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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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. #76
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    Ya resevoir dogs is awesome, nice work on the lifts.

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    Day 55, November 9: Shoulders/Bis/Tris

    10:15 am
    Weigh In: 184 lbs

    10:45 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Boysenberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in 1.5 cups of Apple Juice
    (43.4 C, 0.2 P, 0.4 F, 174.8 Cal)

    Workout
    Start: 12:05 pm

    1) Standing Barbell Shoulder Press
    2x8x125 lbs

    2) Barbell Bicep Curls
    1x8x105 lbs
    1x8x95 lbs

    3) Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press
    2x8x65 lbs

    4) Close Grip Bench Press
    2x8x155 lbs

    5)Dumbbell Hammer Curls
    2x8x50 lbs

    6) Lateral Arm Raise
    2x8x35 lbs

    7) Lying French Press
    2x8x90 lbs

    End: 12:56 pm

    1:30 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)
    Supplements: 500 mg Vitamin C

    4:00 pm
    Snack: Two cups of Rice Krispies Treats Cereal with two cups 2% milk
    (91.8 C, 17.7 P, 11.5 F, 530 Cal)

    5:30 pm
    Dinner: Large Cheeseburger
    (49.5 C, 29.2 P, 25 F, 548.2 Cal)

    7:30 pm
    Snack: Two cups of Rice Krispies Treats Cereal with two cups 2% milk
    (91.8 C, 17.7 P, 11.5 F, 530 Cal)

    11:00 pm
    Snack: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)

    Totals: 600.3 g Carbs, 183.1 g Protein, 108 g Fats, 4268.2 Calories

    Comments: Weight is up 0.5 lbs from last week. This time I think its less water weight and more muscle. My strength is still increasing each week with gains in most of my lifts.
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    Day 56, November 10: Rest Day

    8:45 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Boysenberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)

    10:15 am
    Supplements: One Centrum Vitamin, 500 mg Vitamin C
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, one scoop Opticen powder, three cups of 2% milk
    (111.8 C, 49.3 P, 13.6 F, 932.7 Cal)

    1:30 pm
    Lunch: Chicken burrito with rice, salsa, sour cream, and cheese
    (33 C, 34.6 P, 11.8 F, 387 Cal)

    3:45 pm
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in 1.5 cups of Apple Juice
    (43.4 C, 0.2 P, 0.4 F, 174.8 Cal)

    4:15 pm
    Snack: Cup of Almonds
    (14 C, 14.6 P, 36 F, 410.5 Cal)

    7:00 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, one scoop Opticen powder, three cups of 2% milk
    (111.8 C, 49.3 P, 13.6 F, 932.7 Cal)

    9:30 pm
    Snack: 3 oz beef jerky
    (18 C, 36 P, 3 F, 240 Cal)

    11:30 pm
    Dinner: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)

    Totals: 571 g Carbs, 258.5 g Protein, 127.4 g Fats, 4780.2 Calories

    Comments: None

    Dedicated: Thanks
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    Day 57, November 11: Rest Day

    10:30 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with one cup 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Blueberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    12:30 pm
    Lunch: Two cheeseburgers with 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce
    (87.2 C, 36 P, 31 F, 800 Cal)

    2:00 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    4:30 pm
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in 1.5 cups of Apple Juice
    (43.4 C, 0.2 P, 0.4 F, 174.8 Cal)

    6:30 pm
    Snack: Blueberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)

    8:45 pm
    Snack: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)
    Supplements: 500 mg Vitamin C

    11:30 pm
    Snack: Cup of Almonds
    (14 C, 14.6 P, 36 F, 410.5 Cal)
    Snack: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with one cup 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)

    Totals: 540.4 g Carbs, 187.6 g Protein, 135 g Fats, 4300.5 Calories

    Comments: Moved my workout to tomorrow because the gym is closed for Veterans Day
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    I just gotta say that out of all the journals on here that I've read you are making the best progress. Were you making this progress before starting the new diet along with WBB 1 cause I know you lifted for a few months before starting? Really awesome man, keep at it

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    Day 58, November 12: Chest/Back

    8:30 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Honey Nut Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Boysenberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    10:00 am
    Snack: 2 oz Beef Jerky
    (12 C, 24 P, 2 F, 160 Cal)
    Snack: Cup of Almonds
    (7 C, 7.55 P, 18 F, 205.25 Cal)

    1:30 pm
    Lunch: Chicken burrito with rice, salsa, sour cream, and cheese
    (33 C, 34.6 P, 11.8 F, 387 Cal)

