The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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  1. #126
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    Rack Pull
    270x5
    360x5
    450x5
    500x1x1x1x1x1
    500x5

    Tbar Row
    135x5
    155x5
    160x5
    165x5
    165x5

    Cable Row
    230x5
    240x5
    250x5
    253.3x5
    260x5

    Lat PD
    210x5
    220x5
    230x5
    233x5
    236x5

    Face Pull
    230x5
    240x5
    (then my hands hurt so much)
    230x5
    150x10
    Last edited by dynamo; 07-29-2008 at 04:30 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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    Flat BP
    135x5
    185x5
    205x5
    225x5
    230x3

    Decline BP
    225x5
    235x5
    240x5
    245x5
    250x5

    Incline BP
    135x5
    185x1
    155x5
    165x5
    175x5
    185x3

    DB Flys
    40x5
    50x3
    45x5
    45x2
    40x5
    45x5

    Pec Deck
    150x5
    160x5
    160x4
    160x4
    160x4
    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 not even gunna list arm day bc I just don't care but let it be known I missed triceps this week.

    DL
    315x5
    365x1
    365x5
    385x1x1x3
    405x0x0x0x0x0
    I could get 405 off the ground and it never once felt like I was going to throw my back out, which is sweet, and I tried switching from leg power to back power to get it off the ground but it wouldn't budge after that first 2 inches, nevertheless it was still impressive when I dropped it on the ground from that height.

    Squat
    225x5
    245x5
    265x3x2x3
    245x3
    225x5
    These were wayyyy weaker than what I was expecting and I even stopped caring about how my back felt bc it was weak as hell after deads, I imagine I am going to have to swap squats out with some other day bc I just can't get the numbers I want after DLing. Though I was off last week I may just take a week or two and see if I can't acclimate to the intense 5x5.

    GMs
    135x5
    185x5
    205x3

    Standing Calf Raises
    300x10
    300x5
    300x5

    I was burnt out I think my glycogen reserves were depleted. c'est la vie. gunna figure out a better diet for leg day.
    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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    Rackpull
    270x5
    360x5
    450x5
    500x5
    510x5
    520x1

    Tbar Row
    135x5
    160x5
    170x5
    175x5
    180x5

    Cable Row
    250x5
    260x5
    270x5
    273.33x5
    273.33x5

    Lat PD
    200x5
    210x5
    220x5
    230x5
    240x5

    Not bad, I tried working out on mondy but my body was just tooo beat from leg day last friday but yesterday I was on point. The 520x1 rackpull was insane it was so slow I didn't think I would get the lock out, but I did, sucka.

    P.S. I weigh 234lbs. up 34 lbs since I started. I am not bulking anymore, just maintaining and hopefully build some serious strength with the muscle mass I have now. I see Heavy Bomber is around 230 so maybe in another 2 or 3 months I can just as strong as him :P
    Last edited by dynamo; 08-06-2008 at 06:17 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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    ugh...This 5x5 wickedness is killing me...I think I pulled some shoulder muscle on monday from the rackpull my arms were weak as all hell today going in for bench. I don't know what happened. Maybe its just too much too fast and I'm not resting enough.

    Flat BP
    135x10
    225x3
    185x5
    205x5
    225x5
    235x1
    235x3
    235x1

    Decline
    225x5
    205x5
    205x5
    205x5
    205x5

    Incline
    135x5
    135x5
    135x6
    135x6
    135x5


    I think I am going to limit my volume. I need more time to recover. grr...
    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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    Last week I was kinda depressed due to life situations I barely made it into the gym for my leg day and didn't do arms at all

    DL
    315x5
    395x1
    the 395x1 was slow but a strong pull I could probably have gotten 4 more, but I don't think I couldve done 3 more sets at that weight or higher. Maybe I wouldve gotten 405x2 next set if I stuck around but like I said I have been depressed and its just recently lifted. I started up on my multiplus again noticed after my second pill my depression went away so I wonder if I am just missing some vital minerals. Missing key nutrients along with a ****ty turn of events probably will make anyone susceptible to depression.

    On another note. I love my 5x5 routine, I build alot of strength and I WANT to keep the ******edly high volume (5 reps for 5 sets with 5 exercises per body part) but at the end of the week the recovery time is just compounded and I need off for 4 or more days. To combat this I am thinking about going with maximus and opticen so I can stay intense. Luckily for me I am not injuring myself or training so hard as to weaken myself. Alright its 6 am I have to get ready for work.
    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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    Wow haven't posted at all this week. Heres the review.

