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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. #2776
    WBB Team Captain Coke's Avatar
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    Fine with all lifts bro!

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    TY Terry.

    Wide Stance Leg Press
    4 sets of 10

    Narrow Stance Hack Squat
    2 pps x 10
    3 pps x 10
    3 pps x 10
    4 pps x 8

    Seated Leg Curl
    210 x 10
    285 x 10
    285 x 10

    Standing Leg Curl
    60 x 8
    50 x 10

    Standing Calf Raise
    4 sets of 10

    Abductor Machine
    3 sets of 10

    Steep Decline Sit-Up
    4 sets of 10

    I read an article a few days ago written by Mike Tuscherer about knee pain. He had been suffering with bad patellar tendinitis for months until he finally concluded it was his lagging vastus lateralis causing the problems. He pretty much all but cured his knee pain by doing narrow stance hack squats every week, with toes pointed straight or even slightly inward. I'm going to start throwing these in at the end of my leg workouts. As I've noted before, I've kind of neglected any direct quad work in the past, (besides front squats) so I'm hoping this will make a difference. I did notice that my knees were a little achy while warming up, but actually felt better after doing the hack squats.
    Last edited by Invain; 09-14-2013 at 12:10 PM.
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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 1
    405 x 1
    445 x 2
    ~Close Grip~
    415 x 2
    385 x 5
    ~Wide Grip~
    425 x 3
    400 x 5

    V-Bar Pushdown
    140 x 10
    200 x 5
    260 x 5
    300 x 5

    1-Hand Reverse Grip Pushdown
    3 sets of 15

    Strained something in my shoulder last week doing inclines, could really feel it warming up today. Wanted 445 x 3 but I barely got two due to the shoulder. Bar speed was extremely slow which is another indicator that something isn't right. I think I'm going to start doing speed work on my second bench day for these last few weeks up until the meet. Should give my shoulders a break from being constantly pounded by heavy bench, and I can definitely tell I've gotten slower over the past few months as I never put much of an emphasis on speed.
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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    Hey man I just got settled in up in Charlevoix...I can resume your project now. Message me whenever.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    Real strong benching sorry to hear about the shoulder. I didn't do speed work for a while either but as soon as I tossed it back in to the mix I started seeing my bench feel better and improve a lot.

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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    Hey man I just got settled in up in Charlevoix...I can resume your project now. Message me whenever.
    Ok, will do.

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke View Post
    Real strong benching sorry to hear about the shoulder. I didn't do speed work for a while either but as soon as I tossed it back in to the mix I started seeing my bench feel better and improve a lot.
    Yeah I'm hoping since I haven't done it in literally a couple years it'll make a difference.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Low Bar Squat
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 2
    405 x 1
    495 x 1
    ~Wraps~
    600 x 2
    ~Remove Wraps~
    530 x 4

    GM's
    225 x 10
    285 x 10
    285 x 10

    Decline Sit-Ups
    Bw x 15
    Bw x 10
    Bw x 9
    Bw x 9

    Leg Extension
    3 sets of 15

    Felt awesome today; 600 set was real smooth, probably had a 3rd rep in me but no point in pushing things too hard. Form continues to feel better and better each week, I can really tell my hips have gotten a million times stronger, and all the mobility work has really helped a ton as well.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    HUGE squat, plus big volume on the GM's. I have to start doing GM's again I used to really love doing them on a cambered bar, might try some with the SSB. That double looked strong man I don't know how that tiny waist supports you.

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    Thanks bro. I hate GM's, really wish I had something like a cambered bar to do them on. In the past I used to try and go really heavy and I think it was doing me more harm than good. Feel I get a lot more out of GM's with slightly higher volume and a moderate weight.
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    I was thinking the same thing.. usually when you read stuff like 600x2 in wraps you expect a giant power boiler, yet you look to be in shape. Not a lot of those out there.
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    Just a lil guy trying to be fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    at 165: 630 sq, 480 bench, 501 dl

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    Weight 145, using ConjugateWod training methods to develop Crossfit-applicable strength with extra work for learning movements and conditioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljosaitis View Post
    I was thinking the same thing.. usually when you read stuff like 600x2 in wraps you expect a giant power boiler, yet you look to be in shape. Not a lot of those out there.
    Here's a pic from a couple weeks ago, should give you a good idea of what I look like @ 210 lbs.

