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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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  1. #51
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    Heavy squat
    1.Squat(briefs/canvas)- 235x2, 325x1, straps up- 375x1, 415x1, 465x1, wraps on- 505x1, 560x1, 610xmiss
    2.Box squat(12"/briefs)- 195+BB+GBx1, 250+BB+GBx1, 270+BB+GBx1
    3.Pulldowns to abs- 130x10, 150x10, 160x2x7


    I am absolutely shot!! I was taking one last heavy day in the canvas before I get my new suit. My PR in this suit is 575. The most I ever attempted in it was 589 at the meet, but it got messed up and I had them take it a few inches after I started going down. Today I at least took 610 all the way down and tried to come up. I was leaning forward too much and didn't get much pop and only moved a few inches. No biggie, 560 was very fast, a lot easier than 555 two weeks ago. Hopefully if this Inzer Canvas fits right I'll be on pace for my 600+ at the Nationals.

    The box squats felt hard as hell. I was so shot by then and we were using fairly new blues and greens so the tension was huge(~290). Even 1 plate felt heavy, but Eric and I just kept pushing each other and we eventually both grinded out 270(~560 at lockout).


    BWT- 160

    Just want to say congrats to Vinnie and Justin for breaking 600 and Eric for the big 520(with plenty left). Pete also looked very strong. I wonder if it's the wide stance??
    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

  2. #52
    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Heavy bench
    1. 2-board press- 135+MMDx2, 165+MMDx1, 175+MMDx1(5 lb PR/Easy)
    2. 2-board press(Poly #1)- 225x1, 275x1, 315x1, 355x1(5 lb PR), 365x1(15 lb PR/smoked!), 380xmiss(spotters thought I was losing it and took it), 380x1(30 lb PR!!)
    3.Lockouts(floor/pinky)- 315x3, 355x8(PR)
    4.Close grip cable rows- 140x3x12


    Very good session today!! I actually didn't feel too great on warmups and my back was tight as hell, but it all came together on the heavy sets. I left it at an easy 5 lb PR on the first movement because I wanted to save my back a little for the arching in the shirt. I was hoping for 365, but when I destroyed that I wanted more. 380 is only 5 lbs less than what I hit off the 3-board. I think I should be able to hit 360-365 off the chest if I get everything right. I guess we'll see in 19 days!!!!!


    BWT- 160
    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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    Good work, bro. That's one hell of a board press!!
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    Your bench is bigger then my deadlift right now
    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

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    Thanks fellas.

    2/4
    Speed squat
    1.Box squat(14.5"/briefs)- 265x8x2, 305x1, 335x1, 365x1
    2.Pull thrus- 150x8, 170x8, 190x12
    3.Face pulls- 3 sets
    4.Shoulder horn- 10'sx12, 12'sx2x12
    5.Abs- 5 sets


    Good session. My speed felt good today. I think the 265 felt better than 250 last week. Maybe all the heavy band tension from the weekend just made this feel like cake. Decided to hit a few singles after since I won't be squatting on Saturday. I was pretty shot after squats and pull thrus so I decided to skip GHR's. I also didn't do any pulling today since I will be pulling on Saturday.
    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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    Bench assistance
    1.Incline DB press- 70'sx6, 80'sx6, 90'sx5(PR)
    2.Decline Press(ring finger)- 175x3, 200x9(PR)
    3.Decline press(index at edge of smooth)- 160x8, 170x8
    4.V-grip pulldowns- 150x8, 160x2x6


    I wanted 6 reps on the inclines, but 5 was tough enough. The first rep kills me, but I don't like to get help getting it up so I just fight through it and keep going. I had never even attempted the 90's on them. Once I can do them for like an easy 8 reps I'll try the 100's. I don't have 95's so I have to make the big jump. Declines felt a little off because the stupid bench is so shaky. The close grips felt like I had to press a mile, lol. Just decided to hit those instead of extensions this week.