    Rackpull
    270x5
    360x5
    450x5
    500x5
    520x5

    Tbar Row
    135x5
    180x5 (really poor form but i did it, hehe)
    160x5
    165x5
    170x5

    Cable Row
    260x5
    270x5
    280x5
    290x4
    290x4

    Facepull
    200x5
    210x5
    220x5
    230x5
    240x5

    Pull ups
    BW-150x5
    BW-100x5
    BW-80x5
    BW-100x5
    BW-100x5

    Tuesday
    Bench Press
    185x5
    205x5
    215x5
    225x4
    230x4

    Decline BP
    225x5
    235x5
    245x4
    245x4
    245x4

    Incline
    (I still have the shoulder injury so I decided today instead of going full ROM with lighter weight I'd just keep upping the weight and shorten my ROM just to see how it affects my shoulder ROM: usually bar to upper chest, today it was bar to chin height)
    135x5
    155x5
    175x5
    185x5
    195x4

    DB Fly
    (my shoulder was burning like a mofo at this point so when I was doing these I felt like I was working out my outer delt more than anything else)
    35x5
    40x5
    35x5
    35x5
    35x5

    Pec Deck
    160x5
    170x5
    180x5
    190x3
    150x5

    Wednesday off (wanted to let the arms heal from chest day)

    Thursday

    CGBP
    185x5
    195x5
    205x5
    215x5
    215x5

    Rope PD
    160x5
    170x5
    180x5
    190x5
    190x5

    Curls
    40x5
    45x5
    50x5
    55x2->50x3
    50x5

    Machine Preacher Curl
    100x5
    110x5
    110x5
    110x5
    110x5

    OH Tri Press Machine
    100x5
    200x5
    220x5
    230x5
    230x5

    Friday
    DL
    315x5
    365x5
    385x5
    395x1x1x1x1x1
    405x0x0 (primarily lower back being a pussy my legs were actually feeling quite alright to do it. generally its the other way around.)

    Seat Calf Raises
    6plates x 5
    7 plates x5
    8 plates x0
    7 plates x5
    7 plates + 25 x5

    Leg Press
    6ppsx5
    8ppsx5
    18 plates x5
    20ppsx5
    21 plates x5
    (this machine could hold 8 plates on either side and 5 plates on top. so yes I maxed out the leg press machine. Funny too bc I was actually going for 950lbs but I couldn't find a place to put the 5lbs plate)

    Standing Mil Press
    135x5
    155x1
    145x5
    150x3
    (My shoulder was telling me to stop so I did)
    Pull ups palms towards face
    BWx7

    PS: in case you're wondering why I didn't squat it was bc the 1 squat rack available was in use and I didn't feel like working in/waiting.
    Last edited by dynamo; 08-16-2008 at 07:06 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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    Rack Pull
    270x5
    450x5
    500x5
    520x5
    530x1
    530x4

    Tbar Row
    135x5
    160x5
    170x5
    175x5 (poor form)
    170x5

    Cable Row
    260x5
    270x5
    273.3x5
    276.6x5
    280x5
    286x4 (I thought I only did 4 sets so I did this which hurt so bad)

    Pull Ups
    BWx5 (palms out)
    BWx5 (palms to face)
    BWx4 (palms out...shoulder was hurting so I didn't push)
    BWx5 (palms to face)
    BWx5 (palms out)

    I actually found palms to face was easier as it used the biceps while the other uses the shoulders more. BW=238lbs

    Facepull
    150x5->160x5->170x5
    180x5->190x5

    I kept the weight low bc I feel like my traps are getting too big, I found my rear delts were more engaged at the lower weight too. Also in case you don't know when I do the '->' that means the only break on the workout was the time it took to change the weight.
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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 BP
    135x10
    205x5
    210x5
    215x5
    220x5
    230x4

    Tiny guy, looked new, stopped his workout, walked halfway across the gym and decided, on his own, to spot me and then when I was struggling to get up the weight he tried to assist me, so while I was still lifting I yelled 'DONT HELP' and he stopped then after I was finished I told him if I need help I'll ask for it. I think I bruised his ego. but he was being a jackass.

