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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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    Offseason Weight Training-Journal

    Hey everyone, Ive decided to start a journal for the sake of self-reflection and for others who might be interested.
    Moving on, at the end my past season, I weighed 185 lbs. Currently im at 205 and hoping only to go up. This will be my last year for high school football and i want to make the best of it in hopes of college ball. Feedbacks always nice and suggesstions always help too! Thanks guys.

    Tuesday: 2/22/11
    Bench Press:
    2x8 185,205
    2x4 245, 255x3 only

    D.B Incline:
    3x8 160,170,180

    Bench Burnout:
    185x16

    Bent over rows:
    2x8 135,185
    2x4 205,225

    Lat Pulls:
    3x8 150,165,180

    Dead Lifts:
    2x8 135,225
    2x4 315,365x3 only

    Overall decent day. Im hoping to get a few of these up soon, especially my dead lift...I was disapointed to say the least that i only pulled 365x3 this week when i did 345x10 last week. I just gotta shake it off i guess..Leg day tomarrow, peace.
    Last edited by Jonathan E; 05-15-2012 at 10:05 PM.

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    Wednesday: 2/23/11

    back squats:
    2x8: 135,225
    2x4: 315,365

    front squats:
    3x8: 135,185,225

    hang cleans of rack:
    4x5: 135,155,165,185x3 only

    push press:
    4x4: 135,155,165,185x3 only

    ham curls:
    3x8: 120,130,140

    I had a preety good day today, felt good and a bit tired now haha. Leg days always take the life out of me. Upper body/arms tomorrow so looking forward to that and then a nice 3 day break.

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    Thursday: 2/24/11

    incline press:
    2x8: 135,185
    2x4: 205,225x3 only

    d.b. bench:
    3x8: 170,190,200

    sitting d.b. shrugs:
    3x15: 170,180,200

    skull crushers:
    2x6: 95,105x4 only

    military press:
    3x6: 135,135,155x4 only

    upright rows(machine):
    3x8: 130,150,160

    A decent day I would say. Started off preety strong but got a little tired towards the end(skull crushers and military were on the more dissapointing side) Anyway, I got a 3 day break now so hopefully I'll rest up and hit next week harder.

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    Monday: 2/28/11 Week 8

    Back Squats:
    2x8: 135,225
    2x4: 335,385

    Front Squats:
    3x8: 135,185,225

    Power Cleans:
    4x5: 135,155,185,205

    Walking Lunges:
    3x12: 110,120,140



    Today i felt a bit under the weather, stomach issues,etc,. But i did my best to push through it and was happy for the most part on what i got. However, i wanted to get more workouts in than just these four but i just didnt have the time or stamina. But again, I am pleased i got the main ones done. Got bench day tomorrow so looking forward to that. Also, im close to hitting 210lbs in bodyweight and very very happy in doing so. I started off at 185lbs in Janurary so im hoping to pack on more. Idealy at LEAST 225 by the season but working for 235-up.

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    Solid work there bro. Nice numbers. Keep it up.
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULK_BOY View Post
    Solid work there bro. Nice numbers. Keep it up.
    Thanks man I appreciate it.

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    Tuesday: 3/1/11 Week 8

    Bench Press:
    2x8: 185,205
    2x4: 225,265(Needed help on the last rep)

    D.B Incline press:
    3x8: 140,160,180

    Bench Burn out:
    N.A: 185x15

    Reverse grip bent over rows:
    3x10: 135,185,225

    Lat Pulls:
    3x10: 150,165,180


    Good day i would say. Got my bench up a little which is always good but was preety damn sore after that last set haha. Did some snapping and lineman work while the "Athletes"(lol) did some 7 on 7 work on our field today after workout. Man I cant wait for the friday night lights...anyway, i still have a long way to go and need to get bigger/stronger if i want to make an impression.

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    Wednesday: 3/2/11

    Front Squats:
    2x8: 135,185
    2x4: 225,265

    Dead lifts:
    2x8: 135,225
    2x4: 315,405x1 only

    Hang Cleans:
    4x5: 135,155,175x4 only,175x3 only

    Push Press:
    4x4: 135,155,175,185


    Half-ok day. Really P o'd about the last dead lift..i hate to make excuses but we ran out of chalk and after the first rep it completely slid out of my grip. Next week im really pushing it to get x4. Didnt get alot in but hey, got the big ones. Also, we started some conditioning/speed work after the workout and will continue it throughtout the season. One more day left this week, lets go.

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    Nice session.

    You should try some Rosin (instead of chalk). Buy a small bag of Pitcher's Rosin. Works great! The more your palms sweat, the stickier it gets.
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULK_BOY View Post
    Nice session.

    You should try some Rosin (instead of chalk). Buy a small bag of Pitcher's Rosin. Works great! The more your palms sweat, the stickier it gets.
    Hmm, never thought of that, preety good idea haha.

