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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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  1. #101
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    Squats
    (1x5) 135
    (1x3) 225
    (1x2) 275
    (1x2) 315
    (1x1) 365 - added wraps
    (1x1) 425 - suit (straps down)
    (1x1) 475 - suit (straps up)
    (1x1) 500
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Bench Press
    (1x5) 135
    (1x3) 185
    (1x3) 225
    (1x3) 255
    (1x2) 295
    (1x1) 365 - 2 board - put on F6
    (1x1) 385 - 2 board

    Dumbell Press
    (2x5) 100
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    DO - IMPs
    Yellow Nail
    1/4 x 6" Grade 5
    N x 7 (445lb.)

    Horseshoes - 1.25" suede
    SCF Lite Rim #0

    Ironmind Hub
    (1x1) 40
    (1x1) 50
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    DU - IMPs
    Yellow Nail
    1/4 x 7" Grade 5

    DU - BBW
    19/64 x 7" (400lb.) - 25 deg.

    Horseshoes - 1.25" suede
    SCF Lite Plain #3 - 170 deg.

    Plateau Buster
    (1x15) 90
    (1x12) 180
    (1x10) 270
    (1x8) 320


    The kink on the Lite Plain #3 was tough and took a good 30 seconds to get it moving. I just ran out of steam on the crush.
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Thur (11/15)

    Deadlifts - 1.5" deficit (sumo)
    (1x5) 135
    (1x5) 225
    (1x3) 315
    (1x1) 405 - suit (straps down)

    Deadlifts
    (1x1) 455
    (1x1) 510 - suit (straps up)


    Today was my first time pulling from a deficit. Definitely a different experience! I need to do some experimentation with different heights of deficits.
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Squats
    (1x5) 135
    (1x3) 225
    (1x2) 275
    (1x2) 345
    (1x2) 425 - suit (straps down)
    (1x1) 475 - suit (straps up)
    (1x1) 500
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Grippers
    (2x3) #1
    (1x3) #1.5
    (1x3) #2
    (1x10) #1.5
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Mon (11/19)

    Bench Press
    (1x5) 135
    (1x5) 185
    (1x3) 225
    (1x5) 275

    Bench Press Lockouts (3 board)
    (4x2) 315

    Reverse Band Bench Press
    (1x2) 365
    (2x1) 385


    DO - IMPs
    Yellow Nail
    1/4 x 6" Grade 5
    Red Nail


    I tried a few new things today on bench. This was the first time I did 3-board work on bench, raw. I took a cloth belt and secured the board on me in my power rack. It was very awkward at first, but the last set felt good, and I could have started adding some weight. This was the first time I've done reverse bands in a long time. They helped me a ton on the top end last year when I was getting close to 350 raw. I plan to add some more accessory work and mix things up a little over the next few months.
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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  9. #109
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    DU - IMPs
    Yellow Nail
    Blue Nail
    1/4 x 7" Grade 5

    Horseshoes - 1.25" suede
    SCF Lite Rim #00

    Ironmind Hub
    (1x3) 40
    (1x1) 50
    (1x0) 55 - 1/2" inch off ground

    Pullups
    (2x10)

    45 Deg. Back Raises
    (2x12) 35
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Thur (11/22)

    Horseshoes - 1.4" suede
    SCF Regular Plain #000 - 30 degrees

    Horseshoes - 1.25" suede
    Kerckhaert SSP 8x18 #000 - 110 degrees!

    Plateau Buster
    (1x12) 90
    (1x12) 180
    (1x12) 270
    (1x12) 320


    Huge PR on the SSP#000! One of these shoes - SCF RP000 or SSP 8x18 #000 - will fall by the end of the year! This was the first time I've gotten any real movement on the RP000 in awhile. But, the 1.4" wraps were a little too big to get a good grip on such a small-sized shoe.
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Squats
    (1x5) 135
    (1x3) 225
    (1x2) 295
    (1x2) 350 - added wraps
    (1x2) 425 - added briefs
    (1x1) 475
    (1x1) 500

    Walkouts
    565
    600 - nope


    Today was the first time I tried walkouts. After my last squat, I loaded the bar to 565 (which is the most I've had on my back to date) and walked back to a normal-width squat stance. But, I did not take my normal wider stance because I don't think I would have been able to recover by myself. I loaded the bar to 600lbs. and stood up with it, but immediately re-racked it. 600 was heavy!
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Sun (11/25)

    DO - IMPs
    Yellow Nail
    1/4 x 6" Grade 5
    Red Nail

    Plateau Buster
    (1x10) 90
    (1x10) 180
    (1x10) 270
    (1x8) 340


    Ironmind Hub
    (1x1) 40
    (1x1) 45
    (1x1) 50
    (1x0) 55

    Pullups
    (3x5)

    Grippers
    (1x3) #1
    (1x3) #1.5
    (1x2) #2
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Mon (11/26)

    Bench Press
    (1x8) 135
    (1x5) 185
    (1x3) 225
    (1x3) 245
    (1x2) 295

    Bench Press - Reverse Band
    (2x1) 385

    Horseshoes - 1.25" suede
    SCF Regular Plain #000 - 85 degrees
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Tue (11/27)

