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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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    Had a pretty good leg workout last night. Completed in about 1 hour, which was good, I think I could step it up a little bit. Workout went like this:

    - BB SQUATS
    Warmup: ~10 x 135
    Set 1: 8 x 185 lbs*
    Set 2: 6 x 205 lbs*
    Set 3: 4 x 235 lbs

    - DB LUNGES
    Set 1: 8 x 35s* (8 reps per leg w/ 2 35 lb DBs)
    Set 2: 8 x 35s*

    - CABLE LEG CURLS
    Warmup: ~15 x 30 lbs
    Set 1: 10 x 70 lbs*
    Set 2: 6 x 90 lbs
    Set 3: 5 x 90 lbs*

    - BB SL DEADS
    Warmup: ~10 x 45 lbs
    Set 1: 10 x 135 lbs*
    Set 2: 9 x 155 lbs*

    - SMITH CALVE RAISES
    Set 1: 10 x 160 lbs*
    Set 2: 10 x 230 lbs
    Set 3: 10 x 180 lbs

    * Need to increase poundage next time.

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    Bought a digital camera the other day, so hopefully I'll be able to get some pics up here within the next week.

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    nice workout, will be looking forward to them pics!

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    Digital camera came in yesterday, finally. I'll have to get some pictures up here next week I hope. Very exciting...

    On another note, I've decided that I'm not happy with morning routines and not happy with my 'new' routine I created. I'm going back to my original Arnold routine that worked. Why in god's name I switched and tried something else is beyond me. I think my brain must be damaged and I am always trying to perfect sh*t. Anyway I should have never waivered. This week has been a lousy lifting week, too much going on and haven't had time to get to the gym. I'm going to go tonight and tomorrow (even though I hate lifting on the weekends). I'm switching my routine back up to evenings/late afternoons too. It's official that I don't function well in the morning and also I enjoy the motivational company of all the other body builders in the evening. I'm going to stick with my modified Arnold routine for the next several months and see where it takes me. Anybody else have a problem with always trying to modify your routine and end up breaking it? lol...

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    BB SEATED MIL PRESS
    - Warmup: 15 x 45 lbs
    - Set 1: 10 x 85 lbs
    - Set 2: 8 x 95 lbs
    - Set 3: 7 x 95 lbs
    - Set 4: 4 x 105 lbs

    DB LATERAL RAISE
    - Set 1: 8 x 20s
    - Set 2: 8 x 25s
    - Set 3: 8 x 22s
    - Set 4: 8 x 20s

    DB BENT OVER LATERAL RAISE
    - Set 1: 8 x 15s
    - Set 2: 8 x 17s
    - Set 3: 8 x 17s
    - Set 4: 8 x 17s

    BB STANDING CURL
    - Warmup: 15 x 40 lbs
    - Set 1: 10 x 70 lbs
    - Set 2: 7 x 75 lbs
    - Set 3: 5 x 80 lbs
    - Set 4: 4 x 85 lbs

    DB SEATED CURL (Alt.)
    - Set 1: 8 x 27s
    - Set 2: 8 x 27s
    - Set 3: 8 x 22s
    - Set 4: 8 x 20s

    WT PARALLEL BAR DIP
    - Warmup: 15 x BW
    - Set 1: 10 x BW + 25 lbs
    - Set 2: 8 x BW + 35 lbs
    - Set 3: 6 x BW + 50 lbs

    EZB LYING TRICEP EXTENSION
    - Set 1: 8 x 65 lbs
    - Set 2: 8 x 65 lbs
    - Set 3: 8 x 65 lbs

    BB REVERSE CURL
    - Set 1: 10 x 30 lbs
    - Set 2: 10 x 45 lbs
    - Set 3: 10 x 40 lbs

    BB WRIST CURL
    - Set 1: 15 x 40 lbs
    - Set 2: 15 x 40 lbs
    - Set 3: 15 x 35 lbs
    - Set 4: 15 x 30 lbs

    HANGING LEG/HIP RAISE
    - Set 1: 10 x BW
    - Set 2: 10 x BW
    - Set 3: 8 x BW


    Workout went super good. It was nice to get back into my routine.

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    great workout, keep it up

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    Nice Workout man. Are you bulking?