    Workout
    Start: 3:41 pm

    1) Barbell Bench Press
    2x8x195 lbs

    2)Seated Row
    2x8x210 lbs

    3) Flat Bench Dumbbell Press
    1x8x85 lbs
    1x8x80 lbs

    4) Deadlifts
    2x8x205 lbs

    5) Assisted Pull-ups
    2x8xBW - 15 lbs

    6)Dips
    2x10xBW

    7)Dumbbell Shrugs
    2x10x80 lbs

    End: 4:29 pm

    5:00 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    6:15 pm
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in 1.5 cups of Apple Juice
    (43.4 C, 0.2 P, 0.4 F, 174.8 Cal)

    8:30 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    11:30 pm
    Dinner: Meatball Sandwich
    (28 C, 30.2 P, 72 F, 809 Cal)

    Totals: 499.6 g Carbs, 246.6 g Protein, 115.9 g Fat, 4350.3 Calories

    Comments: I forgot to bring my workout notebook to the gym, so I had to guess what my weights were from last week - ended up setting a couple new PRs Moved abs from today to my next workout because I was running short on time.

    Dedicated: I started paying much more attention to my diet about the time that I started WBB 1, so its difficult to say which had a bigger impact. Watching my diet really helped me to make sure I was getting enough calories to grow. Before, I ate whenever I was hungry, and although it was pretty clean, I think that I just wasnt getting enough calories to get bigger. The biggest change that the WBB routine brought was rest days. These were a huge change from my old (uneducated) routine of working out 5-6 times a week and gave me much better results as well as more free time. Thanks a lot for the encouragement
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    Day 59, November 13: Rest Day

    10:30 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with one cup 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Boysenberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    12:30 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    3:00 pm
    Snack: 2 oz Beef Jerky
    (12 C, 24 P, 2 F, 160 Cal)
    Snack: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with one cup 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)

    6:45 pm
    Dinner: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)

    10:45 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    11:30 pm
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in 1.5 cups of Apple Juice
    (43.4 C, 0.2 P, 0.4 F, 174.8 Cal)
    Supplements: 500 mg Vitamin C

    Totals: 557 g Carbs, 209.8 g Protein, 85.1 g Fat, 4162.7 Calories

    Comments: None
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    First Bulk Complete:
    September 16, 2003 (165 lbs, ~12% bf) -> March 7, 2004 (198 lbs. ~13% bf)

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    Day 60, November 14: Rest Day

    8:30 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    12:30 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    4:30 pm
    Dinner: 5 slices of pizza with marinated chicken, mushrooms, and pesto
    (137.5 C, 97.5 P, 42 F, 1343 Cal)

    7:15 pm
    Snack: 3 slices of pizza with marinated chicken, mushrooms, and pesto
    (82.5 C, 58.5 P, 25.2 F, 805.8 Cal)

    9:15 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    10:30 pm
    Supplement: 5g Creatine in water

    Totals: 536.6 g Carbs, 277.6 g Protein, 106.9 g Fats, 4574.2 Calories

    Comments: Pushed my Leg workout to tomorrow because I only got 5 hours of sleep and felt like napping
    Last edited by Crystallio; 11-15-2003 at 07:05 PM.
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    Day 61, November 15: Legs/Abs

    10:45 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    12:00 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    Workout
    Start: 2:21 pm

    1) Squats
    2x8x225 lbs

    2) Straight Leg Deadlifts
    1x8x205 lbs
    1x8x215 lbs

    3) Lying Leg Press
    1x8x220 lbs
    1x8x230 lbs

    4) Lying Leg Curl
    1x8x150 lbs
    1x8x140 lbs

    5) Hanging Leg Raises
    2x10x0 lbs

    6) Decline Sit-ups
    2x10x50 lbs

    7) Standing Calf Press
    4x10x520 lbs

    End: 3:01 pm

    4:15 pm
    Lunch: 5 whole eggs, 4 pieces of wheat toast
    (91 C, 43 P, 33F, 852.5 Cal)

    6:00 pm
    Snack: 3 oz Beef Jerky
    (18 C, 36 P, 3 F, 240 Cal)
    Snack: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)

    8:15 pm
    Snack: Cup of Almonds
    (14 C, 14.6 P, 36 F, 410.5 Cal)

    9:45 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    10:30 pm
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in 1.5 cups of Apple Juice
    (43.4 C, 0.2 P, 0.4 F, 174.8 Cal)

