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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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    Sunday: Speed Squat/Back

    Went something like this...

    Squats: 135 x 2 x 12
    DL: 135 x 2 x 10
    Situps: 10 x BW, 2.5 x 10, 5 x 8, 10 x 3
    Farmer Walk: 75, 85, 80, (?)

    Today: Speed Bench

    Bench: 115 x 3 x 12
    Skulll Crushers: 55 x 10, x 10, x 10
    Tri Pushdown(?): ? x 8, ? x 8
    Pullups, BW x 5, BW x 4, BW x 3
    Biceps: 20 x ?, 20 x ? (Quick ones)
    Lateral Raises: 20 x 10, 20 x10
    Front Raises, 45 x 6

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    progress pics

    F**K ... weight is up to 179lbs... i dont know where im going wrong with my cut. i figure 1900cals is great for a cut.

    progress pics of a fatass:

    back my waist really isnt that fat... i messed up the pose and was bending forward a lot
    front
    side
    leg 1
    leg 2
    Last edited by debussy; 02-02-2004 at 09:59 PM.

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    ME Squat/DL

    Weight: 178.5 ... ****, im gonna give up on the cut soon.

    Squat: 135x6, 185x3, 205x3, 225x1, 235x1, 245x1, 255x1
    DL: 135x6, 185x1, 225x1, 235x1, 245x1, 255x1, 265x1
    Hyperextensions: BW5/10x5/ BW3 - 3 sets

    pretty psyched about ME Bench tomorrow... westside is in full effect.
    Last edited by debussy; 02-07-2004 at 02:25 PM.

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    Me Bench

    Weight: 181 bloated with water... **** me

    Bench: 135x6, 185x3, 205x1, 215x1, 225 (miss) .. almost had 225
    Board Press: 185 x 3 (2), 185 x 3 (2), 205 x 3 (4), 205 x 3 (4)
    BB Rows: 135 x 6, 135 x 6, 145 x 6, 145 x 6 ... alternating grips
    Front Raise: 45 x 6, 45 x 6
    Lat Raise: 25 x 10, 30 x 8
    Triceps: 12 reps, 2 sets, light work

    Westside is reaping results...
    Last edited by debussy; 02-07-2004 at 02:25 PM.

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    New Goals

    Weight: Still hovering around 181

    Threw in an extra workout today:

    Military Press: 95 x 6, 105 x 4
    Shrugs: 225 hold, 315 hold, 315 hold
    Abs: 3 sets of weighted
    Hypers: 15 reps, 3 sets
    10 minutes of cardio .. yeah weak

    Updated semester goals:

    (goal/current)
    Height: 6'4"/5'8"
    Weight: 170/181
    Bench: 255/225
    Squat: 295/255
    Deadlift: 305/265

    Total: 855 ... still feeble

    Need to go shopping for food today.
    Last edited by debussy; 02-07-2004 at 02:23 PM.

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    speed bench

    Couple days ago...

    Bench: 115 x 3 x 6, 120 x 3
    BB Rows: 135 x 6 x 4
    Skullcrushers: 55 x 10, 65 x 10, 65 x 10
    CGB: 105 x 10, 115 x 10

    ME Squaat/DL tomorrow..
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    ME DL/Squat

    DL: 135x3, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 285 x1, 295 (MISS!) i had it... need work on grip

    Box Squats: 135 x 6, 225 x 6, 245 x 6, 255 x 6

    Hyperextensions: 25 x 6, 25 x 6

    Incline Abs: Sad

    Couldn't get form on GM's.

    ME Bench tomorrow.

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    ME Bench

    was pretty strong today even though i lacked a lot of sleep

    went swimming last night

    dont even wanna check my weight

    Bench: 135 x 6, 185 x 2, 205 x 1, 220 x 1, 225 x 1
    Incline Bench: 135 x 6, 145 x 6, 155 x 6, 155 x 5
    Pullups: 5, 5, 2
    Front Raise: 45 x 6, 45 x 6
    Lat Raise: 25 x 8, 30 x 6
    Biceps: 20 x 2 .. fast sets
    Last edited by debussy; 02-20-2004 at 07:03 PM.

