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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #151
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    Great job on those pulls! That's a huge PR!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    WEEK 12
    Day 2
    Weight: 182.3


    Incline BB Press
    165x6
    185x6
    185x6
    195x3
    185x5

    Pullups!
    BWx6
    BWx6
    BWx6
    BWx6

    Neutral DB Press
    55x8
    55x8
    60x8
    65x8

    Push Press
    115x8
    115x8
    115x8
    115x8

    Bent-Over lateral raises
    25x8
    25x8
    25x8
    25x8

    EZ Bar curls
    80x6
    90x6
    100x6
    100x6

    Hammer Curls (each arm - DB on preacher bench)
    30x25
    30x25

    Russian BB twist
    3x16@ 45BB+20

    Lightened up the load on horizontal pressing today...Incline didn't feel as bad as I thought it would. I felt strong and functional. I must be taking a book out of the CrossFitters at my gym with my push presses...I seem to be slightly preloading as I press. Hmm, thoughts? Otherwise, solid day.

    Nick, Jake, Chris: Thanks guys! I think I will continue deadlifting in the morning...seems like I'm doing something right. Chris: Yeah, that was quite the accomplishment for me. I honestly looked at my numbers from last week and (literally) said, "fuck it" then pulled the best sets I've ever pulled. I'm stronger than I think I am, and that was proof of that. Thanks all for the continued support!

    Photos soon.
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-04-2011 at 02:20 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.
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    Just saw the deadlift pr. Then you did it again. hahahaha. Awesome.
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    Press==== 115x6 (08/21/11)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    I seem to be slightly preloading as I press. Hmm, thoughts?
    define this plz
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  5. #155
    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    See video I attached in PM.

    BWD: My decisions to PR are almost like a switch, and I turned it on Monday.
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-04-2011 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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    Fine day in the gym man.

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    Strong inclines

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    i see no videos. good session, foam rolling the rc?
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    I PM'ed you the video. Yep, foam rolling when I can, using a medicine ball when I don't have a log at my disposal. Stretching when cute girls are around
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-04-2011 at 06:53 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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    ^Herro
    19 5'7 235
    No Belt/Wraps
    Squat ATG: 335x5
    Bench: 315x2
    Dead: 420x4


    Journal:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...-He-wants-MOAR!\

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    WEEK 12
    Day 3
    Weight 179.2

    Box Jump 5x3 @ 43"

    Front Squat (135 warmup)
    235x6
    245x6
    255x6 <----- [Set PR]
    245x6
    235x6

    Reverse DB Lunge
    140x8 <----- [PR]
    140x8
    140x8
    140x8

    Weighted Jump Squats
    90x10
    90x10
    90x10

    One-legged SHELC 3x8

    Seated Calf Raises
    140x10
    140x10
    140x10
    140x10

    Solid day of legs today. 255x6 felt amazing. Got a nice bar rash from doing it all . Reverse DB Lunges were a pain in the ass. Oh well. Solid day of work.
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-06-2011 at 02:58 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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    The session is super dude, props!

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    Keep em coming!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Building Mighty Mitts...

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    WEEK 12
    Day 4
    Weight 180.6


    Bench Press <rehab>
    135x6
    135x6
    185x6

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

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

    High Pull
    130x6
    130x6
    140x6
    140x6

    Overhead DB Press
    55x8
    55x5

    Ring Push-Ups (to failure)
    16/12/10

    Weighted Pull-Ups
    BW
    BW
    BW

    Barbell Rollouts
    3x10

    Still going week-to-week with horizontal pressing. Gonna include some band rotations to warm ups for this upper-body days.
    Coke and Nick: Thanks guys! One-legged SHELC is brutal, well all my volume is brutal, but I manage to get though it.
    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 workout overall guy.

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    Big day!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Building Mighty Mitts...

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    WEEK 13
    Day 1
    Weight 181.2

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

    RAW Deadlift (225x6 to warm up)
    365x6
    425x4 <----- [PR]
    405x6
    395x6
    385x6


    Bulgarian Lunge
    160x8
    160x8
    160x8
    160x8


    Romanian Deadlift
    225x8
    225x8
    225x8


    BB Hack Squat
    295x15
    295x15
    295x15

    Seated Calves 4x10 @ 135, 135, 145, 145


    I'm pretty sure if I trained for 1RM, my deadlift would be higher. 425 for reps...solid. No bullshit, just hardwork (at 6am).

    Video

    Entire deadlift routine captured from this morning (with the exception of an editing mistake I did with 395...I accidentally clipped the first 3 reps of that set)
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-10-2011 at 07:37 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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    Workout is very nice Rob.

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    jesus christ bro... your gunna past me on deads. lookin awesome!!
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    Squat ATG: 335x5
    Bench: 315x2
    Dead: 420x4


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    Nice job on the PR! Way to gut out all those reps, that's an assload of deadlift volume!!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Coke: Thank you sir!

    fooz: Perhaps...perhaps. You do have some additional weight on me, so you may have me on the lift totals. If I didn't train with so much volume, I might just shoot up there.

    CR: Yeah. I've been considering alternating/incorporating some singles work with the big 3. I'm really stubborn and don't want to switch up this program just yet. It has been working, but damn is it taxing. I hope to try a true 1RM soon.
    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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    WEEK 13
    Day 2
    Weight: 183.6


    Incline BB Press
    185x6
    195x6
    195x3
    185x6
    185x5

    Pullups!
    BWx6
    BWx6
    BWx6
    BWx6

    Neutral DB Press
    55x8
    60x8
    65x8
    70x8

    Push Press
    115x8
    115x8
    125x8
    115x8

    Bent-Over lateral raises
    25x8
    25x8
    25x8
    25x8

    EZ Bar curls
    80x6
    90x6
    100x6
    100x6

    Hammer Curls (each arm - DB on preacher bench)
    30x25
    30x25

    Russian BB twist
    3x16@ 45BB+20

    So I feel like I need to wrap or tape up for push press. That movement seems taxing on my wrist. I suppose I forgot to tape up today. Anyone recommend any good wrist wraps? Tape is getting expensive. I've decided to do a closer grip pullup rather than a neutral grip as I don't have access to a neutral grip system. I feel strong with my pull ups. NDBP is feeling good too. Still gonna take it light on day 4.
    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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    Should chuck 200 on the Incline BB Press

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    I want to. Badly. Might just get a few reps in or so with that load. Remember, I'm still trying to rehab a shoulder (I still need that damn physical) but incline doesn't give me any issues. Next week, you will see a 200 logged in there.

    Again, does anyone have any recommendations for wrist wraps?
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-11-2011 at 06:28 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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    Awesome deadlift PR buddy, doing very well in here.
    H: 5'7" W:185
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