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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?

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    09/14

    Training

    Front Raises SS w/Side Raises
    10sx10/10sx10
    15sx10/15sx10
    20sx8/20sx8
    25sx8/25sx8

    Went light on these today. My shoulder was bothering earlier this week, so I just didn't want to do anything to aggravate it.

    Barbell Curls
    45x10
    65x6
    95x5
    115x2
    125x1 PR
    135x1/2 (Close)
    115x1

    Just missed 135, had it halfway. 125 was a smooth rep, though.

    Hammer Curls
    50sx8
    60sx6
    70sx7 PR
    75sx4

    Preacher Curls (each arm)
    30x8
    35x7
    40x5
    20x15

    Cable Curls (w/pauses and slow neg., 60sec. rest b/n sets)
    100x7
    90x5
    80x5
    70x6
    60x7
    50x8
    40x9
    30x10 (~45sec. negative on last rep)

    Incline Pushups (SS w/the cable curls)
    8setsx5= 40 total

    Weight: 236lbs.
    Grade: A
    Time: 2hrs. 10mins.

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 3: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 4: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 5: 2cups milk
    -Meal 6: 2slices sbarro cheese pizza
    -Meal 7 (pre-w/o): 2cups milk
    -Meal 8 (during-w/o): energy drink
    -Meal 9 (post-w/o): protein bar
    -Meal 10: 8oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 11: 4cups milk

    Calories: 6022
    Protein: 418
    Carbs: 680
    Fat: 183

    Good day, pretty much staying over 6000 calories every day now.

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    115 on BB curls is might impressive,nice work
    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

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

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    Thanks getfit.

    09/15

    Training

    Leg Press
    180x10x2
    270x8
    360x8
    450x8
    540x18 PR
    630x15 PR
    720x12 PR

    Leg Extensions (Plate-Loaded)
    45x20
    90x15
    135x14
    180x6
    180x7
    135x10

    Leg Curls (Plate-Loaded)
    45x15
    90x8
    100x7
    100x6
    45x16

    Weight: 238lbs.
    Grade: A
    Time: 1hr. 45mins.

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 3: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 4: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 5: 2cups milk
    -Meal 6: 2slices sbarro cheese pizza
    -Meal 7 (pre-w/o): 1cup milk
    -Meal 8 (during-w/o): energy drink
    -Meal 9 (post-w/o): protein bar
    -Meal 10: 8oz. beef w/prego and 3servings sweet potatoes
    Later:
    Meal 11: 4cups milk
    Meal 12: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt

    Calories: 6802
    Protein: 420
    Carbs: 817
    Fat: 221

    Training and diet went well. Things are slowly getting better overall.

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    Can I assume by your screen name that you were born in '87? If so, sup born in 1987 buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K1M
    Can I assume by your screen name that you were born in '87? If so, sup born in 1987 buddy.
    Yeah, I was. lol

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    540x18 holy fack! some awesome high rep work going on in here. Do you find that many reps also seems to help strength, or do you use it more for hypertrophy?
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    Why count all the calories? Why not just eat big and get big

    BTW, what is your goal weight right now? 250?
    Last edited by LiftingKid; 09-16-2006 at 04:17 AM.
    Squat:525lbs
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    Sidior- Thanks. I think all rep ranges help strength and size. This is my view: If you think you're going to lift heavy and not get bigger, you got to be joking. If you think you're going to do that many reps with that weight and not get stronger, you got to be joking. Either way, I lift for strength and size, both are equally important to me.
    LiftingKid- Because I think it's important to track it. If you don't track your lifting, how will you know what you've been doing and where you're going next. Same applies to diet. I count calories and exactly what I eat each day, so I know if I'm going in the direction I want and I can look back and see how to make changes if it's not going the way I want. And yeah, 250.

