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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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    Wannabebig Member Ignoramus's Avatar
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    Ignoramus becomes slightly less Ignorant

    I was a fat bastard since the age of 12 until 22. Im currently 5"10 160, before I got sick of being lazy I was 240-250. So I did some calistenics, a little cardio and In less than a year I was 150.

    Been Doing this routine since May 1st, arms got bigger, chest got a bit more definition, probably a little smaller too, abs definatly changed since. Im really sitting on the fence on wether to cut more or bulk.

    Day1: Bicep

    Speed Bag 10-15 Min Before & After Routine
    Dumbell Curles: 4 x 6 @ 30lbs
    Pullups: 4 x 10 (to fail)
    One Arm Lateral Raise: 4 x 8 @ 30lbs
    Dumbbell Lying Triceps Extension: 4 x 10-12 @ 40

    Day2: Abs

    Speed Bag 10-15 Min Before & After Routine & 2-5 Min inbetween Sets
    Crunches on Ball: 4 x 60
    Leg Lifts: 4 x 35
    Upsidedown Situps (Hanging from Chinup Bar): 4 x 10
    OR
    Hanging from Chinup Bar Knee Lifts: 4 x 10

    Day3: Chest

    Speed Bag 10-15 Min Before & After Routine
    Benchpress: 4x8 @ 115
    Seated Barbell Shoulder Press: 4 x 8 @ 75
    Dumbell Incline Fly: 4 x 12 @ 30
    Dips: 4 x 9-12

    Day 4: Abs Again

    Day 5: Repeat Day 1 or 3 (alternates weekly)

    Day 6: Abs Again

    Day 7: Rest


    I havent been doing any leg work for the last two months as I injured my knees skipping. I did my first set last night.

    Legs:

    Squats : 2 x 6-8 reps @ 55 lbs
    Hack Squats : 2 x 6-8 reps @ 55lbs
    Straight Legged Deadlifts : 2 x 6-8 reps @55lbs
    Standing Calve Raises : 4 x 10 reps @55lbs

    Abs:

    Crunches on Ball: 3 x 60
    Leg Lifts: 3 x 35
    Hanging from Chinup Bar Knee Lifts: 3 x 10

    I only did 55 lbs because I was testing the old knee to see how badly it would hurt the next day (feels great), which is why I added in an ab workout as well.

    Tonight I'll do WBB1 Chest/Back although 2 x 6-8 chinups is a lot less than I would normally do (got that off WBB1) so maybe I'll add some weight.

    I really REALLY need some better equipment.



    diet info: Need to enter into fitday, did it yesterday but for some reason it didnt save, dont have nutritional info for everything so i'll fill it out when I get home.

    Daily Food Intake:


    BreakFast 6:15AM:
    Cereal + Milk (probably switch to oats soon)

    Snack 7:45AM:
    Smoothie approx 200 Cals 2 grams of Fat 4 grams Protien

    Snack 10:00AM:
    Banana

    Lunch 12:30PM:
    1/2 chicken breast
    1 pumpernickle slices of bread
    1 pickle
    1 v8 Juice Box

    Snack 2:30PM:
    Apple or Banana

    Lunch #2 4:45PM:
    1 pumpernickle slices of bread
    1 pickle
    1 v8 Juice Box

    Pre Workout Snack 6:30PM: Cottage cheese 1/2 cup

    Dinner 8:30PM:

    Chicken Breast or Salmon Steak or Steak Meduim Rare
    Smoothie (Lowfat yogurt, fruit, juice or milk)
    Broccolli or Asparagus or Cauliflower or Green Beans
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    You really need to stop doing abs 3 times a week, its just like any other muscle
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    Are you sure mang? I thought the abs were the weakest muscle and needed to be worked out more often.. Am I doing to many reps on the abs besides doing it too often as well? I recall reading doing anything over 15 crunches was a waste (waist LOL), but it sure as heck gets harder the higher up in reps I go so I really dont understand that one.

    I really appreciate the fact that you actually take the time to read my posts H0LyWaRs, much obliged.
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    Practically most movements involve using your abs to some degree, such that working your abs more than once a week is usually not necessary, especially if you're just starting out.

    I was wondering where back movements fit in. One (pullups) won't cut it.

    WBB #1 is a solid routine. Good luck with it and your goals.

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    Ok since im doing the wbb1 routine Im supposed to be taking the day off today. Why do I feel so very terribly guilty then? I guess I have to consider the fact that at least, in the beggining, Im probably going to be sore from these new exercises for two days. I still feel guilty though. Im gonna go pretend I know how to use a speed bag for awhile.
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    Yes you will be. Dont feel guilty make up for it with some good intensity in the gym the following day.
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    Chest / Back Today

    Flat Barbell Bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps @ 115
    Low Incline Dumbbell Press : 2 x 6-8 reps @ 35
    Dips : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Chin ups : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Deadlifts : 2 x 6-8 reps @ 115
    Barbell Rows : 2 x 6-8 reps @ 60
    Shrugs :2 x 8-9 reps @ 60

    Got my FitDay Journal online as well, finally counting calories. Seems I have a bit of adjusting to do.

