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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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    MonStar1023's 3rd Modified NHE Journal

    I have decided to switch back to NHE for good. After trying about a million and a half diets, this is the only one that (1) was easy to stick to, and (2) gave my EXCELLENT results.

    NHE stands for "Natural Hormonal Enhancement," a book written by Rob Faigin. To check out the book or look at the Q and A please click here.

    I also have 2 other NHE journals that did for a few months each. I stopped NHE to give a Cyclical Isocaloric Diet a shot but really didnt care for it. To check out my 1st NHE Journal please click here. To check out my 2nd NHE Journal please click here. To view my most recent, Cyclical Isocaloric Diet Journal, please click here.

    Anyway feel free to post here in my journal with comments/concerns or anything like that. I would really appreciate the support, etc.

    Last edited by MonStar1023; 04-06-2002 at 08:10 AM.

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    Description Of My Diet / Supplements / Training...

    Diet.
    • NHE simply stands for Natural Hormonal Enhancement. In a nutshell there are TWO phases to this diet. There is the low-carb phase, and the refeed phase. Some people refer to these as the upcycle and the downcycle. Anyway every single day of the week is a low-carb, moderate-fat, moderate-protein day. Similar to Atkin's, but not as much fat. Heres the catch, TWO nights per week there will be a huge (2500+ calorie) Refeed Meal.

      Viewing my first and second NHE journals will make this one a lot easier because you will see exactly what I am talking about. My refeed meals will end up being every other day I train. For example this first week theyll end up being on Tuesday and Friday. The following week theyll end up falling on Monday and Thursday.

      Anyway thats basically NHE in a nutshell..

      Modification: after my first week of NHE I decided to do something a little different. I usually take in close to zero carbs on non-refeed meal days, well now I am going to be taking in 40g carbs postworkout to aid in recovery. Hopefully this will be beneficial and helpful in me achievng my strength goals etc.

    Supplements.
    • Currently I am taking two different fat-burners, the first Ill be taking preworkout and precardio. Its called Liquid Clenbutrx by VPX Sports.

      1 Serving Of Liquid Clenbutrx Contains...
      Thermogenic/Nuerogenic Blend:
      MaHaung Extract (Standardized at 8%)
      Citrus Aurantium Extract (Standardized for 10% Synephrine)
      Guarana (Standardize for 22% Caffeine)
      White Willow Extract
      L-Tyrosine
      Bioperine
      Proprietary Thyrogenic, Insulinogenic and Ant-Estrogenic Blend:
      Methoxivone (5-Methyl-7-Methoxy-isoflavone)
      Guggulsterones (E & Z) (Standarized at 10%)
      Ipriflavone (7-Isopropoxy Isoflavone)
      Phenylpropanolomine
      Yohimbe Extract (Standardize at 8%)
      Bis-Glycina


      The second fat burner Ill be taking Ill be taking twice during the day. Just not preworkout and precardio. Its called Adrenalin.

      1 Serving Of Adrenalin Contains...
      200 mg. caffeine
      35 mg. 1R 2S norephedrine hcl
      100 mg. of synephrine hcl
      3.4 mg. of yohimbine hcl


      Prior and during my carbup meal I will be taking some glucose disposal agents like ALA and glutamine peptides, etc. Here is a list of ingredients for SyntheVol 2, CytoVol, V2G, and Phosphaplex, TRAC, along with Insulene and Gluco Tech, Agree With Meals, and Enzyme Digestant, which I will be taking before my carbup meal.

      1 Serving Of Phosphaplex Contains...
      5g creatine
      2.2g ribose
      2g taurine
      100 mg. phosphorous
      95 mg. magnesium
      200 mcg. selenium
      6 mg. manganese
      25 mg. glucosol
      400 mcg. chromium


      1 Serving TRAC Contains...
      4g creatine
      4g arginine
      600 mg. lysine
      200 mg. phenylalanine
      2.5 mg. NADH


      1 Serving Of SyntheVol 2 Contains...
      10g creatine
      6g hydrolyzed wheat gluten
      3.5g arginine
      2g taurine
      80 mg. inzitol (d-pinitol)
      70 mg. sodium


