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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Journal!

    Alright it is about time i post the journal ive been keeping. I started keeping in December and have been pretty much on top of it ever since. I am curently ~169lbs at 5'9". My three major lifts max at 155/225/285 (bench, squat, dead). I generally eat clean but sometimes follow Rhodes ways and chow down on some double cheeseburgers of godliness. I also tend to eat pizza a lot but i digress. I mainly stick to chicken/seafood/lean beef dinners with a couple of veggies and starches. Drink mlik with whey protein and eat tons of tuna and chicken for small meals. Also eat lots of nuts, fat free yogues, fruits/veggies, drink WATER!, etc etc.

    I am starting a 4-day split as of this week;

    Day 1:
    Deadlift 5x5 or a pyramid scheme
    BB Row 3x8
    Military Press 5x5
    Chin/pull ups 3x8 (switch weekly)

    Day 2: Kind of a misc day...you think this is a waste?
    ATF Squats 4x6 (is this a good set/rep ratio...never tried it)
    Bicep Work: 3x8 (mostly BB curls)
    Weighted Leg Raises/sit ups 3x8
    Slot for any given exercise i feel like trying out or improving on

    Day 3:
    Rest

    Day 4:
    Bench Press 5x5
    CG BP/Inclined BP:3x6-8
    Dips 3x8
    Some sort of tri work: 3x8

    Day 5:
    Squats 5x5
    Good Mornings 3x8
    Leg Extensions/lunges 3x8
    SLDL 3x5

    Day 6:
    Rest

    Day 7:
    Rest


    I want to hit around 190-200, judge where im at and then probably cut assuming i made enough muscle gains. I have gained a little fat since starting to work out late oct/early nov at around 140-150lbs...not sure...but overall im happy with my progress. This is to keep me movtivated...which is no problem thus far...and to obviously track my progress.

    Journal:
    12/2/07
    Deadlifts:
    165x5
    185x2x5
    200x2x3

    MilitaryPress:
    70x5x5

    Bent over BB row
    95x5
    115x4x5

    Shrugs
    95x3x8

    Bicep BB Curl
    45x8
    50x8
    55x6

    12/7/07
    Deadlift:
    185x5x5
    210x2x3

    Military press:
    75x5x5

    Bent over BB Row:
    115x5x5

    Bent over Row:
    35x3x8 (one 3x8 for each hand)

    Shrugs:
    35s in each hand x3x8



    12/11/07
    ATF Squats:
    135x5x5

    Lunges:
    Bw+50lbsx3x16 (8 steps with each leg)

    Leg Extensions:
    80x8
    90x8
    100x8

    Leg Curls:
    70x3x8

    BB Bicep Curls:
    55x8
    55x6
    55x4

    12/14/07
    Deadlift:
    195x3x5
    210x3
    230x1(failed)

    Military press:
    80x5x5

    Bent Over BB Row:
    95x2x5
    125x3x5

    Hurt neck. Stopped.

    12/16/07
    Bench Press:
    115x5
    125(5,5,4,4 (fail))

    Incline BP:
    95x5
    105(5,4,4,2(fail))

    BB Pull over:
    45lbx3x8

    Standing SC:
    35lbx3x8

    Leg Raises:
    BWx3x8

    12/18/07

    ATF Squat:
    145x5x5

    Leg Curls:
    75(8, 8, 6fail)

    Still Lunges:
    BW+50x2x16
    Bw+70x8

    BB Bicep Curls:
    55(8, 8, 6fail)

    Leg Extensions:
    90x8
    100x8
    110x8

    12/21/07
    Deadlifts:
    200x3x5
    210x3
    230x1(fail)

    Military Press:
    85x3x5
    85x4
    85x3

    Bent over DB Row:
    40x16
    45x16
    50x16

    Leg Raises:
    BW+5lbsx3x8

    Chinups:
    2(fail)

    12/23/07
    Bench Press:
    125lbsx3x5
    130x3(fail)
    135lbx1

    CG BP:
    95lbx(6, 5, 3fail)

    Incline B P:
    95x5
    105x3(fail)
    100x4

    Dips:
    Bwx3(fail)
    Bwx3(fail)
    Bwx3(fail)

