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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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    Tank's Training Log

    I thought that I would start posting my training log on here.

    Wednesday 9/30 (ME Bench)

    Bar 2x15
    135x10
    225x5
    315x3
    365x1
    425x1 4 board

    Shirt On
    475x3 3 bd
    525x1 2 board, went up so fast that I lost it at the top
    580x1 1 board, very good set
    625x1 Ĺ bd PR, in the video, the press isnít solid in my opinion. Could of been better. I was surprised I had an even lockout the past 2 months I had problems with my right side not locking out any weight. Iíve been doing 2 boards the last 2 months so first time down to a board Ĺ board in a long time.

    DB Bench Press:
    60 2x20
    70 2x20

    Band Triceps:
    4x30

    Anterior-Medial-Posterior Delts:
    8 3x20

    video of bench day at Zenzen Barbell, including Matt Minuth 900 1/2 board with Overkill shirt and Eric Lilliebridge 550 2 bd(raw)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9b8uYE5Yxs

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    Thursday 9/30-woke up and felt like crap. Starting to get a cold. Decided not to lift today

    Friday 10/2 (Back-Shoulders)
    Didnít get much sleep woke up at 530 and had the chills. Didnít go back to sleep until 730. I had class at 10 so I didnít get much sleep. Felt better as the day went along.

    Low Pull Lat Pulldown
    100x10
    140x10
    180 4x8

    One Arm DB Row:
    105 4x12

    DB Shrugs:
    105 3x20

    Side Raise:
    20 3x10

    Machine Military Press
    150 3x10

    Reverse Pec Deck:
    100x10
    150x10
    175x10
    200 2x10

    Monday 10/5 DE Bench
    Bar 2x10
    135x10

    Added medium bands doubled
    2x10

    2 bd w/bands
    75 bar weight 2x5
    95 bar weight 2x5
    135 bar weight 2x3
    155 bar weights 2x3

    DB Press:
    105x12
    80 2x20

    Medium Band Pressdowns:
    4x30

    Front-Medial-Posterior Delts DB Raise

    Front 12 3x30
    Medial 8 3x30
    Posterior 8 3x30

    Tuesday 10/6 Back

    V-Bar Lat Pulldowns
    100x10
    150x10
    200x8
    250x8
    280 2x6

    Seated Row:
    100x10
    150x10
    200x10
    250x8
    300x10 went to fatigue and got 10 reps

    Upright Row:
    100x10
    150x10
    200 3x12

    short and sweet still feeling like crap with this cold
    Last edited by TankofZenzenBB; 10-08-2009 at 06:26 PM.

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    Wedneday 10/7 had to study for a chem exam so best bet was not to lift and still feeling like crap with this cold.

    Thursday 10/8/ DE Squat

    Bar 2x10
    135x10
    225x5
    275x5

    280 10x2 w/ box

    Speed Deadlifts:
    135x10 warmup
    5x2 245

    Stiff Leg Deadlifts:
    3x10

    Leg Press:
    4 plates 3x30

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    Quote Originally Posted by TankofZenzenBB View Post
    I thought that I would start posting my training log on here.

    Wednesday 9/30 (ME Bench)

    Bar 2x15
    135x10
    225x5
    315x3
    365x1
    425x1 4 board

    Shirt On
    475x3 3 bd
    525x1 2 board, went up so fast that I lost it at the top
    580x1 1 board, very good set
    625x1 Ĺ bd PR, in the video, the press isnít solid in my opinion. Could of been better. I was surprised I had an even lockout the past 2 months I had problems with my right side not locking out any weight. Iíve been doing 2 boards the last 2 months so first time down to a board Ĺ board in a long time.

    DB Bench Press:
    60 2x20
    70 2x20

    Band Triceps:
    4x30

    Anterior-Medial-Posterior Delts:
    8 3x20

    video of bench day at Zenzen Barbell, including Matt Minuth 900 1/2 board with Overkill shirt and Eric Lilliebridge 550 2 bd(raw)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9b8uYE5Yxs
    Hi, I have heard great things about the Overkill shirts-what does Matt say about it?

    Have you used one?

