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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?

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  1. #1
    Tyler Tucker
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    Learning to Lift the right way...

    A little about myself:
    I am 6ft, about 240. I used to lift for wrestling, which grew into lifting to lift, which grew into lifting for bodybuilding. I did one show and realized it was not for me (the diet about killed me). I am planning on doing my first meet this year with the help of some strong mother's from the local gym. All my stuff is Raw at the moment, but seriously debating getting into a shirt within the next couple months.

    I am new to the sport and looking to learn so any advice is welcome.

    Here are my last two workouts:

    1/21

    GHR
    3x8 BW

    DL Straight weight from the floor
    135x6
    225x6
    315x3
    365x3
    405x3
    455x1
    495x1
    515x1

    Shut it down after that as I had to get to the Cav's Game. Gotta love watching the Cav's shut down the Laker's.

    1/23
    DE Bench
    Bar x ?
    -added DBL mini's-
    Bar x 6
    135 x 5
    185 x 5 (Thumb from smooth)
    185 x 5
    205 x 5 (pinkie's on the ring)
    205 x 5
    205 x 5 (Comp Grip)

    Floor Presses
    225 x 15 (thumb from smooth)
    225 x 12
    275 x 9 (pinkie's on the ring)
    275 x 7

    Push-downs
    70 x 15
    80 x 12
    100 x 10
    70 x 30

    Close Grip Seated Rows
    100 x 15 (way to light)
    120 x 12 (still to light)
    180 x 10
    100 x 50 (glad i started where I did at this point)

    Wide Grip pull downs
    120 x 15
    160 x 12
    120 x 30

    -Drove to work-

    Side Raises
    10x30x2

    The sets of 30+ about killed me. I never do this much volume. I have Travis to thank for that. Feeling good though and the guy knows how to build a big bench.
    Last edited by Learning2Lift; 01-23-2010 at 01:02 PM.

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    KB Series: 3 rounds 15 reps each exercise w/ 20kg

    Sumo DL
    Cleans
    Swings
    Press
    Overhead Ext.
    Side Swings

    Rack Push-ups 2x15

    Reverse Push-ups 2x15


    Was still feeling yesterday's workout so I decided to keep it light and quick. Great workout though.
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    ME Squat

    KB DL's 28kg 3x15

    Straight Bar Squat
    Bar x 10
    -added blue bands-
    Bar x 10
    135 x 6
    225 x 6
    -added belt-
    315 x 3
    365 x 3
    405 x 1
    425 x 1 PR

    Front Squats (close stance)
    135 x 6 x 3

    Lying Leg Curls
    100 x 15
    110 x 15
    120 x 15

    Squats felt good. The last rep went up better than I expected. I was debating going for 450 with the bands, but without a spotter decided to shut it down. Nice and quick, but going to feel it in the morning for sure.
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    Gym: 405------565----

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    Glad to see you got a journal on this site. l'll be sure to follow it. This is Eli incase you didnt know. Do you have a meet planned, I know you said you were going to pass on the slaughterhouse meet.

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    Tyler Tucker
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    Whats up Eli... I am debating doing that meet in Circleville, but I believe it is just Bench. I might look for something around the end of March or sometime in April.
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    ME Bench

    Close Grip w/ chains (Thumb from smooth)
    bar x ?
    135 x 6
    -add 150lbs chains-
    bar x 6
    135 x 6
    185 x 3
    205 x 3
    225 x 1
    235 x 1
    245 x 1 PR
    185 x 6 (pinkie on ring)
    135 x 15

    Floor Press
    225 x 10 (pinkie on ring)
    275 x 8
    295 x 6 (comp grip)
    315 x 3
    135 x 25

    KB Ext.
    20kg x 12
    24kg x 8
    24kb x 8

    CSR (parallel grip)
    90 x 10
    115 x 10
    135 x 8
    70 x 20

    Side Raises
    10 x 25
    10 x 25

    Great workout considering I rolled my four wheeler this morning. I haven't done close grip w/ chains in awhile and it definitely fried my triceps. I am going to keep adding those high rep sets at the end of each exercise. I feel it is really helping.
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    Great workout considering I rolled my four wheeler this morning. I haven't done close grip w/ chains in awhile and it definitely fried my triceps. I am going to keep adding those high rep sets at the end of each exercise. I feel it is really helping.
    Carefull, two years ago I rolled mine and broke (compound) my left wrist!!!! If it looks questionable don't do it cause you may miss a workout or two!

