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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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    Controlled mutation Trainwreck's Avatar
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    Which road to go down?

    First off, some basic info. I'm 6'4 ~210 lbs and 17% bf.
    Due to injury I was forced to stop participating in sports and lifting for a while,a long while... but now I'd like to get back at it.
    My goals are to lower my BF by ~7% and trade that off for lean muscle.
    As far as nutrition, I'm eating about 3000-3500 calories a day (40% protein, 40% carbs and 20% fat) but i don't know whether to bulk or cut, I started working out to failure on a 3 day split mostly based on compound exercises.

    Basically, I am unsure whether to cut or bulk, any advise would be greatly appreciated.
    Currently: Sore

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    IMO 210 lbs is too light for someone that tall. im only 5'7 and my goal is to be at least 225 when its all said and done... so i would say bulk up some more before worrying about the cut..... of course this is coming from someone who doesnt care the slightest bit about BF% and who will be bulking till the day they die so maybe im a little biased towards it =P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainwreck View Post
    First off, some basic info. I'm 6'4 ~210 lbs and 17% bf.

    My goals are to lower my BF by ~7% and trade that off for lean muscle.
    You wont lose 7% of your body fat bulking.
    I believe you answered your own question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainwreck View Post
    First off, some basic info. I'm 6'4 ~210 lbs and 17% bf.
    Due to injury I was forced to stop participating in sports and lifting for a while,a long while... but now I'd like to get back at it.
    My goals are to lower my BF by ~7% and trade that off for lean muscle.
    As far as nutrition, I'm eating about 3000-3500 calories a day (40% protein, 40% carbs and 20% fat) but i don't know whether to bulk or cut, I started working out to failure on a 3 day split mostly based on compound exercises.

    Basically, I am unsure whether to cut or bulk, any advise would be greatly appreciated.
    Well the good news is that if you've been out of the lifting game for awhile you might be able to do a little recomp when you first start getting back into it.

    It's really a matter of personal preference, people on this site tend to sway in favor of getting bigger but at the end of the day it's your decision. At 17% bf and 210 lbs it means that ~35 lbs (I think I'm doing mental math, and it's late...) of you is body fat, and if you want to get down to the 10% range that means you would have to lose ~15lbs of pure fat, putting you at 195lbs and 6'4". Depending on your frame size, that could be pretty skinny.
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    I don't really care about BF % right now, 10% is just where I'd like to be... eventually. I guess its time to bulk, thanks for clearing this up guys.
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