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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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Thread: Um okay?

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    Um okay?

    I've got a friend who goes to a local gym everyday and lifts his butt off and he has gotten huge with no supplements or steroids or anything like that. I just don't know how he got so big so quick. I understand that his diet and probably genetics had a lot to do with it but is there something he could teach me?

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    Most likely he would teach consistency and proper planning!
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    and how to pick the right parents.

    Seriously, some guys are just dealt better cards. I know guys that never-ever-never work out that can lift weights that have taken me years to build up to. It isn't fair, but it is what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    and how to pick the right parents.

    Seriously, some guys are just dealt better cards. I know guys that never-ever-never work out that can lift weights that have taken me years to build up to. It isn't fair, but it is what it is.
    I picked the right parents, still didn't work!

    My oldest brother can look at weights and gain muscle and he has a six pack despite being on the Doritos diet.

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    Ask him to teach you how to eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez View Post
    Ask him to teach you how to eat.
    Bingo. I swear 9 out of 10 people that can't figure out what they are doing wrong comes down to not enough or not eating properly. It's usually the first but very often both. Track what your eating everyday, then add more. Then add some more just to be sure. And then drink whole milk in between.

    I've been up and down weight wise but any time I'm consistently eating for 16hours of the day 7 days a week is when I see the gains literally blow up.

    Everyone puts in the time in the gym, that's the "easy" and fun/rewarding part. The hard part is eating enough consistently each day and getting enough sleep to allow for proper rest periods.
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    Muscle memory helps a lot on gaining size as well. You sure he didn't work out before?

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    Eating and consistency......and good genetics.
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    It was all of a sudden that he decided to start lifting with some other friends. He does eat slot but it's mostly junk food and he doesn't drink much milk at all. I have began eating a ton and try to get as much protien as I an and balance the rest I drink a lot of milk. My friend and I are going next week to get a gym membership cause lifting in my basement by myself with my head hitting off the rafters isn't fun.

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