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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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    Congrats bro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    On a side note, after a 3 year apprenticeship, today I officially became a Journeyman for Ironworkers Local 361. I am rarely very proud of myself, but I would say this is my proudest moment in my adult life.

    I am very excited for a long, safe, rewarding career as an Ironworker.

    A few weeks back I also started seeing a really awesome girl and things are going very well so I am a happy man right now.
    Great news Chris, wish you the best in life!
    Last edited by Coke; 08-16-2012 at 05:14 PM.

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    Congrats!
    Move heavy weight, eat, sleep, repeat.
    Geniuses make complicated scenarios simple, morons take simple concepts and complicate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S_Lusterino View Post
    Congrats bro!
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Great news Chris, wish you the best in life!
    Quote Originally Posted by DoUgL@S View Post
    Congrats!
    Thanks everyone!


    8/17
    SQ/DL @ All Sawced

    Reverse band squat(raw/belt)

    *all sets done with one set on reverse minis doubled*

    415x1
    450x1(PR)

    *wraps*

    500x1(PR)

    Deadlifts(raw)

    225x2
    315x1

    *belt*

    405x1
    465x1
    505x1
    505+50 lbs CHx1

    Chins(OH)

    BWx10
    BW+50 lbs CHx13(PR)
    BW+25 lbs CHx13
    BWx15
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Killer with those lifts!

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    still had more left in you on that 500.
    Meet Lifts
    148: 570, 425, 505, 1500

    165: 635, 460, 560, 1635

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Killer with those lifts!
    Thanks Coke

    Quote Originally Posted by sandman24 View Post
    still had more left in you on that 500.
    Hopefully I'm being smart and leaving room for some more PR's leading into the meet.

    8/20
    Bench

    Bench press(pinky on rings)

    215x1(paused)
    235x3(paused)
    240x3(paused)
    185x15(touch and go)
    135x25(touch and go)

    CSR

    4 sets

    Lying DB ext

    3 sets

    Face pulls *ss* Tricep pushdowns

    3 sets each


    8/21
    SQ/DL

    Squat(raw)

    135x3
    185x2
    225x2
    275x1

    *belt*

    315x1
    345x1
    360x6(PR)

    3" Deficit Deadlift(raw/no belt)

    225x2
    315x1
    405x1
    455x3

    Lat pulldowns

    3 sets(wide neutral grip)
    2 sets(rope)

    Weighted leg raises

    2 sets
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    From Wednesday morning to Friday morning I worked a ton of overtime, two overnight shifts and I had almost no sleep. I slept all day Friday and barely ate anything. I went to train on Saturday at All Sawced gym and I felt weak and my squat way way off. I felt like I strained something up high in my hammy and I kept getting real forward out of the hole. I ended up hitting 410 w/wraps and got forward with 430 and missed. I benched after that and hit a paused 260. Then I did 3x10 on chins w/40 lbs Chain. Back On a normal work schedule this week and hit the gym yesterday and today.

    8/27
    Bench

    Bench press

    225x5(1/2 thumb from smooth)
    235x3(same)
    185x16(pinky on rings)
    135x28(same)

    Lat pulldowns(OH)

    3 sets

    Face pulls *ss* tricep pushdowns

    3 sets each


    8/28
    SQ/DL

    Squat(raw)

    135x3
    185x2
    225x2
    275x1

    *belt*

    315x10(PR)

    Deadlift(raw)

    135x3
    225x2
    315x1
    405x1

    *belt*

    500x3(tap and go)


    I felt like total crap walking in the gym today. I was running around like crazy at work jumping up and down off of trucks and steel. It was brutal and it wiped me out. Somehow I just got focused on my sets and I actually felt strong. My hammy felt much better. I had nothing left after that though. I tried to do some chins and CSR, but my body said no.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Major props on your effort(s) Chris!
    Last edited by Coke; 08-28-2012 at 08:03 PM.

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    315 x10 is very good!

    What are CSRs ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Major props on your effort(s) Chris!
    Thanks Coke!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rock1984 View Post
    315 x10 is very good!

    What are CSRs ?
    Thanks man. I think I'm good for 12 or so if I really push it.

    CSR= Chest Supported Row
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    8/30
    SQ/Bench @ All Sawced

    Squat(raw)

    145x3x2 sets
    195x2
    235x2
    285x1

    *belt*

    325x1
    325+40 lbs CHx1
    325+80 lbs CHx1

    *wraps*

    325+160 lbs CHx2

    3-Brd press(pinky on rings)

    265x3
    275x2(missed 3rd)
    285x1
    295x1
    305xmiss

    Chins

    BWx10
    +50 lbs CHx10


    My bench lockout is seriously shot. My transition from the push off the bottom into lockout needs a lot of work. I haven't done boards in months, so I'm hoping they will help out.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    9/3
    Bench @ Peter C's

    Bench w/bands

    *2 sets of minis doubled*

    45x3
    95x3
    115x3
    125x2
    135x1
    145x1

    *1 set of minis doubled*

    135x12

    OH Log press

    110x10
    130x10
    140x10

    Prowler

    1 round of two trips low handle and two trips high handle

    *superset*

    45 minutes of regretting doing that set


    I'm starting an assault on my weak bench lockout and who better to do that with than the infamous band freak, Peter C. I have also decided that I am going on a calorie surplus and going to try and gain 15 lbs or so as I train into this meet. Why the fuck not, it'll only help me lift more.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    9/4
    SQ/DL

    Box squat w/bands(raw)

