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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    Unreal's Journal

    Figured I'd start a journal to track my progess. Already made leaps and bounds and so far I'm doing pretty good.

    August 2004- 288lbs
    June 2005- 205lbs

    Stats as of 6/27/05
    Bench 155lbs 3x8
    Incline Dumb Bell Bench 60lbs 3x8
    Squat 115lbs 3x8 (just started a week ago, legs still sore)

    Current mode, cutting. 195lbs by beginning of school year, August 22nd.

    Daily caloric intake 1900-2000, 40/30/30 macro split.
    Supplements List:
    Whey Protein
    Creatine
    Ephedrine HCL/Caffene
    Glutamene
    Multivitamin
    Calcium
    L-lysine
    Fish Oil

    Pictures coming soon.

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    6/28/05

    15.2% Body Fat Measured

    Biceps/Abs
    70lb Curl 3x10
    30lb Dumb Bell Hammer Curls
    175lb 3x10 Ab Machine
    2x10 Leg Raises
    130 3x10 Torso Rotation Machine

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    solid workouts man, you really have your diet down, cant say the same for myself hah

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    I think I maybe too low on the cals. Seeing as built is doing 2000cals and weighs alot less than I do, 2000cal cut maybe a bit extreme.

    Going to try bumping it to 2200-2300 this week and see if I feel better working out. No real change besides 2 TBPS of natty PB with dinner to bring the cals up.

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    You could probably go for 2500 and still cut successfully for now. It's tough to find the right balance of calories to cut AND increase strength.

    And don't listen to Kevin, he's a genetic freak who doesn't need to diet. lol

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    lol @ drew. Hey unreal good workout and good diet man. Oh and about just starting on the squats, don't worry you'll shoot up fast.
    Lifting Journal
    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Updated current pictures coming soon.

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    SO... you got contacts and abdicated?

    Looking good already dude.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Abdicated?
    Edit: Google abdicated, yes I withdrew from my thrown and now I'm a lowly commoner.

    6/29/05
    First time I've slept over 8 hours in along time. Took a melatonin and set my alarm to 6PM accidently. Felt good to get some sleep finally. Also, ate a banana for the first time in months. Tasted soooooo good.

    Suppost to be day off, but did 45 minutes of cardio. No weights. Was bored. Also walked 1.5 miles AM wakeup prebreakfast.
    Last edited by Unreal; 07-01-2005 at 07:32 AM.

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    Abdicated = vacated the throne. As in you were wearing a crown before. It was a joke, see?

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Shoulder/Delt day

    Dumbbell should press
    1x10 45lbs warm up set
    3x8 60lb

    Lat Raises
    3x10 25lb

    Upright Rows
    3x8 70lb
    1x10 80lb

    Shrugs
    2x10 180lbs
    1x10 230lbs

    Elliptical Machine 30 Minutes, 3/10 Interval Split

    Diet
    Totals Cals 2150 Fat 52 Carbs 146 Protein 267
    Sleep- Not enough. 10-4. Stupid ass brother playing ****ing warcraft on my computer to who knows when. Note to self, kick brothers ass if this happens again. Sleep>Brotherly Love.

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    Nice work. Don't neglect the rear delt though.

    How are you finding your energy levels on the low cals?

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    I'm pumped most of the time. Yesterday night, after eating dinner I did get lightheaded for awhile. Had trouble standing up after laying down for awhile. Not sure what is up with that.

    Did cardio alittle more intense then normal. Average heart rate was was 139, peaking at 159. According the the machines I burnt around 530 cals.

    I need another exercise to throw in. What else could I do on shoulder/delt day? Rear delt?

    Side note, ordered some ETS today. Today is leg day so can't wait to rip my legs up afterwork.
    Last edited by Unreal; 07-01-2005 at 09:25 AM.

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    I would do some reverse DB flyes.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Leg Day
    Squats
    10x65lb Warm up
    3x8x115lbs

    SLDL (First time ever)
    10x40lbs
    2x10x65lbs

    Leg Press
    3x8x180lbs

    Leg Curls
    1x10x145lbs
    2x20x160lbs

    Seated Calf Press
    2x10x450lbs
    1x14x450lbs

    Ab Machine
    3x12x170lbs

    Torso Rotation Machine
    2x10x140lbs

    FitDay
    Totals 2725 81 214 281

    Had a piece of cake at work for 4th of July Celebration. Stupid decision.

