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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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    lifting journal

    making my return to this site after a long hiatus. i'm doing a 5x5 5 days a week as follows:

    mon: legs, cardio
    tues: chest
    weds: abs, cardio
    thurs: back
    fri: shoulders, cardio

    im currently 200lbs, 6', 33.5" waist.... somehow i'm weaker than when i last posted, the same weight and have a smaller waist??

    nevertheless, i'm going to 225.. hopefully ill still have abs.. and we'll go from there.


    ps: if anyone has any input on improving my 5x5, obviously its very appreciated. i'm starting very conservative so far
    Last edited by twm; 10-29-2008 at 07:31 PM.

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    b/p squats 95x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    235x5

    leg press 1ppsx10
    1.5ppsx10
    2ppsx10
    2ppsx10
    2ppsx10

    leg curl 45x10
    70x10
    70x10
    70x10

    calf press 2ppsx10
    2.5ppsx10
    2.5ppsx10
    3ppsx10
    3ppsx10

    elliptical for 20min
    Last edited by twm; 10-29-2008 at 07:25 PM.

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    bb bench 95x5
    135x5
    155x5
    185x5
    185x5
    185x5
    185x5
    185x5

    incline bench 135x10
    135x10
    140x10

    db flies 30x10
    30x10
    30x10

    cable pushdown 70x10
    90x10
    90x10
    90x10

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    cable ab pulldown (not sure what to call it?)
    100x15
    140x15
    180x10
    180x10
    180x10

    side bends
    45x10/10
    80x10/10
    80x10/10
    80x10/10

    elliptical for 20min

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    10/30/08 - back

    bb rows
    95x10
    135x10
    185x5
    205x5
    205x5
    205x5
    205x5
    205x5

    stiff arm lat pulldown
    70x10
    90x10
    90x10
    90x10

    fat bar chins, palms away
    bwx5
    bwx3
    bwx1 (lol)
    bwx4
    bwx4
    bwx4
    the thick bar is hard to grip. wider grip

    db shrugs
    75sx10
    75sx10
    80sx10
    80sx10

    weight 200.5lbs

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    10/31/08 - shoulders

    db oh press
    30sx10
    45sx5
    60sx5
    70sx5
    70sx5
    70sx5
    70sx5
    70sx5

    bb shoulder press
    95x10
    105x10
    105x10

    stiff arm lat raises
    20sx10
    25sx10
    20sx10

    rear delt flies
    90x10
    70x10
    70x10

    elliptical for 20 min


    good workout, shoulders feel fried. i have a joe dirt mullet wig and a goatee for my halloween costume. should be good times

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    11/3/08 - legs

    squats below ||
    barx5
    95x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    245x5
    245x5
    245x5 or 6? lost count midset.
    245x5
    245x5 easy

    cybex leg press
    3ppsx10
    5ppsx10
    6ppsx10
    7ppsx10

    leg curl
    70x10
    70x10
    70x9

    calf press
    3ppsx10
    3ppsx10
    3.5ppsx10
    3.5ppsx10

    skipped cardio, had a bad headache and was hungry. had a big problem over the weekend and didnt get much food at all on sat. wanted to get home and have a shake to stay anabolic

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    11/4/08 - chest

    bb bench
    barx10
    95x10
    135x5
    165x5
    185x5
    195x5
    195x5
    195x5
    195x5
    195x6

    decline bench
    135x10
    155x10
    155x10
    155x10

    incline bench
    135x10
    135x10
    135x9

    cable pressdown
    80x10
    80x10
    90x10
    90x10
    90x10

    weight: ?? scale at my gym is a piece of ****. somewhere between 200 and 204?

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    11/6 - back

    bb rows
    95x10
    135x10
    185x5
    210x5
    210x5
    210x5
    210x5
    210x6

    stiff arm lat pulldowns
    80x10
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10

    underhand pullups
    bwx7
    bwx5
    bwx4
    bwx3
    bwx4
    bwx3
    bwx3.5

    db shrugs
    80sx10
    80sx10
    80sx10
    80sx10

    cable ab crunches
    140x10
    160x10
    180x10

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    11/8/08 - shoulders

    db oh press
    30sx10
    45sx5
    60sx5
    75sx5
    75sx5
    75sx5
    75sx5
    75sx5

    stiff armed lat raises
    25sx10
    25sx10
    25sx10
    25sx10

    rear delt flys
    somethingx10
    somethingx10
    somethingx10
    somethingx10

    feel like i did something else, but i cant remember

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    11/10/08 - legs

    b/p squats
    95x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    255x5
    255x5
    255x5
    255x5
    255x5
    good

    cybex leg press
    3ppsx10
    5ppsx10
    6ppsx10
    7ppsx10

    leg curl
    70x10
    80x10
    80x10
    80x10

    calf press
    3ppsx10
    3.5ppsx10
    3.5ppsx10
    3.5ppsx10

    good workout, legs feel great

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    11/11/08 - chest

    flat bench
    95x10
    135x5
    185x5
    200x5
    200x5
    200x5
    200x5
    200x5
    200x5 *i did at least 5 sets... i lost count and i think i did 6.. but at least 5

    incline db bench
    55x10
    65x10
    75x9
    75x7
    60x10

    cable tricep pressdown
    90x10
    90x10
    90x10
    90x10

    machine incline press
    1ppsx10
    1.5ppsx10
    1.5ppsx10

    good workout. please with bench progression over the past few weeks. hopefully ill be back to 225 for reps soon.

