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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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    Won't Stop, Won't Quit, and Won't EVER Give Up!

    Alright guys, it's now or never. Allow myself to introduce....myself. I'm Andrew, I'm 17 5'11 165lbs. About a year ago, maybe a lil more, I was 5'10 240lbs. I've lost quite a bit of weight, but I lost a lot of muscle along with it. About two months ago I decided to join the gym. I started lifting, and about a month and a half ago I decided I wanted to bulk. Now I have decided that I am not happy with my bodyfat levels, though they have never been measured, so I am going to go on my first cut. I'm tired of having this layer of flab, and I'm more determined than ever to see my abs. I don't believe I've ever seen em' but this will soon change. I'm going to try and get some pictures, but I make no guarantees. Wish me good luck guys.

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    Goodluck with your cut!

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    Thank ya Dedicated. I'll need the motivation.

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    I dare say, this is your second cut. Going from 240 to 165 is very impressive. Awesome work dude. Good luck on this cut.

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    Thank ya rookiebldr. I went about losin weight the first time all wrong, and I'm going to try and do it right this time.


    First Meal- Oatmeal, 2 eggs, handful of grapes, glass of milk
    Second Meal- Natural Peanut Butter, Two Slices of Bread, Should eat more but didn't bring enough to school
    Third Meal- Did bad on this but it was either this or nothing, Nachos w/ lettuce and cheese, pears
    Fourth Meal- Balance Bar and Raisans(sp?)
    Fifth and Sixth Meal- PB, 1 slice of bread, 6in Turkey and Ham Sub double meat, glass of milk

    Calculated Totals:
    Calories: Roughly 2000
    Protein: Roughly 120grams
    Carbs: Roughly 170grams
    Fat: Roughly 75grams

    I say roughly on these because it is hard for me to calculate an exact total on some of the foods I don't cook myself. I know my protein level is WAY low. I haven't received my order of Nitrean yet, so when I do my protein should go up a good bit. My carb levels are pretty high, but I am physically active A LOT during the day, all of which I have no choice over. Everyday in gym we end up playing about 45min of full court basketball and then another 15min is spent shooting around. I also play tennis, so I usually play at least 2hrs of tennis everyday. Fat levels could come down too.

    Workout Today: Chest/Shoulders

    Chest:
    Dumbell Press: 1 x 6 50lbs
    2 x 6 55lbs
    Bench Press: 3 x 6 115lbs (easily did these, gonna have to move up next time)

    Pause Bench: 1 x 6 115lbs
    1 x 5 120lbs
    1 x 4 120lbs
    Dumbell Fly: 3 x 6 25lbs

    Pulley Crossover: 1 x 6 40lbs
    2 x 6 50lbs

    Shoulders:

    Pulley Extensions: 3 x 6 40lbs
    Front Raises: 3 x 6 30lbs
    Lateral Raises: 3 x 6 20lbs
    Shrugs(machine weight): 3 x 8 300lbs



    After the workout I had a Tennis Match. We won. Number 1 in the conference now.

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    Last edited by Chubrock; 03-29-2004 at 06:00 PM. Reason: add info

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    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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    Make sure you get plenty of healthy fats. I would buy some fish oil and supplement with that. Personally I like the liquid kind instead of the pills.

    Coincidently I am also cutting, but I am 180lbs and I am not as active as you, so it will be interesting to see how your cut goes. I use www.fitday.com to track my calories, at first you might have to add several custom foods but once you get it going it's extremely easy.
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    FOOD

    Meal 1- Oatmeal, leftover hamburger steak
    Meal 2- Peanut Butter Sandwhich, Banana
    Meal 3- Spaghetti, Corn, Veggie sticks, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
    Meal 4- 6in Roasted Chicken sub, double meat
    Meal 5- Peanut Butter Sandwhich, Milk

    Totals:

    Calories-2200
    Protein- 120grams
    Carbs- 120grams
    Fats- 65grams

    Calories were pretty good today. Protein levels are still low, but my protein powder hasn't come in yet. Carbs are high compared to most people, but I'm pretty active throughout the day. Need to get some better fats.

