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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    It's all good brother. I usually read through post so fast, I figured I missed it,
    Hey, no bother big guy. I appreciate the fact you even take time to come in here
    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw

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    Bench Training - 21st March (3 weeks out from BPC South East Qualifier)

    *ralgex
    *band stretching
    *pvc pipe rolling
    *sling shot pushups

    Bench
    barx50
    154x10
    220x5
    264x3
    308x1
    sling shot
    352x1
    396x1
    shirt
    440x1 - 3b
    506x1 - 2b
    572x1 - 2b
    616x1 - 2b
    638x1 - 3b
    660x1 - 3b
    550x3 - 3b

    Notes: This was all we did. I will get my accessory in on Saturday. This was the last overload before the meet so I made the most of it. Everything moved nicely except the 616 which nearly pulled me off the bench to the right hand side. It was locked out but at a ridiculous angle. I am not claiming PRs/PBs or anything as I dont believe they are really significant with partial movements but tonight was certainly the most weight I have handled and it was a lot of fun.

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    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw

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    Hell yeah, strong benching bro!!!
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    We figure every board is 20lbs added, so that 600 bench should be there bro. The race is coming down the home stretch! Excellent work Justin.
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    Very nice, that's huge!!

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    huge benching work!!! Can't wait to see what rises at the meet
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    Solid benching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Hell yeah, strong benching bro!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    We figure every board is 20lbs added, so that 600 bench should be there bro. The race is coming down the home stretch! Excellent work Justin.
    That would be great BC. I hope that is the case. Coming down the home stretch alright. I obviously wont be attempting 600 until the meet and only if everything is going to plan. No pressure really then, lol. Thanks B.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Very nice, that's huge!!
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    huge benching work!!! Can't wait to see what rises at the meet
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    Solid benching.
    Cheers guys. Much appreciated.
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    Squat & Deadlift Training - 23rd March

    *ralgex
    *static stretching
    *pvc pipe rolling


    Squat
    Barx~10 (x2)
    176x5 (x2)
    Briefs
    286x3
    396x3
    506x1
    suit on straps down
    616x1
    straps up & wraps
    682x1
    700x1

    Conv Deadlift
    154x5
    264x3
    374x3
    484x1
    straps up
    572x1

    Notes: Gotta take the long drive to do the last heaviest squat with another other team next Friday night as this wasnt the safest with just a back spotter.

    Squat - I have been taking a wider grip as it has little to no impact on my shoulders and elbows. Unfortunately, this grip allows my elbows to drift really far back which is causing me to lose upperback tightness and my head to drop. If I bring my grip in I know it will force my chest up. I still have time to fix this and work on my shoulder flexibilty. Most likely, my biceps are really knotted up too. .

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    Deadlift - Felt strong and the 572 was a speed rep. I am opening at 600 so that was to be expected. I will ramp this up for a heavier single next week and the week after up to about 90%. Then REST.
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    Bench Accessory - 24th March

    *ralgex
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    Decline Bench
    ring on ring
    Barx30
    132x10
    220x5
    308x5
    308x10

    JM Press
    132x10 (x4)

    VBar Cable Rows
    to belly
    4x10

    Single Arm Lat Pulldowns
    3x10 each side

    BB Shrugs / Rope Uprows
    308x20 / 3x15 (x3)

    Short Bar Tri Pressdowns
    3x15

    Seated front plate raise / Seated DB side raise
    3x15 each....ouch

    Notes: This should have really just been my upper back day but I put the extra pressing and shoulder stuff in since I missed it on Wednesday.
    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw

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    Giving the canvas a ride! Great looking squat Justin. Easy set for you. Depth looked good from the front too. Should do you well for the meet. 800 is in the cards for sure.
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    Fine with them sessions man, making it happen.

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    Good observation on the squat grip. I had the same issues. I now take a very close grip especially for my size. The squat rep looked VERY easy. You took a LONG time getting there and still came up really fast, very good sign! Bench reps were nice too! Anytime you're in the 10 rep range in the 300's it's a good day!

