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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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    Zearoth's Journal

    TRAINING SCHEDULE
    Day 1 (Mon): Upper Body
    Day 2 (Tues): Lower Body
    Day 3 (Thurs): Upper Body
    Day 4 (Fri): Lower Body

    LEGEND
    Green = Increased reps and/or weight from last session
    Red = Decreased reps and/or weight from last session
    (+xR) indicates a new PR set by an increase of reps
    (+xW) indicates a new PR set by an increase of weight

    MY STATS
    (As of July 13, 2004)
    Age: 15
    Weight: 110
    Height: 5'5''

    (As of April 17, 2005)
    Age: 16
    Weight: 155
    Height: 5'7''
    Last edited by Zearoth; 08-12-2005 at 11:46 PM.

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    keep up the good work and stay motivated!

    oh and,

    225lb @ 17% bodyfat, currently cutting
    Current lifts while cutting (all raw): bench 275x4, squat 365x8
    Estimated current maxes: 300 bench / 450 dead / 450 squat
    Competition / Gym PRs (from March 08)
    Bench: 325 raw / 385 loose shirt
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    Squat: 405 raw

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    JULY 13, 2004

    WORKOUT
    Day 4: Rest Day

    CARDIO
    2 hours of leisure swimming.

    COMMENTS
    Didn't really do much today. Just had to volunteer at a community centre pool and help instruct kids taking lessons in a course I'm taking. Tomorrow will be a hard day of chest workout though. Calves are really hurting me a lot, but I hope that they can be ready for the day after.

    -Zearoth
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:41 PM.

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    Awesome welcome.

    I gained 37.5 lbs in 2003, if that gives you any motivation!

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    Welcome to journal land. 110lbs? I guess you're going to bulk?

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookiebldr
    Welcome to journal land. 110lbs? I guess you're going to bulk?

    Dead on. I'm not exactly planning to eat everything I see, but definitely eat more calories than I used to. I see that many people choose to do kind of like a massive bulk and then go on a strict cut, but I'm not very confident in doing that. I'm aiming to go steady in gaining muscle mass and just eat slightly more. I was browsing around just to find some info on my diet habits, so I'm probably going for about 1500 calories a day, based on roughly 13xBW. Will this suffice?

    While I'm here, I can post my goals for the beginning of the new school year (September, 1, 2004):

    Weight: 115-120
    Height: 5''6/7

    Benchpress: 125x1
    DB Curl: 30x7 (Basically up my weights when I'm doing my sets from 25 to 30)

    Thanks for the ! Much appreciated!

    -Zearoth
    Last edited by Zearoth; 07-13-2004 at 09:24 PM.

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    E-Lifter Zearoth's Avatar
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    July 14, 2004

    Workout
    Day 1: Chest/Shoulders/Abs/Cardio
    (Set x Rep x Weight)

    Benchpress(Smith):
    1x12x85
    1x2x140 (New max!)
    2x6x125
    2x8x115

    Cable Chest Press(Machine):
    2x7x120
    2x8x90
    1x7x60

    Chest Fly(Machine)
    4x7x65

    Incline Bench Press(Machine)
    4x8x75

    Seated Shoulder Press(Machine)
    4x7x65

    Weighted Crunches:
    3x12xBW+10lb ball

    Weighted Twists:
    3x15xBW+10lb ball

    Crunches:
    2x12xBW

    Cardio
    6 minutes on bike - 59 calories burned (Not enough time to do any more : \ )
    12 minute bike home - Estimated 50 calories burned
    2 hours of leisure swimming

    Comments
    I got a good workout today, and tested a new max, which by the way, improved A LOT. I bascially improved from 115x2 on a manual benchpress to a 140x1 on a smith machine. Pretty good. I'll be updating what I ate later. Oh, one question, is there anything wrong with black forest ham? It was the only kind of meat I could put in my sandwich, so I'm just curious. I'll be sure to get some turkey next time. Thanks for looking.

    -Zearoth
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:41 PM.

