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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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    Quote Originally Posted by squatter69 View Post
    Looking fast there man. Why the straight weight
    This close to a meet I get in more overall 1's on ME day, and more total volume on ME day. That will cause my DE day to suffer if I go too heavy. Goal on speed day right now is keep bar speed as high as possible, the weight isn't the issue.

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    6-21 ME Bench


    Warmups
    Band traction upper
    Band traction lower
    Foam rolling
    Overhand Rows 5 sets of 15
    External Rotations 3 sets of 15


    Bench vs dbld mini's + 80lbs of chain
    Bar x 3
    Bar x 3
    Bar + Dbld mini's x 3
    Bar + Dbld mini's + 80lb of chain x 3
    95 + bands + chains x 3
    135 + bands + chains x 3
    155 + bands + chains x 1
    175 + bands + chains x 1
    195 + bands + chains x 1
    210 + bands + chains x 1
    225 + bands + chains x 1


    CG w/ dbld mini's + 80lb of chain
    135 x 3 sets of 5


    Underhand Row
    3 sets of 12

    Band Pull Aparts
    3 sets of 20





    Never tried this movement before, so I figured why not. Weight was 282 on Monday after walking around for 4+hrs in the 90degree heat at the cleveland zoo. First time I weighed myself in awhile. Waist is smaller then when I was 260ish, so thats a plus. Bloated and carbed up I bet I'll hit 290 on meet day.

    On a side note, my chucks that I've had since I started powerlifting years ago have finally been retired due to falling apart haha. My girlfriend however saw this comming and ordered me a new pair as a surprise. I guess I'll let her stick around for awhile longer.

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    Are you kidding me? I know you don't want to push to a near max but that wasn't close to a max.

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    6-23 ME GMing


    Warmups
    Band traction upper
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    Foam rolling
    Overhand Rows 5 sets of 15


    Suspended Gmings with a close stance
    Bar x 5
    Bar x 5
    95 x 3
    135 x 3
    185 x 3
    225 x 3
    275 x 3
    315 x 3
    365 x 1
    405 x 1
    435 x 1 PR



    Pulldown Abs
    4 sets of 15

    Leg curls w/ avg band
    100 reps





    The GMings fucking killed me haha. Had to fight to keep from puking after my last single. The plan was to do a few down sets w/ 275-315 after but After rep #1 with 315 my entire back cramped up so I called it a day. The goal for today is STRAIN. I definetly achieved that goal.

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    nice lift but did u swing to get it started

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    Quote Originally Posted by squatter69 View Post
    nice lift but did u swing to get it started
    Thats why you do these, instead of off pins....you can get the bar into the proper start position

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    6-25 DE Bench


    Warmups
    Band traction upper
    Band traction lower
    Foam rolling
    Overhand Rows 5 sets of 15
    External Rotations 3 sets of 15


    DE Bench w/ straight weight
    160 x 8 sets of 3


    Standing Military Press
    170 x 3 PR


    Band assisted Chins
    4 sets of 8

    Pushdowns
    100 reps




    Benches were fast and smooth. PR on military press felt solid. I should be up to 185 for reps soon enough Otherwise not much to write about.
    Last edited by byronsru24; 06-25-2012 at 02:53 PM.

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    6-28 DE Squat

    Warmup
    Band traction upper
    Band traction lower
    Foam rolling
    Pulldowns 5 x 15
    TKEs 3 x 25

    DE Squat
    225 x 10 doubles

    DE Pulls
    315 x 7 singles


    45 deg back raise
    35 lb plate behind head x 3 sets of 8 PR



    Eagle abs
    35lb plate behind head x 3 sets of 8 Pr





    Was super busy at work so needless to say this was not fun. Speed was great and low back and abs have never been stronger.
    Last edited by byronsru24; 06-29-2012 at 03:25 PM.

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    Those MP's look much better

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    6-30 ME Bench

    Warmup
    Band traction upper
    Band traction lower
    Foam rolling
    Overhand Pulldowns 5 x 15
    External Rotations 3 x 15

    Floor Press
    Bar x 3 x 2
    95 x 3 x 2
    135 x 3
    185 x 3
    225 x 3
    245 x 1
    265 x 1
    285 x 1
    305 x 1 PR
    315 x 1 PR!


    Close Grip Floor Press
    225 x 3 sets of 5


    Underhand Row
    3 sets of 15


    Band Pull Aparts
    2 sets of 15
    1 set of 25





    Was pretty happy with this tonight. Last floor Press I did was an ugly 295 and that translated to a 320 bench at a meet w/ room to spare. Hitting 315 as easy as I did until the very top means a mid 3's bench is definetly there.

    Oh yea, my brother looks JACKED in this video btw.
    Last edited by byronsru24; 07-01-2012 at 09:38 AM.

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    7-2 ME Squat

    Warmup
    Band traction upper
    Band traction lower
    Foam rolling
    Underhand Pulldowns 5 x 15
    TKE's 3 x 25

    Squats w/ Rev Mini's (Knee Sleeves only)
    Bar x 3 x 2
    135 x 3
    225 x 3
    **Added Rev Mini's**
    315x1
    365x1
    405x1
    445x1
    475x1 PR
    495x1 BIG PR




    Elbows were hating me by this point, and I was running late to get ready for work, so I shut it down here. Definetly had more then 495 in me. Will do my assistance stuff later.

