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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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    aeckhardt-
    Haha alright bro.. whatever floats your boat I guess.

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    Nah bro I havnt heard of biotin. Maybe Ill give it a shot. Chances are youll gimme some crap you just know that I will buy. Haha...


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    lmfao.
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    Oo ooo ooooooo! Are you selling crap? I'll take 2 pounds please and don't forget to close the lid this time, I spilled some all over my carseat last time. Not that it matters, I dig in before I get home anyway, I just can't control myself.
    Last edited by aeckhardt; 02-15-2002 at 08:09 PM.

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    The_Chicken_Daddy-
    Hehe I can picture you doing something like that. "Oh take horse's feces it will help your glycogen replenishment."



    aeckhardt-
    whatsup bro? Nah I am not selling supplements. Its all old sh*t around my house.


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    Um, MS, I meant crap literally, not as in supplements. It was supposed to be a joke. You know, ha ha?

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    I know that bro.. hehe thanks for the info though.


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    Saturday, 2-16-2002

    Cardio.
    (AM) 20 minutes stationery bike, alternating 1 minute level 8 going a fast-pace then 1 minutes level 5 going a slower-pace.

    Diet.
    • M1- green salad + tuna salad + cheese + olives + oil & vinegar dressing
      M2- sunflower seeds + beef jerkey
      M3- Myoplex low-carb bar
      M4- green salad + cheese + Ceasar dressing + gilled chicken

    Overall Comments.
    Didnt really feel too good today. Felt a little flabby, and also I was moody and grumpy all day long. I am 100% sure its because of my sleep. F*cking pisses me off because I act all pissed towards my girlfriend and she didnt chose for me to have sh*tty sleep that affected my mood all day long.

    Pain/Soreness.
    Not really sore today. Chest a TAD sore. Nothing major though at all.

    Sleep.
    9 hours of sleep last night, but sleep was INTERRUPTED like crazy! Woke up to go inside from my girlfriend's car once, then had to wake up again because I fell asleep downstairs and had to go upstairs to my room.

    Supplements.
    • multi-vitamin 2x today
    • 1g vitamin C 3x today
    • 1 Calcium Complete 3x today
    • 2 Xenadrine 3x today
    • Sleep Formula before bed

    Training. Rest.

    Training Comments.
    N/A.

    Training Length.
    N/A.

    Water.
    Good amount I guess. Took in a good amount all day.
    Last edited by MonStar1023; 02-23-2002 at 08:25 PM.

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    Sunday, 2-17-2002

    Cardio.
    (AM) 20 minutes stationery bike, alternating 1 minute level 8 going a fast-pace then 1 minutes level 5 going a slower-pace.

    Diet.
    • M1- 1 tbsp. peanut butter
      M2- green salad + grilled chicken + Ranch dressing + cheese
      M3- Myoplex low-carb bar
      M4- filet mignon + coffee + Equal + heavy whipping cream
      M5- cheesestick

    Overall Comments.
    Felt good today. Kind of felt fat just because of what I wore. Not too bad though. Really craving some of the foods that my girlfriend Brittany was eating... Stuck to my diet though no problem. Not really in the mood to cheat and feel like a fat pig, especially when my carb-up meal is tomorrow night. Cant wait! Already picked out my Ben & Jerry's.

    Pain/Soreness.
    Not really sore today. Pecs are a LITTLE sore. Not really though.

    Sleep.
    9 hours of sleep last night. Interrupted ONCE! Need to really f*cking focus on getting a SOLID 7-9 hours sleep per night.

    Supplements.
    • multi-vitamin 2x today
    • 1g vitamin C 3x today
    • 1 Calcium Complete 3x today
    • 1 Adipokinetix + 2 Energel 3x today
    • Sleep Formula before bed

    Training. Rest.

    Training Comments.
    N/A.

    Training Length.
    N/A.

    Water.
    Okay amount, need more tomorrow.
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    Monstar how was the carb load? what foods did u eat
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    MS: do you not think it's all them stimulants you're taking that may be effecting your sleep?
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    Whatsup bro? How was the carb-load? Whatd you mean? I eat a carb-up meal every Monday and Friday night. Just look at my journal entries on Monday's and Friday's bro. Its my last meal of the day and I usually talk about it in my overall comments.

