The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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. #1
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    Video of 550lb raw Bench

    This is video of myself and a couple other guys from this board who train out of my gym. Everyone hit some solid PRs

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    What are some difference in your training when prepping for a raw meet rather a geared meet other than wearing a bench shirt as the competition gets closer?

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    I didn't change a thing actually. Did the same exact training (including getting in a shirt 3 weeks ago) as the rest of my team at Westside


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    Impressive, Nice work everyone!!!
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    Awesome lifting. Storng group of guys... As for 550... Very clean and strong. This is a big bench. Just a hair away from being closer to 600 then 500. Very cool for you travis! I gotta start doing speed work LOL
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    You da man Trav!


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    Awesome raw pressing power!!

    Looks like you made smart jumps Travis, great day 3 for 3!!
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    I gave Travis **** for his opener as being a touch a go... Lol, VERY strong Travis! 550 is a BIG number.


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    Big benching Travis! Very impressive!

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    your grip is narrower , why ? you always said , the widest grip is the best , raw too .

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    Nothing more impressive than a huge raw bench. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xolix View Post
    your grip is narrower , why ? you always said , the widest grip is the best , raw too .
    My index fingers are on the rings. Probably just looks narrower?

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone!


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    Travis,

    Did you do close grip floor presses for reps this cycle? What is close grip on these, thumbs from the smooth or pinky on the rings?

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    On DE day I did sometimes.

    Grip varied from index on the smooth to half thumbs from the smooth. Close grip floor press is a great way to increase tricep strength.


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    Damn! Nice raw presses man! They looked very solid and strong! That 500 opener was a joke!

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    Really awesome job by you and your guys Trav, congrats!
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    Damn fine work! Wish I had a bench.
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    True warriors! All of you! Nice work man, so cool to see the work everyone puts in pay off on the platform!

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