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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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    Brians 2011 Training log

    I'll just put up some of my more recent training sessions from last week:

    2-8-2011 DE Bench Wave 2 Week 3

    Warmup
    Rows 5x15
    External Rotations 3x15
    Band stretching
    Foam Rolling

    DE Bench
    135+80lbs of chain x 6 sets of 3

    Military Press
    95x5
    130x5
    145x3
    160x3 PR

    Face Pulls superset w/ Pushdowns
    1 big set for each...didn't bother counting reps



    2-9-2011 DE Squat Wave 2 Week 3

    Warmup
    Rows 3x15
    Band TKE's 3x25
    Band stretching
    Foam Rolling

    DE Squats
    225+80lbs of chain x 4 sets of 2
    225+120lbs of chain x 4 sets of 2

    Pulldown Abs / Pullthroughs / Vbar Row
    3x15 / 3x15 / 3x15



    2-11-2011 ME Bench

    Warmup
    Rows 3x15
    External Rotations 3x15
    Band Stretching
    Foam Rolling

    Close Grip Bench Paused
    Bar x 3 x 2 sets
    95 x 3 x 2 sets
    135x3
    185x3
    225x3
    255x3
    285x1
    315x4 PR
    275x5

    BB Extensions paused onto pin 7
    95x5
    115x5x3

    Overhand Rows / Band Pushdowns
    3x15 / 100 reps

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Wpqu_EbU4



    2-13-2011 ME Deadlift Wave 2 Week 3

    Warmup
    Rows 3x15
    Band Stretching
    Foam Rolling

    Deadlift against quad mini's
    Bar + bands x 3 x 2
    135x3x2
    185x3
    225x3
    275x3
    315x3
    365x1
    405x1
    425x1

    45deg back raise w/ light band *held each rep at top / Heavy side bends
    5x10 / 5x25


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5K7W0pDdiY

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    Byron! Looking strong man! Glad to see your training log.
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    i can't believe my eyes. where've you been brian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by H_M View Post
    i can't believe my eyes. where've you been brian?
    Haha...I've been around..still training. Been getting a lot stronger after getting over the neck injury from the accident. Hows your training going?

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    2-15-2011 DE Bench Wave 3 Week 1

    Warmup
    Rows 5 x 15
    External Rotations 3x15
    Band stretching
    Foam rolling


    DE Bench vs dbld mini's
    135 x 6 sets of 3


    5/3/1 Military Press
    125x3
    140x3
    155x6 PR

    Pullups w/ band assistance
    3x8

    Straight bar pushdowns / Band Pull Aparts
    5x12 / 5x15


    Video of my last 3 sets:


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    2-16-2011 DE Squat Wave 3 Week 1

    Warmup
    Rows 3x15
    TKE's 3x20
    Abduction/Adduction 3x15 each leg
    Band stretching
    Foam Rolling


    DE Squats w/ Avg bands choked
    185 x 4 doubles
    205 x 4 doubles
    235x1
    255x1
    275x1


    Strict GMings
    95 x 3 x 10

    Weight Abs / Knee Outs
    5x15 / 5x15
    Last edited by byronsru24; 03-24-2011 at 07:40 PM.

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    The weather change around here killed my sinuses, so I was pretty much on the couch, blowing snot w/ a massive headache for the past 3 days. Good thing all the hard training for the meet is done. Took a nice easy deload me bench day today


    2-20 Wave 3 Week 1 ME Bench - Deloaded


    Warmup
    Rows 5x15
    Ext Rot's 3x15
    Band stretching
    Foam rolling


    CG Bench vs 130lb of chain (most of chain off the floor at lockout)
    Bar x 3
    Bar + 40lb chain x 3
    Bar + 80lb of chain x 3
    Bar + 120lb of chain x 3
    95 + chain x 3
    135 + chain x 3
    165 + chain x 3
    185 + chain x 3 *nice and easy. Stopped there

    Chuck V Row
    5x12

    Pushdowns
    5x12

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    Nice!!! Getting that strength back I see. Last time I remember you got into that accident and was just getting back into it with some 5/3/1 crap!
    Last edited by jason2459; 02-20-2011 at 08:37 PM.

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    BTW, sweet beard man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason2459 View Post
    Nice!!! Getting that strength back I see. Last time I remember you got into that accident and was just getting back into it with some 5/3/1 crap!
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    BTW, sweet beard man!
    Haha thanks. The beard is blossoming. I ran the 5/3/1 up until a few months ago. It worked pretty damn well. Switched back to WS now that I'm back strength wise to where I was pre-accident (raw I'm definetly stronger).

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    2-21 Wave 3 Week 1 ME Good Morning (Deloaded)


    Warmup
    Rows 3x15
    Hip work 3x15
    Band Stretching
    Foam Rolling


    Good Mornings
    Barx5x2
    95 x 3 x 2
    135 x 3
    185 x 3
    225 x 3
    255 x 3
    285 x 3
    315 x 3
    345 x 3 *stopped there


    45deg back raise / Abs
    3 x a bunch / 3 x a bunch


    Got through this in about 45min. I'm still not over this sinus thing, and it was cold as hell in the dungeon. Jimi kept me company though. 2 more training sessions, then thats it till meet day.

