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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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    ***********NEWS FLASH*****************

    So I'm back to working out hard again. Praise me. The biggest reason is that while the corporate life is good money, I want to work on the health of people. I'm training for my CFT (Certified Fitness Trainer), then my SSC (Specialist in Sports Conditioning), and SMAC (Specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning). I'm doing all with ISSA and will see where I go from there. I hope to have my CFT before I meet up with everyone at the Arnold. So considering that I want to do that and work in the health care world in this area, I need to look the part as well as talk the talk. I still see so many Fresh-off-the-Block trainers that dont even practice what they preach and I refuse to be like that. I'm going to be setting up a website on my entire journey with pictures and such. In the end I'm opening a gym that's 3 sectioned, one is your normal gym with cardio, the next door is the hardcore gym, hardcore metal, rock, and punk music with multiple racks and benches including kettleballs and tires/sledges, sandbags, etc, and finally the 3rd is an MMA gym with bags and a full ring. I'm working with various investors but I have obligations to deal with first before I take the step, first step is getting myself on track.

    I was having issues with energy since I started my new job back in June. I gained basically a freshman 15 or more. Consulting seems to do a good job of that. So I started HIIT training and almost immediately I have more energy, now I've started weights again. Due to the area being **** for gyms I only can work out on the weekends when I'm at home. If soreness doesnt get in the way I work out 4 days a week, 2 cardio, 2 weights.

    Stats:
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    June 06 - 238lbs
    Sept 06 - 256lbs
    Dec 06 - 243lbs

    Since I hurt my back my lifts have all gone to hell, especially my bench. So I'll be starting over basically.















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    Well, our hero finally decides to make a journal, mainly because he has absolutely nothing to do at work and feels like wasting time getting paid for making this journal. a few stats

    Height: 6'3
    Weight:
    March 05: 250lbs
    June 05: 248lbs
    Sept 05: 239lbs

    BF%: ~17%
    Years Lifting: 2
    Status: Single

    The Story:
    I was one of the fat kids in middle and high school. funny since when I was younger I was really active and a scrawny little rodent no matter how much I ate, but following my father's genes, I became a fat ass. My mother and grandfather are marathon runners and my g-pa did the Hawian Iron Man triathalon at 48 so I have good genes right? Bah, I, the tubby one, never followed suit. I'd run a few months here or there but then got bored and quit, I've always needed a strong incentive. When I ran with the Raven in Miami the 8 miles, I got paid 250$ to do it. Anyways, When I hit my senior year of HS, I decided to build, I couldnt curl 20lb dbs.
    Finally when I moved to D.C. I bought a Crossbow thinking I could build like the guys in the video, naive me. I told my buddy who runs a motorcycle shop and he told me I was a little girl and real men go to the gym (he's someone built huge up top but with chicken legs underneath). So I joined a gym and he taught me what he knew. That was Oct 1, 2003.

    Beginning stats (Oct 1, 2003):
    Weight: 225lbs
    BF%: 33%
    DB Curl: 25lbs
    BP: 115lbs
    Squat: (remember chicken legs, never did it)
    DLs: Never did them

    Current Stats (Jan 19 2004)
    Weight:
    1/30/05 - 252lbs
    2/21/05 - 243lbs
    5/18/05 - 250lbs
    9/20/05 - 239lbs
    BF%: ~17
    DB Curl: 55lbs
    BP: 245lbs (100lb DBs)
    Squat: 225lbs
    Deadlifts: 325lbs


    Goals:
    - BF%: ~10% (the ladies love a little cushion)
    - BP: 315lbs
    - Curl: 75lbs
    - Make the ladies want to rape me

    Diet:
    One of the big things I neglected until about mid Nov 04. I cleaned up my diet a lot, before it was whatever I wanted, sandwiches all on potato bread or lots of dip and fatty foods, pizza and such. Never one for fast food but I also laid off the soda completely and cut back on the alcohol. Also, I've thrown in some cardio 2-3 times a week. Since this is all better than before I expect to lose a bit before I plateau on it.

