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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    do some people build muscle faster than others

    Just wondering because it seems like some people are naturally strong and built without lifting and then when they do lift they get even bigger and stronger fast. Also seeing some of the progress pics on here, some guys make huge gains and physique changes faster than others ive seen. Is it diet, genetics, or what? Ive made some pretty good gains so far but I dont think im one of the blessed ones who can build muscle like no other.
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    yes but i wouldn't discount hard work and time.
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    Genetics play a big role, but like Cards said, hard work needs to be accounted for as well. Work out hard, the right way and eat right and you will grow. Lots of people bitch about not getting big and have **** diets. (Not saying thats what you are doing)

    The people who are gaining rapidly without the use of pharmaceuticals are training right, eating right and resting right.
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    Yep, and genetics, as well. Some might be using and not telling anyone, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    Yep, and genetics, as well. Some might be using and not telling anyone, as well.
    No offense, but it's weird how every African American I see has that body shape where it seems like they've been working out for years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALPINEstar View Post
    No offense, but it's weird how every African American I see has that body shape where it seems like they've been working out for years!
    You need to meet more African Americains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reko View Post
    You need to meet more African Americains.
    agreed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALPINEstar View Post
    No offense, but it's weird how every African American I see has that body shape where it seems like they've been working out for years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bass slayer View Post
    Just wondering because it seems like some people are naturally strong and built without lifting and then when they do lift they get even bigger and stronger fast. Also seeing some of the progress pics on here, some guys make huge gains and physique changes faster than others ive seen. Is it diet, genetics, or what? Ive made some pretty good gains so far but I dont think im one of the blessed ones who can build muscle like no other.
    Natural testosterone levels and metabolism have something to do with it, but more likely it's diet, activity level, sleep, and training methods.
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    It is a bummer when you talk to someone that is pretty well built, low bf%, and strong that does not diet or lift right and has pretty much no clue what your talking about. And you have to work your ass off just to be equal to them.

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