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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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  1. #101
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    Workouts are looking solid man.

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    Body by 4th Meal Big o Boy's Avatar
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    monolift... *drool* I'd like to see that video Chris. I'm having form issues with the box squat, so it'd probably help me out. Great lifting, can't wait to see the max single.
    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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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Thanks guys. I actually finally managed to get the video up. Here's the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EZbowQhQ48
    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 speed!
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    nice speed!
    :withstupi

    Those were real quick man, nice stuff.

    edit: Whats with the safety squat bar?
    Last edited by Sidior; 02-28-2007 at 09:07 PM.
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    Nice deadlift for bw. What are your powerlifting goals? Are you trying to stay around this weightclass?
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    Those band squats *were* killer explosive.
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    Very strong lifting man, where in NY are you located?
    5'11" 185lbs 9% BF
    S/D/B PR's 445x1, 495x5, 335x1......Looking to get stronger and do a PL Meet this summer!
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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone.

    Sid- you got a prob with the SSB? That thing kicks your ass. I'll be cycling back and forth between SSB and straight bar.

    TSS- right now I want to fill out the 165's. Try and get up to 170-172 and then cut down to 165 for my next meet. Eventually, I'd like to get bigger and go 181.

    Unholy- I live in Suffolk. We train in Patchouge.
    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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    Oh jesus. Im right off Exit 62 on the LIE, Stonybrook University. I would love to come down one day and check out some real powerlifting.
    5'11" 185lbs 9% BF
    S/D/B PR's 445x1, 495x5, 335x1......Looking to get stronger and do a PL Meet this summer!
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    Hey Chris,

    How many members are there within your crew now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Thanks everyone.

    Sid- you got a prob with the SSB? That thing kicks your ass. I'll be cycling back and forth between SSB and straight bar.

    TSS- right now I want to fill out the 165's. Try and get up to 170-172 and then cut down to 165 for my next meet. Eventually, I'd like to get bigger and go 181.

    Unholy- I live in Suffolk. We train in Patchouge.
    No, more like jealousy. Never been able to train with one. I train at a ****ing commercial piece of **** gym where Im lucky not to get in **** for using chalk.

    What benefits do you find from the bar? Just a different center of gravity?
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    that sucks Sid. I think most of us are in the same situation as far as a gym for powerlifters goes.

    I believe, correct me if I'm wrong Chris, the SSB puts the center of gravity further forward on the squat, allowing the bar to set higher across the shoulders (thus activating more upper back work). I would love to have that bar... along with a cambered bar for goodmornings.

    Great goals Chris, I'm sure you'll keep doing great with whatever you decide to do in powerlifting. Sorry for stealing your thunder a bit.
    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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    Unholy- anytime you want to come down, feel free. PM me and I'll give you the details of where the gym is located if you are interested.

    Franco- like 95. Seriously, I'm not even sure. We have a lot of people that train on different days and schedules, but at some point I can usually train with like 20+ different partners during the week. We are blessed as a team.

    Sid- the SSB is gangsta. Once you try and go heavy on it, you see why. That thing will send your head between your knees. Hits the back hard from top to bottom and I think it is easier on your shoulders than gripping a straight bar. I even prefer it on narrow stance RAW squats for some reason.

    Big- Thanks man and you pretty much nailed 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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    I skipped heavy bench today and will rest tomorrow. If I feel better by Saturday I'll do some pulling. The pink eye isn't really bothering me that bad, but I got a nasty cold with it(nose/throat deal) and it's really draining me. I hate skipping the gym, but I know I won't kick this thing if I keep going in.
    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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    Bummer on the sickness. Pump some vitamin C, get some pussy and eat everything in site.
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    When are you going to get some ****ing lifting done in here??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    When are you going to get some ****ing lifting done in here??
    *smack*

    Tomorrow I will deadlift. I'm thinking reverse bands...haven't done those in forever. I feel a lot better, so hopefully the strength will be there.

    I'll post a vid or two if I don't suck. I'm gonna try and become the mini HB of this site.....but better dressed, 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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    3/3
    Deadlift

    Reverse band deadlift(Conventional/belt only/Green bands)

    2@225x1
    1@315x1
    1@405x1(belt)
    1@495x1
    1@515x1(I believe this is a PR/haven't done them in forever)


    1-arm DB rows

    1@65x6
    1@90x6
    1@110x15


    Light back ext and abs- 3 sets each


    It was probably not the best idea to train today. The pink eye is under control and clearing up nice, but the cold is lingering and my body just aches. The reverse bands didn't seem to take much off the bar. All of us didn't feel too fast off the floor, but somehow my lockouts weren't too hard. The bands completely deloaded the last few inches. My back was real tight and my form didn't feel too hot. I was using the roll technique and switched to regular for the 515, not sure which was better though. I had planned to do sldl next, but my body said no. So I just did some light assistance and got out of there.

    Hopefully I'll feel better by Tuesday's box squat session.


    I'll put the videos up later of the 495 and 515, even though they sucked, 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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    Good job on the PR! So have you figured out how to post the vids?

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    nice reverse bands Chris. Rows are looking pretty mean also. I only have a light band for reverse band deadlifts, so it's not much help either.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyBomber View Post
    Good job on the PR! So have you figured out how to post the vids?
    Didn't you watch the one above? 2 more on the way.
    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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    WOW, my bad. That was awesome!

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    Thanks big fella. I opted for the hoodie, instead of sunglasses, sleeveless vest and fanny pack. Hope you liked it. :P
    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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    Here are my vids from today. I wasn't extremely happy with my form. I typically pull rounded back, but I think I could have pulled my shoulders back better at the start and picked my head up.


    495x1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzSNvhQPcLQ


    515x1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXGm5JY4Nc0
    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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