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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?

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    Eating to gain muscle

    Okay I've always heard that you won't get any bigger unless you eat more. Question is though, do I eat more all the time or just eat a lot after my workout? Because if I eat more all the time, then I will just gain fat.

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    Eat more all the time. After a workout it is ideal to take in a good amount of protein, though. So you want to gain muscle, but not get fat? You'll have to do a clean bulk, which is done by eating 500 or so calories above your maintenance . It takes longer, and some find it very difficult to track all the food they're eating, or to even find their maintenance caloric intake. This site has a lot of articles that explain that, though. You should definitely check them out.

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    Just more in general, it doesn't matter when.

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    You want to eat many smaller meals throughout the day in order to keep your body in an anabolic state. You must get nutrients into your body consistently throughout the day, not just 3 times a day
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    Quote Originally Posted by james_w8lifter View Post
    You want to eat many smaller meals throughout the day in order to keep your body in an anabolic state. You must get nutrients into your body consistently throughout the day, not just 3 times a day
    Not true at all. Not even close.
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    THeirs a few ways to do this it depends on your level of involvement. You can just eat more then you normally do, (dont go crazy..while "bulking" i actually eat stricter then when im trying to lose fat) while trying to eat healthy things focusing on protein in every meal. OR you can micro manage and count calories figure out how much you burn in a day and then eat 4-600calories over that broken up in your meals throughout the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikingWarlord View Post
    Not true at all. Not even close.
    I would like to hear more about this in detail, i think it could really depend on the person, but i would apperciate if you shared your reasoning with me. Thank you in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astreocclu View Post
    I would like to hear more about this in detail, i think it could really depend on the person, but i would apperciate if you shared your reasoning with me. Thank you in advance.
    The reasoning is that there is zero research to back this statement up. It's physiologically impossible to keep your body in a perpetual anabolic state. The only time that consumption is of utmost importance is post-workout. A little research into nutrient timing is all that's necessary to figure that out.

    The only reason to eat frequently is if eating more food less often makes you uncomfortable. That's it.
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    ^ Agreed ^

    I've done it both ways, and really I haven't seen much difference in the way my body looks. Just eat more and try to track your food intake so you get the proper ratio for you. It just takes time and a little experimentation.

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    your muscle repairs itself for at least 48 hours after a workout you need to keep supplying them. After a workout is the most important time
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    Small meals digest more quickly than large meals. If you're eating large meals you're still getting a constant influx of nutrients into your blood. The supplement industry has sold us a lot of BS regarding speed and timing. If you're hitting your totals with good solid food, it doesn't matter much how often you eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikingWarlord View Post
    The reasoning is that there is zero research to back this statement up. It's physiologically impossible to keep your body in a perpetual anabolic state. The only time that consumption is of utmost importance is post-workout. A little research into nutrient timing is all that's necessary to figure that out.

    The only reason to eat frequently is if eating more food less often makes you uncomfortable. That's it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Holto View Post
    Small meals digest more quickly than large meals. If you're eating large meals you're still getting a constant influx of nutrients into your blood. The supplement industry has sold us a lot of BS regarding speed and timing. If you're hitting your totals with good solid food, it doesn't matter much how often you eat.
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    This helped me!! Thanks
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    You have to be consistent about your eating if you want to gain muscle

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