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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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  1. #1
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    insectmans journal

    welcome to the insectman experiance

    Thought id start an online journal, might help my motivation and possibly make a slightly intresting read.

    currant stats

    height 5`4 (short mofo)
    weight 127 lb
    bodyfat 14% (estimate)
    age 17 years old

    In the last few weeks ive added around 6lb mainly due to summer break and a hell of a lot of alcohol consumption eating into workouts.

    measurements

    *not flexed or pumped*
    Bicep 12.5"
    Chest 39" none of this beathe in deep bull
    Waist 30"
    Quads 21"

    Im currantly doing a push/pull/legs routine and just work out at home (the gym isn't really a viable regular option at the moment although when I can make it I do). I have been missing the legs off the routine quite regually lately (yes I know im not a real man). But this will have to change.

    Appart from the regullar drinking my diet is pretty good. I cut most the sh*t out of it a month back. Nothing too strict though.
    I start back at college wednesday so wont be drinking nearly as much as before (probably around 2 nights a week).

    Im training purely fo cosmetic purposes, allways been a short skinny guy. Started training on-off bits here and bits there at xmas and in the past 2 months got more serious and so far im making pretty descent gains (apart from the last 2 weeks odviously).

    Ill post here daily / bi-daily with updates on how things are going. Please critique anything in here.


    Cheers
    Last edited by insectman; 11-15-2001 at 05:54 PM.
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    entry #1

    sleep 4 hours

    Parents woke me up this morning early because I had brought home a 5/6 foot roadsign and left it in the living room
    havent had much energy all day for odvious reasons. No workout today, missed cardio.
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

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    I think the sign thing was not such a good idea, but I will find it interesting to follow your progress.

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    Aww, its not a night unless you get a road sign. I love my "Highway 69" sign.
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    entry #2

    sleep 8 hours
    diet very bad

    Had a very phisically and mentally demanding day today. Been running around various towns going from shop too shop ad doing various things. Wouldn't suprise me if ive consumed less than 1,500 calories today

    Got home around 10pm and lacking motivation didn't plan to work out tonight. Descided too try and motivate myself by having a half hour on the decks but was disturbed by sleeping family
    With no motivation/energy at all made a half assed effort too pull off my pull routine.
    Didn't finish it all

    ez-bar curls 4sets (12reps * 50lb) up weight n/week
    upright row 4 sets (12reps * 39lb) up weight n/week
    bent over dumbell row 4 sets (12 reps * 39lb) up weight n/week
    shrug 4sets (12reps * 83lb) up weight n/week

    Although it seems though im gaining to be honest there was a lot of bad form present

    College startes wednesday and a part time job next week sometime probably (interview soon) so ill have to put a bit of effort into time management.

    ***notes for day***
    [*]eat more
    [*]get home with pleanty of time for workouts
    Last edited by insectman; 09-03-2001 at 05:58 PM.
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
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    entry #3 yes i know its late

    day off
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
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    entry #4

    Should have been doing leg workout today but was drinking night before (England match 2-0 w00peh).
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
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    entry #5

    cardio

    45min run, 4.5 miles
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
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    entry #6 Been away from computer last few days so didn't manage to post, posted en masse today

    push workout

    incline bench 4*(12 * 50lb) up weight n/week
    lieing tri extensions 4*(12*29lb) not sure if names right, up weight n/week
    military press 4*(12*30lb) up weight n/week
    close grip bench 3*(12*30lb) up weight n/week
    stupidlly slow bench press 1*(12*31lb) are my arms supposed to shake like bitches on very very slow presses?, up weight n/week

    Had pleanty of sleep lately, diets been pretty good. No money this weekend so it'll be alcohol free

    ***notes for week***
    [*]timestamp entrys
    [*]do damn leg workout
    [*]eat more meat
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
    oLinks - Email me | My journal | Gurn.net | Trance.nu

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    update

    entry #7
    11-nov-2001

    update

    Descided I am going to start updating this baby regually, been 3 months since the last entry, wont let that happon again

    currant lifts

    [code]
    Incline bench - 4 * [12 * 73lb ]
    Military press - 4 * [12 * 45lb ]
    Lieing tri extensions - 4 * [12 * 37lb ]
    Barbell curl - 4 * [12 * 60lb ]
    pullover - 4 * [12 * 31lb ]
    Bent over row - 4 * [12 * 45lb ]
    Shrug - 4 * [12 * 100lb]
    Upright row - 4 * [12 * 45lb ]
    Wrist curl - 4 * [12 * 37lb ]
    [/code]

    weight around 134 lb

    Motivation can come from anywhere, god or bad, a few weeks back I was ran over and beaten up by 2 guys. For some reason all I wanted to do the next day was absolutaly obliterate my arms. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

    notes

    [*] Found a butchers shop by college that sells chicken absolute quality.
    Last edited by insectman; 11-15-2001 at 05:56 PM.
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
    oLinks - Email me | My journal | Gurn.net | Trance.nu

