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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís 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. #2576
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    Sumo Deadlift, Full Reset
    225 x 10
    315 x 5
    405 x 2
    495 x 1
    575 x 5
    500 x 8

    Seated Leg Curl
    120 x 10
    180 x 10
    240 x 10
    210 x 10
    180 x 10
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Front Squat
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 2
    365 x 1
    450 x 1
    ~Paused~
    405 x 3

    Incline Bench
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    275 x 2
    325 x 9

    Rear Delt Machine
    120 x 10
    200 x 10
    200 x 10
    200 x 10

    Close Grip Cable Row
    200 x 10
    250 x 10
    250 x 10

    Cable Curl
    120 x 10
    180 x 12
    180 x 12

    Reverse Grip Pushdown
    60 x 10
    80 x 10
    100 x 10
    80 x 10
    60 x 10

    Been busy as hell lately, had to combine two workouts today. Could tell I was still a little worn out from squatting and pulling heavy the past two days so I backed off on the front squats.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    I finally went and had my pec worked on. Ended up being my bicep tendon; it had slipped out of position, the guy had to put all his body weight into his thumb to push it back into place. Felt like I was kicked by a mule afterwards. I noticed a definite difference during incline bench today, area is still a little tender but it feels a million times better.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Bench
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 2
    365 x 1
    415 x 1
    475 x miss
    ~Wide Grip~
    415 x 3
    ~Wide Grip Paused
    375 x 6

    JM Press
    55 x 10
    105 x 10
    125 x 5
    145 x 5
    165 x 5

    Reverse Grip Pushdown, 2-arm
    160 x 10
    200 x 10
    200 x 10

    Reverse Grip Pushdown, 1-arm
    80 x 10
    60 x 10

    I feel a lot better after having that guy work on my bicep tendon, but I could tell things aren't fully healed yet. Really should have waited another week or two before trying 475, it wasn't a complete bomb but I stalled pretty hard about half way up. Just not 100% yet.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Squat
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 2
    405 x 2
    495 x 1
    550 x 2
    ~High Bar ATF~
    455 x 4
    415 x 6

    Cable Curls
    120 x 10
    200 x 14
    200 x 12

    Reverse Grip Curls
    70 x 10
    90 x 10
    90 x 10

    Squats didn't feel the greatest today but I still managed a 2 rep PR without wraps.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Military Press
    Bar x 15
    135 x 10
    185 x 5
    250 x 3
    215 x 7

    Close Grip Bench
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 2
    375 x 4

    Rear Delt Machine
    150 x 10
    200 x 10
    200 x 10
    180 x 12

    Reverse Grip Pushdown
    50 x 10
    80 x 5
    80 x 10
    60 x 10
    40 x 10

    Military and close grip felt like shit, lots of pain in both wrists/forearms still.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Military and close grip felt like shit, lots of pain in both wrists/forearms still.
    Very strong work regardless, mate.

    Reverse grip pushdowns are an exercise that have never really agreed with my wrists/elbows. You don't find that they aggravate anything there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom183 View Post
    Very strong work regardless, mate.

    Reverse grip pushdowns are an exercise that have never really agreed with my wrists/elbows. You don't find that they aggravate anything there?
    Nope. For whatever reason they don't bother my wrists at all.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Bent Over Row Machine
    90 x 10
    180 x 5
    215 x 10
    180 x 12
    180 x 12

    Close Grip Pulldown
    120 x 10
    150 x 10
    180 x 10

    Reverse Grip Pulldown
    100 x 10
    100 x 10
    150 x 10

    DB Preacher Curl
    25 x 10
    35 x 10
    35 x 10
    30 x 10

    Hanging Leg Raise
    Bw x 15
    Bw x 15
    Bw x 15
    Bw x 12

    Took it easy today, more bodybuilder type training; lower back has been driving me nuts since I squatted on Tuesday.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Low back pain is the worse. It almost made me quit powerlifting, Its a lot better now from reverse hyper but still my weak link.

    Here's a stretch I like to do for decompression. Hope this helps. Also simply hanging from a pullup bar helps me. Do you PVC roll?

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    Sick ass numbers being thrown around in here. Great work dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    Low back pain is the worse. It almost made me quit powerlifting, Its a lot better now from reverse hyper but still my weak link.

    Here's a stretch I like to do for decompression. Hope this helps. Also simply hanging from a pullup bar helps me. Do you PVC roll?

