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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    NEED ME SOME MOTIVATION! Time to get big and strong!

    ok.......second journal.

    brief history, 19 years old, 6 ft 1, went from about 155lbs to a my heaviest at around 210lbs, but lost a lot of weight due to lack of motivation and too many exams this past summer. I'm at about 182lbs now, trying to slow bulk to around 210 again and reassess from there really, just wanna make sure i'm getting a lot stronger in the proccess.

    PR's (at 210):

    Deadlift: 330lbs
    Squat: 308lbs
    Bench: 198lbs

    836lbs total

    Working my way up back to these numbers now though. Never really been that strong, but this is about to change! by the time i get up to 210 i wanna have a new total of 1200lbs. ambitious i know

    routine is:

    Monday: Training (Back, Hams, triceps)
    Tuesday: Rest
    Wednesday: Training (Chest, biceps, abs)
    Thursday: Sprints
    Friday: Rest
    Saturday: Training (Quads, delts, calves, abs)
    Sunday: Rest

    Lifting with lower reps one week, then higher reps the next week and repeat.

    yesterday (11/19/08):

    Back, hams, triceps


    Deadlifts - worked up to 286lbsx4 (130kg), improvement from last week
    Weighted chins - BW+33lbsx5x4 (added weight since last week)
    Seated hamstring curl - 154x5x2
    Stiff legged deads - 88x8x3 (never done these before really, so starting real low)
    CGBP - 149x5x4 (upped the weight since last week)

    good workout, weights gone up on pretty much everything as they should!
    Last edited by Herandi; 12-15-2008 at 12:46 PM.
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    Good luck man, you'll be at a whole new level soon.

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    11/20/08

    Chest, Bi's, abs

    BB bench - 171x5x3 (77.5kg) (upped since last week), 165x5x2 (75kg)
    Low incline DB bench - 77'sx5x2 (35kg) (up since last week)
    EZ bar curls - Bar+66x5x2 (+30kg) (up from last week) Bar+55x5
    DB curls - 44'sx5x2 (20kg's)
    ab work

    slowly but surely...
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    You dont train your shoulders?
    Big 3:
    Bench: 165
    Squat:250x3
    DeadLift 225x5

    Supplements: Nitrean, Fish Oil, Glutamine, Creatine Mono.

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    na i do, i hit em with quads on a separate day, as i'm trying to bring them up cos they're lagging
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    you're going to fly past me. i better see a 405 deadlift in a few months. glad to see your back, took you damn long enough.
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    11/24/08

    Back, Hams, Tris

    DB rows - 88'sx8x3 (40kg) (PR perhaps? left deads as back wasn't 100% recovered)
    DB stiff legged deads - 33'sx8x3 (15kg) (hammies still sore went v light)
    hamstring curl - 139x10x3 (63kg)
    Dips - BW+28x10 (+12.5kg) BW+22x10x2 (+10kg)

    thoughts: meh...
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    11/27/08 Chest, bi's, abs

    BB bench - 165x8x4 (75kg)
    DB low incline bench - 72'sx10 (32.5kg), 72'sx8, 66'sx8 (30kg)
    EZ bar curl - Bar+55x10x3
    Hammer curls - 39'sx10x2
    abs
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    Moving some nice weight around...stay on it bro.

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    thanks coke buddy

    11/29/08 Quads, Delts, calves

    Front squat - 110x8x4 (50kg) (havenb't done these for ages so getting my balance back with light weight)
    Lateral raises - drop set
    Standing DB presses - 44'sx8 (20kg), 44'sx7, 44x6
    BO db raises - 22'sx10x2 (10kg)
    Seated calf raises - 66x12x2 (30kg)

    gonna up the calories a bit and start picking things up
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    looooking good, can't wait to see these numbers fly up.
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    thanks cards, all in good time my friend

    12/01/08 Back, hams, tris

    Deadlifts - worked up to 292x4x3 (132.5kg) (had a pain in my left side of my back, shouldn't have really carried on doing back but oh well)
    Chin ups - BW+36x5x3 (+16.25kg)
    Hamstring curl - 169x5x2 (77kg)
    CGBP - 154x5x4 (70kg)

    although had pain in my back weights gone up on everything so good workout
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    Good job for both days man.

