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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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by byronsru24 View Post
    Good job on the squats and bench man. Looks like you got a good meet comming your way if you deload and rest up!
    Thanks, it was like I was starting all over again. Excited my hips are better so I can actually squat down now and hit depth. This will just be a fun meet to get back on the platform then push my squat and deadlift back up and hit all time PR's all around beginning of next year in some meet. I finally got around to making that rack mount reverse hyper....only took 4 years. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason2459 View Post
    Thanks, it was like I was starting all over again. Excited my hips are better so I can actually squat down now and hit depth. This will just be a fun meet to get back on the platform then push my squat and deadlift back up and hit all time PR's all around beginning of next year in some meet. I finally got around to making that rack mount reverse hyper....only took 4 years. lol
    Better late then never man....thats how I felt when I started comming back from the car accident w/ my neck..took damn near 2 years to get my strength back....but now I'm stronger then ever. It shows that persistence is key w/ this thing of ours. Keep at it, and good luck at the meet!

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    Week 12/Day 4
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    Openers SQ/DL
    Squats
    1xseveral@bar, 135
    1x2@225, 275, 315 (was going to start singles here but didn't hit depth and decided to hit 315 again)
    1x1@375 hmph


    DL
    1x1@135, 185, 225, 275, 315, 375 hmph


    RE
    Some hanging leg raises and Rever Hypers

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    Don't know what to say. I want to rage but have to keep it mentally together and just deal with it. 375 on vid looks smooth but it felt really heavy. Decided to shut it down and will just open with that as I'm not confident with my squat at all. I have to treat this like it's my first meet again and just don't worry about the numbers and just concentrate on not bombing and have some fun. Then hit my hips/glutes and lower back hard after this meet. Can't look back at excuses but fix things going forward as I have no more excuses to train those areas hard. Then on the deadlift I started seeing read just pulling 275. By the time I got to 375 I decided to just shut it down. That felt pretty damn heavy too. I think another big thing is I'm very ready to deload. I'm pretty confident in my pull and will go ahead and open with 405.

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    Week 13/Day 1
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    Openers Bench
    Bench
    1xseveral@bar, 135
    1x3@135, 185
    1x1@225, 255, 255
    1x1@275


    RE
    Some Standing band snatches and face pulls

    Comments
    Easy. Now bench I've been able to train like I wanted and should. I feel just as strong in the bench as I was before if not stronger as I've lost at least a 1-2 board with my wieght loss.

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    Week 13/Day 2
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    DE SQ/DL
    13" Box
    1xseveral@bar, 135

    Added Avg. Bands
    1x2@135, 155, 185

    8x2@205


    DL
    1x1@bar, 135, 185
    added monster mini
    1x1@185

    6x1@225

    RE
    Some rev. hypers, ghr, and spread eagle situps

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    Well, this was supposed to be last night but I fell asleep while I was warming up....yeah. I was just so freaking tired. Woke up to my kid yelling out for daddy and wondering where the hell I was, very disorienting. Tonight felt great though. So much better then last Friday. I went back wider with my stance and lowered the bar back down. Also walked out a bit different liked it a lot more. I was out of breath after the squats with the average band. First time using those and with the onyx bands the weight builds up really quickly. Looking forward to bringing my squat up after this meet. I'm still going to go ahead and open low and go really conservative just trying to match my first meet.

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    Week 13/Day 3
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    DE Bench
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    1xmany@bar, 135

    Added Dbled monster mini
    1x3@135

    8x3@155


    RE
    Some pullups, standing band snatches, and tricep pushdowns


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    That's it.

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    2012 NASA Iowa Regional

    I'm to sick to really write up something extravagant. Last Thursday night I started coughing and haven't stopped since. About puked this morning while coughing up a lung and gagging on phlegm.

    Woke up 5:30am Saturday and rolled out of bed straight into my car all packed up the night before. Weighed in @ 8:30am lower then I wanted to be. 196 point something and feeling weaker then crap. I stuck with my planned openers though and put them down on the card. 375 Squat, 275 Bench, and 408 DL. I just gave up on the squats two weeks ago and I don't care.

    Squats. Yeah I did them. And yes I suck. I didn't even wrap up. I know what I need to do and will fix it for next April. My back is lacking the most and I need to mentally get back in the game here.

    1st Lift @375 felt heavy as heck and stalled on the way up and pushed through. 1st goal to not bomb out and I needed this opener.
    2nd Lift @ 385 actually felt easy and lighter then the 375
    3rd Lift @ 408 I didn't even try. Didn't care. I hit my sticking point and thought 408 Sucks and just isn't worth it.