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    Squat looked easy! In complete control of it man
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    Training looked good on both sessions Justin!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Giving the canvas a ride! Great looking squat Justin. Easy set for you. Depth looked good from the front too. Should do you well for the meet. 800 is in the cards for sure.
    Thanks Brian. I dont see me hitting near 800 this time round but definitely intend 800+ come September! I love the canvas. Tighter than my jack but much more comfortable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Fine with them sessions man, making it happen.
    Thanks Coke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    Good observation on the squat grip. I had the same issues. I now take a very close grip especially for my size. The squat rep looked VERY easy. You took a LONG time getting there and still came up really fast, very good sign! Bench reps were nice too! Anytime you're in the 10 rep range in the 300's it's a good day!
    Thanks a lot Tone. I will address the grip issue on Friday and see how it changes things for me. Yeah a lot of SHW's take that super wide grip. I have no excuse to be using it lol!! I have terrible down speed on both my squat and bench. SLOW as fu*k.

    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Squat looked easy! In complete control of it man
    Thanks a lot dude.

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    Training looked good on both sessions Justin!!!
    Thanks a lot Hopp.
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    Lower Accessory - 27th March

    *foam rolling
    *stretching


    45* Back Raises
    BWx15
    +55x10 (x4)

    Leg Press
    Super Wide Stance
    5x10

    Leg Ext
    4x15

    Seated Leg Curl
    4x15

    Standing Pulldown Abs
    4x20

    Notes: This was little more than to fill the muscles up with blood. I am benching tonight and there is no point crippling myself at this stage with just 17 days to go.
    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw

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    ME Bench - 28th March (Last Heavy Session)

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    *static stretching


    Bench
    barx50
    154x10
    220x5
    264x3
    sling shot
    308x3
    396x3
    shirt
    440x1 - 3b
    484x1 - 2b
    528x1 - 1b - opener
    572x1 - 1b - projected 2nd
    600x0 - 1b
    600x0 - 1b

    Notes: Pissed off? Yes. Do I think I wont have a chance with the 600 on the day? Fu*k no!!!!

    I missed the 600 twice at the same point. The descent and press speed were both smooth and fast. I just couldnt get my right elbow turned and locked. It may sound strange me saying it but the weight felt fine in my hands hence why I am still realistic about hitting it at the meet. The 2nd attempt at 600 was better than the first. I am not 'scared' of this weight anymore although I may have just overthought things a little last night. Fu*k!!!! I want at it again right now!!! This is far from over yet Mr. Cain
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    Awesome benching. You will get that 600.

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    Lol were like 2 racehorses neck and neck down the home stretch. Whos gonna win!!!

    Very nice work buddy. I like the jump for your second attempt to set you up for a go at the 600. Its a good feeling to break that thought barrier of 600 being "tough". Big things are coming!
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    Benching is strong bro. I am confident in you bro, nail the meet
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    Don't sweat it brother, come meet day you'll nail that 600!!! You got some pretty good volume in before you got to 600. Maybe its possible you were gassed out....just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Don't sweat it brother, come meet day you'll nail that 600!!
    No doubt, my thoughts exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickp8 View Post
    Awesome benching. You will get that 600.
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    Lol were like 2 racehorses neck and neck down the home stretch. Whos gonna win!!!

    Very nice work buddy. I like the jump for your second attempt to set you up for a go at the 600. Its a good feeling to break that thought barrier of 600 being "tough". Big things are coming!
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    Benching is strong bro. I am confident in you bro, nail the meet
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    Don't sweat it brother, come meet day you'll nail that 600!!! You got some pretty good volume in before you got to 600. Maybe its possible you were gassed out....just a thought.
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    No doubt, my thoughts exactly.
    Thanks fellas. I truly appreciate all the encouraging comments
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    Squat & DL Training - Last heavy Session (two weeks out)

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    Squat
    barx20
    176x10
    briefs
    286x5
    396x3
    506x1
    suit bottoms
    616x1
    660x1 - opener
    722x1 - projected 2nd

    Deadlift
    264x5
    374x3
    484x1
    572x1
    616x1

    Notes: Happy enough. 722 wasnt as fast as I would have liked and my head dipped which I corrected half way up. Everyone said it was as close as the first for depth. Just looked different with the camera angle. Still an inch to go anyhow. Feeling pretty busted up these past few weeks. Some intensive recovery to take place over the next two weeks. Just openers to hit this Wednesday and Thursday and thats everything done.

    Vid of 660 and 722...Moved my grip in and it really helped keep my elbows down and chest up. Also, my elbows and shoulders dont feel as bad as i expected today.
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