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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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    Oh I also hit a med carb day 100%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Clough View Post
    Oh I also hit a med carb day 100%.
    Nice one mate

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    Yep, starting to feel a bit better although still feeling a bit tired but I'm just about there

    Hit the gym for a lower body session today and I managed to keep up with last weeks numbers which was a relief considering my crappy session on Tuesday.

    Went like this:

    Romanian Deadlift

    1 x 10 @ 100KG
    1 x 10 @ 100KG
    1 x 8 @ 100KG

    Reverse Lunge

    1 x 20 (10 each leg) @ 47.5KG
    1 x 20 (10 each leg) @ 47.5KG
    1 x 20 (10 each leg) @ 47.5KG (this set was a little shaky, but got it done)

    Leg Press

    1 x 10 @ 175KG
    1 x 10 @ 175KG
    1 x 10 @ 175KG

    Leg Curl

    1 x 8 @ 77.5KG
    1 x 10 @ 70KG
    1 x 10 @ 70KG

    Need to start getting some cardio in as I have been a complete slacker,

    I am going to commit to doing 30 min after my upper body sessions, which along with a 1 hour met con session will give me 2 hours a week, my target.
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    Good session and looks like the vacation didn't harm you.
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    Been rather quiet the last 4 or 5 days.

    I got in a great upper body session last week after the leg one but then took the weekend and Mon and Tues off as I got the keys to my new house and have been busy sorting stuff out.

    Back on from today though and will post a better update later today after an upper body session today, plus some news on a gym change!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Clough View Post
    Been rather quiet the last 4 or 5 days.

    I got in a great upper body session last week after the leg one but then took the weekend and Mon and Tues off as I got the keys to my new house and have been busy sorting stuff out.

    Back on from today though and will post a better update later today after an upper body session today, plus some news on a gym change!
    Congrats on the new place mate nice work in here
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    Moving day...awesome!
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    I'll let you off then

    We've already moved about 5 or 6 car loads so far - the new furniture is in, phone and broadband is all hooked up and with one big van load on Saturday we'll be in for our first night - well exciting! But its causing this week to be a bit of a write off!

    Smashed the last two days on both the training and diet front.

    I found myself struggling on the 3rd and 4th sets mainly because of the extra volme, plus I am just tired as hell right now. I've also dropped the weight on those last sets as I kinda slipped into letting my ego take over and as a result form slipped. So basically I really focused on form and once I hit 8 reps, I dropped the weight to keep it at 10-12.

    Weds:

    Medium Carb = 100%

    Upper Body A:

    Incline DB Press:

    1 x 8 @ 28KG DBs
    1 x 7 @ 28KG DBs
    1 x 7 @ 26KG DBs
    1 x 9 @ 24KG DBs

    Barbell Rows

    1 x 8+2 @ 77.5KG (form a bit sloppy)
    1 x 10 @ 70KG
    1 x 10 @ 70KG
    1 x 10 @ 70KG

    Floor Press

    1 x 10 @ 65KG (form a bit sloppy)
    1 x 10 @ 60KG
    1 x 10 @ 60KG
    1 x 8 @ 60KG

    Front Pull Down

    1 x 10 @ 75KG
    1 x 8 @ 75KG
    1 x 8 @ 70KG
    1 x 10 @ 65KG

    Bar Roll Out

    1 x 8
    1 x 8

    Front Plank

    1 x 45 sec
    1 x 45 sec

    Thurs:

    Medium Carb = 100%

    Lower Body A

    Romanian Deadlift

    1 x 12 @ 100KG
    1 x 12 @ 100KG
    1 x 8 @ 100KG
    1 x 12 @ 95KG

    Reverse Lunge

    1 x 10 (10 each leg) @ 47.5KG
    1 x 10 (10 each leg) @ 47.5KG
    1 x 10 (10 each leg) @ 47.5KG
    1 x 14 (7 each leg) @ 47.5KG

    Leg Press

    1 x 10 @ 180KG
    1 x 10 @ 180KG
    1 x 10 @ 180KG
    1 x 10 @ 180KG

    Leg Curl

    1 x 10 @ 70KG
    1 x 8 @ 70KG
    1 x 10 @ 65KG

    Overall I am happy with both the sessions. the Upper Body A felt like a tick over session and the Lower Body had some good PRs. Also happy I have conciously decided to pull some of the weights back so I can focus on form more. Ultimately I will progress faster like this in the long run.

    Gonna struggle to get in Upper Body B and lower Body B this week as lots of moving house stuff to do and early starts and late finishes make it hard to get in the gym.. and I am feeling TIRED.

    I'll be set from next week though. i signed up at a new gym thats 3 min from my house and its pretty good. Seperate free weights section with a bunch of hammer strength machines, rack, free weight bench, chin up bars and lots of Heavy DBS and the fact its so close means I should be able to definately improve on my consistency.

    time for bed....
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    what macros are you using these days daniel? Are you still working with shelby and doing a carb rotation?
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    Yeah, still carb rotation. When I was with Shelby we started off using 2 x high, 2 x med and 4 x low per week and after going through about 5 stages of reducing the overall carbs/calories I ended up on mostly low carbs with a weekly refeed.

    Shelby suggested I go straight back to the 2 x high, 2 x med and 4 x low and monitor how I get on. If I put on too much weight, I could drop a high and replace with a medium or the other way around if I didn't gain at all.

    I can;t say I have been consistent enough to say I have been properly following this, but on the whole training days get a high or med carb and everything else is low carb. I like the carb rotation.- its easy to follow if you have everything planned out and it feels great to have high carbs on training days and cut them back on non trainning days.
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    It seems you put a high percentage of your effort into your nutrition...very impressive. I must remember that come March when I start to diet.
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    Nice work in here mate, I cant even imagine trying to track my nutrition as tightly as you and other guys do...