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    sick

    damn it, progress was going good until i fell sick. i have a feeling i'll have some catching up to do. missed my speed work outs on the weekend along with lots of homework.

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    weak day

    pseudo speed day...

    speed bench: 115 x 3 x 8 ... damn that was hard
    close grip bench: 135 x 8, 155 x 6, 165 x 6, 175 x 5
    SLDL: 135 x 3 , 135 x 3, 185 x 3, 185 x 3
    BB Rows: 135 x 6, 155 x 6, 155 x 6
    Military Press: 30 x 8, 50 x 6

    dumb workout... i was still feeling a bit sick. lots of weak asians in there bringing down the morale.

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    aiya...

    ME Squat

    Squat: 135 x 3, 185 x 3, 225 x 3, 245 x 3, 255 x 3, 265 x 3, 275 x 3
    SLDL: 135 x 6, 185 x 6, 225 x 5
    Decline Abs: BW x 10 x 3
    Last edited by debussy; 02-20-2004 at 07:04 PM.

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    ME Bench

    ME Bench

    Still feeling a little sick

    Weight: 178

    Bench: 135 x 3, 155 x 3, 185 x 3, 205 x 3
    Board Press: 185 x 4, 205 x 4, 205 x 4 ... 3 "boards"
    board presses were weak as hell.. need work on them

    Triceps: 45 x 8, 60 x 6, 60 x 6 ... overhead db
    Lat Pulldown: Heavy x 4, 4, 4, 4
    Biceps: Bar x 6, 6, 6

    call it a day
    Last edited by debussy; 02-21-2004 at 07:21 PM.

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    Dynamic DL/Squat

    Weight: 178

    DL: 135 x 3, 185 x 2, 155 x 2, 155 x 2, 185 x 2
    Stood on platform... worked on form and speed

    GM: 65 x 6, 95 x 6, 115 x 6, 115 x 6
    Working on form

    Hypers: BW x 8, 10 x 8, 15 x 8, 15 x 8

    Decline Abs: 10, 10, 10

    Easy workout today. Cutting down a lot on calories. Going to change my goals for now.

    Weight: 170
    Bench: 210 x 3
    Squat: 275 x 3
    DL: 305 x 1

    I'll start lifting hard and eating again after I hit 170.

    Tomorrow is dynamic bench.

    Diet as of 9:11PM:

    Egg, Slice WW Bread
    1/2 WW Pita, Can of Tuna, Teaspoon Mayo
    Slice WW Bread, Pure Maple Syrup
    Pasta, Tomato Sauce, Italian Sausage
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    Dynamic Bench

    Weight: 177.5

    Speed Bench: 95 x 3, 135 x 3 x 6
    CGBP: 155 x 6, 165 x 6, 165 x 5
    Pullups: BW x 5 x 2, BW x 4 x 2
    Cable Rows: 1/2 Stack x 6 x 2, 3/4 Stack x 6 x 2

    Really weak workout today. I think i needed more tricep work. I'll just blast em hard on ME day. tiiiired today. ****.

    Diet:
    1/2 Pita, Can of Tuna
    Pasta, Meat Sauce
    Last edited by debussy; 02-25-2004 at 01:19 PM.

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    Off day

    Liquids:
    4 cups of black coffee with minimal sugar
    1/4 Gal of Water
    4 cups of lemonade

    Diet as of 7PM:

    1 Serving Rice Pudding
    1 Serving Potato Salad
    1 Egg
    1 Slice WW Bread
    1 Serving Pasta w/ Meat Sauce
    1/2 Burrito

    Did 25 minutes of cardio... got a decent sweat going.

    Got bored and tried to max out a board press real quick.

