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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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    2nd NOV 2009

    Morning Cardio Session: 20 min on Elliptical, Hill Setting, Level 8, total about 250cal burnt (forgot exact number) and 12 1/2 minutes on bike, 10 minutes of this was Interval training; 10 sec work @ 110 RPM (setting 15), then 20 sec rest @ 80 RPM (setting 10). Calories burned 130. TOTAL CALORIES 380

    Then came home and had brekky and went about my day. I actually worked out calorie intake again today because I had time to. I will write down my food intake for a general idea. I don't anticipate doing this very often.

    Brekky: 30g oats with 1/2 cup skim milk + 3 scoops protein powder in 250ml skim milk
    Morning Tea: 1 tin choc low fat creamed rice + 1/4 protein bar
    Lunch: Piece of toast with Japanese style Tuna + Low fat Cottage cheese and raspberries
    Afternoon Tea: 3 scoops protein powder in 250ml skim milk + 1 banana
    Post Workout Snack: 1 tin vanilla low fat creamed rice + 1/4 protein bar
    Dinner: 5.3 oz lean beef steak + steamed vegies (cauliflower, broccoli, sweet-corn on cob)

    Total calories =1683.5
    P 217.60g
    C 148.9g
    F 26.65g


    WEIGHT SESSION IN EVENING
    BACK / BICEPS

    3 Exercises for Back

    Cable Lat Pulldowns
    5 sets
    70 x 10 reps
    80 x 10 reps
    90 x 10 reps
    100 x 10 reps
    100 x 10 reps

    T-Bar Rows
    5 sets
    20kg (44lb) x 10 reps
    25kg (55lb) x 10 reps
    30kg (66lb) x 10 reps
    32.5kg (71.5lb) x 10 reps
    30kg (66lb) x 10 reps

    Seated Rows
    5 sets
    3 plates x 10
    4 plates x 10
    4 plates (+2.5 circle) x 10
    4 plates x 10
    4 plates x 10

    3 Exercises for Biceps

    Dumbell Curls + Hammer Curls at completion of curls
    15lb Dumbells for all 5 sets
    10 reps Curls + 10 reps Hammer Curls per set.
    Pump Pump PUMP

    21's
    5 sets at 15kg (33lb) barbell
    Oh lord, the pain!!!!

    Concentration Curls
    5 sets of 10 reps with 15lb Dumbell

    255 Curls!!! Do you think I'll be able to wash my hair tomorrow? *chuckle*
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    I'm up early. I really didn't want to get up this morning but I know I have a sleep in tomorrow. Off to the gym for my cardio. Biceps feel pretty damn good after last night. Maybe I didn't do enough? hahaha. No, I did plenty! Actually, more than enough! But it felt great. For the first time since the brain haemorrhage, I am the lightest I've been. 72.6kg I can see the fat slowly coming off my lower belly. And I'm damned happy about that! Will check in after next workout. Gotta go.
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    Titanium eh, I like it. Nice work in here and gl with the new journal.
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    The scales sound pretty good if they give you all of that info, thats crazy.

    Big back session there, thats crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior View Post
    Titanium eh, I like it. Nice work in here and gl with the new journal.
    Yeah, pretty cool I reckon! Both operations made me the youngest in the country to have double level disc replacements. Does that make me special? lol. Haven't set off any metal detectors though at airports even though my neurosurgeon thought I might. That was disappointing. It would have been fun to get frisked hahaha. Thanks for your comments. Much appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k View Post
    The scales sound pretty good if they give you all of that info, thats crazy.

    Big back session there, thats crazy.
    The scales are awesome! I bought them under RRP on eBay. It's called the Tanita Ironman InnerScan Body Composition Monitor. Beats my digital scales which only give a weight read-out. Think I'm going to try assisted chin-ups next back workout on the machine instead of the lat pulldowns.

    Meant to say I'm having fish oil tabs and magnesium/calcium tabs as well as Apple Cider Vinegar 3 x day. I read a lot of people are taking glucosamine etc. Went on the magnesium to eliminate cramps. Are there any other vitamins that would be beneficial for me?
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    Tuesday 3rd November, 2009

    Morning: Cardio.
    20 minutes @ intervals on cardio machine, not really sure what it's called. Some people refer to it as the praying mantis. Will have to find out. Calories 350. Then Stair runs in the grandstand near the track x 6 times. Guessing about 60 odd calories? Good session, started to get quite warm, sweating like a piggy.

