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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    Thinking more about HIIT: where's the biggest benefit for Fat Loss?

    The above exchange about HIIT - and the rationale proposed by Built for doing it -- "What we hope to effect with HIIT is catecholamine release" -- took me by surprise. My awareness of interval work...
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    Typically, cutting ratios are anywhere from 40...

    Typically, cutting ratios are anywhere from 40 protein/30carbs/30fat.

    For bulking, while i've seen 30/40/30 have great results, lots of folks go 30/50/20 while some claim 55carb/30protein/15fat is...
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    Well, remember that the measure is usually based...

    Well, remember that the measure is usually based on kg of body weight, not pounds. A high ratio of protein to carbs (40/30/30) is usual for fat loss, but these aren't ratios anyone would want to...
  4. Thread: Taking Vitamins

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    was there something about your current diet that...

    was there something about your current diet that convinced you you aren't getting all the vitamins you require from your food/other sups?

    season's best to you,
    mc
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    With reference to the value of heart rate when...

    With reference to the value of heart rate when doing HIIT, for those who may be interested, fyi

    this piece by dr. mark tallon. You'll notice there's a point of diminishing return in going beyond...
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    I'm not sure what point you're making with this...

    I'm not sure what point you're making with this statement about EPOC (which you point to a couple times in your article) being overrated? EPOC is a measure that demonstrates an O2 requirement which...
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    i replied to Holto privately about this question...

    i replied to Holto privately about this question of my research area, which he has not yet acknowledged to me directly or on the board - that's curious, but it's holto's perogative.

    I'm also not...
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    It's interdisciplinary, Slim, and i research how...

    It's interdisciplinary, Slim, and i research how technological systems can enhance human performance. However, please note that in my posts i don't said "because i say so" but try to point to...
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    Could you clarify on what you're basing that last...

    Could you clarify on what you're basing that last sentence - about carbs not being essential for life and health? what is the reference for this claim?

    I know you've stated that you're not saying...
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    Just for clarification do you mean "time" in...

    Just for clarification do you mean "time" in terms of increasing cardio - as in you wouldn't do it longer? Intensity is effectively "more" cardio.

    Also, more effective than simply upping intensity...
  11. not at all my intention, and we're cool ...

    not at all my intention, and we're cool



    indeed.



    Peace, sport. and best of the season to you.
  12. Sport, i think i asked this in my reply: what is...

    Sport, i think i asked this in my reply: what is it you're saying is the benefit of veggies over most any other foods, then?

    Of course nutrients etc found in veggies are found in other foods....
  13. Ah super! good luck with your progress and...

    Ah super!

    good luck with your progress and program.

    take care

    mc
  14. well, i'm not assuming that only your colleague...

    well, i'm not assuming that only your colleague will be reading a reply. i'm also using "you" in the plural casual sense rather than the more formal "one" for third person.




    as said...
  15. I'm not sure what the point of the distinction...

    I'm not sure what the point of the distinction is: there's very little real food that is either carb or protein only. When most of us talk about food sources that are carbs or protein or fats we're...
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    fyi: new approach bulking/cutting phase

    T-nation this week posts on a "new" approach to bulking/cutting phases. focus is on clean foods.

    best
    mc
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    thank you for the welcome. the phd is real, by...

    thank you for the welcome. the phd is real, by the way, as is thus the "dr."
    i'm not sure what direct question i've dodged? if there's something i've missed, please shout. it's a puzzle to me that...
  18. Well there's a bunch of measures for body fat -...

    Well there's a bunch of measures for body fat - if you don't have calipers and a friend to help you take the measures, then the Navy Circumference method is about the best one going in terms of...
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    yup homemade wheat bread is grand. with butter,...

    yup homemade wheat bread is grand. with butter, great source of some kinds of fats. But WHEN and HOW OFTEN to have this stuff is the question, right?
    i get the feeling you guys don't seem to want to...
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    don't kill yourself - no i'm new here. have i...

    don't kill yourself - no i'm new here. have i said something that's a problem?

    best

    mc
    wb
    phd
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