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    thank you sir coke!

    12/4/08 Chest, bi's, abs

    BB bench - 176x5x3 (80kg) (didn't feel heavy!) 165x5x2 (75kg)
    Low incline DB bench - 77'sx5x3 (35kg's)
    EZ bar curls - 94x5x2 (42.5kg) 88x5 (40kg) (is the ez curl bar 10kg?)
    Hammer curls - 44'sx5x2 (20kg's)
    Abs

    great workout had tonnes of energy weights moved up on bb bench and ez curls
    Last edited by Herandi; 12-04-2008 at 12:26 PM.
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    Fine groove going dude, don't let up.

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    thanks coke, i'll try not to...

    12/10/08 Chest, bi's, abs

    BB bench - 171x8x2 (77.5kg) (increased for reps) 165x8x2 (75kg)
    Low incline DB bench - 72'sx10x2 (32.5kg's)
    EZ bar curls - 83x8 (37.5kg) (increased for reps) 77x8x2 (35kg)
    Hammer curls - 39'sx10 (17.5kg's)
    incline flyes
    Abs
    _____

    good workout, glad to get the pr for reps on bench, seem to be feeling strong in the gym recently, calories are around 3800. Holding onto a bit of extra water though so weight seems to be fluctuating quite a bit so not really sure how much over maintenance i am, oh well as long as numbers are going up im happy.
    Last edited by Herandi; 12-09-2008 at 05:47 PM.
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    12/11/08 Back, hams, tris

    Deadlifts - 275x7x2 (125kg) (+1 rep), 264x8 (120kg)
    Pull ups - Bwx12, Bwx10x2
    BB shrugs - 176x12x2 (80kg)
    Stiff legged deads db - 50'sx8x4 (22.5kg's) (up)
    Dips - BW+33x10 (+15kg) (up), BW+33x8, BWx12
    Hamstring curl - 154x10x3 (70kg) (up)

    Back wasn't feeling that strong, dips were good, one of my favourite exercises. added in BB shrugs for traps too.
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    Fine back-to-back efforts guy.

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    thanks coke

    12/15/08 Back hams tris

    Deadlifts - 297x4x3 (135kg) (up since last week), 286x4
    Chin ups - BW+39x5x2 (+17.5kg) (up!), BW+33x5 (+15kg), BWx6
    BB shrugs - 198x7x2 (90kg)
    Hamstring curl - 8/15x6x2
    Dips - BW+36x5x4 (+16.25kg) (up!)

    Good day at the office! i have been finding recently that whenever i do chin ups after the first 2 sets i have such a big forearm pump that i can't lift myself up anymore haha, oh well
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    chins looking good, i hated weighted chin ups... so i added them to my routine lol.
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    cards - cheers man, yeah they're starting to grown on me but can be brutal at times

    12/18/08 Chest, Bi's, abs

    BB bench - 132x5 (60kg)(wu), 182x5 (82.5kg) (PR i think!), 176x5x3 (80kg), 132x12 (60kg)
    Low incline DB bench - 72'sx5x2 (32.5kg), 66'sx5 (30kg)
    EZ bar curl - 94x5x2 (42.5kg)
    hammer curls - 44'sx5x2 (20kg)
    Abs - leg raises and weighted decline sit ups


    pretty sure the BB bench was a PR so good stuff
    Last edited by Herandi; 12-17-2008 at 06:22 PM.
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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    No kidding man, good stuff there on the bench.

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    keep up the good benching man.
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    Looks like we have similar strength with deads/bench at the mo.

    Looking forward to seeing some progress I'll have to make sure I keep up.

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    yo where you at, stop being lazy and post that ****.
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