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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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    Goal to losing 20 lbs

    I have been reading for more than two months here in the forum and I want to make a journal about my quest to losing 20 lbs of fat. I will work as hard as I have to to get there. I have been getting good results from my routine. I worked for a whole year (last year) and got some newbie results from a crappy routine, hitting muscles twice a week (no leg work out though) I started out with 172 lbs last year and ended up with 180 lbs at the end of the year with decent strength by the end of the year and lost like 15 lbs and gained muscle.


    After a 9 month break: I am back to training. I am 24 years old. I am 185 lbs, at 5'7. I have a 36 inch waist (fat ) I do look chubby. I have never been "skinny", nor "Fat". I have alwayd had this "full" looking body. I have been working out for more than two months with a "Better" routine. I have included squats to it and I have surpassed my gains from last year's in just two months. It might be because I had already trained my body, so it's growing faster and because I am eating healthier, more protein, and supplements.

    This is how I look now (3 weeks ago):









    I am taking these supplements to help me drop 20 lbs in a few months:

    RESULTS
    NITREAN
    NITOR
    Last edited by Ryumexicano; 08-17-2009 at 12:52 PM.
    -█--------█- Squat: 285 x 3
    ......\☻/...... Bench Press: 235 x 3 (stuck there)
    ........▌....... Skull Crusher: 110lbs ez bar
    ......./ \......Standing Shoulder Press: 115lbs (barbell)


    "I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them." Pablo Picasso

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  3. #2
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    I wanna keep a log to help me with the motivation. Any comments, thoughts are always welcome.


    I am following this routine:


    Monday: Squats 215 lbs

    5 x 5

    Back: Standing T-Bar Row: 135 lbs

    4 x 8-10

    Seated Row (Cables): 140 lbs +

    4 x 8-10

    Seated Row Machine: 135 lbs

    4 x 4-10
    Another Row machine (Don't know the name): 135 lbs

    4 x 4-10

    Pulls (As many as I can even with bad form )


    20 minutes of HIIT at the end




    Tuesday: CHEST


    Bench Press: 135 lbs warm up

    155lbs x 9 reps
    185 lbs x 6-10 reps
    205 lbs x 5-7
    225 lbs x 1-3 (w/spotter)


    Dumbell Press: 4 sets

    75 lbs x 9 reps
    80 lbs x 7 reps
    85 lbs x 5-7 reps
    90 lbs x 2-4 reps (w/spotter)

    Inclined Bench Press: 4 sets

    95 lbs x 8

    Cable Chest Press: 4 sets

    70 lbs (Increasing as I can)

    Seated Chest Press (machine): 4 sets

    Up to 200+ lbs


    HIIT (20 minutes after )


    Wednesday: LEG Day and Shoulders
    4 sets

    Squats: 215 lbs
    Calf rasing thing: 4 sets


    Shoulders: Standing Shoulder Press, Shoulder press, cables, dumbell raising (lateral), Dips, Barbell Shrugs


    (HIIT 20 minutes)

    Thursday:

    45 minute slow pace cardio, stretching (Day off from lifting)

    Friday: ARMS

    Biceps: Standing Barbell Curls, PReacher curls, chin ups, dumbell curls
    Triceps: Skull Crushers, rope pull downs, Dips, Overhead Tricep Extentions (Cables),

    Saturday: OFF
    Suday: OFF




    Very strict on the diet at the moment
    -█--------█- Squat: 285 x 3
    ......\☻/...... Bench Press: 235 x 3 (stuck there)
    ........▌....... Skull Crusher: 110lbs ez bar
    ......./ \......Standing Shoulder Press: 115lbs (barbell)


    "I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them." Pablo Picasso

  4. #3
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    I went for the bench press yesterday. Everything went smooth and all the pressing exercises went well. I dropped an 85 lb dumbell on my shaker though All the water was all over the gym lol, so I had to clean everything. This is the second bottle hehehe. This is the reason I hide my backpack under the bench too, cell phone, ipod, etc... Don't want any dumbells near those "COOL" devices, meaning expensive crap.

    I didn't get to 225 Yesterday, but I am getting there again sometime. Solid tricep strength at the moment and loving it. I am actually losing weight, so diet is good, no starvation. Protein intake is high, solid foods, and motivation through the roof


    Ryu



    Today is Leg day:
    -█--------█- Squat: 285 x 3
    ......\☻/...... Bench Press: 235 x 3 (stuck there)
    ........▌....... Skull Crusher: 110lbs ez bar
    ......./ \......Standing Shoulder Press: 115lbs (barbell)


    "I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them." Pablo Picasso

  5. #4
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    It has been going great at the Gym!! My back is growing, my diet is pretty much in check. I am increasing on my lifts, so everything is really good. Today is Biceps and Triceps. I will hit them hard tonight and have them grow for the next 5 days


    Too bad I can't squat and stopped at 215 I my adductor muscle in my right leg got punished somehow and I can't lift, not run at the moment. I better let it heal before attempting squats again. The pain was not tolerable, so good thing is just to stop. Will start next week with very light weight, depending on how I feel.



    LIFE IS GREAT!!!!!
    Last edited by Ryumexicano; 08-28-2009 at 12:36 PM.
    -█--------█- Squat: 285 x 3
    ......\☻/...... Bench Press: 235 x 3 (stuck there)
    ........▌....... Skull Crusher: 110lbs ez bar
    ......./ \......Standing Shoulder Press: 115lbs (barbell)


    "I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them." Pablo Picasso

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