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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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    Day 1 [Monday] Heavy Bench Day - Tuesday. April 11/06 ... I delayed it... was too lazy to workout yesterday.

    BB Bench -
    90 lbs. x 8
    75% [ 135 ] x 6
    75% [ 135 ] x 6
    80% [ 145 ] x 5
    80% [ 145 ] x 5
    85% [ 155 ] x 3 [ I was supposed to do 4 reps ]
    85% [ 155 ] x 4

    Incline DB Bench -
    25 x 12
    35 x 8
    35 x 8
    50 x 4 [ I was suppose to do 6 ]

    lol the 50 lbs. was weird cause I had to use two 25 lbs. plates on the dumbell. I need to buy more 10 lbs. and 5 lbs. plates...and also some 2.5 lbs. plates.

    Weighted Dips -
    BW x 15
    BW+25 x 12
    BW+45 x 6 [ I was supposed to do 10 reps ]
    BW+45 x 6 [ I was supposed to do 10 reps ]
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 04-11-2006 at 05:51 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Day 2 [ Wednesday ] Deadlift Day - Wednesday, April 12/06

    Deadlift -
    135 x 8
    225 x 6
    250 x 1
    280 x 2

    Speed Pulls -
    65% [ 180 ] x 3
    65% [ 180 ] x 3
    65% [ 180 ] x 3
    65% [ 180 ] x 3
    65% [ 180 ] x 3
    65% [180 ] x 3
    65% [ 180 ] x 3
    65% [ 180 ] x 3

    Chinups -
    BW x 4
    BW x 10

    ...Got lazy with chins so I went over to Rows:

    BB Rows -
    90 x 10
    110 x 10
    120 x 8
    140 x 6

    Barbell Good Mornings –

    90 x 10
    90 x 10
    90 x 10
    90 x 10

    Chinups: 2x10

    Rotator cuffs:

    Cuban Presses -

    20 lbs. (only the bar) for 3 x 10

    L-Lateral Raise -

    10 lbs. dumbells 1 x 10

    Side Lying Dumbbell Abduction to 45°

    7 lbs. dumbell 2 x 12
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Day 3 [ Friday ] Speed Bench Day: April 14/06

    Speed Bench -
    70 x 10
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3

    Close Grip Bench Press Triples -
    70 x 10
    100 x 6
    140 x 3
    140 x 3
    140 x 3
    140 x 3
    140 x 3

    Skull Crushers - If the Ez curl bar weighs 15 lbs. then .... [ ]

    +10 x 12 [ 25 lbs. total ]
    +20 x 12 [ 35 lbs. total ]
    +30 x 10 [ 45 lbs. total ]
    +40 x 10 [ 55 lbs. total ]
    +40 x 8 [ 55 lbs. total ]

    Tricep Overhead Extension –

    15 x 12
    15 x 12
    15 x 12
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Day 4 [ Saturday ] Squat Day – April 15/06

    Back Squat -

    90 x 10
    130 x 8
    180 x 6
    180 x 6
    210 x 4
    230 x 2
    240 x 1 [new PR]

    Romanian Deadlift –

    150 x 10
    170 x 8
    180 x 6
    180 x 6

    Front Squat –

    110 x 10
    130 x 8
    140 x 6
    140 x 6

    Hammer Curls -
    20 x 10
    20 x 10
    25 x 8
    25 x 6

    DB Shoulder Press -
    25 x 10
    30 x 8
    30 x 8
    40 x 6 [Barely]

    Lateral Raise –

    10 X 10
    15 X 8
    15 X 8
    20 X 6
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Hours of sleep last night: I'm guessing around 3-4, then I went to work and lift boxes varying from 1 gram to 50 lbs. or a bit more... got home and decided to be NOT lazy about my workout and that especially that it's a SHORT workout.

