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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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. #1076
    Goals (kg) 272.5/165/305 HJP's Avatar
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    1RM test will be very interesting! Lots of rep pr's so be good to see how that all transfers over!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    1RM test will be very interesting! Lots of rep pr's so be good to see how that all transfers over!
    Thanks, yeah it'll be interesting for sure. I'm looking forward to it.
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    Close grip bench press
    Barx10
    Added 2brd
    135/2x10
    225x10
    315x5
    Added 3brd
    315x5
    315x10

    Seated shoulder presses
    135x10
    165x10
    185/2x10

    Close grip pulldowns
    70x15
    120x12
    140x10
    160/2x10

    Pressdowns
    50/4x15

    Done...I woke up today feeling like shit. I felt like I was going to throw up which is a crappy feeling when trying to train. I still decided to workout and just keep it short. Hopefully i'll feel better tomorrow.
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    Good stuff getting in there even where you arent feeling well. Hope you feel better soon Brian.

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    Not too shabby for an off day.


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    Goals (kg) 272.5/165/305 HJP's Avatar
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    Got to love the commitment to do it when feeling off. Nice work Brian
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  7. #1082
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    Great job on getting a workout in while being sick!!! How close is your grip on the close grips?
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    Really on point with the training no matter what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNa View Post
    Good stuff getting in there even where you arent feeling well. Hope you feel better soon Brian.
    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Not too shabby for an off day.
    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Got to love the commitment to do it when feeling off. Nice work Brian
    Thanks alot guys, i'm feeling a little better.

    Quote Originally Posted by muscle_g View Post
    Great job on getting a workout in while being sick!!! How close is your grip on the close grips?
    Thanks George!!! I grip the bar one hand inside my competiton grip. I read some articles that Donnie Thompson and Rob Luyando wrote and they both mentioned this grip. So why not listen to two of the best benchers, lol. I was doing thumb length from the smooth, but now I moved my grip in more. Hopefully it will help carry over to a stronger lockout.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Really on point with the training no matter what.
    Thanks alot Coke!!!
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    how are you liking the closegrip board presses bri?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHASE TRUSNOVEC View Post
    how are you liking the closegrip board presses bri?
    I like them alot. It's too soon to see any carryover right now. But I use to do them all the time back in the day. Although, full ROM sounds cool, it beats up my shoulders and pecs pretty bad. So i'll be working off a 2brd and 3brd, and maybe a 4brd, but thats pushing it, lol.
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    Anderson speed squats
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    145/2x5
    235/2x3
    285x3
    325/2x3
    375x3
    415x3

    Dimmel deads w/Texas SQ bar
    Over hand grip
    145x12
    235x10
    285x10
    Over-Under grip
    325x10
    Over hand grip for 10 and over-under for 10
    235x20

    Back raises
    BWx15
    BW+25/2x15

    Shrugs
    Over hand grip
    225x5
    315x5
    405x5

    Done...I had to train today instead of yesterday. The last set of Anderson squats was actually pretty fast. I felt strong today so I pushed them a little more then I normally would. After talking with Tone Barbaccio, I decided to take next week off and rest. I'm planning on going to see my good friend Justin Cobb at New Dimensions so he can take a look at the pec issue i've been having. He wants to check my shoulder ROM, tissue length, scapular mobility, etc. I'll check back with you guys and give you an update.
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    Your work ethic continues to amaze me Brian. Awesome job, as always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Your work ethic continues to amaze me Brian. Awesome job, as always.
    Thanks a lot Tim!!!
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    Still hitting some cool movements with big weights!!

    Looking forward to what you hit soon Tank!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Still hitting some cool movements with big weights!!

    Looking forward to what you hit soon Tank!!
    Thanks a lot Nick!!!
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    Interested in what Justin says and how he helps man. Should be good. When is the 1RM testing you mentioned going to be man? After this week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Interested in what Justin says and how he helps man. Should be good. When is the 1RM testing you mentioned going to be man? After this week?
    Same here! As long as everything goes good I'll be testing my 1RM next week on 7/16 and 7/17.
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    hmmm i may try them...trainings looking great bri
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHASE TRUSNOVEC View Post
    hmmm i may try them...trainings looking great bri
    Thanks Chase!
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    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Bench press
    Bar/2x10
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    425x1
    450/2x0...
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    80x10
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    BW+25x10
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    JM presses
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    135/2x12

    Pressdowns w/Spud Inc. Towel Strap
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    80/3x8

    Done...Not the day I was looking for, but i'm not going to let it get me down. The first attempt of 450, I missed it around a 3-4 brd, and it just got stuck and wouldn't budge. My second attempt just sucked balls. On Saturday I will be 10 weeks out from my meet. I am hoping that tomorrow goes much better then today.
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
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    Best to be receiving that so called 'bad day' now than just a few weeks approaching the meet.

    Will be blasting the 450 bench before too long, leave no doubt.
    Last edited by Coke; 07-16-2012 at 12:51 PM.

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    As Coke said, you will be hitting that 450 soon enough. Keep putting in the work and the results will follow.

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    Don't sweat the 450 bench, Bri. You've got it in you. Soon you'll be looking back at it and laughing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Best to be receiving that so called 'bad day' now than just a few weeks approaching the meet.

    Will be blasting the 450 bench before too long, leave no doubt.
    Quote Originally Posted by LuNa View Post
    As Coke said, you will be hitting that 450 soon enough. Keep putting in the work and the results will follow.
    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Don't sweat the 450 bench, Bri. You've got it in you. Soon you'll be looking back at it and laughing.
    Thanks for the support guys!!! I'm alittle bummed out about it, but I'm good. I just need to get it together for the next 10 weeks.
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    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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