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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
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    BiomedHawk's Time to Change

    I'm sick of being a fat ass. After my senior year of high school football ended I started putting on weight. This past fall I came to college and quickly put on the freshman 15. Over Christmas break my gorgeous girlfriend of 4 years ended it because she was no longer attracted to me. I'm kind of a go getter in all other facets of life. I overwhelm myself with commitments and really run myself into the ground. Its been so easy to ignore working out. I get really busy and just don't do it. I've gone through different phases of lifting and trying to eat right, but they all end sooner than later. I think I've finally reached the point where I'm so disgusted with myself that I have to do something.

    I'm roughly 230 pounds at 5'8". I just set up a fitday account and I found the nutrition facts for the cafeteria food. I've established my maintenance at about 4,000 cals and suggest daily consumption of about 3,000 cals to lose 2 lbs a week and I'll work that down to 2,500 and then to 2,000 over time. My goal is to be under 200 lbs by the end of class and to be 180 lbs by the end of summer. My biggest concern is my weekend activities. On nights that I drink, should I take alcohol into account on planning my diet? For example, only eat about 1,000 calories that day in expectation of drinking over 1,000 cals of drinks. Also, anybody have a good alternative to pigging out when you have the munchies?

    As far as lifting goes, my strength has really dropped off. I don't really care a whole lot about where my numbers go, though. First priority is losing weight. I'm going to stick to a simple 5x5 workout. I've been able to get up earlier enough to workout for an hour before class, that way I usually can get in a lift and 10-20 minutes of cardio or so. In addition to this, I'll try and do cardio on the off days when able to. My lifting days are Monday-Wednesday-Saturday (getting up after a Thursday night is impossible).

    First week of lifting (not including warm up sets):

    Monday
    Bench 5x5x155
    Squat 5x5x260
    Row 5x5x155

    Wednesday
    Squat 5x5x225
    Dead Lift 1x5x275
    OH Press 1x5x130

    Saturday
    Bench 1x5x190
    Squat 1x5x285
    Row 1x5x175

    Advice would be great. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Biomedhawk; 02-14-2010 at 09:49 PM.

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  3. #2
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    2/14/10

    No workout

    2,401 calories

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    Have you checked out the complexes for fat loss article on this site? Really good information. There is also one on carb-cycling that may interest you. Good luck with your goals
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    I'll check those out. Not really sure what any of that is though to be honest.

    Monday
    Bench 5x5x165
    Squat 5x5x265
    Row 5x5x165

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    2,285 calories today

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    First weigh in tonight.

    2,851 calories last night.

    Squat 3x5x225
    Dead Lift 1x5x285
    OH Press 1x4x135

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    Glad to see you getting yourself on track...just be patient man, the results will come.

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    Thanks man. Patience will be the hard part for sure.

    First weigh in today. I'm going to use the same scale each week to keep some what consistent numbers. My perception of my own weight was off a bit, but its ok. Its good to establish the base line.

    Week 1 - 222 lbs.

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    2920 calories today

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    Went out last night and drank quite a bit. I countered by being very conservative with my calorie intake during the day. I dont think I exceeded my daily allowance a whole lot.

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    Saturday

    Squat
    5x225
    5x225
    5x255
    5x255
    5x255
    5x255

    Split Squats
    6x5x95

    Good Mornings
    6x5x95,115,135,135,135,135

    Wood Chops
    6x5x80

    Planks



    Sunday

    Pulldown
    6x5x80

    Bench
    6x5x170

    DB OH Press
    6x5x50's

    Dips
    6x5

    Curls
    4x5x30,35,35,35s

    Medicine Ball Crunches
    4x10

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    I have a class this Wednesday so I won't be able to work in the lab that day / use the scale for my weigh in. I did weigh in Friday night and I was 219.

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    Good deal on losing a few pounds, nice weekend training too.

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    Thanks man. I'm thinking of switching things up to a Saturday-Sunday-Tuesday-Wednesday format. With my social schedule, its just impossible to workout fridays and my monday is already 1030am-1000pm with just class. Going to see how it goes.

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    Kind of shifted to the Wannabebig 1.1 routine. Did legs yesterday and upper body today. Things are going good.

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    Weighed in today in the lab. I dont know if its water weight or if its because I had just ate, but I registered back at 222. Extremely pissed off. I hit under my target every day this past week.

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    Weighed in today at 218. Back in the right direction.

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    Bench
    5x135
    5x155
    11x175

    DB Incline Bench
    3x8x60's

    Dips
    3x8

    Tri-Press
    3x8x"8"

    Weighted Crunches
    3x10x?

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    Nice workout for the chest and tri's guy.

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    Got a scale for the room now. 218 again.

    Yesterday's lift

    Deadlift
    5x225
    5x245
    5x265
    5x290

    Low Row Machine
    3x8x135

    Chins
    3x8x -80 lbs

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    216 lbs.

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    Keep plugging away hawk. Looking good bro.
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    260's by May

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    Long time no update. Here's how the 5-3-1 workouts been coming...

    Week 2 (3 rep week)
    Bench Press - 190x7
    Squat - 300x5
    Deadlift - N/A
    Press - 135 - 5

    Week 3 (1 rep)
    Bench - 200 x 5

    Weighed in at 205 yesterday. My scale might be broke, but i also did a TON of cardio over spring break, and 10 lbs in 3 weeks isn't thaaaaaaaaat crazy. Regardless, starting to like the way I look more and more each day.

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    Ok, the scale is more likely broke than not broke. I got on three consecutive times today and it read 214,202,and then 210. I'm going to try and find a safe place in my dorm room where it won't get jostled and just try and mark some kind of progress.

    Logically speaking, 210 makes the most sense, so I'm going to go with that.

    Week 3 (1 Rep Week)
    Deadlift *I'm doing DL a lil different, I'm going to max out on 1 rep weeks*
    1x315
    1x335
    1x355

    Press
    4x140

    Squat
    5x315

    Deload week this week. I think I'm just going to do the core exercise and then cardio it up for the rest of my workout.

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    Busy life. Fluxuating between 205 and 210. I've been sticking to the 5-3-1 and have been doing some Crossfit met-con's for conditioning. I'm feeling good and looking better everyday. I'm about to make a big leap with the diet. I'm writing up some rules and I'm going to hang them up by my desk. No pizza, no soda, no french fries, no high-carb foods (except for my weekly hangover lunch that I have with some frat brothers. This will be my cheat meal). I know its not super scientific, but its something to start with. I think I can do, and I know once I get into I'll lose the desire for junk food. Thoughts? Advice?

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