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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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    Cutting attempt

    I hope i can actually go through on this cutting cycle. My last one where i attempted to achieve 10% bf was abandoned for more lean bulking. I was gaining in my lifts still and i felt the need to feed more muscle.

    i will track my daily weight fluctations here. I will measure my weight and bf% via the tanita scale at approx 6 pm each day (before dinner).
    As i am carb depleting the measurement may be unreliable the 1st few days.

    beginning 215(21%)
    day 2 (today) 209 (22)

    obviously dropping some water weight

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    good luck Doc !!
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    thanks yates

    today is day 3 of ketosis 208 (21)
    getting that familiar fuzzy feeling and muscle "aches". They are thirsty for glucose... SOon my blessed muscles, soon.
    may attempt first workout since I got this damn cold. Feel ok now except for some mucous expulsion from the lungs. May try total bady workout recommended by mac


    did try total body workout
    essentially what i did was the split i listed with the parameters that mac recommended

    Squats.
    :: Leg extensions.
    :: Chins.
    :: Dips.
    :: Dead lifts.
    :: Shoulder Press machine.
    :: Curls bar bell.
    :: Rope Pushdowns.
    :: bench.
    :: Calve Raise

    did 20 reps for squats
    during some of the lifts i had to do them as a drop set type exercise to make 12

    I almost yaked after this. Had to breath deep for a while afterwards outside

    THis was intense. My muscles burned more than they had in a long time. it was great.

    I think though i may just drop this to 5 compound lift mac suggested, but i will try this first and see how i like it.


    with regard to diet, right now i am just eating meat every four hours with some fat. Right now i am not worried as much about cals but will start counting in a few more days. Right now i ust want to fully carb deplete. I think i'm pretty much there
    Last edited by the doc; 10-04-2001 at 09:26 PM.

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    208(22)

    Feeling like i have no anaerobic capacity. Will workout again on sunday.

    meal 4 was a little late today but otherwise more meat and cheese

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    good luck man

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    thanks terminator!

    Worked out tonight. 4 days rest this time. I did move up in deads, but not chins or really anything else.
    I did make my goal set count in most of the exercises.

    Depletion really sucks especially for workouts. Its kinda cool though as you have so little anaerobic stamina. Its suck a weird feeling, must be what cats are like.

    I have a sweet potato and black beans to eat for tomorrow. yum yum 30-60g carbs now/ day for 2100 cals will start builing some glycogen stores. IN my current state glycogen storage is greatly enhanced so you sugars had better go to my muscles damn it!

    weight 204 (23)

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    diet good today except cals a little low. 3 meals thus far, charting cals right now until i can get in a groove with the meals.
    only 1500 thus far. Adding some PB to cottage cheese for 600 more cals

    want cals to be ~2500

    205 (22)

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    ran 5 km today and walked another 1.5
    diet good- added tuna (38 g prot) and 1/2cup walnuts for another meal
    will have 5 meals today ~2500

    weight 202 (22)

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    diet, ok carb load on thurs with linguini and prawns
    held carbs low as possible but was still possibly high-holding them extra low now until i get back from DC

    trained today
    settled on this
    squat x 20
    chin
    db bench
    deads
    dips
    oh press
    1 set each, rep range 10-12

    moved up in 20 rep squats 10 lbs and got 1 more unasstd chin
    up 5 in bench and will add 10 lbs on dips next week

    203 (23)

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    weight today
    202 (23)

    diet good. Cals around 1800
    Dropped carbs to <20 for today and tomorrow. Will return to 30-60 then. Carbed up with pasta on thurs night. Had a good workout today. I think i can move up again next week.

    squat 155 (+10)
    bench 70 (+5)
    deads 205 (+10)
    dips 20 (+20)
    rows 200 (+20)
    added clean and press
    did 115x6 followed immediately by 95x6
    those were killer
    oh press 125 (-10)

    i would also like to comment that the tanita bodyfat scale sucks
    It says i'm down 13 lbs and up 2% bf
    whatever

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    good luck doc
    "In the grand scheme of things, both things are quite superficial(obsessed with being muscular&ripped and incredibly strong). And yet lifting can teach you so much. My time at the gym--at least when I'm lifting--is invariably the high-point of my day. There aren't any questions; I almost don't even think. I go into an almost meditative trance-like state. Day-to-day worries become insignificant. I'm focused solely on the weight, and my reason for existence is clear. To move the bar and to improve on what I accomplished last time. Seldom are things so simple." - Blood&Iron

    "Most people cannot understand what burns in our blood, the gym is our addiction and iron is our drug. People don't understand why we commit hours a day to a goal where progress is so small it seems immeasurable, why we do cardio instead of watch TV, why eat 6 meals a day, why we insist on ordering diet soda or how we can drink skim milk. Most people will simply never grasp why we refuse to settle for a mediocre body." - Severed Ties

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    many thanks marcel

    Played football yesterday for 2 hrs
    even though it was touch i'm sore as hell
    good cardio though, constant sprinting

    diet has been on track

    weighed in yesterday at 201 (20)
    i won't weigh in today as i've bloated myself with starches
    Enjoying a 2 meal carb up

    THen back to tuna and pb tomorrow morning...lol
    Purchased some ALA last night
    may experiment with taking it post workout as well as during carb up
    Last edited by the doc; 10-22-2001 at 07:57 PM.

