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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. #51
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    Michael, good job with the 565! You are getting so much bigger/ stronger!

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    You don't have to set PRs on true lifts everytime in. In fact, the majority of the time you won't. Just focus in on the alternate ME lifts and when you come back to bench you'll be fine.

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    Brittany: Thanks the support babe.

    Saturday Fever: Yeah I know what youre saying man, it was just a let down because I have tried for more than 325 on a few occasions now and for some reason I am not having much success at all. I am really trying to hit 350 within the next few months and to make that possible I feel like I need to work on a lot of lockouts. I have been failing halfway up and around 4-5" before lockout. Also going to hit up some suspended bench a lot and see how that goes.

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    • Diet/Supplements

      Meal 1: granola bar, 2% milk, multi-vitamin/mineral, 2 Zantrex-3
      Meal 2: 2 granola bars
      Meal 3: 1 isopure shake
      Meal 4: macaroni & cheese, organic soda
      Meal 5: 2 slices pizza
      Meal 6: 1 slice pizza

      Estimated Calories: ~3600
    • Training---Rest
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      Training Length: N/A.
      Sleep: 7 hours
      Weight: N/A.
      Pain/Soreness: Ouch! Chest and back are stiff. Pecs especially are really hurting, jeez.
    • General Comments

      Felt pretty good today I think, I dont know. I know that I ate way too damn much, way too damn late, lol. Oh well, whatever. Ill live I guess. I really cannot afford to be packing in 4000 calories on non-training days. I am not sure what the hell I am thinking. Oh well, whatever. Really have this fat-phobia for some reason. Especially as summer is just around the corner. Strength is still a big deal to me but I dont want to be a fat pig this summer.

      By the way, saw the movie "A Beautiful Mind" last night, AWESOME movie.
    Last edited by MonStar; 04-12-2003 at 05:25 PM.

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    Hey man, hows it going???
    You'll hit the 325 in no time! I hope to be doing the same very soon (if the muscle strain in my back doesn't hinder my plans).

    I have a question for you though......how is that 4000 calories????
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    I agree on the movie, Crowe ended up robbing himself so to speak - he should of got an Oscar.

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    Originally posted by Sheik
    I have a question for you though......how is that 4000 calories????
    Bump...even though this has already been brought up.
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    Sheik: Hey man, Ill quote my meals and put in (-) after each meal how many calories it was. Also, I have already hit 325 on bench. I want 330-335. Thanks for the support though. I would love to smoke 350 by mid-summer.

    Meal 1: granola bar, 2% milk, multi-vitamin/mineral, 2 Zantrex-3 (600)
    Meal 2: 2 granola bars (400)
    Meal 3: 1 isopure shake (200)
    Meal 4: macaroni & cheese, organic soda (1300)
    Meal 5: 2 slices pizza (1000)
    Meal 6: 1 slice pizza (500)
    I ate an entire box of macaroni & cheese deluxe, so that was 1100 calories in itself. Followed that with an organic soda, 200 calories. The pizza was from Papa John's, extra cheese with hot peppers. ~500 a slice. So its all good, lol.

    CoCoa: Agreed man, awesome movie.

    Magnus: Quoted above with my calories from each meal.

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    Quick diet questions: If a granola bar is 200 cals, then you had almost 4 cups of 2% in your first meal? And how BIG are Papa John's slices!!!?

    *Goes and orders pizza*
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    Magnus: Hey man, the granola bar in Meal 1 was 300 calories, and I had 20 oz. of 2% milk. So the milk alone was what? Something like ~290-300 calories if I am doing my math right. Papa John's pizza isnt HUGE I dont think, I dont know. Normal slices, lol.

    ACTUALLY, Magnus, youre right. I just looked up Pizza Hut slices and Papa John's is definitely no larger than them. And they range about 300-400 a slice. Make that around 3600 calories yesterday, my fault man.

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    • Diet/Supplements

      Meal 1: scrambled eggs, 1 bacon strip, grits, toast, multi-vitamin/mineral
      Meal 2: organic cookie
      Meal 3: 1 luna bar
      Meal 4: isopure protein shake
      Meal 5: macaroni & cheese, organic soda
      Preworkout: 25 mg. ephedrine hcl, 2 Zantrex-3
      During Workout: 20 oz. Gatorade + 5g creatine + 5g glutamine + 1/2 tsp. salt
      Postworkout: 1 serving whey protein, 1 serving Cell-Tech, 200 mg. r-ALA
      Meal 9: 3 veggie egg rolls, 3 slices pizza

      Estimated Calories: ~5500
    • Training---DE Squat/Deadlift

      Box Squats:

      225 x 3 (3), 275 x 2, 315 x 1

      Some good sets here today of box squats. I was happy with my explosion off the box. Worked out with a big guy that is an ex-powerlifter. He really knew his sh*t about powerlifting, damn. Guy has met Louie Simmons and all of the Westside guys. Anyway, all 5 sets off the box were good. Once I felt the box, exploded up. Box is around 13-14" off the ground I would say. A good 3-4" below parallel for me. Anyway, 315 flew up like it was nothing, nice.

