The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Adam's Journal - First Cut

    Quick stats:
    Age: soon to be 19
    Height: 5'9"
    I am about to finish my first year of college.

    Some measurements:
    1/10/06
    left bicep (non-dominant)
    unflexed: 12.5 in
    flexed: 13.75 in
    chest: 37in

    4/18/06
    left bicep
    unflexed: 13.25 in
    flexed: 14.75 in
    chest: 40in

    weight:
    1/11/06 - 175.5
    2/8/06- - 180.1
    3/13/06 - 181.7 ~start of crazy bulk
    3/24/06 - 189.7
    3/27/06 - 188.8
    4/16/06 - 197.7
    roughly a 17 lb. gain from a month ago.

    A little history of me-
    In middle school, I wasnt fat, but I also wasnt skinny. I was somewhere in between. Then between the beginning of sophmore to the end of junior year in high-school, my weight shot up from about 160 to roughly 190. I can safely say it was roughly 80% fat because I did no weight lifting and just played high-school club hockey. Summer going into senior year I just tried to lose as much weight as I could by doing cardio and weight lifting. I got back down to about 170 lbs. I stayed roughly this weight my senior year and kept learning about weight lifting and trying to weight lift about 3 times a week.

    A month or so before I started college last year, I decided to get "serious" about weight lifting, or atleast what I thought was serious. I started college at about 176 lbs. I tried my first "bulk" then but I had a crappy routine and I only put on about 4 lbs. when i weighed myself at thanksgiving. During December, I went on a horrible cut, where looking back, I realized I was only probably getting about 100g of protein a day which was very dumb of me. I lost mostly muscle and then was back where i started at the end of December at 176 lbs.

    decision to eat like crazy-
    After winter break, I began to keep track of my weight. Between 1/13/06 to 3/13/06, i went from 176.6lb to 181.7 lb. I decided to throw out my crappy routine at this point (3/13/06) and just eat like a madman until school gets out at the end of April and then cut as best I can the whole summer so I can have a good base to work with for the next school year. I picked up the 'baby got back' routine at this time and started eating like crazy from 3/13/06 until today, 4/18/06. Definitely had strength gains and I am enjoying the routine thus far. As my weight above shows, after starting baby got back and eating a ton, I gained roughly 17 lb during the last month.

    Future plans-
    This summer, I wanna do a run of PSMF to lower my bf to about 14-16% and then do a regular cut with protein/carbs/fats with a maintainence-500 calory diet. I am going to start counting my calories for my diet and I will be keeping a journal when I start the diet. I am determined to do this cut right...



    I know I put on a ton of fat bulking this fast, but I dont really mind because I just wanted to make sure I gained some muscle since I spent most of freshman year of college at roughly the same weight, +- 5 lbs. I will do a really good job of cutting this summer and preserve as much LBM as I can (I know PSMF isnt very good at this, but I want to just kick start my diet and see some fast results to encourage myself).

    So here are some pictures. I just want to post them so I can have something to compare to when I cut this summer. I dont really see much change, but if anyone has some good comments to leave, I would be grateful. Thanks
    I had a slight tan for the 2-19-06 pics and I also accidentally screwed around with the pictures contrast so they are darker then they should be.
    Also, the pictures even though are about 2 months apart, are closer to what i looked like about 1-1.5 months apart because i went on spring break a few days after 2-19-06 for a week, came back and couldnt workout for ~1-2 weeks because i had to catch up on things.
    Last edited by PoutineEh; 04-18-2006 at 06:38 PM.

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    mm it might be better if you dont think about it as weight and more of BF%
    cuz i havnt lost weight but i've dropped bf%

    post your workouts and stuff in here.. its amazing what the encouragement and stuff can do for you
    I don't have time. I make time.