    Bench. What I was looking forward to the most going into the meet. I felt stronger in the bench then ever before especially with the weight loss and loosing belly size. I just need to keep doing what I'm doing.

    1st @ 276 I cramped up a lot trying to get setup so luckily this was my opener and really easy.
    2nd @ 304 I went back and rolled myself out and stretched a lot. I just wanted to break 300 and this attempt did it. I was happy to call it good for the day at this point. But 304 felt really easy and decided to jump up to an all time PR
    3rd @ 315 PR. Smoked it.

    Deadlift I was definitely more confident in my deadlift then the squat going into the meet. But I should have trusted my training a lot more then I did. I should have opened up with what I did on my second attempt. I just need to keep up with what I've being doing with deadlifts and bringing my squat up will only help this out as well.

    1st @ 408 WAY to easy.
    2nd @ 440 Should have easily been my opener if not more
    3rd @ 507 I missed but shouldn't have. Not saying it was easy or felt light but it certainly felt doable. Bar got up to my knees and I got out ahead of the bar and couldn't recover. This would have tied my previous meet PR. I still feel good about this weight and feel my deadlift is back.


    So, now I have a starting point again and time to look forward to my next meet. Looking at doing three next year in April, July, and October. So, I have 6 months to get my squats back up and keep improving on the bench and deadlift. I want that 1300+ total back.

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    Meet Vid.

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    Week 1/Day 1
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    DE Bench
    Bench
    1xseveral@bar, 135
    1x5@155

    8x3@185


    RE
    Incline Bench
    1x10@135
    3x5@185

    CSR
    1x20 w/ light band
    1x12 w/ avg band
    2x10 w/ strong band

    Standing band rolling tricep ext. w/ light band
    1x20
    1x15
    1x12
    1x10


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    Just can't explain how much this past weekend's meet has put a big fire back in my belly. 6 months until the next meet and can't wait. Regardless of how crappy my total and squat are I'm not even bothered by it anymore. I kept getting depressed with where I was and where I'm at but now I have my new starting point again and can only look at that and work with what I have now. This will also be the first time I'll be lifting in the USAPL as that's going to be the next meet in April. After that will be an AAU meet in July. Looking forward to the AAU meet as I hear it's a lot of fun. It's the Husker state games and includes all kinds of sports lasting around a full week. Both look like they occure every year so I should be set on an April USAPL Nebraska State meet, July AAU state games, and an October NASA Iowa regional meet every year from here on out. Nice 3 month spread between each one then a good 6 months to the next years cycle.

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    Week 1/Day 2
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    ME SQ/DL
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    1xseveral@bar
    1x5@115, 155
    1x3@175, 205


    RE
    RDL
    1x10@135, 225
    3x5@315

    Seated Leg Curl
    5x12 w/ light band

    Spread Eagle Sit ups
    4x10 w/ 10lbs plate


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    This was tough and I just really hate regular GMs let alone with a SSB. Tried keeping these rounded and legs straight. Back just wanted to keep arching but that's good I guess.

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    Week 1/Day 3
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    Bench
    1xseveral@bar, 135
    1x5@185, 225

    3 Board
    1x3@275, 295, 315, 335 PR


    RE
    Bench
    2x5@275
    2x5@225

    Face Pulls
    4x12 w/ mini

    Tri pushdowns
    5x20 w/ mini

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    Back was still fried from last Friday's GM's and can't believe I'm still coughing for over a week now. Felt pretty weak last night so just went for some volume and a triple PR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larsen540 View Post
    Nice job on the PR bro
    Thanks. As beat up as I feel and still sick I don't know if I could have gone for a single PR but happy with it all the same.
    Last edited by jason2459; 11-05-2012 at 02:35 PM.

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    Week 1/Day 4
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    DE SQ/DL
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    1xafew@bar, 135
    1x5@185

    12x2@205

    DL
    1x1@135, 225
    8x1@265


    RE
    Hypers w/ dbled mini band
    4x12

    Hanging Leg Raise
    5x10

    Comments
    Working on my squat stance again...

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    Sorry I haven't been in here for awhile Jason. GREAT job at the meet! Feels good I bet to get some #'s back on the board doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by byronsru24 View Post
    Sorry I haven't been in here for awhile Jason. GREAT job at the meet! Feels good I bet to get some #'s back on the board doesn't it?
    Thanks a lot and glad to see you posting. Feels better then I ever imagined it would. I suck but I damn it I have some numbers again and will only go up from here. Looking forward to working on my squat form.