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    July 15, 2004

    Workout
    Day 2: Legs

    Leg Extension:
    5x14x120
    1x12x105

    Calve Raises:
    5x15x180
    1x10x180

    Incline Leg Press:
    3x10x90

    Cardio
    11 minutes on stairmaster - 65 calories burned
    11 minutes on stationary bike - 105 calories burned
    10 minute bike ride home - Estimated 50 calories burned

    Comments
    I had a decent leg day today, but I'm going to switch up my schedule after my next rest day. I also bought some food with my mom at the grocery store: Low fat cottage cheese (never tried, hope it's good!), turkey slices, cheerios cereal and brown eggs. I'll probably have a much cleaner diet from now on and some experimenting with the food.
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:41 PM.

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    July 16, 2004

    Workout
    Day 3: Biceps/Triceps/Abs/Cardio

    Standing Curl:
    4x7x25

    Cable Curl:
    4x7x7.5 KG

    Hammer Curl:
    3x7x20
    1x5x25

    Tricep Extension:
    6x6x40

    Crunches:
    3xExhaustionxBW

    Weighted Twists:
    3xExhaustionxBW

    Bicycle:
    3x50xBW

    Cardio
    19 minute run on treadmill - 151 calories burned
    10 minute bike home - Estimted 50 calories burned

    Comments
    Today I decided to take it easy and didn't really push myself too hard like normal days. I also experimented with the smoothie and replaced the bana with blueberries ... Mmmm... A lot better than before too!

    Tomorrow will be a rest day for me, then I'll be back in the gym with a brand new routine schedule and I'll see how it goes from there. Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:41 PM.
    My Stats
    Weight: 180
    Height: 5'8''
    Status: Bulk

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    hey man, the workouts look great. but with the intense workouts and since youre still growing, i think you need to eat A LOT more than that. even if this is a slow bulk, id suggest at least 1800 calories. just my two cents. it seems like youre starving yourself almost.

    i know youre afraid of gaining too much body fat and you want to take it slow.... dont forget that youre still growing. you got a fast metabolism. youll need the food. btw are you asian? i noticed a lot of rice hehe. just like my journal.
    Last edited by debussy; 07-16-2004 at 07:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debussy
    hey man, the workouts look great. but with the intense workouts and since youre still growing, i think you need to eat A LOT more than that. even if this is a slow bulk, id suggest at least 1800 calories. just my two cents. it seems like youre starving yourself almost.

    i know youre afraid of gaining too much body fat and you want to take it slow.... dont forget that youre still growing. you got a fast metabolism. youll need the food. btw are you asian? i noticed a lot of rice hehe. just like my journal.

    I don't know, I got away yesterday with less food than I usually have, without feeling hungry at all. I'll see if I can up my calorie intake throughout the day, but then again, I'm only estimating the amount of calories I'm eating, which doesn't really give me an accurate number. I'll see if I can calculate my intake on FitDay for today and see for sure where I'm at.

    Haha. That's good guess. I'm korean actually, but I was born in Canada so I don't have that funny accent.
    Last edited by Zearoth; 07-17-2004 at 11:03 AM.
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    Weight: 180
    Height: 5'8''
    Status: Bulk

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    July 17, 2004

    Workout
    Day 4: Rest Day

    Cardio
    Walking around Wonderland.
    2 hours of leisure swimming.

    Comments
    Went to Wonderland for the day, and was starving by the time I got home. Literally ate everything my mom made for me when I got back . Tomorrow it will be business as always. I'll be starting my new schedule, and I'll be changing it from my first post of the journal. Chest/Triceps tomorrow. Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:42 PM.
    My Stats
    Weight: 180
    Height: 5'8''
    Status: Bulk

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    July 18, 2004

    Workout
    Day 1: Chest/Triceps

    Incline Bench Press (Machine)
    3x8x90

    Fly (Machine)
    3x7x65

    Incline Bench Press
    2x10x95

    Bench Press
    3x10x95
    3x10x105

    Cable Press
    2x8x60
    1x7x45

    Tricep Extension
    5x8x45

    Close Grip Bench Press
    3x10x95

    Cardio
    20 minute interval run.
    10 bike to the gym.
    20 minute walk home.

