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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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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    I see. How long are your rest intervals?
    However long it takes to get my mind and body ready for the next one. Nothing less than my best on every set.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    What happened to prep brah?
    I forego'd it. Ultimately both the struggle to work my construction job and the isolation I reduced myself to not knowing how to balance family/friends and their support vs. prep drove me to ending it early. Here was 3 and 7 weeks out:
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    ahh rory, i dont know how i missed this startup here. so many of your goals should also be my goals. i'm such a selfish prick, especially about when it comes to not making sacrifices re: lifting and dieting. ive burnt so many bridges and lost so many girlfriends from being completely rigid in whats important to me.. ugh

    anyways though, the plan looks like a great platform to guide you into the remainder of the year. pizza looks damn good... i havent had pizza in forever, i should get some lol. weights are obviously strong as always... killing it on the BB rows and DB OH press. thats one of my favorite exercises. are you going to incorporate more deads?

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    IMO, you shouldn't feel bad at all about not competing. Think about it this way, for the past 5 years or so you've gone from crazy bulk to crazy cut, and put your training and dieting ahead of family, friends, etc. If you were to win a contest (which you probably would have), that would just be affirmation that neglecting those other aspects of your life was/is okay.

    I think farther down the road you'll realize that not competing was a VERY good move. Life is more than looking good naked. Not much more, but a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    ahh rory, i dont know how i missed this startup here. so many of your goals should also be my goals. i'm such a selfish prick, especially about when it comes to not making sacrifices re: lifting and dieting. ive burnt so many bridges and lost so many girlfriends from being completely rigid in whats important to me.. ugh

    anyways though, the plan looks like a great platform to guide you into the remainder of the year. pizza looks damn good... i havent had pizza in forever, i should get some lol. weights are obviously strong as always... killing it on the BB rows and DB OH press. thats one of my favorite exercises. are you going to incorporate more deads?
    Thanks Tim. As far as the deads go, getting my lower healthy enough to train is priority that may jeopordize. SLDLs are scheduled into my leg day right now (whenever I feel healthy enough to train it again). I do really miss conventional deads and I think probably that, in time, I will incorporate them 3 or 4 days adjacent to my leg day!

    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    IMO, you shouldn't feel bad at all about not competing.

    I think farther down the road you'll realize that not competing was a VERY good move.
    I don't. I realized that before I made the decision hence why I made it.
    Last edited by Behemoth; 08-13-2010 at 04:20 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Thanks Tim. As far as the deads go, getting my lower healthy enough to train is priority that may jeopordize. SLDLs are scheduled into my leg day right now (whenever I feel healthy enough to train it again). I do really miss conventional deads and I think probably that, in time, I will incorporate them 3 or 4 days adjacent to my leg day!
    Is your back bothering you more lately?

    Do you do rack pulls or anything instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Is your back bothering you more lately?

    Do you do rack pulls or anything instead?
    Ah, when I said lower I meant lower body not lower back. That's my fault, lower back good. Rack pulls are an excellent idea for time being. I'm hoping in one week I'll be into some legs again but good suggestion Ryan, count on them being added next back day for now!
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    im seriously amazed youre not being stubborn about your lower work

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    im seriously amazed youre not being stubborn about your lower work
    It's been killing me to skip over this day, especially when I was loving the box squats I added in on my one and only go at my new leg day. My hamstring tendons are seriously taxed though. I don't think serious as in long term problems but if I'm not safe right now I could get seriously injured. I just read something the other day about how to not do outdoor pavement HIIT sprints when you're lean for reasons such as this... too bad I didn't read that two months ago.

    And yes, stubborn is no doubt in my nature. I should really add working on that to my goals in post #1
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELmx479 View Post
    Damn, you are pretty strong for being 190lbs!!! Looking forward to your training. Where in western PA are you?
    Sorry bro, I have no clue how I entirely missed this post. I'm from beaver county, chippewa specifically. You near these parts?
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    Went in for biceps and calves last night. Wrist flexors were killing me on the DB preacher openers. No doubt from work this week. Swtiched it over to DB hammer preachers and they were tolerable. Tried calves but tendons still giving me issues. I initially thought that it was my crucial ligaments that were beat up after that hiit session but then realized it was just my hamstring tendons. On a light set of straight leg calf extensions I was pushing around and feeling the tender areas back there. It is more than hamstring tendons. Overall they still feel better than a few weeks ago. I need to order knee wraps for when I ease back into leg training.

    Shoulders and triceps tonight. Pumped for this one. Whatever workouts progressing best is always most fun to train so no suprise I'm stoked to hit these two tonight.

    Also had a huge epiphany with regard to my nutrition last night. For months and months now I've been giving tremendous thought what exactly in certain offesasons years that lead me to stay leaner than others. I've racked my brain on each and aspect calorie intake, to macros, to timing, every aspect with regard to ones diet and I never really came up with a conclusive answer. And the reason was because there wasn't. It was purely behavioural, stemming from a hectic busier lifestyle.
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    Just be careful, Rory, aight? I'd hate to see you injure something else.

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    'Mac snack wraps ain't got **** on me...

    Mix 2.5oz boiled and shredded chicken breast with mcCormick chicken taco seasoning to taste. Throw into a WW tortilla, melt a slice a kraft fat free american on it. Dribble on 8g of kraft reduced fat ranch and you get a damn tastey snack with killer macros!

