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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?

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Thread: New bench PR

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    New bench PR

    It doesnt seem like much to a lot on this board, but for me, I am stoked. I was stuck at 200 lbs for the longest time. Couldnt get anywhere. But I stoped doing Barbell bench all of spring quarter ( switched to the dumbells ), and just last week Techo and I tried to see what we could max. That day I was able to put up 205 without a hitch. That really got me jacked up. Then we were supposed to max on wednesday, but we lifted today ( was just going to do very light to keep me fresh ) and I was feeling good in my lifts so I decided to go for it today. Well, it was a good decision because today I got 225. I was so excited, and I stilll am. Just had to share because my bench has been a really big problem for me, especially since I weigh in at 240 right now and I cant do BW. So, I am hoping I can carry this momentum on.
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    That's tremendous man, well done.

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    2 plates is such a milestone, when i got it i think i $hit my pants a little.
    2000 or bust

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    thanks. Yeah the two plates "traninig wheels" is just awesome... I have been lifting seriously for about a little over a year ( started my freshman year. Got serious about legs, but not much else. then it all went downhill till this past year ). I am still on a high because I wanted to do it before I graduated college, and my graduation ceremony is saturday, so I cut it close.

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    lol nice dude gotta be serious about the lower body
    2000 or bust

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    Nice PR... a PR's a PR... cant say I've posted too many lately.


    I was noob my when I got my 2 wheels, and still am. Took forever to hit my BW on bench, but I had a large BW rofl.
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    Great job man, 2 plates is a big milestone.

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    Cool, can I share to ? I took a week off, and on Sunday June 04 I tried to see if I can do more than my old max. Read sig. +20 lbs. difference. I think 225 lbs. would take me forever, since it's been a few months and finally I am at 200.
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    I can't wait for 225. It seems so far, but its getting closer and closer.

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    congrats man...i was stoked as well when I hit 225...i think more stoked than when I threw up 300

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    Quote Originally Posted by bics56
    congrats man...i was stoked as well when I hit 225...i think more stoked than when I threw up 300
    Yea, I broke 225 last summer and am about to hit 300, I cant wait for 3 plates.

    Congrats to the origional poster.

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    300 is a sweat # to hit man...good luck with that...and 75 pounds in that amount of time to add to your bench shows you are working hard.

    I have yet to push the 3 plates b/c I only have a 300lb set at my house but I can get the whole set for 2 reps fairly easy. I would like to go to the gym and throw on 3 plates...but there was something about 225..I gues it is when you are fairly new to weight training so you get more stoked. Maybe I will get all excited IF I ever get to 4 plates.
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    nice work. i was thinking of doing dumbells only for a while but at uni where i train mainly they don't go up to much. i think 77lbs. great work once again and on to 300

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    Superb stuff! i remember when i hit 225 on bench Felt awesome!
    Last edited by Goodwinm; 06-07-2006 at 12:52 AM.
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    Thanks guys. It felt really good to finally get 225 up. Now its onto the next milestone, 315... But thinking of that right now just seems like

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    Thanks guys. It felt really good to finally get 225 up. Now its onto the next milestone, 315... But thinking of that right now just seems like
    persevirence and you will get it my friend!

    Keep adding an extra 2.5lbs to the bar each workout, and you will progress! It wont be easy cuz 225 is a doddle compared to 315, its a whole new ball game, just like 315 is piss easy compared to 400lbs.
    But not impossible. Progressive overload and youve got it in the bag!
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    Adding 45's to each side is a big milestone no matter if they your 2nd set of 45s or your 5th set of 45's (lol thats like 495 and fuggen BEAST).

    Cant wait for the day I hit 4 plates per side raw, but the way things are going thats like 18 months from now lol.

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    Good Job KPD, keep up the hard work and 3 wheels will be yours before you know it!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bics56
    300 is a sweat # to hit man...good luck with that...and 75 pounds in that amount of time to add to your bench shows you are working hard.

    I have yet to push the 3 plates b/c I only have a 300lb set at my house but I can get the whole set for 2 reps fairly easy. I would like to go to the gym and throw on 3 plates...but there was something about 225..I gues it is when you are fairly new to weight training so you get more stoked. Maybe I will get all excited IF I ever get to 4 plates.
    Yea thanks man I probly got about 15lbs to go til 300, I am hoping to hit it before the second or third week in july(that is when my next week off will be) and I am pretty sure I will, hopefully Ill be putting up 315 or better by sept when I have to stop seriously lifting for hockey.

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    Thanks for the encouragement Wolfe and others, I know 315 is going to be a whole new beast, but I think a large part of my lacking bench has been my mentality about it. I have always hated the bench, because I thought I wasn't any good at it. But now having hit what I feel is a decent number, I have proven to myself that I am not bad at it, and that I just need to approach it differently. So 315 here I come
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    Good luck and keep that mentallity right there!!!!!
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    When everyone says raw does that mean no shirt or no shirt and no arch.

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    hehe. Now that would be a thign to see.

    no shirt and no arch benching. haha. RAW as RAW can be
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodwinm
    hehe. Now that would be a thign to see.

    no shirt and no arch benching. haha. RAW as RAW can be
    The only way I bench brotha, I dont care if people arch or use equipment but I cant really see myself doing either.

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