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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Dropping fat for sports/increasing strength and speed

    Okay I'm about 6' and I weigh 205. Also I'm 15. I play football and baseball. For a while I have been telling myself that I'm decently strong and it will be fine, but it all culminated for me yesterday. I was at a friends house and we where messing around in the pool and I was completely outmatched. I was getting pushed around and that didn't feel to good. Then we went out and where played man hunt. No one wanted me on their team because I'm slow. 9'6 60yd dash slow. I was ages behind everyone else. I couldn't jump over the fences that my friends where. And it just pissed the hell out of me. I do decent in baseball and football. I'm not amazing, but I work hard. I just have a pesky gut in the way.

    So my question is how can I increase my overall body strength/running while also dropping bodyfat?

    I lift about 5 days a week in the morning before school, and I then I have football practice afterwards. I started seriously lifting about a week and a half ago. Before that I had been doing about 3 days a week doing bench, squat, box squat, cleans, and deadlifts.

    My diet looks something like this

    breakfast:
    protein shake before and after my lift
    protein bar for "breakfast" before I go to school

    Lunch:
    A sandwich on white bread- it alternates between turkey, ham, and roast beef
    water
    a small bag of doritoes
    4 oreos (my mom packs my lunch...)

    protein shake after football.

    dinner:
    varies to much to really pin down.


    note I try to drink about 200 oz of water a day. I heard that you should drink your body weight in oz everyday.

    I have about an hour or so to lift in the morning.

    Any advice, help, or encouragement would be greatly appreciated.
    Lifts @ 6'2 235lbs
    Bench: 165/285/330 (11/22/11)
    Squat: 235/405/440 (2/2/12)
    Dead: 270/500/440 (1/26/12)
    Total: 1190 lbs


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    Build a sled and drag it around for cardio, a better squat, deadlift and some serious football pushing strength.
    Last edited by Leeman; 08-19-2007 at 12:07 AM.
    YOU CANT BUY STRENGTH

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    get that diet in check. doritos and oreos have to go.
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    Add in speed/agility/mobility/plyo work. Not only will it help transfer some of your strength into the ground, better feet, quicker, etc. but it can be quite a calorie burning workout as well.
    6'0" 180
    Vertical 29" Running= 37" 40= 4.70
    Big 3: Squat= 320
    ........Bench= 275
    ........Deadlift= 350ish?
    OL: .....Clean= 270 150%
    ...........Snatch= 200 111%

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    Losing that gut is about the diet. All you can do to assist is train hard. As in your speed teenathlete3030 said it best, "Add in speed/agility/mobility/plyo work. Not only will it help transfer some of your strength into the ground, better feet, quicker, etc. but it can be quite a calorie burning workout as well."
    Starting over...

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    Alright thanks guys. The doritoes and oreos are definately on the way out. As far as building a sled do you have any advice?
    Lifts @ 6'2 235lbs
    Bench: 165/285/330 (11/22/11)
    Squat: 235/405/440 (2/2/12)
    Dead: 270/500/440 (1/26/12)
    Total: 1190 lbs


    Where I came from

    "If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done."

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    If you're gonna use a sled, make sure you do some research on how to do it right. There's many ways people can use them, and not all are beneficial. As said earlier check out crossfit too.
    6'0" 180
    Vertical 29" Running= 37" 40= 4.70
    Big 3: Squat= 320
    ........Bench= 275
    ........Deadlift= 350ish?
    OL: .....Clean= 270 150%
    ...........Snatch= 200 111%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsnotaboutme View Post
    Alright thanks guys. The doritoes and oreos are definately on the way out. As far as building a sled do you have any advice?
    Get a tire, a rope, and a weightlifting belt.

    Tie the rope to the tire, about 7 yards of slack then tied the other end to the weightlifting belt. Works like a champ.
    Age:19
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    Weight: 203
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    Squat-515
    Hclean-305
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