    09/16 and 09/17

    Training- Off

    ~7miles cardio at work total (1 day I worked on dispatch)

    Diet:

    09/16

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: can tuna and yogurt
    -Meal 3: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 4: 5chicken breast tenders, yogurt, and 1cup milk
    -Meal 5: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 6: double cheeseburger, hotdog, and 12oz. strawberry milkshake
    -Meal 7: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk

    Calories: 5954
    Protein: 376
    Carbs: 678
    Fat: 199.5

    09/17

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 3: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 4: double cheeseburger and 2cheese/pepperoni pizza squares
    -Meal 5: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 6: Crunch chocolate bar
    -Meal 7: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 8: 8oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes and Crunch chocolate bar
    -Meal 9: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk

    Calories: 7972
    Protein: 523
    Carbs: 979
    Fat: 218.5

    Both days were pretty good. Those shakes don't taste so good once you have so many, lol, but that's really all I could have in between at work.

    I was so busy all weekend. I worked 330pm-1100pm on Saturday, after I couldn't sleep much at all the night before, then I had to get up early again on Sunday, sleeping maybe about 5 hours (should have been 6, but I couldn't sleep fpr awhile) started work at 8am and worked until midnight (morning was mandatory CPR/AED training, then after was my regular shift).

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    Well, today I was very tired and my knees and back hurt bad after training at work, which really sucked. Still had a decent workout though. And luckily, I have a day off tomorrow from both work and school, so I will finally get to sleep and catch up on tons of homework.

    Training

    1-Arm DB Tricep Extensions (each arm)
    15x10
    20x10
    25x10
    30x10
    35x6

    Skullcrushers
    70x12
    90x8
    110x5
    110x5
    110x5

    HS Seated Dips
    90x10
    180x12
    230x8
    270x4
    180x10
    90x23

    Rope Tricep Pushdowns (on cable; 2sec pause)
    90sec. rest b/n sets:
    100x7
    100x5+1partial
    100x4+1partial
    90x5+1partial
    90x4+1partial
    80x5+1partial
    80x5
    60sec. rest b/n sets:
    80x4+1partial
    70x5+1partial
    70x5
    45sec. rest b/n sets
    70x4+1partial
    60x5+1partial
    60x4+1partial
    50x6+1partial
    50x6
    30sec. rest b/n sets
    50x4+1partial
    40x5+1partial
    40x5+1partial
    15sec. rest b/n sets
    40x3+1partial
    30x6+1partial
    30x4+1partial
    20x10+30sec. hold+30 top half partials

    That was an insane pump.

    Rehab:2sets+5incline pushups

    Weight: 240lbs.
    Grade: B
    Time: 2hr. 10mins.

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 3: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 4: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 5: 2slices sbarro cheese pizza
    -Meal 6 (pre-w/o): 2cups milk
    -Meal 7 (during w/o): energy drink
    -Meal 8 (post-w/o): protein bar
    -Meal 9: 8oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 10: 4cups milk

    Calories: 5822
    Protein: 402
    Carbs: 681
    Fat: 167

    Pretty good diet. Seems to be working out good, halfway there.

    Also, I've seriously been considering bodybuilding right now, rather than competing in powerlifting, at least in the near future anyways. I haven't really decided for sure at all, but it's something I'm really thinking about.
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    Holy hell PL! Triceps cooked or what?

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    Jesus, those tri pressdowns with the partials must have fried them real bad.
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k
    Holy hell PL! Triceps cooked or what?
    seriously, WOW!
    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

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
    Hot in terms of both speed and... well new hotness- Stash

    gain 50lbs-Anthony

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    Quote Originally Posted by POWERLIFTER87
    Also, I've seriously been considering bodybuilding right now, rather than competing in powerlifting, at least in the near future anyways. I haven't really decided for sure at all, but it's something I'm really thinking about.
    I think you'll be great at whatever you decide on. You have amazing dedication and have really zoned into your training/diet routines. I'll be here routing you on either way. Awesome tri workout, great effort!
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    Triceps=dead

    Bodybuilding eh? Why not, could be fun.
    Squat:525lbs
    Bench:335lbs
    Deadlift:440lbs

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    Thanks everyone.

    09/19

    I took my friend to the airport to pick up her boyfriend for 6pm. The plane got delayed and didn't get there until 8pm. Then, I had to wait till the luggage came and then I drove them over his house, and went straight to the gym from there. Started training at 9:30pm and left just as they were closing at 11pm. You know that was just the way I pictured spending my one and only day off in a month.