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    Week 2/Day 2
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    ME SQ/DL
    SSB 14" Box squats
    1xseveral@bar, 115
    1x3@155, 175, 205, 225, 245
    1x2@265
    1x1@295, 315, 335 PR, 345 PR


    RE
    Pull throughs
    5x12 w/ avg band

    Band GM
    3x20 w/ avg Band

    Rev. Hyper
    many @ 140

    Comments
    Had to deload wednesday's bench. The nagging cough I've had the past few weeks turned into walking pneumonia and flemmy as all get out. Probably shouldn't have lifted Sunday or Monday either or probably even tonight but I could barely get a breath in with out coughing Wednesday. Still feeling pretty under the weather but cough is finally getting better.
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    Week 1/Day 2
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    DE Bench
    Bench
    1xseveral@bar, 135
    1x5@155
    1x3@185

    10x3@195


    RE
    Close Grip 4 Board
    1x5@225, 275
    1x3@315

    Pull ups
    4x7
    1x10

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    wtf. annoying cough into pnumonia, into bronchitis with fluid in the ears... what next. been on a nebulizer the past two days. Feeling so freaking week and took yesterday off and again I probably should have just taken today off too. Oh well I have an off day tomorrow. Switching up my rotation a little just because and starting this week off again back to week 1. I like to do that every so often and have done several variations since I've started from 3 day to 4 day to two week splits. Right now been doing DE ME ME DE and switch up to a DE DE ME ME but really is sort of the same except switching up days and flipping the sq/dl and bench days. Also, going to try out some weightlifting shoes just because I can.

    Sunday DE SQ/DL
    Monday DE Bench
    Tusday off day (rehab/prehab/recovery work)
    Wednesday ME SQ/DL
    Thursday off day (rehab/prehab/recovery work)
    Friday ME Bench
    Saturday off day (rehab/prehab/recovery work)

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    Week 1/Day 3
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    ME SQ/DL
    warm ups

    Zercher Harnes 4 pin pulls
    1x1@bar, 135, 185, 205, 225, 245, 275, 295, 315PR


    RE
    Pull throughs w/ avg band
    4x15

    BB Suitcase deadlift off 1 pin
    1xseveral@bar
    1x10@95
    2x5@135


    Comments
    Went a day with out having to use the nebulizer. Pull throughs winded me badly though. I still hate the zercher harness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason2459 View Post
    Thanks a lot and glad to see you posting. Feels better then I ever imagined it would. I suck but I damn it I have some numbers again and will only go up from here. Looking forward to working on my squat form.
    One thing you might want to work on is maybe trying to bring your stance in just a hair. I know for myself I squatted like you did raw for awhile, and once I brought in my stance a hair, my squat shot up fast. Just an idea.

    Here's my squats from my last meet for a bit of comparison:
    Last edited by byronsru24; 11-15-2012 at 11:10 AM.

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    I hear you. Your bar speed is a lot better then it was. My bar speed still sucks especially in the squat. I've picked it up a little in the bench but still need work there too. I definitely will be playing with my squat stance quite a bit and I do want to bring my stance in. I have to watch out though as my knees go forward my knee cap blows out and I'm done for a few weeks. I know pretty quick before it goes out completely though and I'm just in pain for a few days. I'm going to play around with some weightlifting shoes too to help reduce the knee travel as I bring my stance in. I still plan on being outside shoulder width, low bar, pushing my rear back and knees out hard.

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    Week 1/Day 4
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    ME Bench
    warm ups

    Rev Band Bench w/ light band
    1xseveral@bar, 135
    1x5@185, 225
    1x3@245, 275, 295, 315, 335
    1x1@345 PR

    RE
    Bench
    1x3@275
    3x3@225

    Standing Band JM Press w/ light band
    2x20
    1x15
    1x12

    Face Pulls
    4x15 w/ light band



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    Finally feeling better and cough going away. Wow, that was just a nasty few weeks there. I felt pretty good energy wise until I hit about 295 then my energy levels started falling fast. I was planning on just going with singles at 315 but forgot and hit a triple anyway. Then I was just going to hit a single at 335 but said screw it just before I racked it and got two more in. Then just stopped at 345 before I dragged myself to far down a path to failure. I took the bands off and took the weights back down to 275 and that felt like a ton of bricks and went 225. Barely able to lift my arms up right now.

