The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Dedaw's Journey From Bitch to Beast! (HCT-12)

    Hello, I'm Dedaw! I've finally convinced my parents to get gym memberships (after about 2 years of trying) and finally am able to do a full workout (high school weights is ~30 minutes to lift...). I was really interested in the HCT-12 program, and wanted to do it, but didn't have the means. Now... well, I can!

    I must admit, I'm addicted to the gym. I absolutely love it, The gym is where I belong, and I'm so glad I kept myself interested in the gym even when I didn't have a membership. Spent hours upon hours researching everything possible, and continue to do so. I love the pump I get during the workout, the soreness afterward, and the feeling of accomplishment from lifting weights.


    Current Stats:
    May or may not be completely accurate on the lifts. Weight was taken the day after I started this thread.
    • Weight: 146.5lbs
    • Height: ~5' 7"
    • Bodyfat: 17.7%(ouch!)
    • Bench: 130lbs
    • Squat: 225lbs
    • Deadlift: 275lbs
    • Clean: 135lbs
    • Military: 95lbs
    • Total(B,S,DL): 630lbs


    Goal Stats:
    By July 4, 2011
    • Weight: 172lbs
    • Height: ~5' 7" -- Like to see it go up, but eh, can't help that much.
    • Bodyfat: 8%
    • Bench: 245lbs
    • Squat: 365lbs
    • Deadlift: 415lbs
    • Clean: 225lbs
    • Military: 155lbs
    • Total(B,S,DL): 1,025

    ^Yes, that's very unrealistic, I know. I set high goals to motivate myself as much as possible, and we'll see how far I get.

    Diet:
    Trying to find the Primal Blueprint for cheap. Until then, low fat and sugars, fairly low carbs, lotsa protein.

    Supplements:
    • MRM Creatine Monohydrate
    • Fish Oil
    • Multivitamin
    • CytoSport Whey Protein
    • Rhodiola 110 <- Didn't notice a different with this and will probably drop it.


    Thanks for viewing my thread and any comments you make!




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    10/4--First day doing HCT-12.
    Workout A:
    • Bench: 105lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
    • Bent-over BB Row: 90lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
    • Triceps Extension(machine): 60lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
    • Military Press: 55(?)lbs x6 x2 x2 x2(this one pissed me of. I was doing 95 earlier in the year)
    • Lat Pulldown: 60lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
    Last edited by Dedaw; 10-08-2010 at 10:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedaw View Post
    Hello, I'm Dedaw! I've finally convinced my parents to get gym memberships (after about 2 years of trying) and finally am able to do a full workout (high school weights is ~30 minutes to lift...). I was really interested in the HCT-12 program, and wanted to do it, but didn't have the means. Now... well, I can!


    Stats:Note, lifts are as of about January when I last lifted, some may have gone up or down.
    Weight: 146.5lbs
    Height: ~5' 7"
    Bodyfat: 17.7%(ouch!)
    Bench: 130lbs
    Squat: 225lbs
    Deadlift: 275lbs
    Clean: 135lbs
    Military: 95lbs


    Diet: Currently, absolute ****. I will definitely clean it up, and am looking into the Primal Blueprint as a means for that.

    Workouts:
    10/4
    First day doing HCT-12. Didn't pay attention to all the sets, but just the final ones.
    Bench: 105lbsx6x2x2x2
    Bent-over BB row: 90lbsx6x2x2x2
    Triceps extension(machine): 60lbsx6x2x2x2
    Military press: 55(?)lbsx6x2x2x2(this one pissed me of. I was doing 95 earlier in the year)
    Lat pulldown: 60lbsx6x2x2x2



    Questions: Does anybody have supplements they recommend?
    Jack3d is supposed to be good, but has caffeine and I work out too close to bedtime to take that. So should I take Results? And if so, before or after workout?

    Thanks guys!
    Welcome and good luck on your lifting endeavors.

    As far as supps, I usually stick with the basics:
    • Creatine
    • A good Protein Powder
    • A good Multi Vitamin
    • Fish Oil

    These are the basics that I thing everyone should take. RESULTS is a great product and I do use it, but I know its kind of expensive so may not be available to everyone. I take 2 scoops in the morning upon waking, and I usually by 2 tubs at a time (2 months worth).

