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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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    MarshallPenn-
    Haha yeah I know but I have been tanning a lot before. I mean I handled 20 minutes the first day pretty good, then followed that up with another 20 minutes the next day. So now I am a piece of burnt f*cking toast. Anyway yeah definition looks good with a tan. Yeah last night I saw Spiderman. Good movie! I was expecting some other villians to be in it though, like Venom maybe. I always liked him in the comics..

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    HST Cycle 1 | Microcycle 1 | Day 3
    Thursday, May 9, 2002


    Cardio.
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      Postworkout: 20 minutes treadmill; 3.5 MPH @ a 15% incline.

      Felt really flabby and soft today in my cardio. Not really sure why it was pissing me off actually, because Prom is tomorrow night.
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    Diet. Isocaloric Day.
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      Meal 1: Cytoplex MRP + 1 cup skim milk + 2 slices whole-wheat bread + 1 tbsp. low-fat butter
      (450 calories, 48g protein, 47g carbs, 8g fat)

      Meal 2: 1 oz. peanuts
      (160 calories, 7g protein, 6g carbs, 13g fat)

      Meal 3: 1 slice whole-wheat bread + 2 tbsp. peanut butter + 1 & 1/2 cups skim milk
      (350 calories, 23g protein, 34g carbs, 17g fat)

      Postworkout: 2 servings whey protein + 1/2 serving Cell-Tech
      (420 calories, 44g protein, 55g carbs, 3g fat)

      Meal 5: 2 slices whole-wheat bread + smoked ham + 2 slices low-fat cheese + 1 tbsp. sandwich spread
      (390 calories, 35g protein, 35g carbs, 13g fat)

      Meal 6: 1 cup cottage cheese + 1/2 cup pineapple
      (290 calories, 26g protein, 25g carbs, 10g fat)
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    Diet Totals.
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      Total Calories: 2060
      Total (g) Protein: 183g - 35%
      Total (g) Carbs: 202g - 38%
      Total (g) Fat: 64g - 27%
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    Overall Comments.
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      Feel pretty good today, still sunburnt as all hell. But what else is new I guess. Like I said before, just making all of my 15RM estimates will be a big accomplishment. Hitting up 185 on bench for 15, 330 on squats for 15, 315 on rack pulls for 15. Damn some heavy a*s weights for a lotta damn reps. I hope I get all of them. I am confident that I will get every one, and in some cases I feel like I will exceed the weight. Well see though.. endurance really isnt my thing at all. Hopefully today I will have a good workout. None of my weights should be too bad, not anywhere near failure at least. Hopefully HST will work very well. The problem isnt going to be the HST I dont think, I feel that the problem will be me only binging once every 2 weeks. Need to get some godd*mn discipline and being pathetic and binging and sh*t. Once or twice a month I can understand - but as often as I do it I am never going to get ripped. F*cking bullsh*t.
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    Pain/Soreness.
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      Not sore today at all, muscles and body feel good. Other than being sunburnt.
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    Sleep.
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      7 hours sleep last night. Slept OKAY, I woke up once or twice because of how sun burnt I am! Kept tossing and turning and sh*t.
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    Supplements.
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      With Meal 1: multi-vitamin/mineral + 5g glutamine + 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete + 1 Adrenalin

      With Meal 2: 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete + 1 Adrenalin

      Preworkout: 5cc Liquid Clenbutrx + 250 mg. ALA

      Postworkout: 1/2 serving Cell-Tech + 5g creatine + 5g glutamine peptides + 3g arginine + 1g ginger + 250 mg. ALA + 250 mg. Aminogen

      With Meal 3: multi-vitamin/mineral + 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete

      Before Bed: 6 mg. melatonin + 5g glutamine
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    Training.
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      Back Squats:

      260 x 15

      Good set of squats here. Great way to start off my workout today. Really repped them out pretty easily. Counted to myself and just did one after another after another. Definitely nowhere near failure still. Felt like I could handle 20-25 reps with this weight. I cant imagine not acheiving 330 for 15. I know that 330 is a big f*cking jump but I definitely think that I have it in me.