    Day 1 [Monday] Heavy Bench Day -

    BB Bench - Cool, I'm going to add 5 lbs. to each set next week.
    40 x 10
    70 x 8
    100 x 6
    75% [ 135 ] x 6
    75% [ 135 ] x 6
    80% [ 145 ] x 5
    80% [ 145 ] x 5
    85% [ 155 ] x 4
    85% [ 155 ] x 4

    Incline DB Bench - Man.. left shoulder kind of bothering me on these.
    25 x 10
    35 x 8
    35 x 8
    45 x 6

    Weighted Dips - Sadly, my last two sets stayed the same. Hmm, could of it been the lack of sleep?
    BW x 15
    BW+25 x 12
    BW+45 x 6 [ Was aiming for 8 reps ]
    BW+45 x 6 [ Was aiming for 8 reps ]

    Ughs... my back (maybe spine) is still hurting from Squat day. Must have been improper form of power cleans.
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 04-17-2006 at 09:58 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Wow I just got off my ass and decided to see if my Squat is parallel or below. I was very disappointed. It appears to be that my squat is JUST parallel, maybe a tiny bit below parallel.

    I don't have spotters, so I have this little stool I use that's about 12 inches in height. I'm 5'7. Damn why couldn't this stool be 2-4 inches lower cause now I'm going to have to find a different "box"... and it's going to be a b*tch getting used to the new depth. My squat 1rm PR will probably drop like 40 lbs.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Day 2 [ Wednesday ] Deadlift Alternate [speed squats] Day: April 19/06

    Speed Squats – 8 x 3

    65% [ 155 ]

    Speed Pulls – 8 x 3

    65% [ 185 ] x 3
    65% [ 185 ] x 3
    65% [ 185 ] x 3
    65% [ 185 ] x 3
    65% [ 185 ] x 3
    65% [185 ] x 3
    65% [ 185 ] x 3
    65% [ 185 ] x 3

    BB Rows -
    90 x 10
    110 x 10
    120 x 8
    140 x 6 [ Man these feel real heavy for me ]

    Chinups – BW x8 Chins, x8 Pull ups, x8 Chins, x4 Pull ups

    Barbell Good Mornings –

    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10
    110 x 10

    Rotator cuffs:

    Cuban Presses -

    30 lbs. for 3 x 8

    L-Lateral Raise -

    10 lbs. dumbells 1 x 10

    Side Lying Dumbbell Abduction to 45°

    7 lbs. dumbell 2 x 12
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 04-19-2006 at 09:42 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Hm, looks pretty good man. I seem to be a bit unfamiliar with what your routine is like though. Keep up the ace work!
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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    lol thanks, it's geared towards powerlifting. But to be honest, I don't really know what I'm doing.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    As long as you're working hard and lifting heavy weights, you're doing fine! You can pm a mod if you want to change the name of your journal, btw.
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    Hehe, I guess I'll change it to something else.. don't know what though, probably something stupid, and cheezy.
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 04-20-2006 at 05:08 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Hours of sleep : around 4-5 hours, food eaten; not so much.

    Day 3 [ Friday ] Speed Bench Day: Friday April 21/05

    Speed Bench -
    90 x 10
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3
    60% [ 110 ] x 3

    Close Grip Bench Press Triples - On my last rep... my right arm started losing form, you know the casual thing your body does when trying to find an easier way to lift something.

    90 x 12
    145 x 3
    145 x 3
    145 x 3
    145 x 3
    145 x 3

    Skull Crushers -
    +10 x 12
    +20 x 12
    +30 x 10
    +45 x 8 [ Aiming for 10 ]
    +45 x 8

    Tricep Overhead Extension – Cool, I can finally do these with 20 lbs.'ers (hehe) without that feeling of "too much stress" on my elbow joint.

    20 x 8
    20 x 8
    20 x 8

    DB Shoulder Press –

    25 x 10
    30 x 8
    30 x 8
    40 x 5 and a half [ hehe... ]

    Lateral Raise –

    10 X 10
    15 X 8
    15 X 8
    20 X 8
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Hours of sleep: Around 9 hours, Overslept 2-3 hours (11-12 hours total) Food: Normal amount.

