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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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    getting lean while maintaining muscle growth

    I'm currently 5'8, about 151-152 pounds. I would estimate my body fat % to be at around 11-12.

    I'm trying to lean up more, get my body fat % down to around 8-9. AT the same time, I don't want to sacrifice too much muscle. I know I'm gonna need to tweak my diet, but as far as workout routines go. Currently, I'm doin moderately intense cardio before my lifting sessions, and lifting at about at 80% or so of the level I would be lifting at if i were purely going for mass and strength, 3 sets per exercise, with 1 minute rests between sessions.

    Am I being counterproductive by doing this kind of routine?

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    well then im guessing you know you should eat 200-500 calories less than matainence,
    as far as routine id suggest http://www.wannabebig.com/article.ph...id=25&pageid=2
    great routine for cut or bulk
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    I use FitDay. Its an inexpensive program to track your food intake. Works awesome. You don't want to cut too fast. Cut slow and you will keep most of your muscle. Do so while keeping protein high as possible. 1.5 grams per lb of bodyweight while cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1982 View Post
    I'm currently 5'8, about 151-152 pounds. I would estimate my body fat % to be at around 11-12.

    I'm trying to lean up more, get my body fat % down to around 8-9. AT the same time, I don't want to sacrifice too much muscle. I know I'm gonna need to tweak my diet, but as far as workout routines go. Currently, I'm doin moderately intense cardio before my lifting sessions, and lifting at about at 80% or so of the level I would be lifting at if i were purely going for mass and strength, 3 sets per exercise, with 1 minute rests between sessions.

    Am I being counterproductive by doing this kind of routine?
    At 150lbs, you dont have that much muscle to begin with. Bulk for another 30-40lbs, THEN cut if you have to. Theres no point in cutting at your current stats.
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