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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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  1. #1
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    trying to trim up

    4/25/07 - back

    tbar rows
    45x8
    90x8
    115x8
    125x6
    125x6
    90x6

    db shrugs
    75sx8
    85sx8
    85sx8
    85sx8

    deadlifts
    135x6
    185x6
    235x6
    235x6
    235x6

    chins
    bwx8
    bwx4

    edit: typo..
    Last edited by weak sauce; 05-01-2007 at 08:06 PM.

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    4/27/07 - legs (hams really sore, back day is monday from now on)

    squats ||
    w/u
    135x6
    185x6
    225x6
    275x6
    275x6
    275x4 bar slipped

    leg press
    4ppsx6
    5ppsx6
    6ppsx6
    7ppsx6
    8ppsx6
    6ppsx6

    vert calf press
    162.5x6
    162.5x6
    162.5x6

    smidgen of abs and bis

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    4/30/07 - back

    tbar row (bar not included)
    45x10
    70x6
    90x6
    115x6
    125x6
    125x6
    125x6
    115x6

    db shrugs
    85sx6
    85sx6
    95sx6
    95sx6
    95sx6

    conv deads
    135x6
    185x6
    235x6
    245x6
    245x6
    245x6

    chins
    bwx6x3

    bw: 197.5

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    5/2/07 - chest & shoulders

    flat bench
    w/u
    135x6
    185x6
    205x6
    205x6
    205x6
    185x6

    db overhead press
    50sx6
    60sx6
    70sx6
    70sx6
    70sx6

    some machine chest press
    190x6
    210x6
    210x6

    bw: 196.5

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    5/4/07 - legs

    squats ||
    wu
    135x6
    185x6
    225x6
    275x6
    275x6
    275x3

    leg press
    3ppsx6
    5ppsx6
    6ppsx6
    7ppsx6
    8ppsx4

    vert calf press
    162.5x6
    162.5x6
    162.5x6

    bw: 194.5 (worried, its down too much.. hopefully just some water)

    so i was gassing up my truck after i left the gym. as it filled up, i was cleaning the windshield. i did the drivers side.. scrub scrub scrub. finished and moved to the pass side. I lifted up the wiper to get around there... scrubbing. when all of a sudden, a BIRD TAKES A BIG ***** ON MY HEAD!!! thats the second time in this lifetime it has happened to me

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    5/7/07 - back

    tbar rows (tried non-chest supported this time, liked it)
    45x10
    70x6
    90x6
    115x6
    135x6
    160x5
    145x6
    145x6
    145x6
    90x8
    harder to keep balanced than chest supported, found myself on my toes frequently

    db shrugs
    85sx6
    85sx6
    85sx6
    85sx6

    conv deads
    135x6
    185x6
    235x6
    255x6
    255x6
    255x6

    chins
    overhand: bwx5
    underhand: bwx6
    neutral: bwx5
    drained from deads

    bw: 195... scale was acting funny, not sure

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    5/9/07 - chest/shoulders

    flat bench
    wu
    135x6
    185x6
    205x6
    210x6
    210x6
    210x4

    db oh press
    50sx6
    70sx6
    70sx6
    70sx6

    smith flat bench
    1ppsx6
    1+25ppsx6
    2ppsx6

    not so good today, disappointed about not nailing last set of 6 on flat bench

    bw: 196 on different scale than usual.. the usual one at golds is messed up

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    5/11/07 - legs

    squats ||
    wu
    135x8
    185x6
    225x6
    275x6
    275x6
    275x5

    leg press
    3ppsx6
    4ppsx6
    5ppsx6
    6ppsx5
    different machine, not used to rom

    calf press
    162.5x6
    175x6
    175x6
    175x6

    ran 1 mile, ~10 min. first running in a long time

    bw: 196

    built, diet is totally clean the last 3 weeks. i eat the same thing 3 meals a day.. boring but meh i'm not exactly a chef du jour.

    breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled
    lunch: ww bread, 2 slices of lite swiss, 4oz of sliced turkey
    dinner: 2-3cups of ww pasta, 1 can of tuna, 2-3 tbsp of parmesan

    ive quickly realized the flaws of trying to measure by cups.. no precision at all. i ordered a food scale online. awaiting arrival
    Last edited by weak sauce; 05-11-2007 at 10:50 AM.

