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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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  1. #51
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    Tuesday 7/30/2013
    Max Effort Lower

    Reverse Average Band Deadlift
    135x5
    225x1
    (added reverse greens)
    315x1
    405x1
    550x1
    495x1
    405x1
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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    Thursday 8/1/2013
    Max Effort Bench

    Average Band Bench Press
    BARx50
    95x10
    135x5
    185x1
    225x1
    (Added green band around bottom of bench)
    135x1
    185x1
    205x1
    225x1
    275x0 (very close couldn't quite lockout)

    CG bench
    225x8
    200x12
    150x20

    Dips
    BWx12
    BW+30x10
    BW+50x8
    BW+100x6

    DB rollbacks
    40x20
    50x12
    65x8

    T-bar rows
    95x12x2
    135x8
    180x8

    Lateral raise machine
    50x20
    100x15
    150x10

    Diamond pushups
    1x25
    1x20

    DB external rotations
    4x50x1

    First time using this band setup, so I wasn't that disappointed not hitting 275.
    Last edited by PeteB; 08-02-2013 at 10:05 AM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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    Monday 8/5/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench w/M bands doubled
    (I) 95x3 115x3
    (T) 115x3 135x3
    (P) 155x3 160x3
    (C) 165x3 170x3
    (P) 220x1

    CG incline
    135x30 (PR)
    135x25

    Tate press
    45x20
    50x15
    55x8
    60x8

    CSR machine
    155x10
    185x10
    215x10
    245x10

    Lateral raise machine
    60x100 reps

    Pushdowns 70x30x2

    DB external rotations 4x50x1

    I have a minor upper hamstring strain which I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but its there. I will be making this week a deload week.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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    With your ME bench band setup, did you go collar -> under the bench -> collar? I always do this because it's so much simpler to setup but never see others do it
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    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljosaitis View Post
    With your ME bench band setup, did you go collar -> under the bench -> collar? I always do this because it's so much simpler to setup but never see others do it
    Yup, outside of each collar and under the bench. Not sure how else to set it up - inside the collars?
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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    Most people double against dumbells or pins on a rack
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    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

    Current:
    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    My usual setup is doubled under the base of a power rack or through dumbells if some douche bag is doing curls in the power rack. Doubled greens bands would be too heavy.
    Last edited by PeteB; 08-08-2013 at 08:57 AM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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    Monday 8/12/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench w/MM bands doubled
    (I) 95x3 115x3x2 135x3
    (T) 135x3x4 185x1

    Shoulder press machine
    175x20x2

    Dips
    BWx20x3

    Kennellys
    3x10

    Reverse fly
    3x10

    Lat shrugs
    5x5

    Band pushdowns
    MMx30x3

    External rotations 4x70x1
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  9. #59
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    Friday 8/16/13
    Max Effort Bench

    Floor press
    BARx50
    95x20
    135x5
    185x1
    225x1
    250x1
    275x1
    300x1
    335x1(PR)
    340x1(PR)
    225x17
    135x30

    JM press
    95x10
    115x10
    135x10

    DB floor extensions
    3x10

    OH barbell extensions
    3x10

    Reverse fly
    3x10

    Standing forearm curls
    3x20

    Pec deck
    3x30

    DB external rotations
    5x70x1
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

  10. #60
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    Monday 8/19/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench w/M bands doubled
    (I) 95x3 115x3
    (T) 135x3 135x3
    (P) 135x3 155x3
    (C) 160x3 165x3
    (P) 220x1

    DB incline
    60x30 60x27

    Barbell floor extensions
    3x15

    CSDB rows
    3x6

    Lat shrugs
    3x6

    Reverse grip pushdowns
    2x30
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Friday 8/23/2013
    Max Effort Bench

    Reverse Average Band Bench
    BARx50
    95x20
    135x5
    185x1
    225x1
    (added reverse greens)
    315x2
    365x1
    405x1
    455x1(PR)
    315x18

    Tate press
    50x8
    60x8
    70x8

    JM press
    100x8
    120x8
    140x8

    Dips
    BWx5
    BW+50x5
    BW+100x5

    Close grip seated row
    200x8
    220x8
    250x8

    Reverse fly
    3x10

    Incline DB front raise
    3x10

    Super set:
    Reverse grip BB curls 2x20 / Bench dips 2x20
    Last edited by PeteB; 08-26-2013 at 08:06 AM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Monday 8/26/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed Bench (Straight weight)
    (I) 135x3 155x3
    (T) 155x3 175x3
    (P) 185x3 190x3
    (C) 195x3 200x3

    Hanging plate bench
    95x30x3

    PC barbell extensions
    95x15x3

    CSR machine
    215x6
    275x6
    320x6
    155x30

    Wide grip seated row
    180x10x3

    Reverse grip pushdowns
    80x20x3

    DB external rotations
    4x50x1
    Last edited by PeteB; 08-27-2013 at 07:06 AM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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    Wednesday 8/28/2013
    Max Effort Lower