    Training

    Rack Pulls (3rd Pin/Knee Height)
    140x5x2
    230x3
    280x3
    320x3
    370x2
    410x2

    Stopped, b/c my knees were still bothering me bad, especially when I got to the last 2 sets.

    Lat Pulldowns (Overhand,Wide Grip)
    100x10
    125x10
    150x8
    175x6 PR
    200(stack)x3 PR

    HS Shrugs
    180x10
    360x10
    540x10
    630x12 PR
    715x8 PR
    715x10 PR

    HS Lat Pulldowns (60sec. b/n sets)
    Overhand- 180x10
    Hammer- 180x10
    Overhand- 180x7
    Hammer- 180x7
    Overhand- 180x6
    Hammer- 180x6

    Weight: 239lbs.
    Grade: B
    Time: 1hr. 25mins.

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: can tuna and yogurt
    -Meal 3: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 3servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 4: 2cups milk
    -Meal 5: microwave pizza and 2teriyaki chicken pieces
    -Meal 6: Burger King grilled chicken sandwich and strawberry milkshake
    -Meal 7 (pre-w/o): protein bar
    -Meal 8 (post-w/o): protein bar
    -Meal 9: 8oz. chicken w/gravy, 2servings sweet potatoes, and 1cup milk

    Calories: 5598
    Protein: 407
    Carbs: 609
    Fat: 174.5

    Not exactly what I would have liked, but did pretty good considering.

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    09/20

    Training- Off

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 3: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 4: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 5: protein bar
    -Meal 6: microwave pizza
    -Meal 7: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 8: 8oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 9: 4cups milk
    -Meal 10: protein bar

    Calories: 5570
    Protein: 403
    Carbs: 653
    Fat: 159.5

    Alright diet. Got to up the calories again tomorrow.

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    09/21

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    Hammer Curls
    30sx8
    40sx8
    50sx8
    60sx8
    70sx5

    DB Preacher Curls (each arm)
    30x10
    35x8
    40x5
    45x3

    HS Preacher Curls (cg/pause/slow neg.)
    70x5
    90x2
    45x6 -neg. right only
    45x6 -neg. left only
    45x4 -neg. right only
    45x4 -neg. left only

    DB Curls (run the rack drop sets)
    set 1:
    30sx5
    25sx3
    20sx4
    15sx6
    10sx12
    set 2:
    30sx4
    25sx3
    20sx3
    15sx4
    10sx10

    R/C- 4sets
    Rehab- 2sets

    Weight: N/A
    Grade: B
    Time: 2hrs.

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 3: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 4: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 5: 2cups milk
    -Meal 6: 2slices sbarro cheese pizza
    -Meal 7 (pre-w/o): 2cups milk
    -Meal 8 (during-w/o): energy drink
    -Meal 9 (post-w/o): protein bar
    -Meal 10: 8oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    Later:
    -Meal 11: 4cups milk

    Calories: 6022
    Protein: 418
    Carbs: 680
    Fat: 183

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    Wow, my bis hurt after reading that last workout. Awesome shrugs last session too, that is some heavyweight. How is your rehab coming along? Calories are doing great, hopefully you're back up and 100% in no time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosaj
    Wow, my bis hurt after reading that last workout. Awesome shrugs last session too, that is some heavyweight. How is your rehab coming along? Calories are doing great, hopefully you're back up and 100% in no time.
    Thanks Jason. Rehab is going pretty good. This has been about the best day yet. What I did today actually was this incline hs press, first set 50x15, and second 70x15 (which yeah this would actually be less than warmup weight and nowhere close to failure), but it actually felt normal to press it. What I mean by that is that it actually felt like I could press it equally on both sides, rather than previously I usually felt quite abit stronger on the left (uninjured) side, and tended to lead with that. I'm just going to add weight very slowly though, no reason to do anything stupid, especially when I'm so close to being fully healed now.