    Totals: 457.1 g Carbs, 256.7 g Protein, 127.6 g Fats, 4337.5 Calories

    Comments: The workout went well with gradual increases on several lifts.
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    First Bulk Complete:
    September 16, 2003 (165 lbs, ~12% bf) -> March 7, 2004 (198 lbs. ~13% bf)

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    Day 62, November 16: Shoulders/Bis/Tris

    10:30 am
    Weigh In: 185 lbs
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    12:15 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    Workout
    Start: 2:47 pm

    1) Standing Barbell Shoulder Press
    2x8x125 lbs

    2) Barbell Bicep Curls
    2x8x100 lbs

    3) Lying French Press
    2x8x100 lbs

    4) Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press
    2x8x65 lbs

    5) Close Grip Bench Press
    2x8x155 lbs

    6)Dumbbell Hammer Curls
    2x8x50 lbs

    7) Lateral Arm Raise
    2x8x35 lbs

    End: 3:36 pm

    4:30 pm
    Snack: 6 slices of pizza with chicken and pesto
    (165 C, 117 P, 50.4 F, 1611.6 Cal)

    7:15 pm
    Snack: cup 2% milk
    (7.5 C, 5 P, 2.5 F, 70 Cal)
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    10:30 pm
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in water
    Snack: Cup of Almonds
    (14 C, 14.6 P, 36 F, 410.5 Cal)

    Totals: 457.1 g Carbs, 256.7 g Protein, 127.6 g Fats, 4337.5 Calories

    Comments: Weight is up 1.0 lb from last week. The workouts are going very well, and I think Ive found my ideal calorie target at ~4300 / day. Im still putting on muscle and weight each week, but Ive also noticed much better definition since I slowed down the pace.
    Last edited by Crystallio; 11-24-2003 at 10:06 PM.
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    Day 63, November 17: Rest Day

    8:45 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)

    10:15 am
    Snack: Boysenberry Light Yogurt
    (19 C, 5 P, 0 F, 100 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum Vitamin, 500 mg Vitamin C
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in 1.5 cups of Apple Juice
    (43.4 C, 0.2 P, 0.4 F, 174.8 Cal)

    1:30 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, one scoop Opticen powder, three cups of 2% milk
    (111.8 C, 49.3 P, 13.6 F, 932.7 Cal)

    4:00 pm
    Snack: 2 cups of Chicken Chow Mien
    (14 C, 14.6 P, 36 F, 410.5 Cal)
    (40 C, 38 P, 27.2 F, 548 Cal)

    5:30 pm
    Dinner: Steak with 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce
    (13 C, 67.5 P, 19.2 F, 462 Cal)

    7:00 pm
    Snack: Steak
    (0 C, 67.5 P, 19.2 F, 402 Cal)

    10:30 pm
    Snack: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)
    Snack: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)

    Totals: 445.2 g Carbs, 304.5 g Protein, 130.6 g Fats, 4262 Calories

    Comments: None
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    First Bulk Complete:
    September 16, 2003 (165 lbs, ~12% bf) -> March 7, 2004 (198 lbs. ~13% bf)

    Current Status: Cutting

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    Day 64, November 18: Chest/Back/Abs

    11:15 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with one cup 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Light Blackberry Yogurt
    (19 C, 5 P, 0 F, 100 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    12:00 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    Workout
    Start: 1:25 pm

    1) Barbell Bench Press
    1x8x195 lbs
    1x8x200 lbs

    2)Seated Row
    2x8x210 lbs
    2x8x220 lbs

    3) Assisted Pull-ups
    2x8xBW - 15 lbs

    4) Flat Bench Dumbbell Press
    2x8x85 lbs

    5) Deadlifts
    1x8x215 lbs

    6)Dips
    2x10xBW

    7)Dumbbell Shrugs
    2x10x85 lbs

    8)Decline Sit-ups
    2x10x50 lbs

    9)Hanging Leg Raises
    2x10x0 lbs

    End: 2:21 pm

    3:00 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 1082.7 Cal)

    6:45 pm
    Snack: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)
    Supplements: 500 mg Vitamin C

    7:30 pm
    Snack: Chicken Sandwich with 1 Tablespoon Ranch Dressing
    (53.5 C, 22.2 P, 29.4 F, 569.9 Cal)

    11:30 pm
    Snack: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with one cup 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)

