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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?

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  1. #1151
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Congratulations Brian! Awesome news!
    Thanks a lot Tim!!!
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    BP@70%


    Bench Press
    Barx20
    95x10
    135/2x10
    225x5
    305/2x6
    315x10
    325/3x3...each rep was paused for a 3ct

    CG floor presses
    135x10
    225/3x10

    JM presses
    135x10
    165x10
    185x10
    135x15

    Pressdowns w/Spud Inc. towel strap
    50x15
    70/2x10
    50x12

    Done...For some reason I feel like I forgot to list an exercise. Oh well, either way it was a pretty decent session. I'm going to try and bench heavy every other week and see how that goes for this cycle.
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    SQ/DL


    Squats
    Barx10
    145/2x6
    255/2x5
    345x5
    435x3
    Added belt
    525x3
    Added knee sleeves
    590/3x3

    Deadlifts
    225x5
    315x3
    405x3
    475x3
    545x5

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

    Decline situps
    BW/4x12

    Done...Not much to say, everything felt heavy. I was suppose to do 5 sets total on the squats but stopped at 3 because I was starting to feel like I did last week. I was also suppose to do 3 sets of deads but stopped at 1, because I didn't have the drive. Oh well, let's hope next week will go better.
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    Fine pressing sets throughout, killer follow up session as well man.
    Last edited by Coke; 07-31-2012 at 11:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Fine pressing sets throughout, killer follow up session as well man.
    Thanks a lot Coke!!!
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    Back/Biceps


    Close grip pulldowns
    50/2x15

    Pullups
    BW/2x6
    BW/3x8

    Barbell rows
    135x10
    185x10
    225x8
    275/2x5

    DB rows
    60x15
    80/2x15

    Chuck V rows
    50x10
    70/3x10

    Barbell curls
    75x10
    95x10
    115/2x8
    75x10

    Hammer curls
    40x10
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    Keep building that back for the big bench!


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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Keep building that back for the big bench!
    I'm trying!!! lol
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    Great looking back day. I like this day a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Great looking back day. I like this day a lot.
    Thanks! I'm going to give it a try for awhile and see how it works out.
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    Very clever about your training Tank, nice!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
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    You still 240ish, Brian? Those pullups are impressive! I'm crap at pullups and I only weigh 202!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Very clever about your training Tank, nice!!
    Thanks Nick!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    You still 240ish, Brian? Those pullups are impressive! I'm crap at pullups and I only weigh 202!
    I'm around 248-250 right now. I love doing pullups, I'll probably start adding some weight soon.
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    7 weeks out

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    Deadlift @ 92%


    Deadlift
    135x10
    135x5
    245/2x5
    335x5
    425x3
    Added belt
    515x2
    605x2
    660/3x2

    3" deficit speed pulls
    425/8x1...45 seconds between sets

    Back raises
    BWx10
    BW+25/3x10

    Decline sit-ups
    BW/2x15

    Done...Yep, that's right, I'm splitting up my squats and deadlifts again. After my last two sessions of being wore out after squatting and not being able to pull, I had to do something. I'll also take advantage of this and hopefully be able to push my squat and pull a little further now.

    Enough of that, here is how today went....The pulls felt strong and fast until I got to 660, lol. I got my sets and reps that I needed, so i'm not complaining to much. But I did want a 3rd rep on the last set, but I had a small skin tear in the middle of my palm that was causing me grip problems. Next week, i'm planning on dropping the weight down to @ 545 for some rep work.
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    Ive been liking the split days with squat and pulls. I need to concentrate on my pull, so I need to be fresh. Really good work Bri. 7 is around the corner.
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    Superior pulling work dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Ive been liking the split days with squat and pulls. I need to concentrate on my pull, so I need to be fresh. Really good work Bri. 7 is around the corner.
    Same here, lately after I squat I really don't want to do anything else. We'll see how it goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Superior pulling work dude.
    Thanks Coke!!!
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    Bench @ 92%


    Bench press
    Barx30
    95x10
    135x10
    135x5
    225x5
    315x3
    400/3x2
    315x10

    Speed bench vs double monster minis
    135x3
    185/3x3
    195/2x3

    Dips
    BWx10
    BW+25x10
    BW+35/2x10
    BW+35x15

    Skull crushers
    95x10
    135x10
    155/2x10
    115x12

    Pushups
    BW/3x10

    Done...Another hard day of benching. All 3 sets of 400 were hard. I know I got my numbers I needed, but I feel like it should of gone easier. I don't feel that pain in my left pec anymore, but now my right pec is bothering me, and that's the one that tore almost 4 years ago.
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    Holy crap Hopp! I've been away from log for awhile and your. Numbers are going crazy! Everything looks really strong but that dead is really taking off! Can't wait to see what you hit at meet! Should be a big one! Good luck and stay healthy
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    You'll get weighted chins soon enough.


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    Some nice hefty deads going on bro!! Love it. I am sure splitting the two will mean a bit more is able to be put into each session. Interested in how they go!
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    No doubt it's tough but moving about impressively, very nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by t gale View Post
    Holy crap Hopp! I've been away from log for awhile and your. Numbers are going crazy! Everything looks really strong but that dead is really taking off! Can't wait to see what you hit at meet! Should be a big one! Good luck and stay healthy
    Thanks a lot Tim!!! I'm fighting through some issues right now so on game day, all I can is the best that I can.

    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    You'll get weighted chins soon enough.
    I'm sure I can get some for sets of 4-5 right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Some nice hefty deads going on bro!! Love it. I am sure splitting the two will mean a bit more is able to be put into each session. Interested in how they go!
    Thanks a lot bro! Same here, hopefully I'm making the right move.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    No doubt it's tough but moving about impressively, very nice!!
    Thanks Coke!
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    Squats @ 75%


    Squats w/Texas SQ bar
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    145/2x6
    235x6
    325x6
    Added belt
    415x6
    Added knee sleeves
    510/2x6
    510x8

    Anderson speed squats
    195x2
    235x2
    285x2
    325/3x2

    Tri-plane squats
    BW/2x8

    Standing calf raises
    135/3x10


    Done...A pretty good day today. I was really wanting 10 reps on my last set, but I don't think it was in me today. My best ever 10 rep squat is 535x10 and a close 545x9 both done with knee wraps and at 19yo, lol.

    So far I like the idea of splitting up my SQ and DL. Because there is no way I would be able to deadlift after that squat session.

    Today I decided to open my stance up, and it felt pretty good. So i'll be training with this stance for the remaining of this meet cycle. It also allowed me to be able to carry the bar higher and still keep my chest up. But we'll see next week when I increase the weight. I also put my belt on early, because I started getting a pump in my lower back and to me it wasn't worth waiting another set.

    Overall it was a good day.
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    Damn good with those squats, always on the mark.

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