The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    HCT journal started Aug 9th but still going strong

    I ordered up some results and true-mass to start my HCT journey. I started aug 9th and have been keeping a journal on fitday, but wasnt sure whether I was gonna post or not. I finally decided to post up what I have done so far. Before I update everything I would like to say that I am 3 weeks into HCT doing the four day split and I have enjoyed it very much so far.
    Workout A
    Pullups
    Barbell Rows
    Bench Press
    Military Press
    Dips

    Workout B
    Squats
    calf raises
    Barbell curls
    weighted situps on the decline
    Deadlifts

    I weighed in at 129 lbs on monday the 9th. I know I weigh as much as a 13 year old, however I am 21 years old but only like 5'5, 5'6 which helps me out being short for once in my life.

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  3. #2
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    August 9th monday day 1
    Weighed my self this morning before eating and weighed in at 129lbs. I lost about 10 pounds since the start of my 10 week internship. Now my internship is over and I am back home I can focus on eating more since I will have the time and it wont cost me a fortune. I do not know my 6 RM, but that is the beauty of this program as it allows you to work up to it. I took about two weeks off prior to starting HCT. Took Results for the first time and felt tingly all over especially my face. Leaving for the gym around noon and will be doing workout A:
    Pull ups
    BWx6
    BWx6 +2+2+2
    felt good could do more

    Barbell Rows
    Barx6
    95x6
    115x6
    125x6 +2+2+2
    kind of tough but did it

    Bench Press
    Barx6
    95x6
    135x6
    145x6 +2+2(really struggled) +2(dropped back to 135 had no spotter)

    Military Press
    Barx6
    65x6
    95x6 +2+1+0(again no spotter, too lazy to drop the weight and do a correct set)

    Dips
    BWx6
    BW+25x6
    BW+35x6 +2+2+2
    felt good probably could have done more weight

    Went to track and went about a mile and a half, jogged a mile walked the other half

  4. #3
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    woke up at 10am tried 4 egg whites with 2 whole eggs, but I think I am going to just stick with 4 whole eggs for breakfast. Felt tingly after consuming results again. Gonna drink results around 1130 and head out to the gym around noon again.
    Workout B
    Squats
    Barx6
    95x6
    135x6
    155x6 +2+2+2
    felt sick haven't done real squats in years

    Deadlift
    135x6
    185x6
    225x6
    255x6 2+2+2
    Tired from squats

    Calf raises
    50x6
    50x6
    50x6 2+2+2
    I suck at calves and never do them hopefully they grow quick

    Barbell curls
    Barx6
    65x6 2+2+2

    skipped situps someone was using deline didn't feel like waiting...i know poor excuse

  5. #4
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    Didn't get out of bed till 1015. Results have me feeling tingly again haha, I'm going to be leaving for the gym by 1230. This will be my 2nd A workout, hopefully it goes better then my first one. I am starting to wonder if I should be upping my calories. It is still really early into the program so I will give myself a week then weigh myself for the first time, then make some changes according to how I am feeling.
    Workout A:
    Pull ups
    BWx6
    BWx6
    BWx6 +2+2+2
    left one in the tank which is what im suppose to do with the program. next week ill try to add 5-10 lbs.

    Barbell Rows
    Barx6
    95x6
    115x6
    130x6 +2+2+2
    i will probably be staying at this weight or lowering it slightly as I feel myself moving upward as i perform the rowing motion, most likely due to the heavy weight. I want to have good strict form so i will try not to increase the weight until I feel my form is better.

    Bench Press
    Barx6
    95x6
    135x6 +2+2+2
    I was still sore from last workout and wanted to make sure I did the cluster and didn't slow my pace like with what happened when I tried 145.

    Military Press
    Barx6
    65x6
    85x6
    90x6 +2+2+2
    felt really good I still didnt have spotter like I would like to have, but I toughed it out

    Dips
    BWx6
    BW+25X6
    BW+35x6 +2+2+2
    again i was still sore from the first workout so i was not able to increase like i thought i would.