    Totals: 541.1 g Carbs, 207.8 g Protein, 110.6 g Fats, 4327.8 Calories

    Comments: I reached the 200 lbs benchpress milestone today, which was nice Also managed to get the 85 lb dumbbells up for both sets this week unlike last time. I feel like I could probably do more since the hardest part is getting them into position, but there's no rush.
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    Day 65, November 19: Rest Day

    8:30 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Honey Nut Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Light Blackberry Yogurt
    (19 C, 5 P, 0 F, 100 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    10:45 am
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    1:30 pm
    Lunch: Chicken burrito with rice, salsa, sour cream, and cheese
    (33 C, 34.6 P, 11.8 F, 387 Cal)

    5:30 pm
    Dinner: 5 whole eggs, 4 pieces of wheat toast
    (91 C, 43 P, 33F, 852.5 Cal)

    8:00 pm
    Snack: Turkey with gravy
    (2.6 C, 37.7 P, 9 F, 251 Cal)
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    11:30 pm
    Snack: One Bowl Honey Nut Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in water

    Totals: 481.2 g Carbs, 257.9 g Protein, 102 g Fat, 4215.9 Calories

    Comments: None
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    Day 66, November 20: Rest Day

    10:30 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with one cup 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Light Blueberry Yogurt
    (19 C, 5 P, 0 F, 100 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    12:45 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    3:30 pm
    Snack: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with one cup 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)

    6:30 pm
    Snack: Meatballs
    (0.5 C, 31.5 P, 25.2 F, 354.4 Cal)
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    10:45 pm
    Dinner: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)

    11:30 pm
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in water

    Totals: 446.1 g Carbs, 217.1 g Protein, 106.4 g Fat, 3932.3 Calories

    Comments: None
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    First Bulk Complete:
    September 16, 2003 (165 lbs, ~12% bf) -> March 7, 2004 (198 lbs. ~13% bf)

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    Day 67, November 21: Legs

    8:30 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Light Berry Yogurt
    (19 C, 5 P, 0 F, 100 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    10:30 am
    Snack: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)

    1:30 pm
    Protein Smoothie: One Banana, one scoop Opticen powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (94.8 C, 53.3 P, 16.1 F, 992.7 Cal)

    Workout
    Start: 3:35 pm

    1) Squats
    1x8x225 lbs
    1x8x235 lbs

    2) Straight Leg Deadlifts
    2x8x225 lbs

    3) Lying Leg Curl
    2x8x150 lbs

    4) Lying Leg Press
    1x8x230 lbs
    1x8x240 lbs

    5) Standing Calf Press
    1x10x520 lbs
    3x10x540 lbs

    End: 4:06 pm

    5:15 pm
    Dinner: 5 slices of pizza with chicken and pesto
    (137.5 C, 97.5 P, 42 F, 1343 Cal)

    6:00 pm
    Snack: 1 slice of pizza with chicken and pesto
    (27.5 C, 19.5 P, 8.4 F, 268.6 Cal)

    8:00 pm
    Snack: 1.5 slices of pizza with chicken and pesto
    (137.5 C, 97.5 P, 42 F, 1343 Cal)

    9:15 pm
    Snack: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)

    11:15 pm
    Snack: Cup of Almonds
    (14 C, 14.6 P, 36 F, 410.5 Cal)

    Totals: 451.1 g Carbs, 258.7 g Protein, 134.6 g Fats, 4207.7 Calories

    Comments: Another good leg workout today with all of the lifts progressing. Highlight of the workout was squatting because now I have more than two 45s on each side I can't wait to get up to 300+ so I can get some bar-bending
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    Nice work on the squats that is awesome.

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    Day 68, November 22: Rest Day

    12:45 pm
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Light Blackberry Yogurt
    (19 C, 5 P, 0 F, 100 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    3:15 pm
    Lunch: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)

    5:00 pm
    Protein Smoothie: One scoop Opticen powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (71.8 C, 52.3 P, 15.6 F, 812.7 Cal)

    5:30 pm
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in water

    8:00 pm
    Dinner: Stroganoff Pastaroni
    (122.5 C, 30 P, 35 F, 925 Cal)
    Supplements: 500 mg Vitamin C

    11:30 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    Totals: 483.1 g Carbs, 200.6 g Protein, 108.7 g Fats, 4062.9 Calories

    Comments: None

    Dedicated: Thanks a lot
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    Day 69, November 23: Shoulders/Bis/Tris

    10:15 am
    Weigh In: 185 lbs

    10:30 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Raspberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    12:45 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    Workout
    Start: 2:09 pm

