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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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    Senior Member deeder's Avatar
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    Countdown to Supremacy!

    Hey everyone! I'm back!!!!

    I started school again on the 5th and have been pretty busy since I got back into town. For those of you who don't know I was working out of province for the summer to pay for school.

    Before I left I set up meal plans and had made it my goal to hit 200lbs by the end of the summer (or end of September at the very latest). Well, it didn't go so hot. The first month and a half of my summer went AWESOME! I was training hard and eating HUGE! I was up to 187lbs at my peak!

    I thought for sure I'd hit 200! Just my luck though, I got put on two jobs where I was staying in Bumfuc|<, Nowhere and had no access to a gym. Pushups, situps, pullups at the playgrounds, etc. I did them almost everyday. But I quickly started putting on lots of fat because I was still eating 3500cals a day.

    I'm now 180lbs. Really no big change from the begginning of the summer. Kind of sucks but whatever, I have my whole life ahead of me

    I'm doing my first ever powerlifting competition on October 14th. I'll be training like a freaking madman until then. I'm pretty sure I'm going to come in last place though I'm hoping for: Bench - 230lbs, Squat - 250lbs, Deadlift - 400lbs. These might even be a little high. We'll see how the next 4 weeks go though. I'm pretty sure I don't have to set a number until I weigh in. I'll have to check though.

    I'm doing a modified version of Korte's 3x3 to get ready for the comp. Basically it's Squat, Bench and Dead Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The program doesn't call for it but I'm adding an upper back/shoulder day on Saturday.

    Well here's my workouts so far this week:

    Monday
    Squat – 5x5 160lbs

    Bench – 8x6 145lbs

    Dead – 6x5 200lbs

    Wednesday
    Box Sq – 8x5 140

    CGB – 6x6 145

    Dead – 7x5 232

    The weights seemed a little light but I'm going to trust the calculator The volume decreases and the weights go up as the program moves along though so I'm not too worried. I've never squatted and deadlifted on the same day. It's HARD!!!!!!

    Well I think that's it for now folks! Just remember, Never insult a popcorn vendor then ask for extra butter...
    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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    ahahaha first post! Gl with your goals bro.
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

    Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers

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    Should be an ineresting journal forsure. Darn work always gets in the way. GL w/ your comp in Oct.!
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    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

    "Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated" - Slim Schaedle

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    Good luck with the new journal Deeder...
    And good first couple of workouts.. your strength should come back fairly quickly.. Looks like you should be able to hit your numbers for your 1st PL comp. Have fun..

    Keep lifting heavy, Eating right and resting enough..

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    Sidior - Good reflexes bro!

    ddegroff - Yeah... Good thing I'm a student for 3/4 of the year! Hehe

    bearwolf - Those were just the first couple of workouts on this program. I was in Silvan Lake, Alberta for about the last month of summer and I was able to workout there! Like I said those weights seemed pretty light but I'm gonna trust the program calculator!!
    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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    Friday September 8

    Squat - 5 x 5 160lbs
    Bench (emphasized pause) - 5 x 6 145lbs
    Dead - 8 x 5 235lbs

    This was a pretty decent workout. It's alot harder than I thought it would be squatting, benching and deadlifting three days a week! I biked to school today and I've gotta say that the ride home after my workout was probably the hardest 15 minute bike ride of my life!
    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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    Monday September 11

    Squat 7 x 5 - 170lbs
    Bench 7 x 6 - 155lbs
    Dead 5 x 5 - 216lbs

    EASY! Heheh! Lets get to the heavy ****! Woot!
    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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    nice weight increases bro
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

    Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers

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    Senior Member deeder's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior
    nice weight increases bro
    It's just what the program calls for... It's still pretty darn light I think.. Next week is gonna be fun though!
    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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    How are you going to handle it when you start reaching failure?
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

    Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers

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    Well I'm hoping I won't... I'll only be going to about 90% of a max before the competition. It's about a month away so I'm pretty sure my body can handle it for that short of time.
    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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    oh ok cool, ya that would be sweet hitting max weights right as you go into your competiton
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

    Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers

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    Senior Member deeder's Avatar
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    Yeah it would. Hopefully it all works out that way! This is my first comp so I'm kind of in the dark as far as what kind of preparation is needed.
    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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    Man, I doubt you'll be coming in last but it ain't about that anyway. It's been my experience that everybody routs for you and am very supportive regardless what you're lifting. It's fun.
    Plus you'll be entering as a novice. My guess is you'll get a first place. Is the meet all three lifts?
    Last edited by HeavyBomber; 09-12-2006 at 05:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyBomber
    Man, I doubt you'll be coming in last but it ain't about that anyway. It's been my experience that everybody routs for you and am very supportive regardless what you're lifting. It's fun.
    Plus you'll be entering as a novice. My guess is you'll get a first place. Is the meet all three lifts?
    I'm not too concerned what place I come in. Just from the results I've seen on the Sask. Powerlifting Website from other competitions it looks like I'll be lifting alot less than everyone else. Oh, and yeah it's all three lifts
    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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    Nice work!

    I would be surprised if you got last, keep workin' hard!
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    CF WOD and Recomp...
    "My fault. I was fiddling with the Gravitational Constant of the Universe again.
    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal--
    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

    "Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated" - Slim Schaedle

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    Thanks ddegroff! I don't know why people seem to think I am going to do so well... My numbers pretty much suck
    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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    Wednesday September 13
    Box Squat 6 x 6 - 150lbs *I thought it was 6x6 then I realized after my 3rd set it was only supposed to be 5 reps... Oh well!
    CGB 5 x 6 - 155lbs
    Dead 7 x 5 - 250lbs *These are HARD to do after squatting the same day!
    Last edited by deeder; 09-13-2006 at 09:30 PM.
    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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    Lookin' good, deads after squat are tough. Do you have a link to the program your doing? I'm very interested...

    It's positive reinforcement, we tell you you'll do good, you believe you'll do good and you do!
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    Goals:
    CF WOD and Recomp...
    "My fault. I was fiddling with the Gravitational Constant of the Universe again.
    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal--
    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

    "Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated" - Slim Schaedle

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    It's a modified version of Korte's 3x3. You're supposed to use chains with it but I don't have any nor have I ever used any so I'm just doing bench, cgb, squat, box squat and deads
    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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    deeder is korte's 3x3 designed for a specific type of lifter (beginner, intermindiate, advanced) or does it work for pretty much anyone? It looks to be really volume heavy for an advanced lifter.
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

    Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers

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    Thanks Bro! It does look heavy on the volume.
    Make Shift IF diet
    My Training Experience
    GET BODY SMART
    Goals:
    CF WOD and Recomp...
    "My fault. I was fiddling with the Gravitational Constant of the Universe again.
    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal--
    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

    "Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated" - Slim Schaedle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior
    deeder is korte's 3x3 designed for a specific type of lifter (beginner, intermindiate, advanced) or does it work for pretty much anyone? It looks to be really volume heavy for an advanced lifter.
    I'm not really sure. I was pointed to it by a guy who I trained with a few times to get a feel for the powerlifting style training. I would assume it could be used by advanced lifters as well as begginers. The high volume stuff is really light. It's all based on your current 1rep maxes.
    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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    Friday September 15

    Squat 5 x 5 - 170lbs
    Bench 5 x 6 - 155lbs
    Dead 7 x 5 - 250lbs

    By the way... If there's any confusion... When I say 5 x 6 I mean 5 sets of 6 reps... This applies to everything...
    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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    Dude - I did not realized you're back!!!!!!!!

    EDIT: read your past lifts. Going great. Will have a look at the 3x3 workout later. You're looking good. Good luck with everything untill the meet. And I agree with you, deads after squats are damn hard!
    Last edited by DumbellDude; 09-16-2006 at 05:19 PM.
    Training Journal
    3/27/06 - 150lb, 17.8% BF
    8/23/06 - 153lb, N/A BF

    Lifts and PRs
    Dead 215x4 (4/24/06), 255x1 (5/22/06), 295x1 (8/23/06), 315x1 (11/24/06)
    Squat 185x4 (4/19/06), 235x3 (5/31/06), 275x1 (8/21/06), 315x1 (10/25/06)
    Bench 135x5 (4/24/06), 160x3 (5/22/06), 145x3 (8/23/06)

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