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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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    GreenG - Mickyjune26 - Switch to Powerlifting. Compete in 2008!

    Somewhere along the line I shifted from wanting to just look good to be powerful. I mean, really powerful. I've had my decent physique for a few years, hovering around a few hundred pounds, being sexy enough for the women.

    But something changed.

    A few days ago, I read an article on powerlifting. It was really cool. Reading up on the progress of others from start to finish in their powerlifting careers gave me a unexpected huge rush. Learning how these guys work so freakin hard to push themselves to the next level. Seeing how they lift hundreds of pounds. Hearing about the cheers of the crowd as the pull off a huge lift at a meet.

    Somewhere along the road it started a desire, a hunger for this sport. Since then, I have immersed myself in the concept, techniques, meets, and people, finding those in my neighborhood who are into powerlifting.

    I'm attending a meet Feb 24th, in Arlington, TX. I'll probably also make some trips to Houston to attend one of their many meets.

    In the short term, I'm going to try out westside. In the long term, I'm going to compete in a powerlifting meet in 2008. In the longer term, I want to help coach a high school powerlifting team. I've been wanting to be involved with high school weightlifting for a while, so this aspect isn't very new.

    Well, time to read up on Westside.
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    The best to you my man...seem very enthusiastic about everything - that alone guarantees some success.

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    dude good luck with you. ill be lucky if i can get over being sick just to lift again anytime soon.

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    that's pretty cool that you're interested in getting into powerlifting. good luck with all of your goals.
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    I'll be following this thread. Keep your food intake up...I seem to remember that you waiver a bit sometimes on eating...

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    right about that. I'm eating some yams and chicken now. Will head to the gym in a few hours. I ate pretty well over the last few days, even though I was traveling.

    I'm probably going to start tracking my weight, so that I can use that as a double-check to verify I won't be losing strength.
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    good luck micky! what are your current maxes?

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    Best of luck.
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    lift some giant weights for me, Micky

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    Westside week 1 - ME Squat / Deadlift. Please let me know if I'm doing this wrong.

    ViciousBish, Unreal, Booyah, Jkirk, Offhegoes, Avatar, Coke - Thanks for the great support. The support of WBB is one of the key reasons I've gotten this far. My current maxes are bench 225, squat 225 or so, deads 315. I love DEADS!

    I joined a new gym that is a GYM, not a fitness club. It had a mat for deads and some hydrolic machine that I still have to figure out, lol. There are still hotties, so I am still happy. Some of them are even 40 or so, which is awesome. Don't care what you say, Stiffler's mom is hot.

    Also - met a few new friends. one is going to compete sometime in the next year. they had chains. I was in heaven.

    Max Effort Squat and Deads day:
    Good mornings - had a guy watch me on the heavy lifts, to make sure my back was straight.
    45 x 3
    65 x 3
    85 x 3
    105 x 2
    115 x 2
    125 x 2
    135 x 1
    135 x 1

    SLDL - man, got a lot stronger on these since last time I did them.
    115 x 8
    135 x 8
    185 x 5
    225 x 6 - could've hit 8
    225 x 8 - yeah!

    Decline weighted abs - I need these to strengthen my hip flexors. It will help to get me out of the hole better.
    0 x 8
    10 x 8
    25 x 8
    35 x 8
    45 x 8

    DB Side Bends
    40 x 8
    60 x 8
    80 x 8
    go slower next time.

    Reverse Hypers
    Gym didn't have one long enough for me. The padding rested on my freaking quads. i gotta find a replacement for this lift.

    can't wait until Friday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickyjune26 View Post
    Reverse Hypers
    Gym didn't have one long enough for me. The padding rested on my freaking quads. i gotta find a replacement for this lift.
    tee hee!

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    Best of luck man. I really enjoy reading your posts here and I learn alot from people like you. Thank You and now you can have all my support for this project!

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    That is sweet, definitely gonna rock at your new gym!!

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    looking good man, this new powerlifting routine sounds cool
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    Looks like you are off too a good start maybe ill start lifting again one i get over this cold.

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    Strong workout bro!

    GL w/ your goals.

    Any specific routine your following?
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    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

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    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

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    Week 1: DE Bench

    ddegroff, Avatar, offhegoes, coke, Theseus, Vicious - Thanks for the support. I want to wish you all the best in health, progress, and most importantly, dedication. As long as we keep at it, we will never be the stereo-typical middle-aged american man.

    avatar - hope you feel better, man. I'm going to visit your journalland. vicious - you better believe it.

    Week 1: DE Bench

    Tons of fun. It's a real quick workout when you keep the rests to 45 seconds!

    Speed Bench
    135 x 3
    135 x 3
    135 x 3
    135 x 3 w/red bands - don't know how much weight that was adding when i reached the top.
    135 x 3 w/bands
    135 x 3b
    135 x 3b
    135 x 3b
    135 x 3b
    135 x 3b

    Close grip bench - am I suppose to max out on the last set?
    135 x 5
    145 x 5
    155 x 5

    Skull crushers
    60 x 8
    80 x 8
    100 x 8

    T-bar Cable rows
    140 x 6
    160 x 5
    160 x 5
    160 x 4-5

    Lat and front raise combo
    12 x 10
    12 x 10

    There were a lot of hot women in their 40s. awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickyjune26 View Post
    There were a lot of hot women in their 40s. awesome!
    40s huh? if they look like they are in their forties they are probably much older haha.

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    Awesome stuff, keeping the rests between sets down to 45 seconds is killer.

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    Bench with bands, nice work bro!

    40+ club, sign me up!
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    Week 1: DE Squat

    Avatar, Coke, ddegroff - LOL at the 40+ comments. It's all good, and so are they!

    Week 1: DE Squats
    Squat - 50% max
    135 x 2 x 10 sets
    speed improved. Doing just a few sets very quickly helped me feel the right form out.

    Deads - 60% max
    185 x 1 x 6 sets
    I can tell how this helps the initial explosion.

    Zelcher Squats
    95 x 7
    95 x 7
    95 x 7 - felt it in my quads, like it's supposed to, but it was bothering my arms. I'm going to check my form
    Front squats
    95 x 7
    95 x 6 - on last set, remembered that the bar should be resting on my shoulders. I'm not supposed to just hold it, like i'm going to do some millies.

    Decline abs
    25 x 10
    25 x 10
    35 x 8
    35 x 7

    DB side bends
    65 x 8
    65 x 8
    80 x 8

    SLDL
    185 x 8 x 3 sets - still a little stiff from ME leg day. My hams need a lot of work.

    After that, stretched the heck out of my legs. They are trying to stiffen up, killing my flexability.

    i look forward to Monday. ME Bench day, here we come!!!!!
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    Helluva session dude.

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    thanks coke! It's only going to get heavier from this point on. I'm really liking these supplemental exercises, feeling a lot stronger on deads and squats. I can't wait to test my PRs this next Monday and Wednesday.

    Bought my first tubs of Nitrean and got a free t-shirt. YEEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!!
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    Front squats take time to figure out where the bar should sit. I think it's different for everybody.

    Strong work bro!
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    CF WOD and Recomp...
    "My fault. I was fiddling with the Gravitational Constant of the Universe again.
    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal--
    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

    "Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated" - Slim Schaedle

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    looking good man.. working with the bands seems pretty sweet. I'd love to do some bench work with chains or bands someday.
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