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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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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Fine pressing sets and pulling bro.
    Thanks Coke

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    tuesday 10/26/10
    abs 6x10-15
    biceps 3x10
    ghr 3x12

    Stiff as a 90 year old because I spent the whole day at a training seminar sitting for 10 hours. More of the same tomorrow, dread it like a root canal.
    Last edited by blong; 10-26-2010 at 04:12 PM.

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    wednesday 10/27/10 bwt. 238
    3 brd. cg w/ greens (about 100 lbs total at top)
    135x12
    added 3brd.
    135x10
    added bands
    135x5
    155x5
    185x4
    205x2
    225x 1 missed second to match PR
    185x5
    135x12

    rev. blue band jm press w. bench bar
    135x15
    185x8
    195x8
    205x8

    v bar pressdowns 3x12-15

    seated oh db press 60x12x3sets

    bb shrugs
    225x15
    275x10
    315x7
    added straps
    315x7

    face pulls 3x12

    CG a little weak today and my elbows did not like those jm's with the bench bar (i usually use the ez curl bar). Wrapping up the last of the heavy work this week before the meet in a couple weeks.
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    10/28/10 thursday bwt. 236
    chain paused squats single ply gear
    chains at parallel
    135x10x2
    225x5
    suit no straps
    315x3
    405x2
    added straps
    455x2

    elevated ghr 4x10-12

    bb rows
    185x12
    205x12
    225x12

    wide grip pulldowns
    3x12

    Only went through the progression of weight to warm up with at the meet. Stopped at my last wram up set paused for a double. Feeling good right now, next week some blood flow accessory stuff and that's it.

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    that's a very heavy paused squat
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    Way to wind down before heading into the comp man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    that's a very heavy paused squat
    thanks man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Way to wind down before heading into the comp man.
    trying my best to finish it off.

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    friday 10/29/10
    abs 6x10-15
    face pulls w/ lat bar 3x15
    rev. grip tricep pulldowns 3x15
    back ext. 3x15

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    sunday 10/31/10
    shirt work to various boards
    barx20
    135x10
    185x3
    225x3
    added 2brd.
    275x2
    added shirt
    315 to 3brd then 2brd.
    330 to 1brd. opener
    340 to 2brd 2nd attempt
    355 to 3brd 3rd attempt

    db press
    80x15x2sets
    90x12

    band pushups 2v15

    strght bar pressdowns 3x15

    v bar pressdowns 4x15

    Shoulders felt like absolute crap today. I can tell I definately need time off to rest before the meet. Looking through my log I have been in the shirt every week for almost two months (9/5/10). Damn, no wonder my shoulders feel beat up. Next week some light blood flow stuff then done.

    Thanks Lones for the handoff, let's do it again.
    Last edited by blong; 10-31-2010 at 01:06 PM.

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    monday 11/1/10 bwt. 238
    sus. gm's w/ camber bar (navel area)
    barx15
    135x10x2
    225x5
    275x3
    315x3
    365x3
    405x4 rep PR

    back ext. w/ camber bar 3x12

    leg curls 3x15

    cg pulldowns 3x15

    Thought I would throw in some leg curls to make things easy today. I will do some kind of rows on Thursday, skipped them today.
    Last edited by blong; 11-01-2010 at 03:51 PM.

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    tuesday 11/2/10 bwt. 238
    abs 6x10-15

    cut it short to take son to basketball sign ups.

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    wednesday 11/3/10
    cg rev. blue bands
    135x10x2
    185x5
    225x5
    245x5
    275x3
    315x1
    335x1 matched PR
    345x miss barely at lockout
    315x2x2 sets

    db rollbacks 30x12x3 sets

    v-bar pressdowns 2x15

    overhead rope ext. 2x15

    standing oh db press 35x15x3 sets

    black band shrugs 3x15

    face pulls 3x15

    Probably had 340 on the cg's but decided to try for 345 and missed.Took Lones's advice and moved my close grip out to thumb distance away from the smooth because my arms are pretty long and it felt really good, Thanks man.

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    congrats on the PRs
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    congrats on the PRs
    Thanks bro.

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    Last real session until meet.
    Thursday 11/4/10 bwt. 235
    rev. blue band squat/ briefs only
    135x10x2
    225x5
    added bands
    315x5
    405x2
    455x2

    GHR 3x15

    bb rows
    225x10
    245x10
    added straps
    275x8

    wide grip pulldowns 3x12-15

    Hips felt tight and sore today probably because the weather outside has turned rainy and cold. All of the work is done now it is time to rest and keep the blood flow going, massage scheduled for Monday afternoon. I will hit one very quick blood flow workout on Sunday and no more gym time after that.

