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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    Strider Strikes Back

    I feel pretty bad. I haven't worked out in 5 weeks, and I haven't posted in my journal for months. So its time for a new journal to represent my new found determination.

    I am 6" tall and I am about 170lbs. I used to be around 210lbs, but I finally got my weight right down and I was happy. The problem is I have been about 170 for a long time now. I kept telling myself that I was going to bulk, but I always seemed to put it off. Maybe in my head I imagined I would put all the fat I had back on. I still have a little bit of chub but now I am determined to pack on about 15lbs. After that I will then re-evalute.

    My job means that clean eating will be very difficult, so I will not be counting cals or anything. I will eat whatever food is available, and try to gauge how much i need to eat to put on a pound a week. For cutting I will be going onto UD2.

    I will now post some pics for you to see where I am at at the moment. I can still see a lot of fat on me but I just need to block those thoughts out.
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Good luck

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    Here are some pics.
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    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    ...and the rest.
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    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    I think I'm going to follow this routine.

    Day 1 - Chest/Bi
    Day 2 - Shoulders/Legs
    Day 3 - Back/Tris
    Day 4 - Rest
    Repeat

    The only time I can go to the gym is after work at about 6.30 in the morning. I need my sleep, so I was thinking I should keep my workouts to an hour or less. I think I will do 6 sets per body part. So that would mean about 12 sets per bodypart per week.
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    My loss of strength is embarassing, but I will get back into it.

    Chest and Biceps

    Chest

    Bench Press
    132 x 8
    143 x 8
    154 x 2

    (Before I could get about 4 of 176)

    Dumbell Press
    57 x 8
    62 x 4
    57 x 8

    Biceps

    Concentration Curls
    35 x 8
    40 x 8,8
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    It's good to see you again, your strenght will come back soon. And a bulk will definitely do you good
    Edgar V.

    So you don't wanna get big, do you?


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    "If your arm measurement is currently 13 inches, you are worrying about the wrong things. Quit comparing to others, quit worrying about little details, get your ass in the gym, work as hard as you can, then go eat something. Repeat until huge." - Paul Stagg

    "There is no miracle "look good" diet/pill other than determination and commitment" - geoffgarcia

    "Freaking lift to get bigger, or stronger, or better at your damn sport, and quit worrying about weather or not your arm is 16 inches or 16.2 inches." - Paul Stagg

    "If you want to look like Brad Pitt go run a marathon or something." - Severed Ties

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    EdgarMex - Hey Ed, nice to see you again. I'll pop by your journal sometime and see how your doing.

    Shoulders and Legs

    Shoulders

    Military Press (smiths)
    132 x 8
    143 x 4
    132 x 6

    Lateral Raise
    35 x 8,8,8

    Shrugs (smiths)
    176 x 8
    198 x 8
    220 x 8

    Legs

    Squats (smiths)
    132 x 8
    154 x 8
    176 x 8

    Leg Curl
    *7 x 8,8

    Calf Raise
    *20 x 12,12,12
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Friday 11th February

    I'm getting DOMS like hell, especially the legs. I found it hard in work because I couldn't walk properly and it hurt sitting down, and just from 3 sets of Squats.

    Back and Triceps

    Back

    Bent Over Rows
    132 x 8
    143 x 8
    154 x 8

    Lateral Pulldown
    *9 x 8
    *11 x 8
    *13 x 8

    Machine Row
    *23 x 6

    Triceps

    1-Handed String Pull
    *5 x 8
    *6 x 8,8,8

    Skullcrusher
    66 x 8 (didn't feel very comfortable)

    Machine Tricep Press
    *18 x 8
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Monday 14th February

    My chest felt a little bit creaky today, so I didn't want to go too heavy. I'll wait a little bit longer to get into the swing of things

    Chest and Biceps

    Chest

    Biangular Press
    132 x 8
    198 x 8
    176 x 8

    Bench Press
    88 x 8
    132 x 6

    Machine Press
    *12 x 8

    Biceps

    Standing EZ Curl
    55 x 8
    77 x 8
    99 x 2

    Concentration Curls
    35 x 8
    40 x 8
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Wednesday 16th February

    I tried Front Squats today and they felt extremely weird. They felt soo much harder than regular squats. I think next time i will put the weight down a bit and get the form going.

    Due to a couple of reasons, I am going to start my bulk either on the weekend or monday. I will go and buy some weight gain to take straight after my workouts. I dont want to eat too much crap so I will try half good clean foods and make up the rest in dirty foods. In work at breaktimes there are only pasties and pies. These are about 500 cals a piece, but there are soo much fat in them.

    Shoulders and Legs

    Shoulders

    Military Press (smiths)
    132 x 8
    143 x 8 (+4)

    Lateral Raise
    31 x 8
    35 x 8

    Shoulder Press Machine
    *10 x 8
    *11 x 8

    Shrugs (smiths)
    154 x 8
    198 x 8
    220 x 8

    Legs

    Squats
    132 x 10,10

    Front Squats
    132 x 5,4

    Leg Curl
    *5 x 8,8

    Calf Raise
    *20 x 12,12
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider2
    I tried Front Squats today and they felt extremely weird. They felt soo much harder than regular squats. I think next time i will put the weight down a bit and get the form going.
    Front squats are weird at first. It takes a while to get used to the movement. When I started doing the the first time I started with just the bar and worked up slowly from there. Whenever I stop doing them for a while I have to lower the weight significantly when I start doing them again. Front squats will hit your quads harder than regular squats and they seem to be easier on the lower back. If you want to keep them in your routine I'd suggest that you drop the weight to about half of your regular squat and work on form first. What kinf of grip are you using?

