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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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    Pud's Training Log

    Ok, my real name's Sean. Pud's a nickname PeteTheGreek endearingly gave to me, don't ask why (and if you do, it's not true). I'm 23 years old, 5'10" and around 210lbs. I've done a couple meets, and I'm currently working on getting stronger. My best raw gym lifts are a 460 squat, 295 bench, and 530 deadlift. I'd like to get my raw squat to ~500 or a little over and/or total 1300 in a meet before I start moving to equipped lifting more often.

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    ME Bench & ME Squat

    Yesterday's Training 10/25/09:

    Flat Bench Warmups
    45lbs x 2 sets x 15 reps
    95lbs x 8
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)

    added 3-Board
    225lbs x 3 (belt on)
    265lbs x 3
    295lbs x 3
    295lbs x 3 - no lift offs on all sets to here
    295lbs x 3 - only set with a lift off

    HS Rear Delt Rows
    +140lbs x 8
    +200lbs x 3 sets x 10 reps

    Incline DB Press
    60lbs x 6
    80lbs x 3 sets x 6 reps (wrist wraps on)

    Rear Delt Flies
    90lbs x 10
    110lbs x 2 sets x 12 reps

    Cable Tricep Pushdowns
    80lbs x 10
    70lbs x 2 sets x 10 reps

    stretch, rotator cuff work & band pull aparts


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    Tonight's Training:

    Barbell Free Squats
    45lbs x 12
    45lbs x 10
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)
    225lbs x 3 (belt on)
    275lbs x 3
    315lbs x 3
    365lbs x 6 sets x 3 reps

    DB Romanian Deadlifts
    70lbs x 8
    90lbs x 5 (straps)
    110lbs x 3 sets x 8 reps

    Standing Ab Pulldowns w/ Rope
    100lbs x 3 sets x 10 reps

    Barbell Curls
    85lbs x 3 sets x 6 reps

    stretch

    BW was 213 after workout.

    Probably going to use the hatfield bar next week, I haven't used it for too long.

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    Bench Assistance

    Standing Barbell Military Press
    45lbs x 12
    45lbs x 10
    95lbs x 8
    115lbs x 4
    135lbs x 10 (wrist wraps on)
    135lbs x 9
    135lbs x 8

    Pullups
    BW x 8
    BW x 8
    BW x 7
    BW x 6

    Flat DB Bench Press
    50lbs x 6
    70lbs x 10 (wrist wraps on)
    70lbs x 10
    70lbs x 9

    Neutral Grip T-Bar Lever Rows
    +45lbs x 8
    +90lbs x 8
    +115lbs x 3 sets x 12 reps

    stretch, rotator cuff work & band pull aparts

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    Impressive numbers man...good luck reaching your goals.

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    ME Bench

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Impressive numbers man...good luck reaching your goals.
    Thanks.

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    Bench felt off today, speed and form wise... I was half sick Thursday/Friday and didn't eat much Thursday-Saturday.

    Flat Barbell Warmups
    45lbs x 15
    45lbs x 15
    95lbs x 8
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)

    added 4-boards
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 2
    305lbs x 1
    335lbs x 1 - would be a PR, but my ass came off the bench some, so I probably shouldn't count it.
    275lbs x 8

    HS Rear Delt Rows
    +140lbs x 10
    +180lbs x 6
    +230lbs x 4 sets x 6 reps

    Incline DB Presses
    55lbs x 6
    70lbs x 5 (wrist wraps on)
    85lbs x 2 sets x 6 reps - PR

    Rear Delt Flies
    90lbs x 10
    110lbs x 2 sets x 10 reps

    Tricep Cable Pushdowns
    80lbs x 3 sets x 10 reps

    stretch, rotator cuff work & band pull aparts

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    Solid effort throughout Sean.

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    ME Squat

    Thanks Coke

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    Low Box Squats with Hatfield/Safety Squat bar (65lbs bar)
    65lbs x 10
    65lbs x 8
    165lbs x 6
    165lbs x 3
    215lbs x 3 (belt on)
    255lbs x 3
    305lbs x 6 sets x 3 reps
    -I need to use this bar more often. Today's the best it's ever felt when I've used it.