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    update

    entry #8
    13-nov-2001

    update

    Changed routine to a more HIT style routine (2 sets of 10 reps). Seemed to get much better failure using this method and managed to get a satisfying ache the next day Also meant my lifts have all increased by quite a fair ammount.

    currant lifts

    [code]
    Incline bench - 2 * [10 * 89lb ] +16
    Military press - 2 * [10 * 49lb ] +04
    Lieing tri extensions - 2 * [10 * 44lb ] +07
    Flat bench - 2 * [10 * 74lb ] +na
    [/code]


    notes

    [*] Diet is improving
    [*] Very hard few days at work
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
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    update

    entry #9
    16-nov-2001

    update

    just done a late workout (00:00 - 01:00). Wrists ache really achey now

    currant lifts

    [code]
    Barbell curl - 2 * [10 * 64lb ] +04
    Bent over row - 2 * [10 * 49lb ] +04
    Shrug - 2 * [12 * 108lb] +08
    Upright row - 2 * [10 * 49lb ] +04
    Wrist curl - 4 * [12 * 40lb ] +03
    [/code]

    notes

    [*] Eat Eat Eat you biatch
    [*] Want to make a 100lb incline bench v.soon
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
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    update

    entry #10
    20-nov-2001

    update

    Just a quick (v.late update)

    currant lifts

    [code]
    Incline bench - 2 * [10 * 90lb ] +01 added v.small weights for some reason
    Military press - 2 * [10 * 53lb ] +04 +4 again, woopeh
    Lieing tri extensions - 2 * [10 * 44lb ] +00
    Flat bench - 2 * [10 * 85lb ] +11
    [/code]


    notes

    [*] Arms must have been v.fatigued last week when I first started this 2 set business or something (flat bench weight)
    [*] Diet improving, still not perfect
    [*] Work is Taking over my bloody life
    [*] Any ideas with what to replace Lieing Tri Extensions with? Cant seem too hit a proper failure on them, allways fatigue instead.
    Last edited by insectman; 11-24-2001 at 06:32 AM.
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
    oLinks - Email me | My journal | Gurn.net | Trance.nu

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    update

    entry #11
    22-nov-2001

    update

    Like thursdays

    currant lifts

    [code]
    Barbell curl - 10,8 [10 * 69lb ] +05 v.bad form
    Bent over row - 2 * [10 * 50lb ] +01
    Shrug - 2 * [12 * 108lb] +00
    Upright row - 2 * [10 * 61lb ] +12 must have typed weight wrong last week
    Wrist curl - 4 * [12 * 44lb ] +04
    [/code]

    notes

    [*] Chicken, Chicken, Chicken
    [*] Possibly joining gym near college next week so can work out at lunch time, depends how much I spend at the weekend.
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
    oLinks - Email me | My journal | Gurn.net | Trance.nu

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    update

    entry #12
    27-nov-2001

    update

    mmmmmm chicken

    currant lifts

    [code]
    Incline bench - 2 * [10 * 94lb ] +04 made nice progression
    Military press - 10,9 [10 * 54lb ] +01 +4 again, woopeh
    Lieing tri extensions - 2 * [10 * 44lb ] +00 hmmm strange
    Flat bench - n/a arms = too tired
    [/code]


    notes

    [*] Arms absolutaly knackerd from work beforehand (I work at toys'r'us, constantly restacking and big bikes, motorised cars etc....
    [*] Booked an induction at gym by college for next week. Had a quick look around and it was all bloody machines though probably wont end up using it if its pure machines.
    [*] Dentist said i'd been drinking too much pop (as in orange squash/blackcurrent) WTF is that all about, should I drink more coke or something instead?!?!
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
    oLinks - Email me | My journal | Gurn.net | Trance.nu

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    update

    entry #13
    22-dec-2001

    update

    OK these last few weeks have been hectic. Been working out not so often (twice a week max), have been working a hell of a lot of hours (including night shifts) and college has also got busy, sorting out university places etc...
    Its mainly over now, just exams to worry about after Xmas. Progression hasn't been great but its still happoning, and considering how my diet has gone to pot im not too disapionted.
    Again Ill try to update more often.

