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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. #26
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    Thanks! I really think i can get alot more out of my conventional because 430 flew up but i couldn't budge 450, i think i was getting way too low that day and not using much back so im gonna try to tweak my form a little.

    benched today, tendinitis was barely noticeable if at all but i still eased into it a little.

    warm up
    bicep tendinitis exercises

    Bench
    barx10
    95x10
    135x5
    155x5
    185x3
    205x5
    215x10 only moderately difficult

    DB Incline
    90'sx10

    Dips
    BWx20

    Pec Dec

    DB Skullcrushers first time doing these, they feel awesome, definitely going to get into these
    20'sx10
    25'sx10
    30'sx10
    35'sx10
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liftersize View Post
    Thanks! I really think i can get alot more out of my conventional because 430 flew up but i couldn't budge 450, i think i was getting way too low that day and not using much back so im gonna try to tweak my form a little.

    Bench
    215x10 only moderately difficult
    I totally know how you feel with going to low. When I was pulling my way I did 325x5. When I tried lowering my hips and pulling with my legs more I struggled with 300x2 and I hurt my back in the process.

    Nice benching! I think I'm about 20-25lbs away from you.

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    all deadlift work done conventional today

    deadlifts
    370x1
    410x1
    440xfail

    so no better today, but i did drink last night so that might have been a factor

    reverse band deadlifts
    410x1
    460x1
    480x1

    deficit deadlifts
    370x3

    High bar squats (zero bicep tendinits) i guess ill have to switch to high bar squats
    pause squats onto pins

    135x10
    185x6

    deep squats (ripped my boxers on the first rep, otherwise i probably would have done more)
    225x5

    Some abwork
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    did the warrior challenge again, this time with good camera angles and correct exercises (did sit ups wrong last time)
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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  5. #30
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    Bench
    barx10
    95x10
    135x6
    155x5
    185x3
    205x1
    225x5
    225x5 i am doing a horrible job trying on these 225 sets it just feels heavy and i dont want it for some reason

    revers band bench with light bands (measured it and weight hits your chest with 80 lbs so its 80 lbs off the bottom zero help at the top
    195x3
    235x3
    285x2
    305x1
    315x1 PR

    Incline DBS
    90'sx5 very easy
    100'sx5 very hard PR

    DB Skullcrushers
    25'sx10
    35'sx10

    I think i am going to start doing some bench work in the cage with safety pins, because i think the stagnation in my bench is completely mental, cause im scared of dropping the weight.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
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    Skwats
    barx10
    95x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x1
    295x1
    305x1 PR and pretty fast
    315xfail

    Partial Squats
    4 pins below where i unrack the bar, (and i unrack fairly low)
    315x5
    365x3
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
    My New Journal!
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    5lbs adds up. Keep it up! What scares you about benching?

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    i get worried about dumping it when im struggling with the weight.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
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    Benched today, this time in the cage, set it up so i could touch when arched and it would lay like a cm above my chest when laying flat.

    Bench
    barx10
    95x10
    135x5
    185x3
    205x3
    225x3
    235x2 felt heavier than usual so i didn't go for 3
    245x2 i think this is a PR
    250x2 PR maybe could have gotten 3

    DB Skullcrushers
    25'sx10
    35'sx10

    i tried wearing my power belt for benching today and i think i liked it. Not sure if it really made a difference though.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liftersize View Post
    i get worried about dumping it when im struggling with the weight.
    hmm I lift by myself and benching doesn't bother me. If I get stuck I have to roll it down my stomach and lift it up as I stand up. However this is done at home. I'm sure this would be rather embarrassing at a gym.

    Nice PRs today. You wanna have a race? First one to add 50lbs to there bench and squat total? I would include deadlift but they are killing my back as of know.

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    sure im down what are your maxes for squat and bench right now? have you tested squat max recently?
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    Yeah I max squatted 265x1 on May 14th. My current bench max is 245x1. So I'm in for 510lbs.

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    k i have 260 and 305 for 565 so im racing to 615 and you are racing to to 560
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    Deadrifts (sumo)
    135x5
    225x5
    320x1
    370x1
    410x3 meh.... hips sore from skimboarding 4 hrs yesterday so i decided to do conventional work

    conventional
    320x9

    conventional deficit
    320x7

    Abwork with 20 lb kettlebell behind head

    nothing to write home about, but the conventional deads felt really light so i might just keep working on those
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    Hammer Curls
    35'sx10
    45'sx10

    DB Row
    100x10
    110x7

    Standing OHP
    115x6
    115x8

    Partial Overhead Squats-these were fun, got them from chaos and pain
    barx3
    95x3
    115x3
    145x3
    165x3
    195x3
    195x3

    Military Press
    115x10x2

    Narrow Grip Incline
    115x10x2
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    Skwats!
    barx10
    95x5
    135x5
    185x3
    add belt
    225x2
    245x10 PR
    275x3
    275x2

    Front Squats
    135x5
    185x3

    Partial Pin Squats
    315x5
    365x5

    GHR

    Abs
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...49#post2331749

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    Benchersize
    barx10
    95x10
    135x5
    185x4
    205x1
    225x1
    245x1
    265x1 PR!

    DB Skullcrushers
    25'sx10
    40'sx8 heaviest ive used for these didn't feel too bad

    Tricep Pulldowns
    70x10
    80x6
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    Congrats on the bench PR. That is interesting how our max and rep work is much different. When I was at 260x1 I could only get 215x6 and 225x5 while you are hitting some really high reps in the 85% range.

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    yeah i have this weird thing where i am usually better at the second rep than the first. I always have a hard time getting a good groove on my first rep. For instance if i do a 5 rep max, usually my 2nd or 3rd rep is my fastest. I need to work on my 1 RM, i think i have the strength for 275 right now i just need to learn how to do it.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    Nice past three workouts. 275 bench would be huge. I have my eye set on it in two months.

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    Deadlifts (conventional)
    warmups
    370x6
    370x6 both of these were pretty much grip limited, probably could have been good for 1 or 2 more

    it sucks the guy at my gym who owned his own bar and left it there was kicked out of my gym a month ago for chalking and now my deadlift has stagnated due to the thicker bar with no flex.

    3" deficit
    370x2 =laziness
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    Are you useing a mixed grip?

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    yeah i cant grip hardly anything without mixed, but the bars at my gym are really thick. So even with mixed grip it kinda sucks, plus i have to be secretive about my chalk so i dont get kicked out so i dont really use as much as i would like.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    What does your deadlift routine look like? Don't you pull form different heights? I could look at your posts but I would rather get a straight forward answer.

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    yeah i was doing 1 set of 5 off the floor than 2 sets rack pulls and one set deficit, bu that was too much in one day so i started cutting it down. I was up to 400x5 sumo but i couldnt get 410x5 so i reset to 370 just now and im starting to do conventional for a while because my hips were getting fried from sumo. but now im going to work on some high rep work for a couple weeks and try to rep out 370 again. then ill work my way back up the weights.
    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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