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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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    Wannabebig Member denami's Avatar
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    Starting over from scratch...

    Well I've decided to start a journal since I don't really have anything better to do. I lifted for about a year, then went off to college (uconn) but barely lifted up there because the gym was just really anoying not enough equipment for the amount of people, but when i came home at hte begining of may i started to lift again up until the begining of july. At that time i weighed about 155 pounds, I was benching 165 for my last set and deadlifts were 205 last set, and squat was 185 last set. At the begining of july I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, spent three weeks in the hospital and lost 25 pounds. I currently weigh 132 pounds and i'm 5'8 and 19 years old. It's amazing how quickly your body will deteriorate, i pretty much watched all the muscle i had gained vanish in the mirror from day to day. Ive been outa the hopsital for about 3-4 weeks now, and couldn't stay away from the gym heh this will be my second week back in the gym. I'm definatley attempting a bulk but its pretty hard considering diet limitations due to ulcerative colitis. I will be doing a 4 day split, Chest/tris, Bis/back, off day, shoulders, legs, off day, off day. back was yesterday and chest was teh day before that so here is what I did...I dont have a spot and last week i did all DB's so this week i used the smith machine cuz i wanted to use a bar dont make fun

    Back
    Weight assisted pull ups - 75x10x2
    lat pull downs - 55x10, 65x8, 75x6
    bent over rows - 35x10x3
    seated rows - 60x10, 75x10, 90x8

    Bis
    preacher curl machine - 2 plates (dunno how much they weigh)x10x2

    Chest
    Flat bench - 50x12, 60x10, 70x8
    Incline - 40x12, 50x10, 55x8
    Flies - 3x30x10
    to finsih chest i did a few sets of dips on the weight assisted machine (can't even do more than 2 dips anymore of my body weight )

    Tris
    French curl - 30x10, 35x10
    Pull downs - 40x10, 50x10


    Sorry this is so long ill be surprised if anyone actually gets through it, but i guess my goals since im taking first semester off from school are to gain 20-25 pounds by the end of january...i know the weight on my sets will go up pretty quickly again so id like to be where i left off before i went into the hospital by this time as well if not higher.
    Last edited by denami; 08-22-2005 at 04:36 PM.

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    Wannabebig Member denami's Avatar
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    Here's what my diet looked like for today so far...

    2 english muffins 273C 2F 53C 9P
    Protein shake 200C 1F 3C 40P
    2 cups 1% Lactaid milk 238C 6F 27C 19P
    1 cup Brown Rice 218C 2F 46C 5P
    1 cup Greek style green beans 88C 4F 13C 2P
    Turkey Breast sandwhich (white) 243C 3F 31C 22P
    3 pieces sirloin tips 101C 4F 0C 15P
    3 large pieces swordfish 505C 24F 1C 68P
    3 shrimp 50C 4F 0C 5P
    Breaded Chicken oven cooked 153C 5F 6C 20P

    totals 2294 calories, 54 fat, 179 carbs, 215 protein

    carbs and proteins are kinda high i think, because of my illness im supposed to limit my dairy intake and fiber intake for a while. thats why i ate the white bread for my sandwhich, and unfortunatley there isnt any cheese in my diet yet, which would be an easy way to get some extra cals/fat...any suggestions for getting some extra calories or any replies would be great, thanks guys

    -matt

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    well had to take past 2 days off due to getting an infusion/slight flare up of the colitis, but i will be doing shoulders tomorrow morning. weighed in at the doctors today at 60.6 kilograms about 133 pounds with clothes/sneakers on, doesnt looked like i gained any weight in the past week...ah well im in for the long haul.

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    Shoulders
    DB Shoulder Press - 20x12, 25x9, 30x7
    Iso-lateral Military Press - 25x10, 30x8, 30x8
    Up right rows - 40x10, 50x6, 40x8
    DB shrugs - 40x10, 45x10, 50x10

    Diet so far:
    2 english muffins 273C 2F 53C 9P
    Protein shake 200C 1F 3C 40P
    1 cup 1% Lactaid milk 119C 3F 13C 9P
    2 fried eggs 181C 14F 1C 12P

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    Wannabebig Member denami's Avatar
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    chest
    flat DBs
    25x12,30x10,35x8,40x5
    incline dbs
    25x10, 30x10, 35x5
    incline flies
    15x10x2

    tris
    pull downs 30x10,35x8
    close grip 60x10,75x8

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    workouts looking good man, happy to hear you got out of the hospital and have recovered nicely.....gl with your goals
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    Hey, great workout there - glad to see you're hittin it fast after getting back out of the hospital. I'm sure your numbers will skyrocket up right now. A good suggestion for getting some more calories into your diet is tuna (comes in cans, buy a case and it's cheaper) and then if you want to cook anything (spinach/other veggies) use olive oil, it's fat but it's the "good kind" that your body wants anyway. Hey, a question about colitis - it runs in my best friend's family, and I'd like to know more about it. Anything I can encourage my best friend to do to prevent it/mitigate its effects? Only if you don't mind sharing. Glad to see your numbers on the rise already.