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    Friday: 3/4/11

    Incline Press:
    2x8: 135,185
    2x4: 205,225

    D.B. Bench Press:
    3x8: 160,180,200

    Sitting D.B. Shrugs:
    3x15: 180,200,220

    Tricep Pulldowns:
    3x10: 120,130,140

    *Random Bicep Work*


    Well, i was supposed to do this workout Thursday, but due to some college meetings i was unable to hit the gym. Im also posting this a day late...haha. Anyway, I really liked what I pulled and hope i will continue to grow.

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    Monday: 3/7/11 Week 9

    Back Squats:
    2x8: 185,295
    2x4: 335,375

    Front Squats:
    3x8: 135,185,235

    Power Cleans:
    4x5: 135,155,185,205x1 only...

    Lunges:
    3x6: 120,140,140


    Honostly, I had a complete **** day today..Half the time i felt like i was either going to pass out or vomit and i didnt even like the numbers i got. With all the b.s. and stress of school and everything else, i felt completely unmotivated today. Especially when i got 205x1 when i got it x5 preety easily last week for **** sake...not to mention when we did speed and agility i wanted to kill myself and then proceeded to step on and somewhat break my ipod..overall just a bad day idk what else to say. Its days like these that i wonder if i even have the capabilities to play good college ball.
    Last edited by Jonathan E; 03-07-2011 at 07:06 PM.

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    Tuesday: 3/8/11

    Bench Press:
    2x8: 185,225
    2x4: 255(w/help on 4th), 265(help on 4th again)

    D.B. Incline:
    3x8: 140,160,180x6 only

    Bench Burnout:
    N/A: 185x10

    Reverse grip bent over rows:
    3x10: 135,185,225

    Seated Rows:
    3x10: 160,170,180


    Half-decent day if that..had a pain in my upper left shoulder the entire time.

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    Wednesday: 3/9/11

    Front Squats:
    2x8: 135,185
    2x4: 225,275

    Dead Lifts:
    2x8: 135,225
    2x4: 315,405

    Hang Cleans:
    4x5: 135,155,165,175

    One Leg Box Squat:
    3x6: BW,25,45


    Was preety happy on the the numbers today. Finally got 405x4 again so that was nice. First round of Max's start next week.

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    Good to see you coming Back around.
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULK_BOY View Post
    Good to see you coming Back around.
    Thanks bud, gotta long ways ahead of me haha

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    Thursday: 3/10/11

    Incline Press:
    2x8: 135,185
    2x4: 205,235

    D.B. Bench Press:
    3x8: 170,190,200

    Shrugs(Machine):
    3x15: 225,275,295x10 only

    Military Press:
    1x12: 115
    1x10: 135
    1x8: 155x5 only

    Tricep Pulldowns:
    3x10: 130,140,150

    *Bicep Work*

    Felt preety good today and enjoyed what i pushed around. Next week we start maxing so im giving myself a few days rest in prep for that.

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    3/14/11 Week 10

    MAX DAY(Round one) FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW

    Current weight: 210lbs,6 ft 1



    Bench: 300 lbs

    Back Squat: 405 *(attempted 455, once i started going back up, legs failed,405 was set before that)

    Dead Left: Tomorrow


    Bitter-sweet day. I was really happy i managed to put up 300 on bench. However, i know i could get 455 but my legs just gave out. We have tomorrow to finish up everything so after I deadlift, i plan on trying squats again.(Which sucks because I know they somewhat contradict eachother)

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    Congrats on the 300 Bench. Nice job bro.
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULK_BOY View Post
    Congrats on the 300 Bench. Nice job bro.
    Thanks bra, it was preety awsome haha

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    Tuesday: 3/15/11

    MAX DAY

    Dead Left: 500 lbs ( )

    Totals: Bench: 300
    Back Squat: 405
    Dead Lift: 500
    Total: 1205

    Really really really really happy with the dead lift. Got the teammates cheering, adrenaline pump feeling, it was awsome. Yesturday, i screwed up a tad on squats. Got 405 because i failed at 455, but I know i can get in the 430,450 range. However, after dead lifts today i was to burned out to try again. But hey, im happy for the most part on everything so ill take what i got

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    Wednesday: 3/16/11

    Back Squats:
    3x15: 135,185,205

    Power Cleans:
    4x4: 105,155,185,205

    Hamstring Curls:
    3x10: 90,100,110

    *Some random calf work*


    Taking it easy for the next two days, really really really sore but thats expected.

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    Thursday: 3/17/11


    Bench Press:
    3x15: 135,185x11 only, 155

    D.B. Incline:
    3x15: 100,100,100

    Military Press:
    3x10: 90,90,100

    Bent Over Rows:
    3x14: 135,155,165

    Shrugs:
    3x10: 140,170,190


    Even more burned out today, so i took it easy again. but im taking the next week off to regroup and start up again. During school and running on the track, my legs just tightened up like crazy also...I couldnt even jog without a stabbing pain in my back or legs. Im guessing its from maxing with the addition of needing to drink more water/stretch. Hopefully working on that helps or i might be in trouble. Anyway, got a good 5-7days off so we'll see how i return.

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    Rest up bro. Feed yourself.
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULK_BOY View Post
    Rest up bro. Feed yourself.
    Yes sir, boy it felt good haha

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