    Nice log big guy, those squats are solid and you have some seriously strong hips, you'll get strong I am sure!!!!!

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    Yea, as I was rolling I couldn't help thinking, "hope I can still bench tonight" haha. No I was riding a wheelie up a small hill and my big dumb foot accidentally hit the rear break and over I went. I landed on my shin, but all in all I'm good to go. Just might do a little higher rack pulls tomorrow than originally planned haha.
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    Good luck with your goals, efforts are great man.

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    Rack Pulls - All done from bottom pin w/ close stance
    bar x ?
    135 x 10
    225 x 6
    315 x 3
    405 x 3
    455 x 1
    495 x 1
    545 x 1 PR

    KB Single Arm C/P
    3 x 10 w/ 28kg

    KB Deadlift - Extra wide sumo stance
    3 x 25 w/ 28kg

    GHR
    3 x 8 BW

    Decline Crunches
    2 x 15

    Nice and quick, but definitely felt those rack pulls. You will see a lot of PR's at first with some of these exercises due to the fact that I haven't done most of them before. Gotta start somewhere. Now I have to rest up for tomorrow DE Bench session.
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    DE Bench
    Bar x 10
    -add doubled monster minis-
    Bar x 6
    -add choked purples-
    Bar x 5
    135 x 5 (1/2 thumb from smooth)
    185 x 5
    185 x 5
    185 x 5 (pinkie on ring)
    185 x 5
    205 x 5 (comp grip)
    205 x 5

    3brd Press w/ doubled monster minis (all done with thumb from smooth)
    225 x 10
    225 x 10
    275 x 6
    185 x 18

    KB Ext.
    16kg x 12
    20kg x 12
    20kg x 12
    20kg x 12

    -drove to work-

    DB Rows
    80 x 15
    80 x 15
    80 x 15
    80 x 15

    Medium Grip Pulldowns
    140 x 15
    160 x 10
    160 x 10
    160 x 10

    H-Rolls
    12 x 10
    12 x 10
    12 x 10

    Man are my triceps fried. Those choked purples really hit you at the top. Good lift overall. I wanted to go heavier on the DB rows but I only have up to 80's at my work. Always a good time on Saturdays. Everyone really got into that last set of 3brd presses.
    Last edited by Learning2Lift; 01-30-2010 at 01:44 PM.
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    How did I miss this log!

    Oh now Riff is the only puss without a log....


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    No idea how you missed it. Riff doesn't want a log because the world will then know how often he really does curl...
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    Oh now Riff is the only puss without a log....

    Riff doesn't want a log because the world will then know how often he really does curl...
    YOU GUYS MUST HAVE MISSED IT! .....I left my log in the super flush 1000 at the gym Saturday for you guys to evaluate.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruff Riff View Post
    YOU GUYS MUST HAVE MISSED IT! .....I left my log in the super flush 1000 at the gym Saturday for you guys to evaluate.....
    haha i must have missed that...
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    Here is the meet I will be doing April 24th.
    http://www.southernpowerlifting.com/contest.php?id=115
    Apparently there isnt a raw class so if you do it you'll be competing against guys that are wearing a lot of gear. Squatting is done out of a monolift. I beleive Travis is going to be at this meet along with a bunch of Westside guys. The SPF seems like a decent federation, not too strict. I'll lift in any fed that doesnt make me pause the bench forever or dictate what kind of underwear I can wear!

    http://www.southernpowerlifting.com/forms.php
    Here you find some information if your interested, get familiar with the rules if you think you want to lift in this meet.