      Lying Leg Curls:

      100 x 15

      Good set of leg curls, hit my hams hard. Burn in my hamstrings big time. Lactic acid buildup was crazy just like Tuesday's workout. Really hit my hamstrings hard. Didnt feel it too much in my glutes but a lot in my hamstrings. Good set. Going to hit my 15RM for this easily no doubt.

      Standing Smith-machine Calf Raises:

      255 x 15

      Good set of calf raises today! Maybe not all out to failure but I had some intense contractions on this exercise. Stretched my calves out really well at the bottom of the movement. Contracted them hard at the top. Good ROM here, nice intensity, good set. My 15RM might be intense, but with some focus and concentration Ill get it no question.

      Flat Barbell Presses:

      145 x 15

      Hit my chest hard with bench today. Good set. Nice contractions in my pecs too. Set pins around 1-2" above my chest as usual, just my preferred ROM. Anyway hit my pecs very very hard. Got 15 without a problem. Seemed pretty easy. However, I as I was doing the set I was thinking and 185 for 15 is going to be a B*TCH! I hope I get that seriously. I mean its going to take a LOT out of my to get 185 for 15. Ill get it though, that has to be my frame of mind.

      Wide-grip Underhand Chins:

      -40 x 15

      Good set of chins here today. Arched my back very much and squeezed my lats hard. Felt it much more in my lats in today's set of chins vs. Tuesday's set of chins. Not even sure why. Just arched my back and squeezed my lats hard. Awesome set. BW for 15 again is going to be a very tough struggle. Ill try hard obviously as usual but its going to be tough. Nice ROM here too.

      Dips:

      -10 x 15

      This set kind of pissed me off. Only because the knee platform where your knees go wasnt even staying with my knees. It was basically falling below me as I went down etc. So basically I was doing these with my regular BW. Pretty close at least. Think I am going to hit my 15RM of +25 no questions asked. Probably a little more if I really get intense.

      Bentover Underhand Cambered-bar Rows:

      155 x 15

      Good set of rows today! Yates style as usual, nice ROM. Hit my lats very very hard with some extremely intense contractions all throughout my back. Really hit my lats hard. My 15RM shouldnt be any kind of problem at all I dont think. As long as I dont get weaker all of the sudden I think my 15RM will be acheived without a problem. Feel very strong on these.

      Seated Behind-neck Barbell Presses:

      85 x 15

      Good set here. Good burn in my delts but nothing too bad. Definitely shouldnt be a problem getting my 15RM. Little bit of rotator cuff aching but nothing major at all. Should be fine. Anyway hit my traps with this movement too. Delts were pretty fried after this. Good set though.

      Rack Pulls:

      255 x 15

      Wow pretty tough set of rack pulls. Used 255 which was more of a struggle than I thought it was going to be. Hit my grip and my hams and my glutes pretty hard. Good overall set. My 15RM might be tough, but I am confident that I am going to acheive it. The pins were set at about knee level.

      Standing Barbell Curls:

      60 x 15

      Good set of standing BB curls. Pretty fast reps, slower negative though which was good. Flexed my biceps hard at the top of every single rep. Overall set was good. Form was good and everything like that. Nowhere near failure at all which is a good thing, only my 2nd HST workout.

      Lying Cambered-bar Extensions:

      85 x 15

      Nice set of skulls. Slow reps, really contracting my triceps very very hard. Hammered my triceps all the way today. Little bit of a struggle getting all 15, but not really too bad at all. My 15RM should be okay. Estimates are tough because you never know how strong youre really going to be for 15 reps. Enduring sh*t.

      Standing Barbell Reverse Curls:

      45 x 15

      Haha pathetically easy set of reverse curls. Slowed down the negative a lot to hit my brachialis and contract my brachioradialis very very hard. Good set. Hehe I think I am actually going to go up a lot for my 15RM. Because my weight on this exercise seems ridiculously low!

