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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. #1
    Moderator Brian Hopper's Avatar
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    What goals did you accomplish in 2011?

    As you all know, I had knee surgery back in May. So my original goals I set at the beginning of the year sort of went out the window. After the surgery my main goal was to compete at 6 months post-op. I did and I hit 4 PR's and went 9 for 9. I learned alot about myself from this injury. So I'm definitely ready for next year!!!

    So, what goals did you accomplish in 2011?
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    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
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    Healed my knee from overstretching on my own (took four months) finally am getting appointment to get an x ray to be sent to a chiro to get my SI joints mobilized, was getting close to my goal for a 250 lb raw bench in my first year of lifting, but due to school and going to places without knowing I won't be home in time will not allow for it to happen. Might just hit 240 or 245 as a max... Should be able to squat and deadlift in January of next year so I am happy.

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    I hit a legit 2000 lbs total in single ply as a superheavy (USAPL)
    Got my bachelors degree in organizational leadership

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    600 pull (640).

    Learnt heaps and made more lifting buddys!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

    Captains of Crush #3

    Building Mighty Mitts...

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    Hit a raw 400 squat in a meet (at age 49).

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    illinois fattest lifter theBarzeen's Avatar
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    Hit a 2400 total ( took three meets but... check)
    Bench 700 in a full meet ( check )
    Pull 700 in a full meet ( check, big check)
    Squat 1000 in a meet ( missed this one, ended with a measly 970)

    While keeping my performance up at work ( check)
    Working on the masters degree ( one class left!!! )
    Picking up a lifting sponsor ( .... I'm talking to you AtLarge!!!)
    Meet PR's: 1008-750-750 - 2464

    Gym PR's... don't count ... time to do another meet!

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    Competed twice in a year after tearing my bicep.
    Squat pr of 525 walked out with no knee wraps.
    Dead pr of 620.
    Total pr despite pathetic bench- 1425.
    Completed a full season of flag football with no injuries.
    Broke up with girlfriend.


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    Moderator Brian Hopper's Avatar
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    Picking up a lifting sponsor ( .... I'm talking to you AtLarge!!!)
    This will be a 2012 goal....hint, hint
    My Training Log
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    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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    2011 was a much better year for me than '10

    Benched 805 in March @ 275

    Benched 835 in Dec also at 275

    Consistently hit raw bench PRs in training, ending with 565 a couple months back but wasn't able to get around to a meet simply because I was more focused on my equipped performance this year.

    I can't say these were my exact goals for this year, but I'm very happy with them.


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    No absolute lift PRs, but....

    Completed a meet 4 months and 20 days after complete bicep tendon reattachment, pulled 672 using the same grip (didn't reverse it).

    Won APF Seniors 275 Open. Other guys bombed, but.....THEY bombed.

    Found three new excellent members for our basement gym team at Twin Cities
    Barbell. We now have a very solid crew of 8.

    Acquired bench shirts #24, #25, #26.

    Spent more time in the hospital (4 days) then I have ever had in my life with a
    lower leg infection. Blew up my calf to almost the size of my quad and split
    the skin like a bratwurst on a grill in a couple of places. PR!!!!!!
    Meet Bests: 920/562/756/2216
    IPA World Record Total 275 M2 - 2125
    APF American Record Dead 275 M2 - 756
    APF American Record Dead 308 M2 - 745
    APF American Record Squat 308 M2 - 920
    APF American/World Record Total 308 M2 - 2216

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    You got photos of the calve?

    Sounds nasty!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

    Captains of Crush #3

    Building Mighty Mitts...

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    squat 500, got 505
    deadlift 600, got 625
    benched 3 and a half plates, got 365 in a meet.
    banged a Scandinavian girl, Finnish chicks FTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    This will be a 2012 goal....hint, hint
    Awesome plan..... Just think of how big of an AtLarge logo I could fit on my squat suit!
    Meet PR's: 1008-750-750 - 2464

    Gym PR's... don't count ... time to do another meet!

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    Senior Member SELK's Avatar
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    hit 2 PR totals:

    2165 @ 220 junior
    2220 @ 242 open

    so this year I added 220lbs to my total which I think is pretty good progress. Looking to do the same for 2012!
    960/530/749 @ 242
    903/524/738 @ 220

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    Quote Originally Posted by theBarzeen View Post
    Awesome plan..... Just think of how big of an AtLarge logo I could fit on my squat suit!
    I can picture it in my head and it looks really good, lol. Just think about the size banner I can hang in the gym.
    My Training Log
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    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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    I hit a 500 comp bench. wanted a little more but after 6 months of sciatica problems, Im happy! Just have to make it count more in 2012
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    I found a better job.
    I did my first official 400+ raw bench (425) in July.
    I also learned a lot from all my training partners when I decided to be more open minded and NOT so self-indulged.
    I improved form and technique in all 3 lifts.

    Yeah nothing serious but hell....still counts rite?

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    PR Bench 600 raw in 308 class
    PR Bench 850 equipped in 308 class
    PR Bench 830 equipped in 275 class
    Getting the biggest equipped bench of the EliteFTS Team


    Supplements I currently take: Nitrean , BCAA , Creatine 500 , Multi-Plus , Fish Oil

    My Training Log , My Youtube Videos

    "The weak will never understand" - Vincent Dizenzo

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    PR Bench 600 raw in 308 class
    PR Bench 850 equipped in 308 class
    PR Bench 830 equipped in 275 class
    Getting the biggest equipped bench of the EliteFTS Team
    Impressive raw bench, 600 raw @ 275 any time soon?

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    Breaking the APF Masters 55-59 242 American Record in the squat 755, and total 1769 just 10 months after partial shoulder replacement.
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    I hit 2 goals of mine. A 600 squat in a meet, 615 squat in training. And a 400 bench in a meet, and a 405 bench in training. A 500+ deadlift will fall next year!!!
    Train Hardcore

    Best Lifts(SQ/BP/DL)
    625/450/500 multi-ply
    520/405/500 single-ply
    405/315/475 raw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murderous View Post
    Impressive raw bench, 600 raw @ 275 any time soon?
    Yes!


    Supplements I currently take: Nitrean , BCAA , Creatine 500 , Multi-Plus , Fish Oil

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    Competed in 3 bench meets, went 8-9 and set a pr in each meet.
    "Expect greatness from yourself and you'll get it. Greatness isn't measured in world records. It's measured in setting and breaking your own goals and records." Matt Rhodes EFS

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    2011 ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

    > TRIPLE BODYWEIGHT SQUAT -- 465 lb @ 148
    275 lb PR BENCH
    > TRIPLE BODYWEIGHT DEADLIFT -- 460 lb @ 148
    1200 LB TOTAL

    I competed in five meets, setting PRs in each one.
    I turned 50 in July, so some records were set in Master II and some in Master III. I love records.

    A very good year for me.

    Goals for 2012:

    500 lb squat
    300 lb bench
    500 lb deadlift

    I'd be thrilled to meet any one of these goals in the coming year.
    TWIN CITIES BARBELL
    Best meet lifts:
    464/253/446/1163 @ 148 APF Master II
    419/259/391/1030 @ 165 AAPF Master II
    465/275/460/1200 @ 148 SPF Master III
    Deadlift Only -- 501.55 lbs @ 148 SPF Master III
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    I set two goals. Win usapl raw nats and do a meet at 242. I got both at the same time. My goal for 2012 is to be strong again lol.
    Best Lifts unequipped
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    Best lifts Equipped
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