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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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  1. #326
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    Quote Originally Posted by LouPac View Post
    Nice work with the chins.
    Hey thanks I plan to be amazing at chins.


    Squat
    135x5
    315x6
    365x2
    405x2
    425x1 this one was probably slightly above parallel but I didn't want to bury it bc I wasn't in the mood to fail

    DL forgot my chalk again
    135X6
    315x6
    315x2
    335x2
    355x2

    Seated hanging curls
    35x6
    45x6 failed at rep 4 and reset my grip was shot and I dropped the left DB
    45x2
    45x2
    45x2 I've noticed my left arm seems to be weaker and even though it can do equal reps it appears to take more effort with my left arm.

    Seated calf raises
    270x6
    280x2
    290x2
    300x2

    Incline situps at about 75 angle
    BWx6
    BWx2
    BWx4

    Done! Recovery is improving I attribute that to running.

    I was impressed with how epic 300 lbs looked on the calf raise machine so i took a pic:


    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink
    Last edited by dynamo; 06-12-2010 at 08:05 PM.
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    got to the gym a little late, apparently 9pm closing time really means 845.

    BO BB Row
    135x6
    185x6
    195x2
    205x2
    215x2

    Mil press
    135x6
    185x2 too heavy
    145x2
    155x2
    165x2

    Dips (I felt like I could have done dips at BW+100 for reps but my forearms were in excruciating pain after every set so I kept it light)
    BW=270
    BWx6
    BW+45x2x2x2

    Pullups palms away
    BW-100x6
    BW-80x1
    BW-90x2
    BW-80x1
    BW-80x1

    I will do incline bench tomorrow and run
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    Glad to see you posting again, hope the new job is your dream job its rare to find that nowadays.

    Workouts look solid just as they did before, that 300lb calf raise looks crazy lol...
    Success is achieved by doing a little more than you thought you could, and a lot more than anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by View 1 View Post
    Glad to see you posting again, hope the new job is your dream job its rare to find that nowadays.

    Workouts look solid just as they did before, that 300lb calf raise looks crazy lol...
    thanks its good to be back.

    Incline BP
    135x6
    185x6
    205x2
    215x2
    215x1x1


    Squat
    135x6
    315x6
    405x2
    405x1x1x1x1
    last 5 squats were all grinders.

    DL
    315x6
    365x2
    385x2
    405x2

    Hanging curls
    40x6
    40x2
    40x2
    40x2
    I could have gone higher but my forearms are still sore, I think its from getting back into deadlifts and mil presses after a few months off and my arms just are unconditioned. Luckly its both arms, it is a pretty deep soreness and almost seems 1 step past DOMS but i'll give it time and hopefully the pain will go away.

    Seated Calf Raises
    225x6
    205x3
    205x3
    205x3
    205x3
    my quads were feeling quite sore so i lowered the weight to take the pressure off them

    Incline situp 75 degrees
    BWx6
    BWx6

    Running later this evening after I charge the audio player. My work capacity is going up so i am happy

    edit: instead of running i slept from 8pm to midnight, i will just double up on the running on wednesday. i enjoy it muhahaha, plus i dont want to fall behind in running or give myself excuses not to run. Its so easy to put off running when I'm deadlifting and squatting on the same day. I NEED to up my cardio conditioning, 45 minutes a day 5 days a week doesn't seem to hamper my strength at all and I love the decrease in recovery time.
    Last edited by dynamo; 06-16-2010 at 12:02 AM.
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    today was a little different. I felt amazing in the gym, no so much in a PR kind of way but in a get through my workout kind of way. It was either the diet coke i had on the way to the gym for the caffiene or the half a pizza I ate before I went to the gym, or maybe both.

    Incline BP
    135x6
    185x6
    205x2
    205x2
    225x2 <---these weren't strict, with most sets of incline bp I try to keep my but on the bench and use no leg drive but this was a little heavy and I used leg drive and my butt came right off the bench.

