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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 Tim K View Post
    Do you think some training with briefs until your hips feel better would be beneficial?
    It actually feels a lot better. The past two squat sessions were pain free. I think I'm just nervous to squat really wide right now. But we'll see how I feel in a couple weeks. I don't think briefs would be a good idea since I'm going to be getting ready for a meet soon.
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    Good work bud. Nice new toy too!
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    Props overall, especially with those huge squats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Good work bud. Nice new toy too!
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Props overall, especially with those huge squats!
    Thanks guys!!!
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    Light upper accessory


    Close grip bench
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    135/2x20
    185x15
    225x10
    Added 2brd
    275x8
    205x12

    Seated shoulder presses
    95/3x10

    Pull-ups
    BW/2x5

    Barbell curls
    45x10
    65x10
    85/2x10

    Facepulls
    50x10
    60x10

    Done...I wanted to give shoulder presses a try, and it went pretty good. Of course the weight was light, I was just playing it safe. I'm going to start adding them back in nice and easy, lol. I also tried pul-ups and that didn't go as good as I wanted. I might have to just give up on those. Like I said before, these sessions are going to be light and easy. I really don't want to get burned out on this day. Just go in and have some fun.
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    Do you feel the close grip translates well to your raw bench?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    Do you feel the close grip translates well to your raw bench?
    I really don't know. I haven't done them that often too determine. But I am now, so I'll get back with you after the RUM6. When I was 18-19, I would do them a lot. Usually to a 2-3brd or I would stop about 2-3brd level without touching my chest. Those and weighted dips were my bench builder back then. So I'll be adding those in again and hopefully sticking to it this time.
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    I like adding in the OH presses in as a lighter accessory. Im doing some more myself. Smart training not going too crazy on this day.
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    Forgot to ask, what shoes did you wear with the narrower stance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    I like adding in the OH presses in as a lighter accessory. Im doing some more myself. Smart training not going too crazy on this day.
    Thanks! Yeah, I'm not looking at wanting to kill myself on these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Forgot to ask, what shoes did you wear with the narrower stance?
    I'm still wearing my Olympic shoes. If I open my stance up I'll probably try my chucks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Thanks! Yeah, I'm not looking at wanting to kill myself on these days.


    I'm still wearing my Olympic shoes. If I open my stance up I'll probably try my chucks again.
    That is what I thought, but wanted to make sure.

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    When is the meet that your about to get ready for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by muscle_g View Post
    When is the meet that your about to get ready for?
    I decided to skip the Raw Pro/Am and the RUM6 on February 23rd.
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    Deads


    Deadlifts
    135/2x10
    245x5
    335x5
    425x3
    515x1
    Added belt
    605x1
    685x2...PR!!!

    4" block pulls
    225x5
    315x5
    405x5
    495x5
    545x5

    Barbell shrugs
    135x10
    225x10
    315x10
    405/3x6
    225x20

    Decline sit-ups
    BW/2x15


    Done...I'm happy to pull a 2 rep PR, but it ws UGLY. I think I rushed into the second rep and I felt like I was all over the place. I did hold for a few seconds to make sure I had it locked out. My goal was 3 if I could of pulled it, but not today.
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    Superb with the pulling guy.

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    Big pull Hopper!

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    Congrats Bri!! The PRs just keep coming!
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    Awesome pulling PR!!! A lift off would help for sure on the bench, you still training without a spotter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Superb with the pulling guy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Big pull Hopper!
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Congrats Bri!! The PRs just keep coming!
    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Awesome pulling PR!!! A lift off would help for sure on the bench, you still training without a spotter?
    Thanks guys!!! Yes Hayden, i'm still training alone

    I just realized that my post from Tuesday is missing...
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    Bench


    Bench press
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    135/2x6
    225x5
    275x5
    315x3
    Added wrist wraps
    370x3
    405/2x1
    405x2
    305x10

    Speed bench vs double monster minis
    135/2x3
    160/2x3
    185/2x3

    Straight arm pulldowns
    55x10
    60/2x10

    Dips
    BW+35/3x10

    Pressdowns
    60/4x25

    It's a pain in the ass benching alone, lol. I wasn't planning on doing 405 for a double but I went for it anyways since the 1st rep felt better then my second set. Nothing really moved like I wanted it too, but it still wasn't a bad day.
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    Squat


    Squat w/Texas squat bar
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    145/2x6
    255/2x5
    345x5
    435x2
    Added belt and rehband sleeves
    525x2
    525x1
    575x1
    615x2
    615x1
    435x6...Stopped here because my shoulder wasn't feeling good.

    Step-out lunges
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    95x12

    Leg extensions
    25x20
    50/3x15

    Leg curls
    35x15
    50/2x10
    25x20

    Done...Not the day I was looking for. I did achieve my goal for the day which was to hit 615 for 2, but it was pretty damn hard. I got 2 more weeks before I start my training cycle for the RUM6.
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    I dreamed I was squatting 500 lbs raw for doubles last night. Then I come here and see you doing 615 x 2. Not even in my nightmares!

    Some days you feel 'good' other days you don't. That is the nature of the beast. You came in and accomplished your goals. Who cares how you were feeling? Certainly should be feeling 'accomplished' after that training session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    I dreamed I was squatting 500 lbs raw for doubles last night. Then I come here and see you doing 615 x 2. Not even in my nightmares!

    Some days you feel 'good' other days you don't. That is the nature of the beast. You came in and accomplished your goals. Who cares how you were feeling? Certainly should be feeling 'accomplished' after that training session.
    Give it time, you'll get there. Considering the changes I've made with the sleeves and stance, I guess it isn't that bad. My groin feels much better from the meet so that's a plus. But squatting with that stance is still a little painful on my hips. Thanks again Tim for your support and encouragement, I appreciate it!!!
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    I'm taking my deload week and working hard on my mobility and flexibility. I've discovered I don't have much of either. I'm sweating more trying to bend and increase my range of motion than when I'm lifting! I really like the band tension methods for opening up my hips. When I use the bands before I squat, hitting depth is easier and my hips feel more free. Donnie Thompson posted a video of the traction/band tension he uses to get the hips working better. I combine that with another one for hamstrings that Mark Bell posted.

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    One of these days I'll try some of band tension methods. I'm actually going to look into it now, lol.
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