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    its about 33/33/33 actually. i just added my usual custom foods to my fitday.. still trying to figure this out. i think its gonna be off by a bit since i cant weigh stuff out just yet

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    ahh i really dont know for sure built. i have no precision without a food scale. hopefully itll arrive this week. ive been guesstimating so far.

    pic for the record.. i hope to be ~180-185 by sept at the very latest. not sure on bf level.
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    5/14/07 - back

    tbar rows (not including bar)
    45x8
    70x8
    90x6
    115x6
    135x6
    145x6
    145x6
    145x5.5
    90x8
    strict, no english

    db shrugs
    85sx6
    85sx6
    85sx6
    95sx6
    95sx6

    conv deads
    135x6
    185x6
    235x6
    275x6
    275x5 grip slipped
    275x5 grip slipped

    chins
    overhand: bwx6
    neutral: bwx6 kipped last rep
    underhand: bwx4 (hah)

    db alt bicep curl
    40sx6/6
    40sx6/6

    20 min cardio

    bw:195
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    TY built, i hope to be shredded by sept like I said. I figure if I can drop 10-12lbs of fat, i will be looking real nice. scale has arrived today.. should have accurate cals from now on

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    grams cals %total
    Total: 2076
    Fat: 85 764 39%
    Sat: 19 175 9%
    Poly: 5 45 2%
    Mono: 22 198 10%
    Carbs: 147 513 26%
    Fiber: 19 0 0%
    Protein: 174 696 35%


    calories so far and for the rest of today. i have a feeling ive been around 2300 or so before weighing stuff out. more protein needed? not sure. 174 seems low to me. only .87g/lb of bw. ive read that 1.0-1.5g/lb is recommended
    Last edited by weak sauce; 05-15-2007 at 04:01 PM. Reason: hard to weigh out natty pb

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    grams cals %total
    Total: 2040
    Fat: 81 727 37%
    Sat: 19 171 9%
    Poly: 5 45 2%
    Mono: 22 198 10%
    Carbs: 156 546 28%
    Fiber: 20 0 0%
    Protein: 168 674 35%

    20 min of cardio this morning

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    As long as you're over a gram of protein per pound LBM (and half a gram of fat per pound LBM) you're golden.

    So - there's nothing wrong with these macros, other than your calories seem low. I maintain on this. How far below maintenance are you? How fast are you losing weight?

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    i'm really not sure, i figured i was around 2300 prior to weighing things out. i figured my maintenence to be 2800ish. i'm still determining how fast i'm losing at this rate. i'm quit hungry.. but i'm gonna weigh in this morning to see where I am at.

    i'd like to lose a lb per week and minimize muscle loss... as i'm sure most would. i can already tell i'm leaner than this time last week.. and a lot weaker hah. going to do chest/shoulders here in a minute.

    I was 196 exactly a week ago. any lower than 194 and i'll up cals a bit i think.
    Last edited by weak sauce; 05-16-2007 at 06:55 AM.

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    5/16/07 - chest & shoulders

    5 min cardio warmup

    flat bench
    wu
    135x6
    185x6
    205x6
    205x6
    205x5

    seated bb press
    95x8
    115x6
    135x8
    115x5
    95x6

    cable flies
    somethingx8
    somethingx8
    somethingx8
    somethingx8

    bw: 194.5

    gonna raise cals by ~100 i think

    edit: changed my mind.. i'm going to keep at ~2050 cals until next monday and see where i'm at. if its dropping drastically, i will up em.. so far, strength loss is acceptable atm unless you might think otherwise, built (or anyone else who might read this)
    Last edited by weak sauce; 05-16-2007 at 09:31 AM.

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    another 2 pics, 2nd has quad shot

    as you can see, i still have those love handles and some fat right by my belly... i think at 185 would be a good weight loss goal. provided its mostly fat i will look decent and can have a good cutoff muscleloss-wise
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    i know of it, but have done it very little. i did some ladder style sprinting last summer while i was still in college for better or worse

    what do you recommend?
    my journal - comments and critique always appreciated.

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    Read How to do Cardio if you must - I did a little write up on it in there. Scroll to the end for a plan on how to ease into it.

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    nice, i read it.. I will start with twice a week tues/thurs to offset my lifting days

    note to self: i am SO HUNGRY
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