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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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    GPP finally makes it back on my log!

    Cardio: pushing my room-mate Yamaha all the way UP to the mechanic.

    Rows
    bar x10
    40x5
    50x5
    60x10x3

    Hanging leg raises
    bw x10x3

    Ab wheel
    bw x10x2

    Stretching

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    2ct deadlift
    70x5
    100x3
    120x3@6
    130x3@7
    140x3@8
    150x3@8.5
    160x3@9 - PR - DLs look to be on a roll, lately! I'm really making this "classic but wider" stance work
    150x3@9

    BENCH - to 12cm board
    60x10
    80x4
    105x3@5.5 - board from here
    125x3@6.5
    140x3@8
    150x3@8.5
    160x3@9 - PR - strong!
    155x3@9
    150x3@8.5

    Romenian DL
    100x6x3 all @8

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    SQUAT
    bar x5
    60x5
    80x3
    100x3
    120x2
    140x1@7 - added belt
    155x1@8
    165x1@8.75
    175x1@9.5 - PR - the only other time I squatted this weight, it felt way heavier - still, this wasn't a technically sound rep, as I leaned forward a bit on the way up - I need to keep my core tighter (or to find a better spot for the bar to lock onto my back)!
    160x2@9 - PR double - again, I leaned forward on the 2nd rep
    155x2@8.5
    150x2@8

    2ct BENCH
    bar x6
    60x5
    80x3@6
    100x2@8
    120x2@9 - convinced it was 110, and stunned at how heavy it felt, I looked at the bar and...it was 120
    115x2@9
    115x2@9
    115x2@9

    Tried a somewhat closer grip on bench tonight...gotta say it worked: I felt more "push" from the chest.

    Close grip bench (thumb from smooth)
    90x4@7
    95x4@7.5
    100x4@8
    105x4@8.5

    Kept these light, since tonight I have comp bench and then I'll have to get in the shirt tomorrow. .

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    DEADLIFT
    70x5
    70x3
    100x3
    130x2@6
    160x1@7 - added belt
    174x1@8
    190x1@9 - heavier than I expected it to be - still, it was moving well, and form was better than last week
    190x0 - bailed on this right off the floor, it would have been a 10
    174x3@9 - PR triple!
    170x3@8.5 - crisp set
    170x3@9

    COMP BENCH - with calls
    60x6
    80x3
    105x1@7.5
    115x1@8.5 - middle finger on ring
    125x1@9 - index on ring
    130x1@9.5 - middle on ring, it feels stronger - PR
    125x1@9.5

    Well, the outlook is very positive: PR aside, I was feeling dizzy from the deadlifts, and my elbows and "pushing system" were still processing all the benchin' I'd done the day before, so...yay!

    FRONT/BACK SQUAT
    bar x6
    50x5
    60x4
    70x4 - stopped here, as the bar placing was hurting my right shoulder - switched to high bar, close stance, uber deep back squats, and kept 'em light
    80x4
    90x4
    100x4
    110x4 .

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    Never bench after you deadlift. Destroying your upper back and then expecting a good bench is silly. There is a reason why deads follow bench in competition. That said, a nice bench PR after deadlifting should be very encouraging. Also, you're not very tall are you? You have a very wide bench grip. Great for a shirted bench, in my opinion, not great for raw bench. I'm probably quite a bit wider than you and my hands are fully inside the rings. I moved 'em in a whole hand width for close-grips the other day and i swear, it felt stronger....

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    Yep...a bench PR after a serious deadlift session is really nice, and I'm fully aware of it.
    I'm quite short, yes, and it is actually the bench grip width comments on your log that prompted me to try and narrow it down a bit.
    I'll keep working on it: the only reason I didn't stick to a "ring finger on ring" grip yesterday is that, if I have sore elbows, as I had yesterday, the descent with a narrower grip is so much harder.

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    Due to some obligations I have today and tomorrow, yesterday I trained for the 3rd day in a row.

    BENCH - shirted
    40x8
    70x4
    90x3
    110x3
    130x2 - shirt on from here (my friend Vlad' SuperKatana 42)
    150x1
    170x1@8 - to a 3cm board - this flew to lockout
    180 - no lift: got it down to low on the belly, no leverage to press it up
    190x1@10 - PR - this took everything I had to grind it out...raised my butt off the bench, but still, I'll count it as a gym lift
    160x3@9 - brought 'em down to about 3cm off the chest

    Next week, I'll have to fight and touch with 180 - and 170 would be way better still: I need a semi-safe opener for the meet.

