The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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. Studies have also shown that protein requirements...

    Studies have also shown that protein requirements differ from inactive to active people. So generally speaking, people who have a higher activity level will require/utilize more protein than those...
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  3. ^^^ what he said.

    ^^^ what he said.
  4. Check into people like Lyle McDonald, Alan...

    Check into people like Lyle McDonald, Alan Aragon, etc.. Those guys are unbiased and have a ton of great knowledge. Mark Sisson has built an "empire" from making people believe he holds the key to...
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    Then I would say your efforts are wrong, or...

    Then I would say your efforts are wrong, or you're not really making the effort, or you have a preexisting medical condition.

    I've felt helpless before, and I know first hand that if you buckle...
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    Keep cranking away. And yeah, deloads suck, but...

    Keep cranking away. And yeah, deloads suck, but are very much a necessary part of training.
  7. You and I are on the same page. I agree.

    You and I are on the same page.



    I agree.
  8. That's a nice bit to add in. Good post Rich.

    That's a nice bit to add in. Good post Rich.
  9. Mark Sisson is one of those who takes "Paleoism"...

    Mark Sisson is one of those who takes "Paleoism" to the extremes. Granted parts of their theories are indeed healthy and should be applied by most; a lot of their other nonsense is just bullshit...
  10. I see two benefits to being taller... 1.)...

    I see two benefits to being taller...

    1.) Intimidation.
    2.) Being able to reach the cookies that your parents put at the top of the pantry when you were a kid.

    That's about it.
  11. Mark Sisson is a complete fucking moron. Do not...

    Mark Sisson is a complete fucking moron. Do not buy into his anti-carb nazism. His theories are made up or manipulated scientific research, or just plain terribly executed research. Paleo is some of...
  12. Lol. BMR and what it takes to maintain your...

    Lol.

    BMR and what it takes to maintain your current body weight are different. Your maintenance caloric intake is factored from your BMR and your activity level. As a reminder; BMR is the amount...
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    This. And just because you're skinny doesn't mean...

    This. And just because you're skinny doesn't mean you're necessarily healthy.
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    BTW, as exciting as all these new maxes are, you...

    BTW, as exciting as all these new maxes are, you shouldn't be maxing every time you go in, or even that relatively close together. You're gonna get hurt really fast. Take it from someone who has...
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    It could have a lot to do with how much you ate,...

    It could have a lot to do with how much you ate, but I believe there is a bit of lack of confidence that might have been holding you back. We tend to believe that we push ourselves, but truth be...
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    A beginner strength program. Look into routines...

    A beginner strength program. Look into routines like 5x5 beginner and Starting Strength.
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    You'll find out soon enough...

    You'll find out soon enough...
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    Lol... My man. Way to commit. Great start bro.

    Lol... My man. Way to commit. Great start bro.
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    I follow my own design of an upper/lower/full...

    I follow my own design of an upper/lower/full body split...

    Awesome

    Bench
    95x10 135x8 185x6 210x3x5

    Pendlay Rows
    135x3x8
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    Tales of a Mad Man

    I workout with my wife. So far her numbers are unknown and a little conservative. My maxes haven't been tested in a while, but these are my latest max sets. I wanted to do competitive PLing, but...
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