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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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    One Goal, One Last Chance, No Regrets.....

    ABOUT ME:

    I've been here for a while now but just got around to starting a journal. First to clarify my title, my goal is to be starting defensive end on my varsity football team this upcoming season. It will be my senior year so it's my last chance.

    I've been lifting hard since the season ended following bigger faster stronger (BFS). I would rather do my own lifting but we have to go to the offseason lifting if we aren't in another sport. It is a decent program but some of the stuff I would do differently. But besides for that I still go to the gym on my own when I miss a day of lifting at school or we have a long weekend or something like that.

    I created this journal to keep me motivated and keep track of my progress and hopefully get some advice too. The things I feel I need to do to reach my goal are to get bigger, more explosive/powerful, stronger, and faster so I guess pretty much everything. I am taking a weight gainer called cytogainer and the protein bars that HahnB(sp?) posted I am making and taking to eat at school. I don't really track my calories as long as I gain weight which I am (172lbs at end of season now I'm up to 186lbs), my goal is to get up to 215 before the season and maintain a weight above 200.(for some reason I really want to be 205).

    I dunno, I would say the journal part of the forum is the part I look at the least so I'm just kind of babbling cuz I'm not familiar with journals. Anyway you can check out my signature for my maxes and I guess thats it for now.

    I'm lifting tomorrow after school, so I'll post my workout then.....
    Last edited by rbar89; 03-07-2007 at 08:54 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Monday (explosive)
    Max Day:


    Clean: 5x95, 3x145, 1x200 PR (got on 3rd attempt) Up 15lbs
    Towel Bench: 5x115, 3x175, 1x235 PR up 10lbs
    Box Squat: 5x225, 3x315, 1x465 PR up 40lbs

    Auxileries:

    3x6:
    close grip pulldowns: 145lbs
    upward rows w/chains: 72lbs
    db shoulder shrugs: 80lb db's
    arms curls w/chains: 72lbs
    underhand incline: 115lbs

    BB overhead hangclean
    1" pipes (our name for wrist rollers)
    BB Bent over rows
    chinups

    Pretty happy with my new maxes. Today we did Clean, Towel Bench, and Box squat because wednesday we don't have lifting because of an early release when we would normally do box squat. I only need 15lbs more on my clean to get allstate, something I have never done before in offseason lifting.

    Also I missed a friday workout a couple weeks ago so I'm a week behind and won't be maxing this week for bench, squat, and DL. I can't wait to max for those cuz I want atleast 315 for squat, 405 for DL, and I really can't wait to get the two plates for bench. A couple big milestones I think is 3 plates for squat and 2 for bench. I did 235 for towel bench so I think thats a good sign that I can get 225 for bench a week from friday.
    Last edited by rbar89; 03-10-2007 at 12:39 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Rest day today. Tomorrow I don't have lifting at school (early release) so I'll go to the gym myself and do my own stuff. Pretty much just gonna do a full body workout doing the stuff that we don't do in the school weightroom.
    Last edited by rbar89; 03-06-2007 at 02:29 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    I'll post my diet for today, since it was a somewhat normal eating day for me (although I probably ate a little extra):

    grams cals %total

    Fat: 194 1744 37%

    Carbs: 556 2131 45%

    Protein: 207 829 18%

    Total: 4721 Calories
    Last edited by rbar89; 03-07-2007 at 08:59 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Without weightlifting at school today, I went to the gym on my own without any real plan, except to do a full body workout and do the stuff I don't normally do at school.

    Wednesday (Cardinal Fitness):

    Decline Bench: 2x6 185
    Lunges: 3x6 55lb DB's
    Dips: 2x8
    Chinups/Pullups: 2x6 one set of each
    Cable Flys: 2x6 25
    Squat Machine: 2x8 225
    Cable Rows 2x6 120
    RDL's 2x8 135
    Leg Curls 2x6 60
    Leg Extensions 2x6 80
    Seated Calf Raises 2x12 90
    Military Press 2x6
    Lateral Raises 2x8
    Close Grip Bench 2x8 125
    Cable Curls 2x6 57.5
    Back Extensions 1x15
    Abs

    I know it seems like a ton of volume, but I really felt good throughout, must have been that I didn't do any of the big three so it was as taxing. Also I only did two sets of almost everything so it wasn't all that much volume plus I did a lot of easy lifts.