    Bent over BB Row
    135x6
    185x6 <---felt easy so thats good
    205x2
    205x2
    205x2

    Mil Press
    135x6
    155x2
    155x2
    155x2
    Shoulders were fatigued and I was autoregulating to not kick the **** out of myself today
    BW=270

    Dips
    BWx6
    BW+45x3 I am pretty sure I didn't go full depth with these mainly because my shoulders were spent and my forearms still hurt, though not as bad as last time so I know they're healing
    BW+45x3
    BWx2

    Pull ups from a dead hang
    BW-100x6
    BW-90x2
    BW-80x2
    BW-70x1.5

    Setting the machine to counter 70 pounds was somewhat of a joke because the machine is old and a piece of **** and the weight force wasn't enough to overcome the friction force so I did a pull up without the platform actually pushing on my feet for an entire rep. I was happy. I'm looking forward to doing pullups on the pull up bar woohoo!

    Overall it took about an hour. very quick from what I am used to.

    Interestingly enough after I was done I was still full of energy and I wish I brought my running shoes to the gym because I felt ready to go, but when I got home I was so tired, I ended up taking a nap for an hour. I'm not sure why though, because I woke up at 11 today and watched 2 movies (Igor and family man) then went to the gym. I wonder if its just not enough food so I am drained after a work out.

    I know I am on a slight caloric deficit but I do work on maintaining fat and protein levels, carbs are easy to get so I don't worry about them. For the most part I am working on recomping (like always) but I am more serious about my cardio this time. Once my life gets a little more straightened out I will be much stricter on counting calories like I would like to be, but living at home I look like an ******* going "hey MOM! what are the macros on this dish!"

    I did run wednesday but only once. I am going to go for a run right now. shooting for 45 minutes today, was only 25 minutes on wednesday.
    Last edited by dynamo; 06-17-2010 at 06:15 PM.
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    ****tastic workout I had no motivation but plenty of strength .

    Sq
    135*6
    315*6
    385*2
    405*1.5

    Dl
    315*6
    315*2

    now that i sat on my ass for the last 3 hours i feel better. i suspect i was just burning out. I need to eat more if I am going to be running like I am. I will take the weekend off completely and probably just go for a walk. a long walk. I will start fresh monday, aka week 3.
    Last edited by dynamo; 06-18-2010 at 09:15 PM.
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    been lifting just busy. signed up for my first meet!!!

    100% Raw PL Fed. Shooting for 500/320/500 at 270
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    I'm just going to preface this by saying I am doing the HCT12 program. on tuesday I ramped up to deadlift of 425x2 after squatting 385x2 so today I was spent

    squat
    135x10
    315x3
    315x3
    315x3

    DL
    315x3
    315x3
    315x3

    Hammer Curls
    55x6
    65x6
    65x2
    65x2
    65x2

    Standing Calf Raise Machine
    400x6
    400x6
    400x6

    Lean over ab machine (hold onto ropes across the chest and do a good morning cept its all abs)
    100x6
    130x1 (too heavy)
    120x4
    120x2
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    recovery is a little low. I was exhausted all friday and ended up sleeping 12 hours that night. Today is my 3rd day off. I am going to up my protein intake and see how that works. Right now I am doing my regular meals, then 40g before working out then 70ish after working out.

    From here on out I'll do 75g with breakfast plus the other stuff, that will take me up to approximately 190 grams supplemented and I will see how my recovery is from there. My biggest issue is keeping calories down while not affecting progress and since I am on a caloric deficit it is easy to wear myself out.
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    today was weak. I just wanted to go max effort to see how the weight felt, I was able to put 495 on my back and walk out but it was so heavy I knew I would fail. Going to have to kill that attitude. 405 deadlift was heavy too, going to have to recover this and next week.


