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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    WEEK 11
    Day 3
    Weight 181.5

    Box Jump 5x3 @ 43"

    Front Squat (135 warmup)
    225x6
    275x 1RM <------------- [ PR ]
    245x6
    245x6
    235x6

    Reverse DB Lunge
    130x8
    130x8
    130x8
    130x8

    Weighted Jump Squats
    85x10
    85x10
    85x10

    SHELC 3x8 - MOVING TO 1 LEG in Week 12

    Seated Calf Raises
    140x10
    150x10
    160x10
    160x10

    Spinning bike: 3 Mins cool down

    Pissed I couldn't rep out 275, but glad I was able to hit it. Ate some spaghetti like an idiot before lifting. Felt terrible at the start. Lesson learned.

    Video of my front squats: (225 and 276)
    Video
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-02-2011 at 08:06 AM.
    My road to powerlifting:
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    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    Front Squat (135 warmup)
    • 225x6
    • 275x 1RM <------------- [ PR ]
    • 245x6
    • 245x6
    • 325x6
    Two PRs same session, nice

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Oh lord. I posted this with my iPad. Thanks for the catch. LMAO.
    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.
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    First off, that's a great front squat! Congrats on the PR!

    Second, is there a reason you don't back squat? I went back a bit in your journal, maybe I didnt see it.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

  5. #130
    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    I was stuck on this hypertrophy outline I saw in one of the articles here. I am considering switching to HCT-12 to incorporate other movements. I have been wondering what my back squat would be after hitting front squats hard.
    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 job for both days bro.

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    Good work, real nice front squat!!!
    Great job

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    Congrats on the PR!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    I was stuck on this hypertrophy outline I saw in one of the articles here. I am considering switching to HCT-12 to incorporate other movements. I have been wondering what my back squat would be after hitting front squats hard.
    I think this depends on how you back squat. Front squats force you to stay more forward, hitting your quads more. I love what the front squats have done to my core and lower back. If you back squat with a high bar olympic style then I'm sure the front squat would have a great carryover. But if you back squat low bar and really sit back into it to engate your glutes and hips, it won't carry over as much.

    Regardless of the typo, that's a solid front squat.
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    WEEK 11
    Day 4
    Weight 181.6


    Bench Press <see below>
    135x6
    185x3

    T-Bar Row
    135x6
    135x6
    145x6
    145x6
    155x6

    Weighted Dips
    +45x8
    +45x8
    +45x8
    +45x8

    High Pull
    110x6
    130x6
    130x6
    130x6

    Overhead DB Press
    skip (later discovered OHP is ok)

    Ring Push-Ups (to failure)
    20/16/15

    Weighted Pull-Ups
    BW
    BW
    BW

    Barbell Rollouts
    3x10 @50# barbell

    Battling Ropes: 6 rounds, 60 seconds

    My shoulder is clearly injured. I took it easy today to just ease up on horizontal and vertical pushing. Battling ropes really helped. I am reuploading my front squat video (bastards took my audio down).

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Nice job for both days bro.
    Thanks, Coke! I have really been trying to amp up my legs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Spartian View Post
    Good work, real nice front squat!!!
    Great job
    Thanks, Spartian. I have been considering switching to HCT-12 again after doing it a few years ago. This volume seems to be working for me though.
    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Congrats on the PR!!
    PR is part of PRove, and I love doing that with big lifts. I hope to prove to myself what I can do with a back squat...in time.
    Quote Originally Posted by JSully View Post
    I think this depends on how you back squat. Front squats force you to stay more forward, hitting your quads more. I love what the front squats have done to my core and lower back. If you back squat with a high bar olympic style then I'm sure the front squat would have a great carryover. But if you back squat low bar and really sit back into it to engate your glutes and hips, it won't carry over as much.

    Regardless of the typo, that's a solid front squat.
    LOL whose typo...yours or mine? I think I did edit it Thanks mate. Frankly, I haven't really back squatted in a while with any work load to know if I go high bar or low. Perhaps I will take a week to video tape it and have people critique me. - Speaking of which, today I walked up to this behemoth with a 505 load on his back and video taped him. I am in the process of humbling him.
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-02-2011 at 08:24 AM.
    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.
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    Fine upper body training dude.

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    PRs left and right! Sorry to hear about the shoulder, bro. Keep training those legs while it recovers!
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Thanks, Coke and Cards! Any recommendations outside of the obvious (going to the doc to get a professional opinion) for shoulder recovery? I was considering getting an ART therapy session in...

    BTW...re-posted my front squat video above. Re-posted after youtube took my music down.
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-01-2011 at 09:07 PM.
    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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    Can you OH press w/o pain? Find the trigger point causing the pain, foam roll it, but avoid stretching until its more healed. I know when my RC gets out of whack, I have my GF (PT School) really go in there and kneed it out. A little rest helps, too!
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    I just OH pressed my usual work load to test...feels fine. How should I go about targeting (whatever it is...RC right?) for foam rolling? I will probably have youtube'd this by the time I post...lol.
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-02-2011 at 12:53 PM.
    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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    Do you plan on moving up to 200lb or more?
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Body weight wise, I've considered it, honestly. However, I can't imagine myself with 20lbs extra on my frame at this moment. I'd be content with 190, but then again, I think I was saying the same thing when I was at 150 and wrapping my finger around 180 was a thing of dreams. Perhaps I will climb up to 200lbs some day; I can always cut if I don't like it.

    Or were you referring to a lift?
    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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    Yeah sounds good, 200 just seems like a good weight for most and I think you could get there pretty quick!
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    WEEK 12
    Day 1
    Weight 182.2

    Warm-up: Broad Jumps, dynamic stretching, and foam rolling

    RAW Deadlift (225x6 to warm up)
    365x6
    405x6 <----- [1RM PR BROKEN!]
    405x6 <--------[WHAT'S THIS, ANOTHER?]

    395x6
    385x6


    Bulgarian Lunge
    160x8
    160x8
    160x8
    160x8


    Romanian Deadlift
    225x8
    225x8
    225x8


    BB Hack Squat
    295x15 <----- [ PR ]
    295x15
    275x15

    Seated Calves 4x10 @ 135, 135, 135, 135


    Shazaam!
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-06-2011 at 03:01 PM.
    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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    wow city! smashing your deadlift PR!! That's what I like to see. Good job bro!
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    damn bro, looking like a champ.
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    For someone who has back injuries n pain, would you suggest one over the other?? I think I agree, physiologically, that fronts would be better for core, which I'm trying to strengthen. I'm having to re-introduce working out, very slowly, after spending 5 months of swimming to get.....well, I guess just to get stronger....back pain & injury to hip, down leg is just no phun!!!!


    thanks

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    Fooz and Cards: Insert Chris Jericho's theme song here. BREAK THE WALLS DOWN! I'm really pumped for post-405. GET SOME!

    hoo2b: See PM
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-03-2011 at 03:19 PM.
    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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    Fantastic work pulling!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
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    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    strong deads, grats on the PR
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