    Thanks and nice lifting!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Matt loves his Overkill shirt. He has a double and triple ply and used the triple ply on the 900. Almost all of my teammates switched over to Overkill from using Rage-X. I haven't used one but at one time, Rudy was knocking off money on the shirts, if I had the money I would of bought one. I just like the fact that it's custom to your specifications. It's also nice having Rudy real close if you need to add anything to the shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TankofZenzenBB View Post
    Matt loves his Overkill shirt. He has a double and triple ply and used the triple ply on the 900. Almost all of my teammates switched over to Overkill from using Rage-X. I haven't used one but at one time, Rudy was knocking off money on the shirts, if I had the money I would of bought one. I just like the fact that it's custom to your specifications. It's also nice having Rudy real close if you need to add anything to the shirt.
    Thank you very much!

    Sounds like a really good shirt!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    feeling a lot better today so i decided to lift with the team. I haven't been there in a week.

    Monday 10/12 ME Squat
    Barx12
    145x12
    235x5
    325x4
    415x1

    Briefs w/knee wraps
    505x2
    595x1 concentrated on getting parallel
    685x1 best set off the night, parallel
    735x1 about inch high and wobbly in the hole. felt good for the first time without a box.

    Leg Press:
    225x20
    315x30
    405x20

    video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCPzjIXdiN0

    10/13 Back -short workout to get blood flowing for tomorrow heavy bench workout

    Lat Pulldown:
    100x10
    150x10
    200 4x8

    One Arm DB Row:
    80 4x12

    DB Shrugs:
    80 4x12
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    Wednesday 10/14 ME Bench

    Stretch warmup

    Barx12
    135x12
    225x5
    315x2
    370x1
    425x1 3 board

    Shirt on
    480x3 3 board
    530x2 2 board
    580x2 2 board 1st rep uneven lockout, Dick said to take breather and do it again. 2nd rep a lot better no uneven lockout.
    630x1 1 board just about had this I had the uneven lockout problem and I was almost lockout and my right arm hit the racks.
    shirt off

    3 boards:
    225 2x12
    225x20
    felt good not even a minute rest.

    Thursday 10/15

    Standing Military Press: have not done these in a while so I kept the weight light and work on form
    95x12
    115x12
    135 2x12

    V-Bar Lat Pulldown:
    100x10
    150x10
    2203x8

    Seated Row:
    100x10
    150x10
    200x10
    250 3x8

    Forearms

    Saturday 10/17
    Went to Rise of Deadlift/Beast of the bench to help Minuth. Robert Vick was there so I had to help him in warmup room on bench. Minuth bombed on the bench and Vick hit 865 on his 3rd attempt.

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    Monday 10/19 DE Squat
    Bar 2x10
    135x10
    225x5
    315x3

    w/bands and briefs on
    405 2x2
    425 2x2
    445 2x2
    465 2x2
    Deadlifts
    225 3x5

    Lying Leg Curls
    80x10
    100x10
    120x10
    140x10

    Reverse Hypers:
    Bwx10
    Quarterx10
    Plate 2x10

    Leg Press:
    225 3x20

    Tuesday Very light back
    Been having some issueís with my right shoulder this past weekend just grabbing stuff out of my car. I got a sharp pain in my shoulder. Iíve had a previous injury back in high school, a sprained ac joint. Iím getting x-rays tomorrow to see what is wrong. The past couple of days Iíve been icing it. I also took a styrofoam cup putting water in it, freeze it, and then massaging my shoulder that way. So today was just a recovery day to get the blood flowing and see what I canít do.

    Lat Pulldown: so far no pain
    100 4x30

    Seated Row: still no pain I was surprised.
    100 4x30

    DB Shrugs: little pain here
    40 3x20

    Rotattor cuff with pulley
    Internal+external rotation 5 pounds 3x30

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    went to the doc and he said i got a sprained ac joint which i thought it was. went last night to the gym to spot and get 2 other opinions from my coach and Matt Minuth. they all said take a week off, come back and gradually increase the weight.

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    been over a week since i last lifted because my shoulder. it feels a lot better now. i'm still on my ibuprofen.

