The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Avatar's Slow Gain Journal - v.2

    An intro and some new info

    Well time to try and start putting on some size. I'm gonna shoot for 1lb weight gain tops / week. This phase will be 7 weeks total. The training I'll be following is the "Muscle Media Bench Press Program". I've had good success with it in the past so I'll give it another shot. Here is a link to the nuts and bolts of this program:

    http://www.musclemedia.com/training/...benchintro.asp

    Its a pretty long read. In basic terms I train chest twice a week. One time it's lower weight with more reps. The other time its higher weight with lower reps. With some negative reps here and there. The program trains all body parts but focuses on upping the chest strength. I had noticeable hypertrophy all the way all last time I did this. I had sufficient cals though to go along with it.

    For reference to my previous cutting journal (v.1):

    Avatar's mini cutting phase - journal v.1

    Here is a current pic of myself, taken january 18th:
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    "They will spend their nights dreaming of six-pack
    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    Day 1 of 49
    Monday, January 20, 2003


    Diet:

    Ha.. didn't start out as planned today. I had quizno's subs for lunch with my friends. Damn those things are sooo good. I've already gained a bit of fat and holding some water now since the last few days of horrible eating. I gotta get strict starting now.

    I probably ate about 3000 calories in total today. Tomorrow I'll be shooting for 2000, and will gradually up it as the days and weeks go on.

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    Training (Chest, Shoulders, Triceps):

    BB Bench Press - 165x6, 180x5, 180x5, 185x4, 185x4
    DB Bench Press - 60x8, 70x5
    DB Lateral Raises - 25x8, 25x9
    EZ Skulls - 65x8, 75x8

    Comments: I'm using a 1RM of 215 for this program. My real 1RM is about 225 right now but I find its better to under-shoot my 1RM with this program. After the 7 weeks are finished, my 1RM should be at least 240.
    "They will spend their nights dreaming of six-pack
    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    Hiya... I'll be watching your progress here - be interested if this program really puts 50 lbs on your bench...

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    hey fuzz. I did the program last year and it put on about 30 lbs. I'll be happy with that much progress again. Not sure if I'll get it though cause I expect to eat a lil less and gain a lil more slowly this time around. Stay tuned and we shall find out..
    "They will spend their nights dreaming of six-pack
    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    Good luck with the gain Andy

    Will you be posting a front on pic?
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    Good luck with your weight gain
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    Yep good luck Avatar. You certainly are lean enough now. NOW PACK ON SOME SIZE LOL....so you can get the wimmens.
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    Fangel: that was actually the only pose I took that day.

    Thanks for all the encouragement guys.
    "They will spend their nights dreaming of six-pack
    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    Day 2 of 49
    Tuesday, January 21, 2003


    Slept in and missed my first 3 classes today.. my body definately needed that though. Ended up getting like 8 hours sleep.

    Diet:

    Meal 1: 10:15: 50g Oatmeal (209,37,8,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    6 tbsp Egg Whites (47,0.8,10,0)
    6g Peanut Butter (38,1,2,3)

    Calories = 351
    Carbs = 40g
    Protein = 30g
    Fat = 7.5g

    Meal 2: 13:30: 1 pack Tuna (101,0,22,1.5)
    20g Almonds (116,4,4,10)

    Calories = 217
    Carbs = 4g
    Protein = 26g
    Fat = 11.5g

    Meal 3: 16:30: 50g Oatmeal (209,37,8,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    9 tbsp Egg Whites (70,1.2,15,0)
    6g Peanut Butter (38,1,2,3)

    Calories = 374
    Carbs = 41.2g
    Protein = 35g
    Fat = 7.5g

    Meal 4: 18:30: 100g Tuna (116,0,27,1)
    2oz Chicken (107,0,19,3)
    140g Salad (21,4.8,1,0.5)
    1 tsp Udo's Oil (68,0,0,7.5)

    Calories = 312
    Carbs = 4.8g
    Protein = 46g
    Fat = 12g

    Meal 5: 21:00: 4oz Salmon (206,0,29,9)
    175g Sweet Potato (180,42,3,0)

