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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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    I decided, just now at 4:35 am EST that I am going to up my protein to 1.5g/lbm I've been following the .8g/lbm rule pretty religiously but only b/c I'm about 190lbs of LBM and it easier to eat less. I will shoot for about 285g of protein a day...sigh...thats 12 chicken breast a day, haha, thank god for protein shakes.
    I decided this simply based on a 'feeling' the days I intentionally ingest more protein I get a pump going on, for whatever reason, and actually start to feel somewhat euphoric, so I see it as a signal. That and a few protein threads I've read people speak of the .8 rule for sedentary people while some of the bigger folk on here say they had their best gains around 2-3g/lbm. ok peace out.
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    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
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    Total: 1500(1350)
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    consistency and intensity.

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    So I was pissed today. Went in the gym and heres how it went

    cable crunch
    250x10
    250x9

    Deadlift
    315x5 <----PR
    315x2
    315x2
    315x2
    315x2
    405x0
    405x0
    405x0

    Flat DB BP
    75x10
    80x5 though I couldn't get a lock out on the last one.
    Last edited by dynamo; 03-13-2008 at 05:45 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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    Curls
    40x10
    45x7
    40x7

    CGBP
    185x2 (didn't feel warmed up)
    165x10
    175x8
    185x4 (got stuck under the fifth one, couldn't even BP it off my chest, and this is the reason i don't do collars on the bp!! weeee!)

    Hammer curls
    45x8
    40x8
    40x7

    French Press(with Barbell)
    65x10
    85x6
    85x5

    Standing Military Press
    95x10
    115x2 (left shoulder is still weak)
    95x8
    95x6
    (I think my ROM is limited on this one, I take the bar to just under my chin, but I think I should be taking the bar to my upper chest after each rep)

    Seated Dumbbell OH press
    50x10
    50x8
    50x9
    My shoulder had a pretty big numb/stinging pain when I was done these

    Side LR
    25x2 (felt too heavy to have good form)
    20x5(left shoulder wasn't having this)
    15x12(low stamina in the left shoulder but I pushed and it burned)
    15x10
    15x10

    Shrugs (didn't really feel like going all out)
    65x12

    My shoulder is getting much better, but I have to be careful, if I don't watch it I may reinjure by pushing more weight than it can handle.
    Last edited by dynamo; 03-14-2008 at 01:34 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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    Go to Wal-Mart and get you a resistance band probably the red one which is heavy and do warm up shoulder exercises until your shoulder pain goes away. You can step on one end and lateral raise or tie one end to a door knob or bed post and treat your arm like a door hinge and open and close your arm experiencing the resistance from both side. This will help you build strength back into the shoulder and hopefully reduce pain for you when you work out with free weights.

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    Glen, If I had more than 3 dollars in my bank account I would.

    So my university's gym is closed today and tomorrow. I decided instead of hitchin' a ride into a local gym I would just take monday and tuesday off because of my blistering hands. I start my cut today too. I imagine I am around 20% bf. I will be cutting the calories, upping the protein, knocking the carbs, and hoping for the ever elusive, lose BF gain LBM, and hit some PRs. I started a picture journal a few weeks ago I will be posting my progress in there:
    Dynamo's Picture Journal Peace out.


    Edit: I forgot to mention I will be getting serious about the cardio again. Usually 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week a moderate to high intensity run burning an average of 500 to 700 calories per instance.
    Last edited by dynamo; 03-17-2008 at 07:47 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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    Flat DB BP
    50x12
    80x8
    80x7

    Decline DB BP
    70x9
    70x8

    Incline DB BP
    65x9
    65x8

    DL
    315x3 (felt like I had 6 or more in me but my left hand cannot hold on to it)
    315x2
    315x2
    315x2
    305x5
    225x10

    Tbar Row
    90x8
    100x7

    Pullups
    BWx6
    BWx5

    Jumping Pullups
    BWx3
    BWx3

    I may incorporate lat pulldowns so I can get a relatively more intense workout on the lats.
    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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    damn brownies and ice cream dont count for a cut. This time of year is too full of parties and food for me to consider cutting a feasible option. My busted ass cut will end tonight and my less busted cut will start in the beginning of april. I wanted to hit the gym today, didn't have time, I'll shoot for legs tomorrow and hopefully arms, saturday or monday. Easter is sunday I guess? I didn't know...people close things on these days...why? I guess to make it look like they're religious, I dunno...meh
    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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    3/21/08

    Well it was leg day. Couldve been better.

    DL
    225x8
    315x3 (LH grip is way weak couldve hit 6 or 7 if i could hold on to the bar)
    315x2
    315x2
    365x0
    365x0
    Decided since I couldn't hold onto this weight I'd do some speed lifts with 225 which i could easily hold onto
    225x6
    225x6
    225x2

    Squat
    135x10
    205x5
    205x5
    205x4
    205x2
    On the last 3 sets when I hit my last reps I just about fell forward and put all my weight on my toes and pushed my ass out so far to counter balance myself. It was some ****ty form. But the fact that I can push out the two sets like that shows improvement from previous weeks. I just dont what happened to my glutes....I feel like such a bitch only pushing 205 on the squat.