    I dont bother with pre-workout stimulants. Sometimes I will take a few caffeine caps or down an energy drink if im tired, but I never buy the expensive stuff liked JACKED. They are usually overpriced and not worth the return investment.
    Last edited by Cmanuel; 10-04-2010 at 11:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    Welcome and good luck on your lifting endeavors.

    As far as supps, I usually stick with the basics:
    • Creatine
    • A good Protein Powder
    • A good Multi Vitamin
    • Fish Oil

    These are the basics that I thing everyone should take. RESULTS is a great product and I do use it, but I know its kind of expensive so may not be available to everyone. I take 2 scoops in the morning upon waking, and I usually by 2 tubs at a time (2 months worth).

    I dont bother with pre-workout stimulants. Sometimes I will take a few caffeine caps or down an energy drink if im tired, but I never buy the expensive stuff liked JACKED. They are usually overpriced and not worth the return investment.
    Thanks for the reply!

    I've heard both to take it pre- and post-workout and don't know which would necessarily be better. The other supps are ones I already have or plan to get when I get some $. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedaw View Post
    Thanks for the reply!

    I've heard both to take it pre- and post-workout and don't know which would necessarily be better. The other supps are ones I already have or plan to get when I get some $. Thanks!
    I think the important thing with a creatine based product like results is to make sure to take it consistently. I feel this is more important than worrying about when to take it.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    I think the important thing with a creatine based product like results is to make sure to take it consistently. I feel this is more important than worrying about when to take it.

    Good luck!
    Ok, thanks! I will probably take it MWF when I work out in a shake after school, and then go work out when my parents get home.


    Did cardio today... how badly will that affect my gains if I do heavy cardio on my days off?

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    10/6
    Workout B:
    • Squat: 165 x6 x2 x2 x2(pretty disappointing)
    • Deadlift: 165 x6 x2 x2 x2(very disappointed with this one- back just wasn't feeling it.
    • Leg Press Calf Raises: 185 x6 x2 x2 x2
    • Bicep Curl (Machine): 65 x6 x2 x2 x2
    Last edited by Dedaw; 10-08-2010 at 10:03 PM.

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    10/8
    Workout A:
    Forgot to grab my damn journal, so I didn't get everything written down. Trying to remember my journal seems harder than the working out. :P
    • Bench: 105lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
    • Upright Row: 105lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
    • Shoulder Press (Machine): 65lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
    • Tricep Extension (Machine): 70lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
    • Lat Pulldown: 70lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
    • Bicep Curl (Machine): 70lbs x6 x2 x2 x2
    • Pec Deck: 70lbs x6 x2 x2 x2


    Added Biceps and Pecs since both seem to be lacking and I won't be working them out until Wednesday again.
    Last edited by Dedaw; 10-08-2010 at 10:02 PM.

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    Cardio is going to reduce your gains if you don't replace the calories you burn mate But you will keep a healthy ticker so not a bad thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    Cardio is going to reduce your gains if you don't replace the calories you burn mate But you will keep a healthy ticker so not a bad thing!
    Thanks!
    I've decided to avoid cardio besides what I do in class since I'm trying to gain as much weight as possible in the next 6-8 months.
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    10/11
    Workout B
    Overall, a very bad day in the gym. Upset with the lack of progress and having to quit on almost every lift. Time to make up for it tomorrow on upper body.

    Squat:
    • 95 x6
    • 135 x6
    • 145 x6
    • 155 x6
    • 165 x6--- Stopped, didn't feel right.


    Deadlift:
    • 135 x6
    • 135 x6
    • 145 x6
    • 155 x6--- Stopped, back didn't feel right afterwards. Don't think it was form though.. just not used to repping deads.


    Legpress Calf Raises
    • 90 x6
    • 90 x6
    • 115 x6
    • 135 x6
    • 160 x6
    • 180 x6
    • 190 x6
    • 210 x6
    • 240 x6 x2 x2--- Hip flexor cramped, so I stopped.


    Bicep Curl (Machine):
    • 40 x6
    • 50 x6
    • 65 x6
    • 70 x6
    • 75 x6 x2 x2 x2


    Ab Crunch (Machine):
    • 65 x6
    • 65 x6
    • 80 x6
    • 95 x6
    • 110 x6 x2 x2 x2
    <3 Dedaw
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    From Bitch to Beast! My HCT-12 Log

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