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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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    Who's To Blame

    I have made many journals in the past this is hopefully my last.(I like to start fresh) I am doing a four day split as follows:

    Chest-Triceps
    Legs-Calves-Misc.
    Shoulders-Traps
    Back-Biceps
    Rest

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    April 7th

    Cycle 1 Chest-Triceps

    Bench:
    175x8
    165x9
    155x10

    Dips:
    bw x8
    bw x8
    bw x12

    Incline Flies:
    25x12
    25x15
    25x20

    Close Grip Bench Press:
    115x12
    115x10

    Skull Crushers:
    70x12
    70x12

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    April 8th

    Cycle 1 Legs-Calves-Misc.

    Squat: Belt
    155x8
    155x8
    155x12

    Abs: 6 varitations x10
    1
    1
    1

    Calves:
    135x20
    135x20
    135x25

    Seated Dumbbell Curls:
    25x20
    25x20
    25x20

    Started taking creatine today I will report back in a week with gains.

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    April 9th

    Cycle 1 Shoulders-Traps

    Barbell Press: Belt
    90x5
    115x5
    100x8

    Seated Dumbbell Press: Dropset
    50x6
    25x12
    15x12

    Shrugs:
    100x25
    100x25
    100x30

    Front Raises:
    15x25
    15x15

    Side Raises:
    5x15
    5x30

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    April 10th

    Cycle 1 Back-Biceps

    Deadlift:
    225x8
    225x8
    225x12

    Kroc Rows:
    70x12

    Barbell Rows:
    135x12
    135x20

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    April 11th

    Cycle 1 Rest

    My whole body is very sore, except my chest and triceps so I should be good for tomorrow.

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    April 12th

    Cycle 2 Chest-Triceps

    Bench:

    180x8 PR+5lbs
    170x6
    160x8

    Decline Bumbbell Press:
    50x12
    50x11
    50x11

    Incline Dumbbell Press:
    50x9
    50x10
    50x8

    Skulls:
    75x8
    60x25

    Flies:
    25x30

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    April 13th

    Cycle 2 Legs

    Squat: Belt

    185x20!

    Abs:
    1x1
    1x1
    1x1

    Calves:
    185x15
    185x20
    185x25

    Seated Curls:
    30x15
    30x15
    20x20 Controlled

    Wow, what a day. These squats were killer. Last time I squatted heavy was over a month ago. The first 9 reps came pretty smooth. Afterwards it was squat gasp for air, repeat. My hands were numb and legs were shaking by the 14th rep. After the 16th rep I thought my head was going to explode. Anyway tomorrow marks the day I started back up and I will be weighing myself. I started at 164lbs. I can tell a noticeable difference and I'm sure the scale will as well.

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    Alright so today marks my first week back. I have been taking creatine for 6 days now. Along with a 40 gram protein shake before bed. I have been eating like crazy as well. I started at 164.4lbs, today I weighed 170.6lbs. I know this is mostly water weight. Yesterday during my squats I started getting an exertion headache and it still hurts today. I have had one in the past in the back of my head by my neck and any shoulder work would hurt like crazy. However this one is in the front. Today happens to be a shoulder day. My plan is to start with the iso. lifts as from past expereince I know these don't hurt as bad as the overhead pressing. I don't really want to miss a day but, I will know if I need to stop.

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    April 14th

    Cycle 2 Shoulders

    Press:

    95x8
    95x8
    95x8
    95x11 Belt

    Uprights:
    30x15 DB
    70x15 Ez bar
    70x20
    70x12

    Side Raise:
    15x15
    10x20 Seated

    Front Raise:
    10x30
    15x15

    Anyone have any ideas on making this day more intense? After the Overhead Presses its pretty dull and I don't feel like i'm doing much. My head actually felt fine during the workout.

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    Just curious- Is there a reason you're doing a body part split the way you're doing it? What are your goals?


    Also- nice 20 rep squat

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRider23 View Post
    Just curious- Is there a reason you're doing a body part split the way you're doing it? What are your goals?


    Also- nice 20 rep squat
    Actually there are a few reasons. I don't need a full week to recover for the most part. My shoulders are lagging so I feel they could use their own day. Chest is first because something has to be first. Legs are next. Squats and deads need the seperation so I can recover somewhat. As well as the overhead and bench pressing. I suppose my goals are to be stronger than I was and I would like to say im going strictly for size but who doesn't want to be strong

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    Quote Originally Posted by famous636 View Post
    Actually there are a few reasons. I don't need a full week to recover for the most part. My shoulders are lagging so I feel they could use their own day. Chest is first because something has to be first. Legs are next. Squats and deads need the seperation so I can recover somewhat. As well as the overhead and bench pressing. I suppose my goals are to be stronger than I was and I would like to say im going strictly for size but who doesn't want to be strong
    It sounds like you'd love 5/3/1 man. Gives a day to squat, deadlift, bench, and military + assistance for bringing the lifts up. I just started it and can't wait to see the end results of my 1RMs in 2 months.

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    April 15th

    Cycle 2 Back-Biceps

    Deadlift:

    205x5
    255x5
    305x3
    325x5 PR+10lbs

    This was crazy. The last time I deadlifted anything over 300 was two months ago. Since then I have only deadlift 3 times at 225lbs.