    Cable Crunch
    200x15
    256.6x8

    Standing Calf Raises
    200x15
    200x12

    Lunges (using a 55lbs dumbbell in each hand, reps are per leg)
    110x8
    110x6
    Concentrating only on the left leg:
    110x5

    I wanted to test my shoulder to see how it was healing so I added these:

    Incline BP machine
    280x8
    370x5

    Front Lateral Raises
    25x8
    Shoulder is feeling better, though today a lingering burning sensation has followed. Ok nap time. PEace.
    Last edited by dynamo; 03-22-2008 at 06:56 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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    Great workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bupp View Post
    Great workout.
    Hey thanks. As I progress I'm instituting higher volume as it seems to work with my progress. Before it was overtraining now its just adapting.

    Good news guys, I had to drain the blisters on my hands the other day, they were ridiculous. They may have been responsible for my weak grip. I did have some hand pain when I was lifting but I worked through it. Its weird having a callous bulging up then driving a needle through it to drain it. (In case youre wondering about the needles I don't use the gear I just have a girlfriend who is a medical assistant, she brings kinky stuff home all the time.)
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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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    Hey dude, good work in here. Have you tried a pumice stone for your blisters/callouses? Get your hands wet and just grind 'em down. I always find popping blisters disgusting, yet satisfying.

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    Felt weak today

    Flat DB BP
    65x12
    85x8
    85x6
    85x4

    Incline DB BP
    70x7
    70x8
    70x4

    Decline DB BP
    75x4
    75x7

    Tbar Row
    90x9
    110x7
    115x6

    Lat Pull Down (got tired of pull ups)
    240x4
    180x5
    150x10
    160x6

    Cable Rows
    170x6

    DL
    315x0
    305x0

    SLDL Negatives (using 25s)
    245x2

    I didn't do DLs today bc I am still pretty weak from doing them Weds and Fri last week so I just wanted to hit my lower back a bit and did those negatives.
    Last edited by dynamo; 03-24-2008 at 11:57 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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    Short on time today so I did arms in place of legs


    Hammer curls
    45x10
    50x7
    50x6

    French Press
    85x10
    95x7
    105x4

    Curls
    50x6
    50x6
    50x4

    Standing Military Press
    95x10
    105x8
    105x7

    Seated upright DB Press
    55x7
    55x6
    55x7
    (felt like I couldve gone more reps and higher weight but I got that eerie feeling in my left shoulder so I cut it short)

    Side lateral raises
    20x10
    20x8

    Tricep Pushdown (Didn't feel like waiting for a bench)
    100x8
    100x6
    Last edited by dynamo; 03-26-2008 at 01:57 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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    Did some light lifting today

    curls
    45x8

    lat pull downs
    190x8

    cable crunch
    250x10
    250x5

    decline situp
    bw+35
    bw+35

    hanging leg raises
    bwx10
    bwx7

    I weighed myself today I was 219.3. I start my cut next week, I am shooting for 10% bf while maintaining and hopefully growing some muscle mass and strength.
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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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    Squat
    205x8
    225x7
    245x5
    265x4
    225x3

    SLDL
    225x8
    255x5
    275x5
    300x3 (hand kept slippin)
    300x3 (slippage)

    Cable Crunch
    250x15
    256.6x10

    Standing Calf Raise Machine
    200x15
    230x10
    230x10
    230x10

    Seated leg curls
    220x10
    260x6.5

    That brings my big three upto...hold on looking it up...805...hmm...

    edit: my quads are insanely in pain. I am also using maximus as my breakfast before my workouts while i cut. I'm pretty jiggly, can't wait to start running tomorrow.
    Last edited by dynamo; 03-30-2008 at 09:00 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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    DB BP
    75x10
    85x6
    85x3

    Incline DB BP
    75x8
    75x6

    Decline
    75x8
    75x10

    Tbar Rows
    90x10
    115x6
    115x5

    Lat Pulldowns
    170x10
    200x6
    180x6

    Didn't do deadlifts my legs and back are still shot from saturday.
    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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    Bench Press
    135x8
    185x1
    225x1
    235x1
    245x0

    Squat
    135x8
    225x1

    Deadlift
    185x4
    315x1
    385x0
    365x0
    365x1

    Decline Bench
    135x20
    185x9

    Cable Crunch
    250x15
    256.6x10
    Last edited by dynamo; 04-01-2008 at 08:47 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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    4/4/08

    Squat
    135x10
    225x8
    245x3
    245x7
    225x5

    DL
    315x4
    285x8
    300x8

    Side LR
    25x8
    20x8

    Front LR
    25x10
    35x8

    Calf Raises
    200x12
    230x12
    240x12
    240x12

    Curls
    40x10
    50x8
    45x8

    CGBP
    165x10
    185x8
    195x4

    Tricep Pushdowns (french press is putting too much strain on my rotator cuff at this point so I substituted)
    106x8
    100x10

