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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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    Skinny is an Insult Brad263's Avatar
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    Brad263's Training Journal

    So I figured I would start a journal finally to track my progress.

    Weight as of January 10th 2008 is 180 lbs. Just starting another bulk of 20 lbs. My last bulk ended around September in which I gained 20 lbs and kept it on for 3 months.
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Deadlift 185lbs 3x6
    Assisted Chinups 30lbs of assistance 3x6
    Bent over DB Row 60's 3x6
    Shrugs 180lbs 1x10
    Bicep curls 30's 3x6
    Last edited by Brad263; 02-26-2008 at 08:32 AM.
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Barbell Bench Press 145lbs 3x6
    Incline Dumbell Press 40's 3x8
    Arnold Press 35's 3x6
    Narrow Grip Bench Press 95lbs 3x8
    Last edited by Brad263; 02-26-2008 at 08:31 AM.
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Squats 155lbs 3x6
    Deep Squats (butt below knees) 115lbs 2x5
    Calf Raise Machine 110 3x10
    Leg Curl Machine 120 3x6
    Ab Cruch Machine 150 3x10
    Last edited by Brad263; 02-26-2008 at 08:31 AM.
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Started a bulk of a 400-500 calorie protein smoothie in the morning and a half serving of the amazing protein bar in the afternoon so like another 400-500 calories. To make my total calorie increase somewhere around 800-1000. Today is about day 5 on the bulk.
    Last edited by Brad263; 01-19-2008 at 12:08 PM.
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Bench Press 135lbs 3x6 <<<< WTF!!!
    DB Incline Press 45's 3x6
    Arnold Press 35's 3x6
    Standing Lateral Raises 15's 3x8
    Narrow Grip Bench Press 95lbs 3x8
    Last edited by Brad263; 01-22-2008 at 09:00 AM.
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Good luck with bulking up and putting on more size Brad.

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    Going with a 2 day split so I can get the workouts in easier. This is what last nights workout looked like.

    BB Bench Press 140lbs 3x6
    Chinups 30lbs of assistance 3x6 Last set was only 4
    Incline DB Press 50's 3x6
    Bent over DB Row 55's 3x6 Last set was only 4
    Arnold Press 40's 2x6
    Shrugs 230lbs 10,8,6
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
    Journal
    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Thanks CoCoa
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    I am getting workouts between all these posts just only posting them when I have time or hit a new high.

    Yesterday's workout looked like this.

    Deadlift 185lbs 3x6
    Chins 40 lbs assistance 3x6
    Bent over Db rows 60's 3x6
    Shrugs 230lbs 10
    weighted crunches 25lbs 4x10
    Standing DB curl 40's 3x6
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
    Journal
    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Had a really good day at the gym on Friday. Started out watching a bunch of the squat RX videos then hit the gym and lowered the weight and little and workedo on form. Made sure I went to Parallel and maintained perfect form and it felt good. Then hit bench and got a new PR on my second weighted set at that. The first set felt way to easy so I decided no guts no glory and put the weight I keep struggling with on and pushed out 6 of them. It felt great.

    Squats - 135 2x6, 145 2x6
    BB press - 135x6, 155x6, 150x6
    DB Incline Press 50's 3x6
    Arnold Press 40's 3x6
    Weighted dip machine 180 2x6
    Uphill Running on treadmill 5 minutes for calf exercise.
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Keeping on track, efforts are looking nice man.

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    I need more sleep. I went to the gym yesterday and really felt burnt out afterwards. I ended up going to bed right after and sleeping until morning. Pretty much missing dinner and everything. It was a pretty good workout but in terms of diet it sucked because I only ate like 1000 less calories because of missing dinner. Anyway heres how it looked.

    Squats 145 6x6x6 pretty easy think I am going to try 150 next time I squat
    BB bench 150 6x6x5
    Incline DB Press 50's 6x6x5
    Arnold press 40's 6x6x3
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Workouts are looking pretty good. I wouldnt worry about not eating much that day after all you slept most of it so you wouldnt have been burning that many cals. Just try and not do that too often!

