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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member Quito195's Avatar
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    Swallow your pride, a journal to keep me honest

    My name is Brandon I've been lurking on this website for a very long time I haven't trained in a gym in ~7 years. I'm an Iron Worker like Chris Rodgers on this board which has kept me in ok shape and I have a pretty ridiculous metabolism all helpful. So anyways here goes nothing if anything it should be good for a laugh. P.s. my toe is currently broken hence the absence of some movements.

    Friday 5/25/12

    Legs

    Warmup:
    Bike - 15 minutes

    Squats:
    Barx20
    95x20
    135x8
    135x8
    135x6
    135x4

    That was it.

    Saturday 5/26/12

    Upper Body

    Bike - 10 minutes

    Bits and pieces of the Tim Henriques warmup

    Flat BB Bench Press

    Barx20
    95x15
    135x12
    185x4
    185x3
    185x3
    185x3

    Standing Military Press

    95x6
    95x6
    95x4
    95x5 (more of a push press)

    BW dips
    4
    4
    4

    So I'm currently pretty poor, I think I'm going to invest some of my meager funds into protein powder because when it breaks down to ~.60/serving its hard to argue with the economics of it. I have 2 full tubs of ALN results from a couple years ago when I was sprinting and doing other bodyweight movements to stay in shape, so by default I'm taking that. Besides that I'll probably just stock up on chicken and eggs. I obviously dont really have a program right now just trying to get back in and get in the swing of things again and get some consistency as far as scheduling even. Any and all input is always appreciated -Brandon.

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    Wannabebig Member Quito195's Avatar
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    Sun 5/27
    Little bit of stretching, not much

    Mon 5/28
    Stretching
    Golfing

    Tuesday 5/29

    Back:

    Bike - warmup 10 mins
    Parts of TH Warmup

    Conventional Deadlift:

    111x5
    131x5
    181x3
    181x3
    253x3
    253x2

    Bent Over Rows
    133x6
    133x6
    133x6

    Face Pulls
    60x10
    60x10
    60x10

    Cool down:
    Bike - 5 mins

    *****

    Man I've missed doing dead lifts, definitely my favorite lift by a long shot. Did alot of reading and watching this weekend on bench, dead lift and squat. Very informative videos and instruction on them over at Elite FTS and T-nation. I was sore as hell from squats and bench on Sunday. Feel pretty good today even after heavy for me dead lifts. I think my goal for the moment is going to be to bench 225, squat 225 and dead lift 315. I think my squat is probably close to that once I get some technique dialed in watching the 5 part series here was extremely helpful. I need to trick someone into working out with me to check my form and spot.
    Brandon - 27 Years old BW - 205
    Just getting back into the swing of things.
    Current Goals:
    Bench - 225
    Squat - 225
    Deadlift - 315

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    Squat Heavy, Squat Often Cards's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quito195 View Post
    P.s. my toe is currently broken hence the absence of some movements...

    Squats:
    Barx20
    95x20
    135x8
    135x8
    135x6
    135x4
    awesome, we need more people like you.

    best of luck with your goals!
    Last edited by Cards; 05-29-2012 at 04:46 PM.
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    Goals: 495 -315 -585

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    Cards - It makes it easy to focus on keeping your weight on your heels that's for sure. Thanks for dropping in.
    Brandon - 27 Years old BW - 205
    Just getting back into the swing of things.
    Current Goals:
    Bench - 225
    Squat - 225
    Deadlift - 315

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    Weds 5/30/12

    Not much done today had to take my 6 yr old to the hospital she had a wicked UTI, kept her, mom and I up all night. Went for a jog though and beat up on my track star 13 yr old step son in the 100 meter, long jump and 400....still got it lol. Light accessory work and deload type things tomorrow. My upper back is pretty sore from yesterday, good feeling.
    Brandon - 27 Years old BW - 205
    Just getting back into the swing of things.
    Current Goals:
    Bench - 225
    Squat - 225
    Deadlift - 315

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    Good luck with your training, Brandon, seem to have all the right exercises going on
    Add me on Facebook: Gaz Pengelly

    Best Lifts: | Goals:
    SQ167.5(368.5) | 180(396)
    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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    Gaz: Thanks man appreciate it.

    Thurs 5/31/2012

    Warmup:

    Bike - 10 minutes
    (3.6 Miles)

    TH Upper body warmup

    EZ Bar Curlz
    65x10
    65x10
    65x10

    *******************

    Pretty much spent the rest of my time TRYING to get my 13 yr old step son to train, super frustrating, he wants to be strong but will not put any effort into it. I'm not some crazy sports dad or anything but if you say "I want to be strong take me to the gym" I'd really like you to at least make a pretense of applying yourself /rant

    I need to figure out my accessory moves and probably start putting some thought into some routine, I'm probably going to stick with hitting the main 3 for 3 more weeks (thoughts on this?) just to get back in the routine and really nail down my weaknesses, besides lifting weights. I honestly lack goals right now besides a few short term strength goals. I need to get a better idea of why I'm working out and let that help determine my routine.

    In other news lets add up some calories (by which I mean protein I could really care less about the rest) real quick:

    AM: 4 eggs 24g, 1/4 c cheese 5g , pita 5g, 3 pcs bacon 15g
    49 grams

    Lunch: Can of tuna 26g, 1 serv. Milk 8g
    34 grams

    Dinner: Bar food 25g
    25 grams

    Post workout: Can of tuna 26g, 1 serv milk 8g
    34 grams

    Total: 142

    Pretty far off from 205 but not terrible. I've read that as low as .6/per lb of body weight will get you there but I'd really like to be at that magical 1g/lb mark. I'm 2 protein shakes a day away from that, as soon as I have some money that's where its going.
    Brandon - 27 Years old BW - 205
    Just getting back into the swing of things.
    Current Goals:
    Bench - 225
    Squat - 225
    Deadlift - 315

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    I can't believe you read my ENTIRE journal....that's a lot of log entries and responses. Thanks man. I can definitely understand the frustrations associated with trying to get a young person into the gym. Goal development is SUPER important. I think of it as a financial investment. I need to know what I'm investing in before I put money down. Looking forward to more logs.
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    I hear you on the whole trying to get the stepson into lifting thing.

    I've got a 16yr old brother who's thin as a rake, keeps saying that he wants to get ibgger and stronger, but every single time I offer to take him to the gym there's always an excuse.
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    BE112.5(247.5) | 120(265)
    DL205(451) | 220(484)

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    Best of luck with the step son! I hope hope hope when i have a kid they will want to go to the gym with me. Would love nothing more than to me able to pass my knowledge down to them.

    As far as goals, I agree with Rob! Make sure to have short, medium and long term goals. Make them challenging, but not impossible.
    H: 5'7" W:185
    Goals: 495 -315 -585

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    Cards, Rob, and Gaz

    The most frustrating part about my son is he WANTS to goto the gym but then he doesn't want to do anything when he gets there.

    I think for a long term goal i want a 1000 lb total, which gives some direction to my training I think. Anyways off to the gym to make up for last night.
    Brandon - 27 Years old BW - 205
    Just getting back into the swing of things.
    Current Goals:
    Bench - 225
    Squat - 225
    Deadlift - 315

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