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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. #1
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    theJamAbides will do this!

    Here's my journal. I'll start keeping track of stuff tonight. I opened a fitday.com account and have been tracking my intake. I need lifting tips, as I have no real program, but I'm reading other's journals to get an idea of what I want to do.

    I want to look good. Real good. And I know I have it in me.

    Until tonight!
    Last edited by theJamAbides; 03-08-2007 at 03:27 PM.
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    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    First Squats and Deadlifts since 1997 etc.

    I decided to skip cardio tonight. I played drums for about 1.5 hours, and that was intense enough. I usually play hard and I work up a crazy sweat.

    Squats -
    2x10x45
    3x5x100

    Deadlifts -
    2x10x45
    3x5x100


    Yesterdays lift
    --------------------

    Bench -
    1x10x95
    1x10x145

    Curl -
    1x10x55
    1x10x85

    Leg Extension -
    1x10x70

    Leg Curl -
    1x10x70

    I'm adding more to my routine tomorrow. Does anyone know what all I can do with an EZ Curl bar besides curls?
    Last edited by theJamAbides; 03-08-2007 at 06:54 PM.
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    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    Whew!

    My ass hurts from those squats and deadlifts! Can't wait for the next round.

    I'm adding Inclines to my routine tonight.

    Also, if anyone decides to look at my fitday.com journal, please let me know if my diet is looking okay. I'm not too worried, following all of the guidlines in a few other forums/journals here at WBB.
    theJamAbides
    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    Hi Jammer! Just dropping in, I'll be reading your journal probably daily. Have fun tonight. Peace man.

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    Still getting the hang of it...

    I added Inclines and I'll be following WBB Training Routine I from now on (starting Monday).

    Bench Press -
    2x8x135
    1x8x140
    1x6x140

    Incline Press -
    2x8x45
    2x8x95

    I think my food intake is gonna even out around 2200 - 2400 calories a day. I hope that's enough to still gain some strength, and burn this pesky fat off too.
    theJamAbides
    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    WBBI Day 1

    Well, Today marked the first day of WBB Lifting Routine I for me. What a great workout! I don't have a dip bar or chin up bar yet so I'll have to skip those types of exercises until I get my equipment in about a month. Also included in that equipment will be some dumbells. Until then I'll use the barbell.

    Here's the breakdown:

    First: My Diet

    PLEASE! Critique me (Click link to go to Diet and Nutrition thread that I've posted). I want to eat as clean as possible, but still have a beer or two on the weekends. Is that ok if I keep the cals low on those days? I may just need to be more disciplined.


    The Routine:

    CHEST

    Bench Press -
    2x8x125
    1x8x135
    1x6x135

    Low Incline *Dumbbell Press -
    1x8x95
    1x8x105
    1x8x110


    BACK

    Deadlifts -
    1x8x110
    1x8x120
    1x8x125

    Barbell Rows -
    1x8x110
    1x8x110
    1x8x110

    Shrugs -
    1x10x95
    1x10x135


    I did one extra set per exercise due to the epiphany this weekend that I had horrible form in everything I did up until now. I watched the videos on the link on the WBBI article and saw how to really do these exercises. So I lowered my weights a bit and worked on form to make sure I was lifting the correct weight. I guess I will be considering this week a calibration week.
    Last edited by theJamAbides; 05-08-2007 at 07:59 AM.
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    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    Looks like that was your biggest routine thus far, how do you feel? I only WISH I could have put up that many exercises tonight. Your routine makes me want to do some rows and shrugs. Guess I'll do some tomorrow.

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    I feel great actually. I'm sure when I wake up tomorrow I'll feel it, or at least as I progress throughout the day.

    My wrists hurt though... Mostly the top of my right hand to be more precise.
    Last edited by theJamAbides; 03-13-2007 at 12:39 AM.
    theJamAbides
    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    Yep...

    I was right. I definitely feel it.
    Last edited by theJamAbides; 03-13-2007 at 08:29 AM.
    theJamAbides
    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    lol

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    Your diet looks great. Wish I was getting that much protein! You did HIIT today, right? How'd that go, how many cycles?

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    Tough stuff....

    No HIIT yesterday Questor. I'm really being a jackass when it comes to SS Cardio and HIIT. I need to just do it. Instead I feel like crap on my off days. Perhaps getting over the soreness from all these new exercises?


    OK, on with the goods:

    My Diet


    The Routine:

    LEGS

    Squats -
    1x8x95
    1x8x115
    1x8x135

    Hack Squats -
    1x8x95
    1x8x100

    Leg Curls -
    2x8x70

    SLDLs -
    1x8x95
    1x8x105

    Standing Calve Raises -
    4x10x95 (w/ a small calve block, need a bigger one)


    I COULD NOT get the form correct for the Hack Squats until the last 4 or so I did, and by the time I figured it out, my back hurt so I decided to finish and be done until next week for that particular exercise.

    Other than that, Squats are now my favorite exercise.
    theJamAbides
    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    Feel like crap today...

    Stupid weather. Goes from hot to cold to hot to cold. And every time, I get a sore throat and drainage from my sinuses.

    Anyway, enough complaining! I feel great after tonights workout...

    First things first - My Diet


    The Routine:

    SHOULDERS

    Military Press -
    1x8x65
    1x8x75

    Seated Dumbbell Press -
    I'm buying dumbbells in 3 weeks

    Standing Lateral Raises -
    2x8x15


    TRICEPS

    Narrow Grip Bench Press -
    2x8x90

    French Press -
    1x8x25
    1x8x35


    BICEPS

    Barbell Curls -
    2x8x55

    Hammer Curls -
    2x8x15
    theJamAbides
    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    Military Press
    1x8x75

    WHEW very heavy. Nice work!

