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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    Skip the belt and work on your form. You may...

    Skip the belt and work on your form. You may need to drop the weight a bit until you figure things out.

    Obviously you need to focus on keeping your back more upright during the squat. This could...
  2. Bradley -- do you remember the source of the...

    Bradley -- do you remember the source of the information you posted? I got into an argument with my brother the other day on just this topic.
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    Mic: When starting out, it's going to take a...

    Mic:

    When starting out, it's going to take a long time for you to figure out what works for your body and what doesn't. You mentioned that you have switched up your cardio and diet, and I vaugly...
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    Haven't you been at this for less than a year?

    Haven't you been at this for less than a year?
  5. The short answer is no, you cannot spot-reduce...

    The short answer is no, you cannot spot-reduce fat. Focus on your diet instead.
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    Play with your feet placement a little. Widening...

    Play with your feet placement a little. Widening your stance can make it a lot more comfortable to squat if you have long legs.
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    Couple observations: 1) Chris seems to be...

    Couple observations:

    1) Chris seems to be asserting that the sport would be "better" without equipment. Bench seems to be asserting that an individual would be insane to not use all the equipment...
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    Yep -- we're all rooting for you. Still think...

    Yep -- we're all rooting for you.

    Still think you need to up your calories, though.
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    Techno: What are you putting mayo on? For...

    Techno:

    What are you putting mayo on? For sandwiches and the like, mustard is a much better choice if you're tight on your daily calories. You can load up on it, so you have the moistness on the...
  10. Don't rely on external calculations to determine...

    Don't rely on external calculations to determine how many calories you should eat. None of them will take into account the (many) factors that make you different from everyone else who weighs the...
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    When I know I'm about to cheat, I have a bowl of...

    When I know I'm about to cheat, I have a bowl of oatmeal an hour or so before my actual meal. That way I'm not as hungry, and controlling portion size is a lot easier.

    That said, there are times...
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    Your choice of foods looks good, although I agree...

    Your choice of foods looks good, although I agree your calories need tweaking upward. Keep going up until you are loosing around a pound a week. Plan on it taking several (4-6 at least) weeks to...
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    If you don't have the nutritional information,...

    If you don't have the nutritional information, the best you can do is approximate by selecting the closest match that fitday has. For most things, this will be "close enough" for a occasional...
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    Technogeeky - I remember you from when you were...

    Technogeeky - I remember you from when you were here before. Good luck on your new effort!

    Tryska was dead on when she reccomended oats with protein powder (or another protein source) in the...
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    Though I've seen and agree with the notion that...

    Though I've seen and agree with the notion that squats do not really release any magic goo into your body causing your arms to grow. However, isn't there some merit to the symmetry argument, where...
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    If I recall correctly, I remember someone...

    If I recall correctly, I remember someone mentioning that the Y will adjust membership fees based on your income. Perhaps it could be more affordable for you than a "regular" gym. I suggest you...
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    Hold your nose and down it as fast as possible. ...

    Hold your nose and down it as fast as possible. You won't taste it until it's all down, and then you can avoid gagging by chasing it with something better. It'll make you a better person.
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    Remember, your rear delt is a very small muscle,...

    Remember, your rear delt is a very small muscle, so if you do make the choice to add direct work to it, make sure the volume is low. I have seen more growth from it after I *stopped* doing direct...
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    I assume those are butter-like substances that...

    I assume those are butter-like substances that contain olive or some other good oil as a base.
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    Everyone drinks to get drunk. Who really likes...

    Everyone drinks to get drunk. Who really likes the taste of hard alcholol anyway? (Edit: beer is another story. Mmm... beer) It's just the price of a good time.

    I think Gyno was...
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