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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?

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    PR - 495 Deadlift

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    So towards the top of the lockout, the bar stuck to my legs from the humidity in the room. I should have at least chalked or powdered my thighs if I was going to wear those shorts (my excuse for the leg movement at the end).

    Didn't except to even get this off the floor to be honest. My buddy recording said 455 looked quick, so he jokingly challenged me to 495. Challenge accepted.
    Last edited by thecityalive; 03-19-2012 at 07:55 PM.
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    Why would you chalk your thighs?


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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    ...or powder to help eliminate moisture so the bar doesn't catch on my legs like it did there. Didn't have any talcum powder on hand, so chalk (could) have worked? IDK. Whatever.
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    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    I can barely do 415 with horrible form

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    Good work, Rob! Coulda eked out the extra 5lbs to make it a round 500, I reckon. Well done for getting it off the floor, I saw you give it a tentative go at first, then nearly give up, but then went back after it hard.
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    Congrats Rob, your working hard and the numbers are going up and up!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
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    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    ...or powder to help eliminate moisture so the bar doesn't catch on my legs like it did there. Didn't have any talcum powder on hand, so chalk (could) have worked? IDK. Whatever.
    Chalk probably would have just gotten the bar caught on your thighs even more.

    Great pull though, I just hit that a couple weeks ago. Just out of curiosity why sumo? I pulled sumo for a long time and recently switched back to conventional.
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Yeah. Didn't really think that one through. My noob is showing.

    I have been experimenting with Westside recently and every so often I rotate my ME movements. That day happened to be a sumo rotation. I've pulled conventional for the longest time, but I think I'm just better at sumo.
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    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    Yeah. Didn't really think that one through. My noob is showing.

    I have been experimenting with Westside recently and every so often I rotate my ME movements. That day happened to be a sumo rotation. I've pulled conventional for the longest time, but I think I'm just better at sumo.
    quite a few are better at sumo. much smaller ROM... coupled with good hip/glute str. although the really really big DLers seem to pull conventional

    having said that, strong lifting! nice
    Last edited by f=ma; 03-22-2012 at 09:06 AM.

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    Good lift man, strong effort considering how slow it came off the floor.

    Lol'd at chalking your legs. Get some baby powder.
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    That and an actual pair of shorter shorts. I have a weird peeve when I do a DL or SQ and the shorts feel like they get stuck on my knees. Whatevs. Baby powder it is!
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    Congrats on the PR!

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    Very impressive lift.

    Most impressive is that you got through the stall at about 2-4" off the ground. Way to fight and then fight some more to get it off your thighs.

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Thanks. I recently pulled 475 on a 3" deficit from a conventional stance. Things are really shaping up.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

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