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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    21?! Damn... you gotta get carded all the time...

    21?! Damn... you gotta get carded all the time lol! You're making 23 feel pretty freakin old right now.
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    Awesome job. How old are you? You look young...

    Awesome job. How old are you? You look young which makes the progress that much more impressive imo. Also, the second picture from your most recent set is sweet, I love the pose and hair.
  3. Thread: Rant

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    I wanna work out my chest and arms. Actually for...

    I wanna work out my chest and arms. Actually for the past 6 weeks those have been my focus points. I also am still sporting teh abs. Whats that make me?

    :outnumber:

    But, that is because...
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    Long chain of events: Parents get divorced, mom...

    Long chain of events: Parents get divorced, mom attempts suicide, brother no longer talks to dad, dad remarries, mom fights severe case of anorexia, mom is hospitalized repeatedly due to blood loss...
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    Going nuts isn't always great. HOWEVER, in cases...

    Going nuts isn't always great. HOWEVER, in cases like this I think it makes for a good learning experience to just go nuts and find out that it is possible to put on weight. I know that at one...
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    Being that he is inquiring about an ab diet, I...

    Being that he is inquiring about an ab diet, I came to the obvious conclusion that he probably wants a six-pack. I then proceeded to tell him how to go about getting one.
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    It is most likely fluffy crap. You get abs via...

    It is most likely fluffy crap. You get abs via direct work (weight sit-ups etc) or the better option of doing the good exercises (compounds) that utilize and build a strong core like...
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    Same. But wear what you want. If you find...

    Same.

    But wear what you want. If you find that more comfortable/only clean shirt you have go for it.

    I actually like sleeveless shirts to keep cool. My guns are nothing to show off and...
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    Pretty much. Leptin, thyroid and other hormone...

    Pretty much. Leptin, thyroid and other hormone systems wont really begin to crash until you are pushing you body with severe calorie restrictions and/or getting to the single digits bf% if I...
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    I wouldn't eat all 100g right before hand. ...

    I wouldn't eat all 100g right before hand. Usually I didn't even eat before doing my depletion cuts (not necessary, just preference). But having some before hand is fine, in fact if I remember...
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    As you tire out on your squats you are raising...

    As you tire out on your squats you are raising your hips first and then your torso making it more like a good-morning.

    Doing DL's with your hips starting that high is fine, just realize if you...
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    As others have said... necessary? No. But,...

    As others have said... necessary? No.

    But, they certainly make my life much easier when I'm not in the mood for chicken or beef and simply am short on time.

    Gotta get your protein in. If...
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    You honestly don't need 'fat-burners'. What they...

    You honestly don't need 'fat-burners'. What they do is raise your heart rate. Don't make this complicated at first. Just start with a simple calorie deficit.

    *Edit: Fat burners are very useful...
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    I'd cut personally. But I guess it is all about...

    I'd cut personally. But I guess it is all about goals and preferences. I personally like to stay relatively lean if I can, 10-12% while bulking.

    As I'm sure people will question my opinion,...
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    My thoughts

    My thoughts
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    Really amazing man! Freaking awesome! The size...

    Really amazing man! Freaking awesome! The size you've put on your arms is just insane... That photo is going to make for a great multiple year progress comparison (wish I had one from when I...
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    I'm willing to bet you need more protein...

    I'm willing to bet you need more protein (chicken/turkey prob doesn't cut it). Go to the FAQ sticky of this forum (diet & nutrition) and look for what a body builder eats for ideas. Besides protein...
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    Yep. Worst case for me is 30 seconds to make a...

    Yep. Worst case for me is 30 seconds to make a shake and another 30 seconds to chug it.
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    Some children actually have ADHD and legitimately...

    Some children actually have ADHD and legitimately require medicine for help. To say no one should need it is being naive.

    Is it over prescribed and/or abused? Absolutely.
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    At first I was thinking doing lbs over % would be...

    At first I was thinking doing lbs over % would be better. But, as others have said this is for the tiny boys out there becoming men :evillaugh:

    I think % would give them the upper hand over the...
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