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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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    Ryan Kennelly benches 1,210lbs to a 3brd *VIDEO*

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    WOW!!

    Looks like he's wearing an Overkill?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    WOW!!

    Looks like he's wearing an Overkill?
    I was thinking the same thing, it does look like in OK shirt.
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    He's been in Overkill for a while now. Bombed in a couple meets with it but he will get a big one soon.

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    Moved it quick too.


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    Beast!

    All the top guys are moving to Overkill
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Beast!

    All the top guys are moving to Overkill
    Ugggghhhh


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    Ryan is one of the best ever and a complete bencher. It's great to see him back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Ugggghhhh
    LMOA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Ryan is one of the best ever and a complete bencher. It's great to see him back.
    Agreed but why does he do this to me? Just when I think my strength is improving he comes out of the woodwork to make me feel like a little girl. WTF!

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    I just can't get over the thought about holding that much weight in your hands. He did and did it well, lol.
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    He made that look easy. I can't even imagine the pressure of that.
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    Can I just get a 400lb bench please? Jeez. Made that look easy.
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    Daaaaamn! It's nice to see him back in a bench shirt again.

    Also, you can see the left collar fall off the bar at 0:34.
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    Just asking, NOT trying to hate, but what's the point of putting boards? I'm not a whole lot into professional powerlifting, I just do it for sports and to get stronger, but doesn't that scratch the lift, and make it so the movement is cut down to a minimum, making it easier? Obviously, I could never even unrack that weight, so don't take it that I'm saying it's not impressive, but what's the point of the boards? I would feel like I was cheating myself if I used wraps/belts/boards/shirts/etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon63 View Post
    Just asking, NOT trying to hate, but what's the point of putting boards? I'm not a whole lot into professional powerlifting, I just do it for sports and to get stronger, but doesn't that scratch the lift, and make it so the movement is cut down to a minimum, making it easier? Obviously, I could never even unrack that weight, so don't take it that I'm saying it's not impressive, but what's the point of the boards? I would feel like I was cheating myself if I used wraps/belts/boards/shirts/etc.
    If you are trying not to hate you should not have stated that you would feel like you were cheating yourself using wraps/belts/boards/shirts/etc. You would have been better off just asking what each were used for. I would have been more inclined to educate you on the matter had you done so.

    If you had ever seen Ryan in person, you would certainly not think he was cheating himself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon63 View Post
    Just asking, NOT trying to hate, but what's the point of putting boards? I'm not a whole lot into professional powerlifting, I just do it for sports and to get stronger, but doesn't that scratch the lift, and make it so the movement is cut down to a minimum, making it easier? Obviously, I could never even unrack that weight, so don't take it that I'm saying it's not impressive, but what's the point of the boards? I would feel like I was cheating myself if I used wraps/belts/boards/shirts/etc.
    I think I may be qualified to answer this question although I am sure Vincent will disagree. Boards have many purposes. They can be used to save your shoulders from the abuse of going full range in a shirt time and again. They can be used to dial in your weak points in a lift. They can also be used to do overload sets with the idea of moving more weight for a smaller distance. Also the overload sets help increase your lockout power.

    As far as boards scratching a lift you have to keep in mind that you will never see boards used on a meet platform. They are merely a training tool. No diferent then using bands or chains. This video was a training session and no claims of a meet lift.

    If you feel like you are cheating yourself if you use boards, wraps, or shirts then obviously competitive powerlifting is not for you. Just like any other sport you find ways to improve your strength, speed, and performance. I too was bullheaded at one point in my training career and never used boards, chains, or bands. The only thing I acomplished during that time period was I held myself back. If you want to be truly strong and be able to push your body to the limits you have to be open minded about your training and be willing to push your body to the limits every time you step in the gym and try what ever methods that are available and will work for you.

    Hope my reply helps clear some things up for you. Before I started using assitance tools in the gym my best raw bench was 505 lbs and my best shirted bench was 550 lbs. Since learning to to utilize training tools my raw has increased nearly 100 lbs and my shirted bench has increase 400 lbs. You do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
    I think I may be qualified to answer this question although I am sure Vincent will disagree. Boards have many purposes. They can be used to save your shoulders from the abuse of going full range in a shirt time and again. They can be used to dial in your weak points in a lift. They can also be used to do overload sets with the idea of moving more weight for a smaller distance. Also the overload sets help increase your lockout power.

    As far as boards scratching a lift you have to keep in mind that you will never see boards used on a meet platform. They are merely a training tool. No diferent then using bands or chains. This video was a training session and no claims of a meet lift.

    If you feel like you are cheating yourself if you use boards, wraps, or shirts then obviously competitive powerlifting is not for you. Just like any other sport you find ways to improve your strength, speed, and performance. I too was bullheaded at one point in my training career and never used boards, chains, or bands. The only thing I acomplished during that time period was I held myself back. If you want to be truly strong and be able to push your body to the limits you have to be open minded about your training and be willing to push your body to the limits every time you step in the gym and try what ever methods that are available and will work for you.

    Hope my reply helps clear some things up for you. Before I started using assitance tools in the gym my best raw bench was 505 lbs and my best shirted bench was 550 lbs. Since learning to to utilize training tools my raw has increased nearly 100 lbs and my shirted bench has increase 400 lbs. You do the math.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
    I think I may be qualified to answer this question although I am sure Vincent will disagree. Boards have many purposes. They can be used to save your shoulders from the abuse of going full range in a shirt time and again. They can be used to dial in your weak points in a lift. They can also be used to do overload sets with the idea of moving more weight for a smaller distance. Also the overload sets help increase your lockout power.

    As far as boards scratching a lift you have to keep in mind that you will never see boards used on a meet platform. They are merely a training tool. No diferent then using bands or chains. This video was a training session and no claims of a meet lift.

    If you feel like you are cheating yourself if you use boards, wraps, or shirts then obviously competitive powerlifting is not for you. Just like any other sport you find ways to improve your strength, speed, and performance. I too was bullheaded at one point in my training career and never used boards, chains, or bands. The only thing I acomplished during that time period was I held myself back. If you want to be truly strong and be able to push your body to the limits you have to be open minded about your training and be willing to push your body to the limits every time you step in the gym and try what ever methods that are available and will work for you.

    Hope my reply helps clear some things up for you. Before I started using assitance tools in the gym my best raw bench was 505 lbs and my best shirted bench was 550 lbs. Since learning to to utilize training tools my raw has increased nearly 100 lbs and my shirted bench has increase 400 lbs. You do the math.
    Very well put!!!

    Since learning to to utilize training tools my raw has increased nearly 100 lbs and my shirted bench has increase 400 lbs
    I think this is a good enough answer, lol.
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    That must feel like death in your hands. WOW

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