The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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. #501
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Good job on the floor press PR!!!
    Thanks Brian.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    06/01/2014 Squat at Stronglife Gym

    Squat
    barxsome
    145x5
    235x3
    235+74lbs.chainx1
    235+130lbs.chainx1
    325+130lbs.chainx1
    375+130lbs.chainx1 belt
    425+130lbs.chainx1
    485+130lbs.chainx1 belt/loose wraps

    Leg Press (light)
    405x15x3sets

    Today went ok. A little bit heavier than the last time I squatted heavy. Last set felt pretty hard today though. Knee didn't hurt at all today, which was good. I felt it but not in a way that aggravated it. Still feels a little bit weaker on the right side than left with heavier weight though.

    Also, I think I will be competing October 18. I might do full power if my knee feels good to attempt a pr squat. It will be without wraps or sleeves though, since it is APF, so I will see how it is by then. If not, then I will do bench only or push pull.
    Last edited by April Mathis; 07-02-2014 at 01:07 AM.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

  3. #503
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    06/05/2014 Arms at Downtown Tampa Powerhouse

    Tricep Pushdowns close-grip superset w/Cable Curls wide-grip
    40x10/40x10
    70x10/70x10
    90x10/90x10
    110x10/110x10

    Hammer Strength Dip Machine
    245x20x4sets

    DB Curls
    30sx10
    50sx10
    65sx10
    80sx8

    Triceps Extensions on Machine superset w/Preacher Curl Machine (single arm)
    40x10/30x10,10
    65x10/50x10,10
    95x10/65x10,10
    125x10/95x5,5
    Down Set (Preacher Curl only- 2hands)
    50x20/30x20
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    06/09/2014 Bench at North Port Barbell

    Bench Press
    barxsome
    111x8
    155x5
    155+80lbs.chainx3
    221+80lbs.chainx3
    265+80lbs.chainx1
    Add slingshot
    309+80lbs.chainx1
    331+80lbs.chainx1
    353+80lbs.chainx1
    375+80lbs.chainx1
    403+80lbs.chainx1 PR

    Triceps Pushdowns close-grip (light)
    40x30x2sets
    60x20x2sets

    Flyes with 2 Orange bands
    4sets of 15

    Shoulders felt sore today warming up. I used my slingshot early because of this. I consider the last set a pr, because 483 is the most weight I have ever done with the slingshot on, and still near the most at the bottom too (probably 455-460 at the bottom), even though I haven't used it with chains before that I remember. Need to take a week off next week before starting training cycle for October meet. I will still deadlift Friday or Saturday before a week off.
    Last edited by April Mathis; 07-09-2014 at 11:26 PM.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    06/11/2014 Deadlift at GBTC Clearwater

    Deadlift (no belt)
    135xsome
    245x3
    335x3
    335+40lbs.chainx2
    335+120lbs.chainx1
    385+120lbs.chainx1
    425+120lbs.chainx1 PR

    They didn't have a great setup for chains, so they ended up being folded over the bar twice and were all off the floor by the time the bar got to my knees. The last set was one of my best deadlifts without a belt on.


    Row with end of bar (can't remember what the guy I was training with called it)
    bar+45x8 each side
    bar+90x6 each side
    bar+135x5 each side
    bar+180x5 each side
    bar+225x5 each side

    Hammer Curls with adjustable db type things
    35sx8
    45sx8
    55sx8
    65sx8

    Dropped the weight on my toe on the last set of those rows. That was not fun. Had a good deadlift today though at least and my knee felt normal the entire time, which was good. And I can hang with a 600 pound bencher on rows but not on bench...damn. Taking a week off now then start training for October meet.
    Last edited by April Mathis; 07-11-2014 at 10:20 PM.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/21/2014 Shoulders at Downtown Tampa Powerhouse

    Seated Barbell Shoulder Press (starting at chin height)
    barxsome
    135x6
    Add red mini bands
    135x3
    185x3
    225x3
    245x2
    255x1

    Hammer Strength Shoulder Press
    135x8
    225x8
    315x8
    405x4

    Face Pulls
    3sets of 10 paused reps

    I thought about trying shoulder pressing with bands a couple weeks ago. I liked it actually. I have no idea what the bands added. They were only mini bands, but were looped around pegs at the floor. 255 plus bands was not easy but not really a max lift. Probably could have only got another 5-10lbs. though. These felt like the right size bands to use though. I would use the black mini bands, but I think purples would be too much for this lift.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/25/2014 Squat at GBTC clearwater

    Squat w/Cambered Bar
    barxsome
    150x3
    240x2
    330x1
    420x1
    470x1 belt
    510x1
    560x1 belt/very loose wraps
    240x8 no belt or wraps

    The weights may have been 5-10lbs. heavier but unsure of bar weight so I went with 60 as the lower guess versus 65-70.

    That's all I did today. Had to wait till a couple people finished squatting with a different bar first. Knee felt good the whole time. My best with a cambered bar a couple years ago with belt/loose wraps was 585 and tight wraps was 635, and that was shortly before by best squatting. So, not too far off and only been over 500 on any squat a handful of time so far since the knee issue. Definitely considering full power in October but see how it goes. I want to go over 650 no wraps if so. I'm happy about this though.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/27/2014 Back/Biceps at Downtown Tampa Powerhouse

    Lat Pulldowns behind head
    85x10x2sets
    100x8x2sets

    Lat Pulldowns wide-grip
    140x8
    200x8
    260(stack)x5x2sets

    260 on this was really at least 300 because I couldn't stay in the seat well and I weigh over 260

    Machine Rows neutral grip
    125x15
    170x10
    215x10
    280x8

    Shrugs on Calf Raise (paused reps)
    90x10
    135x10
    180x10
    225x10

    Last set felt like 600ish. This machine the weight is very deceiving. The stack is only around 330, and you would think that is nothing at all for a calf raise, but I guarantee that 330 is easily comparable to 1000 on other machines.

    Curls on free motion cable machine (each arm)
    20x10
    30x8
    40x8

    Preacher Curls (each arm)
    40x8
    50x8
    65x8
    Drop Set: 40x8/20x12

    That's all. I have to highly recommend some of the machines at this gym. The stack or sometimes even less is actually difficult on a lot of them and they still feel like a smooth movement. If I had a private gym sometime, I would definitely buy some of these models for myself to use.
    Last edited by April Mathis; 07-30-2014 at 01:56 AM.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/29/2014 Bench at Stronglife Gym

    Bench Press w/Fat Bar
    barxsome
    120x8
    210x5
    Add carpet/paused reps
    300x3
    350x3
    390x3
    420x2
    440x1 easy
    350x6
    Remove carpet/full-range
    210x20

    Rope Triceps Pushdowns
    50x20x3sets

    Flyes with Red Bands (small bands not minis)
    3sets of 15

    Rear Delts with Red Bands
    3sets of 10

    Good day. Thought that the heaviest set of bench was 451, since one of the guys said he thought the bar was 30 plus I had 11lbs. collars on it. I weighed the bar after and it was a little less than 20, so about 30 with the collars. I thought it felt light for that weight, but still an easy 440 and with a fat bar this far away from the meet is good for me. Felt like I could have done another 10-15lbs., but I don't usually do two heavy singles in a row too well and since I thought it was already a significant pr, I stopped there today and just did a few reps after.
    Last edited by April Mathis; 07-30-2014 at 02:10 AM.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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