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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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    Drew's PL training log

    I decided to start a journal up again. Mainly because I'm getting forgetful in my old age and need somewhere to keep track of everything. My wife had our 3rd child back in August and between that and some little nagging injuries, I had backed way off from training. I've recently started to ramp it up again and planning for a big year in 2014.


    Last few training sessions:

    Wednesday 1/15 Squat/Dead:
    Squat:
    5x45
    5x135
    5x225
    3x275
    3x315
    1x365
    1x365

    DL:
    5x135
    3x225
    1x315
    1x365
    1x405
    1x425

    Leg Press w/pause:
    8x315 (Just assuming carriage as 45)
    8x405
    8x405

    Ab pulldowns:
    3x10x150

    45 Back raise:
    3x10

    (First time back squatting in quite a while, first 400+ DL in about 6 months)


    Friday 1/17 ME Bench:
    Bench (medium grip):
    10x50
    5x100
    5x140
    3x190
    2-board:
    3x230
    3x280
    3x320
    1x370
    1x380

    Incline bench (close grip):
    5x240
    5x240
    4x245

    Tate Press:
    12x50
    12x50
    12x55

    Seated fat v-bar row:
    8x170
    8x200
    8x220
    8x220
    8x220

    Seated DB bent over lateral raises:
    3x15x25s

    Hammer Curl:
    5x5x50s

    Monday 1/20 DE Bench:
    Bench:
    8x45
    5x95
    5x135
    3x185
    6x3x225 (3 grips)

    Incline DB Press:
    8x80s
    8x90s
    5x100s

    Chest Supported machine row:
    8x150
    8x170
    8x180

    DB Side lateral raise:
    4x15x15s

    Underhand cable pushdown:
    2x25 (light)

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Wednesday 1/22 ME Lower:

    DL:
    5x135
    5x225
    3x275
    1x315
    1x365
    1x405
    1x425

    GM:
    5x135
    5x185
    5x225
    3x275
    3x315

    Front Squat (paused at bottom):
    8x135
    5x185
    5x185
    5x185

    Pull thru:
    3x10x150

    Ab Pulldowns:
    3x10x150

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    looking strong, layoff or no layoff. you planning on competing again? it's been a long time. last time I recall you weren't even married yet and just had the one kid..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patz View Post
    looking strong, layoff or no layoff. you planning on competing again? it's been a long time. last time I recall you weren't even married yet and just had the one kid..lol
    It's been about 2 1/2 years since I've competed, but I will be competing again this year.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Good to see you back Drew. Congrats on the kid!
    "Light Weight"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark! View Post
    Good to see you back Drew. Congrats on the kid!
    Thanks Mark!

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Thursday 1/23 Recovery:
    (Nothing to see here)

    DB Wrist pronation/supination:
    3x10x10s

    YTWL:
    2x8x10s

    One-arm Underhand Cable Pushdown:
    2x20x20

    Trap Bar DL:
    1x10x135

    45 Back Raise:
    3x10

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Friday 1/24/13 ME Bench:
    Bench press + 6 chains (Moved grip out to max comp, felt good):
    8x50
    5x100
    5x140
    5x190
    5x230
    3x250
    3x260
    3x270
    3x280
    3x290

    Close grip incline bench:
    3x135
    3x185
    5x245
    5x245
    4x245

    Tate Presses:
    3x12x50s

    Seated fat v-bar row:
    8x190
    8x230
    8x230
    8x230
    8x230

    Seated dbl bent over lateral raises:
    3x15x15s

    Hammer curls:
    3x8x50s

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Monday 1/26 DE Bench:
    Bench (3 grips):
    3x3x185
    3x3x205
    3x3x225

    DB Incline Bench:
    8x90
    8x95
    4x100

    DB Row:
    8x55
    8x55
    8x60
    8x60

    DB Side lateral raise:
    4x15x15

    Hammer Curl:
    2x10x30s

    Underhand cable pushdown:
    2x25x30

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Wednesday 1/29 ME Lower:
    Squat:
    8x45
    5x135
    3x185
    3x225
    1x275
    1x315
    1x365
    1x385

    DL Off 3" blocks:
    3x225
    1x315
    1x365
    1x405
    1x445
    1x455
    3x315
    3x225

    Leg press (w/pause):
    5x315
    5x405
    5x495

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew View Post
    Thanks Mark!


