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. #1
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    Is gaining so much in so little time normal?

    I've been doing SS training for a little over two months now, 5'11 I weighed 156lbs when I began, now I'm 186 lbs! I'm doing this solo, I have a home gym and had to learn by sites and youtube. I had no idea my weight could jump in so little time (I always figured I was a hard gainer). Is this normal weight gaining for a beginner?

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    Those are pretty great results. Everyone is different, and you've just discovered that you're not actually a hardgainer after all. Keep up the great work.
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    I've done SS twice and I gained about 20lbs each time. The cycles were about the length that you're describing. Great job and keep going to get another 30lbs!
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    Very nice.

    Tell us more about your diet.
    My 10 week cut results

    "Sweat in training so you don't bleed in battle."

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    That is a huge BW increase, but as long as your strength is increasing close to an equal amount (ratio wise) and you are happy with the amount of fat/muscle you are putting on, then keep doing it.
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    Thanks, appreciate the encouragement. My diet usually is yogurt, bologna and cheese sandwiches, eggs, milk, baked chicken or fish. I also take a Protein shake after workouts and before I go to bed. I am unemployed at the moment... so I'm relying more on the protein shakes (to make up for the lack of food intake) because I can't buy as much food as I use too.

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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    I'd be really interested to see before/after pics if you have any. Congrats by the way. I am starting a SS routine today
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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Wow that is fast. As Jed said, if you are happy with the fat/muscle ratio, keep going.

    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...22lbs-rear-lat

    Check this out. If this doesn't make you want to keep going, nothing will.
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    Bodyweight-------------------------BE 280 x 1------------------------BE 300 x 1
    Jan 2009: 151 lbs----------------SQ 365 x 2-----------------------SQ 400 x 1
    Jan 2010: 221 lbs----------------DL 405 x 1------------------------DL 500 x 1
    Current: 214 lbs
    bulking again -- working on my DL

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    Results like these are typical on SS if you are following the program right, resting enough, and eating massive quantities.

    I went from 5'8'' 159lbs in October and hit 190lbs in Mid February.

    Very good work! It is pretty damn tough to follow the program correctly and eat like a hoss.
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    My 10 week cut results

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    Good job. Eating enough is the key that you've found.
    Give chalk a chance.


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