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. Macro diet vs. just counting calories

    I've been reading a lot of nutrition articles and this is the time to get this body looking its best. I am at approximately 19% bf so it's way past time to get it off.

    I understand that you have...
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    Running Times magazine had an article out a while...

    Running Times magazine had an article out a while back on the body percentages of elite women runners.

    The study involved 70 elite woman and they had a body fat percentage of between 10% and 37%,...
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    Can't lose weight. What's wrong????

    I need some serious help here. I've read nutrition articles until I feel like I'm a half assed expert, but I just can't seem to lose any weight.

    I'm 45, 5.9, 184 pounds. I'm guessing from looking...
  4. What body fat percentage do most of you have?

    Is there a certain body fat percentage you try to maintain, or do you fluctuate depending on whether you are cutting and bulking?

    If you fluctuate, do you bulk until you are at a certain...
  5. Have all the excercises been discovered/invented?

    Have all the excercises for bodybuilding been invented/discovered? Lee Haney had his Haney Shrug and Arnold had his Arnold Press. Do you think some new excercise will come along some day or do you...
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    Amonia smell after a hard run

    I did a hard, 3 mile run yesterday and afterward I smelled amonia.

    I did some searching and read some things about it being the result of my body burning muscle for fuel. Not good!!

    I'm...
  7. So, as long as I'm in a caloric deficit (I...

    So, as long as I'm in a caloric deficit (I understand how much I need to consume to lose a pound a week, etc.), and as long as my fat and protein amounts are accurate, the amount of carbs do not...
  8. Mr. D, that is helps some, but that is sort of...

    Mr. D, that is helps some, but that is sort of what I was getting at with my original post.

    I know that simply adding more, say protein, then the percentage of carbs and fat will mathematically...
  9. Your answer presumes that by knowing how many...

    Your answer presumes that by knowing how many grams I ingested, I didn't know what percentage that is of my caloric intake. I'd still know the percentage and know whether I'm off one way or another.
  10. Protein/Carbs/Fat As A % of Total Calories.

    I'm trying to get my nutrition down, reading all I can, etc. One thing I am confused about is this:

    I've read articles that say your protein intake should be so many grams, etc. But, shouldn't...
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    Weight and High Blood Pressure

    I know being overweight is a factor in high blood pressure. If a person cuts and reduces his blood pressure, is he likely to get high blood pressure again if he gains that weight back if the weight...
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    Man, it would help if I spelled his name...

    Man, it would help if I spelled his name correctly! Phil Pfister. Sorry about that, Phil.

    Here's a local story:

    http://www.wvgazette.com/section/Sports/2006092522
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    Congratulations to Phil Phister!

    Congratulations to Phil Phister, World Strongman Champion. First American to win since 1982.

    Phil is from this area and is a great guy. Very well liked and respected in the community.

    Way to...
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    Someone else had no problem answering it.

    Someone else had no problem answering it.
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    Generally, but not specifically.

    Generally, but not specifically.
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    Thanks, but it doesn't answer my question.

    Thanks, but it doesn't answer my question.
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    Weight training for MMA

    I started mixed martial arts training 3 weeks ago (Mauy Thai and Brazalian Jiu Jitsu). My cardio is good since I've always run/sprinted.

    What kind of weight lifting routine would you recommend?...
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    Sounds like tendinitis. I get it every time I do...

    Sounds like tendinitis. I get it every time I do upright rows and sometimes when I do preacher curls.

    Try some Ibuprofen, massage it often (just take a finger and rub over it for several...
  19. Phil, that was extremely informative. I too...

    Phil, that was extremely informative. I too continued my bodybuilding while doing some triathlons as well as road races. Prior to that, I did just running. Not much, about 15 miles per week. I...
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    Writes very well for a 13 year old.

    Writes very well for a 13 year old.
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