    Calories = 386
    Carbs = 42g
    Protein = 32g
    Fat = 9g

    Meal 6: 23:15: 100g Tuna (116,0,27,1)
    140g Salad (21,4.8,1,0.5)
    2 tsp Udo's Oil (135,0,0,15)

    Calories = 272
    Carbs = 4.8g
    Protein = 28g
    Fat = 16g

    6g caps Cod Liver Oil (54,0,0,6)

    Daily Total
    Calories = 1966
    Carbs = 137g = 28%
    Protein = 197g = 40%
    Fats = 69.5g = 32%


    Comments: Alright..thats more like it. I shot for 2000 cals with a 30/40/30 split. My off days will look like this for now, and my training days will be 2000 cals with a 40/40/20 split.

    As far as cheat meals will go from here on out, I'll be limiting them to 1 tops / week. I have a pizza fetish..but it would be best if I layed off that for a while..even while bulking. It doesn't do me any good. If I ate it in moderation that would be different. But I just fill my ****ing face with it. I'll have 1 cheat meal either this saturday or sunday. Maybe another Quizno's sub will be more appropriate. We'll see..

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    "They will spend their nights dreaming of six-pack
    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    looking good bro hit that chest arms are nice!
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    Hey Avatar, I'll definitely be keeping a watch on this journal. I've heard nothing but good things about the MM bench program but I've never heard of anybody actually adding 50 lbs. to their bench. Still, I plan on doing it on of these days.

    One question: When you did it in the past and as you are doing it currently did/are you following the non-bench days verbatim? I'm wondering if it'd be okay to do the bench days as written but do my own thing for legs and back days.
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    Bam Bam: ya my chest has always been slightly behind my arms. Hopefully bringing up my bench some here will do the trick.

    TMan: Ya I changed the routine a bit with success in the past. I like tossing in deadlifts when bulking. Here is the routine I'll be following for this cycle.

    Monday -- Chest/Shoulders/Triceps

    Bench Press (Workouts #1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13)
    DB Bench 2x8

    Dumbbell Side Raise - 2x8,8

    Lying Triceps Extension - 2x6,8

    Ab Crunches 2x15
    Side Crunches 1x15

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    Wednesday -- Back/Biceps/Calves

    Deadlifts - 2x6,8
    Chin-ups - 2x10,ASAP
    DB Row - 2x6,8

    Barbell Curl - 2x6,8
    Hammer Curls - 1x10

    Standing Calves - 2x15,ASAP
    Seated Calves - 1x15

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    Thursday -- Chest/Triceps/Abs

    Rotator-Cuff Exercise - 3x12-15

    Bench Press (Workouts #2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14)
    Weighted Dips 2x10,ASAP

    DB Leg Crunches 3x15

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    Saturday -- Quads/Hams/Biceps
    Squat - 2x6,8
    Leg Press - 2x6,8
    Leg Ext - 1x10
    Leg Curl - 2x6,8

    Barbell Curl - 2x6,8
    Hammer Curls - 1x10
    "They will spend their nights dreaming of six-pack
    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    Day 3 of 49
    Wednesday, January 22, 2003


    Sleep: 7 hours.

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    Diet:

    Meal 1: 8:00: 55g Oatmeal (209,37,8,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    6 tbsp Egg Whites (47,0.8,10,0)

    Calories = 313
    Carbs = 39.8g
    Protein = 28g
    Fat = 4.5g

    Meal 2: 11:00: 1 pack Tuna (101,0,22,1.5)
    20g Almonds (116,4,4,10)

    Calories = 217
    Carbs = 4g
    Protein = 26g
    Fat = 11.5g

    500mL Gatorade (154,38,0,0)
    1 scp Optimum Whey (110,3,20,1.5)
    Workout: 2:10-2:50

    Meal 3: 15:00: 1 Lean Body Bar (260,18,30,8)
    710mL Gatorade (185,45,0,0)

