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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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    Road to 2100 plus.

    I will be logging my journey into the world of multi ply lifting in the RPS,I will also pick and choose single ply meets to do as well.I will log my training highs and lows, along with what powerlifting gear I'm using and otc supplementation. Hold on tight should be a fun ride.
    Last edited by J Stottlemire; 04-21-2012 at 01:01 PM.
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    4/19/12 shoulders and tris

    Dumbell shoulder press 3 sets of 15 with 90lbs, Super set front,side,rear delts raises with kettle bells front raises with 35lbs, sides with 25lbs, rear with 25lbs 3 sets of 12 each. Triceps single ARM overhead extentions with 35lbs dumbell 4 set of 10, tricep rope press down 90 pounds 3 sets of 15. Tate presses with 60lbs dumbells 3 sets of 10. I kept tricep work light on anticipation of a heavy bench day with Gene Rychlak on Sunday. Next up will be squat/quad and low back training on Saturday. You will notice I train very freely I keep my split the same but train a lot on feel, none the less I put in work.I always welcome questions, feedback or critique as my log develops.
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    Can't wait to follow this!! Good luck Josh!
    Train Hardcore

    Best Lifts(SQ/BP/DL)
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    520/405/500 single-ply
    405/315/475 raw

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    Nice to see you keeping a log here bro.
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    Best meet lifts @198 775/575/630
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    Awesome to have someone of your caliber aboard!!

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    Good to see you here Josh.
    Current PR's 198 - 220
    Squat - 777 - 771.5
    Bench - 611.7 - 628.2
    Deadlift - 567 - 584
    Total 1929 - 1973

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    Senior Member J Stottlemire's Avatar
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    Thanks fellas, I am hoping to bring it all together this year as a full powerlifter. Training has went well, and I'm starting to get more familiar with my new gear.
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    April 21 Squats/legs/lower back and abs

    Squats, off 12 inch box height
    55 x 10
    145 x 10
    435 x 2
    465 x 2 this was all light raw work
    I tried a pair of NEW briefs (a friend of mines), size 44 size Metal Jack, they were a little big on me but provided some support, but was able to easily hit low box.
    545 5 SETS OF 3

    I followed squatting with a Circuit type work out consisting of 3 sets of 15 per exercise
    Reverse Hyper 135 pounds
    Stiff leg deadlifts 185 pounds
    Hyper ext with pro mini used for tension from the bottom
    Seated Leg ext 3 x 15 155lbs
    Seated leg curl 3 x 15 100lbs
    3 sets of 25 sit ups on the ghr machine and called it a day.

    Big bench day in the am at Southside Iron in preparation for my push/pull meet in Philadelphia the beginning of June
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    April 22 Shirted bench/Chest and tricep work

    I was a little sore in my hamstrings and lower back from yesterdays leg training, I have been messing around lately with my foot placement and benching on my toes. I scrapped that today and went back to what's comfortable to me and old school flat footed habits I brought with me from the USPF. Here is how the workout went.

    bench press raw
    140 x 8
    230 x 8
    320 x 6
    370 x 1
    410 x 1

    added Inzer SDP
    550 x 2 off 3 brd
    610 x 2 off 2 brd
    660 x 2 off 2 brd
    680 x 2 off 2 brd

    My focus shirted today was being faster on decent and increasing speed on down stroke I was faster than normal but I need to improve further and not be as complacent. The time under tension on the way down has been exhausting to much energy.

    Aux work as follows
    incline barbell 2 sets of 15 with 205, 1 set of 12 with 205
    single arm dumbell skull crushers with 40lbs 3 x 10
    Rope tricep press down 75 pounds for 3 sets of 12
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    Big benching indeed, super squats too!!

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    4/25/12 Deadlift back and biceps training

    I was not well rested today but went in to pulling with a positve attitude and a strong mental focus, I came up short of today goals in pulling but I got work in. I have also got to eat better and more calories day in and out, I ate too little amount of calories yesterday to wake this morning and be at my best.

    Pulls were all from 3 inches below below base of knee
    245 x 5
    335 x 3
    445 x 1
    540 x 1
    665 x 1
    715 x 1x miss I thought I would hit this, I crushed 665
    685 x 1x miss Totally spent after the above sets just missed at lockout. I had hips to high from start.

