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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  1. I've heard that counting calories is not...

    I've heard that counting calories is not necessarily a good idea. Is it ok to eat until you are full if you are taking in mostly healthy foods such as carrots, whole grains, skim milk, etc? I'm...
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    I did. It's really nothing. And the pain is...

    I did. It's really nothing. And the pain is just due to heartburn. That's what the doctor told me. So I'm relieved.
  3. I think I may have symptoms of an eating disorder

    I'm a 24 year old male, 5'11''. I am about 168 lbs. My acceptable body fat (12% to 16%) range is from 173 to 182 lbs (I got it tested). My maintenance is around 2400 calories a day.

    6 out of...
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    The vermonster

    1 gallon of ice cream

    http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/5529/vermonsterpf9.jpg

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermonster

    Nuff said.
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    Small lump near breastbone

    I'm a 24 year old male and I've noticed for the past 2 months that I have this small lump at the bottom of my breastbone (actually slightly to the right of the bottom). Sometimes when I wake up, it...
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    One issue with strength training. If you put...

    One issue with strength training.

    If you put on muscle, then this extra muscle will help you burn more calories since it increases metabolism.

    However, if you want to put on muscle, this...
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    Why is it that most of the workout I'm doing is a...

    Why is it that most of the workout I'm doing is a waste then? (See 2 posts above.)

    Is it because I'm not doing enough intensity? Or should I be doing more reps/sets? Or am I focusing on the...
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    the problem is that a calorie surplus will result...

    the problem is that a calorie surplus will result in some fat gain.

    my understanding is that it is very difficult to simultaneously gain muscle and lose fat.
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    Typical workout (some of these are more than the...

    Typical workout (some of these are more than the usual 6-8 reps)

    Leg press: about 270 lbs, 6-8 reps, 2 sets
    Chinups: 8-10 reps, 2 sets
    abdominal curl: 150 lbs, 15-20 reps, 2-3 sets
    hip...
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    I need anywhere from 3000-3200 calories to...

    I need anywhere from 3000-3200 calories to maintain my weight.

    i know i won't have any more significant gains. however i know that if i stopped working out and did nothing i would lose the muscle...
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    I'm not sure what you mean by maintenance. But...

    I'm not sure what you mean by maintenance.

    But I'll say that I have maintenance in the above exercises that I listed. I know I probably can't put on a whole lot more growth. But I'm wondering if...
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    I'm looking for a caloric deficit. I started...

    I'm looking for a caloric deficit. I started lifting weights like 6 months ago and in that time, I have put on some muscle.

    I know that there's a limit as to how much that I can put on since...
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    how many sets per workout?

    So I'm not looking to explode, nor to have a calorie surplus. I just want to use strength training to get my muscles to a certain size while maintaining about 2700 calories each day. (I'm looking...
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