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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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    Bodyweight Bench Challenge - Post Numbers Here

    The squat challenge was pretty successful in terms of competitors so I figured why not have another but with bench.

    The competition will be how many reps you can get bench pressing however much you weigh. Rules are simpe and are as follow...

    - Shoulders and butt must remain on the bench at all times
    - Feet must remain on the floor at all times
    - The bar must come all the way down and come in contact with your body
    - For the rep to be complete it must come to full lockout position before starting the next rep

    I'm sure we all trust one another so videos are not required but it couldn't hurt to get it on tape and i'm sure everyone here would be interested in seeing each others attempts. Theres no real deadline as of yet, i'll wait to see how many participants there are.



    Current Standings:

    Name / Weight / Reps Red = Current Leader

    Kevinstarke / 155 / 34
    JayTapper / 155 / 31
    Belial / 225 / 29
    smokinghawk / 170 / 27 (Video Submitted)
    Immortal / 165 / 25
    Anthony / 180 / 24
    Burning Angel / 120 / 23 (Video Submitted)
    Beast / 190 / 22
    GoodThings / 155 / 21
    MJ V2 / 135 / 20
    DeHartD / 225 / 18
    cphafner / 170 / 18
    JamesBOMB / 225 / 16
    Guido / 205 / 16
    emjlr3 / 205 / 15
    Stump / 220 / 15 (Video Submitted)
    SunTorn / 195 / 15 (Video Submitted)
    Blackcat / 235 / 14
    Bloodninja / 200 / 14
    Bearwolf / 235 / 13
    Chubrock / 155 / 13
    DiViN / 165 / 12
    NextProtege / 190 / 10
    McVein / 158.4 / 8
    Detard / 155 / 8
    bjohnso / 225 / 7
    Organichu / 220 / 7
    Whiteman / 170 / 6
    Levantar / 195 / 6
    BroGain / 165 / 5
    SuperMan / 205 / 4
    ViciousBish / 295 / 2
    UnknownSolider 270 / 1
    Last edited by Anthony; 06-14-2007 at 08:06 AM.

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    Feet arent allowed to leave the ground? Is that a standard power lifting rule?

    Im in, depending on when the deadline is I'll deff. give it a try.

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    I am in, I have a much better shot at the squat challenge but competition is always good. I can't wait to see some of these numbers!
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    Whiteman - Yes it is a powerlifting rule and I understand not everyone here is a powerlifter but honestly, moving your feet around kills your tightness and power so you really dont wanna be moving your feet anyway. I guess if you really wanna flail your feet around you can though.

    Cantstopnow - Hell yah man always good to test your limits.

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    Kevin, if I can get ONE bench at 270ish, I'd be estatic! I'll report back here if I do!

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    any pause on this?
    Do what needs to be done.

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    Still can't bench my BW.

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    Bohizzle - No, touch and go.

    jkirk - its not right away so you have time to get ready.

    Risk - Just keep at it man, theres no real deadline yet.

    I'm open to additions to the competition, there could be a bodyweight for reps division and a 225 for reps division if anyones interested? Throw some ideas around if you have them.

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    hmm, I'll give this a shot
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    Brilliant idea Kev! I was hoping someone would do something like this. Bench is my best lift at the moment, so i will fair better than i will in the Squats challenge.
    I like the idea of BW benching, but the 225 for reps could be good also.
    I think vids should be compulsory for the top 5 place getters.
    Looking forward to it.
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    King - Hell yah

    immortal - Glad your excited man competitions are always fun. Your and I are close in weight too, EXTREME!!!

    Everyone let me know what you think about having two seperate divisions?

    1. Bodyweight bench for reps
    2. 225 bench for reps

    I'd be fine with there being two divisions and it'd be fine for everyone to compete in both if they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke View Post

    immortal - Glad your excited man competitions are always fun. Your and I are close in weight too, EXTREME!!!
    Haha, pitty you are super human, and i am not...
    Will be fun either way though...
    I havnt maxed since a recent max prediction failure, and i actually have no idea what i will rep out..
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    I weigh 190 right now and took it for 22 reps today. I'll try it again in a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    I weigh 190 right now and took it for 22 reps today. I'll try it again in a few weeks.
    Damn Beast.. 190 for 22 reps is excellent! With a 310 max is kinda weird though man. I doubt i will be pushing 22 of 165 and my max should be close to 300 atm.. I'll see how i go next week though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1mmort4l View Post
    Damn Beast.. 190 for 22 reps is excellent! With a 310 max is kinda weird though man. I doubt i will be pushing 22 of 165 and my max should be close to 300 atm.. I'll see how i go next week though.
    Thanks man. I don't train for strength really... That 310 RM was the first time I've maxed out in over a year. My all-time 1RM was 325 a few years ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by 8.8
    i weigh around 175 right now i got it for two the other day- thats all i was goin for but i doubt i could have gotten much more
    That's phenomenal. I've never seen a girl at the gym using more than 95lb on bench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    That's phenomenal. I've never seen a girl at the gym using more than 95lb on bench.
    hahah thanks -obviously you've never seen a REAL girl train - i know there few and far between

    i hit 185 for 2 that day as well a new max for me!
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    He tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses, too. Trying to cheat these sissy workouts he'd do. From the corner of the gym where the big men train, Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

    Where the big iron rides high and threatens lives, Where the noise is made with big forty fives. A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees, A very big man with legs like trees.

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    I'll try for 6 of 170, maybe get it up to 8 of 170 by the time the competition is done. I lost some weight while I was sick, I think I am under 170 now.
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    Hell yah beast, starting us off already.

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    My current 1RM is only 310 right now, to put things in perspective... I'm not a board and band-using l33t powerlifter like you other guys.

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    Nice man I dont max again for a few weeks, current PR is 325. I dont use boards or bands either.

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    Yeah dude, you're an inspiration.

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    Nah im just a bench jockey. What do you think about having the 2 divisions?

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    I weigh close to 230 now....I wonder how many times I could actually bench that though..
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    Kev, wouldn't it just be easier to do it by bodyweight? I don't think it makes a difference if you have two divisions, but obviously more people will be willing to participate if it's simply bodyweight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingWilder View Post
    Kev, wouldn't it just be easier to do it by bodyweight? I don't think it makes a difference if you have two divisions, but obviously more people will be willing to participate if it's simply bodyweight.
    haha not if they weigh more than 225
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