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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Oh ok, I think you've told me that before, lol. How you feeling, you ready to break some records?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Oh ok, I think you've told me that before, lol. How you feeling, you ready to break some records?
    Personal ones at least!

    Yesterday: Bench

    Bench-work up to 418x2

    Stopped there. Elbow/bicep things were flaring up bad. I am going to eliminate benching 2x a week and see if that helps.

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    Today: Squats

    Squats-work up to 675x2

    Leg Extensions-3x20

    Neutral Grip Pulldowns-3x20


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    Meet Report:

    Squat:

    650
    700 nope
    700 definitely nope

    Bench:

    410 -easy but didn't feel as light as I wanted
    430 -same
    445 -stapled

    Deadlift:

    575- I had to lower my opener, my back was on fire and my quads were cramping very bad by deadlifts. I was honestly thinking about calling it at 575 here but it moved well.
    600- It moved pretty well but not well enough for what was supposed to be my opener
    635- I had to go for a PR considering I wouldn't get a PR total anyways. I was physically and mentally done so of course I missed it.

    1680 total in 242 weight class

    50 lbs off my best total which was at 220

    No excuses here..I just didn't have it in me and I obviously made some mistakes in training which I will fix for the next meet.

    The plan is to drop some body fat in the next 5-6 weeks with carb nite, then transition to carb cycling for a good period of time for more of a maintenance period. As for training, I am going to be doing more barbell movements as well as focusing on strengthening my main weak points: all of my back, abs, and I think hamstrings.

    I will get the video together later.

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    Damn bro, sorry to hear you didn't have the day you were looking for. Do you think you peaked to early?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Damn bro, sorry to hear you didn't have the day you were looking for. Do you think you peaked to early?
    It was definitely a combination of things. I think peaking had to do it along with the last week and a half or so leading up to the meet. I left this part out because I hate the fact that it seems like an excuse but...I had chicken pox (WTF? and I was vaccinated) for almost a week and was real sick. I felt better for the most part and it was out of my system (the contagious part at least) by Tuesday but everybody keeps telling me viral infections and the medication probably took a lot out of me. Even though that was probably a factor it was just not my day and it made me realize I need to stop slacking on accessories because I have some obvious weak points in my lifts.

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    The chicken pox??? That sucks, are you feeling better now? What kind of accessories are you looking at doing?
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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
    The chicken pox??? That sucks, are you feeling better now? What kind of accessories are you looking at doing?
    Yeah, it was a very minor case when it came to the outbreak, but the sickness during it was horrible...constant headache, fever, no appetite, etc. I am pretty sure the outbreak was minor because I was vaccinated as a child and just had bad luck in getting it from being exposed. I am feeling better I have just had a sore throat/cough for awhile that won't seem to go away.

    As for accessories, I really need to focus on overall back strength. Lots of upper back work and lower back work. Also, I neglect training abs/core so I need to hit that hard as well. Another thing I know that I neglect is direct hamstring/glute work...squats will only get me so far.

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