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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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    Lifting Weights and Stuff

    I have been lurking this forum for quite some time so I decided I would sign up and keep a log here. My best raw total is 1730 @ 220, the vid is in my sig.


    Today: Squats

    Squats-work up to 600x1

    Leg Extensions-3 sets

    Leg Curls-3 sets

    Was happy with today...600 felt fine despite not having 500 lbs on my back in a couple months, let alone 600 lbs. The last time I had 600+ on my back was at my meet on May 19th. Next week I am going to hit 630ish and then work up with some heavy reverse bands.

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    Welcome to WBB, glad to see your keeping a log here!
    My Training Log
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    Training by Tone Barbaccio
    New Dimensions Wellness & Education

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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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    Today: Back

    WG Lat Pulldown SS Bent Over Lateral Raises-4 supersets

    Seated V Bar Cable Rows SS Face Pulls-4 supersets

    DB Shrugs-4 sets

    Calve Raises-5 sets

    DB Hammer Curls-3 sets

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    Today: Bench

    Bench-work up to 385x1, 3x5 @ 308

    DB Bench-4 sets

    Tate Press SS Light Band Pushdown-3 supersets

    DB Lateral Raises-4 sets

    Happy with today..first time I have benched around 90% in awhile and didn't have any problems. I could tell today my weak point is my triceps so floor presses here I come.

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    Strong benching!!! It looks like I might be doing the RUM after all.
    My Training Log
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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 benching!!! It looks like I might be doing the RUM after all.
    Thanks! And nice...I am going to do Spero's Raw United record breakers meet in January. Would like to compete sooner than later. A part of me wants to do the SPF raw pro/am (I saw you mention it in your log) too which is exactly a week later. Looks like some good potential prizes but it's pretty expensive to enter and a long trip.

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    Yeah, I'm not sure about the SPF meet. The RUM is a lot closer to me and will save me money.
    My Training Log
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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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    Today: Squats

    Squats-work up to 511x5

    add reverse EFS onyx average bands-625x3

    Leg Extensions SS V Bar Lat Pulldowns-4 supersets


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    Strong squats!
    My Training Log
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    Training by Tone Barbaccio
    New Dimensions Wellness & Education

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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 squats!
    Thanks man


    Today: Random Stuff

    Seated DB Shrugs-4 sets

    DB Shrugs-4 sets

    Seated DB Curls-4 sets

    Seated Calve Raise SS Calve Raises on Leg Press-4 supersets

    10 minutes elliptical

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    What is your training program setup like?
    My Training Log
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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
    What is your training program setup like?

    Monday: Bench/Upper
    Tuesday: Deadlift/Back
    Thursday: Close Grip Bench/Arms
    Friday: Squats
    Sunday: Random Extra Stuff

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    Today: Bench

    Bench-330x5, 3x10 @ 275 lbs

    DB Bench-4 sets

    Tate Press SS V Bar Pushdowns-3 supersets

    DB Lateral Raises-5 sets

    Great workout...weights were very easy and I will be moving them up on the bench next week.

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    Nice job bro!
    My Training Log
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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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    Thanks Brian!


    Today: Deadlift

    Deadlift-525x3, 475x3

    Beltless RDLs-3x5 @ 315 lbs

    1 Arm DB Rows-2 sets

    WG Lat Pulldowns-3 sets

    Was short on time..would ideally like to do more deadlift/back work but I am real crunched for time on Tuesdays. I need to figure out a way to get more upper back work during the day..perhaps I will do some tomorrow..2 days of back work in a row won't kill me right?

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    Today: Arms

    Close Grip Bench Press-275x5, 315x5, 225x15, 185x15

    Palms in DB Bench SS DB Curls-4 supersets

    Skullcrushers SS DB Hammer Curls-4 supersets

    Rope Pushdowns SS Seated DB Curls-4 supersets

    Ouch.

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    Today: Squats

    Squats-525x5, 450x10

    Leg Extensions-3 sets

    Leg Curls-3 sets


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    You made those squats look easy!
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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
    You made those squats look easy!
    Well...they kind of were! Thanks man



    Today: Random Stuff

    DB Shrugs-5 sets

    Seated DB Shrugs-5 sets

    Seated Calve Raise-5 sets

    Decline Sit Ups- 5 sets

    30 minutes on Elliptical

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    Today: Bench

    Bench-341x5

    add 80ish lbs of chain-265x3, 265x3, 265x5 (going to do these every other week/up the weight every other week)

    Incline DB Bench-4 sets

    DB Pause Floor Press-3 sets

    V Bar Pushdown-3 sets

    DB Lateral Raises-5 sets

    Easy day...next week I have 352x5 lined up with 3x10 with ~280

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    Friggin' good #, your squats are amazing!

    What kind of progression do you follow from week to week? How long have you been PLing for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock1984 View Post
    Friggin' good #, your squats are amazing!

    What kind of progression do you follow from week to week? How long have you been PLing for?
    Thanks...right now I am starting my meet prep which starts with 5s, goes into triples, then doubles when the meet gets closer. I like to start each "wave" with a light(ish) number for my working set so I am able to progress each week. It has worked well for me in the past. and my first meet was Feb 2009


    Today: Deadlift

    Deadlift-535x3

    Beltless RDLs-3x5 @ 315 lbs

    WG Lat Pulldowns SS Chest Supported Rows-3 supersets

    I struggled today. With my schedule right now I am pretty sure I will be having deadlift workouts just about weekly where I am exhausted. Luckily this will change early December when this semester ends. I got the weights I wanted to do but I was just out of it and wanted to take a nap. Also...RDLs are hard. They smoke my lower back.

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    Today: Arms

    Close Grip Bench-225x17, 245x10, 225x12 drop 185x10 -real short rests

    Palms In DB Bench SS DB Curls-4 supersets

    Skullcrushers SS Pinwheel Curls-4 supersets

    Rope Pushdowns SS DB Hammer Curls-4 supersets

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    Today: Squats

    Squats-550x8

    add reverse EFS average onyx bands-650x3

    Leg Extensions-3 sets

    Leg Curls-1 set

    Went to Busch Gardens tonight after squatting for Howl O Scream and walked for around 4 hours straight. My legs and I are very tired.

    Today was supposed to be a "5" day with 550, but I was able to get more. Going to keep doing 5s for another 3 weeks probably before transitioning into triples. I would like to hit 600x5 before I deload/go into triples.

    Last edited by Jordan Wong; 10-19-2012 at 10:31 PM.

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    Impressive squats bro!
    My Training Log
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    New Dimensions Wellness & Education

    *************************
    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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