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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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  1. #1
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    Failed 375 attempt tweaked back...

    And I'm curious 'why'. I failed to so much as get it off the floor. I thought the lower back didn't really get involved until it was past your knees? Could this be an indication that I'm using too much back to get the weight moving or is it a normal place to feel a failure?

    This was after a PR breaking 365 pull and I went on to do two singles of 335 afterwards so I don't think I'm exactly hurt... more of just 'aware'.
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    Age: 34, Height: 5'4, Weight: 185, BF: somewhere between 15 and 45%

    Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
    Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3


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    tweaked mine a bit last night when I missed 495 rack pull, I know its nothing serious but you can tweak your back out even if you never "budge" the weight.

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    When you're trying to break it off the floor, sometimes you just lose the arch and give it all back. That'll be tender for a few days. Lay off heavy pulling for a while. (2-3 weeks).

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    After a hot shower and a few hundred calories I feel fine. At least until tomorrow. Next heavy dead day isn't for two weeks and I've been trying high rep rows (3x10-15) based on an article I read on elitefts so that should be cool even if it is a slight tweak?
    The Reconstruction Project (Journal)

    Age: 34, Height: 5'4, Weight: 185, BF: somewhere between 15 and 45%

    Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
    Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3


    Stop thinking and go lift - Paul Stagg

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    Rows shouldn't do anything to your lower back. Go nuts.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Good. I can't live without SOME sort of pulling. Hate pushes, love pulls...
    The Reconstruction Project (Journal)

    Age: 34, Height: 5'4, Weight: 185, BF: somewhere between 15 and 45%

    Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
    Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3


    Stop thinking and go lift - Paul Stagg

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    ****ty deals man. I hate it when I load up the bar only to sheepishly unload it seconds later
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    It was just your day to lift it. Those tweaks can be warning signs, keep a close eye on your back and form. And try another day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder
    ****ty deals man. I hate it when I load up the bar only to sheepishly unload it seconds later
    At least I'd pulled 365 three minutes earlier and all I had to unload was two 5s that weren't even put inside the collars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepy Guy
    It was just your day to lift it. Those tweaks can be warning signs, keep a close eye on your back and form. And try another day.
    I worry about my form. I do my best, but my skeletal system is permanently out of whack from birth. I feel that my right side takes up the slack for the lightly mangled left side which is why when I get any sort of fatigue its in my right side... lat, spinal erector, trap, even delt during benching or oh pressing.
    The Reconstruction Project (Journal)

    Age: 34, Height: 5'4, Weight: 185, BF: somewhere between 15 and 45%

    Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
    Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3


    Stop thinking and go lift - Paul Stagg

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    Nailed it.
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    Age: 34, Height: 5'4, Weight: 185, BF: somewhere between 15 and 45%

    Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
    Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3


    Stop thinking and go lift - Paul Stagg

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    Atta boy.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    nice.
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