    DB Romanian Deadlifts
    75lbs x 6
    95lbs x 6 (straps)
    115lbs x 3 sets x 6 reps (straps)

    Standing Ab Pulldowns
    100lbs x 8
    110lbs x 3 sets x 8 reps

    Standing DB Hammer Curls
    45lbs x 2 sets x 6 reps per arm

    stretch

    BW's down a few pounds from not eating too much for a few days, but strength seems fine.

    Got vids of squats, not sure when I'll have time to upload.

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    Last edited by Pud; 11-02-2009 at 06:58 PM.

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    Glad to see you put up the vid, doing super dude.

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    ME Deadlift

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Glad to see you put up the vid, doing super dude.

    Thanks.

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    Rack Deadlifts against mini bands - pin #2, bar starts at bottom of knee cap. For the bands, I had a 90lbs DB on each side of the bar, put one end through the handle, wrapped the middle of the band around the bar 3 times, then put the other end of the band through the handle. Not sure what the band tension is at the top, very rough guess is anywhere from 50-100lbs. Probably closer to 50-70 I'm guessing.

    Bar weight:
    45lbs x 10
    135lbs x 8
    225lbs x 6 (belt on)
    275lbs x 3
    315lbs x 3
    365lbs x 3
    405lbs x 1
    455lbs x 1
    495lbs x 1
    545lbs x 1 - PR for rack deads against minis

    Glute Ham Raises
    BW x 4 sets x 8 reps

    ~80 degree declined situps
    BW x 15
    BW x 12
    BW x 12

    Pull Throughs
    stack x 3 sets x 10 reps (used the lighter of the two stacks, other was in use)

    Cybex Ab Crunch
    #11 x 2 sets x 10 reps

    stretch & grip work

    Got vids of rack deads, upload later tonight probably.

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    ME Bench

    Flat Barbell Bench
    45lbs x 2 sets x 15 reps
    95lbs x 8
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)
    225lbs x 3 (belt on)
    250lbs x 2 sets x 5 reps - rep PR
    250lbs x 4, failed 5th about 2/3 up, almost had it

    HS Rear Delt Rows
    +140lbs x 10
    +180lbs x 3 sets x 12 reps

    Incline DB Press
    55lbs x 6
    75lbs x 8 (wrist wraps on)
    70lbs x 2 sets x 8 reps

    Rear Delt Flies
    90lbs x 10
    110lbs x 2 sets x 10 reps

    Cable Pushdowns
    70lbs x 3 sets x 12 reps

    stretch, rotator cuff work & band pull aparts

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    ME Squat

    Not too bad today, better than I thought it would be on warmups... Up to 345 felt fine, but when I unracked 345 it felt like about 450. I racked it after unracking it, setup again and went. After that I got my head in the game and the work sets felt lighter than that set did.

    Barbell Free Squats
    45lbs x 2 sets x 15 reps
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 5 (wrist wraps on)
    225lbs x 5 (belt on)
    295lbs x 3
    345lbs x 3
    385lbs x 3 sets x 3 reps
    275lbs x 12 - widened stance ~6 inches (3" per foot)

    Barbell Romanian Deadlifts (went light since I took a heavy rack deadlift friday)
    135lbs x 10
    185lbs x 6
    225lbs x 3 sets x 15 reps

    Standing Ab Pulldowns
    100lbs x 4 sets x 10 reps

    Standing DB Hammer Curls
    35lbs x 2 sets x 10 reps per arm

    HS Preacher curls
    +45lbs x 6
    +70lbs x 2 sets x 6 reps

    stretch & grip work

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    Good stuff with the consecutive efforts bro.

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    DE Squat

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Good stuff with the consecutive efforts bro.
    Thanks.

