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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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    Drew's journal

    Hey my name is Drew and this is my journal. I workout at home so some equipment is limited.

    Current Stats
    Starting weigt:129.6
    Height: 5'9
    Bench: 170, 145 for 5 reps
    Squat: unknown however I got to determined and found a way to start squating
    Deadlift: 225
    Power clean: 120
    Clean and Press: 105
    Military press: 80 for 5 reps

    Goals
    Bench Press: 1.4+x body weight
    Deadlift: 2x bodyweight
    Squat: 1.5x bodyweight

    Routine
    Monday-
    Squat: 3x5
    Bench Press: 3x5
    Barbell Row: 3x5

    Wednseday-
    Squat: 3x5
    Military Press: 5x5
    Deadlift: 3x5
    Power Clean: 3x5

    Friday-
    Squat: 3x5
    Bench Press: 3x5
    Barbell Row: 3x5

    I will add some other excersies but that is the base routine.

    p.s all of this is in lbs.

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    Week 1

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    August 18th 2008

    Squat: 5x5
    95lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Bench 5x5
    145lbs 5-4-4-4-3
    Bent-over row 5x5
    95lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Pull ups 3x12
    0lbs 12-12-12
    Skull Crusher 3x12
    50lbs 12-12-12

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    August 20th 2008

    Squat: 5x5
    105lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Military Press 5x5
    75lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Deadlift 3x5
    145lbs 5-5-5
    Power Clean 3x5
    105lbs 5-5-5
    Barbell Curl 3x12
    80lbs 12-12-12
    Last edited by Drew92; 08-21-2008 at 12:09 PM.

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    Hey, I thought this was my journal for a second.

    Good lifts for your weight bro. Gain some weight and keep lifting heavy!

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Eat eat eat, your routine looks pretty damn similar to mine. Rippetoe's?? Keep it up though man, these lifts work well together I can attest for that.
    |A:26 | H:6'5'' | W:198| GW: 215|
    Stats: Start | Current | Goal
    Bench: 135lb |170lb| 225lb
    Squat: 135lb |185lb| 225lb
    Dead: 180 |185lb| 315lb
    OH Press: 85lb |100lb| 150lb
    (all 3 x 5 reps)


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    Friday

    August 22nd 2008

    Squat: 5x5
    115lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Bench: 5x5
    145lbs 5-5-5-4-4
    Bent-over row: 5x5
    105lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Pull ups: 3x12
    10lbs 12-12-12
    Skull Crusher
    55lbs 10-12-12


    I took some videos of myself benching. The left arm pushes faster than the right. I tried fixing it. Any advice?

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    Week 2

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    August 25th 2008

    Squat: 5x5
    120lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Bench: 5x5
    145lbs 5-5-5-4-4
    Bent-over row: 5x5
    110lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Behind the Neck Pull Ups: 3x12
    0lbs 12-12-12
    Skull Crushers: 3x12
    50lbs 12-12-12


    I think I missed the bench press 5x5 because I was trying to fix my form on Saturday. The pull ups today felt like they worked my lats really well. Also one more thing, I think I missed the bench press becase I only like 4 or 5 hours of sleep last night.
    Last edited by Drew92; 08-25-2008 at 02:30 PM.

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    Wednesday

    August 27th 2008

    Squat: 5x5
    125lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Military Press: 5x5
    80lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Deadlift: 5x5
    155lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Power Clean: 3x5
    115lbs 5-5-5
    Concentration Curls: 3x15
    25lbs 15-15-15

    The deadlfts where light I am easing myelf back into them from an injury.The squats where a little hard. I forgot to put a 5lbs plate on one side during the first squat attempt so I took off 5lbs from the other side and added to the side without to level hings out. So basicly I did 2 more sets of squats than I wanted to which wore me out a little bit before the heavier sets.

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    August 29th 2008

    Squat: 5x5
    130lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Bench: 5x5
    143lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Bent-over row: 5x5
    115lbs 5-5-5-5-5

    I lowered the weight on the bench pres and completed all sets of 5. Today I squatted my body weight. Big step I suppose. Really only started squatting last Monday.
    Last edited by Drew92; 08-29-2008 at 12:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by famous636 View Post
    Friday

    August 22nd 2008

    Squat: 5x5
    115lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Bench: 5x5
    145lbs 5-5-5-4-4
    Bent-over row: 5x5
    105lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Pull ups: 3x12
    10lbs 12-12-12
    Skull Crusher
    55lbs 10-12-12


    I took some videos of myself benching. The left arm pushes faster than the right. I tried fixing it. Any advice?
    post the video

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage View Post
    post the video
    I cant its on my cell phone and I dont have a cable. I think it strightins out when I have more weight on the bar.

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    Week 3

    Monday

    September 1st 200

    Squat: 5x5
    135lbs 5-5-5-5-3
    Bench: 5x5
    145lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Pull ups: 3x15
    0lbs 15-15-15
    Dumbbell Curls: 3x15
    35lbs 15-15-15
    Bent-over Row: 5x5
    115lbs 5-5/100lbs 5-5-5
    Close Grip Bench: 3x10
    100bs 10-10-10

    I finially got all 5 sets on the bench. I almost talked myself out of trying the 4th and 5th set. I was nervous if I would get all 5 reps. But I did them anyway with great success.