    SQ
    135x10
    315x1
    405x1
    495x0
    405x1 slow out of the hole

    DL
    405x1
    405x1

    Hammer Curl
    55x6
    55x6
    70x2
    70x2
    70x2

    Standing calf raise machine
    400x8
    400x8
    400x8

    Ab crunch standing machine
    100x8x8x8

    30 minutes low intensity cardio

    Forgot to mention the added 75g of protein is fantastic. I feel much better and I'm totalling around 270g a day now.
    Last edited by dynamo; 07-28-2010 at 08:32 PM.
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    Hello,

    Where do you train in Cockeysville? I live in Harford Co.

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    Me and a few other guys train at the Maryland athletic club. Its pretty ritzy but its convenient. Next week me and my buddy are competing down in Capitol heights. Where do you train?

    Edit: I just checked out your journal I've never heard of Dynamo. Ill have to look it up tomorrow.
    Last edited by dynamo; 07-28-2010 at 08:22 PM.
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    Dynamo club is in Rising Sun. It's in Cecil Co. near the PA line. Most of us have been competing in Delaware and Pennsylvania meets. a lot of us compete in gear and there aren't very many geared meets in MD for some reason.

    Good luck in your meet!
    Last edited by chaddukes; 07-29-2010 at 05:10 AM.

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    yeah I haven't seen many. This is my first meet ever I'm going to and its all raw, apparently the only thing allowed is a belt. This club wouldn't happen to be run out of an old gas station would it?
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamo View Post
    yeah I haven't seen many. This is my first meet ever I'm going to and its all raw, apparently the only thing allowed is a belt. This club wouldn't happen to be run out of an old gas station would it?
    I can neither confirm nor deny that last statement.

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    med intensity cardio mon and today

    todays w/o (too lazy to write mondays)

    DL
    135x7
    315x5
    365z5
    405x5
    415x5

    good mornings

    135x5
    205x5
    215x5
    225x5
    235x5

    BO BB row
    135x5
    185x5
    195x5
    205x5
    215x5

    45 min med intensity cardio
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamo View Post
    med intensity cardio mon and today

    todays w/o (too lazy to write mondays)

    DL
    135x7
    315x5
    365z5
    405x5
    415x5

    good mornings

    135x5
    205x5
    215x5
    225x5
    235x5

    BO BB row
    135x5
    185x5
    195x5
    205x5
    215x5

    45 min med intensity cardio
    Damn good workout!

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    Thanks! I'm going for high intensity heavy lifting for the next month before I deload and do it again.



    Front squat
    135x5
    225x5
    225x5
    235x5
    235x5
    These weren't heavy on the quads but my stabilizing muscles need to catch up. I haven't done these in years.

    Lunges reps are per leg
    135x5
    135x5
    135x5
    135x5
    135x5
    Gotta get those stabilizers up to par I was wobbling way too much

    Standing calf raise machine
    400x7
    400+160x5
    400+160x5
    400+160x5
    400+160x5
    400 lbs stack holding 2 80 lbs DBs

    1 hr medium intensity cardio
    Last edited by dynamo; 08-13-2010 at 05:50 AM.
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    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    today's work out

    front squat
    135x5
    225x5
    235x5
    245x4
    245x4

    Lunges
    135x5
    155x5
    165x5
    175x5
    175x5

    calf raises
    400x7
    560x5
    560x5
    560x5
    560x5
    560x6

    low intensity cardio 1 hour
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    No workout last week, gym was closed for renovations.

    Monday (Had a killer headache so I took it easy since I wasn't focused at all)

    Incline BP
    135x5
    185x5
    195x5
    195x5
    200x5

    Flat BP
    135x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5

    All BP sets were controlled and slow with a 1 second or so pause on the chest.

    Dips BW=271
    BWx5
    BW+45x5 just exacerbated the headache but wasn't difficult
    BWx5
    BWx5
    BWx5

    Low intensity cardio 30 minutes

    took off tuesday I was beat from staying up til 2 am helping someone with their photoshop homework. turned out to be a lose/lose situation for me, interesting how people change when you offer your help too easily, whatever....

