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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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    Hung Lo's HST Log

    So I started my HST routine today. The only complaint I have so far is that I had to set my rep tempo sooooooo sloowwwww inorder to get any burn towards the end. My workout took about an hour and 20minutes. At the end of the workout my limbs wern't as fatigued as I would have liked but I think that will change has I increase the weight each workout.

    I did the following exercises in the order they are listed

    The weight listed is the weight on each side of the bar or each dumbell

    Squats 55x15
    Flat flies 10x15
    Pulldowns 70x15
    Db press 30x15
    Skulls 30x15
    Rows 20x15
    Leg curls 30x15 <-- shity smith only has increments of 20lbs so I have to take off 100lbs in order to increase the weight each day.
    Calf raises on smith 105x15
    DB Military Press 20x15<--Good burn
    Hammer Curls<--Good burn but not fatigued
    Shrugs 65x15<--Good burn
    Crunches on smith
    DB Wrist Curls 5x15over
    15x15 under

    Should I group the exercises by bodypart to get more burn or should I separate them to let them rest?
    Confucius Says:

    1)Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.
    2)Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
    3)He who have last laugh, not get joke.
    4)Blessed is he who can laugh at himself,for he shall never cease to be amused.
    5)When you don't do it right, it doesn't take as long.
    6) Those that do not set goals are destined to work for those who do.

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    Hey, get rid of the flys and do dips instead. Flys are an isolation movement. Dips will hit your chest, shoulders, and triceps.

    And why did your workout take an hour and 20 min. It should be at least under an hour. You need to go a slow tempo but not that slow.

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    Hung Lo-
    Hey how are you doing bro? Journal looks good. Why dont you include what you eat and what supplements you take and everything like that? Like keep it really detailed so we know what to expect etc. I dont know its up to I guess obviously. I agree with aeckhardt though to switch to dips. Your workout SHOULD be under an hour, most of mine are only 30-40 minutes bro.

    Last edited by MonStar1023; 03-01-2002 at 04:41 AM.

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    hey guys,

    aeckhardt: Dips seem to **** up my rotator cuff. I tried them when I was finding my maxes and it started acting up again. Well, it is either them or the flat bench, scine this is the only other exercise that I have a problem with my shoulder with. But I think it's the dips. Plus my chest never seemed to grow much before I started doing flies so I think I'll stick with them.

    MonStar1023: Yea I will try to include more detail about my day tonight, after my workout. My workout on wedensday was exactly an hour. Todays will be proabbly shorter since I will be using a slightly higher tempo with the higher weights.

    Thanks for the input guys, I'll try to stay on top of this thing!
    Confucius Says:

    1)Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.
    2)Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
    3)He who have last laugh, not get joke.
    4)Blessed is he who can laugh at himself,for he shall never cease to be amused.
    5)When you don't do it right, it doesn't take as long.
    6) Those that do not set goals are destined to work for those who do.

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    Lets see... I was running erands most of the day so I didn't really keep track of how much I ate but my meals were something like this;

    1 cup oats <--I fixed 2cups but I was running late for school.
    1cup milk

    Subway Roasted chicken breast
    baked potato chips<- usually don't eat these but meal1 was pretty small

    Chicken fried steak with mashed potatos and olkra <--chalk that up to a cheat meal

    4cups of milk

    whey and sweet tarts after workout
    lowfat chicken lasagna and milk

    I drink plenty of water throughout the day
    Ill have some tuna and cottage cheese before i go to sleep

    Not the cleanest diet but...pfft I'm bulking

    workout....
    Squats 95x15
    Flat flies 15x15
    Pulldowns 90x15
    Db press 30x15
    Skulls 40x15 the E-Z Bars go up in increments of 10 so I did 40 on wednesday and 40 today. Wish I had found my max using the EZ Bar you put plates on.

    Rows 40x15
    Leg curls 50x15 <-- shity smith only has increments of 20lbs so I have to take off 100lbs in order to increase the weight each day.

