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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
    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Competed for the first time in a belt+wraps yesterday

    As some of you know I am a multi-ply lifter and pretty much have been the entire time I have been powerlifting. The last time I competed was last summer(2010) and since then I have pretty much been training raw and really trying to adjust my training without gear and while working as an Ironworker which makes it tough.

    12/3 SSA Long Island Classic

    BWT- 161.0 lbs
    Class-165 open
    Gear- belt+wraps

    Squat:
    1st-370= good lift
    2nd-410= good lift
    3rd-430= good lift

    Bench:
    1st-240= good lift
    2nd-260= good lift
    3rd-270=miss near lockout

    Deadlift:
    1st-500= good lift
    2nd-530=good lift
    3rd-560!!=good lift(all-time meet and/or gym PR)

    Total= 1250


    Had a great time at the meet yesterdayll the freakin meets I have done that is the first time I ever went 8 for 9 and I was very close to going 9 for 9. From the looks of it my squats were much faster than they felt, lol. My hamsstring held up ok and that was the hardest I pushed it since I popped something in it 5-6 weeks ago. Bench felt strong, I really though I was going to get 270, but I may have lost a little upper back tightness as I slid a little on the bench. Deadlift were the best. I felt so tired and my back was cramping after benches. But once we got going I knew I wanted 560 so bad. It was a tough fight but I locked it out and was able to hold it and do my classic look at the plates head nod, lmao. Big PR! I pulled a 10 lb pr in the gym a few weeks back when I hit 545 and this was an extra 15 on that at the end of a meet. Really stoked about that. My training partners did real well too and got to share the platform with some of my former training partners as well. I also have to say after training multi-ply for so long, this was so much less stressful and I feel like I enjoyed the meet more.

    My goal as of now is to coninue to train raw for a while and try and put on some size and get my lifts in the 500-300-600-ish range. I think if I could fill out the 181's and get my hammy back to 100% those lifts are attainable.

    Here's a video my friend took for me. My computer is pissing me off and I can't upload my vids right now. This video is missing my first two squat attempts and the one bench I missed.

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    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Great work.
    I thought you had pretty good control of the squat. It wasn't a divebomber. Kick ass on the deadlifts, great pulling power. Looks like a great meet.

    How'd you feel about the raw compared to multiply in the end? Seems like you like raw since you'll be moving to 181's.

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFabsik View Post
    Great work.
    I thought you had pretty good control of the squat. It wasn't a divebomber. Kick ass on the deadlifts, great pulling power. Looks like a great meet.

    How'd you feel about the raw compared to multiply in the end? Seems like you like raw since you'll be moving to 181's.

    Thanks man. I definitely liked it. Like I said, it's much less stressful and it just seemed more fun. I would like to get my numbers up and I know moving up will help me to do so much easier. I may get back into some gear next year though.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Not to mention you avoid the pains of putting on multi-ply.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    Congrats!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Great job and congrats on the dl pr!


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    Nice.
    Best Lifts unequipped
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    Congrats Chris!

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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