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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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    Ok so here is what I had today..

    Meal 1: Apple, 1 scoop of whey with water
    Meal 2: 2 tuna sandwhiches, 2 scoops of whey in milk
    Meal 3: Cod, potatoes, tomatoes
    Meal 4: PBJ, bannana, apple, 2 scoops of whey in milk
    Meal 5: salad
    Meal 6: Gronola Cereal

    I will have meal 5 before I go to bed...
    Should I be eating more?
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    What are your goals? Getting to 190lbs? I would say just eat everything in sight. If you want, eat clean, but bulking is a serious thing that usually means stuffing your face 24/7.
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    I should probably re-establish my goals here they are:

    By May of this year...

    1.) Reach 190 by weight lifting/eating
    a. Max Bench=275 or greater
    b. Max Dead Lift=400 or greater
    C. Max Squat= 325 or greater
    2.) Be in superb cardiovascular condition
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    I gain way faster when I dont do cardio, last christmas I reached 181. Then I ended up playing rugby in the spring and my cardio was shot to crap. So throughout rugby season I lost about 5 pounds (hardly any lifting). Then in mid July I started doing cardio and went down to 172. Then the heavy cardio begain in early august (seal training prep). So now I am down to 168. Now this week I just started eating big and lifting heavy. Hopefully I will gain just as fast as I did last time by lifting bigger than I ever have. But at the same time I worry that maybe countered by the heavy cardio.

    So I guess tomorrow after my leg/ab workout...I will take my weight and see if I have made any gains.
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  5. #30
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    If your primary consideration is to get kick-ass fit then definately keep up the good work on the cardio! However, if you would like to bulk up a bit (which I assume you do?) then all the more reason to drop the volume and up the food.

    Also, you need consider that your body has only so much ability to recover and adapt to training. If we give it the value of "10" and you are working that hard at cardio that it requires "8" of your recovery points to repair and adapt (improve) and you are working that hard at lifting that it uses up 6 of your reserve, you can see you won't progress far in either (you might initially but it'll catch up) and you'll start to go backwards.

    You obviously need to maintain your intensity and your volume of fitness training to achieve your main goal of getting into the Air Force Academy, but seeings how you also want to add some extra muscle to your frame, the answer, I'd say, is to drop back your volume (but not your intensity) in the weights room - so that your body can recover and develop in both areas.

    I'd recommend the book "Brawn" or "Beyond Brawn" by Stuart McRobert to explain this much better than me and to give you ideas on how to draw up a suitable program.

    Good idea about posting food intake, that is often the missing link and there are plenty of guys on here who can give you great nutrition advice.

    Good luck matey

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    I started writing the last post before your last 2 and finished after...

    I think you're right, when you put more into cardio you drop weight judging from your experiences with rugby. Dropping the cardio isn't really an option for you considering your air force goals, so its even more of an argument for reducing volume of lifts but upping the intensity - also dietwise, with the amount of cardio you are doing you need to eat loads (you'll get away with it because of the sheer amount of work you're doing) to have a chance of getting the weight on.

    The diet looks clean and would be ok on a cut, I would imagine, but that's not your goal - like IZich said, you need to eat loads more, eat peanut butter as a cheap way of getting more protein and (mostly good) fat in. Don't be concerned with gaining fat because you seem to have the metabolism that makes it unlikely this will happen (esp considering your cardio work).

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    Ya, tomorrow is legs so I plan on doing some heavy squating with lower reps. Ill throw in two or three isolation exercises as well. I am starting to get into this idea of less volume more intesity.
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    Here was todays leg workout:

    Squats: 10x135 6x185 3x225 3x275 1x295 1x300
    BB Calf Raises: 10x90 10x185 10x225 6x275 3x285 3x295
    Leg Ext: 10x140 10x150 6x170 6x185 6x200 3x230 3x250
    Ab Crunch: 10x100 10x120 6x150 6x170 1x190 1x200
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    Best part about today though, I weighed in after my workout and came out with 170.8 . I am up two pounds in one week...
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    Today when I was doing squats I really felt them more in my lower back than in my legs. Is that normal? Or was it just because I did dead lifts yesterday?
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    Hi TJ - big weights there mate - make sure your get the form down properly first, thats a lot of iron to have on top of you if it goes tits up. Was that free squat or were you in the smith machine?

    Normally a good idea to separate deadlift and squat days a bit too - your lower back feeling it more could be down to your form or the deadlifts... I would suggest not going for singles when still learning the movement - go sub-max for something like 5x5 and progress the weights as often as you can while maintaining good form. After several months of this you should be in a a position where you can use singles as a training tool and also to measure your progress.
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    The squats were free. I think the reason I was feeling it in my back was that I did two days in a row of dead lifts. Especially when I went for my max yesterday. I usually know when my form is awful too because I hear if from my friends who are spotting me. I did the 300 on squats twice but the second one sucked because I couldnt get my ass down far enough so I didnt even bother to write it down.
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    OK so heres my food intake for today:

    Meal 1: hard boiled egg, bannana, 2 scoops W w/milk
    Meal 2: 2 tuna sandwhiches, 2 scoops W w/milk
    Meal 3: 1 slice of pizza, buffaloe chicken wrap
    Meal 4: Buff Chicken Wrap (went back for another one)
    Meal 5: HB Egg, granola
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    Tomorrow is my rest day (Thank God), then Mon. its week 5 of the seal workout and hopefully one of my buddies will be at the gym so I can try to max out my bench.
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    I feel like an idiot, my max dead lift isnt 325...its 315. Bar + 45 (6) translates to 7x45. That equals 315...not 325 lol. I have never felt more ******ed...
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    Still a good lift mate - give it a couple of months and you'l be crapping 10lbs!
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    haha thanks I just feel wicked dumb. I will make sure to bring my pencil and paper to the gym everyday now since I clearly cannot do math in my head while I am working out.
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    Rest Day Food Intake:
    Meal 1: 2 eggs, bannana, granola
    Meal 2: 2 Chicken Subs
    Meal 3: Box of spaghetti
    Meal 4: Cottage Cheese & Fruit
    Meal 5: Salad
    Meal 6: Tuna Sub
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    Just remembered the gyms closed tomorrow , have ta do cardio on the roads
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    Workout:

    Running: 2 miles
    Pushups: 6x25
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    Running felt terrible. I was still feeling the effects of the leg workout Sat. I guess the squats worked. I skinned my leg pretty bad too. Tried hurdling a rock wall and my back leg ended up dragging across the top of a rock...
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    Back at it tomorrow...chest day and 3 mile run/50 min bike in addition to pushups situps etc.
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    Workout: 9/4/07

    Chest/Tricepts

    Bench Press: 135x10 185x10 205x6 225x6 245x1 255x1 260x1

    Incline Bench Press: 135x10 155x10 165x6 185x3 205x1 215x1

    Tricept Pushdowns (rope): 25x10 35x6 45x3 55x1

    Close Grip Bench Press: 135x10 155x10 165x6 185x3
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    I wish I would have had a spot today, I probably would have been able to get 275 with the lift off the bench. I couldnt do the cardio I was just too spent. I prob will have to put it on hold for awhile since I am starting school and my job. I will only have time to lift which is cool with me . With not as much cardio I will be able to meet my goal of 190 a lot faster.
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    Mon: Shoulders
    Tue:Chest/Triceps
    Wed: Rest
    Thur:Biceps/Back
    Fri: Rest
    Sat:Legs/Abs
    Sunday: Rest
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