    Night: Weights
    SHOULDERS
    Seated Dumbell Shoulder Presses
    20lb DB's x 10 reps
    25lb DB's x 10 reps
    30lb DB's x 10 reps
    35lb DB's x 8 reps (needed a spot for last rep)
    35lb DB's x 8 reps (spot for last rep and a half)

    Performed the following exercises slowly and deliberately
    Front Raises 5 sets of 10 reps x 11.3kg plate
    Lateral Raises 5 sets of 10 reps (and holds) x 10lb DB's
    Rear Delts 5 sets of 10 reps x small DB's (about 5lb I think)

    Upright Rows
    5 sets x 10 reps at 20kg (44lb) Barbell
    Rest period 20 seconds

    Have decided to split my Shoulder/Leg days up as it was taking up too much time and I was too tired. As the session was now shorter I didn't feel like I'd done enough, so went to the local mountain and did 3 running steep stair climbs (125 stairs each climb). Heart rate was maxing out I'm sure and my knees were trembling afterwards!!!!

    A good day despite the horrid heat.
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    My friend, the Turkish Delight is feeling rejected. He has gone unnoticed and unloved for weeks now.
    There he remains in one piece, in the chilly climate of the refrigerator ............ waiting .......... waiting
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    From your description it sounds likenthe elliptical(praying mantis)

    great workout tho keep it up
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    Current: 6'1 220lbs(met and exceded!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mweav6387 View Post
    From your description it sounds likenthe elliptical(praying mantis)

    great workout tho keep it up
    I use the elliptical as well (some call it the orbital). This one is different. It still has handles, shaped differently than the elliptical (I don't use the handles anyway, better workout that way) but the foot plates don't go through an orbit. Your feet move forward and then up slightly if you have it set on incline, then you need to push down to get the foot plate back to starting position. At the same time, the foot plates don't follow the same path or are not as upright as a stepper machine. Really must take a photo or ask gym staff for it's correct name. Thanks for the support This forum is brilliant! I feel so much more motivated for joining it and beginning my journal.
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    Day off today. REST!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodyGirl View Post
    I use the elliptical as well (some call it the orbital). This one is different. It still has handles, shaped differently than the elliptical (I don't use the handles anyway, better workout that way) but the foot plates don't go through an orbit. Your feet move forward and then up slightly if you have it set on incline, then you need to push down to get the foot plate back to starting position. At the same time, the foot plates don't follow the same path or are not as upright as a stepper machine. Really must take a photo or ask gym staff for it's correct name. Thanks for the support This forum is brilliant! I feel so much more motivated for joining it and beginning my journal.
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    I just googled Arc Trainer. BINGO!!!
    Prize goes to Vikki! lol
    Thanks

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    Thursday 5th November '09
    Cardio this morning.
    20 minutes Hill Incline on Arc Trainer (340cal)
    10 minutes Hill on Stepper (127cal)
    20 full reps + 30 small end of range 'squeezes' on GHR with 5kg (11lb plate)
    Leg stretches.
    Total at least 467cal burned before brekky.
    Food intake has been very strict this last week or two. I'm feeling strong for resisting temptations!
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    Making some bicep gains slowly with the change to more volume. A nicer looking 'bump' than there used to be. Gonna make 'em BIGGER!!! YEAH!!!!!!



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    Thursday 5th November 2009

    Weights (2nd workout today)

    Chest/Tri's

    Flat Bench Press
    20kg (44) x 12 reps (WU)
    30kg (66) x 10 reps (WU)
    40kg (88) x 10 reps
    45kg (99) x 8 reps
    50kg (110) x 5 reps (failure on 5th attempt, racked, paused then finished 5th)

    Incline Dumbell Bench Press
    25lb DBs x 10
    30lb DBs x 10
    35lb DBs x 10
    40lb DBs x 7 (failure on 8th attempt)
    35lb DBs x 10

    Cable CrossOvers
    25lb x 10
    30lb x 10
    35lb x 10
    35lb x 10
    35lb x 10

    Dips (new addition to program)
    Unassisted Dips
    5 reps, 5 reps, 2 reps then 2 reps.
    I was not getting my arms to 90degrees. It was difficult all the same but form was not good enough so switched to assisted dips for remainder.

    Assisted Dips
    6 reps with plate 7 assist
    10 reps x plate 8 assist
    10 reps x plate 8 resist
    10 reps x plate 8 resist
    (50 dips total and SMASHED)

    Close grip pushups off bench with fingers pointing in
    5 sets x 10 reps (much harder than earlier weeks thanks to fatigue from dips)

    Tri Pushdowns
    10 reps x 25
    10 reps x 25
    10 reps x 22.5
    10 reps x 22.5
    10 reps x 20
    10 reps x 20
    (much less weight on pushdowns but expected due to previous tricep exercises, usually in the past I have done pushdowns as my first main tri exercise. I do like dips better!!)