    Barbell Curls
    (2x10) 95
    (1x8) 115

    DU - IMPs
    Yellow Nail
    Blue Nail
    1/4 x 6" Grade 5 - 10 deg. (almost snapped thread)

    Horseshoe - 1.25" suede
    SCF Lite Rim #00
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Thur (11/29)

    Deadlifts
    (2x5) 135
    (2x3) 225
    (2x2) 315
    (2x2) 405
    (1x1) 455 - suit (straps down)
    (1x1) 510 - suit (straps up)

    Deadlifts - Conv./Sumo (1.5" deficit)
    (2x2) 135
    (2x2) 225
    (2x2) 315
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    DO - IMPs
    Yellow Nail
    1/4 x 6" Grade 5
    Red Nail

    Plateau Buster Swings
    (1x20) 90
    (1x12) 180
    (1x10) 270
    (1x8) 320
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Box Squats
    (1x5) 135
    (1x5) 225
    (1x3) 315
    (1x2) 405 - add briefs
    (1x1) 455
    (1x1) 475


    Horseshoes - 1.2" suede
    Kerckhaert SSP 8x18 #000 -- 150 degrees!


    Today was my first go at box squats. I am going to mix things up a little and including box squatting for a big part of my training is part of the plan. It was a little awkward but the 475 felt better than the 455.

    I made a cert. attempt with the SSP000. The kink was tough, and I think that hurt my momentum going into the sweep. I ended up opening it enough to really blast it through the first part of the sweep, but ran out of steam toward the end. I waited for the hip bruise to clear up (from the last attempt) before taking this attempt. Now, the bruise is back, but not as prominent. Maybe my leg/hip has started to adapt to bending without padding.
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Bench Press
    (1x5) 135
    (1x5) 185
    (1x3) 225
    (1x7) 275

    Bench Press - 3 board
    (1x2) 365 - add shirt
    (1x2) 385
    (1x2) 405


    Lat Pulldowns
    (1x15) 120
    (1x12) 150
    (1x10) 170
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Tue (12/4)

    Barbell Rows
    (1x10) 175
    (1x8) 200

    Barbell Curls
    (2x10) 95
    (1x8) 115

    Pullups
    (1x10)
    (1x7)


    DU - IMPs
    Yellow Nail
    Blue Nail

    DU - BBW
    19/64 x 7" O1 - 25 degrees

    Horseshoes - 1.25" suede
    SCF Lite Rim #0

    Ironmind Hub
    (1x2) 40
    (1x1) 50
    (1x0) 55
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Wed (12/5)

    Speed Bench - Monster Mini bands
    (8x3) 150


    DO - IMPs
    Yellow Nail
    1/4 x 6" Grade 8
    Red Nail

    Grippers
    (1x3) #1
    (1x3) #1.5
    (1x4) #2
    (1x15) #1.5


    This was my first real time benching with the bands low. I am going to continue to change things up a little more over the next month, and continue to experiment.

    Today's bout with the Red Nail turned epic. I lost a chunk of my index finger on the initial part of the bend, then the wraps came loose and I had to wrap another up. Took the second attempt and tore a chunk out of both middle knuckles. I am used to this pain, but my forearms were pumped from the bench right before this, which may have changed up my technique slightly, causing me to miss. So, I wrapped up a third Red and blasted it! Took it down in about 20 seconds. After I bent it, I looked at my hands and was missing a piece of skin on my pinky finger. So, the hands are pretty beat up right now. Hopefully, a few days off of bending, and then another attempt at the SSP 000 horseshoe.
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    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Squats
    (1x5) 135
    (1x3) 225
    (1x2) 315
    (1x1) 405 - add briefs
    (1x1) 455
    (1x1) 525

    Box Squats
    (5x2) 315


    Horseshoe
    Kerckhaert SSP 8x18 #000 - 140 degrees


    I ended up doing a lot more reading and watching videos on box squatting these past few days. I cut the box down to 15.5" today and videotaped myself to see my form/technique. What I found out from the video is that I am not fully sitting back the entire way -- shins are about 10 degrees from being perpendicular. I ended up putting the bar on the outside of my powerrack, which let me get a wider stance than I could in the rack. Also, I wasn't too worried about having the safety bars in place because of it only being 315. The 525 felt easy but I start getting shaky over this weight, walking it back in by myself. So, that was the top rep for today. I am going to begin working in box squats during the week, as I get better at them.

    Took another attempt at the SSP000 today and thought I had a shot after opening it up, but the leg pain was too much approaching the crush.


    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    SSP #000 Attempt

    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    Bench Press
    (1x5) 135
    (1x5) 185
    (1x3) 225
    (1x3) 245
    (1x4) 295

    (1x3) 315 - add Slingshot
    (1x3) 325

    Reverse Band Bench Press
    (2x1) 385
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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    DO - IMPs
    Yellow Nail
    1/4 x 6" Grade 5
    Red Nail

    Horseshoes - 1.25" suede
    SCF Lite Rim #00 - 160 deg.
    SCF Lite Rim #3


    Ironmind Hub
    (3x1) 50

    Plateau Buster Swings
    (1x12) 90
    (1x10) 180
    (1x10) 270
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
    5'9" 195lbs.

    2014 Goals: 365 raw bench; Triple bodyweight deadlift; 1500 meet total @ 198


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