    Reverse Strong Band Squats
    Warmup then:
    315x1
    365x1
    405x1
    455x1
    495x1(PR)

    Decline abs
    BW+45x10x3

    Hip abduction/adduction
    3x15

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

    Friday 8/30/2013
    Max Effort Upper

    Pin 6 Bench (Mid stroke pins)
    225x1
    275x1
    315x1
    365x1
    390x0
    390x0
    385x1(PR at current body weight - previous PR was 390 @ 220)
    390x0
    300x3x3

    BB floor extensions
    95x15x3

    CSDB rows
    65x6
    75x6
    80x6

    Machine dips
    200x8
    260x8
    320x8
    329x8

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

    Sunday 9/1/2013
    Dynamic Effort Upper

    Speed bench with Straight weight
    (I) 155x3x2
    (T) 175x3x2
    (P) 190x3x2
    (C) 200x3x2

    Close grip decline
    155x30x2

    Kaz press
    135x15x3

    Incline DB front raise
    5x100x1
    20x10x1

    Seated parallel grip row (too belly)
    180x10x3

    Rope pushdowns
    60x20x3

    Update: I am very sure that my hamstring pain isn't hamstring pain at all. It started as a very sore hamstring, but now has progressed to a sciatica like pain when Im seated. I actually had this a few years ago after I failed on a deadlift attempt with added band tension, but on the other leg. I'm pretty sure I screwed up my SI joint (then and now). Good news is that (a few years ago) once I realized it was my SI joint and not a hamstring or pirifomis issue it got better really quick. Lots of RH and glute bridge work and foam rolling to come. This is not the best timing for the meet in October. I may have to skip it. More bad news is that arching my back while benching seems to aggravate the condition - which makes sense if you think about the mechanics.
    Last edited by PeteB; 09-04-2013 at 01:25 PM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Monday 9/9/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench w/2 M bands under bench
    (Index on smooth) 95x3 135x3x2
    (Thumbs from smooth) 155x3x3
    (Pinkies on ring) 185x3x3

    Close grip bench
    (10x10)
    135x10x7
    155x10x2
    185x10

    JM press 95x30x1

    Close grip seated row
    200x8x8

    Rope pushdowns
    60x10x5

    I pull up to the gym Friday for max effort bench to find out that they are closed for TWO WEEKS straight! Apparently a pipe burst (in 75 degree weather?) and knocked out the electricity to the building. Smells like a load of bullshit to me. I FUCKING HATE MY GYM!
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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    Monday 9/16/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench w/ M bands doubled
    (all sets index on smooth)
    95x3
    115x3x3
    135x3x3
    155x3x2
    175x3
    135x20x2

    JM press
    95x20x5

    Barbell rows
    135x10
    185x6x3
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Tuesday 9/17/2013
    Legs

    Hamstring curls
    5x20

    Quad extensions
    5x20 + 3x5 (heavy)

    Calf press
    5x20

    Upright leg raise
    3x15

    Reverse fly machine
    3x15-20
    (Partial range) 3x20
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Thursday 9/19/2013
    Max Effort Bench

    2 Board Press
    BARx50
    95x20
    135x5
    185x1
    225x1
    (2BRD)
    225x1
    245x1
    275x1
    300x1
    315x1
    355x1
    365x0 (weight shifted and made me lose the groove - added clips)
    365x1(PR)

    Bench
    225x15

    PC barbell extensions
    95x20x2

    OH barbell extensions
    65x20x3

    Seated close grip rows
    200x8
    250x6x2

    Hammer strength gripper
    2x10

    Reveres fly machine
    50x50

    Had to sign up at another gym. Some pluses and a huge minus - NO POWER CAGE!
    Last edited by PeteB; 09-20-2013 at 08:28 AM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    NO POWER CAGE!?!?!?

    Just looked through a bunch of your sessions and you have some awesome strength, great 2-boards today thats a nice PR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke View Post
    NO POWER CAGE!?!?!?

    Just looked through a bunch of your sessions and you have some awesome strength, great 2-boards today thats a nice PR.
    Thanks Kevin. Hopefully I can continue to get stronger.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
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    Monday 9/23/2013
    Max Effort Bench

    Mini-Band Bench Press
    BARx50
    95x20
    135x5
    185x1
    225x1
    (+M Bands doubled)
    135x1
    185x1
    205x1
    225x1
    250x1
    285x1
    295x1 (10#PR)
    155x20

    JM press
    95x10
    115x8
    135x6
    155x6
    175x6 (felt like I could've kept moving up with these but time was running out)

    Barbell rows
    135x5
    185x5
    205x5
    225x5

    Reverse fly machine
    50x50

    For now I will be switching ME bench to Monday's and DE bench to Friday's since I don't have a quality spotter on Fridays.