    0900 - Oatmeal mixed with protein powder, water, fish oils and multi vit
    1100 - Sandwich, tuna or ham/cheese on 7 grain bread, water
    1300 - Sandwich, tuna or ham/cheese on 7 grain bread, water, protein powder, can of soup (the microwave new stuff good for filler only ~140 cals)
    1500 - Sandwich, tuna or ham/cheese on 7 grain bread, water
    Dinner when I get out of class or get home - This is where I sometimes dont eat or dont feel like cooking.

    My diet isnt great, I'm not getting the 400 cals a meal I need but I dont like cooking. Its not bad just gets old. Unless you guys have alternatives..I'm just going on like this. I've already seen better def in my arms so I guess its all good.

    SUPPLEMENTS
    Green Tea extract
    Ephedra
    Creatine
    Fish Oils
    Megamen
    ETS
    Protein Powder (technically not supplements right?)



    NEWS:
    Will post pictures in a few months, I have some before's but you get nothing until I have something worth the afters. another month or two and I should be good.
    Last edited by crazedwombat; 01-08-2007 at 03:56 PM.
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    OK, my exercises are as follows.
    ROUTINE

    SHOULDERS:
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    Shoulder Press
    Lateral Raises
    Cable Rear Delt Row

    CHEST
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    DB Flat Bench
    BB Incline
    DB Decline Fly

    BICEPS
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    BB Preacher Curl
    BB Reverse Preacher Curl
    Cable Curl

    TRICEPS
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    Cable Pull Down Palm Down
    Cable Pull Down Palm Up
    BB French Press

    BACK
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    Cable Seated Row
    Weighted Supine Row
    Chins
    Shrugs


    LEGS
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    Squat
    Deadlifts
    Calf Raises
    Leg Press (wide)
    Leg Press (narrow)

    I've been checking out Anthonys tire and sandbag bit and working on setting up a routine to add to the fun
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    The actual journeys to the gym involve 2 muscle groups, then every other day 2 more that arent sore. this usually causes chest and bi's to get worked out twice a week and everything else once or twice depending. All done in style of HIT training.
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    good luck with your goals wombat

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    Teheheh he posted he was single, any takers?

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    worked out yesterday,

    DB Flat Bench - 3 45x8, 65x8, 90x6 (failure)
    DB Incline - 3 45x8, 55x8, 55x12 (failure)
    DB Decline Fly - 2 35x8, 45x6, 50x2

    Chins - 3 sets - 5, 3, 1.5
    Supinated Weighted - 3 - BWx 8, BWx8, BWx6.5
    Cable Row - 3 - 95x8, 140x8, 160x8

    The new routine kicked my ass and I tend to just hold the furtherest point if I cant get it all the way up. On my Supinated weighted I spent a lot of time hanging on the last reps, as well as on chins. The workout was good, I was burned up, damned gym was crowded so it took a little longer than it should have

    Goals:
    I want 100lbs db bp and 5 95s
    I want to rep the full 8 chins
    Rep the full sets of supinated weight (need to buy a weighted jacket to add weight to it once I master the bw bit
    drink more water. i average 3 liters day, aim for 5. more carbs preworkout.


    hahah pizdoff, after tomorrow, I may have to change that, asking the lady tomorrow for exclusivness...
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    You lost 33lbs of fat and gained 60lbs of LBM in 2 months? Or is that a typo?
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    oops it was a typo... i did add a bunch of weight and packed on the muscle during the first 2 months but it was just beginner muscle... Sadly I've leveled off my weight at 252. Now that I'm adding more emphasis on my lower body I hope to pack on another 8 lbs over the next 6 months of lbm
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    Todays work out:

    Didnt feel like going to the gym today, just a little stressed on the finals that started today and go through tuesday. So I stayed home and played with my new sandbags...still looking for a tire...no junkyards nearby.

    Sandbags = 50lbs which is good since I just started building the legs...

    Squat - 4 - 50x8
    Bearhug Jump - 3 - 50x8
    Lunges - 50' x3 with 50lb
    3 Story stairclimb - x10 with 50lb

    I am beat now... legs are really weak. Only ate 3 times today..nothing bad, but not totally clean. next to no water...

