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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. #1726
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    Not to mention fully recover and get at the desired weight you want to compete at. I hear you on the heat too, it was boiling in my gym today. After the first half hour (531 squats), I was drenched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    That sucks about the meet. I agree with Tom, that will give you more time to train and put up bigger numbers.
    #

    Cheers, Brian!

    Have entered the UK National Open Champs for my Fed (BPO).

    It's in september, giving me a little over 3 months to prepare, a much better timescale.

    Some vague goals I have in mind.

    Squats - 170-180kg(374-396lbs) Current = 160kg(352lbs) x1

    Bench - 110-120kg(242-264lbs) Current = 95kg(209lbs) x3

    Deadlift - 200-210kg(440-462lbs) Current = 190kg(418lbs) x1

    Don't know if it's realistic to attain these goals in 3 months of training, but it can't hurt to try.

    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    Not to mention fully recover and get at the desired weight you want to compete at. I hear you on the heat too, it was boiling in my gym today. After the first half hour (531 squats), I was drenched.
    For a moment I thought you meant you were squatting 531lbs - I was like 'have I been in a coma and missed a year of training, lol?"
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    Senior Member GazzyG's Avatar
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    Deload Deads

    Deads:

    5x60(132)
    5x60(132)
    5x70(154)
    5x85(187)
    5x102.5(225)


    BBB:

    10x85(187)
    10x85(187)
    10x85(187)


    Leg Raises:

    3x10


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    Summary:

    Gym partner didn't turn up again for the third time this week, haha, so was training on my own again.

    Was too hot in the gym today, way too hot. The gym is on the top floor of a building and has big glass windows all round, acts as a suntrap and there's no air-con to speak of. Would be surprised if it wasn't nudging 30degrees C (90ish for you American types).

    Was struggling to grip the bar on BBBs due to sweat, even after chalking up, so called it at three sets. Hey, it is deload week.

    On a side note, have upped protein intake again, shakes three times on a training day - breakfast, straight after training, then take one to bed.
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    Training in the heat takes so much away from me personally.

    Looking solid brother!!

    Ha ha just read 30 degrees......we get up to 35 a lot. NY day 2005 was 45.5.
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    THE 800 QUEST NickAus's Avatar
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    Awesome gym partner...
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Building Mighty Mitts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Training in the heat takes so much away from me personally.

    Looking solid brother!!

    Ha ha just read 30 degrees......we get up to 35 a lot. NY day 2005 was 45.5.
    Haha, I know it doesn't sound much, but you need to experience British heat to get the feel for it. I have family who live in the south of France and they get temperatures of 45-50deg every summer without fail, but I can cope with theirs as it's simply burning sunshine.

    Whereas here in England it's just pure, sweltering, humid, muggy, horrible, sticky, sweat-ya-bollocks off misery. Well, when you're trying to do anything it is, anyway. If you're just chilling in the garden with your pipe and a cuppa it's fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Awesome gym partner...
    And yeah, not been his best showing this week, haha. It doesn't quite take the same priority for him as it does for me; he overslept Monday, had a work meeting Weds and didn't come in today cos his mum was cleaning the bathroom first thing in the morning and he couldn't do his morning oblutions.
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    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
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    Good luck with those goals, applaud you entering and getting ready for the upcoming meet!

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    I understand about training in the heat. Today was pretty killer in the garage, lol.
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    Goals (kg) 272.5/165/305 HJP's Avatar
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    Hate training in the heat, coming into winter down in NZ so no problems like that at present!! Yeah it is hard to find a partner who takes it as seriously as yourself. Never mind mate, knuckle down an keep doing what your doing. Get the rewards and you will be happy.
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    those goals look attainable to me with some smart and hard training gaz, awesome to see youve entered the world of PL'ing officially now too, get after it!

    out of curiosity what made you join the BPO... why not the GBPF or BDFPA? i have no preference to any haha so not a bashing question, actually curios!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Good luck with those goals, applaud you entering and getting ready for the upcoming meet!
    Thanks, Coke!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I understand about training in the heat. Today was pretty killer in the garage, lol.
    It is crazy, just zaps you.

    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Hate training in the heat, coming into winter down in NZ so no problems like that at present!! Yeah it is hard to find a partner who takes it as seriously as yourself. Never mind mate, knuckle down an keep doing what your doing. Get the rewards and you will be happy.
    Thanks Hayden.

    Quote Originally Posted by J L S View Post
    those goals look attainable to me with some smart and hard training gaz, awesome to see youve entered the world of PL'ing officially now too, get after it!

    out of curiosity what made you join the BPO... why not the GBPF or BDFPA? i have no preference to any haha so not a bashing question, actually curios!
    Cheers Jay - yeah, I'm hoping these goals will come around, if I'm consistent.

    Also, I signed up for BPO simply because they originally had more comps on the calendar than the others that I could see.