    1) Standing Barbell Shoulder Press
    2x8x125 lbs

    2) Barbell Bicep Curls
    2x8x100 lbs

    3) Lying French Press
    2x8x100 lbs

    4) Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press
    2x8x65 lbs

    5) Close Grip Bench Press
    2x8x155 lbs

    6)Dumbbell Hammer Curls
    2x8x50 lbs

    7) Lateral Arm Raise
    2x8x35 lbs

    End: 3:36 pm

    3:30 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)
    Snack: 2 slices of pizza with pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms
    (54.3 C, 23.7 P, 29.5 F, 70 Cal)
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen powder, one tablespoon Nesquik Chocolate Powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (138.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 578.2 Cal)

    8:15 pm
    Dinner: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)

    9:00 pm
    Snack: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Blueberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Supplements: 500 mg Vitamin C

    Totals: 546.9 g Carbs, 214.3 g Protein, 113.7 g Fats, 4396.1 Calories

    Comments: Weight is the same as last week, but since my lifts have increased I figure I dropped some fat and replaced the mass with muscle. The workouts are going well, and the diet is still on track. Today was the first workout that I didnt increase the weight on any exercises, but they all felt easier than they did last week. Ill probably be able to increase some of them within a week or two. Classes are starting to wind down, and Im looking forward to winter break.
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    Day 70, November 24: Rest Day

    8:30 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Blueberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Snack: Hot Apple Cider
    (20 C, 0 P, 0 F, 80 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum Vitamin, 500 mg Vitamin C

    10:15 am
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    10:45 am
    Supplements: 5g Creatine in water

    1:15 pm
    Lunch: Chicken burrito with rice, salsa, sour cream, and cheese
    (33 C, 34.6 P, 11.8 F, 387 Cal)

    3:30 pm
    Snack: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)

    7:15 pm
    Snack: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)

    10:45 pm
    Snack: Chocolate chip cookies and milk
    (96.8 C, 25.4 P, 32.6 F, 761 Cal)
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    Totals: 609.4 g Carbs, 245.6 g Protein, 127.1 g Fats, 4875.9 Calories

    Comments: None
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    Day 71, November 25: Chest/Back/Abs

    11:15 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with one cup 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Raspberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    12:00 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    Workout
    Start: 1:12 pm

    1) Barbell Bench Press
    2x8x200 lbs

    2) Deadlifts
    1x8x215 lbs
    1x8x225 lbs

    3)Seated Row
    1x8x220 lbs
    1x8x210 lbs

    4) Flat Bench Dumbbell Press
    2x8x85 lbs

    5)Dumbbell Shrugs
    2x10x85 lbs

    6)Hanging Leg Raises
    2x10x0 lbs

    7)Dips
    2x10xBW

    8)Decline Sit-ups
    2x10x50 lbs

    9) Assisted Pull-ups
    2x8xBW - 15 lbs

    End: 2:18 pm

    2:45 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    9:00 pm
    Snack: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)
    Supplements: 500 mg Vitamin C

    9:45 pm
    Snack: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with one cup 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Raspberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Snack: Hot Apple Cider
    (20 C, 0 P, 0 F, 80 Cal)

    10:45 pm
    Snack: 1 Cup of Almonds
    (28 C, 30.2 P, 72 F, 809 Cal)

    Totals: 540.6 g Carbs, 220.8 g Protein, 156.2 g Fats, 4718.9 Calories

    Comments: Another good workout today; Im definitely getting some DOMS in my chest. I think Im going to move abs to leg day from now on to help balance out the amount of time per workout.
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    Workout looks good, except your deadlift is almost the same as your bench! what's up with that?
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    Day 72, November 26: Rest Day

    8:45 am
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Raspberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    10:30 am
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    1:30 pm
    Lunch: Chicken burrito with rice, salsa, sour cream, and cheese
    (33 C, 34.6 P, 11.8 F, 387 Cal)

    5:00 pm
    Dinner: 5 whole eggs, 4 pieces of wheat toast
    (91 C, 43 P, 33F, 852.5 Cal)

    9:15 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    10:30 pm
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in water
    Snack: Boysenberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)

    11:00 pm
    Snack: Cup of Almonds
    (14 C, 14.6 P, 36 F, 410.5 Cal)

    Totals: 454.6 g Carbs, 225.3 g Protein, 124.5 g Fat, 4175.4 Calories

    Comments: None

    Saint Patrick: Thanks Ive been benching a lot longer (3 years) than Ive been deadlifting (2 months), so the weights look kind of odd. Ive been making much faster gains in deadlifting, though, so I figure the disparity will continue to grow.
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    Day 73, November 27: Rest Day

