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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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    week 1 day 1 (9-3-12)
    deadlifts from floor
    135x10
    225x5
    275x3
    315x3
    385x3
    deadlifts 4"block
    405x3
    safety squat bar olympic stance
    135x8
    185-3x8
    glute ham raises
    bw-4x10
    back raises
    bw-60 reps

    cardio is really bad started getting winded somewhere around ssb olympic stance...it will get better. all in all a good workout...only thing im finding difficult is getting the 1000 carbs a day and the 300 grams of protein...the half gallon chocolate milk a day is awesome though! also im gonna be basing all my percentages off of my best competition lifts in single ply gear
    squat-550
    bench-525
    deadlift-505
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    week 1 day 2 (9-6-12)

    bench max day

    floor press

    barx20
    135x5
    225x3
    275x1
    315x1
    355x1

    drop set 60%

    205x2x15

    lat pull downs

    160x3x12

    light band push downs

    100 reps

    shrugs

    60x3x15

    military press (standing)

    95x3x12


    another good training session....cardio is better from last week. the 355 floor press was harder than expected but still a pr. still eating good got about 600 grams of carbs in and its only 7:10...still got dinner to go and more chocolate milk to drink....weighed today before training session and weighed 238 so i'm down about three pounds which i found strange since i'm eating so much...oh well. till friday
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    I look forward to seeing your progress. I'll be starting the Cube Method on the 17th.
    36 yr old novice PL

    Best lifts (non competition):
    Squat - 305
    Bench - 300
    Deathlift - 405

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    if there is anything I can do to help...don't hesitate to ask.

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    week 1 day 3 (9-7-12)
    speed squat

    squat 70%

    135x5
    225x3
    315x3
    365x3x3

    squat 80% reverse average band

    415x2

    olympic squat

    225x5x5

    leg press

    4x15

    glute ham raises

    3x12 bw

    kettle bell swings

    3x15

    body weight 240 another good training session got winded around the leg press....so at least i went over half way this time. training session took 45 min from start to end..which is a pretty fast pace. my right knee that has been bothering me here recently felt better than it has in weeks but, i also noticed that i might have to squat a little more narrow...maybe a step or two wider than Olympic stance. the squats were done in just my single ply titan briefs. Slayer blared through out the gym which contributed to our fast pace. didn't get bit by one single mosquito the whole time.....which is awesome in its self. till Sunday!
    Last edited by aaronpullen3; 09-07-2012 at 06:13 PM.

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    Good shit, man

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    week 1 day 4 (9-9-12)

    bodybuilding day

    military press
    95x3x10

    bicep curls

    3x12

    abs circuit 3 rounds

    leg curls

    3x12

    pec flys

    3x12

    calves

    4x15

    OFF was a must at the gym today mosquitoes were out in full force.....we had a little clutch tyrant blast playing... along with some crowbar odd fellows rest....good training session it lasted about 35 minutes. finally getting used to doing the military press. today's workout was a nice change of pace a little refreshing. till Monday!! body weight 241. time for some chocolate milk thank you and that is all.
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    week 2 day 1 (9-10-12)

    speed dead lift

    dead lift mini bands
    215 10x1

    dead lift 4" block pulls snatch grip
    215 1x20

    straight bar Olympic stance squat
    225 3x8

    straight bar shrugs
    225 3x10

    back raises
    50 reps

    lat pull downs with band
    4x15

    another great training session mosquitoes were present again also....the snatch grip 4" block pulls lit my glutes and hamstrings on fire. training session took about 45 min so were getting in and getting it done fairly quick. the new devildriver album was playing which is an awesome CD i highly recommend it. i did get winded somewhere around the Olympic squat but, whatever I've come to expect it now. alright...till Wednesday.

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    week 2 day 2 (9-12-12)

    incline bench press
    185x3x3 (Pinky on the ring)


    db incline bench press
    50x20
    60x2x20


    close grip bench press
    225x3x5


    tricep pushdown
    100 reps

    band flys
    3x15


    abs


    today's training session was a little tricky since i really didn't know where my max was....so i just went up till i found a comfortable weight and went with it. also did the same thing with the incline db's. after the close grip bench triceps were shot the push downs finished them right off. feeling real good about this program i really believe its gonna work already can see some muscle gain and strength. body weight 245. faltering just a bit on my eating got around 600 grams of carbs the last two days but i got my protein in....taking care of 140 elevators on redstone arsenal can be challenging at times....oh well ill try to do better. f'n love the chocolate milk always get it in everyday.till Friday.