    232.5 cal, 6.5f/ 22c (12g fiber), 33g protein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Just be careful, Rory, aight? I'd hate to see you injure something else.
    I don't get injured. I do injury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Sorry bro, I have no clue how I entirely missed this post. I'm from beaver county, chippewa specifically. You near these parts?

    I live in Cambria county so not too far from ya. I'm guessing you go to the Arnold Classic since you are fairly close also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELmx479 View Post
    I live in Cambria county so not too far from ya. I'm guessing you go to the Arnold Classic since you are fairly close also?
    I never have actually. I may next year though. Do you make the trek?
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    Shoulders, Triceps

    Cable Internal rotations/Cable external rotations
    20x12 / 20x12
    25x12 / 25x12
    35x12 / 30x8


    DB OH Press
    45x12
    65x6
    80x4

    95x8!
    95x7
    95x8
    95x6
    90x6

    CG Bench
    135x12
    185x6

    245x6
    245x6
    245x6
    225x8

    Standing DB Lateral Raises
    40x10
    50x7, sloppy
    45x10
    45x8
    45x10
    40x12
    40x12

    Angle Bar PD's
    115x10!
    115x8
    115x10

    Post Delts on the Pec-Deck
    210x9!
    210x8
    210x8
    190x10
    190x9
    190x8
    175x9

    Commentary Good workout, great progress. Delts continue to explode, maybe faster than anything I've ever watched grow/progress.

    Hormones are improving. My hair has been growing really fast, I've been breaking out. I actually care about things again. And most noteably libido is making a rapid rebound I starting to find women actually interesting me again.

    Ryan - I don't normally note/care about the length of my workout but I know this one for instance was 2:05 minutes. I only know that because I got there at 6:55 and they shut the lights out on me.
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    DB OH of the last three weeks have been legimate sets of:
    85x6 two weeks ago
    90x8 last week
    95x8 this week

    one oh ohs going up next week


    Video
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    Not that I'm not a little/lot soft, but I thought that video made me look a little moreso than I am. Here's one highlighting the delts a little later in the workout with a legitimate pump.

    This file should be named "post diet glycogen/fat explosion" haha.

    Weight guesses?

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    looking really hoss rory

    oh and whats with the should press work?? thats an interesting little move to get the dbs up. i do something similar but one at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    Not that I'm not a little/lot soft, but I thought that video made me look a little moreso than I am. Here's one highlighting the delts a little later in the workout with a legitimate pump.

    This file should be named "post diet glycogen/fat explosion" haha.

    Weight guesses?

    Bout 200-205. You look huge as fuk.

    That is an interesting little move to get the weight up. Mine's kinda similar. I tend to put my legs wide out like that also.

    But i'm lifting the 50s...


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    Looking huge, been throwing around big weights!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    looking really hoss rory

    oh and whats with the should press work?? thats an interesting little move to get the dbs up. i do something similar but one at a time
    I look like a watermellon. Few changes has looking less bloated since that shot.

    Do you ask what's with the presses because I don't usually advocate them as necessary? I don't know. I'm quickly addicted to rapid progression I'm seeing on shoulders even though I don't necessary need more delts. I guess I'd be a little silly not to capilize on the way they want to grow right now. I've said it before and I'll stand by it that disproportionately large delts can actually enhance symetry IMO. But short answer is - I like growing!

    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Bout 200-205. You look huge as fuk.

    That is an interesting little move to get the weight up. Mine's kinda similar. I tend to put my legs wide out like that also.

    But i'm lifting the 50s...

    Do you look up when you do them? Not that 50s aren't good at your size/development but I only comment because I just changed this and somehow it made a huge difference. I always liked to watch myself in the mirror then about a month ago I did a set where I looked up and they felt crazy lighter. Done them since like that and they've gone great. I don't know if it's because more arch in my back or quite possibly sometimes watching myself lift motivates me sometimes it does the opposite. Don't know why.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Looking huge, been throwing around big weights!!
    Looking squishy. Fortunately I think I'm leveling out on all sorts of fronts and I can flirt with this condition for a while, up a little down a little. I'm still pretty comfortable in my own skin and feel that for what I weigh, I'm carrying it tremendously better than I ever have before. And I hope to get some really big weights moving this year. I still have many years to go before they'll be on par with you but I'm really fighting for some strength induced hypertrophy lately.
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    BB Row
    135x15
    135x12
    225x8
    275x8

    295x5
    315x2
    335x2!
    245x18.5 - rep 18 was completely respectable. rep 19 didn't move more than 2 or 3 inches, crazy failure.
    245x11.5

    Wide Pulldowns
    200x11!
    200x9
    200x8 dropset: 140x8
    180x9 ds: 140x5
    160x10 ds: 120x10

    Seated Row
    220x8!
    220x6
    200x9
    200x8 ds: 160x8
    180x12

    DB Shrugs
    100x17
    100x15
    100x12
    100x15
    100x14

    Commentary
    Balls to the wall. YMCA workout. Hogged the (one) rack for 25 minutes with the rows. Karma struck when it was occupied the rest of the night. I wouldn't have had much left in me for rack pulls anyways, I gave this 120%.

    335x2 you wouldn't have liked ryan. I find progressingly on BB rows with sloppy form/body english and then coming down and making sure I do some real clean sets is indefinetly quicker progression than trying to jump up the weight 100% clean.
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    Damn dude! That is some insane rowing. Your lifts are very impressive at your bw for sure.

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    hah thats big volume rory. your back is probably smoked right about now.

    in hindsight do you think that CLA helped at all? i noticed all of the fat i regained as a result of splurging went back to the same areas

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