The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    My Training/nutrition Journal--Please give me your ideas/suggestions!!!

    Ok, im going to start this journal and i would love to hear everyone's opinions about everything: diet, routine, motivational comments, etc. Just please, only comments related to my journal on this thread, no off-topic conversations.

    **My Stats:
    Age- 19
    Male
    Height- 6'2"
    Weight- Approx. 197 lbs
    Bodyfat- 12-14% (gotta get it checked again soon)
    Played football in high school, now playing Rugby in college.

    **Goals- Get stronger!!! A clean strength-gain phase with minimal fat gain. Not an all-out bulk. Im not a bodybuilder and im not trying to be. I just want to gain functional strength.

    **My weight routine:
    -Monday-
    Squats- warmup set of 8 reps, then 1 set of 20 reps.
    Flat Bench- warmup, then 2 sets of 8
    Bent-over Barbell Row (overhand grip)- 2 sets of 12, then a third set if i didnt go to failure on the 2nd
    Curls- 2 sets of 8
    Weighted Situps- 3 sets of 10
    Ab twist machine- 2 sets of 10

    -Tuesday-
    Cardio (20-25 minutes) in the morning
    Rugby Practice at night

    -Wednesday-
    Power Cleans- 3 sets of 3-5 reps
    Incline or Decline Bench- 2 sets of 8 or 3 sets of 3-5
    Calf Raises (seated or standing)- 2 sets of 20
    Dips (currently using an assited dip machine until i can do regular dips)- 3 sets of 10
    Close-Grip Pulldowns (palms toward body)- 2 sets of 8
    After weights i do agility/quickness or conditioning stuff for rugby. Usually stair work or sprints for about 20 mins.

    -Thursday-
    Deadlifts- warmup set of 8 reps, then 1 set of 20
    Standing Military Press- 2 sets of 12
    Wide-Grip Pulldowns (can't do pull-ups yet)- 3 sets of 8
    Weighted Situps- 2 sets of 8
    Some other type of ab work

    Rugby practice Thursday nigt

    -Friday-
    Rest, sometimes swim or an easy cardio session

    -Saturday-
    Rugby game

    -Sunday-
    Rest

    Well, there it is, comments welcome!
    --Zack
    Last edited by zackdarnell; 02-28-2002 at 03:16 PM.

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    02-25-02

    **Diet:
    -Meal 1 (7:30 AM):
    1/2 cup Quaker Oat Bran hot cereal
    1 tsp flax seeds
    blueberries
    1/2 cup Eggbeaters
    1 Morningstar Farms Veggie Sausage Patty
    8 oz skim milk
    Calories/Protein/Carbs/Fat: 403/37/47/7

    -Meal 2 (10:30 AM)
    Balance Gold Bar
    Cal/P/C/F: 210/15/22/7

    -Meal 3 (12:45 PM)
    1 Chicken Breast
    2 slices 100% Whole Wheat Bread
    15 Fat-free Pringles
    1 Apple
    Cal/P/C/F: 346/30/52/3

    -Meal 4 (4:00 PM)
    2 slices WW Bread
    2 tbsp Natural PB
    1 tbsp Sugar free Jam
    1/2 scoop Whey in water
    Cal/P/C/F: 338/37/23/12

    -Workout (5:00)

    -Meal 6 (6:00) Post-workout
    1.5 scoops Whey in water
    1 Whole Wheat Bagel
    1 tbsp sugar-free jam
    Cal/P/C/F: 347/42/45/1.5

    -Meal 7 (7:30)
    2 chicken breasts
    1 sweetpotato
    1 can of asparagus
    15 Harvest Crisp Crackers
    Cal/P/C/F: 576/63/58/10

    -Meal 8 (9:30 PM)
    3/4 cup nonfat cottage cheese
    blueberries
    Cal/P/C/F: 135/20/12/0

    -Bed at 9:30-10
    TODAY"S TOTALS:
    Protein: 235 g
    Carbs:274 g (41 g of this = fiber)
    Fat: 41 g (10g of this = saturated)
    Calories: 2378

    **Today's Workout:
    All weights in lbs.
    Squats-200x20
    Bench- 165x8, 155x8
    Barbell Row- 135x12, 125x12, 145x5
    EZ Bar Curls (not including weight of bar)- 55x8, 50x8
    Weighted Situps- 45x10, 45x10, 45x10
    Ab Machine Twists- 120x10, 120x10
    --Zack

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    Do you generally eat that few calories? I'd think that with all that lifting and rugby you'd need alot more than that.