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    week 3 day3 (9-14-12)

    Squat max
    135x10
    225x5
    315x2 (briefs and belt)
    415x2
    435x2
    465x1 (briefs, squat suit no belt straps down)
    475x1
    415x4

    good-mornings
    185x3x8

    leg press
    3x20

    lunges
    3x12

    back raises
    60 reps


    this training session took longer because of putting my gear on but, still went at a descent pace. back is blitzed body weight was 246. all in all the weight went up really easy considering no belt and straps were down. i based all my percentages off of 95% of 550 which came out to 520 next time ill just leave it at 550. alright...time for some chocolate milk. till Sunday

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    Great work going on dude!

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    week 3 day 1 (9-17-12)

    max dead lift 4" block
    135x10
    225x5
    275x3
    315x2 (briefs and belt)
    365x1
    415x1 (briefs squat suit no belt)
    455x1
    495x1
    515x1

    shut it down here..the rep felt good and i had more in me just felt i should stop here.

    sumo stance stiff legged dead lift
    225x2x5

    dumb bell rows
    3x10

    dumb bell shrugs
    3x15

    up and down planks
    50 reps
    these suck

    body weight 247 till wednesday
    Last edited by aaronpullen3; 09-17-2012 at 06:32 PM.

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    week 3 day 2 (9-19-12)
    speed bench


    floor press
    135x15
    185x10
    225x5
    245x5x5

    incline db
    75x3x15 (was not an easy 15 by no means)

    push downs
    100 reps

    standing db military presses
    40x3x8

    band flys
    3x15

    abs

    body weight 247 ......the 245 on floor press was a good number for 5 sets of 5 don't really think i would have had the speed with any more weight. the incline dumb bell press really was a struggle by the last set....was not an easy 3 sets at all. by the time i got to the standing military press i was pretty shot tried 50 lbs but only got 4 so i dropped to 40 and was able to get the 3 sets of 8. slayer played in the gym tonight some seasons in the abyss along with chimaira if you don't know them check them out on youtube. and montey fucked off....

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    week 3 day 3 (9-21-12)

    squat for reps day

    squat
    145x10
    235x5
    325x3
    345x5x3 (briefs belt)

    sumo good mornings
    185x3x8

    lunges
    3x15

    squat
    145x41
    145x9

    abs


    today was a semi good session right knee was bothering me so i took a little extra time trying to warm it up. squats went good and fast... wasn't able to do any weight on the lunges because of knee....body weight was 248....... till sunday
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    week 3 day 4 (9-23-12)

    bodybuilding day

    military press
    115x3x10

    calf raises
    4x15

    ab circuit three rounds
    stand up abs
    side raises
    leg lifts

    leg extensions
    3x15

    bicep curls
    3x10

    pec fly
    3x10

    my body weight is up i'm at 251 lbs now so that's 11 lb increase in 3 weeks. apparently the chocolate milk method works. today's training session was pretty good. till Monday

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    week 4 day 1 (9-24-12)

    deadlift for reps

    dead lift from floor 85%
    405x3x2

    dead lift 2" block overhand snatch grip
    245x1x20

    ssb Olympic stance
    185x4x10

    GHR
    3x10

    back raises
    50 reps

    body weight 251 another good session....back is tight and so are the hips. The work out took a little over an hour simply because i was having to let my back loosen up between sets. everything seems to be going according to the plan...guess we will find out starting this week as we start our maxes back over starting with the bench on Wednesday.

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    week 4 day 2 (9-26-12)

    bench max day

    bench press 2 board (raw)
    135x10
    225x5
    275x3
    315x3
    365x3
    390x2
    415x2

    bench press 3 board close grip
    245x3x15

    lat pull downs
    160x3x15

    triceps press downs
    70x15
    80x15
    90x15
    100x17

    DB military press
    40x4x10

    shrugs
    225x3x10

    ab circuit 3 rounds

    body weight 251 great training session, it took longer but we got a new guy so were trying to get him started also...with out running him off. very happy with the 415 for 2 off a 2 board wasn't easy but it wasn't hard either. apparently i got weak shoulders because my military press sucks....sooo i need to work on that. shrugs wasn't pussy shrugs came all the way down and back up and squeezed at the top for 2 seconds. some black Sabbath and testament helped us get through the workout tonight....nothing like benching with some Sabbath bloody Sabbath playing. anyway time to go home and eat...till Friday.

