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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. #201
    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Sully: Thanks for the tip!

    BrianC: I can attribute my diet and supplementation to my progress. Results is a wonderful product. Any training is a waste without proper diet. Any length you would recommend? I'm assuming the shorter for more slender wrists. My wrists are nearly 7" around...DEFINITELY an art major.

    fooz: I feel like I am slowing down...but that's just my insatiable hunger for progression talking, I suppose.
    My road to powerlifting:
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    Go with the 80cm. Can get a good tight wrap.
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    WEEK 14
    Day 3
    Weight 180.3

    Box Jump 5x3 @ 43"

    Front Squat (135 warmup)
    225x6
    265x3
    265x3
    275x3 <----- [PR]
    273x3

    255x6
    245x6

    Reverse DB Lunge
    140x8
    140x8
    140x8
    140x8

    Weighted Jump Squats
    105x10
    105x10
    105x10

    One-legged SHELC 3x8

    Seated Calf Raises
    140x10
    150x10
    150x10
    150x10

    Decided to split the heavier front squats into sets of 3. Felt real good to rep out my 1RM for front squat. I am going to incorporate low box squat and back squat every other week now to get into the focus of the Big Three. Real exited. Weekly rotation will be as such: FS,Box, BS
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-20-2011 at 03:28 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.
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  4. #204
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    nice work, City. I'll be interested in seeing how all your work has carried over to backsquats.
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    if you've never box squatted before, remember to really push your hips back onto the box.. then explode off with your glutes and hips, not your quads.. as you explode, throw your torso back and drive your neck into the bar.. just like locking out a deadlift, push your hips forward with your glutes to lock out.

    if you have box squatted, then ignore everything i said, lulz..
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    I would start at a box maybe 1" above parallel and work your way down to 2-3" below parallel. Don't rock off the box, sit down and back, then explode up. It'll look and feel like a rock, but its very minimal compared to actually rocking forward and using your quads to push you up. The explosion off the box should come from your hip flexors and glutes.
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    275x3 solid!!! 315 next?
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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
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    Cards: Same. Looking forward to doing big things.

    Sully: Last time I did a legit box squat was never. When I did box squats in high school, I think I did them a bit higher than parallel and just did a touch as opposed to a hip rock and go. Should I incorporate a high box and low box for various sticking points?

    Sully (2): How you described it is how I was practicing and envisioning it yesterday, thanks!

    Thomas: 275 2x3! The last rep in my second set was slow as shit, but I got it out of the hole and finished. I think I had a crowd behind me cheering me on during my ascent. 315 is nearing close. Hehe.
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-21-2011 at 05:28 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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    WEEK 14
    Day 4
    Weight 181.2


    Bench Press <rehab>
    135x6 Paused
    185x6 Paused
    135x6 Paused

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

    Weighted Dips
    +55x8
    +55x8
    +55x8
    +55x8

    High Pull
    130x6
    130x6
    140x6
    140x6

    Overhead DB Press
    40x8
    45x8
    50x8
    55x8

    Ring Push-Ups (to failure)
    20/14/11

    Weighted Pull-Ups
    +25
    +20
    +15

    Barbell Rollouts
    3x10

    Getting really pissed at my shoulder/ getting discouraged with my bench being on hiatus due to this damn tweak. Patience, Rob. Patience. I does feel better, but still noticeable. I think I will order some 80cm wrist wraps and super heavy knee sleeves from Elite FTS. My back is lookin huge now. Muhaha.
    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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    Back is where the powers at!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    My back is lookin huge now
    Wouldn't doubt it, lol. Impressive stuff all around.

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    WEEK 15
    Day 1
    Weight 183.4

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

    4" Block Pull
    135x5
    225x5
    315x3
    365x3
    *belt*
    385x3
    405x3
    425x1
    435x1 <----- [PR]

    Bulgarian Lunge
    180x8
    180x8
    180x8
    180x8

    Romanian Deadlift
    225x8
    225x8
    225x8

    BB Hack Squat
    315x15 <----- [PR]
    315x15
    315x15

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

    So I'm glute weak - block pulls are helping point that out. Definitely felt that after the pull session. I had to improvise and stack 45s to make some "blocks". Going to be incorporating barbell bridges on day 3 in place of lunges. GNARLY DOMs after the hack squats. Any recommendations for monster mini tensions?
    Last edited by thecityalive; 10-25-2011 at 08:08 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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    some nice work her man

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    Damn, beastly development going on with the quads!!

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    Nice pr's! What's happened to your shoulder?
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    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
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    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
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    For what is worth my upper body warm up is 20 dislocates, 10 tornado's, 20 band pull aparts. Always get my shoulders nice and ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athos View Post
    you're an intelligent guy... but you're also half #$%&ing crazy... and that my friend is the formula for a great powerlifter.
    23 Years old
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    Squat-565(wraps) 560(Raw)
    Bench:365(raw)
    Deadlift:555(raw)
    Front Squat-465x1 (wraps) 405x2 (raw)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    For what is worth my upper body warm up is 20 dislocates, 10 tornado's, 20 band pull aparts. Always get my shoulders nice and ready.
    This is key before any benching. Dislocates themselves are a shoulder saver for me. Just make sure you have your shouders pinned back and down hard like your trying to put them in your back pocket. You should be good to go if benching itself caused the problem.( and of course having elbow in too).

    Some great PRs Rob. Really nice volume too.
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    sweet front squats the other day man. I'd be crying with 275 against my wrists...
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    Pope: Thanks!

    Terry: Thank you sir! Squatting right makes the pants tight.

    Thomas: I think I tweaked it doing a Bench PR...could also be as a result of not tucking my elbows. Who knows...seeing a doctor soon. Thanks for the warm-up insight.

    Brian: Thanks! Really converting to resets with my pulls. Feels like a substantial method of training. Also, I made a purchase for 80cm wraps and super heavy sleeves. My sleeves, however, are on back order as they are out of stock. May be a few weeks. Oh well. It will be extra exciting when I open them up. I had to get 4XLs.

    Sully: Why thank you, sir!

    fooz: Part of the reason why I split up my front squats into two sets of 3 is because of that. It IS a pain, especially with a small dude like me.
    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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    WEEK 15
    Day 2
    Weight: 182.4


    Incline BB Press
    185x6
    205x5
    205x2
    195x6
    195x3

    Pullups!
    BWx6
    BWx6
    BWx6
    BWx6

    Neutral DB Press
    65x8
    70x8
    75x8
    80x8

    Push Press
    125x8
    135x8
    135x8
    125x8

    Bent-Over lateral raises
    30x8
    30x8
    30x8
    30x8

    EZ Bar curls
    90x6
    90x6
    100x6
    100x6

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

    Russian BB twist
    3x16@ 45BB+20

    Shoulder feels better with the DB presses, perhaps I am making some rehab progress...who knows. Friday, we will see. I am really taking back tightness into account when I press - It certainly helps a lot. "Pretend like you are driving your shoulder into your back pocket" is what I envisioned and that certainly helped.
    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 on the inclines. Are you trying to improve your pullups at the moment?

    Should post some pics if you're keen

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    Quads are looking great!!

    Again congrats on the solid PRs bro!!
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    looking good man, keep at it. I like the block pulls!
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    legs lookin sweet man!
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    No Belt/Wraps
    Squat ATG: 335x5
    Bench: 315x2
    Dead: 420x4


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