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    Wednesday

    September 3rd 2008

    Squat: 5x5
    135lbs 0
    Military Press: 5x5
    85lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Deadlift: 5x5
    165lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Power Clean: 3x5
    120lbs 5-5-5
    Chin ups: 5x5
    25lbs 5-5-5-6-8
    Last edited by Drew92; 09-03-2008 at 04:30 PM.

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    Friday

    September 5th 2008

    Squat: 5x5
    135lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Bench: 5x5
    150lbs 5-5-5-3-3
    Bent-over Row: 5x5
    100lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Barbell Curls: 3x10
    85lbs 10-10-10
    Dumbbell Bent-over Row: 3x10
    50lbs 10-10-10
    Hammer Curls: 3x20
    25lbs 20-20-25
    Shrugs: 3x35
    35lbs 35-35-35
    Weighted Bench Dip: 3x20
    35lbs 20-20-20

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    Week 4

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    September 8th 2008

    Squat: 5x5
    135lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Bench: 5x5
    150lbs 5-5-5-4-4
    Bent-over Row: 5x5
    115lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Dumbell Bent-over Row 3x12
    50lbs 12-12-12
    Ez Bar Curls 4x12
    80lbs 15-15-15-15
    Shurgs 3x30
    50lbs 30-30-30

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    Hey famousl keep up the good work man. As opposed to shrugs and bent rows have you ever tried power clings??? They are an awsome compound the incorperate both of those motions. Never gotten a better workout for my traps.
    |A:26 | H:6'5'' | W:198| GW: 215|
    Stats: Start | Current | Goal
    Bench: 135lb |170lb| 225lb
    Squat: 135lb |185lb| 225lb
    Dead: 180 |185lb| 315lb
    OH Press: 85lb |100lb| 150lb
    (all 3 x 5 reps)


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    Yes i actually do those on Wednesday along with deadlifts. Thanks for the advise.

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    Wednesday

    September 10th 2008

    Military Press: 5x5
    85lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Deadlift: 5x5
    175lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Power Clean: 3x5
    125lbs 5-5-5
    Arnold Press: 3x15
    25lbs 15-15-15
    Skull Crushers: 3x10
    55lbs 10-10-10
    Curls: 3x15
    35lbs 15-15-15
    Shrugs: 3x40
    35lbs 40-40-40

    My legs were to sore today to even try squats. As for my military presses its the same weight however it was much easier and i had better form.

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    Friday

    September 12th 2008

    Squat: 3x5
    140lbs 5-5-5
    Bench: 5x5
    150lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Bent-Over Row: 5x5
    115lbs 5-5-5-/5-5 130lbs
    Curls: 3x15
    35lbs 20-/15-15 40lbs
    Shrugs: 3x35
    40lbs 35-35-35

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    Week 5

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    September 15th 2008

    Squat:3x5
    145lbs 5-4-4
    Bench: 5x5
    155lbs 4-4-4-3-3
    Bent-over row: 5x5
    135lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Pull ups: 3x12
    0lbs 12-12-12
    Barbell Curls 3x12
    85lbs 12-12-12

    I wasn't happy with my benching but next time I know I will be better. Also just for fun I tried a chin up with 65lbs and was succesful.

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    nice job on the squat progression man. What are you training for? Your reps seem pretty high man.
    |A:26 | H:6'5'' | W:198| GW: 215|
    Stats: Start | Current | Goal
    Bench: 135lb |170lb| 225lb
    Squat: 135lb |185lb| 225lb
    Dead: 180 |185lb| 315lb
    OH Press: 85lb |100lb| 150lb
    (all 3 x 5 reps)


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    Thanks. I am training to look better and be stronger. It's cool to see how much stronger you can get. As for my reps being high?

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    Wednesday

    September 17th 2008

    Squat: 3x5
    145lbs 4-2-/5 135lbs
    Military Press: 5x5
    90lbs 4-4-4-4-3
    Deadlift: 4x5
    185lbs 5-5-5-5 1x225lbs 1x255lbs

    Something about squats just doesn't seem natural. I think I need to get my form down. I set a new deadlift max.

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    September 19th 2008

    Squat: 5x5
    135lbs 5-5-/5-4 145lbs-/5
    Bench: 5x5
    155lbs 4-/10 135lbs-/7 140lbs-/5 145lbs-/3 150lbs
    Bent-over row: 5x5
    135lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Concentration Curl: 3x?
    30lbs 12-15-18
    Skull Crusher: 3x?
    60lbs 10-10-10
    Arnold Press: 3x15
    25lbs 15-15-15
    Shrugs: 3x35
    50lbs 35-35-35

    My benching is irratateing me. I suppose I should drop back down to 150lbs and keep getting all five until they are easier.

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    Week 6

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    September 22nd 2008

    Squat: 5x5
    135lbs 5-5-/145lbs 5-/5-5
    Bench: 5x5
    150lbs 5-5-5-4-4
    Bent-over Row: 5x5
    135lbs 5-5-5-5-5
    Skull Crusher: 3x8
    65lbs 8-8-8
    EZ Curls: 3x12
    90lbs 12-12-12

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