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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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  1. #1
    HomeYield WillKuenzel's Avatar
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    HomeYield's gotta get serious

    Hopefully this will spark something in me to get my ass in gear. I feel that I've started slipping and I don't like that. I'm going to start posting my diet too but at the moment its too embarassing.

    At the moment my workouts are structured as:

    Monday: Back
    Tuesday: Chest
    Wednesday: Rest
    Thursday: Legs
    Friday: Shoulders
    Saturday: Rest
    Sunday: Rest

    The only steady things amongst these are pull-ups and dips. Other than that I don't know what I'm going to do until I get to the gym.

    I work nights so there may be times when I say today but it really meant yesterday and sometimes I'll say today and it really means today but not tomorrow. Hopefully this'll workout for me.
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    10-22-02 Chest

    I'm only posting working sets until I get a template so bear with me if you take the time to read this crap.

    Incline DB press:
    5 reps x 100lbs
    5 reps x 110lbs

    dips
    +145 x 5 reps
    +115 x 7 reps

    hammer strength machine (decline)
    10 x 180
    8 x 200

    incline flyes
    10 x 20lbs
    10 x 30lbs

    some kind of cable chest pressing torture apparatus
    drop set 1:
    6x100, 5x80, 6x60, 8x40
    drop set 2:
    6x90, 6x70, 8x50, 12x30

    At the end of this I felt good but I still feel like its too much volume. I'm trying to find the happy medium that I know exists somewhere. At any rate tomorrow (or today for you day people) is a day off. I'll evaluate my soreness and see.

    Calories: probably around 3000 just because of MRP's. I'm still trying to learn how to eat at night.

    weight: 195lbs. Its going back up but still down from a few weeks ago.
    Last edited by WillKuenzel; 10-23-2002 at 03:31 AM.
    What is elite?
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    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    pic

    for reference later
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    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    Yikes dude....you are HYOOGE. And strong!

    What are your stats? Well, unless you are like me and don't really care LOL.
    peace-

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    HomeYield WillKuenzel's Avatar
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    Thnx for the compliments!

    As far as 5'11" and 195lbs, I don't know the rest. No tape measure and I haven't checked my bf% in months.

    Due to an unfortunate recent incident, all workouts for the remainder of the week will have to be put on hold, but I'll be back Monday doing my favorite: back.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    Nice split HY its very similar to what I used to use. Worked well for me so I am sure youll have some success with it.

    dips
    +145 x 5 reps
    Crazy dip strength man---keep up the hard work. You look friggin' big in the attached pic. Maybe get up some measurements and all that.

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    Finally got back in the gym. I skipped leg day. I'm trying to get my adductor back up to strength. I pulled it doing lunges. At any rate, today's workout:

    Seated dumbbell presses
    4x5x90lbs
    1x4x90lbs

    upright rows SS w/ BB shrugs
    8x135lbs SS w/ 10x225lbs
    10x135lbs SS w/ 10x225lbs

    one set of heavy BB shrugs
    6x315lbs

    free motion shoulder press SS w/ calf machine shrugs
    drop set**
    5x150, 6x110, 6x80, 8x50 SS w/ 10x40, 10x60
    6x130, 5x100, 6x70, 8x40 SS w/ 10x60, 10x80, (30 sec rest), 10x100

    **I don't say lbs. here because I don't think they really are just whatever the numbers on the machine plates are

    reverse cable flyes SS w/ bent over reverse cable flyes
    2x (10x50 SS w/ 10x20)

    Some tricep work but nothing major. I'll give arms a day to themselves when I switch routines again in a month or so.

    Complaints: I have yet to find a CD player that won't quit cutting off on me. If it gets the slightest bump(well maybe a little more) it cuts off. Piece of ****!! This is the 3rd one I've tried. I spending more money on damn CD players. Any recommendations?

    Measurements to come soon. I've found a tape measure.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    Today was a nice rest day.

    Went to see the Carolina Panthers play. Which I must say sucked a big one. So many screw ups and ****ty plays there at the end. They could have won the damn game if they hadn't screwed up. But "if 'ifs' and 'buts' were candy and nuts what a wonderful Christmas we'd have." Better luck next time.

    Tomorrow's back day and I'm getting psyched for it. Its the best day of the week. That's why I have it on monday's. I'm thinking chins and powercleans tomorrow. Maybe some bent-over row if I'm feeling it after powercleans.

    I'm still waiting to start posting my diet once I get into the routine of working nights. I've gotta start buying my stuff at the grocery store and making the day before. Spending too much money eating out and taking it with me.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    Some measurements (all cold and flexed):

    Neck: 16.5"
    Shoulders: 50"
    Chest: 44.5"
    Arms: 16.5"
    Forearms: 12.5"
    Wrists: 6.5"
    Waist: 31"
    Thighs: 24.5"
    Calves: 16"
    Last edited by WillKuenzel; 11-05-2002 at 11:00 PM.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    10/28 Back day
    Throughtout this entire workout I toss in some kind of chins besides the weighted SS with bentover rows. I do somewhere in the neighborhood or 60-70 chins over the course of the entire workout.

    Power cleans
    4x185lbs
    4x185lbs
    3x205lbs

    Bentover row SS w/ wide grip chins
    6x225lbs. SS w/ 6x+55lbs
    6x225lbs. SS w/ 4x+70lbs

    hammer strength shrugs
    2x (10x280lbs(wide) SS w/ 10x280lbs(narrow))
    drop set [10x280, 10x230, 10x180, 10x90]

    Some standing cable curls were tossed in just for good measure. Overall this workout sucked, but my back felt pretty good the next day so I must have done something right.
    Last edited by WillKuenzel; 10-30-2002 at 06:56 AM.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    10/29 Chest day
    First I have to say I hate workingout in the afternoon. Way too many damn people in the gym.

