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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?

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  1. #6476
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    Those big time soreness Fridays are the best worst feeling..lol
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    Workout: Transmutation Week 2 Workout 1

    Weight: 178.6lbs


    foam rolling, mobility, band stretching


    Bench (85%) -

    45lbs x 20 x 2
    95lbs x 10
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    205lbs x 1
    220lbs x 2
    220lbs x 2
    220lbs x 2
    220lbs x 2
    220lbs x 2


    3 Board Bench (RPE 8) -

    225lbs x 3
    245lbs x 3
    265lbs x 3
    275lbs x 3
    285lbs x 3 (+10lbs)


    Pin Pulls #2 (3" from ground) -

    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 3
    275lbs x 3
    275lbs x 3


    Seated Cable Row -

    250lbs x 10
    270lbs x 10
    300lbs x 10


    Pressdowns x 3 sets

    Ab Work x 3 sets

    Rotator Cuff Work



    Comments:

    Great pressing session today. The 85% felt more like 70%. Great speed. The 3 board continues to move which will be key for me. Left hamstring is still all jacked up. Took it easy and only worked up to 275 though it felt good throughout. Overall a solid session for me.

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    Workout: Transition/Mutation Week 2 Workout 2

    Weight: 178.6lbs


    Sumo DL (85%) -

    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 1
    300lbs x 2 (off 2 mats)
    300lbs x 2 (off 2 mats)
    300lbs x 2 (off 1 mat)
    300lbs x 2 (off 1 mat)
    300lbs x 2 (off floor)


    Box Squat (RPE 8) -

    chain weight = 65lbs
    band tension = 100lbs

    45lbs x 5
    45lbs + chains x 3
    45lbs + chains + bands x 3
    95lbs + chains/bands x 3
    135lbs + chains/bands x 3
    185lbs + chains/bands x 3
    205lbs + chains/bands x 3
    205lbs + chains/bands x 3
    225lbs + chains/bands x 3


    Pin Pulls (#2, RPE 8) -

    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 3
    315lbs x 3
    315lbs x 3
    315lbs x 3


    Ab Work x 4 sets

    Curls x 2 sets

    Stretching & Inversion Table


    Comments:

    Hamstring is still shitty. Decided to take it as easy as possible...yea right. All sets should have been from the floor but I ramped them down to one set. The box squatting felt awesome. Should've been somewhere around 385 at the top. Good session even with the shitty leg.

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    Those damned hamstring strain really stick around. It's hard to NOT use it and that recovery time just keeps extending.
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    Mwood- Yea, just gotta work as best as possible.


    Workout: Transition/Mutation Week 2 Workout 3

    Weight: 178.6lbs


    Swiss Bar Bench (RPE 7) -

    bar weight - 35lbs
    chain weight - 60-65lbs

    bar x 20
    bar + chain x 10
    bar + 50lbs & chain x 5
    bar + 90lbs & chain x 5
    bar + 90lbs & chain x 5
    bar + 110lbs & chain x 5
    bar + 110lbs & chain x 5
    bar + 110lbs & chain x 5


    Pullups (90sec RI) -

    BW x 10
    BW x 10
    BW x 10
    BW x 10
    BW x 5
    BW x 5


    Blast Strap Row -

    BW x 15
    BW x 15


    Dips -

    BW x 15
    BW x 15
    BW x 15


    Lat Pulldowns -

    110lbs x 15
    100lbs x 15
    100lbs x 15
    100lbs x 15


    Rotator Cuff Work x 4 sets


    Comments:

    Good "fluff" workout. Tomorrow should be heavy. I still hate the swiss bar.

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    Workout: Transition/Mutation Week 2 Workout 4

    Weight: 178.6lbs


    Squat (86%) -

    45lbs x 5 x 2
    95lbs x 5
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 2
    315lbs x 2
    315lbs x 2
    315lbs x 2
    315lbs x 2
    315lbs x 2


    2 Board Bench (RPE 8) -

    chain weight = 60-65lbs

    45lbs x 20
    45lbs + chain x 10
    95lbs + chain x 5
    135lbs + chain x 3
    185lbs + chain x 3
    205lbs + chain x 3
    205lbs + chain x 3
    205lbs + chain x 3


    Ab Work -

    3 x 20


    Band Pull Aparts -

    3 x 20


    Comments:

    Strong squatting today. Felt pretty good. Hamstring is still fairly tight at times. A generous application of caffeine and biofreeze certainly helped for today. I cut out the rest of the posterior chain work to let it heal just a bit. The 2 Board didn't feel great. By the end of the weak my shoulders are done.

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    Good stuff. Lookin strong on the squats.