      Machine Crunches:

      110 x 15

      Nice set I guess. Tried hard to contract my abs but with this kind of pathetic weight it was tough. My 15RM is 150 for 15, which will also be a joke. Ill probably get 160-170 or something along those lines for 15. I think, I dont know well see what happens.
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    Training Length.
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      Workout today lasted 50 minutes. Only around 48 minutes on my stopwatch but I rounded up. Nice length I guess, pretty decent rest periods.
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    Water.
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      Good amount today, need to keep it up.
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    Weight.
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      Yesterday my weight dropped pretty drastically, 6 lbs. in only one day, probably mostly water weight but still, thats a big drop. Today I am hoping to be around 2001 - 202 lbs. Well see what happens. Preworkout today, clothed without shoes, I weighed 201 lbs. Actually this was kind of confusing. I weighed 202 lbs. the first time, with a sweatshirt on. Well I never weigh myself with it on so I took it off and then somehow I was 200.5. I couldnt believe a sweatshirt made a 1.5 lbs. difference! So I just went with 201.
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    Last edited by MonStar; 05-30-2002 at 09:12 AM.

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    MS- I noticed that you have your melatonin dosage at 6mg. I remember reading about it on a discussion on MFW that though they are 3mg tabs, about 1.5mg-3mg might be a good dosage and more was not better. I am not sure, but just noticed your melatonin and your sleep patterns. Just a thought. You might want to check out MFW and do some research to see if melatonin is affecting your sleep. Good luck on your HST workout today.

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    MS - Your weight fluctuates because you eat all that food, and then you sh*t it out over a couple of days.

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    thalapathi-
    Hey man thanks a lot for the reply. You have been really supportive and I appreciate that bro. Yeah my melatonin has been at 6 mg. I have heard both 3 and 6 mg. are effective but I will check out MFW and see if I can find anything saying otherwise. Well see. Again, thanks for the reply.

    MarshallPenn-
    Yeah I know man haha. My weight is always going down though which is a good sign. Never higher than it was a day or two ago. Maybe because of the low calories.. ?

    ... Hit 1000 views.

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    Last edited by MonStar; 05-10-2002 at 04:24 AM.

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    Originally posted by MonStar

    ... Hit 1000 views.

    MS
    But how many of them are yours?

    Clothes make a difference. I always weigh with as little on as possible so that I can be consistent.

    Strength looks good. I had the same problem with the dips at -10. That let me know that I didn't need to use it anymore. It was either -20 or 0.

    Last edited by rookiebldr; 05-11-2002 at 09:21 PM.

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    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

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    For dips n chins.. when you do -40 and -15 does that mean u do it on a machine like the gravitron?
    The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves - Anonymous

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    HST Cycle 1 | Microcycle 1 | Day 4
    Friday, May 10, 2002


    Cardio.
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      Before Meal 1: 20 minutes stationery bike; alternating level 6 with level 8.

      After Meal 2: 20 minutes treadmill; 3.5 MPH @ a 15% incline.
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    Diet. Isocaloric Day.
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      Meal 1: Cytoplex MRP + 1 cup skim milk + 2 slices whole-wheat bread + 1 tbsp. low-fat butter
      (530 calories, 55g protein, 55g carbs, 10g fat)

      Meal 2: 1 oz. peanuts
      (160 calories, 7g protein, 6g carbs, 13g fat)

      Meal 3: 2 servings protein + 1 cup skim milk
      (390 calories, 64g protein, 22g carbs, 6g fat)

      Meal 4: 1 bag pistachios
      (120 calories, 5g protein, 6g carbs, 9g fat)

      Meal 5: 1 & 1/2 cups 1% milk + 1 slice whole-wheat bread + 2 tbsp. peanut butter
      (380 calories, 23g protein, 34g carbs, 21g fat)

      Meal 6: 2 slices whole-wheat bread + smoked ham + 2 slices low-fat cheese + 1 tbsp. sandwich spread
      (390 calories, 35g protein, 35g carbs, 13g fat)

