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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 camelCaseSucks View Post
    28kg x 6 I don't know why I made such a big jump, seemed like a good idea at the time
    34kg x 6 +2+2+2
    Auto regulation in action!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    Auto regulation in action!
    It totally backfired because I wasn't feeling it. Still, I hope you're right - could be that I'm starting to go by instinct again.

    In a real hurry today, so stopped abs short. Will do some ab work tomorrow.

    Squat
    50kg x 6
    70kg x 6
    80kg x 6 +2+2+2

    Deadlift
    50kg x 6
    80kg x 6
    104kg x 6 +2+2+2

    Calf Raise
    3 x 120kg x 15

    BB Curl
    10kg x 6
    20kg x 6
    32kg x 6 +2+2+1 might switch to ez-bar or dumbbells or something next cycle

    Roll-out
    x35, x20 stopped short of failure

    Also worth noting that at current bodyweight (64kg) I'm not too far off of 1xBW bench, 1.5xBW squat, 2xBW deads, so I'm starting to catch up to where I left started screwing up. Hopefully will surpass the old strength maxes in a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelCaseSucks View Post
    It totally backfired because I wasn't feeling it. Still, I hope you're right - could be that I'm starting to go by instinct again.

    In a real hurry today, so stopped abs short. Will do some ab work tomorrow.

    Squat
    50kg x 6
    70kg x 6
    80kg x 6 +2+2+2

    Deadlift
    50kg x 6
    80kg x 6
    104kg x 6 +2+2+2

    Calf Raise
    3 x 120kg x 15

    BB Curl
    10kg x 6
    20kg x 6
    32kg x 6 +2+2+1 might switch to ez-bar or dumbbells or something next cycle

    Roll-out
    x35, x20 stopped short of failure

    Also worth noting that at current bodyweight (64kg) I'm not too far off of 1xBW bench, 1.5xBW squat, 2xBW deads, so I'm starting to catch up to where I left started screwing up. Hopefully will surpass the old strength maxes in a few months.
    All looking good in here mate well done.
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    Too busy to post yesterday, so here it is.

    In a hurry again, which seems to be the theme of the week, so short workout. Dropped weight a little on OHP, upped a little on dips.

    Pullup
    BW x 6
    +8kg x 6
    +10kg x 6 - I might start working on these with BW only on rest days

    BB Row - Feel like I'm starting to stall here
    40kg x 6
    50kg x 6
    60kg x 6 +2+2+2

    Bench Press
    40kg x 6
    50kg x 6
    60kg x 6 +2+2+2

    OH Press
    10kg x 6
    22kg x 6
    32kg x 6 +2+2+2

    Dip
    BW x 6
    +15kg x 6
    +20kg x 6 +2+2+2


    WEEK 3 WRAP-UP
    Was a pretty BS week. Hurried through 2 of 3 workouts and diet was total crap due to customers and clients, family, and friends dropping by all week. Wild swings in intake, very low rest days, very high training days, and no real adherence to the plan.

    That said, made minor training progress all around. I'm going to start doing BW pullup ladders on rest days. Plan is to do them 2x1-5, which gives 50 pullups/session.

    Forgot to take pics for the week. I'm pretty bloated anyway so that is probably a good thing, but I will punish anyone reading this by taking them tomorrow morning (usually taken Sunday mornings) and put them up here.

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    Behold the fatassery...

    ...and the lack of visible progress. Until they make a pill that will make me stronger, faster, and fitter overnight, I will continue to look like this. Either that, or Lyle McD comes up with a 24-hour super-UD2.

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    FRONT

    On the plus side, I am loving the workouts even when I gotta rush through them. And leg day (tomorrow) makes me sweat for like 36 hours before it starts.

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    Patience mate well done so far.
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    Leg day strikes again.

    Squat - Maybe need to ramp up slower here?
    60kg x 6
    70 x 6
    80 x 6 +2+2+2

    Deads
    70kg x 6
    90 x 6
    100 x 6
    106 x 6 +2+1 Couldn't complete clusters, should have gone for a drop set

    Calf Raise
    3 x 120kg x 20

    BB Curl
    10kg x 6
    20 x 6
    34 x 6 +2+2+2 was easier today despite arms looking extra girly

    Rollouts
    x35, x20, x10 will up reps on every set next session - too easy

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    Forgot to log Friday's Workout 'A', so both Friday and Sunday here.

    Friday Oct. 29 - Good, clean workout overall. Numbers are still disappointing.

    Pullup
    BW x 6
    +8kg x 6
    +12kg x 6 +2+2+2 made it!

