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?

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    12/1/12 Bench Main

    BW: 201

    Bench
    135x10
    185x5
    225x4
    265x3
    285x3

    Bench (Ram)
    305x3
    315x3

    Bench (3ct Pause)
    255x5
    255x5

    Bench (Full/1bd/2bd/3bd)
    265x3/3/3/1

    CS Row
    125x10
    125x10
    125x10

    V-Bar Pushdown
    120x12
    130x12

    Horn
    15x20
    15x20

    Worked to an easy triple, then an easy triple w/ the Ram. The pauses were grinds, and then there was the extended set w/ the boards. I am told I did not invent this and it is called 'triceps death'. This was tough, planned on doing triples at each level, then repping out on the three board, but by the time I got up there, one was all I had. Not going to do these every week, but may work them in once in awhile.
    Last edited by Zak198; 12-01-2012 at 06:10 PM.

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    12/3/12 Squat

    Squat
    45x10
    135x5,5
    185x4
    225x3
    275x2
    315x2
    355x3
    405x3

    Squat (Explosive/90s int)
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2

    Squat (3ct Pause)
    295x5
    295x5

    GHR (3p)
    Bx8
    Bx8

    Pike
    Bx8
    Bx10


    First week of 3s on the squat. Tough but managed it without getting too worked up. Glad my back was able to cope with this after Thursday's events.
    Last edited by Zak198; 12-04-2012 at 06:03 PM.

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    12/4/12 Bench Aux

    Bench (Fatbar/Explosive/90s interval)
    240x5
    240x5
    240x5
    240x3
    240x3

    KB Military
    70x7
    70x7

    SS Pullup
    BW+20x8
    BW+20x8
    BW+20x8

    Pitcher Raise
    30x12
    30x12

    DB Curl
    40x9
    40x9

    Cable Upright Row/Press Out
    40x15
    40x15


    Probably going to drop to timed triples here. Bar not moving very fast any more. Triceps and shoulders were still pretty smoked from Saturday.

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    Hey, nice looking log. I am on a raw powerlifting journey too...good luck! Lookin' strong in here.
    Check out my Training Journal HERE

    105kg Open IPF Classic Provincial record holder in the squat, bench, deadlift, and total.

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    12/6/12 Deadlift

    Deadlift
    135x5
    225x4
    315x3
    365x2
    425x2
    465x2

    Deadlift (Explosive/90s)
    365x2
    365x2
    365x2
    365x2
    365x2
    365x2

    RDL
    345x6
    345x6

    SSB Squat
    245x6
    245x6

    Wheel (Offset)
    Bx18
    Bx18


    Backed the topset down because of my overreach last week. Weight was ponderous but hopefully this helps get my pull back on track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Workhorse View Post
    Hey, nice looking log. I am on a raw powerlifting journey too...good luck! Lookin' strong in here.
    Thanks for checking in bud. Look forward to following your log as well.

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    12/8/12 Bench Main

    Bench
    135x10
    185x5
    225x4
    275x3
    295x3

    Bench (3ct Pause)
    265x4
    265x4

    Bench (Soft Touch)
    245x6

    CS Row
    135x10
    135x10
    135x10
    135x10

    V-Bar Pushdown
    130x10
    130x10

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    12/10/12 Squat

    Squat
    45x10
    135x5
    185x4
    225x3
    275x2
    315x1
    365x3
    415x2

    Squat (Explosive/90s)
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2
    275x2

    Squat (3ct Pause)
    305x4
    305x4

    Squat (Explosive)
    225x10

    GHR (3p)
    Bx9
    Bx9

    Pike
    Bx10
    Bx10


    Feel like I'm hitting a wall here. The second rep with 415 was a real grind...was always coming up, but I felt like a third rep would have been a 50/50 proposition so I shut it down. Disappointing, but I am trying to be smart here and not blow my load in the gym.

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    12/11/12 Bench Aux

    Bench (Explosive/90s Intervals)
    245x3
    245x3
    245x3
    245x3
    245x3
    245x3

    KB Military
    80x6
    80x6

    SS Pullup
    BW+30x6
    BW+30x6
    BW+30x6

    Pitcher Raise
    2 sets

    Hammer Curl
    1 light set to flush

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    Good workouts...keep it going.
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    105kg Open IPF Classic Provincial record holder in the squat, bench, deadlift, and total.

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    12/13/12 Deadlift

    Deadlift (explosive/30s intervals/belt)
    365x1x12

    Snatch-Grip Deadlift from 2" Blocks
    225x8
    225x8
    225x8

    SSB
    205x5
    245x6

    DB Shrug
    90x15
    90x15

    HLR (Spud Straps)
    Bx12
    Bx12


    Playing things by ear as I approach the meet. Probably only going to pull heavy one more time, maybe to my opener or around there. Low back has been pretty fatigued lately so that's something to watch.

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    12/16/12 Bench

    Bouncing back from a nasty stomach bug that has cost me almost ten pounds and left me pretty dehydrated. Still feeling pretty beat down, but wanted to get in and do something.

    Bench
    135x10
    185x5
    225x4
    245x3
    265x3

    Bench (3ct)
    225x5

    Cable Row
    3 sets of 12

    Pitcher Raise
    2 sets of 20

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    Nice work bud. Keep it up! Homestretch now.
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    105kg Open IPF Classic Provincial record holder in the squat, bench, deadlift, and total.

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    12/17/12 Squat

    Quote Originally Posted by Workhorse View Post
    Nice work bud. Keep it up! Homestretch now.
    Thanks bud. Just trying to get some work in til I can get my weight back up and feeling normal again. Hopefully in another couple days.

    Today's session:

    Squat
    45x10
    135x5
    185x4
    225x3
    275x2
    315x3
    345x3

    Squat (3ct)
    305x3

    GHR
    Bx9
    Bx9

    Leg Raise in Chair
    Bx15
    Bx15


    Just trying to put some easy training in the bank while things get back to normal.

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    12/19/12 Gym Meet

    Decided to do a gym meet today, for a couple reasons. For one, I'm still bouncing back from the sickness that has caused me to lose a bunch of weight, so I figured that would naturally limit the loads I could use. Second, I am a month out from my meet, so in case I did push too hard there is ample time to recover. And I wanted to see where I was at with my lifts with some fatigue, and no taper or psych. Here's how it went:

    Squat
    405 good
    430 good
    455 good

    Bench
    305 good
    315 miss
    didn't attempt a third

    Deadlift
    485 good
    505 good
    520 miss

    1265 gym total

    I'm pleased with the squats. Bench I think really took a hit from the rapid weight loss/dehydration, as did my overall energy to pull the last deadlift. I expect to get a good bump on these capabilities in a meet setting, and with a proper taper, so this isn't that bad. It's something I want to get in the habit of doing, practicing the actual sport in training.

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