    Working out tomorrow after the exam, hopefully not as lazy
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    Monday - Had a final exam and then hit the gym for a quickie afterwards

    EZ Bar Preacher Curl - 3 - 55x8, 75x8, 95x6
    Reverse Preacher - 3 - 45x10, 45x8, 55x8, 55x6
    Chins - 3 - 4, 2, .5 <-- with bi's totaled lats were on their own
    Supinated Weighted - 3 - BWx8, BWx7, BWx4 (held)
    DB Static Hold - 3 - 75, 75, 65

    A smaller workout but I was mentally out of it because of school. I ate good and drank 3 liters of water...so at least I'm keeping a clean diet. Weds will be Chest/Shoulders
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    nice start to a journal bro.. its about time you got one of these going.. and nice progress thus far
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    height 5'2 weight 140lbs

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    lilmase, thanks. I figure the more I track what I do the more likely I'll keep hitting the gym.

    NEW GOAL:: DEADLIFT a Saturn Coup....its all plastic anyways...

    The reason my work outs seem so small is because they are. I dumb 50-90% of what I can lift. every couple of times I'll go for a new max. Whenever I cant get that last one I just hold and burn and I dont give up until my face turns that perfect shade of red. Bi's for example I work until they are so tight I cant straighten them all the way back out. The soreness usually lasts 2-3 days and I'm back at it.
    Last edited by crazedwombat; 12-14-2004 at 01:32 PM.
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    Ok, got back from Florida and finally got back into the gym too. No gym down there and I didnt eat like I should have but stuck with a whole lot of meat. Anyways Chest and Tri day.

    Triceps:
    Cable Pull Down Palm Down - 3 - 40x8, 60x8, 80x6
    Cable Pull Down Palm Up - 3 - 30x8, 50x8, 60x3

    Chest:
    DB Flat Bench - 3 - 65x8, 80x8, 100x2
    DB Incline - 3 - 45x8, 50x8, 55x6

    Deadlift Machine Shrug - 3 - 90x12, 180x12, 180x10

    A smaller workout but I always go hard and heavy that and after my new max I was worn out a bit. Even though I skipped a week in Florida the last 2 days I've been eating good. So today I was like wtf, why not? My last max was 95lbsx1.5, today 100x2 and a SOLID 2, I kept form solid, didnt want to get hurt. I felt really good about it, but tri's were all warmed up and a bit out. Tried my new Ipod today but couldnt find the damned volume so it was low and the music didnt drown out the little kids off the to side giggling about the 15lb dbs.


    EDIT* I'm down at mother's house and she measured up my arms. They're at 16.25 inches...thats good? what you people think? whats the average?
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    ah man it feels good to work out again.

    Shoulders:
    DB Press: - 3 - 35x8, 45x8, 55x6
    Lat Raises - 3 - 17.5x8, 25x8, 30x4
    Cable Reverse Pull - 4 - 30x8, 40x8, 50x8, 40x6

    Back:
    Pull Ups: - 2 - 4.5, 3.25
    Weighted Supinated - 3 - 8, 6, 3 hang
    Seated Cable Row - 3 - 100x8, 140x8, 160x8
    Shrugs - 90x15, 180x13

    My shoulders are probably the weakest part of my body...so I have to keep dropping the ego like a gymp. Back is probably the second weakest part on me. I found that the shoulder, back combo works really well. So it'll probably be together from now on. I've done the noob thing and focused too long on my bi's and chest so, gotta round it all out now. yippity. Spent too much time playing Halo2 and Fable. Fridays will be bi's and tri's.
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    Workouts lookin good man. So does the diet. Good luck with ya goals...

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    great job crazed, put down the controller and stop playing too much halo

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    heheh I beat fable so thats done. stupid gym was closed, but 4 hours of basketball worked me over pretty good, tomorrow I'll try out Anthony's GPP program, finally got all the required equipment aka got my tire finally. the only problem is I jammed my pinky playing basketball and while thats not much, its the same pinky I dislocated white water rafting and it had just gotten so it doesnt bother me working out so its all swelled up and useless, hopefully it doesnt mess me up too much
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    EDIT* I'm down at mother's house and she measured up my arms.
    you're so lucky your mom measures your arms! my mom would be like "are you crazy?! go measure them yourself#%()@%!"