    Day 4 [ Saturday ] Squat Day – April 22/06

    Back Squat - I using a new depth...

    90 x 10
    130 x 8
    180 x 6
    180 x 6
    200 x 4
    220 x 1

    Romanian Deadlift –

    150 x 10
    170 x 8
    190 x 6
    190 x 6

    Front Squat – Using new depth...

    110 x 10
    120 x 8
    130 x 6
    130 x 6

    Dumbell One-Arm Rows –

    30 x 10
    45 x 8
    45 x 8
    55 x 6

    Chin-Ups – 4 x 8

    Hammer Curls -
    20 x 10
    20 x 10
    25 x 6
    25 x 6
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 04-22-2006 at 08:05 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Hours of sleep: about 6-7 hours.

    Day 1 [Monday] Heavy Bench Day -April 25/06 Drank a glass of coffee, then dextrose+taurine (I always take this, but normally not coffee) before workout.

    BB Bench - Adding 5 lbs. to all sets next week.
    90 x 12 [ Warm up ]
    75% [ 140 ] x 6
    75% [ 140 ] x 6
    80% [ 150 ] x 5
    80% [ 150 ] x 5
    85% [ 160 ] x 4
    85% [ 160 ] x 4

    Incline DB Bench - Adding 5 lbs. to the 2nd and 3rd rep next week.
    25 x 10
    40 x 8
    40 x 8
    45 x 6 [ Still struggling a bit with last set, but actually got 6 reps and could of done extra reps if I "really" pushed. ]

    Weighted Dips - Keeping weights the same next week.
    BW x 15
    BW+25 x 12
    BW+50 x 6
    BW+50 x 6 [Barely]


    Rotator Cuffs:

    Cuban Presses -

    30 lbs. for 3 x 8

    L-Lateral Raise -

    15 lbs. dumbells 1 x 12

    Side Lying Dumbbell Abduction to 45°

    7 lbs. dumbell 2 x 12
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Day 2 [ Wednesday ] Deadlift Day: April 26/06

    Deadlift –

    135 x 8
    240 x 6
    270 x 1
    300 x 1 [2nd rep…. went up probably 1-2 inches LOL…… too heavy!!! ]

    Speed Pulls – 8 x 3

    65% [ 195 ] x 3
    65% [ 195 ] x 3
    65% [ 195 ] x 3
    65% [ 195 ] x 3
    65% [ 195 ] x 3
    65% [ 195 ] x 3
    65% [ 195 ] x 3
    65% [ 195 ] x 3

    BB Rows -
    90 x 10
    120 x 10
    130 x 8
    140 x 8 [ last 3 reps were... ummm sloppy half reps ]

    Chinups – BW 4 x 8


    Barbell Good Mornings –

    120 x 10
    120 x 10
    120 x 10
    120 x 10
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Barbell Good Mornings –

    120 x 10
    120 x 10
    120 x 10
    120 x 10
    Hell yah! Great workout all around man. Are my eyes decieving me or is that the Coan/Phillipi routine?
    Last edited by KevinStarke; 04-26-2006 at 07:42 PM.

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    Coan/Phillipi routine ?

    I did a search and found your thread called "Give Powerlifting a Shot!" and found your sample routine. Now I am using it... muahahaha thanks to you.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Awww your makin me blush haha.

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    Day 3 [ Friday ] Speed Bench Day: April 29/06

    Speed Bench - Lol Holy crap, after I finished, I realized I used a 7.5 lbs. plate on one side, and a a 10 lbs. plate on the other !!!
    90 x 12
    60% [ 107.5 ] x 3
    60% [ 107.5 ] x 3
    60% [ 107.5 ] x 3
    60% [ 107.5 ] x 3
    60% [ 107.5 ] x 3
    60% [ 107.5 ] x 3
    60% [ 107.5 ] x 3
    60% [ 107.5 ] x 3

    Close Grip Bench Press Triples - Aiming for 5 sets of 5 with same weight next week. This is the most I've ever close grip benched.. it's like a PR lol.

