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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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. #226
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    that deadlift is coming back nicely H! good shit, everything looks to be moving sweetly, you should be confident!
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    Gazzy I have hit a 140kg in the gym, not paused. Best in comp is 135kg.

    Thanks JLS. Things are coming together at the right time... Keep it rolling all the way to the comp an it will be a good good meet.

    W6D3 Final Run into the O's

    Gillingham Light Bench Day - Thurs 1st Nov


    Bench

    20kg * 10
    60kg * 5
    Speed Sets
    80kg (176lbs) * 2 - 8 sets - all @7

    Foam Roll Press ~3 Board
    120kg (264lbs) * 5 @8 - add WW
    140kg (308lbs) * 5 @10
    150kg (330lbs) * 2 - 2 sets @10, 9.5

    Reverse Band Press - choked thin purple bands on top of rack
    140kg (308lbs) * 2 - 2 sets @9.5, 9.5
    145kg (319lbs) * 1 - 2 sets @10, 10

    CG Bench Press
    100kg (220lbs) * 5 - 2 sets, pec felt a bit odd so stopped at 2 sets

    Shoulder Press Machine
    46kg * 8
    39kg * 8
    32kg * 10

    Pec Fly Machine - followed by 8-10 wide press ups
    82kg * 10, * 8
    75kg * 7

    Notes / Thoughts:
    - Bench is feeling strong. Another tricep hitting session where I did better than I expected. Loving handling the heavier weight even though is shorter ROM or assisted movements

    - Confidence is growing on bench. Handling this heavier weight is awesome for the mental side of the game when benching full ROM.
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    Alot of work that session. Good stuff Hayden!
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    JERSEY IRON Brian C's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    have PM-ed you all the details Nick! Thanks Coke!!

    And Brian I would say my sticking point is about 4 inches off the chest, have been hammering triceps a lot which is helping. My best in competition is 135kg (297lbs) at the higher BW so the goal for the O's really is to hit that 137.5kg (303lb) in this weight class. I feel I can do it for sure. The way training is progressing at present I think I should have it. Any suggestions from you to help with that sticking point though? Need to focus on my set up again too. Have been a little slacker with that recently
    Your on the right path with the overloaded 3 brd work. That along with the heavy tri work should get you to your goal. One thing you could do is add bands to the boardwork also. Always worked for me (doubled minis ) Just make sure to hammer the tightness on your setup even on light sets. Looking good bro.
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    Thanks for the advice Brian! Appreciate your input man.

    W6D4 Final Run into the O's

    Coan Phillipi %'s on Squats - Fri 2nd Nov


    Squats

    60kg * 7
    100kg * 3 - 2 sets
    140kg * 2 - 2 sets
    180kg * 1 - 2 sets, added B + WW
    Work Set
    205kg (451lbs) * 3 @9.5
    'Speed' Sets
    170kg (374lbs) * 3 @9 - no belt
    170kg (374lbs) * 3 @9, 8 - belt back on

    Hi Box Squats
    220kg (484lbs) * 2 @9
    230kg (506lbs) * 2 @9.5 - left it here

    Notes / Thoughts:
    - Forgot my knee sleeves so just left the trackies on to keep the knees warm. No worries without them anyway.

    - 205kg felt pretty good. First rep flew an next two weren't two bad. Was only meant to be two but I wanted to get three so I got aggressive, sniffed some ammonia an smashed them out. See the vid below:

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    Last edited by HJP; 11-02-2012 at 01:58 AM.
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    Very nice for both days, not just the big time squats.

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    Nice work bro!
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    All good ideas, I think stronger pecs would help drive through with more speed.

    Looking real good bro!!

    See you soon!!
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    Strong training, Hayden!
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    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
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    Niiiiice squatting buddy!
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    Goals (kg) 272.5/165/305 HJP's Avatar
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    Thanks Coke, Brian, Nick, Gazzy & Brian C! Yeah Nick my plan with the pecs currently is trying to get a bit more growth there also (hence all the pec dec BB styles work at the end of bench days)
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    W7D1 Final Run into the O's

    Coan Phillipi Deads - Mon 5th Nov


    Dead

    60kg * 5
    100kg * 3
    140kg * 3
    180kg * 2
    220kg * 1 - 2 sets - Belt on...
    Work Set
    245kg (539lbs) * 2 @9.5
    'Speed' Sets
    205kg (451lbs) * 3 - 3 sets @8, 9, 9

    Power Shrugs
    180kg * 5 - 2 sets, ugly so lowered it
    160kg * 5

    SLDL
    150kg * 5 - 3 sets

    Pendlay Rows SS w/5 reps on Chins
    100kg * 5 - 2 sets
    90kg * 5

    Notes / Thoughts:
    - Coming into trainings with a better mental approach now which is helping. Need to keep it till the O's.

    - Pleased to get the 245kg for 2. Good progress. Need to be careful as it looks like its hitching on the second rep. Unsure how to prevent it (as doesn't feel like it when I'm pulling), think just need to pull it through faster and focus on getting the hips through.

    - Ran out of time so hopefully get the good mornings in after heavy bench tomorrow.

    See the vid below:

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    Goals (kg) 272.5/165/305 HJP's Avatar
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    Bodyweight was at 81.50kg (179.3lbs) this morning too.
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    Some solid work...!

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    Nice work, man. How long before the meet are you going to fly out?

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    that is good progress on that deadlift H, seems to be a very naturally strong lift for you, looks like you got the good leverages for it. Remember you only have to pull it for one in the meet though, dont worry about that second, just building strength!

