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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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    Chocolate - Thanks bro

    Mark - Thanks man. I'm currently tryin' to vary up my cardio days due to my shins being so damn beat right now. I don't want them to keep getting worse so I had to take a break from the sprints

    4/10/10: Tabata workout (using altered work/rest scheme: 20/20)

    4 cycles of:
    -20 seconds rapid punching in horse stance
    -20 seconds rest
    -20 seconds Burpees
    -20 seconds rest

    *Repeated it once more with a few minutes of rest inbetween.

    My conditioning isn't the greatest, so this was one hell of a workout for me. I will work on lowering rest times and increasing amount of cycles.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 04-10-2010 at 11:26 PM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    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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    I love/hate conditioning. I love the feeling afterwards but man it sucks during. Burpees...just thinking about them make me hurt, I may do some of them later tonight just for kicks, haha.
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    Morning Weigh-in: 155.5 lbs

    4/12/10: Workout B

    Deadlifts
    warm:95 x 5, 135 x 3, 185 x 2, 225 x 1
    -275 x 1
    -315 x 1 [+10 lbs]
    -335 x 1 [+30 lbs]
    -365 x 1 [+60 lbs]
    -335 x 1
    -315 x 1

    ^ Bear in mind I opted out of doing Squats prior to Deads this time. I also switched my stance from Conventional to Semi-Sumo. Oh, and I was barefoot. Still though, it felt amazing to be holding over 3 and a half plates per side XD. This is the most I've ever pulled before. I can't wait to hit 405! My previous best in high school was 325 x 2, and I weighed about 7-9 lbs. more at the time.

    Dips
    -BW x 10
    -BW x 10 [+3 reps]
    -BW x 8 [+2 rep]

    ~~~Conditioning work~~~
    5 rounds of
    -Chinups: 3-2-2-2-3 reps
    -Burpees: 10-8-8-8-10 reps

    *about 15-20 seconds of rest between each round
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 04-12-2010 at 07:34 PM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    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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    Stupid awesome pulling for your size duuude
    accuflex - LOLZZZZ!!!11one1!! SOEM PPL WORK THRE ARMZ!!!!11!! LETS KILL THEM111

    "You can fake effort with grunts and clanging weights but quiet, consistent hard work coupled with gradual strength increases earns universal respect in gyms" - Steve Colescott



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    Awesome awesome awesome! That's what I'm talking about man, good stuff! 4pps will come, just keep building that foundation. Very good stuff.
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    Huge new deads PR guy.

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    4/14/10: Workout A

    Squats
    45 x 5, 95 x 3, 135 x 2, 155 x 1
    -185 x 1
    -205 x 1
    -225 x 1
    -245 x 1
    -255 x 1
    -255 x 1

    First time I've ever really tried to 1RM Squats, so there's nothing for me to mark in red XD I think I'm pretty satisfied with this 1RM weight for now, however I guess since I completed it again I probably could've gone a bit heavier the first time. I'll go heavy again in a couple of weeks. I had some good depth too. Past parallel for sure.

    Flat BB Bench Press
    45 x 13, 85 x 5, 95 x 3, 115 x 2
    -135 x 5
    -135 x 5 [+1 rep]
    -135 x 6 [+10 lbs, +1 rep]

    Ghetto T-bar Rows
    25 x 5, 45 x 5, 70 x 5, 90 x 5
    -(115 x 7) x 3 [+55 lbs]
    -90 x 8

    ^ I was sort of just testing the waters with the Rows the last two workouts, and found a pretty good working weight today. And it just feels good to write +55 lol.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 04-16-2010 at 02:47 AM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    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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    Glad you're digging the ghetto rows, that's one of the better back movements.

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    Awesome squat 1RM man. Ghetto bar rows are a blast too. Good liftin
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    Chocolate - Yeah I really do like them. I feel like I can get that perfect pinch of the middle back, and my arms/rear delts don't seem to play as much of a problem as the weak link of the lift. They end up being so by the end, but they don't completely limit my back from receiving some nice heavy work

    Mark - Thanks man! It felt weird to squat 1rm. The eccentric phase was almost harder than the concentric XD

    4/16/10: Workout B

    Deadlifts
    95 x 5, 135 x 3, 185 x 2, 225 x 1
    -275 x 2 sumo
    -225 x 3 sumo
    -225 x 3 conventional
    -225 x 3 sumo

    Kind of a deload day following the heavy day I had on Monday. Also testing out conventional again. I definitely feel like the mechanics of Sumo in general just greatly outweigh that of Conventional. I can keep my back more straight/arched, and can lift heavier (less RoM and equal or greater liftoff power). An added bonus is that my shins get less bloody doing sumo stance than conventional

    Standing One-armed DB Overhead Press
    -(30's x 8) x 3 [+1 rep]

    Chinups
    -BW x 7
    -BW x 8 [+2 reps]
    -BW x 5 + slow negative

    I probably could've gotten 9 or 10 my first set, but even still it's a rep PR

    Conditioning Circuit
    5 rounds of:
    -10 tuck jumps
    -5 dips
    -10 Russian Twists (15-lb. dumbbell)

    time: 6:15
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 04-17-2010 at 04:17 AM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    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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    Glad to see you elevating your level of training, definitely becoming more instinctive with it all.

