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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Trying to Stay Consistent...

    well , it seems im always lifting on and off these days so now im trying to stay consistent. basicaly just started back around 2 weeks ago. I dont really have a set routine right now but im doing fine and all that.

    was gonna do back today but didnt have time. but i did fool around with some bench earlier.

    bench press-
    120x6
    185x1
    195x1
    200x1 - felt good enough for 205-210

    2morow will be back and bis since today was suposed to be for that anyways.
    ended the night with 9 or 10 beers , lol.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    Good luck w/ your training.
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    st. patty- thanx

    Back and bi's

    barbell curls-
    75x6
    85x5
    90x2
    *Id like to curl 100 lbs for reps within the next few weeks, since ive never even curled that for one rep before.

    dumbell row-
    3 sets of 10 x 55 lbs

    barbell row-
    3 set of 10 x 100 lbs
    *easier than i thought

    alt dumbell curls-
    2 sets of 8 x 30 lbs

    Good workout overall.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    Chest/tris

    bench press-
    120x8
    185x2
    170x5
    140x8

    db incline-
    1 set of 10 x 50 lbs
    1 set of 8 x 50 lbs

    db decline-
    1 set of 10 x 50 lbs

    close grip bench-
    2 sets of 8 x 105 lbs

    skulls-
    2 sets of 10 x 55 lbs

    bench dips-
    25

    Pretty crappy workout due to me being tired and working out on an empty stomach.
    got my braces tighted and stuff today so i cant eat solid foods which pisses me off since ive been hungry , but i guess ill have to deal with it.
    Last edited by shredder; 01-20-2004 at 08:48 PM.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    Hard Work, Patience Dedication!!!!


    Working out on an empty stomach? NONONONON!!!!
    Braces suck....

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    lol, yea bro i hear ya.
    i wanted to eat somethin but there was nothing SOFT to eat and i was in a hury, so for the next 2 days or so im stuck with soft food. damn those orthodontists are evil.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    Nice!...you've got an all new journal, better be constant or else mang - ...seriously Best of luck bro!

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    thanx cocoa, as long as im motivated there shouldnt be a problem staying consistent

    shoulders and deadlifts

    seated BTN military press-
    3 sets of 5 x 85 lbs
    2 sets of 5 x 75 lbs

    upright rows-
    2 sets of 8 x 65 lbs

    deadlifts-
    225x5
    235x5
    250x5
    275x2.5
    *REALLY suprised myself today with the deads. havent done them more than twice in the past 6 months and i was able to put up 275 for more than rep.

    side laterals-
    2 sets of 10 x 20 lbs
    *these were suposed to be after upright rows but forgot, lol.


    Well this was a good workout. On friday im gonna buy some weight gainer stuff that as about 900 callories and im gonna buy some chicken. So basically im going to try my best to bulk up about 10-25 lbs
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    ok, so i finally bought that protien powder last night, lol.

    heres todays workout

    3 board bench press-
    125x12 (warm up)
    155x5
    175x3
    190x2
    200x1
    210x1 - paused to long so it was pretty hard, stopped here cause no spotter

    flat bench-
    185x3 - first to reps were fast, last rep slow and bad
    170x5

    over head db extension-
    45x12
    50x12
    55x10
    60x8
    70x3- to heavy

    upright rows-
    60x10
    70x8,8

    db rows-
    70x6,6
    50x12

    ez bar curl-
    70x8

    i was toasted by the end of the workout.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    2/10/04

    Bench press-
    125x8(warm up)
    175x5
    180x4 - kinda hard, probably due to weak sholders

    seated military press-
    80x5
    3x5@90 - up to 95 or 100 next time

    skulls-
    3x6@70 - up to 75 or 80 next

    db rows-
    3x6@70

    ez bar curl-
    70x6 - i was burnt by the time this came


    Shooting for 3500-4000 cals by the end of the night.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    2 days ago did some squats(3x3@155) and powercleans(125x4)

    anyways on to todays workout.

    2/13/04

    3 board bench -
    125x10(warm up)
    155x4
    175x2
    195x1
    215x1 - PR
    220x1 - PR
    225x1!!!! - 15 lbs PR from last saterdays 210! **** yea!

    flat bench-
    185x4 - was planning for 5 or 6 , but i was tired from the bored presses

    incline elbows out ext. -
    25'sx10
    2x10@30's - pretty easy . suprised me.

    over head db ext -
    55x10
    60x10

    bent barbell row-
    125x6
    135x6
    145x6

    Then i did 1 set of db curls and front raises with the 30 lb db's.

    awsome workout.
    last night i got in 4300 calories!
    im going for 3500-4000+ today too.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    Nice benching, great PR.

    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.

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    thanx bro

    2/14/04

    Deadlifts-
    125x8
    175x3 (both sets warmups)
    205x2
    225x2
    275x2 - pretty easy
    300x1.5! - was just going to try 295 for a single but said screw it decided for 300, and almost got 2!
    275x1
    225x5 - quick

    SLDL-
    2x6@175 - i was burnt from the deads

    hammer curls-
    30'sx8
    40'sx5

    Sweet workout. hopefully next week ill be able to dead 300 for a few more reps.

    time to go down a 900+ calories shake
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    good luck and feel free to check out my unupdated journal

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    2/15/04 - extra workout

    timed Db press 30s for about 3 mins , mightve been more tho

    diamond pushups 2x12

    ab wheel 1x12

    that is all.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    Well past few days have been busy.
    Monday i worked all day with my dad doing construction, and i was planning to workout yesterday but ended up working all day again and didnt get home till 8, and i was beat by then.

