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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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    Time+Patience + a Bodybuilding Comp.

    I'm gonna get straight to the #'s...

    Early May

    Weight 223
    Waist 37"
    Chest 47"
    Legs 26 3/4"
    Arms 16 3/4"

    My BW has never been 205+, and this winter I went way over that. I didn't know I had it in me but I did get pretty sloppy with it. I cleaned up my diet in early May and my weight is currently around 210, I dropped a lot of water weight, but I'm still carrying a good amount of chub.


    I decided it's time for a change with my old journal and that I needed to create a new journal, one with CONSISTENCY.

    I have been on and off of these boards, and weightlifting, for a while. I was off for so long I couldn't access the password to my other account (Time + Patience) hence no spaces now.

    I spent a lot of time searching threads in the Diet+Nutrition and I have the most detailed diet and goals ever, thanks to; Severed Ties, Borris, Built, and a few others, whose comments and questions were great.

    Now for my new Goals; for October...

    Weight 193- BF under 7%
    Squats 385x8
    Deads 405x6
    Sumo's 475x5
    Flat BB 225x8

    My diet #'s will look like this...

    Workout Days

    Calories- 3,300
    Fats- 25%
    Carbs- 34%
    Protein- 41%

    Non-Workout Days

    Calories- 2,800
    Fats- 40%
    Carbs- 20%
    Protein- 40%

    **I am going to be incorporating Olive Oil, Flax Seed Oil, and Fish Oil and Whey.

    Workout Schedule

    Day 1- Quads
    Day 2- Chest/Delts
    Day 3- Off
    Day 4- Back/Hams
    Day 5- Arms
    Day 6- Off
    Day 7- Repeat

    *I rarely focus on my Bi's and Tri's, so I am dedicating a day to them, to make sure I work them out.
    **I'll be splitting Quads and Hams. By working my Hams w/Back I'm hoping to give my Hammies a kick in the Ham.

    I'm going to post a couple pictures for the befores, then I'll post some afters; every month or maybe sooner if the progress is noticeable.

    Any comments, questions, or concerns, regarding my Diet, training, or anything else, please shoot me a message.
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    Current pictures as of June 1st, 2009. I went from 190-195 up to 220ish over 6-7 months. I got sloppy as you can tell...

    Following attachments are 2 Front and 2 Back...
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    I forgot to add a picture of the Wheels. They usually have been a strong point for me, I lost some definition, but what definition is there does not show through very well due to the pasty whiteness color that you see there.

    The last pic (110) is from 2006, and that's a good idea of how lean I want to be, but with the added size I've put on over the years.

    I am hoping to have a solid tan overall to allow for max. definition.

    My biggest goal is to look like I have never looked before, Lean-wise.
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    Hey mate, Looking pretty thick and solid You would rip up massive. Good to see youve got a good diet plan outlined etc. All the best in achieving those goals.

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    This is a catch up post with 4 of my past workouts...

    Wednesday May 27th

    Squats** I'm going w/a traditional BBing stance.
    315x 8/7/7

    Leg Press**Feet are no further than shoulder width.
    405x 12
    495x 12/12/12

    Lying Leg Curls
    90x 15/15/14/15/12

    Standing Leg Curls
    35x10/8- I couldn't do anymore Leg Curls

    SLDL**I'll be doing SLDL on Back days, I'll also be going heavier
    95x 20
    115x 20/20


    Thursday May 28th

    Flat BB
    185x 10/10/9/8

    Hang Cleans**I superset my Bench and Cleans
    185x 10/10/10/10

    BB Military
    135x 10/ 6/5/4/3/2 **My Delts were spent after the Flat BB

    Flat DB Flyes
    40x 8/8/6/5

    DB Side Raises
    35x6/7


    Tuesday June 2nd

    Squats
    315x 8/6/6
    335x 4/4

    Leg Press
    585x 10/10/10

    BB Lunges
    Bar x 12/12/16**I couldn't imagine adding more weight right now!

    **My Legs were shot after this workout. I haven't worked my legs this hard in quite some time. If I continue this, I should see some good size and detail within a few weeks.