    I think that would be

    Thanks Mark!.

    or

    Thanks Mark! !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patz View Post
    I think that would be

    Thanks Mark!.

    or

    Thanks Mark! !
    I regret nothing mrelwooddowd.

    !

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Friday 1/31 ME Bench:
    Bench (Medium grip):
    10x50
    5x90
    5x140
    5x190
    3x230
    1x280
    Metal Catapult:
    3x320
    3x370
    1x410
    1x430
    1x450
    1x460

    2-board in Shirt (Comp grip):
    3x460
    3x460
    3x460

    Pullups:
    8,8,6

    Scarecrows:
    3x15

    Cable Rope Curls:
    3x15x40

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew View Post
    I regret nothing mrelwooddowd.

    !
    Drew can call me whatever he wants, I'm good with it. haha.

    Bench day looked good Drew. You have your eye on a meet yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark! View Post
    Drew can call me whatever he wants, I'm good with it. haha.

    Bench day looked good Drew. You have your eye on a meet yet?
    Thanks bro, I don't have anything planned yet. Just trying to get everything in working order and then we'll see.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Monday 2/3 DE Bench:
    Bench: Medium grip
    3x3x135
    3x3x155
    3x3x175

    Tate Press:
    3x20x20

    Hammer curl:
    3x10x20

    DB Side Lateral Raise:
    3x10x20

    Been feeling a little beat up lately especially my upper back. With the snow shoveling last night, I decided to back off a little and do no back work at all. Bench felt light and fast. Left forearm tendonitis is acting up a bit, so I'll have to work with that.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Shoveling snow, don't you have a wife?


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Shoveling snow, don't you have a wife?
    She was busy making dinner and cultivating my three future snow shovellers.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    looking strong big drew congrats on the new baby
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    looking strong big drew congrats on the new baby
    Thanks Rob!

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Friday 2/7 ME Bench:
    Bench, comp grip:
    10x50
    8x100
    5x140
    3x190
    1x230
    1x270
    1x320
    Shirt:
    1x400 2-board
    1x450 1-board
    1x500
    1x540

    2-board Close Grip:
    3x250
    3x300
    3x300
    3x300

    Vid of the 540:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=471776182922684

    Felt really good about this session. It was the first time I have benched over 500 without pain in probably a year. Everything is finally feeling like it's going in the right direction. I need to work on getting weight down faster so I have more gas in the tank to finish the press. I'll be doing more speed work with bands and focusing on my upper back work to help that along.

    Saturday I felt like complete garbage. Benching took a lot out of me, plus I've been sick on top of that. I had promised Nate that I would take him to Cub Scout "Blizzard" camp so We bundled up and headed out. I couldn't have asked for a better day to be outside in the snow all day. They had a team competition throughout the day and his pack won first place for their division. We really had a great time and even though I feel like death today, it was worth it.

    I'm going to try and keep benching fast and light tonight and then drown myself in Nyquil before bed.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Bench is starting to look good homie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Bench is starting to look good homie.
    Thanks for all your help big guy.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Monday 2/10 DE Bench:
    Bench w/Doubled mini bands 3 grips:
    3x3x135
    3x3x145
    4x3x155

    DB Incline Bench:
    8x80s
    8x90s
    8x100s

    1-Arm DB Row:
    3x8x80s

    Seated Cable row:
    15x80
    15x120
    8x150

    DB Lateral Raise:
    3x10x20s

    Underhand cable pushdown:
    2x20x30

    Everything felt really strong. Bench was fast with comp grip and medium grip, got much harder with a close grip. I think I'll just keep to 2 grips on speed work for now to avoid the extra stress on my elbows.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Really awesome work Drew.
    "Light Weight"

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