    The_Chicken_Daddy-
    Nah its not bro. When I say interrupted sleep all I am saying is that I fell asleep in my girlfriend's car or something along those lines. Not a big deal really. I just had to wake up, go into my house, and go back to sleep. I never wake up after I fall asleep otherwise.


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    My PRE Carb-Up Meal Supplements..

    The following is specifically what I am going to be taking around 20-30 minutes before my carb-up meal. For a few of the supplements I listed exactly what is in the product..

    1 serving Phosphaplex (Cytodyne)
    5g creatine
    2.2g ribose
    2g taurine100 mg. phosphorous
    95 mg. magnesium
    200 mcg. selenium
    6 mg. manganese
    25 mg. glucosol
    400 mcg. chromium

    1 serving TRAC (MHP)
    4g creatine
    4g arginine
    600 mg. lysine
    200 mg. phenylalanine
    2.5 mg. NADH

    3 V2G (EAS)
    22.5 mg. vanadyl sulfate
    2.4g taurine
    100 mcg. selenium

    2 Insulene (Pinnacle)
    90 mg. langerstroemia speciosa l. (Glucosol)
    10 mg. d-pinitol inzitol
    250 mg. proprietary blend (gymnema sylvestre extract, chromium, lipoic acid, phosphatidyl serine)

    2g ribose (Twinlab)
    400 mg. chromium (GNC)
    250 mg. magnesium (GNC)
    500 mg. glycine (Twinlab)
    600 mg. ALA (Vitamin Shoppe, GNC)
    5g glutamine peptides (AR Nutrition)



    In (-) is the brand of the supplement in case anyone is intersted.

    ... If I eat a 2nd carb-up meal that one will just be around 300 mg. ALA. Because it will be a lot smaller.
    Last edited by MonStar1023; 02-23-2002 at 08:23 PM.

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    Monday, 2-18-2002

    Cardio.
    None.

    Diet.
    • M1- filet mignon + coffee + Equal + heavy whipping cream
      M2- (postworkout) 2 scoops whey protein + 1 tbsp. peanut butter + 1 tbsp. flax seed oil
      M3- frozen steak + 1 tbsp. mayo
      Carb-up Meal 1- big bowl of spaghetti + Ragu sauce + 2 scoops ice-cream + 32 oz. Gatorade
      Carb-up Meal 2- 2 cups cereal + 1 cup skim milk

    Overall Comments.
    Feel good today. Been looking forward to my carb-up meal tonight for a few days hehe. Preworkout today I weighed 207 lbs. Good to see that my weight is gradually decreasing. Really making me feel better hehe. Something else that I just realized is that I am almost 30 lbs. down from when I first started dieting with NHE! Damn thats crazy! I dont feel THAT much smaller but 30 lbs. is a BIG difference. Jeez. I decided to measure my waist too. At the end of December 2001 (after only 1-2 weeks of NHE), my waist measured 39.5 inches... damn. Thats ridiculous. What a fat pig. January 19th, around 3 weeks or so ago, it measured 37 inches. This afternoon, my waist, not really flexed or unflexed, measured 35 inches at my naval! Wow! I am really impressed. Down 2 more inches! This makes my entire day better.. Damn I guess a 33-34 inch waist is definitely in my reach then. I am down 4.5 inches since I started NHE! Wow carb-up meal was INCREDIBLE. Loved every ounce of it. Gulped down 32 oz. of Fierce Grape Gatorade, while eating a gigantic bowl of pasta. Wow both filled me up quickly. Oh well. Ate Ben & Jerry's Concession Obsession ice-cream. Damn it was so f*cking good! I couldnt believe how good it tasted. Vanilla bean ice-cream with caramel and everything else in it... jeez. Decided to add a small carb-meal right before bed. To basically keep insulin levels up and leptin levels up. Also to replenish glyogen while I am asleep. Well see what happens with this little change I have made.

    Pain/Soreness.
    Not really sore today at all. Feel good.

    Sleep.
    7.5 hours of sleep last night. Slept really really well too. Slept straight through and had some whacked out dreams. Oh well.