    Calories = 445
    Carbs = 63g
    Protein = 30g
    Fat = 8g

    Meal 1: 17:30: 55g Oatmeal (209,37,8,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    6 tbsp Egg Whites (47,0.8,10,0)

    Calories = 313
    Carbs = 39.8g
    Protein = 28g
    Fat = 4.5g

    Meal 6: 20:00: 100g Tuna (116,0,27,1)
    140g Salad (21,4.8,1,0.5)
    1 tsp Udo's Oil (68,0,0,7.5)

    Calories = 205
    Carbs = 4.8g
    Protein = 28g
    Fat = 9g

    Meal 6: 23:15: 100g Tuna (116,0,27,1)
    140g Salad (21,4.8,1,0.5)
    1 tsp Udo's Oil (68,0,0,7.5)

    Calories = 205
    Carbs = 4.8g
    Protein = 28g
    Fat = 9g

    6g caps Cod Liver Oil (54,0,0,6)

    Daily Total
    Calories = 2016
    Carbs = 196g = 39%
    Protein = 188g = 37%
    Fats = 54g = 24


    Comments: Drank a few gatorades prior and post workout because I trained with some friends at school today. Too costly to do that very often.

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    Training:

    Deadlifts - 255x6, 255x7
    Wide-Grip Pullups - BWx5,BWx7
    DB Rows - 60x8, 70x8
    BB Curls - 80x6, 70x8
    Hammer Curls - 30x12
    DB Leg Crunches - 10x15, 10x15, 10x15

    Comments: I don't like the feel of the school gym. Not a bad workout though. I could have put a lil more in it, but just couldn't get into it. I'll build on the lifts next workout.
    "They will spend their nights dreaming of six-pack
    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    Good luck with thte bulk Avatar. Lokks like you are off to a good start.

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    Day 4 of 49
    Thursday, January 23, 2003


    Just got home from work. What a long day. Woke up at 6:30am for school, and probably will be going to bed at 5:00am now the next day. Next two nights I work as well but I get sunday off and its the superbowl! I bet $50 on Tampa Bay with some friends. I'll probably have my cheat meal during the game. Of course its gotta be pizza...

    Sleep: 8.5 hours

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    Diet:

    Meal 1: 7:00: 50g Oatmeal (190,33,7,3.5)
    2 scp Simply Whey (115,4,20,2)

    Calories = 305
    Carbs = 37g
    Protein = 27g
    Fat = 5.5g

    Meal 2: 10:00: 1 pack Tuna (101,0,22,1.5)
    16g Almonds (93,3,3,8)

    Calories = 194
    Carbs = 3g
    Protein = 25g
    Fat = 9.5g

    Meal 3: 12:15: 2oz Chicken (107,0,19,3)
    1/4 cup Brown Rice (55,12,1,0.5)

    Calories = 162
    Carbs = 3g
    Protein = 20g
    Fat = 3.5g

    Meal 4: 4:30: 30g Dextrose (120,30,0,0)
    2 scp Optimum Whey (110,3,22,1.5)

    Calories = 230
    Carbs = 33g
    Protein = 22g
    Fat = 1.5g

    Workout: 4:50-5:30

    Meal 5 (post-workout): 5:50: 1 Myoplex (280,24,42,2)
    50g Banana (46,12,1,0)
    30g Dextrose (120,30,0,0)

    Calories = 446
    Carbs = 66g
    Protein = 43g
    Fat = 2g

    Meal 6: 7:00: 50g Oatmeal (190,33,7,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    6 tbsp Egg Whites (47,0.8,10,0)

    Calories = 294
    Carbs = 36g
    Protein = 27g
    Fat = 4.5g

    Meal 7: 10:00: 1 pack Tuna (101,0,22,1.5)
    16g Almonds (93,3,3,8)

    Calories = 194
    Carbs = 3g
    Protein = 25g
    Fat = 9.5g

    Meal 8: 1:00: 1 Lean Body Bar (260,18,30,8)

