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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 failed 440 lb. bench press attempt

    This was a major bummer. I'm having trouble keeping my bench numbers up. I have lost some weight and when that happens my bench suffers. Still, I think I should of had this one but I just lost my drive right in the middle.
    Anyway, here you go... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTffwsao-lg

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    All I had my eyes on was the blonde doing the rows infront of you.

    But seriously your a big guy and thats a ton of weight. You were so close to getting it... Good effort

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    It really looked like that was going up-I bet you'd have 420-430. A girl doing bb rows, I see you train at a REAL gym.
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    HB Dude.. were you in that video? lol .. I was blinded by a black bottom & a yellow tank top..

    BUTT seriously.. the 440 looked close.. perhaps you were distracted.. b/c you didn't take much rest - like 35 secs - and just threw that 405 up!!

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    I think it was that blonde in the background doing the rows that distracted the Heavy Bomber from doing his 440.
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    I think you need some more intense music than "learning to fly" pink floyd is good when your high, not when your bench pressing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicoman
    I think it was that blonde in the background doing the rows that distracted the Heavy Bomber from doing his 440.
    hehe, my thoughts, exactly.

    You'll get it next time, Bomber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnB
    A girl doing bb rows, I see you train at a REAL gym.
    Nah dude- they were on a smith machine...

    Bomber- you are totally capable of hitting this lift man. With a liftoff you would have had it for sure.
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    So close!!! If you kept it from drifting, you'd definitely have it!!
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    You lift like a girl!!!

    Wait a second... mmm, smith rows never seemed so appealing.

    Haha, I'm just playing HB, you almost had that bro!!! I agree w/ the music comment, you need some hardcore music that really gets your blood pumping. I know when I listen to some good music my lifts definitely improve and I can focus that much harder.

    Keep with it big guy, you're an inspiration to lift heavy!
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    Bench press? Where?

    Damn that little rower is fine!
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    Dude. I just WISH I could throw 405 raw up like that. Even in a shirt!
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    there is no failure in a 440 bench press, if you can attempt that then F me! crazy! nice try big man!
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    My goal shall be to be able to start a thread titled "my failed 440 lb bench press attempt" instead of "this is mik's brother......mik is dead. dumbass tried to bench 440"

    440 is yours man!
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    Yeah man, as soon as I start losing any weight my bench dies. Three months ago, 450 was easy. Now... 425 is rough, and I've only dropped a few pounds.

    Get some calories in and you'll smoke it.
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    i think it still was an awesome attempt, so close!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmicdebree88
    I think you need some more intense music than "learning to fly" pink floyd is good when your high, not when your bench pressing
    lol I know...
    They play the local radio station. I have my MP3 player but I had taken it out of my ears so I could talk to the spotter. I should have put them back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickTheDestroyer
    Nah dude- they were on a smith machine...

    Bomber- you are totally capable of hitting this lift man. With a liftoff you would have had it for sure.
    You're right, a lift off wuold have been nice but the last time I had that dude give me a lift off he like totally messed me up. He like takes control of the bar and gets me started on a wierd angle and then I have to like fight it back to where I need it to be. I usually don't use lift offs in the gym. At the meet I would have though. Thanks dude.

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    Very close. I think if you had lowered it a tad slower and tighter you might have gotten it... but then again, my bench is beyond pathetic.

    It's already been mentioned, but the blonde needs to get off the Smith machine, open her stance and bend at the knees a little more - she's just asking for a back injury (even on the Smith machine)... If you give her lessons and you end up dating, I take full credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jAy_Dub
    All I had my eyes on was the blonde doing the rows infront of you.

    But seriously your a big guy and thats a ton of weight. You were so close to getting it... Good effort
    lol
    You guys looking at that blond... lol

    Actually, she's really hard-core and intense. She comes in and works hard and then disappears. She's reeally stand-offish though. In fact, she has never talked to me. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belial
    Yeah man, as soon as I start losing any weight my bench dies. Three months ago, 450 was easy. Now... 425 is rough, and I've only dropped a few pounds.

    Get some calories in and you'll smoke it.
    Man, I eat a lot. My sleep has been really lacking though. I need to check out your lifting. 450! I need to be there. Thanks man.

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    good lift HB, you'll get it next time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    i think it still was an awesome attempt, so close!
    Thankyou getfit. Maybe I'll print out and read some of your journal for a little inspiration next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei
    Very close. I think if you had lowered it a tad slower and tighter you might have gotten it... but then again, my bench is beyond pathetic.

    It's already been mentioned, but the blonde needs to get off the Smith machine, open her stance and bend at the knees a little more - she's just asking for a back injury (even on the Smith machine)... If you give her lessons and you end up dating, I take full credit.
    lol,
    I'll get her to widen her stance
    I re3ally think I would have gotten it plus five at the meet. You know, with the adreneline pumping and the whole meet atmoshere but they postponed it -bastards.
    Thanks Sensei

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    Alright. You guys (and gal) are awesome.
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