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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?

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    Skwats today, just basically did skwats since I have that contest tonight, since it is light weights, I am using it as conditioning kinda

    Skwats

    Skwats: 255x5 290x3 325x8
    45 Degree Hypers: Red+Purple Band x 15




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1bwiyJ9rE4

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    good luck at the contest tonight
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    good luck at the contest tonight
    thanks, it's kind of stupid because at 215lbs I am a "heavyweight" so most likely I won't have much of a chance against 270lbs + dlineman, lol. Oh well, it's fun anyways.

    Events are tire flips for 12 reps (not sure of tire, but not that big). keg toss for distance, 150lb farmers for distance (go as far as you can before you drop it, I guess), car pull and then top 2 face off in overhead press for reps. So we shall see

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    took 3rd in the HWs, lol

    was won by some GA from the Strength and Conditioning field. 2nd place was from the Fullback, I was the lightest guy there. It wasn't really a strongman contest, but it was fun.

    Bench tomorrow and events down at Colorado Pro on Saturday. Then deload week

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    Friday-Bench
    Bench: 210x5 235x3 265x5
    Close Grip Floor Press: 165x3x12
    Pendlay Rows: 165x2x10 165x8
    DB Hammer Curls: 50sx2x10 50sx8
    Fat V Bar Pushdowns: 110x25
    Neutral Grip Chins (V Handle): 55 total. 5 sets of 10 and 1 set of 5 scattered throughout.
    DB Side Bends: 60x2x10 consecutive


    events tomorrow

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    Did log, truck push, and tires.

    Pretty much just worked on form with the log. Worked up to 200 for a triple, but stayed at 140 most of the time just trying to get more of my lower body involved.

    Show got switched to truck push instead of a truck pull, so we did that. Pushed the f-150 in the parking lot up a slight hill. Wow, I thought the prowler was bad, but this takes the cake.

    Then did tires, pretty much just worked with the 750.

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    Deload week starts tomorrow

    Going to team up Deads and Overhead for tomorrow, since I have a buddy coming in town tuesday and wednesday. Might do the same thing on Thursday for Skwats and Bench since it's a deload

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    Well I wanted to see where my power clean was at, since I am going to add it on Deadlift day next cycle, had a little a left in me, but eh. Deload

    Monday-Deads and Push Press
    Power Cleans: Worked up to 225x1
    Deads: 175x5 215x5 260x5
    Push Press: 85x5 105x5 125x5
    Neutral V Chins: 1x12 1x10
    Fat Grips Barbell Hold: 135X2X30 Seconds

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    Skwats, well deload day with skwats, I forgot my notecard, so I just guessed on my weights, guessed a little high, don't think it will hurt me though.

    Thursday-Skwats
    Skwats: Supposed to do135x5 170x5 205x5 actually did 135x5 185x5 225x5
    Front Skwats: 135x2x8
    Fat Gripz Barbell Holds: 155x2x45 seconds
    DB Side Bends: 65x2x10 continuously
    Calf Raises on Power Squat Machine: 45 each sidex2x12


    edit: forgot calf raises, looked at my calves and they look a bit tiny, so what the hell, lol
    Last edited by barryisawinnah; 04-28-2011 at 07:29 PM.

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    deload bench

    Friday-Bench
    Bench: 110x5 135x5 165x5
    Neutral Grip Chins (V Handle): 3 sets of 10
    Close Grip Floor Press: 165x2x10
    Pendlay Rows: 165x2x8
    DB (fat grips) Hammer Curls: 30sx2x10

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    Events tomorrow, yay, deload week is done. I hate deloading, lol

    Going to add in Power Cleans on deadlift day. Still trying to figure out how exactly. Was thinking 5/3/1 but just prescribed reps, but am actually thinking like 3/2/1. IDK.

    Going to the Rockies-Pirates game tonight, I love beisbol

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    Did a little log work, some keg toss and lots of work with tires. Here is a vid of some of the keg toss. This was on the 13 foot setting

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8fZ0eEHrI0

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    Cycle 2 of 5/3/1 starts tomorrow

    Cycle 2 Training Maxes are:

    Power Cleans: 205
    Deads: 440
    Push Press: 210
    Squat: 350
    Bench: 280

    If I get 10 reps on my 5/3/1 week with my pulls or squat, I think I might increase them by maybe 15lbs for next cycle. I really low balled my deads since I just started doing conventional deads.

    Going to do cleans before deads. Going to do 3x3 week 1, 3x2 week 2, 3x1 week 3. Think I am going to go 65% 75% 85% week 1, 70% 80% 90% week 2, then 75% 85% 95% week 3. Don't want to do a lot of volume before deads.
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    Pull Day, my favorite day

    Monday-Deads
    Power Cleans: 135x3 155x3 175x3
    Deads: 290x5 330x5 375x13 (added belt for last set)
    17.5” Rack Pulls: 205x2x10
    Fat Gripz Barbell Hold:205x30 secs Fat Gripz DB Hold: 65sx35 secs
    DB Side Bends: 65sx2x12


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9tTlkWVY10

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    Overhead, form still sucks on the push press/jerk, lol. Getting a little better though.