    Worked out tonight tho! on an empty stomach and damn tired tho

    This workout kinda sucked and everything seemed hard and slow but here it is.

    2/18/04

    bench press-
    180x5 - damn this was hard and slow

    seated military press-
    90x5
    95x5
    80x5(behing the neck)
    90xalmost 4 (same as above) - gotta strengthen the shoulders now, my tris are strong so these suckers gotta catch up

    Dips-
    bwx10
    20x10
    40x6 - nice
    bwx10

    This was all i got home and late and was short on time cause i had other **** to do.
    Finally set up my homemade dip bar, constructed it out of wood and it works great, this is my first time doing dips in 1.5 yrs and i was suprised i could bust out reps with extra 40 lbs.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    since i didnt do any back work yesterday i made up for it tonight.

    3 sets of barbell rows with 130

    then decided to fool around with some bench

    bench-
    125x8
    185x1-fast
    200x2! - woo hoo almost tied my 205x2 pr, probably couldve had a 3rd rep but no spotter.

    im happy with this.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    2/21/04

    2 board bench-
    125x10(warm up)
    155x5
    175x2
    195x1 - fast
    205x1 - fast
    215x1 - pretty fast
    220x1 - slowed but ok, didnt go any farther cause i had no spotter. next time going for 230+ lbs.

    Flat bench-
    185x5!! - rep PR

    Dips-
    +25 x 6
    +50 x 5
    +60 x 5!
    +70 x 5 PR!!!! - this set was hard as hell, especialy the last rep but i was definitly suprised and pleased with this.

    elbows out ext-
    30x8
    35x5 - PR

    hammer curls -
    35x10

    flat bench for high reps-
    125x20 - did this right after the hammer curls

    AWSOME workout, all the weights felt strong and everything.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    2/22/04

    Deadlift-
    125x10
    205x2
    225x2
    300x3! - quick reps but lockout was a little tough. next week im gonna deadlift with the bar 6 inches off the floor, planning too use 315 for reps if im feeling good.
    255x3 - these flew off the floor to lockout nicely

    Bent row-
    125x6
    135x10

    ez bar curl-
    3x10@55 - pretty easy

    pretty good workout. went in not really in the mood to lift but caught myself offgaurd with the deadlifts.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    good job man. keep it up! Do you prefer DB bench or BB Bench? Check out my journal also if you like!

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    mademan118 - thanx bro. i acually like using barbell bench more than db bench but probably cause i feel i can use more weight. but db;s do give my chest a good workout too.
    ----------------

    Well this morning i 2 sets of 225x5 assisted bench press with a buddy of mine which was a stupid idea because by the time my workout came tonight my chest was already pretty damn sore. but o well heres my crap workout for tonight.

    2/25/04

    Flat bench-
    125x8(warmup)
    205x1 - slow
    185x5 - slooow and hard

    Seated military press-
    95x5
    100x5 - going to do these standing next time cause its unconfortable doing them seated

    Dips-
    50x6
    bwx12

    x-chest extensions-
    25x12
    30x8

    ez bar curls-
    2x10@60

    close grip bent rows-
    125x8
    125x10

    paused bench(2 sec pause,10-20 sec rest between sets)-
    125x3
    135x3
    155x3
    170x3
    125x3

    well thats all for the crap workout. wish my chest hadnt been sore, i feel like i wouldve been able lift more.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    yo, how's it goin?

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    hey shredder, ust noticed you posting workouts again,

    so you do two different types of rows, close grip and wide grip?
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    allenronm- hows it goin bro?

    Kenn- hows it goin man? Yea sometimes when im doin barbell rows ill vary the grips, like close ,medium and wide.
    Thanx for posting man.
    --------------------

    2/28/04

    2 board bench -
    125x8
    185x1
    205x1
    225x1! PR
    230xmiss- came a few inches off the board and halted.

    Flat bench-
    190x5!!! - PR, these were pretty fast
    185x4

    Dips-
    +80x4! pr - wouldve done more but the right side of my dip bar got all wobbly so i gotta fix it.
    bwx10

    skulls-
    70x6
    80x5

    bent rows-
    3x10@125

    2 sets of hammercurls

    Good workout overall. the past 2 days i couldnt go online because my phone line was jacked up but it just got fixed today, finally!
    This morning i bought some Creatine for like 20 bucks, so the next few days ill be 'loading' as it says on the directions.
    I was working out with a buddy of mine today also and during the workout he wanted to do some deadlifts so i said, ok. well he tried 280 and missed and i decided to give 315 a ride and damn it flew up quick so hopefully 2morows deadlift day will go well.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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    2/29/04

    deadlifts w/ weight 4.5 inches above ground-
    125x8
    205x3
    315x4!!
    330x1!! - grip started to slip at the top

    SLDL -
    175x8

    2 sets of db curls.

    Not to bad of a workout considering i got ****faced last night.
    age:22
    weight: 155?
    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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