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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. #1001
    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Got the job. Time to figure out life now.

    Hiked up a black diamond run on a ski mountain today. 500 ft of vertical at a top elevation of 1120 ft (Boyne Mt, Michigan). Easier than I thought it was going to be. :P
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    Good to read!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Building Mighty Mitts...

  3. #1003
    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Deadlift
    135x5
    225x5
    315x5
    405x5
    =belt=
    455x2
    505x miss (floor)
    495x miss (floor)

    Front Squat
    225x6
    275x4
    225x6
    225x6

    Seated Calves
    135x20 x4

    Full week + a few days off since organizing and setting up for a move. 405 w/o belt felt solid for reps. I may have had too much water before the heavier lifts. Had to puke to get some of it out. No bueno. Turns out I was just weak from being out 2 weeks. Ah. Consistency is tough when you have to plot a move. Pushing along.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    A gallon a day, everyday! ThomasG's Avatar
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    Why such big jumps?
    I'd go
    455x1
    470x1
    495x1
    505x1

    I want to see you get the big five zero zero!
    My Journal
    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
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    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Thanks, Thomas. Been trying to figure out a sensible way of handing my ME increases per set. I want to see it too, bud.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    Great news re job. Just get training in as and when you can, bud!
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    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

    www.garethkpengelly.co.uk

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    Strong pulling regardless of misses and vomiting..lol
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    OHP/Push Press
    95x10 -ohp
    135x8 -pp
    135x8 -pp
    135x8 -pp
    135x8 -pp
    95x10 -ohp
    95x10 -ohp

    NG Pull Ups
    25x8
    25x8
    25x8
    25x6 +2 BW

    Hammer Strength Press
    70x15
    90x15
    90x10
    90x10

    Bent Over Row (pronated grip)
    205x6
    205x6
    205x6
    205x6

    EZ Bar curls
    70x8
    110x8
    110x6
    110x6
    110x6

    Lateral Raises
    15x15, 15x10

    Well my vert pressing is weak as fuck. Need to work on that.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    Strong push n pull work, bud.
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    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

    www.garethkpengelly.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    Thanks, Thomas. Been trying to figure out a sensible way of handing my ME increases per set. I want to see it too, bud.
    Not always but I usually go along these lines.

    1◊5 @ 50%
    1◊3 @ 60%
    1◊2 @ 70%
    1◊1 @ 80%
    1◊1 @ 90%
    1◊1 @ 95%
    1◊1 @ 100%+ or new PR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
    5'10 198'er
    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
    AtLarge Nutrition Optimize your body and Support WBB

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    SQ+Choked MM
    =low bar=
    135x5
    135x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    =high bar=
    275x3
    275x5
    275x3
    275x3

    SLDL
    225x8
    225x8
    225x8
    225x8

    Standing Calves
    600x10
    500x20
    500x20
    500x20
    500x20

    Weighted Decline Situps
    25x20
    25x15+5 BW

    Loads of volume today with banded squats. Started off as a DE day, but ended up doing a repeated effort sort of run. I don't know if it was how I choked the bands, but it didn't seem like that much extra. Perhaps I need to choke at the bar as well as my anchor. Who knows.

    Calves non-strict with a slight knee bend. More TOT I suppose.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    That's a lot of work! Crikey.
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    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

    www.garethkpengelly.co.uk

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Floor Press
    135x10
    185x6
    205x4
    225x4
    225x4
    235x2
    235x2
    235x3
    245x1+1 assisted

    Weighted Chins
    30x6
    30x6
    30x6
    30x6
    BWx6

    CGBP
    =index on smooth=
    135x10
    155x8
    175x6
    =thumb length from smooth=
    195x4
    175x4
    155x6

    Face Pull
    60x15
    60x15
    60x15

    Seated 1arm Curl
    45x8
    45x8
    35x8
    35x8

    Bench Side Bends
    BWx20
    BWx20

    I don't know if I buy into the floor pressing. Either the mats my gym uses cause the floor to seem uneven where I bench, or my right arm is consistently hitting first. I think it's the former - will record next time I FP. Anyway, it seems like such a big impartial to really see any benefit. Who knows. Perhaps this is a sticking point I need to Rx and don't know yet.

    I'm interested to hear others thoughts on floor pressing.

    Bulking...up to 185.2 pounds. 190 in sight, I want to get to 200 eventually then cut down after I further develop strength.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    Lots of volume, sir. Keep it up and stay recovered!
    Sarvamangalam!

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    Strong floor presses and CG's sir. As far as not buying in to floor pressing as a useful exercise I love them and throw them in every 3-4 weeks. I feel I can load them up quite a bit almost to a 2 board level at least and love the effect they have on my CNS and press as a whole. As far as one elbow hitting before the other i'd be willing to bet its your form before the floor of the gym being uneven. It happened to me for a bit but correcting it helped my bench form out a good bit and I definitely recommend them as a staple for building a strong bench.

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    Moving on strong man, nice job.

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Squat
    135x5
    225x5
    315x3
    =belt=
    365x3
    385x1
    405x1
    425x miss
    415x1

    Front Squat
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5

    GHR
    BWx8
    BWx10
    BWx12
    BWx14

    Leg Press Calves
    200x30
    200x30
    200x30
    200x30

    Found a gym in Petoskey, MI called Center City Gym. Cool place. Reminds me of what I'd expect an old school gym to be. Check it out. I will be uploading videos of the squat session when I get home.

    Ate a triple baconator with large fries and large frosty after. Woof.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    Strong squats man, love fronts after heavy backs.

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Incline
    135x8
    185x6
    185x4
    185x4
    185x4

    BB row
    =supine=
    225x10
    225x10
    =mixed=
    225x10
    225x10

    Vbar row
    180x6
    180x6
    180x6
    180x6
    180x6

    OHP
    95x8
    115x8
    115x8
    115x8

    Flat Situps
    BWx30
    BWx30

    Zen: thanks for checking in! There are days where recovery isn't an issue with me, by today was kinda feeling it in my right shoulder. More so vert pressing. Keeping an eye out.
    Kevin: That's what I was thinking, too...about two board level. This may be a good opportunity to load more than my flat/comp bench max just so I can get my cns adapted to heavier loads. Plus...front squats are my Fave. If you look at my earlier log posts, that's all I ever did.
    Terry: thanks bud. Gotta stay on the grind while oa biz trip!
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    CNS adaptation is everything, my roomate likes to attempt weights he's never held before or had on his back before and wonders why he misses the lift. Fronts <333 Your BB row strength/volume is nuts I've always hated that exercise I don't think im mechanically capable of doing it.

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    Good work in here. How's the job going?
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
    http://www.youtube.com/user/invain622002

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    Putting up some big numbers bud! Huge reps on the rows too.
    Add me on Facebook: Gaz Pengelly

    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

    www.garethkpengelly.co.uk

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Nick: Job is going great. Only have spent three days in the office so far. They called me up early to work on a project that needed my immediate attention. Once I put a full week in, I will get back to you. I move up the 8th - working remotely for now.

    Gaz: Thanks. I feel the need to record those. A lot of my upper efforts need revisiting, I think.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Video

    Session from Monday.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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    Nice video man the squats looked strong, 405 looked real smooth. I always cringe to see squat bails, well done though.

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