      1 Serving Of CytoVol Contains...
      2.5g l-glutamine
      2g taurine
      2g l-alanine
      1.5g AKG
      500 mg. glycine
      500 mg. inositol
      300 mg. calcium
      250 mg. RNA
      60 mg. phosphorus
      60 mg. sodium


      1 Serving Of V2G Contains...
      7.5 mg. vanadyl sulfate
      800 mg. taurine
      33 mcg. selenium


      1 Serving Of Insulene Contains...
      90 mg. langerstroemia speciosa l. (Glucosol)
      10 mg. d-pinitol inzitol
      250 mg. proprietary blend (gymnema sylvestre extract, chromium, lipoic acid,
      phosphatidyl serine)


      1 Serving Of Gluco Tech Contains...
      90 mg. langerstroemia speciosa extract (Glucosol)
      10 mg. d-pinitol
      250 mg. proprietary blend (gymnema sylvestre extract, alpha lipoic acid,phosphatidyl serine, chromium)


      1 Serving Of Agree With Meals Contains...
      9000 HUT units fungul protease
      450 ASP units acid protease
      150 FCC units lactase
      2230 units cellulase
      18 AG units amyloglucosidase
      2300 SKB units fungal amylase
      2250 units lipase


      1 Serving Of Enzyme Digestant Contains...
      400 mg. pancreatin
      130 mg. alpha-amylase
      65 mg. betaine hydrochloride
      65 mg. pepsin
      65 mg. papain
      8.1 mg. ox bile extract 8:1


      Modification: added refeed meal supplements as of 4-9-2002...

      1 Serving Of Mega Creatine Contains...
      5g effervescent creatine
      1g phosphorous
      766 mg. sodium
      599 mg. potassium


      1 Serving Of Mega Glutamine Effervescent Contains...
      5g effervescent glutamine
      232 mg. sodium
      176 mg. potassium
      100 mg. vitamin C
      100 mg. n-acetyl-cysteine
      100 IU vitamin E

    Training.
    • Sun- Rest.
      Mon- Chest, Triceps.
      Tue- Back, Biceps, Forearms.
      Wed- Rest.
      Thu- Quads, Hamstrings, Calves.
      Fri- Delts, Traps, Abs.
      Sat- Rest.

      Chest, Triceps.
      Flat Barbell Presses 2 sets 6/8
      Dips 2 sets 6/8
      Flat Dumbbell Presses 1 set 8
      Flat Dumbbell Flyes 1 set 8

      Lying Barbell Extensions 2 sets 6/8
      Seated Overhead Barbell Extensions 1 set 8

      Back, Biceps, Forearms.
      Curl-grip Chins 2 sets 6/8
      * Incline Underhand Machine Rows 2 sets 6/8



      * Above is a pic of the rowing machine that I am talking about. Ill be doing them lying on the incline as pictured, using an underhand shoulder-width grip, pulling the bar to my sternum.

      Modification: Exercise switch starting as of 4/12/2002, switch from crossbench DB pullovers to seated machine pullovers.

      Seated Machine Pullovers 1 set 8
      V-Bar Pulldowns 1 set 8

      Standing Barbell Curls 2 sets 6/8
      Incline Alternating Dumbbell Hammer Curls 1 set 8

      Standing Barbell Reverse Curls 1 set 6-8
      Barbell Static Holds 1 set to failure

      Quads, Hamstrings, Calves.
      Back Squats 2 sets 6/8
      Leg Presses 2 sets 6/8
      Leg Extensions 1 set 8
      Lying Leg Curls 1 set 8

      Standing Calf Raises 1 set 15
      Seated Calf Raises 1 set 15

      Delts, Traps.
      Seated Behind-neck Presses 2 sets 6/8
      One-arm Dumbbell Side Laterals 1 set 8
      Lying One-Arm Dumbbell Laterals 1 set 8

      Partial Deadlifts 2 sets 6/8
      (approximately deadlifting from knees)
      Dumbbell Shrugs 1 set to failure

      Machine Crunches 2 sets 15/15

      On my rest days Ill be doing some interval cardio first thing in the morning preferably on an empty stomach. On every single training day, before my workout, I will weigh-in, and keep track my weight. I know that your weight can flucuate especially with the carb-up meal, but I like to keep up with it just so I know where I stand each day.