    Yoke bar GM'S
    90 X 8
    140 X 8
    180 X 6
    200 X 6

    GHR
    2 X 15 REPS BW

    LAT PULLS
    205 X 15
    225 X12 Two sets

    Bicep work
    Hammer curls 3 x 10, 60lbs dumbells
    Seated alternated supinated curls 3 x 8, 45 lbs dumbells
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    4/26/12 Shoulders and tris

    I am basically exhausted today, feeling beat up after heavy pulls yesterday. I HAVE virtually no sleep the passed few days, dreading the fact I have to go in and work a double today. I basically made today a blood pump/recovery type day.

    Flat bench dumbell press 3 x 20 with 80lbs
    Military Press BB 185 4 X 15
    DB SIDE raises 20lbs 3 x 20
    Tricep pressdowns 4 x 15 with 70 lbs
    Tricep kickbacks 3 x 15 with 25LBS DB
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    Nice work!!
    Train Hardcore

    Best Lifts(SQ/BP/DL)
    625/450/500 multi-ply
    520/405/500 single-ply
    405/315/475 raw

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscle_g View Post
    Nice work!!
    Thanks, Update : I'm training for the RPS Philly push/pull meet June 2 and will continue on with training from there in preparation of the Last Man Standing competition at PA State Championships at the end of July, with fella wannabebig loggers and pro lifters Travis Bell, and Vincent D. I think this will be a fun meet, I am positive it will be my last for the months to come. This will wrap up me doing 5 meets in a 8 month period.
    Last edited by J Stottlemire; 04-26-2012 at 07:27 PM.
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    4/29/12 Bench training

    I came into today at loss with myself, dealing with emotional pain, with some very unexpected changes in my life. I did not eat much as anxiety issues and vomiting plagued my weekend. I sucked it up for my workout and hit all my numbers. I sincerely thank my friends and team at Southside Iron for being there for me like the brothers and sisters they are. My work out went like this.

    Bench warm ups raw
    140 x 10
    230 x 8
    320 x 5
    370 x 1

    added my SDP
    550 X 3 3BRD
    610 X 2 2BRD
    660 X 1 2BRD
    705 X 0 2BRD came up real fast and OVER MY FACE
    705 X 2 2BRD
    730 X 2 OFF 4 BRD MISSED A 3RD REP COMING OVER MY FACE AGAIN

    I then did some close grip pin presses with the fat bar from three board height with 300 pounds for a 3 sets of 8 easy reps to cook my tris, and called it a day on a good note.

    Today was a positive workout and my goal weight for the day was 705 for 1 off a 2 brd. I focused on speed on the way down. My arch has been getting better and benching flat footed has continually been better for me giving me a steady base. I am getting better each week handling the bigger weights. Next week on bench my focus will be getting to a one board fast and working triples for a week or two with weight at 90% my goal weight for June meet. I will find my true one rep max meet day.

    That being said I have to focus, in being prepared for this meet and getting accustomed to new living conditions, by keeping positive and thankful for the good things in my life, friends and team that supports and truly believes in me.
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Stottlemire View Post
    Squats, off 12 inch box height
    55 x 10
    145 x 10
    435 x 2
    465 x 2 this was all light raw work
    I tried a pair of NEW briefs (a friend of mines), size 44 size Metal Jack, they were a little big on me but provided some support, but was able to easily hit low box.
    545 5 SETS OF 3

    I followed squatting with a Circuit type work out consisting of 3 sets of 15 per exercise
    Reverse Hyper 135 pounds
    Stiff leg deadlifts 185 pounds
    Hyper ext with pro mini used for tension from the bottom
    Seated Leg ext 3 x 15 155lbs
    Seated leg curl 3 x 15 100lbs
    3 sets of 25 sit ups on the ghr machine and called it a day.

    Big bench day in the am at Southside Iron in preparation for my push/pull meet in Philadelphia the beginning of June
    How'd you like the Jack briefs Josh?

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    Josh, im really sorry to hear what your having to endure in life right now. Your a great man, and definately dont deserve what your going through. Your surrounded by a great core of friends and teammates, and hope that you find a good place mentally for yourself. Always wish the best for you bro.
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    Best meet lifts @198 775/575/630
    Best Raw Lifts @198 650/415/575
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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Schnupp View Post
    How'd you like the Jack briefs Josh?
    Briefs were to big for me to give a fair evaluation, i am planning n staying with Inzer though and getting double ply preds
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Josh, im really sorry to hear what your having to endure in life right now. Your a great man, and definately dont deserve what your going through. Your surrounded by a great core of friends and teammates, and hope that you find a good place mentally for yourself. Always wish the best for you bro.
    Thanks Brian thought this time was dif and it wouldn't happen again as it did, it's been civil but was sudden and weird. Keeping faith in doing what I know is right and going to prepare the very best I possibly can and adapt to the new place I'm living. God bless you. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop...jhV6jJOE&gl=US
    Last edited by J Stottlemire; 10-01-2012 at 06:34 PM.
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    Wish you the very best Josh, all you can do is take it one day at a time.