      Meal 7: 1 cup cottage cheese + 1/2 cup pineapple
      (290 calories, 26g protein, 25g carbs, 10g fat)
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    Diet Totals.
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      Total Calories: 2260
      Total (g) Protein: 215g - 37%
      Total (g) Carbs: 183g - 31%
      Total (g) Fat: 82g - 32%
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    Overall Comments.
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      Tonight was Prom night. My girlfriend Brittany looked amazing, she wore a bubble gum pink dress and I wore an all black tux. Lots of fun, didnt really feel fat or anything like that in my tuxedo. Had a lot of fun dancing with Brittany... Afterwards we headed up to Denny's and then to the beach. Lots of fun, kinda sucked though sticking to my damn diet.
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    Pain/Soreness.
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      Wasnt really sore today at all, felt fine.
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    Sleep.
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      6 hours sleep last night. tuttuttuttut F*cking pathetic bullsh*t. Had some last minute sh*t to get done last night for Prom.
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    Supplements.
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      Precardio: 5cc Liquid Clenbutrx + 5g glutamine + 500 mg. ALA

      With Meal 1: multi-vitamin/mineral + 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete

      With Meal 2: 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete + 1 Adrenalin

      With Meal 3: multi-vitamin/mineral + 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete + 1 Adrenalin

      Before Bed: 6 mg. melatonin + 5g glutamine
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    Training.
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      Rest.
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    Training Length.
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      Didnt workout today.
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    Water.
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      Good amount of water today.
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    Weight.
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      Today, precardio, without shoes but with clothes, I weighed 201 lbs. Weight was okay, little high though because I had just eaten.
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    Last edited by MonStar; 05-17-2002 at 07:43 AM.

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    Yeah man clothes do make a difference when it comes to weight. I dont know how many of the 1000 views are mine. I check my journal sometimes, but not like every hour or anything like that haha.

    AMP 33-
    Yeah man a Gravitron type of machine. Dont really like it too much though. Its okay I guess. Prefer using weight and all that though, hate the assisted bullsh*t.

    MS

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    HST Cycle 1 | Microcycle 1 | Day 5
    Saturday, May 11, 2002


    Cardio.
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      Postworkout: 20 minutes stationery bike; level 6.
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    Diet. Isocaloric Day.
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      Meal 1: Myoplex Low-carb MRP + 2 cups 1% milk
      (490 calories, 66g protein, 33g carbs, 11g fat)

      Meal 2: Powerbar Pria bar + 1 big pistachios
      (230 calories, 10g protein, 22g carbs, 12g carbs)

      Postworkout: 2 servings whey protein + 1/2 serving Cell-Tech
      (420 calories, 44g protein, 55g carbs, 3g fat)

      Meal 4: 1 slice whole-wheat bread + 2 tbsp. peanut butter + 1 & 1/2 cups 1% milk
      (380 calories, 23g protein, 34g carbs, 20g fat)

      Meal 5: 1 can tuna + 1 & 1/2 tbsp. low-fat mayo + 1 whole-wheat pita
      (390 calories, 39g protein, 32g carbs, 10g fat)

      Meal 6: 1 bag peanuts
      (290 calories, 14g protein, 13g carbs, 21g fat)
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    Diet Totals.
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      Total Calories: 2200
      Total (g) Protein: 196g - 35%
      Total (g) Carbs: 189g - 34%
      Total (g) Fat: 77g - 31%
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      Actually felt very very flabby today. This sh*t pisses me the f*ck off because there is no real reason for it. I completely dont understand at all why some days I feel like the biggest pig that ever walked and other days Ill feel very lean. Doesnt really make too much sense to me. My HST workouts are pretty fun actually. Really like this program. Never get real sore and have a problem walking and everything like that. Hope to see great results on HST. Everyone talks about how much they ate and still got leaner, hope thats true with me! Refeed tomorrow.
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    Pain/Soreness.
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      Chest is a little sore today, nothing bad at all though. HST basically elimates soreness.
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    Sleep.
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      7 hours sleep last night. Slept pretty well. Different time though. Fell asleep at 6:00 AM and woke up at around 1:10 PM. Hehe crazy a*s sh*t. Well last night was Prom night so what do you expect?
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    Supplements.
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      With Meal 1: multi-vitamin/mineral + 5g glutamine + 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete + 1 Adrenalin

      With Meal 2: 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete + 1 Adrenalin