    Comments
    I had a horrible day today. Not that my new routine was bad, but I got mouthed off by a guy probably more than twice my age. Here's my rant:

    I go to the tricep extensions, and I asked the man working on his sets if he's almost done and how many more he had to do. He tells me that he started and to use other exercises in the way he would a kid. I look like I'm probably 13/14 years old. Then he goes on telling his friend about how all of the teenagers here are dumb***es and don't know ****. Then goes to say to me; "Don't even ****ing try asking if you can work between sets." Wow, people these days... Then again, I could be overreacting.

    But wait, it doesn't end there!

    Wondering why I had a bike ride there and a walk back home? I had my bike stolen, out of an entire selection of worthy bikes to be stolen, mine was chosen. Walked home pissed, drinking my oxygen enhanced water in hand.

    Aside from all of the negative experiences I had today, I really thought that the new schedule worked okay. Better than before too. The chest/tricep synergy thing is very effective.

    Now I'm on my way to find another mode of transportation.
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:42 PM.
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    Weight: 180
    Height: 5'8''
    Status: Bulk

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    To maintain you should estimate 15Xbw = 1650 in your case. If you want to bulk slowly, I would say that debussy hit the nail on the head, eat at least 1800 cals. 17-18Xbw for a bulk is a good estimate. That would put you at 1770-1980 calories per day. Just somethig to think about. Good luck on your bulk.

    DM

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    July 19, 2004

    Workout
    Day 2: Legs/Shoulders

    Leg Press:
    4x10x90 (Increasing weight next time)

    Seated Calve Raises:
    4x15x35 (Increasing weight next time)

    Leg Extensions:
    4x13x120

    Upright Rows:
    4x10x40

    DB Shoulder Press:
    2x8x50

    SB Shrugs:
    2x15x40
    2x14x50

    Cardio
    20 minute run on treadmill - 6 MPH
    7 minute walk on treadmill - 3.5/4 MPH
    1.5 hours of Leisure swimming

    Comments

    Thanks Douglas and Debusssy for the advice. I'm going to increase my calorie intake to between 1700-1800 daily.

    Good workout today. This was the first time I actaully targeted my shoulders for more than half my entire routine today and they were weak as hell. MY legs are ever so slightly improving as well.

    On another note, I got a peanut butter alternative made out of soy products. Tastes great, but expensive.
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:42 PM.
    My Stats
    Weight: 180
    Height: 5'8''
    Status: Bulk

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    July 20, 2004

    Workout
    Day 3: Biceps/Back/Abs

    Seated Curls:
    3x7x25

    Cable Curls:
    2x10x7.5 KG
    1x8x10 KG

    Hammer Curls:
    1x4x25
    3x8x20

    EZ BB Curls:
    3x6x45

    Concentration Curls:
    1x6x25
    1x4x25

    Pull Ups:
    3x8xBW - 40 LBS

    Rows:
    3x8x80

    Lat Pulldowns:
    2x10x75
    1x6x90

    Seated Rows:
    3x8x90

    Crunches:
    3xFailurexBW

    Leg Raises:
    3xFailurexBW

    Weighted Twists:
    3xFailurexBW+10 LBS

    Weighted Crunches:
    3xFailurexBW+10 LBS

    Cardio
    None

    Comments
    I had a good workout today and the last three days. I'll definitely be sticking with this routine. Tomorrow is a well deserved rest day and I'll probably be doing some light cardio then since I had to end my workout early today, and din't have a chance to reach the treadmill. Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:43 PM.
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    Weight: 180
    Height: 5'8''
    Status: Bulk

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    July 21, 2004

    Workout
    Day 4: Rest Day

    Cardio
    15 minute run on treadmill
    5 minute fast walk on treadmill
    2 hours of leisure swimming
    2 bike rides from community centre and back home

    Comments
    I did a lot of cardio today to make up for yesterday's lifting day which I missed my cardio work. Very impressed with my meals today, except for the fifth meal just because I was at my friend's house, and I was very thirsting just coming home from working out.

    I screwed up making my eggs today. I forgot to add the olive oil, and all of the eggs pretty muchs tuck to the pan, lol. After all of the scraping, it was more like 2 egg whites, haha.

