The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member
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    Aug 2008
    California, United States

    should I be gaining weight with this workout?

    I'm 5'8" 140 lbs currently. basketball player but want to regain the 15 lbs I lost since summer. Maintain 7% bodyfat consistantly but can't play any basketball if I want to weigh more than 140 lbs. Ectomorphic bodytype I guess.

    8" x 4" hands
    size 11 feet
    6' 2" wingspan
    20 years old
    ectomorphic body type

    parents are both 5' 8"
    I'm projected to grow to 5'10 or 5'11" by doctors. Dad didn't grow to full height until age 24.

    That might have something to do with my inability to put on weight. In a couple of years when I'm physically matured I figure it should be easier to gain weight.

    As for right now should I be gaining weight if I'm eating enough good, clean food and training with this workout 3-4 times per week?

    I want to figure out if my workout consistancy or my diet is the problem right now. As I've been eating more with this workout and haven't gained any weight. It's been about 2 or 3 weeks now so I figure I should be seeing some gains.


    it won't let me post the link but

    google: skinny bastards workout it's the first result

    defranco training

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  3. #2
    Wannabebig Member
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    Dec 2004
    If you want to gain weight eat more. I am 5'8 150 but about 3 months ago I was 135. Eat more and lift heavy. If you are playing basketball you need to make up for the calories you burn by eating more. Go to and track your daily intake. You want about 200g of protein a day. Find your calorie maintenance level and then add on about 500 cals to start gaining some weight.

  4. #3
    Senior Member McLaughlin's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Superior, WI
    Lifting weights will make you stronger.
    Eating will make you bigger.

    Take randy's advice, start tracking calories and eating more.

    Trying not to die young.

  5. #4
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    May 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by McLaughlin View Post
    Lifting weights will make you stronger.
    Eating will make you bigger.

    Take randy's advice, start tracking calories and eating more.

    Like he said, your mouth controls your size and the gym controls the shape.
    |A:26 | H:6'5'' | W:198| GW: 215|
    Stats: Start | Current | Goal
    Bench: 135lb |170lb| 225lb
    Squat: 135lb |185lb| 225lb
    Dead: 180 |185lb| 315lb
    OH Press: 85lb |100lb| 150lb
    (all 3 x 5 reps)

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