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    Wannabebig Member denami's Avatar
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    thanks for the responses, i actually got sick again between my last post in august and hte one i just posted yesterday, so those numbers are only after lifting for a week or so again but im feeling a lot stronger now, today was a rest day but tomorrow is back...last week i deadlifted 115x6 so im gonna go for 135x4 tomorrow, its weird but i can deadlift like double what i can bench or squat...go figure

    mcirish i sent u a pm about colitis

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    Wannabebig Member denami's Avatar
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    well today was a good day at the gym...deadlifts just keep goin up

    back
    pull downs-65x10,75x10,85x6
    seated rows-75x10,90x8,105x5
    bent over-45x10x3
    dead lifts-115x10,135x8

    bis
    preachers-40x10,50x4,40x10

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    today was shoulder day, not a bad workout overall

    shoulders

    iso-lateral military press-70x10, 90x8,90x7
    DB press-30x10,30x8
    db raises-15x10,20x7
    upright rows-50x10,60x5
    db shrugs-45x10x3

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    legs

    squats-50x12,70x10,90x8
    curls-50x10x2
    leg press-160x12,200x10
    calf raises-50x5x5

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    chest/tris

    chest
    dips-6x1
    flat dbs-30x12,35x10,40x4
    incline-25x10,30x10,35x6
    incline db flys-15x10,20x10x2

    tris
    pulldowns-25x10,30x10
    french curl-30x10,40x5

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    hey man. good luck with everything. I had a bought with colitis also earlier this year.

    awhat kind of meds are you on?

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    ah sorry to hear that man, right now im on prednisone, 6-mp, flagyl, and i just had a remicade infusion...but i seem to be in remission at the moment and will be off flagyl in a few days, and the prednisone their also tapering off.

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    back/bis

    back
    bent over rows-45x10x2, 55x8
    seated rows-75x10,90x10
    pull downs-75x10,85x8,95x5
    dead lifts-115x12,165x3

    bis
    hammer curls-15x10,20x10
    preachers-50x5,50x4

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    nice looking workout man...i was on some of the same meds not for very long though.

    The problem with mine was it dropped my blood pressure really low, and shutdown my kidneys...all seems to be better now though...*knocks on wood*

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    ah well its good its all under control now, i cant wait to get off prednisone

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    shoulders

    iso-lateral press-70x10,90x9,100x7
    arnolds-30x7,30x6,35x4
    lateral raises-55x10,65x9,75x7
    db shrugs-50x10x3

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    legs

    squats-70x12,90x8,120x6
    seated leg press-160x12,200x10,220x8,240x6
    leg curls-35x12,45x8,55x6
    leg extensions-50x10,60x8
    seated calf raises-70x5x5

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    chest

    dips-6x1,5x1
    flat dbs-35x10,40x7,45x2
    incline dbs-25x10,30x9,35x5
    incline flies-20x10,25x6

    tris
    db extensions-30x10,35x8
    close grip-75x10,90x6

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    well today was a good day at the gym, the weights keep jumpin up every week

    back
    bent over rows-45x10,55x8,70x6
    lat pull downs-85x10,95x6,105x4
    seated rows-90x10,105x8
    deadlifts-115x8,135x6,155x3,185x2,185x1

    bis
    hammer curls-20x10,25x6
    seated db curls-25x8
    21s with 30 pound bb

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    Great progress bro, keep it up. It seems everyone I know recommends doing less reps on your sets - have you considered goin for higher weight and 4-8 reps in lieu of lower weight in the 10 rep range?

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    Suggestion re deads -- drop the 115 and begin with 1 pps, then work your way up in poundages.

    Now that 205 is literally around the corner, you'll probably find that 115 barely begins to get you warmed up.
    me: so this is the "pump" you speak of
    me: I could never figure out what people were talking about
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    thanks for the comments...

    mcirish-i always seem to underestimate myself haha thats why my first set i usually get 10 and then realize its to lite and go heavier, i try to make my second and third sets in the 6-8 rep range

    soba-yea next week ill def drop the 115, only reason i did it this week was because i didnt think id come close to 185, since last week 165 was a b*tch haha...what do you mean by 1 pps?

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    1 plate per side = 1 pps, or 135 lbs.
    me: so this is the "pump" you speak of
    me: I could never figure out what people were talking about
    Relentless: like an all over body hardon, yeah


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