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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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    Today: Bench

    Bench-work up to 429x1

    Rolling DB Extensions-3 sets

    V Bar Pushdowns-3 sets

    I skipped my secondary movement and some assistance work today. My shoulders/elbows are fried from Saturday's squats. I had to put icy hot on them and put my knee sleeves over them so I could tolerate benching.

    Last edited by Jordan Wong; 11-26-2012 at 01:58 PM.

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    Today: Deadlift (Kind of)/Upper Back

    Deadlift-worked up to 506x1 ...everything was feeling off today which was not surprising considering I tested my max on Saturday for squats and yesterday for bench. I called it here and moved on to upper back


    Bent Over BB Rows SS WG Lat Pulldowns-3 supersets

    CS DB Rows-4 sets

    Underhand Lat Pulldowns-5 sets (this was one big drop set)


    Not too bummed about the lack of deadlifting today. My school schedule is finally cutting down (temporarily) so I think this will be my last day trying to deadlift on very limited time/being exhausted and stuff.

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    Today: RE Bench

    Bench-135x10, 135x10, 225x10, 275x5, 315x10, 315x10, 275x10

    Cable Crossovers-3 sets

    Palms In DB Bench SS DB Curls-3 supersets

    Seated OH DB Extensions SS DB Hammer Curls-3 supersets

    Skullcrushers SS DB Pinwheel Curls-3 supersets

    Machine Shoulder Press SS DB Lateral Raises-3 supersets

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    Today: Squats

    Squats-work up to 575x5

    Leg Extensions-4 sets

    Had a big group today so I didn't have time to finish my assistance work.


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    Today: Heavy Bench

    Bench-work up to 374x5

    CG Floor Press-225x10, 275x9, 275x9

    Incline DB Bench-3x20

    V Bar Pushdowns-1 set (set of 100)

    Rolling DB Extensions-3x12

    Standing DB Shoulder Press-6x20

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    Thanks Brian....I am starting to feel ready for January!


    Today: Deadlift

    Deadlift-work up to 550x4, 500x5, 405x10

    Seated Cable Rows-3x20

    WG Lat Pulldowns-3x20

    This doesn't look like much but those deadlifts smoked my back. I planned to do 3 @ 550 today, but I felt good for more. I trained at the Y tonight so I was using a shitty bar...it was sliding out of my hand even with lots of chalk...oh well.

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    Today: RE Bench

    Bench-225x10, 275x1, 315x10, 275x10, 225x15

    Cable Crossovers-3 sets (1 big drop set)

    Palms In DB Bench-3 sets (1 big drop set)

    OH DB Extension SS Rope Pushdowns-3 supersets (didn't rest at all)

    DB Curls SS DB Hammer Curls-3 supersets

    Rope Curls-3 sets

  9. #59
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    It doesn't beat you up benching twice a week?
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    It doesn't beat you up benching twice a week?
    No, I have always benched 2x a week, but I make sure I keep one of the days light and just do more reps. It's more of a "bodybuilding day" for me. If I am feeling really run down during the week and have a big heavy bench session coming up, I will just not bench light for a week.

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    I use to and I'm thinking about doing it again, and do it like you. One day heavy and one day light. Do you stop at a certain number or %?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I use to and I'm thinking about doing it again, and do it like you. One day heavy and one day light. Do you stop at a certain number or %?
    At the moment my general rule is to go no higher than 315 lbs, so that is around 75% of my best bench.

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    That's what I was thinking, but I was going to go no higher then 70%. We'll see, I might try it for awhile and see how it goes. I'm also going to use a close grip instead.
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    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    That's what I was thinking, but I was going to go no higher then 70%. We'll see, I might try it for awhile and see how it goes. I'm also going to use a close grip instead.
    Good luck...I hope it works out for you. It's funny you mentioned doing it with a close grip instead, because that is what I used to do. But I strained my pec benching back in April and ever since then I cannot bench with a close grip without re-aggravating that same tweak.


    Today: Squats

    Squats-work up to 619x3

    add reverse average onyx bands: 699x1, 753x1

    Leg Extensions-10 sets of 25

    Last edited by Jordan Wong; 12-08-2012 at 12:45 PM.

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    Your an animal!!!
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Your an animal!!!
    haha thanks man!


    Today: Random Stuff

    Seated Wide Grip Cable Row-3 sets

    Wide Grip Lat Pulldown- 3 sets

    Cable Flys (for rear delts...not sure what this is called)-4 sets

    Bent Over Lateral Raises-3 sets

    DB Shrugs-5 sets

    DB Hammer Curls-3 sets

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    Today: blah

    I benched up to 308 and called it. The pain in both my elbow/bicep area is killing me so I decided I am going to definitely not do my RE bench workout on Thursday or squat on Friday (squatting is what hurts them bad). I might go up to SSB to pull tomorrow though because that doesn't stress my elbows. I will probably leave out all assistance work though because back work involves the biceps.

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    Today: Heavy Bench

    Bench-work up to 407x2

    Pause Bench-352x5, 330x5, 308x5

    Incline DB Bench SS Standing DB Shoulder Press-3 supersets, 20 reps each movement

    DB Lateral Raises SS V Bar Pushdowns-3 supersets, 20 reps each movement

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    Strong bench! How'd your elbows feel?
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Strong bench! How'd your elbows feel?
    Great, the week off seemed to do me a lot of good. I guess the real test for them will be on squat day because that's what jacks that area on my elbows/biceps up.

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    Today: Deadlifts

    Deadlift-585x3

    3.5" block pull-worked up to 553x1 and called it, I was shot

    BB Rows SS CS DB Rows-3 supersets

    WG Lat Pulldowns SS Hyper Extensions-3 supersets

    DB Hammer Curls-3 sets

    All my assistance work done after pulling was 20 reps for each movement.

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    Today: RE Bench

    Bench-315x5, 365x5, 375x5

    DB Bench-3 sets

    Seated OH DB Extensions-3 sets

    Rolling DB Extensions-3 sets

    Rope Pushdowns-3 sets

    DB Front Raises-3 sets

    DB Lateral Raises-3 sets

    Every set after bench was for 20 reps.

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    Today: Squats

    Squats-652x2

    Leg Extensions-5x20

    Sorry about the partial belly nudity.


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    Solid work bro! How do you layout your template for the day?
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    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Solid work bro! How do you layout your template for the day?
    Thanks! Do you mean for squats? If so, it depends. When I am prepping for a meet I like to start 12-16 weeks out and start out with 5s, then work my way into 3s, then the last 3-4 squat workouts into the meet I work up to doubles. So basically I do one top working set a squat workout and start each "wave" of 5s, triples, doubles with a weight I know I can hit for sure so I can continue to increase the weight each week. As for assistance, I just do what I have time for. After our big group squat session I am tired/don't have much time so I just do whatever.



    Today: Extra Workout

    Hammer Strength Iso Rows-3 sets

    WG Lat Pulldowns-3 sets

    Face Pulls-3 sets

    Bent Over Lateral Raises-3 sets

    BB Shrugs-3 sets

    DB Hammer Curls-3 sets

    Seated Calve Raises-5 sets

    Everything was 20 reps except BB Shrugs, those were 25.

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