    Supplements.
    • multi-vitamin 2x today
    • 1g vitamin C 3x today
    • 1 Calcium Complete 3x today
    • 1 Adipokinetix + 2 Energel 3x today
    • 5g creatine + 5g glutamine peptides + 250 mg. Aminogen postworkout
    • 1 serving TRAC + 1 serving Phosphaplex + 5g glutamine peptides + 500 mg. glycine + 400 mg. chromium + 600 mg. ALA + 250 mg. magnesium + 2g d-ribose + 3 V2G + 2 Insulene before carb-up meal 1
    • 300 mg. ALA before carb-up meal 2
    • Sleep Formula before bed

    ... added 2 of Pinnacle's Insulene. Thinking about adding a fat-burner called Liquid Clenbutrx by VPX Sports. Well see I guess. Supposed to blow away Xenadrine and Adipokinetix etc. Ordered it by mail today, so it will probably come in in around 7-10 days. I will be cycling it week-on, week-off, with Xenadrine and/or Adipokinetix + ephedra.

    Training. Workout A4.
    • Leg Presses 550x15; 550x15
      Leg Press Calf-raises 580x15
      Seated Leg Curls 180x15
      Flat Dumbbell Presses 57.5x15; 57.5x15
      Curl-grip Pulldowns 130x15; 130x15
      Dips +20x15
      Bentover T-bar Rows 140x15
      Seated Behind-neck Presses 105x15; 105x15
      Standing Barbell Curls 70x15; 70x15
      Lying Barbell Ext. 70x15; 70x15
      Seated Barbell Wrist Curls 100x15
      Cable Crunches 140x15

    Training Comments.
    Great workout today. Loved it. Started off with leg presses. They didnt feel too bad today. Lasted workout or so I thought that I was really coming close to my 15RM but today it didnt feel too bad at all. 15RM is probably around 600 lbs. Something like that. Anyway calf raises went well, good burn. Leg curls were a good contraction. Felt good also. Great burn throughout my hams. Flat DB presses... only went up 2.5 lbs. Oh well. Coming close to my 15RM for flat DBs. I am thinking its around 65s or 67.5s. If that. Well see. Second set is a KILLER. Anyway. Pulldowns were just AWESOME. Loving the underhand great really really puts a LOT of stress on my lats and midback. Feel it more then any back movement I have ever done. Weighted dips went GREAT. Loved them. Really hit my pecs hard. T-bar rows were AWESOME as usual. MURDERED my midback wow. Hurting like crazy afterwards. BTN presses went really really well also. Second set was basically a failure set. Kinda pissed me off but oh well. I am thinking that my 15RM is around 110, maybe 112.5. Last 1-2 reps of 105 though I was hitting failure. Barbell curls hammered my biceps. Second set was a killer. Aching burn. Lying ext. went well. Second set I was REALLY REALLY pushing failure. Wow. Last 2-4 reps of second set were killing me. I am thinking that 80 is my failure weight for BB curls and lying ext. Well see. Wrist curls I used 100 lbs. Great burn and aching throughout my lower arms. Wow great burn. Good contractions. Coming close to failure real fast. Making sure I get a full ROM with wrist curls. Cable crunches went well. Getting a GREAT contraction on each rep. Really focusing on my abs and bringing them out.

    ... this entire 15-rep bullsh*t was really pissing me off today. When a few of my friends came in the gym who always look up to me because I can lift so much more then them. Well today I was doing the same as them with 70 lbs. BB curls and 57.5 lbs. flat DB presses! Oh well I know thats not important. Really looking forward to the 10-rep and 5-rep week though!

    Training Length.
    Workout today lasted around 45 minutes. Pretty brief for the most part. Rest periods short.

    Water.
    Good amount today I guess. Around 32 oz. after my carb-up meal.
    Last edited by MonStar1023; 02-23-2002 at 09:59 PM.

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    Hey, I don't know what this NHE thing is, but you eat next to nothing. I think I eat more in one meal than you do all day. Why eat so little?

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    And, BTW in another 10 years you won't be able to sleep through the night without having to piss. So don't worry about it. You worry a lot man -- that's worse for your muscle growth than anything!

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    Hehe I dont really worry about anything that much bro. I just exagerate everything here in my journal. I just try and keep every aspect of my bodybuilding lifestyle perfect, that way my results will be optimal. Another thing.. I have a good description of NHE in my first 2-3 posts of this journal so check it out. Diet is working great. Loving it! I dont really think I eat that little at all bro. I mean in my carb-up meal I eat around 2000+ calories, and around 300+ grams of carbs. So thats not too little... oh well. I am cutting though bro so I try to eat my meals pretty often and keep them relatively small.