      Preworkout: 5cc Liquid Clenbutrx + 250 mg. ALA

      Postworkout: 1/2 serving Cell-Tech + 5g creatine + 5g glutamine peptides + 3g arginine + 1g ginger + 250 mg. ALA + 250 mg. Aminogen

      With Meal 3: multi-vitamin/mineral + 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete

      Before Bed: 6 mg. melatonin + 5g glutamine
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    Training.
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      Back Squats:

      280 x 15

      Good set of squats today! Much much much harder than I thought it was going to be. Damn my 15RM is going to be tough as motherf*cking hell, but I am going to go for it. Some heavy a*s sh*t for a lot of f*cking reps - going to be a total body exausting set. Today I was really outta breath after my set.

      Lying Leg Curls:

      110 x 15

      Good set here, nice ROM, good hamstring contractions. Good burn in my hams too which was really good. My 15RM is definitely going to be okay I think, maybe even more weight. Good overall set though - really need to focus to feel it a lot with lighter poundages.

      Standing Smith-machine Calf Raises:

      265 x 15

      Good set of calf raises today! Hammered my lower legs all the way. Good burn and everything like that. Squeezed my calves very hard at the top of every single rep, and got a good stretch at the bottom of each rep. 15RM shouldnt be difficult at all I dont think. Well see what happens.

      Flat Barbell Presses:

      155 x 15

      Nice set of bench today I guess. Set pins as usual around 1-2" above my pecs. Little shorter ROM but oh well. Hit my pecs very very hard. Got a decent pump in my pecs for it only being one set. Squeezed my pecs hard at the top of each rep. My 15RM is going to be tough - but hopefully attainable.

      Wide-grip Underhand Chins:

      -30 x 15

      Wow this is one tough a*s set! Jesus. Again I definitely didnt expect it to be this damn hard. Contracted my lats hard though. Nice set, I am afraid that I am kind of nearing failure on this sh*t. Not even sure why. Well see. BW for 15 might be a problem.

      Dips:

      BW x 15

      Woah I know that this sounds crazy but somehow this set of dips with my BW was actually a lot easier than my regular assisted reps that I have been doing the past few days in the gym. Anyway nice set, hit my pecs very very hard. Good ROM etc.

      Bentover Underhand Cambered-bar Rows:

      165 x 15

      Pretty easy set of rows today actually. Not easy I dont think just nowhere near failure at all. Which is a good thing I guess because its only my 3rd workout and I dont think I should be coming near failure yet. Well see what happens on Tuesday with my weight on skulls.

      Seated Behind-neck Barbell Presses:

      95 x 15

      Good set of BTN presses today, wow hit my delts f*cking hard as hell. Awesome burn and feeling of exaustion in my delts and also in my traps a tad. Lower back took a little bit of the load too I think, not really sure. Chalked up my hands for this exercise which kind of helped out my grip.

      Rack Pulls:

      270 x 15

      Hard a*s set of rack pulls today. Grip was aching and my hamstrings and glutes were getting hit very very hard. I am thinking obviously because of my squats and my leg curls earlier in today's workout. Oh well as long as my strength isnt suffering I personally dont care. Traps got hit hard!

      Standing Barbell Curls:

      65 x 15

      Good set of standing BB curls. Wrists were aching a little bit, nothing too big of a deal at all. Hit my biceps very very hard at the top of each movement. Weight felt OKAY, not really too light but not really enough. This high-rep sh*t I am hating so much.

      Lying Cambered-bar Extensions:

      90 x 15

      Good set of skulls today here. Weight felt pretty heavy but I should be fine for my 15RM. Contracted my triceps very very hard at the top of each rep. Went down to around my upper chest area and flexed hard at the top.

      Standing Barbell Reverse Curls:

      50 x 15

      Good set of standing reverse curls today. Still using such a pathetic amount of weight that I can barely hit my brachialis and brachioradialis very hard. Kind of frustrating but not too big of a deal. My 15RM is going to be higher though. Not too big of a deal I dont think.

