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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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    food intake perday

    i weight about 160 pounds some of you may have seen my prior post about regaining size. being that summers cumin soon i'm obvoustly tryin to get bigger and cut all fat. as of this week i'v cut back to about 2200 calories a day witch i no isnt enough but i'm eatting 250 grams of quality protien and i'm not sure on the exact amount but allot of carbs (i never eat white eather). i eat about every 2 hours, do you think this is enough to still gain size? or should i worry about size now losing fat later?

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    You can't do both at the same time.

    Well ok, you can, but you have to have you diet and training DIALED in and I get the feeling you don't. Also, that way is much slower, in the time frame you're talking about you might not notice any real difference.

    Either put on muscle, or lose fat. One or the other.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
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    you will find no exit down the road called 'lose fat, gain size'



    and what deeder said
    Last edited by ZenMonkey; 04-17-2008 at 04:53 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    you will find no exit down the road called 'lose fat, gain size'



    and what deeder said
    Copy cat.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Copy cat.
    sorry, won't do it again
    Sarvamangalam!

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    Try more like 3200 calories. 2200 is probably barely enough to maintain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    sorry, won't do it again
    Don't make me come over there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kastro View Post
    Try more like 3200 calories. 2200 is probably barely enough to maintain.
    How can you make a statement like that? If his maintenance was 2500 calories then he'd just get fat with your advice.

    What he needs to do first, is figure out his maintenance calories (or if he knows, post them...) then decide what his goal is; to lose weight or gain weight.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Don't make me come over there.



    How can you make a statement like that? If his maintenance was 2500 calories then he'd just get fat with your advice.

    What he needs to do first, is figure out his maintenance calories (or if he knows, post them...) then decide what his goal is; to lose weight or gain weight.
    Well, if his maintenance was 2500 a day he would still be gaining less than 1.5 lbs a weeks, and I would hardly call that "getting fat."

    That being said, I agree with finding your maintenance as a starting point.

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    i'm 18 years old and 5'11. i seem to gain fat easly, for a while i was eatting around 2800 a day and only seemed to be gaining fat. but at the same time i also seem to be able to lose the fat fast

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    what is my maintenance?

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    OP: how tall are you?
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