    Calf raises on smith 105x15 I never really found my max on these. I am just doing the weight that feels like the same intensity as my other lifts.

    DB Military Press 30x15<--Good burn
    Bicip Curls 20<--Did these instead of hammers because Haycock says to switch your bicep exercise often.

    Shrugs 75x15<--Good burn
    Crunches on smith
    DB Wrist Curls 10x15over
    20x15 under
    Two arm Hangs for 73missisippi <--I am up 13 seconds from the last time I did these. Which was last friday I think I will start doing one are hangs next time. I am only going to do these on fridays because it is really wierd trying to do these HST style.

    I saw the funniest **** at the gym today. This basketball type dude was doing quarter-squats on the standing calf machine. I wonder if he even felt a burn in his calves?
    Last edited by Hung Lo; 03-01-2002 at 07:29 PM.
    Confucius Says:

    1)Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.
    2)Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
    3)He who have last laugh, not get joke.
    4)Blessed is he who can laugh at himself,for he shall never cease to be amused.
    5)When you don't do it right, it doesn't take as long.
    6) Those that do not set goals are destined to work for those who do.

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    Looking good bro. Hangs are an excellent way to strengthen up your grip big time.


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    I bet you guys thought I forgot about thing thing... Been studying for midterms that are comig up.

    Here is what I did on Monday
    3-4-02 Mon
    2nd15rep week
    Squats 115+bar
    Military 35
    Pulldown 100
    DB Bench 30
    T-Bar 40
    Leg Curl 70
    Bicep Curls25
    Skulls 50
    Shrugs 80
    Crunches
    Calf Raise 120
    Wrist Curls
    Overhand 20sp
    Underhand 25sp

    **********************
    Then here is todays.

    3-6-02 Wed
    2nd15wk

    Squats 135+bar
    Military 40
    Pulldown 100
    DB Bench 40
    T-Bar 50
    Leg Curl 70
    Hammers 25
    Skulls 50
    Shrugs 85
    Crunches
    Calf Raise 120sp
    Wrist Curls Overhand 20
    Underhand 25

    Workouts are definatly getting more intense.

    diet today went something like this so far
    1.5cup oats
    1 cup milk

    1cup spaghetti
    1cup milk

    can of tuna and cottage cheese
    1cup milk

    sweetarts and whey after workout

    Thats it so far. I gotta find some foods with less carbs. My carbs are always about 50% of my intake till I eat some tuna and cottage cheese.
    Confucius Says:

    1)Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.
    2)Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
    3)He who have last laugh, not get joke.
    4)Blessed is he who can laugh at himself,for he shall never cease to be amused.
    5)When you don't do it right, it doesn't take as long.
    6) Those that do not set goals are destined to work for those who do.

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    Diet: nothing to talk about really. Basicly just leftover stew, milk, and water all day. And sweetarts and whey after workout. I'll have some tuna and cottage cheese beofre bed.

    Yesterday I typed up a plan for all the weights I am going to do for the rest of this program. So I will just cut and paste from that what I do each workout.

    Abreviations:
    max=calculated max
    om=over calculated or assumed max(f*cked up on figuring out how much to increase each workout and ended up going over my calculated max. The good thing is that I was able to do the reps.
    @=assumed max
    TP=Total weight of plates on the bar
    sp=same as previous workout ( Either the gym doesnt have the weight I should be using or I f*cked up on my weight increase in last workout.)

    3-8-02 Fri
    2nd15repweek
    Squats 155TP
    Military 40max
    Pulldown 100spom
    DB Bench 45max
    T-Bar 55om
    Leg Curl 90max
    Bicep Curl 25max
    Skulls 60max@
    Shrugs 90max
    Crunches
    Calf Raise 135
    Flat Flies 25max
    Wrist Curls overhand 20sp om
    Underhand 30max

    Now that I have this plan typed out my workouts should go alot smoother. The plan made today's workout went a lot faster too.

