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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    i just got back today and its tuesday, saturday i had an ok day on my diet, sunday was not good and monday was horrible b/c i was on vacatation and was limited to my food selection and also there was no gym so i did abs and push ups on monday night, but now im home and i will be back on track

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    well today is back to my workouts and diet so im excited, im going to go downstairs now to my home gym and do upperbody

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    Hows it coming man? Able to do legs yet?
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    im going to start doin legs this week..... my legs starting to feel good jus a little sore.. but ill get threw it

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    Wednesdayís Training Log

    I slept 9 hours last night

    Diet:

    Meal1- 2 pieces of fat free toast w/ 2 eggs, ĺ cup of Cheerios w/ Ĺ cup of skim milk
    Meal2- Post workout Whey protein shake w/ water, 1 bag of white rice w/ a tab of butter
    Meal3- Wheat Bagel w/ 1 egg
    Meal4- 4 eggs w/ Wheat Bagel + 1 cup of skim milk
    Meal 5- 2 slices of fat free toast w/ 2 eggs + 2 scoops of whey Protein w/ 1 cup of skim milk

    Total Daily Intake:

    Calories: 2500-2600
    Fats: 45
    Carbohydrates: 299
    Protein: 185


    Cardio- none

    Lifting-

    Flat Bench Press- 95x12, 105x12, 115x4, 140x1 (Improved Max from 135 to 140)

    Dead Lift- 95x10, 135x8, 155x6, 175x2 (Improved Max from 170x1 to 175x2)

    Bent over- row-60x10, 70x6 (Improved from 65x6 to 70x6)

    Tricep Kickback- 12x15 (maintained)

    Tricep Extension over the head- 20x15, 22.5x15 (Improved from 20x10 to 22.5x15)

    Tricep Kickback w/ pulley- 25 times each hand (maintained)

    Short grip Bench press- 70x10 warm-up, 95x6, 105x3 (Improved from 95x3 to 105x3)





    Comments- it was a very good workout today I felt, I improved in almost every lift and it was great, I was really proud of myself by improving my bench press Max from 135 to 140. Every week now Iím progress in mostly all my lifts and I feel that Iím getting good gains. I thought that my 3 days on vacation and my bad diet was going to effect me but I guess it didnít so that was good. My lifting routine had too much to do in each day so Iím starting a different routine now ill post it belowÖ any comments or advice about it I would appreciate it.

    Day 1- chest, tryís, back
    Day 2- rest, abs + Cardio

    Day 3-Biceps, forearms, wrists, legs (when legs are better)

    Day 4-rest+ abs + Cardio optional

    Day 5- Shoulders

    Day 6-rest + abs

    Day 7- Rest

    If anyone has any comments it would be great or any other suggestions.

    I need to go to the gym and get my weight checked and my body fat so I can start checking my weight and body fat progress. Also Iím going to get some measurements on my main muscle groups to see if Iím improving in size.
    Last edited by eatdirt40; 08-02-2003 at 09:27 AM.

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    Measurments of 7/30

    Left Bicep 12 1/2"

    Right Bicep 13"

    Calves Both 15"

    Chest 36"

    Left forearm 10 3/4"

    Right forearm 10 3/4

    Waist 32"

    Neck 14 1/4

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    Thursday°¶s Training Log

    I slept 3 hours last night, went on finishing trip real early

    Diet:

    Meal1- Half of small Bagel w/ Cream Cheese, 1 cup Cheerios w/ 1 cup of skim milk
    Meal2- Wheat Bagel w/ 2 eggs, 1 scoop of Whey protein w/ Skim Milk
    Meal3- 2 cups of Buttered Noodles
    Meal4- Grilled cheese w/ 2 slices of cheese + a few Peanuts
    Meal 5- Ice Cream Sunday w/ Carmel, peanut butter cups, vanilla ice-cream Éľ I was pressured into it lol
    Meal 6- Wheat Bagel w/ No calorie spray butter

    Total Daily Intake:

    Calories: 3300-3400
    Fats: 65-80
    Carbohydrates: 340-360
    Protein: 118-125


    Cardio- Rode bike, walked a little

    Lifting- Rest

    Comments- Didn°¶t like the fact that I ate ice cream at night but I was with my friends so i had to.
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    Just went to the gym today and got my body fat checked it was 19%, i was a little dissapointed with that i was expecting around 15-17% but its ok im going to work really hard to decrease my bf%.

    A goal i have is to get my bf% down to 15%-16% by september 1.