    Your probably thinking why didn't I do any of the big three and why did I do a squat machine instead of squats and it's because friday I'll be do the big three at school weightlifting.
    Last edited by rbar89; 03-07-2007 at 08:57 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Thursday: Rest

    Fitday Report will be posted later tonight.

    EDIT: Ya I was busy
    Last edited by rbar89; 03-10-2007 at 01:05 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Friday (Strength):

    Squat: 5x255 5x245 10x205
    Bench: 5x190 5x185 10x165
    Deadlift: 5x335 5x315 5x315


    Decent workout yesterday, didn't do any auxilleries except wrist rollers and I think overhead pumps because I had to go to work and I was still not 100% from Wednesday.

    You guys think I'll get two plates for bench when I max next week since I did 190x5? I'm fairly certain I'll get 3 plates for squat max cuz the 255x5 was pretty easy.... Also I want four plates for deadlift, it's kinda cool get 2,3, and 4 plates for my maxes hopefully.
    Last edited by rbar89; 03-10-2007 at 12:42 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Hello!

    Your caloric intake makes me weep. Lifts look solid. Looks like that "anabolic food" thing is really working for you.

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    Goals for lifting this max week are to max 2 plates bench, 3 plates squat, and 4 plates deadlift.(trap bar with belt and straps). Plus our deadlift maxes aren't off the floor so thats why its so much higher than my squat. Regardless I think it will be awesome and a milestone to get 2,3, and 4 plates all on the same max day.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    Hello!

    Your caloric intake makes me weep. Lifts look solid. Looks like that "anabolic food" thing is really working for you.
    Ya but I probably ate more that day, for today my calories were right about 4,000. I'd say I probably usually eat around 3,800-4,200 a day.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    I didn't feel good today at school so I didn't stay for lifting. I'm gonna go tomorrow and then Wednesday. Hopefully I can do two days in a row. Still hoping I can achieve my max goals on Friday.....
    Last edited by rbar89; 03-12-2007 at 09:04 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Tuesday (Explosive):

    Clean: 175x4, 170x4, 165x5
    Towel Bench: 185x10, 185x8, 175x10

    Auxileries: 3x12
    Close Grip Pulldowns: 125lbs
    Upward Rows w/chains: 72lbs
    Shoulder Shrugs: 80lb db's
    UnderHand Incline w/chains: 115lbs

    DB Hammer Bench 3x8 45lbs
    Back Extensions
    Overhead Hang Clean 3x5 65lbs
    1" Pipes 2x10lbs

    Good workout today, I was so tired after and now I have to lift again tomorrow since today was a makeup.....
    Last edited by rbar89; 03-13-2007 at 07:29 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Wednesday (Explosive):

    Box Squat: 10x345, 8x345, 10x315

    Auxileries:
    Underhand Bench w/chains
    Overhand Arm Curls w/chains
    Wide Grip Pulldowns
    DB Bent Over Rows
    Trap Bar Shoulder Shrugs

    Pullups
    2" Pipes
    DB Overhead Hang Clean
    Incline Hammer Bench
    Last edited by rbar89; 03-14-2007 at 08:11 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Friday (Strength):
    Max Day:


    Squat: 155x5, 205x3, 315x1 PR
    Bench: 135x5, 185x3, 230x1 PR
    Deadlift: 225x5, 315x3, 405x1 PR

    Auxileries:
    Ran out of time cuz I had to go to work so I'm gonna go to the gym tomorrow and do them.


    WOOOOOOHHHH!!!!!!!!!

    I achieved my goal maxes of 2 plates bench, 3 plates squat, and 4 plates deadlift. Big milestone for me IMO.

    They were all awesome to get and surprisingly the easiest was bench. I got 225 really easy, way easier than I thought it would be and so I went up and almost got 235 but then went down and barely got 230.

