt my right bicep get a nice twinge. My right bicep has been partially torn. Now I figured there's room on the bar so I have to take 675. My brain said the last time you deadlifted 675 you tore your left bicep off (although that was a conventional dl on a regular bar). Being close to 41 I am struggling with knowing if I am on the downhill slide. I do know one thing, I don't like my body or mind trying to take over the whole show. So, I figured if I tear my bicep off it would be my body giving me an answer. I grabbed the bar and started the lift. My whole body thought it was a bad idea, but my head said to finish the lift. Slowly I gutted it out. When I put the bar down you can quickly see my back seize up. I totally pulled my right pec, bicep, and glute also. I would do it again in a second. I'm just glad the trap bar did not hold any more weight.

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