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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
    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    1/5
    Heavy bench
    1. 2-board press- 135+MMDx3, 155+MMDx1, 170+MMDx1, 180+MMDxmiss
    2. 2-board press(+petey C shirt)- 225x2, 265x1, 290x1, 320xmiss(lost it on the way down), (Add poly #1)- 320x1(5 lb PR), 340x1(25 lb PR), 350x1(35 lb PR)
    3.Lockouts(3"/med/floor)- 225x3, 275x3, 315x3, 335x1, 355 3x1
    4.Wide grip cable rows- 160x5, 170 2x5
    5. 1-arm cable rows- 70x8, 80x8
    6.Chins- wide gripx6+ underhandx4


    Good session. I wasn't sure how I'd feel since today at work I was drilling into cement and cutting pipes all day. The 2 boards with the monster minis was a PR because I have never doen them with those bands. I hit 190+MMD on 3-boards 2 weeks ago and the 170 set today was easy, so not too bad.

    For a second exercise, we took the bands off and shirted up. I put Pete's shirt on just to prove it is too tight for him. I smoked 290 in it with a PR coming in of 315. When I took 320 out, I never got it fully over my wrists and elbows and it just started to fall fast towards the boards so they took it. Instead of messing with that shirt anymore I put mine on. 320 was pretty easy, but didn't feel light. 340 started to come down ok and then I pretty much dropped it the last 2". I was about to tell them to take it, but just started pressing and it kept going. I decided to take one shot at my goal of 350 and I kept my arch better and remained tighter. It popped up good and just stopped. I usually lose it at this point, but I just kept pushing and I popped it the last 2" strong and held it. Big PR. In 2 weeks I'll do it off the 1-board.


    Finished with some lockouts. I am going to work up to 2-3 heavy singles every other week and try and add 5-10 lbs each time.

    weight- 161.5
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Congrats on the PR, that's pretty damn impressive weight.

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    Dam Latty each time i catch up with you, you seem to add at least 50lbs to your PBs haha. I remember the day when I benched more than you. You have come a long way and this is onlyt the beginning - i can only imaging what you will be putting up a couple more years from now. Awesome work/dedication man
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Thanks guys.

    1/7
    sq/dl assistance
    1.GM's(SSB/no belt/narrow)- 115x5, 135x5, 155x5
    2.Pull thrus- 130x8, 150 3x12
    3.Face pulls- 4 sets
    4.Side bends- 3 sets@100
    5.Abs- 5 sets


    Man, GM's with the SSB are rough. I haven't done them in so long I had forgotten. I didn't want to go to crazy on them, but I seriously think I couldn't have gone much heavier for 5 reps if I wanted to, lol. I took the pull thrus fairly light since I haven't done them in a while. I'll up those over the next few weeks. I know I'm going to be sore from the ab work because I did a few sets with the ab wheel which I haven't used in ages and I'm feeling it already, lol.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

  5. #30
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    1/8
    Bench assistance
    1.Standing DB press- 40'sx6, 55's 3x6
    2.Decline DB press- 70'sx8, 90'sx7
    3.JM's w/SSB- 105 3x12
    4.Inverted rows- 2 sets(just to try)
    5.Close grip cable rows- 150 3x10
    6.Curls- 3 sets


    Nothing special, but did some good work on some weak muscles. It feels weird to use my pecs and biceps on stuff. I think I should do something to actually focus on them here and there before I tear something. I may keep up something like this on this day, where I hit something for delts, pecs, triceps, lats and biceps.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    1/10
    speed sq/heavy dl
    1.Box squat(14.5"/SSB/briefs)- 235+PB 8x2
    2.Deadlifts(sumo/MaxDl/canvas/erector shirt)-(all sets against minis) straps up- 225x1, belt on- 315x1, 375x1(10 lb PR), 405x1(40 lb PR)
    3.Deadlifts(conv/MaxDL/erector shirt)- 225x1, straps up/belt on- 315x1, 405x1, 455x1,1
    4.Pulldowns to abs- 110x10, 130x10, 140x10
    5.Shoulder horn- 5'sx12, 10'sx12,12
    6.Abs- 3 sets+1 drop