    The rest of the workout looks pretty good. Keep it up!
    Edgar V.

    So you don't wanna get big, do you?


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    "If your arm measurement is currently 13 inches, you are worrying about the wrong things. Quit comparing to others, quit worrying about little details, get your ass in the gym, work as hard as you can, then go eat something. Repeat until huge." - Paul Stagg

    "There is no miracle "look good" diet/pill other than determination and commitment" - geoffgarcia

    "Freaking lift to get bigger, or stronger, or better at your damn sport, and quit worrying about weather or not your arm is 16 inches or 16.2 inches." - Paul Stagg

    "If you want to look like Brad Pitt go run a marathon or something." - Severed Ties

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    I'm not actually sure what other grips there are? The bar is resting on my deltoids and my arms are folded over the bar.
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Dammit I can't remember what I I've lifted over the last few days. I'll have to start writing it down again. Anyway may scales say that I am 168. My scales are wrong so this actually means that I have put on weight. All time s I weigh now will be in relation to this weight.
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Dammit, I had car problems and I couldn't make it to the gym for a couple of days.

    I didnt have much time today so I just had a really really short session today, but it felt pretty good, and its better than not going at all.

    Oh and my jackass of a training partner was supposed to be there, but he didnt show. I just can't rely on him, he's either late or doesn't show.

    Saturday 5th March

    Chest and Biceps

    Chest

    Bench Press
    154 * 6,5

    Biceps

    Concentration Curl
    40 x 8
    44 x 6
    Last edited by Strider2; 03-08-2005 at 01:33 PM.
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Tuesday 8th March

    Shoulders and Legs

    Shoulders

    Arnolds
    48 x 8
    53 x 6

    Military Press (smiths)
    132 x 8
    154 x 3

    Lateral Raise
    31 x 8,8

    Shrugs (smiths)
    198 x 8
    220 x 8
    242 x 8

    Legs

    Squats
    176 x 8
    187 x 6

    Front Squats
    121 x 8,8

    Leg Curl
    *6 x 8
    *7 x 8

    Calf Raise
    *20 x 12,12,12
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Wednesday 9th March

    Back and Triceps

    Back

    Lateral Pulldown
    *14 x 8
    *15 x 8

    Lateral Pulldown (neutral)
    *15 x 8
    *16 x 8

    Machine Row
    *19 x 8
    *20 x 8

    Triceps

    Close Grip Bench Press
    121 x 8
    132 x 6

    Dumbell Extension
    31 x 8

    Overhead Ez Extension
    55 x 8

    1-handed String Pull
    *6 x 8
    *7 x 6
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    I'm going to weigh in tomorrow. I think that I am close to gaining a pound this week.

    Monday 14th March

    Chest and Biceps

    Chest

    Bench Press
    132 x 6
    154 x 8 (+2)
    160 x 3 (wow the smallest increase and it felt heavy as hell)

    Incline Bench (smiths)
    154 x 6,6

    Dumbell Press
    53 x 8
    57 x 8

    Biceps

    Standing EZ Curl
    66 x 8
    77 x 8

    Concentration Curl
    40 x 8
    44 x 7 (+1)

    I tried some on the strings but i had a few wrist problems.
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Tuesday 15th March

    Shoulders and Legs

    Shoulders

    Arnolds
    53 x 6
    48 x 8

    Military Press (smiths)
    132 x 8
    143 x 8

    Delt Machine
    *10 x 8
    *15 x 6

    Shrugs 1 sec hold (smiths)
    154 x 8
    176 x 8
    198 x 8

    Legs

    Squats
    154 x 8
    176 x 8

    Leg Press
    *9 x 8
    12 x 8

    Leg Curl
    *6 x 8
    *7 x 8

    Calf Raise
    *15 x 12,12
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Wednesday 16th March

    Back and Triceps

    Back

    Bent Over Row
    132 x 8
    154 x 8

    Lateral Pulldown (neutral)
    *15 x 8
    *16 x 8
    *17 x 6

    Machine Row
    *15 x 8
    *16 x 8

    Triceps

    Close Grip Bench Press
    121 x 8
    132 x 8 (+2)

    Dips
    BW x 8

    1-handed String Pull
    *6 x 8
    *7 x 8 (+2)

    Triceps Machine
    *15 x 8
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Monday 21st March

    Chest and Biceps

    Chest

    Bench Press
    154 x 5,4
    132 x 6

    Incline Bench Press (smiths)
    154 x 8 (+2)
    165 x 6

    Dumbell Press
    57 x 8
    62 x 6

    Machine Press
    *10 x 8

    Biceps

    Standing EZ Curl
    77 x 8
    88 x 6

    Concentration Curl
    44 x 8 (+1)
    48 x 4

    Hammer String Curl
    *5 x 8

    String Curl
    *15 x 6
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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    Tuesday 22nd March

    Short day today. I was reeeally tired. I just wanted to do home to bed.

    Shoulders and Legs

    Shoulders

    Arnolds
    48 x 8
    53 x 6

    Military Press
    143 x 8
    154 x 4 (+1)

    Shrugs (biangular)
    198 x 8
    242 x 8

    Legs

    Squats
    165 x 8
    187 x 8
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

    Weight: 171 - 163
    Bodyfat: 15.5% - 10%

    Status: Bulking

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