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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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  1. #1
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    Two man 1,200# deadlift for charity

    It was an awesome time at Jakked Gym in Montgomery, IL yesterday. The event was called Pull For Pups and it was a fundraiser for two rescue shelters.There was an amazing turnout and a great time had by all. There was probably 5-6 times the amount of people that showed up last year and a lot more money and donations raised for the rescue shelters. Big thanks to Byron and Tami Hicks for putting on such a great event. And a special thanks to J-Dawg and Universal/Animal for donating some great items for the raffle.

    Me and Josh had a pretty good warm up. It's hard to get ready for an event like this because we've never attempted a 2 man pull and have only trained (or even been in the same room together) maybe 3-4 times. Plus it's a custom made bar that we use for the pull. Unfortunately we came up short and just missed pulling the 1,200#. I didn't realize just how damn close we came until I saw the picture my oldest son took! Damn! For 2 guys who's combined DL total is around 850#, we did REAL F***ING good! I'm proud to have been a part of such an event. Here's a pic and video.



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    Last edited by Bruiser; 01-06-2013 at 12:31 PM.
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    My son

    My 6 year old (Autistic) son wanted to try to pull too! How could I tell my MiniMe no? Lol. So we went up and gave it a try. Of course it didn't move. But when we got home last night he was upset that he couldn't move the bar. This is how the conversation went.

    Johnny: "I wasn't able to lift it" (tears in his eyes)
    Me: "how many guys were there that who were bigger than daddy but didn't even try?"
    Johnny: "a lot"
    Me: "Then you did better than all of them"
    Johnny: "yeah" (big smile)

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    Great work, bud! Story about your kid brought a smile to my face too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Great work, bud! Story about your kid brought a smile to my face too.
    Thanks man. It was a great time! I am SORE today though! Lol.
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    Nice tuggin' for a great cause. Well done.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Nice tuggin' for a great cause. Well done.
    Thanks a lot. It was a great time and I'm already planning my strategy for the next one! I WILL pull at least 5 reps next year. And my son said he's gonna lift the bar over his head! That's my boy...
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    my question is:
    Let's say 2 guys both of whom can pull 600 on any given day (post warm up).
    How hard or easy should a 2-man pull of 1,200 be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugby Dad View Post
    my question is:
    Let's say 2 guys both of whom can pull 600 on any given day (post warm up).
    How hard or easy should a 2-man pull of 1,200 be?
    It's a whole different monster. The bar is a custom bar that's about 1/2" wider than a standard bar. Plus the start position is higher up. For me that made it harder. I get all my leverage from my speed coming off the floor. I've always pulled more from the floor than from blocks or a rack. You really can't get your hips into it, it's almost all your back. And a lot of it is timing too. Having to pull the slack and get your pull started at the exact same time. It's a bitch. I'd never pulled like that before we walked up to the bar so we had no experience with this at all. It was a great time though. Next year I'm getting 5+ reps no matter what!
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