    Squat: I finally hit 600 in training but depth was definately questionable so I may play it by ear at the meet depending how my second attempt goes I may stay around 575.

    Bench: I have broke some new ground lately on the bench but this is still the one lift that scares me due to the touching issues I have been having lately. After this meet I may try a different shirt because the Katana i have been using is about a year and half old and has a reputation for locking up past the one board range.

    Deadlift Anxious to see how much my deadlift has improved on the platform most of all, because I have recently hit some good PR' s in lifts that are usually good indicators. But endurance is always a big player in this joker. Last meet I made the mistake of ratcheting down the straps on my suit and had a horrible day, lesson learned.

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    Can't go wrong at the meet next weekend, been paying your dues with it all - wish you the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Can't go wrong at the meet next weekend, been paying your dues with it all - wish you the best.
    Thanks for the encouragement Coke.

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    I'll probably just bench at the commercial gym this week, then I'll see you at the meet. I'm going to get a training cycle written up for March.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lones Green View Post
    I'll probably just bench at the commercial gym this week, then I'll see you at the meet. I'm going to get a training cycle written up for March.
    Not a problem, I'm only doing some quick blood flow work so you aren't missing much. Be curious to see what kind of plan you come up with for March. Always looking to learn a new approach.

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    saturday 11/6/10
    simple blood flow session
    incline db 50x15x2sets

    pushups bwt only 3x25

    strght bar pressdowns 2x15

    ghr bwt. only 4x10

    That's it for the week, if i do anything else it will only be the treadmill to keep from getting stiff. Massage on Monday and it is time to relax for the week and focus on the task at hand.

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    Sunday 11/13/10
    Meet Report from Record Breakers in G-Burg/ Single Ply
    Weighed in at 228! and that was a mistake that would show up later as usual in my bench lockout.
    Weighed 237 morning of the meet.
    Started lifting at 8:00 a.m.
    I was in the second flight of the squat and warmups felt okay but not great.
    Squat
    opener-515 good (I'm in the meet)
    2nd attempt-550 called high- got a mental obstacle on 550 as the past two meets I've had the strength but always cut depth.
    3rd attempt- 550 PR. Lones called depth for me and three whites! Finally, wasn't pretty as I lost my arch and got forward but it passed. Need more upper/middle back work.Thanks Lones!

    Bench
    I was in the flight 5 of bench, that's right, flight 5!
    This is where the weight lost always gets me, I felt like I had no lockout in the shirt.
    opener-330 miss, wrists didn't stay straight and went over my face torward the uprights, Lones grabbed some longer wraps to keep them locked and they helped tremendously. I will buy some before the next meet.
    2nd- 330 good, best bench attempt and felt pretty easy.
    3rd- 345 stalled at lockout, felt like my lockout was gone at this point WTF! I can only imagine the weight loss zapped my lockout like it has in the past when i try to lose weight. I hit 365 2-3 weeks before in training so I am puzzled.

    Deadlift
    I was in flight three on the deadlift and it ended about 7:15-7:30 p.m. Holy crap what a long day!
    Sitting and waiting for so long took me forever to get feeling like i could pull.
    opener-485 good, easy
    2nd-500 good, little tougher
    3rd-520 missed at knees, just to tired and one hell of a long day. Needed that for 1400, damn.

    1380 total single ply

    The things I learned during this meet:
    1. I will not lose weight again and I will fill out the 242 class to the max, it only makes sense.
    2. Buy some longer wrist wraps ASAP.
    3. Need more work on my triceps and upper mid back. That always seems to be a given.
    4. Endurance needs to be better for meets like this that last12 hours. When the deadlift rolls around endurance is a huge factor.

    Time to get ready for the next one in March. Let's get back to work.
    Last edited by blong; 11-14-2010 at 01:15 PM.

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    excellent work on the squat PR and good job getting a respectable total in the books
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    I always say that the benching or pressing sets are the first to go after dropping some pounds.

    Did great all around at the meet, props on all those numbers dude!!

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    11/15/10 monday

    GHR 4x12-15

    leg curls 3x1012

    bb rows 135x12 225x10

    cg pulldowns 3x15

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