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    week 4 day 3 (9-28-12)

    squat 80%
    145x10
    235x5
    325x3 added briefs
    415x5x2 added squat suit straps down

    squat 85% reverse bands
    435x2

    olympic stance squat (ass to calves with a 1-2 second pause at bottom)
    185x5x5

    leg press
    4x12

    reverse hypers
    3x12

    kettle bell swings
    3x15

    it was an aiight training session....unfortunately all my gear is now way to tight...had to do some slight modification on the squat suit. not to mention i've already modified the briefs but, it is the gear i used at 220 sooo may be time for new gear huh? body weight 250....my squats felt good and strong/fast...just felt like i wasnt hitting my depth with the tight gear. everything else went good.

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    week 4 day 4 (9-30-12)

    body building day

    military press
    115x3x10

    calf raises (on a leg press machine)
    100+45 on each side 4x15

    abs

    dumb bell shrugs
    50x4x10 (held at the top for 3 sec last rep on each held for 10 sec.)

    bicep curls
    4x10

    4-way neck machine
    2x25


    good day all in all really wanted to hit my neck hard on this day. feel like it's lacking as well as shoulders and calves. body weight 250 ....till monday

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    week 5 day 1 (10-01-12)

    deadlift for speed

    deadlift mini bands
    135x5
    255x7x1 (band broke on next to last set)

    deadlift double overhand snatch grip
    225x1x20

    olympic stance
    185x5x6 (ass to calves)

    barbell shrugs
    185x3x15

    back raises
    60 reps

    lat pull downs
    130x4x15

    good training session...weighed in at 250. listened to some metallica master of puppets tonight. the deadlifts against the minibands was going good and fast then one of the bands broke so i cut it one set short. the double overhand snatch grip for 20 reps sucked balls....lite my glutes, hamstrings and my grip on fire. the olympic squat i've gotten where i like to sink these all the way down it seems to make my hips loosen up a bunch afterwards. ok til wednesday

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    week 5 day 2 (10-3-12)

    benchpress for reps

    flat bench press (all done raw)
    135x10
    225x5
    315x3
    325x3
    335x3

    military press standing
    135x3x10

    lat pull downs (band)
    4x15

    tricep pushdowns (band)
    100 reps

    lateral raises
    5 lb plate 100 reps

    body weight 251....i was planning on doing this whole 10 week training session geared...unfortunately none of my gear fits including bench press shirt. hoping to get new gear soon. bench went good 335 for three was challenging (basing all bench percentages now off 95% of a 405 raw bench) and the military press was raised to 135 and i was able to get the 3 sets of 10 fairly easy so i'm making progress with this at least. till thurday

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    week 5 day 3 (10-4-12)

    squat max

    145x10
    235x5
    325x3 (added briefs and belt)
    415x1
    465x1 (added squat suit straps up)
    495x1
    525x1
    555x1 (reverse band)

    squat

    225x2x12

    leg press

    3x20

    lunges

    3x12

    back raises

    60 reps

    training session went real good had a lot of fun squatting. tried some different type of shoes called dynamo vs olympic shoes really helped me stay upright during my squat.usually i bend way over causing my knees to come forward which in turn brings my ass up essentially making it even more difficult to hit depth. always a good session when you can learn something. after the leg press my legs were shot....almost like jello then the lunges just finished them off. cardio is great hardly even get winded anymore...if i do its just for a minute or two. body weight 250....till sunday

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    Week 6 day 1 (10-8-12)

    Deadlift 2" block pulls
    135x10
    225x8
    315x5 added briefs and belt
    405x2
    455x1
    495x1

    Sumo deadlift
    315x8x2

    Dumbbell rows
    2x20

    Dumbbell shrugs
    3x15

    Lunges
    3x12

    Up and down planks
    50 reps

    Did the whole deadlift max with just briefs on and still smoked 495...I've been using 95 percent of my max of 505. The rest of the workout went really good. Up and down planks still suck. Body weight 253...till Wednesday or at least I hope....training partner is having surgery Tuesday morning for a hernia so maybe he will feel like coming and at least hanging out with me.

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    week 6 day 2 (10-11-12)

    bench for speed

    floor press
    135x10
    185x10
    225x5
    285x8x3

    incline dumbbell press
    70x2x20

    band press downs
    100 reps

    dumbbell military press
    50x4x6

    band flys
    3x15

    abs crunches
    50 reps

    another great training session...my body weight was 252. everything today moved really well...fast and controlled. decided to do the SPF record breakers meet in gatlinburg, Tn on november 10th. gotta order a new bench press shirt real soon...till tomorrow.

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    week 6 day 3 (10-12-12)

    squat for reps
    145x10
    195x5
    235x3
    285x2
    325x2 (added briefs and belt)
    420x6x2

    squat with 3 second pause
    265x3x10

    lunges
    3x15 strides

    olympic stance squat
    150x45reps with out stopping

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