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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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    720x5 raw squat

    Shamelessly stolen from the t-nation thread:
    http://168.144.38.254/720x5.wmv

    One of the most impressive squatting feats I've seen in a while. That's a big dude!

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    Wow, totally raw. I'm gonna go cry in the corner now.
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    Wow, thanks for the video. Makes you feel really weak.

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    That's John Bernor. Anyone that squats 720 for reps raw is officially the man.
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    wow!
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    John is part of Team Taylor team isn't he? I think I remember seeing an old video of him doing 685x5 ... impressive as hell.
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    just incredible
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    Wow
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    hahha that is just sick. it reminds me of the video of some european guy (i think) that squatted 500x25
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    ....ummm.... (gatherin my thoughts) INCREDIBLE!!!

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    wow thats pretty impressive...no belt, no suit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggimp
    hahha that is just sick. it reminds me of the video of some european guy (i think) that squatted 500x25
    Tom Platz squatted 500x23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    John is part of Team Taylor team isn't he? I think I remember seeing an old video of him doing 685x5 ... impressive as hell.
    Yes, he is. Very, very impressive.

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    damn if i ever met that guy id give him a big hug and then run like hell hoping he wouldnt hug me back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammerz4life
    damn if i ever met that guy id give him a big hug
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    man I think it's an accomplishment just holding the weight up for as long as he did.
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    The link is dead. Well, for me at least.
    It turns out the answer to every question is still deadlift and eat.

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    ya link is broken, can anyone rehost it? would like to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerjrus
    ya link is broken, can anyone rehost it? would like to see it.
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    Eat and eat and eat and... ThatSkinnyGuy's Avatar
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    Well, hey, here's something nifty in the meantime.

    http://www.teamtaylor.net/~teamtayl/...ric485x3dl.wmv

    His legs are but twigs, I say. Sturdy, sturdy twigs.
    It turns out the answer to every question is still deadlift and eat.

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    Maybe it's just me, but that guy's back looks preeeeetty rounded ^^
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    slamming weights + resting it inbetween reps


    either way, still impressive for a man like him. his back is rounded, i tend to do that as well when maxing out .

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    Quick question - when I DL, I just drop the weight onto the platform at the end of the lift. Is that wrong? Because my weights don't quite slam but there's a very audible noise.
    It turns out the answer to every question is still deadlift and eat.

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    If I am doing a 1RM then i will let them fall, but control it as much as i can without it being a workout on its own. While I work up to the 1RM i control the weight on the way down.

    If I am doing touch and go reps then im usually a bit nicer.

    If I have bumper plates on i will lower it a bit then drop it.

    Is it wrong? Well if you are damaging the place in any way then I wouldnt do it.
    Last edited by ericg; 09-29-2005 at 12:48 PM.
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
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