    New split:
    Monday ME bench
    Tuesdays Short extra bench workout
    Wednesday ME Lower (add DE squats or deads after ME movement)
    Thursday Short extra lower workout
    Friday DE bench
    Saturday & Sunday Rest
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Wednesday 9/25/2013
    Max Effort Lower

    Squat
    135x3
    185x1
    225x1
    245x1
    275x1
    295x1
    315x1
    335x1

    Deadlift
    135x2
    225x2
    315x1
    405x1

    Barbell curls 45x30x1

    Leg curls
    3x10

    Quad extensions
    3x10

    Leg raise 3x15

    Just wanted to work up to about 80%. SI joint felt pretty good during and after.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Friday 9/27/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed Bench Straight weight
    (I) 155x3x2
    (T) 175x3x2
    (P) 195x3x2
    (C) 205x3x2

    Hammer strength shoulder press
    2x30

    OH BB extensions
    3x20

    Tate press
    3x15

    DB rollbacks
    45x15x2
    45x20

    Super pullover machine
    3x20

    SS: Pec deck 3x10 / Reverse fly machine 3x10

    DB external rotations 1x50
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Monday 10/1/2013
    Max Effort Bench

    3 Board Press
    BARx50
    95x20
    135x5
    185x1
    225x1
    3BRD
    225x1
    245x1
    275x1
    315x1
    365x1
    385x0
    225x24

    BB floor extensions
    5x5

    Skull crusher with football-like bar
    2x12
    1x20
    1x15

    Lateral raise
    20x10x3

    Pec deck
    3x20

    Reverse pec deck
    3x20

    The gym I'm at now is falling apart daily. Not to mention they have 4 flat benches, 2 declines and 2 inclines with Only 4 bars! All the flat benches suck. The racks are either too high or too low. One bar is cracked where the collar is welded to the bar. Another bar is missing a screw! So I decide to use the bench where the racks are too low instead of the one where the racks are too high. This negatively effected my benching since I had to press the bar out of the rack above my face every time (except for 385). FML
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Wednesday 10/2/2013
    Max Effort Lower

    Rack Pulls Just Below Knee
    135x1
    225x1
    315x1
    405x1
    495x1
    405x5
    315x3

    Lunges
    3x5

    45 degree back extensions
    45x10
    95x10x3

    Glutes are fried right now. I cant even bend over to put socks on.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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    Wow! I guess I haven't posted in a while. LOL

    Friday 10/4/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench w/M bands doubled
    (all sets index on smooth)
    95x3
    115x3x3
    135x3x3
    155x3x2
    175x3

    4 board press
    135x5
    225x5
    275x5
    305x5

    OHBB extensions
    95x10x3

    Lat pulldowns
    180x15x3

    BB curls
    45x20x3

    Pec deck
    100x15
    130x15x2

    Reverse pec deck
    70x15x3

    Pushdowns 60x20x2



    Thursday 10/10/2013
    Max Effort Bench

    Close Grip Incline 3RM
    185x1
    205x1
    225x1
    245x3(PR)

    5 Board press
    135x5
    225x5
    275x5
    315x5
    335x5

    Bench extensions
    95x10x2
    115x10

    CG pulldowns
    180x10x3

    RBB curls
    45x20x2

    Reverse pec deck
    50x50x1

    One arm DB shrugs
    35x100

    Band pushdowns GBx30x3



    Wednesday 10/16/2013
    Max Effort Bench

    Close Grip Bench
    205x1
    225x1
    245x1
    275x1
    305x1(PR)
    315x1(PR)

    DB OH
    50x5
    60x5
    70x5

    Skull crusher with footbal-like bar
    65x5
    85x5
    105x5
    125x5

    CSR
    1 PLATEx10
    2 PLATEx10
    2.25 PLATEx10





    Friday 10/18/2013
    Bench Assistance

    BB extensions
    BARx50

    Tate press
    50x10x5

    Hammer grip CSR
    45x5
    90x5
    135x5
    180x5x2

    Face pulls
    50x20x3

    Barbell curls
    50x5
    100x8x3

    Pec deck
    90x30x2

    Rev pec deck
    50x30x3

    Quad extensions
    200x8x2
    245x8
    275x8
    305x8

    Took entire week off to heal up my SI joint (but still did band pushdowns 3-5 sets of 30 reps per night with green band). I found a way to adjust it back in place which gives immediate relief but takes many adjustments to work - no easy fix.



    Monday 10/28/2013
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Speed bench w/M bands doubled
    (all sets index on smooth)
    95x3
    115x3x3
    135x3x3
    155x3x3

    Close grip incline
    135x20x2

    Incline Tate press
    50x10x8 sets

    Giant Set: Lateral raise 20x53 / Front raise 20x5x3 / Reverse rows 3x15
    Last edited by PeteB; 10-30-2013 at 02:09 PM.
    Gym PRs (Unequipped): Squat 405 Bench 350 (@225 BW) DL 500
    My training journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...light=pete%27s

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