    Pull Ups:
    bw x8
    bw x8

    Bench Rows:
    50x15
    Superset
    50x10
    30x10
    20x20

    I'll be back later with my bicep and trap work.

    Curls:
    30x20 Standing
    20x25 Seated

    Shrugs:
    30x30
    30x30

    Calves:
    60x25
    60x30
    Last edited by Drew92; 04-15-2010 at 07:37 PM.

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    April 16th

    Cycle 2 Rest

    I'm feeling good for tomorrow.

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    SLOW DOWN! you went from 225 deadlift to 325 deadlift in 5??? DAYS. everything else is flying up as well. geeze man how am i supposed to compete with you now? ive calculated that youll have the 250 bench within the week at this pace. =P

    ok on a serious note everything here looks good, maybe add shrugs and seated DB overhead press on your shoulder day? what i do is keep strict form on those and then on my BB press i pretty much push press it up. that way i can use more weight and it makes my shoulder day more intense. well keep it up, its definitely motivated me to push a HELL of a lot harder than i have been.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    nice deads! Time to step it up to 335 or so.
    Current Stats: 6'1 185
    Deadlift 480 Bench 280 Squat 365 Raw Total: 1,125
    Front Squat 295
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    awesomeeeeeee deadlift bro. How the hell did it go up so fast? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kool View Post
    SLOW DOWN! you went from 225 deadlift to 325 deadlift in 5??? DAYS. everything else is flying up as well. geeze man how am i supposed to compete with you now? ive calculated that youll have the 250 bench within the week at this pace. =P
    Lets hope so. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Liftersize View Post
    nice deads! Time to step it up to 335 or so.
    Yea man I can't wait for a 405lbs deadlift.

    Quote Originally Posted by JRider23 View Post
    awesomeeeeeee deadlift bro. How the hell did it go up so fast? lol
    idk. Lately I have been eating more than ever and this creatine is insane, my workouts have never been this insense.

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    April 17th

    Cycle 3 Chest

    Bench:

    185x8 PR+5lbs May have had more headache started after the 6th rep.
    170x8
    160x8 I'm weak after the first set. lol

    Dips:
    bw x5
    bw +50lbs x5
    bw +25lbs x8

    Incline Close Grip: First time.
    115x12
    115x11
    115x10

    Flat Flies:
    50x6
    Drop Set
    50x8
    30x8
    15x16

    Skull Crushers:
    70x25 I should have went heavier.
    25x9 Dumbbells
    70x10 Slow and controlled.

    Nice workout. This headache is a killer. I had one a while back. If it started on squats I can only imagine what it will be like tomorrow for leg day. My brother-in-law moved today and he took his bench with him, fortunately I have an extra bench from when I bought my squat rack.

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    April 18th

    Cycle 3 Legs

    Squat: Belt:
    205x3
    225x3
    250x1 wanted 3
    205x3 belt less
    205x3
    205x3

    Abs:
    5lbs x1
    5lbs x1
    5lbs x1

    Calves:
    135x30
    135x30

    Ez Curls:
    60x25
    80x15

    Stationary Wrsit Rolls:
    50x Front/Back
    50x Front/Back

    Seated Dumbbell Curls:
    20x25
    25x20

    I'm a little disappointed with my squatting 225x3 flew up. I guess I should try going up in weight slower. Headaches weren't a problem. Thats why I went low reps today because I know it gets worse with higher reps.

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    i'm right with you on bench- much harder after first set and i am the same way with military and dips, even if it's a drop set.

    Why don't you try doing 225x3x3 and see how that feels, and if that's easy, try 235x3x3, so on and so forth. Just a suggestion- what are you currently doing with squats to try to progress? Actually, if you can do 185x20, i think the 250x1 (if that was really hard) might have been a fluke. How long did you rest between that set and the 225x3?

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    April 19th

    Cycle 3 Shoulders

    Press:

    95x3
    120x5 PR
    130x2 PR The most weight I have ever done.
    (This hopefully means I can get 135x1 which has been a huge goal of mine.)

    Seated Dumbbell Press:
    50x12
    50x10
    Super Set
    50x8
    30x8
    20x16

    Front/Side Raises Super Sets:
    10x15 10x15
    10x20 10x15

    Bradford Presses:
    45x15
    45x20
    45x15

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    April 20th

    Cycle 3 Back

    Deadlift:
    135x5
    205x3
    275x1
    325x1
    375x0 Belt

    I knew I should have done higher rep stuff today. However its my b-day tomorrow it would have been nice to get a huge PR. I never were a belt deadlifting either so I don't know why I put it on.

    Barbell Rows:
    135x20 Over Hand
    135x20 Under Hand
    115x8-8 Over/Under superset
    95x20-20 Over/Under superset

    Night school in a bit. I'll being finishing up later tonight.

    continued...

    Pull Ups/Dumbbell Rows: supersets
    bw x10/ 50 x10
    bw x8/ 50x8

    Shrugs: straps
    95x30
    95x30
    95x30

    Seated Curls:
    25x25
    20x21's
    20x25
    Last edited by Drew92; 04-20-2010 at 06:34 PM.

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    how hard was the 325?

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