    Decline
    225x5
    245x4
    245x5
    255x4
    255x3

    Incline
    135x5
    185x5
    195x5
    200x5
    205x3

    Pec deck
    150x5
    160x3

    My shouldered were in some serious pain at this point, extremely tight and felt like I'd rip them off my bones in the next rep or two, so I called it a day and went home.
    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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    HOT DIGITTY DAMN! I've been out of it for two weeks...but I feel like I could go hit new PRs on every lift tonight. I found some guys in rising sun MD who train west side style and totally rock hardcore. They rent out a 2 bay garage and have it full of PLing stuff I plan on getting mighty strong while learning some wicked stuff. Thursday is my first day there, its dynamic bench day. considering bench is my weakest I'm looking forward to a good workout.
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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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    first day at the new gym. These guys are westside hardcore. Totally different from what I'm used to.

    Box Squat parallel
    barx5
    135x2x2
    225x2x2
    135+some low tension bands x 20

    Today we primarily worked on my form, I definitely couldve gone heavier but that'll come in time

    deadlift
    135x1
    135x2
    315x1
    315x1x1x1x1x1
    then I felt like I was gunna pass out, dunno why could be the new form.

    lower back extensions
    BWx10
    BW+25x5
    BW+25x5

    Standing ab crunches using the lat machine
    30x20
    40x20
    50x20

    super low volume we'll see where this goes...
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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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    Well its been a long long time. I haven't been in a gym since august. Just so you know I am about to write a rehash of my life over the past 5 months and really only so it doesnt get fuzzy in my head and it will probably be boring. youve been warned!

    Well my job ended august 15th. I had no where to live and needed to pay bills and i decided to take a semester off from school since I had no money. Well there goes my gym. So I figure within 2 weeks I will have another job and no sweat I'll be back in the gym, this is a good time to heal. Well I didn't have a job after a month so I look up local powerlifting gyms while im crashing in my friends basement every night. Hopefully I would find a dedicated guy who I could work out with and not have to pay a big fee. I had about 1500 bucks from my last paycheck so I needed it to last as long as possible (I have a car payment and various other bills to pay too).

    I found a bunch of locals about 50 miles north and I showed up 3 times. They didn't really know how strong I was and the exercises I did didn't push me to my limit at all. They were pros it looked like but alot of their techniques were poor. Still I learned alot while i was there. Gas was expensive as all hell and I was spending too much of it looking for jobs and going to that place so I dropped it.

    Probably a good thing I dropped the PL gym because I injured my shoulder in november 2007 I gave it about a month and a half to heal back then but having 5 months off there were parts in my shoulder that were giving me pain then healing and so on. I figured this is a good time to let my shoulder completely recoup. Now the shoulder is completely healed and that is going to be my big focus once i start at the gym again.

    So there I was living in my friends house completely welcomed but after a month and a half completely not welcomed. But as we know the economy decided to blow chunks. Took until the 2nd week in november to get a job working the night shift at a local department store. Two weeks later I got offered a job making more money which turned out to be a lie but I made enough to pay my bills while still living on my friends couch. Now I just got a good job working for the company I interned with in the summer of 2007 and over the next 9 months Ill be saving up enough to finish paying off my car, pay for the rest of my school and clear off my CC debt, which is no small feat considering I was unemployed for 5 months with no place to live.

    That sums it up I guess. I will begin posting here again once I have my gym membership sorted out, hopefully next week. Bed time, adios.
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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 i finally got back into the gym, I wasn't looking to lift but I figured i should.

    Deadlift
    135x10
    225x5
    315x3 <---couldve gone for way more but I didn't want to over do it on my first day back in months

    then I ran for 30 minutes.
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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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    good chit

    Welp last week was my first full week back woohoo!!

    Monday 2.2.09

    Bench
    135x15
    185x10
    225x1 <---too heavy
    205x5
    205x5
    205x2 <--failed

    Butterfly
    25x10
    30x10
    35x8
    40x7
    45x2
    40x4

    Dumbbell Press
    50x7
    50x7
    50x5
    50x5 <---chest felt fine but my shoulders were burning and begining to fail

    Tuesday 2.3.09

    Rack pull (above the knee)
    135x10
    225x8
    315x7
    405x1 <---no chalk
    315x7
    315x7 <---tore my right hand ring finger skin at the top of the palm (badass)

    Upright row
    160x8
    160x7
    160x6
    160x5

    Good Mornings
    135x10
    185x8
    195x7
    205x5
    205x6
    205x7

    Saturday 2.7.09
    Leg Press (pps=plates per side, 45lbs)
    3ppsx1 <--what a joke
    6ppsx10
    9ppsx7
    10ppsx7
    11ppsx7 <--- painful

    Squat
    135x10
    225x7
    225x7
    225x7
    315x2

    Standing calf raises machine
    400x10
    400x10
    400x10
    407.5x10
    407.5x10

