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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  1. #26
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    Routine Revisions - Part 1:

    Next week, I'm going to deviate ever so slightly from my normal Mon/Thu and Tue/Fri routines. This'll hopefully keep me from overworking myself on any given day and, more importantly, make my training sessions go more smoothly.

    On that note, here are the new routines (last revised: June 22 @ 11:29 PM)

    Monday / Thursday Gym Routine:

    BB Bench:
    Incline DB Bench:
    Decline DB Bench:
    Wrist Superset:
    Bi Superset:
    Lat PD:
    Lower Back:
    BB Bent-Over-Rows:

    Post-Workout - Mon/Thurs:

    Abs (Lower + Upper; sides)

    Tuesday / Friday Gym Routine:

    Squat:
    Seated Calves:
    Tri Superset:
    Seated Leg Press:
    Straight-Leg Deadlift:
    Military Press:
    BB Reverse Curls:

    Post-Workout - Tue/Fri:

    Stretch
    Abs (Lower + Upper; sides)

    Weekly Cardio Routine:

    Monday / Wednesday / Friday: HIIT (IBUR):

    - Stretch
    - Start: Jog 30sec, Sprint 20sec (increased Jog by 30sec after each interval & increased Sprint by 10sec after each interval)
    - End: Jog 180sec, Sprint 70sec
    - Stretch

    Tuesday and/or Thursday: Bike:

    - Stretch
    - Bike
    - Stretch

    Saturday and/or Sunday: Jog:

    - Stretch
    - Jog ~3.5 miles
    - Stretch
    Last edited by Ateam311; 06-22-2006 at 09:29 PM.
    Status:

    Name: Brandon Shipe
    Location: H'burg, VA
    Height: 5'11"
    Current Weight: 186.75lbs (6/29/06)
    Target Weight: 170-ish lbs

    My Journal: Click Here!

    My Diet: Click Here!

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    Day #9 - Friday, June 23

    Workout Routine - June 23, 2006:

    3PM - Gym (Format: Sets x Reps x Weight)

    - Squat: 1x8x135 | 1x8x225x240x250x260
    - Seated Calves: 1x8x180 | 3x8x225
    - Tri Superset:
    • Close Grip: 1x8x45 | 3x8x135
    • Reverse Grip 1x8x45 | 3x8x135
    • Standing Extensions 3x8x65

    - Seated Leg Press: 1x8x100 | 1x8x200x220x240x260
    - Straight-Leg Deadlift: 1x8x45 | 1x8x135x155x165
    - Military Press: 1x8x45 | 1x8x65x75x85
    - BB Reverse Curls: 3x8x65
    Last edited by Ateam311; 06-26-2006 at 05:23 PM.
    Status:

    Name: Brandon Shipe
    Location: H'burg, VA
    Height: 5'11"
    Current Weight: 186.75lbs (6/29/06)
    Target Weight: 170-ish lbs

    My Journal: Click Here!

    My Diet: Click Here!

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    Day #10 - Saturday, June 24

    Workout Routine - June 24, 2006:

    1PM - Outside (HIIT):

    - Stretch
    - Start: Jog 30sec, Sprint 20sec (increased Jog by 30sec after each interval & increased Sprint by 10sec after each interval)
    - End: Jog 180sec, Sprint 70sec
    - Stretch
    Last edited by Ateam311; 06-24-2006 at 11:23 AM.
    Status:

    Name: Brandon Shipe
    Location: H'burg, VA
    Height: 5'11"
    Current Weight: 186.75lbs (6/29/06)
    Target Weight: 170-ish lbs

    My Journal: Click Here!

    My Diet: Click Here!

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    Day #12 - Monday, June 26

    Extremely Tired...:

    Sorry ahead of time for the horrible structure of this post, but I'm about ready to pass out.

    Anyway, I ended up sleeping about 2.5 hours last night before getting up for work at 5, at which point I went in until 9:30AM. Once I got back, I eventually fell asleep and awoke around 1:30 to find that my chocolate Nitrean had arrived along with a sample of the vanilla Nitrean (as always, you're the man Chris). I tried it out before and after I worked through my routine and I must say that it's a lot better than the overpriced stuff that I was using last year.