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    ok, its the monday after thanksgiving and my cut is beginning today
    Date: 11/28/05
    Current weight: 182.6lbs
    Todays workout: chest
    Bench-
    1 set/5 reps- 135lbs
    1/5 - 145lbs
    1/5- 155lbs
    1/5- 165lbs
    1/5- 145lbs
    1/3- 155lbs
    1/3- 155lbs

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    tuesday 11/29/05
    back-
    cable rows:
    1 set/5 reps: 150
    1/5: 160
    1/5: 170
    1/5: 180
    1/5: 160
    1/5: 170
    1/5: 180

    also did ~20 mins running

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    wednesday 11/30/05
    legs
    squats (parallel)
    1/5: 150
    1/5: 160
    1/5: 170
    1/5: 180
    1/5: 160
    1/3: 170
    1/3: 180

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    12/7/05 weight: 175.5 lbs (eek, i am about 6 lbs lighter... i hope its because i decided to weigh myself on a wednesday morning instead of monday morning. i also went off of creatine for 2 or 3 days which is a big contributer. also wasnt able to get to the gym for about 4 days because of midterms and i think i may have cut too many cals out during my first week. i hope next week i see about 180 lbs on the scale and everything will be fine.)
    shoulders
    standing military press:
    1/5: 85
    1/5: 90
    1/5: 95
    1/5: 105
    1/5: 90
    1/5: 95
    1/5: 105

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    12/8/05
    lower back
    deadlifts
    1/5: 195
    1/5: 205
    1/5: 215
    1/5: 225
    1/5: 205
    1/5: 215
    1/5: 225

    also did cardio for 25 minutes. kept my heart rate at "fat burn"
    burned 304 cals

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    12/10/05
    chest
    bench
    1/3: 145
    1/3: 155
    1/3: 165
    1/3: 145
    1/3: 155
    1/2: 165
    Last edited by PoutineEh; 12-11-2005 at 09:52 PM.

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    12/11/05
    back
    chin-ups
    1/3:bodyweight
    1/4: BW
    1/5: BW
    1/3: BW
    1/3: BW
    1/3: BW

    cardio: ~18 minutes HIIT
    cals burned: 304
    Last edited by PoutineEh; 12-11-2005 at 09:52 PM.

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    12/12/05
    squats - as low as i can go
    1/3:140
    1/3:150
    1/3:160
    1/3: 170
    1/3: 180
    1/3: 180

    cardio ~18 mins HIIT
    cals burned: 200 cals

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    First 2 weeks or so of this cut arnet going like i had hoped. i havent been able to weigh myself in a while because ive been so busy. i also havent been eating like i should and lifting as often as i should since this semester is coming to an end. my last final is this monday, and then i have ~2 weeks off. holiday season should be a good test of how much self control i have with all the food that is going to be around during the holidays. ill be able to weigh myself and im hoping to keep a journal of my caloric intake for a week since i wont have to gestimate with cafeteria food at school...

    anyway
    12/16/05
    standing military presses:
    1/3: 905
    1/3: 105
    1/3: 115
    1/3: 95
    1/3: 105
    1/3: 115

    cardio ~18 mins interval training
    cals burned: 243

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    alright, my cut was so-so for being my first one. i think i dropped about 8 lbs in a month which i think was too fast because i can feel my lifts weakening.

    i decided in early january to go back on a slow bulk and shoot for a lb a week. so far its going pretty well (except for last week, i gained 3 lbs somehow (i think i was pigging out at meals too often)).

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    11/14/2005 - 179.6 lbs
    11/21/05 - 182.7 lbs
    11/28/05 - 182.6lbs

    dropped to about 175 with my december cut.

    beginning of january - ~18% bf (if i used my caliper from x-mas right)
    1/11/06 - 175.5
    1/18/06 - 176.7
    1/25/06 - 179.7

    first week of me watching my weight for jan. went pretty well. i think there is going to be some variation in my weight because i cant weigh myself on an empty stomach (i have all 8:30 or 9:00 am classes). so i guess it isnt too bad i am up 3 lbs from the previous week. i did feel like i ate like a pig for the previous week though...

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