    Still today (4.5.08) I have to do SLDLs and some more hamstring work and I should be doing some military presses and more shoulder work but I think Ill hol doff on that bc Im having shoulder problems. Not sure if i'll get to it. If school work allows I will run though.
    Last edited by dynamo; 04-05-2008 at 08:10 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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    fitday is a ho. But i gotta do it. I'm testing for my maintenance calories. My cut has been a pretty big failure thus far so I need fitday. I also need more experience on monitoring my intake. I can get super fat really easily and super skinny easily too. Gotta find my middle ground now. Seems around 2000kcal may be the sweet spot for fat loss and muscle growth.
    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 found my left shoulder pretty weak today. I am really getting pissed off about it. I think I will going for higher volume routines in the exercises that involve delts. I warmed up with 65x15 on the flat db bp and until about rep 10 my shoulder felt like it was a dried up rubber band being stretched over and over again. Didn't think it was goinng to tear but I thought if I started with 80lbs DBs I probably would've torn something.

    Flat DB BP
    65x15
    85x7
    85x5

    Tbar Row
    90x10 (easy as balls I was surprised)
    115x9
    115x7 (wanted 8 but my back wasn't having it and I'm itching for 135...I don't know if you know this about me but I love to lift weights that seem obscene to other people and having that bar loaded up with 3 45lbs weight would turn some heads. Its just a minor motivation to progess for me.)

    Incline DB BP (Shoulder was a bitch)
    65x10
    65x10 (told myself id do 15 just to make up for the low weight, but I could barely get up the 10th one)

    Lat Pulldown
    190x10 (wasn't sure about form, I felt like I might have been using too much middle back to move the weight)
    200x8 (so I jumped 10 lbs and sure enough I was!)
    135x12 (just to see if I was actually doing my sets with improper form, couldn't tell too much and I did this set instantly after the 200x8 so my arms were burning more than anything else)

    Decline DB BP
    80x7
    80x4 (I was burnt out)

    DL
    225x3 (got lazy and light headed figured I needed some food so I'll go back this afternoon.)

    P.S. I only got about 5 hours of sleep last night too so could just be a bad day
    Last edited by dynamo; 04-07-2008 at 07:50 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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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamo View Post
    I don't know if you know this about me but I love to lift weights that seem obscene to other people and having that bar loaded up with 3 45lbs weight would turn some heads. Its just a minor motivation to progess for me.
    I'm with you here, brother.

    Kepp up the good work!
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    Bench: ------- 185 ------ 200 ----- 225
    Squat: ------- 265 ------ 285 ----- 315
    Deads: ------- 355 ------ 405 ----- 455

    I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me [strong]. And when I [lift], I feel His pleasure. -Chariots of Fire(mod.)

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    2300-2500cals=220lbs
    1900cals=210lbs?
    Shooting for 210 but still keeping my protein intake around 200g/day. I will be ripped whether I want to or not.
    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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    Did my deadlifts!!

    225x10
    315x7
    365x0
    330x3
    315x2
    315x0
    300x1
    300x2 (I farted so loud on the first one, it was hilarious!)
    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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    Woke up early today. Not a bad deal. Heres what I did

    DB Curls
    35x20
    40x10
    40x7

    Hammer Curls
    40x10

    Tricep Pull Downs
    100x10
    110x5
    103x7

    Seated overhead tricep extensions
    65x12
    65x10

    Standing Mil Press
    95x10
    105x8 (My left shoulder needs to suck it up and get well)

    Front Lateral Raise
    25x10
    25x8

    Side Lateral Raise
    25x6
    20x10
    20x7

    Shrugs
    90x12

    After my shoulder work my left arm felt like dead weight hanging off of me. I'm going to keep the volume down on my shoulders for a while see if that helps me. I felt like I was going to pass out again. Im not sure whats up, its the feeling of not having enough food in my stomach and being weak from not eating enough before strenuous activity. I've done protein breakfasts and carb breakfasts I'm thinking I may just need to take some gatorade with me to carry me through my work outs. Could be my minerals and such. I'll get back on those vitamins.
    Last edited by dynamo; 04-09-2008 at 12:51 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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    Sigh....We don't have a power rack at here at my school, probably because our dominating sport here is chess....so I can't do rack pulls, so I've decided to go with face pulls on my arm days, I think it will help my shoulder too...My newbie gains are gone. It makes it a little less exciting to go to the gym now but its only shifted the motivation and determination, I knew this day would come
    Thinking about my traps, I see some logs here where people shrug over 400 lbs. I have trouble shrugging over 90lbs with good form, I wonder if mammoth traps would help me with the lock out on my deadlifts in the higher weights.
    My cut isn't working. I started at 220, got down to 217.5 went back up to 221. The issue is I am more interested in hitting my protein point on a daily basis than my calorie point. I'm hella poor but I'm gunna try to find a way to fork down the dough for some more protein that way I don't have to shoot for eating half a cow and 300 chickens a day. I'm liking the idea of buying some dry milk from sam's club. Its got 8g of protein in every 1/3 cup of powder. I can mix 1 cup of power in a coffee mug and have a rather sweet milky treat and get substantial protein. We'll see how everything goes...Big test today gotta go study ciao
    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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