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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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    difficulty building up

    Hi, ive been going to the gym for about a year now, and before a started i was 10 and half stone. Now im 10 and half stone, lol. i just cant seem to put any weight on. Im not seeing any improvement in my arms or chest. Ive always had good abs and do a little work on them once a week but its hard to keep a rountine as i work nightshift so my days are my nights and the gym is only open during the day. Can anyone give any advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davycop2411 View Post
    Hi, ive been going to the gym for about a year now, and before a started i was 10 and half stone. Now im 10 and half stone, lol. i just cant seem to put any weight on. Im not seeing any improvement in my arms or chest. Ive always had good abs and do a little work on them once a week but its hard to keep a rountine as i work nightshift so my days are my nights and the gym is only open during the day. Can anyone give any advice.

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    Eat more. If you are not gaining weight you are not eating enough. Maybe you could find a gym that is open 24 hours, not sure if those exist where you are?

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    Post your diet up.

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    ya, i'm sure it's your diet. eat more! don't wory about your abs for a while, eat and lift!

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    It's diet most likely. As you gain weight you need to eat more too! Read nutrition advice here:

    http://www.36pounds.com/2009/04/22/8...aining-muscle/

    And, maybe you could go to gym before going to work. If you are not working physical job than for sure it would be an option. I even went to gym early in the morning, went back home to leave my gym bag, make a shake and then head off to work in a warehouse. I still gained muscle with eating a lot (I even managed to eat 2 times at work).
    Lifts:

    Bench Press 60kg 5x5
    Squats 77,5 kg 5x5
    Deads 112,5kg 5x5
    BB Rows 80kg 5x5
    Overhead Pr. 40kg 5x5

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    What does a stone weigh??

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    cheers guys. ill try some off these.

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    A stone weights 14lbs, so he is 148lbs.

    Davy, if you are not gaining weight, it's going to be down to hoiw you are training and how you are eating. You're doing something very wrong.

    Make things simple for yourself and pick a nice, solid routine like this one - Wannabebig - The Original Routine That way you can take the routine out of the mix.

    Then you have to really focus on your diet. Post here what you eat on a normal day and we'll put you right.
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    Read this article by Chris Mason too - it is a good read - Gaining Muscle Mass the Easy Way
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