    For squat it was my absolute max. It took me what seemed like minutes to get up and I think I was probably completely paused for about 5 seconds and I went up about a cm/second.

    Deadlift I had to try three times to get it. The first 2 I just wasn't completely pumped, and I was tired from squat and bench. Lol, it felt so freakin heavy, so then I just got pumped the third time and dug deep and just barely pulled it out just like in squat.

    So all in all it was a great max day and I accomplished lifts that I had been dreaming of since freshman year.....
    Last edited by rbar89; 03-16-2007 at 10:56 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Saturday (Cardinal Fitness):

    2x5-8:
    Incline Bench
    Dips
    Lunges
    One-Legged Squats
    Leg Press
    Cable Rows
    Chinups
    Pulldowns
    DB Bent Over Rows
    Military Press
    Calf Raises 2x12

    Glute-Ham Raises
    Abs
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Wednesday (Strength):

    Squat: 10x225, 8x225, 10x205
    Bench: 10x175, 8x175, 10x155
    Deadlift: 4x365, 4x355, 5x325

    Auxileries (3x5):
    Incline Bench
    DB French Press
    Rope Extensions
    DB Shoulder Press
    Overhead Pumps

    Pipes
    Leg Press 1x10
    1-legged squats
    RDL's
    Pullups

    Decent day today breaking all of my set records. By the way we had a kid maxing today who did 585 squat, 405 bench, and 645 deadlift.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Haven't been keeping track of my workouts but today was a max day so I'll post it.....

    Monday (Explosive): Max Day
    Clean: 5x135, 3x175, 1x215 PR
    Towel Bench: 5x155, 3x195, 1x250 PR
    Box Squat: 5x245, 3x335, 1x500 PR

    Auxileries:
    Underhand Incline
    Close-Grip Bench
    Arm Curls
    Upward Rows
    DB Shoulder Shrugs

    BB Overhead Hang Clean
    Chinups
    Jump Squats
    Pipes


    Today was really an awesome max day. I got All-State for my power clean (I needed 210). I got 215 pretty so I went up to 220 and was extremely close and I could have had it but the pain was too much cuz I caught it low and was going up but it killed my wrists/forearms. Coach said I couldve had it but that I was done. For Towel Bench I got 250 really easily surprisingly, and so I went up to 260 but missed it. For box squat man that was so heavy having 500 lbs on my back the bar was bending and everything wow. I was the 6th person this year to make it into the 500 club for box squat. I made huge jumps in all of my maxes today. I went up 15 (almost 20) in clean, 15 pounds in towel bench (easily), and 40 lbs in box squat.
    Last edited by rbar89; 04-16-2007 at 08:02 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Maxing this friday for Squat, Bench, and DL, not sure what I should go for, I'm thinking 335 squat, 245 bench, 425 deadlift, not sure if those are too big of jumps cuz it would seem like it but I've been progressing very well lately and with monday's maxes going up so much I think I may be able to do it.....

    What do you guys think?
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    I had my first meet today, its pretty fun. It ended up sucking in a way though since I just missed the podium for my weight class. I ended up getting a squat pr (335) but couldn't get my bench max, or my clean max. I first did 205 for clean easily, then went for 220 twice cuz I was so close and didn't get it. I would have had 215, plus bench I know I had 5 more in me. If I would have I would've gotten third place. But what can ya do....
    Last edited by rbar89; 04-28-2007 at 10:16 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    Well I know I haven't been posting in my journal too much, but I just did my last maxes for the football offseason training.

    I ended up getting 245 bench, 350 squat, 445 deadlift (I think I can get more), and 240 clean (the one I'm most pround of).

    So how do you guys feel my progress was?

    Now that I am done lifting at school I can lift on my own. I'm probably gonna do basically WBB1 just like last summer, or is there something else I should do?
    Last edited by rbar89; 06-01-2007 at 09:59 PM.
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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    I guess no one posts in these things until you have an established name.....
    Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
    Current Maxes: (May 2009)
    Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
    "When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."

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