    Anyway, I didn't get HIIT in today because of the horrible sleep I've been getting and the pain in my left knee. Thankfully I'm off for the next three days though, so eating and sleeping right won't be an issue at all. It'll also allow me to get HIIT in on Tue, Thurs, and Sat this week.

    That all said, I'm going to take my female cohort's advice and go sleep now.

    Workout Routine - June 26, 2006:

    2PM - Gym (Format: Sets x Reps x Weight)

    - BB Bench: 1x8x135 | 3x8x185 (struggled on last two sets)
    - Decline DB Bench: 2x8x70 1x7x70
    - Incline DB Bench: 3x8x50
    - Wrist Superset:
    • Reg. Curls: 3x8x35
    • Rev. Curls: 3x8x35

    - Bi Superset:
    • Standing CB Curls: 1x8x17 (Bar) | 1x8x87 2x8x92
    • Seated DB Curls: 3x8x45

    - Lower Back: 1x8x80 | 3x8x150
    - Lat Pulldown: 1x8x100 (Front, Rev Grip) | 1x8x150 (Front, Rev Grip) 1x8x150 (Back, Reg Grip) 1x8x150 (Front, Rev Grip) 1x8x150 (Back, Reg Grip)
    - DB Bent-over-Row: 3x8x50
    Status:

    Name: Brandon Shipe
    Location: H'burg, VA
    Height: 5'11"
    Current Weight: 186.75lbs (6/29/06)
    Target Weight: 170-ish lbs

    My Journal: Click Here!

    My Diet: Click Here!

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    Day #13 - Tuesday, June 27

    The Rain Couldn't Be More Soothing :

    Everything is going quite well on this rainy day here in the Burg' and, despite the fact that I had to do my HIIT at the gym this morning, I'm in a very good mood. With my protein intake on the rise and my carb intake slipping, my gym routine today may end up being one of my best yet this summer (yes, I'm being optimistic).

    On the issue of protein, I've started consuming one scoop of Nitrean before and after my weight training sessions. I've also invested in beef jerky, cashews (I don't eat too many during any one session, so no worries), tuna, chicken, flounder, and eggs to get my "diet" for the next couple of months on track. Whether I'll continue to use FitDay to keep track of what I eat is still up in the air, but at least we both know that I've moved away from eating PB&J sandwiches and yogurt.

    My Issue With The "Diet" Thing:

    To be honest, I've never kept track of my eating habits before... even when I managed to drop my weight from 260lbs to 190lbs last year. My secret was simply this: eat healthy, drink absolutely no soda, sleep as much as I can (my dad's side of the family has a history of not being able to sleep enough), and of course, do cardio and strength training exercises.

    Don't get me wrong though, for I never started eating "unhealthy" after losing all of that weight. As proof, I can tell you that (1) I've had maybe two or three sips of soda in the past couple of years and (2) that I've maintained an average weight of 185-190lbs since last summer.

    In Conclusion:

    Do I expect what I did last year to help bring me down to 170-ish pounds by the end of summer? No, I don't - which is exactly why I'm trying my hardest to take in more protein than ever before. I do however expect the drop in carbs to help move things along more swiftly.

    The way I see it, if it works, it works. If it doesn't and I still manage to make a bunch of gains this summer (which I already have), then that's great.

    Workout Routine - June 27, 2006:

    9AM - In-Door Track @ Gym (HIIT):

    - Stretch
    - Start: Jog 30sec, Sprint 20sec (increased Jog by 30sec after each interval & increased Sprint by 10sec after each interval)
    - End: Jog 180sec, Sprint 70sec
    - Stretch
    - Abs

    2PM - Gym (Format: Sets x Reps x Weight)

    - Squat: 1x8x135 | 1x8x235x245x255x265
    - Seated Calves: 1x8x180 | 1x8x225x230x235
    - Tri Superset:

    * Close Grip: 1x8x45 | 1x8x135 1x6x140 1x4x145
    * Reverse Grip 1x8x45 | 1x8x135 1x6x140 1x4x145
    * Standing Extensions 3x8x65

    - Seated Leg Press: 1x8x100 | 1x8x210x230x250x270
    - Straight-Leg Deadlift: 1x8x45 | 1x8x145x155x165
    - Military Press: 1x8x45 | 1x8x75x85 1x5x95
    Last edited by Ateam311; 06-27-2006 at 05:10 PM.
    Status:

    Name: Brandon Shipe
    Location: H'burg, VA
    Height: 5'11"
    Current Weight: 186.75lbs (6/29/06)
    Target Weight: 170-ish lbs

    My Journal: Click Here!

    My Diet: Click Here!

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    Day #14 - Wednesday, June 28

    Finally:

    With the clearing of the skies down here in the Burg', it was time to set out on a long bike ride. I must say that even though the bike rides a lot better than it did before I dropped it off at the shop, the chain is not staying on when switching up to the third tier of gears. It ended up coming off twice during the 45 minutes I was out, which is more frequent than ever before.

    For the time being, I'll just kick it up to bad luck. If it continues though... yeah.

    Workout Routine - June 28, 2006:

    1PM - Outside - Biking

    - Stretched
    - Biked between 8 and 10 miles
    - Stretched
    Status:

    Name: Brandon Shipe
    Location: H'burg, VA
    Height: 5'11"
    Current Weight: 186.75lbs (6/29/06)
    Target Weight: 170-ish lbs

    My Journal: Click Here!

    My Diet: Click Here!

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    Day #15 - Thursday, June 29

    Shoulder Pain Strikes Again:

    Actually, the pain in my right shoulder struck me during my tri superset on Tuesday, but that's beside the point. The worst part about the ordeal is that the pain has not completely subsided, hence the reason why (1) I didn't superset bis today, (2) I didn't get my lat PDs in, and (3) I cut out my third chest exercise.

    If I can just get through tomorrow without the pain getting too awfully bad, we'll be in business. If I can't, then tomorrow's workout will have to be slimmed down a bit too.

    Oh, and for the record, I dropped my BB reverse curls on Tuesday because of my shoulder too.

    BB Decline Press Has Re-Entered My Journal:

    It's been many a month since I last did BB decline bench, but that changed with today's workout. Not willing to trust my right arm with a 70lb dumbbell, I opted to do BB declines instead and I must say that I'm loving them more than DB declines. I'm going to run with them during my Mon/Thurs workouts next week since I still am not 100% sure how much weight is ideal at this point and, if all goes well, I'm going to drop DB declines for awhile.

    Workout Routine - June 29, 2006:

    11:15AM - Outside (HIIT)

    - Stretch
    - Start: Jog 30sec, Sprint 20sec (increased Jog by 30sec after each interval & increased Sprint by 10sec after each interval)
    - End: Jog 180sec, Sprint 70sec
    - Walked 2min
    - Stretch

    2PM - Gym (Format: Sets x Reps x Weight)

    - BB Bench: 1x8x135 | 1x7x185 1x6x190 1x4x195
    - Decline BB Bench: 1x8x135 | 1x8x155x165x175
    - Wrist Superset:
    • Reg. Curls: 3x8x40
    • Rev. Curls: 3x8x40

    - Standing CB Curls: 1x8x17 (Bar) | 1x8x87 2x8x92
    - Lower Back: 1x8x80 | 3x8x150
    - Weighed in @ 186.75lbs (socks + boxers + gym shorts)
    Last edited by Ateam311; 06-29-2006 at 06:28 PM.
    Status:

    Name: Brandon Shipe
    Location: H'burg, VA
    Height: 5'11"
    Current Weight: 186.75lbs (6/29/06)
    Target Weight: 170-ish lbs

    My Journal: Click Here!

    My Diet: Click Here!

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    Day #16 - Friday, June 30

    Time To Take It Easy:

    Excruciating shoulder pain struck me again today, this time while doing standing extensions. I went ahead and stopped doing the extensions, finished up with my tris, and went straight for the seated leg press, which in turn means that I skipped doing military press and straight-leg deadlifts. I also skipped the fourth set of the seated leg press because I was feeling a little uncomfortable in my lower back area.