    Tricep Extension:
    20x8 (getting used to movement)

    12/25/07
    ATF Squat:
    135x5
    150x5

    Squat:
    1652/25/07
    ATF Squat:
    135x5
    150x5

    Squat:
    165x3x5

    SLDL:
    135x5
    165x5

    Leg Extensions:
    100x8
    110x8
    120x8

    Leg Curl:
    75x3x8

    Walking lunges:
    50lbx3x16

    BB Curl:
    55x3x8

    12/29/07
    Dead lift:
    135x5
    185x3
    205x2
    225x1
    250x1 PR
    255x1(fail)
    255x1 PR
    205x3
    185x8

    Military Press:
    85x4x5
    85x3

    Bent Over BB Rows:
    115x5x5

    Chin ups:
    Bwx3(fail)

    Leg raises:
    BW+10x3x8

    12/31/07
    Bench Press:
    125lbsx3x5
    130x3
    135x1

    CG BP:
    95x3x6

    Incline:
    95x4x5

    Skull crusher:
    45x8

    Dips:
    BWx1
    Bwx3
    Bwx3

    1/2/08
    Deadlift
    Bp
    Squat with friend…didn’t keep track

    1/5/08
    Squat:
    165x5
    185x2x5
    195x3
    205x2 PR

    Leg Curls:
    80x2x8
    80x6(fail)

    Leg Extensions:
    105x8
    115x8
    125x8

    Bb Curls”
    60x3x6

    Leg Raises:
    Bw+20x4

    Gonna work abs/bW exercises on some off days to catch them up.

    1/7/08
    Dead Lift:
    185x5
    205X3
    225X2
    255X1
    275X1 PR
    185x3
    135x8

    Military Press:
    65x5
    85x6
    85x5
    95x3

    Bent Over BB Row:
    95x3x8

    Leg Raise:
    Bw+15x3x8

    Chinup/pullup:
    2/2

    1/10/07
    Bench Press:
    95x5
    115x5
    125x2x5
    140x1 PR
    145x1(fail)

    Dips:
    Bwx4
    BWx2x6

    CG BP:
    95x6
    105x2x3

    1/14/07
    Squat:
    135x5
    165x5
    185x2x5
    205x1
    225x1(very close to parallel)
    135x8

    Leg Extensions:
    115x8
    125x2x8

    Leg Curls:
    85x6
    85x2x8

    BB Curls:
    45x3x10

    1/17/08
    Deadlift:
    135x8
    185x5
    205x3
    255x1
    285x1(fail)grr
    205x5


    Military Press:
    65x5
    85x2x5
    95x5
    95x3

    Shrugs:
    45’s in each handx3x8

    Bent over Plate Row:
    45x3x16

    Dips:
    BWx5
    BWx8 PR

    1/20/08
    BP:
    95x5
    115x5
    125x5
    135x2
    145x1 PR
    150x1(fail)

    Dips:
    BWx8
    BWx6

    1/22/08
    BP:
    95x5
    115x5
    135x3
    150x1 PR
    125x5

    CGBP:
    95x6
    105x2x6
    105x4(fail)

    Dips:
    BWx2x6
    Bw+10x4

    Weighted Crunches:
    BW+25x3x8

    1/25/08
    Squat:
    155x5
    185x2x5
    205x2
    225x1 PR
    185x5

    Leg Curls:
    80x8
    85x2x8

    Leg Extensions:
    125x3x8

    BB Curl:
    60x2x8
    60x6

    Good Mornings: Getting used to them
    45x8
    60x8
    95x8

    1/27/08
    Dead Lift:
    135x5
    185x5
    205x3
    255x1
    285x1 PR
    205x5

    Military Press:
    75x5
    95[5,4,3]
    85x5

    Bent Over Row:
    95x8
    105x2x8

    Pull Over:
    45x3x8

    1/30/08
    BP:
    125x5x5

    CG BP:
    105x6
    105x2x6(fail)

    Dips:
    BWx7 (fail)
    BWx2x8 (fail)

    Lying triceps extension:
    45x3x8

    Didn’t record a week of lifting.