    What I'm planning on doing is getting to 250lbs. and then maintaining around there until I can get back to benching heavy and such, and of course I want to train for awhile and get to the point where I can at least be benching 225 for 8 and 250 for 5 or more. Also, that's besides some other strength goals I have this year. Then, probably by spring/summer next year or so, I want to do a pretty major cut for the first time. That should be an interesting experience, but it's something I definitely want to do. After that, we'll see what happens, but it's too far off to say now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POWERLIFTER87
    Thanks Jason. Rehab is going pretty good. This has been about the best day yet. What I did today actually was this incline hs press, first set 50x15, and second 70x15 (which yeah this would actually be less than warmup weight and nowhere close to failure), but it actually felt normal to press it. What I mean by that is that it actually felt like I could press it equally on both sides, rather than previously I usually felt quite abit stronger on the left (uninjured) side, and tended to lead with that. I'm just going to add weight very slowly though, no reason to do anything stupid, especially when I'm so close to being fully healed now.

    What I'm planning on doing is getting to 250lbs. and then maintaining around there until I can get back to benching heavy and such, and of course I want to train for awhile and get to the point where I can at least be benching 225 for 8 and 250 for 5 or more. Also, that's besides some other strength goals I have this year. Then, probably by spring/summer next year or so, I want to do a pretty major cut for the first time. That should be an interesting experience, but it's something I definitely want to do. After that, we'll see what happens, but it's too far off to say now.
    You're definitely taking the right steps to maintain most of the muscle you already have while not pushing it to the point of re-injury. I know with your dedication and effort you'll reach your strength goals as soon as your done recovering. I know it's a ways off, but I look forward to seeing your pics when you're done cutting next summer/spring.
    Last edited by Nosaj; 09-21-2006 at 10:05 PM.
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    09/22

    Training

    Leg Press
    180x10x2
    270x8
    360x8
    450x8
    540x8
    720x6
    810x4
    900x4+1Asst.
    950x1+1Asst.
    720x11 PR

    Leg Extensions (Plate-Loaded)
    45x36
    90x19
    135x14
    135x11
    135x11
    135x10

    Leg Curls (Plate-Loaded)
    45x17
    70x12
    90x8
    90x8
    90x8

    Calf Raises (Plate-Loaded, Incline)
    90x10
    180x10
    270x10
    360x10
    450x6
    450x8

    Weight: 239lbs.
    Grade: A
    Time: 2hrs.

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 3: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 4: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 5: 2cups milk
    -Meal 6: 2slices sbarro cheese pizza
    -Meal 7 (pre-w/o): 2cups milk
    -Meal 8 (during-w/o): energy drink
    -Meal 9 (post-w/o): protein bar
    -Meal 10: 8oz. chicken w/gravy and 3servings sweet potatoes
    Later:
    -Meal 11: 4cups milk
    -Meal 12: 5chicken breast tenders and yogurt

    Calories: 6432
    Protein: 435
    Carbs: 729
    Fat: 198.5
    Last edited by POWERLIFTER87; 09-22-2006 at 08:59 PM.

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    awesome past few sessions, glad to hear rehab is coming along nicely
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    Thanks Sid.

    09/23

    Training- Off

    ~10miles cardio at work

    Diet

    -Meal 1: protein shake w/half cup oats
    -Meal 2: can tuna and yogurt
    -Meal 3: 8oz. beef w/prego sauce and 2servings sweet potatoes
    -Meal 4: 10chicken breast tenders and yogurt
    -Meal 5: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    -Meal 6: double cheeseburger, hotdog, and 12oz. strawberry milkshake
    -Meal 7: Mass XXX shake made w/2cups milk
    Later:
    -Meal 8: 5chicken breast tenders and klondike bar

    Calories: 6534
    Protein: 394
    Carbs: 720
    Fat: 236.5

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    Are you eating to gain weight, champ? Or is that what it takes to maintain? It sure does look yumtastic.

    Sick rackpulls and legpress in the last few workouts. Tell me, what do all the curl jockeys think when they see a girl lifting more than they ever thought was possible?

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    Only 11lbs more

    Big leg pressing. I say you do 1000lbs for fun
    Squat:525lbs
    Bench:335lbs
    Deadlift:440lbs

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