    So yeah, not exactly the best gym week ever for me, but life will go on.

    Workout Routine - June 30, 2006:

    2PM - Gym (Format: Sets x Reps x Weight)

    - Squat: 1x8x135 | 4x8x245
    - Seated Calves: 1x8x180 | 1x8x225 2x8x230
    - Tri Superset:

    * Close Grip: 1x8x45 | 1x8x135 2x8x140
    * Reverse Grip: 1x8x45 | 1x8x135 2x8x140
    * Standing Extensions: 1x8x65

    - Seated Leg Press: 1x8x100 | 1x8x220x240x260
    Status:

    Name: Brandon Shipe
    Location: H'burg, VA
    Height: 5'11"
    Current Weight: 186.75lbs (6/29/06)
    Target Weight: 170-ish lbs

    My Journal: Click Here!

    My Diet: Click Here!

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    Day #17 - Saturday, July 1

    Workout Routine - July 1, 2006:

    1PM - Outside (HIIT)

    - Stretch
    - Start: Jog 30sec, Sprint 20sec (increased Jog by 30sec after each interval & increased Sprint by 10sec after each interval)
    - End: Jog 180sec, Sprint 70sec
    - Stretch
    Status:

    Name: Brandon Shipe
    Location: H'burg, VA
    Height: 5'11"
    Current Weight: 186.75lbs (6/29/06)
    Target Weight: 170-ish lbs

    My Journal: Click Here!

    My Diet: Click Here!

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    Day #19 - Monday, July 3

    No Other Choice:

    After having to give up on doing bench due to my shoulder today, I've decided that the best course of action to take at this point is a break from the gym. If taking the next 5-6 days off doesn't help my shoulder, then I'll be sure to go and see a doctor about it.

    If you're wondering why I'm not going to do any lower body training, it's because of the shin splints that I've had in my left leg for the past couple of weeks. Normally they just go away, but they decided to stick around longer this time around. Maybe - just maybe - if I stick to running and biking, my leg will heal up a bit before I start hitting the gym hard again next week.

    Sigh, I'm sad. Someone hold me.

    Workout Routine - July 3, 2006:

    1:30PM - Gym:

    - Bench: 1x8x135 | 1x8x185 1x5x190

    ~1:45PM - Gym (HIIT):

    - Stretch
    - Start: Jog 30sec, Sprint 20sec (increased Jog by 30sec after each interval & increased Sprint by 10sec after each interval)
    - End: Jog 180sec, Sprint 70sec
    - Stretch
    Status:

    Name: Brandon Shipe
    Location: H'burg, VA
    Height: 5'11"
    Current Weight: 186.75lbs (6/29/06)
    Target Weight: 170-ish lbs

    My Journal: Click Here!

    My Diet: Click Here!

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    Day #20 - Tuesday, July 4

    Workout Routine - July 4, 2006:

    12PM - Bike:

    - Stretch
    - Biked ~9 miles
    - Stretch
    Status:

    Name: Brandon Shipe
    Location: H'burg, VA
    Height: 5'11"
    Current Weight: 186.75lbs (6/29/06)
    Target Weight: 170-ish lbs

    My Journal: Click Here!

    My Diet: Click Here!

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    Day #27 - Tuesday, July 11

    Things Have Been Crazy...:

    But there's no need to panic folks, for I'm still alive and kicking. I did manage to get back into the gym yesterday after taking a week off and everything is going great so far. My routines yesterday and today were shorter than they were before I took off, but that's only because I want to be absolutely sure that my shoulder and my leg are healed up.

    If I get a chance tomorrow, I'll post up everything I've been doing since last Monday so that my journal is all caught up.
    Status:

    Name: Brandon Shipe
    Location: H'burg, VA
    Height: 5'11"
    Current Weight: 186.75lbs (6/29/06)
    Target Weight: 170-ish lbs

    My Journal: Click Here!

    My Diet: Click Here!

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