    BB Row
    40kg x 6
    50kg x 6
    60kg x 6 +2+2+2

    Bench Press
    40kg x 6
    50kg x 6
    60kg x 6 +2+2+2 thought I was gonna get more, but didn't happen - this is pretty pathetic

    OH Press so is this
    14kg x 6
    24kg x 6
    34kg x 6 +2+2+2

    Dip I love these
    BW x 6
    +12kg x 6
    +18kg x 6
    +22kg x 6 +2+2+2

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    Sunday Oct. 31 - A bit tired and hungover so I was weak

    Squat
    30kg x 6 slooooow and deep to stretch out a bit
    60kg x 6
    70kg x 6
    80kg x 6
    84kg x 6 +2+2+2 I was ready to die at this point

    Deads
    70kg x 6
    90kg x 6
    106kg x 6 couldn't do clusters, so 100kg +2+2+2

    Calf Raise
    3 x 120kg x 15

    BB Curl
    14kg x 6
    24kg x 6
    34kg x 6 +2+1

    Rollouts
    x40, x20, x10, x10

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    End of Week 4 / End of Cycle 1

    So that's it for the first cycle. Pretty lame performance but hopefully I'll do better. Tightening up the diet starting tomorrow. No more IF for the first time in a very long time and smaller calorie difference between training and nontraining days. Deload week coming up, not that I need it with the kind of weight I am currently pushing around.

    I'm pretty happy with my exercise selection so I will keep things as they are except that I'll replace BB Curls with DB Curls. A small thing, but still. Suggestions for what type of curl welcome - I'm leaning toward hammer curls at the moment.

    I will change workout schedule to T/Th/Sat (currently W/F/Sun) - I'll stick with the 3-day routine for now.

    Pics for end of week 4. Even fatter than last week but at least strength is up a little bit. My ass doesn't have lightbulbs. The camera flash reflects off the stripes on my sweats.

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    Weight is exactly the same today as the day I started. Weird.

    Gains
    Pullup: +8kg at start to +12kg at end
    BB Row: 50kg to 60kg
    Bench: 54kg to 60kg
    OH Press: 30kg to 34kg (crap)
    Dip: +12kg to +22kg
    Squat: 72kg to 84kg
    Deads: 96kg to 104kg (because I couldn't complete clusters at 106kg)
    BB Curl: 26kg to 34kg

    Good program. Leg days are killer because of squats and deads on the same day. It is still a little hard to get used to a non-preprogrammed approach.
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    Nice dips considering you did them after bench and OH press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    Nice dips considering you did them after bench and OH press.
    Thanks. They're great stuff, a lot of fun.

    First day of deload. Bench sucked because I was tired (5:30AM) - it felt pretty good while I was doing it but now I feel like I didn't do chest at all.

    Pullups were pretty good, surprisingly.

    Pullups
    BW x 15
    BW x 12 +3 (couldn't get all 15 here)

    BB Row
    40kg x 15
    50kg x 12

    Bench Press
    40kg x 15
    40kg x 15

    OH Press
    20kg x 15
    20kg x 15 If this doesn't improve next cycle I'll have to start doing some assistance exercises as well

    Dips
    BW x 15
    BW x 15 Should have added a tiny bit of weight

    Felt good to change it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelCaseSucks View Post
    20kg x 15 If this doesn't improve next cycle I'll have to start doing some assistance exercises as well
    Stick with it, OH press IMO is a very slow progressing lift :P
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    Rough bloody week at work, so no time to log. BW down to 62.5kg on Sunday morning from ~65kg at the beginning of the week. At like a crazy person on Sunday though, so up to 66-67kg and pretty bloaty.

    Deload week went okay but I screwed up my back on Saturday. Did the last lower workout on Sunday and the squats and deads made it worse - I had shooting pain from the lower back all the way down my right leg. It is better today but pretty stiff. If I'm not feeling good tomorrow then I will replace BB rows with renegade rows.

    I'm traveling for work on Wednesday and I'll be staying in a hotel on Thursday and Friday. Hotel doesn't have a good gym, so I'll do the lower body workout early morning on Wednesday before leaving for the airport. On Friday evening work is coincidentally taking me back to my home town for a week so I'll be able to work out in my old gym. Hopefully my back will be better by then because I love that gym more than life itself. In the mean time, renegades instead of BB rows, leg extensions instead of squats, and leg curls instead of deads. Hopefully it won't be for more than a single session.

    Anyway, that means that this week's workouts will be Tues (A)/Wed (B)/Sat (A).

    I'll post the lifts for the 3 deload workouts that I did not post earlier.

    Nov 4 LOWER

    Squat
    60kg x 15
    50kg x 15

    Deads
    70kg x 15
    70kg x 15

    Calf Raise
    120kg x 15
    120kg x 15

    Hammer curl
    15kg x 15
    15kg x 15

    Rollouts
    x40, x20, x10, x10

    Nov 6 UPPER

    Pullup
    BW x 15
    BW x 12 +3 (dammit)

    BB Row
    50kg x 15
    50kg x 14 and I felt something give in my lower back

    Bench
    50kg x 15 back hurt
    50kg x 10, stopped, 40kg x 5

    OH Press It was getting painful at this point, should have stopped
    20kg x 13
    20kg x 12

    Dip
    BW x 15
    BW x 15

    Nov 7 LOWER - Bad idea to workout today

    Squat
    50kg x 15
    50kg x 15 very very stiff hamstrings

    Deads
    70kg x 15
    70kg x 15

    Calf raise
    120kg x 15
    120kg x 15

    Hammer curl
    15kg x 15
    15kg x 10, 12kg x 5 weak

    No abs.

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