    Deadlifts on Saturday!
    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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    yo chris- nice journal. hercule told me to check it out. ill be dropping by more often.
    im also a memeber of the aapf of michigan. im still holding all four state records since 1998 in the 40-44 age group. in the 45-49 age group i hold 3 out of 4 since 2001. i should have broken the fourth one but i got greedy. i was planning to do the state final in dec. but was too late. ill go dec of 04 and rebreak them all.
    im just doing it all for fun though, not totally serouis as you probably are

    YBW

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    That's cool man. What weight class are you in and do you use gear(squat suits/bench shirt, etc?)

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    Heavy DL
    Today wasn't too great. It started off with basically nobody showing up to train. I waited a while and finally got in touch with people to find out what was going on. Decided to drive all the way out to Iron Island late instead. I hadn't really eaten anything since I am used to training earlier. Didin't feel too great. I started off trying to pull sumo against minis on the jump-stretch platform. I was trying to use my canvas with my squat briefs. I couldn't get setup at all tight so I decided to lose the canvas. I pulled a few sets of the band pulls and then decided to just do straight weight in the MaxDL/straps up:

    225x1, 315x1, 405x1, 470x1(pretty fast/but didn't feel strong), wider stance- 470xmiss(slammed into my kneecap and I just put it down)
    2.Pulldowns to abs- 140x10, 150x10, 170x8, 180x8


    That's it. I felt like crap and went to go eat. I'm just going to go back to the MaxDL as briefs with the canvas over it for this meet. I will still open with 470 and then jump right to 500.
    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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    2/9
    Heavy Bench
    1.Bench press(pinky)- 175x1, 205x1, 235x1(5 lb PR), (add poly #1/comp grip)- 275x1, 295x1, 315x1, 335xmissx2, (ring finger on ring)- 315xmiss(felt weird), (comp grip)- 315x1
    2.Bench press(pinky)- 175x3, (add DD)- 225x2, 275x2, 315x2, 350xmiss, 350x1(the only rep that touched was the first 350 and I kinda dumped it at the bottom. Some how it still popped pretty well, but I didn't have enough)
    3.Wide grip cable rows- 130x8, 150x8, 160x8


    Not exactly the session I was hoping for. I planned on hitting my opener(315) and then hitting 5 lbs less than my expected second attempt of 340(335). The 315 was nice and easy, but the 2 335 sets were pretty crappy. Missed both just passed half way up. My left hand/wrist was doing funny things when I would touch a weight. That is why I tried the closer grip but that just didn't work. Either way, I'll be fine at the meet. My opener of 315 is 34 lbs heavier than I have ever opened and it will be smoked. I will just go one step at a time from there. I messed with the DD after that just because I was itching to give it a ride. I'll definitely do some work in it after the meet to see what I can do. I think my strength right now would be fairly close in both shirts, but the denim is definitely more awkward for me right now.


    On a side note, the 235 raw set was extremely easy. I could have tripled it and it is the most I have ever raw benched. I really haven't put too much into my raw bench and my shirt bench has gone up a lot, but it's good to know that my raw bench is up a little bit. I think I'm definitely good for over 250 now.

    Rest to tomorrow and then speed squats on Wednesday.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers
    ....470xmiss(slammed into my kneecap and I just put it down)....
    That would happen to me a lot.
    5-9 170

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    2/11
    Speed sq/Heavy dl
    1.Box squat(14.5"/briefs)- 280 lbs 8x2
    2.Deadlift(Conventional/raw)- 225x2x1, 315x2x1, 365x1, 405x1, 435x1, 455x1(5 lb All Time Raw PR)
    3.GHR- BWx3x20
    4.Shoulder horn- 10'sx10, 12'sx2x15
    5.Abs- 4 sets


    Speed felt good on box squats, but walking out into a wide setup with the box there sucks. I wish I had a monolift. I wanted to do some conventionals and as the sets went on I figured I'd try to beat my raw PR. My best ever both sumo and conventional in just a belt is 450. They were both done as a first exercise though. I pulled the 455 strong, slow at the lockout though. I think I was good for about 460-465. This was done wearing baggy Kung-Fu pants though, so I think in a singlet with baby powder I'd be close to 475 and if I could get anything out of a suit maybe close to 485?? Who knows. I think I'm going to be doing a lot of conventionals after this meet to hopefully get them up over 500. I'd like to be able to do both styles over 500, plus I know if my conventional goes up a good bit, my sumo will be up as well.