    The first week of this program is tough. I'm not looking forward to tomorrow because my legs are killing me still from the first workout. I'll try to go light tomorrow. I have done an ABAB workout where I work my body twice a week, so I am not worried about week one because I know my body can handle the short rest I just need to get back into it. I will definitely be upping the weights for the 2nd week however.

  6. #5
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    friday the 13th

    woke up at 11 which was later then I wanted. Breakfast 1 is a half cup of peanut butter on 2 pieces lite wheat with 2 cups of milk. I'll probably leave for the gym around 1. It is official fitday sucks. I type up a whole journal then click save and it goes to the log in screen...i have to login and it doesnt save anything i typed and i have to do it all over again. Here we go for the 2nd time. I forgot my notebook today when i went to the gym however I have a good memory so I know what I did last time.
    Workout B:
    Squats
    Barx6
    95x6
    135x6 +2+2+2
    I kept it light this workout because I was still hurting from the first workout so i wanted to keep this one light; however I will definitely be ramping up the weight for now on.

    calf raises
    gravityx6
    70x6
    70x6 +2+2+2
    I have the weakest calves in the world...

    Barbell curls
    Barx6
    65x6
    70x6 +2+2+2(the last +2+2 i dropped the weight back down to 65 so I would not have to grind the reps out)

    Deadlift
    135x6
    225x6
    265x6 +2+2+2
    I wonder if I should be doing more warmup sets...idk I should probably post on WBB to get an answer but im not gonna haha. Depending on how things go I will post maybe half way through or once I am done.

    Weighted crunches
    I didn't do them again...I know I know I will start to do them

    The first week wasn't what I expected, there were many problems but I getting that is what happens when someone starts a new program. I am a quick learner so week two should be really good.

  7. #6
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    week 2

    woke up at 11:30am and weighted myself in the morning after I went to the bathroom and I gained 2.8lbs in week 1.
    Workout A:
    Pullups
    BWx6
    BW+10lbsx6 +2+2+2
    felt okay gonna keep that weight cuz it wasn't easy, i had to slow down the reps a little

    Barbell row
    Barx6
    95x6
    115x6
    135x6 +2+2+2
    Im still not sure whether I should decrease weight and go for speed and form over heavy weight and cheating slightly.

    Bench Press
    Barx6
    135x6
    145x6 +2+2+2
    a little heavy not nearly as bad as week one thought, I will go this weight again for next workout.

    Military Press
    Barx6
    65x6
    85x6
    95x6 +2+2+2
    not bad can probably go heavier next time

    Dips
    BWx6
    BW+25lbsx6
    BW+35lbsx6 +2+2+2
    Im trying to go as fast as possible on the up part of the dip, I dont feel like I am at the speed where I should be to up the weight yet.

  8. #7
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    had to go to the dentist this morning then got my haircut so I didn't get to the gym until about 3. I forgot my book again but i still remembered what I did.
    Workout B:
    Squats
    Barx6
    135x6
    165x6 +2+2+2

    Calf raises
    gravityx6
    50x6
    70x6
    70x6 +2+2+2

    Barbell curls
    Barx6
    65x6
    70x2
    65x6 +2+2+2
    70 felt too heavy and I knew I wasn't gonna be able to finish the reps so I stopped after two.

    Weighted situps
    gravityx6
    gravityx6
    medicine ball 7lbsx6
    medicine ball 7lbsx6 +2+2+2
    easily could have gone heavier

    Deadlifts
    135x6
    225x6
    265x6 (clusters 225+2+2+2)

    Overall I felt I had a terrible workout I just wasn't in the mood to lift today it happens i will just make sure that i am in the mood for next workout.

  9. #8
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    woke up at 8am to go to the gym for 9am.
    Workout A:
    pull ups
    BWx6
    BWx6
    BW+5lbsx6 (BW +2+2+2)

    Barbell Rows
    Barx6
    95x6
    115x6
    135x6 +2+2+2

    Bench Press
    Barx6
    95x6
    135x6
    145x6 +2+2+2

    Dips
    BWx6
    BW+25lbsx6
    BW+40lbsx6 +2+2+2

    Military Press
    Barx6
    65x6
    100x6 +2+2+2

  10. #9
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    workout B:
    Squat
    Barx6
    135x6
    175x6 +2+2+2

    calf raises
    gravityx6
    70x6
    80x6 +2+2+2

    Barbell curls
    Barx6
    65x6
    70x6 +2+2+2

    forgot about abs and didnt do deadlifts because i had some where I had to be so cut my gym time short.