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    crazed ignore ryu you can never play enough halo2 :-) so when are we gonna play again huh? anyways nice couple of sessions and yes that is cool how your mom will measure your arms you are lucky bro..
    PRs
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    height 5'2 weight 140lbs

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    Today the way my muscles were acting I went for the GPP since football kept me from it over the weekend.

    50 Jumping jacks
    Tire Pull forward - ~150'
    Tire Pull backward - ~150'
    Sledge from shoulder - x20 Each side
    100lb shoulder bag carry - 150' (2 50 lb sandbags)
    Deadlift and throw - 150'
    50lb Lean - x20 (hold sandbag on head and lean back then straighten, ab work)
    50lb Swivel - x20 (hold sandbag on head and twist, oblique work)
    Golf Swing Sledge - x25 each side

    That was it, the tire drag wore me out and I couldnt get my breath back for most of the time, almost threw up every second. I need to get back to cardio but I refuse until I start cutting. so I'll survive it.
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    gpp workout looks intense thats cardio enough

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    So I worked out last night. I figured I was a weak little girl for not working out chest in over a week. I was right. Plus I had another energy drain. well i didnt but they felt pretty weak.

    DB BP - 3 - 65x8, 75x8, 95x5.5 & Hold

    Incline DB BP - 3 - 50x8, 55x8, 60x7

    DB Tricep Extension - 3 - 50x8, 60x8, 70x8

    Cable Tricep Pull Down - 3 - 40x8, 60x8, 70x8

    Cable Tricep Pull Down Palms up - 3 - 30x8, 40x8, 50x6 (going for the tricep horseshoe)

    Shrug Machine - 2 - 90x19, 180x17

    Ok, now my story for the night. My gym has an upstairs, that's where all the equipment is. You have to be in your teens to be allowed up there. I happened to be wearing my "shut the F*** up and train". the F*** was written out. Some lady came up to me in the middle of a set conversation as follows
    Soccer Mom: Do you think it's appropriate to wear that kind of shirt in the gym? My 14 yr old daughter might see that.
    Me: yes, if you're old enough to be up here, then you know what the word means.
    Soccer Mom: Well maybe she hasnt yet <insert my look of "your full of sh!t">
    Soccer Mom: I'm offended by that shirt, you can wear it at home or in a bar but not here at the gym
    Me: Or I could wear it here at the gym.
    Soccer Mom: I'm going to go tell the staff.

    Another set later...

    The PT manager strolled over and was very tactful trying to make it look like he happened to come across me by chance. I told him I was expecting him because some lady was telling on me. He feigned ignorance and was like oh really, who? I said , some soccer mom. he laughed and said well just dont wear it again. yada yada.

    Yea so I get now that I shouldnt wear the shirt. However that was the 4th time I wore the shirt and it was some resolutioner soccer mom that gave me crap for it. her pudgey ass should have been on a treadmill instead of running her mouth.

    The good news:

    I draw a lot of my energy and strength from anger. I get myself all pissed off and throw it into the weights. by the time tubby showed up I was trying to keep my anger alive because I was seriously running out of energy. So by the time she left I was nice and po'd, so I finished strong. On the way out she was sitting uselessly on a machine and gave me a smug look so I saluted her fingers to forehead but only the middle finger was up. Did I ever mention my distaste for soccer moms?

    Overall, a good workout
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    You better wear it again...
    "I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr

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    "had a huge ass burn on my triceps while I was doing those kickbacks, so they'll likely be staying with my exercise program." - Zearoth

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    Skipping workout today (Friday). A bit too sore from weds but my next GPP session is tomorrow. My ducttape isnt hold so I'm going to try crazy electrical tape or something like that. I probably got the wrong ducttape knowing my skills. I will go to the gym today, but only to get waxed. I all hairy and shizzle.

    Canadian, bah, I'm going to get a shirt made says "Shut up and help me lift my meat".
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    your gym does waxing ??? whoa... haha

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