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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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    powerlifter in training Liftersize's Avatar
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    Journey to 1,150 Raw Total at 181 (and over 6 feet tall)

    So i started my first journal on february 15 at 170 with a raw gym total of 865, it was called "Trying to hit 1,000 lbs raw". Although i have yet to do a meet i reached my goal of 1,000 lbs in less than 3 months today with a breakdown like this currently sitting at 180 lbs and 6'1

    Old New
    Bench 235 260
    Dead 390 445
    Squat 240 300
    Total: 865 1,005

    My new goal is to hit 1,150 Raw in the gym and then in a meet to make it official in the 181 lb class.

    Goals:
    Dead 500
    Squat 370
    Bench 280
    Total: 1150

    Wish me Luck!
    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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    Mr. Skinny Wrists Nicky's Avatar
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    I knew you would get 1000 no problem! good luck with 1150. I am watching.
    5'9". 34.-----------------------------BEST LIFTS-----------------------GOALS
    Bodyweight-------------------------BE 280 x 1------------------------BE 300 x 1
    Jan 2009: 151 lbs----------------SQ 365 x 2-----------------------SQ 400 x 1
    Jan 2010: 221 lbs----------------DL 405 x 1------------------------DL 500 x 1
    Current: 214 lbs
    bulking again -- working on my DL

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    powerlifter in training Liftersize's Avatar
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    did squat training today but cant count it on the totals because i was wearing inzer power pants (the 30 dollar ones), 1st time wearing them felt kinda funny, but definitely gave the hip support i was looking for. Note: i have had nagging hip issues. I plan to start squatting twice a week, once a week raw and once a week in the briefs.

    Squats
    barx10
    95x10
    add power pants
    135x6
    185x3
    add belt
    225x3
    275x5
    295x2
    315x2
    335x1

    Stretching

    GHR

    BWx10

    Abwork

    Calf Raises
    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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    powerlifter in training Liftersize's Avatar
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    Also my breakdown for days is going to look something like this

    Deadlift
    Bench
    Squat (briefs)
    Off
    Back
    Squat (raw)
    Bench
    Off
    Last edited by Liftersize; 05-10-2010 at 04:43 PM.
    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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    powerlifter in training Liftersize's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky View Post
    I knew you would get 1000 no problem! good luck with 1150. I am watching.
    Thanks!
    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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    Back and Broceps

    Curls
    20'sx10
    45'sx10
    50'sx10
    60'sx4

    Pullups

    Bwx5
    BW+35x5

    Chinups
    BWx5
    Bw+35x5
    BW+50x5

    DB Row

    100x10
    120x6

    Shrugs
    pronate grip
    135x10
    225x10
    mixed grip
    315x10
    405x8

    Holds
    495x10 seconds
    495x10 seconds

    Cable Rows at random 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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    well im not very good at taking rest days today i squatted, this time no briefs

    Squats
    barx10
    95x10
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    265x5
    275x4 PR!

    Stretch

    GHR 3 sets of 10 at different heights

    Bulgarian Split Squats

    30 lb dbsx5
    40 lb dbsx5

    Abwork
    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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    Good luck dude. I hate rest days as well. I also see you work your Broceps(lol) before your back... how come?

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    Quote Originally Posted by famous636 View Post
    Good luck dude. I hate rest days as well. I also see you work your Broceps(lol) before your back... how come?
    I like to stretch and do curls before back because i sometimes get bicep tendonitis. Its caused from squatting but sometimes it effects my other days as well.
    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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    felt very lethargic this morning at the gym. Only having a protein shake before working out was obviously a big mistake, plus i think i didnt get enough sleep and lifted too early.

    Bench
    warm ups
    225x6
    225x6

    Incline DB
    90'sx10
    100'sx4

    Dips
    BW+90 lbs x10
    BWx10

    was feeling really fatigued so i just left
    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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    Deadlifts (Sumo)
    warmups
    410x3
    410x3
    410x2

    Rack Pulls at knee height (Conventional)
    410x2
    460x1
    500x1

    Conventional Deadlifts
    370x1
    390x1
    410x1 +20 lb pr for conventional and it went up really fast