    245 x 1 @ 4 boards

    tomorrow is gonna be ME DL/Sq ... pretty excited... hopefully my legs arent too tired from all the cardio.
    Last edited by debussy; 02-26-2004 at 04:46 PM. Reason: diet

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    ME DL/Sq

    Deadlift: 135 x 3, 185 x 3, 225 x 1, 255 x 1, 275 x 3, 285 x 3
    Squat: 135 x 6, 155 x 6, 185 x 6, 225 x 6

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    ME Bench

    ME Bench

    Weight: 178

    Bench: 135 x 3, 155 x 3, 185 x 1, 210 x 2... WEAK!!!
    Board Press: 235 x 2 (4 Board), 210 x 3 (2 boards), 225 x MISS (2 boards), 185 x 6 (2 Boards)
    BB Row: 135 x 6, 145 x 6, 155 x 6
    Triceps: Lifght 10, Heavy 6, Heavy 6
    Front Raise: 45 x 6 x 2
    Last edited by debussy; 03-01-2004 at 07:16 AM.

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    Spring time brings cutting time. I'll start running as soon as I get shoes. I'll probably go on a BB routine for a while.

    9AM:
    1 piece of WW toast
    2 boiled eggs
    Last edited by debussy; 03-01-2004 at 07:20 AM.

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    Speed Bench

    Bench: 95 x 6, 135 x 3 x 6
    CBBP: 155 x 6, 165 x 6 x 2, 175 x 6, 185 x 4
    Pullups: 5, 5,
    BB Rows: 135 x 6, 185 x 4, 155 x 6, 135 x 6
    Chins Ups: 5, 4, 4,
    Front Raises: 45 x 6 x 2
    OH Tric: 60 x 8
    Last edited by debussy; 03-04-2004 at 07:37 AM.

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    Speed Sq/DL

    Weight: 177lbs ... starving

    Squat: 135 x 6, 185 x 3 x 6
    Deadlift: 135 x 3 x 3, 155 x 3 x 3
    GM: 135 x 6 x 2, 155 x 6 x2
    Hypers: BW x 12 x 4
    Abs: BW x 12 x 3


    WEAK F**CKS AT THE GYM GO AWAY.
    Last edited by debussy; 03-04-2004 at 06:30 PM.

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    Cool, I just noticed this journal. I have family in your area. Anyways......
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington
    Cool, I just noticed this journal. I have family in your area. Anyways......
    hey thanks for visiting my journal. i checked out your articles. theyre a really good contribution to the site. reminds me of how 90% of the people at the gym are injuries are waiting to happen.

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    Next week's goals...

    Bench: 235 x 1
    DL: 305 x 3
    Squat: 295 x 3


    just caught wind of a legendary chinese kid from the far reaches of umass... 315 x 12 easy... around 405 max.... thats inspiration for me
    Last edited by debussy; 03-04-2004 at 10:40 PM.

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    nice workouts so far in this journal debussy, everything is looking good. dont be so down on yourself as long as you have goals and you stick with them you will progress quickly and get to the point where you want to be, i use to lift over at umass keep working hard bro!

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    hey man, your a motivated ****!

    pics look better than you think, yeah there is some BF there, but only on the sides, and not that much.

    I think you should focus on building some muscle mass then think about cutting.

    I dont know how long you been lifting but it looks like your still early in the game which means you would be able to melt some of that fat while buidling muscle, which is why the scales arent that great to use sometimes.

    muscle weighs more than fat, so even if your burning fat, the scale will say your gaining weight, so you gottta use pictures and the mirror to make a better judgement.

    since your getting stronger and gaining weight, that is good = your changing your body composition, proably burning body fat and this wont show up on a scale.

    also, you wont be able to see the changes yourself right away in the mirror, which is why pics are great, take them every month and look at them next to each other. It is easier to see the progress this way, plus this site is grat at objective feedback.

    My advice would be to eat good, lift hard and ignore the scale for a while. Build some strength and muscle mass first. Keep up the hard work man!
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