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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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  1. #1
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    First PL meet today

    Hey guys,

    Today I competed in my first meet. I thought it would be a nice little meet where I could just get some numbers under my belt. Turned out to have some pretty cool dudes come from pretty far away to compete. I met Mr. Bill Ellis too

    APA-WPA 18-19 yr Old div. 181 lbs ~ 176.2

    Squat:
    1st: 365, wrapped up too early, knees caved in, but still got the lift
    2nd: 390, went much better and faster than 365
    3rd: 410, went for it just for kicks, went too deep and couldn't get out of the hole

    Bench:
    1st: 210, went okay
    2nd: 220, stalled half-way up, almost cramped up in my lower back
    3rd: 230, best out of the 3 attempts, good lift

    Deadlift:
    1st: 380, good lift, actually my gym max w/o chalk
    2nd: 415, good lift, wasn't planning on making the lift
    3rd: 450, no lift, just for laughs, I actually got it off the floor before it looked like I had a seizure
    Total: 1035

    I was happy to have competed against other lifters, I was also surprised at how friendly they were. I thought I'd post how my meet went since this site is one of the reasons I was motivated to be a part of competitive Powerlifting. I'd also like to thank you guys for the wealth of information I have found here!
    Raw w/ wraps

    Squat: 390
    Bench: 230
    Deadlift: 415

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    Great job bro!
    Meet PR's (raw):

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    Bench: 360
    Dead: 525


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    Thank You!
    Raw w/ wraps

    Squat: 390
    Bench: 230
    Deadlift: 415

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    Welcome to the world of powerlifting! You will meet some of the nicest people big and small at your future meets. Great job on all of your lifts!

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    Thank you! I was happy to be surrounded by people who love the sport and enjoy it so much.
    Raw w/ wraps

    Squat: 390
    Bench: 230
    Deadlift: 415

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    Good stuff. Congrats!
    (SQ) 550 (BP) 425 (DL) 550
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    Great job!
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    Thanks you guys!
    Raw w/ wraps

    Squat: 390
    Bench: 230
    Deadlift: 415

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    Good work at the meet and in competing.


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    Thank you very much, it means a whole lot
    Raw w/ wraps

    Squat: 390
    Bench: 230
    Deadlift: 415

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    Great meet results. Solid numbers for 181. Congrats
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    envious of the squat man. pretty much same weight age and numbers as me. I have been contemplating going to meet myself just to see what happens.

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    Dude, it is tons of fun, I had so much adrenaline pumping and got too nervous, but there's nothing to be nervous about. It's just you and the bar. Just get out there like all the guys here say, get some numbers under your belt in a meet... The rest is up to you, your hunger for the Iron can only grow
    Raw w/ wraps

    Squat: 390
    Bench: 230
    Deadlift: 415

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    Congratulations on a good first meet.
    Meet PR's: 1008-750-750 - 2464

    Gym PR's... don't count ... time to do another meet!

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    Fantastic first meet! Great job on your squat and deadlift!
    Last edited by Tim K; 12-06-2012 at 07:35 AM.

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    Thank you guys! My bench is lagging kinda bad... Have to work on that one haha
    Raw w/ wraps

    Squat: 390
    Bench: 230
    Deadlift: 415

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyV View Post
    Thank you guys! My bench is lagging kinda bad... Have to work on that one haha
    The bench is often the slowest to progress. Keep at it and the numbers will go up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    The bench is often the slowest to progress. Keep at it and the numbers will go up!
    Why is that? I felt in my first meet that my bench was lagging also.
    Last edited by Stonecutter; 12-08-2012 at 06:06 AM.
    "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go"

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    Jim Wendler - Of the major lifts, the bench press and the press are always the last to mature. A lifter can enjoy five or more years of steady gains in the squat, power clean, and deadlift but still suffer numerous setbacks, plateaus, and frustration in the pressing game. This is the natural order of the lifting world, especially for those that aren't physically gifted in the bench press.

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    Nice meet. Now you know what numbers you have to beat at your next meet.

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    Thank you hoot! Tim, Thank you for that quote from Jim. He's a hilarious guy with tons of information.
    Raw w/ wraps

    Squat: 390
    Bench: 230
    Deadlift: 415

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    Jim is far more knowledgeable than me and says it better anyway.
    Last edited by Tim K; 12-09-2012 at 06:37 AM.

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    Haha, Hey, Any knowledge I can take in from much more experienced lifters is knowledge I will happily absorb. Just like Dave Tate mentioned in one of his articles, he said he didn't listen to veteran lifters which eventually led him to get injured. And if a Vet lifter is giving me advice, it must be for a reason.
    Raw w/ wraps

    Squat: 390
    Bench: 230
    Deadlift: 415

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