    Wednesday

    Deadlift (I was only going to stick to 315 but I was feeling good after my 3rd set so I upped it)
    135x8
    315x5
    315x5
    405x5
    405x5
    405 is getting much easier I may stick with this weight until i can do 3 sets then up the weight on that last set

    Good mornings

    135x5
    225x5 these were insanely heavy straight from unracking
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5

    BO BB Row
    135x5
    185x5
    185x5
    185x5
    185x5
    I tried to do these fast but controlled each set.

    HIIT 20 minutes. 5 minute warm up at 4 mph the HIIT 45 seconds at 8 mph 1 minute 3 mph then 5 minute cool down at 3 mph. total 30 minutes cardio
    Last edited by dynamo; 09-02-2010 at 07:36 PM.
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    ARGH this whole day pissed me off for being around! Therefore I got pissed off at my workout and cut it short

    Front Squat
    135x5
    225x5
    275x3 This wasn't hard on the legs at all I just couldn't handle the stress on my wrists and that pissed me off to no end
    245x5
    245x4

    BB Lunges (reps per leg)
    135x5
    155x5
    155x5
    175x5
    175x3

    Then I spent 2 hours coaching this cool old dood at my gym who can bench press over 400 lbs for reps on how to deadlift. He feels it much more in his glutes now lol.

    Ohh HIIT also same as yesterday.
    Last edited by dynamo; 09-02-2010 at 07:36 PM.
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    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    Mil press
    135x5
    155x5
    155x5
    165x4 hit myself in the chin on rep 3
    165x5

    hammer curls
    50x5
    60x5
    60x5
    60x5
    60x5

    Ab thingy
    150x7
    180x0
    160x5

    HIIT same as yesterday
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    Finally getting my strength and confidence back on the bench.

    Incline BP
    135x7
    185x5
    195x5
    205x5
    205x3x1x1

    Flat BP
    135x8 speeeeeeeeeeeed
    225x5
    235x5
    245x5
    255x3-->225x3

    I tried doing the last set of 225 as fast as possible wasn't fast at all.

    I have no spotter when I bench so I'm always conservative on my reps.

    I did have dips to do but I got a call from my buddy about hiking so I cut my workout short. I used to never jeopardize my work in any way even if it meant shunning people but now I do the opposite. One because the body is amazingly adaptive and I can essentially miss a workout with no real consequence and two because I don't have many friends at all. I know a lot of people but they might as well be strangers with name tags.

    If I may (of course I may its my damn journal), I'm going to wuss out for a sec. You know what. No I'm not dwelling on the perceived failures of life offers no benefits but the guarantee to repeat those failures.

    I just wanted throw in a blurb about my cut. Its going well I seem to be getting the most definition in my back right now. my chest is looking nice too and i have a consistent fat man 6 pack. Also doing cardio 4 days a week reduces my recovery time substantially.
    Last edited by dynamo; 09-06-2010 at 08:07 AM.
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    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    YEsterday

    DL
    135x7
    315x5
    405x2
    500x0
    475x1
    500x0
    500x0

    HIIT 30 minutes

    Today

    Bench Press
    135x20 SPEEEEEEEEEEEED
    225x8
    275x4
    295x2 (Help from my spotter on the lockout of the 2nd rep)
    225x8
    225x6
    225x4

    home. today was supposed to be straight rest day, but I was so pissed off at stupid **** that I went to the gym. Worked out well too. Got free tickets to the Baltimore Grand Prix next year and met some beautiful women, just what I need.
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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    my quads better be huge tomorrow.

    Front squat
    135x7
    225x5
    245x5
    265x5
    285x2
    285x1
    225x5

    Standing BB Lunges
    135x5
    185x5
    185x5
    185x4
    185x3
    I was in such pain, I fell down after I finished my 3rd set of lunges it was great.

    HIIT 30 minutes
    5 minute warm up at 3 mph the 1 min at 3 mph 1 minute at 7 mph for 15 minutes then 3mph/10mph for 5 minutes then 3mph for 5 minutes.
    My journal
    Goal(Current):
    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
    consistency and intensity.

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