    No Workout Today

    I don't really know if a cut is what I should be doing. I'm at 161.5lbs which for my height seems pretty low. The thing is, my bodyfat is still pretty high, and I'm concerned with it getting really high. What do ya'll think I should do?

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    Maybe post some pictures and people can give advice.

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    It's going to be hard for me to get ahold of a digital camera to take some pics, but I'll try my best. By looking at a couple of other peoples pics and their BF percentages, I'd have to say I'm somewhere around 16%, maybe a little less.

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    I'll post my food and all that once I finish eating tonight.



    Workout: Back/Forearms/Abs
    Dumbell One Arm Rows: 45lbs x 6
    50lbs x 6
    55lbs x 6
    Seated Iso-Lateral Rows: 90lbs each side x 6
    115lbs each side x 6
    115lbs each side x 5
    Wide Grip Pulldow: 120lbs x 6
    130lbs x 6
    130lbs x 5
    T-Bar Rows(first time doing this, seemed kinda odd): 45lbs x 6
    70lbs x 6
    70lbs x 6
    Seated Cable Row: 140lbs x 6
    140lbs x 6
    140lbs x 5


    Straight Bar Wrist Curls: 65lbs x 10
    65lbs x 10

    Bench Wrist Curls: 20lbs x 10
    20lbs x 10
    20lbs x 10


    Corsican Situps: 25lbs x 10
    25lbs x 10
    25lbs x 10

    Swiss Ball: 2 sets x 10 to the left
    2 x 10 to the right
    2 x 10 to the center

    Partner Toss: 2 sets x 10


    Felt really good after this workout. Could actually feel myself working my back. Abs felt nice and tight. Stayed about an hour and 15 minutes.

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    Food:

    Meal 1: 2 Hard Boiled Eggs, 4 slices of bacon, Grapes, Orange Juice
    Meal 2: PB Sandwhich, Balance Bar
    Meal 3: Soup, Sandwhich, Salad, Milk
    Meal 4: Protein Shake
    Meal 5: Grilled Salmon, Baked Beans

    Totals: According to Fitday

    Calories: 2538
    Protein: 188grams
    Carbs- 238grams
    Fat- 100grams

    My calories were kinda high today, as well as my carb levels. I'm not worried too much about the carb level as I lifted today and had a tennis match. I needed the energy. Fats are still high. I need to get those down to a better number. Got my Nitrean in today!!! Only had time for one mixture. Glad I can finally get some good protein into my diet.

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    Couldn't get on yesterday for some reason so all that I'm typing is for yesterday.


    Food:

    Meal 1- Oatmeal, little bit of Salmon, Glass of Nitrean and Milk

    Meal 2- Balance Bar, Banana

    Meal 3- Hamburger Steak, Rice, Green Beans, Salad, Milk

    Meal 4- Salmon

    Meal 5- 2 chicken breasts, corn

    Totals:

    Calories:2407
    Protein- 235grams
    Carbs- 209grams
    Fat- 72grams

    Totals looked pretty good today. I think I'm going to cut out maybe another 200 calories from my diet though. I may also back off the protein just a little bit, not much though. Carbs were good for today but fat could come from a better place.

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    Food:


    Meal 1: Oatmeal, Nitrean, Milk, Grapes

    Meal 2: Balance Bar, Banana

    Meal 3: Chicken Salad, Salad, Peas

    Meal 4: Chicken Breast with Mushrooms

    Meal 5: Turkey Sandwhich, Wheat Bread, Cheese


    Totals:

    Calories-2163
    Protein-169grams
    Carbs-215grams
    Fat-73grams


    Today just didn't feel like a good day food wise. Carbs could have been slightly lower and the protein up. The fats still need to come down. Overall calories I liked though.


