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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. #401
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    You still do a lot of assitance stuff only 2 weeks before the meet. I know none of it's heavy but still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    Its probably already been said but I must have missed it. When is your meet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by April Mathis View Post
    You still do a lot of assitance stuff only 2 weeks before the meet. I know none of it's heavy but still.
    Yeah, I thought about that when I was doing my log. I was actually going to skip the face pulls and hammer curls. But once again I felt good and kept going.
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    Update:

    This is my last week of training and I'm ready. Next week I'll probably go in on Monday & Tuesday and just do some cable and machine stuff to get some blood flowing. But that's a big maybe. Other then that, I feel ok. I have some aches and pains but nothing that serious. I've been to chiropractor twice in the last two weeks and I go again on the 7th. I'm gonna keep pushing my mobility work for my hips and see how that goes.

    I got a call from my cousin today and he told me that my uncle competed on Saturday. He did a push/pull meet and ended the day with a 245 bench and 405 pull at 67yo. He hasn't been able to focus much on his bench because of some elbow or shoulder problem, I can't remember.

    Also, some other good news. My wife and I are expecting another baby!!! This will be our 3rd....the baby is due late July. So after this meet, I probably won't be able to compete until late in the year. If not, it's all good.
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    Congrats Hopper! Way to get it done! LOL. Glad to see you're feeling good, can't wait to see what kind of numbers you can throw up at this meet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    Congrats Hopper! Way to get it done! LOL. Glad to see you're feeling good, can't wait to see what kind of numbers you can throw up at this meet!
    Thanks alot Tone, I really appreciate it!!!
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    A pretty easy day, I wasn't going to add my belt for my last 2 sets on the squat but I did to avoid messing my back up this close to the meet. I also added the belt on my last two sets of the pulls to see if I would like pulling with my 10mm lever belt....and I don't. So for the meet i'll use my 10mm single prong. After this meet I will start working with my Spud Inc. DL belt and see how I like it pulling max weight.
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    thats crazy about your uncle!!! congrats on the baby dude!!! God Bless you guys!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHASE TRUSNOVEC View Post
    thats crazy about your uncle!!! congrats on the baby dude!!! God Bless you guys!!!
    Thanks a lot Chase!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Also, some other good news. My wife and I are expecting another baby!!! This will be our 3rd....the baby is due late July. So after this meet, I probably won't be able to compete until late in the year. If not, it's all good.
    So your wife is already 4 months pregnant and just noticed now...lol. Congratulations.

    That's cool your uncle competed also. That's some good lifts at 67.
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    Awesome news on the baby front!! Nice man, congrats!!

    Good easy day, not long now...
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    Nice work!!
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    Congrats on the big news, Brian!
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    Congrats Brian...

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    Quote Originally Posted by April Mathis View Post
    So your wife is already 4 months pregnant and just noticed now...lol. Congratulations.

    That's cool your uncle competed also. That's some good lifts at 67.
    Haha, thanks April!!! No, we've known since December. We just wait this long to spread the news, lol.

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    Awesome news on the baby front!! Nice man, congrats!!

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    Nice work!!
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    Congrats on the big news, Brian!
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    Congrats Brian...

    You will both have your work cut out with three young'uns running around
    Thanks guys, I appreciate it!!!
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    So what are your openers this meet B?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    So what are your openers this meet B?
    As of right now, 600SQ-410BP-635DL. But I am known for changing my openers before my flight starts, lol. I am opening up heavier on my deadlift then I normally would because i'm aiming for 700 on my 3rd. But that's only if I get my 2nd....which I will

    The only thing that's bothering me about this meet is the weigh-ins aren't until 5pm. So its going to be even harder for me to put the weight back on. The meet promoter said that if he's around I could weigh-in sooner. So we'll see how that goes. My wife has a doctor appointment that morning and I was going to try and head over afterwards and get it done.
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    Congrats on the addition to the family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by covpride View Post
    Congrats on the addition to the family!
    Thanks bro!!!
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    New baby on the way news = awesome...real happy for you all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    New baby on the way news = awesome...real happy for you all!
    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    Congrats on the family news!
    Thanks guys!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    Congrats on the baby news Brian!
    Thanks Thomas!!!
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    Best geared meet @ 242
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
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    140 x 10
    160 x 10
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    150 x 10

    Barbell rows w/ a fat bar
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    170 x 10
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    DB rows
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    Last edited by Brian Hopper; 03-01-2012 at 11:17 AM.
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
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