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    7-4 DE Bench

    Warmup
    Band traction upper
    Band traction lower
    Foam rolling
    Overhand Pulldowns 5 x 15
    External Roations 3 x 25


    DE Bench (Straight Weight)
    160 x 8 sets of 3


    Chaos Standing Military Press
    65 x 8
    85 x 8
    105 x 8 x 3 sets *These were a lot harder then they looked


    Underhand Row
    5 sets of 15


    Pushdowns
    100 reps





    Training went well today. Speed on the bench was good, and my arch is also getting better. It helps to have a gullet as well. The chaos bench fucking murdered my shoulders. It was suggested to me by an old training partner of mine, and he warned me "They will light your shoulders up like nothing else, so go light on them". He wasn't bullshitting me.
    Last edited by byronsru24; 07-04-2012 at 02:09 PM.

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    Things are picking up in here man looks like your bench will be respectable soon

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    Reverse band squat looked comfortable for sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Reverse band squat looked comfortable for sure.
    Felt heavy, but moved really fast. Shutting it down when I did was a good call, cause my elbows are still a bit sore. If they lowbar didn't help my squat so much I'd hold the bar higher, but I bet I get a good 50lbs from the lowbar position so Ill just have to learn to man up and deal with the pain

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    7-8 DE Squat / DL

    Warmup
    Band traction upper
    Band traction lower
    Foam rolling
    Underhand Pulldowns 5 x 15
    TKE's 3 x 25


    DE Squat (Straight Weight)
    225 x 8 sets of 2


    DE Pulls
    315 x 6 singles


    Pdown Abs
    3 sets of 15


    Band Leg Curl
    100 reps




    Last training session till the meet. Cut back on the volume a bit on my squats and pulls. Weights moved fast. I'm ready for that 600 pull.

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    Good speed. You better get 600 on saturday pig

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    Meet went perfect. Weighed in at a svelt 272. Didn't end up having a DL bar to use, so warmups were harder then usual. Went 500-575-600 for a big PR.





    Also, got to see Rudy Hillyard lift. Even though he didn't get a lift in I hear all kinds of excuses why people can't do certain exercises (I got an xyz injury, doing xyz exercise hurts, I have bad knees, I have a bad back, blah blah blah). Here's a man who doesn't have much use of his legs, can barely walk, and has to be strapped to the bench. But he's still training, getting on the platform, and kicking ass. Whats your excuse?


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    No vids of the 600?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehubbard View Post
    No vids of the 600?
    Jess got too excited and forgot to film it haha.

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    7-16 DE bench

    Warmup
    Band traction upper
    Band traction lower
    Foam rolling
    Overhand Pulldowns 5 x 15
    External Roations 3 x 15


    DE Bench (w/ 40 & 80lb of chain)
    135 + 40lb of chain x 3 sets of 3
    135 + 80lb of chain x 3 sets of 3


    Standing Military Press
    135 x 5 sets of 5


    Overhand Row
    4 sets of 15


    Pushdowns
    100 reps




    Solid training today. Speed was good, and Military press felt real strong.

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    Nice lift bro Im glad to see you get past that barrier. And Ive seen Rudy lift before. Really puts the people who make excuses in perspective

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    7-19 DE squat and Pull

    Warmup
    Band traction upper
    Band traction lower
    Foam rolling
    Overhand Pulldowns 5 x 15
    TKE's 3x25


    DE Squat (w/ 80 & 120lb of chain)
    185 + 80lb of chain x 4 sets of 2
    185 + 120lb of chain x 4 sets of 2


    DE Pulls w/ short mini's looped around bar
    275 + bands x 6 singles


    Overhand Row
    5 sets of 12


    Leg Curls w/ Avg band
    100 total reps


    Pulldown Abs
    5 sets of 12





    For the next few months, I'm going to really focus on improving my bar speed midway through the lifts on my speed day. I looked at all my ME squats and benches for the past 6-8 months. My bar speed out of the hole is fine, midway is where I start to stall out a bit. I'll be using more chain weight both on the squat and bench, and a little less bar weight.

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    7-21 ME BEnch

    Warmup
    Band traction upper
    Band traction lower
    Foam rolling
    Underhand Pulldowns 5 x 15
    External Rotations


    CG Bench w/ 120lb of chain + dbld mini's + short mini's
    Bar x 3
    Bar + Dbld mini's x 3
    Bar + Dbld mini's + short mini's x 3
    Bar + Bands + 40lb of chain x 3
    Bar + Bands + 80lb of chain x 3
    Bar + Bands + 120lb of chain x 3
    75 + Bands + chain x 3
    105 + Bands + Chain x 3
    135 + Bands + chain x 3 *Holy shit was this heavy and hard as shit


    Overhand Rows
    3 sets of 15





    Got this crazy idea from one of my buddies. Honestly, this was one of the hardest most ball breaking ME benches I've ever done. It was pitiful feeling how HEAVY that shit was w/ just 135 on the bar. It damn near took everything out of me too. After the 135 set I was TOAST. Did a few sets of rows, and called it a day. Triceps are already lit up.

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    Good plan ahead with the speed work.


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