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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    Ketogenic diet is fast and works very well. ...

    Ketogenic diet is fast and works very well.

    Atkins
    Southbeach
    CKD, etc.
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    If your primary goal during the month is to not...

    If your primary goal during the month is to not get fat, then I'd recommend low-carb. If you burn fat easily and just don't want to lose muscle - I'd pig out (to sustain what you've got), and then...
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    Thanks for the support. I'll catch Antek here...

    Thanks for the support. I'll catch Antek here eventually ;)
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    update!

    6 weeks later, down another 5 pounds.

    Goal is to hit Antek-like bodyfat levels before summer!

    Erin
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    I stopped eating carbs completely (went from...

    I stopped eating carbs completely (went from 100-200g / day to less than 10g /day), and people started noticing results in a little over a week. Dropped 18% of my starting bodyweight in 4 months (182...
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    I have always had love handles due to really wide...

    I have always had love handles due to really wide hip bones. The fat just sort of sits on top of the bones (which already stick out), and give the appearance of love handles even at moderate bodyfat...
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    drop sets, forced reps, negatives

    Do most of you use drop sets, forced reps (someone helping you lift it), and / or negatives? Is there any literature that does not condone it for any reason or another?

    Erin
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    All weights are listed w/out bar; "210 pound...

    All weights are listed w/out bar; "210 pound deadlift" is actually 210 + olympic bar, et cetera.

    All weights are current @ 150 pounds of bodyweight - probably around 9% bodyfat.

    Will keep...
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    November 8, 2004 - Present

    Day 1 11/8/2004
    Low Incline Bench Press
    30x12 40x12 40x12 40x9 40x6 40x5
    Flat Bench
    20x12 50x9 40x7 40x6 40x6 BARx16
    Dips
    3 2 1 0.5
    Pull-Downs ...
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    I'm going to continue cutting down to 6, 7, 8 (or...

    I'm going to continue cutting down to 6, 7, 8 (or so) BF%. Then hang out for a couple months maintaining that... and then start a bulk.

    Erin
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    No.

    No.
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    "3. Keep Thinking Positive"

    "3. Keep Thinking Positive"
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    Yeah Splinter Cell sure was a cool game!

    Yeah Splinter Cell sure was a cool game!
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    bulking after a carb-depleted diet

    Curious -

    I hear lots of things about people who balloon up very, very quickly after adding carbohydrates to their diet post-Atkins (fat and water-retention-wise). I've heard it attributed to the...
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    I have really wide hips, and last place I lose...

    I have really wide hips, and last place I lose fat is my midsection - so naturally it appears that I have some love handle action even though I'm quite lean everywhere else.

    Depending on what...
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    4-5x a week; typically 2 hrs lifting + 1 hr cardio

    4-5x a week; typically 2 hrs lifting + 1 hr cardio
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    Honestly I wasn't able to really make a good...

    Honestly I wasn't able to really make a good comparison of strength pre and during (because, well, I'm not done) keto-diet. I started lifting again about the same time I started the keto thing, so,...
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    I've lost upwards of 30pds since beginning of...

    I've lost upwards of 30pds since beginning of November whilst doing Atkins.

    Also - it is very easy to gain it all back if you "come off" it too quickly. This is why I do not see Atkins as a...
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    Yeah, ketosis full time. Like I said, after the...

    Yeah, ketosis full time. Like I said, after the first week or two of energy crash my body seemed to normalize and function just as before.

    Ketone strips are a must, by the way, and are instant...
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    ... or you can feel free to avoid looking at my...

    ... or you can feel free to avoid looking at my junk, pops.
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