    2/11/08
    Squats:
    185x5x5

    Leg curl:
    85x3x8

    Leg Extension:
    125x3x8

    Good Mornings:
    105x3x8



    2/13/08
    Dead lift:
    185x5
    205x3
    255x1
    285x1
    300x1(fail)
    205x5

    Military Press:
    85x4
    95x2x5
    95x4
    95x3(fail)

    Lat Pullover:
    45x8
    50x2x8

    Pullups/Chinups
    2x3(half)

    2/15/08
    Worked out at UCF gym after free running.
    Did deadlifts, various back exercises with cables/machines, ab exercises.

    2/18/08
    Bench Press:
    95x5
    115x5
    125x5
    135x5
    145x1
    150x1
    135x2x5

    BB Bicep Curls:
    55x3x10

    Dips:
    BWx3x8

    CG BP:
    95x3x6…too tired so lowered weight this week on these.

    2/21/08
    Squats:
    185x3x5
    190x5
    195x5

    Good Mornings:
    95x3x8 (worked on form, a lot harder with correct form!)

    Leg Extensions:
    125x8
    135x2x8

    ATF Squats:
    95x8
    115x8
    125x8

    2/23/08
    BP:
    125x5
    135x3x5
    145x2
    155x1 PR
    135x5

    2/24/08
    Deadlift:
    205x5x5

    Military Press:
    90x5x5(failed on last rep of last set)

    Bent Over BB Row:
    95x8
    105x2x8


    Sorry for the longest text post ever
    Last edited by GuitarGuru; 02-26-2008 at 03:27 PM.
    Age: 19
    Weight: 176lbs
    Height: 5'9.5"

    Max-
    Bench: 185lbs
    Squat: 255lbs
    Deadlift: 300lbs

    Total: 740lbs

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    2/27/08
    BP:
    125x5
    135x5
    145x1
    155x1
    160x1(fail)
    160x1 PR
    135x2x5

    Incline BP:
    95x8
    105x6
    105x8

    Dips:
    Bw+5x6
    BWx2x6

    Lever Row:
    125x3x8
    Age: 19
    Weight: 176lbs
    Height: 5'9.5"

    Max-
    Bench: 185lbs
    Squat: 255lbs
    Deadlift: 300lbs

    Total: 740lbs

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    Good luck. Your bench seams pretty low in comparison to your other 2. But I guess everyones body is different.
    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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    haha yeah i dont know what it is. I hear working out with Db's then going back to the BB, in terms of bp, increases it after a platuea but i dont have any db's so im sticking to the BB. I have been upping my max by 5lbs about every week in the past 3 weeks so yeah hoepfully it catches up.
    Age: 19
    Weight: 176lbs
    Height: 5'9.5"

    Max-
    Bench: 185lbs
    Squat: 255lbs
    Deadlift: 300lbs

    Total: 740lbs

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    2/28/08
    Squat:
    165x5
    185x5
    205x3
    225x2
    245x1 PR
    245x1
    185x5

    SLDL:
    165x3x5

    Leg Extensions:
    125x8
    135x2x8

    Good mornings:
    105x3x8
    Age: 19
    Weight: 176lbs
    Height: 5'9.5"

    Max-
    Bench: 185lbs
    Squat: 255lbs
    Deadlift: 300lbs

    Total: 740lbs

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    3/2/08
    Dead Lift:
    205x5
    235x3
    255x2
    275x1
    295x1 PR
    300x1 PR
    205x5

    Military Press:
    80x3x8

    Kipping Chin Ups:
    BWx2x3
    BWx5

    Bent Over BB Row:
    115x5x5
    Age: 19
    Weight: 176lbs
    Height: 5'9.5"

    Max-
    Bench: 185lbs
    Squat: 255lbs
    Deadlift: 300lbs

    Total: 740lbs

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    3/4/08
    Bench Press:
    135x5x5

    CG Bench Press:
    105x5
    115x5(fail)
    125x3
    135x1(fail)
    95x8

    Dips:
    BW+5x8
    BW+5x2x6

    Lever Row:
    135x3x8
    Age: 19
    Weight: 176lbs
    Height: 5'9.5"

    Max-
    Bench: 185lbs
    Squat: 255lbs
    Deadlift: 300lbs

    Total: 740lbs

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