    Hyper and Reverse Hypers

    GHR

    Bwx10x2

    Abs on GHR with 35 lb plate behind head for 10 reps

    Pullthroughs
    80x10
    100x10
    120x6

    Next deadlift day I am going to do conventional first and see what i can do, because i dont think im going to be able to lockout heavy weights with the sumo, so id like to switch if i have comparable strength which it seems i might.
    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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    Squats
    barx10
    95x10
    135x6
    add power pants
    185x5
    225x5
    275x4
    285x4
    295x4
    305x2 too tired for 4 but def capable
    remove power pants
    225x8 def had more reps left in me
    135x15 with no breathers

    Thoughts:
    I am going to stop using the power pants as i think they make me take a different groove and ruin my power out of the hole. Im going back to squatting once a week raw and deadlifting once a week.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Liftersize View Post
    Squats
    barx10
    95x10
    135x6
    add power pants
    185x5
    225x5
    275x4
    285x4
    295x4
    305x2 too tired for 4 but def capable
    remove power pants
    225x8 def had more reps left in me
    135x15 with no breathers

    Thoughts:
    I am going to stop using the power pants as i think they make me take a different groove and ruin my power out of the hole. Im going back to squatting once a week raw and deadlifting once a week.
    Good call. After all you are going for a raw total. Its crazy how much you can get out of gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by famous636 View Post
    Good call. After all you are going for a raw total. Its crazy how much you can get out of gear.
    seriously, i originally got them just to protect my hips, bc online it said the only add like 10 lbs but i get like 30 or 40 lbs out of them so its not really of any use to me for raw training.
    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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    Almost killed myself today with the warrior workout...**** was intense.

    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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    Pulled Conventional today
    Deadlifts
    warmups
    410x1
    430x1 +20 lb pr for conventional
    450xfail

    Power Squat Machine
    2 ppsx5
    2 pps+25sx5
    3 ppsx5

    GHR

    Abs

    Pullthroughs
    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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    Damn dude! You was killing those reps on the warrior workout!!! I get a kick out of watching the people in the background, what a waste of time and money, they are the typical people that think just because they go to the gym and use the "equipment" the will get "in shape"
    Also, nice job pulling 430.

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    thanks! unfortunately looks like they arent going to count my video because of the bad camera angles and lockout discretion.

    Benched today but my bicep tendinitis was really flaring up so i shut it down during warmups. I think the warrior workout really aggravated my tendinitis, I am going to have to take some time off lifting anything that involves arms so pretty much every workout i do now will revolve around

    Leg press
    hack squats
    GHR
    Abs

    Today i did:
    Hack Squats
    90x5
    140x5
    160x5

    Leg press

    90x5
    180x5
    270x5
    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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    bicep tendontis can be a bitch. how are you treating it?? straighten your arms along the bar some more on the squat if that is whats aggravating it. Do pull ups aggravate it?
    I am not "the" Bo Jackson, i just stole his name.....
    6'1 230
    Squat 555 - belt only
    Bench 340 - raw(11.3.11)
    DL 540 - belt only
    "Dont confuse activity with progress." - Gene Stallings
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    i have just been working through it, it was originally caused by squatting, but now everything triggers it. I plan to take at least a week off from everything that involves the my arms. Besides that i am treating it with ice, ibuprofen, and stretching.
    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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    That sucks. I to have gotten it from squatting and doing shoulder dislocates. Heal up fast.

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    Thanks dude its hard to stay away from lifting but otherwise i know its never going to get better
    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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    well i lifted today but i avoided flaring up my arms.

    road the bike for 10 minutes

    Did bicep tendonitis physical therapy exercises i found online, felt pretty good.

    realized i could do body builder style front squats with no stress, so i went for it. have only done these once before and only went up to 135 lbs that time

    Front Squats
    barx10
    barx10
    95x5
    135x5
    185x4
    205x1
    215x1
    225x1 pretty psyched on this one, didnt think i would be able to front squat nearly this much
    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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    i felt like i was still just learning the motion so i decided to just front squat again...plus its the only thing i can do till my arms heal up, so i might as well overtrain it now.

    Front Squats
    barx10
    95x10
    135x5
    185x3
    205x1
    225x1
    240x1 PR

    decided to try overhead squats too just for kicks, these suck.
    Overhead Squats
    barx10
    70x5
    90x5

    arm rehab

    abs on ghr with 25 lb plate behind head

    My arms feel fine and i might bench tomorrow because that usually doesn't really put much stress on them anyway, but i plan to stay away from back squatting, curls and pullups, chins, etc for a while
    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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    Nice front squats. When I did them I could have easily added weight. However I can't seem to figure out how to get the bar into the proper place. BTW your deadlift is crazy.

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