      Any time that I INCREASE to a weight that I couldnt handle the previous week, it will be in BLUE with a blue exclamation point in parenthesis that looks like (!). This way Ill know where I am gaining strength and where I am not. For example if I increase in my hang clean weight it will look like this.

      Hang Cleans: 175 x 6 (!)

      Red Intensity Stars.

      Stole this from Sebi's journal. Hehe. Next to the exercise that I did I will have the weight first, and then how many reps. I will also have intensity stars. For example...

      Dips +000x00 [***]; +000x00 [***]

      Lying Barbell Extensions 000x00 [***]; 000x00 [***]

      As you can see there are three stars after each set. The more red stars, the higher the intensity of that set. The following is what each one of of the 3 stars roughly means.

      Intensity Stars Key.

      [***]
      One red star means that the set wasnt intense enough at all. Not putting as much intensity into the set as I should be. Probably, almost, defintely, not coming close to failure. Basically going through the motions without much focus etc.

      [***]
      Two red stars means that the set was intense, just not balls to the wall. Definitely coming extremely close to failure, probably within 1-3 reps. Not a bad set by any means. A little bit more effort and focus and it would be...

      [***]
      Three red stars means that the set was ALL OUT! Completely balls to the F*CKING wall! Really couldnt get anymore intense. Definitely hit muscular failure, if not a tad beyond it. Really seriosuly went nuts for this kind of set with a lot focus and drive. Couldnt ask for anything else.

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    what are your goals monstar?

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    I thought I could the first to spam your new journal, however, Doc here first. Good luck MonStar.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

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    Strength Goals...

    1st Strength Goals.

    • Flat Barbell Presses: 260 x 6 (!)
      ... +25 lbs. from 4/1/02

      Dips: +120 x 6 (!)
      ... +30 lbs. from 4/1/02

      Lying Barbell Extensions: 145 x 6 (!)
      ... +25 lbs. from 4/1/02

      Curl-grip Chins: +55 x 6 (!)
      ... +25 lbs. from 4/2/02

      Incline Underhand Machine Rows: 210 x 6 (!)
      ... +30 lbs. from 4/2/02

      Standing Barbell Curls: 140 x 6 (!)
      ... +20 lbs. from 4/2/02

      Barbell Static Holds: 405 x :10 (!)
      ... +90 lbs. from 4/2/02

      Back Squats: 360 x 6 (!)
      ... +35 lbs. from 4/4/02

      Leg Presses: 820 x 6 (!)
      ... +70 lbs. from 4/4/02

      Standing Calf Raises: 300 x 15 (!)
      ... +30 lbs. from 4/4/02

      Seated Behind-neck Presses: 170 x 6 (!)
      ... +25 lbs. from 4/5/02

      Partial Deadlifts: 395 x 6 (!)
      ... +30 lbs. from 4/5/02

    ... Once my first strength goals are all achieved successfully with perfect form, obviously, I will make up my 2nd Strength Goals here in this same post.

    Last edited by MonStar1023; 04-12-2002 at 06:50 AM.

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    the doc-
    Fat loss, strength, muscle development gains, ya know, everyones goals I guess. Fat loss definitely being the first. A CID was OKAY just not as good as NHE, for me at least. I dont know maybe I am the wierdo. Anyway NHE worked much more efficiently at fat loss than did a CID.

    ... Thanks for checking out my journal bro, appreciate it.

    rookiebldr-
    Thanks a lot man I really seriously appreciate all of your support. Not many people have been to supportive. I mean here on WBB my girlfriend is always supportive hehe. Anyway foreal though I appreciate it. No matter what I go ahead with youre always helping me out.

    Last edited by MonStar1023; 04-06-2002 at 08:58 PM.

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    Fat loss, strength, muscle development gains, ya know, everyones goals I guess. Fat loss definitely being the first. A CID was OKAY just not as good as NHE, for me at least. I dont know maybe I am the wierdo. Anyway NHE worked much more efficiently at fat loss than did a CID.
    Mon it was definitely very productive for that. Best wishes- we will be following your progress- I should say though you looked pretty cut in your pics already

    I like your intensity scale idea

    I am going to borrow your borrowed format for my new journal
    what does your girl post as?