    Wednesday June 3rd

    Flat BB
    185x 10/10 205x 4/5

    Hang Cleans** Superset w/Flat BB
    185x 10/10 205x 6/6

    BB Military
    145x 9/8/8/8** I faired a bit better on these. I have to do them in a power cage due to no spotter.

    Flat DB Flyes
    35x 10/10/10/10

    Side DB Raises (Superset w/the Flyes)
    35x 12/12/12


    The past 2 workouts have been great workouts. That's when I really had every goal, detail, and thought in the right order.

    If I could consistently train and diet with this continued focus, then the results over the next 3 months could be the best I've EVER experienced in my life.
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    Good numbers on the lifts, keep at it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benno View Post
    Hey mate, Looking pretty thick and solid You would rip up massive. Good to see youve got a good diet plan outlined etc. All the best in achieving those goals.

    What's going on Down Under. Thanks, I'm hoping to keep as much size as I can, while ripping it up. I'm hoping my diet is just about right on my caloric intake. I'm not as scientific as some members are, but I have an idea of what I need.
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    I woke up early, 3 AM, so I could squeeze in my workout at a time where I would be able to get it done in quick fashion.

    Friday June 5th

    SLDL
    245x8/8/8/8 *I haven't gone heavy in a while, and these were strenuous for sure.

    Pullups/Pulldowns
    BWx8/7/6
    135x9/9/8

    BB Rows** I pull the bar into my lower chest area, to work the upper back more.
    165x 10/10/10/10

    Rack Deads
    275x10
    325x 6/6/6
    275x10

    I had to get this workout in rather quickly, since I open up the gym in the mornings. It wasn't a bad workout, bue I'm not accustomed to working out so early, let alone be up quite that early.

    I plan on getting up over 300+ on the SLDL's and I'm looking to get up to 400+ on the Rack Deads, but it depends on where in my workout I do these exercises.
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    Monday June 8th

    Squats
    335x 5/5/5/5

    Leg Press
    675x 8/8/8

    Lunges
    Barx 22 Reps

    I also did a small amount of calve work.

    I had to be very brief with my workout. By the time I was done arguing with my 3 year old son, I got him into the Gym Playroom, I had less than 40 minutes after a brief warmup.

    I actually pushed myself on the Leg Press this week. I think I could be at 765 soon enough. The Squats were very hard, to get those 5 reps, but I did up my reps and did it for 4 sets.

    I'm hoping to be repping 365 by August.
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    Tuesday June 9th

    Flat BB
    205x 8/8/8/8 ** I had to stop and rest after the first 6 reps after the 1st set.

    Hang Cleans
    205x 8/8/8/8

    DB Side Raises
    40x 8/8/8

    DB Upright Rows ** Superset w/DB Raises
    40x 8/10/10

    Flat DB Flyes
    40x 8/10/10

    I had 2 Finals today, so I didn't get to workout until 8:30, which is very late for me, so I was speeding through my workout. I was getting one hell of a sweat though.

    I did some HIIT cardio, I only did 3 intervals where I was maxing out the treadmill for about 30 seconds. I also did some Ab work.

    I was able to up my weight on everything this week. I'll probably go up to 215 for Flat BB and Hang Cleans and work my way up to 6-8 continuous reps, hopefully I can get that done within 2 workouts.
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    Looking good and strong as always. Good numbers on the squats and leg presses bro.

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    Numbers are looking solid man, damn good pics too.

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    I went to work early, 4 AM, and did a Mini morning session and saved the big stuff for later in the day.

    Thursday June 11th

    AM Workout

    Leg Curls
    80x 15/15/15/15 110x10

    Pulldowns
    135x 12/12/10/10

    PM Workout

    BB Rows **Bar to Chest
    185xx 10/10/10

    BB Rows ** Bar to lower abs
    225x 8/8/8

    Deadlifts ** Conventional
    405x3
    405x 1/1/1 **Limited Rest on these- I was surprised at how "easy" 405 was.

    SLDL
    245x 10
    265x 6/6

    **Kick ass workout!**

    I'm going to do both types of Rows for a while to ensure overall back thickness. I've lost some of my Lat width, since I don't do many Vertical Pulls, so I'll eventually switch it up and do 2 Vertical Pulls instead of 2 Horizontal.