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    Friday's Training Log

    I slept 6 hours last night

    Diet:

    Meal1- 2 slices of fat free bread w/ 2 eggs, 1 scoop of whey w/ skim milk
    Meal2- ĺ bag of white w/ chicken flavoring
    Meal3- 12í white sub bread from subway w/ 1 cup of tuna w/ Mayo in it + 4 slices of American cheese
    Meal4- 3 eggs w/ 4 slices of toast
    Meal 5- Peanut Butter Sandwich w/ 2 Low calories and Fat free Italian Ice
    Meal 6- 1 cup of oatmeal w/ 1 cup of skim milk + 4 slives of toast w/ 2 eggs + 1 slice of american cheese

    Total Daily Intake:

    Calories: 3000-3100
    Fats: 62
    Carbohydrates: 325
    Protein: 182


    Cardio- None

    Lifting- Biceps + forearms + wrists +abs


    Reverse Wrist Curl- 35x10, 45x5

    Shoulder Shrugs- 70x25, 80x20, 90x10

    BB Bicep Curls- 65x4, 55x10, 60x6

    One- Arm Bicep Curls- Both Arms- 22.5x10, Right- 27.5x2, Left- 27.5x4

    Concentration Curls- Left Arm-22.5x9, Right Arm- 22.5x7

    Wrist Curls- 22.5 x10, 22.5x10

    Forward Wrist Curls- 8x10

    Side Way Wrist Flips- 8x10



    Comments- today was a good day, I had a good diet and I improved on some of my lifts also.


    Also what are some things i could do to cut down on my body fat but still gain muscle??? any replys i would appreciate
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    Saturdayís Training Log

    I slept 10 hours last night

    Diet:

    Meal1- 1 bowl of total cereal w/ 1 cup of skim milk + yogurt
    Meal2- 3 eggs, 4 slices of toast, 2 slices of cheese
    Meal3- 3 Ĺ slices of toast w/ 2 slices of turkey, 2 slices of cheese, 1 tbs. of peanut butter + Mayo, Ĺ cup of low fat Alfredo w/ yogurt
    Meal4- 2 cups of pasta w/ 1 cup of pasta sauce
    Meal 5- wheat bagel w/ 2 eggs w/ cheese + Whey Protein Shake w/ skim milk
    Meal 6- 2 scoops of Whey Protein w/ skim milk, 3 slices of bread with 2 tbs. of peanut butter

    Total Daily Intake:

    Calories: 3000
    Fats: 81
    Carbohydrates: 400
    Protein: 197

    Cardio- rode bike 3 miles

    Lifting- Abs

    Seated Crunches- 3 sets x 40

    Weighted Crunches- 3 sets x 25llb. X 15

    Leg lifts- 2 sets x 20

    Lying side- 2 sets x 25

    Bicycle crunches- 1 set x 75


    Comments- today was a pretty good day, I was very good with my diet and I had a pretty good abs workout at my house. I was a little concerned with my Cardio, so I decided to ride 3 miles on my bike at a good speed to improve my endurance and stamina. Also I heard on the board that doing Cardio on off days helps repair muscle tissuesÖ is this true? Well Iím going to bed now tomorrow is my shoulders day.
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    Sundayís Training Log

    I slept 9 hours last night,

    Diet:

    Meal1- Wheat Bagel w/ 3 eggs
    Meal2- Oatmeal / brown sugar + 1 cup of skim milk, 2 slices of bread w/ tbsp. of peanut butter + whey Protein shake w/ water
    Meal3- Wheat bagel w/ 2 eggs + 1 slice of American Cheese
    Meal4- 6Ē subway sub w/ turkey, 1 slice of American Cheese w/ a tab of Mayo
    Meal 5- Handful of nuts, 1 bag of white rice w/ a tab of butter
    Meal 6- 2 slices of bread w/ 2 tbsp. of peanut butter, 1 egg w/ 2 slices of bread w/ slice of american cheese

    Total Daily Intake:

    Calories: 2930-3000
    Fats: 94
    Carbohydrates: 355
    Protein: 170

    Cardio- None

    Lifting- Shoulders

    Military Press- 65x10, 75x7, 80x5

    Front Lat Raises- 14x10, 14x10, 12x12

    Lateral Raises- 14x6 (hurt my left wrist a little)

    DB Military Press- 24x10, 29x10, 22.5x10 (very slow)

    Side Way Lat Raises- 122x8

    Rotator Cuff exercises w/ pulley- 4-5 sets of shoulder exercises




    Comments- the workout felt pretty good, I got a pretty good sweat. My left wrist was bothering me a little I donít know why, it may be from a previous injury I had a month or so ago that hasnít fully healed yet, my left wrist still doesnít feel 100% coordinated so that may have led to the injury. My next two days are rest days and there to give my muscles some time to grow. But next week I may not follow this same split lifting routine, I may go back to the Upperbody all one day twice a week routine if you followed my journal you will know what that is. Today I felt good about my military press b/c I fixed my machine so I was able to do seated military press and it felt good. Iím still improving on my lifts and Iím getting stronger.
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    seems like your on the right track bro....keep it up !!!!!!!
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    Thanx Fenway!!!! im working real hard

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    Starting monday im going to be doing intervals of HIIT any advice??????????

