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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    My Homie Benching 495 (RAW)

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    I was spotting. i helped him VERY SLIGHTLY at the bottom of the lift. but i only pulled maybe 5-10 pounds worth of help. not much i could do with 495 in a curl position anyway...
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    Nice lift, but I get pretty pissed if my spotter even touches the bar, much less hold on to it the whole time. Impressive nonetheless.
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    well honestly i was scared for him... i usually dont spot that way. but i was thinking of what the **** i was gonna do if he got 495 stuck on his chest... so i tried to keep a feel for what was going on through the lift. he kept saying he knew he'd get it, but i wasnt sooo sure.

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    So, is that a forced rep or a failed attempt?

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    insane

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    heh ...
    That guy is really strong, but he shouldn't be telling people that he can bench 495 raw. He did the bounce off chest + help from spotter + hip thrust with ass-off-the-bench.

    Still a whole lot of ****ing weight.

    It's also hard to judge how much weight you carry when you're spotting under the bar. Just putting your hands below the weight and "guiding" it makes a big difference. If you are pulling at all it's probably like 45 lbs less resistance. I hate when I max out without a workout partner and have to rely on the random spotter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress
    So, is that a forced rep or a failed attempt?

    whatever you wanna call it. i didnt help much at all. like i said, maybe 5-10 pounds at the bottom of the lift. once it came off his chest it's all him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingJustin
    heh ...
    That guy is really strong, but he shouldn't be telling people that he can bench 495 raw. He did the bounce off chest + help from spotter + hip thrust with ass-off-the-bench.

    Still a whole lot of ****ing weight.
    well... powerlifting contest that wouldnt count. but it's still an insane feat. especially since he weighs 220 @ under 10%. 20 inch arms w/ a 32 inch waist.

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    Next time get a couple of side spotters and let him bench the whole way, otherwise you're not helping him much by controlling his bar path.

    Regardless, he's a strong dude.

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    yea. i suggesting getting side spotters, but there was really nobody around. and i can honestly say i think he would have gotten it w/o me. the 5-10 pounds worth of wieght i helped him with was mainly due to me being scared he'd kill himself and it'd be my fault. lol

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    Real strong press. Obvisously your not gonna be able to take much off that 5 pps even if you wanted to and it didn't look like you were tryin to.

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    exactly... i can understand helping on a 200-300 pound lift. but i couldnt do much with 500 pounds in a curl grip standing up if my life (or his) was depending on it. it would have been like when my girlfriend was spotting my on 305 and i failed

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x5VAi-5j0w

    same dude doing 315 x 8 @ the end of his workout...

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    sick lift that guy is strongggg, the 315 x 8 was cool to, i used to do reps from the lower portion and 3/4 up also.
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    That guy is strong but why does he prefer that type of spotting? Pesonally I like to know that I'm doing the weight all by myself, even a slight spot can make up for 25lbs. I understand you spotting him like that for the 495 if he was worried, but I don't get it for the 315.
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    impressive strength. i agree about the spotting, it makes it impossible to tell how much of that he lifted. regardless, he's still a very strong guy.


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    You have got to get your hands off the bar. Regardless who is spotting me I tell them not to touch that bar unless I call for it.

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    He's no doubt a strong dude, but why not do an actual bench press instead of a bounce press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCC
    He's no doubt a strong dude, but why not do an actual bench press instead of a bounce press.

    That's what I was thinking. The 495 looked a lot cleaner than those reps. A little ronnie-esque in the ROM but still some strong benching.
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    Just watching the way you spot him makes me cringe... I guess if that's the way he likes it, then more power to him. He's strong as hell.

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    Thats crazy man. Your buddy is strong even though you DID help him.
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    if he was so confident....you sould have let him do it on his own....

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    I understand the tight spot on the 495 but did you really need to hold on to the weight for the 315 x 8? Strong guy though.

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    Why didn't he just make it an even 500?
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