    Calories = 260
    Carbs = 18g
    Protein = 30g
    Fat = 8g

    Meal 9: 4:30: 100g Tuna (116,0,27,1)
    140g Salad (21,4.8,1,0.5)

    Calories = 137
    Carbs = 4.8g
    Protein = 28g
    Fat = 1.5g

    6g caps Cod Liver Oil (54,0,0,6)

    Daily Total
    Calories = 2276
    Carbs = 204g = 36%
    Protein = 247g = 43%
    Fats = 51.5g = 20%


    Comments: Because I was up for nearly 24 hours straight today, I felt I needed to expand my caloric intake for the day. So I pumped it up 300 for a total of 2276kcal, spread over 9 meals.

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    Training (Rotator Cuff, Chest, Calves):

    Weighed in at 169.5lbs today. I'll check my weight every thursday or friday afternoon at the gym (depending on which day I'm working out) and determine from there if I need to up calories or keep them the same for the upcoming week.

    DB Vertical Rotators - 3 sets of 10
    DB Horizontal Rotators - 3 sets of 15
    BB Bench - 185x3, 185x3, 200x2, 200x2, 220x1 negative
    Dips - +10x10, BWx12
    Standing Calves - 235x10, 235x9
    Seated Calves - 165x8

    Comments: Followed the prescribed workout #2 bench session. Starting to feel stronger already in the gym. Could be psychological, or from starting to load the creatine, or from my body getting more calories then its used to. Probably a combination of all three.

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    Supplements:

    15g Creatine

    Comments: I've started loading creatine. I'll be trying to take 20g for 5 straight workout days, then down to a maintenance of 5g only on workout days.
    "They will spend their nights dreaming of six-pack
    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    Day 5 of 49
    Friday, January 24, 2003


    Sleep: 10 hours (8+2 hour nap)

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    Diet:

    Meal 1: 2:00: 55g Oatmeal (209,37,8,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    9 tbsp Egg Whites (70,1.2,15,0)
    6g Peanut Butter (38,1,2,3)

    Calories = 374
    Carbs = 41.2g
    Protein = 35g
    Fat = 7.5g

    Meal 2: 4:15: 55g Oatmeal (209,37,8,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    1/2 cup Cottage Cheese 2% (108,6,15,2.5)

    Calories = 374
    Carbs = 45g
    Protein = 33g
    Fat = 7g

    Meal 1: 7:00: 100g Tuna (116,0,27,1)
    6 tbsp Egg Whites (47,0.8,10,0)
    140g Salad (21,4.8,1,0.5)
    2 tsp Udo's Oil (135,0,0,15)

    Calories = 272
    Carbs = 5.6g
    Protein = 38g
    Fat = 16g

    Meal 3: 10:00: 4oz Salmon (206,0,29,9)
    175g Sweet Potato (180,42,3,0)

    Calories = 386
    Carbs = 42g
    Protein = 32g
    Fat = 9g

    Meal 2: 1:00: 1 pack Tuna (101,0,22,1.5)
    20g Almonds (116,4,4,10)

    Calories = 217
    Carbs = 4g
    Protein = 26g
    Fat = 11.5g

    Meal 6: 4:00: 100g Tuna (116,0,27,1)
    140g Salad (21,4.8,1,0.5)
    2 tsp Udo's Oil (135,0,0,15)

    Calories = 272
    Carbs = 4.8g
    Protein = 28g
    Fat = 16g

    6g caps Cod Liver Oil (54,0,0,6)

    Daily Total
    Calories = 1996
    Carbs = 141g = 27%
    Protein = 192g = 39%
    Fats = 69g = 31%


    Comments: I'm gonna start taking a shake about 4 hours after falling asleep each night. That'll knock my total calories to 2100 / day for now.

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    Training:

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    "They will spend their nights dreaming of six-pack
    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    Great start man! Way to go! Oh and since no one has done it yet:

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    Day 6 of 49
    Saturday, January 25, 2003


    Updating a lil late today. All afternoon I was playing Grand Theft Auto 3: Vice City for PS2. Pretty cool game. And I didn't feel like doing it this morning when I got home from work cause it was a 13 hour shift.