    Tomorrow I will start with incline dumbells, but back off a bit and go for sets of 10 or so. The workout won't be too tough and then I'll take a free squat in briefs and wraps on Saturday.
    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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    Wow, you must be REALLY using the shirt effectively if you can lift around 340 with it but estimate your max to be around 250 without. What kind of shirt do you use?

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    Nice lifting as always CR.
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    yo cr- if i remeber right i had a single ply shirt from inzer which didnt help me much. squat was a single ply inzer suit.
    at the gym i only use the single ply suit for heavy squating and knee wraps when i go over 500lbs. once again it doesnt help me squat any better but it does support my lower back nicely.

    been fooling around with board presses. last month i used 4 boards working up to 315 for 4 sets of 2. went pretty good so i decide to go to three boards last week. im now doing it like this.
    135x8
    225x5
    250x3
    275x2x4
    next week ill go to 280. i plan to stay with three boards till i can do it for 315 before dropping it to 2 boards.
    do you rotate the boards you use or stay with it till you reach a certain pount(cycle).

    YBW

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    Damn, your speed squats and pull are nice. Good luck at the meet, bro!
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    Thanks guys.

    Italian- I use a Go Metal double poly bench shirt. I have been training to increase my shirted bench for almost 2 years now. My low end isn't as strong as it might be if I had focused more on the raw bench. I need basically to be comfortable in the shirt, keep my form and have a strong lockout, so that is what I focus on.


    YBW- My bench lately has been alternating Full ROM bench one Monday and going top-end/partial movements the next. I have been trying to get in the shirt every week so I can get better and better in it. I was going back and forth between 2 and 3 boards, but after this meet I think I will go 4,3 and then 2 before going back.
    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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    2/12
    Bench assistance
    1.Incline DB press- 70'sx2x10
    2.Decline Press(pinky)- 205x1, 225x3, 225x1, 245x1
    3. 1-arm DB row- 80'sx8, 100'sx2x6

    That's it. I backed off on the dumbell presses and upped the reps a bit. Both sets were easy. I went a little heavier on the declines because my form tends to get sloippy on those with a lot of reps, so I just did some singles with a triple in there. All the sets were pretty fast and easy.


    I'm 9 days out from the push/pull and the only real session left is squatting on Saturday. I may do some very light work with bands or just the bar to keep things loose during the week, but I think I could use a good rest week anyway so this meet came at a good time.
    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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    2/14
    Heavy squat
    1.Squats(briefs)- 245x1, 300x1, 350x1, 400x1(5 lbs over PR with wraps), add wraps- 435x1(40 lb PR), 470x1(75 lb PR/Smoked), 505xmissx2
    2.Wide grip cable rows- 130x10, 130x10(underhand), 150x10
    3.Rear delts- 3 sets


    I am very happy with my squat. I had no idea my squat was up this much without the canvas. I think I can definitely hit 500 like this, but my setup wasn't great and I was pretty shot by then. 470 was strong and fast. I hope my new canvas can give me more than the old so I can get well over 600.

    I kept assistance work nice and easy today because I was shot and it's time to rest up for the meet.


    7 days!!

    BWT- 161
    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, nice work bro!!!
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    We're all rooting for you here. Is it a standard three lift meet or something different?

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    This meet is a bench/dead meet.

    On 4/17 I'll compete in a 3-lift meet in order to qualify for the Nationals and then I will be doing the APF Nationals 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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    yo chris- any reason crossing from aapf to apf? just wondering.
    good luck at the meet

    YBW

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    No reason. Some meets don't offer both divisions. I am 100% drug free and that status isn't in jeopardy of changing. The AAPF Nationals are next month in Vegas and the trip would have been too costly. I will compete in the AAPF division in April when I lift in NJ.
    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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    yo chris- yeah the aapf nationals meets are in vegas. i watched a couple of meets there. i beloeve you are natural and so am i. here in mi we have the bench/deadlift half way thru the yr then the state meet at the end of the yr for all three and totals.. i wanted to do it last dec but missed it. thats ok cause this dec. maybe my numbers will be higher

    YBW

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    Good luck bro, hope you hit some huge numbers tomorrow!
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