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    Fridayís Training Log

    I slept 9 hours last night

    Diet:

    Meal 1- Wheat Bagel w/ 2 eggs, Post Workout Shake 1 scoop w/ water
    Meal 2- 1 cup of corn, 1 cup of skim milk w/ go lean crunch cereal + 1 bag of white rice
    Meal 3- wheat bagel w 2 eggs + 1 slice of American Cheese + 4 slices of bread w. 3 slices of American cheese
    Meal 4- Bowl of Oatmeal w/ 1 cup of skim milk + handful of peanuts
    Meal 5- 2 slices of toast w/ 2 eggs + 1 slice of American cheese
    Meal 6- Bowl of Oatmeal w/ handful of peanuts

    Total Daily Intake:
    Calories: 3010-3100
    Fats: 84
    Carbohydrates: 408
    Protein: 195


    Cardio- jogged 1.5 miles

    Comments- The job was pretty tough Iím a little out of shape, I ran 8 months straight last year and got and good shape and lose 30 pounds but now I started lifting and gave up running so Iím going to try to get some stamina back. Today I had a pretty good diet and I feel really good, tomorrow I have to wake up early at 8:45 for doctors appointment to get my splint off my fingerÖ oh yap if new one new I have been lifting for about 2months with my splint on haha Iím real smart, but hey got to do what I got to do, it seems my body is prone to injuries. Starting HIIT tomorrow.

    Supplements- 3 Total EFA
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    u are making great progress and ur body is lookin HOTT i should know sexie..good job boo keep up the hard work!

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    thx baby your my girl for life

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    Tuesday's Training Log

    Diet: (Day in progress)

    Meal 1- 3 eggs w/ 1 slice of sausage and 4 slices of bread w/ butter ( ate at dennies )
    Meal 2- soup w/ noodles + handul of Saltines, smirnoff (just 1)
    Meal 3- 3 cups of pinapple, 2 cups of spagetti w/ tomato sauce
    Meal 4- Small bowl of greenbeans, corn on the cob, wheat bagel w/ 2 eggs + slice of american cheese
    Meal 5- P.B sandwich
    Meal 6- 2 scoops of Whey Protein w/ 1 cup of skim milk

    Lifting- Rest

    Cardio- None ( legs are sore from run yesterday)

    Supplements- 1 Total EFA


    Total Daily Intake:

    Calories:3300-3400
    Fats:82
    Carbs:376
    Protein:157

    Comments- today i did not have a strict diet, but not too bad, but i guarntee tommrow i wil be right back on track, because tommorow is my workout day.
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    Wednsays Training log

    I slept 9 hours last night

    Meal 1- 2 eggs w/ 2 slices of toast + slice of american cheese w/ cup of skim milk
    Meal 2- Bowl of white rice w/ butter + post workout Whey protein shake
    Meal 3- 12" subway w/ turkey +2 slices of cheese + mayo
    Meal 4- fries w/ 3 stips of chicken fingers + cherry icee+ few nachos and cheese ( was at six flags all day)
    Meal 5- bag of white rice w/ whey protein shake w/ skim milk

    Lifting- chest+back

    Flat bench- 110x8, 115x5,110x4 ( improved)

    Low Incline DB press- 29x12, 34x8 ( could have done more not enought wait at my house for DB)

    Dead Lift- 135x8, 155x7

    Bent-over Barbell-row- 65x10, 80x10, 90x6

    Shoulder Shrugs- 95x10

    Cardio- a lot of walking and going up stairs at six flags

    Total Daily Intake-

    Calories- 3400-3500
    Fats- 60
    Carbs- 366
    Protein- 140

    Comments- very disapointed by my diet today but it wont hurt me. Today's workout was great my arms felt real strong and all my lifts improved... im still getting progress with my overloading technique and it feels awsome... looking forward to a better diet and more good workouts.
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    im feeling really sore from yesterdays workout!! it feels good

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    Thurday's Training log

    I slept 9 hours last night

    Diet:

    Meal 1- Bowl of oatmeal w/ skim milk + yogurt
    Meal 2- 3 eggs w/ wheat bagel + 1 slice of american cheese
    Meal 3- 2 eggs w/ wheat bagel, handful of peanuts
    Meal 4- 1 bag of rice w/ chicken terriki + sauce
    Meal 5- 2 slices of bread w/ tbsp. of P.B, Oatmeal w/ skim milk
    Meal 6- Handful of peanuts + sun flower seeds, wheat bagel w/ 2 eggs + slice of american cheese

    Total Daily Intake:

    Calores:3400-3500
    Fats: 86
    Carbs: 411
    Protein: 162

    Cardio- HIIT

    3 min--warmup

    2 min--jog

    Interval 1--30 sec 9.7 sprint/ 1 min 5.0 jog
    Interval 2--30 sec 9.7 sprint/ 1 min 5.0 jog
    Interval 3--30 sec 9.7 sprint/ 1 min 5.0 jog
    Interval 4--30 sec 9.7 sprint/ 1 min 5.0 jog
    Interval 5--30 sec 9.7 sprint/ 1 min 5.0 jog
    Interval 6--30 sec 9.7 sprint/ 1 min 5.0 jog
    Interval 7--30 sec 9.7 sprint/ 1 min 5.0 jog
    Interval 8--30 sec 9.7 sprint/ 1 min 5.0 jog

    5 min--Cooldown-Walk

    Lifting- Rest + Abs

    Crunches w/ 25llb- (4)x25x15

    Supplements- 1 Total EFA, 1 MultiVitamin

    Comments- i upped my calories another 500 to try to see if i can acually gain some weight.... my diet looked pretty good today, im going to start throwing some more vegi's, meats and fruits in my diet.. but overall not a bad day. Tommrow im doing legs, its the first time in over a month since hurting my knee im gunna take it light.
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    Fridays Training Log

    I slept 11 hours last night

    Diet:

    Meal 1- Wheat Bagel/ 2 eggs/ 1 slice of american cheese/
    Meal 2- 2 cups of White Rice/ 2 slices of bread/ 1 tbsp. of P.B/ 1 oatmeal/ 1 cup of skim milk
    Meal 3- 2 bread/ 2 egg
    Meal 4- 3 cups of white rice/ 2 strips of chickin terriki
    Meal 5- Post workout Whey protein shake w/ water/ handful of salted Peanuts/ Fat free Vanilla Yogurt
    Meal 6- 3 eggs/ wheat bagel/ slice of american cheese/ 1 cup skim milk

    Total Daily Intake:

    Calories:3400-3500
    Fats: 80
    Carbs:451
    Protein:172

    Lifting: legs

    Squats- 95x10, 115x10, 135x8

    Leg Extention- 90x20, 115x15, 140x8

    1 legged- calf raises w/ DB- 34x15

    Standing- calf raises- 68x30, 68x30

    Leg Curl- 65x9

    Comments- Today was a pretty good day , i didnt feel like doing my legs tonight but i did it anyways.. this was the first time doin legs in about a month i think. I did squats too and that was a first in a while, they felt good i bet i will be sore tommorow lol. today the diet was pretty good and im going to the gym pretty soon to check my weight.
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    8/1 Last weeks weight-158

    8/9 This weeks weight-159

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    UPDATED GOALS:

    8/9 weight- 159

    9/9 weight- 163

    8/9 bench press- 115x5, 140x1

    9/9 bench press- 120x5, 150x1

    8/9 Deadlift- 155x7,175x2

    9/9 Deadlift0 175x7, 220x2

    8/9 Barbell Curls- 60x6, 65x4

    9/9 Barbell Curls- 70x6, 75x4

    Squat- 145x8

    Squat- 175x8

    8/1 Body Fat%- 18.7-19.3%

    9/9 Body Fat%- 17-18%

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    Saturday's Training Log

    Diet:

    Meal 1- Wheat Bagel/ 3 eggs/ 1 slice of american cheese/ 1 cup of skim milk/ small piece of Fat free weight watchers pinapple cake
    Meal 2- 2 cups of white rice w/ chickin terriki w/ sauce
    Meal 3- Whey Protein Shake w/ skim milk, 1 slice of bread/ 1 tsp. of peanut butter/ strawberry yogurt/ handful of peanuts/ small piece of fat free pinapple pie
    Meal 4- Wheat Bagel/ slice of american cheese/ 4 eggs/ fat free icee
    Meal 5-Protein Shake w/ skim milk, 2 pieces of bread w/ peanut butter

    Total Daily Intake:

    Calories- 3400-3500
    Fats- 78
    Carbs- 316
    Protein- 187


    Lifting- Rest+ abs

    Decline Weighted Crunch- 25x15, 25x15, 25x15, 10x15

    Roman chair- 1x20



    Supplements- 3 EFA, 1 Multivitamin


    Comments-Today was a pretty good day, i had a good diet and kept my carbs down pretty good today. Also im proud of my weigh in today i gained a pound from last week which was my goal. Today i did abs at the gym for a little while and i had a pretty good burn. I was going to do some HIIT today but my legs were just too sore so instead i decided to take about a 10-15 minute bike ride. I posted some of my new goals on my journal because i wanted some strict goals to shoot for and get some more motaviation towards some objectives.
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