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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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    Time to get big

    I decided to start a journal on here to get feedback off people, because all i really use fitday is for my diet. to start, im 17 years of age, weigh 173lbs and am 6ft 4. here are my measurements. (in cm for accuracy)

    Bicep 33 33
    Forearm 30 28
    Chest 106
    Waist 85
    Thighs 54 51
    Calves 36 35
    Neck 39


    my goal is to reach 185 by december. i don't have access to a gym so my workouts are quite poor, u'll soon see when i post em up lol. attached are a couple of pics of me at present, i'll be posting up new pics to see how i progress and such.

    im aiming for 3000-3500 calories a day and around 200g of protein, which i will achieve only by eating as im too skint right now for supplements ill try and post up each day with what im eating and what workout im doing.

    so here's the general swing of things- my workout.

    1. MONDAY (chest)

    One armed DB Bench 3 x 8 25lb
    Hammer Grip Incline DB Bench Press 3 x 8 25lb
    Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullover 3 x 8 25lb
    Press ups 3 x 8

    2. TUESDAY (back)
    Military press 3 x 8 50lb
    Upright rows 3 x 8 50lb
    Dead lifts 3 x 8 50lb
    Abs workout

    3. WEDNESDAY
    Day off

    4. THURSDAY (arms)
    Squats 3 x 8 50lb
    Curls 3 x 8 50lb
    Chin ups 3 x 8 50lb

    the reason i have such low weights when im lifting is becaus ei dont really have enough weights, at thew moment that amount is testing enough but i really need some more weights.

    pics of my back and arms should be coming as soon as i get my cam sorted.
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    followed my workout for today, felt good. straight after i had 500ml of milk with 3 eggs, some chocolate spread and some tuna.

    here's my calorie intake for today
    here
    Last edited by mattburns; 08-26-2004 at 03:37 PM.

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    Stick with it. You have a good base to start with.
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    you have a really good base to build upon, keep at it and you will see results.

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    thanks for the comments

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    yep, eat everything!

    .....and get some more weights, I have a sport-mart at my mall and I just bought a 300lb set for 130.00 just put a little away each week and you have enough to get a good set of weights at a decent price.
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    skinny lad

    hehe gl, btw did u see the paper tonight? Bill Hemsworth, what a massive bastard and he competed against arny

    oh yeah good luck getting big
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    alke: yea im gonna be saving up for some,money is short at the mo because of learning to drive and stuff, but im sure i could get some more weights soon or if not scrape up a fiver a week for the gym.

    dragons: yea i saw him in the paper what a meathead lol. thanks for the encouragement.

    today i did nothing lol, i wanted to workout but i decided to stick to what i've set out, plus when college starts 3 times a week shouldnt take up loads of time, would you guys say thats enough?

    my diet today was a little *ahem* crap. i didnt wake up until midday because my girlfriend woke me up at 3am winging about something. so i sort of missed breakfast except i had oatmeal for at 12, then at 4 i sort of ate a pizza. i think thats why my percentage of fat is way too big today. but after that i ate a lot of protein to reach 200g +.

    Heres my intake for today

    anyway i'm eating plenty, lifting errr as heavy as possible so hopefully ill see some improvement in the next few weeks/months oh yea i took some pics of my legs i'll av em up over the weekend. be warned they aren't pretty lol
    Last edited by mattburns; 08-27-2004 at 05:12 PM.

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    Pizza won't hurt you (much). EAT!!!

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    Good luck mate.

    I wouldn't say 30% of calories from fat is way too much. You should eat at least 20% in order to maintain healthy hormone production (testosterone ).

    Working out three times a week should be fine

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    thanks for the encouragement and advice

    yesterday was pretty poor, because i was working 9-5 i made a pack lunch of some tuna sarnies and took 2 apples with me, had oatmeal for breakfast. when i got home though i hadnt consumed many cals and my girlfriend decided to tell me we were getting a chinese. she had just come back from her holiday so i let her off and i opted for chicken chow mein with no sauce, it was ok although it didnt help me much.

    so when i got home form hers i ate like 1000 cals worth of peanut butter, bananas, raisins and bacon (had no chicken lol). my diet was really carb based (50%) but today ill get back to balance.

    here is yesterdays diet

    today is going ok, eating well. not seeing noticeable gains and i figured i wont for maybe a month or two however i have put on a pound or so this past week, hopefully muscle

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    You're correct, it takes time to see results. Take it one month at a time. I don't see any problem starting out 3 times a week. Make sure you do the big lifts those days if you can to work on the mass while you're doing this bulk. Looking good thus far.

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    cheers

    yesterday was a big carb day, i ended up 3000 cals 60% of it carbs but today im more on track.

    did my chest workout about an hour ago
    One armed DB Bench 3 x 8 25lb
    Hammer Grip Incline DB Bench Press 3 x 8 25lb
    Bent-Arm Dumbbell Pullover 3 x 8 25lb
    Press ups 3 x 8

    it felt v.good and straight after i had 70g protein. starting college again next week i just hope i can maintain my diet because its going pretty good atm.

    heres what ive eaten.