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    Yep, currently bulking.

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    BB SQUATS
    - Warmup: 20 x 115 lbs
    - Set 1: 10 x 185 lbs
    - Set 2: 8 x 215 lbs
    - Set 3: 5 x 225 lbs
    - Set 4: 4 x 235 lbs

    BB LUNGES (IN PLACE)
    - Set 1: 10 x 65 lbs
    - Set 2: 10 x 55 lbs
    - Set 3: 10 x 45 lbs

    CABLE LAYING LEG CURLS
    - Warmup: 20 x 30 lbs
    - Set 1: 10 x 60 lbs
    - Set 2: 8 x 80 lbs
    - Set 3: 6 x 90 lbs

    SMITH STANDING CALF RAISES
    Set 1: 15 x 90 lbs
    Set 2: 15 x 180 lbs
    Set 3: 15 x 160 lbs
    Set 4: 15 x 140 lbs
    Set 5: 15 x 110 lbs

    BB STRAIGHT LEGGED DEADLIFTS
    Set 1: 10 x 95 lbs
    Set 2: 6 x 135 lbs
    Set 3: 4 x 175 lbs

    BB GOOD MORNINGS
    Set 1: 10 x 65 lbs
    Set 2: 6 x 85 lbs
    Set 3: 4 x 105 lbs


    My legs == owned. Besides that, workout was good; got pretty nausiated on my squats...pushed hard.

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    BB FLAT BENCH PRESS
    - Warmup: 15 x 95 lbs
    - Set 1: 10 x 165 lbs
    - Set 2: 8 x 175 lbs
    - Set 3: 6 x 185 lbs
    - Set 4: 4 x 205 lbs

    BB INCLINE BENCH PRESS
    - Warmup: 15 x 85 lbs
    - Set 1: 10 x 115 lbs
    - Set 2: 6 x 135 lbs
    - Set 3: 6 x 135 lbs
    - Set 4: 3 x 155 lbs

    DB PULLOVERS
    - Set 1: 15 x 30 lbs
    - Set 2: 15 x 30 lbs
    - Set 3: 15 x 30 lbs

    MEDIUM GRIP CHINS
    - Set 1: 10 x BW
    - Set 2: 10 x BW
    - Set 3: 10 x BW
    - Set 4: 10 x BW
    - Set 5: 5 x BW
    - Set 6: 5 x BW

    BB BENT ROWS
    - Warmup: 15 x 65 lbs
    - Set 1: 12 x 95 lbs
    - Set 2: 8 x 115 lbs
    - Set 3: 0 x 135 lbs

    Worked extra hard on my flat bench. Finally crossed the 200+ mark, so that was good. I was very exauhsted after flat bench so incline suffered. Chinups went really good too, but bent rows were not so good. My legs and lower back were so tired and sore from my previous workout that it basically stunted my bent rows. This made me also think that perhaps I should just toss out bent rows, seeing that I usually do close to my body weight on the last set; this is pretty much too heavy for my lower back to hang in there. I end up working my lower back more than my upper back just stabalizing myself. I think I will give single arm rows, T-Bar rows or seated cable rows a run. I like the seated cable rows, so I'll probably do those. Afterall, I already do GMs and SLDLs on my leg day, so my lower back doesn't need anymore work. Besides this, everything went well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiaran
    10/26/2004


    BB FLAT BENCH PRESS
    - Warmup: 15 x 95 lbs
    - Set 1: 10 x 165 lbs
    - Set 2: 8 x 175 lbs
    - Set 3: 6 x 185 lbs
    - Set 4: 4 x 205 lbs

    BB INCLINE BENCH PRESS
    - Warmup: 15 x 85 lbs
    - Set 1: 10 x 115 lbs
    - Set 2: 6 x 135 lbs
    - Set 3: 6 x 135 lbs
    - Set 4: 3 x 155 lbs

    DB PULLOVERS
    - Set 1: 15 x 30 lbs
    - Set 2: 15 x 30 lbs
    - Set 3: 15 x 30 lbs

    MEDIUM GRIP CHINS
    - Set 1: 10 x BW
    - Set 2: 10 x BW
    - Set 3: 10 x BW
    - Set 4: 10 x BW
    - Set 5: 5 x BW
    - Set 6: 5 x BW