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    Whoa! damn you must be hungey!
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

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    So your both saying you think i need more calories? See, thats one thing im confused aabout- how many calories and what ratio of p/c/f. Ive been dieting for a long time, now i wanna get stronger, so i need help with this part of it.
    --Zack

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    According to the HIT FAQ, the ratio should be about 60% carbs, 20% protein, and 20% fat. It says if you weigh 200 lbs, your maintenance caloric intake should be about 4000 calories. This doesn't take into account anything like Rugby, which I can imagine is very taxing.

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    02-26-02

    **Workout
    Jogged 2.5 miles before breakfast, Rugby practice from 7-9 PM. No weights today.

    **Diet
    Not gonna post everything i ate today, but I will post totals:
    Protein-235 g
    Carbs- 266 g (47 g of this = fiber)
    Fat- 44 g (10 g saturated)
    Calories= 2430

    Tomorrow im gonna bump my diet up to about 300 carbs, 250 protein and 50 fat.
    --Zack

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    02-27-02

    **Workout:
    Power Cleans- 155x3, 145x6, 150x5
    Decline Bench- 155x8, 165x8 (needed a bit of help with the last 2 reps.)
    Standing Calf Raise- 150x20, 150x20
    Dips- Assistance level 1x10, level 1x10, level 2(gives more help)x10.
    Close-grip pulldowns-160x8, 160x8
    Then stair work for 20 minutes

    Notes on workout: Felt good today, especially on cleans. As for Dips, im using the assistance level which only provides about 10 lbs of help, so i can almost do a regular dips. I also made some progress on decline from last time.

    **Diet
    -7:45 AM
    1.5 servings Quaker Oat Bran hot cereal w/ 1 tsp flax seeds
    Tuna sandwich (2 slices WW bread, 3 oz tuna, 1/4 cup cottage cheese, 1 slice tomato)
    Cal/P/C/F: 449/43/59/7

    -9:45 AM
    Balance Outdoor Bar
    Cal/P/C/F: 200/15/21/6

    -11:30 AM
    2 slices WW bread
    2 tbsp natural PB
    1 tbsp sugar-free jam
    3/4 scoop Whey in water
    Cal/P/C/F: 360/31/31/12

    -12:30
    Workout

    -2:00 (Post-workout)
    1.5 scoops Whey in water
    6 fat-free Fig Newtons
    Cal/P/C/F: 478/48/69/2

    -3:30 PM
    2 slices WW bread
    2 tbsp natural PB
    1 tbsp sugar-free jam
    Cal/P/C/F: 285/14/30/12

    -6:00 PM
    1 chicken breasts
    3 oz. Tuna
    1 large sweetpotato
    1 can asparagus
    Cal/P/C/F: 472/56/52/4

    -8:00 PM
    Balance Gold Bar
    Cal/P/C/F: 210/15/21/7

    -9:30 PM (before bed)
    1 cup cottage cheese
    1/4 cup fresh blackberries
    2 strawberries
    Cal/P/C/F: 189/26/17/0

    TODAY"S TOTALS:
    Protein: 248 g
    Carbs: 301 g (47 g of this = fiber)
    Fat: 50 g (14g of this = saturated)
    Calories: 2643

    Notes on diet: I upped the calories today, adding a little more protein, carbs, and fat. I think this should help my gains some. Let me know what you all think.
    --Zack

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