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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?

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    Fleep's Journal

    After a lot of procrastination i'm starting this journal. I'm 19 years old and i started lifting in Fall/Winter 2005 at a whopping 6'2 140 lbs. Right now i'm 6'3 205-210 lbs at about 15% BF. I used to have a bodyweight goal, a lean 250 lbs., but now i just care about getting stronger and a little leaner, not really worrying about weight anymore.

    Goals for April 2008:
    Bench: 315
    Squat: 315+
    Deadlift: 495
    Military: 225

    My goals are a longshot but who knows.

    I've messed around with a lot of splits in the past but i'm currently on a three day split:
    Day 1: push
    Day 2: pull
    Day 3: lower
    Day 4: off
    Repeat

    When i'm feeling fat(ter) i add some abs and hiit cardio at the end of the session. If i feel like i need an off day i take it and i continue wherever i left off the cycle.

    4/5/07 Push

    Dead presses from low position
    205x4
    210x4
    215x1
    215x1
    220x failed

    Military rack presses from low position
    135x1
    135x2
    135x1
    135x1
    135x1 help

    Weighted dips
    50x3x4
    50x1x3

    Abs

    My right forearm still hurts and i felt out of energy today probably because ive been eating low calories and doing cardio the past few days to burn off some bodyfat.
    Last edited by fleep; 05-02-2007 at 10:50 AM.

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    I'll be keeping a close eye on your journal. Dead presses eh? I think I'm going to stop doing them and go back to my old regimine for my bis/tris.
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    Before you go to train everyday, think about the less fortunate and what they would give to just have the opportunity to be training like a madman.

    "The squat rack is my church, the dead lift platform my temple."

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    nice **** man, gl with your goals, i need to set some myself!
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    You and I are right around the same height weight, good luck with the goals! I'll try to pop in often

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killa Kurt View Post
    I'll be keeping a close eye on your journal. Dead presses eh? I think I'm going to stop doing them and go back to my old regimine for my bis/tris.
    word i like them a lot. i set the rack so the bar is just a few inches off my chest. i feel like it really helps me for the lower part of my bench press motion u kno
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natetaco View Post
    nice **** man, gl with your goals, i need to set some myself!
    ahhh thank u
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k View Post
    You and I are right around the same height weight, good luck with the goals! I'll try to pop in often
    thanks risk i took a look at your journal you are def a lot stronger than me tho thanks for stopping by
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    4/7/07 Pull

    BB row
    185x4x4

    Pullups
    BWx2x4
    BWx3
    BWx2

    Standing t-bar rows
    135x4
    160x4
    180x3
    180x2

    Reverse-grip curls
    85x4
    90x4
    95x2x4

    Lesson of the day: don't expect to put up big weight when you get shiftfaced the night before
    Last edited by fleep; 04-08-2007 at 08:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleep View Post
    4/7/07 Pull

    BB row
    185x4x4

    Pullups
    BWx2x4
    BWx3
    BWx2

    T-bar row
    135x4
    160x4
    180x3
    180x2

    Reverse-grip curls
    85x4
    90x4
    95x2x4

    Lesson of the day: don't expect to put up big weight when you get shiftfaced the night before
    Damn bro, I thought you were gung-ho, why you gettin ****faced like that?
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    Before you go to train everyday, think about the less fortunate and what they would give to just have the opportunity to be training like a madman.

    "The squat rack is my church, the dead lift platform my temple."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killa Kurt View Post
    Damn bro, I thought you were gung-ho, why you gettin ****faced like that?
    ahhh i kno man paid the price for it today tomorrow is squats and deads so im not tryin to drink tonight
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    4/8/07 Lower

    ATG squats
    205x4
    215x4
    225x2 failed on 3
    225x1 failed on 2

    Deadlifts
    315x3
    325x3
    330x3
    335x1.9 grip failed on lockout of 2nd rep

    Lunges with DB's
    40'sx8
    50'sx8
    55'sx2x8

    Abs
    Erg

    I wish i didn't have chicken legs and i didn't look like a douchebag when i do squats. Tomorrow's an off day and then bench, military press, and dips on tuesday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleep View Post
    4/8/07 Lower

    ATG squats
    205x4
    215x4
    225x2 failed on 3
    225x1 failed on 2

    Deadlifts
    315x3
    325x3
    330x3
    335x1.9 grip failed on lockout of 2nd rep

    Lunges with DB's
    40'sx8
    50'sx8
    55'sx2x8

    Abs
    Erg

    I wish i didn't have chicken legs and i didn't look like a douchebag when i do squats. Tomorrow's an off day and then bench, military press, and dips on tuesday.
    Don't be scared to grab some chalk, Team Stocky carries some at all times.
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    Before you go to train everyday, think about the less fortunate and what they would give to just have the opportunity to be training like a madman.

    "The squat rack is my church, the dead lift platform my temple."