    My strength defintaly seems to be up. I could have done 1-2 more reps on almost all my lifts. The only exceptions were t-bar rows and skulls. On those two lifts I had to cheat a little to finish the set.

    But looking back at my log I see that the 55lbs was over my max and the skulls max was assumed. So I dunno.

    Plus I stopped taking creatine about a week ago. I heard that is supposed to decrease your strength a little. But I dunno if it would be noticable yet. I am definatly less bloated now though.

    I start the 10rep part of the program next week. Feeling good about it.
    Last edited by Hung Lo; 03-08-2002 at 09:29 PM.
    Confucius Says:

    1)Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.
    2)Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
    3)He who have last laugh, not get joke.
    4)Blessed is he who can laugh at himself,for he shall never cease to be amused.
    5)When you don't do it right, it doesn't take as long.
    6) Those that do not set goals are destined to work for those who do.

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    Also I saw something at the gym I thought was funny. This guy is loading up the leg press. He fills all three bars of the peg press to the tip with 45lb plates. So he has this leg press maxed out on the amount of poundage that in can hold. He paces around it for a little bit while talking on his cell phone. He gets a spotter and sits down in the leg press. The spotter helps him as he does these half-leg presses for maybe 5 reps.. He barely bent his legs. The plates probably slid no more that a 8inches.

    I mean I guess it's impressive that he can even hold that much weight up with his legs but I was disapointed that I didn't get to see someone do that much weight with a normal ROM. Just another fooker trying to show off.
    Last edited by Hung Lo; 03-08-2002 at 09:43 PM.
    Confucius Says:

    1)Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.
    2)Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
    3)He who have last laugh, not get joke.
    4)Blessed is he who can laugh at himself,for he shall never cease to be amused.
    5)When you don't do it right, it doesn't take as long.
    6) Those that do not set goals are destined to work for those who do.

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    3-11-02 mon
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    Squats 80TP
    Military 20
    Pulldown 70
    DB Bench 25
    T-Bar 25
    Flat Flies 10
    Leg Curl 30
    Bicep Curls10
    Skulls 30
    Shrugs 60oes
    Crunches 25
    Seated Calf Raise 55
    Wrist Curls overhand10
    Underhand15

    Workout was pretty as far as intensity. Partly because I didn't remember to concnetrate on contracting the muscle during the some of the exercises. But I didn't expect it to be much more intense since it is the first day of the next 2 weeks. My strength has gone up since the first 2 weeks of hst, something that was stale for a long time, and I am looking forward to see what kind of gains I make during these 2 weeks.

    Diet
    oats and milk

    subway roasted chicken breast

    sweetarts and whey after workout

    subway roasted chicken breast
    milk

    fish and rice
    milk
    Last edited by Hung Lo; 03-12-2002 at 01:20 AM.
    Confucius Says:

    1)Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.
    2)Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
    3)He who have last laugh, not get joke.
    4)Blessed is he who can laugh at himself,for he shall never cease to be amused.
    5)When you don't do it right, it doesn't take as long.
    6) Those that do not set goals are destined to work for those who do.

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    Man this last week was rough! Had my last two midterms on thursday and friday, hence why I haven't been able to update this thing for a while. But on the bright side I fookin aced my chem exam and I think I got a B on my calculus one. Just think in 4 weeks I'll get to do this crap all over again :alcoholic

    Well my diet was pretty crappy all week so I won't bother posting it. It was mostly from the on campus chickfila and smoothie king. The only time I left campus was to train, sleep, and bathe. I met some new people though so thats always a plus.

    Well I guess i'll post both wednesday and friday's training schedule to keep things in order.

