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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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    Water Freak!

    Hi Guys,

    I've been looking at some journals,and apart from being a big motivavtion to me, I realise that they will also help me stick to my plans as they have done for many of you.

    From my name you might guess that I'm a kayak and surf ski racer. I'm making a big effort this winter (I'm on Oz) to put on some extra kilos and catch up to the big guys.

    I started to bulk about 3 months ago, started at 72 Kilos and in the Gym on Monday night I was 78... a PR. I've always had a very low body fat level, but I've cut back heaps on cardio for this period in an attempt to get bigger and stronger. I'm also eating an extra two meals a day. So the bodyfat has risen a bit, maybe to 12%

    I train in the gym 3 times a week. My split is Chest/Tris/Shoulders/ABS and Back/Bis/Legs. I start one week with the first session on a Monday, the the second on a Wednesday, the the first again on a Friday. I might drop in some different excercises in each too, like flys one sessions, incline bench the next on chest days for example. You will notice from my workouts that I'm not very concerned with legs, this isn't 'cos I don't like doing them, just that I can't afford to carry the extra weight around in the kayak.

    Tonight is Chest/tris/shoulders day, so I'll post tomorrow how I go.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated

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    Bit of a bump for my first post!!!

    Ah well.

    Anyway, last night was chest/tris/shoulders.

    I've got a bit of a problem with my left shoulder at the moment, kills me when doing Bench, so I did one warmup rep and said NO, too sore. Dropped Bench and did the following:

    Cable Crossovers (for the first time ever)

    30 (Kgs) x 10, 35 x 10, 40 x 10.

    Tricep Cable pressdowns:

    170 (lbs) x 6, 170 x 6, 170 x 6

    Military Press:

    80 (lbs) x 6, 80 x 6, 80 x 6

    Incline Bench:

    70 (lbs) x6, 70 x 8, 75 x 8

    Dips (Weighted)

    40 (Lbs) x 6, 40 x 6, 40 x 6

    Shrugs (Dumbbells)

    85 (lbs) x 8, 85 x 8, 85 x 8

    Abs (Sit Ups- Weignted)

    20 (Kgs) x 10, 20 x 10, 20 x 10.

    Took 59 Mins.

    Food yesterday.

    Wrap with Tandori chicken, rocket, onion, tomato

    Baked potato with baked beans and chicken

    Bag of Starbursts snakes..... bold!!

    Some roasted peanuts.

    Pork ribs and rice

    Protein shake

    Out for dinner with my chick, Indian. Had a yummy chicken dish with onion and lentins, rice, nan bread

    Felt stuffed yesterday. Also weight was just below 79 kgs.... new PR, but my belly was very full


    So far today I've had a protein shake mixed with glutamine and creatine. Gonna head for some food now.

    Tonight I plan to do a run for 30 mins and then 30 mins on a paddling machine (kinda like a rowing machine, but the same action as paddling a kayak)


    Cheers.

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    keep it up dude.. smart move not to carry on if ya to sore, u dont wana strain yaself any more than u already have..
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    Yeah, it's feeling a lot better today, cheers.


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    Ok, was meant to lift on Friday, felt **** and had some mouth ulcers so I just crashed out in front of TV for the evening. Felt much better Saturday. So got down the gym.

    Back and Bicep day.

    Pullups (weighted)

    30 (lbs) x 6, 30 x 6, 30 x 6

    Bench Pulls

    140 (lbs) x 6, 140 x 6, 140 x 6

    Curls

    40 (Lbs) x 6, 40 x 6, 40 x 6

    Deadlifts

    87.5 (Kgs) x 8, 90 x 8, 95 x 8

    Lat Pull Downs

    65 (Kgs) x 6, 65 x 6, 65 x 6

    Rows

    160 (Lbs) x 6, 160 x 6, 160 x 6

    Reverse Wrist Curls

    30 (Lbs) x 20, 30 x 20, 30 x 20

    Wasn't too bad a workout, felt ok after it.

    All went pearshaped when I went out for dinner with my girl on Saturday night, we had some wine, a few cocktails went clubbing, loads of vodka and other stuff...... it's Monday now and I'm still suffering!!!! Why do I do this to myself??

    I'll be good next weekend and go easy... I hope.

    No way I could lift tonight, so I'll put this weeks training back a day.

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    Originally posted by Kayak_boy
    ...All went pearshaped when I went out for dinner with my girl on Saturday night, we had some wine, a few cocktails went clubbing, loads of vodka and other stuff...... it's Monday now and I'm still suffering!!!! Why do I do this to myself??
    Because it's fun :alcoholic - sometimes.