    currant lifts

    [code]
    Incline bench - 2 * [10 * 100lb ] +06 hit 100lb a-last
    Military press - 10,9 [10 * 69lb ] +15 ooer big progression
    Lieing tri extensions - 2 * [10 * 49lb ] +05 really kills my tri's
    Flat bench - n/a arms = too tired
    [/code]


    notes

    [*] Work really kills my arms, howether I dont much time to work out before work, think its time I organised my time better. 1am workouts aint too good.
    [*] Gym by college was shite, all machines, doesn't even have a bench (or a machine to replicate a bench in fact).
    [*] Milk is ace.
    [*] Thinking about buying some whey protein tomorrow, might be a good idea because of my lack of time recently.
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
    oLinks - Email me | My journal | Gurn.net | Trance.nu

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    update

    entry #14
    22-nov-2001

    update

    Last night I was drinking, dont have much energy today at all.


    currant lifts

    [code]
    Barbell curl - 10,3,1 [69lb ] +00 form was v.v.v.bad
    [/code]

    notes

    [*] After just the above I was quite giddy. Arms wouldn't work.
    [*] Christmas is going to be terrible aswell. Cant see much training going on over the next week
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
    oLinks - Email me | My journal | Gurn.net | Trance.nu

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    looking good! keep it up!
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

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    update

    entry #15
    01-jan-2002

    Happy new Year

    Not a real update as such, haven't done a single workout over the xmas period. Not only have I been drinking my arse off, along with the rest of my family Ive been quite ill.

    Guess its not all bad, at least the illness came at a time I hadn't planned to train. Supose I hit 2 birds with one stone so to speak

    • Anyhoo, a few resolutions...
    • Cut drinking down to one night a week.
    • Sort diet out, properly.



    Tomorrow is a new begining. I head down to the supermarket, grab a load of chicken and learn to cook. This way I can keep a real hold on my diet.

    toodl-pip
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
    oLinks - Email me | My journal | Gurn.net | Trance.nu

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    entry #16
    02-jan-2002

    update

    Started new year off with a nice workout

    currant lifts

    [code]
    Barbell curl - 2 * [10 * 69lb ] +00 finaly made it
    Bent over row - 2 * [10 * 60lb ] +01
    Shrug - 2 * [12 * 130lb] +??
    Upright row - 2 * [10 * 69lb ] +04
    Hammer curl - 7,3 *[ 30lb ] +?? arms v.fatiged
    Wrist curl - 1 * [12 * 49lb ] +04
    [/code]

    notes

    [*] Chicken, Chicken, Chicken
    [*] Would it be a good idea to move the shrugs around too after the Upright Row? Feels like the shrugs are affecting my upright row.
    [*] Next time I do the pull workout im gunna use the ez-curl bar for Upright row, might get rid of the occasional wrist click Im getting now.
    [*] Gunna be posting pics soon (got a web cam for xmas). Might be something to look out for (and maybe laugh at)
    Last edited by insectman; 01-03-2002 at 06:19 PM.
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
    oLinks - Email me | My journal | Gurn.net | Trance.nu

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    entry #17
    03-jan-2002

    update

    Diets been good today, learned how to cook chicken mom can take a break now

    ab roller thing 2 sets 12 reps (22lb on back) - seemed to do more good than bad. (slaughterd my back).
    ab roller thing 1 set 12 reps (no weight) - waaaay to easy.

    need a good ab excercise I can do at home. any ideas? (dont intend to do 1000s of pointless situps).
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
    oLinks - Email me | My journal | Gurn.net | Trance.nu

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    entry #18
    04-jan-2002

    update

    The ab roller thing last night must have took its toll on my shoulders because today my arms felt really tired before and during the workout
    Wasn't the best workout in the world at all.

    currant lifts

    [code]
    Incline bench - 7, 7 [ 104lb ] +04
    Military press - 10,9 [10 * 69lb ] +00 Hurt
    Lieing tri extensions - 2 * [10 * 53lb ] +05 really killed my tries
    [/code]


    notes

    [*] Dont do ab roller thing day before Push day.
    HelP mY HeaD iS sTucK tO Teh D0oR

    oOne in five hundred women have 3 nipples.
    oA cockrach will live 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
    oThe average man spends 27 hours a year having sex.
    oA pigs orgasm lasts for around 30 minuites.

    oMy flash - Dancin simpsons | kill grampa | kill barney
    oLinks - Email me | My journal | Gurn.net | Trance.nu

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