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    Dirty Deeds...

    Questor... Sorry, I missed work today, had a bit of a sore throat, but doctor said it wasn't anything serious, just annoying. Still had an AWESOME workout today!

    I was able to go buy some 20, 25, and 30 dumbbells Sunday. I should have got 25, 30, 35 though. Oh well, I didn't know my own strength. I'm pretty sure I'll need the 20's though for the standing laterals on Fridays.

    I'm also adding an evaluation line for each exercise, stating whether I plan on upping next time around or not. This time around, they are all up actually! I'm pretty confident I could have done more today. Just didn't want to over do it.

    Booyakasha!

    My Diet

    The Routine:

    CHEST

    Bench Press -
    1x8x135
    1x8x140
    Next week: UP!

    Low Incline Dumbbell Press -
    2x8x25
    Next Week: UP!


    BACK

    Deadlifts -
    1x8x125
    1x8x135
    Next Week: UP!

    Barbell Rows -
    1x8x115
    1x8x125
    Next Week: UP!

    Shrugs -
    1x10x155
    1x10x175
    Next Week: UP!


    After the workout, I had a friend take a couple of pictures.


    Last edited by theJamAbides; 03-19-2007 at 04:22 PM. Reason: Pictures Added...
    theJamAbides
    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    Wow heavy shrugs man, and you're right they Really hit the traps. Great workout! I can't wait until next Monday when all those weights go up.

    You've got a solid frame to start with. Lift heavy and pack on the meat!
    Last edited by Questor; 03-19-2007 at 07:57 PM.

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    Thank Jesus for dextrose!

    Maltodextrose is rocket fuel.

    My Diet


    The Routine:

    LEGS

    Squats -
    1x8x135
    1x8x155
    1x4x165
    Next Week: Start at 1x8x165

    Hack Squats -
    1x8x135
    1x8x145
    Next Week: UP!

    Leg Curls -
    1x8x70
    1x8x75
    Next Week: UP!

    Straight Legged Deadlifts -
    1x8x135
    1x8x145
    Next Week: UP!


    Overall, the weight did not seem heavy, but I know I got one hell of a workout. My body is shaking.

    Time for that Creatine!
    theJamAbides
    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    03-23-07 (Late!)

    I can only say that I feel, look, and think stronger than I ever have before. I'm completely surprised. It feels great!

    I did forget to post Friday's workout so I'll do that first, and then start a new post for tonight's.


    My Diet


    The Routine:

    SHOULDERS

    Military Press -
    1x8x95
    1x9x100
    Next Week: Start at 100

    Seated Dumbbell Press -
    1x8x20
    1x8x25
    Next Week: Start at 25

    Standing Lateral Raises -
    2x6x20
    Next Week: Start at 20


    TRICEPS

    Narrow Grip Bench Press -
    1x8x95
    1x10x105
    1x8x110
    Next Week: Up!

    French Press -
    1x8x35
    1x8x45
    Next Week: Start at 45


    BICEPS

    Barbell Curls -
    1x8x55
    1x8x60
    1x8x65
    Next Week: Start at 65

    Hammer Curls -
    1x8x20
    1x8x25
    Next Week: Start at 25
    theJamAbides
    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    Holy ****!

    Today was just amazing! I hit a bunch of PR's! I know I'm a newbie and I'm getting those beginners gains, but I feel it, and I can see it in the mirror, and it's only been a month. I'm getting hot. **** yeah!

    My Diet


    The Routine:

    CHEST

    Bench Press -
    1x8x145
    1x8x155 (PR)
    Next Week: Up!

    Low Incline Dumbbell Press -
    2x8x30
    Next Week: Up!


    BACK

    Deadlifts -
    1x8x165
    1x8x195
    1x6x200 (PR)
    Next Week: 2x8x200! (At Least)

    Barbell Rows -
    1x8x135
    1x8x145
    Next Week: Start at 145

    Shrugs -
    1x10x185
    1x10x195
    Next Week: Start at 195
    theJamAbides
    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    You've already surpassed me in some lifts - you'll pass me on the rest within the month.



    You've destroyed me on shrugs, but I still have stabilizers over you.
    Last edited by Questor; 03-26-2007 at 07:16 PM.

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    Grats on the PR's those always feel great!
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    I think I need a Backeeotomy!

    After the deadlifts on Monday, the squats today, and the SLDL's today as well, I think I'm gonna be sore. More sore than I was today. I paid VERY close attention to form though, so I'm sure it's just the great workout my back muscles have gotten.

    Here's what happened today:

    My Diet

    The Routine:

    LEGS

    Squats -
    1x8x165
    1x8x185 (PR)
    Next Week: Up!

    Hack Squats -
    1x8x155
    1x8x165 (PR)
    Next Week: Up!

    Leg Curls -
    1x8x75
    1x8x80 (PR)
    Next Week: Up!

    SLDLs -
    1x8x150
    1x8x155 (PR)
    Next Week: Up!

    theJamAbides
    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    excellent good to see you knock out the 185 squats. 195 next week? or just round it off w/ 200

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    I dunno! I mean, I MIGHT have to go 5 lb increments after this. the 185 was pretty tough. Who knows how well my body will recover though... I would love to hit 200 next week.
    theJamAbides
    5'11" - 200 lbs.
    Jam's Journal

    BP - 190x5
    DL - 250x5
    SQ - 230x5
    C**k Pushups - 1x1 (Cuz that's all you need baby!)

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    190 is probably a wise and respectable goal then

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