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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?

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    How Do You Tone After a Bulk?

    When you reach your desired size and weight and you want to get good definition do you simply cut while continuing to do the same routine or do you change to a longer lighter weight, higher rep, more active routine. If you do that, do you continue to eat or no.

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    he said tone......
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    reduce caloric intake
    lift heavy with low reps

    use words like: lean out, get ripped, drop body fat.
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    There is no such thing as toning. Doing lighter weight at higher reps will not tone. If you want to cut, you keep lifting heavy and just eat less.
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    what do you mean theress no such thing? Its a word, its just a description.

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    i think the advice that has been given is good.....lift heavy and reduce calories. I don't know what the big deal is about the word "tone". Obviously they all knew what you were talking about or else they couldn't have responded. It's just a descriptive word he choose to use...get over it!

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    just calories or should you eat less fat and carbs, ect?
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    tone..opps i said it! ... wuts the big deal about tone?
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    It's a bit out of place on a board devoted to moving tons of heavy-ass weight.

    You know those forums for people who like to lift pink dumbbells? More appropriate there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    what do you mean theress no such thing? Its a word, its just a description.
    Yes its a just a word, but most people use it to refer to things that just don't happen like in terms of spot reduction. Just watch all the infomercials that claim this and use the word tone is this way. Things like, doing sit ups will TONE my abs, or doing bicep curls will TONE my arms. This isn't true. If you mean tone = build muscle, then fine, but that's not what most people mean.

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    WTF?Why do so many people ignore the name of this site?Lets start a forum called "The Tone Zone"

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    Save the "toning" for Suzanne Sommers. Real men lift heavy-a** $h**!

    A routine that is good for building muscle is also the best one to retain that muscle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerboy93 View Post
    tone..opps i said it! ... wuts the big deal about tone?
    Tone is a description of sound, not muscle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Mike View Post
    WTF?Why do so many people ignore the name of this site?Lets start a forum called "The Tone Zone"


    sorry but Ive noticed alot of the die hard strength guys on this site think everyone else wants to be like them...nope. At least half of the people on this site are doing it for looks and strength, not just strength. These people are doing bulking and cutting cycles cause they dont want the big ass gut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    sorry but Ive noticed alot of the die hard strength guys on this site think everyone else wants to be like them...nope. At least half of the people on this site are doing it for looks and strength, not just strength. These people are doing bulking and cutting cycles cause they dont want the big ass gut.
    Ok... but there still is no such thing as "toned"
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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    When you reach your desired size and weight and you want to get good definition do you simply cut while continuing to do the same routine or do you change to a longer lighter weight, higher rep, more active routine. If you do that, do you continue to eat or no.
    reduce calories. Generally lifting heavy will help you keep more muscle mass.
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    he said tone......
    ROFLOMGLOLZ it's almost like it's a word or something. "Tone" means some muscular definition. Why is this so hard to understand? OP: Being more specific in your goals will help. "Toned" is very vague, try tracking your bodyfat percentage, etc. etc.

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    thanks spikey thing.... hey, how the hell are your lifts what they are at 160lbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    thanks spikey thing.... hey, how the hell are your lifts what they are at 160lbs?
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    do you keep your weight there on purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    do you keep your weight there on purpose?
    I started at 135 lbs and have done a couple of small bulks. I'm a broke student so I haven't been to keen on bulking. This fall, however, is a different story

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    well your lifts are uncommonly high for your weight class right? I hope so cause otherwise I feel like a weakling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    sorry but Ive noticed alot of the die hard strength guys on this site think everyone else wants to be like them...nope. At least half of the people on this site are doing it for looks and strength, not just strength. These people are doing bulking and cutting cycles cause they dont want the big ass gut.
    WTF is a "die hard strength guy"?Do you mean a powerlifter?Are you saying all powerlifters are fat?Your saying I want people to be like me?The name of this site is WANNA BE BIG.Its for guys who want info on gaining size and strength.Thats why theres a bodybuilding forum,powerlifting forum,anabolic forum.I dont see a ****in"I wanna get big but Im afraid to gain weight in my tummy cuz I cant take my shirt off in front of girls" forum.

    Nut the **** up and grow a set,and train and eat like a ****in man.Or go on over to an Abercrombie and Fitch lover forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    tone
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    Quote Originally Posted by motor head View Post
    go tone yourself
    tone is not an appropriate term for the way you are using it. that is what everyone meant. "tone" does not mean anything in the weightlifting community. please try not to act like a child and accept things for the way they are... you can use "tone" all you want but understand that by using tone in the context you do warrants anyone to call you on it
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