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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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    a question about cutting and bulking...

    Hi there. So, I've cutting ever since the beginning of summer. At that time, I weighed 267 lbs. As of now, I am right around 245-47. I look and feel a lot better. Here's the problem...I was never eating that many calories to begin with (I was fairly new to lifting and I tracked for a week at about 2800-3000 a day during that week), so I started my cut at about 2500 cals, lost some weight, and I dropped the cals more each time I stopped losing weight. I'm now at about 2000 cals per day....and I just don't think I can go any lower (nor do I think it would be healthy for me to do so). I am 6'4 and, as I said before, 245 or so. I'm thinking of slowly ramping the cals back up to something like 3000 or 3500 and then cutting again. I am aware that I will gain some weight this way, but I just don't think I can eat around 1500-1800 cals a day at my size. Does this make any sense? Is it smart? Also, if this does make any sense, how high should I let the calories get to before I start taking them down again? I don't want to be fat again, but I can't eat so few calories per day. If you're interested, I am on the second phase of WBB 1.1 (Weeks 5-9). Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can offer.

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    Do you workout along with the diet change? Are you active in general?
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    See this post about cutting, lifting on a cut, and cardio on a cut.

    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...15&postcount=5
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    yes, I have been lifting seriously for six months now, and I am currently on the WBB 1.1 program (weeks 5-9).

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    Well, you probably need to change your routine. WBB didn't have enough work in it for me. Add in .5 hours of cardio on the elliptical each day. That'll really get those calories burning. I don't take in many calories either. Maybe 2500 a very good day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrin0tk View Post
    yes, I have been lifting seriously for six months now, and I am currently on the WBB 1.1 program (weeks 5-9).
    I'd switch to BGB routine and injcorporate HIIT on off days or immediately post workout.
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