    Workout: Biceps/Triceps/Abs


    Triceps:

    Pushdowns- 1 x 6 130lbs
    2 x 6 120lbs
    2 x 6 120lbs
    Close grip bench(first time doing this)-
    1 x 6 75lbs
    2 x 6 95lbs

    Skullcrushers-Curlbar
    3 x 6 25's on the side

    Skullcrushers Incline Dumbell-
    3 x 6 20lbs


    Biceps:

    "21" Curls-
    3 sets with 10,5, and 2.5 lbs weights

    Preacher style burnout- 15lb weight and 20lb weight
    2 sets

    Hammer curls with twist-
    3 x 6 30lbs

    Abs-

    Corsican Situps-
    3 x 10 35lbs

    Swiss Ball-

    2 x 10 Left
    2 x 10 Right
    2 x 10 Middle

    Kneeling Cable Trunk Twist-

    3 x 10 50lbs



    Overall the workout felt good. I was only able to get 1 set on the pushdowns at 130lb when I can usually do 2 sets. Think I'm starting to plateau on the tricep pushdown so I may go away from it for awhile. I'm adding some new tricep stuff. Biceps felt great today. Abs felt good as always.



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    Food:

    Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

    Meal 2- Chicken Breast

    Meal 3- 2 pieces of hamburger steak(small), rice

    Meal 4- Piece of BBQ chicken, baked beans

    Meal 5- Piece of BBQ chicken, potato salad

    Totals:

    Calories- 2228
    Protein- 159grams
    Carbs- 250grams
    Fat- 66grams

    Well the last part of the day killed my fairly clean cut. The calories were right, but the type of food I had at my last two meals was crappy. Protein level was a lil low, carbs were high, but I worked out today so I'm not too worried about it. Fats were at a good level, but not the best types of fats.



    Workout: Legs

    Squats( first time doing these)-
    1 x 8 135lbs
    1 x 6 175lbs
    1 x 4 185lbs

    Standing Calf Raises- 3 x 10

    Weighted 1 Leg Standing Calf Raises- 3 x 10 BW + 25lbs

    Hamstring Pulldowns- 3 x 10 70lbs

    Leg Press-
    1 x 6- 180lbs
    1 x 6- 230lbs
    1 x 6- 250lbs
    1 x 4- 300lbs



    Overall felt pretty good today except for my diet.

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    Looks good man, keep it up!

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    Thanks jagleaso. I've been gone to a convention for the last three days, so I haven't been able to write in my journal. I ate pretty good during the convention but slipped on a couple of meals. I was extremely active the entire time so I don't think it will mess me up too much. Before I left I weighed myself. Over a 5 day period I had lost 2 pounds, so for the entire week I would have probably lost 3lbs. That's way to much, and I thought I was eating too much. Oh well, I'll have to start a larger diet. I'm also going to a full-body 3 times a week workout. I'm gonna see how that goes.

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    Food:

    Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

    Meal 2- Roast Beef Sandwhich, Balance Bar

    Meal 3- Turkey Sandwich, Corn, Applesauce, Pickles, Milk

    Meal 4- Nitrean, Water, Sandwich

    Meal 5- Medium Sized Chicken breast, Small Chicken breast, Corn


    Totals:

    Calories-2546
    Protein- 240grams
    Carbs- 240grams
    Fat- 73grams

    Calories were pretty good, but it feels like I'm eating soo much food. I'm hoping that my metabolism stays like it is and I keep losing the weight. Overall I felt pretty good with the food levels.


    New Workout-Full Body

    Squats- 10 reps 135lbs
    8 reps 155lbs
    6 reps 175lbs
    Leg Curls- 10 reps 70lbs
    8 reps 80lbs
    6 reps 90lbs
    Benchpress- 10 reps 105lbs
    8 reps 115lbs
    6 reps 125lbs
    Bent Rows- 10 reps 115lbs
    8 reps 125lbs
    Shrugs- 10 reps 300lbs
    10 reps 350lbs
    Lateral Raises- 10 reps 20lbs
    8 reps 25lbs

    Curls- 8 reps with a 25 on each side of the curl bar

    Skullcrushers- 8 reps with two 10s on each side of curl bar


    Overall the workout went pretty good. I'm still trying to get my form perfect on my squats. Next lift day I'm going to start out at 115lbs for 10 reps on benchpress. The 25 on each side of the curl bar was a bit much so I'll have to bring that down a bit. Two tens were too easy on the skullcrushers, but still overall a good workout.

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    Didn't get a chance to log on yesterday, so these totals are for 4/8/04.


