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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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    Starting a new training and diet program with the help of Ronan Doherty!

    Monday,Jan.21/01
    Wake: 5:15am
    5:30amPre-workout- 1 cup coffee/sweetner
    5g glut.
    1g vit-C
    2 MD6 capsules

    6am-Shoulders 7 sets total Reps 10-12

    Seated Smith machine presses -- 3 sets at 85lbs
    Seated DB shoulder presses--2 sets at 25 lbs
    Seated DB side Laterals-- 1 set 15lbs 1 set 17.5 lbs

    7am-postworkout- MRP
    1 tsp flaxseed oil
    multi,antioxidents

    10am-chicken
    2 slices whole grain bread

    1pm- 5 egg whites plus 1 yolk
    med. potato

    4pm- chicken
    med. potato
    1 tsp flax seed oil

    7pm- white fish
    mixed vegetables steamed

    pre-cardio- 2 MD6 capsules
    5g glut.
    1g vit-C


    Cardio-pm--- 25 min stepmill

    10pm- 5 egg whites plus 1 yolk
    1 stick celery
    1tsp flax seed oil
    B complex


    Ok --long day but going to be able to handle this new schedule!
    Total water-- 4L(try for more tomorrow)
    Bed--11pm

    [Edited by Savannah on 01-22-2001 at 09:59 PM]

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    Hey Babe I am with you all the way!

    BTW what are MD6 caps? Thermogenics?

    Thats some weights you are pushing for dem shoulders gal, that will soon bring out some nice symmetry!

    You would put most guys to shame in the gym, keep up the good work!

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    Tuesday, Jan22/01

    Wake 5:30am
    Pre-workout--cup coffee/black (trying to avoid Aspartame now)
    5g glut.
    1g vit-C
    2 MD6

    Workout-Back Total 10 sets Reps 10-12 per exercise
    1. Chin ups-- 3 sets as many as possible --Max 4
    2. T-Bar Rows-50lbs
    3. Cable Rows(close grip)-100lbs
    4. Behind neck pulldowns-80lbs
    5. DB pullovers-30lbs
    6. Reverse grip pulldowns-100lbs
    7. 1-arm DB rows-40lbs

    7:30amMeal 1-post workout
    -MRP
    1 tsp flax
    Vits/mins

    10amMeal 2
    -chicken
    2 slices whole grain bread

    1pmMeal 3
    -5 eggwhites + 1 yolk
    1 cup oatmeal
    1 tsp flax

    4pmMeal 4
    -chicken
    med.potato

    7pmMeal 5
    -fish
    mixed vegetables

    Pre-cardio-5g glut.
    1g vit-C
    2 MD6
    pmCardio-20min stairmaster/5 min stepmill

    10pmMeal 6
    -5 eggwhites + 1 yolk
    1 tsp flax
    Celery BLECK!!!!!!
    Vits/mins

    Bed hopefully by 11pm
    Water-got a bit over 5 L !!!!! -goal attained
    BTW-aspartame is going to be more difficult to drop than I thought

    [Edited by Savannah on 01-23-2001 at 10:30 PM]

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    Wednesday,Jan24/01

    Wake- 5:15am
    pre-cardio-Cup coffee(still with a sweetner )
    5 g glut
    1 g vit-C
    thermos
    Day off Weight training but Still doing cardio!!!

    CARDIO AM-total 35 min

    7am-MRP
    1 tsp flax
    Vits/mins

    10am-Chicken
    1 cup Brown rice

    1pm-Tuna
    2 slices whole grain bread
    1 tsp flax

    4pm-fish
    mixed veggies

    7pm-5 egg whites + 1 yolk
    1 tsp flax
    veggies
    vits/mins

    Water Goal--6 L


    Maybe some light cardio in the pm


    [Edited by Savannah on 01-24-2001 at 10:16 AM]

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    Sorry to intrude, just noticed you listed "behind the neck pulldowns" ... it's safer to pull down to front, so your neck isn't in an unnatural position (leaning forward while pull heavy weight). Reduces risk of injury. Keep up the good work!!
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    The chick aint trainin like a mad bodybuilder cheatin with heavy weights behind the neck for many years, only then it will cause problems, Behind neck pulldowns are safe when done right IMO I just stay away from behind neck press were the pressure is much greater.

