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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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    Reinventing Grumpy

    This is something I would like to look at in a year and be proud of .. Therefore... i figure a way to keep myself accountable is by just putting it out there... This journal along with Fit day will give me place to celebrate my success and dwell upon my failures(which will be few and far)

    Quick background..
    4 years ago I was 500 LBS


    Had the Gastric Bypass surgery and dropped down to 230


    Discovered the evils of beer and now Im sitting at 335. Ive actually been dieting for 5 weeks now and dropped a good 25lbs... Ive been using a combination of a bulking program with 6 days of cardio... The first time around I ended up losing all of my muscle as well as fat.. this time Im going to maintain as much muscle as possible. My onlky downfall is that as a result of the surgery I intake less calories and lose weight rather quickly..

    Ive kicked the beer started anew and now am comitted to 230lbs again by05/2007..

    Current Program: Power/Rep Range/Shock Alternating weeks 4 on 3 off 6 days of cardio 3 days spinning 3 days cross training

    program Starting 5/29/2006: Baby Got Back 5 days cardio 3 spinning (HIIT) 2 cross training.

    Will post measurments, weight, max's (although Im not sure if focusing on max is important at this point in time)

    Any and all comments/advice are more than welcome
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    OMG, your progress is incredible.great job!
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

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    Wow man lookin great, keep it up lookin forward to seein even more progress.

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    That is completely one of the most awesome changes for the better I have ever seen! Incredible.

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    Unbelievable transformation that took place man.

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    So taking what I read last night about HIIT I decided to space out my weight training and my cardio.... Yesterday did a pretty decent leg workout.. nothing special.. high weight low rep presses and squats.. followed by one legged extensions and curls....

    7:15Pm attended a spin class.... kept the ticker between 85-90% of max for about 5 min intervals or about 180BPM.... Something about this tells me that may be a little too high... Going to try to control that a little and keep the rate around 170-175

    Today is an off day; going to rest up a little stay off the cardio.. Tomorow back.... Looking forward to starting BGB next week
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    Am I working too hard right now???

    Before I post my workout I just wanna talk about something I was thinking about during cardio.

    The surgery still has me losing weight to the tune of 5-7lbs per week... Im hoping its fat, but who knows (picking up ketone strips today). I cant help but to think I should only be worrying about high reps at this point until my weight levels out where I can start bulking/cutting. I just have a suspicion that Im working against myself.

    Im lucky if I can intake 1400 cals a day... Albeit the calories I do take in are 80% proteins. Im just concerned that my hard work may be in futility and that I need to be focusing on building lean muscle and endurance.. and leave the powerlifting for when I get down to my goal weight of 225....

    Any and all input would be great!!!!!

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    Full Deadlifts 4x6 @ 185
    WG Pulldowns 3x6 @ 170
    CG Cable Rows 3x6 @ 165
    1 Arm Rows 2x6 @ 90
    Barbell Shrugs 2x6 @ 225 ( I need straps bad)

    Treadmill 30 mins max incline 8.0 cals 330
    1 Arm Rows 2x6 @ 80
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    The backlash from the surgery has got you losing weight too fast imo - no doubt it will stabilize and you'll have everything under control...workout is looking nice.

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    Day 2 of BGB

    Workout today was somewhat different than I am used to... Im used to working a body part hard with 4 or so direct excersizes.... Today was Quad dominant with ham accessory and 2 Bicep excersizes....

    Full Squats 5x5 145,185,205,205,145 I surprised myself a little... This is the first time I have attempted a full squat w/o a smith machine becuase of a torn miniscus... Not too bad... felt slight weakness in the kness, but no pain.... My quads could have pusched more weight, but I didnt want to push the knee

    Leg press 3x8 270,380,270 Knee got a little weak on the 380.. Wight shown is the plate weight.. im not sure how much the sled weighs

    Lying Leg Curls 3x10 150,150,150

    Seated Alternating Bicep Curls 3x8 35,35,35

    Standing Hammer Curls 3x8 30,30,35

    30 Miutes Cardio Treadmill Forest Routine Avg speed 3.5 Max Incline 9.0

    Synopsis... The BGB is a little different than what Im used to.. I can feel the chest and back from yesterday.. Waiting for tomorrow for the leg aches.... Overall Im excited about the routine.... something tells me I need to go low weight high reps for weight loss and toning, but I keep getting told the low and heavy will keep mass while I lose weight and take in a minimal amount of cals
    Last edited by GrumpyFlex; 05-30-2006 at 10:51 AM.
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    Off Day !!!LETS GO SPINNING!!!

    Woke up at 5:30 this morning for a 5:45AM Spinning Class..

    Did some great HIIT and Endurance cyclying..... Kept BP at about 80% for 35mins Cals Burnt 548

    Did it allll on an empty stomach... so either fat or muscle was being used DOH I wish I could tell which one
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    Doing your thing and quite well too...cardio and what not on an empty stomach is a little hardcore imo. Good sessions.

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    BGB Week 2

    Man did I slack on this journal on Friday.... Quick update from Friday..