    I'm very enamored with overall Back thickness, so that's my focus, hence the reason why I'm doing the Deads also. I hope I can implement the Deads and Squats in the same week without any harm. I'll just be doing quick Singles for the Deadlifts.

    I should be up to 450 on the Deads and 300+ on the SLDL soon enough!
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    WOW, big difference from the old pics to the new ones! Good job!

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    I felt like complete Hell Monday, and still had a hangover from my odd illness Tuesday, so I postponed my workout until Wednesday.

    Wednesday July 1

    BB Rows ** To lower Abs
    205 x 15/15/15

    SLDL
    315 x 6/6/6

    Sumos
    405 x 1/1/1
    455 x 1/1

    Lat Pulldowns
    2 sets x 20+ (120 LBS, I think)

    Rear Delt Pulls
    3 Sets @ 75-90 LBS


    I took a nap right before this workout and I felt a little stiff at first, mainly my back on the BB Rows, that's why I only did one version of the Rows.

    My weight is down to around 204. I've lost about 4-5 pounds within the past 4-5 weeks, so my progression is right where it should be. I'm not used to progress this slow, but I'm sure I was losing a good amount of muscle along with fat in times past.

    I believe my Calorie intake is where it should be to be losing fat without losing much muscle this time around. I have been following a High Protein, Low Carb, and Fill in the Fats type of diet, but I haven't been 100% with it, I'd say around 85%, but the progress is slow and steady. I'm looking to finally go sub 200 by August.

    I'll follow this diet and this basic routine until August, then I might change things up, maybe just the routine, maybe my routine and diet. Again I'm trying to experiment.

    If I do change my routine, I'll probably go with what Coke suggested, 1 muscle group a day, or to a 4 day split, which enables me to hit everything twice a week.
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    That is a big back day bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Time+Patience View Post
    I felt like complete Hell Monday, and still had a hangover from my odd illness Tuesday, so I postponed my workout until Wednesday.

    Wednesday July 1

    BB Rows ** To lower Abs
    205 x 15/15/15

    SLDL
    315 x 6/6/6

    Sumos
    405 x 1/1/1
    455 x 1/1

    Lat Pulldowns
    2 sets x 20+ (120 LBS, I think)

    Rear Delt Pulls
    3 Sets @ 75-90 LBS


    I took a nap right before this workout and I felt a little stiff at first, mainly my back on the BB Rows, that's why I only did one version of the Rows.

    My weight is down to around 204. I've lost about 4-5 pounds within the past 4-5 weeks, so my progression is right where it should be. I'm not used to progress this slow, but I'm sure I was losing a good amount of muscle along with fat in times past.

    I believe my Calorie intake is where it should be to be losing fat without losing much muscle this time around. I have been following a High Protein, Low Carb, and Fill in the Fats type of diet, but I haven't been 100% with it, I'd say around 85%, but the progress is slow and steady. I'm looking to finally go sub 200 by August.

    I'll follow this diet and this basic routine until August, then I might change things up, maybe just the routine, maybe my routine and diet. Again I'm trying to experiment.

    If I do change my routine, I'll probably go with what Coke suggested, 1 muscle group a day, or to a 4 day split, which enables me to hit everything twice a week.
    Really strong back workout! Nice stuff man.

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    I haven't slacked off, I'm just playing catch up.

    My son's birthday was the 4th of July. I was out of town visiting family, and I went off of my diet a bit and I didn't feel like breaking away to get my workouts in, so I just pushed everything back a few days and enjoyed the rest.

    I definitely Carb loaded over the weekend, and my weight jumped up a few pounds, but I'm already back to normal about 202 right now.