    Good session today. The speed sets felt pretty easy, but I left it at 8 sets because I worked in with my gf(since we had a few missing people! ), so loading and unloading between my work sets of 235 and hers of 95 was a pain in the ass and I was getting more tired than usual. She tried her new suit for some singles afterwards and worked up to a strong 155+purples with the SSB and this was her first time using that suit and also first time with purples.....and straps down, no wraps. This was also her first squat workout in well over a month, so this was very good. After that she pulled 3 singles with 225 in the suit to feel it out and those were strong as well.


    I moved on to pulls against minis in full gear. Warmups were feeling very good. I moved my stance in a few inches and it seemed to work well. The 375 set was very strong so I had to try and beat eric's 400 from this week. 405 flew off the ground and then I had to use everything I had to straighten out with it which I did just in time before I was going to lose my grip. Big PR!!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Heavy bench
    1.Bench press(pinky)- 175x3, 205x1, (add poly#1/comp grip)- 245x1(no touch), 275x1(no touch), 305x1(smoked), 335x1(5 lb all time PR/15 lb gym PR)
    2.Reverse band press(greens/flat backed/pinky)- 185x5, 225x5, 245x5, 265x5, 225 2x10
    3.Wide grip cable rows- 130x10


    I stopped the sesssion there. Today was the first day all winter and throughout all the crappy weather that I woke up feeling like crap. I feel like I'm coming down with some kind of cold or something. My throat is shot and nose running and I was feeling very fatigued very easily. To hit an all time bench PR feeling like that is huge for me. It is just under 6 weeks til the meet and if I had to decide now I'd say I'll open with a conservative 305-310 and then jump to 335-340 for a meet PR and then we'll see. I have 5 weeks to decide though.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Grats on... changing your name?

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    Good work Chris. I hope you don't get the same cold I have ... it's been almost 2 weeks.
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    Whats the difference between your comp grip and pinky on smooth?
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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  11. #36
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    Eric- Where it says "pinky" I mean that the pinky is on the ring. For my comp grip, I use the widest legal grip which is index finger on the rings.


    Also, I've felt like complete crap the last few days with a very bad cold. I will rest until Saturday and hopefully by then I'll be ready to squat big.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Nice few sessions there Chris. Congrats on the huge PR's.
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    1/17
    Heavy squat
    1.Squat(briefs/canvas)- 235x2, belt on- 285x1, 325x1, straps up- 400x1, 455x1, wraps on- 505x1, 555x1
    2.Box squat(12"/briefs)- 145+BB+PBx1, 195+BB+PBx1, 235+BB+PBx1, 275+BB+PBx1, 300+BB+PBx1
    3.Pulldowns to abs- 3 sets


    Today was a pretty damn good day. I haven't trained since Monday because of my bad cold and even though I still have it, I had to get back under the bar. 555 ties my 2nd heaviest squat ever and although it was slower than it should be, I think I was still good for a bit more today. If I had been healthy all week this was going to be the day I tried 600 for the first time, but today that would not have been a bright idea.

    Decided to just go with briefs with the bands this week. I was very surprised to hit what I did. I was probably locking out ~550 on the last set and coming off a low box which I haven't used in a while felt good. In two weeks for the blues+greens I will go full gear.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    1/19
    Heavy bench
    1. 3-board press- 95+2MDx3, 125+2MDx3, 145+2MDx1, 165+2MDx1, 175+2MDx1
    2. 3-board press(poly #1)- 225x3, 275x1, 315x1, 345x1, 375x1(5 lb PR), 385xmiss, 385x1(15 lb PR)
    3.Lockouts(Floor/Med)- 275x3, 315x3, 345x3, 365x3, 385x3
    4.Close grip cable rows- 160x5, 170x5, 180x5, 190x5


    This session was awesome. I hit PR's on everything. I thought I had done 3-boards with two sets of minis, but it was only 4-boards. I hit more today than I have hit on the 4-boards. Then I threw 375 up off the 3-board very fast. The first 385 came up but I didn't flare out my left arm in time and it started to drift. Took it again and fought through it for a big PR!

