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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    Hungry like the wolf. Dgro's Avatar
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    Oct 2007

    Just finished a half-week of max outs and testing.

    We do it at the beginning of every Track season. It was fun, but also a little annoying because I didn't lift much all summer and thus didn't feel prepared to max out (I worked 50-60 hours a week at a physically stressful warehouse job). Testing was done Monday (30yd Sprint, Standing Long Jump, Snatch) Tuesday (Overhead Shotput Throw, 3-Hop, Power Clean) and Wednesday (Bench, Squat)
    Anyways, here's what I did.

    Standing Long Jump - 9'2" (PR is 9'5" from over 2 years ago...don't know how I did that, multiple times in a row even)
    Three Consecutive Jump/3-Hop - 29'5" PR
    Snatch - 155 (technically a PR, I've never done snatches)
    Power Clean - 255 PR, I feel like I have a lot more in me (I want to hit 275 by the new year) but my form is terrible so I don't want to push it
    Bench Press - 250 PR, I also want to bench 275 by the new year, I think I could've hit 260 today if I had a better warmup
    Squat - 370 PR, 35lb PR and this really surprised me, I even had spotters making sure I broke parallel so it wasn't a cheat rep by any means. 355 went up smooth as hell so I tried 370 which went up quite slow, but still surprisingly smooth. Didn't move up from there because I don't like to push my luck. Cool beans, I guess.

    Height: 6'2.5"
    Weight: 186.2 (I actually weighed 179 early last week. My weight fluctuates like crazy but even so this is the heaviest I've ever been)
    Bodyfat: 7.2% (I was a little worried about the 186, seeing this made me feel better)

    I'm a little sad I weighed in at 186 because this means I still haven't Squatted 2x my bodyweight despite a huge PR. Oh well, win some / lose some, right?
    ::::::::::::::::::::Updated 9-16-11::::::::::::::::::::
    Deadlift 1x5 @ 408 Squat Max @ 370
    CG Bench 1x7 @ 225 Power Clean Max @ 235
    W Chinups 3x10 @ +50 Dips 1x5 @ +115

    Height - 6'3 Weight - 194lbs Age - 21

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  3. #2
    260(-62) from 193 from 275
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    Aug 2001
    I'd say those are great #'s for someone that didn't lift much this summer.

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    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    Did you ever see a doctor after passing out in practice?
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    OVERCOME krazylarry's Avatar
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    Mar 2011
    Bx, NY
    damn 7.2 % bf, you are fucking shredded.

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