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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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    A Question about Military Press

    Does it take a longer time to increase your military press numbers than most lifts ? i.e. You can probably add 5-10 lbs. on your deadlift every 2 weeks or something... but not with Military press?
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    Does it take a longer time to increase your military press numbers than most lifts ? i.e. You can probably add 5-10 lbs. on your deadlift every 2 weeks or something... but not with Military press?
    I doubled my mil. press in 3 months. Like anything else, it just takes practice.

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    Think percentages. 5% increase on Millies will almost always be far less than 5% increase on deads, so what you said is correct.
    "I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr

    "im assuming the holy (big) 3 are: curls, bench, legs?" - Saggas

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    Okay, now another question. What would be a good 1rm for Military Press in comparison to your bodyweight ? 100% of bodyweight maybe ?
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    I wish i could add 5-10 pound to my deadlift every two weeks.

    thats means I could gain 250 pound in a year.

    your just doing well on your dead at the moment, those gains will slow down eventaully.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    Okay, now another question. What would be a good 1rm for Military Press in comparison to your bodyweight ? 100% of bodyweight maybe ?
    Depends on how much you weigh.

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    If you are not obese, then being able to do a strict military press of your body weight is a very good goal. It puts you into the "strong" category.

    Strict = No arch, Locked legs, Dead Stop. So no cheating... I have seen so many people cheat doing them and then thing they are really strong... Well, they might be strong, but they still cheated

    I have to be really careful when I do mine, because I seem to pinch a nerve in my neck each time I go heavy and it results in an extremely sore neck for the next 3 - 5 days. So, even lately It looks like Olympic Lifting isn't going to work for me, unless I figure out how not to strain that muscle in my neck. It is always the left main muscle at the back of the neck.
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    How many of you do MP standing? I try and use the military press bench...it has a rack behind your head for the bar, a seat in a straight up and down position, and a foot rest on it. The trouble is I work out alone and have a hard time unracking the weight. I was thinking of trying them at the squat rack standing.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonBull
    How many of you do MP standing? I try and use the military press bench...it has a rack behind your head for the bar, a seat in a straight up and down position, and a foot rest on it. The trouble is I work out alone and have a hard time unracking the weight. I was thinking of trying them at the squat rack standing.....
    I used to do them standing without the rack- but my toughest problem was getting the weight up from the ground to my chest. I need to start learning cleans....


    But I do them at the military press station (same as you described minus a foot rest) now as I feel they isolate my shoulders more- it doesn't let me cheat with my back. Right now I don't have a hard time getting the weight up- but I am only repping like 95-105 with about 3 or 4 sets of 6-8 (depending on how I feel that day). I only weigh 140 or so, but I hope to be maxing at 140 within 3 or 4 months. Can't wait to max on milli press in a few weeks to see where I am with it!
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    As of Feb. 2006------As of April 2006------As of July 2006

    Bench- 155 x 2------170 x 1--------------Not Tested
    Squat- 200 x 1 (parallel)------Untested-------205 x 1 (Ass to Grass)
    Dead- Untested------235 x 2-----------250lbs x1 (3 sets of this)

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    I havent maxed yet but I am repping 155 with no probs its just tough to take the weight off the racks behind my head and then pull the 6" forward to the starting position.
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    Awesome man.

    Yeah I know how that goes with bench- its tough for me to get much weight off without a spotter.

    If you go non bench just be careful about using your back or legs to cheat much...if you can get the weight up to starting position and watch form then you can do it nonbench without a problem.
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    18 Years of Age

    5'7'' 140 lbs---Now 148

    As of Feb. 2006------As of April 2006------As of July 2006

    Bench- 155 x 2------170 x 1--------------Not Tested
    Squat- 200 x 1 (parallel)------Untested-------205 x 1 (Ass to Grass)
    Dead- Untested------235 x 2-----------250lbs x1 (3 sets of this)

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