    Oats 1 cup
    Milk, cow's, fluid, whole
    Sugar, raw 1 teaspoon
    john west tuna 139 gram
    Egg, whole, raw 3 large
    Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
    Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespn
    rice in 5 1 serving
    Chicken Pie, 0.75 serving
    Pork and beef sausage 8 oz, cooked
    Banana, raw 1 cup, NFS
    Cake, sponge, chocolate, with icing 0.75 piece

    Total Calories 3342 f-133 c-374 p-172

    not so good again but on the up side i get paid tomorrow so i can buy some protein powder. however the workout went well and im feeling pretty pleased atm
    Last edited by mattburns; 08-30-2004 at 05:40 PM.

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    just trying to see if this pie chart works showing green= fat, blue = carbs and red =protein.

    never mind.
    Last edited by mattburns; 08-30-2004 at 05:50 PM.

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    31st August 2004

    Workout


    Military press 3 x 8 (50lbs)
    Upright rows 3 x 8 (50lbs)
    Dead lifts 3 x 8 (50lbs)

    Diet

    Oats 1 cup
    Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 5 cup
    Sugar, raw 3 teaspoon
    Egg, whole, raw
    Chicken, breast 6.5 oz, boneless, cooked
    Topping, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread 1 tablespoon
    Banana, raw 1 large (8" to 8-7/8" long)
    Beef sausage, NFS 6 oz, cooked
    pasta stuff 1 serving
    Crumpet, toasted 2 large (4-1/2" dia)
    Jams and preserves 2 tablespoon
    Total Calories 3499 f-143 c-371 p-188

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    multivitamin

    Notes

    workout went well, need some more weights as i added 10lbs to above exercises since last week. diet was a bit poor at the end but only because of the crappy sausages, well i though considering they were meat i would be ok but i guess the fat content of them was too high due to the processed meat and such. i noticed some more width in my forearms today, maybe a little premature but i did notice. things are going good
    Last edited by mattburns; 08-31-2004 at 05:14 PM.

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    why dont u just get yerself to the gym, flex is so cheap dude.

    your workouts would start being 1337
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    looking good matt, keep hitting the weights and pound down that food!

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    Nice progress!

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    Quote Originally Posted by –ragons
    why dont u just get yerself to the gym, flex is so cheap dude.

    your workouts would start being 1337
    i know its cheap but really im so skint its not funny lol, plus my bird nags at me enough. but when i get back to college im going to have a look at my rota and the hours i'll be working then ill sort out what days and for how long ill be able to hit the gym. plus method of transport is a gonna rip me too, my drivin test aint for a month and i aint ridin my bike over there lol.

    ill sort it soon

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    thanks gimp and ryuage

    1st September 2004

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    none

    Diet

    granola bar 1 serving
    Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 3 cup
    Pork and beef sausage 2 link, cooked
    Banana, raw 1 cup, NFS
    Peanut butter 3 tablespoon
    Apple juice 1 cup
    Potatoes, boiled 7 potato, (2-1/2" dia, sphere)
    BANQUET Chicken Pot Pie, frozen entree 1 package yield
    Pizza with meat, thin crust 2 piece
    frikadellen 1 serving
    EDIT: tuna 140g
    Total Calories 2987 f-110 c-412 p-102 now 145

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    Notes

    today was utter ****. due to unforseen problems wthis morning, lets just say they start with 'w' and end in 'omen' i missed breakfast and almost lunch i hardly ate anything this morning and then i had to go to my girlfriends for tea which was a chicken pie and potatoes. did very badly today. im going to go stuff my face with tuna and chicken because my protein intake for today is pathetic. i need some protein powder definetely.

    anyhoo its arms day tomorrow
    Last edited by mattburns; 09-01-2004 at 05:13 PM. Reason: sorry, i swore!

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    Journal looking good. Good luck with your goals!
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    lol respect on 400+ g of carbs, are ya putting any muscle on yet? or weight?

    oh and .. i ride from walney to the gym ;p suck it. lazy ass, altho it'll prolly be bad for u to do it, coz ull lose a bunch of cals ;P
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    ouch yea that would kill me on the cals prob, plus ill be biking it to college probably.

    lol at the 400g of carb, one day i ate 500+ but that was mostly crap, its the protein im finding hard to get up to 200 or so grams, im gonna get sum 90+ from pastures new soon.

    its hard to say yet on the weight, ive put on a pound since last week, not sure if its muscle or not, but funnily enogh my abs are getting more defined, it could be due to the fact that the fat i consume is now healthy and i cut the crap out of my diet.

    will post todays entry tonight

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    2nd September 2004

    Workout


    Squats 3 x 8 (50lbs)
    Curls 3 x 8 (50lbs)
    Chin ups 3 x 8 (BW)

    Diet

    Milk, cow's, fluid, whole 3 cup
    Egg, whole, raw 3 large
    Bread, white 2 large slice
    john west tuna 140 gram
    Banana, raw 2 extra large (9" or longer)
    Mayonnaise, regular 1 tablespoon
    Peanut butter 1 tablespoon
    Beef steak, fried, lean and fat eaten 6 oz, boneless, cooked
    Mushrooms, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt 8 mushroom
    White potato, french fries, 20 steak cut/dinner fries
    Oats 1 cup
    Margarine, tub, salted 1.5 tablespoon
    cracker bread 4 serving
    Sugar, raw 4 teaspoon

    Total Calories 3199 f-134 c-329 p-180

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    Notes

    Today was pretty good, the squats hit me hard i have very weak legs. the workout felt good and things are going well except for my protein intake, i dont think its enough so definetely next week ill be aided by a protein poweder to take me 200+ each day.

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    Diet's looking good. If you're still in the region of 173 lbs then 180g of protein should be fine.

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