The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    1 gimpy leg xtian's Avatar
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    Man boobs + love handles + bACNE

    Here are some pics before I start my cut. Looking to get down to 185ish, currently at 205lbs.










    Last edited by xtian; 03-16-2009 at 10:32 PM.
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    Man, you're a beast. Great work!
    Name: Justin Height: 6'2" Weight: 205 lbs. Age: 25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Beast View Post
    Man, you're a beast. Great work!
    Thank you sir. My wheels need a lot of attention(and my bf%)
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
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    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
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    THE IRON NEVER LIES given'er's Avatar
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    Wow you look alot heaver than 205 you're going to super ripped at 185. Nice work, good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by given'er View Post
    Wow you look alot heaver than 205 you're going to super ripped at 185. Nice work, good luck
    Thanks. I've actually been told the opposite. I guess the camera does really add an extra 10lbs =P
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
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    Quote Originally Posted by given'er View Post
    Wow you look alot heaver than 205 you're going to super ripped at 185. Nice work, good luck
    I second that...Nice work.
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    Yeah dude you look thick as hell ... good luck on the cut.

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    You look really good before the cut... You could probably afford to bulk another 10-15lbs.
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    Dude, you're far too hard on yourself. You look very impressive and large! I wouldn't cut, but it's all on you and what you'd be most happy with. I agree that your wheels need work but everything else is in great proportion and developed very nicely! Great work and keep doing what you're doing.
    Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185

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    Thanks for all the kind words everyone.

    I really do wish I could afford to bulk a bit more. My future career (still hoping I get accepted) is relying on me to get into the best physical shape possible. I honestly think 185lbs is still a bit too heavy..
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
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    What'll be your future career?
    Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    What'll be your future career?
    Trying to get into law enforcement.
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
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    look much larger than 205. I don't see 20lbs to drop. You'll burn a lot of muscle going that low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner View Post
    look much larger than 205. I don't see 20lbs to drop. You'll burn a lot of muscle going that low.
    What do you suggest?
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    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
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    Quote Originally Posted by xtian View Post
    What do you suggest?
    Just a slow cut. It took a lot of work to build that muscle. Don't drop the cals too low and burn the muscle too fast.
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    "Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"

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    i knew you were a beast but not that kinda of a beast that eats grown men and children.. lilmase

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    I was expecting to see pics of a fat guy lol

    looking swole man

    You ever try the keto diet for cutting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by miken5254 View Post
    I was expecting to see pics of a fat guy lol

    looking swole man

    You ever try the keto diet for cutting?

    To be honest with everyone, I have never really cared for what I ate(until now). I have no clue what I will be doing, barely started venturing into the diet section lol.


    You guys do make a good point, I'd hate to lose my muscle mass and strength. I may have to change my mind and take everyones advice.

    What is this keto diet you speak of? I shall search for the details in the meantime.
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
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    The title is a joke right? Looking huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notorious View Post
    The title is a joke right? Looking huge.

    Hehe the title is an inside joke I have with my wife.
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
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    I wouldn't recommend it. If you want to maintain as much muscle and strength as possible, I would just do a simple caloric deficit. Shoot for a loss of about 1 lb/week. Don't make it too complicated since you're new to dieting. If you're feeling too hungry and/or not losing enough weight, throw in some form of cardio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    I wouldn't recommend it. If you want to maintain as much muscle and strength as possible, I would just do a simple caloric deficit. Shoot for a loss of about 1 lb/week. Don't make it too complicated since you're new to dieting. If you're feeling too hungry and/or not losing enough weight, throw in some form of cardio.
    I will definitely take your advice. I'll keep this thread updated monthly with pics.

    Thank you everyone for the comments and tips!
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
    Progression Pics->http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122375
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    When I cut I hope to look somewhat like you do now!! Bro, you must some good genetics.

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    My calves put yours to shame. Nice tricepts tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tykimeister View Post
    My calves put yours to shame. Nice tricepts tho
    Looking forward to seeing your calves! I need some inspiration!
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
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    Its been about a month now, This morning I weighed in exactly at 200 lbs. My weight has been fluctuating between 195-200 lbs.


    Here's the 3/16 back pic for reference.


    Pic from last night. Sorry about the bad lighting.
    5'10" 196lbs as of 6/10/11
    Best lifts B 365/ S 425/ DL 545/ OHP 200
    Goals: B 385+ S 450+ DL 600+ OHP 225+
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    Journal with vids/pics http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...07#post2364507

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