    Team Stocky - "It's not a hobby, it's a lifestyle."
    The Rawmighty Team Stocky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killa Kurt View Post
    Don't be scared to grab some chalk, Team Stocky carries some at all times.
    sweet ill look into that i might have to order it because i dont think my gym has any but until then im just gonna suck it up does it help with callouses (spelling?) cuz my hands are all torn up
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleep View Post
    sweet ill look into that i might have to order it because i dont think my gym has any but until then im just gonna suck it up does it help with callouses (spelling?) cuz my hands are all torn up
    No, but it does help your grip by increasing friction between your hand and the bar. You have to just tough them out until your hands feel like leather. We got ours at Sports Authority. It's also called gymnastics chalk...it's all the same thing. Just look for Magnesium Carbonate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamstockyScott View Post
    No, but it does help your grip by increasing friction between your hand and the bar. You have to just tough them out until your hands feel like leather. We got ours at Sports Authority. It's also called gymnastics chalk...it's all the same thing. Just look for Magnesium Carbonate.
    ah thanks man i appreciate the help ill stop by sports authority when i come home for summer
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    4/10/07 Push

    Dead presses from low position
    205x3
    210x2
    215x1
    220x1

    Military rack presses from low position
    135x2
    135x3
    135x2
    135x2

    Dips
    BWx12
    BWx10
    BWx2x6.9

    Felt tired from the getgo today. I've been eating less lately trying to shed some fat so i guess trying to get stronger every session is too much to expect on low calories.
    Last edited by fleep; 04-10-2007 at 03:08 PM.
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    Good improvements especially on military press. Eventually you're going to see a diminish in your gains if you keep on the low calorie diet. It's damn near impossible to make significant progress by trying to raise weight in the gym and lower it on the scales at the same time. It might work for newbie gains but after a few months you'll plateau hard...I know I did.
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    strong workouts man.

    you and I have basically the same goal: Look better and be stronger.

    You might wanna try to include some HIIT rather than low cal/long cardio sessions. HIIT should help with strength and probably burn off fat better.

    I honestly cant speak for how sound the plan is, but thats what im doing, and so far, nothing too horible.

    Gl man! Ill be back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleep View Post
    4/10/07 Push

    Dead presses from low position
    205x3
    210x2
    215x1
    220x1

    Military rack presses from low position
    135x2
    135x3
    135x2
    135x2

    Dips
    BWx12
    BWx10
    BWx2x6.9

    Felt tired from the getgo today. I've been eating less lately trying to shed some fat so i guess trying to get stronger every session is too much to expect on low calories.
    Gotta keep that engine fueled....gonna be hard to see decent strength gains without taking in too many calories.
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    "The squat rack is my church, the dead lift platform my temple."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamstockyScott View Post
    Good improvements especially on military press. Eventually you're going to see a diminish in your gains if you keep on the low calorie diet. It's damn near impossible to make significant progress by trying to raise weight in the gym and lower it on the scales at the same time. It might work for newbie gains but after a few months you'll plateau hard...I know I did.
    thanks for the encouragement and advice man. im still trying to find the balance between eating enough to have energy but not getting too much fatter than i already am. part of me just wants to say **** it and eat and accept the fat gains because with the eating comes the strength. i change my mind like every other week so we'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killa Kurt View Post
    Gotta keep that engine fueled....gonna be hard to see decent strength gains without taking in too many calories.
    word killa kurt i felt that today and it sucked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Con View Post
    strong workouts man.

    you and I have basically the same goal: Look better and be stronger.

    You might wanna try to include some HIIT rather than low cal/long cardio sessions. HIIT should help with strength and probably burn off fat better.

    I honestly cant speak for how sound the plan is, but thats what im doing, and so far, nothing too horible.

    Gl man! Ill be back.
    thanks for stopping by con. i just started hiit a few weeks ago and i like it a lot but as u can see i didnt have any gas in the tank today so i bailed on it. i like to get on the erg rowing machine and go all out for 30 sec. and then chill pace for 60 sec. and repeat 4-6 times.
    Last edited by fleep; 04-10-2007 at 06:31 PM.
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    4/11/07 Pull

    BB rows
    185x4x4

    Pull-downs
    195x4x4

    Standing t-bar rows
    135x4x6

    BB curls
    95x4x4

    Took it easy today i want to have plenty of energy for tomorrows squats and deads (and gf is coming up to visit aha). Still have that pain in forearm when i do curls.
    Last edited by fleep; 04-11-2007 at 02:35 PM.
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    You've put on 65-70m lbs. in the last two years? Damn. How old are you anyways?
    I like how you are not afraid to fail even on squats. You've got some pretty lofty goals but I think with your style of lifting you have a real shot at getting there by your target date. Keep it up man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyBomber View Post
    You've put on 65-70m lbs. in the last two years? Damn. How old are you anyways?
    I like how you are not afraid to fail even on squats. You've got some pretty lofty goals but I think with your style of lifting you have a real shot at getting there by your target date. Keep it up man.
    aha yea i was deathly skinny and really weak i started eating everything in sight and put on some BF but with it came the weight and a lil strength. i turned 19 in january. thanks for stoppin by check in in the future to make sure im not getting lazy.
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