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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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    Quote Originally Posted by lil' power View Post
    Congrats on the Floorpress PR's!

    See that you switched up speed pulls with cnv and sumo too. I like doing that once in awhile.

    Speed pull with 265? What cha going pull in Oct? Wow!
    Speed pull is fast and increasing, heavy is stagnant, but I am throwing in some new exercises to work specifically on hips and hammies. Would like to hit 4 plates

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    Sunday ME LOWER

    Chain Squat
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    *added 40 lbs of chain*
    255x3
    275x3
    315X1 leaned forward and got stuck in the hole..needed a little help out

    Deadlift from 6" boxes
    135x8
    225x6
    275x4
    315x2
    365x1
    385x1

    BB Shrugs
    225x20
    275x20
    315x10

    Pull throughs
    90x10x3

    Med. Ball btween knees-twst
    8lbx25x2

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    Monday DE UPPER

    Speed Bench
    barx8x3
    135x3x2 comp grip
    135x3x2 wide grip
    135x3x2 close grip

    Decline Bench
    barx8x3
    155x8
    185x5
    215x3
    225x2
    230x6x2
    215x8

    JM's
    85x10x2
    95x10x2

    Lat pulldown
    150x10x2 wide neutral
    150x10 close neutral
    135x10 close neutral

    Facepulls
    90x10
    105x10x2

    Seated HS rows
    90 x8 wide neutral
    135x8 high pronated
    135x8 lowpronated
    135x8 close neutral

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    DE LOWER 8/11/2010

    Speed box squats (12")
    135x2x2
    155x2x2
    165x2x2
    175x2x2
    185x2x2

    Speed pulls (minis)
    155x1x2 (conv/sumo)
    175x1x2 (conv/sumo)
    195x1x2 (conv/sumo)
    205x1x2 (conv/sumo)

    Seated GMs
    115x10x3

    Band leg curls
    blue bandx10 front, right, left x 3 sets

    Flutter kicks
    4 sets 25 4-count

    Standing calf raise
    120x15x3 really wide

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    ME UPPER 8/12/2010

    Reverse band bench
    barx8x3
    135x5x2
    *light band with mm draped through*
    225x3
    255x3
    265x3
    255x3

    T-bar row
    90x10x3 wide, normal, neutral
    90x10x3
    90x10x3

    1-arm cable row
    75x10
    90x10
    105x10

    Elbows out press (incline)
    35x8x3

    Front plate raise
    45x10x3
    ss with
    DB Lateral raise
    17.5x15x3

    Pullover
    150x10x3

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    ME LOWER 8/15/2010

    Squat
    barx10x2
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x3
    315x2
    335x1

    Plate loaded shrugs
    90x20
    115x15
    125x15
    140x10

    Xtra wide sumo DL
    135x8
    185x8
    225x8
    255x4

    TKE
    25x3

    Situps
    BWx20
    25#x20x2

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    DE UPPER 8/16/2010

    Repetition bench
    barx8x3
    95x20x5

    DB press
    50x15x2
    50x13

    Hammer curls
    40x10
    45x10x2

    Overhead extention ss/w pressdown (fat bar)
    75x10x3

    Lat pull down
    135x10x3

    DB skull crushers
    20x15x3

    Internal/external rotator cuff
    15x20x2

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    DE LOWER 8/18/2010

    Speed minis box squats (12")
    95x2x2
    115x2x2 pulled lateral quad on second set
    135x1 gave 135 a go but quad is toast

    Speed pulls (conv/sumo)
    185x1x2
    205x1x2
    225x1x2 didn't push it higher do to strain on quad

    Wind was out of the sails for hte rest of the workout and kinda just went through the motions
    Pulldown abs
    80x15x3

    Multi-hip machine
    85 by a bunch

    BB hip thrusts
    barx10
    75x15x2
    95x10
    115x10
    135x10

    Calf press (narrow and wide stance)
    75x12x2

    Tibia flexion
    20x20x2

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    RAW/165's/ 365-215-360-940 ttl -Elite
    Single Ply/ 165's / 450-325-380 - 1155 ttl -Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil' power View Post
    rest and heal up girl
    thanks Vikki...going to try...but it is frustrating guess I'll just have to hammer bench

