The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Friday 12/10/2012

    SQUAT
    bar x5
    70x5
    110x3
    140x2 - belt
    170x2 - add TRX
    190x2 - add wraps

    After looking at a few vids, I tried wearing the TRX a bit lower on my thighs: it makes A LOT of difference, I had trouble going down with the 190.
    Next week I'll give a go at a 200-210 single to get this straightened out: if I can go down well, I'll spring the weight up.

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    14/10/2012

    SQUAT
    bar x5x2
    70x5
    90x2
    110x2
    130x2x6 -belt - just to move the wheels a bit

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    15/10/2012

    BENCH
    bar x8x2
    60x5
    80x3
    100x2 - add Ram
    110x2
    120x2x3
    130x2 - butttttttery

    Close grip incline bench - 2 fingers on smooth
    57x6
    67x6
    73x6

    Cable tri ext
    20x20x2
    15x20x2

    DiZenzo pulldowns
    50x10
    55x10
    60x10

    Rope Facepulls
    15x15x3

    DB curls
    D14x8x3
    D10x15x2

    Downright awesome session: bench moved Fast, and I think I got everything right: not too heavy, not too light.

    Wednesday I have my last heavy squat/DL session, then I'll cruise towards the meet: key word will be NO CNS Fatigue.

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    mmmmmm butter
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    Interesting gear/raw discussion!!

    Goodluck for the meet bro, nail it. What date is it?
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    Squat 260kg (573lbs), Bench 150kg (330lbs), Dead 277.5kg (611lbs)

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    Oct 27th.

    I have to put in the last heavyish squat/Dl session, then cruise on to meet day, keeping fresh and mobile.

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    I'm jealous... i think my dream ov Worlds just swirled down the hole. I'm going to be peaked pretty fucking awesome in about 2-3 weeks... and now NO MEET!!! Dammit.

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    GL at the meet!
    Trample the weak, hurdle the dead
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=132318

    Satisfaction is the Death of Desire...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas View Post
    I'm jealous... i think my dream ov Worlds just swirled down the hole. I'm going to be peaked pretty fucking awesome in about 2-3 weeks... and now NO MEET!!! Dammit.
    ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodandThunder View Post
    GL at the meet!
    Thank you!

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    18/10/2012
    Got out of work waaaaaaaaaaay late, and was destroyed: I opted for a lightish upper body session, and will squat and DL tomorrow.

    BENCH
    bar x8x2
    60x5
    80x3
    90x2
    100x2
    100x6 - hit the gas a bit harder here, i think I'd be good for>10 reps on a strong night.

    PRESS (clean on 1st rep)
    50x2
    50x4x4

    DB incline bench
    D16x20
    D18x20

    Facepulls
    20x10
    25x10
    30x10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock1984 View Post
    ????
    No money. For what is supposed to be such a cheap place to get to and stay at, its gonna end up costing me a LOT ov fucking money. This meet would sink me utterly for months... and while that would be acceptable if everything was looking good right now, everything is not. My deadlift is shit. And damned if i'm going to blow the rest ov the year and the first half ov 2013 on a meet where i'm losing 50-100lbs off my total.

    I should have known better than to rely on sponsors here. What can i say... it was a fun dream while it lasted. Training for 2013 Nationals now. Still gonna peak around the same time and put up some serious PR's, but after that its back to olympic lifting for a good while... until its time to start another peak for the next big meet. I wish there were more meets happening near here... i'd do every one.
    Last edited by Judas; 10-19-2012 at 03:54 AM.

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    Sorry to hear that J. Just go and bend all the bars they have at Nationals!

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    Last "heavy" session before next week's meet.
    I kept it pretty light, since this week has been plagued by long work hours and insufficient sleep.

    SQUAT
    bar x5x2
    70x5
    70x3
    100x3
    130x2 - belt
    160x2 - TRX straps down, light wraps
    190x2 - full gear - cake (about 90% of opener)

    DEADLIFT sumo (I kept the TRX on from squats)
    90x3
    130x2
    160x1 - belt
    180x1 - straps up - half the people in the gym went blind because of how fast I pulled these; again, about 90% of opener

    LEG PRESS close stance
    100x10
    130x10x2

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    A short "have to move a bit" session:

    Lat Pull downs 3 sets

    BB rows 3 sets

    hypers 2 sets

    power clean 3 sets

    push presses 3 sets

    abs 2 sets

    DB curls 4 sets

    calves 2 sets

    stretching

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    Nice final session. Fast and easy is what you want. Rest up now!!!
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    Thanks!

    A bit of work on the 70% range today, 50-60% on wednesday, then it'll be game time!

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    22/10/2012

    SQUAT
    bar x5x3
    70x5
    70x3
    100x3
    120x2 - belt from here
    140x2
    160x2x2 - wraps - 73% of geared max

    BENCH
    bar x8x2
    60x5
    80x3
    100x2
    110x2x2 - ram - too easy - 73% of 150

    DEADLIFT sumo
    70x3
    100x2
    130x1 - belt from here
    150x1 - again, just over 70% of geared max

    Getting ready

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    looking strong rock! good luck for the meet!
    Check out my training:
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    My smolov blog '12 : start 475 - finish: 520
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    Thanks JLS!

    Last session, training is wrapped up for this cycle:

    Bench - 90x3x2
    Squat - 130x2x3 - belt

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    Boom game time!! Go hard mate
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    Squat 260kg (573lbs), Bench 150kg (330lbs), Dead 277.5kg (611lbs)

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    Aaaaaall right! Meeting done, and I'm pretty happy with how it went.

    Bw on the meets' scale: 77,1

    Then 300 gr of Cantonese rice...

    Squat
    Bar x5
    60x5
    100x3 - belt from here
    120x3
    140x1
    170x1 - TRX straps down and light wraps
    190x1 - full gear

    Stage time
    210 - ok - this felt heavy...
    215 - ok - conservative, but it felt good: I was waking up, finally - 5 kg meet pr
    225 - 2 reds - 1 st high squat of my life, because of a mighty good wrapping: I got in a closer-than-usual stance, and got up too early; I have more anyway, the weight flew up like a 1st attempt

    Bench
    Bar x8
    60x5
    80x3
    90x1
    100x1
    120x2 - f6 shirt, board
    140x2 - half board, then to chest - decided to lower 1st attempt a bit

    Platform:
    145
    150
    155 - 15 kg meet pr

    Deadlift
    70x3
    100x3
    120x2 - belt from here
    140x1
    160x1 - TRX straps down
    185 x 1 - full gear

    205 - ok
    212.5 - ok - 2.5 kg pr
    217.5 - ok - 5 kg pr

    587.5 kg total - 410.8 wilks points
    5th place in the -83 kg class (12 lifters)

    I finally have a geared total, and I got a lot of pr's and the best placing I ever got.
    Only thing I'm disappointed about is not getting a 600 total, but I know that I will blow it out of the water next time.

    Lesson learnt: practice gear more. Way more. And get the wraps TIGHT

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    Moreover, my training mate Massimiliano got 3rd place in the same class, with 270-167.5-250 (he did a stupid error on a 260kg 3rd attempt) and my other training mate Lorenzo got 6th place in a very stacked Jr division by means of 240-170-227.5 @ 93.

    All of the above with single ply gear, IPF sanction.

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    25 kg PR, Great job!
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    Thanks!

    I want a 650 Kg total at my next comp (April '13)

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