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
    Westside Bencher Travis Bell's Avatar
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    Jan 2008
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    How many meets a year?

    Curious how many meets a year you guys do?

    Meets are great for discovering weak points and being able to look back and see training deficiencies.

    But having one to look forward to is a great way to keep training intensity up as well.

    How do you decide how many meets to do?

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  3. #2
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    I do 3 per year. March, July, and December. I do that because I need a reason to train mostly. If I didn't have a meet I'm sight I would miss workouts lol.
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  4. #3
    Super Moderator vdizenzo's Avatar
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    3-4 a year. I like to compete. I don't know that I would be motivated to train without competing.

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  5. #4
    Moderator Brian Hopper's Avatar
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    I'm a 2-3 kind of guy, lol. Last year I did 2 and this year might be the same. If I can though, I'll try and do three this year.
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  6. #5
    Become Unbreakable Mark!'s Avatar
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    Dallas Area, TX
    I'm shooting for 2-3 this year. Last year I did 2.
    "Light Weight"

    260's by May

  7. #6
    Train Hardcore!!! muscle_g's Avatar
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    Aug 2008
    South Carolina
    Usually 1-2 meets a year. They can be pretty expensive!!
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    405/315/475 raw

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  8. #7
    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
    I am shooting for 2-3 per year from now on.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

  9. #8
    Moderator joey54's Avatar
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    Palmyra, PA
    Past two years it has been just one. Right now there are some other things I don't want to part ways with yet, so it makes it difficult to do more than that. My perspective is if I am going to do a meet, it better be for a purpose(meaning to set some pr's) since they do take some coin out of the pocket. If I am not close to that at the time I would be competing, I simply don't do the meet and start planning for the next one.

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  10. #9
    Senior Member Niko_El_Piko's Avatar
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    Montevideo, Uruguay
    3/4 a year. Fortunately now we have official RAW meets in the IPF so its absolutely great. I found that I prefer RAW meets over equipped.

  11. #10
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    My first year of competing last year I attended three meets. I plan to avoid anything in or around the summer as preparation takes over other things I would like to do, and I would like to spend as much time out doing things while it is warm. So I was thinking two this year, May and November. With a possible meet in March that I won't go all out with. I am trying to wrap up the final and most intense part of my year long cut by the end of March. If I'm still not satisfied I don't want to complicate things with adding the stress of an upcoming meet that I want to use as a qualifier, so if things happen a certain way I might just end up with one meet a bit later in the year, or do one earlier without attempting to qualify.

    In the future I want to keep my bodyfat in check, and then would like to attend more meets, maintaining should allow me to do so and recover, so I might get in 3-4, but that all depends on everything else going on in life.

  12. #11
    Senior Member Phillip Wylie's Avatar
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    2 to 3 per year.
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