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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    Check the index--sucrose (sugar) isn't super-high...

    Check the index--sucrose (sugar) isn't super-high GI like white bread or potato, or puffed rice cereal. It's more in the medium category.

    Plus, beans are low GI, and the protein and fat in the...
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    Yep, I can't believe how fine the women in...

    Yep, I can't believe how fine the women in Florida are. My sister goes to UF, and I was just blown away (unfortunately not literally). I have the theory that beaches and warm weather motivate folks...
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    what are concentrated crunches and leg lifts?

    what are concentrated crunches and leg lifts?
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    AKA, you mentioned that you didn't put a pic on...

    AKA, you mentioned that you didn't put a pic on the personal website, yet you seem to be getting pretty good reponse. Any tips on writing a successful profile? Are you initiating contact with these...
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    I was referring to AKA23 My original question...

    I was referring to AKA23

    My original question was how long I would need to get ripped, not whether I should be bulking or cutting.

    Chris, what kind of nutrition plan/training program are you...
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    Thanks for the replies. Chris, I've tried the...

    Thanks for the replies.

    Chris, I've tried the bulking route before, but every time I try and lose the fat I gain, the muscle comes right off with it, and I'm back to where I started, kind of like...
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    ~How long will it take for me to get ripped?

    Any estimates, if I were to diet properly, how long would it take for me to get down to 5-6% bodyfat?

    Please don't tell me that I need to start bulking--I know I need to gain muscle, but would...
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    Sorry to hear about your problem at work, AKA. I...

    Sorry to hear about your problem at work, AKA. I would agree with Aspect, though. If you have years of outstanding service with your company, they will probably forgive an isolated incident. From...
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    I remember in your first thread you were ripped...

    I remember in your first thread you were ripped and had great abs, but you were skinny. When I first saw those pics, I thought that you simply had great genetics, and that was that.

    However,...
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    You are talking about that single pic where you...

    You are talking about that single pic where you are in the Bermuda shorts, right? By the time you put up your first "series" of pics, you were ripped but skinny, if I remember it right.

    Did you...
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    Ahh...so protein powder acts similarly to a high...

    Ahh...so protein powder acts similarly to a high GI carb like white flour in that both overwhelm the body's digestive system at once. This makes sense, and would suggest that an all-protein powder...
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    Our definition of peak performance is not...

    Our definition of peak performance is not required for a species to survive. A 500 lb bench is not required for survival nor is a 9.7 100-meter, a 2:04 marathon, or a 5% bodyfat. Our ancestors may...
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    Whole foods may have been optimal for survival,...

    Whole foods may have been optimal for survival, but that in itself doesn't necessarily mean whole foods are optimal for peak performance. I have no opinion on whether whole foods or protein...
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    Maybe so, but for hundreds of thousands of years...

    Maybe so, but for hundreds of thousands of years we knew nothing about optimal training, nutrition, meal timing, supplements, medicine. We may have survived, but most people on this board are...
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    What did the doctor say is causing the pain? ...

    What did the doctor say is causing the pain?

    I'm sure with your state of fitness and your diet, you will take significantly less than 6-8 weeks to heal. Nonetheless, I would suggest making sure...
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    From what I've heard, meat protein is more...

    From what I've heard, meat protein is more thermogenic than protein powder--i.e. meat requires more calories to digest than shakes. I've always assumed meat would be superior to protein shakes for...
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    Damn, AKA I didn't read your last journal before...

    Damn, AKA I didn't read your last journal before I posted above. I hope your wrist heals quickly. Those side effects sound intense--your body is definetely telling you to back off anything that...
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    AKA, I am wondering if you could comment on...

    AKA,

    I am wondering if you could comment on the issue of whole food vs. protein supplements. You've mentioned that you prefer to get your protein from whole foods, but I was wondering if you...
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    This is the kind of anecdotal evidence I'm...

    This is the kind of anecdotal evidence I'm looking for--thanks. One question, though: did your calories/carbs/protein/fat remain the same when you switched from shakes to whole food?

    Anyone else...
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    As long as meat doesn't have any significant fat...

    As long as meat doesn't have any significant fat burning, muscle-hardening effects, I'm going to continue my powder usage, even while cutting:

    1. I would have to prepare large amounts of meat...
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