    BB BENT ROWS
    - Warmup: 15 x 65 lbs
    - Set 1: 12 x 95 lbs
    - Set 2: 8 x 115 lbs
    - Set 3: 0 x 135 lbs

    Worked extra hard on my flat bench. Finally crossed the 200+ mark, so that was good. I was very exauhsted after flat bench so incline suffered. Chinups went really good too, but bent rows were not so good. My legs and lower back were so tired and sore from my previous workout that it basically stunted my bent rows. This made me also think that perhaps I should just toss out bent rows, seeing that I usually do close to my body weight on the last set; this is pretty much too heavy for my lower back to hang in there. I end up working my lower back more than my upper back just stabalizing myself. I think I will give single arm rows, T-Bar rows or seated cable rows a run. I like the seated cable rows, so I'll probably do those. Afterall, I already do GMs and SLDLs on my leg day, so my lower back doesn't need anymore work. Besides this, everything went well.
    God Damn good **** on the bench man. What do you think your 1 rep max is?

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    Not sure. I'm pretty sure I could pound out 225 one full controlled rep. At my best educated guess, I think my 1RM is about 230 lbs, but that's all bullsh*t until I prove it Thanks for the complements man.

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    great job on the bench kiaran

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    Took my photos last night. Will have them posted hopefully this weekend when I get some time to resize them as they are all sorts of huge. I wanted to post my thoughts on them though. I'm a little dissappointed, as I thought I was more developed than they show. At the same time, this is good because it really gave me a chance to step outside of my eyeballs and see myself in third person. I think the flash on the camera also hides small details, but no matter...that's besides the point. List of improvements I need to make, in order of need from top to bottom:

    Legs - Scrawny; needs much more mass in quads and calves
    Biceps - Short; Needs more peak/height, good on width
    Chest - Still Flat; Needs more mass, but coming along
    Upper Back - Needs some more width in the lats, and more thickness

    Best features are definitely my shoulders, folowed by my triceps. Photos will be posted soon; going to make them fairly small so I don't chew up bandwidth.

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    BB SEATED MILITARY PRESS
    Warmup: 15 x 45 lbs
    Set 1: 10 x 85 lbs
    Set 2: 8 x 95 lbs
    Set 3: 9 x 95 lbs
    Set 4: 7 x 105 lbs


    DB STANDING LATERAL RAISES
    Set 1: 8 x 20s
    Set 2: 8 x 25s
    Set 3: 8 x 25s
    Set 4: 8 x 25s


    DB SEATED BENT LATERAL RAISES
    Set 1: 8 x 15s
    Set 2: 8 x 20s
    Set 3: 8 x 20s
    Set 4: 8 x 20s


    BB STANDING CURLS
    Warmup: 15 x 40 lbs
    Set 1: 10 x 65 lbs
    Set 2: 8 x 70 lbs
    Set 3: 6 x 80 lbs
    Set 4: 4 x 90 lbs


    DB SEATED HAMMER CURLS
    Set 1: 8 x 22s
    Set 2: 8 x 27s
    Set 3: 9 x 25s
    Set 4: 8 x 25s


    WT PARALLEL BAR DIPS
    Warmup: 15 x BW
    Set 1: 10 x BW + 25 lbs
    Set 2: 8 x BW + 35 lbs
    Set 3: 6 x BW + 50 lbs


    EZB LAYING EXTENSIONS
    Set 1: 8 x 65 lbs
    Set 2: 8 x 65 lbs
    Set 3: 8 x 65 lbs


    BB STANDING REVERSE CURL
    Set 1: 10 x 30 lbs
    Set 2: 10 x 45 lbs
    Set 3: 10 x 40 lbs


    BB SEATED WRIST CURL
    Set 1: 15 x 30 lbs
    Set 2: 15 x 40 lbs
    Set 3: 15 x 40 lbs
    Set 4: 15 x 35 lbs


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    I like the new format, :-P. Nice work.

    Hey for the Smith Calf Raises... what do you stand on?
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    Thanks, just thought it'd be more legible that way. I stand on a wooden block about 5" off the ground when I do my calve raises.