    Thursday July 2nd

    BB Curls
    90 x 10/10/10

    Skulls
    90 x 10/10/10

    BB Overhead Ext
    60 x 8/10/8

    Concentration DB Curls
    30 x 10/8/8

    Rope Pushdowns
    50 x 12/12/

    Rope Curls
    50 x 15/15


    ** Solid workout, actually one of my better Arm workouts.

    Tuesday July 7th

    Squats
    135 x 20
    225 x 12
    275 x 10
    315 x 6/6/6/4/4

    Leg Ext **Single Leg
    30 x 12/12/12

    Sissy Squats ** Held stretch at bottom
    BW x 10/10/10


    * I'm trying to keep my Squat stance narrow w/my feet straight ahead. I can feel it in my outter Quad and top half of my Quads, up to my hips.

    ** I'm really feeling these workouts directly in my Quads with a little lower back. Going as planned.


    Wednesday July 8th

    Smith Flat BB
    185 x 9/10/10/10

    Decline DB Fly
    40 x 8/10/10

    Incline DB Press
    60 x 12/11/11

    Side DB Raises
    20 x 15/15/15

    Cleans
    185 x 5/5/5


    * With the small tweak in my workout I felt this directly in my Lower & Outter Chest, which is my focus.

    ** I'm changing up the workout for this day. I'm doing 1-2 Light Delts movements. I'll do some Shoulder Presses before I start my Arm workouts.

    So far things are looking pretty good. I was getting to caught up in my weights, now I'm trying to focus solely on feel. I'll continue to lift by "feel", I'm more or less putting the most focus on my Diet.
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    Nice job those few sessions dude.

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    Keep it up mang! Would like to see more frequent updates, hows body composition coming along?
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    Good deal with the update(s)...no question you'll find a way to keep on track.

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    Thanks Unholy and Coke, I'm trying to stay consistent, if it wasn't for that damn 4-5 week mishap, I'd would be very happy with where I was at, because I know I lost substantial muscle mass, while adding some fat onto my back, which is my "fattest" area, so more work to do now.

    Tuesday Sep. 1

    HIIT
    3 x 60 sec Sprint @ 12 MPH
    75 sec Sprint @ 12 MPH

    HS Decline Press
    315 x 15 + 5 Negatives

    Flat BB
    135 x 3/3/3/3/3/3/3/3


    Wednesday Sep. 2

    Leg Press- Wide
    595 x 12 + 8 Negatives

    Sissy Squats
    BW x 10/10/10

    Seated Leg Curls
    75 x 12/12/12/12/12/12/12


    **The Leg Presses hammered me really good. It's apparent that you can't go much higher intensity when you do 1 extremely tough set for Legs. My legs were feeling this everywhere the day after.


    Thursday Sep. 3

    HIIT
    3 x 60 sec Sprint @ 12 MPH

    Pulldowns- Wide
    150 x 12 + 10 Negatives

    Pulldowns- V Handle
    135 x 10/10
    120 x 10/10

    Pullovers
    60 x 10/10/10

    BB Curls
    80 x 20 + 5 Negatives

    Cable Curls- 1 Arm
    35 x 10/10/10/10


    ** My back and Bi's are definitely feeling worked after this workout.

    I'm still dieting and trying to maintain the muscle. I'm also experimenting with this workout. In between my sets I do some intense stretching, so I try to stretch whatever muscle group I'm exercising and stretch the hell out of it. So far my chest and back are really noticing the results from it.

    I like the HIT style routine so far, I'm throwing in 1-2 other exercises that I try to get 10 reps for, and I like it thus far. My body is sitll adjusting to the routine though.

    If my diet goes well, and I think I'm comprehending my body right, I may enter a BBing competition next year, but I need to fully work on my weaker areas.

    If I can get my strength up over the winter, I might also do a PLing competition before the spring, but I'll see how things play out.
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    I'll update the rest of my workout later....

    Friday Sep. 4th

    DB Side Raises
    35 x 20 + 5 Negatives

    DB Side Raises
    30 x 10/10/10/10

    Overhead DB Ext.
    75 x 15 + 5 Negatives

    Rope Pushdowns
    80 x 10/10/10/10/10


    ** The negatives are extremely hard on the Tri Ext's and the DB Side Raises, I can barely resist the weight, it just wants to fall, but I like these 2 exercises for my HIT sets.
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    Looks fine dude, got to be staying on it in here.

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    TP, you are a very strong OH presser and I will follow along. Nice work on the HIIT. I need to do more of that myself.

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