    Monday 11/2
    V-Bar Lat Pulldown:
    100x10
    150x10
    220x8
    2403x6

    One Arm DB Row:
    80 3x20

    DB Shrugs:
    105 2x20
    80x20
    70x30

    Side raise:
    10 4x12

    External rotation
    17.5 4x12

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    Tuesday 11/3 DE Squat

    Squat:
    Bar 2x10
    135x10
    225x5

    Box
    265 2x2
    285 2x2
    295 2x2
    315 2x2

    Deadlifts:
    135x10
    225 3x10

    Banded Goodmornings:
    3x30

    Leg Press:
    2 platesx10
    3 platesx10
    4 platesx8
    5 platesx8
    6 platesx6
    7 platesx6
    8 platesx5
    9 platesx10

    Lying Leg extensions:
    80 2x10
    100 2x10

    Wednesday 11/4 ME Bench
    Bar 2x10
    135x10
    225x5
    315x5 4board

    Shirt On
    365x5 3 board
    405x5 3 board
    455x5 3 board
    405x5 3 board

    Shoulder felt good after this

    Shoulder rehab with band
    External-Internal Rotation 3x30

    Had to spot minuth trying 925 to a half board. he missed it at lockout but was so close.

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    11/6 DE Bench-Back
    Bench
    Bar 2x10
    135x10

    Added doubled medium bands
    Bandx5
    95x5
    115x5
    135x5
    185x3
    205x3
    135x5
    115x5
    95x3

    DB Bench Press:
    50x20
    60x20
    80x12

    Key Press:
    40x10
    50x10
    65x8

    Lat Pulldown:
    150 4x10

    Seated Row:
    200 4x10

    DB Shrugs:
    50 4x15

    Shoulder rehab

    Tricep recovery
    Last edited by TankofZenzenBB; 11-06-2009 at 10:44 PM.

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    11/9 (ME Squat)
    Barx10
    145x10
    235x6
    325x3
    415x1

    Briefs on w/box
    505x3 1st rep the seam that my metal briefs had blew but I got these altered so that seam was intact still.
    595x2
    685x1 w/wraps-not so tight
    735x1 w/wraps-really tight, was very fast of the box.
    775x1 w/wraps-really tight, heaviest Iíve had on my back

    Leg Press (quad recovery)
    Plate on each side
    3x30

    Banded Goodmornings with strong band
    3x12

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    Tuesday 11/10 Back
    Bench pulldowns-sat on bench and used the lat pulldown bar and brought the bar down to my belly. same motion if you were in a tight shirt and trying pull the bar down to your belly.
    80x10
    100x10
    120x10
    140x10

    DB Chest Supported Row:
    60x10
    75x10
    80x8
    105x8

    DB Shrugs:
    4x20 105

    H-Rolls:
    20 4x12

    Forearms

    External-Internal Rotation
    4x12 22.5

    Wednesday 11/11 ME Bench
    Bar 2x10
    135x10
    225x10
    315x5

    Shirt on w/ 3 board
    365x5
    405x5
    455x5
    475x5
    425x10

    recovery work

    bench
    135 3x20
    135x30

    Banded tricep pressdowns:
    3x30

    Shoulder rehab

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    Friday 11/13 DE Bench
    Bar 2x10
    135x10

    Medium Bands Doubled with 2 board-shoulder was acting up today
    Bandx5
    95x5
    105x5
    115x5
    125x5
    135x5
    185x3
    135x5
    95x5

    DB Extensions
    105 2x15
    105x20

    Tricep Pressdowns:
    40 3x30

    Monday 11/16 DE Squat
    Bar 2x10
    Barx12 goodmorning lower back felt tight
    135x10
    225x6

    Box Squat
    245 2x2
    265 2x2
    285 2x2
    315 2x2

    Deadlift
    135x10
    225x10
    315x10

    Lying Leg Curls:
    60x10
    80x10
    100x10
    120x8
    140x8

    Leg Press:
    2 platesx8
    3 platesx8
    4 platesx8
    5 platesx8
    6 platesx6
    7 platesx5
    8 platesx5
    9 platesx5

    Quad recovery:

    Leg Press:
    2 platesx100

    Every 10 reps I took break then did another 10 and repeat

    I finally got 2 guys on my team that are actually going to come to the rec Saturday to do speed bench.

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    Wednesday 11/18 ME Bench
    Bar 2x10
    135x10
    225x5
    315x5

    Shirt on w/ 3 board
    365x5
    405x3
    455x3
    500x5

    Key Press:
    40x10
    50x10
    60x10

    band Tricep Pressdows
    3x30

    Thursday 11/19 back-shoulders
    T-Bar Rows:
    2 platesx10
    3 platesx8
    4 platesx8
    5 platesx6
    6 platesx6 hard to grip since I was sweating so damn much. I had to use my wrist wraps on the 6 plates. Iím not a big fan of straps.