    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:43 PM.
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    Weight: 180
    Height: 5'8''
    Status: Bulk

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    July 22, 2004

    Workout
    Day 1: Chest/Triceps

    DB Press
    3x8x60

    DB Flye
    3x8x40

    Incline Chest Press
    3x9x105

    Cable Press
    3x7x120

    Bench Press
    2x3x105

    Close Grip Bench Press
    2x6x105

    Tricep Extension
    3x6x45

    Dips
    3x6xBW

    Weighted Crunches
    3xFailurexBW+10

    Weighted Twists
    3xFailurexBW+10

    Leg Raises
    3xFailurexBW

    Cardio
    20 minute bike ride to/from gym

    Comments
    I had a pretty good workout today, just wish I had more time on my triceps, but really neglected them when I was talking to one my friends from school who happened to be working out there.

    I didn't do any cardio at the gym today. I thought I would decrease the amount of cardio to only my leg days, since I am getting a good amount from my bike trips there and back.

    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:43 PM.
    My Stats
    Weight: 180
    Height: 5'8''
    Status: Bulk

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    July 23, 2004

    Workout
    Day 2: Legs/Shoulders

    Seated Calve Raises
    4x12x45

    Leg Extension
    5x10x120

    Incline Leg Press
    3x10x140

    Seated Leg Press
    3x10x150

    Upward Rows
    4x9x40

    DB Shoulder Press
    3x8x40

    Shrugs
    3x8x80

    Cardio
    15 minute moderate intensity interval training on treadmill

    Comments
    I had a pretty decent workout today as well as a good cardio session. My back is hurting me at the moment, so I hope that it can heal for tomorrow.

    By the way, the fourth and second meals were both shakes. I didn't eat those by themselves, ha.

    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:43 PM.
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    Weight: 180
    Height: 5'8''
    Status: Bulk

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    July 25, 2004

    Workout
    Day 3: Biceps/Back/Abs

    Seated Curl
    3x8x25

    Hammer Curl
    3x10x20

    Preacher Curl (Machine)
    3x8x50

    Cable Curl
    1x6x50
    2x8x60

    Concentration Curl
    2x6x25

    Lat Pulldown
    3x8x85

    Seated Row
    3x8x85 (???)

    Pull Up
    3x8xBW-40

    Extended Arm Crunches
    3xFailurexBW

    Leg Raises
    3xFailurexBW

    Weighted Twists
    3xFailurexBW

    Cardio
    Tons of walking/cycling

    Comments
    TERRIBLE meal plan today. Probably didn't end up eating as many calories as I would have wanted.

    I had a very good bicep and back workout today. Felt miderable and tired when I srtaed, but quickyl when away when I started lifting weights.

    TOmorrow is a rest day for me. So, I'll probably be hitting the trails with my new mountain bike.

    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:44 PM.
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    Weight: 180
    Height: 5'8''
    Status: Bulk

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    July 25, 2004

    Workout
    Day 4: Rest Day

    Cardio
    One hour of mountain biking. Uphill/downhill
    Some walking

    Comments
    Like yesterday, I had a very bad meal plan. Mostly because my parents tend to make huge meals and make me eat it all up. I was also really exciting to get to the trails so I kind of neglected the proper meals at the time. I'l probably be getting a little something to eat tonight.

    Anyways, I went to the trails today and it was great. PLanning to get there again soon.

    Thanks for looking, and thanks for the !
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:44 PM.
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    Weight: 180
    Height: 5'8''
    Status: Bulk

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    July 26, 2004

    Workout
    Day 1: Chest/Triceps/Abs

    DB Press
    3x8x60

    DB Flye
    3x9x40

    Cable Press
    3x8x120

    BB Bench Press
    2x7x115
    1x4x125

    Tricep Extension
    5x8x40

    Dips
    3x8xBW-40

    Weighted Crunches
    3xFailurexBW+10

    Weighted Twists
    3xFailurexBW+10

    Leg Raises
    3xFailurexBW

    Cardio
    1 1/2 hours of golf (at the range)
    Lots of biking

    Comments
    Argh, one again I had a pathetic meal plan. That's three days in a row!!! Anyways, I've got to get things straight for tomorrow. I literally only had two meals today; huge ones though.

    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by Zearoth; 04-15-2005 at 08:44 PM.
    My Stats
    Weight: 180
    Height: 5'8''
    Status: Bulk

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