    We did bench last week with a bamboo barbell with a 1 pood KB on each end hanging by a green resistance band. That is the most awkward fitness experience of my life.
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    Mwood - Haha thanks man. That bamboo benching sounds interesting. I'll let you have that lol.



    Workout: Transmutation Week 3 Workout 1

    Weight: 177.8lbs


    Bench (90%) -

    45lbs x 20 x 2
    95lbs x 10
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    205lbs x 2
    235lbs x 2
    235lbs x 2
    235lbs x 2
    235lbs x 2


    3 Board Bench (RPE 9) -

    245lbs x 3
    275lbs x 3
    285lbs x 3
    295lbs x 2 + 1 (+10lbs)


    Rack Pulls (RPE 8)

    135lbs x 5
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 3
    315lbs x 3
    335lbs x 3
    335lbs x 3


    Seated Cable Row (fat grip) -

    250lbs x 10
    300lbs x 10
    300lbs x 10
    300lbs x 10


    Ab Work x 3 sets


    Comments:

    Pretty damn good pressing session today. Conditions weren't great. We're constantly getting screwed over as far as equipment at the gym. Classes are having priority which means we take a back seat to what we can use. We got stuck benching from a utility bench that was soft like a pillow top. Every setup seemed to shift once the weight was handed off. Still felt strong.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Workout: Transmutation Week 3 Workout 2

    Weight: 177.8lbs


    Sumo DL (90%) -

    135lbs x 5
    225lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 2
    315lbs x 2
    315lbs x 2
    315lbs x 2
    315lbs x 2


    Low Box Squat (RPE 9) -

    chain weight - 60-65lbs
    band tension - 100lbs

    45lbs x 5
    45lbs + chain x 3
    45lbs + chain & bands x 3
    95lbs + chain & bands x 3
    135lbs + chain & bands x 3
    185lbs + chain & bands x 3
    205lbs + chain & bands x 3
    225lbs + chain & bands x 3
    245lbs + chain & bands x 3 (+20lbs)


    Ab Work x 30 reps

    Curls x 20 reps


    Band Stretching



    Comments:

    The deadlifting felt halfway decent. Only one set felt like shit. The box squatting felt great. Last set is right around 410-415 at the top. Squat seems to be moving along just a bit. From shit to suck.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    ... From shit to suck.
    lol, do you remember that whole progression? I remember reading it on elitefts quite a while back. I was trying to tell someone about it, but couldn't remember the whole thing and couldn't find it.
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    Haha I'll have to see if I can't find it somewhere.



    Workout: Transmutation Week 3 Workout 4

    Weight: 177.8lbs


    Back Squat (90%) -

    45lbs x 5 x 2
    95lbs x 5
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 2
    315lbs x 1
    330lbs x 2
    330lbs x 2
    330lbs x 2
    330lbs x 2


    2 Board Bench (RPE 8) -

    chain weight = 60-65lbs

    45lbs x 10
    95lbs x 10
    135lbs x 5
    135lbs + chains x 3
    185lbs + chains x 3
    205lbs + chains x 3
    215lbs + chains x 3 (+10lbs)
    225lbs + chains x 3 (+20lbs)


    Pause Squat (3 second pause at btm) -

    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    225lbs x 5


    Ab Work x 3 sets
    Face Pulls x 3 sets

    Video


    Comments:

    Squatting was heavy today. The video above is my 3rd set. As you can see I collapse back a bit too much with my hips. Puts my chest out over my feet more than I would've liked. It's something I need to put more focus on. I'll put up the video of my last set where I correct it slightly. Gotta get better. No video of my pressing, but it was a solid day overall.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Nice squattin. One thing I noticed is how you really don't stall or slow much in the way up. That's pimp.
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    Thanks Mwood. Probably just luck haha.

    Here is the last set. I opened my knees a little earlier and didn't sit quite as far back but I feel like I still got out front and collapsed over just a bit.

    Video

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    I never think much about knees out. I'm sure it would help. My knees always feel kind-of torqued out of position by my feet and I'm constantly having to adjust quite a bit before actually squatting. I need some Oly shoes.
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    Knees out is huge, at least IMO. Executed correctly and it'll bind that groin and glutes up and really create a tight bottom position. I'm not big on squatting with Oly shoes, but then again it depends on what kind of squat you're looking to accomplish...




