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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Andy's beginner rippetoe journal

    I've been screwing around with squat form and bad eating for a few weeks now. It's about time I make a thread to hold myself to a consistent routine.

    Background: No lifting experience beyond a few weeks of learning the basics of the big compound movements

    stats: 5 10, 205, fat as hell.

    Goal: 180 at 10%. Balls to the wall till I get there.

    Diet:

    breakfast: 1/2 cup oats, 2.5 scoops powder, 1 banana, 2 fish oil caps
    11:00am: 10 oz chicken, broccoli/greens, 1 oz peanuts, 2 fish oil caps
    4:00pm: 10 oz chicken, broccoli/greens, rice/potato(150kcal)
    pwo: 2.5 scoops powder, 1 cup oats, apple

    kcals: 2166 fat: 40.5 pro: 237

    2 days a week, do 4 egg yolks in place of banana and rice



    First workout: 1/09/11:

    BB Squat: 3x5x155
    BB Deadlift: 1x5x135 (I feel like I don't know wtf I'm doing on this exercise. No confidence. I'll take a vid and post for critique next session)
    DB press: 3x5x45
    DIPS: 2x8 BW (BC Andy the Intellectual couldn't figure out how to work the belt)
    Last edited by andy2322; 01-12-2011 at 01:59 AM.

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    good luck with the training, any reason why you added Dips?
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    Best of luck and welcome aboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    good luck with the training, any reason why you added Dips?
    Hey man, thanks for dropping by. I added dips as per this thread:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...etoe-s-routine

    No other reason. Do you think I should drop them?
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    The first steps in a long journey. Good luck.
    Long indeed. I feel good about my chances. Thanks for stopping by!
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    Thanks man!

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    1/10/11: Rest Day


    Diet: Followed

    Overall day: Didn't **** anything up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by andy2322 View Post
    Hey man, thanks for dropping by. I added dips as per this thread:
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...etoe-s-routine
    No other reason. Do you think I should drop them?
    I wouldn't say that you have to drop them, it's a variation that is pretty common and definitely reasonable. If you're going to do powercleans it should read 5 sets of 3 instead of 3 sets of 5. Otherwise rows are perfectly fine as well.

    Good luck with the program.
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    1/11/11

    Workout B


    Squats: 155x5
    Press: 5x75
    Pendlay Row: 5x115


    Diet: Switched foods around, but macros perfect.

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    nice work Andy
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