    Tuesday-Push Press
    Push Press: 140x5 160x5 180x11
    Military Press: 125x10 125x2x8
    DB Rows: 110sx3x8 (Supersetted)
    Face Pulls: 100x3x15 (Supersetted)
    Fat Gripz DB Curls: 35sx2x8

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    Thursday-Skwat
    Skwat: 230x5 265x5 300x10 (added belt)
    Front Skwats: 155x3x8
    Russian Twists:25x2x15

    Low back was still kind of fried from Deads on Monday. I think I might put rack pulls squat day and front squats on deadlift day next time around

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    Friday-Bench
    Bench: 185x5 210x5 240x10
    Close Grip Floor Press: 165x2x8 165x1x8 (fat gripz)
    T-Bar Rows: 3 platesx1x12 3 plates+10x2x12
    Neutral Grip V Chins: 56 total. 1x11, 1x11, 1x10, 1x10, 1x8, 1x6 scattered through out.
    DB Hamer Curls Drop Set: 35sx10 (fat grips) 30sx10 25sx10


    Events tomorrow

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    Did events yesterday. Tires, Log and truck pull.

    Got the contest next week. They dropped the log weight down to 180 from 200 for the novice class. Don't know if that is a good or bad thing for me, lol. Oh well.

    Will train Mon and Wed I think. I am not at the point where I need to be taking the whole week off before a show.

    Here are the events

    EVENTS:
    Tire Flip (1 flip at each weight) - 60 sec limit
    Novice LW- 300,450,650,750,800 lbs

    Log Overhead Press (Clean each rep)- for reps 60 sec limit
    Novice LW- 200lbs got dropped to 180lbs

    Car Dead lift- reps for 60 sec limit
    Same Car for all competitors, distance from car just gets further away, Side handle

    Keg Toss- 5 kegs 60 sec limit
    Novice LW- 13ft

    Truck pull-
    Novice LW- 60 ft

    *Events subject to change without notice
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    Well it was cleans and pulls day. Felt great and decided to see what I really had, so did some singles after the 90%x3. With a contest on Saturday, probably not the brightest idea in the world, but oh well. Cut way back on the accessory work.

    Monday-Deads
    Cleans: 145x3 165x3 185x3
    Deads: 310x3 355x3 400x3 455x1 505x1 PR 525x1 obviously a bigger PR, lol
    Single Leg Elevated Hip Thrusts: 2x12
    DB Side Bends: 65x2x12


    Cleans
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWbcp7kbcEc

    505x1 pulls
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6_DzRSFlwc

    525x1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHiso0atX_8
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    Congrats on the PR, looks like you're set to do well next week
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Congrats on the PR, looks like you're set to do well next week
    Thanks, I'm shooting for a top 3 finish in the Novice LW class. We shall see

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    Tuesday: Overhead and Bench
    Push Press: 150x3 170x3 190x4 left a bunch in the tank
    Bench: 200x3 225x3 255x6 left 2-3 in the tank
    DB Rows: 110sx2x10
    Face Pulls: 100?x2x15



    Last upperbody day before the show, combined overhead and bench. Kept the assistance work low. Managed to hit my chin while practicing push jerks with the bar, lol

    Will probably squat tomorrow (just the prescribed reps, very little assistance) and then take off till the show.

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    Last day of training before the show on Saturday

    Wednesday-Squat
    Squats: 245x3 280x3 315x8
    Fat Gripz Barbell Holds: 185x30 seconds 225x15ish seconds
    Fat Gripz DB Hammer Curls: 35sx2x10


    Was planning on stopping at 3 on squats, but i'm not very good at doing that, lol. I still left a few in the tank, so I should be fine. Show doesn't have any events that test the grip hard, so I then did some grip work.

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    I guess the contest is back to being a truck push.

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    well I was happy with my log press, somewhat happy with car deads and truck push, disappointed in my keg toss and tires. Finished 4th in the Novice LW.

    Tied for 3rd in Log with 10 reps, was 4th in car deads with 5 (half the field 0d it.) Think I was 4th in truck push (it was very close between 1-5). I guess my 2nd keg hit the bar and didnt clear, so I had to go and redo that one, so that cost me. They had boards on the 800 tire and one came loose and how it was sticking out, it made it virtually impossible for me to flip. It got noticed so I get a redo, but just couldn't get it done. No excuses, should of been able to get it.

    Oh well, it was still an improvement over my 1st show and it was fun.

    Gotta keep improving.

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