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    IMO this comes under the same arguement of behind the neck presses for shoulders. IMO both are good exercises until the weight gets too heavy. after a certain weight, depending on the individual, the rotator cuff is alot more vulnerable than it was.

    Just my opinion though...
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    Your right chicken daddy

    But remember she wont be training using the serious poundages that bodybuilders use, I have done both and find the behind neck pulldown places less stress on the roter cuff than the behind neck press

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    Thursday,Jan 25/01

    Wake up- 5:45am -gggrrr-slept in (rotten sleep)
    pre-workout- cup coffee
    5g glut
    1g vit-C
    thermos
    LEG DAY!!!!!!

    Total sets:12
    1. Deep squats 2 sets for 30 reps- 100lbs
    2. leg press 2 sets for 30 reps- 180lbs
    3. stiff-legged deads 2 sets for 15-20 reps- 100lbs
    4. BB smith machine lunges 2 sets for 10 each leg- 125lbs
    5. standing calve raises 2 sets 0f 20
    6. seated calve raises 2 sets of 20
    doing calves after pm cardio!

    Meals are the same as Monday (that's the plan)

    pm-cardio after work 25min stepmill
    Missed calve work--will do tomorrow am

    Ronan!!!--my legs were very wobbly after this morning!

    Water intake--way off--too low to even mention
    Goal-tomorrow 5-6 L


    [Edited by Savannah on 01-25-2001 at 09:55 PM]

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    Friday,Jan. 26/01
    Wake- 5:15am
    pre-workout--1 cup coffee
    5g glut
    1g vit-C

    Chest/Bi's/Tri's--total sets 12

    1. incline BB press on smith--2 x 10-12-- 120lbs

    2. incline DB press 2 x 10-12( 40lbs) supersetted with
    flat flyes 2 x 12-15( 30lbs)

    3. Body weight dips 2 sets --5-6

    4. EZ bar bicep curls 2 x 10-12( 40lbs) supersetted with
    Tricep pushdowns 2 x 12-15( 50lbs)

    5. seated incline DB curls 2 x 15-20-- 15 lbs

    Calve work from yesterday
    Standing calve raises-- 175lbs for 20 reps X 2

    7:30am--Meal 1-MRP 10am-Meal 2-Chicken
    vits/mins 2 slice bread
    1 tsp flax
    1pm-Meal 2 - 5egg whites+ 1 yolk 4pm-Meal 4-chicken
    med potato med potato
    1 tsp flax
    7pm-Meal 5- fish
    veggie
    10pm-Meal 6-5 eggwhites
    1 yolk
    1 tsp flax
    vits/mins
    pre-workout-thermos
    5g glut, 1g vit-C

    pm-cardio- 25 min stepmill
    Bed by 11pm
    Water-going for 5-6L!!!!!!!!!!!-- goal attained!!

    Tommorrow --Day of complete rest(no cardio either)

    [Edited by Savannah on 01-26-2001 at 09:35 PM]

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    Saturday,Jan.27/01

    Complete day of rest. No cardio either.
    wake-6am
    Meals will remain the same except for the last 2.
    Going out to dinner so will combine meal 5&6 but opt for something similar( protein & a salad)
    Will more than likely have several drinks tonight seeing as it's been a while!
    Note to self: do not go overboard---cardio on Sunday
    water goal- 5-6L

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    Sunday,Jan.28/01

    Alright--I confess to being way off with the diet last night--considering it to be my last cheat for a while!!
    One too many Caesars were consumed last nigt
    But feel pretty damn good this morning! Still in London for the most part today so food will not be a priority as I think a good water flushing is in order. If I go out to eat I'll stick to some lean meat and vegetables.
    Cardio later this evening--

    --did 25 min stairmaster
    15 min x-trainer

    Stretching -10 min
    Water--5 L
    Bed by 11pm if not earlier


    [Edited by Savannah on 01-28-2001 at 08:48 PM]

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    Monday,Jan.29/01
    wake-5:15am
    pre-workout- cup green tea
    5g glut
    1g vit-C
    thermos
    SHOULDERS TOTAL SETS 7 REPS 10-12
    1/smith machine press- 90lbs (increased by 5)
    2/seated DB press- 25-30 lbs
    3/seated DB laterals- 20lbs
    Adding in 15 min am cardio now
    15 min stepmill - now I know why I don't go out saturday nights much anymore

    Meals will be the same as last week except the potatoes will now be replaced with 1/2 cup oatmeal.

