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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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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Jul 2009

    5x5 Routine to Bulk & Cut

    I started working out in March 09', "skinny-fat". I work out consistently and I eat 5 healthy meals a day. I've gotten considerably stronger (nothing like beginner's gains!) and cut some fat. I'm 5'9", started at 145 lbs I'm up to 155 lbs.

    I added some photos below so you can see where I started, and how far I've come so far. The first pic is from March.

    However, my goals are to increase my big 3 by 50 pounds each and find my six pack. The goals may sound contradictory but I hope being a beginner will still let my body adapt in both ways. Plus my strength is still pathetic.

    My 2 questions on diet & exercise:
    1) Anything missing from my workout routine(see below)? Or some of your favorite exercises I should add in?
    2) I have been eating pretty much the same food everyday (see below)- I know the body loves changing workout routines - do I need to change my food frequently as well?

    I'm starting a four day split, with the focus on 5x5 for compound exercises.
    Here is my split (warm ups excluded):

    • Bench - 135 x 5
    • Incline Bench Flys and Cable Pulls superset

    • Standing Free Weight Military Press
    • Standing Barbell Military Press

    • Squat 155 x 5
    • Deadlift 185 x 5

    Triceps & Abs
    • Non-Stop Dips, Pushups, & Jack-Knife Sit-Ups Circuit
      1x Dips, 2x Pushups & 3x Jack-Knife in a pyramid from 1 dip to 6 dips (fun circuit if you've never tried it)
    • Superset Tricep Extensions & Cable

    Back & Biceps
    • Bent Back Rows 135 x 5
    • Pull Ups
    • Bicep Curls

    Sample Daily Diet:
    Oatmeal with 25g protein powder & whole wheat toast with peanut butter

    4 egg whites, banana & nuts

    2 servings whole wheat pasta with fruit

    Tuna fish + whole wheat toast with peanut butter

    .5 lb fish with whole wheat rice & corn

    **Post-Workout - Protein shake and fruit

    Your experienced comments are appreciated, thank you in advance.

    I will keep you posted on 5x5 progress.
    Last edited by masciutto; 07-03-2009 at 04:11 PM.

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