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    Hey man, good looking work here. I guess I've just had some luck with my shins, no blood yet, shins all the way to the bar, I guess I just go out ever so slightly. Keep it up man.
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    nice deads buddy. keep at it. doing a bulk is a good choice but be careful with your cals. dont get fat like me and struggle for months to get lean again.. be scientific and measure EVERYTHING

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    Tim being fat is probably like him being 15% bodyfat, haha. Really though, measure everything and count everything. It's a pain at first but it's REALLY simple if you have a list of foods you can eat, that way you start to memorize how many calories are in a certain weight of food and how many carbs etc. I eat chicken, cow, turkey, fishies, green beans spinach and broccoli. It's so much easier this way. Plus, I save time at the store!!! It's awesome walking out with 4 bags of chicken, 4 massive things of beef, 8 things of eggs and 15 bags of broccoli, everyone looks at your weird. It's great.
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    Coke - Thanks man. It definitely feels good to get my goals aligned and be working toward them.

    f=ma - Ah thanks for the tip! I definitely have been slacking lately on the Fitday logging, but partly due to the fact that I've logged the same exact foods for so many weeks straight that I can pretty much estimate within 100 calories how much my intake is adding up to each day XD

    Mark - Haha consider yourself lucky. It's kind of annoying having to explain to people wanting to use the barbell after me why there is blood on it. Happens every time... I finish my last set, then walk over to where the cleaning solution and paper towels are, then walk back to the barbell, and there's someone standing over the barbell looking really puzzled and confused.

    And speaking of shopping, I think it's time I start doing my own shopping. My mom buys what I ask her to and all, but she generally doesn't buy enough. She's very conservative and, well, ignorant, in that she thinks I'm hurting myself by eating eggs and bacon for breakfast everyday. She starts every nutrition fact with "they say..." For example, when I was first bulking back in high school she told me I would die if I drank whole milk. Lol. Also, this dates way back, but my mom once told me that eating walnuts makes you smarter because walnuts look like your brain. I always just shake my head and walk away, lol. Asian moms...

    Gripper training:
    -I haven't actually done any sets of grip training in the past few weeks, but today I tried closing the 150-lb. gripper and closed it all the way, solid. I was probably a third of an inch away from closing it the last time I tried. Accomplishment! I still can't get it closed with my left hand though, so that's my next goal. Along with working toward the 200 for my right hand I suppose.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 04-18-2010 at 08:12 PM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    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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    Dang I need to eat more walnuts! At least she's concerned. My mom bought me swiss cake rolls when I was a kid, no questions asked, and deep fried everything, ha. Nice job with that grip training. I need to get me one of them doo hickeys to play with. What are they called...capts of crush?
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    Haha yeah I know she means well. And here's what I have:



    I've heard the Captains of Crush are great, but when I got this it was on sale, so I got a good deal. Either way they all seem to get the job done. Just a lot of weight to crush lol. I think my set only goes up to 300 though. Lol "only." I'll feel extremely accomplished if I can ever close the 300.
    Last edited by fixationdarknes; 04-19-2010 at 12:37 AM.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    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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    grip training is good, i need to do that again.. i have the CoC 1,2 somewhere

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    f=ma - Dude do it! CoC's ftw, I want to get some of those one day.

    4/19/10: Workout A

    Squat - deload
    BW x 5, 45 x 5, 95 x 3, 135 x 2, 155 x 1
    -175 x 5
    -180 x 5
    -180 x 5

    Ghetto T-bar Rows
    45 x 5
    -(120 x 7) x 3 [+5 lbs]

    Standing one-arm DB Press - deload
    -20's x 8
    -20's x 8

    Conditioning Circuit
    5 cycles of:
    -5 Dips
    -15 DB Swings per arm
    -20 Mountain Climbers per leg

    time- 8:35
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    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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    Love mountain climbers don't you? I know I don't. Workouts lookin good bud.
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    Fine session dude.

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    Mark - Haha I freakin' hate them. They hurt so good XD

    Coke - Thanks for always checkin' in man.

    4/21/10: Bench Day

    One-legged Squats (a.k.a. The Pistol)
    -BW x 5
    -BW x 8
    -BW x 8

    Flat BB Bench Press
    45 x 13, 65 x 5, 95 x 3, 115 x 2, 135 x 1
    -150 x 1
    -165 x 1
    -185 x 1
    -195 x 1 [+10 lbs]

    Last time I 1RM'd Bench was like 4 years ago in high school when I was about 16 and weighed 10 lbs. heavier. I was skeptical about even putting up 185 today!

    Cable Rows
    -125 x 8
    -140 x 8
    -140 x 8

    ~~~Conditioning Circuit
    5 cycles of:
    -10 x Tuck Jump
    -10 x Plank-to-Pushup
    -10 x BW Squat
    -10 x Knuckle Pushup

    &Time: 8:51
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    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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    Way to max out on the bench man.

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    Cocoa - Thank you! It's been a time of maxing out heavy weights lately. One reason being that heavy weights rule, another so that I can actually know what my maxes are, which allows me to work with accurate %'s of loading parameters.

    Morning weigh-in: 155.5 lbs

    4/23/10: Deadlifts mother****er

    Deadlifts
    135 x 5, 185 x 3, 225 x 1, 275 x 1, 315 x 1
    -335 x 1
    -385 x 1 [+20 lbs]
    -315 x 3
    -275 x 3

    I meant to add 10 more lbs. to my last max, which would have been 375, but I accidentally added 10 lbs. to each side lol. What a great feeling to already feel accomplished after having pulled 375 and then realize it was actually 385. It's like orgasming twice within a minute

    Standing one-armed DB Preses
    -35's x 7 [+5 lbs, -1 rep]
    -35's x 7 [+5 lbs, -1 rep]
    -30's x 8

    Conditioning Circuit
    5 cycles of:
    3-3-3-2-2 Pullups (neutral grip)
    8-7-6-5-5 Burpees
    10-8-5-5-5 Pushups

    &Time: 4:28
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    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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    Good looking deads brother man. Looking good buddy.
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