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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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    I may not be big now, but i am drinking milk

    Does anyone remember those commercials from the 80's.....

    Well, i have never kept a journal before so here it goes.......

    Day 1)

    Chest/Tris

    flat barbell bench 135lbs X10 reps X5 sets
    seated dips 70lbs X10 X8 X8 X6
    incline bench 125lbs X8 X8 X8 X10
    dumbell fly's 20lbs X10reps X5 sets... but i may not have the right form on these

    tricep kickbacks 10lbs X10reps X5 sets, i know , weak..but i am getting used to the weights
    tricep pushdowns 45lbs X8 reps X4 sets
    french press 20lbs X10 reps X4 sets

    all in all for the first day, not bad, not great. I am more interested in my form than anything else, as the weights will come.

    Diet is below


    breakfast,
    1mulitvitamin
    2c skim milk
    1c blueberries
    1 tbsp olive oil
    3 egg whites
    1 whole egg
    1/2c dry rolled oats 705 cals , 22g fat, 83g carbs, 42g protein

    second breakfast (yes i am a halfling)
    2 HB eggs
    1 1/3 c Just Right cereal
    1c skim milk
    medium banana
    1cup 1% cottage cheese
    5g fish oil 807 cals, 21g fat, 100g carbs, 60g protein

    Lunch
    1 can tuna
    2 tbsp Natty PB
    2 slices of flax bread
    1c 1% cottage cheese
    4g salmon oil 727cals, 22g fat, 53g carbs, 75g protein

    preworkout shake
    1 scoop whey
    1 scoop glycocarb 325cals 2g fat, 51.5g carbs , 24g protein

    post workout shake same as preworkout plus 5g creatine same calorie concentration

    Dinner
    1 cup beans/tomato sauce
    2 cup of brocoli
    6oz baked chicken breast
    throughout the day i drink 7 litres of water
    totals, are 3606cals, 85g fat, 409g carbs, 302g protein

    i know the protein is a bit high.....

    i weigh 208lbs, 14% body fat..... i run, play hockey, tennis, and lift 4 times a week.

    looking to lose a bit of weight by eating maintenance calories and hoping that all my activities will equate some weight loss....

    am i missing anything drastic in my meals? too me it seems like pretty clean eating?

    is it ok, to substitute 500ml of my water say with gatorade powder just for some fun, i know my gatorade would add a few more cals and 33g carbs..?

    but just something to drink other than water while at work....and not soon enough to be considered my preworkout drink

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    Great journal title. I do remember. The meals look great as well. Nice and clean. Good luck on your goal.

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    Rookiebldr, thanks for the positive feedback......

    i have an off day today, going to see a preseason hockey game and to massage to alleviate some stress on my muscles....

    will post my diet later..though not likely to be quite as clean as yesterday

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    Great title

    Good luck on your goals

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    Good luck with your goals - diet looks nice and clean
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    Looks good. A little voluminous for me, but hey, people are different.

    Oh, and lose the kickbacks. Seriously, dude.

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    Key Name for the thread, lol. I came in to bash on how there was like 40million bacteria(or whatever it was) and bovine Aids on your milk moustache but it was just a journal. Whew..

    Grats on the Journal. The Meal-plan looks key, but damnit.. I cant believe I've been "Lured" Into another journal..

    Goodluck,

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    good luck, look forward to seeing your progress.

    oh yeah, if kickbacks work for you, dont listen to the bandwagon here who will try to laugh at you for doing them.
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    Good luck man. Diet looks solid.

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    Allow me to be the first to haet on your kickbacks

    j/k man, but I think if you add 1 set to the french press and press-downs, you can drop them altogether. 8-10 sets for tricep is plenty of work considering you're working them indirectly like 10 sets on flat and incline bench.


    just my $.02


    P.S. Diet is looking ace. It's cleaner than mine, that's for sure.
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    Thanks for all the positive feedback guys, its nice to have a positive support group.

    The kickbacks aren't b/c i have a personal flair for them, they were in there b/c i couldn't think/was too lazy to find another tricep exercise to do.

    i realize that my poundages will increase as i continue to lift, the one part of my routine i am most proud of is my diet. I feel as though i have really cleaned it up tho the calories for the day may still be too high to lose fat.

    i would like to hover around the 8% body fat range and maintain 200lbs, but that my not be realistic. I sense i will drop to 185 ish

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    Go with some close-grip bench press instead of the kickbacks.