    Swam for 15 minutes. My legs and shoulders just have no endurance. I will work on it.
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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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    I found my pissy digital camera after a year so I'll buy an SD card within the next week or two then post videos and hopefully one of you guys can tell me how my form is.
    Last edited by dynamo; 02-07-2009 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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    2.10.09

    Deadlift
    135x10
    315x7
    315x2
    315x2 <----felt terrible went home

    2.11.09

    DL
    135x10
    315x7
    365x5
    365x2
    365x1
    figured this was enough since yesterday i got a few reps in

    GM
    135x10
    155x8
    175x7
    175x6


    Lat PD
    160x8
    160x7
    160x6
    160x5

    Seated Row
    150x8
    150x7
    150x6
    150x6
    150x5

    Swam for 15 minutes. Im not really pushing myself to get to 5x5x5 type sets yet. Its only my 2nd week back in months and I've gotta get my conditioning back up to par.
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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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    2.13.09

    Squat
    135x10
    225x7
    225x7 <-speed work
    225x5
    315x2
    315x1
    315x1 <---almost GM'd this

    Leg Press

    810x8
    900x8
    990x7
    1050x6
    1080x7 <--wow ouch...

    Seated Leg Curl

    160x8
    170x8
    170x7
    180x6
    190x5

    Seated Leg Extension

    150x10
    180x10
    190x9
    210x8
    220x8

    Standing Calf Raise Machine

    400x10
    400x10
    400x10
    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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    Bought some nitrean and opticen today. I'm hoping to cut to 10% by may. I am 255 lbs now, I think once I get my body fat down I will just lift at that body weight (whatever it may be) and work on maxing out my potential at that weight. I hope its around 240. Alright I gotta go study for this big ass test on thursday. Peace.
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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 chest monday but f that ish, gotta build up my shoulders.

    2.18.09

    DL
    135x10
    315x5
    315x5
    315x5
    315x5
    315x5
    405x0
    405x0.2

    Thats right I completed 20% of a 4pps deadlift after doing 35 reps before it. It was epic, people gathered around and I failed. perhaps next week Ill get it. Deadlifts are pretty lame if its not 3xBW.

    GM
    135x10
    155x5
    155x5
    155x5
    155x5

    Upright row machine
    150x8
    150x7
    150x6
    150x5
    150x5

    Lat PD
    120x5
    140x5
    140x5
    160x5
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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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    Kept it light today, my forearms and shoulders were beat from my lifting yesterday

    DB Curls
    30x10
    45x8
    45x8
    45x7
    45x5

    OH DB Tricep Extension
    25x10
    35x7
    30x8
    30x8
    30x7

    Hammer Curl
    50x8
    50x8
    50x8

    Rope PD
    60x10
    70x8
    60x8

    Those butterfly arm extension thingies to work out the front delts
    25x10
    35x8
    30x8
    30x8

    Biked for 18 minutes.

    I need to start bringing gatorade to the gym, I am getting pretty light headed by the end of my workout and generally cut it short.
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    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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    Good day for legs

    Squat
    135x10
    225x8
    275x6
    275x6
    225x5
    225x8

    Last two sets were atg and speedwork somewhat.

    SLDL (standing on a 2" platform

    135x10
    225x7
    315x1 <--too much
    275x2 <---too much
    225x5
    225x7
    225x6

    Leg Press
    900x8
    900x7
    990x7
    990x7

    I was gunna go for the calf workout too much the gym closed so I left instead.
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    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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    Just some random thoughts...

    Welp time to figure out this diet thing. Also my hammies are killing me, way to go on the SLDLs. I am definitely doing those more often. Alright so I have opticen and nitrean. I want my protein intake about 0.8g/lb bw so thats about 210 g of protein a day. I try to have opticen 2x a day, usually before and after I lift. Thats 80g right there. Nitrean I usually do in 3 scoop intervals. Thats 72g there. I try once a day with that. Thats 152g there. Now the question is do I pick up 60 more grams from my daily diet. Most likely I do, I will have to keep tabs on this. My diet is pretty lame, I never monitor anything. Alright thats all for now.
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    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
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    just getting some stuff off my chest...

    Well I work 3rd shift (11pm-7am) and I have now been up since 4 am. I am finding it hard to go back to sleep which means I will most likely goto work without much sleep at all. I'm pretty excited for tuesday, I will try to rep 405 for the DL, we'll see how that goes.

