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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. #1
    Senior Member benchmonster's Avatar
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    Pics and questions

    Anyone know how to make one of these pics an avatar? I would like to put one of the pics of me doing chins in my avatar, but it always says the pics are too big, even though I shrunk them way down.

    http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/xdecieverx/lst?.dir=/PL

    Also anyone interested in seeing some video clips of some powerlifting exercises, go here

    http://66.235.16.23/training/others/benchmonster/

    and also here

    http://66.235.16.23/training/

    Hope somebody can get me avatar-ing. Thanks in advance for the help.

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    Oh jesus, are those pec tear pictures yours?

    http://66.235.16.23/training/picture...r/DCP_0567.JPG

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    Originally posted by Belial
    Oh jesus, are those pec tear pictures yours?

    http://66.235.16.23/training/picture...r/DCP_0567.JPG

    Damn, how does one recover from something like that??!! That looks like some serious pain.

    WOW, that hurts my eyes.

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    To make your image an avatar, you have to shrink it down to 64x64. I can do this for you if you want to tell me which image of those 4 you want to use.

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    Senior Member benchmonster's Avatar
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    either one of the back shots while doing the chins is fine, Saturday Fever, thanks for the help.

    And no, the pec tear was a freind of mine. Not me, thank God. The guy who tore that pec is back benching almost 600 right now. The tear was about a year ago, or slightly longer than that.

    B.

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    Save the image I have attached here, and you can use it as an avatar.
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Sweet. Thanks

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    What kind of weight are you guys pushing in the bench clips from your video link? The intensity looks insane.

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    Where is that insane gym in the "ano" section? The setup looks incredible.

    Also, I sent you a PM Benchmonster.
    Last edited by MarshallPenn; 08-07-2002 at 03:02 PM.

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    Weights in the clips got up there pretty high. I did a 600 on the number 9 clip, and a 650 on the number 10. I got smashed out flat, and had trouble racking that one even though it locked, so it was not as pretty as number 9. On the close grip for reps, I think we were around 405 to maybe working up to 500 or so.

    It was a pretty intense workout. We do something similar every other Sunday or so. They have to travel to get here, but I have a home gym and I am centrally located so every other week or so, we get together to train. I have never ever failed to set a PR when those guys are here. In case anyone is wondering, I am the tiny little guy in the clips.

    The insane gym in the Ano section is in Finland. It belongs to Ano Turtainen. Strongest 275 lb man on the planet. Has like the second highest total of all time, I believe. Only one higher is Garry Frank, who weighs almost a hundred pounds more than Ano.

    Ano is a legit threat to deadlift 900, and has squatted over a grand a few times. Also a 600 bencher, so just strong all the way around.

    Finns are the world's best deadlifters. Great genetics for pulling.

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    Dream Gym, wow!
    Be kind, teach, learn from others what is usefull, but above all soldier on...and never ever give up on your dreams.

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    Are you in Oregon? When was this Oreogn West Coast Open?

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    I am in Oklahoma. Not sure about the Oregon Open.

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    what are those bands while ur benching supposed to do.

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    Bands accomodate resistance. You are stronger by nature near lockout than you are on the chest. The bands when anchored above the bar reduce bar weight while on the chest but allow the full bar weight to be felt at or near lockout.

    When choked down from below, the bands are increasing the stress felt by increasing the tension, but again the tension is much greater near lockout than on the chest.

    Bands are outstanding. Everyone should get them. they are available at elitefts.com in case anyone is interested.

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    Awesome back BM. Looking good.

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