    Incline DB press
    4x100lbs
    5x115lbs
    4x115lbs

    Dips
    4x+150lbs
    4x+135lbs
    6x+115lbs

    Flat BB press
    6x205lbs
    6x215lbs
    6x225lbs

    After that I was done. I felt I could have done lots more on bench but at that point my heart just wasn't into it. All the people around me were getting on my nerves and I just wanted to get the hell out.
    What is elite?
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    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    10/31 Leg Day

    This is where I completely suck. My legs need so much work.

    ATF squat
    10x135
    8x185

    Wide stance squats (parallel)
    6x225
    6x255
    8x185

    Walking lunges
    12x135 (6 each leg)
    12x165 (ditto)
    8x185 (4 each leg)

    Seated donkey like calf raise thingy
    6x415
    8x365
    8x315
    6x295, 10 extra partial reps

    Front ATF squats
    6x135
    6x135

    SLDL
    10x135
    10x185
    8x235

    Standing calf raises
    6xfull stack (it says 15 wow!!)
    6xfull stack
    6x12
    6x10
    6x8
    6x6 (barefeet)
    6x4 (barefeet)

    This workout sucked. I'd pulled my adductor a while back and my legs still haven't gotten back up to where they used to be. I was going to try to do leg press but it hurt enough almost to make me start crying (I'm such a baby).

    stuff that pissed me off
    I walk in and there is some idiot sitting on seated leg press machine reading a magazine. As I'm warming up for about 15 minutes he is still there reading. WTF is he doing? Doesn't do a freakin thing but sit there and read. Go to the damn house if you want to read your damn Good Housekeeping.

    So many freakin people on cell phones. This one freakin brat-ass idiot is during curls in the power rack. On top of that he is on the phone for over 30 minutes while standing in there. There was another squat rack at least but what the hell was he doing. Standing around, talking on the phone not doing a freakin thing, for 30 minutes. Noboby else really needed it but it the principle of the matter. Why doesn't anybody realize what the hell is going on?

    It must have been because it was freakin halloween but the gym was just packed with morons and idiots. As I was leaving I say some guy doing what I guess he thought was lat pulldowns. Man, if I did 'em the way he was doing them my hams and back would be so sore the next day. I don't understand. I don't understand. That's it I'm done ranting. Its not helping. Please ignore me.


    I need help with my legs. If anybody has any advice, I'd be very appreciative for any suggestions.
    What is elite?
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    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    Dips
    4x+150lbs
    4x+135lbs
    6x+115lbs
    Wow, crazy dipping strength HY. How much do you weigh man? I cant get over how damn strong your dips are. Do you flare your elbows or keep them close to your sides>?

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    Originally posted by MonStar


    Wow, crazy dipping strength HY. How much do you weigh man? I cant get over how damn strong your dips are. Do you flare your elbows or keep them close to your sides>?
    Today I weighed 193. I was weighing more, almost 200 but its dropped down over the past couple of weeks.

    On my dips my elbows normally stay pretty close. They're not directly by my side but probably closer in than flaring out.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    HomeYield WillKuenzel's Avatar
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    Here's a pic of some type of pose. Working on it at least:
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    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    Crappy webcam but here's my favorite. Yeah, sometimes I can be a bit conceited. Kiss my ass.
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    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    Looking big there bro! Great job man. Hey, do you live in Charlotte?
    peace-

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    And by the way, I wished I could help you with legs but mine aren't any good either.

    You are doing all the correct exercises. I'd say just get your strenght up and hope the size comes. That is what I'm trying.
    peace-

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    Originally posted by BennettBoy
    Hey, do you live in Charlotte?
    Yeah sure do. I'm orginally from the backwoods and this is a close to the city life as I can handle.

    just get your strenght up and hope the size comes. That is what I'm trying.
    That's what I thought but as always I was hoping for an easier way out. Just have to let 'em recover and blast 'em again.

    I may break them up into 2 different days (quads and hams) and see if I can get anything from that. I still looking at the exercises to try and do this. I'll keep it posted here if I change anything.

    Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by. Come on back now ya hear!
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    Looking damn good HY! Keep up the hard work man, seriously. I am definitely impressed. Back pose and all that looks good.

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    Backwoods where? Gastonia?
    peace-

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    Originally posted by BennettBoy
    Backwoods where? Gastonia?
    LOL, nah backwoods of Boone. Up in dem der hills. I was a mountain boy.

    Thanks for the compliments Monstar. I'm working on getting up to 220-230 and then I'd like to try and really cut. I'm going to start really bulking in the next couple of days and try to keep it up through until March or April when I may decide to cut. Just have to see if I can get that heavy.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    Looking pretty impressive there Homeyield. Sorry about the leg injury. It really sucks. My knees are kind of messed up so I always have to watch my leg workouts.
    ecDoesIt

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    Same here HY---I am going to try and get up to around 225 this winter with my abs still visible. Hopefully my new training program will get me there, well see what happens.

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    I'm wanting to get big but I've really started concentrating more on strength. Hopefully the size will come with it too but its not my number one priority anymore. I read over that training program and it looks like fun. I may have to do some research and look into it later. I really want to get my squat up first before I start concentrating on size again.

    Well I missed workingout today because some friends have come in for the weekend. So shoulders will have to wait until next week. I'm not as concerned about missing shoulders as I would be back or legs but it still feels weird not to workout.

    All that aside tomorrow I'm going to see Tool and Meshuggah. Man, that should be a freakin awesome show. I missed Meshuggah when they were on the Ozzfest tour because the son-of-a-bitch didn't come through Charlotte. What a loser. Who cares, Tool and Meshuggah. Tool baby!!
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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