    I'm lying in my bed now typing away hoping to fall asleep soon. I doubt it will happen. Today has been pretty slow for me, got some chores around the house done, but haven't gone out. I've been too tired to go out and do stuff (if I could even think of doing anything) but too awake to sleep. So naturally I get to reflecting. Over the past year I have lost almost every 'friend' I thought I had. Not a bad thing per se, but I do get pretty lonely sometimes. I ended up having some pretty rough family times being homeless for a bit and not having a car and almost losing my job because of it last summer. I had 3 people from high school who helped me out, but all the people I met in college ended up getting pissed off at me for one reason or another. Not one person asked me why my behavior changed or why I was showing up to work with a beard and dirty clothes. They were just pissed I wasn't pulling their weight any more. I can't say I was sad when they all got pissed but I can say I was annoyed at the fact they weren't any support whatsoever.

    Well because of all this I ended up taking a semester off from school, while sleeping on a friends couch for 5 months. I managed to get a pretty sweet job that allows me to go to school and hopefully I'll be finishing up next spring. Call me petty and bitter but I hope all the people who walked away in my darkest hour find it incredibly difficult to get a job come this summer (when they all graduate). Maybe they won't, I'll never know though since I don't plan on talking to them. I've set what I deemed appropriate, right and now I am just moving on.

    On top of this I ended up breaking up with my girlfriend of 4 years last month. Nothing too terrible there, shes just been lying to me for the last year to make me jealous over stupid **** and she got caught in one big ass web of lies so I said see ya. Well this leaves me to myself. I like to work, I make money, and I don't have to work on developing new relationships. I don't find it difficult to develop them I just don't want to put that energy in right now considering I feel like I'm at full throttle all the time with school, work, and the gym. I really feel at home in the gym, I never talk to anyone but just being there with my music with a goal really makes me content. There are lots of beautiful women there too, I guess one day when I am ready I will talk to them. I guess thats all I really feel like saying now. I am going to try for some sleep. See ya.
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    400(335) Bench Press
    600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
    500(495x1) ATG Squat
    Total: 1500(1350)
    365 Front Squat
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    Good day. I finally got around to taking gatorade with me. I put 1 scoop in 1 liter of water. It may have been too much, I felt like I was over heating almost the whole time, but that couldve been because the cup and a half of coffee I had 3 hours prior. I may try half a scoop next time, although I did do some HIIT (20 minutes) so perhaps the 1 scoop per liter is good as it would keep from eating up the muscle.

    Bench
    135x10
    205x5
    225x2 <---was pretty easy I figured at this point I'd do singles but I was wrong
    245x0 <---seemed like all the strength was there except in the right tricep
    195x5
    195x4
    195x4

    My right arm is lagging, I expect very quick gains once my right arm finally catches up.

    DB BP
    65x8
    70x6
    70x5
    75x5
    75x6

    Seated BP Machine
    150x10
    170x8
    170x7
    170x6
    170x5

    My right anterior delt and tricep were burning so bad.

    Butterflies
    35x5 <--right shoulder was killing me
    30x5
    30x4
    30x5
    30x6 <---not sure why but I really felt it in my chest this set. Perhaps my arms were dead and there really wasn't any way to move the weight. I will play around with my form and angles next week to hopefully completely isolate the chest.

    Decline situps

    BWx13 <---I was holding some serious water weight today so coming up for full ROM felt almost impossible since my gut seemed to block my movement

    Pec Deck
    90x10
    130x7
    130x6
    130x6
    139x6

    Running: 20 minutes, 4 minutes warm up at 4.5 mph. 16 minutes of 1 minute jog at 4.5 mph 1 minute run at 7.5 mph. Burned roughly 400 calories.
    Last edited by dynamo; 02-23-2009 at 08:04 PM.
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    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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    Slept like **** all day...not going to the gym...**** it im going to the gym...**** sleep...be back with an update in a few hours. I'm going for a 405 DL today. New PR if I get it.


    Alright wasn't feeling well so I kept it short today

    DL
    135x10
    315x4
    405x3 (PR)

    Bent Over Row
    135x8
    185x5

    HIIT for 12 minutes. 3 minute warm up at 4.5 then 1 min at 4.5, 1 min at 6.5 for the other 9 minutes. Time for work, I'll probably finish up the back tomorrow.

    P.S. I'm actually rather pissed off at my form for the 405. I think I was just so stoked to get past that hurdle that I ignored most everything else. Ohh well, better form next week.
    Last edited by dynamo; 02-24-2009 at 08:05 PM.
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    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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