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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    Any advice on where I could be going wrong with...

    Any advice on where I could be going wrong with my diet and/or training would be helpful. Also, if you see a problem, if you would be so kind as to suggest an alternative to that individual problem...
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    I'm not trying to build strength other than on my...

    I'm not trying to build strength other than on my abs and lower back, hypertrophy occurs at higher reps.




    I've torn a tendon in my foot doing squats twice and I'm missing one of the...
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    Critiques (if any) on my routine

    Given that I'm endomorphic I'm trying to design a routine built around losing fat. I love lifting weights, while I know diet and cardio are the keys to weightloss, I still want to lift weights. ...
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    Carb intake for an endo

    I usually keep them pretty low but I like taking a boost pre-workout and mix another one with a scoop of why afterwards. Each one is like 42ish carbs with 28g of sugar, is doing 2 of these a day too...
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    Any suggestions are fat loss plateaus

    Firstly, I'm naturally endomorphic. Building muscle for me is like masturbating, I couldn't stop if I wanted too. That being said, I've maintained a pretty health lifestyle. I HIIT 3 times a week...
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    Cycling endurance weight training?

    I'm thinking about cycling an endurance routine to supplement my mass and strength routines. However, I'm concerned about losing both mass and strength by dedicating 3-4 weeks to endurance training. ...
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    Squat injury; How did it happen?

    Basically, while doing squats during the rising motion, I tore a ligament or tendon on the lateral side of my foot. Was this due to too much weight, poor form, underlying issues with my foot (which...
  8. Well, my main concern is that I really want to...

    Well, my main concern is that I really want to focus more on mass with my arms but I never want to neglect strength (i.e. "empty muscles"). I'm trying to find a balance between making the physique...
  9. Since you guys are the kings of volumizing...

    Is it worth it to spend time specifically training to volumize your delt(save anterior), bi's and tri's? Do you think they would get enough strength training through chest and back strength training?
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    Finding clothes that fit

    Besides getting everything custom tailored, are there tee-shirts and jeans that fit guys that have disproportionate body sizes? For my shirts, I have to buy XL so that my neck, shoulders, and chest...
  11. I really don't see how anyone would voluntarily...

    I really don't see how anyone would voluntarily vomit unless it was a matter of life and death. It's such a ****ty experience.
  12. Hot tip for all you HIIT fans (which should be everyone)

    For those of you who do your HIIT first thing in the morning, I learned a good lesson today. In order to avoid some devastating events, I suggest you DO NOT partake in the following:

    1) Take 40mg...
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    Interval training questions

    As far as progression in your program goes, is it better to increase the amount of high intensity portion you do or the length of the routine? When do you hit the time threshhold of the "break"...
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    i live in south carolina, i said "county", not...

    i live in south carolina, i said "county", not country
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    i think what concerns me the most is my dhea...

    i think what concerns me the most is my dhea levels, the main reason i had my hormone levels tested was specifically for dhea and its depression effect

    hypogondia makes sense, the first thing they...
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    analysis of my hormone bloodwork

    even though its on the reports, im 24 y/o male

    the nurse that gave it to me was no help and the PA didnt know enough about it to give me any answers

    since you guys probably know more than most...
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    It's become more of a burden than anything else,...

    It's become more of a burden than anything else, I've lost so much flexibility (mainly in my arms and back), gained stretch marks on my arms and legs, and I just don't want to get any bigger.

    And...
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    Evaluation of my routine to lose weight

    I've come to the point where I don't want to build anymore muscle, so I'm focusing on being as lean as possible

    I know diet is important and I don't really need help with that

    My routine is as...
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    prior back problems and deadlifts

    firstly, dont make a mistake, this same question im asking you guys will be what i ask a orthopedist

    that being said, i have a congenial disorder where the anterior ligament between my L5 and S1...
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    breakfast before lifting?

    i lift first thing in the morning before work, i do tend to have stomach issues(nausea) and im completely certain its not related to dehydration

    that being said, i usually eat a bowl of ceral,...
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