    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 20
    135 x 10
    185 x 5
    225 x 1
    275 x 3
    255 x 4

    Speed Bench
    265 x 3 x 8

    Cable Rear Delt Fly
    4 sets of 10

    1-Arm Rope Pushdown
    4 sets of 10

    Chest Press Machine
    4 sets of 10

    Shoulder still bothering me a little bit, think I'm gonna lay off the military press a little bit leading up to the meet. I usually wouldn't be caught dead using any kind of pressing machine but I was trying hit my pecs without using much shoulder.
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    Sick double on the squats!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Strong pressing, 275x3 is awesome on MP. Do you have access to any bands? Snagging a pair of Monster Mini's would really be a big benefit if you have a few extra bucks laying around.

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    You're looking lean as hell. What is your BF% at? Your pressing is just evolving into a whole nother beast.
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Sick double on the squats!
    Thanks Chris!

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke View Post
    Strong pressing, 275x3 is awesome on MP. Do you have access to any bands? Snagging a pair of Monster Mini's would really be a big benefit if you have a few extra bucks laying around.
    I have one band, lol. I have been planning on getting a pair for a while, just haven't gotten around to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    You're looking lean as hell. What is your BF% at? Your pressing is just evolving into a whole nother beast.
    That pic doesn't even do me justice since the quality is so shitty. I'm around 8% right now. Starting to see even some separation in my glutes for the first time in my life. I still plan on getting some high quality shots sometime soon.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Extra Wide Stance Sumo Deadlift
    225 x 10
    315 x 5
    405 x 5
    495 x 1
    545 x 1
    455 x 5
    455 x 12

    Chest Supported Bent Over Row
    90 x 10
    180 x 5
    250 x 5
    225 x 6
    180 x 10

    DB Preacher Curl
    30 x 10
    50 x 6
    45 x 8
    40 x 9
    35 x 10

    Low back is absolutely torched from squatting + GM's on Wednesday. Still wanted to do some type of pulling, so I used an extra wide stance on sumo's, feet basically as wide as I could get them without the plates crushing my toes, really focusing on sitting back and engaging my hips, hams, and glutes as much as possible/using my back as little as possible. Glutes were on fire after the 455 x 12 set.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    That 455x12 must have been brutal, nice session man.

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    I hate you...that is all haha.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Lol, thanks Chubs.
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Extra Wide Stance Leg Press
    4 sets of 10

    Narrow Stance Hack Squat
    2 pps x 10
    3 pps x 10
    4 pps x 10
    4 pps x 10

    Standing Leg Curl
    50 x 10
    70 x 8
    80 x 6
    70 x 10

    Steep Decline Sit-Ups
    Bw x 12
    Bw x 10
    Bw x 10
    Bw x 8

    Grip Work - 25 lb plate pinches

    Nothing crazy today, just wanted to get some decent volume in on my legs. I am starting to think the hack squats are helping with the knee pain. I noticed during the leg presses my knees were bugging me a little bit, but after the hack squats they felt much better.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Senior Member Invain's Avatar
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    Close Grip Bench
    135 x 10
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 2
    375 x 1
    415 x 1
    445 x 1
    415 x 3
    ~Neutral Grip~
    400 x 6
    ~Paused~
    375 x 5

    Straight Bar Pushdown
    160 x 10
    240 x 5
    280 x 8
    240 x 10

    1-Arm Reverse Grip Pushdown
    50 x 15
    50 x 15
    40 x 15
    40 x 15

    Considering my shoulder still doesn't feel 100%, I'd say today went about as good as it possibly could have. Bodyweight was 206.8; not sure why but my weight has been dropping faster these last couple weeks. I'm 6 weeks out from my meet and I only have about 2 more pounds to hit my target of 205 so I'm definitely ahead of schedule. As long as I continue to feel good and am making progress each week I'll hold off on increasing cals. I'd love to get down as close to 200 as possible; the less weight I have to cut the better.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Strong sessions, especially that close grip damn. My shoulder has always had issues so I feel your pain, mines been acting up a bit lately.

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    Thanks man.

    On a side note, weighed myself after the gym today: 205, lol. Had a nice cheat meal to celebrate, but I'm going to continue dieting since everything is going so well.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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