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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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    Quote Originally Posted by pbal17 View Post
    nice lifts, keep it up
    Thanks man!
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    Midday weight 207.4lbs
    ... That is up .4lbs from last week. I am not thrilled that it is just .4lbs gained in a week but I have to consider that when I weighed in last Monday, it was right after feasting all weekend for Thanksgiving and gaining 2lbs. I am happy to retain that weight and still gain .4lbs. Also, before weighing in today I took 2 sh**s back to back so that didn't help my cause

    Back/Abs

    BB Rows
    Bar x 15
    95lbs x 12
    135lbs x 10
    155lbs x 8
    175lbs x 6

    Wide-Grip Pulldowns
    110lbs x 12
    140lbs x 10
    160lbs x 7

    DB Pullovers
    55lbs x 10
    55lbs x 8

    Deadlifts
    225lbs x 8
    315lbs x 5 (wanted more but back was toast from other exercises)
    225lbs x 12 (wanted to get 15 but couldn't catch my breathe)

    Hanging Straight-Leg Raises
    BW x 10
    BW x 10
    BW x 10

    Standing Side Bends
    +45lbs x 10 (each side)
    +45lbs x 10 (each side)
    +55lbs x 8 (each side)

    Started my Fitday journal tonight thanks to some encouragement from Gasman lol. Here's everything I ate today:
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    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Nice rows and deads today!

    I like the fitday journals they are just a hell of a lot of work to do everyday. looks like your getting in a crap load of calories.

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    Yes on the calories. And good workout.

    Wow whats that mass gainer 970 calories? Boom. That's quite a punch.

    Are those muscle milk protein bars tasty? I keep getting sugar cravings as im low cals lol.
    The Gasmans' journey to the single digits - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131623

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    Quote Originally Posted by -RL- View Post
    Nice rows and deads today!

    I like the fitday journals they are just a hell of a lot of work to do everyday. looks like your getting in a crap load of calories.
    Thanks... And yes I am trying to get in 3,800-4,000 calories a day

    Quote Originally Posted by The Gasman UK View Post
    Yes on the calories. And good workout.

    Wow whats that mass gainer 970 calories? Boom. That's quite a punch.

    Are those muscle milk protein bars tasty? I keep getting sugar cravings as im low cals lol.
    Yeh the weight gainer shake I drink in the morning is 940 calories. Its like 640+300 for the milk I use with it. It takes a couple of hours to get the taste out of my mouth/throat. The protein bars are pretty tasty. They almost taste like a snickers bar. Real chocolately tasting
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    12/8/09

    Chest/Abs

    Bench Press
    bar x 15
    135lbs x 12
    195lbs x 10
    225lbs x 6
    245lbs x 3 (+2 with spot)
    255lbs x 2 (+2 with spot)
    185lbs x 10

    Incline DB Flyes
    35's x 12
    45's x 10
    55's x 8

    Incline BB Press
    155lbs x 10
    185lbs x 8
    185lbs x 8

    Weighted Crunches
    +45lbs x 12
    +45lbs x 12
    +45lbs x 12
    +45lbs x 12

    My fitday entries for today:
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    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Looking quite intense back-to-back man.

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    Yea, awesome back to back efforts there mate!
    Sarvamangalam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Looking quite intense back-to-back man.
    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    Yea, awesome back to back efforts there mate!
    Thanks guys, my upper body has felt tight as hell over the past couple of days. Training at full intensity these days.

    Yesterdays workout:

    12/9/09

    Legs/Calves

    Stretching and exercise bike for 10 minutes

    Squats (The absence of a squat rack and spotter pissed me off, wanted to go to failure or get some forced reps)
    bar x 15
    135lbs x 12
    185lbs x 8
    205lbs x 6
    225lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    135lbs x 10

    Front Squats (fairly narrow stance)
    135lbs x 10
    155lbs x 8
    175lbs x 6
    175lbs x 5
    135lbs x 9

    Romanian Deadlifts
    135lbs x 12
    225lbs x 8
    225lbs x 8

    Standing Calf Presses (on smith machine)
    225lbs x 15
    275lbs x 10
    275lbs x 8
    275lbs x 8

    Didn't post in my Fitday journal yesterday as I was working on a paper for 5 1/2 hours! Think i got in around 3,800 calories though
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Quote Originally Posted by james_w8lifter View Post
    Thanks guys, my upper body has felt tight as hell over the past couple of days. Training at full intensity these days.