    Food:

    Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

    Meal 2- Roast Beef Sandwich, piece of chicken

    Meal 3- Chicken Wing, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Milk

    Meal 4- Half a pack of Peanuts

    Meal 5- Steak, Boiled Potatoe, Field Peas

    Meal 6- small piece of steak

    Totals:

    Calories- 2601
    Protein- 220grams
    Carbs- 199grams
    Fat- 103 grams

    Overall my meals weren't that bad. My calories went a little high this time, but I did a lot more cardio today than I usually do. Fat was high too. Protein is where I want it at right now.


    Workout- Forearms, Calves, Abs

    Calves-
    Seated Calf Raises- 3 x 10 130lbs

    Standing One legged Calf Raises- 1 x 10 for both legs

    Forearms-
    Bench Wrist Curls- 2 x 10 25lbs

    Abs-
    Corsican Situps- 3 x 10 35lbs

    Swiss Ball- 2 x 10 to both sides and middle


    Didn't plan on going to the gym but a friend called and wanted me to go. Figured I might as well work on something. Overall a pretty good day.


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    Prom Night Tonight and it's late so this is gonna be short.

    Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

    Meal 2- Balance Bar

    Meal 3- Wheat Bread, Turkey, Ham, Lettuce, Pickles, S and P, Mustard

    Meal 4- 3 chicken strips

    Meal 5- small piece of steak and chicken

    Meal 6(somewhat bad meal)- Salad, Steak, Loaded Potatoe


    No Totals Tonight



    Workout:


    Squats- 10 reps 135lbs
    8 reps 155lbs
    6 reps 175lbs
    Leg Curls- 10 reps 80lbs
    8 reps 90lbs
    6 reps 100lbs
    Benchpress- 10 reps 115lbs
    8 reps 125lbs
    T- Bar Rows- 10 reps 55lbs
    8 reps 60lbs
    Shrugs- 10 reps 300lbs
    10 reps 350lbs
    Lateral Raises- 10 reps 20lbs
    8 reps 20lbs

    Curls- 8 reps with a 2 10's on each side of the curl bar

    Skullcrushers- 8 reps with 25's on each side of curl bar



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    Lookin good dude! Keep at it!
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    Thanks Shnoop.

    Here are the totals from yesterday -4/9/04
    Some of the totals aren't quite exact because we ate at the Squire for dinner so I'm having to guess on the size of somethings.

    Totals:

    Calories- 2530
    Protein- 247grams
    Carbs-130grams
    Fat- 103grams


    Protein was about right, carbs were low, which could explain my slightly lower energy level. Fats were high, but I attribute all that to prom dinner. Overall not that bad.

    I'm off to the gym to work on my abnominal area. Later guys.

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    Prior Warning- My diet was CRAP today

    Food:

    Meal 1- Nitrean, Milk, Oatmeal

    Meal 2- Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuit

    Meal 3- Mushrooms, Peppers, Tomatoes, Chicken Quisedilla(sp?), Tortilla Chips

    Totals-

    Calories-2175
    Protein- 153grams
    Carbs- 190grams
    Fat- 90

    I'm sure with the style of cooking that there is more fat and calories present. Everything sucked today. Woke up late, missed two meals, and didn't eat that great.

    Workout:
    Calves-

    Seated Calf Raises- 3 x 10 130lbs

    Standing One Legged Calf Raises- 3 x 10

    Forearms-

    Barbell Wrist Curls 3 x 10

    Bench Curls 2 x 10

    Abs-

    Swiss Ball- 2 x 10 to right, left, and front

    Cable Trunk Twists- 2 x 10 60lbs

    Swiss Ball Russian Twists- 2 x 10

    Weighted Reverse Situps- 2 x 10 40lbs

    Workout was pretty good.

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    how was the prom

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    Prom went great ryuage. Took a hot young lady and got to hang out with friends for the evening. Still mad at myself that I screwed my diet up yesterday though. Oh well lol.

    On another topic:

    My mom works for the school system and just got a digital camera that she brought home. I'm going to take some pictures come Wed. Can anybody tell me how to post them once I get the pics taken?

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