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    Tuesday, 2-19-2002

    Cardio.
    (AM) 10 minutes stationery bike, alternating 1 minute level 8 going a fast-pace then 1 minutes level 5 going a slower-pace.

    ... slept-in! I dont know what the hell is wrong with me. Oh well going to have to make up the rest of my cardio this afternoon. F*cking pisses me off when this bullsh*t happens. tuttuttuttut

    (PM) 10 minutes stationery bike, alternating 1 minute level 8 going a fast-pace then 1 minutes level 5 going a slower-pace.

    Diet.
    • M1- 1 tbsp. peanut butter + Protein Diet bar
      M2- 2 Atkin's choclate bars
      M3- green salad + tuna salad + olives + cheese
      M4- frozen steak + 1 tbsp. mayo
      M5- bag of peanuts + cheesestick

    Overall Comments.
    Feel okay today. Need to really go tanning I look so pale. Thinking about maybe changing up NHE. Having a medium-sized carb-up meal the night after every workout rather than a huge carb-up meal twice a week. Well see though looking for some opinions.

    Pain/Soreness.
    None.

    Sleep.
    8 hours of sleep last night. Woke up once. But I kind of thought that I was going to because of the carb-up meal right before bed, with the ALA.

    Supplements.
    • multi-vitamin 2x today
    • 1g vitamin C 3x today
    • 1 Calcium Complete 3x today
    • 1 Adipokinetix + 2 Energel 3x today
    • Sleep Formula before bed

    ... looking forward to VPX Sports Liquid Clenbutrx coming in next week! Also might add some biotin to my carb-up supplements. The_Chicken_Daddy is helping me out with that right now.

    Training. Rest.

    Training Comments.
    N/A.

    Training Length.
    N/A.

    Water.
    Took in a good amount of water today I guess.
    Last edited by MonStar1023; 02-23-2002 at 09:49 PM.

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    hey Mike, how long do you plan on cutting for?
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    Basically I just plan on cutting until I am cut. Hehe I know that it sounds stupid and its not too rational but I mean right now I still have some flab on my stomach that I want to get rid of by the end of March, start of April. Especially by Spring time.


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    so what weight are you aiming for approximately?

    y'know eventually i think you're gonna have to really start counting cals. Especially if you wanna get below 10%. what bf would you say you're currently at?
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    Whatsup bro? F*CK! I just clicked the Reset Form button! D*mnit I hate when that sh*t happens. Anyway I am shooting for a weight of around 190-195 I think. I can tell that I am nearing my ideal weight, however, I dont feel like I am there yet. I am around 207-208 right now. Still have a layer of fat over my abs. I can see my abs but theyre still flabby and not too hard. Definition in my arms also isnt what I would like it to be. I guess well have to see. I am not sure what my bf% is.



    Even when I reach my ideal weight though I am not going to change my diet much. And I dont think Ill have to count calories as long as I really watch and make sure that I keep my carbs down in the low-carb days... well see. From what I understand Liquid Clenbutrx, the stuff in the mail, is incredible at burning fat. Ill keep ya posted.

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    i have never seen you, but i seriously suspect you'll be about 180lbs before you're looking as lean as i think you want to be.
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    Nah bro I dont think so. I mean I honestly dont think that my body will be able to get to 180 lbs. I just want to be ripped. Not like bodybuilder crazy ripped but just really really defined. Like not being able to pinch anything, or not much, on your stomach. Having really defined and veiny arms, etc. I really am shooting for maybe a 32-33 inch waist if thats even possible with my body frame. I am thinking that once I really get to the point where I am seriously as ripped and cut as I want to be, Ill change up my diet. Still sticking to NHE obviously but eating carb-up meals the night after every single workout ya know? Right now I am eating them on Monday, and Friday. I am going to change it up to Monday, Wednesday, Friday I think once I am shredded.


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    The_Chicken_Daddy-
    By the way were you serious about the biotin? Vitamin B-12 or whatever?


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    I seriously think you will be about 180-185 before you're happy with the way you look, but then again it is just a hunch.

    oh and i was serious about biotin. Biotin and ALA actually have similar structures and so use the same transport mechanism. With all the ALA you're using you may end up with a biotin deficiency which is partly why i suggested it.

    oh and biotin = biotin, not vit B12.

    i'm gonna do an article on it and i got a lot already, but i'm still researching how it aids in increasing insulin sensitivity. I'm not saying go out and buy it, but maybe read up on it a little?
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