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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    what weights did you start on?

    Just wondering really, what poundages you all started on for a few of your favourite lifts and what you`re lifting now.I found my measurements and poundages in an old w/o log today.
    I started lifting in august 1999, 4.5 years.Out of that i`d say the last 6 months or so have been the only really productive piece of that time, due to the fact that I didn`t have the slightest clue.

    My deadlift; started on 150lbs, now 245lbs
    Military press, started 50lbs, now 120/125
    Bar rows, started 60lbs, now 180
    Bench press, started 120, most recent 205(don`t do them any more)
    Chins started B/W , now 202lbs
    Cleans started 100lbs now 125/130
    D/B rows, started 30lbs now 95lbs
    Front squats, er, added 10lbs to these.........

    My before/after measurements from 1999 to today
    Upper arms 12 inch 99, 14 inch today
    Back 35.5 in 99, 42 in today
    Legs, 19 in 99, 23 today
    1 inch to neck,
    0.5 inch to calves( i`m struggling here)
    about 2 inches to my forearms.
    Gone from being a very skinny bastard to a slightly less skinny bastard.

    Wes.

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    is numero uno Saint Patrick's Avatar
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    I think my bench started around 135.
    Age:30
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: Not Big Enough
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    Depends if you mean before proper training or before ANY training.
    A few years ago I could do 5 full chinups easily, and noone else I knew could at that age, so I started doing loads of chinups. Then me and my friend got a bench and we just did chinups and bench press at least once a day (summer holidays :P) I could press 50kg (110) for a few reps, and could do about 20 chinups.
    That was ages ago.
    Then I joined the gym and went something like 6 times a week doing full body routine. All I remember was DB Press at 24kg (53lbs), which remained at that for months.
    That was also ages ago.
    Now I can probably do about 105kg (230) on the bench for a single. DB Press around 40kg (90) (The max DB weight in my gym :/ )

    I cant compare any other lifts really, because those were the only ones I did when I first started doing any training.
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    These are all rough estimates but...

    Body Weight
    Started: 145
    Now: 221

    Deads
    Started: 175
    Now:475

    Squats
    Started: 135
    Now:390-405

    Bench
    Started: 115
    Now: 250-260


    Been lifting for 3 years.
    Credulous at best
    Your desire to believe in
    Angels in the hearts of men.
    But pull your head on out of your hippie haze
    And give a listen
    Shouldn't have to say it all again

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    ive been lifting for about 7 years now. i stated at the age of 12 in th grade due to grwoing pains.

    my now totals are when they were at there highest before the season started in august.

    bench 65 for 8 reps now 405

    squat 95 for 10 reps now 605

    deadlift 135 (age 15) now 500

    incline 65 for 8 reps now 335

    military press 35x8 now 185x8

    those are the big lifts, ot quite all the way sure about the smaller lifts
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    Not sure about much but i know that my starting bodyweight was 137lbs and i was benching a massive 85lbs!!!

    Those were the days
    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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    I just remember when I started at 18, I weighed 140 and had 11 inch arms. Over a year later (when I started doing legs) I squated 115lbs on a counterweighted smith machine. BEEFCAKE!!
    Last edited by smalls; 12-30-2003 at 03:09 PM.
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    Hmm, this is rough ...

    Started when my start date for WBB is.



    Starting/current

    Weight - 135lbs/170
    Bench - 60lbs/200+
    Deadlift - 95lbs/305x3
    Squat - 90lbs/225x8
    Chins - BW x 4 or 5/ +30x7

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    Started June/Most Current
    Bench 90/185
    Deadlift 105/285
    Squat 95/225
    Chin bw-100/bw+10

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    Well when I started about 3 years ago I did nothing but bench and tricep/bicep workouts and recently this summer have done Squat and DeadLifts.
    ANyway I'll use Behemoths format

    Starting/Current

    Weight - 110lbs/157lbs
    Bench - 75lbs/185lbs
    Deadlift - 110lbs/255
    Squat - 125lbs/275
    Chins - No clue/ 3 x 8 wide grip
    Incline - ?lbs/145
    Seated Rows - 70lbs/140

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    First time I ever lifted I was 16. I've lifted off and on since but have only been back into lifting consistently again for 6 months after pretty much a 3 year layoff. Anyway...

    First time at 16/Current
    Bench Press - 150/Somewhere around 300
    Full Squat - 335/Somewhere over 400 (just recovered from a pulled hamstring so this is an estimate)
    Overhead press - 95/Current unknown
    Lat Pulldown - 100 for 10 reps/220 for 8 reps
    Barbell Curl - 85 lbs/115 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane
    First time I ever lifted I was 16. I've lifted off and on since but have only been back into lifting consistently again for 6 months after pretty much a 3 year layoff. Anyway...

    First time at 16/Current
    Bench Press - 150/Somewhere around 300
    Full Squat - 335/Somewhere over 400 (just recovered from a pulled hamstring so this is an estimate)
    Overhead press - 95/Current unknown
    Lat Pulldown - 100 for 10 reps/220 for 8 reps
    Barbell Curl - 85 lbs/115 lbs

    Holy crap, that is pretty impressive for starting at that at 16! DAMN YOU! hah
    This seems like the cool thing to do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedestrianX
    Holy crap, that is pretty impressive for starting at that at 16! DAMN YOU! hah
    Thanks. I guess they are above average. The funny thing is I've always had pretty good genetics for strength (not necessarily size) and athleticism but haven't capitalized on them as much as I should. I eat very crappy and don't sleep much or train as consistently as I should even though I know how. That's not a compliment to myself. It's a criticism. Ah well, that's all changing.

    But there are a few guys on here that have damn good genetics that would easily put me to shame.
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