    Then to lockouts. Even though the workout started at 6 and it was close to 9, I still felt strong as anything. Two weeks ago I did 3 singles with 355 and today 365 felt so easy I did it for a triple. Then I took 385 and it felt easy so I tripled that. 385 feels good in my hands so I think that's something to shoot for in June.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    1/21
    sq/dl assistance
    1.SLDL(no belt/overhand)- 135x5, 225x5, 275x5
    2.Pull thrus- 4 sets
    3.Face pulls- 3 sets
    4.Shoulder horn- 3 sets
    5.Abs- 5 sets


    Nothing crazy today. Didn't want to go too heavy on any DL movement because I am pulling heavy on Saturday. I upped the weight on pull thrus from last time and they felt easy.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Damn, I just hit 300 on 3 boards and thought I was doing pretty good. Impressive work, bro! Send some of your videos into Maki!!
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    1/22
    Bench assistance
    1.Standing DB press- 60'sx6, 70'sx1(too awkward)
    2.Incline DB press- 60'sx6, 70'sx6, 75'sx6, 80'sx6,6
    3.Tate presses- 25'sx10, 30'sx10,15,15
    4.Wide grip cable rows- 150x8, 160x8, 170x8
    5.Curls- 4 sets


    The shoulder presses weren't feeling too hot today so I moved on to inclines. These felt very good. I think I am stronger with the dumbells than I am with the bar on these. I'll work these for a few weeks.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    1/24
    Speed sq/heavy dl
    1.Box squat(14.5"/SSB/briefs)- 235+PB 8x2
    2.Deadlifts(sumo/MaxDL/canvas)- straps up- 315x1, belt on- 405x1, 470x1, 510xmiss, 510x1(kinda/not counting it as a PR, because the lockout was shady and I would red light it myself)
    3.Shoulder horn- 5'sx10, 10's 2x18
    4.Abs- 5 sets


    Not the greatest day. I think it started off bad because I took in a lot of caffeine expecting to start at 11, but we didin't start til 12. I was all jittery before I started squatting. The speed sets were good, but that weight really isn't much, so it should be fast. My setup on the deadlifts felt a little off and the warmups felt more awkward than normal. I actually stumbled back when I locked out 405 and I've never done that with a heavy weight before. 470 should be my opener in 4 weeks and that rep was strong and smooth. The first 510 fired off the floor and hit a wall at the knees. The second time I felt like I griended it more off the floor, but when it slowed at the knees I pulled through it and headed towards lockout. For some reason lately when I struggle hard on a deadlift I start to look down right before lockout. I have no idea why, but it's reslly stupid. Anyway, it looked like I didn't fully lock it out because I was rounded over a bit at the top.


    After that I was just shot and didn't have much left for extras. Just did whatever I could and hit some rotators and abs.


    My plan for the meet will be to open at 470, then jump to 500 and just get it. I was going to go for 505 or 510 as a second, but screw that. I'm just getting 500 on the board and then we can go all out on the third.


    After this push/pull I'll be changing my sq/dl days up. I will be doing regular speed work every week and will be doing a Max Effort day as well where I will be nailing my lower back. My deadlift needs to go up.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Here's the deal. I'm 10 minutes from leaving work and going home to get ready to train. I'm locking up outside and some moron left a bunch of garbage on the ground next to the dumpster. An even bigger moron(ME) doesn't notice a piece of laminated wood on the ice. I caught the edge of it with my right foot and the thing took off. I landed with all my weight on my left palm. Luckily I didn't mees up my wrist, but I banged up my hand pretty badly. There is some bruising and I have a lot of pain on the inside, especially gripping things. I decided to bench anyway, because basically I am less than 4 weeks out froma meet and there is no way in hell I'm not lifting in it because of something like this. So here's how it went:

    1/26
    Heavy bench
    1.Bench press(thumb from smooth)- 135x3, 175x1, 205x1, 225x1(easy), (poly #1/comp grip)- 255x1, 285x1, 310x1, 330x1, 345xmissx2, 310xmiss, 310x1(strong).....The comp grip was very tough on my hand. Getting a good grip and the handoff was very rough. Other than that I think I was just having some trouble getting the shirt right. For the 310 opener, I just need to really put the belt on and leave the shirt. Maybe pull it down a hair, but I can't touch the sleeves for that set. On my second attempt I can't really do anything to drastice either. I'll just need to pull down the arms a little bit and I should be good. To hit the 310 strong at the end off all that and conidering the circumstances, I'm happy.