    Keep moving on strong and represent this summer!

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    May 2, 12 Deadlift work and accessory work

    I pulled from 6 inches from floor, roughly a bout 3 inches below knees this is just below my weakest pulling area, to focus on the transition through that area and into lock out.
    245 x 6
    335 x 3
    445 x 1
    535 x 1
    625 x 1
    680 x 1 pr
    705 x 1 pr My last pull I tore my calluses to the meaty part of hand, I then did some circuit training.
    GHR 2 sets-15 REPS
    hypers with chains 2sets-15
    here is a vid of some of the work

    reverse hyper with 135 for 2sets-15 reps

    ABS
    3 sets of 35 on crunches and called it a day. My hand was bleeding steady, so I decided not to curl or do any movements using my hands. This will be my last heavy deadlift week going into RPS meet June 2. Next week I will do alot of accessory work, and bodybuilding type movements. Basically a deload, and if hand is healed, I may do some speed pulls against bands.
    Here is a video of some of the work
    Last edited by J Stottlemire; 05-06-2012 at 05:11 PM. Reason: training video
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    May 5 2012 SQUATS, speed pulls,leg accesorry work. BW 205 this morn

    I came in and decided to do some single ply training in loose gear for a some support, but to get more work directly to muscles desired. My day went like this in my lifts.
    Squats RAW

    145 X 10
    255 X 5
    345 X 5
    445 X 5

    545 X 3 ADDED leg less single ply titan briefs
    615 x 1 suit bottom
    665 x 1 full single ply gear
    715 x 1 off box single ply full gear, a grinder but I loved it.

    It's been a while since I wore single squat gear and had to grind a weight out, the back strength improvements was the difference maker.

    Removed single ply gear
    added Metal multi ply briefs
    545 pound bar weight with 80 pounds of chains for a burn out set and hit 7 reps and was toasted.

    Speed pulls

    225 x 3
    315 x 3
    405 x 1
    495 x 1
    525 x 3

    Leg exts 155 x 3 x 20
    Leg curls 120 x 3 x 20
    Last edited by J Stottlemire; 05-05-2012 at 12:22 PM.
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    April 6 12 Bench press work

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS6T...e_gdata_player
    I was tired and had very little rest my body and mind out of whack. I went in and gave my best.
    Raw work
    140 x 10
    230 x 8
    320 x 5
    370 x 2
    430 x 1
    added Inzer SDP
    550 X 3 OFF 3 BRD
    640 X 4 2 BRD IN THE VIDEO ABOVE, elbow popped hard and I stopped and racked it.
    I did some quick band work to get blood in the area and did some rotator cuff isolation movements.

    I iced the elbow immediately after the band work, luckily I feel fine now just tender at the joint. I will deload this week. I am beat up from the heavy pulls and squats. I have decided I will back off squatting till the June 2 RPS meet OR squat with a safety squat bar or a yoke bar until then, to avoid any more elbow stress than needed. I feel comfortable even on a bad day hitting the weights I did today at a light BW.

    I just need to listen to my body and play it smart and in June a PR should be in hand and a move into Michael Songs all time top 20 list in the Bench at 198. I was able to tell during warm ups my body was not in tune. I was shaking almost nervously, when just warming up and while not even performing movements in the gym. So basically my CNS was saying give me alil break alright To top that off when the crew and I went to eat our post training meal, soon as I finished it and we went outside the Diner, I vomited 3 times and gave my meal back to mother nature. Maybe too much information I know, but I want my log to be real showing the highlights and low lights of training.
    Last edited by J Stottlemire; 05-06-2012 at 05:12 PM. Reason: Training video
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Proudly sponsored by reactionnutrition.com
    Current PR total 1930 @ 198
    198 Comp prs 730 squat, 650 bench, 625 dead
    220 Comp prs 700 bench,606 dead

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    Glad the elbow is ok. I look forward to watching you at the PP. Your putting in 150%, its all going to come together for you.
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    Best meet lifts @220 840/650/575
    Best meet lifts @198 775/575/630
    Best Raw Lifts @198 650/415/575
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    Wow man, outstanding!

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