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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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    I wanna be big
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    starting bench weight and current bench weight

    I was just curious on how much weight you guys have added in your weight training on bench pressing


    I'll start it off..


    I've been working out 2 1/2 years and I started at age 15


    Starting Bench Weight - max = 75/reps of 8-10 = 55

    Current Bench Weight - max = 185/reps of 8-10 = 145

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    Started at 17 with 135 for couple of reps
    Now im 18 and i can rep 205 2-3 times

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    Quote Originally Posted by CiteCollegiale
    Started at 17 with 135 for couple of reps
    Now im 18 and i can rep 205 2-3 times

    CiteCollegiale, did you take your after the college your attending? the one in Ottawa?

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    March 31, 2003: 2x10@175

    March 11, 2004: 2x8@230
    Burritos are the bomb for bulking!
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    PB's&Goals

    Deadlift: PR 1@440, Goal 1@450
    Squat: PR 1@375, Goal 1@400
    Bench: PR 2@275, Goal 1@300

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    16 years old: 95 x 6
    19 years old: 245 x 5 and gained 40 pounds

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    7/18/03 -- 185x1
    2/16/04 -- 245x1
    Last edited by rerard; 03-11-2004 at 10:50 PM. Reason: had the wrong year on the dates

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    May, 2003 - 185
    March, 2004 - 265
    "Color outside the lines"

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    March 2004 275x2
    "No maybe I can't win, maybe the only thing I can do is take everything he's got. But to beat me, he's gonna have to kill me, and to kill me, he's gonna have to have the heart to stand in front of me, and to do that, he's gotta be willing to die himself." Rocky 4
    " You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!" Rocky

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    July of 2003= 275

    Now= 320

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    Age 12: 150x1
    Age 15: 245x3

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    Age 16: 5x115
    Age 18 (now): 1x225

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    I never really worked on lifting for strength until the start of 2003.

    In one year I went from 110 1rep max to 150.

    I think to go further I would need to put on mass which I may do after the summer. Currently focused on seeing my six pack.
    If the only thing you are holding is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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    14-around 100. Don't know, it wasn't really safe to max on my bench.
    19-335 so far

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    started

    75lbs x 8

    2.5 years later

    275lbs x 7

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    3 years ago - 65x8 reps with crappy form

    Today - 245x1 ( a few weeks ago)

    225lb @ 17% bodyfat, currently cutting
    Current lifts while cutting (all raw): bench 275x4, squat 365x8
    Estimated current maxes: 300 bench / 450 dead / 450 squat
    Competition / Gym PRs (from March 08)
    Bench: 325 raw / 385 loose shirt
    Deadlift: 450 raw ADFPF 04/26/08
    Squat: 405 raw

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    3/03....230 4-6 x2

    now.....270 4-5 x2
    STATS:
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    • ~185



    The Big 3 (2 sets):
    Flat BB Bench 270
    Deadlift 355 (no belt/straps)
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    10/03 - 135lb x 2 (was right after I recovered from a broken collarbone from football tho, major atrophy)

    present - 185lb x 2
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    Name: Addison , Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 173 lbs, Location: Toronto
    Bodyfat: 8.4%, Age: 18


    Bench: 205lb x 2
    Squat: 275lb x 4
    Deadlift: 305lb x 1
    Chins: 20 pronated, 5 w/ 50lb db

    As of 5/03/2005

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    September 2003 - 130lb max
    March 2004 - 215 lb max

    I started working out late in 2002, but i used resistence training back then, and couldn't max out. I never maxed out until september.

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    October 20th 2003 160x7 Bw 143
    March 7th 2004 220x5 Bw 155

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    13 130x1
    @my strongest 275x8-9 a few yrs ago

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    CiteCollegiale, did you take your after the college your attending? the one in Ottawa?
    i dont know what you meant by this but ive been attending CIte Collegiale in Ottawa since September in Heating/Refrigeration

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    anyone of u guys use the bb thats connected in a machine for safety

    does it matter if u use that one or the free weight barbell

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    Machines and variable resistance are first of all safer by yourself, but weights come with momentum, with a possible injury case. Resistance and machines don't have as much stimulating fibers on the complex lift as weights do.

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    November 2003:
    bodyweight: 145LBs
    Bench: 100 x 8

    March 2004:
    bodyweight: 173LBs
    Bench: 155x6

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