    Yesterdays workout:

    12/9/09

    Legs/Calves

    Stretching and exercise bike for 10 minutes

    Squats (The absence of a squat rack and spotter pissed me off, wanted to go to failure or get some forced reps)
    bar x 15
    135lbs x 12
    185lbs x 8
    205lbs x 6
    225lbs x 3
    225lbs x 3
    135lbs x 10

    Front Squats (fairly narrow stance)
    135lbs x 10
    155lbs x 8
    175lbs x 6
    175lbs x 5
    135lbs x 9

    Romanian Deadlifts
    135lbs x 12
    225lbs x 8
    225lbs x 8

    Standing Calf Presses (on smith machine)
    225lbs x 15
    275lbs x 10
    275lbs x 8
    275lbs x 8

    Didn't post in my Fitday journal yesterday as I was working on a paper for 5 1/2 hours! Think i got in around 3,800 calories though
    3800 is good going. Well it's easy if it's Pizza and beer lol but good going if it's fairly clean foods. Squats Front squats AND DEADLIFTs blimey. Good work!!
    The Gasmans' journey to the single digits - http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=131623

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gasman UK View Post
    3800 is good going. Well it's easy if it's Pizza and beer lol but good going if it's fairly clean foods. Squats Front squats AND DEADLIFTs blimey. Good work!!
    No pizza and beer lol. Pretty clean eating but I did have some BBQ doused in some sauce. Oh well...

    Yeh the leg session was pretty intense with all the squatting. Hoping to get my #'s up in a respectable range. My lower back got a second workout this week from the front squats and romanian deads lol
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Squats look awesome. Keep up the good work. Hope that paper went/is going well.

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    12/10/09

    Shoulders/Abs

    Standing Military Press
    Bar x 12
    95lbs x 10
    115lbs x 10
    135lbs x 7
    155lbs x 3 (+2 with spot)
    155lbs x 3 (+2 with spot)
    115lbs x 8

    Standing Side Laterals
    15's x 12
    25's x 10
    35's x 7

    Lying Rear Laterals
    15's x 6
    15's x 6

    DB Push Press
    55's x 8
    65's x 6

    Oblique Twists (in sit-up position)
    +25lbs x 10 (each side)
    +25lbs x 10 (each side)
    +25lbs x 10 (each side)

    Calorie count for today was 3,872... Fat-112.8 grams/ Carbs-411.9 grams/ Protein-306.6 grams... Right on track
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Solid pressing man!! Eating big too... awesome stuff!
    Sarvamangalam!

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    Diet is definitely on track...consecutive workout days are ace man.

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    that is a ton of protein for the day, nice.

    good job w. standing military. those are a pain in the ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    Solid pressing man!! Eating big too... awesome stuff!
    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Diet is definitely on track...consecutive workout days are ace man.
    Quote Originally Posted by pbal17 View Post
    that is a ton of protein for the day, nice.

    good job w. standing military. those are a pain in the ass
    Thanks guys, diet has been on track for the past few weeks. Trying to do this bulk thing the right way.

    Yesterday's workout: Arms/Calves

    CG Bench Press
    Bar x 15
    115lbs x 10
    155lbs x 8
    185lbs x 6
    205lbs x 5 (+1 w/ spot) (PR +3 reps!)
    205lbs x 4 (+1 w/ spot)

    Pushdowns with V bar
    70lbs x 12
    80lbs x 10

    Dips
    BW x 8
    +25lbs x 6
    +45lbs x 4

    Seated BB Curls
    75lbs x 10
    95lbs x 7
    95lbs x 7
    95lbs x 7

    Alternating DB Hammer Curls
    35's x 8
    40's x 8

    Pretty happy with the CG presses and the workout overall. I can tell going heavier lately on regular benches have help my CG bench #'s. I plan on coming up with a new routine this weekend and start it next week. Gonna ditch the arm day and focus on more compound movements. Probably gonna throw in bi's and tri's with back and shoulders or chest. Diet was ok yesterday. Treated myself to a little bud light but nothing overboard.

    Fitday entry:
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    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Congrats on your bench PR.

