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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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    ga-reg-N-bee part II

    Well, It's a new year is just around the corner and I think it's time to get rededicated. I've been following the keto diet for a while now and I've gone from 320lbs to a low of 228lbs. Today I'm back at 235lbs. While being in college I had to stay mentally focused so a keto diet wasn't really something I could follow with. I stayed the same weight and my appearance has gotten better so I come to believe I've gained a bit of muscle while taking in more carbs so I guess it isn't a bad thing. I do still need to rededicate myself back to cutting and get down to a comfortable weight to bulk up on. With that said here is my split:

    Monday: Legs/abs
    Tuesday: Morning cardio
    Wednesday: Chest/Tri's/Shoulders
    Thursdays: Morning cardio
    Friday: Back/bi's
    Saturday: rest (cardio If I can fit it in)
    Sunday: cardio

    Diet: Keto

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    AST multi-vitamin
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    Creatine Monohydrate - post workout


    Stats: 6'0, 235lbs down from 320lbs.


    Goals: To get down to about 190lbs, oh and of course a deadlift of 405x5



    Picture of me today so I can track progress:
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    Last edited by gregnb; 12-20-2002 at 08:59 PM.
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    Congrats on losing all the fat.! It takes alot of hard work and dedication.

    luck w/ your new journal

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    Date: Friday, December 20th, 2002.

    Diet: Clean.

    Weight: 235 lbs

    Workout: Back/Bi's



    Deadlifts: 135x12 / 225x10 / 365x3

    Hmm, I'm totally pissed today about the deads because the gym owner told me to "NOT LET THE WEIGHT SLAM DOWN" so I had to let down the weight as quietly as I could. Bah, I was so pissed...


    Dumbell Rows: 60x12 / 70x10 / 80x8

    Pulldowns: 125x10 / 160x8

    Shrugs: 135x15 / 225x10 / 365x5

    Preacher Curls: 25x10 / 35x3

    Hammer Curls: 40x10 / 40x10



    Pretty decent workout.
    Last edited by gregnb; 12-21-2002 at 08:12 AM.
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    Thanks beastinv6, you're looking alot more cut from what I remember! Keep up the good work bro
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    Originally posted by beastin v6
    Congrats on losing all the fat.! It takes alot of hard work and dedication.

    luck w/ your new journal
    Took the words right out of my mouth. All I can add is...

    "damn...can't beat logic like that.
    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    Holy crap greg... what you've accomplished so far is amazing and certainly an inspiration for those in WBB!

    You've certainly got some good back and shoulder mass. Consider it a race between you and I to get to 405x5

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    Thanks GIS, I appreciate it!

    Oh, and the 405x5, it's on! :
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    Hmm, I'm totally pissed today about the deads because the gym owner told me to "NOT LET THE WEIGHT SLAM DOWN" so I had to let down the weight as quietly as I could. Bah, I was so pissed...
    Tell him to see if he can do it softly. When he can't tell him to piss off.

    Awesome job losing that weight man! That's amazing. Ya'll care if I join in this race to 405x5? My deadlift really needs some motivation and ya'll seem to be about where I am, if not maybe a little bit further along.
    Last edited by WillKuenzel; 12-20-2002 at 11:29 PM.
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    Good job on the deads man!! Nice work. Good luck with this journal man, Ill be checking it out.

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    Good luck with the journal and keep up the hard work.

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    Date: Saturday, 20th, 2002.

    Diet: Clean, but not enough food.

    Workout: None, rest day.

    Comments: Whew, I'm dead tired worked 9 hours today. I didn't have much time to eat so but I got in 3 good meals atleast. Thank God I won't be working next semester!
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    Date: Sunday, 22th, 2002.

    Diet: Clean, got a bit more food today

    Workout: None, rest day.

    Comments: Welp, worked another 8 hour shift today it was alright. I think I'm finally getting into ketosis with the sign of keto breath coming up. I can't wait to hit that morning cardio tommarow. The gym is going to be closed on tuesday/wednesday so I'm going to be doing chest/tri's/shoulders tommarow and back/bi's friday. No legs this week . I'm sure the deads will make up for them.
    Last edited by gregnb; 12-22-2002 at 08:12 PM.
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    Congrats on trimming down. That's a good deadlifting weight there. Sounds like you need something soft to set the weights down after deadlifting so it doesn't make a bunch of noise. May I suggest setting it down on the gym owner's feet?

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    Originally posted by Delphi
    Congrats on trimming down. That's a good deadlifting weight there. Sounds like you need something soft to set the weights down after deadlifting so it doesn't make a bunch of noise. May I suggest setting it down on the gym owner's feet?
    Hah, you wanna know the funny part? I'm using a mat man. Believe me I wanted to crack his skull !
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    good job on the amazing losses, the rest should be no prob.
    the beautiful babies are waiting greg.................
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    If it doesnt make dollars, then it doesnt make sense

    I never knew how skinny I was untill I started gaining a little weight

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    Originally posted by kAiXuan
    good job on the amazing losses, the rest should be no prob.
    the beautiful babies are waiting greg.................