    PM Cardio--25 min stairmaster
    5 min stepmill
    Stretching -only 5 min
    Water-6 L!!!!!!!!!
    bed by 10 pm or so

    [Edited by Savannah on 01-29-2001 at 08:53 PM]

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    30/01
    Wake-5:15am---feel so much more rested than yesterday(super sleep)
    Preworkout-5g glut,1g vit-C,thermos,cup coffee(Sorry Ronan-I need it to wake up asap)

    Back-Total 10 sets Reps 10-12

    1/chin ups--as many as I can-3 sets of 4 reps -geez these are hard
    2/T-Bar row-60 lbs (increased by 10)
    3/Cable Row-110 lbs (increase of 10)
    4/Pull Downs-90 lbs (increase of 10)
    5/DB pullovers-30 lbs
    6/Reverse Grip Pulldowns-110 lbs (increase of 10)
    7/1 arm DB Rows-45 lbs (increase of 5)
    Added 15 min Cardio- x- trainer!!

    7am-Meal 1-MRP
    10amm-Meal 2-Chicken/Oatmeal
    1pm-Meal 3-Egg Whites/oatmeal
    4pm-Meal 4-Chicken/green beans
    7pm-Meal 5-protein shake
    10pm-Meal 6-eggwhites/flax oil

    PM CARDIO-25 min stairmaster/stepmill

    Water--7 L!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    tomorrow-cardio only& stretching + abs

    [Edited by Savannah on 01-30-2001 at 10:00 PM]

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    31/01
    Wake-5:15am
    preworkout-1 cup coffee
    5g glut.,1g vit-C, thermos
    Cardio only this morning- only time for 20 min (dentist appt)

    Meals for the first part of the day will be MRP's cause my jaw is frozen and I can't chew ****

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    02/01
    I love starting a new month!
    Wake-5:15am
    pre-w/o-5g. glut., thermos.1g vit-C,coffee
    LEG DAY- Total Sets 12 Reps between 20-30
    1/Deep Squats-30reps x2
    2/Leg Press- 30reps x2
    3/SLDL- 20 reps x2
    4/Smith mach. lunges- 12 reps per leg x2
    5/Standing calf - 20 reps x2
    6/Seated calf - 20reps x2
    Cardio-25 min stairmaster
    on a scale of 1-10, this workout was as close to a 10 as I would give myself--only thing that would have been better is if I had of had more time(felt rushed)

    Meals for today are as usual.

    PM CARDIO-30 min /stepmill/x-trainer

    Water-5-6L!
    Meals were good
    Everything was good!
    Bed by 10pm or so

    [Edited by Savannah on 02-01-2001 at 09:46 PM]

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    01/02
    Must not be awake cause I'm confused about the date again this morning
    Wake- 5:15am--Good sleep but woke up 2 times
    pre-w/o-5g glut., 1g vit-C., thermos, coffee

    Chest/Bi's/Tri's--Total Sets 12 Reps 10-12

    1/Incline smith press
    2/Incline DB press
    supersetted with Flat flyes
    3/Dips
    4/EZ Bar Curls
    supersetted with Trii Pushdowns
    5/Seated Incline DB curls
    Cardio-15 min--ugh --was hard this morning
    All weights stayed the same--went for more reps where I could
    Dips improved--7-8 reps respectively

    Meals- were all great-- last meal by 7:30pm
    Cardio-40min total
    Stretching
    Water- 5L

    Goals for tomorrow- Day of Complete rest
    I totally feel I need it.
    Eating Dinner out so stick with protein and veggies
    Bed-11pm

    [Edited by Savannah on 02-02-2001 at 09:48 PM]

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    03/02
    Day of Rest!
    MEALS--were alright, had to resort to a protein bar for meal 5.

    Ate out-ordered just a club house sandwich but picked out only the chicken and vegetables!-God I felt paranoid!

    Sleep- not enough
    Alcohol intake-too much for the amount of food in my tummy

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    04/02
    Wake-7:15am
    Cardio only today
    Attempted tp go in first thing this morning, BIG MISTAKE!
    After 3 min on the treadmill, I was done.
    Experienced my first postworkout "puke"--too bad it was for the wrong reasons.
    Will go in after work tonight
    Meals will be normal today.