    90 x 12
    150 x 3
    150 x 3
    150 x 3
    150 x 3
    150 x 3

    Skull Crushers - Alright, keeping these the same for next week, maybe add some extra reps.

    +15 x 12
    +25 x 12
    +35 x 10
    +45 x 10 [ Barely ]
    +45 x 8 [ Barely ]

    I did the Shoulder Pressing before the two other isolation Tricep exercises, so I don't fully burn out my triceps... it makes my OH pressing weaker.

    DB Shoulder Press –

    25 x 10
    30 x 8
    35 x 8 [ Started to lose form... struggling around last 2 reps ]
    40 x 6 [ Struggled on last 2 reps ]

    Lateral Raise –

    10 X 10
    15 X 8
    20 X 8
    20 X 8


    Tricep Overhead Extension – On 2nd set, I only did 6 reps with my left arm.

    20 x 8
    20 x 8

    Tate Press:

    25 x 8
    25 x 8

    Rotator Cuffs:

    Cuban Presses -

    30 lbs. (only the bar) for 3 x 10

    L-Lateral Raise -

    15 lbs. dumbells 1 x 12 [ form... getting... sloppy.... as... rep... go .. higher.... ]

    Side Lying Dumbbell Abduction to 45°

    7 lbs. dumbell 2 x 12
    Last edited by SkinnySadMan; 04-28-2006 at 10:40 PM.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Nice training man, lifts are alot like mine, similar height,weight,goals . keep it up.
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    Cool, I got a twin.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Day 4 [ Saturday ] Squat Day – April 29/06

    Hamstrings to Calves Back Squat -

    90 x 10
    130 x 8
    180 x 8 [ barely ]
    180 x 6 [ barely ]
    200 x 2 [ Aim’ed for 4, but only did 2 reps, 3rd rep I dropped the barbell … grinded my back, OUCH!!!! ]

    ****... maybe I should go back to parallel squats.. I think I'm having trouble keeping my back straight/ arched throughout the movement. I squat barefooted.

    Romanian Deadlift –

    150 x 10
    170 x 10
    190 x 8
    190 x 8 [ Okay... my grip is starting to fall apart ]

    Front Squat –

    110 x 10
    125 x 8
    135 x 6
    135 x 4

    Dumbell One-Arm Rows –

    30 x 10
    50 x 8
    50 x 8
    60 x 6

    Chin-Ups – 3 x 8 [ Got lazy and did not do the last set ]

    Hammer Curls -

    25 x 8
    25 x 8
    25 x 4
    25 x 4 ...

    yes I'm weak woohoo...

    Since I didn't really complete my squats, I aimed for 20 rep deep squats with 140 lbs. ... but I backed out on 10th rep LOL!!!!
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Thats some deep squatting, good efforts all around man.

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    Thanks Kevin, but this workout sucks!!! MY WRIST in trouble !!!

    Day 1 [Monday] Heavy Bench Day - May 01/06

    BB Bench – Relatively easy…
    90 x 12
    75% [ 145 ] x 6
    75% [ 145 ] x 6
    80% [ 155 ] x 5
    80% [ 155 ] x 5
    85% [ 165 ] x 4
    85% [ 165 ] x 4 [ Sticking point starting to slow me down half way on the rep. Otherwise, there wasn't too much intensity. ]

    Incline DB Bench -
    25 x 10
    45 x 8
    45 x 8
    45 x 8 [ struggled ]

    DAMN! As I lower the dumbells, my wrists SNAPPED! It didn't break.. but I heard a snap on both wrists. It ****ing hurt ! I had to stop, I might stop working out altogether for 2-3 weeks.

    I might get an X-ray on this and see what I can do.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    Dman man that sucks, i have little girly wrists that don't like much pressure either. Maybe you should try wrist straps if they are really vulnerable? Hope all works out fine
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