    SQUAT with belt and wraps
    bar x5x2
    70x5
    100x3
    120x2
    140x2@8 - added belt
    160x2@8 - loose wraps
    180x2@8.5 - tight wraps from here
    190x2@9 - PR
    180x2@8.5 - best form of the bunch

    INCLINE BENCH - pinky on ring
    60x4@6.5
    80x4@8
    90x4@11 - failed the last rep - WTF????
    80x4@8

    DB curls
    D8x15x3 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock1984 View Post

    BENCH - shirted

    190x1@10 - PR - this took everything I had to grind it out...raised my butt off the bench, but still, I'll count it as a gym lift

    Next week, I'll have to fight and touch with 180 - and 170 would be way better still: I need a semi-safe opener for the meet.
    I sure hope your meet is a few weeks away after that 190 CNS-grinder...

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    Well, yes...the meet's on June 14th.

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    DEADLIFT against minis
    70x5
    110x3
    130x2@7
    150x2@8
    160x2@9
    150x2@9

    BENCH to 12cm board
    40x5
    60x4
    80x3
    100x2 - board from here
    120x2@6.5
    140x2@7.5
    150x2@8.5
    160x1@10 - no focus
    140x2@9 - done

    Snatch grip SLDL
    70x5
    90x5
    110x5
    120x5
    110x5

    DB front raises
    D10x10x3

    Mah: I was feeling tired and distracted, focus was the main issue.

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    05/06/2013

    SQUAT
    bar x5
    60x5
    80x3
    100x3
    120x2
    140x1
    155x1 - added belt
    170x1@8.5
    180x1@(9) - easy enough, but a No Lift: rushed the set up, dive bombed and came out of the hole with my hips firts; chest caved in and the guy spotting me kept me in balance
    160x1@8
    160x1@8
    160x1@8 - here's where I decided that I wasn't going away without a 180kg squat
    170x1@8
    180x1@8.5
    190x1@9 - 15 kg PR - best squat I've ever done - I'm very positive 200 would have been there, but I decided to call it since I was feeling a small twinge in my left lower hamstring

    Solid, solid squats: medium to close stance, close grip, somewhat low bar placing...killing it!

    COMP BENCH (all done with 1 or 2 fingers inside the rings) - pretty long pauses
    bar x8
    70x5
    90x3
    100x2@7.5
    110x2@8.5
    110x2@8.5 - repetead the weight cause I was taking a long time between sets, since I was still squatting while doing these
    115x2@9
    115x2@9 - tried the closer grip here
    110x2@9
    105x2@8.5

    As I expected, bench wasn't at his strongest tonight.

    CLOSE GRIP to 12cm board (grip set at "thumb from smooth")
    80x7
    95x7@7
    105x7@8
    115x7@8.5
    120x7@9
    115x7@9
    105x7@8.5

    DB curls
    D10x12x3

    Very good session!

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    Nice work with the RTS training millul. Keep up the good work. Goodluck for the fast approaching meet!
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    Squat 260kg (573lbs), Bench 150kg (330lbs), Dead 277.5kg (611lbs)

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    Heading to the IPF Raw World Champs Suzdal, Russia, 2013

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    Thanks, Hayden!

    You go and kill it in Suzdal, ok? Cheers, mate!

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    solid session there Rock and great job with the PR... well done!
    Age: 41 - Height: 5'10" - Weight: 197lb (NOT LEAN! (but maybe finally getting a little bit leaner?))

    Squat: 180kg (396lb) x 2
    Front Squat: 100kg (220lb) 5 x 5
    Zercher Squat: 140kg (308lbs) x 1
    Bench Press: 110kg (242lb) x 1
    Deadlift: 220kg (484lb) x 1
    SLDL: 170kg (374lb) x 1

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    Thanks, Mac

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    5/6/2013

    Shirted bench - SK42
    bar x8
    60x6
    80x3
    100x3
    115x1@8
    135x3 - shirt on from here
    155x2 - 5 cm from chest
    170x1 - no touch
    170x1 - 3cm from chest - no touch
    170x1 - touched, finally - descent was @way to much, press was @8
    180x0 - aborted on the way down, misgrooved this big time
    170x0 - same

    Called it quits here. I should've gone for 180 right after the 1st 170 set and then scaled down to the prescribed doubles, but I was determined to touch with the lowest possible weight.
    Left elbow was aching pretty bad (since putting the shirt on, I don't know why?) and a couple of asymmetrical handoffs made my left shoulder a bit iffy as well. Sooooo nice to have such a session 9 days out...!
    Had the hardest time setting up: we really need a new bench, with lower hooks, if I want to avoid sh*tting the bed or getting injured.

    DEADLIFT
    50x5
    70x4
    100x3
    130x2@7
    160x1@8
    175x1@8.5 - added belt
    190x1@9.5 - not an all out max, but this still didn't move well enough
    170x2@9

    DB bench
    D20x7
    D24x7 - stopped here, 'cause it was getting on both the elbow and the shoulder

    2ct pause squats
    bar x5
    60x5
    80x5
    100x5@8 - decided to cut it here, as I was very frustrated, and I was also feeling hit pretty hard by the sum of shirted work and heavy DL.