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    05/02
    In a nut shell,I don't think this day was worth really keeping track of.
    However, I think I'll give the run down.
    Missed am workout cause my body needed extra sleep(no surprise), all meals were on track until I got home from work.
    PMS -got the better of me and my diet crashed.
    Kicking myself but know it will be fine.

    06/02
    Wake- 5:15am
    Shoulders--TOTAL SETS 7 REPS 10-12
    1/ Smith press- increase of 5 lbs (95)
    2/ Seated DB press(30)
    3/ Side DB laterals-increase of 2.5lbs(20)
    Cardio-15 min stepmill

    Note: from this point on I've decided that if the machine doesn't end in "mill", I'm not doing it!!!!!
    Stepmill and treadmill will be the only 2 cardio exercises for now!

    Meals will be spot on
    Water will be 8 L today to flush out my system!

    Tomorrow will be Back day instead of cardio only-due to missed monday w/o.

    PM CARDIO-25 min Stepmill

    Water-hahahaha, nice try at 8L(managed 5 L)
    Supps-Good
    Meals-perfect!

    NEW GOAL!-Deadline of May 1st to submit photos for local HardBody Calendar!(picture- Miss November--ME!!!)

    [Edited by Savannah on 02-07-2001 at 06:16 AM]

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    07/02
    Wake-4:15am--had to go in early(appt.)

    BACK- TOTAL SETS 10 REPS 10-12
    1/Chinups-- 1st set 6! next 2 sets 4
    2/T-Bar Row-increase of 10lbs(70)
    3/Lat Pulldowns- increase 5lbs(95)
    4/Seated Row- increase 5lbs(105)
    5/DB pullovers-increase 5lbs(35)
    6/Reverse grip pulldowns-Same(110)
    7/1 arm DB row- same (45)

    Cardio-15 min Stepmill

    Meals-Mostly liquids again due to dentist
    Actually-Tooth work wasn't as bad this time so meals were normal (yay)

    Pm Cardio-done in the afternoon to save time- 25 min stepmill

    Supps-super
    Water-still aiming for 6L
    Bed- Yikes!!!!!! 1pm

    Shame on you Anna-don't you know you are going to suffer for lack of sleep!!!!!- Yah I know , ask me how I feel come the weekend!



    [Edited by Savannah on 02-08-2001 at 07:27 AM]

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    If you don't know already you're doing a kick ass job,I'm very impressed with your dedication.
    Keep it up,it WILL pay off.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Note to Mac Sloan-thanks for the comments! I appreciated hearing it this morning!

    08/02
    Wake-5:30am

    LEGS TODAY!-ToTal sets 12
    1/30 rep squats(yes cack -30 reps) x2
    2/30 rep leg press (yes again cack -30 here too ) x 2
    3/SLDL 15 reps x 2
    4/Luges- passed on these -instead I incorporated lunge work on the stepmill
    5/calf work after PM cardio tonight
    CARDIO-15 min stepmill -normal and lunge work

    Meals-Gonna recap tp keep it straight in my mind
    1/MRP
    2/Chicken,1 cup oatmeal
    3/Chicken ,1 cup brown rice
    4/Eggwhites=1yolk,1/2 cup brown rice
    5/Chicken , veggies
    6/eggwhites=1yolk
    Throughout day 3x 1tsp flaxseed oil


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    11/02
    Wake-10am!!!!!!
    yay-finally had a restful sleep and managed to sweat out my flu bug!

    Resting today and taking it easy. Sticking to mainly fluids and will be ready and fired up for a busy week ahead of me!
    Day off work for once too!

    Well-I did go into the gym tonight
    Had an urge to see what I could do for my Db flat bench max!
    Ended up doing 55lbs for 8 reps
    I gave myself a big ole pat on the back!
    Tried some cardio but after 15 min my outer shin muscle was in such a cramp I had to stop--any advice here is welcome

    Water today was the most I've ever done-somewhere around 10L
    Don't know how you all do this regularly
    Going to be up all night I bet
    Tomorrow starts a new program!
    Bed by 10 pm

    [Edited by Savannah on 02-11-2001 at 08:31 PM]

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    how many reps do you do on squats and leg presses?

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