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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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    This week's bench challenge

    Travis texted me about his reverse band bench yesterday. So, tomorrow will be reverse band bench for me. Trav said he used a blue band, so that's what I'll be doing. Not sure about the grip yet. Might do pinkies on the ring, might do comp. It will be a gametime decision. Now I absolutely can't wait to train tomorrow.


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    haha I get a kick out of this stuff. I'm pumped to see what you hit today


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    Blue band is strong or normal sized band? I got the odd colored efs bands. But I'll do this tonight.
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    what week we gonna do 500 for reps?
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    Sounds like fun.
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    I cant compete now but when i benched 840 my best reverse blue band bench from a 7 foot rack was 650. I miss being 305 lol
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    455lbs... Weak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDiggy View Post
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    455lbs... Weak.
    Looked good man, looked like you had more in you.
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    380 would likely be all I could muster, will check it out tomorrow night. We shall see.
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    455lbs... Weak.
    Nice clean rep. Never call yourself or your lifting weak! If you want to say something tell yourself you have lots of potential. Remember, you are competing against yourself in the gym. If you lift more than the last time then your strong!


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Nice clean rep. Never call yourself or your lifting weak! If you want to say something tell yourself you have lots of potential. Remember, you are competing against yourself in the gym. If you lift more than the last time then your strong!
    Fair enough. For some reason I had thought I'd hit 495 before. But looking back in my logs. It was 395x2 so now I am fairly happy. Aside from the fact that it is snowing outside.
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    Tuesday its on like Donkey Kong! I can't let you kick my ass two weeks in a row!

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    These weekly challenges are cool. Kind of like training with people you aren't able to do so with in person.


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    Here's mine. I am pleased with the outcome. However, I am still suffering a bit of an aggrevated pec and the IT band issue. These are improving daily. I'm really excited about my training and my progress. I just want to keep getting healthier and see what I am capable of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Here's mine. I am pleased with the outcome. However, I am still suffering a bit of an aggrevated pec and the IT band issue. These are improving daily. I'm really excited about my training and my progress. I just want to keep getting healthier and see what I am capable of.

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    Good lord! That was sick Vincent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Here's mine. I am pleased with the outcome. However, I am still suffering a bit of an aggrevated pec and the IT band issue. These are improving daily. I'm really excited about my training and my progress. I just want to keep getting healthier and see what I am capable of.

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    Crazy!
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    Thats nuts V.

    When are we going to do a squat challenge heheh
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    Wow Big Lift

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    Vincent I just checked certain rulebooks. that was a sink heave and press. You are disqualified.

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    680 was it for me. I estimated 715 for Vincent in our earlier talks. I'm starting to think he feigns injury so that we can shock us all with what he ends up hitting. 740 is very very impressive


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    That's some strong stuff Vincent! Damn!

    Travis, 680 is pretty darn good too.


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    This could get interesting
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    Great job Vin!!!
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    good bench presses both of you are very strong

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