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    Well it made perfect sense at the time!!!!

    Feeling much better today thanks.

    God, never again!

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    Just conecntrated on eating and resting at the beginning of this week, so made it to the gym last night.

    Chest, tris and shoulders.

    Bench Press:

    70 Kgs x 6, 70 x 6, 70 x 1 (bloody shoulder gave way again, bloody sore!!)

    Tricep cable press downs:

    170 lbs x 6, 170 x 6, 170 x 6

    Smith Machine Military Press:

    80 lbs x 6, 80 x 6, 80 x 6

    Cable crossovers:

    40 Kgs x 10, 40 x 10, 40 x 10

    Weighted Dips

    40 lbs, x 6, 40 x 6, 40 x 6

    Dumbbell Shrugs:

    85 x 8, 85 x 8, 85 x 8

    Weighted Sit ups on Swiss Ball:

    10 Kgs x 10, 10 x 10, 10 x 10

    Felt absolutly shattered after this, went home and crashed in fron of TV, fell asleep, woke up at about 10.30, fell up to bed and woke up at 4 in my clothes on my bed!!! And what a strugle to get out of bed this morning.

    Mental Note to self which I may consider tatatooing on forehead..."Go easy this weekend!!"

    Right, it's time to eat, ciao for now.

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    Bloody shoulder is still at me, not as bad today. I've got back and biceps tonight. Been eating like a horse and sleeping like a baby this week.

    Hope we've got some waves this weekend, haven't been for a surf in ages.... water's too damn cold!

    So the aim is a p!ss (beer) free weekend, laods of food and some time in the water...... yeeeeah. The chances of this happening?? Slim, very slim!!!

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    tuttut.

    altho beer is carbs, loads of food would be better.


    'splain to me how mouth ulcers kept your from lifitng the other day?
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    I've found out that food is generally a better source of carbs.... doesn't hurt the head too much either!!!

    Well it wasn't exactely the ulcars that stopped me, it was a generally run down "I can't like myself of this sofa" kind of thing I had going!!

    I know, very bold, but I'm feeling much better now.... think that day off did me the world of good!!

    I'll be good this weekend and train heaps, weights tonight, kayak paddling tomorrow morning, ski paddling tomorrow avo and then maybe a kayak race on Sunday morning.

    Gonna go to the footie tonight, Australia v Great Britian.... and the Poms are gonna get a thrashing!!!

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    hmmm..that sounds like an opportunity to drink beer.

    ya know, i'm kicking myself because thise summer i was planning on learning to kayak/canoe, and raft.

    i've done none of that so far, and can't find a soul to do it with me.

    is this sea-kayaking or river kayaking?
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    Nope, I promise it won't be.... I'm gonna be good to my body this weekend!!

    You should give it a go, I've been doing it since I was 11 and I love it. I've done ok and made it to my national team, but didn't win anything at a world cup race or anything........ that's next!!

    When I'm paddling kayaks it's always on rivers, canals or lakes and I paddle surf skis in the ocean...... love the surf!!

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    i see. why not ocean kayaking?


    there is actually a river less then 2 miles from me. I'm actually planning on moving to a community that's right on it in a couple of months. i can't wait.
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    'Cos I do it to race, that ocean kayaking thing is all a bit chilled out for me. Maybe when I get older I'll appreciate a weekend away doing stuff like that, but for now it's ll about getting through the surf, around the cans (bouys) and back to the beach ASAP!!!

    Well you make sure you get yourself in a boat and start enjoying the water, you'll have a ball. And if you need any tips on gear or boat type etc you just shout, ok??

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    i see..and that makes sense. If i can find a partner around here, I will definitely give it a shot. and let you know if i have any questions too.
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    So how we all doing?? I'm feeling ****.... again!!! Think I have a cold, my chick has one and everyone in work has one and I think it's just on the go and I have to push through.... I hate being under the weather.

    Anyway, Friday evening I did Back and Biceps.

    Pullups (weighted)

    30 lbs x 6, 30 x 6, 30 x 6

    Bench Pulls

    140 lbs x 6, 140 x 6, 140 x 6

    Dumbbell Curls

    40 lbs x 6, 40 x 6, 40 x 6

    Deadlifts

    100 (Kgs) x 6, 100 x 6, 100 x 6

    Lat pull Downs

    65 Kgs x 6, 65 x 6, 65 x 6

    One arm rows

    65 lbs x 8, 65 x 8, 65 x 8

    Reverse wrist curls

    30 Lbs x 20, 30 x 20, 30 x 20

    Wasn't a bad session, very tired after it.

