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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. #26
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    Originally posted by maixmus
    Personally I have hit 435 at 198.
    Wow maixmus!

    I didnt think that we had any double BW benchers here @ WBB. Glad we do though how long have you been training, etc.

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    Originally posted by Belial
    No excuses for me are necessary. If I re-injure it, it's because I did something stupid. It's on.
    Hell yeah it's on. evillaugh

    Just maxing right? One rep, max weight, full ROM, double BW? No bench shirt no nothin right?

    I would love to hit 405-415 by 2004.
    Last edited by MonStar; 07-28-2002 at 07:13 PM.

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    I want to win this one so badly, I am gonna live for this, I will give my everything.


    just one question is close grip bench press good for the overall bench press strength, and how much is 400lbs in kgs.
    A big thanks to all my friends in the USA, I am deeply grateful for your hospitality and kindness.

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    I want to win this one so badly, I am gonna live for this, I will give my everything.
    I hope that youre serious Rock. I cant tell if I sense sarcasm or not.

    just one question is close grip bench press good for the overall bench press strength, and how much is 400lbs in kgs.
    400 lbs. is approximately 182 kg. I guess CG bench is okay for bench press strength. What is your best bench now?

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    Originally posted by MonStar
    Go for it shredder its open to everyone. How much do you weigh now man? Just double that and see if you can get that for 1 rep with a full ROM.
    I think im about 133 or 134 right now. I'd like to get my weight up to 155 and get a double BW bench from there.
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    Benched today and got 270 for 2, and 285 for 1.

    ... Only 120 lbs. off from double my BW.

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    Going for 300 this Sunday, which will be 1.5 x my BW.

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    I always in for alittle competition. "Its all in competitive fun." 185 as of right now that would be 370, right?? Question though. For those that are bulking(like me) what happens when your weight goes up? Does you bench have to go up too? Or do you just double the bodyweight of when you said you where in?

    Just trying to understand the rules...

    Come on help a brutha out!!

    Doesn't matter to me...just need ground rules.

    I think pictures in a 3 step stage would be nice. Or your honest word would be fine too.
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    No, Monstar I didnt joke, I wanna win this one!

    ok, 182kgs, I am at 130kgs with good form, 52kgs to go.

    and If am allowed to ask is close grip good for overall bench press?
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    well I'm pretty close to a 1x bw bench right now

    I'm game, but nobody is allowed to win for 2 years, that way I have a chance.
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    Rock:

    Yeah CG bench is fine, but I cant figure out why you would want to do a CG rather than a wide-grip. Can you handle more weight with CG? 130 kg. is 286 lbs. man. Thats good as hell. Next week I am going to shoot for a 295 for a single or double. Well see how things go with that.

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    okay, just another question, how will you eat on the Bench press days, and the night before?
    A big thanks to all my friends in the USA, I am deeply grateful for your hospitality and kindness.

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    Rock:

    If this question is directed at me I start off the day with an MRP then Ill probably eat pasta or a complex carb next - and then around an hour before my workout eat an apple or some kind of fructose to fill liver glycogen stores. Then during my workout Ill sip on 32 oz. Gatorade mixed with 5g creatine + 5g glutamine + 1/2 tsp. salt.

    Working great so far.

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    Rock:

    .. This is all in my journal, check it out.

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    did narrow grip/close grip bench press on sunday with 225x4, a little pain in my wrist.

    Will try to bench normal at thursday.

    Hows everybody else doing.
    A big thanks to all my friends in the USA, I am deeply grateful for your hospitality and kindness.

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    225 for 4 Rock, awesome.

    Going for 295 I think this Saturday, hopefully Ill get that and maybe 300.

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    Il try 290 on Thursday, hope it goes up.
    A big thanks to all my friends in the USA, I am deeply grateful for your hospitality and kindness.

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    Awesome Rock, good luck buddy.

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    Monstar did you try the 300 last sunday?? I see that you are trying 290 this coming saturday. Good luck to you.
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    175 x 6 & 3/4, booyah, i'm such a badass........
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    255x1 last night.
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    Originally posted by GeneticallyGifted
    Monstar did you try the 300 last sunday?? I see that you are trying 290 this coming saturday. Good luck to you.
    I tried 300 last week and didnt get it. I am going to go for 295 first, and if I get that Ill go for 300. Well see how things go.

    Goin_Big:

    Nice strength.

    PowerManDL:

    Nice strength man.

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    How about a double body weight dip? I'm only 40 lbs or so from that one.
    Vin Diesel has a fever.. and the only prescription is more cowbell.

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    you know ill let you guys know if i ever hit BW bench

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    Originally posted by PowerManDL
    How about a double body weight dip? I'm only 40 lbs or so from that one.
    Interesting idea Matt, maybe we can get some more opinions on it. Seems like a good idea. Dips are a great exercise too, thats the truth. I have trouble pulling +135 up to my waist to do dips with that, and the metal bars KILL the palms of my hands. I dont know though I think that dips are more effect pec builders than flat flyes, maybe.

    I dont know - well see. Double BW dip would be +200 lbs. for me. Thats a lot of weight haha Jesus. I could probably handle +140-150 for a single right now.

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