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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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    nice work man
    2000 or bust

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    Thanks guys. Yea, SSB= Safety Squat Bar. Metal briefs are very good, but the pair I used is too big for me. I figured they'd be good for speed, but I don't know...my hips are friggin sore as all hell today.
    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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    Heavy bench

    Bench Press(ring finger on rings)...as warmup

    1@095x10
    1@135x6

    4-board press(same grip/low and throw)

    1@185x5
    1@225x3
    1@265x1
    1@285x1


    Shirt bench(same grip)

    1@225x3
    1@245x5(missed 6th/gripped wider)
    1@245x6(missed 7th/felt better)


    Rack Lockouts(Less than thumb from smooth)

    All done as one continuous set with my training partners switching the weights:

    1@225x3
    1@275x3
    1@315x3
    1@335x3
    1@275x3
    1@225x13(shot/I like these I'll probably do them every other week)


    Lying rear delt machine- 4 sets


    This bench cycle I am going to be trying a bunch of new things. I figure it can't get any worse. It is pathetic that I only benched 300 last meet. I want to be prepared to bench 365+ at the next meet(@165). Some weeks I'll be doing reps in the shirt, some weeks crazy band tension and low reps. I'll do those crazy pyramid lockouts and boards like that. If it doesn't kill me, I should get stronger....hopefully.
    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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    I envy you right now hahah. This week of rest is killing me! I need to get in the gym AHsdlkfjasdlnkweonhoh. hahah. nice pressing man. heavy stuff.
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    Great lifting man... I just joined and lift @132. Seems like you gots the squats going down in here... I sure could use 400+ at my next meet. What assistance exercises do you recommend?
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    Thanks guys.

    Red- what fed do you compete in? What gear do you wear to squat? What is your current squat routine? What stance do you use?


    Your numbers are real good. That RAW bench is sick for your weight. Better than mine.
    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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    i thought you were going to concentrate a bit to get your raw bench up, and i only see you doing warmups in full range, did you change your mind then?

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    Chris,

    I compete USAPL... I'm currently trying to learn my squat suit (Inzer Hardcore). I use those and some inzer wraps usually. My current routine is to add ten pounds a week to the bar (treat each week like a meet) then follow up with some heavy box squats and ghr. I do above navel rack squats and back stuff during my DL workouts. The 10 lbs a week is progressing well... the suit takes enough practice as it is.

    Thanks... I've been trying to keep my bench up. All I need now is to learn this shirt! My lockout power is seriously lacking.
    - rEDfURY
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    Philippians 4:13

    "To give anything less that your best is to sacrifice the gift" - Pre

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokinHawk View Post
    i thought you were going to concentrate a bit to get your raw bench up, and i only see you doing warmups in full range, did you change your mind then?

    Monday is my RAW day/ Thursday is my top end and shirt day. I compete in gear, I need my shirt bench to be good. I would like more raw strength as well, because I feel it would only make things better.
    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 redFury View Post
    Chris,

    I compete USAPL... I'm currently trying to learn my squat suit (Inzer Hardcore). I use those and some inzer wraps usually. My current routine is to add ten pounds a week to the bar (treat each week like a meet) then follow up with some heavy box squats and ghr. I do above navel rack squats and back stuff during my DL workouts. The 10 lbs a week is progressing well... the suit takes enough practice as it is.

    Thanks... I've been trying to keep my bench up. All I need now is to learn this shirt! My lockout power is seriously lacking.
    Your numbers are damn good and I see you have only been powerlifting for like 6 months. My first sanctioned meet was a USAPL. I competed @141 lbs. I squatted 330(in Inzer Champion suit), benched 240(in an Inzer EHPHD) and deadlifted 450(in the champion). So your numbers are better than mine and I was heavier. You can see what a monolift, better gear, a wider stance and some crazy top end training can do for your squat though(meet best from 330@148 to 620@165).

    Do you keep a journal on here? If not you should start one up and I'll check out your workouts.
    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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    i like that way you did the rack lockout too

    nice workout!
    Way down this road, in a gym far away, a young man was once heard to say, "I've repped high and I've repped low, No matter what I do my legs won't grow."

    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.

    Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack, Chalking his hands and monstrous back, Said "Boy stop lying and don't say you've forgotten, Trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN"

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    Thanks 8.8

    2/24
    DL GM day

    I absolutely didn't stick to the plan today. I think I am going to change my dl plan, I just have to write some things out and see what I like, then stick to it.

    Suspended SSB goodmornings(just below the belly button/narrow stance/RAW/no belt)

    1@105x5
    1@155x5
    1@205x2(beyond normal rounded-backness)
    1@155x5
    1@155x8


    SLDL(RAW/no belt)

    All sumo sets done standing on 100 lb plates(2")/All conventional sets done standing on a 2-board(3")

    2@135x3(one set sumo/one conv)
    1@225x3(sumo)
    1@225x1(conv)
    1@275x10(sumo/grind city..these are tough)
    1@315x8(conv/absolutely shot)


    CT Hammer Leg press upper back rows

    1@090x8
    3@140x8(these are cool/I'll do them for a few weeks)



    That was it. My erectors were so friggin pumped up after this I could barely walk. The SSB GM's are disgustingly hard for me. Very humbling. When I did the 205, my back usually rounds...but then another degree of rounding took place, so I knew only bad things could happen. I lowered the weight and was able to complete the sets. I wasn't supposed to deadlift, but like I said I went off the "plan". Both SLDL work sets were done to the point where the last rep was an absolute grinder barely locking out. I'll come up with some sort of progressive overload plan for the SLDL and maybe go heavy on some form of DL(like rack pulls, bands, chains, off mats, etc) every other or third week. We'll see if I can stick to that. I think I'll use the GM's as assistance every other week. I don't think going heavy on those is a good idea for me. I'll do them for 5-8 reps as a second or third movement.