    Age: 21 | Height: 5'8'' | Weight: 153lbs
    Squat: 265x1 | Bench: 190x1 | Deadlift: 315x1 (Started 6/3/07)
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    Hey dude, just stopped by to see what's up in here. I just watched the Squat RX vids last night too. I'm gonna have to work on some flexibility. Pretty cool aren't they? Good luck with the weight gain, I know exactly how you feel! Been there. Just keep feeding the machine and keep the workouts coming, no matter what it takes. See ya round.
    32 yo - 5'6" - 170 lbs
    USAPL Meet PRs (Raw @154 lbs): 347 SQ, 242 BP, 507 DL, 1096 TOTAL
    Gym PRs: 370 SQ, 270 BP, 510 DL

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    keep up good work...eat..eat...eat

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    This was my workout sunday fairly decent for a weekend workout. I never workout on the weekend so its a little new but I want to start.

    Deadlift 190 6x6x4 New Best back is still really sore form kinda went down the tubes on the last set thats what happend with the 4 and gave me a little back strain.
    Bent over DB Rows 60 6x6x6 usually do chinups next but it was occupied so it made rows really easy
    Chinups 30 lbs assistance 6x5x3 see what happend with bent over row but opposite
    Shrugs 250lbs 8x8
    weighted crunches on incline 25 lbs 10x10x10
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Solid lifting dude, props for getting the Sunday session in.

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    Sunday workouts are usually difficult. They are nice for kick-starting the week though. A lot of back work there. Nice job on them deads, man. Getting close to the 2 plate marker! How're the bent rows feeling? Any hitches or problems? Keep the moves coming.
    32 yo - 5'6" - 170 lbs
    USAPL Meet PRs (Raw @154 lbs): 347 SQ, 242 BP, 507 DL, 1096 TOTAL
    Gym PRs: 370 SQ, 270 BP, 510 DL

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    Thanks guys. Bent rows feel great, never really had a problem with them just gotta concentrate on keeping my torso from twisting its so easy to use momentum but I have stopped that completely.

    Back feels great it was really sore yesterday but a foam roller a heating bad and some massages from the girlfriend go a long way. Really pumped for my push day today, going to try to do sets of 150 on squats.
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Last nights workout

    Squats 155 6x6x6 PR well kinda, felt really good. I have done this weight in the past but only sissy squats, I have been going parallel now so I guess this is a new PR for proper form. I might even try 160 next week as it felt pretty strong.
    Calf Raises 115 10x10x10
    BB Bench Press 145 6x6x5 I did 150 last week but with no spotter didn't want to push it. Last set got hard on the last rep probably could have pushed it out but kinda freaked out when it didn't go up easy and was more concerned with getting the weight to the lowest pin and not my face then all the way up.
    DB Press 50's 6x3x3 brought weights all the way to level with my body, so almost a negative push, much harder this way. Do you guys leave the DB's in front of your chest or bring them next to your shoulders?
    Arnold Press 40's 6x6x6

    All in all a really good workout for being solo chugged my Waxy Maize and Whey in the locker room and went home and relaxed before a good dinner. Perfect workout pretty much other then not having a spotter for bench.
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    My schedule was to get a Friday workout in but I was having major stomach issues. Ater checking my fitday I realized I have been really low on fiber the past week. So I ate some fiber one and stuff but by the time my stomach settled down it was time to go out for my GF's birthday. Hopefully nothing messes up tomorrows workout plans.
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Really solid squatting, man. Definitely go for 160 or 165 next week. You'll crush that. When I used to bench with DB's I always brought them down to about the sides of my chest, just below the nipple. That's where I felt most stable. Sorry to hear the stomach is hurting. Drink tons of water (like at least a gallon a day), seriously. It usually helps flush my system when my diet is messing with the GI tract.
    32 yo - 5'6" - 170 lbs
    USAPL Meet PRs (Raw @154 lbs): 347 SQ, 242 BP, 507 DL, 1096 TOTAL
    Gym PRs: 370 SQ, 270 BP, 510 DL

    The Riddle Of Iron - Kiaran's Garage Training Log

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    Went to the gym Sunday again got in a good workout.

    Deadlift 190 6x6x6 reset my hips after each rep, it really helped with my form and helped me keep my back straight, didn't feel any strain afterwards. But my Hammy's and glutes are killing me this morning.

    Chinups 4x4x4 I tried them without any assistance. Don't think I was able to bring myself high enough so I will probably go back to some light assistance for a while.

    Bent over DB rows 60's 6x6x6

    Weighted crunches on a decline bench 25's 10x10x10

    Shrugs 250 6x6x6
    Age 24
    Weight 180lbs Goal 200lbs by 06/01/08
    Height 6'1"
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    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
    "Speed has never killed anyone, it's suddenly becoming stationary that will get you."

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    Workout is pretty good bro.

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