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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    Bananas are relatively starchy for a fruit. They...

    Bananas are relatively starchy for a fruit. They are good to eat a while before a workout or possibly post workout. Other than that, it is better to eat some low-GI starchy carbs, IMO.
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    If you gain fat only, you will probably look...

    If you gain fat only, you will probably look *smaller* without a shirt on. There is also this thing called adipocyte hyperplasia --- basically, if you gain fat, you will always have a higher level...
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    Glucagon does not prevent insulin secretion or...

    Glucagon does not prevent insulin secretion or any of it's negative effects. It simply returns blood sugar to baseline. If glucagon was NOT secreted, insulin would be LESS likely to be secreted...
  4. canned tuna, sweet peppers, egg-whites with...

    canned tuna, sweet peppers, egg-whites with cooking salsa scrambled, peanut butter, blueberries, raspberries, oatbran or oatmeal, tofu to blend with fruit and artificial sweetener, lentil soup...
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    "Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz", that is a good...

    "Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz", that is a good flavor, along with chunky munky
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    Studies have shown that the stimulating effects...

    Studies have shown that the stimulating effects (i.e. higher bp, heart palpitations, headache, etc.) subside after a few weeks. I know it is a stimulant, but it does not significantly change one's...
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    I don't think ephedrine jacks up your metabolism...

    I don't think ephedrine jacks up your metabolism significantly. It mobilizes fatty acids from fat cells and suppresses the appetite, but it's direct effect on metabolism is fairly small. The CNS...
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    Lack of variety in food will usually make you eat...

    Lack of variety in food will usually make you eat less, so this is good! You won't crave as much if you aren't always trying new foods. Eat tuna and disgusting stuff, and you won't crave all the...
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    Dude, Get over it! If you gain weight that...

    Dude,
    Get over it!

    If you gain weight that quickly, you will gain 30 lbs of fat and 5 lbs of muscle at the very most (if you train perfectly). That is not an exaggeration.

    Eat lots of...
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    Yes, it depends on the amino acid profile. ...

    Yes, it depends on the amino acid profile. Generally speaking, the more BCAAs, the higher the efficiency of gluconeogenesis. Whey protein, with its fast digesting and high BCAA properties, converts...
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    If you want a clean bulk, do a small amount of...

    If you want a clean bulk, do a small amount of low intensity cardio. Interval training may be ok, but I've never done it.

    If you are breaking new ground in strength and want to become really...
  12. Hydroxycitric acid is only supposedly good for...

    Hydroxycitric acid is only supposedly good for preventing lipogenesis from carbs and suppressing the appetite. However, ephedrine decreases glycogen uptake, and is best taken with a low carb diet...
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    Wait, forget that 100g 40g thing. you can still...

    Wait, forget that 100g 40g thing. you can still be higher, and be in ketosis. This is a general guideline to follow. Obviously, you cannot limit the glucose in your blood to 40g and eat enough...
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    Just add the calories from each macronutrient. ...

    Just add the calories from each macronutrient. Insert them into the ketogenic ratio formula. Make sure that this ratio is >=1.5 for your post-workout shake.

    Also, add this formula up for an...
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    1. Count your calories, don't eat too much. 2....

    1. Count your calories, don't eat too much.
    2. Consider an isocaloric diet for a few weeks. This is 33% protein, 33% fat, 33% carbs.
    3. Don't eat ANY processed or refined carbohydrates and no...
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    You can assume that 58% of protein, 10% of fat,...

    You can assume that 58% of protein, 10% of fat, and 100% of carbs will be converted to blood glucose. Even at times of low glycogen, these percentages are fairly constant.

    At the beginning of a...
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    This is also a good diet to transition into and...

    This is also a good diet to transition into and out of a CKD.
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    I like to use 3/4 cup of oatbran, 2 Tbsp cocoa,...

    I like to use 3/4 cup of oatbran, 2 Tbsp cocoa, and some Splenda. Or, I use 3/4 oatbran, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and Splenda.
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    Beginning and end of no-carb period: flax seed...

    Beginning and end of no-carb period:
    flax seed oil
    sardines
    salmon
    cook with olive oil

    Eat only unsaturated fat at the beginning and end of no-carb period, as saturated fat may hinder...
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    I have a list of nutritional information for...

    I have a list of nutritional information for different fast food items, such as BK Broiler w/o mayo, Subway sandwhiches, McGrill, Chicken Fiesta Burrito, etc. If I MUST eat out, I try to eat...
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