      Machine Crunches:

      120 x 15

      Good set of abs today, nice ab contractions. Been feeling it more and more as I gradually increase the weight. Somehow before when I was only doing around 100 lbs. I really couldnt feel it too much in my abs, but now I can. Good set. 15RM will be easy.
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    Training Length.
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      Workout today lasted 35 minutes. Had to rush today pretty much. Gym was closing and by the time I got to my last exercise they turned the lights out on me!
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    Water.
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      Pretty good amount today, need to keep it up.
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    Weight.
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      Preworkout today, clothed and without shoes, I weighed 198.5 lbs. Felt good about my weight actually. Didnt expect to drop a few lbs. from just yesterday. Very surprised.
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    Last edited by MonStar; 05-30-2002 at 09:10 AM.

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    ... Decided to make a small modifcation in my diet tonight. Instead of having an all out high-fat and high-carb refeed / binge night, its going to be low-fat now. Sodas, candy, spaghetti, skim milk and cereal and all that is completely fine - but no more than maybe 15-30g of fat. Trying to keep fat gain to a minimum.

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    Originally posted by MonStar
    Workout today lasted 35 minutes. Had to rush today pretty much. Gym was closing and by the time I got to my last exercise they turned the lights out on me!
    35 min!! wow, this must have been a good cardio session as well. I bet you didn't need to wait at any stations for people to get out of your way.

    Originally posted by MonStar
    Preworkout today, clothed and without shoes, I weighed 198.5 lbs. Felt good about my weight actually. Didnt expect to drop a few lbs. from just yesterday. Very surprised.
    Nice to see this!

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    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

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    35 min!! wow, this must have been a good cardio session as well. I bet you didn't need to wait at any stations for people to get out of your way.

    Actually man when I say that my training was 35 minutes, I mean just my training. Not my cardio etc. Sorry to confuse you dude. Yeah I was happy about my weight too. Always nice to continually drop in weight ya know?

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    HST Cycle 1 | Microcycle 1 | Day 6
    Sunday, May 12, 2002


    Cardio.
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      Before Meal 1: 20 minutes stationery bike; alternating level 6 with level 8.

      After Meal 2: 20 minutes treadmill; 3.5 MPH @ a 15% incline.
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    Diet. Refeed Day.
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      Meal 1: Cytoplex MRP + 1 cup skim milk
      (370 calories, 49g protein, 33g carbs, 5g fat)

      Meal 2: 1 oz. peanuts
      (160 calories, 7g protein, 6g carbs, 13g fat)

      Refeed: Started my refeed tonight right around 5:00 PM. Made sure that I kept everything either very low-fat, or fat-free. I know how important this aspect of refeeding is. Wow ate a sh*tload of foods for my refeed. Ate for around 5 hours I guess. I wouldnt say ate the whole time, but pretty close. Munched a lot. Ate fat-free Pringles, Rold Gold pretzels, cereal, low-fat pizza, low-fat frozen Chinese food, lots of soda, choclate milk (low-fat), sugar candy, tons of low-fat sh!t. Probably only took in maybe 20-30g of fat. Something like that. Not too bad considering how much I actually ate. I am sure that I took in a total of maybe 5,000 calories. Maybe more maybe less. Probably more. Oh well nothing really major. Packed completely with food. One thing that I really noticed was that carbs + fat = feel full, carbs along = dont feel too full. I could eat a lot more I think than I normally would be able to in a binge. Anyway next 6.5 days of dieting should be fun.
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    Diet Totals.
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      Total Calories: Very high!
      Total (g) Protein: Very high!
      Total (g) Carbs: Very high!
      Total (g) Fat: Very high!
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      Mother's Day today, definitely going to be sticking to diet no matter what. Decided to make my binge's low-fat now rather than high-fat and high-carb. Hopefully this will help stop some of the ridiculous fat gain that always accompanies my cheat / binge / refeed. Damn really looking forward to my 4-5 hour refeed tonight baby! All that fat-free ice-cream and all that. Cant wait! Tried to keep my calories pretty low before I started my low-fat refeed. Just because I know that when I refeed / binge I literally eat as much as humanly possible. I dont stop until I am seriously going to pop.
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      None really. Feel good today.
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      6.5 hours sleep last night. Pathetic f*cking crap as usual. Not really sure what my problem is! Sick of it though really really am. Need to average around 7-8 hours per day and right now I am probably averaging 6.
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      Precardio: 5cc Liquid Clenbutrx + 5g glutamine + 500 mg. ALA

