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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    The Number of the Beast

    Well here was my first day of the Program;

    Bearing in mind i have had 6 weeks off due to travelling around Europe :P

    Here is the first day of the workout, i am doing the 4day split.

    Assisted Pull Ups

    6x20KG Assist
    6x15KG Assist
    6x10KG Assist
    6+2+2+2 Bodyweight

    Dips

    6x Bodyweight
    6xBodyweight+6KG
    6xBodyweight+8KG
    6xBodyweight+2+2+2+10KG

    Bench Press (my 1RM is 65KG)

    6x45KG
    6x50KG
    6x55KG+2+2+2


    Rows on Machine

    6x45KG
    6x50KG
    6x55KG
    6+2+2+2x60KG

    Overhead Press

    6x5KG
    6x10KG
    6x15KG
    6x20KG
    6+2+2+2x25KG


    That was it for the day, it hurt a bit but felt good.

    Any comments would be appreciated if not i will continue as planned
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    Nice workout. Why dips before bench?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Nice workout. Why dips before bench?
    The Bench was being used by a swarm of preteens

    Also AKmass i used DB's for the PH press luckily years of Rugby meant my shoulders didnt fade as quickly as the rest of me

    Thanks for the GL Dan

    Have to say i dont feel that bad this morning!
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    Week 2 Session 3 NEW PR's

    Well 2nd 'A' workout of week 2!

    Here it is the increases are from my last A session!!

    Bench Press +5KG on last week! (11lbs)!! New i had it in me from last week it was so close

    6x20KG(44lbs)
    6x45KG(99lbs)
    6x50KG(110lbs)
    6x55KG(121lbs)
    6+2+2+2x60KG(132lbs)

    Dips 2 sets on 12 rather than 1

    6xBodyweight
    6xBodyweight+8KG (17lbs)
    6xBodyweight+12KG (26lbs)
    6+2+2+2xBodyweight+12KG (26lbs)

    Pull Ups

    6x20KG Assisted
    6xBodyweight
    6+2+2+2xBodyweight


    Rows +5KG on last set

    6x55KG (121lbs)
    6x60KG (132lbs)
    6x65KG (143lbs)
    6+2+2+2x70KG (154lbs)

    Shoulder Press i didnt manage to end on a higher weight but i did manage to do 2 sets on a higher weight than i ended on last time

    6x18KG (39lbs)
    6x18KG (39lbs)
    6+2+2+2x16KG (35lbs)



    Gooood day, thats upping my big 3 by 30KG (66lbs) in under 2 weeks, i agree novice gains play a bit part and getting used to ramping up in sets, but feel a lot stronger and im happy with these gains!
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    Good luck Kiff!
    Nice start Kiff. Are you using DBs for OH Press and Bench, or just OH Press?

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    Nice start Kiff. Are you using DBs for OH Press and Bench, or just OH Press?
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    Thats what happens when you start on Monday, international bench press day ha ha
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    Day two first 'B' day! :D

    Well today was my first 'B' day.

    I have been looking at other posts that questioned squats and deads in one workout.

    Luckily i find that being a bit weaker at the moment i can handle it. If this continues for long, well that remains to be seen.

    Here it is anyway

    Warmup, ten minutes on Rowing Machine followed by squat jumps. :O

    Deadlift (new 1RM of 77.5KG)!!

    6x55KG
    6x60KG
    6x65KG
    6x+2+2+2 70KG

    Calf Raises (leg press machine, i find this eases pressure on my back after deads with squats to come)

    6x100KG
    6x110KG
    6+2+2+2x120KG

    Hammer Curls free weights

    6x12KG
    6x12KG
    6x14KG
    6+2+2+2x14KG

    Squats

    6x50KG
    6x55KG
    6+2+2+2x60KG

    Ab cable Crunches

    6x27.5KG
    6x27.5KG
    6x35KG
    6+2+2+2x35KG

    I feel pretty nackered now and i am sure tomorrow will ache a lot but it was 'doable'.

    Another good day i feel, everything clicked and i felt i could lift anything i wanted too (i know i cant obviously) just a day that felt spot on

    I will be tracking my major lifts in a graph from over the next 5 weeks and will post that up here if anyone is intreasted in seeing Joe Blogs gains on this program (Cant wait to see the others results)

    Off to eat for the next hour then get some much needed sleep i think

    All the best folks

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    cheers mate
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    You got along well today. Very nice effort with everything.
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    Slight shoulder niggle

    After the work yesterday i have an odd niggle in my shoulder it hurts to stretch and raise it.

    It feels a bit knotted, i dont know if anyone has had this before or not but it seems a little odd.
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    Happy 'B' day! Lol. And congrats on the deadlift PR!
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    Day 4 Second 'A' Day

    Here was my second 'A' Day

    Bench

    6x45KG
    6x50KG
    4x60KGthen failed on 5 so dropped again (its still 4 more than last time
    6+2+2+2x55KG

    Pull Ups (5KG improvement)

    6x15KG Assisted
    6x10KG Assisted
    6X5KG Assisted
    6+2+2+2 Body Weight

    Rows (5KG up)

    6x50KG
    6x5KG
    6x60KG
    6+2+2+2x65KG

    Dips Weighted

    6xFree
    5X8KG
    5x10KG
    6+2+2+2x8KG

    Dropped a bit on the dips but last time i did them before bench so understandable.


