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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    First Day... how did I do?

    Okay I was toast after this workout... It felt awesome!!

    Before I started I tried out some dips since I was able to do them in my kitchen last night... Got in 7 dips... YEAH!!!

    Day 1 Monday Horizontal Push/Pull (Back, Chest, Calves, Abs) 22 sets, 232 reps, 24 minutes... 15 second rests between sets, around a minute rest between exercises...

    Rack Pulls

    150 x 5
    150 x 5
    150 x 5
    150 x 5
    150 x 5

    Bent Over Rows

    80 x 8
    80 x 8
    80 x 8

    Flat Bench

    80 x 5
    80 x 5
    80 x 5
    80 x 5
    80 x 5

    Incline DB Press

    20 (each hand) x 8
    20 (each hand) x 8
    20 (each hand) x 8

    Calf Presses (desired reps between 12-20)

    230 x 16
    230 x 16
    230 x 16

    Crunches with weight (desired reps between 8-12)

    20 x 12
    20 x 12
    20 x 12

    5K TrainingóCouch to 5K ProgramóWeek 1, Day 1
    5 minute warm up at 4.2 (walking)
    60 seconds at 6.0 mph
    90 seconds at 4.3 (walking)
    Repeat the 60/90 split 8 times

    Total time: 25 minutes
    Distance: 2 miles
    Calories: 320
    Julie
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    I clicked on your website and all I can say is WOW. Congratulations.

    Maybe Built will pop in here as well. She has experience with Atkins I believe. But GREAT job and I wish you continued success. Pretty strong IMHO.
    Here we go again!

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    WOW, what a transformation.

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    Very inspirational. Keep up the great work!

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    great workout! nice progress keep up the good work! Man 15sec rest in between each set, that would kill me, LOL.
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    Hey - glad you're liking the workout!

    May I suggest longer breaks? You'll be able to lift a lot heavier if you use longer breaks between sets. Short rests like this make the workout more like circuit training/iron cardio, and you'll compromise your physique goals.

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    Thanks everyone... I need to add a more recent pic on my website.. that one is a little old...

    Built, thanks for the tip on the rests... wasn't sure how long I should rest...

    My eating now... Well I was doing 40/30/30 macros with a variety of calorie ranges... trying to find something that worked... nothing did really...

    So this week I am doing between 1600-1700 calories with about 195 grams of protein, 62-65 grams of fat and 110 carbs on lifting days and around 60 carbs on non-lifting days...

    The only complex carbs I eat are oatmeal and sweet tater which are at meals 1 and 2... No complex after 10:30 am at the latest... I guess I could post my weekly menu for this week... Maybe in the diet/nutrition forum?
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    yeah post it there
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    CF WOD and Recomp...
    "My fault. I was fiddling with the Gravitational Constant of the Universe again.
    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal--
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Working2bebuff
    Thanks everyone... I need to add a more recent pic on my website.. that one is a little old...

    Built, thanks for the tip on the rests... wasn't sure how long I should rest...

    My eating now... Well I was doing 40/30/30 macros with a variety of calorie ranges... trying to find something that worked... nothing did really...

    So this week I am doing between 1600-1700 calories with about 195 grams of protein, 62-65 grams of fat and 110 carbs on lifting days and around 60 carbs on non-lifting days...

    The only complex carbs I eat are oatmeal and sweet tater which are at meals 1 and 2... No complex after 10:30 am at the latest... I guess I could post my weekly menu for this week... Maybe in the diet/nutrition forum?
    Julie

    Please get away from a "ratio" approach to dieting. Have a look at the cutting link in my sig for more on this.

    What time do you lift?

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    Yep I have realized that ratios aren't the best... That is why I am currently doing the 1.5 x LBm and .5 times LBM for fat and carbs for fillers...

    I currently lift at 5 a.m. every morning...
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    Perfect. And it looks like you're eating your carbs around your lifts, which is something that a lot of former Atkins dieters find comfortable (hand goes up).

    What do you eat before you lift?

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    I eat nothing before I lift... I have done it both ways and do not see a difference between doing it either way... I know I should eat something but not sure what... Could you give me something? I do cardio right after lifting so I can't do a lot of food... maybe just a protein? Maybe an apple or banana? That I could do...
    Julie
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    Week's worth of menus are posted in a thread in the diet/nutrition forum...

    Another awesome workout this morning... Quads are toast... Getting up from the bench after leg curls was tough... Actually it was quite comical... Legs are okay now but tomorrow morning to early afternoon is when they will really hit... I always have a huge case of DOMS...

    Here was my workout... I think I will start a journal after this and that way I don't take up space on this thread

    Day 2 Tuesday Quad Dominant Legs (Quads, Hams, Biceps)
    20 sets/36 minutes/1 minute rest between sets/2 minutes rests between exercises

    Full Squats

    170 x 5
    170 x 5
    170 x 5
    170 x 5
    170 x 5 (very quad weak after this set)

    One Legged Leg Press

    253 x 8
    253 x 8
    253 x 8

    Leg Curls (reps desired are 12-20)

    40 x 20
    40 x 18
    40 x 20
    40 x 20

    Seated Alternating Bicep Curls (no back support)

    25 x 5
    25 x 5
    25 x 5
    25 x 5
    25 x 5

    Hammer Curls (reps desired are 8-12)

    25 x 10
    25 x 9
    25 x 9
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    Wow Julie... absolutely amazing progress. It looks as though you have a bit of an online journal going here. Just FYI there is a section dedicated to journals that you may get a lot of feedback from if you post there. Other than that, good luck with your goals - you've already made it so far!
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    Check my progress and read more in My Journal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Working2bebuff
    I eat nothing before I lift... I have done it both ways and do not see a difference between doing it either way... I know I should eat something but not sure what... Could you give me something? I do cardio right after lifting so I can't do a lot of food... maybe just a protein? Maybe an apple or banana? That I could do...
    How about a small whey shake with half a banana - could you get that in as soon as you wake up? Lifting empty followed by cardio is unnecessarily catabolic - you need the energy to lift heavy!

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    Thanks Ironman... I will be hopefully starting a journal here... I already have one going at another site that I go to daily... I could just copy and paste

    Built, thanks... I may buy some shakes for pre-workout... My house is small and doing my normal shake in a blender would wake the house up at 4:30 a.m. which I don't think would be liked very well... LOL

    Maybe some protein pudding... which is protein powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, and water... That is nice and quiet and good... with a half of a banana... I will work on that... Thanks!
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    You don't need a blender. I've tried both Nitrean and ON chocolate, and they both mix just fine in a shaker cup with water. You can keep it dry beside the bed with a glass of water. Wake up, toss water into shaker cup, shake it well, knock it back. Try a single serving of whey - roughly 20g protein. Just in water. You want it to get in you FAST.

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    Thanks... never thought of using my shaker cup... Duh!!! I usually do the whole blender, ice, water, etc...

    Will do!
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    Not a problem... I wake up at 4:30 and get in the garage at 5:00... I can have it down by 4:35

    Thanks for your help!
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