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    OK, here are the photos I promised...hopefully they work. If they are chewing up too much bandwidth or anything, post me and I'll take them down. Shouldn't be too bad, i think it's about 125K for all...which is less than most of the web page in itself. Enjoy, and feel free to critique
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiaran
    Yeah, I thought about that. 18" biceps may not be acheivable at my height. Here are my current measurements:
    at your weight i dont know any guy with 18" biceps

    and 4 in the morning.... are u crazy?
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    great progress so far kiaran.

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    Looking solid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Speed
    Looking solid
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    If the bar aint bending your just pretending!!!!


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    Current Measurements 10/30/2004

    HT 5' 6ĺ"
    WT 146 lbs
    BF 10.3 %


    ARMS
    R Bicep (Flx) 14"
    L Bicep (Flx) 13.75"
    R Forearm (Flx) 12"
    L Forearm (Flx) 11.625"


    LEGS
    R Thigh (Ext) 22.375"
    L Thigh (Ext) 22.25"
    R Calve (Flx) 13.625"
    L Calve (Flx) 13.875"


    TRUNK
    Shoulders (Flx) 47.5"
    Chest (Flx w/ Air) 42.25"
    Back (Flx) 44.5"
    Waist (Flx B.Btn.) 31"
    Neck (Rlx) 15.75"
    Last edited by Kiaran; 10-30-2004 at 05:16 PM.

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    Leg workout went really well yesterday. I increased on all my exercises. I pushed pretty hard on everything too. Legs feel good today.

    BB SQUATS
    Warmup: 20 x 115 lbs
    Set 1: 10 x 185 lbs
    Set 2: 8 x 205 lbs
    Set 3: 6 x 225 lbs
    Set 4: 4 x 245 lbs


    BB LUNGES
    Set 1: 10 x 45 lbs
    Set 2: 10 x 65 lbs
    Set 3: 10 x 85 lbs


    CABLE LAYING LEG CURLS
    Warmup: 20 x 40 lbs
    Set 1: 10 x 70 lbs
    Set 2: 8 x 80 lbs
    Set 3: 6 x 90 lbs


    SMITH STANDING CALF RAISES
    Set 1: 15 x 90 lbs
    Set 2: 15 x 180 lbs
    Set 3: 15 x 180 lbs
    Set 4: 15 x 160 lbs
    Set 5: 15 x 160 lbs


    BB SL DEADLIFT
    Set 1: 10 x 135 lbs
    Set 2: 6 x 165 lbs
    Set 3: 4 x 205 lbs


    BB GOODMORNINGS
    Set 1: 10 x 75 lbs
    Set 2: 6 x 95 lbs
    Set 3: 4 x 115 lbs
    Last edited by Kiaran; 11-02-2004 at 09:53 AM.

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    Things went awsome tonight. Bench press went a little better than last week and incline was tons better. Cable rows went well, need to practice my form on them a little more. Deads went really well and I managed to pull out 3 reps of 225.

    BB FLAT BENCH PRESS
    Warmup: 15 x 95 lbs
    Set 1: 10 x 165 lbs
    Set 2: 8 x 175 lbs
    Set 3: 6 x 185 lbs
    Set 4: 4 x 205 lbs


    BB INCLINE BENCH PRESS
    Warmup: 15 x 65 lbs
    Set 1: 10 x 95 lbs
    Set 2: 8 x 135 lbs
    Set 3: 6 x 155 lbs
    Set 4: 3 x 175 lbs


    DB PULLOVERS
    Set 1: 15 x 30 lbs
    Set 2: 15 x 35 lbs
    Set 3: 15 x 35 lbs


    MEDIUM GRIP CHIN UPS
    Set 1: 12 x BW
    Set 2: 10 x BW
    Set 3: 10 x BW
    Set 4: 10 x BW
    Set 5: 8 x BW


    CABLE SEATED ROWS
    Warmup: 15 x 50 lbs
    Set 1: 12 x 70 lbs
    Set 2: 8 x 100 lbs
    Set 3: 6 x 125 lbs


    BB DEADLIFTS
    Set 1: 10 x 165 lbs
    Set 2: 6 x 205 lbs
    Set 3: 3 x 225 lbs


    CRUNCHES
    5 Sets of 30 reps

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