    Sleep: 7 hours

    Diet:

    7:30- 2 scp Optimum Whey (110,3,22,1.5)

    Calories = 110
    Carbs = 3g
    Protein = 22g
    Fat = 1.5g

    11:30- 50g Oatmeal (190,33,7,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    6 tbsp Egg Whites (47,0.8,10,0)

    Calories = 294
    Carbs = 35.8g
    Protein = 27g
    Fat = 4.5g

    2:30(pre w/o)- 30g Dextrose (120,30,0,0)
    2 scp Optimum Whey (110,3,22,1.5)

    Calories = 230
    Carbs = 33g
    Protein = 22g
    Fat = 1.5g

    Workout: 2:45-3:30

    3:45(post w/o)- 1 Myoplex (280,24,42,2)
    50g Banana (46,12,1,0)
    30g Dextrose (120,30,0,0)

    Calories = 446
    Carbs = 66g
    Protein = 43g
    Fat = 2g

    4:45- 50g Oatmeal (190,33,7,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    6 tbsp Egg Whites (47,0.8,10,0)

    Calories = 294
    Carbs = 36g
    Protein = 27g
    Fat = 4.5g

    7:30- 1 pack Tuna (101,0,22,1.5)
    16g Almonds (93,3,3,8)

    Calories = 194
    Carbs = 3g
    Protein = 25g
    Fat = 9.5g

    10:00- 3oz Salmon (154,0,22,7)
    100g Sweet Potato (103,24,2,0)

    Calories = 257
    Carbs = 24g
    Protein = 24g
    Fat = 7g

    1:00- 1 pack Tuna (101,0,22,1.5)
    16g Almonds (93,3,3,8)

    Calories = 194
    Carbs = 3g
    Protein = 25g
    Fat = 9.5g

    3:45: 1 Lean Body Bar (260,18,30,8)

    Calories = 260
    Carbs = 18g
    Protein = 30g
    Fat = 8g

    6:45- 100g Tuna (116,0,27,1)
    140g Salad (21,4.8,1,0.5)

    Calories = 137
    Carbs = 4.8g
    Protein = 28g
    Fat = 1.5g

    6g caps Cod Liver Oil (54,0,0,6)

    Daily Total
    Calories = 2470
    Carbs = 227g = 37%
    Protein = 273g = 44%
    Fats = 55.5g = 20%


    Comments: Wow.. what a lot of meals yesterday. My goal for this bulk is to get some protein in every 3 hours tops in the day. Every 4 hours while sleeping. I'm doing well so far. 10 meals in total yesterday.

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    Training (Quads, Hams, Biceps):

    BB Squats - 185x6, 185x8
    Leg Press - 400x5, 350x8
    Leg Curls - 120x6, 120x11.5
    BB Curls - 80x7, 70x9
    Incline Hammer Curls - 25x8

    Comments: I was pleased with this workout. No pains at all. Started a bit light, but I'll be able to move the weight up nicely every week from here. Good starting point. On the biceps I got an extra rep out on both sets, from the previous days workout. May raise the weight a bit on the curls this wednesday.

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    Supplements:

    20g Creatine (5gx4 servings)

    Comments: Two more workout days left of loading.
    "They will spend their nights dreaming of six-pack
    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    Day 7 of 49
    Sunday, January 26, 2003


    Woohoo Tampa won the superbowl. Thats $50 bones for me. At least it wasn't a blowout like it was starting out to be.

