The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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 powerlifting competition completed!

    Just a local meet, but my first one.

    350SQ 270BE 550DL @ 210#

    Best gym lifts are 365SQ 255BE (with pause) 585DL

    Had never done all 3 lifts back to back before, DL was a disappointment but the squat took a lot out of me.

    Lot of fun, can't wait till the next one!

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    Awesome. I bombed my first two meets so dont be too dissapointed. Nice work.
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    Shit, don't be disappointed, that's a big deadlift!! Great job!
    Take a look at my journal, keep me on the right path: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...-5-3-1-Journal

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    Congrats bro! I would love to do those numbers next month at my first competition. But that's just wishful thinking. hahahaha
    Either way, nice job on your first. Keep it up!

    Cheers.
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    Thanks all for the words of encouragement.

    I've had a few people mention and ask what's going on with my squat vs deadlift ratio.

    Only thing I can draw from it is that I have pretty tight iliopsoas' so I have a tendency of squatting and deadlifting with my quads primarily.

    When I try and drive through my heels I have no power whatsoever, especially with heavy squats I really start to ride up on my toes. I pay for it the next day with the squats as my knees ache, no problems with deadlifts though (I deadllift with a very rounded lower back due to the iliopsoas tightness too)

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    Nice work!

    You don't want to keep pulling with a rounded lower back. That will lead to no good... Take a video of you squatting with correct form with a relatively light weight. If you can get into position properly it isn't a tightness issue, it is a strength issue. You have likely been squatting improperly so long you just have a major strength imbalance.


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    Thanks -- I will do that.

    Have my first strongman competition tomorrow, competing in the novice division. Stoked!

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