    12:30 pm
    Snack: Boysenberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)

    1:00 pm
    Lunch: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    6:00 pm
    Dinner: Ham, Turkey, and Mashed Potatoes with gravy
    (33.7 C, 117.5 P, 50.5 F, 1079.3 Cal)

    6:30 pm
    Dessert: Banana Cream Pie
    (133 C, 17.8 P, 55 F, 1086.8 Cal)

    9:45 pm
    Snack: Ham
    (0.9 C, 5 P, 3 F, 51.6 Cal)

    10:30 pm
    Snack: Hot Apple Cider
    (20 C, 0 P, 0 F, 80 Cal)
    Snack: Blueberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)

    11:30 pm
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in water

    Totals: 326.6 g Carbs, 196.3 g Protein, 141.5 g Fat, 3360.2 Calories

    Comments: Calories were pretty low, especially for Thanksgiving. It was due mostly to me being out of groceries I guess. I look forward to lots of turkey leftovers this weekend. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving
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    Day 74, November 28: Rest Day

    12:30 pm
    Snack: Raspberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Snack: Hot Apple Cider
    (20 C, 0 P, 0 F, 80 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    3:00 pm
    Snack: One Bowl Team Cheerios with 2% milk
    (40 C, 12 P, 6 F, 250 Cal)
    Snack: One 2 oz Beef Jerky
    (8 C, 24 P, 2 F, 140 Cal)

    4:00 pm
    Snack: One Bowl Team Cheerios with 2% milk
    (40 C, 12 P, 6 F, 250 Cal)
    Snack: One 2 oz Beef Jerky
    (8 C, 24 P, 2 F, 140 Cal)

    5:15 pm
    Protein Smoothie: One Banana, one scoop Opticen powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (94.8 C, 53.3 P, 16.1 F, 992.7 Cal)

    8:30 pm
    Dinner: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of whole wheat toast
    (73 C, 46 P, 30 F, 722.5 Cal)

    9:30 pm
    Snack: Two Bowls Team Cheerios with 2% milk
    (80 C, 24 P, 12 F, 500 Cal)

    11:30 pm
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in water
    Protein Smoothie: One Banana, one scoop Opticen powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (94.8 C, 53.3 P, 16.1 F, 992.7 Cal)

    Totals: 537.6 g Carbs, 255.6 g Protein, 92.7 g Fats, 4237.9 Calories

    Comments: Moved Leg workout to tomorrow because the gym was closed today
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    Day 75, November 29: Legs/Abs

    12:15 pm
    Breakfast: One Bowl Multi-Grain Cheerios with 2% milk
    (39 C, 13 P, 6.5 F, 260 Cal)
    Snack: Raspberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Supplements: One Centrum, 500 mg Vitamin C

    Workout
    Start: 2:06 pm

    1) Squats
    2x8x235 lbs

    2) Lying Leg Curls
    2x8x150 lbs

    3) Lying Leg Press
    2x8x240 lbs

    4) Standing Calf Press
    1x10x520 lbs
    3x10x540 lbs

    5) Straight Leg Deadlifts
    1x8x225 lbs
    1x8x235 lbs

    6)Hanging Leg Raises
    2x10x0 lbs

    7)Decline Sit-ups
    2x10x50 lbs

    End: 2:53 pm

    3:15 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    6:15 pm
    Dinner: 5 whole eggs, 5 pieces of wheat toast
    (113 C, 46 P, 35F, 972.5 Cal)
    Snack: One Bowl Team Cheerios with 2% milk
    (40 C, 12 P, 6 F, 250 Cal)

    8:15 pm
    Protein Smoothie: Two Bananas, one scoop Opticen whey powder, cup of oats, three cups of 2% milk
    (117.8 C, 54.3 P, 16.6 F, 992.7 Cal)

    11:30 pm
    Supplements: 5 g Creatine in water
    Snack: Blackberry Yogurt
    (33 C, 5 P, 1.5 F, 170 Cal)
    Snack: 1 Cup of Almonds
    (28 C, 30.2 P, 72 F, 809 Cal)

    Totals: 481.6 g Carbs, 219.8 g Protein, 150.7 g Fats, 4378.9 Calories

    Comments: Squats felt strong today; I'll probably increase the weight again next week. Hamstring curls have been stuck at 150 for a while now, hopefully I'll be able to do more for at least one set next time. Overall, it was a good workout though.
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