    Sleep: 7 hours

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    Diet:

    Meal 1: 2 scp Optimum Whey
    Meal 2: 1 bagel, 1 whole egg, 6 tbsp egg whites, 1 slice cheese
    Meal 3: 60g Oatmeal, 1 tbsp PB, 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese, 1 scp Simply Whey
    Meal 4: 4 slices Pizza, 1 pack Crazy Bread, 1 medium Iced Cappucino
    Meal 5: 70g Oatmeal, 1 tbsp PB, 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese, 1 scp Simply Whey
    Meal 6: 2 scp Optimum Whey

    Comments: Well ended up eating too much today. Plan was too have 1 cheat meal. Which I did, the pizza. But the rest of the meals were a lil too big in portion. Felt really disgusting by the end of the night. Lets see..ate about 3500-3800 calories. I guess it wasn't too too bad, but still a lot for wanting to maintain my bf while gaining weight. Next week's goal is either I just have something like a sub for a cheat meal, or if I'm gonna have pizza, then keep the rest of the meals to smaller portions.

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    Training:

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    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

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    Day 8 of 49
    Monday, January 27, 2003


    Thats weird.. I posted day 8 last night..and now its not showing. I'm gonna re-type some of it but make it shorter than I had yesterday because I wanna go and nap.

    Sleep: 9.5 hours (6.5+3 hour nap)

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    Diet:

    7:00- 50g Oatmeal (190,33,7,3.5)
    2 scp Simply Whey (115,4,20,2)

    Calories = 305
    Carbs = 37g
    Protein = 27g
    Fat = 5.5g

    10:00- 1 pack Tuna (101,0,22,1.5)
    16g Almonds (93,3,3,8)

    Calories = 194
    Carbs = 3g
    Protein = 25g
    Fat = 9.5g

    12:30- 50g Oatmeal (190,33,7,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    6 tbsp Egg Whites (47,0.8,10,0)

    Calories = 294
    Carbs = 35.8g
    Protein = 27g
    Fat = 4.5g

    5:30- 30g Dextrose (120,30,0,0)
    2 scp Optimum Whey (110,3,22,1.5)

    Calories = 230
    Carbs = 33g
    Protein = 22g
    Fat = 1.5g

    Workout: 5:50-6:40

    7:00(post w/o)- 1 Myoplex (280,24,42,2)
    50g Banana (46,12,1,0)
    30g Dextrose (120,30,0,0)

    Calories = 446
    Carbs = 66g
    Protein = 43g
    Fat = 2g

    6:00- 50g Oatmeal (190,33,7,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    6 tbsp Egg Whites (47,0.8,10,0)

    Calories = 294
    Carbs = 35.8g
    Protein = 27g
    Fat = 4.5g

    11:15- 100g Tuna (116,0,27,1)
    140g Salad (21,4.8,1,0.5)
    1 tsp Udo's Oil (68,0,0,7.5)

    Calories = 205
    Carbs = 4.8g
    Protein = 28g
    Fat = 9g

    6g Cod Liver Oil (54,0,0,6)

    Daily Total
    Calories = 2022
    Carbs = 215g = 43%
    Protein = 199g = 39%
    Fats = 42.5g = 19%


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    Training:

    BB Bench Press - 170(6)x6, 180(5)x5, 180(5)x5, 190(4)x4
    DB Bench Press - 70x8, 70x6
    DB Lateral Raises - 30x6.5, 25x8+2 partial reps
    EZ SKulls - 80x6, 75x11
    DB Leg Raises - 10x15, 10x15, 10x9

    Comments: The # in brackets is the amount of reps I was supposed to hit on each bench press set. As noted, I successfully put up all of the required reps this session.

    Workout lasted 50 minutes in total.

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    Supplements:

    20g creatine (5gx4 servings)
    "They will spend their nights dreaming of six-pack
    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    Avatar, journal looks great. Diet looks solid. I know exactly what you mean when it comes to pizza. That's always been my weakness too. It wouldn't be so bad to have a slice or two but it's just so damn hard to stop there. I figure I'm doing well if I don't polish off an extra large.

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    Originally posted by Mik
    Avatar, journal looks great. Diet looks solid. I know exactly what you mean when it comes to pizza. That's always been my weakness too. It wouldn't be so bad to have a slice or two but it's just so damn hard to stop there. I figure I'm doing well if I don't polish off an extra large.
    ya I'm hooked on the stuffed crust pizza from pizza hut right now. Found out today that the cheese they put in the crust is actually cheese strings. Its so damn good.