    Weight is up to 79 Kgs, but my body fat is the highest it has ever been. I'm usually a 29" or 30" waist and I'm 32" now, gonna start doing a bit more cardio, I hate being like this. Don't think I like this side of bulking!!

    Saturday, ski paddle 10 Kms.

    Sunday, went surfing for about 2 hours, nice waves.

    Was pretty good this weekend and had 3 beers on Saturday with the boys and 3 last night with my girl so it was a very chilled out weekend. Wish I could get rid of this cold though.

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    it could be worse....you could have insomnia, like me.

    good to see it was a light drinking weekend.
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    Originally posted by Tryska
    it could be worse....you could have insomnia, like me.

    good to see it was a light drinking weekend.
    I think I might be develpoping a sleeping disorder...aaaggghh!!!

    It was very light thanks!! Think I should get a gold star for that one!!!

    Anyway, last night was Chest, triceps, shoulders and abs.

    Didn't do bench as shoulder is still not 100%, did some incline bench on the smith machine instead.

    Incline Bench:

    80 Lbs x 8, 85 x 8, 90 x 8

    Tricep presses:

    170 lbs x 8, 180 x 6, 180 x 6

    Dumbbell Shoulder presses

    40 Lbs x 10, 45 x 8, 50 x 8

    Cable Crossovers.

    42.5 Kgs x 8, 45 x 6, 45 x 6

    Dips, weighted:

    40 lbs x 6, 40 x 6, 40 x 6

    Shrugs, dumbbells:

    85 lbs x 10, 95 x 8, 95 x 8

    Abs, weighted situps

    20 Kgs x 10, 25 x 10, 25 x 10

    Was dead tired yesterday, but this wasn't a bad workout for me at all, went up on a few lifts, might have had something to do with not being phucked from Bench press though!!

    Looking forward to Wednesday evening already.

    Diest has been ok too, just eating as much food as I can stomach really. This gut thing is killing me though, might have to cut back on some food. Weight last night was 79.5 Kgs which is the heaviest I've ever been...rrrgghh!!!

    Going to do a session on the paddling machine tonight, probably something like 4 Mins on, 1 off x 6.

    Going to the snow this weekend...... yeeeeeah!!! Can't wait.

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    Well I've been feeling **** all weeek, got a really heavy cold.

    Went to the gym last night anyway, I've been feeling like I've grown a bit the last week so I didn't want to miss a session.

    Back and Biceps and Squats last night.

    Pullups, weighted:

    30 lbs x 6, 30 x 6, 30 x 6

    Bench Pulls
    140 lbs x 8, 145 x 6, 145 x 6

    Curls

    40 lbs x 8, 45 x 4, 40 x 8

    Squats

    60 Kgs, x 6, 60 x 6, 60 x 6

    Lat Pull Downs:

    65 Kgs x 6, 65 x 6, 65 x 8

    One ARm Rowing:

    65 x 8, 75 x 6, 75 x 6

    Rev Wrist curls

    30 x 10, 40 x 10, 40 x 10

    Hyper extensions, weighted

    20 Kgs x 10, 20 x 10, 20 x 10

    Felt **** in the gym, but I can feel that my strength has gone up the last week, so I even managed to increase some weights last night.

    Gonna lift again tonight as I won't get to tomorrow as I'm off to the snow for the weekend.

    Wish I could sleep a bit better though.

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    Why is half your workout in pounds and half in kilograms?

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    That's the way the gym is set up, we have loads of dumbbells and barbells in pounds, and then some machines that are in kgs and then an olympic bar which is in kgs that I use for bench, squat and deads.

    I'm used to everything in kgs, and it took a while to get into lbs, but I kinda have the hang of the gym now, found my way at last!!

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    God I feel like $hit...... I can't stop blowing my nose and coughing, damn I hate being sick!

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    Today is meant to be Chest, ticeps anbd shoulders but I'm not gonna train, I've to leave work early and meet the guys for a 6 hour drive to the snow. Add to that that I feel totally **** with a really bad cold, I really shouldn't be going anywhere this weekend, but I kinda have to, anyway, will do me good to get out of the city for a few days.

    Might do my shoulder good to miss a session, haven't done bench press in over a week and it's feeling better so might be a good idea.

    Sounds like I'm making loads of excuses..aaagghh!!!

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    goldenseal tea, if you can get that in Oz will help witht he cold.
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