    Great stuff mate keep at it!
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    daniel, very nice work. clearly youre doing well. have you seen any visible progress?

    having a gym nearby is imperative... if you have to travel to get a session in after a long day or before work it just adds to the difficulty. hows the new pad? youre moved in now, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    daniel, very nice work. clearly youre doing well. have you seen any visible progress?

    having a gym nearby is imperative... if you have to travel to get a session in after a long day or before work it just adds to the difficulty. hows the new pad? youre moved in now, right?
    Yeah I'm definitely looking more muscular, but also a bit fatter lol.. But overall I think I have made good strength increases and some visible progress over the last few months so I am happy. But I do need to stay more consistent on the diet front and get a couple hours of cardio done each week. Gonna be tough with Christmas but with a few scheduled off days I know I can smash the on days 100% from now on.

    Yeah, the new gym literally 3 mins drive, 5 mins cycle away is gonna ROCK. I am gonna go about 3ish to train which is the perfect time for me energy/work wise and it won't feel like 3 hours out of my day anymore.

    The new pad is LOVELY. I couldn't be more happy.. All of the new furniture is in and we've now spent 2 nights there. I'm currently sitting in my dining room with the imac on the new dining table and a nice hot cup of tea to the side It feels so great to have a place of our own to actually think of nice things to buy/do around the house. And the guy finished the house to a really high level of quality so we have an old house with character, yet it is very modern inside. I'll get some pics up soon

    Thanks to everyone still checking in, I am gonna make sure you get some proper updates for the next few weeks
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    Alright, back to it!

    Feeling a bit crappy in general. Not been getting much sleep as the girl is sick with a cold/flu so she has been keeping up and I think some of it is rubbing off on me.. Gotta stay strong! lol

    Hit the new gym today and it felt... well.. ok.... I think it was more just the change and it's definitely more primitive than the old one. It'll do for sure though and I think some of me not feeling it was me just feeling drained and it's been a good 5-6 days since I have trained.

    Kept it light (about 15% lighter than my last weeks numbers) just to get back into things and whilst I am feeling crappy.

    Incline DB Press

    1 x 8 @ 26KG DBS
    1 x 6 @ 26KG DBS
    1 x 10 @ 24KG DBS

    BB Rows

    1 x 10 @ 70KG
    1 x 10 @ 70KG
    1 x 8+2 @ 70KG

    Floor Press

    1 x 8 @ 60KG
    1x 8 @ 50KG
    1x 8 @ 50KG

    * The Rack I was pressing in has a weird bar which forces me to stop just short of touching my chest which feels a bit weird. I'll keep at it but may switch it out for another pressing movement, maybe a strict overhead press. Thoughts?

    Front Pull Down

    1 x 8 @ 70KG
    1 x 8 @ 70KG
    1 x 8 @ 70KG

    DONE.

    Just gotta get back into the swing of things and I'll be good.

    Hit a med carb day today 90%.
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    Good job getting back at it Daniel. I'm in the same boat as you had to keep my last workout light. It sucks but hey, we can always bounce back.
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    bump. youre not allowed to skip

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    wtf is this ****? Where are you?

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    If you looked up lame in the dictionary it would have a picture of me lol

    Not sure what to say really but I've had the best part of 8 weeks off and it feels and shows. I started a new job and have passed over my interests in WBB and ALN to Chris so my life has changed quite a bit! I'm enjoying the change though and it was definitely the right time of my life to make it.

    Now that I am a slave to the corporate world it's much tougher for me to approach fitness in the way I did in the past so I am going to start a new, more relaxed plan from next week. HCT-12 Weds, Fri and Sat with low carb Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri and pretty much what I want on Weds and the weekend. Hopefully that should keep me from getting fat and also allow me to focus on slowly getting stronger. Key is not putting too much pressure on myself as my job is a big challenge most days I leave the house at 6am and get back about 7pm and it's mentally pretty tough.

    I am really looking forward to getting back to posting and journalling without the pressure of running WBB and ALN actually so see you about soon
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    good to see you about daniel, my hours are very similar to yours. its why i do this absurd AM thing. did you buy a cayman? i was going to suggest a used DB9 instead.. or a used R8 :P

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    It will be good to see you back posting in your journal. Sounds like the perfect oportunity to try out some ultra abreviated training mixed with conditioning.
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    Tim (it's Tim and not Timothy right?), I haven't got a new car yet, still bidding my time. I'm actually having a hard job finding something decent near me. I'm either looking at a 06/07 Cayman or an 04/05 m3 convertible. I think I am leaning towards the beemer as I have had one before and LOVED it and its both cheaper and more practical. Plus my house does not have off street parking so I think I would worry too much about the Cayman.

    Don't think I can do that absurd AM thing I like to get into work for 6:30-7:00 so I can get a head start on the day and I couldn't imagine training at 5:30. I think hitting Weds eve and then Sat and Sunday morning/lunch will be a good balance for me. It means my week has just one evening where I have to hit the gym and I can focus on work but I have the weekend free to also smash it. We'll see

    How's the training going for you? I'll swing into your journal soooooooooooooooooooon!

    John, thanks man. I appreciate you popping in and appreciate your comments. You always have a well grounded bit of advice to give

    So the week has started off well. I've maintained low carb both Mon and Tues and feel good for it. Today I get to hit upper body and to relax my eating so I will be going out for lunch with my Dad and probably have a nice meal with the girl tonight after training.

    I haven't weighed myself in ages... scared! lol
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    Good to see you back. Funny really I am thinking of jumping off the corporate band wagon into self employed in the fitness world lol good luck mate!
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    It's cool to hear how others live in different countries. Here in the States, if you don't have a car, you don't get to do anything; like date
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