    Did Good Mornings and Romanian Deadlifts and I can still feel it in my Hammys!!!

    Update for Today.... Week number 2 on Baby Got Back... Changed it up a little as far as the excersizes go.. But kept within the parameters of the program

    Rack Pulls 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/225 2/225 3/225 4/225 5/225 (still a little worried about the knees will go up a little next week)

    Seated Cable Pulls 3x8
    Set/Weight 1/170 2/180 3/180

    Hammer Rows 3x10-12
    Set/Weight 1/35x10 2/40x10 3/40x9

    Flat Dumbell Press 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/60x8 (too light) 2/80 3/80 4/80 5/70

    Incline Flyes 3x8
    Set/Weight 1/35 2/40 3/40

    Cable Cross-Overs 3x10-12
    Set/Weight 1/50x12 2/65x12 3/65x12

    Seated Calf Raises
    Set/Weight 1/50x16 2/60x14 3/60x14

    No Cardio this morning... Spinning class @7:30pm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    I'm wondering why you would think high reps would be a good idea on a cut?
    Oddly enough I dont know.... Ive always thought the age old addage... high reps low weight when burning fat.... Is the opposite true?

    Its good I find this out at the beginning.. Thank you for your help
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    Did A Nastayyy Spin class tonight... I think the instructor went off his diet or something.... He killed us.... hard sprints, iso, and jumps
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    That article puts alot in perspective... Thank you very much for sharing it with me... It will definitly change the way I look at my goals and where I want to be in 6 months from now and how to get there
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    Update for Today.... Week number 2 day number 2 Baby Got Back Routine... Felt great to do full squats again. I didnt kill it, because of a knee thing, but went heavier than I have in a long time..... Man did I miss Squats

    Full Squats 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/225 2/225 3/225 4/225 5/225 (still a little worried about the knees will go up 10lbs next week)

    Leg Presses 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/360 2/450 3/450 4/450 5/450 (Plate Weight)

    Seated Leg Curls 3x8-10
    Set/Weight 1/165 2/165 3/165

    Barbell Curl 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/95 2/115 3/95 4/95 5/95

    Concentration Curls 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/30 2/35 3/35 4/35 5/35 (Left Arm is a little weaker than right)

    No Cardio Today, Going to let the legs breathe a little; Off Day tomorrow starting with a 5:45AM Spin class!!!!

    Lost another 5lbs this week AND GETTING STRONGER!!!!
    Last edited by GrumpyFlex; 06-06-2006 at 05:58 AM.
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    Awesome progress Grumpy..
    Just so I got it straight..
    U started @ 500 lbs, then had Gastic & got to 230, then you drank beer until you reached 320 Lbs???

    To build the muscle, are you eating enough protein? Can you do that with the limited stomach size? Are you taking protein shakes?

    Good Luck with your goals...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearwolf
    Awesome progress Grumpy..
    Just so I got it straight..
    U started @ 500 lbs, then had Gastic & got to 230, then you drank beer until you reached 320 Lbs???

    To build the muscle, are you eating enough protein? Can you do that with the limited stomach size? Are you taking protein shakes?

    Good Luck with your goals...
    Correct... I worked so hard to get down to 230..... packed on about 125 from the beer... actually got up to 360... after 5 weeks im down to 328 as of this morning... and losing on avg 5lbs per week...

    Calorie wise Im only getting about 1200 per day. I am consistantly getting abourt 120+ grams of protein... I know I need to up that.... I am going to pick up a shake tonight and start adding that in as an extra meal, maybe before my workout.

    I am definitly losing fat, and my strength seems to be improving, I can only imagine if I add some more protein
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    Off training day today...

    Did Spin class at 5:45 AM good for about 550cals burnt
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    Have you looked into any GPP routines Grumpy?
    You might find them a good cross training with the cycling you are doing..
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    Workout from 6/8/06.... Back (Pulling and Shoulders)

    Lat Pulldowns 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/180 2/180 3/180 4/180 5/170

    Hammer High Pulls 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/230 2/270 3/280 4/280 5/280

    Flat Bench Pullovers 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/60 2/60 3/55 4/55 5/55

    Arnies 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/60 2/55 3/55 4/50 5/45

    Side Lateral Raises 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/50 2/45 3/45 4/45 5/40
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    Hammy and Tricep Workout (OH NO!!! Good Mornings Day)

    Good Mornings 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/115 2/115 3/125 4/135 5/135 (You can tell the other hardcore lifters in the gym by they way they cringe when they see anyone doing good mornings)

    Romanian Deadlifts 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/225 2/225 3/185 4/185 5/185 (I need straps realll bad)

    Leg Extensions 3x14
    Set/Weight 1/70 2/70 3/70

    Cable Pushdowns 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/150 2/170 3/170 4/170 5/170

    Cable Pullovers 5x5
    Set/Weight 1/130 2/130 3/140 4/140 5/140

    I am slacking on the cardio the last 2 days... I slept in a little today so there was no time... I will however be doing the spinning class tomorrow at 9AM
    Last edited by GrumpyFlex; 06-09-2006 at 06:57 AM.
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