    Other notes, freaking tired and lightheaded. Ate extra steak to try to get some energy back. Overall feel very blah. Squats own me.

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    7/2/05

    Chest/Tri Day
    65x3 Dumbbell Press

    230x3 Dips

    Forgot the rest
    Out of town refeed, 4500 cals, ice cream, burritos, yummy

    7/3/05
    50 minutes cardio
    Swam alittle in afternoon
    Back to the grind. No cheating this week.

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    7/4/05

    Back/Bicep Day

    Barbell rows 3x8 145lbs
    Seated Pulley Row 1x10x155lbs
    Lat pull downs 3x8 150lbs
    Chinups 3x8 assisted 75lbs
    Biceps Curl, Bent bar 3x8 70lbs
    Hammer Dumb Bell Curl 3x10 25lbs

    Abs
    Incline crunchs 3x12
    Leg lifts 2x10

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    Dumbbell Shoulder press 3x10x55lbs
    Upright rows 3x10x70
    Shrugs 3x10x225
    Lat Raise 3x10x25
    Reverse Flys 3x10x135

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    Squats
    Warm up 45x10
    2x10x115lbs
    1x10x135lbs

    SLDL
    3x10x50lbs

    Leg Curl
    3x8x160

    Seated Calf Press
    3x12x450lbs

    Abs
    3x12x175

    Torso Curl
    2x8x135

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    Flat Bench
    10x135
    8x155
    6x155
    10x135

    Dumb Bell Incline
    3x10x55

    Dips
    3x10x200

    Overhead Cable Tris
    3x10x60

    Cable Flys
    3x10x100

    Felt like ****. Felt ****ty at work all day. I think I'm going to come off the cut for awhile as I just haven't felt good the past 4-5 days. Not sure if I'm going to just do a refeed, or eat maintance for a week or so, or what. Up'd the cals for today. This weekend I'll probably pig out and see if I feel better.

    Totals 2512 49 218 307


    Went and ran a few miles at night. Afterwards went out and cheated till I was sick. Went to a good italian place. Garlic bread, lasanga, pasta. Then hit krispy kreme and had 7 donuts. Going to try to do maintance for the weekend, or around 3000 cals. Take today off. Stomach upset from last night. Felt like I was going to spew.

    Sunday will be a back day like no other after eating good. See if I can up my weight from normal.
    Last edited by Unreal; 07-09-2005 at 10:34 AM.

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    Back/Bicep Day

    Seated Cable Row
    2x8x155
    1x8x160

    Lat Pull Down
    2x8x150
    1x8x155

    Bicep Curl
    3x8x70lbs

    Barbell Row
    1x8x95
    2x8x145

    Hammer Curls
    3x10x30 DB

    45 Minute 3/10 Elliptical Interval
    10 Minute 5 incline, 3.3 speed fast incline walk treadmill

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    Nice shoulder press strength. 55lb X 10 is really good I think. Stay consistent with the diet. I find that consistency brings results. If I start cheating all the time I don't see results. Goodluck and keep at it.

    Change is really noticable in the pics, great work!

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    Yah, going to try to make it through the rest of the summer without another "major" cheat. I do notice that if I go 2 weeks or so on 1800-2100 cals that I start feeling it. I think what I'll do from now on is when I start feeling "weak" to just up the cals to 2800-3000 for a day or too, then back down.

    My shoulders took forever to start gaining. I would do the stupid shoulder press machine and couldn't get past 70lbs on it forever. Finally went to dumb bells and just started making gains like no other. My shoulders are really filling in nicely.

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    7/11/05
    50 Minutes Cardio

    7/12/05 (Started taking ETS)
    Shoulder/Delt/Abs

    Dumbbell Shoulder Press
    50x10
    3x55x10

    Upright Rows
    3x10x80

    Lat Raises
    3x10x25

    Shrugs
    3x10x200

    Abs
    3x10x175 Machine

    2x10 Leg Raises

    2x10x110 Torso Rotation

    25 Minute 3/10 elliptical cardio

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    Legs

    Squarts
    Warmup 10x45
    10x115
    8x125
    8x125

    Leg Press
    3x8x180

    Seated Calf Press
    3x12x450

    Leg Curls
    10x160
    2x10x175

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