    Oh word, what better motivation than that?
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    Date: Monday, December 23th, 2002.

    Diet: Clean.

    Workout: Chest/Shoulders/Tri's


    Flat bb bench: 135x12 / 135x12 / 225x3+1 negative / 185x6

    In a bit of a plateau with 225.


    Flat db bench: 50x10 / 60x5

    Military Presses: 95x8 / 135x6

    Wow, I was surpised about this today. I only got 4 reps last week..


    French Press: 55x8 / 65x5 / 75xno go..


    Was too tired at this point. Did some lame cable pushdowns as well and that's all.
    Last edited by gregnb; 12-23-2002 at 03:33 PM.
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    Date: Thursday, December 26th, 2002.

    Sleep: 11 hours.

    Supplements: 5g glutamine 2x, multi-vitamin 2x

    Diet: Clean, recovering from yesterday lol

    Workout: Empty stomach cardio this morning.

    Comments: Wow, yesterday was alot of fun with the family even though many didn't show due to the terrible weather we had. I ate pretty clean till the sweet stuff came out. I think I had a little too much but I felt good after cardio this morning. I ended up with a remote car starter for christmas and an electric shaver. Man, all the shavers I had before really sucked ass but this thing is great. It's a braun I think.. it's well worth the money.
    Last edited by gregnb; 12-26-2002 at 01:05 PM.
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    Do less reps at 135 and more in between 135 and 225 for a couple sessions, see if that helps with the plateau. Maybe something like this:

    135x6 135x6 185x4 225x?

    Good luck and good work.
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    Originally posted by Saturday Fever
    Do less reps at 135 and more in between 135 and 225 for a couple sessions, see if that helps with the plateau. Maybe something like this:

    135x6 135x6 185x4 225x?

    Good luck and good work.

    Hm, I'll give that a try but I've been thinking about this.. How about putting say 235 on and doing a couple negatives?
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    Negatives are one way to work through sticking points. Try those and what I said if the negatives don't work. If the plateau still exists, I'd be happy to toss out some more ideas for you.

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    Date: Friday, December 27th, 2002.

    Diet: Clean.

    Sleep: 10 hours.

    Workout: Back/Bi's


    Deadlifts: 135x6 / 225x12 / 365x4

    I need to bump up the warm-up weight it was so damn light. Now my final set pissed me off.. when I went for my 5th rep it just slid outa my hand. Grip is still an issue for me

    Dumbell Rows: 60x12 / 70x10 / 80x5

    Slowed down my pace resulted in less reps but it'll be better in the long run..

    Pulldowns: 112x12 / 150x8 / 170x7

    Shrugs: 135x15 / 225x10 / 365x5

    * No increase..

    Preacher Curls: 25x10 / 35x2

    Alternating Hammer Curls: 40x10

    Went for 50's but I was done..

    DB static holds: 70 for 50 seconds, 80 for 30 seconds.

    Comments: Hm, I think it's really about time I went out and bought that chalk..
    Last edited by gregnb; 12-27-2002 at 04:51 PM.
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    Date: Saturday, December 28th, 2002.

    Sleep: 7 Hours.

    Diet: Probably lack calories since I'll be at work all day.

    Workout: Empty Stomach cardio in the AM - 30 min.

    Comments: Went out last night didn't end up getting to much sleep. Went to some party some kid had a couple towns over. Everyone ending up finding out and he got real anal and started kicking kids out. I didn't drink at all.. it's been 3-4 months now but I ended up too.. I think it's been almost a year now anyway with that
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    Date: Sunday, December 29th, 2002.

    Sleep: 10 Hours.

    Diet: Clean.

    Workout: Rest day.

    Comments: Hm, been thinking about new years lately. I think I might drink not sure though. I don't really miss it at all anymore but it gets to you sometimes when you're at a party. Besides that only thing happening today is the killer DOMS. My back is sore as f*ck!
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    Date: Monday, December 30th, 2002.

    Diet: Clean.

    Sleep: 11 hours.

    Cardio: 30 minute low intenisty cardio on empty stomach.

    Workout: Light Legs/Abs

    Squats - Ass to floor: 135x12 / 225x8

    Leg press: 4 plates each side x 8 / 5 plates each side x 6

    Leg machine curls: 140x12 / 180x6

    Stiffed legged deadlifts: 135x12 / 225x10 / 320x1

    Smith machine calf raises: 2 plates each side x 8

    Threw in some new ab exercise felt pretty good. My abs are killing me..

    Comments: Well, this week is fu*cked up again! Gym is closed new years day of course so I'm gonna do chest tommarow. Made my leg day a light day because I haven't done legs in almost 3 weeks thanks to my ****ty schedule so I wanted to ease back into it.
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