      Deadlifts:

      275 x 3 (3), 315 x 2, 405 x 1

      Some good sets of speed deadlifts today I think, really got my form down PERFECT on these today. I was very happy to have this ex-powerlifter (didnt even get his name, lol) help me with my form. I really concentrated on arching my back, keeping my chest out/up, and keeping my hips down. Helped out a TON! 275 for 3 triples was awesome. 315 for for a double was cake. And 405 felt like NOTHING. With good form I think I am a hell of a lot stronger in deadlifts.

      Rope Cable Pull-throughs:

      Stack x 8 (3)

      Eh, not too much to say here. Used the whole cable stack, wow. Not exciting at all, lol. Decent contractions, I guess.

      Nautilus Leg Extensions:

      Stack x 8 (3)

      Not too much to say here either. Really got some nice quad contractions I think. I was pleased. Legs actually got pretty exhausted from these 3 sets.

      Seated Calf Raises:

      6 Plates x 15 (3), 4 Plates x 25

      Some good sets of seated calf raises today. Started off with six 45s for 3 sets of 15 reps. Really good sets today. Calves were friggin' beat. Dropped down to 4 plates for 25 reps, to finish my calves up. Calves were burnin' after all 4 sets.

      Nautilus Crunches:

      200 x 8 (2)

      Some good sets of ab crunches to finish up my workout today I think. Didnt really have much time to do these, lol, my gym was closing. Hit up 2 quick sets with 200 lbs. Abs got some good contractions I think.
    • Miscellaneous

      Training Length: 55 minutes
      Sleep: 7 hours
      Weight: 227 lbs. (gym)
      Pain/Soreness: OW! Still sore today, lol. Pecs are friggin' aching like crazy. Goign to have to take it easy tomorrow, thats for sure.
    • General Comments

      Felt OKAY today I guess, I dont know. I think that I was getting used to the ephedrine energy for a long time. And now that I am ONLY taking in preworkout I feel like its really hitting me hard. Feeling lethargic during the day, etc. Ill start to get more energy I think as I get used to the ephedrine not always being in my system. See how things go. I REALLY want to hit 6 plates on deadlift in the next month or so. Damn that would be great.
    Last edited by MonStar; 04-12-2003 at 11:37 PM.

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    Originally posted by MonStar


    Meal 1: scrambled eggs, 1 bacon strip, grits, toast,
    where you from the projects? eating grits kid hehe

    and form can make a world of difference on deads and squats, im learning that lesson now.

    and 227? uh oh weighing more than me now son

    much luck being back on westsiide
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    kook: Haha, yeah grits baby! Gotta love 'em. And youre absolutely right about the friggin' form thing. Especially on deadlifts. Just today sticking out my chest seemed to make a HELL of a difference. I pulled 4 plates today like it was the friggin' bar. Thats how I want to feel eventually with 5 plates, lol. Yeah 2-f*cking-27 lbs. It is really honestly starting to get out of hand to be honest. I am going to start adding some cardio to my routine to help with dropping some flab. See how things go with that. Thanks for the post kook.

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    • Diet/Supplements

      Meal 1: hot pocket, 2% milk, multi-vitamin/mineral
      Preworkout: 25 mg. ephedrine hcl, 2 Zantrex-3
      During Workout: 20 oz. Gatorade + 5g creatine + 5g glutamine + 1/2 tsp. salt
      Postworkout: 1 serving whey protein, 1 serving Cell-Tech, 200 mg. r-ALA
      Meal 5-7: macaroni & cheese salad, coconut pie, potato salad, ham, dinner rolls, cranberry juice
      Meal 8: apple pie + cool whip
      Meal 9: turkey sandwich, potato chips

      Estimated Calories: ~4500
    • Training---DE Bench

      Flat Barbell Presses:

      135 x 3 (3), 185 x 2 (2), 225 x 1

      EH, not too much to say here. Need to work on my bar speed big time I think. Really suffering for some reason. I dont know why I cannot get the bar moving as quickly as I would like it to. Damnit.

      Nautilus Incline Presses:

      Stack x 8 (5)

      Some good sets here today I think. Trying to up the volume a bit and burn off some more friggin' calories. Used the stack for 5 sets of 8. Chest was aching, damn. Really like these a lot. The seem to hit my pecs and front delts pretty good.

      One-arm Cable Lateral Raises:

      50 x 8/8 (4)

      Nice sets here today, again some more volume. Really blasted my side delts very well. Minimal rest periods between the sets too, so that was good. Delts were really pumped up, lol. I could feel them throbbing, that was a little weird.

      One-arm Cable Pressdowns:

      100 x 8/8 (4)

      Nice sets of pressdowns today, backed off a lot on the weight and focused on my contractions and my ROM. Damn good sets today. Triceps really felt exhausted, which was nice. Hopefully I wont get extremely sore from these.

      Bentover Underhand Cambered-bar Rows:

      285 x 5, 325 x 2.5!, 265 x 8, 235 x 10

      AWESOME sets of bentover Yates style rows today!! Tried some overhand rows and then tried and underhand grip. I felt it much more in my lats with an underhand grip. Going to be going with the med./heavy/light/lighter set scheme for a while. Started off with 285 for 5, NICE lat contractions. 325 for a double! New PB, with an underhand grip. Dropped down to 265 for 8, and then 235 for 10. Lats were pumped up, and exhausted.