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    i know everyone says you dont' need to do more than 10-12 sets for tris, but for some reason i still feel as though i should be doing 4-5 sets and 4-5 exercises on all body parts.

    sometimes i feel as though i an not sore enough, and other days i feel the pain just enough. When i lift i do it intensely now at my house, i have enough equipment.

    my body has good shape to it, but i am certainly not huge, and i feel myself growing everyday.
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    Day 2 and i must say, better diet that i expected....good thing i didn't go to that hockey game eh

    so today was back and bi day and i must say, i need to find some better arm exercises, or some variation. Feels like i am doing the same bicep exercises with free weights.


    be kind, remember i am lifting for form, not weight at this time.

    Back exercises

    Deadlifts 4 sets 90lbs 8 reps
    Bent over rows 4 sets 70lbs 10 reps
    shrugs 4 sets 70lbs 10 reps i know, too many sets

    do i include the bar on these weights b/c i am only including weights at this time no bar weight

    biceps

    dumbell curls 4 sets 35lbs 10 reps
    hammer curls 4 sets 30lbs 10 reps

    on the arms i just put down the weight of one dumbell right? ie , if i curl 35lbs per arm i just write 35lbs not 70lbs!


    again, not enough bicep exercises really, but my arms were a bit tired from the day before and the last thing i wanted to do was over work them.


    ok , diet time...... as follows :

    Breakfast

    2 2/3 servings Just Right
    1 1/2 c Skim Milk 577 cals 4g fat, 120g carbs, 24g protein

    second breakfast

    large banana
    2 HB eggs
    1 1/2 C oatmeal cooked
    1 C Blueberries
    1 C skim milk
    1 C cottage cheese 1%
    5 1g salmon oil caps 971 cals, 23g fat, 126g carbs, 66g protein

    lunch

    6oz chicken breast cooked
    2 slices flax bread
    1 HB egg
    1 C cottage cheese 1%
    4g salmon oil caps 849 cals, 27g fat, 41g carbs, 100g protein

    preworkout shake

    gatorade and whey protein
    267 cals, 2g fat, 38g carb, 24g protein

    post workout shake

    glycocarb and whey protein
    325 cals 2g fat, 52g carb, 24g protein

    totals are 3629 cals, 68g fat, 466g carb, 302g protein.

    not bad totals per se...but the fat is low , the carbs a bit high.

    see what happens when i am in a rush gr..............
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    ok, so whats so bad about kickbacks for tricep???? are they just not a good exercise or do you guys call them ladies tricep exercises???

    i am somewhat confused

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    most of the time, people include the weight of the bar when reporting weight lifted

    people here are down in kickbacks because it seems to be one of the exercises that the clueless personal trainers love to teach the spandex-clad cougars when they first get into the room with the real weights, when the REAL motivation is to get that spandex-clad cougar butt bent over and on display.

    if you're looking for other tricep exercises, cruise on over to www.exrx.net and check out the Exercise and Muscle Directory... there are LOTS of tri exercises, most of which can isolate your tricep better than kickbacks... IMHO kickbacks are too easy to 'cheat' on when you go heavier and they incorporate rear delt as well as body-movement inertia.

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    ah thanks for the link and the info callahan, last thing i want to be known for is a cougar

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    well, there's nothing wrong with cougars per se.

    personally I'm a big fan of 'em... but then again I'm getting old

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    my current split is chest/tri back/bi shoulders/legs

    is there a more efficient way to lift...?

    would it be wise to just lift one part once a day for 6 days?

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    You may want to swap your back/bi day with your legs/shoulders. That way you can separate your chest day from your bi day, since you're working your bis indirectly on chest day already.

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    is it worth it to do a 3 day split, day off and then another three day split....seems to me you could workout more and thus see better results

    perhaps after 6-8 weeks take a week off to recover?

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    Love the title because I also drink tons of milk. If there is such a thing as a milkalholic I am it lol.
    As for a routine just workout however you want but workout hard. Don't hold back, give it 110%, lift hard. When you lift, think of the guy who robbed your mother, the guy who raped your sister, the guy who flicked spitballs at you in high school. Think of his face before you pick up the bar, while you lift the bar, while you lower the bar, push yourself. Your diet is perfect, whatever you choose to do if you lift hard you will make gains.

    Personally I hit every muscle in my body every 48 hours. I usually something like fullbody/off/fullbody/off or sometimes I do upper/lower/upper/lower. I take an extra day off once a week usually.

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    I'd suggest doing shoulders on a 4th day along with abs. that way you can focus all of your energy on legs on leg day
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    Dedicated, that sounds more like the advice i wanted to hear !!!!!

    i love lifting hard and frequently.

    Saint Patrick i am worried i will not meet my maximums b/c i train at home without a spotter so i feel as though i need to do more exercises/reps
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    I like the title!



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