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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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    Wounded Deadlifter ryan1117's Avatar
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    I experienced my first meet today

    This wasn't a sanctioned meet; it was just a university one they had at the corec. I really only cared about deadlifts, but I did all three just to get experience. Most people weren't very happy with how they made us do every weight that someone else wanted to do on bench and squats. For example, if one guy in our weight class wanted to do 245 on squats, then we all had to do 245 with the exception of us getting one "pass". Then, in further rounds, we had to continue doing that since there would always be one person wanting to do the next highest weight. Therefore, by the time I got to the weight I couldn't get, it was the 7th round. That really sucked that I had to do 7 freaking sets of squats. The same thing was done on bench, which really hurt my lifts there, but I wasn't really that bothered by it.

    Luckily, in deadlifts they finally let us pass as much as we wanted to so we wouldn't have to take 10 sets to get to our max. I just went for 405 to get as a placeholder at first, but everyone else in my weight class got out by 410. So, I pretty much had to keep doing my future attempts with very little rest time. I played it conservative and got 440 and 450 with about a 1 minute rest between. Then, I tried for a PR of 465. I can't believe how close I got to it on my 4th set with very little rest (not to mention the 7 sets of squats earlier). If my right wrist didn't catch on my knee, I probably would have had it.

    It was a fun experience though. I loved how everyone else was cheering for everyone even though they were going against them. I got to see this big guy squat something like 550 and deadlift 545. Some other big guy got 375 on bench. Then we had this guy that was around 5-7 130 squat 325, bench 255, and deadlift 375. I told that guy that he should do some real competitions with the weight he was doing at 130. I totaled 1015 which I am happy about since I got all that on the same day.

    I'm glad they had such a thing here. It was nice seeing all the other hardcore lifters there at the same time.
    5-9 170

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    Moderator Adam's Avatar
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    Great job Ryan!
    You should definatly got into more meets, there really fun and you wont have to do all of those extra sets
    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

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    Nice Job!
    Meet PR: 290lb bench press, 505lb dead lift @ 190lbs

    Current Training: Yoga and Weightlifting

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

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    That meet sounds like it was run by dumbasses. Good job though. Definitely try to find more meets in your area!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Fighting Genetics AdamGberg's Avatar
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    congrats! keep up the goodwork
    "Don't take life too serious, you'll never get out alive."-Van Wilder

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    congrats! it sounded like a lot of fun.
    "Eat until it hurts dammit! Then eat more. Youll get used to it. I think its like sex for a chick. Sure it hurts the first time, but after a couple rides it just goes in like a glove." -clvmike19

    "... chicks are like smarties. They're different colors but each share the same deliciousness. Its just a matter of deciding if you'll save the red ones for last or eat a bunch of different ones in the same handful." -wibble

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    Wounded Deadlifter ryan1117's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone. I went to work out today and they had the results posted. They went by percentage of bodyweight lifted in the final results. I ended up 2nd in deadlifts and to my surprise, 2nd overall. The guy that beat me was a guy that was in the 130s. He won all three lifts percentage-wise and obviously also overall. I was quite a ways from him though since his total was only 35 or so behind mine despite being around 30 pounds lighter.
    5-9 170

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    Good job man. I've never heard of a meet run like that either. I've never heard of them judging the results by bw % usually they have weight classes.

    You've got some nice lifts. You should find a three lift - three attempt meet in your area. You'd do awesome.
    Squat - 505
    Bench - 325
    Deadlift - 550
    Total - 1380@175

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    can you joina meet and do just one lift. Squats are painful and my bench sucks.
    Age 23 Height 5'10 weight 210 2 years complete of serious lifting.
    At 5'10" last Jan/02 I was 280 Lbs with a 44 waist.
    Now as of Dec/02 I am 210 with a 34-36 waist. A year complete 70 pounds lost now lets get big .
    Goal Deadlift 500 by summer now..
    02/10/03 405X3 425X1
    02/17/03 435X1
    02/24/03 445X1
    03/03/03 455X1
    03/10/03 455X3 "rack pull" 500X1 "rack pull MISS"
    03/17/03 405X6, "Rack Pulls 505X3, 525X1.... 555X1 Miss"
    04/14/03 465X1 verry difficult
    05/12/03 475X1 Easy!!! 500X1 Miss"real close"
    05/19/03 435X5
    06/16/03 Rack pulls 555X2, 600Xmiss
    07/14/03 500X1 GOAL ACHIEVED!!!!
    10/06/03 500X4 555X1 Miss
    10/13/03 535X1
    11/10/03 Rack pull 500X7
    GOAL for 2004 get back to a low fat% and keep it 8 -10% would be great.
    06/29 rack pull 700X3
    07/6/04 600x1 at 216
    09/6/04 600X1 at 208 Rack pull 720X3
    NEW GOAL BENCH 400 BY FEB 2005 "not sure about this one"

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    I've heard of bench press competitions, but never just deads. I think it's usually a Push/Pull with deads and bench.
    Squat - 505
    Bench - 325
    Deadlift - 550
    Total - 1380@175

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    Is there girl bench press competitions out there

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    You can enter a regular meet and compete in the women's division.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Thanks!!
    Are they only in the states or can I do them in Cananda too
    Dream BIG Dreams
    and no one can take those away from you !!!

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    There in Canada too
    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

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    Holly COW that is alot to lift
    Does anyone know what the girls are lifiting right now
    That would be hard for a little gal like me
    5'2" 115lbs
    Dream BIG Dreams
    and no one can take those away from you !!!

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    Mystic Eric
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    Originally posted by fitness queen
    Holly COW that is alot to lift
    Does anyone know what the girls are lifiting right now
    That would be hard for a little gal like me
    5'2" 115lbs
    Hey. You can check out www.bcpowerlifting.com for info on when the competitions are and tons of other info on powerlifting in B.C.

    As well, here are the lifts for the 2003 competitions:

    http://stacey_paget.telus.net.nameze...003results.htm
    Last edited by Mystic Eric; 07-13-2003 at 07:33 PM.

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