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    7/6/2013

    2ct pause squat
    bar x5
    60x5
    80x4
    100x4@7.5
    120x4@8.5
    130x4@9 - was hoping to get up to 140 to beat a pr, but it didn't happen
    120x4@9

    PIN PRESS
    bar x6
    40x5
    60x5
    80x5
    100x5@8
    110x4 - totally lost tightness on the 5th, and this it didn't do much more than budge off the pins
    100x5@8
    100x5@8.5

    RDL
    a couple of light sets...here I completely lost focus, so decided to cut it short.

    Gott get my sh*t together, as I've had one too many lacklustre session! (going out with friends on a thursday night doesn't help, either...) .

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    Due to a very intense weekend, my CNS was on a leave for this session...

    Also, this is a very strange week: no training on monday, competition on friday (hope the CNS shows up)...this all makes up for an awkward situation.

    10/06/2013

    BENCH
    40x6
    60x5
    80x3
    100x3@7.5
    110x1@8.5
    120x2@7 - added Ram
    130x1@7.5
    140x1@8.5

    SQUAT
    bar x5
    70x5
    100x3
    120x2
    140x1@7 - added belt
    150x1@8
    130x2x2@8.5 (las set was slow descent+pause in the hole)

    Machine rows - 2x10
    DB curls - 3x12
    Kennelly triceps ext - 3x12
    Abs - 2x12

    Stretching .

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    Had troubles accessing the forum for the last few days...seems over now?

    Anyway...here's my last 2 weeks worth of training:

    14/06/2013

    Shirted bench only competition.

    Bombed out, due to insufficient experience with the SuperKatana 42 I used.

    Warm up
    bar x8
    60x6
    70x4
    90x3
    100x2
    110x1
    130x2 - shirt on
    150x2
    165x1 - almost touched

    1st attempt - 175 - very hard and awkward descent, pressed it toward the face..TG for safeties and spotters!
    2nd attempt - 182.5 - got it down too low on my belly, I didn't even try to press it up
    3rd attempt - 185 - brought it down on an almost good point, pressed it up but stalled 2/3 on the way up - while fighting with the weight I misgrooved it and had it taken

    Oh well...this reifnorces the message that you need TIME in gear to master it: I had only used this shirt 3 times before the competition, and it's not nearly enough to learn how to use it properly.

    Next

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    15/06/2013

    Got into the gym, mainly to help my friend Vlad with his mock meet, and I also got some training in

    BENCH - Hands inside the rings - up to 105x3@9

    SQUAT - up to 130x2@8.5...meh

    DEADLIFT with Oly shoes - up to 140x3x2@8

    DB flies 12x2
    Front delt raises 10x2
    Side delt raises 10x2

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    16/06/2013

    Just moving around a bit

    Bench - hands inside rings - up to 90x6x2

    DB rows
    D24x10x2

    DB curls
    D14x10
    D18x10
    D16x10

    Hip thrusts
    BW+20 x2

    Ab wheel x10x2

    Abs - hanging leg raises - x10x2

    20 min walk uphill on treadmill

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    17/06/2013

    SQUAT
    bar x5
    60x5
    80x3
    100x3
    120x2
    140x1@8
    160x1@8.5 - added belt
    150x2@8.5
    150x2@8.5
    145x2@8
    145x2@8

    Pretty decent squatting...

    Romanian deadlift - tryin' to keep 'em as strict as possible - no feeling with this movement...!
    60x6
    80x6
    100x6x2@8.5

    A bit of extra legs work:

    Front squat - 60x6
    Leg extensions - 25/30x12x4

    Stretching

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    19/06/2013 - nice GPP session!

    DB rows
    D18x6
    D30x6
    D38x6
    D34x8
    D30x10
    D26x12

    Hip Thrusts
    BW x20x2

    Ab Wheel
    BW x10x2

    Hanging leg raises
    BW x10x2

    Cardio
    Uphill walk on treadmill - 20 mins

    Stretching

    Foam rolling - OMG, I SO needed this...!

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    20/06/2013

    BENCH - to try and get ready for the bench only comp I have on sunday
    bar x8
    40x5
    60x5
    80x3
    100x2@8
    110x1@8.5 - I'd hoped for this to feel lighter (last WU set) but whatever...

    DEADLIFT
    70x5
    90x3
    110x3
    130x2
    150x1@8
    170x1@8 - added belt from here
    160x3@9
    160x3@9
    155x3@8.5
    155x3@9

    2ct PAUSE SQUAT
    bar x5
    60x5
    80x5
    100x5@8
    120x5@9.5 - this was heavy...!
    110x5@9

    A bit of stretching and foam rolling

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    Today I competed in a TnG bench only meet held at my gym...

    118 - good
    124 - got it
    130 - competition PR - slow but good - I pretty much paused this before pressing it...!

    Even if I wasn't feeling good (very "spaced out" and sleepy) and i hate lifting in the morning, I managed to get a decent performance in...not bad!

    Next training cycle starts on tuesday.

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