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    ME UPPER 8/19/2010

    Bench (dbld minis)
    barx8x3
    135x5
    185x5
    *add dbld minis*
    95x5
    115x3
    135x3
    165x2
    185x1
    195x1

    BB Rows
    185x8x3

    Rack lock outs (5 hole)
    135x5
    155x5
    165x5
    175x5
    185x5

    Upright row ss/push press
    75x10x3

    Rear delt fly
    80x15x2
    80x14
    70x11
    60x8

    Wrist curls ss/extension (DBs)
    Curls=20x20x3
    Extension=12.5x20x3

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    8/22/2010
    ME LOWER

    Took it real easy so as not to aggravate quad...good news no twinges at 185 but did not push it, will save it for next weekend.
    Squat
    barx10x2
    95x5
    135x5
    185x5

    DB shrugs
    110x20x3

    Pulls below knee
    225x5
    275x5
    315x5
    365x5

    Weighted crunches
    85x20x2
    35x20x2 obliques

    Lunges
    40x10x3
    plus a length of the gym walk with just BW

    Med. Ball btween knees-twst
    8lbx30x2 (2 count)

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    DE UPPER 8/23/2010

    Speed Bench (minis)
    barx8x3
    115x3x3 comp grip
    115x3x3 wide grip
    115x3x3 narrow grip

    Decline Bench
    155x8
    185x5
    200x5
    220x3
    230x2
    235x4x2
    220x8

    Rear delt fly
    80x15x2
    60x15x2
    30x15x3 inverted grip

    Decline tricep extension (plate)
    45x10x3

    BB row off incline bench
    115x10
    165x10x2

    Plate loaded tricep pushdown
    60x10
    80x10x2

    Good session felt strong, threw in a couple of bonus exercises some chest flys and tricep dips. Not quite the night I wanted on decline but progress is progress.

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    DE LOWER 8/25/2010
    Speed box squats (12")
    135x2x2
    155x2x2
    175x2x2
    185x2x2
    195x2x2

    Speed deficit pulls (pulled with 25# plates)
    95x1x2
    145x1x2
    195x1x2
    215x1x2

    Leg press ss w/calf press
    270x8
    360x8
    450x8
    540x8
    630x8 no calf press

    Lying leg curls
    65x15x3

    BB glute bridges
    135x10
    185x10
    225x10
    315x10
    365x25

    Flutter kicks
    50x3 (4-count)
    30x3 (4-count)

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    Here's a video from last night's training using Mark Bell's slingshot. After working up to heavy singles raw, we tried out the slingshot for three sets of heavy singles. This video is of 275.
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    Last edited by NUCadet97; 08-27-2010 at 06:06 AM.

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    ME UPPER 8/26/2010
    Bench (pause)
    barx8x3
    135x5x2
    185x5
    205x3
    225x1
    245x1 miss...video below it looks like I lost my leg drive....
    *add the sling shot
    250x1
    265x1 (10% overload)
    275x1 (15% overload)

    DB Rows
    80x8
    90x8
    100x8

    Seated HS rows
    90 x8 wide neutral
    135x8 high pronated
    135x8 lowpronated
    135x8 close neutral

    CG Bench
    115x8x2
    135x8x2
    155x8

    Front plate raise
    45x10x3
    ss with
    DB Lateral raise
    17.5x15x3

    wrist curls ss/extension
    20x20x3

    Video

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    ME LOWER 8/29/10

    Squat
    barx10x2
    135x5
    185x5
    *add light bands
    205x2
    225x2
    255x2x3
    275x2
    315x1

    GHR
    BWx10x3

    BB Shrugs
    225x15x2
    275x15x2
    315x10

    Rack picks
    405x10 sec
    455x10sec
    475x10 sec

    Lunges
    50x10x3

    Grappler abs
    70x15
    70x10x2

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    DE UPPPER 8/30/2010

    Speed bench
    barx8x3
    95x5
    115x3
    135x3x3 close
    135x3x3 comp
    135x3x3 wide

