The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

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
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Diesel Hercule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,766

    Todays powerlifting 'workout'

    Hey guys,
    Today was our first powerlifting workout...if that is what you wanna call it. I was VERY dissapointed. Here is our 'powerlfting workout':

    30 chins
    Flyes: 3X10 w/35lbs dumbells
    2Xburnouts on bench with 120lbs.

    This was so pathetic, and non-powerlifting that I quit the team. He said that we will be doing workouts like this for the rest of the year. Do you think I was right in quiting? THis is NOTHIN EVEN CLOSE to a powerlifting workout. What are your opinions?
    BTW, my workout can be seen in my journal.

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!


  3. #2
    Moderator Adam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    5,720
    well...that is nothing like a normal powerlifting workout and i doubt that that workout would help you get very strong. See if you could do your own workouts but stay on th e team for the meets.
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

    "However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results" John Berardi

    Powerlifting Westside Style

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    0

    Re: Todays powerlifting 'workout'

    Originally posted by Hercule
    Hey guys,
    Today was our first powerlifting workout...if that is what you wanna call it. I was VERY dissapointed. Here is our 'powerlfting workout':

    30 chins
    Flyes: 3X10 w/35lbs dumbells
    2Xburnouts on bench with 120lbs.

    This was so pathetic, and non-powerlifting that I quit the team. He said that we will be doing workouts like this for the rest of the year. Do you think I was right in quiting? THis is NOTHIN EVEN CLOSE to a powerlifting workout. What are your opinions?
    BTW, my workout can be seen in my journal.
    Sounds to me like your coach is a dumba$$ - especially if that ALL you did! Work out on your own & or with a friend (better). Then come back & outlift the strongest lifter on the team. Then you can give your coach a few pointers .
    Southern Pride !

  5. #4
    HomeYield WillKuenzel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    7,769
    What would even be the point of that workout? I'm no expert at powerlifting but I think that's a far cry from anything related to powerlifting.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

  6. #5
    Diesel Hercule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,766
    Thanks guys. I will ask him today if I can just do my own thing and still compete. Big J, I liked your response . THe only problem is, I am second strongest on the team...and Jake is so far ahead of me, that I think it is pretty unlikely that I will get stronger than him any time soon. Thanks for the replies.

  7. #6
    Bad Monkey! Nights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    cowtown, alberta
    Posts
    1,730
    Break Jakes kneecap. Problem solved.
    LaLa

  8. #7
    "Tuna Boy" NateDogg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Central, MA
    Posts
    3,376
    Ok Tonya Harding
    "damn...can't beat logic like that.
    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

  9. #8
    Senior of Kinesiology
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Penn State
    Posts
    1,900
    Originally posted by Adam MacKinnon
    well...that is nothing like a normal powerlifting workout and i doubt that that workout would help you get very strong. See if you could do your own workouts but stay on th e team for the meets.
    :withstupi
    Meet PR: 290lb bench press, 505lb dead lift @ 190lbs

    Current Training: Yoga and Weightlifting

    5'11'', Male, 175lbs, age 22

  10. #9
    As I Am Paul Stagg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Baltimore, MD, USA
    Posts
    8,668
    My guess is that your coach is being overly cautious due to your age.

    Either that, or he didn't communicate what he wants to accomplish.

    I'd ask him to lay out the program for you, and explain his rationale behind it before you do anything drastic.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
    I has a blog.
    I has a facebook.

  11. #10
    Senior of Kinesiology
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Penn State
    Posts
    1,900
    Hey Paul, now that you mention it, It looks to me that you are proboly right about the coach being cautious about his age. I personally don't normally look at 14 year olds as strong. ( no offense )
    Meet PR: 290lb bench press, 505lb dead lift @ 190lbs

    Current Training: Yoga and Weightlifting

    5'11'', Male, 175lbs, age 22

  12. #11
    Diesel Hercule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,766
    Thanks Paul, i will talk to him tommorow about it. I can see how he would need to be overly cautious since some of the lifts can 'stunt your growth'..LoL. THanks for pointing that side out to me, didn't quite think about that.

  13. #12
    What ChrisH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Wilmslow, nr. Manchester
    Posts
    1,075
    I've gotta say, from looking at your stats, your a beast of a 14 year old...
    So whoever it is thats beating you...Jake or whatever, how old is he?
    "I'm gonna die with a dumbell in my hand." - stpatrick44


    Age: 18 | Height: 5'10" | Weight: 80kgs (176lbs) | BF%: dunno
    --
    BB Bench 1 x 110kgs (242lbs) | Deadlift: 135kgs (300lbs) x 2 | Current Routine: Bodybuilding

  14. #13
    Diesel Hercule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,766
    Chris,
    Jake is a junior...his stats are...

    6'1
    215lbs
    Bench-240
    Squat-340
    Deadlift-???

  15. #14
    Senior of Kinesiology
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Penn State
    Posts
    1,900
    He is not in your weight class, so you are the strongest as well as he.
    Meet PR: 290lb bench press, 505lb dead lift @ 190lbs

    Current Training: Yoga and Weightlifting

    5'11'', Male, 175lbs, age 22

  16. #15
    Lord Kel Masters Sayiajin Prince's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    EXIT^2, Ny
    Posts
    1,823
    ur squat is 60 lbs away, but other than that ur not very far away bro. and ur at age 14

    by the way i hate u for pulling off what i can do at age 17...

    jk, i think...im gonna go cry somewhere...
    "The whole jedi thing was just not compatible with my lifestyle. My master was jelous he was always holding me back, -"be mindfull of the future, but live in the present"- what the hell does that mean? I even got my arm cut off...it just sucked. So i switched to the dark side and i havent looked back once...Now i am shooting lightning from my fingertips, choking people over the phone, i even get to wear a cape.....its just boss. My name is Anikin skywalker and i am a sith lord."

    "i have the sex drive of 10 rabbits on viagra"

    age: 19
    height: 5'8'' (im lieing its probably 5'7'')
    weight: 159-165 lbs (morning and day)
    bodyfat: 8.6
    bench:315
    squat:405
    Deadlift:500

    goals for end of the year 405/500/600 at 170-175(with the 8pack)

    other: dips 3 and a quarter plates for 4 reps

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •