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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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    Me at 156 pounds, 71 kilgrams

    Picture of me... P.S. I am wearing boxers



    I could probably put on about 3/4 pounds and still healthily cut before a fight. I think I will work on my shoulders and abs more over the next few months. Any one got any advice as to abs? (sure that questions been asked 200 times) :P

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    If you go on a cut you'll be be skin and bones. Eat up over maintenance, and gain some quality muscle mass. Then you can go on a cut and get your "abs."
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    Just finished a 5 month diet... won't be cutting more :S

    I went from 14 stone, I am now just over 11. I didn't cut too healthily, because my goal was just to lose weight, rather than maintain mass. I am much, much happier with my appearence now... and I have become much better at my kickboxing and MMA as a result

    I think I am going to bump my 1600 calories up a bit to match up better with my 12/14 hours of cardio a week. And I think I need to throw in a few weights to start maintaining and hopefully growing my mass a bit.

    However I don't want to put on much if any weight (3/4 pounds at a push).

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    lean but i BEG you to raise your cals if there at 1600, especially with that cardio.
    2000 or bust

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    lol, I will man It is hard though, I went from eating about 3000/3500 to eatign like 1600, but now I wanna go back up it seems even harder than it was to cut down... I just feel bloated eating that much. :P

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    oh tell me about it, i still get bloated below maintanace, then again, this cut im doing is a joke and im cheating oh so often lol.
    2000 or bust

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    Okiez, lost about a kilogram or so, I am about 69KG/70KG now, think I am starting to lean out a lot more, opinions :P


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    156 * 15 = 2340

    I'd adjust up for your 2 hrs a day cardio with perhaps 400 more, so 2700-2800. You'll probably put on a little bit of water, but that's it.

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    LMFAO, wow, I totally forgot about those pics... I'm 65kg these days!

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    Picture of me these days, after spending 6 months in Thailand training Muay Thai:


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    Skinny bastard that I am


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    wow you went to thailand to train muay thai, hardcore. When we gonna see you in the UFC?

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    Yeah, I lived in Thailand for 6 months mate

    You mean K-1? Hopefully one day... Fighting for a UK title February 22nd

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    oh, I assumed you were doing mma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reala View Post
    Picture of me... P.S. I am wearing boxers



    I could probably put on about 3/4 pounds and still healthily cut before a fight. I think I will work on my shoulders and abs more over the next few months. Any one got any advice as to abs? (sure that questions been asked 200 times) :P

    Marc
    squats, deadlifts and abdominal pulldowns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reala View Post
    LMFAO, wow, I totally forgot about those pics... I'm 65kg these days!
    oh sorry lol...thought this was a new thread.
    Stats: Bodyweight : Current= 150 lbs, Height = 5ft11.5

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    Not strong yet, but getting there.

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    Recently fought at under 65kg... I remember when I first joined this site I was 88kg or something hahaha.


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    Looks like you've hardened that physique up considerably mate, congratulations.
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    Defo up those calories! I understand the pressure to be light on your feet for MMA but you also have to have a good strength:BW ratio.

    Squats have just as good Abs activation as any sit up. Performing 12-14hrs of cardio a week plus weights is a ridicolus volume to working on just 1600kcal im surprised your not starving all the time. With regards to the bloat feeling take your time and train your body eat more again as it has got used to a deprived amount of calories. Even being 69kg you can still consume like a 80kg man and still maintain weight if your expenditure is high, which by the sounds of it is.

    nice pics tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish View Post
    Defo up those calories! I understand the pressure to be light on your feet for MMA but you also have to have a good strength:BW ratio.

    Squats have just as good Abs activation as any sit up. Performing 12-14hrs of cardio a week plus weights is a ridicolus volume to working on just 1600kcal im surprised your not starving all the time. With regards to the bloat feeling take your time and train your body eat more again as it has got used to a deprived amount of calories. Even being 69kg you can still consume like a 80kg man and still maintain weight if your expenditure is high, which by the sounds of it is.

    nice pics tho
    dooooooooooooooood, that was back in 2006, lol.

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    Awesome stuff Reala! You look conditioned to all hell in the fight pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish View Post
    Squats have just as good Abs activation as any sit up.
    Yes i second that, i've always had strong abs but never had any defenition, tried sit ups, sit up machines, weighted sit ups etc but never seem to work and i tried for years. I've been doing heavy squatting and deadlifting for almost a year now and even though i'm heavier the definition is showing and i'm not exactly skinny at 6'1 and 260lbs, will really show when i cut.

    To the original post, you seriously need to up your calories. In the first shot your hips look wider than your chest? Your arms dont look too bad, but you should concentrate on your chest/back/shoulders.

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    most of you offering advice based on the ORIGINAL POST realize that was in 2006...right!?
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    got any videos of you fighting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManHours23 View Post
    got any videos of you fighting?
    Ya it'd be fun to see. Surely there's something of you on youtube?
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