    2.Reverse band bench(pinky/greens)- 185x5, 225x3, 255x3, 275x3

    Did the reverse bands flat backed again. Felt pretty good, but I didn't want to push those too far because I was pretty shot.


    So now I'll try and ice it a bit and just take it day by day. I'm assuming I just bruised it badly, but I'm sure I'll find out if it's worse than I think in the next few days.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    I notice you said you took in a lot of caffeine before your workout. Did you take pills or drink coffee, and how long before your workout did you do this?

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    I just want to say that you're a great example. Folks who want to know what natural lifters can do need only watch this journal.

    There are no excuses. Get a group of friends, and make it a point for everyone to get better, and MAKE IT HAPPEN.

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    IG- I actually took a half serving of ephedra-free Xenadrine and then drank a can of AMP energy drink(like Red Bull). The thing is I took it expecting to be lifting about 20 minutes after that and didn't lift for another hour on top of that!

    SF- thanks man, I appreciate it. 25 days out until my team hits up the next meet!!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Thanks, I think I'll try something like that for my next big lift day. And what sf said is true; there is much to learn from you.

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    Thanks man.

    1/28
    Speed sq/dl
    1.Box squat(14.5"/briefs)- 250 8x2
    2.Extra-wide sumos(raw/no belt/feet straight)- 135x2x3, 185x2x3, 225x5
    3.Snatch-grip deads(belt)- 135x3, 185x3, 225x5, 275x2x3
    4.GHR(raised 10")- BWx10, +mini 2x10
    5.Shoulder horn- 5'sx10, 10'sx2x20
    6.Abs- 5 sets


    Felt great today. I think I was just psyched to do this workout. Wednesday's have felt very boring and almost pointless lately. I was going to start doing speed every week on Wednesday after the push/pull, but decided to start now.


    My plan for Saturdays is going to look like this(Eric, take a look please):


    Every other week(close to meet)- full gear up to a % single(add about 20 lbs a week working into the meet). Follow that with the ME lift, low box with briefs(with or without bands). When not close to a meet I will do the ME lift first and then decide if I want to work with the canvas at all.

    The other week I will start the day with a GM or pull variation(I know you don't like the GM's eric, but I figure maybe doing every third one of these(6 weeks) instead of a deadlift would break it up nice. On this day I will throw in whatever second movement I want(not squats though). Maybe a zercher or diff variation of the GM or pull.


    That being said, I will still be doing blue/green and blue/blue with you guys. I will start that rotation after that and I think I am going to do the APF meet in NJ on 4/17 to officially qualify for the Nationals and just get 1400 out of the way. I was thinking of just doing it as a 2-squat, 2-bench, 1-pull for the total and leave plenty in the tank. We'll see.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    1.Incline DB press- 70'sx6, 80'sx6, 85'sx2x6
    2.Decline press- 135x5, 165x17
    3.Tate presses- 30'sx3x15
    4.One-arm cable rows- 50x8, 60x8, 70x8, 80x8
    5.Underhand cable rows- 130x8, 150x8, 170x8


    Felt pretty good again today. I did the 80's for 2 sets of 6 last week and felt strong again with the 85's this week. Next week I'll do the 90's and then backoff the last week before the meet. On declines I just wanted to see how many times I could do my bodyweight. I am around 162-163 so I just threw 165 on and went at it. Started to fatigue quickly and grinded out the last few for 17. I may try that again next week and try and add reps. I'd like to be able to hit my bodyweight for 20+.


    Saturday we squat!!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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