      With Meal 1: multi-vitamin/mineral + 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete

      With Meal 2: 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete + 1 Adrenalin

      With Meal 3: multi-vitamin/mineral + 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete

      Before Refeed: 250 mg. ALA

      Halfway Into Refeed: 250 mg. ALA

      Before Bed: 6 mg. melatonin + 5g glutamine
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    Training.
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      Rest.
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    Training Length.
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      Didnt workout today.
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    Water.
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      Took in a pretty good amount of water today I think. Not TOO much but a good amout.
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    Weight.
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      Today, precardio, without shoes but with clothes, I weighed 198 lbs. Felt good about my weight today, which is always a good thing. Hopefully next week before my binge Ill weigh around 196-197 lbs.
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    Originally posted by MonStar




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      Tonight was Prom night. My girlfriend Brittany looked amazing, she wore a bubble gum pink dress and I wore an all black tux. Lots of fun, didnt really feel fat or anything like that in my tuxedo. Had a lot of fun dancing with Brittany... Afterwards we headed up to Denny's and then to the beach. Lots of fun, kinda sucked though sticking to my damn diet.
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    I dont have a scanner bro sorry! I would too Brittany has some bodybuilding poses in her dress. Haha shes doing a most muscular pose and a front double bicep. Some funny sh*t. There are a lot of good pics too I wish I had a damn scanner!

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    Actually felt very very flabby today. This sh*t pisses me the f*ck off because there is no real reason for it. I completely dont understand at all why some days I feel like the biggest pig that ever walked and other days Ill feel very lean. Doesnt really make too much sense to me.
    I can totaly relate to this monStar. I think a lot of it has to be psychological. Although i just finished my 4th week of HST and i must say i have feel a lot leaner on the second two weeks of each microcycle when the weights were getting interesting. You say you weigh just short of 200Lbs and your lifts are quite a bit bigger than mine therefore you cant be too flabby dude.
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    Yeah man I am not really that flabby I dont think.. but hopefully HST will help me lean out a bit. I am going to be refeeding / binging for around 4-5 hours once a week. If you look at my diet link at the top of each journal entry youll see what I mean. I just hope that this low-fat and high-carb binge doesnt results in any extreme fat gain.. Well see what happens though.

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    ... Click here to view some old pictures that I put up back in March. Click on each little picture to enlarge it.

    ... I dont think that I am fat fat I just think I can pinch more than I would like on my stomach etc.

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    Sup Mike? I'm back again! Check out the details in my journal too bro. I'm starting a CID too. Oh yea and don't go tooooo crazy tonight with your binge bro! hahaha have fun man! Laterz
    "In the grand scheme of things, both things are quite superficial(obsessed with being muscular&ripped and incredibly strong). And yet lifting can teach you so much. My time at the gym--at least when I'm lifting--is invariably the high-point of my day. There aren't any questions; I almost don't even think. I go into an almost meditative trance-like state. Day-to-day worries become insignificant. I'm focused solely on the weight, and my reason for existence is clear. To move the bar and to improve on what I accomplished last time. Seldom are things so simple." - Blood&Iron

    "Most people cannot understand what burns in our blood, the gym is our addiction and iron is our drug. People don't understand why we commit hours a day to a goal where progress is so small it seems immeasurable, why we do cardio instead of watch TV, why eat 6 meals a day, why we insist on ordering diet soda or how we can drink skim milk. Most people will simply never grasp why we refuse to settle for a mediocre body." - Severed Ties

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    Yo whatsup man? Good to see you back here on WBB. Thats always a good thing. Yeah Ill definitely be checking out your journal bro you can count on that. Good luck with a CID. I guess I am doing a CID I dont know. Isocalories everyday then a refeed / binge for 5 hours once a week.

