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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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    here is my highway to a lean 180

    My New Years Resolution was to start eating a low fat or low carb diet, do 30 min cardio sessions three days a week, and lift three days a week and become a lean 180lbs. I have already been a procrastinator, because I didn't start my diet until the fourth. I didn't go to the gym until the fourth. Heck, I didn't start this journal until today.

    I was sick the first week of the month with a bad cold. So, I don't feel bad about getting started a couple of days late. BTW - I decided to do a low fat diet. Here's the first four days of my journal in one post.

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    Friday January 4, 2001
    Weight 210lbs

    Although I still felt week this day from my cold, I still managed to make it to the gym. I knew I had to get started soon. I figured I would just train easy today. Everything felt pretty heavy and I felt like I had no energy.

    Dumbell Press
    45 x 10
    50 x 7

    Front Dumbell Raises
    15 x 10
    20 x 10

    SideRaises
    15 x 10
    20 x 10

    Decline scull crushers
    55 x 10
    65 x 10

    Incline Dumbell curls
    30 x 10
    35 x 10

    Cardio
    2 miles / 20min

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    Saturday January 5, 2001
    Weight 206lbs

    Cardio
    3 miles / 30min

    Today, the cold seems to be almost gone, but I still felt pretty week. Three miles was definately tough. My diet was ace.

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    Sunday January 6, 2001
    Weight 204lbs

    Cardio
    3miles / 30min

    Today I felt pretty good, although my legs felt kinda rubbery from the days earlier run. It seems that I have lost a lot of my water weight, so now I can get chugging on losing this gut. My diet was ace again today.

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    Monday January 7, 2001
    Weight 205lbs

    Today I started a new job, so I got up a little earlier than I was used to. I feel pretty good today. I only had one meal when I was at work (because it was my first day), but I still managed to squeeze six good meals in for the whole day. Today is chest and back day.

    Flat bench
    155 x 10
    175 x 10
    195 x 7

    Wow did this feel heavy. Probably because of the time I lost during the holidays and being sick in the beginning of the year.

    Incline dumbell Press
    45 x 10
    50 x 10

    My arms were really rubbery by the last three reps of the last set. Hopefully it will feel better next Monday.

    Chins
    0 x 4
    0 x 4

    I think my back is really week, and needs a lot of work. I hope to be doing ten each set by the end of March.

    Flat dumbell flys
    25 x 10
    30 x 10

    Pull Downs
    130 x 10
    160 x 8

    Decline dumbell press
    40 x 10

    My arms are really feeling week/rubbery at this point so I only managed one set.

    Seated cable rows

    120 x 10
    135 x 8

    I think I did pretty good for this being my first chest and back day for a few weeks. Next time hopefully I can add a couple of more sets.

    Tonight is a cardio night. Depends on how I feel depends on how much I do. I will probably just do 3miles / 30min.


    I am open to any constructive criticism, so fire away.

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    are u my twin??
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    Don't think so....why?

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    how tall are u? lifts seem bout the same.....and i am at 210 also
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

    My Journal|My Routine|My FitDay
    WBBB|"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" - Thomas Edison

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    I am a hair short of 5' 10"

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    January 8, 2002
    Weight 205lbs

    I got to the gym late last night. It was one of those nights that the wife wanted to go and she worked til 8 and the gym closed at 9... So, I ended up getting on the treadmill at 8:36. I wanted to still do my normal 3 miles but I only managed to get 2.5 miles in by 9. What made me mad was I asked the guy if I could buy an exta four minutes so I could finish. "No Way, I have to be back in here at 5:15," he said. What a dick. Like four minutes is going to make or break his schedule, ya know?

    Cardio
    2.5 miles / 24min

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    What a tosser
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    'Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind'

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    January 9, 2002

    I took the day off. I really felt tired when I went home, and unmotivated. I figured instead of having a lowsy work out, I would take the day off, and go tomorrow on my scheduled rest day. Tonight, is leg day. Woo Hoo Squats!!!

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    January 10, 2002
    Weight 207lbs

    Squats
    135 x 10
    155 x 10
    175 x 10

    These felt ok, but I probably could have used more weight. My gym doesn't have a squat rack and I hate using the smith machine for squats. It doesn't seem like I can keep correct form at the bottom using the smith machine. So, what I do is pile weight on a bar on a bench and slide underneath of it and stand up. Then I stradle the bench until I am back far enough to clear it.

    Sled
    155 x 10
    175 x 10
    195 x 10

    Leg Curls
    90 x 10
    100 x 10
    110 x 10

    Leg Extensions
    70 x 10
    80 x 10
    90 x 10

    Calf Raises
    255 x 20
    275 x 15

    I felt pretty good today, but I think my legs are pretty week compared to the rest of my body. Of course this could be because I was always a slacker working my legs. No more being a slacker. My diet was good. I had a craving for a baked potato with my two chicken breasts last night, so I made a potato and put some of that fat free sour creme on there. I don't know how healthy the sour creme was for me, but it tasted good.

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    Must suck trying to get uder the bar for your squats . Ever try using DB's to squat with?? If your gym has some heavy ones (like 100's +) and your grip is up to par, give em a shot. Keep it up man and have a great weekend!
    Current Stats --------------- Training Goals: Improve athletic conditioning.
    Squat - 305lbs - 1/23/06 ----- 335
    Deadlift - 415lbs - 2/4/06 ---- 435
    Bench - 90s*7 ----------------- 100s*5
    Weight - 208 ------------------ 190
    Height - 5'10"

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    It does suck. I feel like everyone in the gym is looking at me thinking, "what the fook is this guy doing?" I have never tried DB squats, but now that you mention it, I might try it. It does sound a lot safer. Good luck on your leg day tomorrow.

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    January 11, 2002
    Day off

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    January 12, 2002
    Weight 206lbs

    Seated Dumbell Press
    40 x 10
    40 x 10
    45 x 7

    Lateral Raises
    15 x 10
    20 x 9

    Front Raises
    15 x 8
    15 x 10

    Decline Skull Crushers
    65 x 10
    65 x 10

    Incline Dumbell Curl
    30 x 10
    30 x 10

    Dips
    0 x 12
    0 x 12

    Hammer Curls
    20 x 10
    30 x 10
    35 x 10

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    January 13, 2002

    Cardio
    2 miles / 20min

    My legs were still pretty sore from doing squats on Thursday so I only managed 2 miles

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    January 14, 2002
    Weight 208lbs

    ***Lost two pounds this week. Hopefully I can continue with this pace and be 206lbs next Monday***

    Flat bench
    155 x 10
    175 x 10
    195 x 7

    *** No gains from last week***

    Incline dumbell Press
    45 x 10
    50 x 10

    ***Again, no gains from last week***

    Flat dumbell flys
    25 x 10
    30 x 11

    ***Gained one rep on the last set from last week***

    Pull Downs
    130 x 10
    160 x 10

    ***Gained two reps on the last set from last week***

    Decline dumbell press
    50 x 10
    50 x 11

    *** Added five pounds to the first set and did one extra rep on the last set***


    Seated cable rows
    120 x 10
    135 x 10

    ***Gained two reps on the last set from last week***
    Last edited by wmiller; 01-15-2002 at 07:08 AM.

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