    Additional Exercise
    Plank Holds with Marching

    Feet on Bench, elbows on lower aerobic step (decline)
    20 reps x 5 sets plus holds 'til I couldn't take any more!

    It's been a HUGE day and I am truly knackered and ready for sleep. I will need it. Tomorrow mornings cardio session will include a 5 minute all out effort on the rower. Purpose: Row as many metres as possible in 5 minutes. It's gonna be explosive and leave me wanting to puke. I hope I survive <shaking in my boots>
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    Friday 6th November 2009 Morning Session

    Cardio 30 minutes

    Elliptical 10 minutes

    Rower 5 minutes (1259m, 1:55min/500m, argh yuck, now I remember why I hate full on efforts on the rower... horrendous! Thankfully, no sick bag was required)

    Elliptical 10 minutes

    Grandstand Stair Run x 2

    I'm still alive!
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    Made banana muffins with cinnamon sugar for my young ones....

    Oh they smell so goooooooood.

    Willpower? well, sorta, argh, well not really i guess....

    But I only ate half instead of 3!

    Just for quality assurance ;-)

    I know this won't help the Lean Mean Machine to appear, working leggies at gym tonight, maybe I will need to do some extra squats


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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodyGirl View Post


    My friend, the Turkish Delight is feeling rejected. He has gone unnoticed and unloved for weeks now.
    There he remains in one piece, in the chilly climate of the refrigerator ............ waiting .......... waiting
    GoodyGirl is strong and will not weaken to his temptation!!!!
    OH GAAAAWWWD, How the hell can you resist?!?!!!! Lol, I love those little guys

    Your Front Bi shot looks sweet Alli! Peak well and truly above the shoulder, makes them look bigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k View Post
    OH GAAAAWWWD, How the hell can you resist?!?!!!! Lol, I love those little guys.

    Your Front Bi shot looks sweet Alli! Peak well and truly above the shoulder, makes them look bigger
    Mr. Turkish Delight is still chilling his little chocolate body off in the fridge. Still resisted all temptations (except for the half muffin just now.) C'mon, it was still warm and soft and fluffy and crunchy on top! I can be excused, can't I? lol

    As for bicep, cool, thanks for that! Since switching to more volume, results have been great! I neglected them before I guess, a couple of sets here and there, now I do stacks of everything! Still want them bigger though! hehehe
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    Shoulders are back and better than ever.



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    LOL, that plate looks tiny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k View Post
    LOL, that plate looks tiny!
    Huh? You lost me. Plate in photo was a 20kg plate. Normal sort of size I think. I did box squats with 25kg plate x 20 reps each set to a total of 200 reps at gym instead of doing normal squats. Oh it was good, yet very very bad! Will post workout later if I don't fall asleep. Huge week in gym, I could have curled up on a gym mat tonight and gone to sleep.
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    Ahh, its your shoulders making the plate look small! 20 rep squats is insane, 70kg for 20 is even crazier. I havn't done that!

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    Friday night 6th November 2009
    End of a long week in the gym!

    Weights
    Legs

    Box Squats
    Low squat and wider stance using plate
    10 x 10kg
    20 x 20kg
    then 8 more sets of 20 reps @ 25kg (55lb) plate
    last set 10 x 25kg plate
    TOTAL 200 REPS

    Leg Extensions
    5 sets of 10 reps @ 35kg (77lb) plus holds at end of each rep
    TOTAL 50 REPS

    Hammy Curls
    5 sets of 10 reps @ 50lb, 50lb, 55lb, 55lb and 55lb
    TOTAL 50 REPS

    Seated Calve Raise
    5 sets of 20 reps @ 44lb, 66lb, 88lb, 88lb and 88lb
    TOTAL 100 REPS

    Standing Calve Raise
    5 sets of 10 reps @ 50kg
    TOTAL 50 REPS

    LEG REPS 450 ARGH MY LEGS WERE SCREAMING FOR MERCY

    Cramps tomorrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k View Post
    Ahh, its your shoulders making the plate look small! 20 rep squats is insane, 70kg for 20 is even crazier. I havn't done that!
    Hahaha now that's what a girl likes to hear! lol. Thanks. Have really been hammering the shoulders. Come to think of it, I've been hammering EVERYTHING. Haven't done 70kg squats yet for 20 reps. Oh lord, that would hurt! I have done 50 reps in a row at 50kg on a few occasions and that was truly sickening. But somewhat addictive.
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