    I think you may have inspired me to start my own fitday, I'm going to have to check it out.

    Im sure the BL wont kill you either. If it does then Im in a load of trouble from my Thursday night festivities.

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    Pretty good arm day dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -RL- View Post
    Congrats on your bench PR.

    I think you may have inspired me to start my own fitday, I'm going to have to check it out.

    Im sure the BL wont kill you either. If it does then Im in a load of trouble from my Thursday night festivities.
    Yeh the Fitday journal really helps me know if I need to shove down an extra 200-300 calories before bed if I haven't hit my calorie goals for the day.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Pretty good arm day dude.
    I appreciate it man, I was gassed by the time I got to Bi's
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    I sat on my @ss today, doing some studying lol... Here's my fitday entry
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    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    I think I've got my new routine planned out:

    Monday- Legs/Calves
    Tuesday- Chest/Triceps/Abs
    Wednesday- Back/Abs
    Thursday- Legs/Biceps/Calves
    Friday- Shoulders/Abs

    It may look like a lot however the second leg day on Thursday will have less volume than the first one on Monday. I figured I'd dedicate an entire workout to back just because I love training back. Abs will be trained 3x a week however Tuesdays Abs will only be 1-2 sets because of limited time from training chest and tri's. Gonna start it tomorrow and see how it goes.

    Fitday for the day:
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    Last edited by james_w8lifter; 12-13-2009 at 07:43 PM.
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    heavy schedule, keep it up. you don't like to lift on the weekends? weekends for the lifting in my opinion haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbal17 View Post
    heavy schedule, keep it up. you don't like to lift on the weekends? weekends for the lifting in my opinion haha
    Well I have to travel 25 miles to get to my dads home gym setup and I already go down there during the week to work. Tryin to save gas money by workin out during the week.

    12/14/09

    Midday Weight: 208lbs... That is up .6lbs from last Monday. I'm content with that even though I wish it was a full pound. I'm gonna up my calories 100-300 more a day to try and gain 1lb a week. I started taking my creatine today so I will probably gain more than that now. I'm probably gonna be bloated like a whale from water retention. F*** it

    Leg/Calves

    Stretching and Exercise Bike for 10 minutes

    Narrow-Stance Hack Squats (all were full reps, I lowered the weight to the bottom until I heard it hit)
    100lbs x 15
    140lbs x 10
    170lbs x 6
    170lbs x 6
    120lbs x 12

    Seated Leg Curls
    70lbs x 12
    95lbs x 10
    95lbs x 10
    95lbs x 10

    DB Lunges
    35's x 8 (each leg)
    45's x 8 (each leg)
    55's x 5 (each leg)

    Standing Smith Machine Calf Presses
    225lbs x 12
    275lbs x 8
    275lbs x 8
    225lbs x 10

    One Leg Calf Presses on Leg Press
    100lbs x 10 (each leg)
    100lbs x 10 (each leg)

    I'm saving regular squats for Thursday, might go for a lot of reps, I don't know yet. Just want to shock the ol toothpicks once in a while lol. Took in 4,100 calories today!

    Fitday entry:
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    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Just did some calculations. My goal is to weigh 230lbs by April 30th. That means I must gain 22lbs in 19.5 weeks! Wow I have some work to do. I need to gain 1.12lbs per week to reach that goal. I WILL DO IT! IT WILL HAPPEN! MARK MY WORDS!... Bye, i'm going to eat something
    Last edited by james_w8lifter; 12-14-2009 at 08:31 PM.
    6' 1.... 211lbs.
    Bench: 275lbs x 1
    Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
    Squat: ??? (not enough)
    Goal by the end of May 2010... Weigh 225lbs.

    Journal: The Obligation... Become a F***** Beast

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    Your weight gain goals are attainable for sure. YOU WILL DO IT!

    Nice workout today. I was wondering where the squats were, but then I saw you said your going to be doing them Thursday. Looking forward to seeing what your new workout plan entails.

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    Remember, newbie gains come quick and then taper off...if you gain 1/2 pound per week, that is still considered optimal for most lifters.

    Also, it would serve you better to take Wednesday off imo, you can still rotate or adjust the split. Good luck with all that you plan to do.
    Last edited by Coke; 12-15-2009 at 04:06 AM.

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