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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    "88 days of pain" as performed by WBBIRL

    So its 88 days until summer officially begins and I'm focusing on cutting 100% from now till then (and further but this is sort of the initial "phase" of it). I'll spare the whole hard ass not backing down attitude I've used in the first post of my previous 2 journals. Its time to **** or get off the pot, put up or shut up and this time my dedication/actions/progress will speak for me.

    I'm tired of being so fat, tired of having to wear clothes from wal-mart because thats all that will fit me and tired of looking like I do when I don't HAVE to look like this. I've been tired of it for so long, but after losing nearly 55 pounds I've discovered that just being sick of it isn't enough... not nearly enough.

    As far as strength goes, for the time being, I could give a **** less if I don't gain a single pound on any movements for the duration of this cut. I'm not quite as strong at 265 as I was at 320 but I look a lot better and I have a feeling once I eat at or above maintenance for a few weeks that the strength will come right back.

    I estimate that at 265 pounds I'm just north of 30% bodyfat. I want to drop to 20-22% in the next 88 days at the very least which I estimate will take about 20-25 pounds of fat, not sure exactly how close I am with that estimation.

    I maintain at around 3000 calories, so I usually get in about 2000 per day. I may go with 1800 per day if after the first month I don't feel the changes have been good enough. I'll also be ordering 20 pounds of ON whey and I'll use 4 shakes per day. When that runs out after 77 of the 88 days I'll buy more even if I can only afford 5 pounds. That will give me 96 grams of protein extra each day and will go a good ways in cleaning up my diet.

    Ultimately by this winter I'd like to be 230 pounds @ 15% body fat. Which means I'll need to shed 35 pounds of fat and gain 10 pounds of muscle the next 8 months. Shouldn't be too much of a problem provided I stay focused and do what I need to do for the vast majority of those 8 months.

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    Nice, new journal. Never been anyones first before.

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    You sound very determined! I will be checkin on ya!
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    Stick with it, I'm sure you'll reach your goals!
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    Dude Im here for you Brandon. Keep it up!
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    We got you man, kick it up a notch!!

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    Yesterday was a crazy day all wrapped up in itself. So I didn't make it to the gym but did at least get up to the track and got 2 miles in. Would have done three but my friend just couldn't do it and he wanted to quit at 1 mile, I pushed him for another and then I said we could go... =/

    Next time I'm driving myself over, he can go when he's ready and I'll go when I'm done.

    Todays a chest day, probably some light cardio. I'll also weigh in today.

    Been eating exactly 1800-1900 calories the last two days and plan to stay in that range.

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    You're eating nearly 50-60% of your maintenance? That sounds like starvation hell. Lifting hard and heavy?

    Good luck with this, bro.

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    Nice work on the running, I haven't done cardio in years so I don't know if i could even finish a lap around the track. I Think you should be pretty satisfied eating 1800-2000 clean cals a day.
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    Best of luck bro, keep the solid progress up!
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    Yea Im eating roughly 2/3rds of my maintance right now. Don't wanna go too low and have my stupid body think I'm starving to death but don't wanna cut too slowly either. Aiming for about 1.5 pounds per week maybe a tad higher, I'd be happy with 1.5 pounds of fat lost per week though.

    Cardio is a lot easier at 265 then it was at 320 ironically.

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    Hell yeah, Brandon - can't wait to see your dedication pay off. 88 days is plenty of time to change everything.
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    tiz plenty of time, shed that fat son.
    2000 or bust

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    ****, Irl will be bigger, stronger, and leaner than me.


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    Looks like everything is on track.

    call your friend a wuss, and push him harder, lol.
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    2000 cal at 265...man thats rough dude. I have serious issues keeping my diet at 2700 (maint 3200)
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    Ugg with the lower calories and running at the track squats are a real bitch lol.

    Barbell Squats

    135x10
    225x10

    add box

    315x10
    405x5
    405x5
    450x1

    Calf Raises

    450x10
    405x10
    315x10
    225x10

    Lying Leg Curls

    20x10
    40x10
    60x10
    80x10
    100x10

    Cable Curls

    75x10
    150x10
    180x6

    Done and done. My lower ass feels so freaken tight, blah nothing else really is sore/DOMS except in that area right there. Squats were really a bitch lol. Diets been on

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    Even with the low cals, strong work bro!
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    Real strong squats B. I hope you stick to your plans man, ain't nothing like being satisfied at some point

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    nice squats man, good luck with the diet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WBBIRL View Post
    Barbell Squats

    135x10
    225x10

    add box

    315x10
    405x5
    405x5
    450x1
    Damn strong squats.

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    Squats are very strong. Sounds like the momentum going in to your journey is full throttle. Keep at it!
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    Todays session

    Lat Pulldowns

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    140x6

    Low Cable Rows

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    140x8
    160x6
    200x6

    Barbell Shrugs

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    225x10
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    Dumbell Rows

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    70x8
    90x6
    90x6



    Did some cardio up the track, went up early because I knew my friend wouldn't want to do all/any so I did what I had to do.

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    Nice back day!

    Nice work on the track bro, way to stay motivated.
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    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

    "Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated" - Slim Schaedle

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