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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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  1. #101
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    hello again!

    umm...actually i used ot just pick it up at kroger or publix in their organic foods section, but from now on i'm gonna get it at my supplement store, because the brand they got is really yummy tasting and i know they will always have that brand. it's a big old bottle too, and i think i paid maybe 25-30 bucks for it? that will last me over a month too. possibly two months.

    umm, you can get 8oz bottles that will last about 2 weeks for about 6 bucks at kroger tho.
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    Cool, I'll look into it. Thanks

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    For those of you following my journal here is an update of my progress.

    Weight: 230 (was 248)
    % Body Fat: 21 (was 24)
    Measurements: (inches)
    Calf: 15.5 (was 15)
    Thigh: 24 (was 24)
    Hips: 40 (was 41)
    Waist: 39 (was 40.5)
    Stomach: 42 (was 45)
    Chest: 46 (was 44)
    Biceps: 15 (was 14)
    Neck: 16 (was 14.5)

    I guess this is proof that I'm making a difference. I feel better, and I think I look better, so that its what counts. If anyone would like to critique my routine in any way, please feel free. I was told that I was doing too many sets. I tried to cut back on them a little.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Tuesday (3/19/02)

    Comments: Yesterday was a great day for working out. It was around 72 degrees outside, and I played softball from 4:45 until 6:30, then went to hit the weights. Worked chest and back in about 50 minutes. I know I could get through it faster, but my workout partner doesn't like to work as fast as I do. I didn't feel as strong yesterday, but that might have been due to low carbs yesterday. Today's carb level will be a lot higher.

    Diet:
    M1: (7:15) 4 Slices Turkey Bacon, 1 Cup Grits
    M2: (10:00) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Milk
    M3: (1:00) Turkey Sandwich on Wheat, Pickle
    M4: (5:00) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Milk
    M5: (8:00) Spinach Salad, Fat Free Italian Dressings, 8oz Orange Ruffie, 2 tbs Olive Oil, 1 Cup Wild Rice
    Totals: Cal: 1943, Pro: 215, Fat: 54, Carbs: 171

    Workout:
    Cardio: Racquetball-->60 mins
    Abs:
    Hanging Leg Lifts 10
    Hanging Knee Tucks 20
    Flutter Kicks 20
    Incline Sit-Ups 20
    Bicycle Crunches 20X2
    Side Crunches 25X2

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Last edited by blustring; 03-20-2002 at 06:57 AM.

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    Wednesday (3/20/02)

    Comments: Didn't do abs yesterday. When we finished playing racquetball I was so tired. I don't think I could have done any ab work. It would have been useless. I'll do it on Friday.

    Diet:
    M1: (7:00) Oatmeal Creme Pie, 1 Egg, 4 Slices Turkey Bacon
    M2: (10:00) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Milk, 1 Tbs. Flax Oil (tastes like fish)
    M3: (1:00) 6oz. Steak, 1 Cup Green Beans
    M4: (6:00) 44g Whey, 1 Pack Oatmeal
    M5: (8:30) Dinner Salad, Skillet Sensation
    Totals: Cal: 1967, Pro: 204, Fat: 52, Carbs: 179

    Workout:
    Shoulders:
    Seated DB Press 45X12, 45X6
    Front DB Raises 25X12X2
    Lateral DB Raises 20X12X2
    Traps:
    DB Upright Rows 35X12X2
    DB Shrugs 140X12, 160X12
    Triceps:
    Skull Crushers 60X12X2
    Machine Tricep Extensions 90X12X2
    Weighted Dips 25X12X2

    Peace
    Last edited by blustring; 03-22-2002 at 09:33 AM.

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    Weighed last night after playing racquetball for 1.5 hours. Down to 230.

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    ace. congrats!
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    Thanks,
    I've still got a long way to go though, but I'm making constant progress.

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    anf that's the key.
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    Okay,
    I took flax oil for the first time today, and that stuff is terrible. It has a fishy flavor to it. I put it in my protein shake, which is questionably tasty to begin with. It ruined it. Just a tablespoon of that stuff made the consistency oily, and gave it a fishy flavor. I have to figure out another way to eat that stuff. I guess I could just be a man and take a tablespoon full of it. YUCK!

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    what brand of flax is it?
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    Hmmmm,
    I don't know the brand, but it's the only liquid that they had. Everything else was pills. It's in a solid black bottle (I'm sure that helps).

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    oh yeah..that one.

    *lol*

    it shouldn't taste fishy. kinda nutty tasting with maybe a bitter part to it, but not fishy. you've been keeping it fridgerated?
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    Yeah,
    Refrigerated since I opened it. It's not nutty tasting at all. It's very oily (which I expected), but you know how you have that oily aftertaste after eating some species of fish. That's kind of what it tastes like. Not good in a chocolate protein shake. BLAH!

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    Thursday (3-21-02)

    Comments: Shoulder workout was really great yesterday. I've never felt a burn like that in my shoulders. Couldn't finish my second set of DB Press, but I strained my way through everything else. I'm really starting to notice a difference in my arms, back, shoulders and chest. My stomach still needs a lot of work, but I believe my love handles are going away. My pants and shirts fit much better, and I'm feeling much more confident. I really do appreciate the support I'm getting on this board (mainly from Tryska). It would help me tremendously if someone could take a look at my routine and let me know where it is lacking. As always any suggestion, opinions, or advice is greatly appreciated.