    Looks to me like an old habit I used to be bad for, in unlocking my knees to finish. Im far from a good deadlifter though haha so take it for what its worth!I think possibly just get somebody to shout at you pull back a bit harder , but again, lifting a heavy weight so it isnt gonna be perfect! Cant complain for 6 weeks work though, coming back strong
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    Goals (kg) 272.5/165/305 HJP's Avatar
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    Cheers Rock!

    Tom I fly over Thursday morning an compete Friday evening. Will work out quite well as with the time difference I'm competing approx when I normally train!

    Thanks JLS. Has always been my weakness above the knees. Need to force the hips through earlier too I think. Get the glutes firing as soon as the bar is above the knee!

    W7D2 Final Run into the O's

    Gillingham Heavy Bench Work + Squats Volume - Tue 6th Nov


    Bench

    20kg * 10
    60kg * 6
    80kg * 3 - 2 sets
    100kg * 2 - added WW
    115kg * 2
    Work Sets
    130kg (286lbs) * 1 @10 - paused
    120kg (264lbs) * 3 - 3 sets @9.5, 9.5, 10

    Squats
    60kg * 5
    110kg * 3
    Work Set
    130kg (286lbs) * 20 @10

    Front Squats
    100kg * 5
    110kg * 5
    115kg * 5

    Good Mornings - missed them yesterday
    120kg * 5 - 3 sets

    Notes / Thoughts:
    - The heavy single was ok. Worked hard on the set up an it got pretty spot on the last set of three. First rep of that set was piece of cake, set up was tight an felt like a rubber band. I couldn't hold the set up as well over the next two reps. Finished after three sets rather than doing all 5. Had to get to the other work.

    - Decided one set of 20 rather than 2 of 15 for the rep squats. Tough but got them. Upped the weights on fronts again, happy with those. Did the GMs and they were tough. Ran out of time after those so called it there, try do some core after Fridays squats. All in all a decent day.
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    Good job throughout, ever sound with those lifts!

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    Goals (kg) 272.5/165/305 HJP's Avatar
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    Cheers Coke!! I quite enjoy the volume day
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    Strong work!
    Regarding benching set-up, I've started incorporating what Bob Youngs describes in this article:
    http://articles.elitefts.com/trainin...ning-log-tips/

    It really gives you better leverage and helps staying tighter..

    I have a few questions, Hayden...since you're a very strong squatter and puller:
    how long have you been training for?
    what were your starting lifts?
    what kind of training/programming course have you run to get where you are?

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    Goals (kg) 272.5/165/305 HJP's Avatar
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    Rock:

    1) I started training with weights at approx 16 (off season work for track). So learnt squatting an what not then. With pretty good depth etc. I suppose the sprinting work throughout those 3-4 year of track developed good Glute/hip/hammie strength which has transferred well to powerlifting. I was never a great sprinter, worked really hard at it and I suppose that's were my work ethic in the gym first started. I was kind of on an off with the gym never making great progress. Id progress then stop training an lose it. Started training seriously (and the key being consistently also!!) about mid 2010 and haven't had any long spells away from the gym, only planned short term when on holiday etc (even then I still try get a session in somewhere if possible lol). To me consistency is a massive part of it. Slow but steady gains add up. - Hope I have answered that as you meant haha.

    2) Um when I first started training hard in my twenties (teenage years obviously were just slightly lower). Maybe a 120 squat to depth? 140 of my depth at that time (high!). Bench I was around 100kg for an ugly single. Deadlift I remember thinking I was decent at it with 110 for triples lol. Squat an dead improved quite quickly though, got to love newbie gains.

    3) Did 531 for a long time for all lifts. There was a while there were i maxed out each week on Deads but not on other lifts, maybe for a couple of months. After 531 (probably a good year or so), I have experimented with westside (a very average version of it, hard to do westside style on your own). Had some success but only really on bench. Lately been experimenting with more frequency etc. that's a brief run down of it.

    Sorry for the long explanations, hope that's what you were after mate!
    Last edited by HJP; 11-08-2012 at 03:01 AM.
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    W7D3 Final Run into the O's

    Gillingham Light Bench Day + Upper Volume - Thu 8th Nov


    Bench

    20kg * 10
    70kg * 5
    Work Sets - added WW
    100kg (220lbs) * 8 @8
    100kg (220lbs) * 12 @10 - rep PR. Meant to be a second of eight but wanted to beat my best of 10 reps at 100

    Foam Roll Press
    120kg (264lbs) * 5 @9
    140kg (308lbs) * 3 @9.5
    150kg (330lbs) * 1 @10 - called it there. Tris a bit too fried from the rep work.

    CG Bench Press
    100kg (220lbs) * 5 @9
    105kg (231lbs) * 5 @9.5
    105kg (231lbs) * 4 @10

    Military Press
    Bar * 10
    40kg * 10
    45kg * 8, * 7

    Dips
    BW * 15 - 3 sets

    Shoulder Press Machine
    32kg * 10, * 7 - tris an delts were pretty had it by this stage...

    Pec Fly Machine - all SS with 8 Press Ups
    82kg * 10
    89kg * 6
    96kg * 6

    DB Hammer Curls
    14kg's * 12 - 3 sets
    Best Raw Lifts
    Squat 260kg (573lbs), Bench 150kg (330lbs), Dead 277.5kg (611lbs)

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    Yes, that was what I was looking for: thanks mate

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    Nice 20 rep squat there, man.

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    Nice work Hayden!!!
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
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    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
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    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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