    [video=youtube;uPq56ZzjR3A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPq56ZzjR3A[video]
    Pretty much every time I go to the gym, the first thing I do is hang from a pullup bar for a few seconds. I roll, but with a foam roller. Why PVC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Sick ass numbers being thrown around in here. Great work dude!
    Thank you!
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Front Squat
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 3
    405 x 1
    435 x 3
    ~Paused~
    375 x 5

    Lying Leg Curl
    90 x 10
    120 x 5
    165 x 7
    150 x 8

    Glute Ham Raise
    Bw x 10
    Bw x 10

    Lower back is still tight as hell but I managed a 3 rep PR on front squats.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Bench
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 2
    365 x 1
    405 x 1
    440 x 2
    ~Wide Grip~
    415 x 4
    ~Paused~
    375 x 6

    JM Press
    105 x 10
    145 x 5
    195 x 5
    205 x 5

    Reverse Grip Pushdown (2-hand)
    120 x 10
    150 x 10
    200 x 12
    200 x 10

    Wanted 440 x 3 but just wasn't feeling it today. Really hoping I can start hitting heavy close grip again soon, strength off my chest continues to climb but my tricep strength is holding me back. I could probably bench 450 with a wide grip, flat back, and no leg drive right now.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    Why PVC?
    Higher density with acute pressure. Almost like rolling with a lacrosse ball (which I highly recommend). It's like the Active Realase Technique massage of SMF rolling.
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    Solid numbers here!!
    best raw meet lifts
    565/424/650 1615@234
    540/390/670 1600@215
    573/386/633 1593@195
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    Higher density with acute pressure. Almost like rolling with a lacrosse ball (which I highly recommend). It's like the Active Realase Technique massage of SMF rolling.
    Yeah I have a lacrosse ball too, best $2 I've ever spent.

    Quote Originally Posted by Talon Wright View Post
    Solid numbers here!!
    Thank you!
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    High Bar Squat, ATF
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 2
    405 x 1
    455 x 1
    515 x 1
    425 x 7

    Rope Curls
    100 x 10
    150 x 10
    150 x 10
    150 x 10

    DB Preacher Curl
    25 x 10
    40 x 7
    35 x 10
    30 x 10

    Glute Ham Raise
    Bw x 12
    Bw x 12

    Back is still bothering me, but squats felt pretty good overall. My high bar has come a long ways.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Military Press
    135 x 10
    135 x 5
    185 x 5
    235 x 6
    255 x 2
    265 x 1

    Incline Bench
    135 x 10
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    350 x 6

    Rear Delt Machine
    150 x 10
    220 x 10
    200 x 10
    200 x 10

    Pushdowns
    160 x 10
    220 x 5
    280 x 6
    240 x 10

    Reverse Grip Pushdown (1 hand)
    80 x 10
    60 x 10

    Didn't feel the greatest warming up but for some reason 235 felt light as hell on military; pretty sure that was a PR. Was gonna work my way up on doubles after but I was pretty wiped out. Incline felt meh. Pain in my armpit is getting better but it still hurts pretty bad when I unrack heavier weight, which is a huge pain in the ass.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    How wide do you grip the bar when you do wide grip bench presses?
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    I usually have my index or middle finger on the outside ring.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    I started doing them and I'm going index finger on the ring. Where do you normally grip the bar for competition?
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    You incline and flat bench is insane
    best raw meet lifts
    565/424/650 1615@234
    540/390/670 1600@215
    573/386/633 1593@195
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I started doing them and I'm going index finger on the ring. Where do you normally grip the bar for competition?
    Comp grip is somewhere around middle finger on inside set of rings. I usually go by my thumbs being just outside where the knarling stops.

    Quote Originally Posted by Talon Wright View Post
    You incline and flat bench is insane
    Thanks man.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Sumo Deadlift, Full Reset
    225 x 10
    315 x 5
    405 x 3
    495 x 1
    585 x 1
    625 x 2
    605 x 2

    Bent Over Row Machine
    90 x 10
    225 x 8
    225 x 6
    180 x 10

    Reverse Grip Pulldowns
    100 x 10
    150 x 5
    200 x 10

    DB Preacher Curls
    30 x 10
    30 x 10
    30 x 10

    Energy wasn't the greatest, but my back felt great after pulling. Probably had another 10 lbs or so in me for a double.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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