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    Speed Box Squats
    45lbs x 15
    45lbs x 12
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)
    235lbs x 6 sets x 3 reps (belt on) - 1 min RI's

    Hyper Extensions
    BW x 15
    +25lbs x 8
    +50lbs DB x 6
    +70lbs DB x 2 sets x 8 reps
    +70lbs DB x 6

    Kneeling Ab Crunches w/ Rope
    150lbs x 10
    170lbs x 15
    190lbs x 2 sets x 10 reps

    DB Farmer's Walks
    75lbs DB's x 3 round trips - ~1 min RI's

    stretch & grip work

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    ME Squat

    High Box Barbell Squats (box ~2-3" above parallel)
    45lbs x 15
    45lbs x 12
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)
    225lbs x 4 (belt on)
    295lbs x 3
    335lbs x 3
    385lbs x 1
    425lbs x 1
    485lbs x 1
    535lbs x 0 ?? - Spotters said they gave me a tiny bit, but it didn't feel like it, I guess the video may tell.

    Barbell Romanian Deadlifts
    135lbs x 8
    185lbs x 6
    225lbs x 6
    275lbs x 6
    295lbs x 6
    295lbs x 8

    Standing Ab Pulldowns
    90lbs x 8
    100lbs x 3 sets x 10 reps

    stretch

    Not sure when I'll get the video up, last week of school before finals.

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    ME Bench

    Close Grip Bench Press
    45lbs x 2 sets x 15 reps
    95lbs x 8
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)
    225lbs x 3 (belt on)
    245lbs x 3 sets x 3 reps
    205lbs x 8 (no belt)
    205lbs x 6
    -245 felt a little lighter than I thought it would for close grips

    Pullups
    BW x 8
    BW x 7
    BW x 6
    BW x 6

    Standing Barbell Military Press
    45lbs x 8
    95lbs x 8
    115lbs x 4
    145lbs x 2 sets x 6 reps (wrist wraps on)
    145lbs x 4

    Neutral Grip T-Bar Lever Rows
    +45lbs x 10
    +90lbs x 6
    +115lbs x 6
    +135lbs x 3 sets x 6 reps

    Cable Pushdowns
    80lbs x 10
    80lbs x 6
    70lbs x 8

    stretch, rotator cuff work & band pull aparts

    Haven't had much motivation/desire to train the last couple weeks, probably lack of sleep. Taking next week off for finals & Thanksgiving, then hit things fresh.

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    DE Squat

    Friday's 11/27/09 Training

    Speed Box Squats to low box.
    45lbs x 12
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)
    245lbs x 6 sets x 2 reps (belt on)

    Hyper Extensions
    BW x 8
    +25lbs x 8
    +50lbs x 6
    +65lbs x 3 sets x 8 reps

    Declined Weights Situps
    +25lbs x 8
    +45lbs x 6
    +65lbs x 3 sets x 8 reps

    Hip adductor/abductors
    2 sets of each

    Standing Cambered Bar Shrugs
    135lbs x 12
    225lbs x 10 (straps)
    275lbs x 3 sets x 12 reps

    stretch

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    ME Bench

    Flat Bench Warmups
    45lbs x 2 sets x 15 reps
    95lbs x 8
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)

    3-Board Press
    225lbs x 3 (belt on)
    255lbs x 3
    275lbs x 3
    300lbs x 2, missed 3rd
    285lbs x 3 sets x 3 reps

    Neutral Grip Cable Rows
    110lbs x 12
    140lbs x 12
    160lbs x 10
    140lbs x 12

    Neutral Grip DB Presses
    60lbs x 8
    75lbs x 2 sets x 8 reps (wrist wraps on)
    75lbs x 7

    Rope Face Pulls
    90lbs x 12
    100lbs x 2 sets x 12 reps
    100lbs x 10

    Tricep Pushdowns
    70lbs x 2 sets x 12 reps

    Was moving through sets fairly quick, at least it felt like it, but I didn't really feel too taxed, which is good.

    I'll probably get my squat videos up from 2 weeks ago sometime today.

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    ME Squat

    Barbell Free Squats
    45lbs x 15
    45lbs x 12
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)
    225lbs x 3 (belt on)
    275lbs x 3
    315lbs x 3 sets x 8 reps

    Good Mornings (no belt)
    135lbs x 8
    185lbs x 6 (wrist wraps on)
    225lbs x 3 sets x 6 reps
    -Haven't done these for a while

    Standing Ab Pulldowns
    90lbs x 8
    100lbs x 3 sets x 10 reps

    DB Hammer Curls
    45lbs x 2 sets x 6 reps per arm

    HS Preacher Curls
    +45lbs x 6
    +70lbs x 2 sets x 6 reps

    stretch & grip work

    I'll probably throw the briefs on next week and go for 6 sets of 3 @ 405.