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    Sounds like a fun meet. I am planning on getting a shirt here in a couple weeks, I would love to do that especially if both of you guys are going, however I highly doubt I will be ready. Either way I will probably drive down to check it out.
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    2/1

    Accessory Day

    KB Swings
    16kg x 10
    20kg x 10
    24kg x 10

    -super set with-

    KB Clean/Press
    16kg x 10
    20kg x 10
    24kb x 10


    Shoulder Press (pinkies on the ring)
    95 x 10
    145 x 10
    145 x 10
    95 x 10

    Pull-overs
    150 x 15
    160 x 15
    180 x 10
    200 x 10

    CG Pull-downs
    100 x 15
    160 x 12
    200 x 10
    100 x 15

    Reverse Push-ups
    BW x 10 x 3

    Side Raises
    12 x 30 x 2

    Bench Press
    Bar x 50

    Great workout! The KB stuff was done with 30s between each set. Everything else was done with no more than 1min between. Haven't done any type of conditioning lately so decided to just speed up the pace tonight. Haven't done shoulder presses in a LONG time. Kept is light and glad I did. Not one of my favorite exercises.
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    2/3
    ME Bench

    Warm-up
    KB single arm swings
    8kg x 10
    KB Presses
    8kg x 10

    Floor Presses
    Bar x ?
    135 x 10
    225 x 6
    275 x 6
    315 x 3
    355 x 1
    365 x 1
    385 x 1

    JM Presses
    135 x 10
    185 x 10
    185 x 10
    205 x 8

    DB Press
    105 x 8
    105 x 8
    105 x 7

    Seated Rows (close grip)
    160 x 15
    180 x 15
    200 x 10
    200 x 10

    KB Shrugs
    32kg x 25
    32kg x 25
    32kg x 25

    DB Ext.
    10 x 50

    Things went good considering I picked up a cold over the weekend and just really started feeling good again. This is the first time I have ever used Floor presses as a ME lift and I really liked it. Tri's and Chest were feeling it after the workout.
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    Solid floor presses Tyler.

    If you want to try that Phenom out this weekend, just let me know and I will help you into it and you can goof around in it after speed bench


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    Solid floor presses Tyler.

    If you want to try that Phenom out this weekend, just let me know and I will help you into it and you can goof around in it after speed bench
    Thanks man. I do want to try out the shirt, but I can't make it this Saturday. I work 10-4 and was going to do my speed bench after that.
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    Ah, bummer. I'll message you my phone number. Text me when you hit the gym and if I'm able, I'll swing down there.


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    SSB Squats
    Bar x 10
    150 x 10
    240 x 6
    290 x 3
    330 x 3
    380 x 1
    420 x 1
    240 x 6

    GHR
    BW x 8
    BW x 8
    BW x 8

    Lying Leg Curls (30's: bottom, top, Full)
    150x10x10x10
    150x10x10x10

    Leg Ext. (Drop sets)
    240,220,200,180 x 10
    200,170,140,110 x 10
    100,90,80,70 x 10

    I honestly had nothing in me at the end of those drop sets. I am pretty much over my cold, but haven't been eating that much lately and have been drinking a TON of water. Felt a little slosh going on during those squats. Now resting up till Saturday.
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    Yeah, I took some advice from T on the drop sets and walked out on some of the most unstable legs I have had in a while!!!!

    Great looking stuff....


    "Squatting is my worst lift, I really don't enjoy it" Well for someone who doesn't like them you sure are pretty strong and will only get stronger!

    Nice Log, stopped in to see ya yesterday but you weren't in.... I was at the Verison store for a charger...

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    I was crawling into my truck after those drop sets. I'm tight today, but not nearly what I was expecting.

    I usually take off on Thursdays. Some Cav's game to be at last night. I was little jealous.
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