    Im going to try to get some equipment in the next couple of days, wonder if playitagain sports sells plates...
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    hmmm, they do have good prices on used stuff. If not hit up a big store like walmart or costco dont they have a sports section? you seem to be on track bro.
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    cutting or bulking???? fitday shows 1704 cals on the 6th....and 2426 the day before...Just curious

    thanks,

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    I think Im going for a bulk now, you can see my upper ribs a little bit if I hold my arms up. No abs yet but **** it, I think I have a lot of extra skin around my lower belly and it may just be hanging.

    I meant to ask this yesterday, when you do sets are you supposed to do both sets of reps one after the other or do one set, then move onto the next excersize on the list doing each 6-8 times?
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    Do first set...rest, do second set. Of the same exercise/lift. Btw, good job so far. Just stay patient...you'll reach your goals eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    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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    Make sure you bulk nice and clean, less work on the next cut.
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    I would focus on the diet more than anything. If your diet isn't in check then the whole thing is worthless. Get diet in check, good workout routine, and rest and your good to go!
    Past (4Jul05) | Present (22Nov05)
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    BF - 26% | 22%
    Max Bench - 230| 295
    Max Dead - 240 | 275
    Max Squat - 240 | 315
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    Went and picked up 2x25 4x10 4x5 and 4x2.5 plates. I didnt go all out and get 300 lbs worth because I wont need it for awhile yet and I need to save money up for a decent bench.

    edit: haha walmart had one 2.5 lb plate, thats it nothing else in stock.
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    lol get the 300 set its about 100-120 bucs and you will need it soon, you will be able to deadlift 300 fairly quickly
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    I would have liked to but I went to like 4 different stores and the only set any of them had consisted of those crappy plastic sand filled weights. So no big deal, when I need more I'll get more.
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    Today was Tri/Bi/Shoulders day

    Military Press 2x8 @ 75
    Seated Dumbell Press 2X8 @ 30
    Standing Lateral Raises 2x10 @ 20

    Narrow Grip Bench Press 2x8 @ 75 (kinda sloppy on this one)
    French Press 2x8 @ 55

    Barbell Curls 2x8 @ 30
    Hammer Curls 1x7 1x6 @ 30

    Well a few of these exercieses I've never tried before, similar ones but not the same. I want to make sure my form is good before upping the weight anymore. I really enjoyed this workout, I felt it at lot as I did it. Im gonna be sore tomorrow.
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    nice workout, you are being smart about the form before weight, good work.
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    Yep, you should be blasting up there in weights in no time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    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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    Seems I might have been a bit off on my weight, I just checked in at 150. I havent weighed myself in the morning lately.
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    Its okay, that just means you wil look that much better when you get to 175
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    Legs today

    Squats 1 @ 145, 8 @ 105, 7 @ 105
    Hack squats 7 @ 105, 6 @ 105
    Straight Legged Deadlift 9 @ 105, 9 @ 105
    Standing Calf Raises 9 @ 105, 10 @ 105


    Total time 30min (kinda short isnt it?)

    I didnt do the third wbb leg exercies because I dont have a sitting leg curl thingy, but I do have a pully and some weights, maybe I can improvise.

    I think I could lift a fair bit more on the deadlift, I'll try adding 30-40 lbs for next time. Actually I think I could lift a lot more if I had a rack but I cant get the bar over my head from the ground very easily.
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    Chest and back today

    Flat Barbell Bench Press : 1 x 8, 1 x 7 reps @ 125
    Low Incline Dumbbell Press : 2 x 8 reps @ 35
    Dips : 2 x 8 reps
    Chin ups : 1 x 8, 1 x 7 reps
    Deadlifts : 2 x 8 reps @ 125
    Barbell Rows : 2 x 6-8 reps @ 90
    Shrugs :2 x 8-9 reps @ 90

    I think my bench might be 5 pounds too heavy, I cant remember exactly how much I did. Overall that was probably the best workout yet, or maybe it just felt that way because its 35C in my garage...
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    Good work man, you seem to be doing very well.

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    Military Press 1x8 85, 1x8 90
    Seated Dumbell Press 1X8 35, 1x6 35
    Standing Lateral Raises 2x8 25

    Narrow Grip Bench Press 2x8 85
    French Press 1x8 65, 1x7 65

    Barbell Curls 1x5 35, 1x6 35
    Hammer Curls 2x6 35


    Im happy with today, I managed to increase each lift by at least 5 pounds. I know thats only temporary though. Still its damn good motivation.
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