    V-Bar Lat Pulldown:
    100x10
    140x10
    200x8
    240 2x6
    240xto failure I think I got 10. again I had to use my wrist wraps.

    DB Press:
    45x10
    50x10
    55x10
    45x10

    Reverse Pec Deck:
    100x10
    150x10
    200x8
    250x8
    300x6

    Db sideraise
    20 3x10

    Shirt tighteners
    40 3x30

    Forearm work

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    Friday 11/20 ME Squat
    Bar 2x10
    135x10
    225x5
    315x3
    405x1

    Briefs on w/box
    I had one of my team member alter these briefs for a second time.
    495x3
    545x3
    600x3 w/wraps was actually going for 5, waited too long to find spotters.
    405x15 recovery work

    Reverse Hypers
    BWx10
    25 plate 3x10

    Monday 11/30 Back-Shoulders

    Lat Pulldown:
    100x10
    150x10
    200 4x8

    Seated Row:
    100x10
    150x10
    200 3x10
    250x10

    Smith Machine Shrugs:
    225 4x12

    Shirt Tighteners: alternate arm
    20x30
    30x20
    40 2x12

    overall good day but didnít feel too hot while working after my 4th set of shirt tighteners I decided to leave. I took a week off and gained about 10 pounds on my short break. I got another week of school, finals then home for winter break until January 10th. I need to start hitting it hard since my goal by the end of the year is 650 on bench.

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    Tuesday 12/1 ME Squat
    Lifted with my training partner today which was very nice.
    Bar 2x10
    135x10
    Box with bands
    225x5
    315x3
    added briefs
    405 7x2
    405x4

    Speed Deadlift w/reverse bands
    135x10
    225x5
    315x5
    395x7

    Hamstrings
    40x10
    60x10
    80x10
    100x10

    Abs
    4x30

    Leg Press: quad recovery
    225 4x30


    Wednesday 12/2 ME Bench
    Shoulder flexibility warmup
    Bar 2x10
    135x10
    225x5
    315x2
    365x1
    405x2 3 board

    455x3 3 board
    500x4 3 board
    525x7 3 board

    Tricep Pressdowns w/bands
    3x30

    Thursday 12/3 Blood day shoulders-back

    V-Bar Lat Pulldown:
    100x20
    150x20
    200 2x20
    250x10

    One Arm DB Row:
    105 3x12

    Machine seated row:
    100 3x30

    Shirt tighteners alternate arm
    30 3x30
    40x15

    Shoulders Front-side

    Front
    25 3x12

    Side 20 3x12

    Reverse Pec Deck
    100 3x30

    Saturday 12/5 DE Bench
    Barx10
    135x10
    185x8
    225x8

    added double medium bands
    Barx10
    95x5
    105x52board
    135x5 2 board
    185x5 2 board
    225x7 2 board rep out

    Reverse Bands
    315x25
    365x18
    405x7

    Tricep Pressdowns:
    30x60
    40x60
    50x60
    70x50

    Forearms

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    I haven't posted anything for about 2 weeks. I'm working during my winter break from 530 until 5ish so I'm pretty beat so i don't do much, just rest. This past Wednesday i didn't get home until 530 and plus this ice storm we had i wasn't about to drive it so i stayed home. Always next week.

    Monday 12/14 Back

    V-Bar Pushdowns:
    100x10
    150x10
    200 4x8

    Seated Row:
    100x10
    140x10
    200x10
    240x8
    280x8
    315x10

    DB Shrugs:
    100 3x20

    Wednesday 12/16 ME Bench
    Bar 2x10
    135x10
    225x6
    315x3
    380x1 3 board
    430x1 3 board

    Shirt on
    480x3 3 board
    530x2 3 board
    585x1 3 board
    top set
    630x3 3 board felt pretty good, havenít had 600+ pounds in my hands in a month
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    Well i haven't been posting in my log for sometime now and i probably wont be for a while. today i was box squatting on a small little box i missed the box a lot and fell down. my left hand got caught between the rack and the barbell while the barbell as the idiot i am, i ripped my hand away and my hand just started bleeding. for some reason i couldn't extend my middle finger so i knew it was one of tendon in this case my extensor digitorum. there was tons of blood and i heard they were going to close down the rec center at NIU cause of my blood. I'm surprised i didn't pass out from my blood loss. i got to talk to a hand specialist on Monday about reattaching my tendon. i hope to be back to heavy lifting for a good 6 months.

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