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    DE Bench

    Speed Bench
    45lbs x 2 sets x 15 reps
    95lbs x 8
    Close Grip
    145lbs x 3 sets x 3 reps (wrist wraps on)
    Mid Grip
    145lbs x 3 sets x 3 reps
    Wide Grip
    145lbs x 3 sets x 3 reps - 1 min RI's

    Neutral Grip Pullups
    BW x 2 sets x 8 reps
    BW x 2 sets x 6 reps

    Seated DB Shoulder Press
    45lbs x 6
    60lbs x 3 sets x 8 reps (wrist wraps on)

    Rows on Horizontal Leg Press
    +90lbs x 8
    +140lbs x 6
    +180lbs x 3 sets x 8 reps

    10 mins stationary bike

    stretch, rotator cuff work & band pull aparts

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    DE Squat

    Speed Box Squats to low box
    45lbs x 12
    45lbs x 10
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)
    225lbs x 3 (belt on)
    275lbs x 6 sets x 2 reps (briefs on)
    1 min RI's

    Hyper Extensions
    BW x 8
    +25lbs x 8
    +50lbs x 6
    +70lbs x 4 sets x 6 reps

    Decline Situps
    +25lbs x 8
    +50lbs x 6
    +75lbs x 6
    +75lbs x 2 sets x 8 reps

    Cybex Ab Crunch
    #10 x 10
    #10 x 12

    Hip abductor
    #10 x 10
    #8 x 10

    Hip adductor
    #10 x 12
    #10 x 15

    Barbell Shrugs
    135lbs x 12
    225lbs x 12
    275lbs x 10
    295lbs x 2 sets x 10 reps

    stretch & grip work

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    ME Bench

    Last Sunday when I went to grab the boards in the locker room, I noticed a brown rucksack in the locker. My training partner looked in it later to find some chains, so I decided to try them this week.

    Flat Barbell Bench Warmups
    45lbs x 2 sets x 15 reps
    95lbs x 8
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)
    235lbs x 3 (belt on)

    Added ~45lbs worth of chains (put the bag on the scale, weighed ~45lbs total). The way I had them set up, I'm guessing they added ~30lbs around lockout.
    135lbs + chains x 5
    185lbs + chains x 3
    225lbs + chains x 3
    275lbs + chains x 0 - real ugly miss, lucky I didn't screw my shoulder up. Could have been partly due to the chains on the ground being closer to my head than down where I touch with the bar, I moved them down after that and it seemed better.

    255lbs + chains x 1 -grind
    225lbs + chains x 3 sets x 3 reps

    Neutral Grip Cable Rows
    140lbs x 8
    160lbs x 3 sets x 10 reps

    DB Floor Press
    70lbs x 12
    70lbs x 8
    70lbs x 6

    Rope Face Pulls
    90lbs x 8
    110lbs x 3 sets x 8 reps

    DB Skull Crushers
    25lbs x 10
    25lbs x 9
    25lbs x 7

    stretch, rotator cuff work & band pull aparts


    Got videos of bench, upload later today

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    ME Squat

    Barbell Free Squats
    45lbs x 10
    45lbs x 12
    135lbs x 6
    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3 (wrist wraps on)
    225lbs x 3 (belt on)
    275lbs x 3 (briefs on)
    315lbs x 3
    365lbs x 2
    405lbs x 6 sets x 3 reps
    -formed seemed off, I guess I'll see in the videos.

    Barbell Romanian Deadlifts
    135lbs x 8
    185lbs x 6
    225lbs x 6
    245lbs x 2 sets x 8 reps
    245lbs x 12

    Standing Ab Pulldowns
    90lbs x 6
    100lbs x 3 sets x 10 reps

    Standing Barbell Curls
    85lbs x 8
    85lbs x 8
    85lbs x 5

    stretch & grip work

    Might not get videos up til tomorrow

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