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    11/13/08 - back

    bb rows
    135x10
    185x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5

    stiff armed cable pulldowns
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10

    UH pullups
    bwx8
    x7
    x5
    x4
    x5
    x4

    db shrugs
    80sx10
    80sx10
    80sx10
    80sx10

    cable ab crunches
    160x10
    190x10
    190x10
    190x9

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    11/15/08 - shoulders

    db oh press
    30sx20
    45sx5
    60sx5
    80sx5
    80sx5
    80sx5
    80sx5
    80sx5
    80sx5

    lateral raises
    25sx10
    30sx10
    25sx10
    25sx10

    rear delt flies
    90x10
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10

    rear delt cable row
    140x10
    160x10
    180x10
    180x10
    180x10

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    Good luck with getting to the 225lb mark...props on the relentless efforts.
    Last edited by Coke; 11-15-2008 at 06:17 PM.

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    thanks cocoa, peaked through your journal the other day,good stuff there

    11/17/08 - legs

    bb squad b/p
    barx1
    95x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    265x5
    265x5
    265x5
    265x5
    265x5

    db lunges
    50sx5
    65sx5
    75sx5
    80sx5
    calf cramped on last left leg rep, uncomfortable

    calf press
    3ppsx10
    3.5ppsx10
    3.5ppsx10
    3.5ppsx10

    having difficulty walking

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    11/18/08 - chest/tri

    bb bench
    barx20
    95x20
    135x5
    155x5
    205x5
    205x5
    205x5
    205x5
    205x5
    205x5

    cable pressdowns
    90x10
    110x10
    100x10
    100x10

    db inc press
    65x10
    70x10
    70x9
    70x9

    cable pressdown
    100x10
    90x10
    90x10
    90x10

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    11/20/08 - back

    bb row
    135x10
    155x5
    185x5
    205x5
    210x5
    210x5
    210x5
    210x5
    210x5

    db shrugs
    75x10
    80x10
    90x10
    90x10
    90x10

    stiff armed lat pulldowns
    100x10
    120x10
    120x10
    120x10

    db alt curls
    40sx10
    40sx10
    40sx9

    went to the new LA fitness in boca raton, what a miserable place that is. golds delray is infinitely better

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    11/24/08 - legs

    squats
    95x1
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x5
    275x5
    275x6
    275x5
    275x5
    kinda GMing these on the 4th/5th rep..

    db lunges
    40sx5/5
    60sx5/5
    80sx5/5
    80sx5/5
    these were good

    calf press
    3ppsx10
    3.5ppsx10
    3.5ppsx10
    3.5ppsx10

    should i increment squats +5 or +10 next week or not at all? this is rhetorical as I doubt anyone reads this.

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    had surgery monday afternoon. have had to take it easy

    11/27/08 - chest

    bb bench
    barx20
    95x20
    135x5
    165x5
    215x5
    215x5
    215x5
    215x5
    215x5
    good

    db incline bench
    70sx8
    70sx10
    70sx10
    70sx9

    cable rope pressdown
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10
    110x10
    110x10

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    kind of a hodge podge workout today. rode my bike around looking for a gym in the downtown area.. found one. back in the reg routine next week

    db oh press
    30sx20
    40sx13
    55sx5
    70sx5
    80sx5
    80sx5
    80sx5
    80sx5
    80sx5
    these felt heavy... i did do tris yesterday tho

    db lat raise
    25sx10
    25sx10
    25sx10
    25sx10

    bw chins
    bwx10
    x5
    x4
    x4
    x3
    x4

    bb rows
    135x10
    135x10
    135x10

    db shrugs
    85sx10
    75sx10
    75sx10
    75sx10

    not a great workout but new gym is very nice and very convenient. back on track next week

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    12/1/08 - legs

    bb squats
    barx2
    95x5
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x5
    275x5
    275x5
    285x4
    285x5
    i just didnt have it in me for #5 on set 4.. i was worried id have to dump it..

    db lunges
    40sx5/5
    60sx5/5
    80sx5/5
    80sx5/5
    80sx5/5
    felt great..

    leg curls
    4 sets of 10 of something

    single leg calf raise
    bwx10/10
    bw+20x10/10
    bw+20x10/10
    bw+20x10/10

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    12/2/08 - chest/tris

    bb bench
    barx20
    95x16
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    225x4
    225x4
    ugh

    dips
    bwx10
    x10
    x10

    db incline press 45 deg
    50sx10
    60sx10
    60sx10
    60sx8

    machine pressdowns
    70x10
    70x10
    70x10
    90x10

    so.. 225 is reattained. felt good. could feel the weight drifting to my shoulders when it got sticky towards the bottom. my delts are pretty good relative to my other muscle groups so chest is always overshadowed by shoulders when chest gets tired. hopefully next week 225x5x5. in all fairness, i did skip 220x5x5 which i probably could get. maybe ill try 230x5x5!

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    12/4/08 - back

    pendlay row
    135x10
    155x5
    175x5
    175x5
    175x5
    175x5
    195x5
    175x5
    155x10
    feeling these out.. first time doing pendlay rows

    at this new gym, there is a set of bands attached to the rafters where you can do ring work... for lack of a better description:

    ring rows
    bwx10
    bw+10x10
    bw+20x10
    bw+20x10
    bw+20x10
    bw+20x9

    db shrugs
    80sx10
    85sx10
    85sx10
    85sx10

    pullups
    bwx5
    i had nothing left after wearing the weight vest. it did a number on my grip and chin strength

    lat pulldown
    160x10
    180x10
    200x10
    220x6
    180x10
    180x10

    hammer curls
    30sx10
    30sx10
    30sx10
    could barely make a fist much less curl

    good workout

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    12/5/08 - shoulders

    db oh press
    35sx13
    50sx10
    65sx5
    80sx5
    85sx5
    85sx5
    85sx5
    85sx5
    85sx4
    oomph

    db lat raise
    27.5x10
    27.5x10
    27.5x8

    rope face pulls
    35x10
    45x10
    55x10
    65x14

    done. quick workout... about to go out.

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