    Workout: Realization Week 1 Workout 1

    Weight: 175.8lbs (going the wrong fucking direction)


    Squat (90, 92, 93, 95%) -

    45lbs x 5 x 2
    95lbs x 5
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 1
    315lbs x 1
    330lbs x 1
    335lbs x 1
    340lbs x 1 (blah, forward out over feet)
    345lbs x 1 (reverse light bands)


    Bench (90, 92, 93, 95%) -

    45lbs x 20
    95lbs x 5
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    205lbs x 1
    235lbs x 1 (elbow feeling light shit)
    240lbs x 1 (stronger grip, felt better)
    245lbs x 1 (feeling better, bottom position a little week in shoulder area)
    250lbs x 1 (add 2 board)



    Deathlift (90, 92, 93, 95%) -

    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 1
    315lbs x 1 (hips high, felt great)
    320lbs x 1 (hips high, felt great)
    325lbs x 1 (hips high, feeling good)
    335lbs x 1 (off 2 mats, hips in proper position, felt like shit ha)


    stretching



    Comments:

    The squatting is definitely coming along. Hard to judge where I am right now. The last time I maxed I was working out of a monolift and using tight knee wraps. Today I walked out 340 with some torn neoprene knee sleeves. Got out over my feet and had to fight it. I'm certainly expecting a new PR on the 29th but not sure what to try and hit. My left elbow and shoulder are feeling like shit at the bottom of my bench. It feels weak and admittedly draws my focus. Hoping I can get healthy to hit a PR. The deathlifting went alright. When I pull with my hips up I feel better than when I drop my hips into the proper position. Need to fix that.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Nice squatting. Looking strong.
    Move heavy weight, eat, sleep, repeat.
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    Thanks Douglas...I appreciate it. Feeling like shit today.

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    Good work. I can't analyze this stuff on-the-fly like you do. I'm sure it helps quite a bit.
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    Mwood- Just comes with a bit of practice. I used to be good about notating everything about every individual set, but gradually got away from it. I mentally just try and keep a check list.



    Workout: Realization Week 1 Workout 2

    Weight: 175.8lbs


    Squat (93, 94, 97%) -

    45lbs x 5 x 2
    95lbs x 5
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 1
    315lbs x 1
    340lbs x 1
    345lbs x 1
    355lbs x 3 (reverse light bands)


    Bench (93, 94, 97%) -

    45lbs x 20
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 1
    240lbs x 1
    245lbs x 1
    250lbs x 3 (add 2 board)


    Deathlift (93, 94, 97%) -

    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 1
    325lbs x 1 (pretty good speed)
    330lbs x 1 (feeling smooth)
    340lbs x 3 (off 2 mat)


    Video


    Video




    Comments:

    Sorry HomeYield...ignored your last set of programming. I was only supposed to take each last set for a single. Everything felt so strong today that I hit them all for easy triples. Feeling good. Left shoulder and elbow is still weak, but it could be worse. The first video is of 325, the second is 330. Both were pulled with my hips a bit higher that doesn't look as good but feels much better for me than a lower hip positioning.

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    Looked real smooth. That wasn't sumo was it?
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    Thanks Mwood. It was sumo. I can't pull conv worth a fuck. It's even worse than my sumo.

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    Workout: Realization Week 2 Workout 1

    Weight: 177.8lbs


    Squat (90, 95, 100%) -

    45lbs x 5
    95lbs x 5
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 1
    315lbs x 1
    330lbs x 1
    345lbs x miss over toes
    345lbs x 1
    365lbs x 2 (add reverse light bands)


    Bench (90, 95, 100%) -

    45lbs x 10
    95lbs x 10
    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 1
    235lbs x 1
    245lbs x 1
    260lbs x 3 (add 2 board)


    Deathlift (90, 95, 104%) -

    135lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    275lbs x 1
    315lbs x 1
    335lbs x 1
    365lbs x 2 (off double mats)



    Comments:

    Not a bad session today at all. Missed my first set at 95%. Poor setup and got way over the top of my feet. Second go at it was much smoother and came up easily. The double at 365 felt strong. Benching went pretty well. Not quite as much pain in my elbow and shoulder as normal. Deathlift felt good. Shouldn't have done 104% but was lifting with the crew and didn't feel like taking off all their weight to hit my final set. Yes, I'm that lazy.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    So lazy you PR'd? LOL. I'd live to be that lazy.

    I get a little shoulder ache when I bench too. Irritating. I've noticed lately in squats that my left thumb hurts. Not sure why that's started.

    Big squat too. Nice work.
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    Haha I don't really consider it a PR unless I'm pulling from the ground. With that said, my DL has felt much better the last 4-5 weeks, so I'm expecting to hit something new.

    About to roll out here shortly for Charleston. Going down for another mock meet at Low Country.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    About to roll out here shortly for Charleston. Going down for another mock meet at Low Country.
    PRs will abound.
    Move heavy weight, eat, sleep, repeat.
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