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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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    Wannabebig New Member HahnB's Avatar
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    The Next Step

    New journal, new goals I decided to call this one the next step because the short term goals from my old journal were achieved I finally feel like my body is starting to even out. When I first started training, I never squated because lack of equipment/knowledge. Since then my lifting proportions have started to get on track(i.e squatting more than I bench etc..). I won't be benching/dips for a little while because of reoccuring pain in my forearms after sets. I had this a while back and had to switch to dbs and drop dips completely. Had a nice workout today, so that's where I'll begin.



    Incline DB Bench Press

    60 x 15 I really need to get to the store to grab some more dbs, if they weren't 60 bucks a pair I'd already have em

    60 x 15 I think I'm going to grab some 70s at Dicks this week so I can get into my norm rep range.

    Kickbacks

    35 x 9

    35 x 9 Not a big fan of these, but without dips and close grip whatta gonna do.

    Cable Pressdown

    70 x 11

    70 x 12 Nice and strict form

    ATF Squats

    185 x 7

    185 x 6 Felt very nice, my favorite exersise by far. REally improving on these by the session.


    Calf Raises


    185 x 10

    185 x 10

    Not a lot of volume here. Everything is getting worked twice a week with my routine and it seems to be working well for me. One thing I really need to reincorporate is direct ab work. I haven't done abs in 5 months I'd say.
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    It's good to see you start another journal.

    I had the same problem you did with dumbells for many months. I own a hex set but they only go up to 40lbs. I ended purchasing these http://www.newyorkbarbells.tv/im-0030.html (the 18inch ones)

    You can load up to 145lbs on each dumbell, 14 10lb plates on each side. If you wanted to you could load 355lbs per dumbell using 25lb plates. That's probably more than you need though, this would let you go real heavy on shrugs etc. Plates are fairly inexpensive, a 10lb plate at walmart is about $5 with tax. My only regret is not buying these earlier, well worth it. Hex dumbells are much nicer but the price is expensive, especially if you want dumbells that go over 100lbs.

    I'm sorry to hear about your forearm pain, I recall reading a thread about it a while ago, I hope it feels better.
    Last edited by Dedicated; 05-23-2004 at 06:19 PM.

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    Wannabebig New Member HahnB's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedicated
    It's good to see you start another journal.

    I had the same problem you did with dumbells for many months. I own a hex set but they only go up to 40lbs. I ended purchasing these http://www.newyorkbarbells.tv/im-0030.html (the 18inch ones)

    You can load up to 145lbs on each dumbell, 14 10lb plates on each side. If you wanted to you could load 355lbs per dumbell using 25lb plates. That's probably more than you need though, this would let you go real heavy on shrugs etc. Plates are fairly inexpensive, a 10lb plate at walmart is about $5 with tax. My only regret is not buying these earlier, well worth it. Hex dumbells are much nicer but the price is expensive, especially if you want dumbells that go over 100lbs.

    I'm sorry to hear about your forearm pain, I recall reading a thread about it a while ago, I hope it feels better.
    Thanks man, appreciate it. Those dumbells look ace, I have one of them that a friend gave me, so I would just need to purchase a single one. I have some of those smaller weights too, about 85lbs worth so I would just need a little more. The dumbells I have been buying are the gray non adjustable ones, that are all once piece and fixed weight. That's why they are so expensive I'll def. pick up another one of those dumbells.
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnB
    Kickbacks

    35 x 9

    35 x 9 Not a big fan of these, but without dips and close grip whatta gonna do.
    Overhead Tricep Extensions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane
    Overhead Tricep Extensions.
    Forgot about them, might have to go back to that
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    Wide Grip Chins

    bw+20 x 6
    bw x 9
    bw x 6
    bw x 9 (curl grip)

    Dumbell Shoulder Press

    55 x 7
    55 x 7 Hopefully going up to 60 soon.

    Hammer curls

    35 x 12
    35 x 9
    35 x 9

    Nice and quick and felt good. I did a few sets of shrugs after @ 225. My shoulders seem to be moving along faster with dumbells than when I was doing military presses, which is fine with me.
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    Nice pressing, really good strength there, I'm using 50's now. Do you do them standing or sitting just curious? I do them standing, just because I've gotten used to it.

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    hey hahn, your back.....what you been up to?
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    Hi,

    just wanted to wish you good luck with the new journal.

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    dedicated-I do them sitting, never really tried them standing so I guess I'm just use to it

    kennSame old man, getting back into the journal thing

    beastinthanks man, stop back in

    Dumbell Bench Press

    75 x 8 personal best here, finally able to add more weight thanks to dedicated

    75 x 7

    incline db bench

    60 x 5

    60 x 5 little more tired than usual here now that I can finally go all out on flat

    Tri pressdowns

    60 x 10

    60 x 10 I kind of have a unique form for these based on what my equipment looks like, but it really hits em hard

    ATF squats

    185 x 8 personal best, looking to up weight next time

    185 x 7

    Threw in some calf raises afterwards but nothing to brag about- pretty exhausted today after workout. I didn't get to bad till about 4:30 last night but atleast I slept in. Need more sleep tonight
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    Curl grip chins

    +10 x 10
    bw x 10
    bw x 5

    Lat pull down

    130 x 12
    130 x 11
    130 x 9
    130 x 9

    Db shoulder press

    60 x 7 persoal best

    55 x 6 had to stop short because of a feeling in my tricep when lowering weight

    hammer curls

    40 x 8

    40 x 7

    Happy about the shoulder presses-hard time getting the weight into place though. I don't keep the bench at exactly 90 degress, just a tad back.
    Last edited by HahnB; 05-31-2004 at 05:34 PM.
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    Db bench press

    50 x 10

    75 x 8

    75 x 7

    dips

    bw x 12

    bw x 12

    bw x 10

    Today is my first day doing these again after forearm pain from benching which prevented me from doing dips as well. No pain, and I took it easy on them today no added weight.

    ATF squats

    135 x 7

    185 x 8

    185 x 6

    135 x 12

    Leg curl

    75 x 10

    75 x 9

    Thats all today, late workout it's about 10pm now.
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    Nice workout man.

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