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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. #3951
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    Hahahahaha. Yeaaa. I just bought an Oly Bar and some Bumper Plates, so I had money on my mind.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Sweet. What did you end up getting?? You go with the CF bar?
    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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  3. #3953
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    Yea I went with the CF bar and two 45lbs bumper plates.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Cool. What was the consensus on whether or not you could add steel plates to the bar in addition to the bumpers?
    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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  5. #3955
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    When I talked to Glenn he said he felt like I'd run into trouble adding steel plates to the 25s. He said with the 45s, I should be good to go up to about 205lbs. From there, he said I would probably need to pick up some more bumper plates.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    That's money.

  7. #3957
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    For real.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Nice push press PR!! Could you just make a wood platform to train on and drop the barbell on that?

    edit: you already got bumpers....never you mind me
    Last edited by Sidior; 01-31-2007 at 10:35 PM.
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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  9. #3959
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    Sid- I did end up making a platform anyhow.



    Ya'll let me descend into the depths of journal land. Thanks.




    Weekly Weigh In: 156.3lbs. Up .1lbs. Since last week was a deload and I wasn't really looking to throw on any weight, this is good.




    Looking forward to lifting today. Gotta get all my work done so I don't have to worry about it anymore and can focus on lifting.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    lookin foward to seein the workout beetch
    2000 or bust

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    Here ya go.



    Workout: Strongman Geared Upper Light

    Location: Campus Gym

    Weight: 156.4lbs



    OH Press-

    45lbs x 10 strict
    65lbs x 10 strict
    95lbs x 10 strict
    115lbs x 10 Push Press
    135lbs x 10 Push Press (+10lbs PR)



    CGBP-

    45lbs x 10
    95lbs x 10
    135lbs x 5
    175lbs x 5
    175lbs x 3


    DB Rows (one arm)-

    70s x 10/10
    80s x 10/10
    80s x 10/10
    80s x 10/10


    Chins-

    BW x 10
    BW x 9



    Comments:

    Pretty good 1st session back. My technique seemed a lot better on the Push Presses. It seemed a lot more efficient. I actually think I would've been good for at least 12 if not 15. My lowerback has been tight today, and getting an arch on my bench was a lot of trouble. My triceps also were shot by the time I got to my heavy sets. My work capacity sucks haha. Did some rows and two sets of chins. Should've done more but didn't. I'll definitely pick it up with something heavy and a big PR on my heavy day.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Time to build yourself a log for OH presses, thats strongman

    What did you use for your oly platform?
    Squat:525lbs
    Bench:335lbs
    Deadlift:440lbs

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    [QUOTE=LiftingKid;1602454]Time to build yourself a log for OH presses, thats strongman

    What did you use for your oly platform?[/QUOTE]

    wondered the same thing
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    I took a roughly 4ft x 8ft piece of 1/2" exterior siding, and supported that with six 4ft 2x4s that were laid on their side. From there, I added the puzzle mat over the top of it. I could've probably used a thicker exterior siding, but this was all I had laying around. We'll see if it holds up to having weight crash down on it. I jumped up and down on it and it seems to be holding fine. If worse comes to worse, I'll add some more 2x4s underneath.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Good deal with the bumpers, nice to know that the 45s can hold some iron as well!
    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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    For sure man. I asked him about the 25s holding weight, and he said he wouldn't recommend it. He said they might hold up, but ran a high chance of breaking.




    Sat in classes all day. Blows goats.



    Workout: Strongman Gear Lower Light

    Location: Campus Gym

    Weight: 156.4lbs



    Rack Cleans (top of knee cap, no squat to catch)-

    45lbs x 10 (WU)
    95lbs x 10 (WU)
    115lbs x 8 (clean and fast)
    135lbs x 5 (nice reps, need to be more explosive)
    145lbs x 5 (+4 reps)


    Zercher Squats-

    135lbs x 10
    185lbs x 5
    225lbs x 8 (+3 reps)
    235lbs x 5 (+4 reps)


    Rack Pulls (conventional, top of knee cap)-

    225lbs x 5 (DBL OH)
    315lbs x 5 (Reverse DL)
    365lbs x 3 (Reverse DL, pec pulling)
    405lbs x 1 (DL, pec pulling too much)


    Banded Lateral Trunk Twist-

    MM x 10/10
    MM x 10/10
    MM x 10/10


    Banded Rack Crunches-

    MM x 10
    MM x 10
    MM x 10


    Banded Diagonal Trunk Twist-

    MM x 10/10
    MM x 10/10




    Comments:

    Overall a very solid workout today. The cleans are moving along quite nice. I'm really having to build up some explosiveness in order to get the rack cleans up. I feel like where I set the bar reduces my ability to pull very fast. I think I'd actually be able to do a good bit more from the floor, which is what I'll test come Saturday. The Zercher Squats felt pretty good. My knees travel forward too much, but overall they are very solid and rock bottom. Put up some good PRs with those, as well as drawing a bunch of crazy looks from the rest of the gym. The rack pulls weren't bad but were doing a number on my pec so I stopped. The core work was definitely needed and felt good. Overall very pleased with my effort.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    solid past 2 efforts chub rack cleans sound good.
    2000 or bust

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    I guess I am not the only one trying to get the explosiveness down in the oly moves here on WBB. I am interested to see how the testing goes on saturday for the clean.
    Last edited by LiftingKid; 02-06-2007 at 07:08 PM.
    Squat:525lbs
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    Deadlift:440lbs

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    Stumpy- Thanks man.

    LK- I'll let you know just as long as my shoulder holds up.



    Weekly Weigh In: 158.8lbs.



    Workout: Strongman Gear Upper Heavy

    Location: Home

    Weight: 158.8lbs



    Push Press-

    45lbs x 10 (WU)
    65lbs x 10 (WU)
    95lbs x 3 (Smooth)
    115lbs x 3 (Make more efficient)
    135lbs x 1 (very smooth)
    155lbs x 1 (nice lockout)
    185lbs x miss (missed at lockout)
    185lbs x miss (missed at lockout)



    CGBP-

    45lbs x 10
    95lbs x 5
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 5


    Band Pull Aparts-

    #2 x 10
    #2 x 10
    #2 x 10


    Yates Rows-

    45lbs x 10
    135lbs x 10
    185lbs x 5
    205lbs x 5
    205lbs x 5


    Chest Supported Band Rows-

    #3 x 10
    #3 x 10


    *RC WORK*


    Comments:

    The session today didn't go like I wanted it to. I got my bumper plates and bar in and started using them during my Push Presses. After the 135 single, I noticed my elbow was hurting pretty bad and felt very weak. 155 went up pretty good but not as smooth as usual. The 185 was very close but I just couldn't lock it out. When I went to do some CGBP it felt as though my right elbow was going to give out on me. Even the set of 95 felt very weak. Somehow I managed to get 185 for 5 which leads me to believe that if my elbow didn't feel so weak, I would've put up at least 195 or 205 for 5. I threw the football yesterday for awhile and my shoulder hurt all night. I really shouldn't have done that. I almost opted out of the rest of the workout but somehow convinced myself to do some rows and some RC work and get out. Pretty disappointed but for the pain and weakness, I still put up some decent numbers.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    good workout for feeling hurt man, band pull aparts must fry the rear delts and traps
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    good workout for feeling hurt man
    No doubt, nice job for going through with it that way.

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    Your weight continues to rise, slowly but surely.

    I can relate to the elbow issues. It messes with all forms of pressing. Still, as everyone else has said, good work pushing through it.
    Squat:525lbs
    Bench:335lbs
    Deadlift:440lbs

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    Stump- Yea they do. I really need to work on my upper back tightness.

    Coke- Thanks man.

    LK- Appreciate it man.




    Workout: Strongman Gear Lower Heavy

    Location: Home

    Weight: 158.8lbs



    PowerCleans (from floor)-

    45lbs x 10 (WU)
    95lbs x 8 (WU)
    135lbs x 3 (very smooth)
    145lbs x 1 (very quick, nice shrug)
    155lbs x 1 (smooth, need more explosion)
    165lbs x 1 (easy, still need more explosion and shrug)
    175lbs x 1 (no explosion, more muscled up)
    185lbs x miss/miss (missed where I would normally squat to catch)



    Oly Squats-

    135lbs x 10
    185lbs x 5
    225lbs x 10



    Sandbag Loads (53" Platform)-

    80lbs x 10




    Comments:

    Pretty good stuff yesterday. The cleans felt pretty easy. I'm good for almost 30lbs more from the floor than I am when I pull from the rack. If I can ever learn how to do a real clean and squat to catch it, I'll start putting up some good numbers. The squats felt pretty good. I was having to rush through my workout, so I just did three quick sets. I think I could do possibly 15 or so with an Oly Stance. I kept banging the rack on the way down and it threw me off. The platform loads were fun as well. Had to rush through them, but still was able to get 10 out pretty quickly. I need to make the bags better and make them a bit heavier. Overall a pretty good ending to the week.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiftingKid View Post
    Your weight continues to rise, slowly but surely.
    If this keeps up, dude will be over the 160lb mark soon...ace day of training at home.

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    great squatting and power cleans.
    w:225lbs. h:5'10.
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