    My cousin, however, lifts with the BDFPA, so I may lift with them eventually. Name's Chris Pengelly; if you've been to a BDFPA meet in the last coupla years, you'd prob have seen him lol
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    First week back at Squats

    Squats:

    5xbar
    5x60(132)
    5x60(132)
    5x95(209)
    5x110(242)
    5x125(275)


    BBB Squats:

    10x75(165)
    10x75(165)
    10x75(165)
    10x75(165)
    10x75(165)


    SLDL Sumo Stance:

    10x60(132)
    10x60(132)
    10x60(132)


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    Summary:

    Great session, felt pumped after, good first day back after deload.

    125kg was a nothing weight, but the heat was making it so easy to run out of breath.

    BBB was an absolute killer. Half tempted to jack it in on the third set, but toughed it out. Glad I did, as I hear it's the BBB sets that gain you the crazy strength.

    SLDLs - FAR better than the leg curls, much more enjoyable. Had a twinge in my right knee, so I'll have to play around with stances a little, but other than that, really good. As well as working legs, I foresee that it'll help my lower back strength AND it'll obviously do nothing but good for my deadlifts too.

    All in all, a good day.

    On a sidenote, when we got there there was an Irish guy in the Squat rack attempting a new PR of 215kg, with the gym owner spotting for him.

    He wasn't a big guy by any means and the 215kg looked WAY beyond him; he struggled even to unrack it and I thought he'd fall over as he got himself into position. He made two shaky attempts, dumping it at the bottom both times.

    Out of interest, I asked him how many reps he thinks he could get at 180kg (as that's my next goal). He said he may be able to get 2, possibly 3.

    My thinking is, if you're at the point where you're squatting 215kg, 180kg should be a reasonably easy weight, surely? My cousin 1RMs at 220-225kg(495), yet squats 200kg(440) for 8 reps.

    I suppose everyone's built differently, but it just looked to me like biting off WAY more than he could chew. Granted, this guy was obviously far stronger than I am, so really I should be in no position to comment, but thanks to this board at least I've learned some restraint and the ability to pace myself, which I think will stand me in good stead in the long run, something this guy lacked.
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    Go the SLDL!!!!!
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    Strong squatting!! Do you end up crazy sore after the BBB work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Go the SLDL!!!!!
    Deffo gonna keep them in! Felt great!

    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Strong squatting!! Do you end up crazy sore after the BBB work?
    Not too sore, no, but mega lower back pump - makes it interesting walking back to the car, lol!

    Gonna test maxes at the end of heavy week in two weeks' time.

    Would like ~100kg bench, ~165-170kg squat and TWO HUNDRED dead, lol. Been after that bitch for ages.
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    Fine workout for the legs man.

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    Nice session.

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    atta boy gaz! Good job on the SLDL, I think you'll see them helping a lot.

    Looking forward to seeing where your maxes are!! No doubt you'll hit your goals

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    Hey man, congrats on finishing your first cycle of 5/3/1. It's an awesome program, I'm sure you'll like it! I'm digging the sumo SLDL, those are great for the hamstrings
    Best Lifts: 425/285/545 at 200

    Goals for this year: 495/315/585, 500/365/600

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Fine workout for the legs man.
    Thanks Coke!

    Quote Originally Posted by tom183 View Post
    Nice session.
    Cheers Tom!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rileigh View Post
    atta boy gaz! Good job on the SLDL, I think you'll see them helping a lot.

    Looking forward to seeing where your maxes are!! No doubt you'll hit your goals
    Cheers Rileigh, hope so

    Quote Originally Posted by amounirl View Post
    Hey man, congrats on finishing your first cycle of 5/3/1. It's an awesome program, I'm sure you'll like it! I'm digging the sumo SLDL, those are great for the hamstrings
    Thanks mate! Definitely felt them in the legs.
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    Bench Day

    Bench:

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    5x60(132)
    5x70(154)
    9x77.5(170.5)


    BBB:

    10x45(99)
    10x45(99)
    10x45(99)
    10x45(99)
    10x45(99)


    Tri Pulldown:

    10x50(110)
    10x60(132)
    10x70(154)


    Cable Curls:

    10x40(88)
    10x50(110)
    10x60(132)


    Lat Pulldown:

    10x40(88)
    10x60(132)
    20x20(44)


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    Summary:

    Really fast and fun training session. Blasted through the bench so quickly that I did a load of extra assistance too, simply cos we had the time spare
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    nice work gaz, good to see you back at it!
    Check out my training:
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    Quote Originally Posted by J L S View Post
    nice work gaz, good to see you back at it!
    Thanks Jay!
    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)

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    Good job Gaz!!!
    My Training Log
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    *************************
    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

    *************************
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    Way to be rolling, did what you needed to do and some.

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