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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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Thread: Road to 200+

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    Road to 200+

    This is my first real attempt at getting big so feel free to rip apart my routine. Please add or drop exercises anywhere in my routine that you find mistakes. I've been lifting for a couple of months but nothing real serious. I've decided to start this journal as a way to track my progress and reach my goals.

    I'm currently 6'1 and about 185 pounds, i figure my bodyfat to be anywhere in the neighborhood of 15%-18%. For the last few weeks i was bulking and clocked in at about 195 pounds. Basically i felt way to fat and my pants just couldn't take it anymore.

    My starting goal is to weigh around 200 and drop my bodyfat level considerably.

    Here is my routine i've decided on, a little variation on the WBB Routine 1

    Day 1 - Chest
    Day 2 - Off
    Day 3 - Leg
    Day 4 - Off
    Day 5 - Back / Biceps
    Day 6 - Off
    Day 7 - Shoulders / Triceps

    DAY 1

    Chest:
    Flat Barbell Bench Press 2 x 6-8
    Decline Barbell Bench Press 2 x 6-8
    Machine Flyes 2 x 6-8
    Dips 2 x 6-8
    Crunches 2 x Failure

    DAY 3

    Legs:
    Squats 2 x 6-8
    Leg Extension 2 x 8-10
    Leg Curls 2 x 8-10
    Standing Calve Raises 4 x 10

    DAY 5

    Back:
    Pull Downs 2 x 6-8
    Deadlifts 2 x 6-8
    Barbell Rows 2 x 6-8
    Shrugs 2 x 6-8

    Biceps:
    Barbell Curls 2 x 6-8
    Hammer Curls 2 x 6-8

    DAY 7

    Shoulders:
    Military Press In Rack 2 x 6-8
    Seated Dumbbell Press 2 x 6-8
    Standing Lateral Raises 2 x 10

    Triceps:
    Close Grip Bench Press 2 x 6-8
    Cable Tricep Extensions 2 x 6-8

    I also do cardio 3 times a week, basically i unload a truck at 5 AM. It's a good hour and a half workout. I do this Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for three days a week.

    I will probably be starting pretty light with most of the exercises to get a good feel for the weight i should be doing. Once i get a good feel though it's on.

    I will also try to post some pics of myself later for progress references too.
    Last edited by gtsukada; 08-06-2002 at 11:48 PM.

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    Good luck, trying to get to 200lbs.

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    Good luck man, training program looks solid.

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    Today was a pretty good day i felt the burn, but i also felt it in my shoulders while doing flat bb presses and flyes. Me thinks that my shoulders are taking on most of the weight and not my chest. My chest and my shoulders are both extremely underdeveloped so i'm not sure what is going on. I could also feel it in my upper arms while i was doing the machine flyes so i think my upper arm is just trying to play catch up.

    Anyways

    Flat Barbell Bench Press 50 x 8, 55 x 8, 60 x 4
    Decline Barbell Bench Press 50 x 8, 55 x 8
    Machine Flyes 60 x 8, 70 x 8
    Dips 8, 8
    Crunches 35 @ 115lbs, 15 @ 120lbs

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    had to skip my leg workout on friday, due to soreness from truck. so i'm going to wait on that a bit. now onto the back!!

    Pulldowns 110 x 8, 120 x 6
    Deadlifts 105 x 8, 105 x 8
    Barbell Rows 50 x 8, 55 x 6
    Shrugs 45 x 8, 70 x 6
    Barbell Curls 50 x 8, 60 x 8
    Hammer Curls 25 x 8, 25 x 6

    not a bad day, but i can tell i still need more weight in my reps.
    Last edited by gtsukada; 08-11-2002 at 04:43 PM.

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    well this is first time back on the computer in a few days, but i've been keeping up with the workouts.

    Shoulders

    Military Press 25 x 8, 25 x 8
    Seated DP 40 x 8, 45 x 8
    Standing Lateral Raise 20 x 8, 25 x 6
    Bench Press 135 x 8, 155 x 6, 185 x 6
    Tricep Extensions 80 x 8, 90 x 6

    This was the first time i've even done close grip benchpress and let me say, i don't like it at all. When bringing the bar down it puts a lot of stress on my wrist. In the future i think i may replace this exercise with something different. I've also found that i've not been gripping the bar correctly. I've been gripping the bar a bit too closely so when i bring the bar down to my chest my elbows tend to point out. I've widened my grip a few inches and feel better when i press, i've also found that my bench press weight has dropped a few because of this. oh well, all in the name of experience.

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    8/14

    Flat Barbell Bench Press 55 x 8, 60 x 6
    Decline Bench Press 50 x 8, 55 x 6
    Bench Press* 135 x 8, 155 x 6
    Cable Flyes** 50 x 8, 50 x 7
    Dips 20
    Crunches 120lbs x 20, 120lbs x 15


    Thoughts
    * I tried benching the correct way and i've found that my weights have dropped considerably, i was barely able to get the bar up at 185. On the other hand i didn't experience any pain in my wrist.

    ** I've decided to trade the pec dec for cable flyes, i can really feel them tear up my chest and i love it.

    Over all i thought this was a damn good day, i was really able to feel it.

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    Originally posted by gtsukada
    8/14

    Flat Barbell Bench Press 55 x 8, 60 x 6
    Decline Bench Press 50 x 8, 55 x 6
    Bench Press* 135 x 8, 155 x 6
    Cable Flyes** 50 x 8, 50 x 7
    Dips 20
    Crunches 120lbs x 20, 120lbs x 15


    Thoughts
    * I tried benching the correct way and i've found that my weights have dropped considerably, i was barely able to get the bar up at 185. On the other hand i didn't experience any pain in my wrist.

    ** I've decided to trade the pec dec for cable flyes, i can really feel them tear up my chest and i love it.

    Over all i thought this was a damn good day, i was really able to feel it.
    Im confused, are your number in Kilo's and pounds??? I mean you did 55*8, 60*6 on Flat BB Bench Press, then you attempted 185?? very confusing.
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

    My Journal|My Routine|My FitDay
    WBBB|"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" - Thomas Edison

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    the 185 is with a regular bench press with a bar. it's total weight in pounds. 45 for the bar, 2 45 plates, and 2 25 plates. 45 + 45 +45 + 25 + 25 = 185lbs

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    ok so whats the "Flat Barbell Bench Press"?? you did 55 x 8 and 60 x 6. Do you happen to mean Dumbells?
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

    My Journal|My Routine|My FitDay
    WBBB|"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" - Thomas Edison

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    yes the 55 x 8 and the 60 x 6 where dumbells. next time i need to pay more attention to what i write

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