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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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    Summer Bench Contest

    I didn't see anyone post this so I'll go ahead.

    Start Date: May 21st (Today)
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    The person with the largest increase in their bench wins ...


    My current best max is 235 and since that's pathetic that puts me at a big advantage.

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    Are we doing 1 rep max or can we pick the rep range like the squat contest?
    If we are doing strictly 1 rep max put me in at 215lbs X 1.
    If the rep range doesn't matter put me in at 200lbs X 6.
    Last edited by Dedicated; 05-21-2004 at 04:15 PM.

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    I'm in....325 x 1

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    Same as bizatch for me.
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    265x1 (Went down from my previous best of 270, so do you want me to use 265 which is what I'm doing now or 270 which I did about a month and a half ago?)
    Last edited by KoSh; 05-22-2004 at 09:50 AM.
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    im in ... 240 x 1

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    me too... 250x1, was easy.
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    Hell, maybe this will motivate me. 335x1.

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    I just hit 215lbs X 2 suckers! :evillaugh

    No improvement on my 1 rep max yet but 215 was my old 1 rep max. FEAR ME!!!

    I had been stuck for like 3-4 months or more lol.
    Last edited by Dedicated; 05-23-2004 at 04:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedicated
    Are we doing 1 rep max or can we pick the rep range like the squat contest?
    If we are doing strictly 1 rep max put me in at 215lbs X 1.
    If the rep range doesn't matter put me in at 200lbs X 6.
    One rep maxes only.

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    I'll do this again. My 1rm before today was 275 (I did 275 x2 so I don't know what it is now. I'd guess 5 more lbs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizatch
    One rep maxes only.
    Ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedicated
    If we are doing strictly 1 rep max put me in at 215lbs X 1.
    If the rep range doesn't matter put me in at 200lbs X 6.
    is that a typo?
    or can you honestly only do 1 rep at 215 yet you can do 6 @ 200?
    I mean I could believe 1@215 and 2@200, but 6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffgarcia
    is that a typo?
    or can you honestly only do 1 rep at 215 yet you can do 6 @ 200?
    I mean I could believe 1@215 and 2@200, but 6?
    Nope that isn't a typo. I can do 2 at 215 though as of my last workout and 6 at 200, I think I can probably get 7 at 200 now, well, I'm gonna try next workout. Just so you can get an idea, my last bench session went like
    195 X 8, 210 X 4, 215 X 2
    Last edited by Dedicated; 05-25-2004 at 01:57 PM.

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    ahhh!!! I gotcha now
    Your setup isn't to good for figuring out a 1rm (IMHO), your basically busting your nut before you get to your max set.
    I'd bet if you did like (135x10, 155x8, 180x4)=warmup, then you could bust one out at like 235 x2 possibly...I could be totally wrong though as Im fairly unfamiliar with training under 10 reps
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    Who wants to talk pathetic, Mine around 130
    i dont even know if i should compete, seeing as that might be a tad unfair
    it should be up to 165 by end of summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffgarcia
    ahhh!!! I gotcha now
    Your setup isn't to good for figuring out a 1rm (IMHO), your basically busting your nut before you get to your max set.
    I'd bet if you did like (135x10, 155x8, 180x4)=warmup, then you could bust one out at like 235 x2 possibly...I could be totally wrong though as Im fairly unfamiliar with training under 10 reps
    Yea it probably isn't ideal good point. I'll probably test my 1 RM the same way when it gets close to the contest end to be fair. This way I don't have to change my workouts. It might not be as high as my 'real' 1RM like you pointed out, but it will be the same because it will be the last set after 2 heavy sets. Another thing worth mentioning is I don't have a spotter, so that also limits me.
    I expect/hope to make a 5-10lb improvement, I'm cutting so that might not happen, only time will tell.
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    225x7,235x5,275x1
    Last edited by dxiw; 05-27-2004 at 05:56 PM.

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    as of the date i was doing 260x1 ....hehe up 15lbs already

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    285x1. No weight classes?

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