    *1 set of monster minis doubled*

    135x3
    185x3

    *belt*

    225x3
    245x3
    265x3
    285x3

    Deadlift(raw)

    225x2
    315x1
    405x1

    *belt*

    465x1
    510x2

    Lat pulldowns

    5 sets of 8-12

    Weighted abs

    5 sets of 12-20


    So yesterday after the prowler incident I apparently left one of my mini bands and my chalk at Pete's house. So I used monster minis on squats, which was fine...but when I went to deadlift I had to go find a little nugget of chalk in the trunk of my car. By the time I was locking out the second rep the bar was barely in my fingertips. I wanted to do a triple, but it wasn't happening. Oh well
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    9/3
    Bench @ Peter C's

    Bench w/bands

    *2 sets of minis doubled*

    45x3
    95x3
    115x3
    125x2
    135x1
    145x1

    *1 set of minis doubled*

    135x12

    OH Log press

    110x10
    130x10
    140x10

    Prowler

    1 round of two trips low handle and two trips high handle

    *superset*

    45 minutes of regretting doing that set


    I'm starting an assault on my weak bench lockout and who better to do that with than the infamous band freak, Peter C. I have also decided that I am going on a calorie surplus and going to try and gain 15 lbs or so as I train into this meet. Why the fuck not, it'll only help me lift more.
    You trained with Pete and there wasn't a double Green hooked up ?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Adolph View Post
    You trained with Pete and there wasn't a double Green hooked up ?!?
    Don't give him any ideas, I was already only at about 40% bar weight lol
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    9/6
    Bench

    Bench press(middle finger on rings)

    185x3x2 sets
    205x3x2 sets
    225x3x2 sets

    CSR

    4 sets of 10-12

    Neutral-grip flat DB presses

    60'sx15x3 sets

    Face pulls *ss* tricep pushdowns

    3 sets each

    BB curls

    2 sets
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    9/7
    SQ/DL @ All Sawced

    Squat(raw)

    145x3
    195x3
    235x2
    285x1

    *belt*

    325x1
    365x1

    *wraps*

    400x1
    430x1

    Deadlift(raw)

    135x3
    225x2
    315x1
    405x1

    *belt*

    500x1
    535x1(missed 2nd above knees)

    *belt off*

    425+80 lbs CHx1(missed 2nd)

    That was supposed to be a rep set, but it wasn't happening lol.


    Chins(OH)

    BWx10
    +40 lbs CHx10
    +60 lbs CHx8
    BWx20


    Another night of trying to "see where I'm at". Squats felt much better, definitely need some baby powder on the deadlifts as the bar was getting caught pretty badly on my massive thighs.

    I plan to train smarter from now until the meet. Going to do some SSB work for the squat and plenty of bands/chains on my pulls. I will also try and go lighter, with more volume work on my other SQ/DL session during the week.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    9/10
    Bench

    Bench press(paused)

    185x3
    225x3
    235x3
    245x3

    Floor lockouts(mid-range)

    225x3
    265x3
    275x3
    285x3

    Weighted Dips

    +45x8
    +90x8
    +135x4(+3-4 partials)

    CSR

    4 sets of 10-12

    Chins

    4 sets of 10-12

    Face pulls

    2 sets of 20
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    9/11
    SQ/DL

    Squat(raw)

    135x3x2 sets
    225x3
    285x2

    *belt*

    315x1
    365x5(matches PR)

    Deadlift(raw/no belt)

    135x3
    225x3
    315x1
    405x1
    455x5(tap and go)

    Leg press(deadlift stance)

    3 sets of 10

    Lat pulldowns(wide-neutral grip)

    4 sets of 10-12

    Weighted abs

    3 sets


    So much for going light today. I was feeling good and just went with it.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Training is going great man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Training is going great man.
    Thanks mang!

    9/13
    Bench assist

    Flat DB press

    45'sx10
    60'sx10
    70'sx10x2 sets
    70'sx15

    BB rows(OH)

    95x10
    135x10
    185x10x2 sets
    185x15

    HS BTN Press

    2 sets of 20

    Seated rows(UH)

    2 sets of 20

    Rolling DB ext on floor

    4 sets of 15

    BB curls

    2 sets of 15


    This is what I want my second bench day to look like from now until the meet. Volume with moderate to light weights. Tomorrow I'll train with the guys @All Sawced. I plan to do SSB work for the squat and some pulls w/bands.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    9/14
    SQ\DL @All Sawced

    SSB Box Squat w/bands(raw)

    *one set of average bands choked*

    65x3x2sets
    155x3
    205x3

    *belt*

    245x3
    265x3
    285x3
    295x3

    Deadlifts w/bands(raw)

    *one set of strong bands doubled on Rogue platform*

    135x3
    225x1
    315x1

    *belt*

    365x1
    390x1
    410x1

    Dimel deadlifts w/bands(no belt)

    185x15x2 sets

    Chins

    BWx10x3 sets

    *drop set*
    +40 lbs CHx10
    +20 lbs CHx4
    BWx5
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    9/17
    Bench @ Pete's

    Bench w/bands

    *one set of monster minis doubled*

    45x3
    95x3
    135x3
    165x3
    185x1
    195x1
    205xmiss(right at lockout)
    135x10
    135x7x2 sets

    1-arm DB row

    65x10
    120x10x3 sets
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 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)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    everything's looking good dude. meet prep is coming along.
    Meet Lifts
    148: 570, 425, 505, 1500

    165: 635, 460, 560, 1635

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