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    200(23)
    i think i may not even post the bf% anymore, some days it has fluctuated 5%

    diet on track
    couldn't workout today cause the the truck broke down


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    good workout 2 days ago
    cardio today 30 min total
    row interval style for 15 min
    treadmill for 15
    post workout yoga..lol

    diet on track- carb up meal of pasta tonight and some lowfat ice cream Yum!!!

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    how are you measuring your bodyfat level?
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    chicken, using tanita bodyfat scale of sh!t

    today it shows me at 196. I've been weighing this consistantly for a few days now

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    any particular reason why you're weighing in most days?

    Do you not find it hard on the enthusiasm?

    Don't you think you'd be better off weighing in once a week?
    "Geordie/'d3c:di/n. & adj. Brit colloq. n. 1 a native of Tyneside. 2 the dialect spoken on Tyneside. adj. of or relating to Tyneside, its people, or its dialect. [the name George + -IE]

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    I agree ... I used to weight myself before a cheat day and at the same time evert week. Normally Friday at 6:30pm.
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    'Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind'

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    Your right it can become disheartening
    the reason i weighed in so often before is i knew i would drop weight fast and was trying to track that level before i hit a plateau. I believe i have hit that point and what yates suggested is more or less my plan now

    I love that my pants are fitting again...lol
    Last edited by the doc; 11-07-2001 at 06:42 AM.

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    weight 195
    no longer using bf% but mirror and pants. seem to be leaning out

    lifts are progressing
    up to 185 on 20 rep squats
    245 one deads (switched to sumo style. once i get some neuro adaptaion i think it will jump up again quick)
    240 on back machine rows
    75 on bench

    an i actually get 7 wide grip chins now...lol

    upped cardio and now doing the following
    day 1 full body lifting
    day 2 rowing cardio machine
    day 3 light jogging
    day 4 rest
    repeat

    diet. on target but slowing some? Using thanksgiving as a carb up day
    also going to lower gi on carb up days (sweet potatoe and white potatoe, brown rice instead of white pasta and malto) to help fat loss

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    weight 194

    mistakingly worked out a day early
    only two days instead of three (spinted heavily on saturday during football-2 hrs)

    still progressing on lifts except for bench and clean+press
    deads are up (added reps -will add weight next time)
    bench is sucking...lol

    up to 195 on squat, 245 on bab row
    diet-going well-may drop cals a bit more after holiday
    carbs sources switching to sweet potatoes and brown rice (helping to achieve lower carbs at carb load)

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    what weight or bf% are you planning on getting down to?
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    10- 12 % or beginning six pack
    whichever comes first
    i think i've got another 10-20 lbs to drop
    will probably up cals after the new year
    some time after thanksgiving i'm going to a dip tank for testing

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    update

    coped with thanksgiving by going into a low cal keto for a week to achieve depletion again

    it was much easier that last time

    Lifts are ok. Seem to be stuck on 20 rep squats at 195
    Back progressing well up to 260 for 10 reps (biangular back maching), this is what i was doing for 4-5 reps before i started cutting

    Diet is going well. I am actually starting to see some modest definition on my legs, back and arms. Chest and abs seem to be coming along, but nowhere near 6pak (right now i have a 2 pak..lol)
    weight is a constant 193 now Carbing up tonight on sweet potato and some pasta (and of couse some lower fat ice cream)
    working out tomorrow. damn i swear i have been gaining strength on this workout regimen. I was still under an hour so i added a set of lat exercises on this lat machine (pretty cool one actually)

    weight is now 193
    workout is now
    squats (warm up 25% x15, 50%x 10, 70% x 6: workset 195 x 16)
    chins (wide grip 8 unasst.ed + 4 asst + 2 neg)
    bench (70x9)
    dead (245 x11)
    dip (35x10 + 2 forced reps)
    bi angular back 260 x 10
    oh press 187 x 10
    lats 160x 10

    diet has been on, cooked a bunch of stew for the freezer and some string cheese has been key

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    Keep it up doc!
    "In the grand scheme of things, both things are quite superficial(obsessed with being muscular&ripped and incredibly strong). And yet lifting can teach you so much. My time at the gym--at least when I'm lifting--is invariably the high-point of my day. There aren't any questions; I almost don't even think. I go into an almost meditative trance-like state. Day-to-day worries become insignificant. I'm focused solely on the weight, and my reason for existence is clear. To move the bar and to improve on what I accomplished last time. Seldom are things so simple." - Blood&Iron

    "Most people cannot understand what burns in our blood, the gym is our addiction and iron is our drug. People don't understand why we commit hours a day to a goal where progress is so small it seems immeasurable, why we do cardio instead of watch TV, why eat 6 meals a day, why we insist on ordering diet soda or how we can drink skim milk. Most people will simply never grasp why we refuse to settle for a mediocre body." - Severed Ties

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