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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?

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    Training for NASA meet - is this good heavy routine?

    I've always focused more on higher reps with moderate weight. For the last couple of weeks I have been doing the following workout. I stay on the flat bench for about 2 hours a couple times a week.

    Warm up - bar
    warm up - 135x15
    warm up - 185 x 8
    warm up - 225x5
    work sets
    275x3
    285x3
    295x3
    305x3
    315x3
    325x3
    335x2
    350x1
    This puts me under the bar 12 sets counting warmups

    Then I start back over working out with 3/4" chains on the bar
    135x5
    185x5
    205x5
    225x5
    255x5
    275x5

    I feel like I'm getting stronger in doing this. Being able to still push 350 on flat bench on the 12th set isn't too bad. I just started using the chains as well. I really like the chain workout. It has helped my mid to lockout on my bench. I recommend this to those who havent' tried it.

    What do you guys think about my routine. I'm training for the WV NASA meet at the end of October. I am hoping to get to a raw 405 bench by then. I'm going to bust my arse to get there. I currently weigh 223 lbs, so I can't drop anymore BW or I'll go down to the next class which is under 222 I believe.
    Best lifts

    Bench Raw 560 Equipped 725 single ply
    Deadlift 750

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    That's too much work. If you do that more than once a week it's way too much. Even once is too much. Read "bench Like A Stripper" by Jim Wendler on Elitefts.com and look at vdizenzo's training log. All the answers are there.

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