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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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    With that tweaked pec, you might want to rethink speed bench against bands until it feels better. Just a thought. Nice work Hopper!

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    Never worth taking risks on the bench, Bri, specially with that kinda weight. Good call on cutting it short.
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    Glad the pec held up bro. Hope it heals up fast so your firing on all cylinders again
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    Great benching Bri. Hope the pec is nothing big
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    With that tweaked pec, you might want to rethink speed bench against bands until it feels better. Just a thought. Nice work Hopper!
    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Never worth taking risks on the bench, Bri, specially with that kinda weight. Good call on cutting it short.
    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Glad the pec held up bro. Hope it heals up fast so your firing on all cylinders again
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Great benching Bri. Hope the pec is nothing big
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    Done...As soon as I walked out with the bar and did the first couple reps, I knew today was going to be tough. Once again, everything felt heavy and my form was off. I didn't feel comfortable at all with 625. My walkouts and setup were the hardest I think they've ever been. And to add to all this, I don't normally train on Wednesdays, as soon as I woke up, I didn't feel like doing anything since I only got a total of 8 hours of sleep between two days.

    Yes, I did get my required number of sets and reps for the day, so I should be happy and trust me I am. But I was expecting to do better and I expect better out of me even on a bad day. Next week will be a light week for squats and then the following week will be my last heavy squat besides the week when I do openers.

    Ok, now that I am done bitching ....I did get video of my 3 working sets and i'll get it posted as soon as I can.
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    I am still amazed at the work you do with little to no sleep. Amazing stuff Brian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    I am still amazed at the work you do with little to no sleep. Amazing stuff Brian.
    Thanks a lot Tim!!!
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    Huge day with the squats!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Huge day with the squats!!
    Thanks a lot Coke!!!
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    Still getting the required work in on little sleep! Good stuff!
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    Looking good Brian. You have a meet lined up soon? Couple of weeks out just?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Still getting the required work in on little sleep! Good stuff!
    Quote Originally Posted by -JM- View Post
    Looking good Brian. You have a meet lined up soon? Couple of weeks out just?
    Thanks guys!!! Justin, I have a meet in 6 weeks, so 5 more weeks of training. My goal is to total over 1800.
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    Done...I decided to change my back/bicep day to a light upper accessory day. Which is sort of what I was doing before, but this time i'm keeping the weights light and doing reps to help strengthen the tendons.
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    In rare form, 625 squats for doubles three times is phenomenal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    In rare form, 625 squats for doubles three times is phenomenal!
    Thanks Coke!!!
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    I like the accessory day. Squats = awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    I like the accessory day. Squats = awesome!
    Thanks a lot Tim!!!
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    Crazy squats, always looks good, you got the perfect build and the perfect technique for it, keep it up!
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    Where is your upcoming meet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amounirl View Post
    Crazy squats, always looks good, you got the perfect build and the perfect technique for it, keep it up!
    Thanks alot!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Polk17 View Post
    Where is your upcoming meet?
    It's the Raw United North American Championships in Tampa. I believe it's at Jackson Springs Rec Center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    It's the Raw United North American Championships in Tampa. I believe it's at Jackson Springs Rec Center.
    Do you know what day you are competing?
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    Nice work! 90% at 3x2 AND you're walking sh1t out! Monstrous Brian. Can't wait to see what you do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polk17 View Post
    Do you know what day you are competing?
    I think I'm lifting on Saturday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    Nice work! 90% at 3x2 AND you're walking sh1t out! Monstrous Brian. Can't wait to see what you do!
    Thanks a lot Tone, I appreciate it!!!
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