    We'll see what happens next 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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    Solid session bro. I prefer the stiffies over GMs as well, next training cycle Im going to be sure to include them alot again.
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    u know what chris as much as i love suspended good mornings, i really think SLDL is more effective, especially off blocks!!! they are SO brutally hard lol.

    not to mention i almost crapped myself bad doing suspended with 365 lol.

    keep this up, your a strong dude.
    2000 or bust

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    2/26
    Bench assistance

    Decline Press(Ring finger on rings)

    1@095x8
    1@135x5
    1@185x5
    1@205x5
    3@215x5


    Incline DB press

    1@45'sx6
    1@60'sx2
    1@60'sx15


    SSB JM-type press on floor(all sets done with ~1 minute or less rest)

    1@65x12
    1@105x8
    1@125x8
    3@105x6-8


    Lying rear delt machine- 4 sets


    Felt pretty good today. Last week I ended the declines with one set of 215x5 and today I did 3 sets with it. I'll bump them slowly and should be able to keep doing 5's for a few more weeks without hitting failure. After the dumbells I pulled out an old exercise that CT taught me for triceps. This is the first time I ever tried it on the floor and I liked it. I messed with the form for the first few sets and found that if on the negative I kept my elbows out, then brought the bar to the chin and started up by extending into the press it really fried my triceps. The short rests(for me) were killer too so the last few sets ranged in reps from when my arms were giving out, lol.


    If I can take my skirt off, I'll squat tomorrow. My erectors and hammies are still sore as all hell from that crazy ass back workout. I'll make sure not to do that again anytime soon. SO if I go, it'll be 245+ green bands for 8x2.
    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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    solid workout chris
    2000 or bust

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    ^^agreed.
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    Nice workout. I like your new split, I have pretty much copied it lol.
    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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    Get that skirt off Chris!! haha...
    Nice workout man..
    What is with this though?
    1@60'sx2
    1@60'sx15
    Why 2 reps, and then 15 with the same weight?.
    Age: 25 Height:5/9" Weight: 180lbs/ 80kgs


    Current PR's (updated 19th March.)

    Bench: 325lbs/ 145kgs
    Dead: 395lbs/ 180kgs
    Squat: 370lbs/ 165kgs x 1 parallel.

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    I like to do that if I'm going to rep something for more than 10-12 reps. Get the feel for the weight...take a few minutes and then rep it out. Something my buddy John does on high rep dumbells, so I tried it and liked 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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    Quote Originally Posted by 8.8 View Post
    i like that way you did the rack lockout too

    nice workout!
    I agree, That's exactly what I need to do, in fact I was thinking of paying somebody to load and strip my plates on leg day. lol

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    very solid workout man... especially on those floor presses. I'm sure you feel them today...
    - rEDfURY
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    sweet... JM presses on the floor. Haven't thought of that one. Sounds like a definite tricep smoker.

    and take that skirt off bro.
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    Thanks everyone. I lost the skirt, threw the briefs on and made it through.

    2/27
    Speed squat

    Box squat(~14"/SSB/tighter Metal briefs/belt)
    All sets done with an average(green) band around the monolift

    8@245x2(first 5 doubles done on 14" box, then the last 3 I added a 3/8" mat..hips were killing me)


    RAW DOG SQUATS(little bit wider than shoulder width...very narrow for me)

    1@095x5
    3@135x3(belt on last one)
    2@185x3(belt)

    Just gonna go real light and low reps and learn the form. I will make myself stay narrow and just learn how to sit down and actually push with the.....dare I say...quads. All the sets were easy, but the form is still odd to me. I'll bump them little by little and hopefully one day squat a decent weight like this, lol.


    Pull thrus- 2x15(moderate weights)

    Lat pulldowns- 3x12(moerate weights)

    Abs- 3 sets


    My hamstrings and back were still freaking sore to the touch from Saturday. Also, I think I gave myself pink eye yesterday because I poked myself in the eye after the gym and now my eye is pink and nasty junk is oozing out. Btter get that checked out tomorrow, lol. The warmups felt like crap on the box so I thought it was gonna suck. It ended up being ok. I took a video of my last double and it looked pretty good. If I can figure it out, I'll post it up.

    On a side note, I tried on Rob's canvas(my 198 teammate) and it seemed to be a pretty good fit(slightly loose, but I still plan to gain like 10 more lbs or more). Just the fact that it's brand new makes a huge difference since my old one has holes in it and is real dead. So, I should be testing it out in the next few weeks.

    Next week I will use a blue band with this same setup and work up to a max single after the speed 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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    nice workout man
    2000 or bust

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