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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. #101
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    Damn dude, easy bench...making it happen.

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    It does feel good when it all comes together, lol. Nice work!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Damn dude, easy bench...making it happen.
    Thanks Coke. Getting it dialed in for when it gets heavy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    It does feel good when it all comes together, lol. Nice work!!!
    Yes it does! Everything is feeling good lately since we're not training heavy singles every week. In our case, its paying off in the form of healthier joints to put in some higer volume work at lower intensities.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
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    Some strong work in this log!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Some strong work in this log!!
    Thanks brother! Welcome aboard and please feel free to offer any advice you think might help. I'm all about getting this total.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Wednesday 4/25/12 - Deadlift

    Sumo Deads:
    390x3
    390x3
    390x3
    390x3
    390x3

    RDL:
    225x10
    275x10
    275x10

    Planks (with plate on back):
    1 minute
    1 minute
    1minute

    Band Abduction:
    2x10

    Decent day. The planks (a recommendation from my chiropractor) were not fun.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Thursday 4/26/12 - Bench Assistance

    Close Grip Bench:
    225x8
    225x8
    225x8

    Dbell Bench:
    85x8
    85x8
    85x8

    Barbell Rows:
    185x8
    185x8
    185x8
    185x8

    EZ Curls:
    3x10

    Skull Crushers:
    3x8

    Pretty decent day. Started off a little sluggish but eventually came around. Not one of my best days but they can't all be fantastic. On a side note I officially ended my student career yesterday. Ther might be some drinking this weekend...
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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  8. #108
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    Sessions are real good bro.

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    Your right, we really do train alike, lol. Nice work buddy!!!
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Sessions are real good bro.
    Thanks buddy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Your right, we really do train alike, lol. Nice work buddy!!!
    Thanks Brian. Yeah, we do. Weird thing is I just made this cycle up. Did you? It's ridiculously simple and I like it like that. Haha.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Quote Originally Posted by jkstrength View Post
    Thanks Brian. Yeah, we do. Weird thing is I just made this cycle up. Did you? It's ridiculously simple and I like it like that. Haha.
    I started doing this when I injured my knee. I needed two days just to focus on my rehab. So I figured I would bench on Mondays, squat and deadlift (rehab session #1) on Tuesday, upper accessory on Thursday and then knee rehab on Friday. I liked it a lot so I kept doing it.
    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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    Friday 4/27/12 - Squat

    Squat:
    340x3
    340x3
    340x3
    340x3
    340x3

    Front Squat:
    185x5
    185x5
    185x5

    Squatted a day early because I had no babysitter today so you gotta do what you gotta do. Also had to squeeze my session in between clients so just had time for squatting and front squatting. Felt rushed and I hate feeling rushed. That being said it was a damn good session. Squats are finally feeling decent again as far as form goes. Can't wait to get to some heavy weight again. Hopefully all this volume work pays off.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Sunday 4/29/12 - Deadlift

    Sumo Dead:
    135x5
    135x5
    225x3
    315x2
    405x1
    460x1 (90%)
    500x1 (97%)

    Deficit Sumo Speed Pulls:
    255 + 50 pounds chain x 5
    255 + 50 pounds chain x 5
    255 + 50 pounds chain x 5
    255 + 50 pounds chain x 5

    Messed up week for me and without going into a long explanation lets just say my training days are all over the place. But a good lifter will adapt. Just pulled for volume on Wednesday but if I didn't pull today I wasn't going to get it in this week. Since I have to take next week off decided to work up to a heavy single today. Was going to go to 90% but since that snapped off the floor easily I worked up to 97% or 500. Didn't feel very heavy but was kinda slow going up probably due to my lack of speed work the last couple of months so guess what.....its getting added back in! On a side note I feel really good about the fact that I can now pull 500 on any given day even under less than optimal conditions and without being peaked. I really feel like that triple bodyweight pull will fall this summer.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Quote Originally Posted by jkstrength View Post
    a good lifter will adapt
    No doubt man, someone at your level will take any detours in stride and still get there right on time regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    No doubt man, someone at your level will take any detours in stride and still get there right on time regardless.
    I agree!!!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    No doubt man, someone at your level will take any detours in stride and still get there right on time regardless.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I agree!!!
    Thanks guys! I hope your right. After my vacation next week, its time to put the game face on.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Tuesday 5/1/12 - Bench

    Bench:
    135x10
    135x5
    185x3
    225x3
    275x2
    315x2 (90%)
    335x1 (97%)

    Weighted Chins:
    bw + 45 x 8
    bw + 45 x 8
    bw + 70 x 8

    Dbell Bench:
    90x8
    100x8
    120x9

    Skull Crushers:
    70x10
    90x10
    90x10

    Pulldowns:
    160x10
    160x10
    160x10

    Band Pull-Aparts:
    2x10

    Again worked up to 97% for a single. Wasn't feeling the best today but no reason not to get shit done. Hit my single, did some assistance and left. 335 felt good and went up relatively easy but I think I'm getting close to my limit on bench at this bodyweight, at least as far as competition benching goes. I do think I can squeeze another 10-15 pounds out of myself so hoping to do that by August. Whatever I can get to help my total.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Solid benching!!!
    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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    Super benching JK, nice job throughout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Solid benching!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Super benching JK, nice job throughout.
    Thanks for the encouragement you guys!
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Thursday 5/3/12 - Squat

    Squat:
    135x10
    135x5
    225x5
    225x3
    315x2
    365x1
    add belt and wraps
    405x1
    440x1

    Squats:
    225 + 30 pounds chain x 5 x 5 sets

    Lower back was killing me today so that wasn't good. Couldn't get a good setup cause of the pain but its nothing serious, just part of the game. Worked up to 97% and hit a single then did some form/stability work with 40% plus chains. I'll post vid later (I hope) so critique away! I really want that 500 and I need all the help I can get.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Huge day with the squats!

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    Got some good work in while dealing with the back pain, great job bro!!!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Huge day with the squats!
    Thanks Coke!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Got some good work in while dealing with the back pain, great job bro!!!
    Thanks Brian!

    Back pain is par for the course after my surgery but it usually doesn't last long. I'm missing almost a whole disk so bound to feel something every now and then. Haha.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Monday 5/14/12 - Squat

    Squat (Raw w/belt):
    365x2
    365x2
    365x2
    365x2

    Front Squats:
    135 + 40 pounds chain - 4 sets of 5 reps (short rest)

    GHR:
    bw x 10
    bw x 10
    bw x 10

    Hanging Leg Raises:
    bw x 10
    bw x 10
    bw x 10

    First day back after 10 days. Went really good. Went up to 80% for 4 sets of 2. Back pain is gone so the rest did me good. GHR is a new addition to our facility and we're glad to have it. Nothing to crazy this week but next week we're gonna crank it up and get ready for August.
    Meet PR's (raw):

    Squat: 500
    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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