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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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  1. #276
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    Saturday 7/21/12 - Squat/Dead Openers

    Squat:
    135x5
    135x5
    225x3
    315x1
    365x1
    added wraps and belt
    405x1
    440x1 (opener)

    Deadlift (conventional):
    135x5
    225x1
    315x1
    added belt
    405x1
    455x1
    475x1 (opener)

    GHR:
    BW x 12 x 3 sets

    Everything went well today. Squat felt light and moved fast. Dead felt decent but didn't move as fast as I would have liked. However, I still feel it is the right opener. Honestly it is just a mental barrier I have to get over. I'll post vids later.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Great job on the openers!!! I wouldn't sweat it brother, you might be peaking at the right time.
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  3. #278
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    looking good JK, stay on track, the reward will be oh so sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Great job on the openers!!! I wouldn't sweat it brother, you might be peaking at the right time.
    I believe your right. Its funny, I preach this to my athletes and teammates but I always get worried when it happens to me. Lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by J L S View Post
    looking good JK, stay on track, the reward will be oh so sweet!
    Thanks J. No more heavy work for squat or dead. Just cruising now.


    Here's the video from today:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPWbq...yer_detailpage
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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  5. #280
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    Damn, great vid - will do damage next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Damn, great vid - will do damage next weekend.
    Thanks Coke! I plan on doing some serious damage
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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  7. #282
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    Monday 7/23/12 - ME Upper

    Close Grip Bench (allworking sets paused and with commands):
    135x5
    135x5
    225x3
    225x1
    275x1
    305(90%) x 1
    305(90%) x 1
    305(90%) x 1

    Barbell Rows:
    135x20 x 3 sets

    Dbell Bench:
    70x20 x 2 sets

    Skulls:
    90x8
    90x8
    90x8

    Side Raises:
    3x12

    Just went up to 90% on close grip and hit 3 singles. No need to try hitting PRs less than two weeks out. Every single felt light and moved fast. Definitely feeling a meet PR soming up. Regular speed work this week then bench openers on Saturday.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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  8. #283
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    Props dude, stellar approach and mindset.

  9. #284
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    looking good JK, cruise to some PR's!
    Check out my training:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Props dude, stellar approach and mindset.
    Quote Originally Posted by J L S View Post
    looking good JK, cruise to some PR's!
    Thanks guys!
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Wednesday 7/25/12 - Lower

    Squats:
    135x5
    135x5
    225x1
    added new Rhine wraps
    225x1
    225x1

    Deads:
    135x1
    225x1
    255x1
    255x1
    255x1

    GHR:
    bw x 10
    bw x 10
    bw x 10

    Situps:
    bw x 20
    bw x 20
    bw x 20

    We worked up to 50% or so ust to keep the blood flowing and keep form in check. I ordered knee and wrist wraps from Rhino (change up from my usual Titan wraps) and they came in 3 days ago so I wanted to just put them on and get a feel for them. They are seriously the best wraps I have ever used. Even though I only went up to 50%, they just feel way better. Anyway, feeling good and strong and very ready for next Saturday. Bench openers on Saturday.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Thursday 7/26/12 - Upper

    Bench:
    135x5
    135x5
    135x5

    Side Raises:
    3x10

    Chins:
    bw x 5 x 3 sets

    Today was an extremely low intensity and light day. Just enough to get some blood in there and keep the movements fresh. Saturday is bench openers then I'm shutting it down. Got about 5 pounds to lose (no sweat) and I'll be ready to go. Gonna make some noise.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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  13. #288
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    cant wait to see how you do Jk, had some good meet results last few, looking real good going into this one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J L S View Post
    cant wait to see how you do Jk, had some good meet results last few, looking real good going into this one!
    Thanks J! I'm really feeling positive about this one.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Quite smooth with it dude, looking to see the bench openers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Quite smooth with it dude, looking to see the bench openers.
    Thanks Coke. Here it is!

    Saturday 7/28/12 - Bench Opener
    135x5
    135x5
    185x3
    225x3
    275x1
    300x1
    325x1 (opener)

    Band pulldowns:
    3x20

    EZ SKulls:
    3x20

    Vid of opener:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un117...yer_detailpage

    (dropped the camera at the end)
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Make it appear to be 'light weight', very impressive!!

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    Good job on the bench opener!
    My Training Log
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Make it appear to be 'light weight', very impressive!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Good job on the bench opener!
    Thanks guys! Feeling good.

    Just went in last night and did some light hamstrings and triceps. Foam rolled a bit and got out. Weighed in this morning at 182.4 so I'm good to go. Can pretty much eat normal and just cut some water tonight for weigh-ins in the morning. Weigh-ins are at 10:00 am and its a 3 hour drive. I'm teaching a bootcamp class from 6 to 7 so I'm packing tonight and leaving as soon as I let out class. I'll probably be a little thirst and grumpy in the morning so my class is gonna work their asses off. Hehe...
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    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Good luck Jeremy, wish you the best this weekend.

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    i second what coke says, all the best JK, tear it up and bring home some PR's!
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    Best of luck!!!
    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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    Meet Report

    Weigh-ins:
    So I cut down to 181 (from a high of 186) by the morning of the meet. I left town at 7 and got to Rock Springs by 10, just in time for early weigh-ins. However, the scale wasn't working so the meet director went back to his hotel room to get another one....and didn't come back for almost 2 hours. By the time I weighed in I had dropped all the way down to 178. I was kinda pissed but it was no ones fault. Sometimes shit just happens. So feeling very depleted we immediately went to Pizza Hut and hit the buffet.

    The Meet:

    Squat:
    440 - 3 whites (easy)
    462 - 3 whites and a PR (easy)
    473 - 3 whites and another PR (stalled a bit a mid point but then shot up)

    Bench:
    325 - 2 whites (raised my ass a little) but easy lift
    341 - 3 whites
    352 - missed it for the third time in a meet!!! Frustrating!

    Deadlift:
    480 - 3 whites
    507 - 3 whites (pretty slow)
    518 - didn't even break ground

    So ended with a 22 pound squat PR (should tie me for 47th on PL Watch rankings) and a 16 pound total PR. I'm happy about the PRs but I'm pretty disappointed in my performance because I'm capable of alot more. Honestly, the weight cut hurt me, especially the 2 hour late weigh-in. I just felt depleted. Again, nobodys fault, but it did affect me. I am officially retiring from 181 though. My bench is just not gonna move till my bodyweight does so I'm taking the winter to grow up to 200 or so. Also, switching to conventional 3 weeks out was probably not a good idea but I'll get it next time. Steve Dennison ran a great meet and I had alot of fun. Met some great people and lifters as well. Looking forward to doing another USPA meet in the future. Thanks for everyone for supporting me during the training cycle!
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    I know it wasn't what your capable of but you still did a great job bro! You got a PR total and to me that's all that matters!
    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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    nice job considering the cirumstances JK, you still put up and got on with it and hit some PR's which is what meets are for right! cant wait to see your bench numbers in the winter haha!
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    My smolov blog '12 : start 475 - finish: 520
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