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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Tuesday
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    Squat @ 95%
    Barx10
    145/2x5
    255/2x5
    345x3
    435x1
    Added belt
    525x1
    Added knee sleeves
    575x1
    635/3x1
    635x3...PR!!! F**K YEAH!!!!

    4" block pulls
    245x3
    335x3
    425x3
    Added belt
    515x1
    605x1
    700x2...PR!!!

    SLDL's
    135x10
    225/2x10
    275x10

    Barbell shrugs
    135x10
    225x10
    315x10
    405/2x10
    315x15

    Done...Sorry, but no video today...and I am pissed about it. A day like this needs to be recorded, lol. All I can say is, I am very pleased with my performance today. I set a goal of 2 reps, and I got 3. What more can I ask for?

    The 4" block pulls were a little hard. That height is a tough for me to pull from. I wanted 3 reps, but I got 2, (still a PR). I did stop at 2 and I took a step back to reset myself, but I couldn't even break the bar off the blocks, lol.
    What a day!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Sorry Brian, but I was a bit behind and catching up. Tremendous work recently. Big squat PR. Really like those Anderson squats for you too. Seems to be exactly what you need for working on keeping the chest up. You can see the strain you have with them and it seems based on the PR they are transferring over well for you.
    Thanks alot!!! I think this style of speed squats is going to work out pretty good for me. But i'll still throw in some paused speed squats as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by April Mathis View Post
    I know Brian Schwab has his meet October 27. I think either Adam Driggers or Tommy Fannon is having one in December sometime. Bobby and Carol-ann Myers have one in November sometime. Those are 3 others you could consider in Florida this year. I don't know if any will be on weekends you have off from work or not.
    All those meets are no good for me, lol. There is a meet that I can do in September, so we'll see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    What a day!!!!!
    Thanks alot Nick!!!
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    Anderson speed squats
    Barx5
    145/3x3
    195/3x3
    235/3x3
    285/3x3

    Speed pulls vs. short light and short MM
    135/2x2
    225/3x2
    315/4x2

    Done...I kept today's session short and simple. Nothing much to say. Next week I plan on benching and deadlifting @ 95% for some singles.
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    WK4-BP@95%


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    135/2x5
    225x5
    315x1
    365x1
    Added wrist wraps
    425/2x1
    435/2x1
    Added slingshot
    455x2
    465x1

    Dead press
    135x1
    225x1
    315x1
    345/3x1
    365/3x1

    Dips
    BWx10
    BW+25 x 10
    BW+35 x 10
    BW+45/2x10
    BWx12

    Facepulls
    50/2x10
    70/2x10

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    70/3x15
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    Always dig the stellar lifting.

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    How do you like the dead press. I see you and Vinny are both hitting them pretty hard and heavy.

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    Nice heavy benching. Do you like the slingshot?
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    Interesting in the reply to Tim re: the dead press. Nice work going on Brian, will be good to see where/when you decide and are able to compete. Been nailing it real good lately.
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    Nice volume today Bri, great work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Always dig the stellar lifting.
    Thanks Coke!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    How do you like the dead press. I see you and Vinny are both hitting them pretty hard and heavy.
    I like doing them, but they can pretty rough on the shoulder and elbows. I actually have the bar pretty low, I can't really get into a comfortable position. I think I'll do them every other week or so.

    Quote Originally Posted by April Mathis View Post
    Nice heavy benching. Do you like the slingshot?
    Thanks a lot April!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Interesting in the reply to Tim re: the dead press. Nice work going on Brian, will be good to see where/when you decide and are able to compete. Been nailing it real good lately.
    Thanks Hayden, I'm thinking about doing a meet September 22-23.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Nice volume today Bri, great work!
    Thanks a lot B!!!
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    Video
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    dude absolutely sick benching!!!! your stength is moving for sure!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHASE TRUSNOVEC View Post
    dude absolutely sick benching!!!! your stength is moving for sure!!!
    Thanks a lot Chase!!!
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    I keep coming in here to find you have smashed out 3-4 work-outs........fantastic work man!!
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    Seemingly effortless in the ridiculously heavy benching vid, awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    I keep coming in here to find you have smashed out 3-4 work-outs........fantastic work man!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Seemingly effortless in the ridiculously heavy benching vid, awesome!
    Thanks guys!!!
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    SQ/DL


    Squat @ 85%
    Barx10
    145/2x5
    235/2x5
    325x5
    415x3
    Added belt
    505x3
    Added knee sleeves
    575/5x3

    Deadlifts @ 95%
    245x3
    335x3
    425x1
    Added belt
    515x1
    605x1
    675/3x1
    675x2...PR!!!

    Barbell shrugs
    135x10
    225x10
    315x10
    405/3x10

    Decline sit-ups
    BW/4x10

    Done...Let me start by saying that I only got 3 hours of f**king sleep and I DID not want to train today, lol. But, i'm glad I did. I ended up pulling a double PR, and I think if my grip was better, I probably would of pulled a 3rd. I didn't want to chance tearing my callus again because I felt the bar rolling on the second rep.

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    Damned fine pulling Hopper! Three hours of sleep... phenomenal training!

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    Hopp great training but your dead is just sick right now! pr's weekly! very happy for you!
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    Wow, PR on next to no sleep! Whatever you're eating, keep eating it lol
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    September, I will remember that. There are PR's everywhere Brian, really is awesome stuff everytime I check in. Inspirational bro
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    You seem be setting crazy PR's in the worst situations. Good stuff Brian, especially pushing through when things arent optimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Damned fine pulling Hopper! Three hours of sleep... phenomenal training!
    Quote Originally Posted by t gale View Post
    Hopp great training but your dead is just sick right now! pr's weekly! very happy for you!
    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Wow, PR on next to no sleep! Whatever you're eating, keep eating it lol
    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    September, I will remember that. There are PR's everywhere Brian, really is awesome stuff everytime I check in. Inspirational bro
    Quote Originally Posted by LuNa View Post
    You seem be setting crazy PR's in the worst situations. Good stuff Brian, especially pushing through when things arent optimal.
    Thanks alot everyone for the kind words and the ongoing support you guys give me, I really do appreciate it!!!
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    Jesus. PRs are everywhere haha. Awesome B congrats!
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