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    week 3

    went back down to 131 when I weighed myself most likely due to my terrible eatting over the weekend because I visited a friend and didn't bring any supplements along to get my calories to the right amount.
    pull ups
    BWx6
    BWx6
    BWx6
    BWx6 +2+2+2

    Barbell rows
    barx6
    95x6
    115x6
    135x6 +2+2+2

    Bench Press
    Barx6
    95x6
    135x6
    150x6 +2+2+2

    Dips
    BWx6
    BW+25x6
    BW+45x6 +2+2+2

    Military Press
    Barx6
    65x6
    95x6 +2+2+2

  12. #11
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    I had to skip tuesday's workout and do it on wednesday because I was traveling all day tuesday
    Squat
    Barx6
    135x6
    185x6 +2+2+2

    calves
    90x6
    90x6 +2+2+2
    slowly making progress I guess

    barbell curls
    barx6
    75x6 +2 (70 +2+2)

    Situps
    gravx6
    Med ballx6
    25lbs +2+2+2

    Deadlifts
    135x6
    225x6
    275x6 +2+2 (i skipped the last cluster idk y)

  13. #12
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    workout A
    pull ups
    BWx6
    BW+10x6 +2+2+2

    Barbell Rows
    barx6
    95x6
    115x6
    140x6 +2+2+2

    Bench Press
    Barx6
    95x6
    135x6
    155x6 +2+2+2
    the clusters went up really slow

    Dips
    BWx6
    BW+25x6
    BW+50x6 +2+2+2
    slow clusters again

    Military Press
    Barx6
    75x6
    95x6 +2+2+2
    I really should have tried to go higher,idk maybe i was just a little tired from doing them after raising my bench and dips

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    friday aug 27th

    because of traveling i had to change workout B from tuesday to wednesday. I did not feel like I had enough recovery time to go lift again on friday so I was gonna go on saturday; however I felt I shouldnt mess up the schedule so I skipped the second workout B all together.

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    week 4 monday august 30th

    I weighed myself this morning and was 135.2 and was surprised to see such a big increase, although I have been trying to eat more it is hard though. I didnt feel like i had a good enough breakfast to have a great workout but maybe i was wrong.
    Workout A
    Pullups
    BWx6
    BW+5x6 +2+2+2 (last 2 was with BW)
    idk what is up with pullups they are so inconsistent. idk if it is because I only do one warm up set or if it is because of my body weight changes.

    Barbell rows
    Barx6
    95x6
    115x6
    145x6 +2+2+2
    felt heavy dont think i will up it next workout.

    Bench Press
    Barx6
    95x6
    135x6
    160x6 (+2+2+2 did the clusters at 155)

    Military Press
    barx6
    75x6
    95x6
    105x6 +2+2+2

    Dips
    BWx6
    BW+25x6
    BW+52.5x6 +2+2
    I couldnt get the last cluster...now thinking back I should have kept the weight at +50lbs because I put some body weight on since the last workout, but o well.

    Good thing the deload week is coming up next week because idk if i would beable to keep increasing the weights like I am on some of my lifts. A light week will hopefully do wonders for me and will allow me to keep increasing my weights.

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    diet wise

    as for my diet i have been trying for week one to eat about 2400-2600 calories which is about 205 protein, 240 carbs, and 70 fat. I kept about the same for week two except for the weekend when I ate terrible. I decided to up my calories to about 2800-3000 for week 3 and focus on getting the calories and not worry so much about the macros, as long as I reached at least 200 grams of protein i just made sure that i reached the calorie number. week 4 i plan on keeping the calories at around 3000 calories. i have mostly a clean diet, however once in a while I will cheat and have fast food.

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