    Shoulder Press

    6x14KG Each Arm
    6X16KG Each Arm
    6X18KG Each Arm
    6+2+2+2x16KG Each Arm

    Again had to drop as i overestimated my limit today but still got the cluster in so no loss only gains

    It was an 'OK' day but feel good
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    Second 'B' Day

    Here was my second B day.

    Curls

    6x10KG
    6x12KG
    6x14KG
    6+2+2+2x14KG

    Deadlifts Felt really good so i skipped up and pushed out a set on 75KG my previous 1RM was successful at 77.5 so i was happy with that

    6x40KG
    6x55KG
    6X60KG
    6X65KG
    6+2+2+x75KG

    Squats

    6x40KG
    6x50KG
    6x60KG
    6+2+2+2x65KG

    Calf Raises

    6x100KG
    6x110KG
    6x120KG
    6x130KG
    6+2+2+2x130KG

    Extended situps off a Becnh with 5KG

    6x12
    6x12
    6x12+2+2+2

    All in all a good day for me. Very happy with the deadlifts again, just felt i had more in the tank, only jsut amde the last 2 reps
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    Nice effort...interesting exercise order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Nice effort...interesting exercise order.
    How so mate? Curls first? Same problem as last time with the busy gym times jsut thought it was better to do something rather than sstand like a lemon waiting for the bar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    busy gym times jsut thought it was better to do something rather than sstand like a lemon waiting for the bar
    I didn't mean to question you, and that's what I figured. I'm just always curious why people do the stuff they do. I am always trying to learn from others.
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    Lack of Sleep

    Well i worked my first 12 hour night shift last night. Only 3 to go, i am in the gym tomorrow so it will be intresting to see how my body copes with it!
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    No offence taken mate dont worry its good to question, hell i have got more than you im sure

    It was just busy gym syndrome and i didnt really think that Curls would detract too much from the later compounds really =) and if they did, this day i didnt notice!

    Your HCT-12 going well mate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    Your HCT-12 going well mate?
    Yes, so far so good.
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    Nice work there Kiff! Deadlifts look good!
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    Week 2 :)

    Quote Originally Posted by AKMass View Post
    Nice work there Kiff! Deadlifts look good!
    Thanks mate! Feeling good too

    Here was my first day of Week Two....


    Assisted Pull Ups (ONE EXTRA SET WITHOUT ASSITANCE IN A WEEK!!!!)

    6x15KG
    6x10KG
    6xBodyweight
    6+2+2+2xBodyweight

    Dips

    6XBodyweight
    6x8KG
    6x10KG
    6+2+2+2x12KG

    Rows (Two sets on 65KG this time a week ago it was only one set of 6 on 60KG!)

    6x55KG
    6x60KG
    6x65KG
    6+2+2+2x65KG

    Bench Press (no 'gain' but it was after dips this time and felt good def gaining strength will hit 60KG next time im certain, my wrist started to twinge a bit but im going to get it next time mark my words there!) Also had almost perfect form for them and last tiem i lost it on the last x2

    5x45KG
    5X50KG
    6+2+2+2x55KG

    Shoulder Press

    6x14KG
    6x16KG
    6+2+2+2x16KG

    Felt good today, i am aware that gains may not be gains as such but more learning how to feel up without getting to tierd but i am certain i am stronger even aftera week and i have also put on 2LBS, that is a huge achievment in itself as it took me almost 10Months to put on 1stone at my 'peak'

    All in all i could not be happier after a week.

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    Monster Squats

    Here is my latest session.

    Deadlifts

    Two sets on 85KG this time as apposed to one last time, ninety felt that bit too heavy, will get it next week!

    6x50KG (110LBS)
    6x60KG (132LBS)
    6x70KG (154LBS)
    6x85KG(187LBS)
    6+2+2+2x85KG (187LBS)

    Squats

    New PR Set of 75KG (165LBS)

    6x40KG (88LBS)
    6x50KG (110LBS)
    6x60KG (132LBS)
    6x70KG (154LBS)
    6+2+2+2x75KG (165LBS)

    Seated Calf Press

    6x110KG(242LBS)
    6x120KG(264LBS)
    6x130KG(286LBS)
    6+2+2+2x140KG(308LBS)!

    DB Overhead Press Overhead Press
    (I missed these last session so popped them in today)

    6x16KG (35LBS)
    6x16KG (35LBS
    6+2+2+2x18KG (39LBS)

    Then did some uber swetz l33t curls and went home

    Gooood session happy with the Calf Presses and of course a new Squat PR set and doing an extra 6 reps on 85KG for the deads
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    Workout Graphs

    Workoutgraph Keiran.xls

    Hope this works see Attached my workout progress graph from the last 5 weeks

    My friends stats are bellow as well if anyone is interested.

    I started pretty much from scratch again at the start of the five weeks and thanks to Daniel i have made some good gains

    Keiran
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