    3-13-02 wed
    1st10wk
    Squats 100TP
    Military 25
    Pulldown 80
    DB Bench 30
    T-Bar 30
    Flat Flies 10
    Leg Curl 30
    Hammers 20min
    Skulls 30minSP
    Shrugs 70
    Crunches
    Seated Calf Raise 60
    Wrist Curls ov10minsp
    Un20

    Was better than monday's. I really focused on flexing the muscles while performing the exercises. REALLY made a big difference in intensity! Especially on the curls and wrist curls.


    3-15-02 Fri
    1st10wk
    Squats 120TP
    Military 30
    Pulldown 90
    DB Bench 35
    T-Bar 40
    Flat Flies 15
    Leg Curl 50
    Bicep Curl 20
    Skulls 40
    Shrugs 80
    Crunches
    Seated Calf Raise 70
    Wrist Curls ov10minsp
    Un25

    Good workout. Starting to get more fatigued now. Sometimes I will be doing a exercise with real slow tempo and I will have to speed up the tempo, about 3/4 of the way through the set, inorder to be able to complete the 10 reps. Still flexing the muscles during movements. I can't beleive how much of a difference this makes, I wish I had been doing it when i first started training.
    Last edited by Hung Lo; 03-16-2002 at 07:15 PM.
    Confucius Says:

    1)Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.
    2)Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
    3)He who have last laugh, not get joke.
    4)Blessed is he who can laugh at himself,for he shall never cease to be amused.
    5)When you don't do it right, it doesn't take as long.
    6) Those that do not set goals are destined to work for those who do.

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    Holy crap I was tired today. I dunno what was up with that. Made todays workout a lot more intense though. I was so exhausted I wanted to get in and out as fast as possible, so my rest times were pretty short. Diet is sucking lately, haven't been keeping track of anything but still eating semi-clean. Just not enough calories I think.


    3-18-02 mon
    2nd10wk
    Squats 140TP
    Military 35
    Pulldown 100
    DB Bench 40
    T-Bar 50
    Flat Flies 20
    Leg Curl 70
    Hammers 25
    Skulls 50
    Shrugs 90
    Crunches
    Seated Calf Raise 80
    Wrist Curls ov10
    Un30

    Good workout overall

    I dunno if anyone saw boston public today but I thought it was funny how they described creatine ( that they found in an athletes locker) as a steroid. Sounds like something my dad would say to me. Then they had an asembly to talk about how the kids were using drugs but were mostly talking about dietary supplements and things you could find at a place like GNC.

    I know some people go overboard on supplements and some people abuse them. It just seemed like they were making a big deal about something that wasn't really that big of an issue. At least at their school.
    Last edited by Hung Lo; 03-18-2002 at 08:38 PM.
    Confucius Says:

    1)Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.
    2)Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
    3)He who have last laugh, not get joke.
    4)Blessed is he who can laugh at himself,for he shall never cease to be amused.
    5)When you don't do it right, it doesn't take as long.
    6) Those that do not set goals are destined to work for those who do.

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    I gotta start getting off my lazy ass and start logging what I eat everyday. I used to be good about that stuff but lately...especially since school started...well you get the idea.

    Great workout today! Quick and intense. I think the routine took me about 30 minutes. I can't wait till friday when I do my maxes for the 10's. This routine is going by fast. I can't believe it's been almost a month already.

    3-20-02 wed
    2nd10wk
    Squats 160TP
    Military 40
    Pulldown 110
    DB Bench 45
    T-Bar 60
    Flat Flies 25
    Leg Curl 90
    Bicep Curl 25
    Skulls 60
    Shrugs 100
    Crunches
    Seated Calf Raise 90
    Wrist Curls ov15
    Un35

    I'm wondering, since my strength is going up, if I should raise my calculated maxes so I will be closer to failure on my max days. I think Bryan said you could do it but I'm not sure.
    Confucius Says:

    1)Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.
    2)Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.
    3)He who have last laugh, not get joke.
    4)Blessed is he who can laugh at himself,for he shall never cease to be amused.
    5)When you don't do it right, it doesn't take as long.
    6) Those that do not set goals are destined to work for those who do.

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