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
    Wannabebig New Member
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    New Here: Looking for help! 250-205 weight cut, now what?

    Hi everyone,

    I've been a long time lurker on this website and finally decided to register and start seeking direct support from you knowledgeable bodybuilders. I'm 27 years old and made a commitment 2 years ago to change myself. The learning curve was frustrating and needless to say, I've failed several times trying to reach my goals.

    I was always lean growing up until I moved from home and went to college with my girlfriend. I became depressed and refused to exercise while picking up poor eating habits. My weight skyrocketed from 190 pounds to 260 pounds. I began working out while in college my last year, I lost a little weight but didn't achieve my goals.

    Fast-forward to now: I watch what I eat and record it on my phone. I follow a workout plan. I need help with understanding macros and will be seeking advice from fellow members. I want to cut until I have defined abs and then I will begin a slow bulk.

    Photo below is the progress I've made over ~4months. As you can tell, my body stores fat on the belly. I want to get leaner while maintaining the muscle I have. I'd also like to do this in a timely manor so that I have a nice bf% by my Christmas party.



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    Current stats:
    weight: 207
    neck: 43cm
    Shoulders: 127cm
    Chest: 113cm
    Waist: 93cm
    Hips: 102.5cm
    Biceps: 42.5cm (R) 42.0cm (L)
    Triceps: 40.0cm (R) 40.0cm (L)
    Quads: 56.5cm (R) 58.5cm (L)
    Calf: 39.0cm (R) 39.0cm (L)
    Wrist: 18.0cm (R) 18.0cm (L)
    Forearm: 32.0cm (R) 32.0cm (L)

    Workout schedule: (side note, abs and cardio are done every second day)

    Monday:
    Bench Press
    Flat DB Fly
    Incline DB Fly
    Peck Deck

    Tuesday:
    Lat Pull Down
    Seated Rowing
    One Arm DB Row
    BB Shrugs

    Wednesday:
    OFF

    Thursday:
    Shoulder Press
    Seated DB Side Lat
    Shoulder Press
    Bent Over Seated Side Lat

    HellDay:
    Leg Extensions
    Squats
    Leg Press
    DB Lunges
    Leg Curls
    Calf Raises

    Saturday:
    Off

    Sunday:
    Standing BB Curl
    Preacher Curl
    DB Hammer Curl
    Cable Trap Pull Down
    Skull Crusher
    Bench Dips

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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Just so there isn't any confusion, I weighed 205 in the photo on the left and ~230 in the photo on the right.

    I've been out of school for ~5 years and it took me that whole time to get down to the 230 pounds (right side of photo above). Mind you, I didn't follow any schedule or do any homework. The last four months has been great to me allowing me to lose an additional 25 pounds (left side of photo above).

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    If your goal is to get leaner, a caloric defect would be the solution to your problem. Find your maintenance and consume less than that. Fat loss is not just a result of exercise, but energy deprivation (not to be confused with sleep...you NEED sleep/rest).
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
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    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
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    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    If your goal is to get leaner, a caloric defect would be the solution to your problem. Find your maintenance and consume less than that. Fat loss is not just a result of exercise, but energy deprivation (not to be confused with sleep...you NEED sleep/rest).
    My daily cal budget is currently 1,884cal + extra cals from what I burn at the gym. I've lost ~25pounds using a free cal counter on my iphone. What macros would you recommend for loosing weight and maintaining muscle. I want to get to 8-12% bf asap without sacrificing too much strength or muscle loss.

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    Wannabebig Member
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    goood place to start man 3 month project depending on time effort and nutrition plus ur genes

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    Wannabebig Member skinnypete's Avatar
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    i think you should focus on strength and explosives now. its not always about how you look these 2 will help you preform better in the gym or if you play anysports

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