      Standing Barbell Curls:

      185 x 1!, 135 x 5, 95 x 10

      Wow, I was friggin' excited about this. Hit 185!! Obviously some body English, lol. Too much body English if you ask me. But hey, I still curled 185, lol. Nice slow negative that tore my biceps up. Dropped down to 135 for 5, minimal rest, ouch! Finished up with 95 for 10. 95 lbs. even felt like a lot, lol, my biceps were dead.
    • Miscellaneous

      Training Length: 45 minutes
      Sleep: 7 hours
      Weight: 222 lbs. (gym)
      Pain/Soreness: Chest is still friggin' stiff today, damnit. Really bothers me because it has been sore for a WHILE now, not sure what the problem is.
    • General Comments

      Feel good today I think, I dont know. I am really really going to start going easier on my DE days. The last time I did Westside I was going WAY too heavy on my speed days, and then heavy again on my max days. Obviously not the best idea in the world. Going to try and back off the weights and stay shy of failure on DE days. Going heavy on lats though twice a week, need them to GROW!
    Last edited by MonStar; 04-13-2003 at 10:14 PM.

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    Originally posted by MonStar
    Weight: 227 lbs. (gym)
    Originally posted by MonStar
    Weight: 222 lbs. (gym)
    Damn! A five pound fluctuation in one day? Was one at night and one in the morning or something?
    5-9 170

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    how much is cambered bar.. 25 lbs?

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    Originally posted by MonStar

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    Bentover Underhand Cambered-bar Rows:

    285 x 5, 325 x 2.5!, 265 x 8, 235 x 10

    AWESOME sets of bentover Yates style rows today!! Tried some overhand rows and then tried and underhand grip. I felt it much more in my lats with an underhand grip. Going to be going with the med./heavy/light/lighter set scheme for a while. Started off with 285 for 5, NICE lat contractions. 325 for a double! New PB, with an underhand grip. Dropped down to 265 for 8, and then 235 for 10. Lats were pumped up, and exhausted.
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    Yeah man i told you about changing that grip up.....I like that feeling better too....You can also hawl alot more weight.....Good job brotha.......

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    ryan: Yeah, LOL, I didnt even really notice that. Well Saturday night I trained around 6:00 PM, and then Sunday I trained early around 11:00 AM. But still, that is really strange. I dont know, I use the exact same scale every single time in the gym. Its the only scale in my gym actually. I weigh myself without my tennis shoes, by the way.

    AlexR: My gym has 3 cambered-bars, actually. The two smaller ones are 25 lbs. each, and the one that I use for the rows, which is a bit longer, is 35 lbs.

    pagan: Hey thanks a lot for the support man, appreciate it a ton. I do really really like bentover rows a lot. Talk about an awesome overall exercise. I think them in combination with supported rows will really be excellent in terms of lat hypertrophy. Well see what happens. I really would like to see my back grow a good bit in the next few months.

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    • Diet/Supplements

      Meal 1: granola bar, 2% milk, multi-vitamin/mineral, 2 Zantrex-3
      Meal 2: pork & beans + hot dog + macaroni & cheese, 1/2 oatmeal raisin cookie, skim milk
      Meal 3: 2 pop-tarts, grape juice
      Meal 4: 1 Wendy's cheeseburger, 1 Wendy's bacon cheeseburger, 1 Wendy's small frosty

      Estimated Calories: ~3200
    • Training---Rest
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      Training Length: N/A.
      Sleep: 8 hours
      Weight: N/A.
      Pain/Soreness: Not too sore today I dont think, feel pretty good actually. Legs are a little stiff nothing too bad. Everything else is just mildly stiff, not real soreness, thats good.
    • General Comments

      Feel good today I think, have class today from 10-12:30. Really looking forward to a good ME squat/deadlift workout. I cant decide at this point what I want my ME lift to be, well see what happens. I am thinking maybe suspended good mornings, or something along those lines. I dont really know at this point.. maybe even SLDLs.
    Last edited by MonStar; 04-14-2003 at 06:51 PM.

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    yo- just peeking in. i plan to start doing barbell rows again. gotta see how my forearm is doing though. ill start light and jump each week. man yo got me itching for a 300 mark now.
    Last edited by YoBrickWall; 04-14-2003 at 07:55 AM.

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    YoBrickWall: Yeah barbell rows are friggin' awesome man, talk about a great back exercise. I feel like bentover rows and supported rows are really helping me develop my lats. Good luck getting back into them. Personally, I prefer an underhand grip---but then again, everyone is different. Thanks for the post man.

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    Meal 2: porn & beans + hot dog + macaroni & cheese, 1/2 oatmeal raisin cookie, skim milk

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    Originally posted by MonStar
    Meal 2: porn & beans + hot dog + macaroni & cheese, 1/2


    Porn and Beans!
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    Porn, porn, the magical fruit!
    The more you watch the more you....

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