    DB incline press
    50x15x2
    50x12

    Overhead extension ss/pressdown (fat bar)
    90x10x3

    Lat pulldown (fat bar)
    120x10x3

    Facepulls
    105x10x3

    Reverse curls
    30x20x3

    High HS rows
    90x10
    135x10x2

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    DE LOWER 9/1/2010

    Extra wide sumo deadlifts
    185x8x4

    Speed box squats (12") (light band)
    95x2x2
    115x2x2
    135x2x2
    165x2x2

    KB swings
    30x15
    35x15x2

    GHR
    BWx10x3

    Pulldown abs ss/ back extensions
    70x25x4 (pulldowns)
    25x15x4 (back extensions)

    Pulldown obliques
    70x25

    KB Obliques
    40x15x2

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    ME UPPER 9/2/2010


    Bench Press
    barx8x3
    135x5x2
    185x5
    205x3
    215x2
    225x2
    205x3x3

    T-bar row
    90x10x3 wide, close, neutral
    90x10x3 wide, close, neutral
    90x10x3 wide, close, neutral

    CG chest press
    110x10
    130x10x3

    Plate loaded lateral raise
    15x15x3

    Reverse DB fly
    20x10x3

    KB alternating floor press
    25x10
    35x10x3

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    DE LOWER 9/8/2010

    Box Squats
    barx10
    135x2x2
    175x2x2
    185x2x2
    195x2x4

    KB front squats
    50x10
    70x10x2

    KB Swings
    35x15x3

    BB shrugs
    225x15x3 normal
    45x10 reverse
    65x10 reverse

    Decline situps
    BWx25x4

    Low back extensions
    130x15
    160x15
    170x15

    Floor wipers
    135 bar 50 reps total (10/25/15)

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    ME UPPPER
    20 days out from SPF worlds, began cycle of Prime and Super Cissus and upping the protein intake.

    Bench
    135x5x2
    185x5
    205x3
    *add 1-board
    225x3
    245x2
    260 miss WTF only 5 lbs more than previous PR seriously pissed
    *add slingshot
    260x1
    285x1

    1-arm cable row
    150x10x3

    Overhead extension ss/ pressdown (fat bar)
    105x10x3

    Plate loaded rear delt
    15x15x3

    DB lateral raise
    17.5x15x3

    DB wrist curls ss/extensions
    curls=20x20x3
    extensions=12.5x20x3

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    9/12/2010 ME LOWER

    Squats
    barx10x2
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x3
    295x2
    *add wraps
    315x3
    325x2 PR on reps

    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x5
    225x3
    275x3
    315x2
    365x1

    BB hip thrust
    95x10
    115x10
    135x10

    Plank
    BWx45sec x 3

    Hanging Ab knee raise
    BWx15x3

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    9/13/2010 DE UPPER

    Chaos Bench
    barx8x3
    10lb KB/sidex8
    10lb + 20lb KB/sidex8x2
    10lb + 25lb KB/sidex8x2
    20lb + 25lb KB/sidex8x2

    Plate loaded shoulder press
    90x8
    180x8x4

    Overhead extension ss/pressdown (mini band)
    50 reps each x 3 sets

    Skull crushers
    85x10x3

    Face pulls
    105x10x3

    HS high row
    90x8x4

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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    DE LOWER

    Pin press squats
    135x2x2
    155x2x2
    185x2x4
    225x2x2

    Ukranian DL
    75x10x2
    85x10x2

    CV Deadlift
    195x10
    225x10x2

    Back Extensions
    50lb KBx15x3

    Standing calf raise
    120x15x3

    Flutter kicks
    4 set of 25 (4-count)

    Raw Elite classification in 3 weight classes

    raw squat: 380 lbs
    raw bench: 270 lbs
    raw deadlift: 430 lbs
    raw total: 1,080 lbs

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