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    (check out description of my diet by clicking here, check out a description of my supplements by clicking here, check out a description of my HST training by clicking here, and finally check out view my cycle 1 rep maxes by clicking here)


    HST Cycle 1 | Microcycle 1 | Day 7
    Monday, May 13, 2002


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      Before Meal 1: 20 minutes stationery bike; alternating level 6 with level 8.

      After Meal 5: 20 minutes treadmill; 3.5 MPH @ a 15% incline.
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    Diet. Isocaloric Day.
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      Meal 1: Metrx MRP + 1 cup 1% milk
      (340 calories, 46g protein, 31g carbs, 5g fat)

      Meal 2: 1 oz. peanuts
      (160 calories, 7g protein, 6g carbs, 13g fat)

      Meal 3: 2 servings protein + 1 cup 1% milk
      (390 calories, 61g protein, 22g carbs, 6g fat)

      Meal 4: 1 slice whole-wheat bread + 2 tbsp. peanut butter + 1 & 1/2 cups skim milk
      (350 calories, 23g protein, 34g carbs, 17g fat)

      Meal 5: 2 slices whole-wheat bread + 3 slices low-fat cheese + 1 cup skim milk + 1 oz. peanuts
      (470 calories, 32g protein, 39g carbs, 24g fat)

      Meal 6: 1 cup cottage cheese + 1/2 cup pineapple
      (290 calories, 26g protein, 25g carbs, 10g fat)
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    Diet Totals.
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      Total Calories: 2000
      Total (g) Protein: 195g - 38%
      Total (g) Carbs: 157g - 30%
      Total (g) Fat: 75g - 32%
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      Little drowsy when I first woke up but thats okay. Really looking into the 4th Generation Prelude's. Maybe a 1992 or 1993, theyre right around $6-7 thousand. Lots of miles but with a bodykit its a hot a*s ride. Considernig that I had a big refeed meal last night I really dont feel that fat today. I mean nothing like I normally do after a binge / refeed - that is high-fat and high-carb. This is definitely a good sign! Decided to start putting my stats and personal bests in my signature. I completely think that this is a good idea. I am sure some of you dont think so. Starting this Saturday Ill have my PB for 15s too. Hopefully squat 330 15RM, dips +25 15RM, rack pull 315 15RM, and chin BW 15RM. This way Ill just keep updating as I get stronger and stronger on HST. Felt a little fat before bed. Looking forward to my workout tomorrow..
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      Not really sore today, feel fine.
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    Sleep.
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      7.5 hours sleep last night. Its about time I got a good amoun of sleep. Need to really dedicate myself to getting the right amount of sleep this week.
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      Precardio: 5cc Liquid Clenbutrx + 5g glutamine + 500 mg. ALA

      With Meal 1: multi-vitamin/mineral + 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete

      With Meal 2: 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete + 1 Adrenalin

      With Meal 3: multi-vitamin/mineral + 1g vitamin C + 400 IU vitamin E + 1 Calcium Complete + 1 Adrenalin

      Before Bed: 6 mg. melatonin + 5g glutamine
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    Training.
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      Rest.
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    Training Length.
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      Didnt workout today.
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    Water.
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      Good amount today.
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    Weight.
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      Today, precardio, without shoes but with clothes, I weighed 201.5 lbs. I am up right now a few pounds since yesterday. But that was completely expected because I had my big refeed last night.
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    Last edited by MonStar; 05-17-2002 at 07:41 AM.

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    Originally posted by MonStar
    Starting this Saturday Ill have my PB for 15s too. Hopefully squat 330 15RM, dips +25 15RM, rack pull 315 15RM, and chin BW 15RM
    You is a strong mofo!

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    Thanks a lot man, appreciate your support. Hey I try hard to get stronger. I have made some pretty good gains considering. I mean I dont know. Nothing like Belial or chris mason or Spidey, but oh well. One day hopefully.

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    ... I am hoping to acheive some serious strength gains on HST. Even though it is targeted towards hypertrophy I think that the strength gains will definitely follow. Even on my 15RMs I am going to be up on a few exercises. Dips I think, without a doubt, and some others.

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