    I got a new pair of Adidas Adipowers in and if I didn't get a super great deal on them I wouldn't spend near the money they normally cost just to try out a weightlifting shoe with my squats. I wrote this up in another thread but used them benching tonight too. It was different and can see how they can help someone needing to keep the heals down. A lot more grip to the soles then my chucks and the lifted heal was a nice feel but found it much easier to push my butt off the bench which is not good so I will play around with foot placement to reduce that chance. The flex in the toe area of the shoes was totally unrestricted to allow me to setup and unrack the bar easily. I get up on my toes and lift my butt up to help me unrack the bar with out someone else to hand off. Can't wait until Sunday to get a dynamic squat session in and play around with my form.

    I wrote this up in another thread on my first impressions of the shoe earlier tonight:

    In person I'd say more red then orange but definitely have orangish to them. Fit at 10.5 is very snug but totally bareable and probably is perfect for a weightlifting shoe. I wont wear these for longer then I have to for sure. They may break in a bit but I don't count on to much since it's a PU coated leather making it plyable, rugged, water resistent but wont stretch out to much. If my feet were any wider these shoes would suck as I'm already a good size to size and a half bigger. There is definitely some room in front of the toes but do not see that going to be an issue what so ever with these laced up and that strap cranked down which it seems like it can take a beating itself and is very heavy duty. I don't have flat feet but I can defintely tell someone with flat feet could be annoyed by the arch. I think it feels good but it is very present and seems to be keeping my heels in place very nicely along with the strap. Very nice quality shoe. PU coated leather should last a long time compared to just pure synthetic or pure leather that you don't want to get wet. Haven't seen anything special on needing to condition or maintain PU-Leather so that's good.

    I'll try benching in them tonight which could be good since all the feds I lift in I have to keep my heal down. Sunday I'll be squating. I already did some light reps and they feel f'n solid and feels natural to me. I'll have to work on form and foot placement. The soles on these grab the floor really well and the heal makes my chucks feel squishy. I'm already sold on these but will still check out the Romaleos when they come in I can't pass that oportunity up.

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    Week 2/Day 1
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    DE SQ/DL
    Squats
    1xseveral@bar, 135

    1x2@185, 225

    8x2@245



    Supp
    Squats
    1x2@275, 295, 315

    DE DL
    DL vs. mini
    8x1@245

    RE
    GHR
    1x14
    3x8

    Hanging Leg Raises
    1x15
    2x12
    1x8


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    Sold on using the weightlifting shoes for the squat. Played around with my foot placement quite a bit. The heal definitely shifted me just enough to bring my stance in a bit and got minimal knee travel. I felt like I could use my hips more, which is what I was hoping for too, but it also brought out more of my lower back weakness as I found my hips wanting to go up faster then my back could support. Need more lower back and ab work. I could probably get all these results with a cheap shoe like the Risto or Do-Wins so I still wouldn't drop 2 bills for powerlifting needs which I got for much much much cheaper...

    Besides what just about any weightlifting shoe could provide for a powerlifter the adipower's are an extremely solid shoe and if I was an oly lifter for sure worth the $200. I have nothing else to compare to but once I stepped back and planted my feet it was pretty hard to shift my foot even just a bit. I guess that's what people are calling feeling like your feet are cemented to the ground. Even with that feeling they are a fairly flexible shoe in the toe area and they are not a heavy shoe at all or at least not anything like I was thinking they would be. I'm making sure to put a couple dryer sheets in them to keep the oder down as my feet were sweating pretty good. Feet are held in place with 0 shifting what so ever and wondering how much they will break in but the way the arch/heal area forms around the foot, plus strap, plus neoprene tongue I don't see my foot moving around one bit.

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    Week 2/Day 2
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    Bench
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    1x5@155, 185

    10x3@205


    RE
    Bench
    1x5@225, 275
    1x1@295

    Steep incline Peanuts press
    4x8@95

    DB BOR
    4x10@90

    Standing Band Snatches
    4x15 w/ mini

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    Oh how I absolutely hate bent over rows of any kind. I think I say that just about every time I do them and I don't do them enough. They make me want to puke. Worked with the squat shoes on the bench again and decided, don't like. I feel much more locked in and stable without the heal. But found I really like the wrestling shoes which for some reason I never thought to try them.

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    I've been looking at giving different shoes a try for awhile. $200 seems a bit much to cough out, but maybe come income tax. Anytime I do bent over rows I NEVER ever ever feel it in my lats at all. Even if I use 95lbs and go super slow and strict. I've gotten a lot out of chins, pullups, and pulldowns though. Might look at getting a CSR eventually

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