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    Any meets planned for the near or distant future?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason2459 View Post
    Any meets planned for the near or distant future?
    Doing the lexen pro/am in 2 weeks. Hence the "deload" the last few workouts

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    Quote Originally Posted by byronsru24 View Post
    Doing the lexen pro/am in 2 weeks. Hence the "deload" the last few workouts
    I look forward to seeing some vids then. I don't know if I'll be doing one by the end of this year or not. All depends on how it goes after the new baby is born. I just need to keep training as much as I can during that time. I definitely want to do one beginning of next year. Its been way to long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason2459 View Post
    I look forward to seeing some vids then. I don't know if I'll be doing one by the end of this year or not. All depends on how it goes after the new baby is born. I just need to keep training as much as I can during that time. I definitely want to do one beginning of next year. Its been way to long.
    My friend Jillian is comming so hopefully in between doing everything else for me I'll ask her to man the camera haha. This is the first meet I've done since March last year so I'm pretty excited to see how far I've come since then.

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    2-24-2011 DE Bench


    Warmup
    Rows 5x15
    Ext Rotations 3x15
    Band stretching
    Foam Rolling


    DE Bench (straight weight)
    150 x 8 sets of 3


    5/3/1 Military
    115x5
    130x5
    150x5

    More military pressing
    95x3x15

    Circuit: Pushdowns / Wide grip rows / Hammer Curls
    3x15 / 3x10 / 3x10



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    2-25 DE Squat / DL


    Warmup
    Rows 3x15
    TKE's 3x20
    Hip abduction 3x15


    DE Squats (straight weight)
    225 x 10 sets of 2


    DE Pulls
    275 x 8 singles

    Circuit: Rows / Abs / Hip work
    3x12 / 3x12 / 3x12


    2 accessory/recovery workouts left, then its resting till next sunday.

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    2-27 Upper Accessory day


    Chins w/ band assistance
    3x8


    Rows
    3x15

    External Rotations
    3x15

    Circuit: Front Raise / Side Raise/ Rear Delt raise
    3x10 / 3x10 / 3x10

    Pushdowns
    100 reps

    Foam Rolling
    Lots of stretching

    Meet is 7 days out. Lower body assistance day on Tuesday then thats a wrap till meet day.

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    Good luck Brian! Looking forward to seeing how things go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTerminator85 View Post
    Good luck Brian! Looking forward to seeing how things go!
    Thanks man. I'm feeling good so it should be a great meet!

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    3-1 Lower assistance


    Back raise (held arch at the top)
    3x20


    Situps on back raise
    3x20

    Rows
    3x15

    Hip abduction/adduction
    3x15 / 3x15

    Band stretching
    Foam Rolling


    Thats it...training is done for the meet. Time to rest up and smash some ****ing weights on sunday!

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    Good luck!

    Alright Brian! Good luck man! Can't wait to see ur next post!
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    Lexen meet recap

    The good, the bad, and the ugly.


    The ugly- I jacked up my neck injury again on my 2nd squat attempt

    The bad- I had to go light on the bench leaving some serious weight on the platform.

    The good- I got PR's across the board, and left NO weight on the platform w/ my 3rd deadlift




    OK...so here's how the lifts broke down:

    Squats in belt and wraps

    405-Good

    455-Good 30lb PR (almost dumped it. Bar rolled and bothered the discs that I had injured in my neck. grinded it out like an idiot anyway haha

    470- Good 45lb PR....Kept my arch a little tighter, and changed my bar position slightly to add a bit more to my squat. This looked and felt better then the 455



    Bench

    300-Good 30lb PR (Sad that this is a 25lb meet PR but I'll take it)


    Deadlift

    475-Good
    555-Good (30lb full meet PR)
    570-Good (45lb full meet PR and epic grinder)


    Total: 1340 (PR total of 115lbs)


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    Awesome meet Brian! You've come a long way my man! Next time hopefully they'll have a descent bar and that injury won't happen. How did the pro and elite guys handle the bar? Damn...

    You buried those squats (absolutely no question on depth) and the judging was very strict (the press call on the bench). Very strong looking pulls man! You got the pop off of the floor now, maybe try working some block deadlifts or pin pulls to make that lockout easier. Lots of fun .

    See a chiropractor for that neck and stay strong!
    "I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles overcome while trying to succeed."
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    You're only as good as your last meet...which makes me not so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTerminator85 View Post
    Awesome meet Brian! You've come a long way my man! Next time hopefully they'll have a descent bar and that injury won't happen. How did the pro and elite guys handle the bar? Damn...
    Dunno if they used the same bar on pro day...but that might account for a lot of the guys having setup problems/issues.



    Quote Originally Posted by TheTerminator85 View Post
    You buried those squats (absolutely no question on depth) and the judging was very strict (the press call on the bench). Very strong looking pulls man! You got the pop off of the floor now, maybe try working some block deadlifts or pin pulls to make that lockout easier. Lots of fun .

    See a chiropractor for that neck and stay strong!
    I plan on a lot of topend work for my pull...got some ideas for the other movements too so we'll see what happens

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