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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    Wannabebig New Member
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    Trying to stay motivated Journal

    Hey guys, pretty new to the forum here (and to lifting) and have found a lot of good info that i have been trying to apply. I am having a really hard time keeping motivated, mostly because I have been lifting for a couple months now and am not really seeing results. I am stronger, yes, however to be honest I think i am looking fatter than ever lol (dont know if i am laughing because it is funny or to take the pain away :P). I thought maybe if i kept a journal you guys could help me know what i am doing wrong.

    I am 5'8 and 152 lbs
    According to my scale i am about 15% body fat (dont know how accurate that is)

    As far as diet goes I eat about the same thing every day.

    8:30 packet of oatmeal and 3g of creatine monohydrate
    10:30 muscle milk shake
    12:30 Peanut butter and jelly sandwich x2 (sometimes i switch out one for a tunafish sandwich) with a banana or apple and some vitamins.
    2:30 granola bar and/or rice cake
    5:30 pre-workout NO Shotgun drink (1 1/2 scoops)
    8:00 post-workout protein drink and 3g of creatine monohydrate (i have been using Goat Whey, dont know how good of protein that is)

    During the day i am always drinking, staying well hydrated.

    I work out on Monday/Tuesday then rest Wed and repeat the workout on Thurs/Friday.

    Monday/Thurs

    5 minute run up to the gym (as a warm up)
    1 set of warm up reps on the bench press, tricep ext and shoulder press

    Bench Press
    1 set at 95x10
    1 set at 105x10
    1 set at 115x8

    Tricep Ext (where you stand at the maching and pull down using the ropes)
    55x10
    55x10
    55x10

    Dumbell Front Raises (shoulders)
    20x10 reps
    20x10 reps
    20x10 reps

    flys
    25x10
    25x10
    25x10

    nose breakers
    40x10
    40x10
    40x10

    dumbell shoulder press
    25x10
    25x10
    25x10

    close grip bench press
    75x10
    75x10
    75x10

    dips
    body weight with 35lbs of assistancex10
    body weight with 35lbs of assistancex10
    body weight with 35lbs of assistancex10

    side raises (shoulders)
    20x10
    20x10
    20x10

    incline dumbell press
    30x10
    30x10
    30x10

    tricep ext (the one where you hold the single dumbell behind your head
    30x10
    30x10
    30x10

    shoulder press
    65x10
    65x10
    65x10

    flat bench dumbell press
    35x10
    35x10
    35x10

    Tues/Fri

    Warm up with dumbell curls, some light straightleg dead lifts, and the leg machine where you move your feet according to if you want to work gluts (sp?) or quads

    standing bicep dumbell curls
    30x10
    30x10
    30x10

    bent over barbell rows
    65x10
    65x10
    65x10

    the leg machine with my feet at the quad section
    body weight plus 25lbs x10
    body weight plus 25lbs x10
    body weight plus 25lbs x10

    straight bar curls
    55x10
    55x10
    55x10

    straight leg dead lifts
    120x10
    120x10
    120x10

    calf raises
    body weight x35
    body weight x35
    body weight x35

    hammer curls
    25x10
    25x10
    25x10

    row machine (The one where you sit with your feet in front of you and pull straight back on the cable)
    45x10
    45x10
    45x10

    glute/quad machine
    body weight x10
    body weight x10
    body weight x10

    I hope this post has not been to painful for anyone to read. I naturally have a very small chest, so it is something i have really been trying to focus on. Anyway, any thoughts or suggestions that could help me out would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Friday Sept 18th

    Man been so busy this week only been in the gym once. Luckily was able to get in there today. Tried a sample of NanoVapor that someone gave me..........AWESOME PUMPS. My arm felt like they were going to rip out of the skin. Love that feeling. Anyway, didnt have a lot of time between getting off work and the gym closing.

    Flat Bench
    105x10
    115x10
    120x10

    tricep pull downs
    70x10
    70x10
    70x10

    dumbell curl
    30x10
    30x10
    30x10

    flys
    25x10
    25x10
    25x10

    nose breakers
    40x10
    40x10
    40x10

    barbell curls
    50x10
    60x10
    60x10

    flat bench dumbells
    35x10
    35x10
    35x10

    hammer curls
    25x10
    25x10
    25x10

    Gym closed Man i had an awesome work out though till it closed. Really motivated me, cant wait to hit it up again.

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