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    the doc-
    Thanks a lot man, nice words considering I was fat in the pics I posted. Anyway my girlfriend doesnt post here @ WBB she doesnt have the internet. I wish she posted here she would really keep me inspired. Shes great we have been together 16 months now. Hehe good luck with your new journal bro Ill definitely be checking it out. What are your goals?

    Last edited by MonStar1023; 03-30-2002 at 09:51 PM.

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    mass and strength man

    mass and strength

    I mean here on WBB my girlfriend is always supportive hehe.
    this threw me off- thats why i asked


    **** i like the stars
    Last edited by the doc; 03-30-2002 at 09:52 PM.

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    the doc-
    Oh yeah I know haha my fault. Also bro with the intensity marks or whatever. Which do you think is easiest to read, exclamation points [!!!], stars [***], or lines [|||]?


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    monstar your to quick on the keyboard

    see above post

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    anoher journal!!!

    Christ, I was just getting used to the 8th one, lol

    Good luck with the diet man, doesnt seem like you have too much t lose as far as fat goes. Are you gona do the NHE bulking diet?
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

    My Journal|My Routine|My FitDay
    WBBB|"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" - Thomas Edison

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    the doc-
    Haha thanks man, yeah I am going to stick with the *s. Anyway thanks again, please continue checking out my jounral its really encouraging.

    ericg-
    Whatsup man? Yeah haha hopefully my LAST one for around a 1/2 year or so. Really want to stick with NHE. The only diet that seems to REALLY work for me. Well see how things go in the future. Please continue checking it out I really appreciate it.


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    Well look at, 12 post and over 1000 views in just over an hour. Make that 13.

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    rookiebldr-
    I know man I dont understand that at all. Some of my friends have the link to my journal but I mean usually 1000 views takes weeks doesnt it. I dont care thats not important to me at all. Sticking to the diet and all that is whats important haha, not my # of views.


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    damn straight.
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

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    Senior Member MonStar1023's Avatar
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    Haha hey man not that the little things dont count and everything like that. But we gotta keep in mind the overall purpose of keeping a journal.


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    Yep, your right. I hope I get as much out of my journal that you get out of yours. Progessing is the name of the game. I just saw the easter bunny. oh no - milk chocolate. Fat, simple carbs and protein - sounds like time to re-feed.


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    Haha. Yeah Happy Easter man. Keep forgetting its tomorrow. I guess this is what happens now that I am 18 and now 8. Oh well. Anyway gyms are closed tomorrow, kind of pissed off but oh well. Hitting up some early AM cardio tomorrow morning though in remembrance of Easter. Yeah man keep progressing, that really is key. Continue getting stronger, and stronger, and stronger.


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    I wonder if you're actually going to have a workout on your first page? lol
    5'6"
    160lbs
    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    Ironman15-
    Not really sure man, hows your training coming along bro? I havnt checked your journal in a little while. Been kinda busy.


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    It's not going too bad, took the past week off, with being out of school and all. Done a little lifting at my house, but nothing much. Need to start eating more though, damn baseball interupts my schedule like crazy.
    5'6"
    160lbs
    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    Ironman15-
    Yeah man a lot of my friends play baseball and damn do they lose some size! They drop around 5-10 lbs. just from all the running and everything like that. Try and stick with it man I know its hard. Youll probably get right back into it after baseball is over though right? Are you in highschool or college?


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    Junior in high school, yea between being out there for 3 hours and all the running I've dropped about 4 lbs.
    5'6"
    160lbs
    480x1 deadlift
    315x5 squat (atf)
    260x1 bench

    "He's used to doing the jerk first, then the clean." -Xian

    "Eat more? I am already consuming more than 2500 cals a day." -Danpiel

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    Junior in highschool huh? Thats cool man I am a Senior.. really not too many highschool kids here @ WBB huh? Were really running with the big dogs haha. What kinda supplements you taking right now? And what kinda diet?


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