    Diet:
    M1: (7:00) 1 Cup Grits, 2 Eggs
    M2: (10:00) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Milk
    M3: (1:00) 12oz Tuna, 4 Tbs Mayo, 2 Tbs Pickle Relish
    M4: (4:00) 44g Whey, 1 Pack Oatmeal
    M5: (9:30) 1 Chicken Breast, 2 Tbs Olive Oil, 1 Cup Mushrooms
    Totals: Cal: 2144, Pro: 269, Fat: 61, Carbs: 125

    Workout:
    Legs:
    Squats 195X12X2
    Leg Curls 70X12X2
    Leg Extensions 90X12X2
    Calf Raises 245X12X2
    Biceps:
    BB Curls 60X21X2
    Preacher Curls 55X12X2
    Forearms:
    Reverse Forearm Curls 95X12X2

    Have a great day!
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    hey there.....

    a. sorry the flax is so sucky. maybe you'll get used to it.

    b. how come you don't do a squat/leg press or squat variation?
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    That's a good question. I haven't done squats in a very long time. Occasionally I will do leg press and hack squats, I just haven't done them lately. I haven't done leg press or hack squats since I started posting on this board. I don't have any thing against them. I don't really like BB squats, probably because they are hard, but I'm sure that they would help out a lot. I'll work them into my routine. My workout partner is getting annoyed with my constant routine change. I think he wants to just do the same thing every week. I don't do that. I thought that we worked pretty hard yesterday, but he wasn't satisfied with only doing 4 tricep sets (plus 2 warm-up sets). He wanted to do weighted dips. I did 2 more sets with him, then called it quits. What is a good number of sets to do per muscle/group? That might be a good question for the routine board.

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    weighted dips aren't a bad idea for chest/tri. I like them alot, and actually am using them to break my bench plateau. we'll see how that works out.


    anyways....when i do my routine for the day, i typically set it up with 3 compound movements and 2 iso movements, and 3 sets each.
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    When you say 3 compound 2 iso, are you doing that for each muscle, or what. For instance if I was working chest and back. Would I do 3 compound and 2 iso for chest, and 3 compound, 2 iso for back? That is around 15 total sets.

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    well.....my split is:

    back/bis
    chest/tris
    legs

    so the 3 compounds work my back and my bi (to an extent) and then i isolate my biceps specifcally after.

    if you are doing a back/chest split you would just do 3 compounds for each. the isos would come in on your arms day when you are isolating those specific muscles.
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    So, on those days when I use specific excercises would I do all the compound movements also? Like on Legs, squats are a compound movement right? Would I do squats then 2 more compounds then something like leg extensions, leg curls and calf raises?

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    Friday (3/22/02)

    Comments: Didn't get to go to the gym last night. Got home from work and there were repairment already there to fix my front door. I guess my landlord called them. Anyway, I had to sit there with them and wait for them to finish. They turned a 1 hour job into a 5 hour deal. It was almost 8:00 when they finished. I would have gone then, but I had made plans to go over to a buddy's house so he could help me bleed the clutch on my truck. So yesterday was a big disappointment. I will do yesterday's workout today, and today's tomorrow, which leaves Saturday's routine to be done on Sunday. I already had a full weekend, but now it's going to be really full.

    Diet:
    M1: (7:00) Oatmeal Cream Pie, 2 Eggs
    M2: (10:00) 44g Whey, 2 Cups Milk
    M3: (1:00) Turkey Sandwich, Pickle
    M4: (4:00) 44g Whey, 1 Pack Oatmeal
    M5: (8:00) Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Garlic Bread, 1 Beer
    Totals: Cal: 2136, Pro: 198, Fat: 56, Carb: 215

    Workout:
    Yesterday's Routine

    Peace Out!
    Last edited by blustring; 03-25-2002 at 07:45 AM.

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    well...leg day is a bit different, simply because such a large percentage of muscle gets involved.

    for leg day i just like to use compounds and then calf raises.

    ie:

    squats, walking lunges, and SLDLs.

    that's adequate to hit hams, quads and glutes, and calves a little bit, as well as lower back some.

    then calf raises as well. If you really wanted to get nit-picky you could add adductor/abductor work in. (with my routine i don't see the point of adding curls and extensions as well as what i'm doing there)
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    Well,
    I threw in squats just to see how it goes. I think it should be a pretty thorough workout. We will see this afternooon.

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    Saturday (3-23-02)

    Comments: Diet wasn't that good today, but it wasn't that bad. Took in too many carbs, and not enough protein, but it's better than my last few weekends. Ab workout was awesome. I was exhausted by the time I was finished. And Tryska, thanks a lot for the tip on squats, I have never felt pain like that in my thighs. My quads are so sore, I look funny walking up stairs.

    Diet:
    M1: 2 Eggs, 1 Cup Grits
    M2: Corn Chips
    M3: 1 Cup Wild Rice
    M4: Coca Cola
    M5: 1 Chicken Breast, 1 Cup Mashed Potatoes, 1 Cup Green Beans, Salad, 5 Beers
    Totals: Cal: 2244, Pro: 96, Fat: 37, Carbs: 253

    Workout:
    Cardio: Played Basketball for 1.5 hours
    Abs:
    Hanging Leg Raises 10
    Hanging Knee Lifts 20
    Flutter Kicks 20
    Incline Sit-Ups 20
    Bicycle Crunches 2X20
    Side Crunches 25X25X2

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