    Lately I've been getting a medium stuffed crust from pizza hut and on the way home pick up a pack of crazy bread, crazy sauce, and ranch sauce from little caesars. That ranch sauce they have is the best damn thing to dip pizza in. Actually I think any food would taste good with that ranch on it.
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    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    Day 9 of 49
    Tuesday, January 28, 2003


    Sleep: 9.75 hours (6.5+3.15 hour nap)

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    Diet:

    3:00- 2 scp Optimum Whey (110,3,22,1.5)

    Calories = 110
    Carbs = 3g
    Protein = 22g
    Fat = 1.5g

    7:00- 50g Oatmeal (190,33,7,3.5)
    2 scp Simply Whey (115,4,20,2)

    Calories = 305
    Carbs = 37g
    Protein = 27g
    Fat = 5.5g

    10:00- 1 Lean Body Bar (260,18,30,8)
    1 small Yogurt (73,13,5,0)

    Calories = 333
    Carbs = 31g
    Protein = 35g
    Fat = 8g

    12:45- 1 pack Tuna (101,0,22,1.5)
    20g Almonds (116,4,4,10)

    Calories = 217
    Carbs = 4g
    Protein = 26g
    Fat = 11.5g

    3:15- 50g Oatmeal (190,33,7,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    6 tbsp Egg Whites (47,0.8,10,0)

    Calories = 294
    Carbs = 35.8g
    Protein = 27g
    Fat = 4.5g

    6:00- 50g Oatmeal (190,33,7,3.5)
    1 scp Simply Whey (57,2,10,1)
    6 tbsp Egg Whites (47,0.8,10,0)

    Calories = 294
    Carbs = 35.8g
    Protein = 27g
    Fat = 4.5g

    8:30- 100g Tuna (116,0,27,1)
    140g Salad (21,4.8,1,0.5)
    1 tsp Udo's Oil (68,0,0,7.5)

    Calories = 205
    Carbs = 4.8g
    Protein = 28g
    Fat = 9g

    11:15- 100g Tuna (116,0,27,1)
    140g Salad (21,4.8,1,0.5)
    2 tsp Udo's Oil (135,0,0,15)

    Calories = 272
    Carbs = 4.8g
    Protein = 28g
    Fat = 16.5g

    6g Cod Liver Oil (54,0,0,6)

    Daily Total
    Calories = 2084
    Carbs = 156.2g = 30%
    Protein = 220g = 42%
    Fats = 67g = 29%


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    Training:

    Cardio in gym class

    Comments: Did a lot of running and some wrestling and police take downs in gym class today. I slightly pulled my back and my right chest was a bit sore. yes the pec minor that was pulled a few weeks back. hopefully this doesn't persist. The good news is I didn't lose a match, and I took out two guy's knees by accident when we were locked up. So I didn't get the worst of it today..hehe.

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    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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    Good luck with the MM program. I wish we still had a Little Caesar's in town.

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    Day 10 of 49
    Wednesday, January 29, 2003


    Sleep: 8.5 (6.5 + 2 hour nap)

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    Diet:

    Day was regular until supper. Went and had a large quizno's sub. My plan is to attempt to cut out pizza on weekends and instead have two quizno's meals each week. I find subs don't put on the fat nearly as fast as pizza does for me. We'll see how it goes.

    Probably ate about 3200 calories today.

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    Training:

    Deadlifts - 260x6, 265x8
    Wide-Grip Pull-ups - BWx5, BWx5
    DB Rows - 85x8, 90x10
    BB Curls - 85x3, 70x8
    Incline Hammers Curls - 30x9

    Comments: I had my sub a few hours before my workout and holy **** did I ever have a ton of energy.

    For pullups I was planning to add 5 lbs to my pullups at 5 reps each week but I forgot my chain belt. So today I just used my body weight, and will start adding weight next week.

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    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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